Out and About

Calendar listings of events in Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood

To have items listed here, send them to Out and About, P.O. Box 22109, Portland 97269-2109; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 503-546-0724, attention Mary Ratcliff.


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., Beaverton. '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 Saturday. 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 Saturday. 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, Cedar Mill, 503-644-8001. Third annual Art Challenge. More than 400 pieces of art on sale through Friday. 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.


Portland Youth Philharmic joins Michael Allan Harrison - Renowned Portland Pianist Michael Allan Harrison and the Wind Quintet from the Portland Youth Philharmonic will perform tonight (Thursday) at Kinnaman Elementary School at 7 p.m. to celebrate the announcement of the PYP's Victor Frederick Walton Memorial Scholarship. The performance is free, but donations will be accepted. Reserve a seat at victorwalton.eventbrite.com. The school is at 4205 S.W. 193rd Ave. in Aloha.

'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 at 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. Last performance is Saturday at 7:30 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.

special events

Tualatin Tryathlon - The city of Tualatin and its partners invite area kids to the Tualatin TRYathlon. Children ages 6 to 15 will run, swim and bike their way to fun and fitness in this non-competitive, non-timed 'try'athlon. The Tualatin TRYathlon is being held on Saturday at Tualatin High School from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $10 per child. The event will happen rain or shine. Saturday's events include Swimming, bicycling and running categories for ages 6 to 8, 9 to 11 and 12 to 15; TRYathlon FunZone bounce houses, games and activities; low-cost helmet sales and fittings sponsored by Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel; barbecue lunch sponsored by Umpqua Bank; Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue's Safety House; and morning snacks provided by Whole Foods Market. For more information, call 503-691-3061.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Tualatin Vallley Chapter 1798, Tigard. At Hometown Buffet, 13500 S.W. Pacific Highway. Tuesday, June 5, 11:30 a.m. Chapter meeting. Guest speaker at every meeting. Join us and bring a friend. 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. 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.

Open Farm Fundraiser - At Wild Horse Mountain Ranch, 27400 S.W. Ladd Hill Road in Sherwood. Summer activities for therapeutic horsemanship and Mustang rescue. June 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Events: Meet our Mustangs, demonstrations of wild mustang training using gentling methods, barn tours, petting zoo, silent auction of great artwork and other items in vendor booths. Suggested donation: $5 per person, $10 per family. Mustang camps: July 16-19 for ages 12-18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Limited enrollment. $240. July 23-26 for ages 8-11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Limited enrollment. $160. Scholarships available. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Recycling and plants for sale - At Cedar Mill Community Library on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Recyle plastic nursery pots, good condition terra cotta and ceramic pots and purchase garden/nursery plants and garden tools.

Tualatin Boy Scout Troop 530's annual pancake breakfast - At Juanita Pohl Center, 8513 S.W. Tualatin Road. Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverages will be served. Cost: $6/adults; $20/family; $4/seniors. Proceeds support the Scouts and their activities. Info: Scoutmaster Norm Dannemiller, 503-885-2405.

library events

Beaverton city library - Professional Development Workshop on Saturday, presented by Westside Cultural Alliance from 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.

Tigard Public Library - The Tigard library's adult summer reading program invites readers age 18 and older to explore what's 'Between the Covers' of a good book. Sign-up begins on Friday at the Second Floor Reference Desk. The program begins that night with the Roundhouse bluegrass band performing unique arrangements and original compositions. Participants will be eligible for monthly prize drawings when they achieve certain goals. They will also be eligible to win the grand prize, a two-night stay at the literary-themed Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport. People can register anytime until the program ends on Aug. 10. On June 13 at 7 p.m., award-winning author and speaker Richard Etulain will trace the roots of the Western, a genre that remained relatively unchanged for a century. Etulain will explain how the Western has moved in thought-provoking new directions since the 1960s. Portland author Phillip Margolin will discuss his new book, 'Capitol Murder,' on June 20 at 7 p.m. His latest political thriller is packed with action located in Portland and Washington, D.C. For more information on adult library programs, call the library, 503-718-2517.

Tualatin Public Library - Stamp camp. Saturday, June 9. Session 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Session 2, 2-5 p.m. In this class, you will make four unique greeting cards, including a birthday card, 'thinking of you' card, 'thank you' card, etc. You choose your customized greeting on each of your cards. In addition, you will make one surprise project. You will leave with five completed projects. Cost: $12 supply fee for one student, or two for $20 with the family and/or friend discount, due at the beginning of class. Discount limited to one per friend or family member. Supply fee includes all supplies it will take to complete your cards. For all ages (anyone 14 or younger must be accompanied by an adult). To sign up, call the library at 503-691-3074.