Out and About

Listings of arts, entertainment and leisure activities in the Tigard and Beaverton areas


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. Call 503-644-8001 or visit villagegalleryarts.org.


LUNCHTIME PIANO CONCERT - At Calvin Presbyterian Church, 10445 S.W. Canterbury Lane, Tigard. Thursday (Dec. 15) at 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.

FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS - At St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, in conjunction with Episcopal parish of St. John the Baptist at 11265 S.W. Cabot St., Beaverton. Sunday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. The service features both choirs, the St. Bart's Bell Choir and instrumentalists. This year, the choirs will sing works by Vaughan Williams, Healey Willam, Robert de Pearsall, Howard Helvey and others. The bell choir will also add a variety of selections. It is suggested that people arrive early to secure a good seat. Additional parking available at the Arts and Communications Academy next door to the church. Contact music director Ward Nelson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the parish at 503-644-3468.

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.)


BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE'S 'A CHRISTMAS REVUE' - At Broadway Rose New Stage. Tickets for the last performances of this production are completely sold out. Box office: 503-620-5262.


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 The Spot Studio Fitness, 5597 S.W. Arctic Drive in Beaverton. 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.


VINTAGE AND 'RETRO' BOOK SALE - At Beaverton City library. 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 - 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.' Programs are free. 503-684-6537.


WESTVIEW'S BASEBALL'S BREAKFAST WITH SANTA - At Rock Creek Community Church, 4470 185th N.W. Saturday, Dec. 17, 9-11:30 a.m. The sixth annual breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee, hot chocolate. One picture with Santa and storytime with Mrs. Claus. Raffle baskets, Nike clothes and accessories, etc.Tickets: $10 per person for ages 2 and up; $5 for children under age of 2. To help support those in need in our community, bring canned goods or non-perishable food items to give to: 'The Pantry' at Rock Creek Church.

SANTA IS COMING TO TIGARD HIGH SCHOOL - Sunday, Dec. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies with Santa and his elves. Storytime with Mrs. Claus. Cost: $5 per child; adults are free. This event is to support Tigard Girls Basketball Program.

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. 22. 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. This year there will be a great selection of fresh local trees: Douglas, grand and noble firs, sizes ranging from 3 to 10 feet. Even larger trees can be special-ordered. The Scouts conduct the tree sales under the direct supervision of their parents and Boy Scout troop leaders, and 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. 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.

'A VERY MERRY MUSEUM' - At Washington County Museum, 17677 N.W. Springville Road. Dec. 19 and 20. The museum offers free admission to the 'Snapshot!' and Print Arts Northwest, as a gift to the community and hosting special activities for families. Included in the exhibit are objects from the Museum's Native American collection and objects donated by Albert Tozier, newspaper editor and historian, who gifted many of his belongings to help establish the Museum. Info: 503-645-5353, Ext. 103; or washingtoncountymuseum.org.

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.

CLUTTERERS ANONYMOUS - Beaverton, c/o Westside Service Center, 12945 S.W. Beaverdam Road, Beaverton 97005 (new address). Weekly support meetings are every Friday, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 503-804-6835 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..