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March 11, 12, 18, 19

Theater * Gaston High School's drama club is presenting "Twelfth Night" in the old gym. 7:07 p.m. Adults $5, seniors and students $3, active military free.

Through March 13

Theater * Theatre in the Grove presents "Rent," a 1990s production that follows seven modern-day artists and musicians living in New York's run down "Alphabet City." "Rent" contains mature themes and language. Parental discretion is advised. 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoons. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors (60 and over) and youths (17 and under).

Through March 30

Health Lectures * Free health lectures on natural ways to lose weight, reverse diabetes, prevent cancer, and many other topics. given by Edwin Noyes MD, MPH. Every Monday and Wednesday at the LACE Center, 39300 S.W. Laurelwood Road in Gaston. Free.

March 9

Concert * The PCC Rock Creek Chamber Ensemble and Jazz Choir with special guest Hashem Assadullahi will perform at the Rock Creek Campus, 17705 N.W. Springville Road, Hillsboro in Building 3, Room 114. Free parking and admission. The Chamber Ensemble will perform a variety of music from classical to jazz, Americana to Afro-Cuban.

March 10

Colored Pencils * Artist and teacher Valerie Sjodin will teach a workshop in coloring with colored pencils at the North Plains Public Library. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Technique demos and more. Bring colored pencils. Coloring books available for optional purchase at $9.95. Call 503-647-5051 to reserve a spot. Free.

Lenten Soup Suppers * Join the Forest Grove United Church of Christ Thursdays during Lent for a hot bowl of soup with bread and salad. Each meal will be followed by a short meditation. Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m.

Band Concert * The Neil Armstrong Middle School band will hold a concert for the public. 1777 Mountain View Lane, Forest Grove. 7 p.m.

Gender Equity * Pacific University professors Jennifer Bhalla and Robin Keillor will discuss the groundbreaking Title IX statute, intended to end sex discrimination in education when it became law in 1972. Professors Bhalla and Keillor will discuss some of the effects of the law, now in effect for over 40 years. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hillsboro Main Library, Community Room, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway in Hillsboro.

Film Screening * For Women's History Month, The Center for Gender Equity is screening "Suffragettes," starring Meryl Streep. Forest Grove Theatre, 1911 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove. 7 p.m.

March 11 to 13

Rock & Mineral Show * The Tualatin Valley Rock and Gem Club will present its 58th annual Rock & Mineral Show at the Washington County Fairplex in Hillsboro. Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $1. Children 12 and under free with adult.

March 10 to 13

Theater * Pacific University's theater department explores the relationship with technology and robots in "R.U.R. (Rossums' Universal Robots)" by Karel Capek, translated by Claudia Novack, and directed by senior Alec Lugo. Tom Miles Theatre in Warner Hall. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $5 to $8.

March 11

String Quartet * The Delgani String Quartet will bring a diverse collection of classics and new compositions from Northwest Composers. The Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $20 in advance and $25 day of show with student tickets (with valid picture ID) for $12 at brownpapertickets.com or through the Walters box office at 503-615-3485.

Irish Storytelling * Ken Iverson will be at Cornell Estates to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with stories. 1:30 p.m. His stories are traditional and contemporary folktales and myths from around the world for audiences of all ages.

Youth Choir Concert * The Hillsboro Community Youth Choir will present a winter concert, The Hills are Alive! 7 p.m. Century High School Auditorium, 2000 S.E. Century Blvd. in Hillsboro. $8 for adults and $2 for children. Tickets available at the door, or in advance online at hillsborocommunityyouthchoir.org.

March 12

Writing Workshop * Writers in the Grove will host a writing workshop 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Forest Grove City Library.

Acoustic Workshop Vic's Guitar Cave will host 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.

Chamber Dinner & Auction * The 29th Annual Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce Dinner and Auction will be at 5:30 p.m., St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Grab your beads and boas and get into the spirit of the Big Easy for this annual fundraiser. Tickets are $60 for individuals, $120 for couples. Call 503-357-3006 for tickets.

Super Saturday * Performing and recording artist Stephen Cohen will present a free concert of original children's music, using voice, acoustic guitar, homemade and custom-made cigar box guitars, a custom-made miniature guitar and original homemade percussion instruments. Audience members will have the opportunity to use their voices and to play some of the homemade instruments as part of the show. All ages. 1 p.m. Jessie Mays Community Hall in North Plains.

St. Patty's Parade * Hillsboro's 40th anniversary of hosting Cornelius' Murphy's Annual St. Patrick's Parade will provide symbols of the hope that comes with spring. Parade starts at 11 a.m. and proceeds from Hare Field east to Cornell Road, south on Main Street, west on Main to 2nd Ave, north on 2nd to Grant Street, and east back to Hare Field.

March 13

Concert * The Newberg Community Band will perform a concert especially for children. 2:30 p.m. Bauman Auditorium at George Fox University in Newberg. newbergcommunityband. Free.

March 16

Alzheimer’s Class * Cornell Estates presents a class about healthier living for the brain and body with The Alzheimer's Association. 1:30 p.m. They’ll provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise and social engagement — and how to use hands-on tools to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Garden Class * The OSU Extension Washington County Master Gardener Association's Bob Falconer will teach a class about gardening for bees and considerations before becoming a beekeeper. Demonstration Garden at the Washington County Fair Complex N.E. 28th Ave. in Hillsboro. 9:30 to 11 a.m.

March 19

Genealogical Society * The Genealogical Society of Washington County in cooperation with the Hillsboro Main Library will hold its monthly meeting 10 a.m. to noon in the Community Room, 2850 N.E. Brookwood in Hillsboro. Duane Funk will present “Trains: Riding the Rails.” From the mid-19th century to the mid 20th century the way to get from one side of the United States to the other was by train. If your ancestors came during that time period, it is likely they did so by rail. Find out when the railroads reached the western cities, what it would have been like then, and how it works today. If your relatives worked for the railroads, find out what records are available.

Tree Planting * The Friends of Trees will hold a tree planting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1365 S.W. Fern Hill Road in Forest Grove. Arrive around 8:45 a.m. to be registered and assigned to a crew. Contact Jenny or Randi with Friends of Trees at 503-595-0213 if you have with questions.

March 20 & 21

Auditions * Theatre in the Grove is holding auditions for its production of “On Golden Pond.” 7 p.m. 2028 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove. No appointments necessary. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Actors are encouraged but not required to come with a short (one minute or so) prepared monologue. Callbacks are at the discretion of the Director. All roles are volunteer. Performance dates are June 3 to 19, at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-359-5349.

March 22

Sustainability Series * Head to the Forest Grove City Library for the second installation of the Sustainability Series, Eat Smart, Waste Less. 6:30 p.m.