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March 3

Bone Marrow * Be the Match Bone Marrow Drive. 3 to 7 p.m. Jennings McCall Jefferson Room.

Writers’ Group * Share your writing projects and receive feedback from peers. 6:30 p.m. North Plains Public Library. New members welcome.

Aging Communication * Home Instead Senior Care will host a workshop, “Improving Communication with Aging Parents: Caring for your Parents.” 5:30 p.m. Call 503-530-1527 to RSVP. 328 W. Main St., Hillsboro. Open the lines of communication. Know which topics are most difficult to discuss. Learn approach methods. Learn the barriers to communication and ways to overcome them. Find resources to seek help and support.

March 3 to 20

Theater * Bag&Baggage Productions presents “Moby Dick Rehearsed.” Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Venetian Theatre, 253 E. Main St. in Hillsboro. Based on a book by Herman Melville and adapted by Orson Welles. In the play, a Shakespearean company meets to begin rehearsals for a production of “King Lear,” but the director hands out scripts for a new play called “Moby Dick.” As the actors take up their new roles, the theater is transformed from a simple rehearsal room into the yardarms, sails, masts and deck of the ship that is hunting the great white whale.

March 5

Fiber Art * The Banks Community United Methodist Church, 42451 N.W Depot St. in Banks, will host a crafting workshop for third- through seventh-graders. 9:30 a.m. to noon. The theme will be “I am the resurrection and the life” and will focus on fiber arts. Call 503-324-9172 or 971-732-2351 for details.

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.

March 6

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.

March 7

Natural Health * David DeRose, MD, MPH, and Edwin Noyes, MD, MPH, will lead a workshop at the LACE Center, 39300 S.W. Laurelwood Road in Gaston. 7 p.m. They’ll discuss how to naturally lose weight, reverse heart disease, lower blood pressure, relieve arthritis, reverse diabetes, prevent osteoporosis, prevent cancer, defeat dementia and more.

March 8

Film Screening * There will be a showing of “Behind the Emerald Curtain,” a documentary in collaboration with Pacific Rivers and Shane Anderson that examines logging practices in Oregon. Pacific University, Marsh Hall, 2043 College Way in Forest Grove. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Band Concert * The Neil Armstrong Middle School and Tom McCall Upper Elementary School bands will perform in the Neil Armstrong cafeteria. 7 p.m.

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.

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.

March 10

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

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 East 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.

March 12

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.

Concert * Pacific University hosts Darlingside in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center. The band is currently touring in support of their latest album, “Birds Say.” The Huffington Post called it “one of the great albums released this year.” Call 503-352-2918 for tickets. 7:30 p.m. $25.

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.

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 15

Cribbage Night * Urban Decanter, 2030 Main St. in Forest Grove, hosts an evening the first and third Tuesday of the month for those who want to learn to play cribbage and for those who already love the game. 6 p.m.