This week's calendar
Through May 29
Theater Bag&Baggage Productions presents Jane Austens Emma. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Adapted by Michael Fry, the show is an Oregon premiere in celebration of the bicentenary of the novels publication.
Clean Up Cornelius The annual Take Care of Cornelius Day is back. The city of Cornelius is recruiting volunteers to help pick up trash, spread bark dust and plant flowers around local churches, schools, parks, streets and businesses. Registration and instructions will be in the Fred Meyer parking lot beginning at 8:30 a.m. At noon, participants can enjoy a hot dog lunch. Ages eight and older. Sign up at tinyurl.com/takecareofcornelius.
Wetlands Fun Head to the Fernhill Wetlands to assist local biologists in identifying a diverse array of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and plants. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. fernhillwetlands.org.
Super Saturday Members of The Portland Ballet Youth Company will come to North Plains to perform in the fifth annual preview of excerpts from the upcoming Spring Concert. 1 p.m. Free. Jessie Mays Community Hall. All ages.
Genealogy Meeting The Genealogical Society of Washington County is meeting 10 a.m. to noon. Hillsboro Main Library Community Room, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro. Guest speaker Lisa McCullough will discuss using Evernote, a popular and powerful organizational tool that can be used across all platforms to save, organize and share information.
Family Day The Washington County Museum is hosting a free family day. Guests will have a chance to view the museums exhibit This Kalapuya Land and interact with primitive technology, as well as learn about the vibrant history that gave Washington County the nickname Silicon Forest with the exhibit Innovation in Washington County. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Author Event The Cornelius Public Library hosts author Collins Hemingway who will read from his novel, The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen. Hell be available for book signings and to answer questions. 1355 N. Barlow St., Cornelius. 2 to 3:30 p.m. RSVP at bit.ly/23M6g1B.
Driving Classes AARP Smart Driver courses will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tuality Health Education Center, 334 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro. $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.
Fields for Food There will be a Fields for Food Workshop to connect new and beginning farmers and existing landowners. The workshop will cover how to find farmers and craft a lease. Attendees will also hear from landowners who have leased to new/beginning farmers. Find more information here: swcd.net/event/fields-for-food-2. St. Bedes Episcopal Church, 1609 Elm St. in Forest Grove. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Snacks. Call 503-992-0078 ext. 302 to RSVP.
Haiku Contest Celebrate Poetry by entering your haiku poems through May 18 at the North Plains Library. This years theme is Alice in Wonderland/Alice Through the Looking Glass, recognizing the new movie Alice Through the Looking Glass, to be released May 27. Contest winners from each of three age groups (K-6, 7-12, Adult) will each receive $20 gift certificates to Regal Cinemas. For details, visit nplibrary.org.
Bingo The Hillsboro Senior Center, 750 S.E. Eighth Ave., offers Bingo games every Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.
Concert One of Portlands foremost traditional Irish singers, Colleen Raney, will take the stage at The Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro. 7:30 p.m. $14 in advance. $18 day of show. brownpapertickets.com. 503-615-3485.
Concert The Hillsboro Community Youth Choir presents its spring concert, Taking Flight, a concert of soaring and joyful music. 2 p.m. Century High School Auditorium, 2000 S.E. Century Blvd. $8 for adults and $2 for children. Tickets at the door or hillsborocommunityyouthchoir.org.
Science Talk Graduate student Elena Mahrt will present Between the Ears: How Normal and Diseased Brains Process Communication Sounds. The first steps toward helping individuals with language impairments is to understand how the brain processes complex sounds. 7 p.m. Venetian Theatre & Bistro.
Author Event Marilyn Stablein is an award-winning poet, essayist, artist and author of 13 books. Shell talk as part of Conversations with Writers. Hillsboro Library Main Branch, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway. 7 to 9 p.m.
Book Club Head to the North Plains Public Library to discuss The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. 7 p.m. New members welcome. Refreshments served.
Concert The Portland Community College Rock Creek Music Program presents a free concert and lecture with guitar duo Peter Zisa and Pam Beaty in the Forum, Building 3, Room 114, at the Rock Creek Campus, 17705 N.W. Springville Road, Portland. 7:30 p.m.
Film Screening There will be a free screening and discussion of This Changes Everything, a film about climate change. 6 to 8 p.m. Washington Street Conference Center of the Hillsboro Park and Ride, 225 S. First Ave., Hillsboro. Free.
Survival Presentation Director of Rewild Portland Peter Michael Bauer will give a free presentation at the North Plains Library on survival skills, ancestral technology and their importance in modern wilderness excursions. 6:30 p.m. Learn the basic 10 essentials of survival that will keep you alive in the wilderness.