Seniors present holiday variety show

Northwest Senior Theater offers four performances this week of “All Things Holiday.” Led by director Ray Beyer, 20 cast members from Hillsboro and the metro area will put you in the holiday mood with a variety show complete with singing, dancing and comedy. The show includes traditional favorites and a few surprises, according to cast member Betty Merrill.

The curtain rises on the family-friendly show at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 to 23, at Alpenrose Dairy Opera House, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, Portland. General admission tickets are $5. The theater has handicapped access and plenty of parking. For information, call 503-227-2003.

Poet discusses writing craft

Poet Tiah Lindner-Raphael visits Hillboro Monday, Nov. 25 to read and talk about her work. Presented by the Hillsboro group Conversations with Writers, her free talk begins at 7 p.m. at the Hillsboro Main Library Branch, 2850 Brookwood Parkway. Questions from the audience are welcome.

A Portland writer, editor and teacher, Lindner-Raphael holds a master of science degree in writing and book publishing from Portland State University. Her poetry is in the current issue of CutBank Literary Magazine, and will appear in “Just Now: Twenty New Portland Poets,” an anthology edited by Peter Sears.

Hayes displays illustrations

Artwork by Hugh Hayes, who for 31 years illustrated posters and publications for the Oregon Department of Forestry, is on display through Nov. 30 at the Tillamook Forest Center.

An Oregon native, Hughes drew thousands of posters, many featuring his own comical characters, to remind people to “Keep Oregon Green.” Perhaps best known were the State of Oregon placemats found in restaurants during the 1960s and 1970s.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The center is located halfway between Forest Grove and Tillamook on Oregon Highway 6 and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

‘Osage County’ auditions set

Auditions for Theatre in the Grove’s production of “August: Osage County” will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, and Monday, Dec. 9, at Theatre in the Grove, 2028 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove.

Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Monologues of one to two minutes are welcome but not mandatory. All roles are volunteer. Performance dates are Feb. 28 through March 16. Rehearsals will begin the first week of January, with possible read through and table work in December.

The show deals with adult subject matter and language. For info, email director Zachary Centers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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