Hillsboro arts groups can apply for funding

Applications for the 2014-15 Community Arts & Culture grants are due by 5 p.m. March 28. Download a copy of the application at or pick one up at Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

Cristina Caravaca can answer questions about the application process at 503-681-5381.

Arts and culture organizations that provide programming to Hillsboro are eligible for funding. Educational or social service organizations with an arts and culture component or partner also qualify.

The HACC organization tries to raise awareness of the arts in Hillsboro, expand or support existing arts programs, foster collaboration between community members, and provide access to arts and cultural experiences to the underserved.

Aspiring theater kids meet at library

Local kids are invited to the Hillsboro Public Library Saturday, Feb. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. to play acting games and learn basic physical and vocal theater techniques from Bag&Baggage’s Cassie Greer. Attendance is free, but registration is required. 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway. 503-615-6500.

Sequoia calls for talent for fundraising

Sequoia Gallery + Studios is calling Portland metro area artists to offer their talents at “Hip 2B Square,” a fundraiser that runs April 1 to May 2.

The show raised money for the gallery through sale of artwork.

This year, there will be four People’s Choice awards with donations from local businesses, “Colours Art Supply and Framing” and “Dick Blick Art Supply.”

Complete an entry form with a $25 entry fee at Sequoia Gallery + Studios, 136 S.E. 3rd Ave. in Hillsboro.

Artists will be given their choice of a 12- by 12-inch canvas or wooden panel. Sequoia is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit 503-693-0401.

Play dates are back in North Plains

Families are invited to run obstacle courses, throw balls and bean bags, walk on stilts, and jump in bounce houses in North Plains.

Play dates are free and open for everyone at the Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St. in North Plains. Snacks and drinks are donated, and volunteers are needed to help plan and set up. Parents should be available to supervise kids during the dates, which are open 1:30 to 5 p.m. Play dates are generally the fourth Sunday of the month.

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