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Community Calendar: Oct. 19-27, 2016

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DROWNING GIRLS — Bag&Baggage Productions presents “Drowning Girls,” through Oct. 31. A Pacific Northwest premiere, “Drowning Girls” is adapted from transcripts from the trial of George Joseph Smith, the “Brides in the Bath” murders in England at the beginning of the 20th century. Shows at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday at The Venetian Theatre, 253 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Tickets: www.bagnbaggage.org.

PACIFIC THEATER — “The Good Woman of Setzuan,” directed by Ellen Margolis, plays Oct. 21 to 23 and 27 to 29 at the Tom Miles Theatre, Warner Hall on the Forest Grove campus. For tickets, call the university box office at 503-352-2918, Monday through Friday, 3 to 5 p.m.


RIBBON CUTTING — Officials from Forest Grove and Cornelius will welcome the opening of Village Without Walls on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Forest Grove Community Auditorium, 1915 Main St. Village Without Walls is a community-based membership organization of volunteers that provide services to help seniors and people with disabilities remain in their own homes as they grow older. For more information, contact Susie Cassady at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-939-3025.

PANEL DISCUSSION — Dr. Jim Moore, political analyst and Pacific University professor will discuss “Sex and Gender on the Campaign Trail,” the twists and turns of rhetoric around sex and gender in the 2016 presidential campaign. Thursday, Oct. 27 at noon in the University Center Lounge at Pacific University, Forest Grove. Free and open to the public. For information, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


OREGON GEOLOGY — Geologist Dr. Roy Torley takes his audience on a geological field trip through Oregon at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Cornell Estates, 1005 N.E. 17th Ave., in Hillsboro. Torley has an extensive science background including the study of volcanoes, Oregon geology and geophysics. The program is free and open to the public.

OPEN HOUSE — Visit the new location of the OSU Extension Service Washington County Education Center at an open house Thursday, Oct. 20. Stop in between 3 and 6 p.m. for food tastings and to see what the center has to offer. The new location is in the Twin Oaks Technology Center, Building 1 at 1815 N.W. 169th Pl., Beaverton.

FOOD FILM — The Dairy Creek Community Food Web will screen “Tune for the Blood” at its free Third Thursday Food Film Series at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20. Free film, popcorn and conversation. Forest Grove Grange, 1917 B. St.

DRUG TURN-IN — Prescription drug turn-in event at Hillsboro Police Department main precinct, 250 S.E. Tenth Ave., Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

STAR CATCHER — Liberty High School students bring the theater to Cornell Estates with a performance of “Peter and the Star Catcher.” The play is a swashbuckling, family-friendly prequel to Peter Pan that takes the audience from the brig on a pirate ship to mermaids’ coves. Free and open to the public. 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24. 1005 N.E. 17th Ave, in Hillsboro.

SCIENCE PUB — Liz Safran, Associate Professor of Geologic Science at Lewis & Clark College will present “Subduction and Seduction: Upping the Appeal of Earthquake Messaging,” during OMSI Science Pub at the Venetian Theatre, 253 E. Main St., at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24. Safran explores the role that visual media can play in helping the Pacific Northwest become an “earthquake culture.” She will dive into the origins of the hazards we face and some of their potential impacts. Suggested donation of $5.

WRITERS WORKSHOP — Quinton Hallett leads a conversation on the integrity of the fragment during the monthly meeting of Conversations with Writers at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24. Hallett has organized exhibitions for the Smithsonian Institution and the Armand Hammer Foundation. She is the author of three chapbooks, founder of Fern Rock Falls Press, and her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. The meeting takes place at Reedville Presbyterian Church, 2785 S.W. 209th Ave, in Aloha. More information at www.cwwor.weebly.com.

PERS SEMINAR — A Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) educational presentation will be hosted by Sharon Olmstead from Edward Jones on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Forest Grove Senior and Community Center, 2037 Douglas St., Forest Grove. Learn what you need to know about PERS and your benefits. Light refreshments provided. RSVP to Sharon Olmstead at 503-357-5002.

TIMBER EXHIBIT — A new exhibit, “Timber in the Tualatin Valley,” opens Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Washington County Museum, 120 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Early settlers in the Tualatin Valley discovered lands covered in oak, spruce, cedar and Douglas fir. To make the land useful for farming, they had to clear the thick stands of timber from their land claims. Harvesting this green gold would help finance their new communities and fuel the economic engine of Washington County throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. The timber industry shaped the region physically, economically and socially.

TAP CONNECTION — Portland Tap Connection brings some chills and thrills to Cornell Estates with its Halloween show on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 1:30 p.m. 1005 N.E. 17th Ave, in Hillsboro.


VFW — Dinner is served at the Hillsboro VFW Hall at 5 p.m. every Thursday. A $7 donation is requested. 310 S.W. Walnut St.

FOREST GROVE ELKS — A free lunch for veterans is served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the lodge, 2810 Pacific Ave., in Forest Grove.


PRAYER VIGIL — Cornelius United Methodist Church, 1095 S. Beech St., will host a prayer vigil on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mooberry Room. The public is invited to drop in and pray, and stay as long as they wish. Open Holy Communion will be served at 1 p.m.


Banks Public Library

42461 N.W. Market St.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME — Storytime for ages 3 to 6 is every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. Younger siblings are welcome.

Cornelius Public Library

1355 N. Barlow

CELEBRATION — The library will host a Day of the Dead celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. The first 25 kids will decorate a sugar skull. Learn about the traditions and meanings of the altars. Enjoy face painting and other crafts.

Forest Grove City Library

2114 Pacific Ave.

BOOK SALE — The Friends of the Forest Grove City Library fall used book sale will be held Oct. 24 to 29. The sale is open Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members of Friends of the Library will receive 50 percent off their purchase on Wednesday. Memberships may be purchased at the door or at the library prior to the sale. Friday and Saturday, books are $5 per bag.

Hillsboro Brookwood Library

2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway

GET GOOSEBUMPS — See “Goosebumps” (PG, 103 min.) on the library’s big screen Friday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. After moving from the big city to a small town, Zach learns that his neighbor is young adult horror author R. L. Stine. When the writer’s imaginary demons are unleashed, he teams up with Stine and his daughter to put them back in the books. Popcorn provided courtesy of Regal Cinema’s Movies on TV. Recommended for ages 4-plus and adult family members. Children must be supervised by adult family members.

BOOK GROUP — This group for adult readers meets the fourth Wednesday of each month. New members are always welcome This month’s title is “Spare Parts,” by Joshua Davis. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m.

Shute Park Library

775 S.E. Tenth Ave.

SPOOKY DANCE — Wear your favorite costume and join the fun at this special dance party where you’ll hear spooky (but not so scary) music you can dance to. For children in preschool and elementary school. Friday, Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m.

North Plains

31334 N.W. Commercial St.

CARD SWAP — Connect and swap artist trading cards with others in a free get-together. 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20. Call 503-647-5051 to learn the current month’s theme. Open to the public.

SPOOKY THINGS — Beware of the spooky things going on and make tracks to the North Plains Public Library on Halloween for a special trick or treat gift. Come in costume if you’d like and bring your whole family. Monday, Oct. 31. All day.