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COURTESY PHOTO: THE WALTERS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER - Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St., Hillsboro, presents the Portland Youth Philharmonic at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18.

Around the area

MEETING — The Genealogical Society of Washington County Oregon will have its May 2019 meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11, at the Brookwood Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro. The speaker will be Pam Vestal, speaking about "Genealogical Pits I have Fallen Into and How to Avoid Them." The meeting is free and open to all. The Society encourages genealogical research in Washington County and around the world. For more information, call 503-716-8029.

COOKING CLASSES — Guidetti's Kitchen, a culinary studio in Forest Grove, is offering the following workshop: "Mom & Me Cooking," $60 for two, at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Check guidettiskitchen.com for details, updated information and registration. 2311 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove.

PSYCHIC, HEALING, ART FAIR — Crystal Heart Books and Crystal Heart Boutiques will be having a Psychic, Healing & Art Fair from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 3; from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 4; and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at 269 E. Main St., Hillsboro. A wide variety of practitioners will be offering readings in tarot, clairvoyant, psychic medium, dream interpretation, reiki, psychometry and angel readings, life coaching, cupping, massage and more. Free lectures and aura photos. Several of Crystal Heart's 55 in-house local artists will be answering questions about their art pieces. For more information on the free lectures and times, early-bird specials, artists, practitioners, and to participate in future fairs, visit CHB.Rocks. 

MUSIC

OPEN MIC — Influence Music Hall at 135 S.E. Third Ave. in Hillsboro hosts its Friday open mic every Friday from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Music, poetry and comedy are welcomed. Visit influencemusichall.org or call 503-701-6859 for more information.

COMBO CONCERT — Pacific University's The Pacific Choirs will combine with the PCC Rock Creek Choirs to perform the Misa Criolla of Ariel Ramirez in a festive celebration of Hispanic music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4. The concert will feature outstanding student soloists and instrumentalists. Held at Pacific University, Taylor Meade Performing Arts Center, 2014 Cedar St., Forest Grove. Tickets are $7, or $5 for students with ID and seniors. Learn more at pacificu.edu/arts/music-concerts.

MUSIC IN MAY — Pacific University's Music in May Festival will host 400 student musicians from Thursday, May 23, to Saturday, May 25, for three days of rehearsals and lessons. The festival celebrates its 71st anniversary as the only college-sponsored high school music festival in the Northwest. The students will perform a grand finale concert at the Stoller Center, 2331 Main St., Forest Grove, at 3 p.m. on May 25. Student musicians from communities throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho are participating in the annual event at the Pacific University campus. Tickets range from $5 to $8.

YOUTH PHILHARMONIC — The Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St., Hillsboro, presents the Portland Youth Philharmonic from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18. With a repertoire that rivals that of major professional orchestras, Portland Youth Philharmonic brings together some of the country's finest emerging musicians. Based in Portland's Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland Youth Philharmonic comes to The Walters as a special performance created for the Hillsboro venue's concert series, bringing together a diverse group of composers to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Hillsboro and Washington County. Learn more at portlandyouthphil.org.

MUSIC FOR IMMIGRANT JUSTICE — Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 168 N.E. 8th Ave., hosts an evening of energizing music while supporting Project Voice, the immigrant rights program of the American Friends Service Committee, at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18. This program helps communities in Oregon and Washington create Rapid Response Teams and provides "know your rights" trainings that empower immigrants. Come learn more about this program's work and the communities it serves, and listen to music by Samuel Davila and Alonso Oliveras, Tom Rawson, Caleb and Jessica Paul, and Bajo Salario. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Contact the Project Voice office for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-230-9427. Advance tickets cost $20 at afsc.org/projectvoiceconcert. $25 at the door, cash or check only. Donations are also welcome. 

Library events

Aloha Community Library, 17455 S.W. Farmington Road

TECH ASSISTANT — Need help with basic computer skills? Drop into the library for regular sessions with local tech assistants on Monday afternoons from 6 to 8 p.m., or call 503-259-0185 to reserve a spot.

STORYTIME — Family story time takes place Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. This is a weekly storytime for toddlers and young children, and includes stories, songs, rhymes and activities geared towards getting kids interested in reading at an early age.

Cornelius Public Library, 1370 N. Adair St.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME — Storytime for ages 3 to 6 takes place every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. Younger siblings are welcome. Come to the library for fun with books, stories, songs and rhymes.

SPANISH STORYTIME — The library offers children's story times in Spanish on Saturdays from noon to 12:45 p.m. The public is invited to spend the hour listening to stories and singing songs with the whole family. The story time is sponsored by the Friends of the Cornelius Public Library.

Forest Grove City Library, 2114 Pacific Ave.

WRITERS IN THE GROVE — A free writing workshop is offered for young people and adults on the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon. For writers with all levels of experience. For more information, call 503-992-3247.

Hillsboro Brookwood Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway

READ TO THE DOGS — Read to the Dogs is a program aimed at young readers who want to develop their reading skills and improve their confidence by reading aloud to trained therapy dogs and their handlers. The private 20-minute sessions take place at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library in the Storytime Room, Thursday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Registration is required, call 503-615-6500.

CHESS CLUB — Monthly chess club group for ages 9 to 12 meets on Friday afternoons at 4 p.m. with chess boards provided.

INTERNATIONAL STORYTIME — Japanese language storytime is on every second Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Marathi/Hindi storytime is on every third Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Arabic language storytime is on every third Sunday of the month at 2:30 p.m. Mandarin story time is on the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m.

North Plains Public Library, 31334 N.W. Commercial St.

BOOKS BABIES STORYTIME — Each Tuesday at 10 a.m., meet for stories, songs, rhymes and finger-plays with volunteer Lauren for babies up to 12 months. Come meet other families with little ones and introduce baby to early literacy activities. For more information, call 503-647-5051.

Theater

HONK! — STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy presents "HONK!" through Sunday, May 5. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. This award-winning adaptation of one of the world's most beloved fables, "The Ugly Duckling," is a heartwarming celebration of what makes each person special. The venue, HART Theatre, is located at 185 S.E. Washington St. in Hillsboro. $12-$15. Visit stagesyouth.org.

LEGALLY BLONDE — Theatre in the Grove, 2028 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, presents "Legally Blonde: The Musical." Directed by Luis Ventura, this fabulously fun, award-winning, action-packed musical, based on the beloved movie, explodes on the stage with dynamic dances and memorable songs featuring music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for seniors (60 and over) and youths (17 and under). The box office is open on Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and one hour before each performance. Show runs until May 5, Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

BUTLER DID IT — Mask & Mirror Community Theatre presents "The Butler Did It" from Friday, May 3, to Sunday, May 19. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. In this zany whodunit, Miss Maple, a dowager with a reputation for weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to eerie Ravenswood Manor on Turkey Island. Laughs collide with thrills, and the climax is a real seat-grabber, as the true killer is unmasked and almost everyone turns out to be someone else. The Stage at Calvin Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane, Tigard. Tickets from $10 to $15. To learn more, maskandmirror.com/box-office or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

INTO THE WOODS — Broadway Rose Theatre Companypresents "Into The Woods" from Thursday, May 30, through Sunday, June 30. Thursday to Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., with additional showings on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Stephen Sondheim's witty, powerful score and James Lapine's imaginative, darkly humorous book combine to make the Tony Award-winning "Into The Woods" a favorite among musical theater lovers. Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard. Tickets cost $30 to $48 for adults; ages 19 to 30, $25; ages 6 to 18, $20. To learn more, visit broadwayrose.org.

Dance

SHIVOHAM — Enjoy classical dance of India at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11. This full-length Indian classical dance production will draw upon ancient and contemporary poetry in Sanskrit and English, with original choreography by Jayanthi Raman and legends of Kalakshetra. Raman uses traditional Indian dance vocabulary to convey thematic concepts. Dancers join as a collective force to create a unique experience for the audience with compelling contemporary choreography grounded in traditional dance. Performed by more than 30 dancers. PCC Rock Creek Forum Theater, 17705 N.W. Springville Road. Free.

RAQSASANA — At 5:30 p.m. Mondays in Hillsboro, enjoy a combination of bellydance drills for the first half of class and relaxing yoga for the second half. This class will help build your bellydance vocabulary, embed the movements into your muscle memory, and then give you the relaxation you need to end your busy day. Crystal Heart Boutique, 269 E. Main St. in downtown Hillsboro. One class is $15, with five-class passes for $60. No experience needed, just a willingness to learn some-thing new. For more infor-

mation, visit danceyogaheal.com.

BELLYDANCE — This Thursday class will teach a new choreography each month. An instructor will break the moves down into easy-to-learn chunks so that you feel confident in your dance by month's end. No dance experience needed. Classes are held 6 p.m. Thursdays at Crystal Heart Boutique, 269 E. Main St., Hillsboro. One class is $15, with five-class passes for $60. For more information, visit danceyogaheal.com.


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