Community calendar: Jan. 4-13, 2017
NEXT TO NORMAL Theatre in the Grove presents, Next to Normal, beginning Jan. 13, with performances through Jan. 29. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $16 adults; $14 seniors and students. www.theatreinthegrove.org.
LADY PIRATES STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy presents Lady Pirates of Captain Bree, opening Jan. 6, with performances through Jan. 22. When his crew jumps ship upon sighting the pirates in the distance, Captain Jennings is left with a makeshift crew of motley prisoners and Fergus, a sailor who cant swim. The captain must protect his wealthy passengers, the Prescots, from an inevitable attack. Tickets: $13 for adults, $11 for students and seniors at Play is staged at HART Theatre, 185 S.E. Washington St., Hillsboro.
BURNS NIGHT Bag&Baggage Productions hosts a Burns Night Supper on Jan. 28, 5 p.m. at Meriwether National Golf Club, 5200 S.W. Rood Bridge Road in Hillsboro. A celebration of all things Scottish. Tickets: $80 per person, must be purchased in advance. www.Bagnbaggage.org.
GALLERY OPENING Sherwood Center for the Arts will hold a gallery opening reception for Picturing America on Friday, Jan. 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Picturing America, a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, tells Americas story through its art in large, high-quality reproductions of selected masterworks of American art from 1100 to 1996. The works belong to American collections that are accessible to the public and were selected for their quality, range of media and ability to be grouped in ways that expand their educational potential. Free. 22689 S.W. Pine St., Sherwood. www.sherwoodcenterforthearts.org.
ART RECEPTION Village Gallery of Arts January reception will feature artist Lisa Griffen, a self-taught mixed media painter. 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 8. Free. Village Gallery of Arts, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Portland. www.villagegalleryarts.org.
CAREGIVERS GROUP A Dementia Caregiver Support Group takes place the second Tuesday of each month at Tuality Forest Grove Hospital, 1809 Maple St., conference room 3. Januarys meeting is slated for Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The Alzheimers Associations caregiver support groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings.
GENEALOGY TALK Join the Genealogical Society of Washington County, Oregon for its January meeting on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway. Kate Albertson will give tips on how to improve search results on FamilySearch.org. The event is free and open to the public. GSWCO is not limited to research in Washington County, and promotes the study of genealogy in all parts of the world.
BLUEGRASS Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising plays at the Winona Grange at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14. The award-winning original roots music group continues to stack up awards and accolades while performing their high-energy shows throughout the west. The band was named 2015 Bluegrass Group of the Year by the International Music & Entertainment Association. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Tickets: $20 at www.brownpapertickets.com. 8340 SW Seneca St., Tualatin.
AMERICAN LEGION Jan 7: Hamburger/hot dog night, $2.50. Extras available for $1. Jan. 10: Monthly potluck, 6:30 p.m., Post meeting 7:30 p.m. Every Sunday at noon: NFL football on large TV. Jan. 15: District Oratorical Contest. Jan. 28: annual crab dinner. All events at the Hillsboro American Legion Hall, 285 W. Main St.
DISABLED VETERANS Jan. 11: Potluck, 5:30 p.m., monthly meeting, 6 p.m. Meets at the Hillsboro American Legion Hall, 285 W. Main St.
VFW Jan. 13: monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m. Every Thursday: Dinner, 5 p.m., suggested donation of $7. All events take place at 310 W. Walnut St., Hillsboro.
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VISIONING SESSONS Join Washington County Museum board members for a listening and visioning session. Public input will help the museum and its board build a path into the future that meets the educational and cultural needs of the region. Learn about the museums ambitious plans, then share your thoughts and ideas. Two local opportunities available: Tuesday, Jan. 17 in Forest Grove, Washburne Center, room 216 and Thursday, Jan. 19 in North Plains, Senior Center, N.W. Commercial St. Both sessions are from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
WINTERSONG Writers in the Grove will hold its annual Wintersong reading event on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at Forest Grove United Methodist Church, 1726 Cedar St. The event is free and open to all ages. Wintersong is one of two annual readings by Writers in the Grove featuring local writers reading their works.
LOCAL AUTHOR Mitch Greenlick is the first local author of 2017 at the Washington County Museums local author series. Join him as he discusses his new book, "Capitol Letters, which reveals the inner workings of state government so that it is accessible to the citizens of Oregon. Saturday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m., at the museum, 120 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Free.
TOWN HALL Forest Groves annual All Town Hall Meeting is slated for Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon doors open at 8:30 a.m. Community Auditorium, 1919 Main St.
FAMILY FIESTA Join in games and activities for all ages at the city of Hillsboro's Family Fiesta, from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, at M&M Marketplace, 346 S.W. Walnut St., Hillsboro.
CELESTIAL PARTY 3 Leg Torso plays at Valley Arts Celestial Carnavale on Saturday, Feb. 18. The festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. Great music and food. tickets: $25 at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the gallery, 2022 Main St., Forest Grove.
Banks Public Library
42461 N.W. Market St.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME Storytime for ages 3 to 6 is every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. Younger siblings are welcome.
CRAFT NIGHT Enjoy some quality crafting time at the library at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11. Bring your favorite project and visit with other crafters.
Forest Grove Library
2114 Pacific Ave.
BOOK GROUP The Forest Grove Library Book Group meets Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. New members welcome.
WORKSHOP Attend a free writing workshop with Writers in the Grove Saturday, Jan. 14. 10:30 a.m. to noon. For young people and adults; writers with all levels of experience.
Hillsboro Brookwood Library
2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway
REPAIR FAIR Has your toaster stopped toasting? Your favorite jacket won't zip? Bring your broken small appliances, clothing and more to Hillsboro Public Library's 2nd Repair Fair on Saturday, Jan. 7, 1-4 p.m. Volunteers from the local Repair Fair team will be on hand to help you get them back in working order. Register at repairfar.org and include any information about the broken items you will be bringing in the notes section to assist our volunteers with planning.
AZTEC EAGLES The Forgotten Eagles is the story of the Mexicos Aztec Eagle pilots of Fighter Squadron 201 the only Mexican military unit ever to serve in combat outside of that country and to fight with the United States against a common enemy. Film presentation and Q&A with Sig Unander. Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. Free. Program is for adults.
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.
Shute Park Library
775 S.E. Tenth Ave.
MAKER LAB What will you create? Construct, design and craft with your friends and family. Bring your projects to work on or use supplies provided. The librarys maker lab will be open Saturday, Jan. 7, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
REDUCE ANXIETY Join Samir Ranpara for an introduction to the techniques of mindfulness and meditation with a specific focus on reducing anxiety and preventing panic attacks. Monday, Jan. 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
North Plains Library
31334 N.W. Commercial St.
SUPER SATURDAY Super Saturdays are free, hour-long performances for children and their families held at the Jesse Mays Community Hall, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St. Januarys Super Saturday is slated for Jan 14, 1-2 p.m.