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Community events, concerts, theater productions and more coming up this week

COURTESY PHOTO - Forest Grove Library will host a talk on 'Coffees of the World.' Interesting info about how coffee is produced - from plant to cup.THEATER

HART — HART Theatre presents "Godspell," Dec. 1-17. 185 S.E. Washington St., Hillsboro. Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: www.hart-theatre.org.

WHAT THE DICKENS — Bag&Baggage Products presents "Charles Dickens Writes 'A Christmas Carol,'" Nov. 30 through Dec. 23. Showtimes are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. The Vault Theater, 350 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Tickets: www.bagnbaggage.org.

ONCE UPON — Theatre in the Grove presents "Once Upon a Mattress," Dec. 1-17. 2028 Pacific Ave. Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: www.theatreinthegrove.org.

ANNIE — Beaverton Civic Theatre presents "Annie," Dec. 1-17. Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $5-$15 at www.Beavertoncivictheatre.org. Performances take place at Beaverton City Library Auditorium.

COMMUNITY

ICE SKATING — Winter Village, Hillsboro's open-air ice rink opens Friday, Nov. 24, at Jerry Willey Plaza at Orenco Station. Through Jan. 1. More: www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WinterVillage.

TREE LIGHTING — Forest Grove will light the city tree on Friday, Nov. 24, 6 to 8 p.m. Caroling and a visit from Santa. More: www.visitforestgrove.com.

NUTCRACKER — New Vision Dance presents "The Nutcracker" on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24 and 25. Performances at 1 and 5:30 p.m. Century High School, 2000 S.E. Century Blvd., Hillsboro. Tickets: www.tututix.com/newvisiondancecenter.

COFFEE SOCIAL —  Village Without Walls will hold a social on Social Friday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon, at BJ's Coffee in the Ballad Town Shopping Center, Forest Grove. Join villagers and friends for conversation and coffee.

>www.illagewithoutwalls.org.

ELKETTES BAZAAR — Forest Grove Elkettes host a holiday bazaar Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 25 and 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 20 crafters and vendors. Raffle drawings every half hour. Saturday: Soups, sandwiches, desserts. Sunday: Breakfast. 2810 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove.

GREEN CAB — The Green Cab Art Show and Sale. Members of the Green Cab artists group will have their art on display and for sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 25. The show will be held at Helvi Smith's studio and gallery, 1914 Elm St., in Forest Grove. Beverages, snacks and good conversations. Free and open to all.

TREE LIGHTING — The Banks community will hold a tree lighting event at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 26, at  Greenville City Park. Tree lighting, cocoa, Santa visit, local choir students sing Christmas carols. Free.

BRAZILIAN MUSIC — Portland Community College Rock Creek presents Choro da Alegria in a free concert on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. www.pcc.edu/programs/music/rock-creek.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR — Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Santa from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hillsboro High School, 3285 S.E. Rood Bridge Road, Hillsboro.

SAVE THE DATE

CHAMBER SINGERS — Pacific University Holiday Concert featuring the Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Voce Femme and Splendid Audacity. Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $5-$7. Students are free with ID. Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center, Forest Grove.

INDOOR MARKET — Forest Grove Farmers Market will hold indoor markets at the Forest Grove Elks Lodge, 2810 Pacific Ave., on Sundays, Dec. 3 and 17. Markets run from noon to 4 p.m.

CELEBRATION — Holiday in the Grove, a day-long event happens Saturday, Dec. 2. Special activities at downtown businesses, breakfast with Santa, artisan craft fair.Holiday light parade starts at 5 p.m. Downtown Forest Grove. www.Cityclubfg.com.

PHILHARMONIC — Pacific University's Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Dijana Ihas, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. A pre-concert lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $5-$7. Students are free with ID. Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center, Forest Grove.

NUTCRACKER — Forest Grove Dance Arts presents "Nutcracker," for four performances. Dec. 9 and 10 at 1 and 6 p.m. Forest Grove High School auditorium. Tickets: www.balletfg.org.

TRAIL BAND — The Trail Band returns to Forest Grove High School Dec. 13 for a benefit concert for the Education Foundation of Forest Grove. Tickets are $25 for general admission/$30 for reserved. A silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at www.brownpapertickets.com.

SENIOR DRIVING — AARP will offer a refresher class for drivers 50 and over on Dec. 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Tuality Health Education Center, 334 S.E. Eighth Ave., Hillsboro. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. Call 503-708-0050 to register.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Aloha Community Library

17455 S.W. Farmington Road, Suite 26A

BOOK SALE — Browse a wide selection of books for all ages, with prices ranging from 50 cents to $2. Friday Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25.

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

DINOVEMBER — Dinovember Scavenger Hunt. Six dinosaurs have escaped and are hiding in the library. Help find all six dinosaurs for a prize.

Forest Grove Library

2114 Pacific Ave.

MANDOLIN — Brian Oberlin plays a concert of holiday music arranged for the mandolin. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2 p.m.

WORLD COFFEE — Nathan Palmer, roaster of To the Roots Coffee shares the cultural and economic history of coffees. He will explain processing, harvesting, and logistics, examining the roots of coffee from tree to cup. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m.

Hillsboro Brookwood Library

2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway

PARALLEL WRITERS — Parallel Play is a writers' group opportunity for adult writers to practice and share. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2 to 4 p.m. Open to all.

DOCU-DULCIMER — "Hearts of the Dulcimer" documentary by Patricia Delich and Wayne Jiang takes you on a heartfelt journey, both musically and narratively, inviting you to see this musical instrument in ways you might not have imagined. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2-4 p.m.

Shute Park Library

775 SE 10th Ave.

DIY CRAFTS — Come make gifts for friends and family. The library supplies the materials and you put in the time, energy and love. For ages 8-adult. Thursday, Nov. 30, 3 p.m.

North Plains Library

31334 N.W. Commercial St.

SUPER SATURDAY — Juggler Rhys Thomas entertains on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. All ages. Jessie Mays Community Center.

FAMILY FUN —  Join in a fun night of popcorn, board games and a movie "Kiki's Delivery Service." Friday, Dec. 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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