This year’s Oregon International Airshow starts on Friday right here in Hillsboro. The show, which will feature the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and more (but your correspondent, who is an immigrant, is mostly excited to see the Canadian planes.) If you’re not sure what to expect, here’s a great video overview from the 2017 event, uploaded over the weekend. Check it out and get pumped: The airshow starts Friday night with a fireworks show, then continues throughout Saturday and Sunday. Buy tickets here.

If you haven’t been to a Bag and Baggage show yet, you should. This isn’t a theatre company that’s good “for Hillsboro,” it’s a great theatre company, period. They do amazing work, which is why people travel from all over the metro area to see it. In February Bag and Baggage is going to bring some individual performers from around the metro area to downtown Hillsboro. It’s called Solofest, and tickets are only $10 for a two-show night. Here’s the lineup, with info provided by Bag and Baggage, along with links to all of their homepages. Rob Katsuno and his work American Spirit, a story of how American culture shaped Katsuno’s own aspirations as a Japanese-American. Katsuno is a Portland-based,[…]

Saturday is HillsDOer day. Here’s Mayor Steve Calloway encouraging residents to volunteer: Everything helps. When neighbors come together and take ownership in our community, we all benefit. Whether you have just a few hours in the morning or afternoon, or you want to volunteer all day, you can make a big difference, reduce your stress levels, and increase your happiness. Read the full letter here, and sign up to volunteer here. There are all kinds of different projects you can take on so grab some friends and get out there.

We did it: we made it through last week! The weather’s a little cooler now, so let’s get out there. Here are some things to check out. Tuesday night at the Walters Cultural Arts Center you’ll find Open Poetry. Stop by and read some poetry, or just list. On Thursday there’s the Kid’s Bike Rodeo at 10AM. If the kids bring their bikes they can learn about bike safety with the Hillsboro Police Department. If you haven’t seen Kubo and the Two Strings, the acclaimed claymation film made right here in Hillsboro, head to Pix on the Plaza on Friday. Finally, on Saturday, there’s the Northwest Fossil Fest over at the Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals. You’ll learn about[…]

So…yeah. How about that forecast? I’ll stop now. I’m sure you’ve had this conversation already. Needless to say we hope you stay cool, but we also hope you spend some time out there in your city. And tonight’s a great opportunity: the Hops are hosting the all start game between the Northwest and the Pioneer league tonight. The home run derby starts at 5:15 and the game itself is at 7:05 PM. Get there! This week’s City Council Meeting is pushed back until Thursday at 7 PM, in part so elected officials can enjoy the game. The agenda is relatively light this week: no public hearings, no ordinances, and nothing up for first reading. Still, there’s work sessions before and[…]

It’s happening! The Washington County Fair starts Thursday and continues until Sunday. Admission is free, though parking might be tight: take the MAX to the Fairgrounds stop if you can.Check out the full schedule here; note that certain events, including the rodeo and a few concerts, have an entry fee. The fair isn’t all that’s up this week: celebrated Hillsboro theatre troupe Bag&Baggage presents their take on Romeo and Juliet starting this week, with shows Thursday Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm on the Hillsboro Civic Plaza. This adaptation includes text from Shakespeare’s original play, but also some from Persian Muslim Poet Nizami’s Layla and Majnun. Don’t miss it! If all this isn’t enough for you, Thursday night also brings a concert[…]

Summer is well underway in Hillsboro, and the weather is still perfect. Let’s spend some time outside. There’s a really great opportunity on Thursday: Showtime at Shute presents the Oregon Symphonic Band, giving you a chance to hear some great music outside. On Friday there’s the Farm to Table Dinner at 6pm. This outdoor meal right in downtown Hillsboro celebrates the food industry and culture that’s starting to arise in our city. Check out the menu if you’re curious. Finally on Saturday there’s Celebrate Hillsboro between 9am and 4pm. Expect live music, arts and crafts, free health screenings, and eco-friendly activities alongside the farmers market. Check out the event schedule here, or watch this: