Calendar this week
Grant Workshop The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council will host a grant-writing workshop at the Walters Cultural Arts Center. 4 to 6 p.m. Learn about finding funding sources and the essentials of writing proposals. hillsboroarts.org.
Book Club The Forest Grove City Library will host the monthly book club. This month readers can bring in a book of their choice to discuss. 7 p.m.
Book Study The Forest Grove United Church of Christ will hold a book study group at 10 a.m. Read more broadly or understand race more thoroughly with Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D. Using real-life examples and the latest research, Tatum presents strong evidence that straight talk about our racial identities, whatever they may be, is essential if we are serious about facilitating communication across racial and ethnic divides. Books available for $10.
Feb. 10 to March 9
Feb. 11 to 14
Theater Pacific Universitys Theater Department presents a work about two Boxer women living 50 years apart, Dance Slow Decades, a play by Kailea Saplan, a 2015 graduate. Tom Miles Theatre (Warner Hall) on the universitys Forest Grove Campus. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. $5 to $8. tinyurl.com/pacudsd. 503-352-2918.
Feb. 11 & 18
Times Litho Options The proposed downtown development on the Times Litho site is the first project for the Forest Grove Urban Renewal Agency. What is the URA? How does it work? Where does the money come from? Learn the answers to these questions at the URA Open House offered on two different evenings. 6 to 8 p.m. Community Auditorium, 1915 Main St. in Forest Grove.
Card Craft Workshop The North Plains Public Library will host a free art workshop for adults led by Hillsboro craft artist Marie Buckley. Artist Trading Cards (also known as ATCs) are miniature works of art about the size of a baseball card. This is a fun way to create, connect and swap art with other artists. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bring scissors, special paper, buttons, ribbons and other materials if possible. Registration is required, and the workshop is limited to 15 people. Call 503-647-5051 to sign up.
BSU Screening The Pacific University Black Student Union will feature the work of six African American authors in the library to celebrate Black History Month. There will be a screening of two films based on two of the books. Today at 7 p.m. at the Forest Theater, 1911 Pacific Ave. Think Like A Man will screen. The Pursuit of Happyness will screen Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.
Feb. 13 - 14
Music Blue Jays restaurant in Manning will host a special Valentines weekend. Kim & Kevin Karaoke from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Live music with EJ Baeza 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Genealogical Society The Genealogical Society of Washington County hosts Pam Vestal, who will present Filling in Stories of our Female Ancestors. Hillsboro Main Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro. 10 a.m. to noon. For most of recorded time, women did not leave much of a paper trail, but still tell their stories. Explore underused resources and delve into the ways history and the law affected them.
Pruning Demo The Oregon State University Extension Washington County Master Gardener Association will host a free pruning demonstration in collaboration with the Tualatin Valley Garden Club. 3850 S.W. Minter Bridge Road in Hillsboro. 9 a.m. to noon. Rain or shine. Learn to prune cane berries, grapes, ornamental shrubs, fruit trees, ornamental trees, roses. Demonstrations by experienced volunteers and professional tree pruner Bill Stone. Learn about tool care and bring two tools to be sharpened.No sign up necessary.
Writing Workshop Writers in the Grove will host a writing workshop at the Forest Grove City Library. 10:30 a.m.
Acoustic Workshop Vics Guitar Cave will be hosting an All Acoustic Workshop/Jam starting Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Americana Good Time, Bluegrass, and Ole Time-y music will be the focus. A $10 donation is suggested. Contact Vic for further details and seating availability at 503-357-2787.
Cupid Cabaret Bag&Baggage Productions presents its annual Cupid Cabaret, A Night of A Thousand Stars. Celebrate Valentines Day with music, comedy, poetry and drama. A Tony Award winner, an internationally acclaimed musical theater director, a celebrated tap dancer and choreographer, one of the worlds most accomplished bassoonists, the entire Bag&Baggage Resident Acting Company and a former star of the Jefferson Dancers will complete the evening. 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Cabaret Cupid are $30 or $50 per couple. www.bagnbaggage.org. 503-345-9590. The Venetian Theatre, 253 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.
Bingo Members of the Banks Historical Society invite the public to play Bingo on Sunday nights from 5 to 8 p.m. at Banks Billiards, 111 S. Main St. The proceeds go to the historical society.
Pizza Fundraiser Pizza Schmizza will host a fundraiser for a safe grad night party for the Forest Grove High School Class of 2016. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. 25 percent of sales will go to the grad night party fund if customers mention the fundraiser.
Driving Class There will be an AARP Smart Driver course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tuality Health Education Center, 334 S.W. 8th Ave. in Hillsboro. Call 503-848-6677 to enroll. $15 for AARP members. $20 for non-members.
Lego Palooza Drop in between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for Lego Palooza at the Jessie Mays Community Hall. Hang out and build with Legos or Duplos that we provide. (Please leave yours at home and ours there.) Kids, teens, and adults are welcome to participate.
Open House The Washington County Museum is planning to launch new cultural programming and wants you to be a part of it. Artists, musicians, writers, thespians and others are invited to attend a Cultural Open House to learn more about participating in cultural opportunities at the museum: think exhibits, concerts and readings. Tour the museums renovated Rock Creek facility. Snacks and beverages provided. 7 p.m.
Cribbage Night Urban Decanter will host cribbage nights the first and third Tuesdays of the month. 6 p.m. Learn to play and play with other enthusiasts.
Bingo Forest Grove Senior and Community Center, 2037 Douglas St. Tuesday nights from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. $13 for all games played. $100 and $500 progressive jackpots.
Concert The Portland Community College Rock Creek Performing Arts Department presents early music performer Hideki Yamaya in the Forum, Building 3, Room 114, at the Rock Creek Campus, 17705 N.W. Springville Road in Hillsboro. 8 p.m. Yamaya is a lutenist and guitarist, who specializes in lutes and early guitars from the Renaissance and Baroque periods as well as later guitars from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Rose Care The OSU Extension Washington County Master Gardener Association will host Rich Baer, who will teach attendees how to prune, trim and care for roses. Bring pruners and gloves. 9:30 a.m. Demonstration Gardens, 873 N.E. 34th Ave. in Hillsboro.
Human Trafficking Pacific University is hosting a talk on human trafficking. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Taylor Meade Performing Arts Center, 2014 Cedar St. The presentation will explore the dimensions of human sex trafficking and the ways its being conceptualized and addressed, prevention strategies, rescue and restoration of victims, and prosecution of perpetrators. There will be a panel discussion with a survivor, a prevention specialist, a speaker from the local faith community, local law enforcement, and an FBI agent. Free.
Food Film The Dairy Creek Community Food Web will screen their monthly food film at the Forest Grove Grange, 1917 B St. In Transition 2.0. 7:30 p.m.
Bottle Drive There will be a bottle drive at Forest Grove High School, 1401 Nichols Lane, to fundraise for a safe and drug-free grad night party. 8 a.m. to noon. Call Daren Pang at 503-359-9243 to pick up large quantities.
State of the City Forest Grove Mayor Pete Truax and Cornelius Mayor Jef Dalin will present their state of the city addresses. Noon. Community Auditorium, 1915 Main St.
Sustainability Series The Forest Grove City Library will host a sustainability series. This class will focus on recycling. 6:30 p.m.
Open House Washington County will host an open house for the Porter Road bridge replacement project. 5 to 7 p.m. Forest Grove Community Auditorium, 1915 Main St., Forest Grove. Information about the OR 47/Verboort roundabout project will also be available at this open house.