Out and About
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. 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. Through Saturday, Dec. 31, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work by 20 local artists, with media, including original paintings and works in metal, clay and glass. Twenty percent of the proceeds of the holiday sales will go to Community Transitional School of Portland to enhance its program. Info: 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. Ending Saturday (Dec. 24). A holiday bazaar with all items 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.
THE CONCHORDS CHORALS - Seeking basses for the spring session. Rehearsals are every Wednesday and will begin Jan. 11, 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at Tualatin High School. For more info: Dave Klosterman 503-730-0115 or go to conchordschoral.org.
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 for adults, $5 for 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.
TIGARD PUBLIC LIBRARY - 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.
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.) Ends Thursday (Dec. 22). The lot is open Monday through Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. A great selection of fresh local trees: Douglas, grand and noble firs, sizes ranging from 3 to 10 feet. 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.
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. Call 503-644-2073.