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, a special exhibit of juried artwork by members of the ORA Northwest Jewish Artists. The gallery is also featuring an exhibit of one-of-a-kind holiday tree sculptures. Open through Saturday, Dec. 31, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., it features work by 20 local artists, with media including 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. For more info: call 503-601-3300 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, handcrafted dolls and miniature holiday houses. Featured artist for December: Joanna Hay. Info: 503-644-8001 or visit villagegallleryarts.org.
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. The 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 Friday, 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, featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Adam and classic Christmas tunes, jazz, classical, soundtrack and gospel. Donations will be accepted.
BIG HORN BRASS HOLIDAY CONCERT - At St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 10390 S.W. Canyon Road, Beaverton. Sunday, Dec. 11. A free concert of Christmas classics and holiday favorites featuring jazz vocalist Karla Harris. The program starts with music by the St. Matthew Exaltation Handbells beginning at 6:10 p.m., with the brass starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free with sponsorship by THPRD and the Erik Weswig Memorial Fund. For more information or to hear the music, visit bighornbrassholidayconcert.com.
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,' Christmas favorites, including Leroy Anderson's 'Sleigh Ride' and many more. For more information, 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.)
LUNCHTIME PIANO CONCERT - At Calvin Presbyterian Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane, Tigard. Thursday, Dec. 15, noon. Enjoy Christmas favorites on dueling pianos. Featured artists are concert organist John Green and organist/pianist Sandra Miller. Their final pieces will be a medley of favorite Christmas tunes suggested from the audience and created on the spot. Bring your own lunch or purchase a sandwich when you arrive. The concert is free. 503-639-3272.
CELTIC LUNCH HOUR CONCERT - At Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 S.W. Sweek Drive. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 12:15-1:15 p.m. (Doors open at noon.) Third Wednesday Celtic lunch hour concert features guest musicians Nancy Conescu and Matthew Hayward-MacDonald. Cost (door only): $10. (Cash or check only for admission and for CDs that will be for sale.)
'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. 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).
BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS REVUE - At Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard. 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' - Tualatin High School Theatre Department performs a comedy as originally presented during the holiday season more than 400 years ago by William Shakespeare. Last performances: Thursday-Saturday (Dec. 8-10), 7:30 p.m. Admission: $8/adults; $7/students. 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.
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 - On Thursday, Dec. 8, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the library will host an eReader Workshop. Representatives from Barnes and Noble and Best Buy will demonstrate and answer questions about various eReaders on the market, including the Nook, Sony eReader and Kindle. Members of the library staff will be on hand to show the Library2Go service and its collection of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. Owners of a laptop may bring it so that library staff can assist in setting up the Library2Go account. No registration required for the workshop. Info: 503-350-2577.
VINTAGE AND 'RETRO' BOOK SALE - At Beaverton City Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth St., Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 18, 1-5 p.m. Bound copies of the New York Herald from 1869-76 will be one of many vintage and retro books for sale in the library's conference room. Vintage books dated from the late 19th century, Retro books from the 1940s and '50s, plus 35 boxes of vintage, retro and newer Christmas books will be for sale.
CEDAR MILL LIBRARY -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.
TIGARD PUBLIC LIBRARY - 'Winter Break Fun' Sunday, Dec. 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Children 5 and older can create star ornaments, candleholders and simple beeswax candles to prepare for the short days of winter. Monday, Dec. 19, and Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2-4 p.m., the Winter Critter films and crafts program. Thursday, Dec. 22, 3-5 p.m. 'The Candy Mini Teen Game Fest.' Thursday, Dec. 29, 4-6 p.m., 'All Ages Anime.' All programs are free. Call 503-684-6537.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR - At Loughridge Farms, 13300 S.W. River Road, Hillsboro. (Look for the big red barn.) Daily until Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 503-628-1286.
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 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 Winco). (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 to 8 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sundays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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. 9, 10 and 11; Dec. 16, 17 and 18; Friday 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Families can stroll through the 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, Through Dec. 24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. All proceeds to benefit 4-H.
FAMILY DAY - At Washington County Museum Dec. 10 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Bring the children to make old-fashioned ornaments, paper bag puppets and more. Family Day is held monthly on the second Saturday at PCC-Rock Creek Campus, 17677 N.W. Springville Road. No reservations required, and it's free. For a complete Family Day schedule, go to washingtoncountymuseum.org.
CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CHRISTMAS EVENTS - At 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane. 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.
CHRISTMAS LASAGNE DINNER - At Calvin Presbyterian Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane, Tigard. Monday, Dec. 12, 5 p.m. Teachers, current and retired, are invited to a Christmas lasagne dinner, art display, singing and canned food Bingo ($10 for dinner.) This is a program for the Tigard/Tualatin/Sherwood Chaper of the Delta Kamma Gamma Honor Society for women educators. Call Darolen at 503-628-2354.
CHRISTMAS TRAINS - At Southminster Presbyterian Church, 12250 S.W. Denney Road, Beaverton. Wednesday, Dec. 21, Tuesday, Dec. 27, and Thursday, Dec. 29, 1-3 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to view the 'Greatest Christmas Train Event.' Chief Engineer Mike Houge will be on hand to operate the train and answer questions. Mounted on an eye-level platform, the train layout features characters from The Polar Express, and numerous winterland scenes, including falling snow. The train passes through tunnels, climbs ridges and visits small towns, carrying passengers of every description. Call 503-644-2073.