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Care Partners slates

dance in Orenco Plaza

Care Partners, a non-profit hospice and palliative care provider will host a fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 10. “Care to Dance?” will be held at Orenco Station Plaza in Hillsboro, featuring deejay Chris Jones of Norse Hall’s “Saturday Night Fever,” playing swing, salsa, tango and danceable music from 3 to 6 p.m.

From from 6 to 8 p.m., NoPo Big Band, a 20-piece swing band will play. Dance instructor Cynthia Hively of Impressions Dance Club will also teach mini dance lessons from 3 to 6 p.m. The event will include dance performance demos, food and drink vendors and local artisans and businesses.

Tickets are $10 for adults, free for children under 10. More ar www.Carepartnersor.org.

Bilingual arts program

offers class for adults

LESTA (Learn English/Spanish through the Arts) will offer a four-week sessions of conversational Spanish for adults.

Cyndi Turtledove, artistic director of LESTA will facilitate the class. Previous experience in Spanish language is not required. Turtledove will use methods to help improve and remember Spanish, including songs, dances, crafts, skits, and card games.

Upcoming sessions will run Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m., from Sept. 20 through Oct. 11 and Nov. 1 through 22, at Hillsboro Community Senior Center, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave. Class cost for Hillsboro residents is $40 for seniors, $50 for adults. Walk-in registration is welcome or register by calling 503-615-1090.

Beaverton Civic Theatre

hosts actress for workshop

Broadway’s original Wednesday Addams, Krysta Rodriguez, will be in Beaverton in October to attend Beaverton Civic Theatre’s production of “The Addams Family,” teach a musical theater master class and lead a conversation breakfast.

All of these ticketed events are open to the public and funded in part by the Beaverton Arts Commission Community Grant Program.

From 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 Rodriguez will teach a workshop on auditioning for musical theater. On Sunday, Oct. 9 she’ll hold a community conversation/talkback and breakfast buffet focusing on “The Addams Family” and musical theater.

Contact Beaverton Civic Theatre at 503-754-9866 or see www.beavertoncivictheatre.org for more information and tickets.