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

Oregon's military heritage topic of talk

North Plains Public Library will host a book talk and lecture by Warren W. Aney and Alisha Hamel, authors of "Oregon Military," at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19.

Oregon's military heritage goes back thousands of years with native warrior traditions. From 1847 to 1880, Army and volunteer units engaged Oregon's native peoples in eight major conflicts. Take a walk back through Oregon's military history, from the Oregon Militia, created in 1843 to WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and most recently in Middle East conflicts.

The program is free and open to the public.

Arts council offers social media workshop

The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council (HACC) will offer a professional development workshop focusing on using Facebook Business to grow a social media marketing plan.

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 6 p.m., Maggie Summers will present a workshop on developing and growing an organization's presence on Facebook. Summers is a social media manager at Sasquatch Advertising in Portland and has more than five years' experience in the social media industry.

The session will cover creating a marketing strategy, tailoring Facebook for a non-profit and promoting content, and putting basic principles into practice.

"How to Use Facebook to Grow Your Nonprofit" offers a step-by-step guide on navigating the best ways to use social media to get the largest impact.

The workshop is $25 to attend. Call the Walters Cultural Arts Center at 503-615-3485 to register. More information:

Theater group presents 'Willy Wonka Jr.'

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage this month in Journey Theater Group's adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale.

The story follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats. The fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather.

Performances are at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20; 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21; and 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22. All shows are at Alpenrose Opera House, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, Portland. Tickets are on sale now at or by calling 360-750-8550. Pre-sale adult tickets are $12, youth and seniors are $10. All tickets for the 2 p.m. Saturday show are $10 in advance. All tickets will be $4 more at the door.

Harvest on Main comes to the Market

Harvest on Main cozies up with the Saturday, Oct. 28 Hillsboro Farmers Market with a variety of autumnal activities that pair with pumpkin-spiced everything.

Plenty of treats, prizes, bounce houses, carnival games and field games are scheduled, including a cornhole tournament. Arrive in costume between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a chance to snag bragging rights and devilish prizes.

The market is open from 8 to 1:30 p.m.

Events are hosted by Hillsboro Farmers Market, Lincoln Street Elementary School's Parent Teacher Organization, the Hillsboro First Baptist Church and the Hillsboro Downtown Partnership.

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