Washington County Museum-Free Family Mornings

Sculpt and paint workshop
Art Duo Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen
Saturday, November 10th, 2018
10am – 1pm

Washington County Museum
PCC Rock Creek Campus
17677 NW Springville Rd.
Portland, OR, 97229

Washington County Museum Logo

This month at Washington County Museum’s Free Family Morning event, workshop participants will produce their very own sculptures in air-dry clay. The two-person artist team, Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen, have made imagined museum-style labels based on the stories featured in our AgriCulture exhibit to serve as inspiration for the sculptures. The artists will help participants of all skill levels to learn the basic hand-building and painting methods needed to make a colorful sculpture.

Anna and Ryan created this unique family activity specifically to compliment the AgriCulture exhibit, saying they “let what we hear and read in the exhibit determine the details and logistics of how the project comes together.” The workshop they have created will let visitors of all ages show their own impressions and personal connections to the history of agriculture in the Tualatin Valley while also learning new creative skills. Come create new meaning for historic museum artifacts through this playful, hands-on workshop!

Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen are two people who work together as one artistic entity. They’re project-based work is often grounded in and around the activities of reading, writing, and translation. They make objects, images, books, and ephemera, using art as an extended form of study and a testing ground for ideas about language, politics, and social life.

Utilizing a range of media and contexts, their pieces and projects have appeared in many public places as well as at institutions such as The Renaissance Society (Chicago, IL); The San Diego Museum of Art (San Diego, CA); SPACES (Cleveland, OH); Locust Projects (Miami, FL); Camp CARPA (Joshua Tree, CA); Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (Portland, OR); and on the pages of NOON Literary Annual. The pair live in Portland, Oregon, where they work, teach, and raise their 8-year-old son, (a sometimes chipmunk by the name of Nutmeg Elements Bridger).

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 led by a teaching artist from the community. Museum entrance is always FREE during these events, and includes access to all rotating and permanent exhibits.

Look for another exciting Free Family Morning workshop next month:
December 8th: Michael & Roxanne McGovern, Printmakers

Make fun one-of-a-kind prints on paper through the monotype printmaking process.

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

About the Washington County Museum

For more than 50 years, the Washington County Museum has provided community members and visitors an opportunity to experience and understand the richness of local history, heritage and culture.

The Washington County Museum on the Portland Community College Rock Creek campus is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

For admission, memberships, events and more:

visit www.washingtoncountymuseum.org

email info@washingtoncountymuseum.org

call 503.645.5353

Stride for Seniors Charity Walk

Dear Friends and Family,

I recently accepted the challenge to raise funds to support Meals on Wheels People through the Stride for Seniors Charity Walk on April 22, 2018. Please help support me in this important project by contributing generously. For information about Meals on Wheels People and its programs, you can visit www.mealsonwheelspeople.org.

It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause by making your tax-deductible donation online using the link below. If you would prefer, you can send your contribution to the address listed below.

Whatever you can give will help — it all adds up! I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.


Angie Boyd

To make a donation online, click the link below to go to my personal page or mail your donation to:

Meals on Wheels People
Attn: Stride for Seniors
P.O. Box 19477
Portland, OR 97280

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Red, White and Black Film Screening

March 24th, 2018
7:30 pm

The Hollywood Theater
4122 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97212

General Admission:  $9.00
Senior/Student: $7.00
Children 12 & under: $7.00

Get your tickets in advance with the link provided.
Let’s pack the house Wakanda style!

Buy Tickets Here Directly From “The Hollywood

Winemakers and Director Jerry Bell Jr in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

RED, WHITE, AND BLACK highlights the lives of minority winemakers who have begun changing the face of Oregon’s wine-making culture. This documentary delves into the challenges and accomplishments of winemakers of color and the LGBTQ community who have traditionally been excluded from the predominantly white, highbrow industry. This is a story about entrepreneurs of different backgrounds who have removed barriers in pursuit of their dreams thereby closing the narrow opportunity gap in Oregon. Despite the gravity of RED, WHITE, AND BLACK’S content, this documentary delivers with an upbeat tone, a cadence of storytelling and camera work that helps to uplift the consciousness of its viewers, its wine drinkers, and dreamers alike.

International Movie Night @ Abbey Creek

Thursday,  March 15, 2018
Doors open at 6:00 pm for short movies and refreshments.
The feature begins at 7:00 pm.
Ages 21 and over

Waking Ned Divine
Commercial director Kirk Jones makes his feature directing debut with a story about a small town in Ireland called Tulaigh More, where one of their 52 inhabitants wins the lotto jackpot of nearly seven million pounds. When nobody claims it, the town goes on a search to find out why. They find the winner, old Ned Devine, dead – a smile on his face, clutching the winning ticket. In Ireland, the lottery winnings must be claimed by the purchaser, which puts the town in a spot. If the lottery officials discover Devine dead, he forfeits his money. What ensues is a community coming together in hopes of getting his money to split 51 ways. What they learn is the importance of friendship and the true value of money.

Abbey Creek Vineyard and Tasting Room
31441 NW Commercial Street
North Plains, Oregon 97133

Culinary Literacy- Good Food, Great Medicine!

North Plains Public Library presents:

Culinary Literacy
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
9:30 – 10:30am
Jessie Mays Community Center

north plains library logoOur North Plains Library has been offering a series of talks on culinary literacy.  This popular series has covered growing herbs, understanding spices, and holiday cooking to date.  We are pleased to offer a presentation by author, Dr. Miles Hassell on nutritional literacy as it pertains to health.  He is the co-author of “Good Food, Great Medicine,” a guide for using diet and lifestyle for optimal health. 

Admission is free but a reservation is required for this event.  Please call the North Plains Public Library to reserve your spot: (503) 647-5051.  Thank you!

An Evening with Phillip Margolin

North Plains Public Library Presents
One Book, One City
An Evening with Phillip Margolin

Saturday, March 10, 2018
7pm until 8:30pm
Jessie Mays Community Center

north plains library logoOver the last few months many of our patrons have gotten together to enjoy the pleasure of reading with Phillip Margolin’s Worthy Brown’s Daughter. Known for his critically acclaimed contemporary thrillers, New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin explores an intriguing tale of the old west in Worthy Brown’s Daughter, a compelling historical drama, set in nineteenth-century Oregon. This tale combines a heartbreaking story of slavery and murder with classic Margolin plot twists.

Join us for a fascinating book talk with the author on the listed date. Refreshments will be provided for this special occasion. To reserve your spot just call the library at 503 647 5051. Copies of the book are available for check out.

“Growing Your Small Business” Forum

The City of Forest Grove is hosting a no-cost small business forum.

“Growing Your Small Business”
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
8:00 am-Noon

Forest Grove Community Auditorium
1915 Main Street
Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

Information Flyer

For more information, or to register for this free event, please contact Jeffery King, Economic Development Manager, City of Forest Grove at 503-992-3293 or jking@forestgrove-or.gov

Feel free to pass this email along to others who may be interested in attending.

Mayor Lenahan presents the State of the City

12:00 NOON

The January 9th Membership Meeting of the North Plains Chamber of Commerce will be on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 12:00 noon. The Chamber and the City have joined together for Mayor Lenahan to present the State of the City to the Chamber Members, all North Plains’ businesses, Washington County officials and the general public. If there is any formal business to present to the Membership, the meeting will follow the Mayor’s address.

Lunch will be available courtesy of the Chamber and the City.
Chamber Members will receive an E-invite and may RSVP online.

503-647-2207 or admin@northplainschamberofcommerce.org

Jessie Mays Community Hall
30975 Hillcrest Street
North Plains, Oregon 97133










Join the Ukalaliens!

North Plains Public Library
Friday, January 26, 2018
7:00 pm

Come join the Ukalaliens at the North Plains Public Library!  The Ukalaliens, Steve Einhorn and Kate Power, bring 30 ukuleles for everyone in attendance to play.  They will teach the essentials and soon enough we will all be strumming, singing and harmonizing.  Bring your own ukulele if you dare.  No talent necessary, but by the end of the night you’ll be picking and grinning.  All ages, all skills, and all welcome!!

Super Saturday with Mo Phillips

Join us at Super Saturday with Mo Philips. This is a must for kids with music like you have never heard before! Its goofball music played well with a genuine sense of wonder and appreciation for the wackiness inherent in every single child.  His songs and song titles make no sense on the surface but kids gravitate strongly to his comedy-folk songs about being the “Champion of Sleepy Time,” a sultry analysis of what: worth swapping in our school “Lunchbox,” and falling in love with a couch named “Maria”.  It is impossible not to be charmed by the oddness of it all. This will be super fun for all the family.

Jessie Mays Community Center
Saturday, January 13, 2017
1:00 pm