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November 21

Far Away by Caryl Churchill

A study of violence that is so pervasive it has seeped into and inoculated inanimate objects--making everything in the service of war. Shows run Nov. 14 and 15 at 7:30pm, Nov. 16 at 2:00pm and Nov. 19 - 22 at 7:30pm. Tickets information can be found at: http://www.pdx.edu/boxoffice/home

Third Friday Baby Boomers Social Club

Couples and Singles, Boomers come out to have fun with their peers. Ron Cowen DJ will be playing our favorites and taking requests. Gateway Elks has lots of free parking, good dance floor, good food and prices. If you want to have dinner they requests you make reservations, dinner served 5:30 - 8 PM, 503-255-6535 bar food 8:30 to 11PM

November 22

Sophisticated Beads Holiday Jewelry Show

Homemade refreshments, holiday beverages, prizes and stress free shopping all in one location! Our designs are handcrafted with a vibrant assortment of semi-precious stones accented with Austrian Swarovski crystals, pearls and sterling silver. We design with unique gemstones to create wonderful women’s jewelry that can be worn for a special occasion or every day. A great deal of care is put into every piece to make it as special as the person wearing it. One of a kind treasures is our specialty. Beads On a Mission are two of our jewelry lines that include bracelets in which 10% of the proceeds go to five cancer foundations and support Nairobi tribal women in Kenya by purchasing their beads. Stop by and see our large selection of other beautiful pieces with interesting stories and designs to add to jewelry collections.

Sophisticated Beads HolidayJewelry Show

Homemade refreshments, holiday beverages, prizes and stress free shopping all in one location! Our designs are handcrafted with a vibrant assortment of semi-precious stones accented with Austrian Swarovski crystals, pearls and sterling silver. We design with unique gemstones to create wonderful women’s jewelry that can be worn for a special occasion or every day. A great deal of care is put into every piece to make it as special as the person wearing it. One of a kind treasures is our specialty. Beads On a Mission are two of our jewelry lines that include bracelets in which 10% of the proceeds go to five cancer foundations and support Nairobi tribal women in Kenya by purchasing their beads. Stop by and see our large selection of other beautiful pieces with interesting stories and designs to add to jewelry collections.

Far Away by Caryl Churchill

A study of violence that is so pervasive it has seeped into and inoculated inanimate objects--making everything in the service of war. Shows run Nov. 14 and 15 at 7:30pm, Nov. 16 at 2:00pm and Nov. 19 - 22 at 7:30pm. Tickets information can be found at: http://www.pdx.edu/boxoffice/home

November 24

Centennial High School Canned Food Drive & Eagles Got Talent

November 13-25 Centennial High School is hosting its annual Canned Food Drive with many new exciting features. Students will compete to “Fill the Bus,” with different school activities and athletic teams being set against each other every day. The winning organization will receive $300 towards their organization, with all food collections being stored in a school bus provided by the Centennial School District. The bus will be parked at Centennial High School throughout the Canned Food Drive, providing a visual reminder of the school’s goal to help its community. The most sought after items beyond canned foods are spices, cooking oils, and personal hygiene products. The drive will conclude with the culminating event, Eagles Got Talent. Eagles Got Talent will be hosted in the high school auditorium on November 24 at 6:00pm. Tickets are open to the public for $5. Students will show off their different talents, all hoping to win the prized spot in the Z-Man talent show, in which the winner receives a $5,000 scholarship for college.

November 27

FREE TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING MEALS

THE UNITED STATES MISSION OF PORTLAND WILL SERVE FREE TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING MEALS FROM 1PM TO 5PM THANKGIVING DAY,AT OUR MAIN RESIDENCE,4545 NE GARFIELD AVE.CALL (503) 288-9294 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME.

November 28

Open Alpaca Barn & Sale

Join us for our Open Barn, co-hosted by EasyGo Farm at Alpacas of Oregon in Sherwood, just off Hwy 99. In the midst of Washington County's wine country, the farm is conveniently located to provide a break from the Thanksgiving winery tours. We'll be open Friday & Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. Get your hands on our luxurious alpaca products: fleece and roving for handspinners, yarn for knitters, sweaters, scarves, socks, & more, many handcrafted. This is a unique way to entertain your out of town company, as well as do some holiday shopping. Or make your own gift - learn to felt an alpaca scarf. Phone 503-348-6954 to reserve a spot. $75 covers your materials and instruction. Meet the summer's alpaca babies and their mothers. Get nose to nose with less expensive "fiber boys" - alpacas for fiber artists, 4-H, companions, or pasture ornaments & lawn mowers. Visitors can chat with four long-time livestock breeders who've raised llamas, horses, sheep, and goats. They've found that alpacas are a perfect match for owners of small acreages or for crafters looking for their own four-legged fiber producers. Both farms offer alpacas for sale along with boarding options.

November 29

Rosewood Craft Sale

This is a great time to finish your Christmas shopping with beautiful, handmade items while enjoying live Christmas music, free Christmas cookies and hot cider. This is the place to not only find unique gifts for that hard to shop for person on your list but also support local artists on Small Business Saturday.

Rosewood Craft Sale

This is a great time to finish your Christmas shopping with beautiful, handmade items while enjoying live Christmas music, Christmas cookies and hot cider. This is the place to not only find unique gifts for that hard to shop for person on your list but also support local artists on Small Business Saturday.

Open Alpaca Barn & Sale

Join us for our Open Barn, co-hosted by EasyGo Farm at Alpacas of Oregon in Sherwood, just off Hwy 99. In the midst of Washington County's wine country, the farm is conveniently located to provide a break from the Thanksgiving winery tours. We'll be open Friday & Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. Get your hands on our luxurious alpaca products: fleece and roving for handspinners, yarn for knitters, sweaters, scarves, socks, & more, many handcrafted. This is a unique way to entertain your out of town company, as well as do some holiday shopping. Or make your own gift - learn to felt an alpaca scarf. Phone 503-348-6954 to reserve a spot. $75 covers your materials and instruction. Meet the summer's alpaca babies and their mothers. Get nose to nose with less expensive "fiber boys" - alpacas for fiber artists, 4-H, companions, or pasture ornaments & lawn mowers. Visitors can chat with four long-time livestock breeders who've raised llamas, horses, sheep, and goats. They've found that alpacas are a perfect match for owners of small acreages or for crafters looking for their own four-legged fiber producers. Both farms offer alpacas for sale along with boarding options.

December 04

Anti-Bully Workshop

It’s Time to get Your Kid 100% Immune to BULLIES! On the first Thursday of every month, TNT Martial Arts in Hillsboro hosts a Free Anti-Bully Workshop for families with children ages 6-11 years old. The event is from 430pm to 6pm and also includes one of our Community-Safe topics. Parents MUST attend with their child. The kids will learn the TNT anti-bully system “Get AATTMM” which will show them (and their parents) how to most effectively deal with bullies and schools that are reluctant to help. This system is not the standard hug-a-bully type program found elsewhere that makes everyone but the victim feel good---Parents who are tired of their child being repeatedly victimized will LOVE this workshop! TNT’s Community-Safe topics include: Tricks & Traps of Child Predators, Good Stranger/Bad Stranger, No Secrets/No Shame & The Internet Has a Dark Side… The classes are FREE if you register prior to your attendance. Class size is limited and fills up quickly so parents are encouraged to get their families signed up right away. Parents can call (503) 640-8400 or sign-up online at www.martialartshillsboro.com TEACH YOUR CHILD TO BE A VICTOR, NOT A VICTIM

December 05

11th Annual City of Beaverton Tree Lighting & Holiday Open House

For over a decade the community has brought in the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Open House. The tradition continues this year on Friday, December 5 at the Beaverton City Library and City Park! Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for an evening of festive lights, holiday music, arts and crafts and family friendly activities all leading up to the lighting of our community holiday tree.

December 06

Mooberry Elementary Holiday Bazaar

Shop local artisans and vendors for great items such as jewelry, candles, furniture, and more! Buy raffle tickets for a chance to win great prizes! Tamale bake sale! WatchDOG bounce house and face painting booth!

December 13

Third annual Gingerbread Dog House Contest

The Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter is holding the third annual Gingerbread Dog House Contest on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 - hosted by Cedar Hills Crossing in Beaverton, Oregon. This year will be even bigger and better than ever! Although the contest is called the Gingerbread DOG House Contest, all pet inspired entries are welcome - in fact, the 2012 winner was a mouse dream house that looked like a wedge of cheese! In addition to traditional style gingerbread houses, CAKES are welcome in addition to anything else you can come up with, as long as all visible portions are 100% edible. Entries will be accepted on Saturday, December 13th between 11 a.m. and noon at Cedar Hills Crossing Shopping Center. Space is limited and we highly recommend that people pre-register on our website. Pre-Registration Categories: Youth (12 & Under), Teens (13-19), Adults (20 & Over), Mixed Age (For example, family groups made up of kids, teen and adults), and Culinary Professionals/Experts. Category winners receive certificates and ribbons. Prizes will be awarded based on availability. There is no cost to enter, but a donation for the animals is appreciated. Entries will be available to the public for up-close viewing from Noon - 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 13th. Entries will be on display at the mall through December 31st. Volunteers from Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter will be hosting a variety of activities to raise money for the animals. All donated funds go directly to animal care. For more details, please contact Jennifer Keene, Outreach & Events Coordinator at 503-846-7141 or e-mail Jennifer_Keene@co.washington.or.us

Warren Miller Extreme Snow Sports Movie/ Auction and More!

** Warren Miller Extreme Snow Sports Movie/ Auction and More! ** Sat. Dec. 13: Auction starts at 6:00 pm, Movie at 7:00 pm Where: Mountain View High School Auditorium, 1500 SE Blairmont Drive Why: Super Awesome movie, Do a little shopping and Raise Funds for the MVH Band!! ** Auction includes Fabulous Art Work and Photography ** Action packed movie appropriate for all ages! Come join us for an evening of fun!! Tickets: Adults $15, Students $10 can be purchased from students, at the door or through www.mvband.org

Miracle of a Million Lights

For most of the month of December Victorian Belle is known as “The Miracle of a Million Lights” and is open to the public for tours of the decorated house and grounds. The entire 2.5 acres is filled with a million plus twinkling lights that turn this historic Portland landmark into a Christmas wonderland! Tour the richly appointed historic Victorian Belle aglow with 10 uniquely-decorated Christmas trees and decorations. View rooms filled with period antiques and vintage heirlooms. Enjoy homemade apple cider, holiday cookies, and other refreshments while being entertained with live musical performances by local choirs, groups and individual artists. Take pictures and browse our gift shop for unique decorations and stocking stuffers. ADMISSION: $6.00 for adults (18-64), $3.00 for students (4-17) and seniors (65+). Children 3 under are free.

Hip Hop Toy Drive

Hip Hop Toy Drive FREE EVENT! Tis the season to dance for a reason. So don’t pause… dance for a cause! What: Hip Hop Dance Workshop Where: Mt. Scott Community Center/Auditorium When: 12/13/14, Noon – 2pm Who: Adults, ages 14 & up Skill Level: From first timers to expert dancers -Meet & Greet from 11:30-12 Bring your toy donation on the day of the event and gain FREE admission! Hosted by DJ Rayley, regional award winning & nationally recognized dancer and choreographer. Partnering with Portland Fire & Rescue “Toy N Joy Makers”

December 14

Miracle of a Million Lights

For most of the month of December Victorian Belle is known as “The Miracle of a Million Lights” and is open to the public for tours of the decorated house and grounds. The entire 2.5 acres is filled with a million plus twinkling lights that turn this historic Portland landmark into a Christmas wonderland! Tour the richly appointed historic Victorian Belle aglow with 10 uniquely-decorated Christmas trees and decorations. View rooms filled with period antiques and vintage heirlooms. Enjoy homemade apple cider, holiday cookies, and other refreshments while being entertained with live musical performances by local choirs, groups and individual artists. Take pictures and browse our gift shop for unique decorations and stocking stuffers. ADMISSION: $6.00 for adults (18-64), $3.00 for students (4-17) and seniors (65+). Children 3 under are free.

Posada Milagro

Milagro invites the whole family to enjoy the 10th anniversary of Posada Milagro, to be celebrated Sunday, December 14th between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at El Centro Milagro (537 S.E. Stark St., Portland). This community celebration filled with Latin American traditions reflects upon the journey of Mary and Joseph in their search for refuge and is day of fun for the whole family! This year’s celebration will feature 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. performances of an original pastorela and folkloric dance by Ballet Papalotl. Throughout the afternoon there also be arts and crafts activities for kids, storytelling for children under 5 years old, a piñata for all ages and, of course, traditional foods for purchase. Admission to the event is free, but performances are limited to ticket-holders only. Free tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the theatre beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday Dec. 14. Guests are encouraged to bring donations of canned food for the Oregon Food Bank.

December 15

Miracle of a Million Lights

For most of the month of December Victorian Belle is known as “The Miracle of a Million Lights” and is open to the public for tours of the decorated house and grounds. The entire 2.5 acres is filled with a million plus twinkling lights that turn this historic Portland landmark into a Christmas wonderland! Tour the richly appointed historic Victorian Belle aglow with 10 uniquely-decorated Christmas trees and decorations. View rooms filled with period antiques and vintage heirlooms. Enjoy homemade apple cider, holiday cookies, and other refreshments while being entertained with live musical performances by local choirs, groups and individual artists. Take pictures and browse our gift shop for unique decorations and stocking stuffers. ADMISSION: $6.00 for adults (18-64), $3.00 for students (4-17) and seniors (65+). Children 3 under are free.

December 16

Miracle of a Million Lights

For most of the month of December Victorian Belle is known as “The Miracle of a Million Lights” and is open to the public for tours of the decorated house and grounds. The entire 2.5 acres is filled with a million plus twinkling lights that turn this historic Portland landmark into a Christmas wonderland! Tour the richly appointed historic Victorian Belle aglow with 10 uniquely-decorated Christmas trees and decorations. View rooms filled with period antiques and vintage heirlooms. Enjoy homemade apple cider, holiday cookies, and other refreshments while being entertained with live musical performances by local choirs, groups and individual artists. Take pictures and browse our gift shop for unique decorations and stocking stuffers. ADMISSION: $6.00 for adults (18-64), $3.00 for students (4-17) and seniors (65+). Children 3 under are free.

December 17

Miracle of a Million Lights

For most of the month of December Victorian Belle is known as “The Miracle of a Million Lights” and is open to the public for tours of the decorated house and grounds. The entire 2.5 acres is filled with a million plus twinkling lights that turn this historic Portland landmark into a Christmas wonderland! Tour the richly appointed historic Victorian Belle aglow with 10 uniquely-decorated Christmas trees and decorations. View rooms filled with period antiques and vintage heirlooms. Enjoy homemade apple cider, holiday cookies, and other refreshments while being entertained with live musical performances by local choirs, groups and individual artists. Take pictures and browse our gift shop for unique decorations and stocking stuffers. ADMISSION: $6.00 for adults (18-64), $3.00 for students (4-17) and seniors (65+). Children 3 under are free.

December 18

Miracle of a Million Lights

For most of the month of December Victorian Belle is known as “The Miracle of a Million Lights” and is open to the public for tours of the decorated house and grounds. The entire 2.5 acres is filled with a million plus twinkling lights that turn this historic Portland landmark into a Christmas wonderland! Tour the richly appointed historic Victorian Belle aglow with 10 uniquely-decorated Christmas trees and decorations. View rooms filled with period antiques and vintage heirlooms. Enjoy homemade apple cider, holiday cookies, and other refreshments while being entertained with live musical performances by local choirs, groups and individual artists. Take pictures and browse our gift shop for unique decorations and stocking stuffers. ADMISSION: $6.00 for adults (18-64), $3.00 for students (4-17) and seniors (65+). Children 3 under are free.

December 19

Miracle of a Million Lights

For most of the month of December Victorian Belle is known as “The Miracle of a Million Lights” and is open to the public for tours of the decorated house and grounds. The entire 2.5 acres is filled with a million plus twinkling lights that turn this historic Portland landmark into a Christmas wonderland! Tour the richly appointed historic Victorian Belle aglow with 10 uniquely-decorated Christmas trees and decorations. View rooms filled with period antiques and vintage heirlooms. Enjoy homemade apple cider, holiday cookies, and other refreshments while being entertained with live musical performances by local choirs, groups and individual artists. Take pictures and browse our gift shop for unique decorations and stocking stuffers. ADMISSION: $6.00 for adults (18-64), $3.00 for students (4-17) and seniors (65+). Children 3 under are free.

December 20

Zimmerman Heritage Farm

The historic Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family. Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home, with nine rooms open to the public. Open the third Saturday of every month from noon-4pm at 17111 NE Sandy Blvd., Gresham. The adult admission is $5 and special tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information, please call 503-261-8078 or email info@echohistory.org.

Heslin House Museum and Historic Jail Tour

The historic Heslin House was built in circa 1890. The current exhibit is on the first floor and combines photographs, maps, and artifacts to tell the stories of the early settlers, Fairview through the years, Dairy Row, and the Heslin Family. The downstairs bedroom is completely furnished and we have historic dolls on exhibit. The Fairview City Jail, circa 1914, is also included in the tour. Open the third Saturday of every month from noon-4pm at 60 Main Street, Fairview. The suggested donation is $2 and special tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information, please call 503-261-8078 or email info@echohistory.org.

Miracle of a Million Lights

For most of the month of December Victorian Belle is known as “The Miracle of a Million Lights” and is open to the public for tours of the decorated house and grounds. The entire 2.5 acres is filled with a million plus twinkling lights that turn this historic Portland landmark into a Christmas wonderland! Tour the richly appointed historic Victorian Belle aglow with 10 uniquely-decorated Christmas trees and decorations. View rooms filled with period antiques and vintage heirlooms. Enjoy homemade apple cider, holiday cookies, and other refreshments while being entertained with live musical performances by local choirs, groups and individual artists. Take pictures and browse our gift shop for unique decorations and stocking stuffers. ADMISSION: $6.00 for adults (18-64), $3.00 for students (4-17) and seniors (65+). Children 3 under are free.

December 21

Miracle of a Million Lights

For most of the month of December Victorian Belle is known as “The Miracle of a Million Lights” and is open to the public for tours of the decorated house and grounds. The entire 2.5 acres is filled with a million plus twinkling lights that turn this historic Portland landmark into a Christmas wonderland! Tour the richly appointed historic Victorian Belle aglow with 10 uniquely-decorated Christmas trees and decorations. View rooms filled with period antiques and vintage heirlooms. Enjoy homemade apple cider, holiday cookies, and other refreshments while being entertained with live musical performances by local choirs, groups and individual artists. Take pictures and browse our gift shop for unique decorations and stocking stuffers. ADMISSION: $6.00 for adults (18-64), $3.00 for students (4-17) and seniors (65+). Children 3 under are free.

December 22

Miracle of a Million Lights

For most of the month of December Victorian Belle is known as “The Miracle of a Million Lights” and is open to the public for tours of the decorated house and grounds. The entire 2.5 acres is filled with a million plus twinkling lights that turn this historic Portland landmark into a Christmas wonderland! Tour the richly appointed historic Victorian Belle aglow with 10 uniquely-decorated Christmas trees and decorations. View rooms filled with period antiques and vintage heirlooms. Enjoy homemade apple cider, holiday cookies, and other refreshments while being entertained with live musical performances by local choirs, groups and individual artists. Take pictures and browse our gift shop for unique decorations and stocking stuffers. ADMISSION: $6.00 for adults (18-64), $3.00 for students (4-17) and seniors (65+). Children 3 under are free.

December 23

Miracle of a Million Lights

For most of the month of December Victorian Belle is known as “The Miracle of a Million Lights” and is open to the public for tours of the decorated house and grounds. The entire 2.5 acres is filled with a million plus twinkling lights that turn this historic Portland landmark into a Christmas wonderland! Tour the richly appointed historic Victorian Belle aglow with 10 uniquely-decorated Christmas trees and decorations. View rooms filled with period antiques and vintage heirlooms. Enjoy homemade apple cider, holiday cookies, and other refreshments while being entertained with live musical performances by local choirs, groups and individual artists. Take pictures and browse our gift shop for unique decorations and stocking stuffers. ADMISSION: $6.00 for adults (18-64), $3.00 for students (4-17) and seniors (65+). Children 3 under are free.

January 01

Anti-Bully Workshop

It’s Time to get Your Kid 100% Immune to BULLIES! On the first Thursday of every month, TNT Martial Arts in Hillsboro hosts a Free Anti-Bully Workshop for families with children ages 6-11 years old. The event is from 430pm to 6pm and also includes one of our Community-Safe topics. Parents MUST attend with their child. The kids will learn the TNT anti-bully system “Get AATTMM” which will show them (and their parents) how to most effectively deal with bullies and schools that are reluctant to help. This system is not the standard hug-a-bully type program found elsewhere that makes everyone but the victim feel good---Parents who are tired of their child being repeatedly victimized will LOVE this workshop! TNT’s Community-Safe topics include: Tricks & Traps of Child Predators, Good Stranger/Bad Stranger, No Secrets/No Shame & The Internet Has a Dark Side… The classes are FREE if you register prior to your attendance. Class size is limited and fills up quickly so parents are encouraged to get their families signed up right away. Parents can call (503) 640-8400 or sign-up online at www.martialartshillsboro.com TEACH YOUR CHILD TO BE A VICTOR, NOT A VICTIM

January 17

Zimmerman Heritage Farm

The historic Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family. Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home, with nine rooms open to the public. Open the third Saturday of every month from noon-4pm at 17111 NE Sandy Blvd., Gresham. The adult admission is $5 and special tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information, please call 503-261-8078 or email info@echohistory.org.

Heslin House Museum and Historic Jail Tour

The historic Heslin House was built in circa 1890. The current exhibit is on the first floor and combines photographs, maps, and artifacts to tell the stories of the early settlers, Fairview through the years, Dairy Row, and the Heslin Family. The downstairs bedroom is completely furnished and we have historic dolls on exhibit. The Fairview City Jail, circa 1914, is also included in the tour. Open the third Saturday of every month from noon-4pm at 60 Main Street, Fairview. The suggested donation is $2 and special tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information, please call 503-261-8078 or email info@echohistory.org.

January 22

Washington County Arts and Culture Grants Panel

Join representatives from the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council, Oregon Community Foundation, the Oregon Cultural Trust, and Regional Arts & Culture Council for this free panel discussion to learn about local grant opportunities specifically for arts and culture programming in Washington County. Applying for grants funding is a key part of every arts & culture organization, but it can also feel like a daunting task. Though there are many options out there, each grant has its own specific guidelines and restrictions and it can often be difficult to determine if your organization or program fits within those guidelines. Come break through all the confusion and get the answers you need to apply for local arts & culture funding. Determine which opportunities fit best with your organization and its programs, and get the chance to talk face-to-face with grant makers that can answer all of your questions.

January 31

Demystify the Publishing Process during Write To Publish!

Ooligan Press is proud to announce their seventh Write to Publish conference, slated for January 31, 2015. This conference will be held at the Smith Memorial Student Union located at 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon. This year’s conference is sponsored by PubSlush, a global crowd-funding platform for publishers and authors alike. John Mutter, founder of Shelf Awareness, will give the keynote speech. Write to Publish is a rare conference, one that devotes its entire presence to demystifying the publishing process. This year’s panel topics include: how to write about difficult subjects, straight talk about contracts and rights, and how to create a professional platform, among others. Speakers include Vinnie Kinsella, publications consultant for Indigo Editing; Nicole McArdle, marketing director for PubSlush; and Shannon Wheeler, a cartoonist for The New Yorker and Dark Horse. Workshops will feature editing and design tips. Authors will be able to sign up to pitch story ideas to both publishers and agents. Vendors will provide their own personal insight into the publishing world, as well as food and drinks, and attendees will have the chance to participate in a raffle filled with fun, local prizes. Write to Publish is hosted by Ooligan Press, a nonprofit publishing house run by graduate students within Portland State University’s Book Publishing program. Ooligan Press publishes quality titles celebrating the Pacific Northwest’s vibrant book culture and also serves as a teaching platform for students. Tickets are on sale now; early purchasers will receive a 20% discount on full-price tickets. College and high school students also eligible for discounted tickets. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://ooligan.pdx.edu/writetopublish/.

February 04

HACC Workshop: Don't Be Afraid of Grant Writing

Claire Willett has been writing grants for Oregon arts organizations for ten years, from helping scrappy startups create their first fundraising plan to raising millions of dollars for Oregon Ballet Theatre. She's here to take the mystery and intimidation out of grant writing by arming you with tips and tools for every stage of the process, from grant research to reporting. We’ll go over the basics of writing a grant from start to finish; talk about the supporting documents you’ll need for your grants, from accurate financials to a juicy mission statement; and discuss the main numbers and statistics you’ll need to be able to lay your hands on (What’s your EIN? How many of your subscribers are donors? What’s your percentage of board giving?). We’ll also cover how to create an annual grants calendar, how to match a project to a funder, how to do prospect research on the cheap (HINT: you really don’t need an expensive subscription to that foundation research website!), and what they’re really looking for when they’re reading your grant, including some of the most common reasons your grant might be declined. This is a hands-on workshop, so please come prepared with 5 printed copies of a one-page summary of your organization's mission, history and programming (one of those standard grant attachments you'll need over and over again) for small group work.

February 05

Anti-Bully Workshop

It’s Time to get Your Kid 100% Immune to BULLIES! On the first Thursday of every month, TNT Martial Arts in Hillsboro hosts a Free Anti-Bully Workshop for families with children ages 6-11 years old. The event is from 430pm to 6pm and also includes one of our Community-Safe topics. Parents MUST attend with their child. The kids will learn the TNT anti-bully system “Get AATTMM” which will show them (and their parents) how to most effectively deal with bullies and schools that are reluctant to help. This system is not the standard hug-a-bully type program found elsewhere that makes everyone but the victim feel good---Parents who are tired of their child being repeatedly victimized will LOVE this workshop! TNT’s Community-Safe topics include: Tricks & Traps of Child Predators, Good Stranger/Bad Stranger, No Secrets/No Shame & The Internet Has a Dark Side… The classes are FREE if you register prior to your attendance. Class size is limited and fills up quickly so parents are encouraged to get their families signed up right away. Parents can call (503) 640-8400 or sign-up online at www.martialartshillsboro.com TEACH YOUR CHILD TO BE A VICTOR, NOT A VICTIM

February 19

HACC Arts and Culture Summitt

Celebrate Hillsboro's vibrant arts community and connect with people who share your passion at the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Summit! Representatives from a variety of arts and culture organizations will be in attendance, sharing information about their programs and events. The Summit will include wine, hors d'oeuvres and live music. The Arts & Culture Summit is free to attend. There is a $40 registration fee for organizations wishing to reserve an exhibit table at the Summit. At the Summit, you can: Connect with local and regional arts and culture leaders and organizations Learn about upcoming art openings, concerts and theater performances Talk face-to-face with HACC members and ask questions about upcoming program and grant opportunities Celebrate the artistic and cultural community we are creating together

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