Community calendar: Week of May 22, 2019
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PIXAR AT OMSI — "The Science Behind Pixar," an exhibition about the science behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters, is at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Created by Pixar Animation Studios and the Museum of Science, Boston and featuring more than 40 interactive elements, the hands-on exhibit showcases the science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar's films to the big screen. The exhibit runs through Sept. 3 at OMSI, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., Portland. Tickets to this exhibit, which include general museum admission, are $21 for adults, $14 for youth (ages 3-13), and $17 for seniors (ages 63 and up). Prices for OMSI members are $5 for adults, $3 for youth, and $4 for seniors. Guests can purchase tickets online at omsi.edu, via phone at 503-797-4000 or in person at the museum.
GENEALOGY — From 10 a.m.-noon June 8, the Genealogical Society of Washington County Oregon will meet at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway. Karen Wallace Steely will present "Dating Old Photographs." Attendees may bring family photos to show Steely. This meeting is free and open to all. For more information, call 503-716-8029.
THE BEATLES — "Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Beatles!" will be on exhibit May 10-Nov. 12 at the Oregon Historical Society's museum, 1200 S.W. Park Ave, Portland. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10; discounts are available for students, seniors, teachers and youth. Admission is free every day for OHS members and Multnomah County residents.
CULTURE FESTIVAL — The Ethiopian Cultural Festival is from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 9. There will be vendors and kids activities, with lunch available for purchase by Enat Kitchen. A traditional coffee ceremony and an award-winning, family-friendly film, "Lamb" will be screened. Walters Cultural Arts Center; 527 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Admission is free. For more details, call 503-544-1808 or visit Hillsboro Ethiopian Cultural Festival on Facebook.
PRIDE PARTY — The city of Hillsboro is holding its Pride Party from noon-7 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Jerry Willey Plaza at Orenco Station in Hillsboro. There will be entertainment, an artisan market, vendors, food and beer. Free. All ages. Learn more at Hillsboro-oregon.gov/summerfun.
FIRST TUESDAY ART WALK — Walters Cultural Arts Center hosts First Tuesday Art Walk and Gallery Reception from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the arts center, 527 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Free. Call 503-615-3485 or visit hillsboro-oregon.gov/Walters.
PUBLIC ART — The city of Hillsboro Public Art is celebrating the addition of a new public artwork for AmberGlen Park with a Meet the Artist reception from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 15. In June and July, artist Dann Nardi will be on site constructing "Elemental Sequence," mixing small batches of custom-tinted concrete to layer into wooden forms. AmberGlen Park, 20025 Gibbs Drive, Hillsboro. Free. Visit hillsboro-Oregon.gov/PublicArt for more information.
OPEN MIC — Influence Music Hall at 135 S.E. Third Ave. in Hillsboro hosts an open mic from 6:30-10:30 p.m. every Friday. Musicians, poets and comedians are welcome. Visit influencemusichall.org or call 503-701-6859 for more information.
ISING CHOIR — ISing Choir presents "ISing Choir, Big Horn Brass and the Hillsboro School District Mariachi Una Voz" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2. The groups will present concerts featuring music from film scores to blockbusters. Christ United Methodist Church, 12755 N.W. Dogwood St., Portland. Free admission. Visit isingchoir.org.
JAZZ ENSEMBLES — Portland Community College Rock Creek Department of Music presents "PCC Rock Creek Jazz Ensembles in Concert" from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 4. The groups will present jazz standards and modern jazz/rock arrangements. 17705 N.W. Springville Road, Building 3, Room 114. Admission is a donation at the door; parking is $2 (permits available at machines). Visit pcc.edu/programs/music/rock-creek. All ages.
SPRING CONCERT — Portland Community College Rock Creek Department of Music presents "The PCC Rock Creek Choirs Presents Spring Concert" from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 6. The Portland Community College Rock Creek Choirs, directed by Samuel Barbara, will sing music from around the world. 17705 N.W. Springville Road, Building 3, Room 114. Admission is a donation at the door; parking is $2 (permits available at machines). Visit pcc.edu/programs/music/rock-creek. All ages.
BAND NIGHT — Portland Community College Rock Creek Department of Music presents "PCC Rock Creek Presents Band Night!" from 7-9 p.m. Monday, June 10, 17705 N.W. Springville Road, Building 3, Room 114. Admission is a donation at the door; parking is $2 (permits available at machines). Visit pcc.edu/programs/music/rock-creek. All ages.
RECITAL — Portland Community College Rock Creek Department of Music presents its "Student Honors Recital" on Wednesday, June 12, 7-8:30 p.m. 17705 N.W. Springville Road, Building 3, Room 114. Admission is a donation at the door; parking is $2 (permits available at machines). Visit pcc.edu/programs/music/rock-creek. All ages.
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 from 6-8 p.m. Mondays or call 503-259-0185 to reserve a spot.
STORYTIME — Family storytime takes place from 10:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. This is a weekly storytime for toddlers and young children, and includes stories, songs, rhymes and activities geared toward getting kids interested in reading at an early age.
Cornelius Public Library, 1370 N. Adair St.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME — Storytime for ages 3-6 takes place at 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays. 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 from noon-12:45 p.m. Saturdays. The public is invited to spend the hour listening to stories and singing songs with the whole family. The storytime 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 from 10 a.m.-noon on the second Saturday of every month 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 youngsters 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 from 4:30-5:45 p.m. Thursdays at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library in the Storytime Room. Registration is required, call 503-615-6500.
CHESS CLUB — Monthly chess club group for ages 9-12 meets at 4 p.m. Fridays with chess boards provided.
INTERNATIONAL STORYTIME — Japanese language storytime is at 10:30 a.m. the second Saturday of every month; Marathi/Hindi storytime is at 10:30 a.m. the third Saturday of the month; Arabic language storytime is at 2:30 p.m. the third Sunday of the month; Mandarin story time is at 10:30 a.m. the fourth Saturday of the month.
North Plains Public Library, 31334 N.W. Commercial St.
BOOKS BABIES STORYTIME — At 10 a.m Tuesdays, meet for stories, songs, rhymes and finger-plays with volunteer Lauren for babies up to 12 months old. Come meet other families with little ones and introduce baby to early literacy activities. For more information, call 503-647-5051.
'INTO THE WOODS' — Broadway Rose Theatre Company presents "Into the Woods" at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, noon Thursdays, through June 30. Stephen Sondheim's witty, powerful score and James Lapine's imaginative, darkly humorous book combine to make the Tony Award-winning play a favorite among musical theater lovers. Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard. Tickets cost $30-$48 for adults; ages 19-30, $25; ages 6-18, $20. To learn more, visit broadwayrose.org.
'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST' — Beaverton Civic Theatre presents "Beauty and the Beast: Concert Edition" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, May 23-24; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26. Join us for a special concert edition of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical, "Disney's Beauty and the Beast." The classic tale of Belle, and the Beast, an enchanted young prince who must learn to love and be loved, is brought to life through song. Beaverton Civic Theatre 12375 S.W. Fifth St., Beaverton. Tickets cost $10 for all ages. Visit beavertoncivictheatre.org or call 503-754-9866 for more information.
'LITTLE FOX' — Bag & Baggage Productions presents "The Helpful Little Fox Fixes the Forest Grimm" at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays, May 31-June 9. "The Helpful Little Fox" is Bag & Baggage's second world-premiere adaptation created specifically for young audiences (ages 6-10) through the Emerging Artist Program. $5. Children 3 and under are free. The Vault Theater, 350 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Visit bagnbaggage.org or call 503-345-9590.
INSECTS — The Washington County Gardeners Association presents its talk, "Beneficial Insects: How and why we should invite them into our landscapes" from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 1, at the WCMGA Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek, 17705 N.W. Springville Road. Portland. The presenter is Matthew Shepherd, director of communications and outreach for the Xerces Society. Learn how to identify beneficial insects, how they help with pests, and ways to attract them to your yard in this hands-on workshop using provided nets and magnifying lenses.
GARDEN TOUR — Friends of Historic Forest Grove presents its "2019 Spring Garden Tour: Games of Days Gone By" from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Each of the gardens will take you back to easy-going summer days by featuring displays of vintage board games like Monopoly, Clue and Parcheesi and lawn games like croquet and badminton. Meet at the Old Train Station on the corner of 19th and Main in downtown Forest Grove to get your ticket and map to the location of the gardens. 1528 22nd Ave. Purchase tickets online at fhfg.org or visit the following locations in Forest Grove: Corner Antiques and Collectibles, the Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce, Daniela's Gifts on Main, and A Framer's Touch. Tickets also may be purchased at The Old Train Station on the day of the tour until 2:30 p.m. $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $7 for FHFG members and students with I.D.; children under 12 are free.
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