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Celebrate National Poetry Month with events and workshops

BEAVERTON, Ore. – This April, Beaverton City Library is celebrating National Poetry Month with events for teens and adults. Anyone’s Domain Poetry Workshop Thursday, April 6, 6-8:30 p.m. Paulann Petersen will lead a workshop devoted to generating new poems. Using innovative springboards that include notable poems, you’ll make an exhilarating plunge into language. All levels of experience, including beginners, are welcome. The only requirement is your willingness to spend a couple

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Discussion About Immigrants, Refugees and Oregon in Beaverton

BEAVERTON, Ore. – On Wednesday, April 5, 6:30-8 p.m., the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project presents “The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees and Oregon,” at Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW Fifth St. The conversation will be led by Manuel Padilla, who has worked with refugees in Haiti, Chad and Washington, D.C. Padilla asks conversation participants to consider questions of uprootedness, hospitality, identity, perception and integration, and how we might build more informed,

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“Picture Hillsboro” 2017 Winner Announced

Hillsboro, Oregon – “Serendipity often hands me a better painting than the one I had planned,” shares Sandra Pearce, 2017 Picture Hillsboro winner for the City of Hillsboro’s Public Art Collection. “Eastbound Train” is a watercolor based on one Pearce had painted in the 2016 Sequoia Plein Air event. “I went to the top of the parking structure for a view I had explored before, having been attracted to the

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“For the Love of Glass” at Art on Broadway Gallery

•Local glass artist, Jim Scheller, exhibits his work at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art in Georgia. This exhibition will feature thirteen artists, the majority of whom attended the Pilchuck Glass School founded by glass artist Dale Chihuly of Washington State. The exhibit runs April 8 – June 18 at the art museum in Marietta, Georgia. •Jim’s work is available locally at Art On Broadway Gallery in downtown Beaverton. Come see

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Celebrate the Bard’s Birthday with a Bash in Beaverton!

Come one, come all to the Bard’s Birthday Bash! William Shakespeare’s FREE Birthday Celebration April 29, 2017 ~ 1-4pm Golden Valley Brewing Company , 1520 NW Bethany Blvd. in Beaverton (at Highway 26 and NW Bethany Blvd.) Join Experience Theatre Project and William Shakespeare himself for a spectacular Steampunk-themed , all ages, and FREE to the public celebration of Shakespeare’s 453rd birthday! There will be much merrymaking with Mr. Shakespeare

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Village Gallery of Arts APRIL 2017 Events

Village Gallery is a non-profit, cooperative gallery in operation since 1963. 12505 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR 97229, next to the Cedar Mill Library Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm www.villagegalleryarts.org 503-644-8001    APRIL FEATURED ARTIST – DARLA KAY BOLJAT Reception:  Sunday, April 9, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM Darla Kay Boljat creates paintings in her Home Studio in Sherwood Oregon.

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Jean Mann – In Concert April 1

Influence Music Hall 135 SE 3rd Ave Hillsboro, Oregon 97123 Saturday April 1st 2017 7PM Suggested Donation $10.00 Jean Mann – In Concert “jean mann is a very special artist.” Cyndi Lauper A personable, jazz-tinged folk/Americana songwriter, Seattle-based jean mann performs her eclectic, soulful fare on ukulele, tenor/acoustic guitars and harmonica, to accompany an arresting, texture-laden vocal range. She has shared the stage with Vicci Martinez, and opened for Blame

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Sequoia Gallery April 2017 Show

Sequoia Gallery + Studios: 136 SE Third Ave., Hillsboro (503-693-0401) Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tue. – Sat.  Sequoia Gallery will hold their 7th annual HIP2BSquare invitational show featuring 12” x 12” works from Portland Metro area artists. Imaginative 2D & 3D art of all mediums are featured. Reception April 4th ,5 – 8 PM; show ends April 28th . Show also includes work by 30 additional artists and

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Beaverton Night Market Now Accepting Applications for Food, Arts, and Craft Vendors

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton is now accepting applications for food, arts, and craft vendors for the annual Beaverton Night Market events. Vendors that represent cultures from around the world are encouraged to apply for a booth space at the event. The Beaverton Night Market presents a multicultural evening of international food and craft vendors, as well as cultural performances, on two nights: Saturday, July 22 and Saturday, Aug. 12

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NW Youth Theatre presents “Fiddler on the Roof” March 23-25

HILLSBORO, OR – Students at Northwest Youth Theatre are embracing “tradition” with their production of Fiddler on the Roof JR., it was announced today by Freddie Gershon, CEO of Music Theatre International (MTI). The show featuring 45 Students, ages 6-16, premieres on March 23, 2017. “From the first rehearsal the students from Northwest Youth Theatre have explored how Fiddler on the Roof JR. touches on life in Pre-Revolutionary Russia. They

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