Community calendar -- Dec. 13-23, 2017

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Last chance to catch holiday productions at local theaters; enjoy some music, an indoor market or a fun run.

A SWEET, SMART LOOK AT SCIENCE

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Local architects, and bakers collaborate to craft a mouth-watering OMSI gingerbread display.

Driver tells of 'Life in the Bus Lane'

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Transit employee's book filled with tales from behind the wheel of a '20-ton monster.'

Real or illusion? OMSI blurs lines

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Exhibit exploring art, science of perception now open at OMSI; runs through February.

String ensemble to light up the Walters Dec. 15

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Oregon Symphony's highly acclaimed string quartet returns to Hillsboro for concert.

Art grant applications due Feb. 23

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Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council 2018-19 grants will include flexibility for summer programs.

Museum hosts free family day

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Embrace your inner lumberjack/jill at Washington County Museum's family fun day Dec. 9.

'Messiah' sing-along comes to Forest Grove Dec. 10

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United Church of Christ invites community members to hear Handel's classic.

Christmas With the Trail Band set Dec. 13 at FGHS

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Annual Education Foundation of Forest Grove fundraiser continues with third annual silent auction.

Renowned handbell ensemble to play holiday show

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Pacific University in Forest Grove will host Saturday, December 9 performance.

Hillsboro Community Youth Choir readies for concert with…

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Choirs will perform a winter concert Friday, December 8 at Hillsboro High School.

Community calendar -- Dec. 5-15, 2017

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Theater production, meet-ups, concerts and more happening this week in western Washington County.

New director makes debut at holiday show

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Christian McKee takes the reins at Oregon Mandolin Orchestra's Dec. 8 concert at the Walters.

Annual 'Nutcracker' production slated for Dec. 9 and 10

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Forest Grove senior dances her 11th year in Ballet Forest Grove's 'Nutcracker.'

Artwalk offers art as gifts for the holidays

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Several venues will feature afforable art for sale at Dec. 5 opening night receptions.

Kick off the holly, jolly, jingle holidays with festive…

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Cornelius, Forest Grove, Hillsboro and North Plains have community holiday events planned.

HART Theatre closes year out with 'Godspell'

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Rock opera runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 1-17 in downtown Hillsboro.

Creating family through music

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Oregon Chorale's Jason Sabino embarks on second year as artistic director of the organization.

Community calendar -- Nov. 29-Dec. 8, 2017

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

Singing with a twist: Community choir raises funds for…

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ISing Choir performs 'Christmas with a Japanese Twist' in Beaverton Dec. 1 and 3.

Hillsboro Holly Days happens Dec. 2

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Get your holiday spirit in motion at the day-long holiday kickoff and tree lighting.

Troupe revives '40s-style radio with 'Wonderful Life'

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Los Angeles improv-comedy group Fake Radio will be in Hillsboro Dec. 13 for one show only.

John Waters' corrupted Christmas comes to town

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Legendary raconteur offers a twisted take on unavoidable holiday. His one-man stand up show will come to the Aladdin Theater on Nov. 29.

Theatre in the Grove goes 'steampunk'

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Director Luis Ventura sets musical 'Once Upon a Mattress' in steampunk world.

Singer Kristin Andreassen returns home for concert

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Raised in Hillsboro, Andreassen recalls people and places that stick in her memory.

Community calendar -- Nov. 22- Dec. 1

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

Conversations with Writers group set to meet Nov. 27

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Group will host author and teacher Joe Wilkins speaking on 'The Power of Place'

Storybook Lane returns to Alpenrose

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A holiday tradition since 1961, the event runs three weekends and is admission is free.

Youth orchestra sets winter concert at Liberty High school

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Free concert features holiday music and guest performance by Liberty High choir.

Things can get ugly this time of year ... especially…

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Wear your ugly sweater to A Framer's Touch annual Ugly Sweater Party December 6

Bag&Baggage retells 'A Christmas Carol'

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Scrooge, Cratchit give the author input on how to tell the story in this funny, heartwarming rendition.

'American Bipolar': Breaking the stigma

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Filmmaker with Hillsboro roots turns his lens on healing mental illness with naturopathic medicine.

Portland Ballet shows feature two dancers from Cornelius

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Harumi Buchholz and Davis Petersen will perform in The Portland Ballet's 'The Enchanted Toyshop.'

Arts briefs ... see the Globetrotters; download a classic

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Upcoming shows and other arts and entertainment news from metropolitan Portland.

Ari Shapiro brings songs, stories to town

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NPR journalist comes home to perform a new solo show, 'Homeward,' this week at the World Trade Center

Oregon's 'Birdman' sets new record

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Noah Strycker completes world quest to spot the most feathered friends in one year.

Community calendar -- Nov. 15-25, 2017

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Shows, concerts, meetings and a variety of other activities happening this week.

Americana duo to bring guitar, ocarina to Pacific University

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Grammy Award winners Nancy Rumbel and Eric Tingstad will perform November 18.

Annual artist event returns to Valley Art

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Special events, new art planned for Nov. 11-19 celebration at Valley Art Gallery in Forest Grove.

Love of singing spurs senior theater performers

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Northwest Senior Theatre provides showcase for talented seniors to shine on local stage, and they put on two shows per year

Washington County Veterans Day events 2017

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Veterans Day events are planned across Hillsboro, Cornelius and Forest Grove this weekend

Community calendar -- Nov. 8-18, 2017

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Shows, concerts, meetings and a variety of other activities happening this week.

Arts briefs -- Circus returns in April

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Upcoming shows and other arts and entertainment news from metropolitan Portland.

McMenamins artifacts tap into history

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From a kitty litter grinder to an 1880s bar top, salvaged items find new life at beloved Portland-brand brewery locations.

Hillsboro Artwalk set for Nov. 7

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Galleries, businesses stay open late with artists' receptions, food, live music.

Apply to be part of Picture Hillsboro 2018

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City officials will select a work of art for its permanent public art collection.

Free conference set for family caregivers

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'Nourish Your Mind, Body, and Spirit' at annual event for family caregivers.

Masonic Lodge will dedicate museum, library

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Cornerstone laying ceremony for the Robert M. Richmond Masonic Memorial Library and Museum takes place Nov. 10.

'Laugh Away With HART'is theme for Hillsboro troupe

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'Forsooth, My Lovely,' a mash-up of Shakespeare and noir film genre, sure to bring a smile.

Verboort celebrates 83 years of sausage

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Tiny community of Verboort in western Washington County set to serve 8,000 diners Saturday.

Community calendar -- Oct. 25-Nov. 4, 2017

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Theater productions, library events and other happenings this week and next.

Museum of games, puzzles moves to King City Plaza

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Often referred to by its acronym IMOGAP, it formerly called a Cirrus Drive suite in Beaverton home.

Washington County Arts&Cultural calendar --…

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Find a play, a concert, a film or a class to attend to chase away the gray November days.

Let's start cramming for Wordstock

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Colossal one-day book fest spreads out over several venues in downtown Portland.

'Nuevo Americana' artist brings song, story to…

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New Mexico native Chris Arellano melds English, Spanish lyrics with American, Mexican folk music.

'Pitchering Oregon' pairs art and beer

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November 4 daylong event celebrates Portland Art Museum's 125th year; the art of beermaking.

UP FROM THE ASHES

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Forest Grove's Roberts family has rebuilt their house and their lives two years after an arsonist burned it down

Community calendar --Oct. 25-Nov. 4, 2017

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Theater productions, library events and other happenings this week and next.

City of Roses becomes City of Film

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Film fest brings 152 movies to town for fifth annual event, celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month.

Facing a THORNY ISSUE

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Tualatin Valley Rose Society's downtown Hillsboro 'oasis' may evaporate as road project advances

The 9-to-5 office isn't what it used to be

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Update your home workspace with comfy furniture and proper lighting, say experts

Three ways to add pops of color to your kitchen

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This fall, create an eye-catching palette with focal points in your culinary space

DIY plumbing tips for parents of teenagers

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There are ways to combat clogs in your household drain resulting from hair, styling products

String Project and its director know the power of…

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Dr. Dijana Ihas celebrates five years of burgeoning String Project at Pacific with Thursday concert.

Say 'boo!' to your favorite haunts

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Scare up some Halloween fun at these spooky houses and corn mazes in the metro area.

Arts briefs -- events and tidbits from the Portland…

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Get your tickets to 'Book of Mormon,' and don't forget to grab a copy of 'We Love Our Pets' to benefit OHS.

Hillsboro Symphony begins 16th season

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First concert set for Nov. 10 at Trinity Lutheran; fundraiser dinner happens Oct. 26.

McDougall will return to rock McMenamins - twice

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Free performances at Grand Lodge in Forest Grove slated for Oct. 28 and Nov. 24.

Get to The Vault Theatre and get some good laughs

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Bag&Baggage's current show is drag-comedy-farce-murder-mystery wrapped in one hilarious package.

Accordion Autumnfest setOct. 22 in Forest Grove

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Andy Mirkovich will be the special guest performer; event begins at 1:30 p.m.

It's your chance to tour artists' studios in…

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Visit 40 artist studios and a variety of galleries this weekend duing Washington County Open Studios.

Community calendar -- Oct. 18-28, 2017

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Theater productions, concerts, meetings and other items of interest happening this week and next.

Legendary acoustic artist Chris Smither to perform…

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Blues and folk artist is hailed as one of America's most distinctive musicians.

Arts & entertainment happenings coming up soon

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A writing workshop for women, a museum special event and other arts and entertainment news.

Women honored in part two of collection series

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Washington County Museum opens 'Ladies of the Valley: Part II' at PCC Rock Creek location.

Play will explore motivations for hate and violence

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Glencoe High School Theatre will present 'The Laramie Project' for five shows this month.

Team that trains at Tigard iFly tries for world…

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The local team competes in an increasingly popular sport, also known as bodyflight.

Forest Grove 2017 ornament features A.T. Smith house

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Wood and paper ornament will be available for purchase Dec. 2 at artisan market.

OCT opens new season with 'Judy Moody & Stink'

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Forest Grove teen Grace Malloy has leading role in Oregon Children's Theatre production.

Event chronicles WWII internment of Japanese…

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Pop-up exhibit comes to Hillsboro's Walters Cultural Arts Center for one evening only.

Paula Hansen wins 'best of' at plein air competition

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Winning paintings are on display at Sequoia Gallery + Studios through October.

Community calendar: Oct. 11-21, 2017

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

Halloween thrills, chills lurk around every corner

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Wondering how you can celebrate the Halloween season? Check out our roundup of events.

Washington County arts & entertainment notes

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Check out this assortment of shows, workshops, talks and events coming up soon.

Sherwood sweetens the deal for Carnie Wilson, Love…

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New Sherwood bakery/cafe business plan calls for bite-size sweets, big growth.

Laurel Church fetes 125 years with dual events

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Bing Crosby once donated to church after parishoner wrote to ask for help in rebuilding after fire.

Cawein Gallery hosts Ashland artist

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Meet-and-greet set for Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Pacific University's Taylor Auditorium.

B&B presents Agatha Christie, cabaret-style

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Farndale ladies return to B&B stage for a murder mystery comedy just in time for Halloween.

Time Travelers' Ball celebrates history through…

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Step back (or forward) in time at Hillsboro Historical Society fundraiser Oct. 14.

Community calendar -- Oct. 4-14, 2017

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Find fun events and things to do in western Washington County this week and next.

Patchwork paradise looms in Hillsboro

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Westside Quilters Guild hosts show this weekend with 150 pieces on display.

French film event to premiere in Forest Grove

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First of seven French-language films starts Wednesday, Oct. 4; festival continues through Nov. 15.

History comes alive

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Tickets are available for 'Grave Matters' presented by Friends of Historic Forest Grove.

Hillsboro couple feed many with produce from…

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The Bergers have donated around 200 pounds of veggies to St. Vincent de Paul food bank.

Peter Pan backstory soars its way onstage this…

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Theatre in the Grove opens its new season Friday with 'Peter and the Starcatcher.'

Month-long Hillsboro Reads program kicks off

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This year's book is 'The Other Wes Moore,' exploring race, education, opportunity.

Hillsboro gears up for Arts Month with Sept. 30…

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Celebrate all the arts and culture the city has to offer all month long during October.

Community calendar -- Sept. 27-Oct. 6, 2017

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Events, meetings and happenings this week in the western Washington County area.

Community briefs -- free events in Forest Grove,…

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Take a free cooking class, learn about hiking Ireland and Scotland, attend a tasting event.

Bit and Pieces -- arts briefs from Portland

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Wordstock set for Nov. 11; Portland 'Opera to Go' begins its Oregon tour next month.

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