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Coloring book art to support public art

The Forest Grove Public Arts Commission is sponsoring a community drawing contest fundraiser for the purpose of compiling local artwork into a coloring book.

The “Forest Grove Coloring Book” will be sold locally and proceeds used for public art acquisitions.

Select a place or experience from the list (see below) and submit a black line drawing on 8.5-by-11 inch paper.

Drawings must be submitted by Nov. 1 to Forest Grove City Hall c/o Public Arts Commission, 1924 Council St., P.O. Box 326, Forest Grove, OR, 97116.

Include your name, age and phone number on the back of your drawing. For information, contact Emily Lux at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ideas for drawings include but are not limited to Main Street, your local school, your favorite city park, Pacific University, Chalk Art Festival, farmers’ market, antique fire engine at the fire station, statue of man reading the newspaper or your favorite local person.

Baseball’s ‘Magna Carta’ exhibit ends this weekend

The Oregon Historical Society has extended the exhibition of Baseball’s Magna Carta one week, with its final day on view Sunday, Oct. 16.

This exhibit features both the original drafted rules of baseball written by Daniel “Doc” Adams in 1856, as well as the living document developed in 1857 at an unprecedented meeting of New York area baseball clubs.

Visitors will see the scrawls, cross outs, and amendments that were made by hand during the historic meeting that forever changed the way baseball was played.

Up until the 1857 meeting, games were played under a variety of rules, including teams that ranged from eight to 11 players, games that ended when a team scored 21 runs, and no set base path distances. Among other rules, the document entitled “Laws of Base Ball” established the base paths at 90 feet, conclusively set the number of players to a side at nine, and fixed the duration of the game at nine innings.

The Oregon Historical Society’s museum,1200 S.W. Park Ave., Portland, is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.