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Volume 16, Issue 10
October 2018


October 2018 Community News

Fall Native Plant Sale

plant sale

Saturday, October 6, 10am-2pm, Tualatin Hills Nature Center, 15655 SW Millikan Way, free

Get your gardening gloves out! The 18th annual Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s Fall Native Plant Sale is a great opportunity to fill your garden with native trees, shrubs and flowering plants. Once established, these native plants require less care than many ornamentals while providing food and cover to resident pollinators and other wildlife. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Tualatin Hills Nature Park. All proceeds go to support environmental education programs, trails and nature center improvements.

Planting in the fall season offers unique benefits as well. “Spring might have better weather for gardening, but planting now gives plants a head start,” says Karen Munday, program coordinator, Tualatin Hills Nature Center. “Think of all the watering nature will do for you over the winter.”

Knowledgeable staff, volunteers and Park Rangers will be on hand to answer questions about the benefits of native plants. They can also help find the right plant for your yard. A list of native plant species available for purchase can be found at

For more information call the Nature Center at 503-629-6350 or email Karen Munday at

Skyline Grange Fall Garage Sale

Friday, October 5, 9 am-7 pm and Saturday, October 6, 9 am-5 pm, 11275 NW Skyline Blvd.

Everything but the kitchen sink. Donations from 30+ local households. Proceeds to support Grange activities and building maintenance. Free refreshments!

Let it Rot! Composting for any size home

Tuesday, October 16, 12:10-12:50 pm, Washington County Public Services Building, 155 N. First Ave., room 390

From pumpkins and leaves to turkeys and pies: what can and can’t be composted and how. The program will cover composting for very small spaces (apartments) rental houses, larger properties, and curbside where available. Presentation by Dean Moberg, Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Free and open to the public, bring your lunch and join us for this month’s Green Bag workshop. Co-hosted by Washington County and the City of Hillsboro. RSVP required. For more information and to RSVP, contact Jennifer Nelson at 503-846-8825 or

Girl Scout Information Night

Thursday, October 18, 6-7 pm, Cedar Mill Library

Learn about starting a troop, joining a troop, and being part of a troop. Contact April Hill,, for more information or just show up!

Washington County Public Affairs Forum

Mondays, September-June, opens at 11:30, programs begin at noon, Coyote Bar & Grill, 5301 W Baseline Rd, free

New location! The forum meets every Monday (except holidays). Lunch is available to order from the menu. Following the speaker, Forum members may ask questions.

Elections provide an opportunity to hear different points of view as you select your representatives and vote for measures. The Washington County Public affairs Forum is proud to be able to bring the candidates and the issues before you, giving you the opportunity ask questions directly and learn about your options.

October 8

Candidates HD 27: Sheri Malstrom vs Brian Pierson & HD: 37 Julie Parrish vs Rachel Prusack

All candidates have been invited

Special evening event

Thursday, October 11, 6:30 pm, Hillsboro Civic Center (Doors open @ 5:30, there will be tables with other candidates present )

County Commission Chair race: Kathryn Harrington, Bob Terry

Measure 105 debate (Sanctuary): Pro: Richard la Mountain (former VP, Oregonians for Immigration Reform); Against: Maria Caballero-Rubio (Executive Director, Centro Culturale) and Pat Garrett, Washington County Sherriff

October 15

Lynn Peters, Andy Duyck: Affordable Housing Metro Measure; and candidates in HD 30, Janeen Sollman & Dorothy Merritt

All Candidates have been invited

October 22

Measure 106 (Abortion funding related measure ) Pro: Aubrianne Todd; Against: Grayson Dempsey (NARL) & HD 33 candidates Mitch Greenlick vs Elizabeth Reye

All Candidates and representatives have been invited

October 29

Tigard Mayoral Race: Jason Snyder, Marc Woodard, Marland Henderson, Linda Monahan

All Candidates have been invited

November 5 is TBA

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Viva Village events

Viva Village: October 2018 events

For Information or to RSVP where indicated, contact or 503-746-5082. To see a complete list of October events, go to; click on Calendar.

The following events are open to the public:

Women’s Coffee

Tuesdays, October 2 and 16, 10 am, Solace and Fine Espresso, 4655 SW Griffith Dr. #160, Beaverton.

Summerlake Loop nature walk

Saturday, October 6, 9:30 am, 11450 SW Winter Lake Drive, Tigard.

Dine Around Beaverton and Beyond

Wednesday, October 10, 1 pm, Outback Steakhouse, Peterkort Towne Square, 11146 SW Barnes Road

Village 101 Presentation.

Saturday, October 13, 10-11:30 am, Elsie Stuhr Center, Cedar Room, 5550 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton.

Information for prospective members and/or volunteers. For information: 503-746-5082.

Aging With Grace: Senior Series Lecture and Workshop

Saturday, October 13, 1:30-4 pm, Elsie Stuhr Center, 5550 SW Hall Blvd. Beaverton.

Dr. Maureen C. Nash, Medical Director of Providence Elder Place will speak on Aging Well: Mental and Emotional Resiliency. RSVP.

Thursday Night Social

Thursday, October 18, 6 pm, La Hacienda Real Mexican Restaurant, 12025 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton. RSVP.

Men’s Coffee Break

Tuesday, October 23,10-11 am, Solace and Fine Espresso, 4655 SW Griffith Dr. #160, Beaverton.

Welcome Walkers Hiking Group.

Thursday, October 25, 9-11 am, Tualatin Hills Nature Park, 15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton.

A brisk 3-4 mile walk-n-talk.

Aging With Grace: Senior Series Lecture and Workshop

Saturday, October 27, 1:30-4 pm, Elsie Stuhr Center, 5550 SW Hall Blvd. Beaverton.

Nay and Friedenberg Elder Law Firm representatives will speak on Key Legal Documents for you and your family’s planning.

These events are for members and volunteers only. Find out how to join Viva Village on their website:

Food and Fun for Foodies

Friday, October 5, 12-2 pm, Private home in the Bethany area. $5 per person.

Demonstration of how to prepare three Italian dishes with lunch to follow. RSVP for address and to reserve your spot.

Life Stories

Tuesday, October 9, 1:30-3:30 pm, Private home in the Vose Neighborhood (Beaverton).

Listen to and share life stories. Get to know fellow Viva Village members and volunteers. RSVP for address and to reserve your spot.

Viva Colorista

Thursday, October 11, 1-2:30 pm, 4905 SW Griffith Dr. #104, Beaverton. RSVP.

TED Talk and Lunch

Thursday, October 11, 11-1 pm, Private home in Bethany.

TED Talk discussion: Emotional Intelligence: Using the Laws of Attraction. RSVP.


Folk dancing at Leedy Grange Hall

Mondays, October 1, 15, 29, 7-9 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman Rd. $6/$10 couple, newcomers free

Join in for fun folk dancing with Sue & Friends. Enjoy easy to intermediate level dances with this friendly group. Newcomers welcome, no experience or partner is necessary. We focus on classic Israeli dances with a splash of the newer, and a dash of International. If you are a exerciser step-counter, 7000 steps for the session have been reported by dancers!

For details see To be added to the Leedy Grange folk dance email list, please send request to Sue at

Family Morning at WCM

Saturday, October 13, 10-1 pm, Washington County Museum, PCC Rock Creek Campus, 17677 NW Springville Rd., free

The Washington County Museum continues a great season of Free Family Mornings with a paint-your-own JoyBot workshop led by Gary Hirsch! At this all-ages, participatory event you will create a teeny personal robot that can go everywhere with you to protect, defend, and give outrageous compliments. All ages and backgrounds are encouraged to join in.

Gary Hirsch is an artist and consultant living in Portland, Oregon, whose work seeks ways that art can help people in delightful and surprising ways. "I am deeply interested in how people make things together,” says Hirsch. “The great moments in our lives are the result of creative collaborations—ideas are formed, collide with other ideas and, when the stars align, great things happen. My art and work is a small attempt in bringing more of this into the world." He makes thousands of tiny JoyBots painted on the back of dominoes (most recent Bot count is 50,456), and even a few painted giant on the sides of buildings; and he wants you to steal this idea and make it your own!

Free Family Mornings is an ongoing series hosted by the Washington County Museum. Each month during the school year the museum hosts a family-friendly, no-experience-needed workshop lead by a teaching artist from the community.

The Free Family Mornings series is generously supported by the Oregon Air Show, with additional support from Beaverton Rotary.

AgriCulture: Shaping Land and Lives in the Tualatin Valley

Through spring 2019, Washington County Museum, PCC Rock Creek Campus, 17677 NW Springville Rd.

Visitors to this dynamic, colorful exhibit will be able to touch, hear, see and learn about agriculture and the many ways it impacts our communities. Since time immemorial people in the Tualatin Valley have used their labor and technology to maximize the amount of nourishing food and valuable plant products that grow in this fertile area. Those efforts have re-formed human habits and social structures as well as the physical landscape. This interactive exhibit centers on eight oral histories drawn from the museum’s archive housed within Pacific University’s digital exhibits. These individuals, some historic and some contemporary, speak to the field of agriculture through their personal experiences and the experiences of their families and ancestors. Together they become a dialogue across time, culture and technology that highlights many facets of agriculture’s impact on us all.

“So many different cultural groups have participated in food and resource cultivation over the history of the Tualatin Valley that we knew we could not create a single narrative for this exhibit that could reflect them all,” says Molly Alloy, Community Engagement Coordinator for the museum and Guest Curator of this exhibit. “Our hope is that by letting individual voices express different perspectives on agriculture we can show that the industry as a whole impacts each of us, but in different ways.”

Old Silo by Leslie Peltz
Old silo with farm equipment near Pumpkin Ridge

Photography, video, illustration, an interactive drawing station, and historical objects from the museum’s collection surround and take inspiration from these stories. Photographer Leslie Peltz’s pensive black and white images invite the viewer into quiet moments she has encountered in her outings across Washington County to document silos. The museum also commissioned work from illustrators Allynn Carpenter and Anke Gladnick, as well as video artist Jayson Wynkoop. Gladnick’s illustration, a huge sweeping mural rich with color and details, knits together elements from all of the oral histories to give a visual overview of changing cultivation technologies over time. Wynkoop's video nods toward alternative and future possibilities for the farming industry, and Carpenter's tender portraits feature oral history community members and bring them together across time and space. The drawing station invites visitors to share their visions of and experience with agriculture. These drawings will be exhibited along with the three youth contestant winners who submitted artwork answering the question, "What does agriculture mean to you?" during an open call last school year. Historic objects from the museum’s collection will be featured throughout the exhibit so that visitors can experience first-hand some of the tools that have helped shape the land around them.

Featuring the personal narratives of: Vlasta Becvar Barber; Bertony Faustin; Aya Iwasaki Fujii; Peter Hing; Jose Jaime; David Lewis; Jean Edwards Muir; and Esther Stucki. The exhibit includes Spanish translations of all English text, written transcripts of all audio segments and is wheelchair accessible.

Fall Festival at Cedar Hills Rec Center

Saturday, October 20, 11 am-3 pm, Cedar Hills Recreation Center, 11640 SW Park Way, $2 per person, $10 max per family, scrip is 25¢ each

Dress in your favorite costume and join us at Cedar Hills for a fun-filled Fall Festival. Carnival games, bounce house, pirates cove, a clown, Bingo, pumpkin painting, face painting, food & refreshments, and more! For more information visit the website or call 503-629-6340.

Library News

Author William Ritter

Thursday, October 11, 6:30-7:30 pm, Sunset High School Media Center

Author William Ritter will visit Sunset High School to tell teens about his writing process and how his bestselling mystery series Jackaby came to be. Ritter is an Oregon educator and author. The Jackaby series is a blend of crime-solving mystery, historical fiction, and steampunk.

Lego Free Play

Saturday, October 13, 10:30 am-noon, Cedar Mill Library

A drop-in program for kids ages five and up who enjoy building with Legos! Take part in our STEM challenge by making a Lego boat! Will it sink or will it float? What will make it sink? Have fun playing and experimenting with Legos. No registration required; all Legos will be provided.

Census Bureau Announces Job Openings for 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring workers for temporary jobs available in the Salem office and the Portland, Ore., metropolitan area in advance of the 2020 Census for the following positions:

Area census office managers $45,760-$62,400 per year; office positions starting at $14 per hour; work at home positions starting at $17.50 per hour.

Applicants will be placed in an applicant pool for 2020 Census positions they qualify for as jobs become available in their area. For area Census Office manager jobs apply online at: page. For office and work at home jobs available now, apply online at:

Applicants can also learn about available jobs at the Census Bureau’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages. They may also contact the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY/ASCII.

Women’s Safety Fair

Saturday, October 13, 8:30 am-4 pm, WCSO Headquarters, 215 SW Adams Avenue, Hillsboro

The Safety Fair will include educational presentations, hands-on defensive tactics, raffle prizes, lunch and a vendor fair. The class size is limited to 80 participants (registration required). In addition to the Saturday session, participants are invited to a secondary session offered Monday-Thursday evenings during the week of October 15. Participants may choose one supplemental session. Additional details will be provided upon registration.

Register online here.

Monthly Landlord Forum

Wednesday, October 10, 6:30-8 pm, PCC Willow Creek, 241 SW Edgeway Drive, Beaverton, free

Each month, October through May, the Westside Crime Prevention Coalition hosts training forums for landlords and property owners on topics varying from basic tenant laws and contracts, as well as special topics such as service animals and habitability issues. The topic for October will be "Criminals in Our Midst," on complying with HUD's criminal screening guidelines.

Registration is required. Learn more on the website and on the Facebook page.

Indivisible Cedar Mill

Wednesday, October 10, 6:30-8:30 pm, contact for location

Come join Indivisible Cedar Mill for our October meeting. We are a progressive, grass-roots organization that opposes the Trump administration and believes in furthering progressive causes as well as acting locally to keep Oregon blue. Our December meeting will host a guest speaker from the League of Women Voters to give an overview of ballot measures. Join our activist group and help us Get Out the Vote in November.

Please email Karyn ( or John ( for location.

SAC Art Fair

sac art fair

Thursday, November 15, 10 am-7 pm, Sunset Athletic Club, 13939 NW Cornell Road

Sunset Athletic Club will host more than 30 local artists selling their wares for the holiday season. A portion of sales will be donated to the Oregon Food Bank. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own non-perishable food to add to the donations. For more information, contact

DAR meeting

Thursday, October 11, 6 pm, contact for location

Are you interested learning about the Daughters of American Revolution (DAR)? The Mission of the DAR is to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.

If you are interested in finding out more, the Beaver Chapter of the DAR, in Beaverton, is having an Introduction to DAR presentation. Please contact us at BeaverChapterDAR@gmail.

Family Caregiver Conference

Friday, November 16, 9 am-2:30 pm, Tuality Health Education Center, 334 SE 8th Ave., Hillsboro, free

November is National Family Caregivers Month.

Register now for the 15th annual Washington County Family Caregiver Conference, for unpaid family caregivers of older adults. Lunch is included. Space is limited, and registration is required.

This year’s conference is titled “Including Yourself in the Circle of Care.” The keynote speaker is Marcy Cottrell Houle, who will present “Effective and Critically Important Strategies for Navigating the Healthcare System.” Ms. Cottrell Houle is co-author with Elizabeth Eckstrom of The Gift of Caring: Saving our Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare, a national Christopher Award winner.

Other presentations include legal considerations for family caregivers, whole health, sexuality and dementia, paying for care when funds are limited, and more.

The conference is sponsored by Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services Family Caregiver Support Program, OHSU Tuality Healthcare and VA Portland Caregiver Support Program.

Call 503-846-3069 to register or for more information.

Sunset Band Classic

Saturday, October 13, Hillsboro Stadium

More than 5,000 people will descend upon Hillsboro Stadium for the annual Sunset Marching Band Classic. In its 30th year, this premier marching band competition is hosted by the Sunset Apollo Marching Band and Auxiliary (SAMBA) volunteer organization. Accredited by the Northwest Association for Performing Arts (NWAPA), this year the Sunset Marching Band Classic will host a NWAPA Competition, attended by many bands and their enthusiastic supporters from throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Under the direction of Greg Hall, Sunset enjoys one of the premier band programs in the Pacific Northwest. Students are offered a wide variety of musical alternatives including marching band and colorguard, jazz band, funk band, and symphonic band.

The Sunset Classic is the primary event to raise money supporting all band programs at Sunset High School. This includes the marching band program, jazz band, funk band, winter percussion and winter guard. We hope to make this an extra-special celebration this year to commemorate 30 years of the Classic.

We strive to keep our programs accessible to all interested students, regardless of their ability to pay. It takes over $100,000 a year to support the Sunset High School band and colorguard programs. The school district cannot fund these activities. Without community support, these opportunities for participation and leadership would disappear.

‘Look. Listen. Learn.’ Fire Prevention Month

October is Fire Prevention Month, and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue encourages you to take three basic but essential steps to reduce the likelihood of a devastating fire in your home and escape safely in the event of one.

This year, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. ? Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” focuses on the following three steps:

LOOK for places a fire could start. Take a good look around your home, identify potential fire hazards, and take care of them.

LISTEN for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from your home and where everyone knows to meet.

LEARN two ways out of every room. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.

The three most common causes of Oregon residential fires in 2017 were cooking, heating, and smoking, and the 3,282 residential structure fires resulted in 39 deaths, 130 civilian injuries, and $106.5 million in property and content loss.

The majority of people who die in a fire succumb to heat and smoke inhalation, not flames. Having working smoke alarms in your home greatly increases your chances of surviving a fire. Smoke alarms are available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These alarms use strobe lights and/or vibration to alert residents.

We recommend drawing a map of your home with all members of your household and marking two exits from each room and a path to your designated safe meeting place outside from each exit. One of those exits could be a window. Once you have an escape map, have a home fire drill and practice using different ways out. We recommend closing doors behind you as you leave to help slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. It’s important to teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them. Families with infants, toddlers and loved ones with mobility needs should make special plans to ensure everyone gets out safely. Once outside, remain outside, and call 911.

For more fire prevention tips and tools to create a fire escape plan, visit

Human Rights Council 10th Annual Poster Contest

The goal of the Human Rights Council Poster Contest is to increase awareness among young people in Washington County of the importance of Human Rights and a greater understanding of the 30 articles outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year’s theme is “Freedom from Discrimination”.

Posters must contain the wording that addresses this year’s theme and must be on poster paper or something similar no larger than 11” x 17” in a landscape layout using any type of art materials. Please include the following information on the back side of the poster:

• Entrant name, grade, school and teacher

• Name, e-mail, mailing address and phone number of a parent/guardian

There are four categories by grades: K-3, 4-5, 6-8 and 9-12. The first place winner of each category will receive $25, and the overall grand prize winner will receive $100. Second and third place winners of each category will receive a certificate.

Awards will be presented at the Martin Luther King Jr. event on January 19, 2019 from 12- 2pm at the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center (527 E Main, Hillsboro, OR 97123). Posters will also be featured on the Human Rights Council website.

Posters must be mailed to the Human Rights Council at PO Box 2973, Hillsboro, OR 97123 by November 16, 2018. All entries become the property of Human Rights Council and will not be returned. For more information about the Human Rights Council, please visit our website at

For questions about the poster contest, e-mail us at

Gray's ship

Beaverton Historical Society

Tuesday, October 9, 7 pm, Elsie Stuhr Center

What do you know about Oregon’s history? Bob Setterberg, from the Oregon Historical Society will be our guest speaker. He brings with him a very enlightening and enjoyable trip through Oregon’s history beginning 30 million years ago up to the time when covered wagons crossed the Oregon Trail. Bob tells stories about how we became who we are, and his presentation is well illustrated with many colorful pictures. He also brings with him many artifacts that you can see and handle. Come and learn about Oregon’s history in a very enjoyable way.

Kindergarten Open House

Thursday, November 1, 3:30-6 pm, St. Pius X Catholic Church

Take a tour with our students and parents, and meet with the Kindergarten teachers and staff. Learn more about our academic & spiritual curriculum, including music, Spanish, physical education, computer, and library. Discover what STEM looks like in Kindergarten. Extended care is available until 6 pm on school days.

Beaverton School District Community Health Education K-12 Information Nights

Monday, October 15, , 6:30-7:30 pm, Stoller Middle School, 14141 NW Laidlaw Rd.

Wednesday, October 24, 6:30-7:30 pm, Meadow Park Middle School, 14100 SW Downing St. Beaverton,

Beaverton School District families, staff and community are invited to attend one of these Health Education information evenings. Please note that the program will be the same at each location. Topics will include: 2018 Health Curriculum Adoption; New Health Learning Targets; Erin’s Law.

For more information, please contact Jared Cordon for grades K-5 at, or Brian Sica for grades 6-12 at

Basic Facilitation Training

Friday, October 19, 9 am-4 pm, Hillsboro Police Precinct Training Room, 250 SE 10th Av. free

Make the world a better place with productive meetings. Please join us to build your meeting facilitation skills. The skills you learn can be used in workplace meetings or public meetings, wherever emotions may run high. Keep your cool and keep the conversation on track with methods you’ll experience in this workshop.

If you work with groups of people, these skills are a necessary part of your toolbox to keep things running smoothly. Be able to hold your own when tempers flare and there seems to be no common ground.

Taught by Laurie Thorpe, a long time facilitator and presenter with a focus on discussion and practice. It is free to attend, but seats are limited. Register by sending an email to Registration closes October 17. For more information visit or call at 503-615-6651.

HOA Board Meeting facilitation

Saturday, October 20, 9 am-4 pm, Hillsboro Police West Precinct, 250 SE 10th Av, free

You joined your HOA Board because you wanted to contribute to your community, but people get upset, and it’s difficult to get through a meeting without some hard feelings. What if you learned how to facilitate those group conversations where emotions run high? What if you helped provide a space everyone felt heard and had their say? But you don’t know how to do that? We can help.

Beaverton Dispute Resolution Center and Hillsboro Mediation Program presents a class covering the topics:

  • Use dialogue for productive meetings and better relationships
  • Basic understanding of facilitation skills and tools
  • How to feel more confident in leading groups’ conversations
  • Help people feel heard
  • What community mediation is and how it can help solve neighborhood issues

Register now by emailing and please include a cell phone number where you can be reached for any last minute changes.

Sunset High School Hallo-Wine Fundraiser

Sunday, October 28, RSVP info below

Join us the weekend before Halloween at the Hallo-Wine Party, a wine tasting event benefiting the 2019 Sunset High School Graduation Party.

This is a fun and festive afternoon that raises funds for the 2019 Grad Party. You can sample white, red and sparkling wines, and then buy your favorite bottles at discounted prices. The event is scheduled at the end of October: just in time to stock up for the upcoming holiday season. This event is for guests 21 and over please! Parking is limited so consider carpooling or using Lyft or Uber. Can’t make the event but want to support the fundraising? Donate on-line at:

“The annual Hallo-Wine party is great opportunity to find a new favorite wine that I can share at holiday gatherings or give as gifts. I enjoy seeing friends and visiting with many people from the community. It’s a fun way to support Sunset High School’s Class of 2019” --Jennifer Brady, 2017 Hallo-Wine attendee.

The Grad Party Committee is dedicated to providing a fun, safe, drug and alcohol-free event available to all graduating students of Sunset High School. Proceeds raised for the event cover scholarships to ensure that everyone who wants to attend can do so. The funds are also used to pay for the venue, entertainment, food and transportation to and from the event.

Tickets for the event are $30 for a single or $50 for a couple. RSVP online at: or email for more information.

Options School Application Process for 2019-2020 School Year

Applications available starting Monday, October 15, and must be received no later than Friday, December 7, at 4 pm

The application timeline has changed for the 2019-2020 school year. The lottery application phase has been shortened to make Second Consideration applications available earlier. This will allow students more time to work on their applications and schools more time to review them.

The Beaverton School District is nationally recognized for high student achievement and innovative programs. Beaverton students in grades 6-12 have the opportunity to investigate learning options that best fit their academic needs. Students can choose their neighborhood school or apply for one of a number of learning options. Transportation is provided.

Please plan to attend one or more of the open houses that are available. Students may only select one option on their application, so do some early investigation of the options online.

All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries. Beginning October 15, current Beaverton School District students are able to apply online using their student ID. Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school, or who do not have Internet access, will need to complete a paper application available online, or at any school office beginning October 15.

For more information, please contact the Office of Learning Options Information Line at 503-356-4415.

Experience Music Series at PCC Rock Creek

Tuesdays, October 9 & 23, November 6 & 23, 7:30 pm, PCC Rock Creek Campus Building 3 in the forum, 17705 NW Springville Rd.

The Portland Community College Rock Creek music program continues its diverse series of short concerts/lectures! The concerts are presented in conjunction with the Tuesday evening Music Appreciation class and are open to the public. A donation is appreciated but no one will be turned away. The concerts are free for PCC students.

October 23: Seffarine

Seffarine is a duo with Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and oud player and flamenco guitarist Nat Hulscamp. Seffarine presents the music of classical Arabic and Andalusian music as well as original compositions influenced by cultures including Spanish flamenco, classical Persian music and American Jazz. Their CD, “De Fez a Jerez,” is listed in the top 20 best world music releases by the Transglobal World Music Charts, a panel of 43 world music experts. For more information, please visit the band’s website at

tango pacifico

November 6: Tango Pacifico

Tango Pacifico is a Portland-based group performing the music of Argentinian master Astor Piazzolla. Piazzolla revolutionized the traditional tango by creating a new style of music called tango nuevo, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. The Portland-based group was formed in 2001 by Oregon Symphony Assistant Concertmaster Erin Furbee and includes Oregon Symphony bassist Jeff Johnson and John Mery on guitar. The concert will also feature guest pianist Lydia Chung. For more information, please go to

For more information about the concerts, please contact Jason Palmer at, 971-722-7869, or view the music program’s website page and Facebook page at


Washington County Kids Conversations

Washington County Kids (WCK) offers three opportunities for parents and guardians to comment on their experiences with access and success in obtaining early childcare, after school, and summer programs for kids and their value. WCK received a grant of $35,000 from Meyer Memorial Trust to conduct “Community Conversations” throughout Washington County. Community Conversations are being held with local providers like the Boys & Girls Club, Adelante Mujeres, Centro Cultural, and Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District. The three October events are being held in local communities to provide an opportunity for parents and guardians who are not able to attend other programs to provide their input. All members of the community are welcome.

The events are designed to serve the following communities but any date may be selected. All events take place from 6:30-8 pm:

Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Banks, North Plains, Gaston:

Monday, October 15 - Hillsboro Brookwood Library, Community Room, 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro

Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood

Thursday, October 18 - Tualatin Public Library, 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave, Tualatin

Beaverton, Bethany, Cedar Hills, Cedar Mill

Thursday, October 25 - Beaverton Community Center, Sycamore Room, 12350 SW 5th St #100, Beaverton

For childcare options, we recommend reaching out to our partner, Politisit, who is willing to consider reimbursing childcare costs for people who would like to attend.

For more information about Washington County Kids’ Community Conversations or how you can be involved, visit or email or call 503-349-2965.


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