Listings of arts, entertainment and leisure activities in the Tigard and Beaverton areas


ART ON BROADWAY GALLERY - 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. Ending Sept. 3. 'A Focus on Black and White,' by ceramic artist Kris Paul and photographer Willy Paul. Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-noon. Broadway's 'Breakfast in The Gallery,' series invites the public to enjoy a compliment-ary continental breakfast and demonstration.


SHAKESPEARE'S CLASSIC WORKS IN LOCAL MOVIE THEATER - At Cedar Hills Crossing 16, 3200 S.W. Hocken Ave. Thursday, Sept. 15: 'Henry VIII.' Performance begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets at box office and online at


GUITARIST DORIAN MICHAEL TO PLAY FREE CONCERT - At Tigard library. Thursday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m. Free concert by Dorian Michael who plays an eclectic mix of acoustic guitar instrumentals and blues vocals, and a variety of original and traditional tunes.

FIFTH ANNUAL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES - In Bridgeport Village, Tigard. Thursday, Aug. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Last concert features The Beatnicks.

BEAVERTON LAST TUESDAY'S FINAL SUMMER CONCERT - At The Round Fountain Plaza, 12600 S.W. Crescent St. Aug. 30, 5-8 p.m. Keegan Smith and The Fam. An eclectic mix of musical heavyweights, producers and band leaders from the Northwest. Free. The event features artwork by local artists for purchase. To add to the night's celebration of the arts, Valley Square Dancers will perform both square and round dances. 503-526-2379.

THE CONCHORDS CHORALE - is seeking tenors and basses for the fall session. Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 7:15-9:30 p.m. and begin Sept. 7 at Tualatin High School. Call Dave Klosterman, 503-730-0115, or go to


'THE DIVINERS' - On the Village Baptist Church South Village lawn, 330 S.W. Murray Blvd., Beaverton. Village Players present 'The Diviners,' about a small farming community during the Depression. Performances: Aug. 25-27, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 for all performances. Reservations (general admission) are recommended and can be made by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and number of tickets desired. This is an outdoor venue, and all performances are weather-permitting. Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets and/or warm coats. 503-277-8893.

'THE MISER' - Masque Alfresco presents Moliere's 'The Miser' Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. on Beaverton Library lawn, 12375 S.W. Fifth (at Hall Boulevard). Admission is free, and a hat is passed at end of the show.

AUDITIONS FOR 'THE GREEN ROOM' - Auditions for the first production of Tigard/Tualatin's new Mask and Mirror CommunityTheater will be held: in the Gathering Room at Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub, 12562 S.W. Main St., Tigard, on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 7-9 p.m.; and at the Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 S.W. Sweek Drive, Tualatin, on Wednesday, Sept. 7. 7-9 p.m. Performances will run Nov. 4-20. Roles are available for adults age 18-60+. For complete audition information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AUDITIONS FOR 'HAPPY HOLLANDAISE' - At Beaverton Community Center, 12350 S.W. Fifth St. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11, 1-4 p.m. The Beaverton Civic Theatre will hold auditions for 'Happy Hollandaise.' No appointment is necessary, and cold readings will be available. For more info: call 503-626-1936 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


SQUARE DANCE CLASSES - Aloha Grange, S.W. 185th Ave. Singles, couples and families allwelcome. Dress is casual, wear comfortable shoes. Class fees: $5/adults, $2/youth 10-18, $3/college-young adults 19-25, family maximum $12 per class. Call 503-642-2578 or go to

HULA AND TAHITIAN DANCE LESSONS - Classes at Bally Total Fitness, 17800 S.W. Kinnaman Road, Aloha. 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 Thursday 7:30 to 9 p.m.; Tahitian for children and adults is Sunday 4 to 4:30 p.m. Info: or 971-227-8354.

DANCEWELL BALLROOM PROGRAM - Tatyana's Ballroom, 6280 S.W. Arctic Drive, Beaverton. Weekly dances are held Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m. They include a full variety of CD music, ballroom, swing, Latin and nightclub mix, plus a half-hour mixer lesson. Cost: $6 (singles), $6 (couples). Ballroom and partner dance lessons are held Sundays through Mondays at various times. Info: or call 503-241-0460, Ext. 0.

TRADITIONAL IRISH DANCE CLASS - At Historic Winona Grange, No. 271, 8340 S.W. Seneca St., Tualatin. Every Thursday evening, 7-9 p.m. Sam Keaton teaches and calls the traditional dances. This is the group's fourth year in Washington County sharing the Irish culture. A drop-in class. Cost: $5 per week for those age 13 and older.

SQUARE DANCE/ROUND DANCE LESSONS - Kinton Grange, 19015 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road. Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m. Call 503-640-2923; 503-647-0081.


BEAVERTON BOOK CORNER - On the corner of Fifth and Washington, near the Beaverton Library. Opened by the New Friends of the Beaverton Library and volunteers, the 'little house on the corner' will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 'Getting To Know You - Early Bookworm Specials' are planned each Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. At this time, 'bookworms' (customers) can buy one get one free. Each Saturday there will is a special theme day for the bookworm sale. Aug. 27, books selected as 'Manager's Choice' and 'Volunteers Favorites.' Info: Paul Gunning, 503-524-1785.

CEDAR MILL LIBRARY - Film Club. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 6:30 p.m. 'Helena from the Wedding,' a drama set in a remote cabin on New Year's Eve. Film Club attendance recommended for adults, 18 and older.

GARDEN HOME COMMUNITY LIBRARY - Summer reading at Washington County Cooperative Libraries for adults, children and teens. For more info or to sign up, visit

TIGARD LIBRARY - 'Green Remodel basics.' Tuesday, Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m. Learn how to remodel your home sustainably with a presentation by Valerie Garrett from the Green Building Hotline.

2011 'TIGARD READS' WILL FEATURE 'THE RIGHT STUFF' - At Tigard library, Sunday, Sept. 11, through Wednesday, Oct. 5. 'Tigard Reads,' the library's fourth annual communitywide reading program will feature Tom Wolfe's 'The Right Stuff.' The 1979 classic chronicle America's first astronauts and the Mercury program that sent them into space. The library will present space-themed events from Sept. 11 through Oct. 5. The program's kick-off will coincide with the city's 50th birthday party on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. Readers can pick up free copies of all the books while supplies last, thanks to a generous contribution from the Friends of the Library.


CLASSES FOR HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES - At Village Home Education Resource Center. Campuses in Beaverton and Northeast Portland. 503-597-9100. Classes begin the week of Sept. 12.

VILLAGE HOME - At Village Home Main Campus, 5150 S.W. Watson, Beaverton. 503-597-9100. A vibrant learning community designed especially for homeschool families. Sept. 8, 6:30-8 p.m.

DOGGIE STRANGER DANGER - At Beaverton PETCO, 4037 117th Ave. 503-644-6558. A half-hour class for children to learn the tips and tricks to keeping safe around loose dogs. Bring backpack and something to sit on. Adult must be present for child to attend. Class: Monday, Aug. 29, at 5:30 p.m.

FARMINGTON GARDENS - 21815 S.W. Farmington Road, Beaverton. 503-649-4568. Edible Gardens Club, with Linda Shively. No charge. Aug. 27, 5-8 p.m. An evening with Mike Darcy and Kym Pokorny, This annual evening benefits the Beaverton chapter of PEO. Enjoy food, wine, raffles, wine wall, Mike and Kym's entertaining garden chat and a beautiful evening to explore Farmington Gardens. Tickets in advance: $25; to purchase email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HUGHES WATER GARDENS - 25289 S.W. Stafford Road, Tualatin. 503-638-9035. Free class: Saturday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. Building ponds and waterfalls.


11TH ANNUAL BUG FEST - At Tualatin Hills Nature Park, 15655 S.W. Millikan Way, Beaverton. Aug. 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 'Bugs That Bug Us' to be featured. Mosquitoe, wasps and flies are the featured invertebrates and the important roles they play in the environment. The event combines interactive discovery stations, crafts, games and family entertainment in ways that help participants of all ages find a personal connection with some of the amazing bugs that share our planet. Bugs from a variety of habitats will be represented at the event, with activities and displays. Admission: $2 per person except for children 2 years and younger, who are free. Info: 503-614-1218.

BOOK SIGNING EVENT - At Postal Annex, 15532 S.W. Pacific Highway C1B, Tigard. Sept. 3, 10 a.m. Author Donna Deines of Tigard will sign copies of her juvenile fiction book, 'Spirits from the Past,' an adventure story full of danger and excitement.

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