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TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Elders Caleb Nordfelt and Hunter Dunn, missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, volunteer in the kitchen at the Juanita Pohl Center on Tuesdays.
May 25, 2017

'Called to teach,' Mormon missionaries serve as community volunteers

by Mark Miller
While their role is to spread the gospel, elders and sisters also give back to their temporary communities, as at Tualatin's Juanita Pohl Center.
COURTESY - The African penguin is endangered in part due to lack of guano, or bat excrement, for it to use to build its nests. The Oregon Zoo is getting involved with a Kickstarter campaign to build artificial nests for the penguins.
May 25, 2017

Oregon Zoo helping with 'Invest in the Nest' project for penguins

by The Times
The flightless birds are running low on a valuable building material for their nests in Southern Africa.
COURTESY PHOTO - Nicole Apelian has long been an outdoors enthusiast, and she appeared on the second season of the History Channel's 'Alone.' She has never let multiple sclerosis slow her down.
May 25, 2017

Nicole Apelian gets back to basics

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Apelian and her partner, Alan Kay, starred on the History Channel show 'Alone.' They live in North Portland.


COURTESY OF THE PORTLAND BALLET - Evan Lindsay, a senior at Beaverton's Arts & Communication Magnet Academy, plans to train professionally in Columbus, Ohio, next year.
May 24, 2017

Beaverton dancers take stage at Portland Ballet concert

by Blair Stenvick
A senior at Arts & Communication Magnet Academy is among the stars of 'Festival Russes' and 'Who Cares?'
COURTESY PHOTO - Edna Vasquez
May 18, 2017

Homegrown singer-songwriter Edna Vasquez returns to Hillsboro

by Michael Sproles
Although born in western Mexico, Vasquez's musical journey began at Century High School.
COURTESY: IMAGO THEATRE - Actors Todd Van Voris (left) and Anne Sorce (middle) join a three-woman chorus in acting on a moving stage in Imago Theatre's 'Medea,' April 21-May 20. It's been a 'challenge' to get 'sea legs' on the stage, Van Voris says.
May 18, 2017

Imago puts new slant on 'Medea'

by Jason Vondersmith
The Greek tragedy is given an ethereal staging by the innovative theater company.
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May 17, 2017

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by Pamplin Media Group
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COURTESY MUSLIM EDUCATIONAL TRUST. - Al Andalus Ensemble will perform at 'We Refuse to Be Enemies - Part 2' this Sunday.
May 16, 2017

Leaders of three faiths to break bread together

by Blair Stenvick
This Portland event is designed to help neighbors understand neighbors.
BIG HORN BRASS WILL PERFORM MUSIC FROM THE AURORA COLONY BAND IN THEIR UPCOMING CONCERT. - Courtesy Big Horn Brass.
May 16, 2017

Big Horn Brass tunes in on Oregon history

by Blair Stenvick
The local brass band will include a historical twist in its Beaverton spring concert.
BLAIR STENVICK - Tyler Staples does a 'hop rub' of a Cascade hop at Uptown Market. The oils left on his hand smell like earth and grapefruit.
May 16, 2017

Hopstory

by Blair Stenvick
An OSU beer expert will discuss connection between Oregon's farm and science history and today's craft beer culture at Tigard Public Library on Saturday, May 20.
COURTESY 'HEY LORETTA!' - 'Hey Loretta!' benefits the Oregon Food Bank
May 11, 2017

Bringing 'Queen of Country' to life on stage

by The Times
'Hey Loretta! ' honors Loretta Lynn, and benefits the Oregon Food Bank.
COURTESY LIBER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY - Liber Leadership Academy performed 'Taming of the Shrew' last month.
May 10, 2017

Washington County students perform 'Taming of the Shrew'

by The Times
Liber Leadership Academy hosted two productions of Shakespeare's classic play.
COURTESY HEARTHSTONE AT MURRAYHILL - Donnice Reeve's Oregon Trail quilt was passed down through her late husband's great grandmother.
May 09, 2017

Beaverton quilt show includes Oregon Trail heirloom

by The Times
The show will be hosted by Hearthstone at Murrayhill, a senior living community.
COURTESY PHOTO - Washington County Museum's Ladies of the Valley exhibit showcases items from museum archives.
May 04, 2017

Museum offers glimpse into Tualatin Valley's women in the mid-1800s

by Michael Sproles
How have lifestyles changed? Hobbies? Fashions? 'Ladies of the Valley,' a new exhibit at the Washington County Museum, explores the region's history.
COURTESY OF DAVID FOSS - David Foss of King City took almost five months to create this B-17 bomber model, which contains a clear fuselage side so viewers cam see inside.
May 04, 2017

King City man donates model replica of his old B-17 to Evergreen Museum

by Ray Pitz
Don Anderson was the tail gunner in a Flying Fortress during World War II, flying sorties over Germany.
COURTESY: BRUD GILES - Oregon Symphony plans the the 'Sound of Home' series next season, emphasizing immigration, environment and homelessness; immigration issues hit home for Carlos Kalmar symphony music director. Earlier this season, for its 'SoundSights' series, the symphony put on Bartok's 'Bluebeard's Castle' (above), featuring art by Dale Chihuly.
May 04, 2017

Oregon Symphony keeps time in a new world

by Lyndsey Hewitt
The symphony plans to feature music that explores the human condition, from immigration to homelessness to incarceration.
TIMES FILE PHOTO - ISing will perform three concerts in the Portland area before embarking on a tour of Japan.
May 03, 2017

Voices reaching across the globe

by Blair Stenvick
ISing to perform concerts in Beaverton - and its Japanese sister city.
COURTESY OF THE BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY - Emile Dultra and Ajai Terrazas Tripathi star as a young Frida Kahlo and her father Guillermo in 'Fridita.'
May 04, 2017

Frida Kahlo's childhood takes stage in 'Fridita'

by The Times
Teatro Milagro is staging a free performance of the play at the Beaverton City Library.
COURTESY OF DAVID FURNAL - Illustrator David Furnal, left, is mentored by Larry Elmore prior to the awards ceremony.
April 27, 2017

Beaverton illustrator receives international award, and more

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
David Furnal attended a workshop by famed fantasy artist Larry Elmore and was honored for winning the International Illustration Contest.
COURTESY CITY OF BEAVERTON - A rendering of the Beaverton Center for the Art's planned 450-seat auditorium.
April 25, 2017

Beaverton's New Living Room

by Blair Stenvick
Here's what to expect from Beaverton's soon-to-be-built Center for the Arts.
COURTESY PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING BEAVERTON HILLS - Verna Peterson, in pink, celebrated her 105th birthday with family and friends.
April 25, 2017

Lifelong Beaverton resident celebrates 105th birthday

by The Times
Family and friends joined Verna Peterson to mark the occassion.
COURTESY TAMMY ROBACKER - Beaverton poet Tammy Robacker addresses abuse, myths and fairy tales in 'Villain Songs.'
April 25, 2017

Facing trauma head-on in 'Villain Songs'

by Blair Stenvick
Beaverton poet Tammy Robacker will host a reading with other Pacific Nortwest poets this Sunday.
April 20, 2017

Two Portland authors share Jewish women's wisdom

by The Times
Prikei Imahot, by Lois Sussman Shenker and Assistant Rabbi Eve Posen, is an update on an ancient Jewish text.
COURTESY: LAIKA/FOCUS FEATURES - Travis Knight, president and CEO of Laika, has been a major player in the Portland area's animation world. He's the son of Nike co-founder Phil Knight, who owns Laika.
April 20, 2017

OPB, museum peek behind curtain at Laika

by Jason Vondersmith
A new documentary and exhibit explore the work of the Hillsboro animation studio.
BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY: CRAIG MITCHELLDYER - Antonia Darlene (center) will wow audiences with her vocal chops singing 1960s pop music songs like 'One Fine Day' and 'A Natural Woman' in Broadway Rose's 'Beehive.'
April 13, 2017

Antonia Darlene's 'worst-ever audition' couldn't keep her off the stage

by Barbara Sherman
The actress is appearing in Broadway Rose's production of 'Beehive.'

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COURTESY VALLEY CATHOLIC - Dan Schauffler, band director at Valley Catholic, finally received a gold record over 30 years after the Nu Shooz hit 'I Can't Wait.'
Apr 13, 2017

Beaverton resident, former Nu Shooz member, finally gets gold…

by Blair Stenvick
The Valley Catholic High School band director, Dan Schauffler, was honored for the track 'I Can't Wait.'
COURTESY PHOTO - Sit and sip while taking in the beauty of Oregon's wine country during North Willamette Vintners Wine Trail weekend April 8 and 9.
Apr 06, 2017

Wine trail offers unique taste of Oregon in Washington County

by Michael Sproles
Tickets are $60 for the weekend, $40 for a single-day pass.
Apr 06, 2017

Lakewood Theatre to hold auditions for two plays

by The Times
'Visit to a Small Planet' and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' are seeking actors.
COURTESY OF CAROLYN WOOD - At the age of 11, Carolyn Wood knew she wanted to be a world-class swimmer. She made it to the Olympics and brought home gold in 1960.
Mar 30, 2017

Swimmer, hiker, teacher, author

by Dana Haynes
Carolyn Wood has spent a lifetime learning how to start and finish things - and to excel.
FILE - Past concerts at the Oregon Zoo have included The Indigo Girls in 2015.
Mar 30, 2017

Oregon Zoo announces six summer concert acts

by Blair Stenvick
Summer concerts at the zoo have been happening since 1979.
FILE PHOTO - Construction continues on the $33.5 million Cultural Crossing expansion.
Mar 30, 2017

Portland Japanese Garden's top 5 things to see

by Jennifer Anderson
Cultural Village expansion brings new galleries, a tea cafe, gardens and buildings.
COURTESY OF FLUTE FAIR - Flutist Peter Sheridan, an expert in extra-low-range flutes, will offer master classes and a performance at the event.
Mar 30, 2017

Low-flute specialist Peter Sheridan at Saturday's Flute Fair

by The Times
The event, presented by the Greater Portland Flute Society, takes place at Aloha High School.