Listings of arts, entertainment and leisure activities in the Tigard and Beaverton areas
ART ON BROADWAY GALLERY - 12570 S.W. Broadway St., in Old Town Beaverton, announces its December show, in which the collective of 20 local artists have each created an artistic rendition of a holiday tree. An evening reception with complimentary refreshments kicks off the event Saturday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. The media include original paintings and works in metal, clay and glass. And 20 percent of the proceeds of the holiday sales will go to Community Transitional School of Portland to enhance its program. The gallery is open with this show through Saturday, Dec. 31, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 503-601-3300 for more information or go to artonbroadway.net.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR AT THE VILLAGE GALLERY OF ARTS - At Village Gallery of Arts, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road. Through. Dec. 24. A holiday bazaar 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 December: Joanna Hay. Info: 503-644-8001 or visit villagegallleryarts.org.
CANDLELIGHT CONCERTS - At Calvin Presbyterian Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane. Dec. 2 and 4, 7 p.m. Choirs, handbells and instrumentalists (including harpist Denise Fujikawa) tell the story of Christ's birth and the salvation he brings to the world through song. Attendees will be seated around decorated tables and offered complimentary coffee and dessert at intermission. Tickets are free, but limited. 503-639-3273.
LUNCHTIME TUALATIN CHAMBER CHOIR CONCERT - At Calvin Presbyterian Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane. Dec. 8 at noon. The church will host an hourlong concert of music of the season featuring the premier singing group at Tualatin High School, the 'Crimsonaires.' Attendees may bring their own lunch or purchase a sandwich when they arrive. Attendees will be seated around tables so they can eat lunch while enjoying the music. 503-639-3273.
A CHRISTMAS CONCERT - At Village Baptist Church, 330 S.W. Murray Blvd., Beaverton. Friday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. The Coram Deo Ensemble will perform 'A Christmas Concert.' This international ensemble features American musicans Jeff Johnson (keys and vocal), Janet Marie Chvatal (voice) and Wendy Goodwin (violin) with Irish flutist Brian Dunning and German baritone Marc Gremm. The evening will usher in the season of Christmas with a mix of sacred, classical and Celtic-inspired music. Tickets: $15 each. Reservations for general admission seating are recommended and can be made at Brown Paper Tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/206976. Tickets will also be available at the door on evening of concert.
ROCK VIOLINIST AARON MEYER'S HOLIDAY CONCERT - At Tigard library. Friday, Dec. 9, 7-8 p.m. Meyer brings his Portland holiday concert tradition, performing his unique, cutting-edge music. This free musical performance will be held in the Library Community Room and is sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library.
BRIAN OBERLIN SWING CHRISTMAS - At Cedar Mill library. Dec. 9, 7-8 p.m. Brian Oberlin on his signature instrument, the mandolin, will perform a mix of holiday favorites from his new album. Free.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT - At Southminster Presbyterian Church, 12250 S.W. Denney Road, Beaverton. Saturday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. Featuring Southminster's Chancel Choir, whose music will feature works by Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Adam and classic Christmas tunes, jazz, classical, soundtrack and gospel. Donations will be accepted.
THE GIFT OF MUSIC: A HOLIDAY CONCERT - At Deb Fennell Auditorium, Tigard High School, 9000 S.W. Durham Road. Sunday, Dec. 11, 3-4:30 p.m. The Tualatin Valley Community Band, under the direction of Steve Heuser, will present a free holiday concert. The 65-member band will perform seasonal music, including a medley of traditional Hanukkah songs, the classic Vaughan Williams' 'Fantasia on Greensleeves,' some Christmas favorites, including Leroy Anderson's 'Sleigh Ride' and many more. For more info about this and upcomlng concerts, visit tvcb.org.
HANZ ARAKI'S 'WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION' - At Winona Grange, Tualatin. Saturday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:45 p.m.) Celebrating the longest night of the year with the light of music, storytelling and wonder is the Winter Solstice concert, which brings together songs and poems of winter and holiday celebrations. Acclaimed Irish musicians join together for a unique and memorable show. Cost: $15, $20 at door. Tickets on sale now at the Celtic Corner, Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays. sandairishenentertainment. (At the door is $20 or buy five and get one free, cash only.)
'HAPPY HOLLANDAISE' - In Beaverton City Library Auditorium, 12375 S.W. Fifth St. Beaverton Civic Theatre presents 'Happy Hollandaise,' 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. Presented by Beaverton Arts Commission. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9 and 10, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15/adults; $12/seniors; $5/youth (10 years and under). In conjunction with Beaverton's tree-lighting and holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 2, tickets will be $5 for a donation of a new, unwrapped toy or gift card to benefit Beaverton's low-income youth and foster children in Washington County. Prior to the Saturday, Dec. 3, performance, the Beaverton Civic Theater will host a dessert and coffee social and silent auction at 7 p.m. in the Beaveton City Library. Tickets for this event are $5. For more info and to purchase advance tickets, see beavertoncivictheatre.org or call 503-754-9866.
'THE WIZARD OF WONDERLAND' - Presented by International School of Beaverton Middle School and NW Children's Theater Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. in International School of Beaverton, 17770 S.W. Blanton St., in Aloha.The Wizard of Oz and Alice in wonderland? That's right! Alice and Dorothy try to unscramble their stories with the help of a procrastinating young student who started the whole thing to begin with when he put off a book report until the very last minute. Call Michelle Harris, 503-259-3800.
BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS REVUE - At Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Avenue, Tigard. A hilarious and heart-warming Christmas revue, combining classic carols, holiday pop songs and original offbeat material created especially for Portland audiences. Songs include 'PDX- MAS,' 'Carol of the Fans,' 'Joy to the 'Burbs' and 'The Re-Gifter's Lament,' plus many favorite holiday classics. Performances continue through Dec.18. Evening performances: Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: 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 himself) - Tualatin High School Theatre Department performs a comedy as originally presented during the holiday season more than 400 years ago by William Shakespeare. 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 matinees: Tuesday, Dec. 6, and Wednesday, Dec. 7, both at 3:30 p.m. 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.
FIRST FRIDAY MUSIC AND DANCE - At Winona Grange No. 271, 8340 S.W. Seneca St., Tualatin. Friday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. Free lessons with paid admission. Dance to live music from 8 to 11 p.m. December musicians are Mikey Beglan, Bob Soper and Danny O'Hanlon. Sam Keaton will teach and call the dances. Cost: all ages 8 and older $10; students and seniors 65 and older $5. All community, official drop-off for local food bank repeats every month through May. Info: sandairishentertainment.com.
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.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.
BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY - LEGO Build-at-home contest. For grades 1-5. Build a space or Star Wars-themed LEGO creation at home and take it to the library, where it will be photographed and a winner will be selected. Creations are due on Saturday, Dec. 10, between 10 a.m. and noon. 503-350-3600. Beginning Saturday, Dec. 17, teens in grades 6-12 are invited to submit book reviews for the Beaverton library's Teen Winter Reading program. Submit a review for every book finished over winter break. Each new review enters you in a random prize-drawing for gift cards to area businesses. Grand prizes for the best review in each genre/category will also be awarded. Deadline to submit reviews is Tuesday, Jan. 3. Ian Duncanson, 503-350-3618.
CEDAR MILL LIBRARY -Teens: After School - Academic Success. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 3:30 p.m. Teens will learn unique, fun methods to improve their grades and perform better at school from local author Chris Tobias, author of '1001 Secrets to Passing Any Test.' Brian Oberlin Swing Christmas. Friday, Dec. 9, 7-8 p.m. Brian Oberlin on his signature instrument, the mandolin, will perform a mix of swingin' holiday favorites from his new CD. Free. Teen holiday gift-making craftsapalooza for teens only. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2-4 p.m. Members of the Teen Library Council will be available to help teens create that special gift. Teens in grades 6-12 only. Santa visits Second Edition on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2-4 p.m. Owl Book Group. Friday, Dec. 16, 10:30 a.m. Book selection: 'Outliers' by Malcolm Gladwell. 'Voices in Verse.' Open Mike Poetry. Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m. Share your own poetry or listen to others read their favorites.
KINNAMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HOLIDAY BAZAAR - At 4205 S.W. 193rd Ave., Beaverton. Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The bazaar will feature family fun, including snacks, pictures with Santa, a raffle and vendor booths. From cupcakes to ornaments, knitting to massage, purses to floral arrangements, designer jewelry to birdhouses, there is something for everyone on your list. Info: 503-828-4283.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR - At Loughridge Farms, 13300 S.W. River Road, Hillsboro. (Look for the big red barn.) Dec. 1-11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 503-628-1286.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND OPEN HOUSE - The Women's Auxiliary to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Portland No. 4, invites everyone to a 'One Day Only, Holiday Bazaar and Open House' on Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 8845 S.W. Commercial St., in Tigard. Baked and canned goods, knitted, crocheted and hand-sewn items, jewelry, wreaths and many other gift choices. The Men of the FOE No. 4 will seve their famous 'Sourdough Pancake Breakfast' for $6 from 9 a.m. to noon. 503-639-4480.
CHRISTMAS BRUNCH AND BAZAAR - At Pacific Pointe Retirement Inn at King City, 11777 S.W. Queen Elizabeth. Sunday, Dec. 11. Entertainment:The Opera Carolers. Brunch seating, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. or 12:45-1:30 p.m. Christmas bazaar 9 a.m.-3 p.m. One need not attend brunch to shop at bazaar. Cost of brunch: $12.50 (adult), $6:50 child. Menu includes prime rib, baked ham, raisin sauce, asparagus, glazed carrots, twice baked potatoes, eggs, bacon and sausage, green salad, dinner roll, cheesecake, brownies and fruit tarts.
THE GARDEN CORNER - At 21550 108th Ave., Tualatin. 503-885-1934. Sunday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m. Class on making festive Christmas wreaths.
TIGARD HIGH SCHOOL'S KEY CLUB OFFERS HELP WITH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS - If you are a senior citizen in the King City/Summerfield area and would like your Christmas lights put up and taken down, Tigard High School's Key Club students would love to help. Their '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 to have your lights hung.
'SCOUTING FOR FOOD' FOR TUALATIN FOOD PANTRY - Saturday (Dec. 3), between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Local Boy Scouts from Troop 530 and Cub Scout Pack 35 and 480 will canvass the neighborhoods of Tualatin 'Scouting for Food' to donate to the Tualatin Schoolhouse Food Pantry. Please leave non-perishable food items on your porch for the Scouts to pick up in the provided white plastic bags left on your door or answer the door as they walk and knock Saturday morning. For more info: troop530.org or call 503-885-2405.
TIGARD BOY SCOUT TROOP 799'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE FUNDRAISER SALE - In Tigard Triangle Shopping Center parking lot, 7275 S.W. Dartmouth Road (adjacent to the old Hollywood Video Store, near the Winco store). (A portion of the lot graciously allowed for this sale by Todd Becker with American Industries.) Through Dec. 23. The lot will be open Mondays through Fridays 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sundays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. This year there will be a great selection of fresh locally grown trees: Douglas, grand and noble firs, sizes ranging from 3 to 10 feet. For even larger trees special orders can be taken.The Scouts themselves conduct the tree sales under the direct supervision of their parents and the Boy Scout troop leaders; 100 percent of the profits go directly to support Boy Scout troops' outdoor activities, equipment and summer camp. Visit troop799.com for discount coupon.
STORYBOOK LANE - At Alpenrose Dairy, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road, Portland. Winter wonderland is back as Storybook Lane reopens for the first time in six years. Open the following dates and hours: Dec. 2, 3 and 4; Dec. 9, 10 and 11; Dec. 16, 17 and 18; Friday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Families will be able to stroll through the charming western town of Dairyville and enjoy the vintage shops, warm refeshments, barn animals, local choirs and old holiday movies in the Old Opera House, all for free. Professional photogaphs with Santa will be available for sale, Dec. 2-24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. All proceeds to benefit 4-H.
HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS! - To The John Tigard House Museum, 103rd and Canterbury Lane. Saturday, Dec. 3, noon to 3 p.m. Come and talk with Santa Claus who will be visiting from the snowy North Pole. He said on the phone that he always looks forward to meeting and chatting with families in the Tigard, Tualatin and Beaverton areas. Take home a Santa souvenir, a candy cane. Enjoy the many different Santa figures displayed from around the world and two decorated trees. Also, for your enjoyment, are two Victorian scenes: an 1890 cardboard village has been augmented with painted pewter figures, and a Victorian skating scene with tin figures. Cookies and hot apple cider will be served. Children willl have an opportunity to decorate cookies with icing and sprinkles, which they can take home. The event is free.
CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CHRISTMAS EVENTS - At 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane,. Dec. 4, 10 a.m., in the church library. The church will host a Christmas Open House with cookies and hot spiced cider. Christmas books, videos and CDs will be available for checkout. Christmas dinner comes early on Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m., when a traditional Christmas dinner will be served. Cost: $4 per person or $10 per family. Following the dinner, all are invited for a carol sing in the sanctuary. 503-639-3273.
FUND-RAISING EVENT AT FOWLER MIDDLE SCHOOL - Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 7, Fowler Middle School will hold a monthly can and bottle drive to benefit Fowler's outdoor school program for its sixth-graders. All Fowler sixth-graders attend the 2½-day outdoor school. Families are asked to pay a fee for their children to attend, but many families cannot afford the fee. Even the full fee is not sufficient to cover the cost of outdoor school, and, due to budget cuts, the shortfall is increasingly difficult for the school to cover. Some items required: 5-cent cans and bottles accepted on the first Wednesday of each month between 9 and 10 a.m. in the parking lot; cans and bottles may also be dropped off at any time at the special Fowler Middle School bin at Lamb's Thriftway on Scholls Ferry Road; cash donations also accepted. Call Denise Stephens, 503-684-5409.