Arts and entertainment activities coming up this week in Washington County.

COURTESY PHOTO - Tim Gabriel's forged metal workshop in Hillsboro will be open during the Washington County Open Studios tour.THEATER

STARCATCHER — Theatre in the Grove presents "Peter and the Starcatcher," through Oct. 15. Learn the story about how an orphaned boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan. Tickets: $14-$16. Performances Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. More:

WACKY LADIES — Bag&Baggage presents "The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townwomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of 'Murder at Checkmate Manor.'" Oct. 12-31 at The Vault Theatre, Hillsboro. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets:



OPEN HOUSE — Public Safety Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Forest Grove Fire Station, 1919 Ash St. Fire station tours, fire engine rides, equipment demos. The public is invited to attend.

FOREST CENTER — The Tillamook Forest Center has some fun fall programs in store: The Mysterious Mushrooms program will be led by State Park Ranger Dane Osis on Oct. 15. Attend a naturalist-led Rainforest Walk on Nov. 4. On Nov. 18 and 19, attend two annual favorites — the Chinook Salmon Release and Holiday Wreath Making. Registration is required and space is limited for some programs. More:

CLASSICAL GUITAR — Classical guitarist Adam Levin plays a free concert at Portland Community College Rock Creek campus on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 pm. More: 

DRIVER COURSE — AARP will offer a motorist refresher course for drivers age 50 and over on Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Tuality Health Education Center, 334 S.E. Eighth Ave., Hillsboro. $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. Call 503-708-0050 to enroll.

GENEALOGY — The Genealogical Society of Washington County Oregon will hold its monthly meeting from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 21, at Hillsboro Brookwood Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway. Featured speaker Hannah Allan will talk about "Bury the Dead, Not the Living: Organizing Your Records." The event is free and open to the public.

OPERA TO GO — Portland Opera presents an abbreviated, family-friendly version of "The Magic Flute" at the Walters Cultural Arts Center Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. $5 suggested donation.

BRAIN BOOST — Village Without Walls will host "Boost Your Brain and Memory" program starting Saturday Oct. 21, from 1 to 4:30 p.m, at Pacific University Hillsboro Campus, 190 S.E.. Eighth Ave. Spend four Saturday afternoons learning strategies and lifestyle practices that help improve your memory and reduce the risk of dementia. To sign up, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


AMERICAN LEGION — 285 W. Main St. Oct. 21: Oktoberfest Dinner, 6 p.m .$6.

DAV — 285 W. Main St. Oct. 23: Annual visit of department Commander, 1:30 p.m. at Lovegren home.

VFW — 310 West Walnut St. Every Thursday: Dinner, 5 p.m.



MAYOR'S DINNER — Forest Grove Senior and Community Center presents "Once Upon Our Time," the mayor's dinner and auction. 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, at FGSCC, 2037 Douglas St. Tickets: $40 per person. 503-357-2021.

GROVE GHOSTS — Take a walking tour of Forest Grove and discover its ghosts, myths and stories from the past. Sojourn Forest Grove leads the walk from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Departs from Urban Decanter, 2030 Main St. Tickets are $25 and reservations are required. More: 503-359-7678 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

OPEN STUDIOS — Washington County Open Studios tour happens Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22. Artists open their studios for public tours. A list of participating artists and galleries is available at

BOOK SALE — Friends of Forest Grove Library will hold a book sale Oct. 23-28. Hours vary. Books, videos, CDs, vinyl records, more.

HARVEST FEST — The Community of ChristChurch will hold a free Fall Festival, "Root Down, Rise Up" on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 5170 N.W. Five Oaks Dr., Hillsboro. Food, crafts, cider press, mason bees, pumpkin painting. More:



Banks Public Library

42461 N.W. Market St.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME — Story time for ages 3 to 6 is every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. Younger siblings are welcome. Come to the library for fun with books, stories, songs and rhymes.

Cornelius Public Library

1355 N. Barlow

TEEN WEEK — Stop by the library through Oct. 14 and help celebrate the library's 105th anniversary by telling us what you love about the library and what you would like to see in the new library. Teens will get a free book (while supplies last).

Forest Grove Library

2114 Pacific Ave.

WRITING WORKSHOP — Free writing workshop with Writers in the Grove. For writers with all levels of experience. Saturday, Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m.

TED TALKS — Listen and discuss Three Principles for Creating Safer AI with Stuart Russell. Saturday, Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m.

Hillsboro Brookwood Library

2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway

DISCUSSION — "Privilege, Bias, and Opportunity." Friday, Oct. 13, 5 p.m. A discussion presented by Det. Lee Gilbert of the Hillsboro Police Department for Hillsboro Reads. Presentation will be held at the Civic Center Auditorium, 150 E. Main St., Hillsboro.

Shute Park Library

775 SE 10th Ave.

SERVICE FAIR — Various Hillsboro area community agencies will share information about their services to both those who may be seeking services, as well as those who are looking for volunteer opportunities. 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

North Plains Library

31334 N.W. Commercial St.

SUPER SATURDAY — Join Penny and her puppets for "Animals Build It!" Find out what it's like to build like a bee, a bird or a beaver. Saturday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m., at Jessie Mays Community Center.

Kathy Fuller
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