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by: Submitted photo ODE TO THE ONION — Sherwood’s annual festival devoted to the many-layered vegetable is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ART

ART ON BROADWAY GALLERY - 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. Thursday, Oct. 6, 6-9 p.m. Special first anniversary exhibition and opening reception. 'Twelve From the Westside, Portland Open Studios 2011 Preview.' The 12 represent artists whose studios are located on the west side of the tour. The reception is to help launch the POS tour to take place on Oct. 8-9 and Oct. 15-16. Tour guides available for purchase on the night of the reception. The exhibit will run through Oct. 29.

ART ON BROADWAY GALLERY - 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. Saturday, Oct. 8, 6-9 p.m. Reception to open the new exhibit 'My Passion - Color and Space,' featuring pastel landscapes and small watercolor abstracts by Beaverton artist Myra Keller.

38TH ANNUAL ART SHOW AND SALE - Presented by THPRD and Painters Showcase at Jenkins Estate. Friday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 8, 1-4 p.m. Presented by a group of local artists. Meet the artists at the artist reception on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 1-4 p.m. Live music, food and artist demonstrations. Info: 503-629-6355.

THE GOLDEN GALLERY - At Beaverton Lodge, 12900 S.W. Ninth St. 'Art in the Garden Group Show.' Through Oct. 30. Artists speak at 2:30 p.m. Refreshments served. Free admission.

MUSIC

COMMUNITY CELTIC CONCERT - At Winona Grange No. 271, 8340 S.W. Seneca St., Tualatin. Second Saturday community concert, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. (Doors open 6:45 p.m.) Leo MacNamara with Aurora Burd. Tickets, $10, at brownpapertickets.com or $13 at the door (six for $65).

IRISH INSTRUMENTAL WORKSHOPS - In Wee Ceili Room, Tualatin. Saturday, Oct. 8, 1-2:30 p.m. Fiddle with Aurora Burd. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2:45-4:15 p.m. Flute and whistle with Leo MacNamara.

INTIMATE HOUSE CONCERT WITH GRÁINNE MURPHY AND KATHLEEN BOYLE - Friday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m. All seats, $20, are in advance because venue is in a private home. To reserve: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PIANIST LANG LANG IN CONCERT ON BIG SCREEN - At Cedar Hills Crossing 16, 3200 S.W. Hocken Ave. Beaverton. Oct. 22 and 24, 8 p.m. Cinematic concert event marking 200th birthday of Franz Liszt. Info: 818-761-6100.

THEATER

'THREE MURDERS AND IT'S ONLY MONDAY!' - In Beaverton Civic Theatre in Beaverton City Library auditorium, 12375 S.W. Fifth St. Ending Sunday, Oct. 9: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Comedy/murder spoof of old-style private-eye movies. Tickets: $15/adults; $12/seniors, students and groups of 10 or more; $5/youth age 10 and under. Tickets available at the door or by calling 503-754-9866.

DANCE

FIRST FRIDAY IRISH MUSIC AND DANCE - At Winona Grange, 8340 S.W. Seneca St., Tualatin. October's musicians are Seamus Egan Beglan and Danny O'Hanlon, with Sam Keaton calling. Cost: $10/adults, $5/students 8 and older and seniors 65 and older. Official drop-off for local food bank every month, October-May.

DANCEWELL EVENTS - 9665 S.W. Allen Blvd., at Sunshine Court, Beaverton. Ballroom and partner dance lessons are held everyday 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 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 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.

THE WINDS OF DONEGAL - At Winona Grange, No. 271, 8340 S.W. Seneca St., Tualatin. Celebrating five years in Washington County, traditional Irish dance class. Every Thursday evening, 7-9 p.m. Sam Keator teaches and calls the traditional dances. A drop-in class. Cost: $5 per week for those age 13 and older. 503-691-2078.

BALLROOM CLASSES AND DANCES - At Leedy Grange Hall, Cedar Mill. 'Love to Dance? Want to Learn?' Every second and fourth Friday of month. Series of ballroom classes and dances. Beginners' lessons, 7 p.m., followed by open dancing, 8-10 p.m. Cost: $7/adults, $5/students.

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.

LIBRARY EVENTS

BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY - On Monday, Oct. 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m., the library will offer the program 'Science and Math for Little Kids,' to give a child a jumpstart on science and math with this interactive 'play and learn' session geared toward parents and children ages 1-5. Registration required. Call 503-350-3600. The library will host free, informative computer classes open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays during October, November and December. All classes run from 10 a.m. until noon. No registration required. Call 503-350-5249. Elementary school-age children are welcome to 'Read To The Dogs.' Thursday evening or Saturday morning sessions, Oct. 13, Nov. 3 and 17, Dec. 1 and 15. To register your child, call 503-350-3600, or stop by the children's desk at the library. The Beaverton library will host a free workshop Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., for job hunters and presented by Dorothy Hannahill-Moran. No registration required. Call 503-621-9642.

BETHANY LIBRARY - Saturday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m. Teens: Mystery Night. Two sessions: one for middle school ages 11-14 at 6 p.m.; and a second session for high school ages 14-18 at 8 p.m. Registration required: 503-617-7323. Teen only event.

CEDAR MILL LIBRARY - 'A Highland Fling.' Friday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m. To mark Oregon Days of Culture, the library will present a special Music on the Mezzanine program featuring highland pipes played by Cedar Mill resident, bagpiper Matt Rucker. No registration required. Scrapbook Club, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2-4 p.m. Adults only. Teen Games Fest. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m. Super Smash Bros. Tourney for those in sixth to 12th grades only. Writer's Mill. Sunday, Oct, 16, 1-3 p.m. Estate planning workshop. Thursday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. Speaker: attorney Richard Schneider, co-author of 'A Will is Not Enough in Oregon.' No reservations required. Oct. 22, 10 a.m. Local poet Dr. Gene Jackson will visit the library's poetry group to read his latest volume of poetry, 'Sacred Verses.' No reservations required. Film Club, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m. 'The Screaming Man.' Recommended for age 18 and over. Owl Book Group. Friday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m. Book selection is 'Cutting for Stone' by Abraham Verghese.

FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON TO BENEFIT CEDAR MILL LIBRARY -Friday, Oct. 21, 11:30 a.m. 'Cover to Cover' fashion show and luncheon at Christ United Methodist Church in Cedar Mill. Gently used/new designer fashions and accessories provided by Second Edition. Also a raffle and silent auction. Event coordinated by Second Edition volunteers to benefit the library. Cost: $18 per person. Reservations only. Purchase tickets at Second Edition or call Nancy or Susan at 503-644-6395.

GARDEN HOME COMMUNITY LIBRARY - Tuesday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. Book group for adults. This month the group will discuss Isabel Allende's 'Island Beneath the Sea.' Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Craft Circle for adults. Bring your own or work on a craft provided by the library. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m. Film night for adults. This month's screening 'If I want to Whistle, I Whistle,' from Romania.

TIGARD LIBRARY - Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7 and 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gigantic used book sale. CDs and DVDs will be available at bargain prices. On Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 8 p.m., the library will host a book discussion about teen literature for adults. The group will discuss Patrick Ness' 'The Knife of Never Letting Go,' an award-winning post-apocalyptic novel where boys become men at the age of 13 and they can hear each other's thoughts. Recommended for ages 16 through adult, in the Houghton Room. No registration required. Call 503-718-2517.

OREGON BLUE BOOK'S 100TH BIRTHDAY - At Tigard library on Friday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Experience history through a video by Jabin. Free program. Info: 503-718-2517.

CLASSES

TUALATIN HILLS PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT - 15707 S.W. Walker Road, Beaverton. THPRD classes: dance, ballet, modern and hip hop, gymnastics and youth sports. Call 503-645-6433.

HUGHES WATER GARDENS - 25289 S.W. Stafford Road, Tualatin. 503-638-9035. Free classes.

THE GARDEN CORNER - At 21550 108th Ave., Tualatin. 503-885-1934. October classes, all at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8: Fall foliage. Saturday, Oct. 15: Halloween front porch containers. Saturday, Oct, 22: Tea in the garden. Saturday, Oct. 29: Pumpkin Planter children's activities.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SHERWOOD'S GREAT ONION FESTIVAL - At Archer Glen Elementary School. On Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sherwood will celebrate 25 years of this event. An annual tradition with something for everyone, including vendors. Barbecue chicken dinners, a variety of talent, contests and prize drawings. An estimated 4,000 people attend the festival each year. Info: sherwoodchamber.org.

FAMILY DAY - At Washington County Museum, PCC-Rock Creek Campus. Oct. 8 (second Saturday of the month) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Join Washington County Museum staff, volunteers and Print Arts Northwest for hands-on history and art activities for the whole family. Make scarecrow marionette masks and see a Mobile Museum display. Family Day is sponsored by Print Arts Northwest, PGE Foundation and Beaverton Bakery. Call 503-645-5353, Ext. 103.

BEAVERTON-HILLSBORO REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S CLUB - This nonprofit group will hold a garage sale on Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 15500 S.W. Farmington Road (look for brick mailbox and balloons). Furniture, sports equipment, household items and books will be for sale, and all proceeds will go to charity.

HARVEST CENTURY: A FULLY INCLUSIVE ORGANIZED BIKE RIDE - For families, 'roadies,' rec riders and riders with disabilities. Weekend of Oct. 8-9. Ninth annual Harvest Century presented by Showers Pass, the last organized ride on the Oregon cycling calendar, Saturday, Oct. 8, at Friendship Plaza, Washington County fairgrounds. Riders may choose from a 100-, 75-, 45- or three-mile family route. People are encouraged to bring strollers, wheelchairs, walkers, tricycles or walking shoes to support Community Vision's efforts to help people wth developmental disabilities. Participants will be able to borrow adaptive bicycles, including hand-cranked bikes, adult tricycles and balance bikes for the event. Call 503-516-1468; Gary Medley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)

BEAVERTON FARMER'S MARKET - Saturdays 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Wednesdays 3-6 p.m. Programs: Oct. 8, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. There will be a booth with hands-on activities for children of all ages, including 'Build-A-Mr. Potato Head.' Farmer's Market vendors and local farms will donate potatoes and other seasonal vegetables for children to create their own Mr. Potato Head. Book signing, 10 a-m.-noon, by. author Ashley Gartland, who will sign copies of her new cookbook 'Dishing up Oregon.' Cookbook drawings will take place all day. Info: beavertonfarmersmarket.com.

CEDAR MILL FARMERS MARKET - In parking lot in front of Safeway at Murray and Cornell. Fall schedule: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Featuring local crafts and produce, plus ready-to-eat food and live music.

BIENNIAL QUILT SHOW - At Health and Education Center, Tuality Hospital, Oct. 8 and 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 'West Along the Tualatin' is the theme for Westside Quilters Guild 2011 Biennial Quilt Show. Featured quilters are fiber artists Terry Grant, who will speak at 2 p.m. on Saturday, and Mary Goodson, who will speak at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Westside Quilters Guild, a nonprofit organization and member of The Oregon Cultural Trust, made and distributed more than 100 quilts to charities last year. Check out the guild at one of its monthly meetings (third Monday of the month) at 6:45 p.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 2038 N.W. Aloclek Drive, No. 202, in Hillsboro. Info: westsidequilters.com.

QUILTER'S MARKET FALL SALE - At 20210 S.W. Teton, Tualatin. Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Quilts, vintage, holiday decorations, gifts, dolls, handbags, fall harvest décor. Free parking and admission for this juried homemade show.

TIGARD AREA BRANCH AAUW - In King City Crown Room at 16880 S.W. 126th Ave. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. Tigard area branch of the American Association of University Women will feature the story of Claire Phillips, who used her talent and skill to fight for freedom during World War II. Presenter Sig Unander Jr. will talk about her and the adventure she lived. Call 503-620-2061.

THE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY - Regular meeting is Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m., at Washington County Public Services Building, 155 N. First Ave., Room 140. Barbara Clark Hovorka, family history research teacher at Portland Community College and speaker at family history conferences, seminars and workshops, will speak on 'Things I Wish I Knew When I Started' and '15 Things to Do in 15 Minutes.' Open to the public. 503-640-4431.

DOGGIE PALOOZA CELEBRATES ALL THINGS DOG - At World Forestry Center, in Washington Park. Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The one day a year fair when visitors and their canine companions are invited to visit with local pet vendors, learn about pet safety, canine fashions, photos taken for entry into a magazine, etc. Call 503-228-1367.

OUTERWEAR FOR OTHERS - Winter clothing drive now through Nov. 30. Dignity Memorial providers have partnered with the Salvation Army to collect new or gently used coats and clothing. Drop boxes for donations may be found at the following local funeral homes: Pegg, Paxson and Springer Funeral Home, 4675 S.W. Watson in Beaverton; Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4101 N.W. Skyline Blvd., in Portland; Young's Funeral Home, 11831 S.W. Pacific Highway in Tigard; National Cremation Service, 1260 S.W. Greenburg Road, Suite 412, in Portland.