Listings of arts, entertainment and leisure activities in the Tigard and Beaverton areas
VISUAL ARTS SHOWCASE - The 29th annual event sponsored by Reser's and presented by the Beaverton Arts Commission is Nov. 5-13 at the Beaverton City Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth St., during library hours. The event is free, the art is for sale. Call 503-526-2379. For more information, visit beavertonarts.org. Also planned is a media workshop for artists and performers presented by the Westside Cultural Alliance on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 10:30 a.m.; Music in Small Spaces presents The Oregon Guitar Quarter on Sunday, Nov. 6, and Flute, Viola and Harp on Sunday, Nov. 13, Teen Art Show Nov. 17-23, Family Art Day presented by the Washington County Museum and Print Arts NW Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and more.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR AT VILLAGE GALLERY OF ARTS - Village Gallery of Arts, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Cedar Mill, has a holiday bazaar from Nov. 8 through Dec. 24, with new items added daily, all made by Portland-area artists, including cards, jewelry, paintings, mixed media, fused glass, stained glass, sculpture, pottery, fiber arts, silk scarves, tree ornaments and other Christmas-related hand-crafted dolls and miniature holiday houses. Featured artist for November is Bonnie Tucker, who does bold and vibrant collage art. Deaf since infancy, Tucker's work focuses totally on sight and feeling. Call 503-644-8001 or visit villagegallleryarts.org.
ART ON BROADWAY GALLERY - 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. Through Oct. 29: Exhibit of 'My Passion - Color and Space,' featuring pastel landscapes and small watercolor abstracts by Beaverton artist Myla Keller. Through Oct. 29: Exhibition of works by 12 artists whose studios are located on the west side of Portland.
PRINT ARTS NORTHWEST GALLERY - Washington County Museum, 17677 Springville Road, Portland. Through Nov. 12. 'East Meets West.' Prints by Janette Hopper and Ralph Steeds. 503-525-9259.
THE GOLDEN GALLERY - At Beaverton Lodge, 12900 S.W. Ninth St. Through Oct. 30. 'Art in the Garden Group Show.' Free admission.
MEMBER ARTISTS GROUP SHOW - Art On Broadway Gallery, 12570 S.W. Broadway, Beaverton, will host an evening reception to open a new exhibit of artwork by its 19 member artists, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m., and the public is invited. The exhibit will continue through Nov. 26. Call 503-601-3300 for more information.
'ARTIST TO ARTIST' EXHIBIT - As part of its Guest Artist Series, Art On Broadway Gallery, 12570 S.W. Broadway, Beaverton, will host an exhibit of artwork by members of Portland Plein Air and Studio Painters. A free evening reception to honor the guest artists is Saturday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit will continue through Nov. 26. Call 503-601-3300 for more information.
FATHOM THRILLER THURSDAYS - 'Jack The Ripper: The Definitive Story' and 'Butterfinger The 13th.' In select move theaters nationwide on Thursday (Oct. 27), 7:30 p.m. Local theater selected is Cedar Hills Crossing 16, 3200 S.W. Hocken Ave., Beaverton.
STARLIGHT SYMPHONY CONCERT - At Tualatin Presbyterian Church, 9230 S.W. Siletz Drive, Sunday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Featuring Mozart's 'Mystery Overture,' Vasily Kalinnikov's '1st Symphony' (first and second movements), Allan Halbert's 'Say Mambo,' Brahms' 'Variations on a Theme by Haydn' and Verdi's 'Nabucco Overture.' General admission is $12, $9 for seniors, $5 for students. Tickets available at the door or at starlightsymphony.us. Call 541-386-6400.
BEAVERTON COMMUNITY BAND - A concert of band music, marches and show tunes is planned for Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. at Cedar Hills United Church of Christ, 11695 S.W. Park Way (corner of Cedar Hills Boulevard and Park Way). Admission is free, and monetary donations for the Oregon Food Bank will be collected. Families are welcome. For more information, visit beavertoncommunityband.org.
'DECK THE HALL AND ALL THAT JAZZ' - The Northwest Senior Theatre is doing its holiday show in November this year because of a scheduling conflict at the Alpenrose Dairy Opera House. It's Nov. 16, 17, 18 and 19 (2 p.m. each day) at Alpenrose, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road. A $5 donation is appreciated, and lots of free parking available. The show will feature such holiday favorites as 'Jingle Bells,' 'Merry Christmas,' 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' plus some new ones like 'Zat You, Santa Claus?' and 'Sparklejollytinklejingle.' For more info, visit nwseniortheatre.org or call 503-227-2003.
'SEUSSICAL' THE MUSICAL - Nov. 4 is the first of six performances in the Tualatin High School Auditorium of the Dr. Seuss tribute. Evening performances will be Nov. 4 and 5 and Nov.11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon matinees will be Nov. 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available in the TuHS main office for $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. Babies are free. Tickets available at the door 35 minutes before each performance or at ttsd.k12.or.us. Call 503-431-5705.
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 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.
BEAVERTON AUTHOR TO SPEAK - Cathy Lamb, author of 'The First Day of the Rest of My Life,' is the guest speaker at the New Friends of the Beaverton City Library annual meeting Saturday (Oct. 29) at Beaverton City Library. The event begins at 10 a.m. in the auditorium with Lamb speaking at 11. Tickets to win a Nook Color Reader will also be for sale. The first book of the University of Oregon graduate and teacher turned freelance writer and author was 'Julia's Chocolate,' published in May 2007. It was followed by seven more, including her new one. Visit thebookcorner.org.
BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY -The library hosts free, informative computer classes open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays during November and December. All classes run from 10 a.m. to noon. No registration required. Call: 503-350-5249. On Thursday evening or Saturday morning sessions, Nov. 3 and 17, Dec. 1 and 15, elementary school-age children are welcome to 'Read To The Dogs,' trained therapy dogs that love listening to children read. To register, call 503-350-3600 or stop by the children's desk at the library. The Beaverton library will host a free workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., aimed at job hunters and presented by Dorothy Hannahill-Moran. No registration required. Call 503-621-9642.
ST. PIUS HOLIDAY BAZAAR - St. Pius X Women's Club will hold its 51st annual Christmas and Holiday Bazaar starting with early bird night Thursday, Nov. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. ($2 early bird entry), followed on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The bazaar will be held in the Community Center, 1280 N.W. Saltzman Road. Profits help to fund parish projects and community outreach.Tickets may be purchased at the church office.
TUALATIN HIGH BAZAAR - Tualatin High School will host its annual Holiday Bazaar and Raffle from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 29), at the campus commons, 22300 S.W. Boones Ferry Road. The bazaar will feature crafts, jewelry, artwork and housewares from more than 50 Northwest artists and vendors and is a benefit for Tualatin High's cross country and track and field teams in the form of uniforms and equipment, among other things. Lunch by the Spaghetti Factory will be available, along with coffee and snacks. For more information, contact Penny Love at 503-620-8385.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR TO BENEFIT TUALATIN HIGH SCHOOL XC, TRACK PROGRAMS - Saturday (Oct. 29), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Annual holiday bazaar and raffle. Benefit for the cross-country and track and field teams. More than 50 vendors will offer a wide range of specialty and art objects. Thanks to the generosity of merchants, many valuable prize will be raffled off each hour. A lunch by Spaghetti Factory will be available. Proceeds from the bazaar will provide much-needed uniforms, equipment and other needs for the fall and spring teams. Admission is free. Info: Peggy Love, 503-620-8385.
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.
KINTON GRANGE TURKEY DINNER - Sunday (Oct. 30), noon to 4 p.m.The 58th annual event includes a bake sale, bazaar, door prizes, quilt raffle and more. Cost: $10 for everyone 12 and older, $5 children 4 to 12, toddlers free and $40 for families. This is a major fundraiser, and food will be collected for the needy. The grange is 5 miles west of Washington Square on Scholls Ferry Road. Drive-through dinner service is available, but no children's prices for dinners to go). For more info, call 503-628-0873 or visit kintongrange.com.
BOOK LAUNCH - Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. Linda Cohen, author of '1,000 Mitzvahs: How Small Acts of Kindness Can Heal, Inspire and Change Your Life,' will appear at Powell's at Cedar Hills Crossing. When her father passed away in 2006, Cohen's life as a mother, wife and entrepreneur came to a halt. She took a spiritual sabbatical to work through her grief and came out of it resolved to embark upon a project: Perform 1,000 acts of kindness mitzvahs to honor her father's memory. Another result was her first book. Visit her at 1000mitzvahs.com.
BEAVERTON FARMERS MARKET - The last day of Beaverton Farmer's Market is Saturday (Oct. 29) to gather up the amazing bounty of harvest season in Oregon! And return for the special Harvest Market on Nov. 19 to shop for the holiday season.
CEDAR MILL FARMERS MARKET - In parking lot in front of Safeway at Murray and Cornell. Fall schedule: Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Featuring local crafts and produce, plus ready-to-eat food and live music.
NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION - The Tualatin Valley Chapter 1798, Tigard, holds its chapter meetings on the first Tuesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. at Hometown Buffet, 13500 S.W. Pacific Highway. There are guest speakers at every meeting. Bring a friend.