Growing Herbs!

Growing Herbs!
Presented by North Plains Public Library
Saturday, June  24 at 9:30 am

North Plains Library is proud to present the first in our series of Culinary Literacy events! OSU Extension Service Master Gardener, Sandy Japely will share the tips, techniques and plant recommendations for starting your own herb garden.
North Plains Public Library, 31311 NW Commercial Street, North Plains.

Flag Day

Flag Day
Honoring Old Glory and Flag Retirement
Wednesday, June 14 at 11:00 am

All in the Hillsboro area are invited to join Donelson Funeral Chapel and Fir Lawn Memorial Park for a special event to honor Old Glory.

Activities will include a flag retirement ceremony, refreshments, and presentation by Martin J. Ryan V.F.W. Post 2666 and local Boy Scouts. Flags ready for retirement may be dropped off at the funeral home, 1070 W. Main Street, or at the V.F.W. Post at 310 SW Walnut Street.

Please call 503-640-2277 for more information.

Annual Steak Feed

Rotary Club of Forest Grove 
Annual Steak Feed
Friday, June 9 at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Pacific University Campus-Washburne Hall, Forest Grove.
Choice New York Steak with all the Trimmings!
Wine and Beer Featuring David Hill Vineyard and Waltz Brewing.
$16 per person.
Buy from any Rotary Club Member of at ACE Hardware, Van Dyke’s Appliance, News-Times or Chamber Office.
All proceeds benefit Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

Bingo! At the Senior Center

Bingo! At the Senior Center
Wednesday, June 7 at 6:00 pm

The first Wednesday of each month.
Doors open at 6:00 pm and the first number called at 6:30 pm.
Refreshments available for purchase.
North Plains Senior Center, 31450 NW Commercial Street, North Plains.

Memorial Day Area Events

St. Edward Catholic Cemetery
Outdoor Mass(weather permitting)
Monday, May 29 at 9:00 am

The cemetery is located at 12185 Shadybrook Road, North Plains. If inclement weather, Mass will be held at St. Edward Catholic Church, 10990 NW 313th Avenue, North Plains.  The Parish puts flowers on every grave as well as flags on every Veteran’s grave.
For more information, call 503-647-2131.

3rd Annual “Memorial Day Salute To Veteran’s”
Car-Truck-Motorcycle Show
Monday, May 29 at 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Hare Field, 1151 NE Grant St., Hillsboro.
Organized by VFW Post 2666.
FREE admission for the whole family!

Over 200 Show Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles, Active & Vintage Military Vehicles, SWAT Car, Police & Fire Vehicles. Plus Vendors, Food, Trophies, Classic Tracks DJ, Corral Creek Blue Grass Band, Raffle, Kids Activities, Burt Daniels Traveling Military Museum, PT658 Boat Torpedo, & Memorial Day Salute Program and more! Who You Are Helping: By attending or registering your vehicle for this family friendly Car Show you will be helping our local veterans. Proceeds go to support veterans and their families. This year a portion of funds raised will also assist the Veterans & Family Center in Beaverton.

Memorial Day Salute
Monday, May 29 at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Hare Field, 1151 N.E. Grant St., Hillsboro.
Organized by VFW Post 2666 and American Legion Post 104.
Admission is free.
Contact: Dan Fink, 503-799-2665

Washington County’s Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 29 at 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Washington County Veteran’s Memorial, Corner of NE 34th and Veterans Drive, Hillsboro. Organized by Washington County.
Admission is free.
Contact: Vicki Horn, 503-846-3051
The ceremony will include Posting of Colors, the National Anthem, gun salute and Taps provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2666 and American Legion Post 104.

Memorial Day Dedication & Ceremony
Monday, May 29 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Veterans Memorial Park, 1251 W. Baseline St., Cornelius.
Organized by VFW Post 2666, American Legion Post 104 and the City of Cornelius.
Admission is free.
A special dedication to unveil our Blue Star Memorial Marker and Purple Heart City designations. Both hold special significance for veterans and their families. We are honored to receive support to host both designations at our Veteran’s Memorial Park. The event will include singing by Hillsboro Police Department Sergeant Eric Bunday and a formal presentation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard. Purple Heart recipient, Spencer Jones, will share inspirational thoughts and ideas.
Contact: Glenn Colangelo, 503-945-0190

Oregon Remembers
Monday, May 29 at 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Fir Lawn Cemetery, 1070 W. Main St., Hillsboro.
Organized by Fir Lawn Cemetery.
Admission is free.
Contact: Glenn Colangelo, 503-945-0190


International Movie Night

Presented by North Plains Public Library
Thursday, May 18
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Adults Only

A free screening of a fresh new foreign movie “Amnesia” brought to you by the North Plains Public Library, the Oregon Cultural Trust and Abbey Creek Winery.  Location:  Abbey Creek Winery Tasting Room, 31441 NW Commercial Street. Wine and wonderful food will be available to purchase at the venue. The doors open at 6pm and the showing will be at 7pm.

Salmonberry Trail Project

The Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency (STIA) and Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust (TFHT) invite you to participate in a workshop to gather local input for development of a strategic marketing plan for the Salmonberry Trail project.  This plan will refine the identity of the trail, identify the full range of potential trail users, markets and strategies to reach them, and establish unified messaging for the trail.  It will serve as the foundation for future marketing and promotion of the trail by a variety of local and regional organizations.

The communities along this 86-mile long trail are unique, and we need your input and local knowledge to assure the trail marketing strategy is something that will work for you and meet local needs.  We would also like to learn from you what has worked best in terms of marketing your community or region in the past, and what additional opportunities may exist that can be realized through the Salmonberry Trail project.

We will be holding three workshops in Tillamook and Washington Counties the week of April 10, and hope that you are able to join us at one.  Here are the details on when and where you can participate:

  •  Monday, April 10, 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. @ Banks City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Thursday, April 13, 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. @ North County Recreation District Community Building, Schoolhouse Room, in Nehalem
  • Friday, April 14, 9:00 A.M. – Noon @ TBCC’s Partners for Rural Innovation Building, Room 107, in Tillamook

The workshops will be facilitated by staff from HUEN LLC of Portland, who are working on behalf of STIA and TFHT to develop the strategic marketing plan.  This work is being supported by a matching grant from Travel Oregon.

In addition to getting your input for the strategic marketing plan, we will also share information at each workshop on key work that has been taking place on the project, and what will be happening next.

Please spread the word to others in your community about these workshops.  If you know of other individuals or organizations in your area who are interested in the tourism and economic development potential of the Salmonberry Trail project, please forward this invitation on to them.  To enable us to better plan for the number of folks coming to the workshops, we would appreciate an RSVP by email response if you plan to attend.  Hope to see you at one of these gatherings!

Ross Holloway, Executive Director
Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust
503-945-7318 (office)
503-812-4056 (cell)