Out and About

Calendar listings for 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.


Art On Broadway Gallery - 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. 'Art For The Man Cave' exhibit, featuring works by local artists, opens today, Thursday, and continues through June 30. The gallery invites the public to a free artist's reception Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Acrylic paintings by member artist Stephen Kekule are included in the exhibit. Info: 503-601-3300.

The Village Gallery of Arts - 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Cedar Mill, 503-644-8001. Judy Mcintosh Vatne is the feature artist for June. 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. The public is invited to attend her artist reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.


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 can be foud online at westviewtheatre.org. For more info: contact Westview High School, 503-259-5225.

Mask and Mirror Community Theatre of Tigard and Tualatin - The 2012-13 season of three plays will be announced at the theater company's Wednesday, June 13, meeting. At that meeting, The Summerfield Thespians, an acting group of senior citizens formed by Mask and Mirror education chairwoman Jennie Lee, has been invited to perform, reprising the review recently presented at the Summerfield Clubhouse in King City. The group's quarterly meetings are held to recruit new members and reward and retain existing members. This is an all-volunteer community-focused theater company, which is entirely dependent on members to provide the talent and skills necessary to stage successful performances, while having loads of fun. There are free acting and theater classes for those new to the craft. Info: 503-524-2058.

Call for acts for The Community Stage - Mask and Mirror Community Theatre will manage and organize the acts to be presented on the Community Stage on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Theater President Gary Romans is soliciting choral, instrumental music, dance, gymnastic/acrobatic, specialty acts (juggling), etc., adults and/or children of all ages, willing to 'strut their stuff' at the festival. Interested organizations should send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about what they can do and how many people perform in their group.


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.

library events

Bethany Library - Summer reading is for everyone! Sign-up began June 1 for all summer reading programs. 'Dream Big: Read!' Summer reading program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children. 'Own the Night,' summer reading challenge for teens; receive prizes or come to fun events just for teens. Family Storytime program for children ages 2 to 6. Tuesday, June 19, 10:30 a.m. and repeats at 11:30 a.m. 'Between the Covers,' Rediscover the library during the Adult Summer Reading Program as libraries throughout the county host events, activities and offer prizes.

Cedar Mill Community

Library - Writer's Mill. Sunday, June 17, 1-3 p.m. Join this ongoing group for a hands-on inspiring gathering of people who love to write. 'Kindergartem Here I Come!' Monday, June 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For parents of 4- and 5-year-olds. In this workshop, adults willl learn strategies for fostering a child's readiness while focusing on the 'whole child.' Leave with the simple tools and know-how for helping a child make a smooth transition into kindergarten. Presented by Gina Smith, kindergarten teacher with the Beaverton School District. Adults only please. No registration required.

Garden Home Community Library - All events are free and open to the public. Book Group (for adults): Tuesday, June 12, 7 p.m. In June, Eric Weiner's book, 'The Geography of Bliss,' will be discussed. Copies available in the library (until gone). New members welcome. Learn African Dance: Tuesday, June 19, 7 p.m. Explore, learn and play with dances and rhythms from Ghana, Senegal and Cuba. Taught by Habiba, who is a storyteller, dancer and teacher. This class promises an exhilarating workout in addition to a valuable learning experience. All levels welcome. RSVP required to Heather Waisanen at 503-245-9932. Meet the Authors: Tuesday, June 26, 7 p.m. James Dubberly and Brenda Sloan Stevens, authors of 'The Real Skinny: A Practical Guide to Fat Loss and Health Gain,' will discuss what really causes the body to get to and then maintain a healthy weight.

Tigard Public Library - Book Group (for adults): Tuesday, June 12, 7 p.m. In June, Eric Weiner's book, 'The Geography of Bliss,' will be discussed. Copies available in the library (until gone). New members welcome. Craft Circle: Tuesday, June 19, 7 p.m. Bring your own craft or one will be provided. Enjoy the company of other crafters. 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. On June 20 at 7 p.m., Portland author Phillip Margolin will discuss his new book, 'Capitol Murder,' His latest political thriller is packed with action located in Portland and Washington, D.C. The library will offer several free music programs and workshops during the summer. All programs will be held in the George and Yvonne Burgess Community Room. For more information on adult library programs, call 503-718-2517.

Tualatin Public Library - Stamp Camp: Saturday, Session 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Session 2 from 2 to 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.

special events

Tigard High School Football - Fourth annual Chicken and Bean Bowl on Saturday. An evening of football, food and fun, beginning at 4:30 p.m., when the incoming freshman team demonstrates sets and plays they have learned during spring practice. At 5 p.m., the Junior Varsity team will conduct its scrimmage. The Chicken and Bean Bowl begins at 5:30 p.m. when the Varsity players split into two equal teams and battle it out for bragging rights to a full meal of chicken, beans and all the trimmings. The losing team eats only beans. At 7 p.m. following the bowl game, all fans are welcome to enjoy a chicken barbecue with all the fixings. Come out and support your 2012 Tigard High football teams. There is no charge for admission or the meal.

Bowling for Rhinos - The 23rd annual Bowling for Rhinos fundraiser takes place Saturday from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Sunset Lanes in Beaverton. Part of the American Association of Zoo Keepers' national 'bowl-a-thon' and its largest conservation fundraising event, Bowling for Rhinos sends all proceeds to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Ujung Kulon National Park, Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park and Way Kambas National Park. Located in Kenya, India and Indonesia, these parks protect four species of rhinoceros - black, white, Javan and Sumatran - while providing habitats for hundreds of other endangered plant and animal species. More than 100 species of rhino once existed, but only five remain today. Bowling for Rhinos funds help protect 25 percent of the black rhino population in Kenya, 60 percent of the Sumatran rhino population and all of the Javan rhino population. Funds are primarily used to create and train security patrol units for protecting endangered species at the conservation parks. Bowlers raise funds by gathering tax-deductible pledges from friends, family and anyone who wants to keep rhinos from extinction.

Seeding Our Future Garden Tour and Art Show - Tour seven inspiring gardens located in Tigard and Tualatin and shop the Art Show and Garden Market, featuring garden artists and vendors selling products, plants and fresh produce. The seventh annual Garden Tour returns Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Art Show and Garden Market will be the same day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Durham Elementary School, 7980 S.W. Durham Road, in Tigard. Admission to the show and market is free. Garden Tour tickets are $20 per person and available at the-ftts.org/events/garden-tour or at Tigard High School, Tualatin High School or the district office. Proceeds benefit the Foundation for Tigard-Tualatin Schools, a nonprofit that works to expand learning possibilities for all students.

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..

New 'Sunday Trailways' event on Fanno Creek Trail - The Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District has set its summer 2012 event schedule for Beaverton-area residents. It begins Sunday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., showcasing the Fanno Creek Regional Trail to neighbors and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and activity levels. Participants will be able to walk, run or bike and enjoy more than 4 miles of fun, activities, environmental education and recreation. This inaugural event will celebrate a popular urban trail that connects neighbors, promotes healthy living and provides a safe, natural roadway for non-motorized travelers.

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 Friday 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.