Spring Arts Guide 2017
Workshop: Craft Guild meets for an informal gathering of knitters, crocheters and quilters. 6 p.m. North Plains Public Library. www.nplibrary.org.
Film: Sherwood Center for the Arts presents "Annie," (the sing-along version) as part of its classic film series. 7 p.m. $3. All ages. www.SherwoodCenterfortheArts.org.
Visual Arts: Celebration of Creativity Fine Art Show and sale. Southminster Presbyterian Church, Beaverton. Hours vary. Cost on March 2 opening is $10. Other days free. 503-644-2073.
Theater: Bag&Baggage Productions presents "Bronte," by Polly Teale. Performances take place at Hillsboro Brookwood Library. Fridays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m. www.bagnbaggage.org.
Dance: First Friday Ceili - Live Irish music and dance. All dances taught. 7:30 to 11 p.m. Ages 13 and over. $13. Winona Grange, Tualatin.
Workshop: Paint 4 Kids. 3:30 p.m. April Hoff guides young artists ages 7-13 through a new colorful acrylic painting. Pre-registration required. Repeats first Friday of most months. $20. Valley Art, Forest Grove. www.artingales.org.
Theater: Theatre in the Grove in Forest Grove presents "James and the Giant Peach Jr." Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $14-$16. www.theatreinthegrove.org.
Spoken Word: "World War II Child." Anneke Bloomfield discusses her childhood in The Hague, Netherlands and how her family adopted a Christian lifestyle in an effort to escape Nazi extremism. Tualatin Public Library. 2 p.m.
Workshop: Artist Susan Curington guides painters step-by-step through "Daisy Meadow" with acrylic highlights and shadows, warm and cool colors, and secret techniques. No experience necessary. 10 a.m. $60 + $15 materials fee. Valley Art, Forest Grove. 503-357-4844.
Music: The Stomptowners. This four piece group puts together uilleann pipes, Irish bouzouki, fiddle, whistles, vocals and driven foot percussion. 2 p.m. Tigard Public Library. Free.
Visual Arts: First Tuesday reception. Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro, hosts a reception for the opening of two new exhibits. Upstairs: "Not Spoken" by Una Kim. Downstairs: "Laughter" by Jason Kappus. 5- 6:30 p.m. Free.
Workshop: Artist Bob Hackney leads intermediate pottery in an eight-week series beginning March 7. Tuesdays at Valley Art, Forest Grove. Ages 16 and over. $150 + $15-$30 materials fee. 971-331-3094.
MARCH 7, 20
Workshop: OPB's Artbeat-featured instructor Irilla Swanson teaches morning watercolor and afternoon oil painting, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. Beginners to experienced welcome. Valley Art, Forest Grove. $20 per class. 503-285-4399.
Workshop: Printing 4 Kids. 5 p.m. April Hoff introduces kids ages 7-13 to various printmaking techniques. Repeats second Wednesday of most months. Valley Art, Forest Grove. $15. www.artingales.org.
Music: The Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus music department presents a free concert/lecture by chamber ensemble Thousand Waves. 7:30 p.m. www.pcc.edu/rockcreekmusic.
Visual Arts: Gem and Mineral Show. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $1. Kids 12 and under free. Washington County Fairplex, Hillsboro. www.Tvrgc.org.
Visual Arts: Celebrate Valley Art's featured artists with an artist reception. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. 2-4 p.m. Forest Grove. Free. www.valleyart.org.
Music: The Hillsboro Community Youth Choir presents a delightful music program sung by children ages 5-18. Century High School Auditorium, Hillsboro. 2 p.m. $8 adults, $2 students. hcychoir.org.
Workshop: Chainsaw Safety Workshop. 16 and older with accompanying adult. 2-4 p.m. North Plains Public Library. Must RSVP to 503-647-5051.
Music: A rare solo performance from Cal Scott, singing and finger-style guitar. 7:30 p.m. $20. Winona Grange, Tualatin. www.brownpapertickets.com.
Music: Irish band Altan comes to Pacific University's Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center in Forest Grove. 3 p.m. $25. 503-352-2918.
Visual Arts: Reception for featured artist Janice Holmes and opening for March show. 2 to 4 p.m. Village Gallery of Arts (next door to Cedar Mill Library), Portland. www.villagegalleryarts.org.
Music: Beaverton Community Band presents its mid-winter concert; a celebration of dance in music. Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ. Beaverton. 3 p.m. Free. www.BeavertonCommunityBand.org.
Music: Song Circle - adult singers and acoustic instrument players gather to sing and play popular pop and folk songs of the 1960s and '70s. 6:30 p.m. Cedar Mill Community Library. www.library.cedarmill.org/song-circle.
MARCH 14-APRIL 4
Workshop: Learn Spanish through the Arts. Four-week class at Hillsboro Senior Community Center. Tuesdays, 1:30 to 3 p.m. To register: 503-615-1090. www.lesta.net.
Music: Portland Community College Rock Creek winter Chamber Ensemble concert. 7 p.m. PCC Rock Creek campus, Building 3, room 114. www.pcc.edu/rockcreekmusic.
Visual Arts: Artists gather to discuss and swap miniature "artists trading cards." 6 p.m. North Plains Public Library. 503-647-5051.
Music: Fiddling virtuosos The Quebe Sisters play at Americana at the Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro. 7:30 p.m. $22-$26. www.brownpapertickets.com.
MARCH 17, 19
Music: Beaverton Symphony Orchestra spring concert. Two performances: March 17 at 7:30 p.m. and March 19 at 3 p.m. Village Baptist Church, Beaverton. $5-$20. www.beavertonsymphony.org.
MARCH 17-APRIL 2
Theater: HART presents "The December Man" (L'Homme de Décembre). 7:30 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday. 2 p.m. Sundays. Ages 13 or older. $16-$12. Hillsboro. www.hart-theatre.org.
Music: Adult Band Festival co-sponsored by Beaverton Community Band and Molalla High School Band. Performances take place at Molalla High School, and include Beaverton Community Band, Beacock's Concert Band and others. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.
Heritage: Portland Taiko performs at Sherwood Center for the Arts. 2 p.m. $5. All ages. SherwoodCenterfortheArts.org.
Music: The Oregon Chorale performs music written in response to times of strife. Featuring Henryk Gorecki's "Miserere." 7 p.m. Living Savior Lutheran Church, Tualatin. $15 adults, $10 students and seniors, under 18 free. www.oregonchorale.org.
Music: The Portland Community Rock Creek choirs, accompanied by the chamber orchestra, will present "Requiem," by Gabriel Faure. Bethel Congregation United Church of Christ, Beaverton. $5-$10. www.pcc.edu/rockcreekmusic.
Music: The Oregon Chorale performs music written in response to times of strife. Featuring Henryk Gorecki's "Miserere." 2 p.m. St. Matthew Catholic Church, Hillsboro. $15 adults, $10 students and seniors, under 18 free. www.oregonchorale.org.
Literary Arts: Cedar Mill Community Library hosts a hands-on gathering of people who love to write. 1 p.m. Free.
Music: Folk songs sing-along, a free bilingual sing-along for all ages. Acoustic instruments only. 2 to 4 p.m. LESTA Studio, Hillsboro. 503-617-6986.
Visual Arts: Join fellow coloring enthusiasts for an evening of coloring and listening to music or a short story. 6:30 p.m. Adults. Free. Cedar Mill Community Library.
Heritage: Experts from the Genealogical Society of Washington County will provide an introduction to genealogical research using tools such as Ancestry Library and Heritage Quest. Programs is for adults. 9-11 a.m. Free. Sherwood Public Library.
Literary Arts: Voices in Verse. Read your own poetry or listen to others read their favorites. 10:30 a.m. Adults. Free. Cedar Mill Community Library.
Music: Singer/songwriter Ronnie Robins presents a program of some of Bob Dylan's well-known songs, as well as some hidden gems. 2 p.m. Tualatin Public Library.
Music: Rhythm/Drum Circle. Adult drummers gather to develop rhythmic abilities while strengthening the group as a whole. Bring your favorite drum and/or percussion instrument. No prior experience required. 6:30 p.m. Cedar Mill Community Library. www.library.cedarmill.org/song-circle.
Film: View and discuss independent and foreign films. 6:15 p.m. Cedar Mill Community Library.
Literary Arts: North Plains Public Library Book Club meets. Check website for current title. New members welcome. 7 p.m. North Plains Public Library. www.nplibrary.org.
Literary Arts: NoonOwl Book Group. Read and discuss great books. 10:30 a.m. Cedar Mill Community Library. Find current titles at www.library.cedarmill.org/services/book-clubs.
Visual Arts: Art display featuring the collage artwork of Jackie Hanes and stained glass art by Denny Nkemontoh. Regular library hours. North Plains Public Library.