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COURTESY PHOTOS - Lotte Grimms Cinderella: A Story of Sisterhood and Magic, will be performed at The Vault Theater, 350 E. Main St., in Hillsboro June 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. as well as June 9 at 2 p.m.A WORLD OF CINDERELLAS! — "Lotte Grimm's Cinderella: A Story of Sisterhood and Magic," will be performed at The Vault Theater, 350 E. Main St., in Hillsboro June 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. as well as June 9 at 2 p.m. Adapted by Renée Zipp, in collaboration with Tiffany Rousseau, Grant Thackray, and Carlee Whalen, the play is directed by Cassie Greer. For more information, call 503-345-9590 or visit

• SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY — A delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, "The Savannah Sipping Society" will be performed at Theatre in the Grove, 2028 Pacific Ave., in Forest Grove. The show focuses on four Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines. They are drawn together by fate and an impromptu happy hour. They decide it is high-time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they have lost through the years. "The Savannah Sipping Society" can be seen Friday, June 8, 9, 15 and 16, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The cost for tickets are $16 for adults; $14 for senior citizens 60 and older; $14 for youth 17 and younger. For more information, call 503-359-5349.

• HAPPY DAYS — "Happy Days, The Musical" will be performing through June 17 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Hillsboro Artists Regional Theatre, 185 S.W. Washington St., in Hillsboro. When the famed drive-in malt shop and number one hangout, Arnold's, is in danger of demolition, the gang teams up to save it with a dance contest and a TV-worthy wrestling match. Even Pinky Tuscadero, Fonzie's childhood sweetheart, returns to help and — lo and behold — they rekindle their old flame. For more information, call 503-693-7815.


• SPRING CONCERTS — Several concerts are planned at Portland Community College's Rock Creek campus through June. Rock Creek's choirs will present their concert, "Songs of Freedom," on June 7 at 7 p.m., and the community college's symphonic band will present its spring concert June 11 at 7 p.m. Each of the concerts will be performed at the Forum Theater, Room 114, Building 3 at PCC's Rock Creek campus, 17705 N.W. Springville Road, north of Hillsboro. Visit for more information.

• WRITERS FORUM — A Writers Forum with Margaret Pinard takes place on Thursday, June 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Insomnia Coffee Company located at 317 E. Main St. in Hillsboro. The cost for the event is $5. Washington County Writers hosts a Writers Forum on the first Thursday of each month except January.

• LAUNCH PARTY — Come out and meet author Lars D. H. Hedbor and chat with him about his books at the launch party for "The Freedman: Tales From a Revolution - North Carolina" on Saturday, June 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Jan's Paperbacks, 18095 S.W. Tualatin Valley Highway. This is a free event. The book is a standalone novel from his "Tales From a Revolution" series, which examines the American War of Independence as it unfolded in each of the colonies. For more information, call 503-649-3444.

• JEAN MANN — Jean Mann will return for her seventh annual concert at Influence Music Hall and Gallery on Saturday, June 16, from 7 to 10 p.m., bringing along her new release, "Road Girl Volume 2." Mann will be accompanied by long-time musical side-kick and multi-instrumentalist, Bill Corral, with percussionist Michael Bauer. Special guest Tara Craig will open the show. The event takes place at Influence Music Hall and Gallery, 135 S.E. Third Ave., in Hillsboro. Donations are suggested. For more information, call 503-701-6859.

• PAINTING CLASS — Watercolor with Jullane Rich, second and third Thursdays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., at Valley Art Association, 2022 Pacific Ave., in Forest Grove. Tickets are $30. Adults only. Register 503-324-5141 or 503-703-5884.


• FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN MIC — Open mic every Friday at Influence Music Hall, 135 S.E. Third Ave., in Hillsboro. Enjoy 1,200-square-feet of rock 'n' roll, jazz, pop, folk, political, spiritual, environmental, easy-listening, blues and punk from 6:30 to 10 p.m. All ages are welcome. Minors can stay until 9 p.m. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. and it works on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a free event. For more information, call 503-701-6859 or visit

• JUNE WITH JOYRIDE — Orenco Station's "Second Sunday" event returns Sunday, June 10, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Jerry Willey Plaza, 934 N.E. Orenco Station Parkway in Hillsboro. This is a free event. Different live music acts will perform every week. June's event will feature Portland classic rock and pop group Joyride. This year's series also features food trucks and beverages. Grab a bite and a drink and partake in a quick art activity with friends or head over to the youth craft area with the little ones. For more information, call 503-615-3485.

• AUTHOR/SPEAKER — Author and speaker Sig Unander will explore the life and legacy of civic leader Simon Benson on Wednesday, June 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Cedar Mill Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road. A Norwegian immigrant gifted with talent and ambition, Benson overcame challenges to become a lumber magnate who used his wealth and influence to give back to his adopted state and country. Unander, Benson's great-grandson, serves as the president of the Simon Benson Fund. This is a free event. For more information, call 503-644-0043.

• SPECTRUM OUTREACH — Spectrum Outreach is a safe space for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to hang out, share stories and make friends. The group will gather Friday, June 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pacific University, 2043 College Way in Forest Grove. All ages are welcome, however those younger than 18 will need a permission slip from parents or guardians to attend. This is a free event. For more information, call 503-352-2772.

• NATURE IN OREGON — Mike McCloskey, an Oregon native, is recognized worldwide as a conservationist, a leader of the Sierra Club and an advocate for the preservation of many wilderness areas in Oregon. McCloskey will share from his new book "A Glimpse into History: What Prominent People Have Said About Nature in Oregon and the Need to Conserve It." The book features more than 90 explorers, scientists, poets and others who turned Oregon into the premier "green" state. This event takes place Thursday, June 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 S.W. Sweek Drive in Tualatin. There is a suggested donation of $3. For more information, call 503-885-1926.

• BARDS & BREWS — A monthly author event held the last Saturday of each month, Bards & Brews features two authors who will read from their latest books, be available for questions and sign autographs. This is a free event with food and beverages available for purchase. Autograph time is limited to books purchased the night of the event. This event takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at Primrose & Tumbleweeds, 248 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.


• AMERICAN LEGION — 285 W. Main St., in Hillsboro. 503-648-7191.

On June 8, the American Legion will host Music Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. On June 11, the Legion will host Money Monday (Investing) from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by a potluck June 12 at 6:30 p.m. There will also be the Legion's monthly meeting June 12 at 7:30 p.m. On June 16 a Flag Day ceremony will take place in the Post parking lot beginning at 11 a.m.

• DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS — 285 W. Main St., in Hillsboro. On June 13 a potluck will take place at 5:30 p.m. at 285 W. Main St., in Hillsboro, followed by the monthly meeting at 6 p.m.

• VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS — 310 S.W. Walnut St., in Hillsboro. On June 8, the monthly meeting takes place at 5 p.m. and every Thursday dinner is served at 5 p.m.


Aloha Community Library, 17455 S.W. Farmington Road

• STORYTIME — Family storytime takes place Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. This is a weekly story time for toddlers and young children, and includes stories, songs, rhymes and activities geared towards getting kids interested in reading at an early age.

Banks Public Library, 42461 N.W. Market St.

• PRESCHOOL STORYTIME — Storytime for ages 3 to 6 takes place 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 St.

• LEGOS — Join in Tuesdays and complete a weekly challenge with Legos. All ages welcome. Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Forest Grove City Library, 2114 Pacific Ave. Forest Grove.

• WRITERS IN THE GROVE — A free writing workshop is offered with Writers in the Grove on the second Saturday of every month for young people and adults. For writers with all levels of experience. Come join us on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Forest Grove City Library located at 2114 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove. For more information, call 503-992-3247.

Hillsboro Brookwood Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway

• READ TO THE DOGS — Read to the Dogs is a program aimed at young readers who want to develop their reading skills and improve their confidence by reading aloud to trained therapy dogs and their handlers. The private 20-minute sessions take place at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library in the Storytime Room, Thursday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Registration is required, call 503-615-6500.

• LEGO MY LIBRARY — Drop-in on the first Saturday of each month from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and use your creativity to build whatever your imagination dreams up. There are Duplo blocks for children ages 3 to 5 and Legos for children ages 6 and older. No registration required.

Hillsboro Shute Park Library, 775 S.E. 10th Ave.

• WRITING LIFE SERIES AUTHOR PRESENTATION — Meditate or relax in a softly-lit environment with yoga mats, music and quiet time to center yourself and reset after a hard week of work. Bring your own mat. Supplies are limited. Every Friday, 5 to 6 p.m.

North Plains Public Library, 31334 N.W. Commercial St.

• FAMILY FUN NIGHT — The North Plains Public Library holds screenings of family-rated movies on the first Friday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

• BOOKS BABIES STORYTIME — Each Wednesday, meet for stories, songs, rhymes and finger-plays with volunteer Lauren for babies up to 12 months. Come meet other families with little ones and introduce baby to early literacy activities. 10 a.m. For information, call 503-647-5051.

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