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Feb. 17

Concert — The Portland Community College Rock Creek Performing Arts Department presents early music performer Hideki Yamaya in the Forum, Building 3, Room 114, at the Rock Creek Campus, 17705 N.W. Springville Road in Hillsboro. 8 p.m. Yamaya is a lutenist and guitarist, who specializes in lutes and early guitars from the Renaissance and Baroque periods as well as later guitars from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Rose Care — The OSU Extension Washington County Master Gardener Association will host Rich Baer, who will teach attendees how to prune, trim and care for roses. Bring pruners and gloves. 9:30 a.m. Demonstration Gardens, 873 N.E. 34th Ave. in Hillsboro.

Feb. 18

Human Trafficking — Pacific University is hosting a talk on human trafficking. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Taylor Meade Performing Arts Center, 2014 Cedar St. The presentation will explore the dimensions of human sex trafficking and the ways it’s being conceptualized and addressed, prevention strategies, rescue and restoration of victims and prosecution of perpetrators. There will be a panel discussion with a survivor, a prevention specialist, a speaker from the local faith community, local law enforcement, and an FBI agent. Free.

Food Film — The Dairy Creek Community Food Web will screen their monthly food film at the Forest Grove Grange, 1917 B St. “In Transition 2.0.” 7:30 p.m.

Film Screening — Pacific University’s Black Student Union will screen, “The Pursuit of Happyness” at the Forest Theater, 1911 Pacific Ave., at 7 p.m. Free for Pacific students and staff.

Feb. 18

Times Litho Options — The proposed downtown development on the Times Litho site is the first project for the Forest Grove Urban Renewal Agency. What is the URA? How does it work? Where does the money come from? 6 to 8 p.m. Community Auditorium, 1915 Main St. in Forest Grove.

Feb. 19

Book Release — Pacific University invites the public to Old College Hall for a celebration of the first book published by the university’s press, Bee Tree Books. The book, “In A Public Spirit: The Written Legacy of George H. Atkinson,” by Donald Sevetson has brought together Atkinson’s longer writings into a thematic collection that spans multiple influences in Oregon’s early history. 3 to 4 p.m.

Feb. 20

Bottle Drive — There will be a bottle drive at Forest Grove High School, 1401 Nichols Lane, to fundraise for a safe and drug-free grad night party. 8 a.m. to noon. Call Daren Pang at 503-359-9243 to pick up large quantities.

Craft Day — The Forest Grove United Church of Christ will host a community craft and sewing day to bring people of all ages together to celebrate creativity. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring a personal project to work on. Bring your own project to complete. Contact Tori Eaton at veaton@pacificu.edu or 503-453-6088.

Acoustic Workshop — Vic’s Guitar Cave will be hosting 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. Please contact Vic for further details and seating availability at 503-357-2787.

Feb. 21

Bingo — 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. The proceeds go to the historical society.

Feb. 22

State of the City — Forest Grove Mayor Pete Truax and Cornelius Mayor Jef Dalin will present their state of the city addresses. Noon. Community Auditorium, 1915 Main St.

Feb. 23

Sustainability Series -— The Forest Grove City Library will host a sustainability series. This class will focus on recycling. 6:30 p.m.

Open House — Washington County will host an open house for the Porter Road bridge replacement project. 5 to 7 p.m. Forest Grove Community Auditorium, 1915 Main St., Forest Grove. Information about the OR 47/Verboort roundabout project will also be available at this open house.

Bingo — Forest Grove Senior and Community Center, 2037 Douglas St. Tuesday nights from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. $13 for all games played. $100 and $500 progressive jackpots.

Feb. 24

Book Club — The North Plains Public Library will host a discussion about “The Unwinding: The Inner History of the New America,” by George Packer. 7 p.m.

Park Discussion — Metro invites the public to a discussion about 1,300-acre nature park just 15 minutes south of Forest Grove. 6 to 8 p.m. Centro Cultural, 1110 N. Adair St. in Cornelius. Families welcome. Refreshments.

Feb. 25

Growing Blueberries — The Washington County Master Gardener Association invites the public to their Learning Gardens at the Jenkins Estate, 8005 Grabhorn Road in Aloha, for a class about growing blueberries. 10 a.m.

Film Screening — Pacific University’s Black Student Union will screen, “Race” at the Forest Theater, 1911 Pacific Ave., at 7 p.m. Free for Pacific students and staff.

Feb. 26

Theater — Theatre in the Grove presents Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer-prize winning Broadway musical, “RENT,” which details one year in the life of seven modern-day artists and musicians living in New York’s run down “Alphabet City.” Contains mature themes and language. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Sundays at 2:30 p.m. $14 for adults and $12 for seniors (60 and over) and youths (17 and under).

Feb. 26 to 28, March 4 to 6

Lifeguard Course — The Forest Grove Aquatic Center will be offering the American Red Cross lifeguarding course. 6 to 8 p.m.

Feb. 27

Talent Show — Stars in the Grove, a community variety show, will be at Pacific University’s Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center. 7 p.m. $10 adults, $7 students and seniors. Proceeds benefit Valley Art Gallery.

Feb. 27 & 28

Pruning — Neil will show you how to prune one- and two-year-old vines at his vineyard, Provincial Vineyards, 14373 N.W. Timmerman Road in Forest Grove. 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Feb. 29

Writers Talk — Writer and editor Nancy Linnon will be at the Hillsboro Library Main Branch for Conversations with Writers, a monthly gathering. 7 to 9 p.m. Ask questions of Linnon, who believes in using writing as a means of figuring out what you have to say. This approach makes writing a tool for thinking and discovering, resulting in a clear, authentic expression and a deeper connection to self and others.

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