ALL-STAR WEEKEND — Hillsboro Hops host All-Star Weekend at Ron Tonkin Field with two days of free events. On Sunday, July 30, the Family Fun Fest will feature six inflatables, an obstacle course, speed pitch and batting cages. At 1 p.m., be a part of breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest game of catch (972 pairs). On Monday, July 31, its Party at the Park with free lawn games, music and craft beer tasting from many of the cities competing in the all-star game. More: www.Hillsborohops.com.
IT'S SHOWTIME — Showtime at Shute concert series continues on Thursday, July 27 with Petty Fever, a salute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, performing over four decades of classic Petty hits. 6 p.m. Shute Park, Hillsboro. Free. On Aug. 3: DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid cutting-edge Bhangra, Bollywood and global bass music.
NIGHT OUT — Cornelius celebrates National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Harleman Park (10th Avenue and Heather Street). Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. Free. Forest Grove celebrates at Pacific University Marsh West Lawn, from 5 to 8 p.m. Live music, children's activities, rock climbing wall, giveaways, raffles, food and ice cream. Free.
FIRST WEDNESDAY — Businesses in downtown Forest Grove offer shopping specials and events from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 2.
MUSIC — Cloverdayle plays Music on the Green, Stella Olsen Park, Sherwood. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m. Free. www.MusicontheGreen.net.
FREE FLICK — See "Finding Dory" at an outdoor movie on Friday, Aug. 4, at Harleman Park in Cornelius. Movie begins at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.) Free. The Friends of Cornelius Library will sell water, soda and snacks.
OUTLAWS — Forest Grove Outlaws play a free concert at Harleman Park in Cornelius on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. The Cornelius Booster Club will sell hot dogs, chips and drinks.
SCIFI FILMS — OMSI's Science Fiction Film Festival runs through Aug. 5 and will showcase 22 of science fiction's most memorable films on the Empirical Theater's four-story screen. Festival Pass (all access): $35 Adult $30 Youth (3-13) & Senior (63+), OMSI members receive $3 off. Single tickets: $7 Adult $6 Youth (3-13) & Senior (63+), OMSI members receive $1 off.
HERBS GALORE — Learn herb selection, best soil conditions and locations to create and maintain a bountiful and beautiful herb garden. Free event, free parking, no registration needed. Thursday, July 27 at 10 a.m. Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate, 8005 S.W. Grabhorn, Beaverton.
AMERICAN LEGION — No meetings in July. Every Saturday: Hillsboro Farmer's Market — flags and information. Hillsboropost6.org.
VFW — Every Thursday: 5 p.m. dinner, $7. 310 S.W. Walnut St., Hillsboro. www.vfw2666.org.
ROMEO & JULIET — In this world premiere adaptation, Bag&Baggage Productions fuses the romantic, haunting poetry of Nizami's "Layla & Majnun" into Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet," re-imagining the Bard's tragic lovers in ancient Iran during the time of Emperor Constantine. Through Aug. 5, performed at Hillsboro's Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza, 150 E. Main St. Tickets: $20 at www.bagnbaggage.org.
SAVE THE DATE
MAGNOLIA FUN — The Springs at Tanasbourne sponsors two events at Magnolia Park this summer, 1810 N.W. 192nd Ave, Hillsboro. Free and open to the public. Aug. 10 — Bloco Alegria, Portland's Rio-style samba band. Aug. 24 — Chihuahua Desert, a country/folk band. Both performances begin at 6:30 p.m.
Aloha Community Library
17455 S.W. Farmington Road, 26A
WISE WATER USE — Interested in learning about how to use water wisely this summer? Conservation Technician Steve Carper from Tualatin Valley Water District will share tips on conserving indoor and outdoor water use at your home or business. Wednesday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.
DESIGN IT — Build a shelter, design a boat, weave a shoe, or invent a fishing tool! Try out your own engineering skills while discovering technologies designed by Oregon's first engineers. Explore a collection of Oregon artifacts from the University of Oregon's Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 11 a.m.
REWILD — Learn how to rub sticks together to make a fire, and how to make the most ancient stone tools known to humanity. These skills will connect everyone to our past, teach us about who we are and where we came from, and provide knowledge that could help us in the future. Program for teens. 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 3.
Banks Public Library
42461 N.W. Market St.
PENNY PUPPETS — Penny and her puppets will present a joyful program and fill the room with excitement and laughter. Includes puppets, stories and songs. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2 p.m.
REWILD — Learn how to rub sticks together to make a fire, and how to make the most ancient stone tools known to humanity. These skills will connect everyone to our past, teach us about who we are and where we came from, and provide knowledge that could help us in the future. Program for teens takes place at Sunset Park. 2 p.m., Aug. 10.
Cornelius Public Library
1355 N. Barlow
MAGIC — Bob Eaton does a fast-paced comedy and magic act with plenty of audience participation. Bob has performed over 7,000 shows and has 40 years of experience. Wednesday, July 26, 3 p.m.
UPCYCLE CRAFTS — A night filled with upcycle crafts that bring back the retro things in life. Make floppy disk pen holders, tape cassette coin purses, milk jug catchalls and others. Program for adults. Thursday, July 27, 5 to 7 p.m.
DUCT TAPE — Stop by for an afternoon of craft with duct tape. Supplies provided. Bring your creativity. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m.
CLOWNING — Join Michael O'Neill, clown extraordinaire for an afternoon of fun. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 3 p.m.
Forest Grove Library
2114 Pacific Ave.
STORYTELLER — Children's author and storyteller Emmy Blue makes the world a brighter, happier and more magical place — one story, song and smile at a time. Thursday, July 27, 11 a.m.
ESCAPE ROOM — Solve the clues to leave the room. For tweens. Monday, July 31, 2 p.m.
STAR WARS — View "Star Wars: Rogue One." Teen event Thursday, Aug. 3, 2 p.m.
Hillsboro Brookwood Library
2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway
PHOTO DISPLAY — Longtime Hillsboro Argus photographer Michal Thompson displays a retrospective of his 33 years at the newspaper. July and August. Upstairs gallery.
CLOWNING — Join Michael O'Neill, clown extraordinaire for some fun. Wed, Aug. 2, 10:15 a.m.
CONVERSATIONS — Oregon Humanities Conversation Project. In this conversation, Manuel Padilla, who has worked with refugees in Haiti, Chad, and Washington, DC, asks participants to consider questions of uprootedness, hospitality, identity, perception, and integration and how we might build more informed, responsive, resilient, and vibrant communities. 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 6.
Shute Park Library
775 S.E. Tenth Ave.
ICE CREAM — Learn how to make a simple, delicious ice cream in a ziplock bag. Event takes place outside in the plaza, while supplies last. Friday, July 28, 2 to 5 p.m.
REWILD — Learn how to rub sticks together to make a fire, and how to make the most ancient stone tools known to humanity. These skills will connect everyone to our past, teach us about who we are and where we came from, and provide knowledge that could help us in the future. Program for teens. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2 p.m.
CLOWNING — Join Michael O'Neill, clown extraordinaire for an afternoon of fun. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2 p.m.
North Plains Library
31334 N.W. Commercial St.
WACKY WEDNESDAY — Join STAGES Theater Troupe Stage Troupers as they perform a one- act musical. All ages welcome. Free popcorn. This event takes place at Jessie Mays Community Center. Wednesday, July 26, 1 p.m.
REWILD — Learn how to rub sticks together to make a fire, and how to make the most ancient stone tools known to humanity. These skills will connect everyone to our past, teach us about who we are and where we came from, and provide knowledge that could help us in the future. Program for teens takes place at Jessie Mays Community Center. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m.
STORYTELLER — Rick Huddle combines physical humor, theatrical storytelling, and music to put on variety shows that go beyond mere entertainment.1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 2, Jessie Mays Community Center.