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 info: visit beavertonarts.org. Also planned is a media workshop for artists and performers presented by the Westside Cultural Alliance on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.; Music in Small Spaces presents The Oregon Guitar Quartet this Sunday 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.
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.
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.
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 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. Also, as part of its Guest Artist Series, Art On Broadway Gallery hosts an exhibit of artwork by members of Portland Plein Air and Studio Painters, with a free evening reception to honor the guest artists Saturday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit continues through Nov. 26.
STARLIGHT SYMPHONY CONCERT - At Tualatin Presbyterian Church, 9230 S.W. Siletz Drive, Sunday 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.
RANDAL BAYS AND DAVEY MATHIAS - At the Community Celtic Concert at the Commons, in Winona Grange No. 271, 8340 S.W. Seneca St., Tualatin. Saturday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. (Doors open 6:45 p.m.) Presented by S and A Irish Entertainment. Cost: $15, $20 at the door. Pre-purchase at brownpapertickets.com.
BEAVERTON COMMUNITY BAND - A concert of band music, marches and show tunes is 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' - Northwest Senior Theatre does 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. For more info, visit nwseniortheatre.org or call 503-227-2003.
'THE GREEN ROOM' - Mask and Mirror Community Theatre, new theater based in Tigard and Tualatin presents its first performances Nov. 4-20 of 'The Green Room' by Peggy Glisson and directed by Gary Romans. This is an Oregon premiere comedy about theater life backstage. At 'The Stage,' Calvin Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane, Tigard. Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee 2 p.m. Adults/$12; seniors, students, active military members/$10; youth under 10/$5. MaskandMirror.com. 503-691-1779.
'ALICE IN WONDERLAND' - At Alpenrose Opera House, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, Portland. Westside Christian High School opens its unique stage production of 'Alice in Wonderland' this Friday. The production features live, original music by Michael Allen Harrison and aerial acrobatics from local dance troupe 'Do Jump!' Performances will be held Nov. 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m.; and Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available at wchsonline.org or at the box office prior to each performance. To reserve group tickets (20 or more) phone 503-307-7474.
'SEUSSICAL' THE MUSICAL - Friday (Nov. 4) is the first of six performances in the Tualatin High School Auditorium of the Dr. Seuss tribute. Evening performances: Nov. 4 and 5 and Nov.11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon matinees: 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 under 2 are free. Tickets available at the door 35 minutes before each performance or at ttsd.k12.or.us. Call 503-431-5705.
'MURDER IN THE HEIR' - At Valley Catholic School Auditorium, 4275 S.W. 148th Ave., Beaverton. Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. In this twist on an Agatha Christie plot, the audience gets to participate in the sleuthing by deciding 'who done it.' Appropriate for audiences of all ages. Tickets: $10/adults; $6/students and seniors; free/age 5 and younger. Tickets in advance at 503-718-6500 or at the door.
'FOOTLIGHT FRENZY' - At PCC Performing Arts Center, Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Avenue. Thursday, Nov. 10, Saturday, Nov. 12, and Friday-Saturday, Nov. 18-19, all at 7:30 p.m.; matinee performances at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20. Based on the book 'Fleeting Moment,' in which, in a desperate attempt to save its bankrupt School for Unusual Childred, an inexperienced PTA group valiantly mounts an ambitious benefit play. The cast and crew includes students from Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Southeast and Southwest Portland. Tickets: $10/general admission; $8/for seniors, students and staff; $5 for groups of 12 or more. Tickets available at PCC Sylvania Bookstore or a half-hour before performance at the center. Call 971-722-4949.
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.
SHERWOOD ARTISANS' BAZAAR - At the Sherwood Senior Center, 21907 S.W. Sherwood Blvd. Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. An array of art, including paintings and drawings, fused glass, woodworking, prints, cards, jewelry, whimsical dolls, custom soaps and candles, textiles, pottery, photographs, ornaments and food art. Other events include children's face painting and Santa photographs (bring your own camera), music and raffles of many beautiful items. In addition, a creative wreath auction, a seniors' table of unique gifts and an artisans' café are fundraisers to help seniors. 503-625-5644.
PEANUT BUTTER AND PASTA FOOD DRIVE - At The Garden Corner, 21550 108th Ave., Tualatin this Saturday through Sunday, Nov. 13. First annual 'Peanut Butter and Pasta' food drive, All peanut butter and pasta donations will benefit the Tualatin School House Pantry, which currently, helps more than 600 families monthly. Bring donated items and receive $10 off with a purchase of $20 or more. This offer is not valid with any other offer, discount or coupon. 503-885-1934.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN - At the Crown Center, 16880 S.W. 126th King City. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. The AAUW (Tigard branch) will host Scott Burns, Ph.D, an expert in the field of earthquakes and tsunamis, who will present recent information from big earthquakes around the world, including the Japanese and Chilean earthquakes as they relate to Oregon. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call 503-620-2061.
THE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON OUNTY - On Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. the Genealogical Society will hold its regular November meeting at the Washington County Public Services Building, 155 N. First Ave., in room 140. Duane Funk will speak on 'The Civil War and Your Family.' Funk, a retired naval officer, has visited all the major Civil War battle sites. The meeting is open to the public.
FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS IN BEAVERTON - At Elsie Stuhr Center, 5550 S.W. Hall Blvd. Tuesday, Nov. 15, noon to 3 p.m. Individuals may take advantage of free, confidential memory screening as part of National Memory Screening Day. A memory screening averages five to 10 minutes. Call 503-648-9565.
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: 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, 10260 S.W. Greenburg Road, Suite 412, in Portland.
BEAVERTON FARMERS MARKET - Three Saturdays left 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.
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. Join us and bring a friend.
FREE PLAY NIGHTS FOR SMALL DOGS - At Doggie Daycare on Durham, 8104 S.W. Durham Road in Tigard. Weekly - Monday nights, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Inside and outside play areas for dogs under 30 pounds. 'Come play - No cost - Just fun!' Event coordinator, Julie, 503-341-6723.
DOUGH FOR DOLLAR EVENT FOR LOCAL SCHOOL - This fundraising program is scheduled for the following schools: Monday, Nov. 7, Valley Catholic. Tuesday, Nov. 8, Raleigh Park Elementary. Tuesday, Nov. 15, William Walker Elementary. Pizzicato Beaverton, 503-574-3115.