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

COURTESY PHOTO - The Dickens Carolers will sing at Jessie Mays Community Center in North Plains on Thursday, Dec. 7, as part of the North Plains Jingle celebration.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," 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 is open through Jan. 1 at Jerry Willey Plaza at Orenco Station. More: www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WinterVillage.

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.

INDOOR MARKET — Forest Grove Farmers Market indoor markets are noon to 4 p.m., Sundays. Dec. 3 and 17, at the FG Elks Lodge 2810 Pacific Ave. Fresh local veggies, meats, cheeses, baked goods and gift items. Free admission. SNAP welcome.

PHILHARMONIC — Pacific University's Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 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.

TRIVIA NIGHT — Vertigo Brewing hosts Hillsboro Public Library's quiz- master librarians for a 21 and over event. 21420 N.W. Nicholas Court, Hillsboro. 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5.

DICKENS CAROLERS — Celebrate the holidays with the Dickens Carolers. 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, at Jessie Mays Community Hall, North Plains, a part of the North Plains Jingle. Free. All ages.

MONTHLY SOCIAL — Village Without Walls will hold a social at Reedville Cafe, 7575 S.E. Tualatin Valley Hwy., Hillsboro, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8. Anyone interested in meeting Village members, volunteers and friends is welcome. www.Villagewithoutwalls.org.

SAVE THE DATE

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.tututix.com.

MESSIAH SING-ALONG — Forest Grove United Church of Christ welcomes everyone to a free "Messiah" sing-along at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 10. 2022 College Way, Forest Grove.

CONCERTS — PCC Rock Creek offers two free concerts. On Monday, Dec. 11, hear the Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band. On Tuesday, Dec. 12, the Rock Creek choirs will present a holiday concert. Both begin at 7 p.m. More: www.pcc.edu/programs/music/rock-creek.

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 at www.BrownPaperTickets.com. A silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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

HOLIDAY MUSIC — Enjoy live holiday music performed by local folk band Whitethorn Crossing. The concert will primarily feature traditional Christmas carols and wassail songs from the British Isles played on cello, fiddle, guitar, pennywhistle and piano. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 6 p.m.

Cornelius Public Library

1355 N. Barlow

WINTER READING — Teens and adults can participate in the Blackout Bingo Winter Reading Program, Dec. 1-Jan. 31. Completed Bingo cards will be entered for a chance to win a movie night bundle or a readers delight bundle. More info available at the library.

Forest Grove Library

2114 Pacific Ave.

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

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.

EVENT —"Vic Atiyeh: the Governor from Washington County," by Dr. James Moore. Learn how a small business owner reshaped a state. 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7.

North Plains Library

31334 N.W. Commercial St.

CULINARY LITERACY — The third in the culinary literacy series, "Tips and Tricks for the Holidays, is Saturday, Dec. 9, at 9:30 a.m. Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club Executive Chef, Mark Gordon shares holiday tips with fun demos and show and tell. Call the library to reserve a spot, 503-647-5051. This event takes place at the North Plains Senior Center.

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