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TITG holds auditions for ‘Shrek’

Auditions for Theatre in the Grove’s production of “Shrek The Musical,” directed by Jeanna Van Dyke, are Sunday and Monday, Sept. 28 and 29.

“Shrek The Musical” has a large cast with many roles available for men, women and children, including a large, strong ensemble. TITG is encouraging family participation, both on stage and back stage. All roles are open.

Auditions for children ages 6 to 15 years old are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the theater, 2028 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove. Prepared auditions are welcome, but not necessary.

Auditions for adults and teenagers age 16 and up will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. All adults and teenagers auditioning are asked to bring a headshot and resume.

Those auditioning should prepare 16 to 32 bars of a classic musical theater song. An accompanist will be provided; no recorded music or a cappella singing. Everyone should be prepared to dance.

Callbacks are at the discretion of the director. No appointments are necessary and all roles are volunteer.

Performance dates are Dec. 5 to 21. Evening performances are at 7:30. Matinee performances are at 2:30.

For more information, email info@theatreinthegrove.org or call 503-359-5349.

CCWC grant applications open

The Cultural Coalition of Washington County (CCWC) opened its grant cycle Sept. 8. Washington County-based not-for-profit arts, heritage and humanities organizations are encouraged to apply for grants to be used during 2015.

Organizations may apply for grants of up to $1,000 or $2,000. To apply for a $2,000 grant, an organization must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.The Community Cultural Participation grant program provides financial support for Washington County nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. Applicants can apply for money to be used for activities or opportunities that address public awareness and participation; marketing and promotion; cultural learning and education; cultural and economic development; impact of the arts and culture in the county; support of existing cultural organizations and professional development.The Washington County Cultural Plan, detailed 2015 grant guidelines and application instructions for the Community Cultural Participation grant program are available online at culturalcoalitionofwashingtoncounty.org.

The grant application period ends Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the grant orientation session scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 17, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Hillsboro Public Library, Shute Park Branch, 775 S.E. 10th Ave.

County libraries expand e-book options

A new simpler option is coming for Washington County Cooperative Library Services library cardholders as of Sept. 23. The service links to WCCLS online accounts and has many new titles for all ages.

The “E-books are Easy” launch parties will be held Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Hillsboro Main Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway, and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Tualatin Public Library, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.

There will be demonstrations of the new e-book service, refreshments and a drawing for a Samsung Galaxy tablet.

Libraries will continue to offer the Library2Go service.


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