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COURTESY PHOTO - Brenda Schaffer will be the featured artist at Forest Groves A Framers Touch in May. This photo is called 'Alone in a Crowd.'
April 30, 2017

Second Forest Grove art walk draws in more artists

by Michael Sproles
More locations added to Forest Grove art walk after a successful debut last month.
COURTESY PHOTO - Acrylic artists Eliat Avivi and Christina Massocco join with wood sculptor Martin Conley to produce a common theme show in May at Sequoia Gallery, Sun Moon Sea.
April 29, 2017

First Tuesday Artwalk slated for May 2 in downtown Hillsboro

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Art, music fun, food take center stage at Hillsboro's First Tuesday.
April 29, 2017

Pacific professor will direct anniversary concert of Oregon Symphonic Band Sunday

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Trumpeter Allen Vizzutti is guest soloist for the April 30 concert at Portland's Newmark Theatre.


COURTESY PHOTO - Celso Machado
April 28, 2017

Free PCC concert will feature rhythms from Brazil

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Brazilian virtuoso Celso Machado performs Wednesday, May 3 as part of Rock Creek's 40th anniversary celebration.
COURTESY PHOTO - Retired loggers will talk about their experiences at Vernonia Library on May 2.
April 28, 2017

Vernonia Library hosts Oregon Folklife Network conversation with retired loggers

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Logging is one of the many living cultural traditions of Columbia County; loggers worked a combined 100 years in the industry.
April 28, 2017

Garden planned on south side of Forest Grove library building

by Stephanie Haugen
Forest Grove Library Foundation project will help mitigate water runoff.
FILE PHOTO - Gas or charcoal? Both produce delcious barbecue meals. You decide.
April 28, 2017

Gas or charcoal? The age-old cooking question

by Pamplin Media Group
There really is no wrong answer in the gas-or-charcoal debate. It comes down to personal preference.
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.
April 27, 2017

OREGON SYMPHONY KEEPS TIME IN A NEW WORLD

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Symphony's 2017-18 season includes topical social issue themes: immigration, environment, homelessness.
April 27, 2017

Beaverton event calls on artists to submit works

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
2D and 3D visual artists can apply for signature Beaverton Arts Mix! event slated for October 5-8.
COURTESY PHOTO - Northwest Senior Theatre presents a show highlighting Academy Award winning songs May 17-20.
April 26, 2017

Community calendar -- April 26-May 5, 2017

by Kathy Fuller
Events and entertainment coming up the next week in the western Washington County area.
FILE PHOTO - Rat and other rodents can cause damage inside and outsie homes. Take care to prevent rodents from moving in.
April 26, 2017

Spring Home and Garden: Technician offers advice on pest control

by Pamplin Media Group
Make sure your home doesn't become a headquarters for unwelcome pests.
COURTESY PHOTO: PETE STONE - Annie Zhang
April 25, 2017

Youth orchestra will perform free concert at Pacific University

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Portland Youth Philharmonic's spring preview concert May 1 will feature cellist Annie Zhang.
COURTESY OF VALLEY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL - Dan Schauffler was honored last week for his gold record with the 1980s band Nu Shooz at Valley Catholic High School, where he is band director.
April 25, 2017

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

by Blair Stenvick
Dan Schauffler, now music teacher at Valley Catholic, receives belated award for Nu Shooz hit 'I Can't Wait.'
PHOTO COURTESY OF THPRD - The red-flowering currant is just one of dozens of native plants that will be available for purchase at THPRDs annual Spring Native Plant Sale on April 29.
April 24, 2017

Transform your yard into a pollinator garden

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District hosts its annual plant sale April 29, with plenty of plants to attract pollinators.
COURTESY PHOTO - The engravings of Mike Watson are on display at the Tillamook Forest Center through May.
April 22, 2017

Tillamook Forest Center hosts talk on 'What We Want from the Wild'

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Forest engravings by Mike Watson featured at the center through May.
April 21, 2017

Master Gardeners host plant sale on Saturday, April 29

by Pamplin Media Group
The Washington County Master Gardeners Association's annual plant sale is one day only, on Saturday, April 29.
NEWS-TIMES/HILLSBORO TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The annual celebration draws thousands to downtown Hillsboro each year. Started in 2004 as a way to connect Latino businesses with the community, the festivities have evolved into an annual celebration of diversity across the city.
April 21, 2017

Annual festival celebrates Latin American cultures

by Michael Sproles
Hillsboro's Latino Cutural Festival returns to downtown Saturday, April 23
COURTESY PHOTO - Tommy Sepulveda, Will Levings, Mav Houston and Alisha Bender play in Glencoe High School's murder/mystery/comedy, 'Back to School Fright.'
April 20, 2017

Who dunnit? Glencoe High presents an interactive murder-mystery.

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Audience members will have a chance to solve a murder at Glencoe's original audience participation play, 'Back to School Fright.'
COURTESY PHOTO - 'Jesus Christ Superstar' opens Friday night, April 21, at Theatre in the Grove.
April 20, 2017

'Superstar' hits the stage in Forest Grove

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Classic rock opera 'Jesus Christ Superstar' plays three weekends at Theatre in the Grove.
COURTESY PHOTO - Jamie Maschler
April 19, 2017

Accordion celebration returns to Forest Grove Sunday

by Michael Sproles
Spring festival at Community and Senior Center features Seattle's Jamie Maschler.

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Apr 19, 2017

Unified Performers to stage 'Marked'

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Forest Grove High School's acting troupe of students of all abilities will present a show about bullying on April 20, 21.
COURTESY PHOTO: TITG - Matthew Brown plays Jesus in Theatre in the Grove's production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar.'
Apr 19, 2017

Community calendar -- April 19-29, 2017

by Kathy Fuller
Events and entertainment opportunities coming up in the western Washington County area.
COURTESY: PORTLAND JAPANESE GARDEN - The Portland's Japanese Garden's $33.5 million remodel and expansion is almost complete, and the Cultural Villge will be open April 2.
Apr 18, 2017

Portland's Japanese Garden expansion a sight to behold

by Jennifer Anderson
The Japanese Garden in Portland's Washington Park is open again after a $33.5 million remodel and expansion, with new galleries, tea…
COURTESY PHOTO: C. SMITH - Sea slugs are commonly found in tide pools.
Apr 18, 2017

Dig in to clamming, tide pools at Netart's Bay

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Learn about sustainable clamming, tide pool creatures April 29-30 at Netart's Bay on the Oregon Coast.
COURTESY PHOTO: FRANK HUNT - The cast of STAGES production of 'The Secret Garden' is working hard to bring real emotion to the play. It premieres April 21 at HART Theatre in Hillsboro.
Apr 17, 2017

STAGES to reveal secrets of a 'magic' garden

by Michael Sproles
'The Secret Garden' runs April 21 through May 7 at Hillsboro's HART Theatre.
NEWS-TIMES/HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - The sign from the former Hank's Supermarket has a new home in McNally's Taproom on Main Street in Hillsboro.
Apr 15, 2017

From Hank's to McNally's: downtown venue hangs old supermarket sign

by Kathy Fuller
Official 'unveiling' party set for Monday, April 24 at McNally's Taproom.
COURTESY PHOTO - For the last two years, Mike Soto has owned and operated Pizzario as a spot where people can stop in to hear live music from the local scene while enjoying a slice or two.
Apr 14, 2017

Pizzario pizza and music venue celebrates two years

by Michael Sproles
This Saturday, April 15, marks the two-year anniversary of Pizzario on Main Street, Hillsboro.
COURTESY PHOTO - GINA OCHSNER
Apr 14, 2017

A Q&A with Ochsner, Grover and Daviau

by Michaela Bancud
The Portland Tribune caught up with three Oregon authors in advance of the Oregon Book Awards.
COURTESY: PORTLAND PARKS & RECREATION - Thousands of visitors go through the beautiful International Rose Test Garden every year. The Rose Garden marks its 100th anniversary this year.
Apr 13, 2017

ROSE GARDEN IN BLOOM FOR 100 YEARS

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Portland's International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park turns 100 and still blooming strong.
FILE PHOTO - Tillamook State Forest
Apr 13, 2017

Tillamook Forest Center announces summer hours

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
Tillamook Forest Center will close on Tuesdays during summer; open six days a week.
COURTESY PHOTO - MARILYN KELLER
Apr 12, 2017

Community calendar: April 12-22, 2017

by Kathy Fuller
Community events and activities in western Washington County this week.
NEWS-TIMES/HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - Stickwork sculptor Patrick Dougherty, right, and his son and assistant Sam Dougherty work on the beginnings of the second of seven stick sculptures woven among a stand of Douglas fir trees at Orenco Woods Nature Park in Hillsboro.
Apr 12, 2017

Sticking with it: Sculpture in Orenco Woods Nature Park begins to take shape

by Kathy Fuller
Internationally recognized stickwork sculptor Patrick Dougherty is in Hillsboro this month completing a sculpture of saplings and…
Apr 12, 2017

Forest Grove church hosts free egg hunt, pancake breakfast

by Michael Sproles
Third annual Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake breakfast free to the community on Easter.
COURTESY PHOTO - James D. Thayer spent many years researching for his book, 'Hiking from Portland to the Coast,' traversing many trails from the city to the coast. 'In the seven years I was walking those trails, I ran into three people,' he says.
Apr 11, 2017

Head to hikers' heaven between Portland, coast

by Jennifer Anderson
Local history buff and longtime hiking enthusiast James D. Thayer publishes a guide to 30 trails that crisscross through the lush…
Apr 11, 2017

Help plan Hillsboro's arts and culture future

by News-Times/Hillsboro Tribune
City hosts four meetings to gather input on arts and culture future.
COURTESY PHOTO - Scott McDougall hails from Los Angeles. The Americana musician will return to the McMenamins Grand Lodge on Saturday, April 22.
Apr 10, 2017

Americana artist to return to McMenamins Grand Lodge April 22

by Michael Sproles
Scott McDougall, originally from LA, has embraced the Pacific Northwest.
COURTESY: HOYT ARBORETUM - Hoyt Arboretum has 12 miles of trails to explore, and it'll host guided tours for Arbor Month in April — including Magnolia and Spring Blossom tours.
Apr 09, 2017

Shake off winter with a walk in the woods at Hoyt Arboretum

by Lyndsey Hewitt
189-acre 'living museum' sits just east of Beaverton in Washington Park.
FILE PHOTO - Westside Quilters Guild meets April 17. All are welcome.
Apr 07, 2017

Community Briefs - Forest Grove and Hillsboro happenings

by Kathy Fuller
Upcoming free events, films and meetings in the western Washington County area.
COURTESY PHOTO - Together 18 years, Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and California cellist Natalie Haas will perform a concert at the Walters Cultural Arts Center this month.
Apr 06, 2017

Fiddler and cellist bring Scottish tunes to Walters

by Michael Sproles
Global music greats Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas pair up for an evening of music April 21.
COURTESY PHOTO - Wilson shows off his bartending flair to customers behind the bar at Yellow Llama on Main Street in downtown Forest Grove.
Apr 06, 2017

No drama Yellow Llama: Forest Grove Peruvian restaurant finds 'perfect spot' in Forest Grove

by Michael Sproles
Wilson and Kellie Lemings's eatery features authentic cuisine made with love.