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Events, shows, workshops and other activities in the western Washington County area.

THEATER

SPINNING — Bag&Baggage Productions presents "Spinning Into Butter" through Sept. 24. Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. The Vault Theater, Main Street, Hillsboro. Tickets: $25-$30. www.bagnbaggage.org.

HART Theatre — "See How They Run," an English comedy in three acts by Philip King, runs through Sept. 24 at HART Theatre, 185 S.E. Washington St., Hillsboro. Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets: $12-$16.

>www.hart-theatre.org.

COMMUNITY

SQUARE DANCE — Learn how to Square Dance. 7-9 p.m. Weekly lessons on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 13. Aloha Grange. $6. www.hoedowners.info.

PERENNIAL GARDEN — Learn from Master Gardeners about companion planting for year-round interest, design techniques, feeding and pruning tips, and suggestions for plants that thrive in the Pacific Northwest. 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate, 8005 Grabhorn Road, Beaverton.

VILLAGE 101 — Village Without Walls will hold an information session on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Forest Grove Library, 2114 Pacific Ave. Learn about membership and volunteer opportunities. For more, call 971-238-8511 or visit www.villagewithoutwalls.org.

CHALK ART — Forest Grove's 27th Annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 16, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street. $12 includes one box of chalk and one sidewalk square ($7 for Valley Art members). www.valleyart.org.

CORN ROAST — 53rd annual Corn Roast and Fall Festival. Saturday, Sept. 16, noon to 5 p.m., Forest Grove Pacific University campus. www.visitforestgrove.com.

SMART DRIVER — AARP will offer a Smart Driver refresher course for those 50 and over on Monday, Sept. 18 at Tuality Health Education Center in Hillsboro. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $15 for members/$20 non-members. Call 503-708-0050 to register.

TOMATO TASTING — Taste heirloom, old standards and new varieties of tomatoes while touring the Washington County Demonstration Gardens, 884 N.E. 28th Ave., Hillsboro. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

SAVE THE DATE

VILLAGE 101 — Village Without Walls will hold an info session on Sept. 20, 9 to 11 a.m., at Peppermill Restaurant, 17455 S.W. Farmington Road, Aloha. Learn about membership and volunteer opportunities. For more, call 971-238-8511 or visit www.villagewithoutwalls.org.

MYSTERY MAN — Best-selling author Phillip Margolin will speak at Forest Grove Christian Church, 2231 19th Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. Margolin writes legal mysteries. He has been a practicing attorney, served in the Peace Corps in Liberia, West Africa, and has long served on the board of Chess for Success. Advance tickets: $10. Call 503-341-2182. Tickets are $15 at the door/$10 for seniors.

COOKING CLASS — Japanese cuisine cooking and sushi class, plus A Taste of Curry. Saturday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Community Auditorium, 1915 Main St., Forest Grove. The Sister Cities Committee holds this hands-on cooking class. Instructors will assist class attendees to prepare four popular Japanese-style dishes. The class fee includes all ingredients and a set of chopsticks. Contact Anna Ruggles, City Recorder's office, 503-992-3235,

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BIRDS AND BREW — The 6th annual Birds and Brew happens Saturday, Sept. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove. For more information, call 503-681-3600.

VETERANS' EVENTS

AMERICAN LEGION — Sept. 16: DEC at Tigard Post. Sept. 23: Pizza night, 6 p.m.  Farmers Market booth: Sept. 16, 23, 30, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 285 W. Main St., Hillsboro. www.hillsboropost6.org.    

DAV — Sept. 13: Potluck 5:30 p.m., monthly meeting 6 p.m. 285 W. Main St., Hillsboro. www.dav7.org.

VFW — Sept. 16: Auxiliary District meeting at American Legion Hall. Every Thursday: dinner, 5 p.m. 310 W. Walnut St. www.vfw2666.org.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Cornelius Public Library

1355 N. Barlow

HERITAGE — Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with traditional Hispanic games and related activities. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m.

GROUNDBREAKING — Join in the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Cornelius Public Library, on site, at the corner of 14th and Adair. Saturday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m.

Forest Grove Library

2114 Pacific Ave.

SPOKEN WORD — Join baseball pioneer Ila Borders as she shares her experiences playing men's professional baseball. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. After her talk, she will sell copies of her book, "Making My Pitch."

MOVIE VIEW-ALIKES — Librarians love to recommend read-alike titles for your favorite books, but did you know we can also do that for movies, too? If you liked "Hidden Figures," you'll also enjoy "A League of Their Own." Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1 p.m.

BOOKS ON TRIAL — Join in a Banned Books week program with Books on Trial. The content of four books which have generated resistance and controversy will be argued from both sides for a jury that will decide their fate. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m.

Hillsboro Brookwood Library

2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway

WRITERS' FAIR — Come meet local authors, publishers and others at the Writers' Fair. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Attend presentations and panel discussions about your favorite genres. Books will be available for purchase and signing, plus enter to win door prizes.

WRITERS' WORKSHOP — Join Jae Xerrano, writer of "Comedic Divinity: Fateless.," of an adult writing workshop. Saturday, Sept. 16, noon to 1 p.m. Register online or at the library.

OREGON HISTORY — Oregon Historical Highlights: a World of Wonders. Kerry Tymchuk, director of the Oregon Historical Society, will share highlights from Oregon's state's history. Thursday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. Free.

Shute Park Library

775 SE 10th Ave.

PRO MAKEUP — Learn makeup tips you can use for an everyday professional office. Join make-up artist Angie Barnum from Angie's Art of Beauty for this one-time class. For adults. Register online or at the library. Thursday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m.

North Plains Library

31334 N.W. Commercial St.

STORY DOG — Join Fletcher the wonder dog for a very canine story time. 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13.

CARD SWAP — Connect and swap with others in a free Artist Trading Cards get-together. Thursday, Sept. 21, 6 p.m. Call 503 647-5051 to learn the current month's theme. Open to the public.

MOVIE NIGHT — International Movie Night will be the film "After the Storm" from Japan. Abbey Creek tasting room in North Plains. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 21 and over event.

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