Out and About
- Mary Ratcliff
- The Times - Features
Calendar listings of events in Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood
The Doll Gardner Gallery - At 8470 S.W. Oleson Road. The gallery presents 'Let There Be Light,' a special exhibit of illuminated art. This show has been in the making for three years to showcase artists. Artists featured: Wendy Dunder, Stephen White, Lam Quang, Kestal Gates and Dan Daniels. Contact the director, 503-246-3351, Ext. 4.
Art On Broadway Gallery - 12570 S.W. Broadway St. 'Art For The Man Cave' exhibit, featuring works by local artists, opens June 7 and continues through June 30. The gallery invites the public to a free artist's reception Saturday, June 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. Acrylic paintings by member artist Stephen Kekule included in the exhibit. 'Colors of the Season,' continuing through June 2. An exhibit of local landscapes by members of the Westside Art Guild. 'The Dog and Pony Show,' a menagerie of ceramic horses and pet portraits abounds during this show through June 2. Clay sculptor Roberta Babcock and painter Clarise Kinney display their unique abilities to capture individual personalities of animals in clay and acrylic on canvas. Info: 503-601-3300.
The Village Gallery of Arts -12505 N.W. Cornell Road. 503-644-8001. Third annual Art Challenge. More than 400 pieces of art on sale through June 1. Art prices range from $25 to $50. Judy McIntosh Vatne is the feature artist for an exhibit June 5 through June 30. Shortly after retirement from teaching public school music, she chose to develop her lifelong interest in visual arts. She works primarily with watercolor but also works with collage and acrylics. She loves to 'play at my art' as she discovers new ways of using materials and techniques. This exhibit marks her first solo show. You are invited to attend her artist reception on June 9, 5-8 p.m.
'Islands of Imagination and Legend' - The last concert of the Starlight Symphony Orchestra this season at Tualatin Presbyterian Church, 9230 S.W. Siletz Drive, Tualatin. Sunday, June 3, 7 p.m. This program features works of Sibelius, Debussy, Rachmaninoff and Wagner, and composer Stanley Mitchell. Ticket prices: general admission/$12; seniors/$9; students/$5; ages 12 and younger/free. More info: starlightsymphony.us.
'FEN' - At Portland State University School of Fine and Performing Arts, in Lincoln Performance Hall, 1620 S.W. Park Ave., Portland. A love story and a ghost story of the impact of multi-national agri-business on the local people of the English fens. Low-cost preview tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m.; evening performances Friday, Saturday and Wednesday - June 2, at 7:30 p.m.; matinee Sunday at 2 p.m. Info: 503-725-4612.
'Annie Jr.' - At Horizon Christian Elementary and Middle School, 7400 S.W. Sagert St., Tualatin. Monday, June 4, 6 p.m. Admission is free. Young stars in the production include Tualatin's Sydnie Jersey and Sherwood's Sinead Jones taking turns as Annie and Deano Harrison of Tualatin as Oliver Warbucks. Info: 503-692-9312.
Wildcat Drama Camp - Sponsored by Westview High School Theatre Department. June 18-22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day, with camp performances presented Friday, June 22, at 4 p.m. Camp curriculum will focus on creative dramatics, fundamental acting, voice and movement, characterization and play production. Camp participation cost is $200. Registration is online at westviewtheatre.org. For more info: contact Westview High School, 503-259-5225.
Dancewell events - 9615 S.W. Allen Blvd., in the Tatyana Ballroom building. The Dancewell Ballroom Program hosts its Tuesday weekly dances from 8 to 10 p.m. in Beaverton. They include a full variety of CD music with clear beats for beginning and skilled dancers. Cover, $6 for singles and $6 for couples, includes light refreshments. Ballroom and partner dance lessons are held at various times each day of the week. Visit dancewellballroom.com or call 503-241-0460, Ext. 0.
Hula and Tahitian dance lessons - Classes at The Spot Studio Fitness, 5597 S.W. Arctic Drive in Beaverton. Seven different classes weekly include beginning, intermediate and advanced hula for children and adults and Tahitian dance. 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.
Beaverton city library - Professional Development Workshop, Saturday, presented by Westside Cultural Alliance. June 2, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This class will focus on strategy and planning and will spend time brainstorming, writing and sharing. Presenter: Elgé Preau, an Internet marketing consultant.
Bethany Library - Film Club, Wednesday, May 30, 6:30 p.m. 'Karen Cries on the Bus.'
Cedar Mill Community Library - Recycling and plants for sale Sunday, June 3, 2-4 p.m. Recycle plastic nursery pots, good condition terra cotta and ceramic pots and purchase garden/nursery plants and garden tools.
Garden Home Community Library - All events are free and open to the public. Spring Swap Meet, Tuesday, May 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Once a season the library hosts a free swap meet, where one can clean out closets, attics, basements and garages. In the past the library has had everything from books to children's clothes, to small appliances and computer items. Bring one item and you can "shop" for free.
The Garden Corner - At 21550 S.W. 108th Ave., Tualatin. 503-885-1934. Last class in May begins at 11 a.m. Saturday: Creating a summer hanging basket.
special events -
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.
Special public events include a lecture by the artist on June 8 at 7 p.m. In addition, the exhibit will feature a local collection of Big Little Books, dating from the 1940s and 1950. Admission: $3.
Beaverton Recycling Day - 3950 S.W. Cedar Hills Blvd.(Formerly Westgate Theater site). Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Annual event providing opportunity to help Neighborhood Association Committees raise money for community building activities and events. Two volunteer shifts available: 8 a.m. to noon or 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or both. Each shift begins with mandatory orientation and training. Most volunteers will be helping unload vehicles and directing traffic; a limited number of less strenuous jobs available. Info: Jason Wachs, 503-526-2543.
Tualatin Boy Scout Troop 530's annual pancake breakfast - At Juanita Pohl Center, 8513 S.W. Tualatin Road. Sunday, June 3, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverages. Cost: $6/adults; $20/family; $4/seniors. Proceeds support the Scouts and their activities. Info: Scoutmaster Norm Dannemiller, 503-885-2405.