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Community calendar, Oct. 26-Nov. 9, 2016

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DROWNING GIRLS — Bag&Baggage Productions presents “Drowning Girls,” through Oct. 31. A Pacific Northwest premiere, “Drowning Girls” is adapted from transcripts from the trial of George Joseph Smith, the “Brides in the Bath” murders in England at the beginning of the 20th century. Shows at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday at The Venetian Theatre, 253 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Tickets: www.Bagnbaggage.org.

MURDER SPOOF * HART Theatre presents “Murder by Indecision,” an Agatha Christie spoof, Oct. 28 through Nov. 13. Shows at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: www.Hart-theatre.org.


SAUSAGE GALORE * The 82nd annual Verboort Sausage Dinner happens Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. All-you-can-eat dinner is $16 for adults, $8 for children ages 6 to 12. Sausage and sauerkraut bulk sales. Visitation Catholic Church, 4285 N.W. Visitation Road. More at www.verboort.org/dinner.

ARTIST EVENT * Valley Art celebrates “Golden Artistry” to honor its 50th Anniversary year during the 2016 Annual Artist Event. The event takes place Nov. 11 through 20 with many special activities and gatherings planned. www.Valleyart.org.

INDOOR MARKETS * Mark your calendars for indoor farmers markets to fill your pantry. Markets will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays, Nov. 13 and 20 and Dec. 4 and 18. All markets will be at the Forest Grove Elks Lodge, 2810 Pacific Ave.


TIMBER EXHIBIT — A new exhibit, “Timber in the Tualatin Valley,” opens Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Washington County Museum, 120 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Early settlers in the Tualatin Valley discovered lands covered in oak, spruce, cedar and Douglas fir. To make the land useful for farming, they had to clear the thick stands of timber from their land claims. Harvesting this green gold would help finance their new communities and fuel the economic engine of Washington County throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. www.WashingtonCountyMuseum.org.

RIBBON CUTTING — Officials from Forest Grove and Cornelius will welcome the opening of Village Without Walls on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Forest Grove Community Auditorium, 1915 Main St. Village Without Walls is a community-based membership organization of volunteers that provide services to help seniors and people with disabilities remain in their own homes as they grow older. For more information, contact Susie Cassady at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-939-3025.

PANEL DISCUSSION — Dr. Jim Moore, political analyst and Pacific University professor will discuss “Sex and Gender on the Campaign Trail,” the twists and turns of rhetoric around sex and gender in the 2016 presidential campaign. Thursday, Oct. 27 at noon in the University Center Lounge at Pacific University, Forest Grove. Free and open to the public. For information, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AUTHOR SERIES * Each month the Washington County Museum will bring local authors to speak. First in the Washington County Author Series is James Thayer, author of “Hiking from Portland to the Coast: An Interpretive Guide to 30 Trails.” Thayer will speak on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 1:30 p.m. Admission to the series is free.

FIRST TUESDAY * Hillsboro’s First Tuesday, slated for Nov. 1, introduces residents to artists at opening receptions at various galleries and businesses in downtown. 5 to 8 p.m. Art, music, food and drink. Free.

FIRST WEDNESDAY * Forest Grove’s First Wednesday is slated for Nov. 2, 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Forest Grove. November’s focus is on restaurants, wine bars and microbreweries.

CONCERT SERIES * Robbie Fulks takes the stage at Hillsboro’s Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. Friday, Nov, 4, at 7:30 p.m. Fulks just released his 10th album, “Upland Stories” on Chicago’s Bloodshot Records. Tickets are on sale now; $18 in advance and $22 day of show. www.Brownpapertickets.com.


VFW — Dinner is served at the Hillsboro VFW Hall at 5 p.m. every Thursday. A $7 donation is requested. 310 S.W. Walnut St.

FOREST GROVE ELKS — A free lunch for veterans is served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the lodge, 2810 Pacific Ave., in Forest Grove.

VETS ASSEMBLY * Forest Grove High School will hold its annual Veterans Day assembly at 9:20 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 10. The keynote speaker is former Marine Corps Sgt. Toran Gaal. All veterans and their families are invited to attend. A reception will follow the assembly in the foyer of the new gym. Forest Grove High is located at 1401 Nichols Lane. RSVP to Bob Wismer, 503-359-2432, ext. 3634.


PRAYER VIGIL — Cornelius United Methodist Church, 1095 S. Beech St., will host a prayer vigil on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mooberry Room. The public is invited to drop in and pray, and stay as long as they wish. Open Holy Communion will be served at 1 p.m.


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, Nov. 9. Bring your favorite project and visit with other crafters.

Cornelius Public Library

1355 N. Barlow

CELEBRATION — The library will host a Day of the Dead celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. The first 25 kids will decorate a sugar skull. Learn about the traditions and meanings of the altars. Enjoy face painting and other crafts.

FIREFIGHTER STORIES -- Cornelius firefighters are the guests for a special preschool storytime Friday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. Stories, rhymes and songs.

Forest Grove City Library

2114 Pacific Ave.

BOOK SALE — The Friends of the Forest Grove City Library fall used book sale will be held Oct. 24 to 29. The sale is open Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members of Friends of the Library will receive 50 percent off their purchase on Wednesday. Memberships may be purchased at the door or at the library prior to the sale. Friday and Saturday, books are $5 per bag.

BE PREPARED -- Join the Regional Preparedness Manager for the American Red Cross as she presents on how to prepare for the Cascadia Event and other natural disasters which could occur in the Pacific Northwest. Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Hillsboro Brookwood Library

2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway

GET GOOSEBUMPS — See “Goosebumps” (PG, 103 min.) on the library’s big screen Friday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. After moving from the big city to a small town, Zach learns that his neighbor is young adult horror author R. L. Stine. When the writer’s imaginary demons are unleashed, he teams up with Stine and his daughter to put them back in the books. Popcorn provided courtesy of Regal Cinema’s Movies on TV. Recommended for ages 4-plus and adult family members. Children must be supervised by adult family members.

BOOK SALE -- More than 60,000 items to choose from at the semi-annual Friends of the Library Book Sale from Friday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Nov. 6 during regular library hours. Find kid’s books, cookbooks, mysteries, fiction, nonfiction, reference, large print, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, videos and LPs.

Shute Park Library

775 S.E. Tenth Ave.

SPOOKY DANCE — Wear your favorite costume and join the fun at this special dance party where you’ll hear spooky (but not so scary) music you can dance to. For children in preschool and elementary school. Friday, Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m.

SPOOKY THINGS — Beware of the spooky things going on and make tracks to the North Plains Public Library on Halloween for a special trick or treat gift. Come in costume if you’d like and bring your whole family. Monday, Oct. 31. All day.

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CRAFTERS UNITE -- Join a gathering of dedicated knitters, crocheters and quilters at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1. Anyone interested in gathering for camaraderie as you work on your individual projects is welcome. Bring your yarn or cloth and needles (or other craft projects) and expect to make new friends and share ideas.

MOVIE NIGHT * Attend the First Friday Flick at 6 p.m., Nov. 4. Free family movie and popcorn. All ages welcome. This event takes place at Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St.