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Free family day at museum celebrates innovation

Washington County has been home to many innovators, and to celebrate, the Washington County Museum, 120 East Main St. in Hillsboro, is dedicating this month’s Free Family Day to them with the theme “Technology from Primitive to Present Day!”

The event is set for Saturday, May 14.

Guests will have a chance to view the museum’s exhibit, “This Kalapuya Land” and interact with primitive technology, as well as learn about the vibrant history that gave Washington County the nickname Silicon Forest with the exhibit, “Innovation in Washington County.”

Participants will also have the chance to make a craft to take home. The event is free and open to the public.

Irish singer comes to Walters Center

One of Portland’s traditional Irish singers, Colleen Raney, will take the stage at The Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 East Main St. in Hillsboro, on Friday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. She’ll be performing with Hanz Arakai and Cary Novotny.

After touring extensively the last few years in the country and abroad, Raney recently released her fourth album, “Here is Home.”

Tickets are on sale now for $14 in advance and $18 on the day of the show and can be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com or through the Walters box office, 503-615-3485.