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Museum after Dark focused on 19th century embalming techniques

Looking for a spook event to celebrate Halloween? Attend Washington County Museum’s fourth-annual Halloween Museum after Dark event, a happy hour-like event taking place from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Historian Oscar Hult will portray a mid-19th century embalmer as he describes the embalming techniques used during that time period. Victorian mourning rituals will make you gasp. Tickets price includes an adult beverage, games, trivia, a history presentation and a photo opportunity you won’t want to miss. Admission is $14 in advance and $16 at the door. Washington County Museum is located at 120 E. Main St. in Hillsboro. Call 503-635-5353 or visit washingtoncountymuseum.org.

World Class Wines hosting Wine Tasting 101

World Class Wines in Lake Oswego will host Tasting Wine 101, a workshop where attendees will learn the techniques used by the pros to taste and evaluate wine, identify common wine faults and experience how temperature and the size and shape of a wine glass can alter a wine aroma and flavor. The class will meet from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 18 and be lead by Maxine Borcherding, sommelier, wine educator, co-founder of Taste & Compare Academy of Wine, Food & Spirits and retired lead chef instructor at Oregon Culinary Institute.

Cost of the class is $45; tickets can be purchased at the store located at 149 A Ave., Lake Oswego or online at worldclasswinesoregon.com.

Borcherding will teach a class on Old World and New World wines from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 1.

Mixed watermedia class offered

Artist Melissa Gannon will teach a mixed watermedia class from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave. in Gladstone. She will use quail and autumn leaves as subjects for the class. Cost of the class is $55. To register call 503-557-3963 or download registration forms at melissagannon.com/workshops.

WL musician Kenny Lavitz shares gig schedule

West Linn musician Kenny Lavitz will appear at several venues in the area during the month of October.

The schedule includes: Oct. 15, 8 p.m., Viewpoint Lounge, 20189 S. Springwater Road, Estacada as the Kenny Lavitz Kombo; Oct. 26, 7 p.m. at J. Willy’s, 1717 Willamette Falls Drive, West Linn and Oct. 27, 6 p.m. at Nineteen33 Taproom, 1873 Willamette Falls Drive, West Linn with AudioAvi8r; Oct. 28, 8 p.m. at Area 52, 6920 SE 52nd Ave., Portland with Kenny Lavitz Kombo and Oct. 29, 8 p.m. at Ava Rosteria, 4655 SW Hall Blvd. in Beaverton as a solo show.

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