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FROM THE EDITOR It’s harvest season in the Tualatin Valley and time to celebrate the bounty of fall. Festivities around the county this month will honor local pumpkins, apples, onions, and wine. Along with the seasonal celebrations, there‘s some good music to be heard on the Westside this month. A gritty indie dance band will get you moving. You can also catch a show by a local country singing gal from Sherwood before she heads off to Nashville in December to record her first album. October marks the second full issue of The Washington County Review, the newest, hippest lifestyle and entertainment magazine on the Westside. Be sure to find us on Facebook to get updates on events and browse our photos albums. Also, check out the full, interactive calendar on our website, packed with art and cultural events from around the

county. Contact us to get your events listed. Thanks for reading.

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Applefest in Scholls


West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta in Tualatin


The Hillsboro Art Scene


Design Notes


The Magic of Roloff Farms


The Wine Press


Sherwood’s Megan Wade


Dirty Mittens at the Grand Lodge


Local Theatre


Creative Classes


Calendar of Events

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Oregon Heritage Farms Nothing says fall like the leaves changing color, a brisk chill in the air, and hot apple cider in your cup. This month you can celebrate everything that makes the season special at Oregon Heritage Farms on Scholls Ferry Road. Visit the family-owned farm any day of the week, or plan to attend the annual Applefest set for October 9. As always, there are an array of activities planned for Applefest. Take a hay ride tour of the orchard, navigate your way through a hay maze, enjoy the live music provided by local band Buckwheat, savor yummy treats both apple-inspired and otherwise, and of course, sip hot apple

cider. For the kids, there’s a petting zoo, a balloon artist, and face painting. Also returning this year is the ever popular apple slingshot, a contraption that lets you send the tempting fruit flying through the air. The McLennan family - Robert, Kim, Kyle, and Chelsea - has run the 300plus acre farm for more than 25 years. There are now ten different apple varieties grown at the farm, from gala to honey crisp and granny smith. They also have a packing plant on site where apples are prepped to be shipped to local stores, nearby states, and even other countries.

With all the apple varieties, you can literally compare apples to apples at the farm store. Samples are always available to try, along with recipe ideas (apple crisp and apple cake), and friendly culinary advice (which apples are best for pies, which blends are best for homemade applesauce). At the charming farm store you can also buy apple accessories, apple butter, apple candies, and apple pie (new this year). Oregon Heritage Farms is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. late August through early November. Be sure to check out Applefest on Sunday October 9.

Pumpkin Paddling This isn’t your average regatta. The open sea has been replaced by the Lake at Tualatin Commons, and the boats have been replaced with giant pumpkins. It’s all part of the annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta happening in Tualatin on October 22. The full-blown festival not only includes people racing to paddle hollowed-out giant pumpkins around the lake, there is also a pumpkin weigh-off, a pie eating contest (pumpkin, of course), a 5k run, a hidden medallion hunt, pumpkin decorating, food, drink, and live music. The giant pumpkins, raised by members of the Pacific Giant Vegetable Growers, are trucked in for the event and moved with forklifts. After the weigh-off to see who grew the biggest gourd, the pumpkins are cut open, hollowed out, and it’s all aboard. Competitors race around the lake in several heats. Spectators line the shore to watch the scene. Join in the fun and watch the races from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday October 22.

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Downtown Hillsboro is the place to be on the first Tuesday of the month. With three different art receptions, live music, wine, and hors d’oeuvres, you can mingle your way down Main Street from 6 to 8 p.m. on October 4. Start the evening at Summa Real Estate Group Downtown. The office that doubles as an art gallery will feature the work of Mexico City-born artist Heriberto “Eric” Rodriguez Garcia this month. Eric, who goes by the moniker PlataGarza or “silver heron,” utilizes a variety of media, including oil, watercolor, ink, and photography. Much of Eric’s inspiration for his art stems from his cultural heritage and childhood in Mexico. Providing the tunes at Summa Real Estate Group Downtown will be Hillsboro native Dan Abrahamson. Dan plays a mix of covers and original songs on his guitar. He also uses his humor and wit to entertain the audience. Just down the street, at Sequoia Gallery and Studios, three featured artists will have their work on display in the main gallery. Carolyn Pettitt will show textured wall art created with latex paint. Mia Hocking will exhibit abstract

collages crafted with recycled materials, and Beth O’Mahony will display ceramic and mixed media sculptures of birds. At Sequoia, you can also see the work of more than 30 member artists on display, and browse the 13 studios in the gallery area. A few blocks away, at the Walters Cultural Art Center, you can view a collection of photography along with the works of local painter Isaac Alonzo and local sculptor J.J. Parra. The 30 photos on display showcase the relationship between food and culture among the indigenous Mayan peoples of Southern Mexico. This photography is part of a traveling exhibit titled, “Nuestra Comida/Our Food,” and is brought to the center by the Chiapas Photography Project. In Issac’s paintings, you will see the influence of Mexican muralist Diego Rivera and the Mexican surrealist movement of the 1930s. J.J.’s work is inspired by his childhood in Puebla where his father was an archaeologist. His art has a deep connection to the cultures of Mesoamerica. Throughout the night, there will be no shortage of art, food, or conversation.

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When should you decorate for fall? Start decorating for fall just after Labor Day when the kids go back to school. Fall decorations should come down again after Thanksgiving. Owls are trendy for fall. Where should you begin? The entryway is always the first thing people see when they come to your house, so start there. Hang a colorful fall wreath on your door, add seasonal decor to your welcome wall, and place a fall vase arrangement on your entry table. What are the latest trends? Owls are definitely in this season. Classic favorites also include fall harvest fruits, pumpkins, and sunflowers. Should my decorations stay that same all season? Absolutely not! Change your decor as the season progresses. In late fall, add colorful leaves, scarecrows, and turkeys. What else can I do to create a fall ambience? Go for a great scent. Try woodsy, rugged scents. Spicy is good for the season too. Scents perfect for the fall include baked apple pie, holiday cinnamon snaps, warm cinnamon pumpkin, and iced gingerbread. What are the best fall colors? Colors that capture the essence of the season include burnt orange, muted greens, muted browns, burgundy, gold, copper, yellow, and red. What about my fireplace and mantle? If you want to create a warm feeling without actually lighting a fire, use three hurricane candle jars to get a glow. Soy candles with amazing scents are all the rage this year.

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There is something magical about a pumpkin patch. That’s where Cinderella got the carriage she took to the ball, and where our hearts wait with Linus every year for The Great Pumpkin to arrive. It’s no surprise then, that there is a very magical pumpkin patch in Washington County. This particular pumpkin patch is hidden among the rolling Helvetia hills, on Roloff Farms. The magic of the Roloff pumpkin patch lies not necessarily in the pumpkins themselves, but in the people and land that surrounds them. The Roloffs - Matt, Amy, Zach, Jeremy, Molly, and Jacob – are known for starring in the hit reality television show, “Little People, Big World.” The show aired on The Learning Channel (TLC) and ran for six seasons between 2004 and 2010. Most of the footage for the show was captured on the family farm, which is tucked away in a historic settlement just north of Hillsboro. With all its sights and attractions, Roloff Farms embodies the spirituality of Graceland and the quirkiness of a Universal Studios

backlot. It’s an amusement park experience at a family farm. You can visit the farm, but it is only open to the public one month a year: October. On weekends during this month, families and visitors are welcome to buy pumpkins by the pound, tour the farm, and admire the scenery, both natural and man made. Along with the natural scenery in the area, the family has constructed several wonders and attractions of its own. On the acreage, one can see an enchanting castle, a charming swamp hut, an authentic pirate ship, and a giant tree house. There is also a western town where you can pose for a photo, along with an ark and exotic animals to admire. Every year there is something new at the farm. This year you’ll see the makings of a frontier fort, plus local arts and crafts vendors will have booths set up to browse. Since the TLC series ended, the allure of the family persists and fans want more. As a result, the Roloffs have agreed to return to TLC this fall with four one-hour specials. Through these specials, fans can get caught up on the unique family

of pumpkin farmers. Matt has diastrophic dysplasia dwarfism, and his wife, Amy, is an achondroplasia dwarf. The couple have four children, three of which are average height and one of whom, Zach, is also an achondroplasia dwarf. The specials will start airing on TLC this month. In addition to the amazing attractions and their return to television, there is more news coming from the family farm. With the purchase of an adjacent field, the area of Roloff Farms has now expanded by three times. This purchase has allowed the Roloffs to develop new traffic controls and parking strategies to help relieve some of the congestion associated with their popular pumpkin season. Every pumpkin season is special for the family, but this year is particularly special for Matt. The father of four will celebrate his fiftieth birthday this month. Join the celebration at the farm on October 7, 8, and 9. TLC will be there capturing footage for one of the specials. Through the show, the Roloffs Continued on next page ...

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have become international celebrities. This has allowed Matt and Amy to continue their advocacy for little people along with making the publicity circuit from The Oprah Show to The Tonight Show. The family enjoyed the run while it lasted, but now that it’s slowing down, the Roloffs say they have found more balance in their lives. “For awhile we were pretty overwhelmed,” Matt said. Despite having thousands of fans around the world, Matt knows that with fame comes scrutiny. In fact, some here in Washington County believe that the farm has lost some of its magic with the crowds, traffic, and restrictions. Matt and the family hope to change that perception with the expansion of the farm and new traffic controls. Still, they know it’s impossible to please everybody. They just hope people can remember who they really are and accept them for that. “We’re a flawed family. We make mistakes. We screw up. I’ve got warts. I put my pant legs on one leg at a time, and I get it wrong sometimes, you know... And I always try to learn from it,” Matt said. To visit the Roloff Family Farm and see where some of your favorite episodes were filmed, head up Helvetia Road any weekend this month. The farm is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Parking on the farm costs $2 per car. Farm tours by wagon are $6 a piece. Children under three are free. Check out the family online:

Welcome to the first installment of “The Wine Press.” Each month it will be my pleasure to share with you the knowledge I have gained through my adventures in winemaking at our local vineyard. Since it is October, the harvest month, I decided to start with the basics and describe the steps of the grape harvest. This process begins in the spring and finishes in the fall. When it comes to the wine harvest, first and most importantly is the vineyard where the grapes are grown. Sometime in the spring, buds open on the vines creating shoots, tendrils, or fruit. Then in late spring, bloom begins and the grapes grow. Approximately 110 days after bloom, the grapes are ripe enough to pick. In our vineyard, like at most in the Willamette Valley, the grapes are picked by hand. It’s a very tedious process. After picking, the grapes are crushed. This process can vary greatly between vineyards. At Plum Hill, we produce both red and white wine. So we have separate picking bins, a sorting table, a bin dumper, a destemmer, a red press, and a white press. All of this we use for crushing. It can get a little bit messy during crush, and you will see grape remnants everywhere along with yellow jackets, lady bugs and earwigs. The final step of the harvest takes place at the winery. This is where the “real” winemaking begins. Fermentation bins of various shapes and sizes are used to store destemmed red grapes. There are also tanks (poly or stainless steel), barrels, pumps, hoses, punch down tools, and a variety of connectors that are used in the wine making process. While the other two elements of harvest happen rather quickly, the winemaking goes on for months and sometimes years before the wine is bottled. See it all for yourself and take a harvest tour in the North Willamette Valley. Visit - Juanita Lint Juanita and her husband RJ run Plum Hill Vineyards on Old Highway 47. They converted an old dairy farm near Gaston into a vineyard and tasting room three years ago.



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Sherwood’s Megan Wade will be headed to “Music City” this December to record her first album. Before she goes, you can catch the promising young singer/songwriter at a solo acoustic show in Old Town Sherwood this October. The 19-year-old college student will perform as part of the Coffeehouse Concert Series sponsored by the Sherwood Foundation for the Arts. The $5 show starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday October 15 and will be held at Black Bird Coffee and Tea in Old Town Sherwood. Megan mostly writes all of her own songs, though she has been known to rock some covers like N’Sync’s “Bye, Bye, Bye.” She has a ton of material and wealth of raw talent. If it’s any indication of her style, one wall in her bedroom is covered with pictures of Elvis, and she writes most of her songs late at night while sitting on the bedroom floor. Megan is the third musician to perform in the series which started in August. The final show is planned for November.

Old Town Sherwood Gets a Double Shot You can now get your caffeine in style in Old Town Sherwood. Earlier this year, two coffee shops opened up in the quaint little historic district that is tucked off the Pacific Highway. These shops, Symposium Coffeehouse and Black Bird Coffee and Tea, offer an array of espresso, tea, and treats. Here’s the breakdown on these hip new locales:

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It’s easier to coax a crowd than to command one. So Chelsea Morrissey - lead singer for local indie band Dirty Mittens - has learned. The spitfire 5’1”, 26 year old is both cute and gritty, a little pop and little punk rock. Her personal and vocal style has the skittishness of Bjork, the soul of Amy Winehouse, and the quaint quirkiness of Karen O. But Chelsea has something that’s unique, a sort of wispy twang that is all her own. Together with the four other members of the band - Noah, Ben, Patrick, and Josh - Dirty Mittens will play a free show at McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove this month. They are touring with new material and songs from their first (and recently) released full album titled, Heart of Town. Catch the show at 7 p.m. on Friday October 22 in the Compass Room Theatre. At the show, be prepared to move your feet or at least bob your head as Dirty Mittens’ style of dance pop is played with guitars rather than synthesizers, and it is up-tempo. Dirty Mittens is making the McMenamins rounds October 12 through 22 as part of the Great Northwest Music Tour.


PLAY BILL Crimes of the heart Dark Comedy Bag & Baggage Theatre October 1 - 9 7:30 Thurs - Sat 2 p.m. Sunday $25 adults $19 Seniors and Students Three Murders and It’s Only Monday A Comedic Satire Beaverton Civic Theatre October 1 - 9 8 p.m. Fri - Sat 2 p.m. Sun $15 Adults $12 Seniors $5 Youth (10 and under)

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Three Murders And It’s Only Monday In this satiric murder mystery, the suspects are anything but usual. There’s an heiress, an American Indian, a Swedish gardener, and a disgruntled nurse among the lot. Just who did it and why has got to be good. The comedic spoof, Three Murders and It’s Only Monday, will finish up its run at Beaverton Civic Theatre this month. Catch the play Friday through Sunday until October 9. Evening shows start at 8 p.m. and matinees at 2 p.m. The cost for an adult ticket is $15. For a complete listing of shows, visit

I love You Because A Modern Musical Broadway Rose Theatre October 1 - 16 7:30 p.m. Thurs - Sat 2 p.m. Sunday $20 to $28 Dearly Departed A comedy Theatre in the Grove October 7 - 23 8 p.m. Fri - Sat 2:30 p.m. Sun $14 adults $12 Youth and Seniors (503) 359 - 5349

‘I Love You Because’ at Broadway Rose Theatre Ever wondered who writes the little rhymes you find inside of greeting cards? It’s Austin Bennet, a struggling poet who lives in New York City. Austin is one of the main characters in I Love You Because, a musical comedy being performed by Broadway Rose Theatre this month. This story of contemporary love runs Thursday through Sunday until October 16. Evening performances start at 7:30 p.m. and matinees at 2 p.m. The show plays at The New Stage located on 12850 SW Grant Avenue in Tigard. Tickets start at $28 for adults, with $20 tickets available for ages 6 – 25. For a full listing of show performances or to order tickets visit Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

It takes a lot of confidence to be a clown. It also takes a lot of balance and physical control. Children from age 9 to 14 can develop confidence and other skills through clowning at the Physical Comedy and Circus Acts Workshop offered at Valley Art Gallery in Forest Grove this month. Attendees will participate in two lively sessions taught by Michael O’Neill, a seasoned performer and a

founder of Oregon’s Nomadic Theatre. Activities range from juggling scarves to balancing peacock feathers on their nose. For the third session, parents and friends are invited to watch the children perform. Preregistration is required for the class that runs October 14 - 16. The cost is $125. Some scholarships are available. Contact the gallery for more information. (503) 357-3703

Glass Pumpkin Menagerie Create your own pumpkin patch with a glass blowing class for beginners. In this private class, you will work one-on-one with a skilled instructor to mold and blow colorful glass pumpkins. The cost for a one-hour class is $150. Participants can generally make between three to five pumpkins during one session. The ‘Pumpkin Patch’ class is being offered at Live Laugh Love Glass, a new art gallery, glass blowing studio, and meeting place in downtown Tigard. Class times vary. Live Laugh Love Glass is located at 12230 SW Main Street #B in Tigard. For more information, visit

Public Displays of Art (PDAs) From the gallery wall to the public plaza, artists who want to see their works in public should take this class aimed at professional development. Three artists who have successfully created public art will lead the class that focuses on the process and logistics of this competitive field. The instructors include North Plains sculptor James Schmidt, Fernanda D’Agostino, and Mark R. Smith. James’ resume of public art includes the bus stop near the Hillsboro Main Library on Brookwood, and the “Dancing Chairs” on the corner of Washington and 2nd streets in downtown Hillsboro. The class is being offered from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on October 6 at the Walters Cultural Arts Center at 527 E Main Street in downtown Hillsboro. The cost for the workshop is $25. Pre-registration is required and seats are limited. You can reserve your space by calling (503) 615-3485. For more information about classes offered at the arts center, visit

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Get in the Halloween spirit with a spooky tour of historic Forest Grove. Mary Jo Morelli will be your guide as you learn about the myths and lore of local ghosts. The tour starts at 3 p.m. on October 22. Cost is $20. For info, visit

Midnight Serenaders at Walters Cultural Art Center

Throw back to the ‘80s on Halloween weekend at Coyote’s Bar and Grill in Hillsboro. Starting at 8 p.m. on October 29, Coyote’s - renowned for its yummy food, delicious drinks, and lively atmosphere will transform into a werewolf of a party. Rat your hair, dig out your leg warmers, and bring the ‘80s back in style. Live music and drink specials will rock your world. The band “Eighties Nite” will perform. Be there.

Events Calendar October 1

International Sake Day, Forest Grove 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saké One Tasting, tours, and cooking with sake Prices for tasting vary Geraldi’s Grand Re-Opening, North Plains 4 to 10 p.m. Band: Carlyle FREE Scholls Country Festival, Scholls 5:30 p.m. Oregon Heritage Farms Dinner, auction, barn dance $35 single ticket, $70 for two

October 2

Fall Color Paddle, Tualatin 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tualatin Riverkeepers $30 boat rental or bring your own boat

October 4

First Tuesday, Hillsboro 6 to 8 p.m. Summa Realty Downtown, Sequoia, Art Center Art, food, drink, conversation FREE Identify and Attract Backyard Birds, Tualatin 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tualatin Heritage Center $10 to $15 preregistration required

October 5

First Wednesday, Forest Grove 5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Forest Grove Wine tasting, local crafts, entertainers, and more FREE 20th Anniversary Celebration, Tigard 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Broadway Rose Theatre The New Stage Luncheon and entertainment $50 each

October 7

Urban Folk Art Show, Hillsboro 5 to 9 p.m. Washington County Fairgrounds Homemade arts and crafts $5 38th Annual Painter’s Showcase, Aloha 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Historic Jenkins Estate Artists display their work $5 admission will benefit Camp Rivendale

October 8

Artists’ Reception, Beaverton 6 to 9 p.m. Art on Broadway My Passion - Color and Space by Myla Keller FREE Great Onion Festival, Sherwood 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Archer Glen Elementary School Entertainment, arts and crafts, cooking contest, and more FREE Urban Folk Art Show, Hillsboro 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Washington County Fairgrounds Homemade arts and crafts $5 Harvest Century 2011, Hillsboro All Day Start and end at Washington County Fairgrounds Cycling event with 100, 75, 45 and 3 mile routes $45 (price may vary) West Along the Tualatin Biennial Quilt Show, Hillsboro 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuality Hospital Health and Education Center Over 150 quilts on display $6

38th Annual Painter’s Showcase, Aloha 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Historic Jenkins Estate Artists display their work $5 admission will benefit Camp Rivendale Creativity in Motion 2, Hillsboro 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walter’s Cultural Arts Center Puppeteers and jugglers perform FREE Writer’s Workshop, Forest Grove 10:30 a.m. to noon Forest Grove Public Library Focus on creative writing FREE

October 9

38th Annual Painter’s Showcase, Aloha 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Historic Jenkins Estate $5 admission will benefit Camp Rivendale Applefest, Scholls 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oregon Heritage Farms Apples, pie, hay maze, and more FREE

West Along the Tualatin Biennial Quilt Show, Hillsboro 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuality Hospital Health and Education Center Over 150 quilts on display $6 Urban Folk Art Show, Hillsboro 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Washington County Fairgrounds Homemade arts and crafts $5

October 11

Open Poetry Reading, Hillsboro 7 p.m. Walters Cultural Arts Center Readers and listeners welcome FREE

Appealing Onions Tears may be shed, but only out of joy, and because of the onions of course. This month Sherwood will celebrate the 25th Annual Great Onion Festival and you’re invited. The festival tradition includes the volunteer fireman chicken dinner, live performances, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, an onion cooking contest, and onion-inspired food. The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 8 at Archer Glen Elementary School in Sherwood. The event is presented by the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce.

October 14

Date Night, Forest Grove 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Plum Hill Vineyards Music and wine tasting FREE Midnight Serenaders, Hillsboro 7:30 p.m. Walters Cultural Arts Center Jazz Age swing band $12 advance, $14 at door

October 15

Nature Sketching on the Refuge, Tualatin 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge Sketch the natural world Coffeehouse Concert Series, Sherwood 7 to 8:30 p.m. Black Bird Coffee and Tea Musician: Megan Wade $5

Local duo Buckwheat will play at Applefest

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Chili Cook off, North Plains 6:30 to 9 p.m. Jesse Mays Community Center Ladies Night, Forest Grove 5 to 8 p.m. Plum Hill Vineyards FREE

October 21

Sounds of India, Hillsboro 7:30 p.m. Walters Cultural Arts Center Sitar Master Josh Feinberg $15 advance, $17 door Vienna Boys’ Choir, Forest Grove 7:30 p.m. Taylor Meade Performing Arts Center Pacific University $22

October 22

West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta, Tualatin 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 16 Lake at Tualatin Commons Cedar Mill Cider Festival Pumpkin race and weigh off 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE John Quincy Adams Young House 2011 Regatta Run/Walk, Tualatin Music, cider, barbecue, games, and more. 9 a.m. FREE Tualatin Commons October 18 Flat, fast, and friendly run Spoken Word: Chiapas Photography Project, $25 Hillsboro Myths and Ghosts of Forest Grove 7 p.m. 3 p.m. Walters Cultural Arts Center Colorful slides and stories about Southern Mexico Tour led by Mary Jo Morelli FREE $20 October 19 Dirty Mittens, Forest Grove Swap & Swipe Art Exchange, Hillsboro 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. McMenamins Grand Lodge Sequoia Gallery + Studios Pop and dance music Bring a 6”x 6” artwork covered, exchange FREE $10

Open Studios, Various 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Studios and Galleries in Washington County

October 23

Open Studios, Various 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Studios and Galleries in Washington County

October 28

Trick or Treat, Sherwood 3 to 5 p.m. Old Town Sherwood FREE

October 29

Halloween Party, Hillsboro 8 p.m. Coyote’s Bar and Grill Eighties Theme

October 30

The Wines of Halloween, Orenco 7 to 9 p.m. Renaissance Wines Join the Bag&Baggage Crew for an intimate evening $15 (21 and up)

October 31

Trick or Treat, Forest Grove 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Downtown Forest Grove FREE Trick or Treat, Hillsboro 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Downtown Hillsboro FREE Get your events in here: See complete calendar listings online:

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