Workshop, plays and meet-ups scheduled for this week and next in western Washington County.

THEATERCOURTESY PHOTO - Tears of Joy Theatre presents 'Nightmare in my Closet,' on Saturday, Jan. 13, at Sherwood Center for the Arts.

STAGES — STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy presents William Shakespeare's "As You Like It," through Jan. 12. Tickets: $12-$15 at Performances take place at HART Theatre, Hillsboro.

CARNAGE —Theatre in the Grove presents "God of Carnage," Jan. 12-28. Tickets: $14-$16 at

PUPPETS — Tears of Joy Theatre presents "Nightmare in my Closet," on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 S.W. Pine St. All ages. $5.


CLOSURE — The Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro is closed for renovations through Jan. 21. Staff is available by phone, 503-615-3485, to assist with class registration and ticket sales.

SOCIAL TIME — Join Village Without Walls members, volunteers and friends at Reedville Cafe in Hillsboro on Friday, Jan. 12, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All welcome. Learn more:

GENEAOLOGY — The Genealogical Society of Washington County Oregon will hold its monthly meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway. Featured speakers Linda Clark, Carol Surrency and Linda Meyer will talk about "Habits Genealogists Must Develop." Free and open to the public. GSWCO is not limited to research in Washington County, and promotes the study of genealogy in all parts of the world. For further information, call 503-640-4431.

CONCERT — Biddy on the Bench in concert on Saturday, Jan. 13. 7:30 p.m. Winona Grange, Tualatin. Tickets: $20 at

NEW YEAR — Ever wondered how people celebrate the New Year in other countries? Washington County Museum will hold a free family morning on Saturday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to explore New Year's traditions from around the world. The museum is located at PCC Rock Creek, 17677 N.W. Springville Road, Portland. More:

DANCE — Learn modern square dance. Tuesdays beginning Jan. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. First two lessons free, then $6 per session. Ages 10+. Aloha Grange, 3425 S.W. 185th Ave. More:

NETWORKING — Get all your grant questions answered at the Washington County Arts & Culture Grants Panel. Representatives from the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council, the Collins Foundation, Metro Community Placemaking Grant Program and Regional Arts & Culture Council will discuss how to make your application stand out to funders. Free. RSVP requested. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a spot. 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16. Hillsboro Brookwood Library.


CRAB FEED — North Plains Crab and Steak Feed is Saturday, Jan. 20. Doors open at 3 p.m.; last seating at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the North Plains Senior Center and its programs including Meals on Wheels, fitness classes and entertainment. Purchase tickets online ar Event takes place at the Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St.

WORKSHOP — "InstaMarketing for Artists." Learn the best visual platform for your art with Helvi Smith. Saturday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m. Have the Instagram app downloaded to your smartphone before class. Ages 16+. Valley Art, Forest Grove.

BRAZILIAN MUSIC — Rio Con Brio plays at the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro. Friday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. The duo brings the sounds of Choro, 20th-century street music from Rio de Janiero. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

SOCIAL TIME — Join Village Without Walls members, volunteers and friends at BJ's Coffee in Forest Grove on Friday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to noon. All welcome. Learn more:

MASON BEES — Mason Bees 101 by Ron Spendal addresses the biology, behavior and natural history of the bee. Saturday, Jan 27, 10 a.m. to noon, at Washington County Master Gardeners Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek, 17705 N.W. Springville Road, Portland. No registration needed, free parking.


American Legion — 285 W. Main St.

Jan. 27: Annual Crab Feed 6 p.m. RSVP for tickets. 

VFW — 310 S.W. Walnut St. 

Jan. 12: monthly meeting

Every Thursday: Dinner 5 p.m.


Banks Public Library

42461 N.W. Market St.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME — Storytime for ages 3 to 6 is 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

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

CLOSURES — The library will be closed Jan. 15 for MLK Day, and Jan. 22 for staff development.

JOURNALING — BUJO (Bullet Journal) 101. Learn how to use a Bullet Journal to organize your goals and New Year's resolutions. Bring your own journal (can be anything) and pens. Bilingual: English & Spanish presentation. Thursday, Jan. 11, 5-7 p.m.

VILLAGE — Learn about housing options and community involvement for aging in place at this Village Without Walls presentation. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2-4 p.m.

Forest Grove Library

2114 Pacific Ave.

BOOK GROUP — Join in a discussion of Michael Chabon's "The Yiddish Policeman's Union" on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 7 to 8 p.m. New members always welcome. An alternate historical work based on a premise that Alaska became the Jewish homeland after World War II finds detective Meyer Landsman investigating a heroin-addicted chess prodigy's murder, a case with ties to an extremist Orthodox sect.

SHADOW THEATER — Oregon Shadow Theatre returns to the Forest Grove City Library in honor of Be Enthusiastic About Reading (B.E.A.R.) Month. As shadow puppeteer Deb Chase manipulates and gives voice to the puppets from behind the shadow screen, Mick Doherty works in view of the audience providing music, voices and sound effects, and acting as a storyteller. Anansi the spider is clever, witty, foolish and greedy. In this story, Anansi meets a River Goblin, fights a Chimpanzee, and plays a trick on his whole village. Arrive early for tickets to this free family show. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m.

Shute Park Library

775 S.E. Tenth Ave.

WINTER PARTY — Children who completed the Winter Reading Challenge in December are invited to bring their families and a favorite stuffed animal to celebrate. Friday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m.

LOTERIA — Lotería is a game of chance played throughout Mexico which closely resembles Bingo. Monday, Jan. 22, 6 p.m.

Hillsboro Brookwood Library

2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway

DROP-IN ZEN — 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. (BYOMat, supplies are limited.) Every Friday, 5-6 p.m.

GROWNUP STORYTIME — Storytime for grownups will be held on Wednesdays, Jan. 10 and 17, at 7 p.m. For adults and teens.

North Plains Library

31334 N.W. Commercial St.

SUPER SATURDAY — Join in the fun at Jessie Mays Community Center for a Super Saturday kids event. Musician Mo Phillips entertains. Saturday, Jan. 13, 1-2 p.m.

MOVIE NIGHT — Join in a screening of "Bad Luck Goat," Thursday, Jan. 18 at Abbey Creek wine tasting room in North Plains. Doors open at 6 p.m. for short moves and refreshments. The feature begins at 7 p.m. A 2017 movie from Colombia, "Bad Luck Goat" is in Creole with English subtitles. After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father's truck, bickering teenage siblings Corn and Rita must find a way to repair the truck in time to pick up tourists that will be staying at their family's Caribbean hotel.

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