It's time again for Pacific's annual lu'au

It's time again for Pacific's annual lu'au

Cherry blossoms, kids running around outside and Pacific University’s lu’au —...

A century of history, in stitches

A century of history, in stitches

Forest Grove church invites public to view four quilts this Sunday Women of the Forest Grove...

Explore the forest this spring

Explore the forest this spring

The Tillamook Forest Center reopened this month after a winter hiatus and is kicking off spring...

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Forest Grove's Features

COURTESY PHOTO - The library piece is made of special glass in magenta and amber colors. The light reflected through the 20 steel tubes with fins of glass changes as the viewers position shifts, creating a kaleidoscope of colors.
April 15, 2015

Public art dedication set at library Sunday

by Linda Saari
Internationally renowned artist Ed Carpenter will be on hand Sunday, April 19, at the Forest Grove City Library as his large public art piece “Mollie’s Garden” is celebrated in a community…
COURTESY PHOTO - (Left to right) Tyler Oshiro, Zachary Centers, Tanner Nobury, Brandon B. Weaver (on floor), Mark Putnam and Keith White perform the climatic finale number Let It Go.
April 15, 2015

Theatre in the Grove tackles adult comedy

by Stephanie Haugen
With 'The Full Monty,' local troupe sheds inhibition, adds fun Theatre in the Grove has been taking a few more risks in recent years, putting on racier shows with more adult content at their…
COURTESY PHOTO - A native of Japan, Kuniko Yamamoto started performing in her hometown of Osaka. Shell be in Banks tonight, April 15.
April 15, 2015

Make room for storytime tonight

by (None)
The annual Washington County Cooperative Library Services Art of the Storytelling Festival is in full swing this month. Tonight, Wednesday, April 15, Kuniko Yamamoto will present Japanese Folk…
April 08, 2015

Yamhelas trail meeting slated for April 16

by (none)
The Yamhelas Westsider Trail planning team has invited the public to an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. in McMinnville.…
COURTESY PHOTO - The Pacific University Jazz Band will kick off the spring concert series with Jazz Nite.
April 01, 2015

Celebrate spring with Pacific's musical groups

by Stephanie Haugen
The Pacific University music department is sponsoring a series of spring concerts open to the public. Celebrate glorious spring with a variety of musical entertainment. All performances are held…
COURTESY PHOTOS - Local families will head out for annual Easter egg hunts come Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine.
April 01, 2015

Families find Easter in local egg hunts

by Stephanie Haugen
Rain or shine, Easter egg hunts are an Oregon tradition for families. So branch out from individual yards this week and see how many eggs are hidden in western Washington County. n The Forest…
COURTESY PHOTO - Sandra Conlon as Girl (front), Robin Michaels as Millie (back), and Ilana Watson as April and Les Ico as Bill bring HARTs new play to life.
March 25, 2015

HART actors do well with 'tragicomic' characters

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
'Hot l Baltimore' cast makes its audiences follow clues Plays are funny things — some have clear-cut beginnings and endings, well-developed plotlines and carefully crafted character development.…
COURTESY PHOTO - Nun on a Bus author Simone Campbell will be at Pacific University April 6 for a talk.
March 25, 2015

Pacific hosts 'nun on the bus' next month

by Staff
Pacific University hosts Sister Simone Campbell at 7 p.m. Monday, April 6, for a special talk. Invited by Pacific University’s Center for Peace & Spirituality, Campbell, author of “A Nun On the…
March 25, 2015

Art briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
Choreographers, dancers wanted for summer event The Beaverton Arts Commission (BAC) is seeking proposals from master-level choreographers and dancers to create and perform a dance as part of…
COURTESY PHOTOS: CASEY CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHY - Cassie Greer as Proteus, Jessi Walters as Silvia and Clara Hillier as Valentine bring The Six Gentlepersons of Verona to life on stage with a comedic plot.
March 18, 2015

Making silk out of a Shakespearean sow's ear

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
Bag&Baggage's all-female cast brings 'Six Gentlepersons' to life Bag & Baggage seems, in addition to its stated goal of offering Hillsboro “Real. Provocative. Theatre.” to harbor a second…

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FOREST GROVE NEWS-TIMES - Barbershop quartets from across the Pacific Northwest will be competing in Forest Grove this Friday and Saturday.
Mar 18, 2015

Old contest brings out new tricks

by Stephanie Haugen
Barbershop quartets fill Forest Grove High auditorium with song This is the 69th year for Balladtown USA, the All-Northwest Barbershop Quartet Contest, but for many, it’s a year of firsts. For…
COURTESY PHOTOS - The annual fundraiser show, Hip to Be Square, is always popular with onlookers.
Mar 11, 2015

April exhibit seeks artists

by Stephanie Haugen
Local artists are invited to enter Sequoia Gallery + Studios’ annual Hip to be Square Show. The show brings in around 100 works created on 12-inch-by-12-inch wooden boards or canvases. All…
Mar 11, 2015

Art breifs

by Stephanie Haugen
Fines go for food in North Plains During National Library Week, Sunday, April 12 through Saturday, April 18, the North Plains Public Library will participate in an effort to help the hungry by…
COURTESY PHOTO - There will be an opening reception today for Portland artist Erin Dengerinks exhibit, Love, Luck and Tenacity.
Mar 11, 2015

Pacific hosts reception for new art display

by (none)
Luck, Love & Tenacity, an exhibition of works by artist Erin Dengerink, will be displayed in the Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art at Pacific University through Friday, March 20. Dengerink created…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: CASEY CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHY - (From top left) Cassie Greer as Proteus, Jessi Walters as Silvia, Arianne Jacques as Julia, and Clara Hillier as Valentine are ready for opening night of Six Gentlepersons of Verona.
Mar 04, 2015

B&B stages adapted Shakespeare comedy

by (none)
Bag&Baggage Productions’ opening night of “Six Gentlepersons of Verona” is March 5. William Shakespeare didn’t live to see his very first comedy, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” performed on…
Mar 04, 2015

Art briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
TITG holds auditions for spring comedy Theatre in the Grove will hold auditions for its spring production, “Mama Won’t Fly,” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 10, at Theatre in the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - 'Dial M for Murder' was so popular last fall that Bag&Baggage could have extended it for another weekend if they had their own space.
Mar 04, 2015

Theater eyes purchase of local bank building

by Stephanie Haugen, Kathy Fuller & Doug Burkhardt
Bag&Baggage eyes move from The Venetian to eventual 150-seat theater The city of Hillsboro and Bag&Baggage Productions are exploring the feasibility of turning the former Wells Fargo bank…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Shelby, played by Jennifer Yamashiro, is explains to Percy, played by Jessica Reed, something important about Hannahs son, Eli.
Mar 04, 2015

'Spitfire Grill' best 'show you never heard of'

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
TITG production brings review team to tears It is not often that a play inspires audience members to seek out and thank the director at show’s end. Theatre in the Grove’s current production of…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Left to right: Percy (played by Jessica Reed), Hannah (played by Jeanna VanDyke) and Shelby (played by Jennifer Yamashiro) enjoy a laugh while poring over raffle entries.
Feb 25, 2015

'Spitfire Grill' opens Friday at TITG

by (none)
Theatre in the Grove will stage the critically acclaimed contemporary musical “The Spitfire Grill” this month and next. Directed by TITG veteran Darren Hurley, the show focuses on a feisty…
Feb 25, 2015

Arts briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
St. Patty’s parade in need of entrants The Murphy’s Furniture Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is Saturday, March 14, in downtown Hillsboro and entries are still needed. Staging time is at 9 a.m. and…




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