Free old-time music comes to county museum

Free old-time music comes to county museum

The Washington County Museum will host a free pioneer music performance by local musician Rick...

'Our Country's Good' couldn't be better

'Our Country's Good' couldn't be better

Strong cast gives strong script staying power in Bag&Baggage offering It’s always a...


Forest Grove's Features

May 20, 2015

Calling Banks bikers, hikers and walkers

by Stephanie Haugen
Local residents have a few upcoming chances to help shape the future of transportation in Banks. Now is the time to offer input on future bike paths and pedestrian walkways. Planners are…
May 20, 2015

Network with other art and culture groups Thursday

by Stephanie Haugen
The Westside Cultural Alliance will host a networking event in Forest Grove Thursday, May 21. The bimonthly event is part of an ongoing series that rotates around Washington County. Thursday’s…
May 20, 2015

Art briefs

by (None)
TITG summer camp registration open Registration is now open for Theatre in the Grove’s children’s summer camps in Forest Grove. Students will spend two weeks (three and half hours a day) in CAST…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: MICHELLE THOMAS - Washington County planners have determined the Gales Creek Bridge to be inadequate and in need of replacement. Make comments tonight.
May 13, 2015

Comment on plans for bridge, wetlands

by (none)
Two public meetings this week are calling for community participation, starting with an open house about the Gales Creek Road Bridge Project tonight, Wednesday, May 13, at the Gales Creek Fire…
COURTESY PHOTO - Volunteers Sandra Nuñez and Nancy Ortiz created a display to promote the annual Childrens Day/ Book Day (DÍa de los Niños/ DÍa de los Libros) at the Forest Grove Public Library.
April 29, 2015

Bilingual literacy celebration set Friday

by (None)
The Forest Grove City Library will host a Children’s Day/Book Day (Dia de los Ninos/ Dia de los Libros) from 10 a.m. to noon this Friday, May 1. There will be door prizes, crafts, refreshments,…
COURTESY PHOTO - While the male characters are highlighted in the show, strong female characters complete the story.
April 22, 2015

'Full Monty' deserves a full house

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
Risqué show is tasteful, fun and moving, reviewers say While many of their shows are typical of traditional community theater offerings, in recent years Theatre in the Grove has also taken some…
COURTESY PHOTO - Asante Ministries International sponsors childrens choirs all over the world to perform and raise funds and awareness for children in East Africa.
April 22, 2015

African children's choir to perform in Banks

by (none)
The Asante Children’s Choir from East Africa will bring “Jericho ... Moving Forward” to Banks at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 26. performing at no charge at Dayspring Christian Fellowship, 100 N. Main…
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…

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COURTESY PHOTOS - A signature quilt made in 1910 by a ladies group associated with the Forest Grove United Methodist Church will be on display Sunday as part of a local history presentation.
Apr 08, 2015

A century of history, in stitches

by Stephanie Haugen
Forest Grove church invites public to view four quilts this Sunday Women of the Forest Grove United Methodist Church have been stitching together pieces of local history for more than a century.…
NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO  - Dancing is a huge part of the performance at Pacifics annual luau, which also includes musical performances and fire juggling.
Apr 08, 2015

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

by (none)
Cherry blossoms, kids running around outside and Pacific University’s lu’au — these are markers of spring in Forest Grove. This weekend, the smell of Hawaiian flowers and authentic cuisine will…
Apr 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.
Apr 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.
Apr 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.
Mar 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.
Mar 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…
Mar 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…




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