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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

Art On Broadway Gallery - 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. 'Art For The Man Cave' exhibit, featuring works by local artists continues through June 30. 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.

music

Portland Youth Rock Orchestra - Rock meets the classics in a not-to-be-missed concert Friday featuring young musicians ranging in age from 7 to 23. These local students are members of the Portland Youth Rock Orchestra and will showcase their musical chops at the Newmark Theatre, Portland Center for the Performing Arts, 1111 S.W. Broadway Ave., at 7:30 p.m. The rock orchestra's season finale includes a diverse collection of classic rock hits and classical masterworks. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Founded by Portland-based guitar master and educator Brian Gunter, PYRO provides students in Oregon and Southwest Washington with focused musical training in classic rock and orchestral literature. Info: 503-567-9950 or portlandyouthrock.org.

theater

Wildcat Drama Camp - Sponsored by Westview High School Theatre Department. Beginning Monday and continuing through Friday, June 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 found online at westviewtheatre.org. For more info: contact Westview High School, 503-259-5225.

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.' 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. Mask and Mirror Community Theatre of Tigard and Tualatin 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.

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" - At Beaverton Civic Theatre in Beaverton City Library Auditorium, 12375 S.W. Fifth St. Delightful musical based on Charles M. Schulz's memorable group of characters from his comic strip 'Peanuts.' July 20 through Aug. 5. Regular performances Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon performances are on the schedule. Tickets: $15/adults; $12/student, group, seniors (55 and older); $5/youth (10 and younger). Free parking available in the library parking lot.

dance

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 - Family Storytime program for children ages 2 to 6. Tuesday, June 19, 10:30 a.m. and repeats at 11:30 a.m.

Cedar Milll Community Library - Writer's Mill: Sunday from 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. Through Aug. 10. Adult Summer Reading Program. Come pick up your 'Library Lover' card and get punches every time you use the library. Turn that in for prizes. Other June events: Tuesday, June 19, 7 p.m. Learn African Dance. Explore, learn and play with dances and rhythms from Ghana, Senegal and Cuba. Taught by Habiba, a storyteller, dancer and teacher. This class promises an exhilarating workout in addition to a valuable learning experience. All levels welcome. Tuesday, June 26, 7 p.m. Meet authors James Dubberly and Brenda Sloan Stevens. The authors of 'The Real Skinny' will talk about what really causes your body to get to and then maintain a healthy weight. Dubberly is a nutritionist expert and physical trainer in Northeast Portland. Branda Sloan Stevens is a writer and performer who lost 60 pounds in less than 12 months.

Tualatin Public Library - Summer Storytime Schedule. Family Storytime for all ages. Wednesdays beginning June 20 at 11 a.m. in the Tualatin Library 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, beginning June 21 at 6:30 p.m. Both storytimes are free. Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children and adults can all join in the fun for summer reading. If you are not reading on your own, join the 'Read to Me' program. This year, chidren will have the choice of being Readers or Extreme Readers. The more you read (or we read to you) the greater your chances of winning the OMSI family pass grand prize. Children, birth to 11, receive a free book when they join the club. Teens and adults can read for prizes also. For details, call 503-691-3074, or visit tualatinlibrary.org. Summer Reading Events on the Commons. On Tuesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. the Summr Reading Kick-Off party for all ages will take place on Tualatin Lake Commons. Join us for carnival-like games, face-painting and ice cream. Gary the Oak will also be there to help celebrate Arbor Year. 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.

classes/seminars/workshops

Vegan Cooking Class - Monday, June 18, 7 to 9 p.m. at Beaverton Seventh-day Adventist Church, 14645 S.W. Davis Road. This class will feature what you would like to see demonstrated (call us with your idea and request). Samples available after the demonstrations. $5 donation. Questions or info: 503-646-9828.

The Garden Corner - At 21550 S.W. 108th Ave., Tualatin. 503-885-1934. Saturday, June 16, 11 a.m.: Smallest hanging basket. Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m.: Edibles in containers with Willi Galloway. Bring pen and paper; you will want to take notes on this class. All classes are at no cost unless noted. As space is limited, registration required.

special events

Dairyville at Alpenrose Dairy - Alpenrose Dairy once again welcomes the summer season and the opening of Dairyville. Every Sunday afternoon through Aug. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m., families can enjoy the various buildings that make up this quaint little "town," including storefronts with antiques and a miniature train display. Kids can see model trains in action and learn from some of the area's train club experts. After strolling through Dairyville, guests can visit the Ice Cream Parlor and treat themselves to an Alpenrose ice cream cone. Dairyville is open to the public, free of charge. Alpenrose Dairy is located at 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road in Raleigh Hills.

Tualatin Farmers Market - Season opens Friday. Come to the Tualatin Commons from 4 to 8 p.m. Pick up something to grill, meet friends, eat and listen to music by Rob Richter and champion fiddler Jessic Hitchborn. Fresh produce awaits.

Garage sale benefit - Sponsored by Beaverton/Hillsdale Women's Club. At 15500 S.W. Farmington Road, Beaverton. Friday and Saturday (June 15 and 16), 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Furniture, sewing machine, collectibles, kitchenware, clothes, etc. Proceeds will help fund scholarships. Info: 503-260-3699.

New 'Sunday Trailways' events 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.

Magic Show at Cedar Hills Crossing - Saturday from 1-2 p.m. Local area magician Presto The Magician will perform a fun and humorous show, encouraging participation with the children in the audience for most of the show. This event is perfect for children age 10 and younger. Join us inside the mall for this event.

29th annual Former TEK Employee Reunion - At Beaverton Elks No. 1989, 3500 S.W. 104th Ave. in Beaverton, Saturday, June 24, 1-4 p.m. Coffee, conversation and meeting old friends and new. For anyone who has difficulty and needs a ride, please contact a friend or call Marge Livermore, 503-646-3295, who will try to arrange transportation for you.

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, June 29, 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.