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Nov. 18

An ongoing, non-denominational deeksha meditation group meets every Wednesday 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Forest Grove Physical Therapy, 3331 Pacific Ave. facebook.com/fgonenessdeeksha.

Nov. 19

The Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services Family Caregiver Support Program is sponsoring a free "Coffee and Conversation" for seniors in the LGBT community. Their friends, family members and caregivers are also welcome to attend. 10 a.m. to noon. Elsie Stuhr Center, 5550 S.W. Hall Blvd. in Beaverton. No registration is required. Call 503-846-3083 for more information.

The Newberg Community Band will perform its fall concert with Dick Elliott conducting. Free. Bauman Auditorium at George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian St. in Newberg. 7:30 p.m.

Food Film The Dairy Creek Community Food Web will screen "The Meaning of Food," a PBS special film. 7:30 p.m. Forest Grove Grange, 1917 B St.

Nov. 19-21

The Pacific University Dance Ensemble will hold a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Tom Miles Theater at Pacific University.

Nov. 21 & 22

The Tillamook State Forest Center will release salmon fry into the cool, clear rivers that run through the Coast Range. Join us to explore life cycles, habitat requirements and the underwater oasis of these dynamic fish. 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 21

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.

Nov. 22

Pacific University's Music Department presents its Fall Orchestral Concert. Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center, 2014 Cedar St. 7:30 p.m. General admission, $7; Pacific students, free; faculty, staff, seniors and other students, $5.

There will be an indoor Forest Grove Farmers Market at the Forest Grove Elks Lodge, 2810 Pacific Ave. Noon to 4 p.m.

Riverdance There will be a Riverdance workshop at Forest Grove Dance Arts. 9 to 11 a.m. $30 per dancer. All levels welcome.

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.

Nov. 24

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

Nov. 25

Meet at the North Plains Public Library to discuss "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion. 7 p.m.

Nov. 27

Ceremony Holidays in the Grove starts with the lighting of the holiday tree in front of the Chamber of Commerce followed by caroling, cookies and a visit from Santa in the Forest Grove Senior and Community Center, 2037 Douglas St. 6 p.m.

Nov. 27 to 29

The Tillamook Forest Center will host a wreath making class. 11:30 a.m. Participants will be introduced to a variety of natural materials that can be used for home decoration during the holiday season. Younger children will also be able to make cone bird feeders and other small items. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of the class. $15 wreaths. $5 cone feeders.

Nov. 28

McMenamins Grand Lodge will host Dicken's Carolers dressed up and serenading the audience with festive music. 6 to 7 p.m.

Dec. 1

The Forest Grove City Library will host Nathan Palmer, who'll present coffees of the world. 7 p.m. 2114 Pacific Ave.

OSU Master Gardener Ron Spendal will show attendees to how to clean their mason bee nests and cocoons with the sand cleaning process. Bring nests and/or cocoons to be cleaned. 9:30 a.m. Demonstration Gardens at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 873 N.E. 34th Ave. in Hillsboro.