Calendar of events, July 27 to Aug. 3
PLAY IT AGAIN * David Cooleys Play it Again Sam Piano Bar Show described as two parts Bobby Darin, one part Hank Williams with a splash of Elvis comes to Cornell Estates at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 27. 1005 N.E. 17th Ave., Hillsboro. Free and open to the public.
WICKED TINKERS* A Tribal Celtic Sound Explosion, the Wicked Tinkers will perform Thursday, July 28 as part of a fundraiser for Forest Grove United Church of Christ. Concert is at 43465 S.W. Hiatt Road, Forest Grove. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 children (10 and under) and are available at the gate. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m. Beer, wine and food available for purchase.
FAIR FUN * The Washington County Fair runs Thursday through Sunday, July 28 through 31 at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 873 N.E. 34th Ave. Free admission; special events and carnival midway costs extra. Enjoy 4-H and FFA displays and livestock competitions, magic, comedy and hypnotist shows, food vendors and more. 10 a.m. to midnight daily. No admittance after 10 p.m. More information at BigFairFun.com.
FIESTA AND CONCERT * Come for a fiesta, stay for some music. A free community fiesta is set for 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 31 at Harleman Park in Cornelius. The fiestas theme is We are Washington County/Somos Washington County. Crafts, face painting, henna tattoos, Love Rocks, Aztec dancer, Taiko drumming and more. Local band Fadedblue will play from 6 to 8 p.m.
ART AFFAIR * The 13th annual Chehalem Art Affair will take place July 30 and 31. An intimate art show, 20 local juried artists of various mediums such as ceramics, painting, photography, fabrics and glass will show their work. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days at 19438 S.W. Neugebauer Road, Hillsboro. Wine tasting by Ruby Vineyard and The Potters Vineyard. Free.
ART IN THE GROVE * Forest Grove Downtown merchants open their doors for evening festivities from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3. Enjoy tastings from local wineries, listen to music, take advantage of food specials from restaurants, shop stores and peruse art galleries. Artisans in the Grove provides a low-cost opportunity for local artists (crafts, music, textiles, performers) to share their talents with the community.
SHOWTIME * The Oregon Symphonic Band plays at Showtime at Shute Park, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. Free.
FRIDAY FLICK * The city of Cornelius hosts the first of four Flicks in the Park on Friday, Aug. 5. Night at the Museum 3 plays at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.) at Harleman Park. Friends of Cornelius Library will sell water, soda and other snacks. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blankets and settle in for a free outdoor movie. Free.
FARM TOUR * Gales Meadow Farm Tour and Tasting Party, Aug. 7, 2 to 5 p.m. This farm tour and tasting party features varieties of garlic and cherry tomatoes -- and a chance to see where your food is grown and meet the folks behind it. Anne Berblinger will lead the tour through the farm, which sits in in the Gales Creek Valley in western Washington County. The garlic will be both raw and roasted. Take home some tomatoes and garlic, included in the cost of the ticket. Tickets are $15 on eventbrite.com.
RUNWAY RUN * The 3rd Annual Run on the Runway to benefit the Hillsboro Schools Foundation happens at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 7. Get your family or best buddies together to experience this unique opportunity to run or walk on the runways and taxiways at the Hillsboro Airport. The runway will is open for humans only during this fun event. Fitness Fun Circuit hosted by Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club. Register at Hsfonline.org.
ROAR, ZOOM, BOOM * The Oregon International Air Show takes place Friday through Sunday, Aug. 5 to 7 at the Hillsboro Airport. Tickets and information at OregonAirShow.com.
Banks Public Library
42461 N.W. Market St.
TAIKO * Feel the power of the Taiko rhythm. Create your own rhythms and learn aspects of Japanese Taiko drum playing such as stance, traditional rhythms and playing with partners. Be prepared to be loud! 2 p.m. Thursday, July 28. This event is being held at Schlegel Hall in Sunset Park, 12765 N.W. Main St.
Cornelius Public Library
1355 N. Barlow
OLYMPICS * Get ready for an Olympics challenge. A variety of friendly challenges will be set up outside the library. Complete them all and try them all over again beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27.
Forest Grove City Library
2114 Pacific Ave.
SUPER CELEBRATION * Monday, Aug. 1. is the first day to turn in completed summer reading records for a free book. Stay and celebrate from 10 a.m. to noon. WeCare Sports hosts Games of the World from 10:15 to 11 a.m. and Circus Arts from 11:15 a.m. to noon.
BILINGUAL MUSICIAN * Join bilingual musician Mona Warner and friends in a lively, interactive musical performance for all ages at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9.
Hillsboro Main Library
2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway
EVERY THURSDAY * Enjoy regional folktales, Indian legends, and favorite picture book stories with Jacque Denton, storyteller extraordinaire. For families, children of all ages and everyone who loves listening to stories told in the oral tradition. Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
SALTS * James Beard award-winning author Mark Bitterman operates The Meadow, a specialty retail shop with two locations in Portland and a third in New York City. The shops focus on a wide variety of specialty salts, chocolates and bitters. A representative will offer tastings, descriptions about the types and uses of salt, and information Bittermans book, Salted: A Manifesto. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 and is for adults. This program is part of WOW, the Library Foundations Fresh series.
SLITHERY FRIENDS * Reptile Man Rich Ritchey gives children an up-close-and-personal look at live reptiles. The program begins at 10 :15 a.m. Aug. 4.
3D MONDAYS * Bring your .stl files for printing on the librarys UP Mini 3D printers. 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday. Volunteers and staff will be on hand to take a look at your file and make sure it meets printing parameters, and to get it added to the print queue. Print jobs will be printed out by staff over the course of the following week, based on file size and the order received. Printing is free.
Hillsboro Shute Park
775 S.E. Tenth Ave.
TEATRO CALAMARI * Tim and his puppet pal, Plumkin retell the story of the Three Little Pigs with suggestions from the audience. What kind of house will Pig Number One have in your show? Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m.
31334 N.W. Commercial St.
QUILT PHOTOS * The librarys August art exhibit features photographs of the quilts exhibited in the library during the previous 15 months, April 2015 through June 2016. The photos were taken and framed by library board member Stephanie Farris.
ARF, BARK, WOOF * STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy will present ARF, a Real Friend at Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest on Wednesday, Aug. 3. 1 p.m.
BACK IN TIME * In August, the Tillamook Forest Center will join the Tillamook Coast History Alliance's Step Back in Time event with a month-long exhibit highlighting influential relationships between the forest and the people of the Tillamook region. The exhibit will include rarely-seen photographs, wooden cheese boxes and a 1930 Ford AA flatbed fire truck. See TillamookForestCenter.org for more information.
BINGO * Bingo at Forest Grove Senior and Community Center. 2037 Douglas St. Sundays at 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., Fridays at 9:30 a.m.
EVERY WEEK * 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. Proceeds go to the Banks Historical Society.
WEDNESDAYS * The Hillsboro Senior Center, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave., offers Bingo games every Wednesday beginning at 5:45 p.m.
MARKET DAY * North Plains Farmers Market runs 5 to 8 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 25 on Northwest Commercial Street.