Out and About
List of events for Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood
Art On Broadway Gallery 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. The gallery, which is located in the heart of the citys downtown, offers Color Burst as its featured show. Local glass artist Rae Campbell and acrylic painter Nikki Dilbeck will share their work through Aug. 4. Campbell works in fused glass, creating functional and decorative pieces by using vivid color, bold designs and strong patterns. Dilbecks abstract acrylic paintings reveal her love of daring color. She adds texture to her mixed-media pieces by incorporating unusual papers. The gallerys West Wing Wall features Julys guest show, Dream, Explore, Discover, by another talented group of local artists. It runs through Saturday. Info: 503-601-3300.
The Village Gallery of Arts 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Cedar Mill, 503-644-8001. The theme for the month of July is Journey. This show runs through Aug. 4 and features the work of Kalyani Pattani. Forms and shapes in nature inspire her sculptures and paintings.
The Grateful Dead Century 16 Theatres at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3200 S.W. Hocken Ave., presents a birthday celebration screening of The Grateful Dead movie on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. The event marks what would have been the 70th birthday of this movie. Tickets at participating theater box offices and online FathomEvents.com.
Bridgeport Village Summer Concert Bridgeport Villages Summer Concert Series continues tonight (Thursday) with a free concert by Petty Fever. This full-production Tom Petty tribute band is hailed as a Northwest act not to miss. The band will take the stage under the giant gazebo in the center rotunda from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A portion of food and drink sales will be donated to The Foundation for Tigard-Tualatin Schools Bridging the Gap campaign. Student performers will take the stage at 5:30 p.m. to warm up the crowd. Bridgeport Village is located at 7455 S.W. Bridgeport Road in Tigard.
Music on the Green This family-friendly concert series is held Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. through Aug. 22 at Stella Olsen Park in Old Town Sherwood. The Aug. 1 concert will feature salsa musicians Ramsey y Los Montunos. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Enjoy food from on-site vendors. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. Visit musiconthegreen.net for more information.
Tualatin Valley Community Band Free summer concert at Tigards Cook Park on Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Bishop-Scheckla Pavilion. The Tualatin Valley Community Band will perform under the direction of Steve Heuser. The concert will include many familiar pieces. Bring family and friends, pack a picnic basket, grab some folding chairs or a blanket and enjoy an old-fashioned day complete with a band concert.
Beaverton Community Band Free outdoor concert for old-fashioned fun on Thursday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. on front lawn of the Beaverton City Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth St. Bring your lawn chair, a picnic supper and friends and family to hear fun music for all ages under the direction of Elizabeth Zinger. More info: beavertoncommunityband.org.
First Friday Songwriter Spotlight At Insomnia Coffee, 2348 N.W. Amberbrook Drive, Tanasbourne. Friday, Aug. 3, 7 to 10 p.m. Five songwriters perform. Details on Portland Songwriter Spotlight Fan Page on Facebook. Free event. This is a recurring event on the first Friday of every month. Info: 503-352-5371.
Youre a Good Man, Charlie Brown At Beaverton Civic Theatre in the Beaverton City Library Auditorium, 12375 S.W. Fifth St. This is a delightful musical based on Charles M. Schulzs memorable group of characters from his comic strip Peanuts. Shows continue through Aug. 5. Regular performances: Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15/adults; $12/student, group, senior (55 and older); $5/youth (10 and younger). Free parking available in library parking lot. Accompanying the performance on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. will be a free conversation on Friendship: Reviving, Surviving, or Dying? about the nature of friendship, with Oregon State University professor of philosophy Courtney Campbell and retired associate professor of philosophy Lani Roberts, hosted by the Beaverton Civic Theatre and sponsored by Oregon Humanities. Info: 503-754-9860.
National Dance Day Celebration Celebrate National Dance Day on Saturday with free dance classes at the Leedy Grange, 835 N.W. Saltzman Road in Cedar Mill. Classes are open to all ages, and singles and couples are welcome. Instruction will be provided by award winning instructors and Rising Star Rhythm Champions Michael and Cynthia Parent. Classes throughout the day include: Dance Aerobics from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Swing from 11 to 11:50 a.m., Rumba from noon to 12:50 p.m., Foxtrot from 1 to 1:50 p.m., Waltz from 2:30 to 3:20 p.m., Tango from 3;30 to 4:20 p.m., Salsa from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m., Cha Cha from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and a community dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit ImpressionsDanceClub.net or call 971-226-1119.
Dancewell events At Dancewell Ballroom, 6280 S.W. Arctic Drive in the Tatyana Ballroom building. For a map and directions, visit dancewellballroom.com or call 503-241-0460, Ext. 0. Friday is West Coast Club and Country Night from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Includes an hour of West Coast swing dance lessons, plus a music mix of R&B, contemporary, world, funk and country CD music. Cost of $10 includes beverages and refreshments. Ballroom and partner dance lessons are held Sundays through Saturdays at various times each day of the week.
Hula and Tahitian dance lessons Classes at The Spot Studio Fitness, 5597 S.W. Arctic Drive in Beaverton. New Hula class offered for men and women 55 years and older. The kupuna class is held on Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m., with a social gathering the last class of each month. New students are accepted the first class of each month.
Beginning hula for children is Sundays 2:45 to 3:15 p.m.; beginning hula for adults is Thursdays 7:30 to 9 p.m.; Tahitian for children and adults is Sundays 4 to 4:30 p.m. Info: hulaaloha.org or 971-227-8354.
Bethany Branch Library Youth Summer Reading Program activities: The Alphabeticians on Monday, July 30, at 10 a.m. near the Bethany Fountain; Yo Yo University on Thursday, Aug. 2, at 5:30 p.m. Professional yo-yoers Colin and Greg demonstrate what is now possible with a yo yo. This program will be the opening act for the evenings Bethany Village Summer Concert, located in front of the library.
Cedar Mill Community Library Youth Summer Reading Program activity: The Alphabeticians on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m. at St. Pius X Community Center. This offers fun and upbeat music for the family. Adult Summer Reading Program activities: Owl Book Group on Friday at 10:30 a.m. The featured book selection is The Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse. Two jazz guitars concert on Friday at 7 p.m., featuring Barry Glick and friends. Voices in Verse on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Garden Home Community Library All events are free and open to the public. Tuesday, July 31, 7 p.m. Meet the author Pamela Phillips of Tie on One. Having been diagnosed with a rare type of aggressive ovarian cancer and after a year of chemotherapy and 16 months of wearing headscarves, Phillips learned many ways to cover her head and has written this instructional and inspirational book after getting questions on how to tie her turban scarf from women in her support group.
Tigard Public Library On Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. the vocal duo Sky in the Road (Daniel Rhiger and Rahmana West) will present folk-based music as it winds its way through Americana, country, Celtic, world folk, gypsy jazz, new age, rock and reggae.
Tualatin Public Library Summer Storytime schedule: Family Storytime for all ages, Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Community Room. This has something for everyone. Prepare to sing, dance, listen, talk and laugh together at this active event. Free. Spanish Family Storytime, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Free.
The Garden Corner Saturday at 11 a.m. Caring for your hanging basket. The class is free. As space is limited, registration required.
Dogs for Doernbecher Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rivermark Community Credit Union, Beaverton branch, 4875 S.W. Griffith Drive; Beaverton - Corporate, 8505 S.W. Creekside Place; Progress Ridge Branch, 14985 S.W. Barrows Road. Single hot dog meal $4; Double hot dog meal, $6; with chips, cookie and soda or water. All proceeds benefit Doernbecher Childrens Hospital.
Tualatin Farmers Market Come to the Tualatin Commons from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday. Come see what is in season, have dinner and chat with the farmers who offer local fare. Singer Adrian Martin will perform while you shop. Visit the Friends of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge at the community booth. Get a fresh start to your weekend by joining the fun at the lake.
CATnip 5K and Mouse Miler A benefit 5K run/walk for the Cat Adoption Team hits the road Saturday night. Join your friends in this benefit to raise money for the care of homeless cats. You can even bring your dog. The event starts and ends at Tualatin Community Park, 8515 S.W. Tualatin Road, in the Trestle Picnic area. The venue opens at 4 p.m. with the 5K stepping off at 6 p.m. Registration for adults the day of the event is $25; $15 for children 18 and younger. A Mouse Miler is also available for kids to take part in. For more information, visit catnip5k.org.
Glendi Greek Festival St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church hosts its 2012 Greek Festival on Friday from noon to 9 p.m., Saturday fron noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. at the church, 14485 S.W. Walker Road in Beaverton. Cultural exhibits, entertainment, authentic cuisine and fun for the entire family await. Visit glendigreekfestival.com for more information.
Quarter Midget Racing Alpenrose Dairy hosts the Quarter Midget Racing 2012 Western Grands Thursday through Saturday. Racers, ages 5 to 17, will compete from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Spectators can enjoy the action for free as they cheer on the young competitors. Alpenrose Dairy is located at 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road in Raleigh Hills.
Author Talk at Jans Paperbacks Jans Paperbacks is hosting a book signing with two local authors on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at 18095 S.W. Tualatin Valley Highway. Participating authors include Wally Johnston, who wrote Sent to Serve, and Ray Pitz, who wrote Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. Refreshments will be available.
Beaverton Last Tuesday At The Round at Beaverton Central, 12600 S.W. Crescent St. Tuesday, July 31, 5 to 8 p.m. An outdoor celebration of great music, art and food. Musical performance by Patrick Lamb. Native American dance performance by Painted Sky/Northstar Dance Company. Free. Info: 503-526-2379.
Oregon International Air Show At Hillsboro Airport, Aug. 3, 4 and 5. This years show will feature extraorindary military and civilian performers as well as static displays. This marks the 25th anniversary of the show. General admission and premier seating options available for the 2012 air show presented by Standard TV & Appliances. Info: oregonairshow.com.
Beaverton Historical Society Monthly meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 7 to 8:30 p.m., in Beaverton History Center, 12412 S.W. Broadway St. Subject at meeting: The City of Tualatin has a Past! Loyce Martinazzi, an author and co-founder of the Tualatin Historical Society, will review highlights of Tualatins 100-year history. She is an author and editor of several publications chronicling the citys growth and development since incorporation in 1913. Born and raised in Tualatin, Martinazzis many stories come from listening to her fathers stories about the old days, her mothers newspaper articles from the 1959 Oregon State Centennial and her own experiences watching the town grow from a village to a city of 27,000. Tualatin is now making a name for itself with the discovery of ancient mammal bones and evidence of the Ice Age.
National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association Tualatin Valley Chapter 1798 of Tigard will meet Aug. 7 at 11:30 a.m. in Hometown Buffet, 13500 S.W. Pacific Highway. Guest speaker at every meeting. Join us and bring a friend. Info: 503-625-1370.
Comic book hero at Washington County Museum Exhibition, through Sept. 2. Tigard artist Aaron Lopresti in an exhibition of his comic book art. He currently works for comic titans Marvel and DC, and has drawn such well-known characters as Wonder Woman, Spider Man, The Hulk, Batman and X-Men. The exhibit also features a local collection of Big Little Books, dating from the 1940s and 1950. Admission: $3.
Helvetia Lavender Farm 12814 N.W. Bishop Road, Hillsboro. Open Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In beautiful country setting: You-cut lavender; gift shop; demonstrations of lavender distillation on Saturdays; tea service. 503-647-5858.