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by: Craig Mitchelldyer Amy Beth Frankel and Santa have a dance in the Broadway Rose Theatre Company’s “A Very Merry PDX-MAS.”

ART

ART ON BROADWAY GALLERY - 12570 S.W. Broadway, Beaverton. Member artists' group show ends Nov. 26.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR AT VILLAGE GALLERY OF ARTS - Village Gallery of Arts, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Cedar Mill, has a holiday bazaar 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 handcrafted 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.

music

GUITAR DUO PERFORMS AT TIGARD LIBRARY - Friday (Nov. 18), 7-8 p.m. Guitarists Barry Glick and Jim Putman will present 'A Unique Musical Conversation Between 2jazzguitars.' The free musical performance will be held in the Library Community Room.

'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. Nov.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.

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.

PERFORMANCE OF 'THE CONCHORDS CHORALE' - At St. Pius Catholic Church, 1280 N.W. Saltzman Road. One night only, Monday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m., featuring Christmas classics by 58-member (ages 19 to 83) premier Portland community chorus. Tickets ($15) may be purchased at the church office or by contacting Patsy Heinlein, 503-645-0715, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All proceeds will benefit St. Pius X and community ministries.

theater

'THE GREEN ROOM' - Mask and Mirror Community Theatre, new theater based in Tigard and Tualatin presents its first performances 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. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. Adults/$12; seniors, students, active military members/$10; youth under 10/$5. MaskandMirror.com. 503-691-1779.

'FOOTLIGHT FRENZY' - At PCC Performing Arts Center, Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 18-19, 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 Children, an inexperienced PTA group valiantly mounts an ambitious benefit play. The cast and crew includes local students. 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.

'HAPPY HOLLANDAISE' - In Beaverton City Library Auditorium, 12375 S.W. Fifth St. Beaverton Civic Theatre presents a British comedy that honors the holiday season with a mix of riotous confusion involving unraveling dinner plans, mistaken identity and hopes for a 'perfect' celebration. Nov. 25-Dec. 11. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15 for adults; $12 seniors; $5 youth (10 years and under). For more info and to purchase advance tickets, see beavertoncivictheatre.org or call 503-754-9866.

BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS REVUE - At Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Avenue, Tigard. 'A Very Merry PDX-MAS' lovingly pokes fun at our 'evergreen' city with a mix of local humor and holiday heart. Songs include: 'PDX- MAS,' 'Carol of the Fans,' 'Joy to the 'Burbs' and 'The Re-Gifter's Lament,' plus many favorite holiday classics. Preview performance is Nov. 23, with opening night on Friday, Nov. 25, and performances continue through Dec.18. Evening performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Matinees are at 2 p.m. on Sundays, and on Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10, and 17. Tickets start at $28 for adults, with $20 tickets available for ages 6 to 25. For a full listing of show performances or to order tickets visit broadwayrose.org or call the box office at 503-620-5262.

'TWELFE NIGHT' (Original spelling by William Shakespeare) - At Tualatin High School Theater Department. Performances start Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. and continue on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. There will be two 3:30 matinees: Tuesday, Dec. 6, and Wednesday, Dec. 7. The show also continues Thursday through Saturday nights on Dec. 8-10, at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $8/adults; $7/students; $6/w:ASB; $5 for both matinees. Tickets can be purchased at the door. (Due to the play's complexity and mature nature, the show is not recommended for children under 13). Call 503-431-5701.

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 in November: Nov. 22 and 29. 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 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.

LIBRARY EVENTS

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. 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.

CEDAR MILL LIBRARY - Owl Book Club. Friday (Nov. 18), 10:30 a.m. Book selection: 'Our Lady of the Forest' by David Guterson. Writer's Mill. Sunday, Nov. 20, 1-3 p.m. Hands-on, inspiring gathering of people who love to write. Voices in Verse. Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. Local poet, Dr. Gene Jackson, will visit the library's poetry group to read from his latest volume of poetry, 'Sacred Verses,' the first of four volumes. No reservations required. Largest book sale ever at Cedar Mill Lumber on Barnes Road (down the hill from Cedar Mill Veterinary Clinic on Cornell Road, because sale is so large). Friday, Dec. 2, to Monday, Dec. 5: Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday noon-5 p.m.; Monday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thousands of books, CDs, books on tape, VHS and DVDs. 503-644-0043, Ext. 121.

BAZAARS

ALOHA HIGH SCHOOL HOLIDAY BAZAAR - Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Aloha High School, 18550 S.W. Kinnaman Road. Community members will have creative wares and crafts on display, with sales to benefit the Aloha High School Booster Club Scholarship Program. The public is welcome and admission is free. Contact Aloha High School at 503-259-4700 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

McKAY ELEMENTARY HOLIDAY BAZAAR - Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The second annual McKay Holiday Bazaar is sponsored by the McKay Parent Teacher Club, a group of parents, guardians and staff who acquire funds for and facilitate programs, activities, supplies, equipment and other enhancements. The day will be filled with fun for the whole family with a variety of gifts, jewelry and holiday décor. Call Debbie Shaffer, 503-672-3545.

SHERWOOD ARTISANS' BAZAAR - At the Sherwood Senior Center, 21907 S.W. Sherwood Blvd. Saturday, 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.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR - At Loughridge Farms, 13300 S.W. River Road, Hillsboro. (Look for the big red barn.) Through Nov. 27 and Dec. 1-11. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 503-628-1286.

SPECIAL EVENTS

TIGARD HIGH KEY CLUB OFFERS HELP WITH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS - Senior citizens in the King City/Summerfield area can get help putting up and taking down Christmas lights. The students' 'put-up' date is Saturday, Dec. 3, and 'take down' date is Jan. 7. This service is free. Key Club is a service club associated with Kiwanis, and the students love to help others. Call advisers Jay Leet (503-989-7077) or Frank Caro (503-703-6176).

THE TIGARD KNITTING GUILD - Tigard Senior Center, 8815 S.W. Omara, Tigard. Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m. Twist Collective, an independent online magazine, focusing on knitting and the sister arts, presents a program and fashion show featuring knitted garments and accessories from its fall collection. Guests are welcome to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. tigardknittingguild.org.

FREE 'HOLIDAY EXPRESS' EVENT - At Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 S.W. Allen Blvd. Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-noon. The church will celebrate the arrival of the Holiday Express Journey of Light, when 'everyone is welcome to get on board for this family event that prepares for the Christmas season,' says Pastor Adam Jackson. The free event. Open to all ages, includes a train ride, Christmas crafts, a fun drama about getting ready for Christmas, and refreshments. Info: 503-646-2151 or visit bcc.org.

BEAVERTON FARMERS MARKET - Special Harvest Market on Nov. 19, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to shop for the holiday season.

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.

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.