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. Jan. 5 through Feb. 25. The gallery will host 'Romantic Forms,' a juried art exhibition and sale. The public is invited to celebrate the exhibit on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m.
GAIL DURHAM FEATURED ARTIST - The theme for the Village Gallery of Arts January 2012 show is 'Symphony,' and the featured artist is Gail Durham. As a multi-faceted artist, in the past Durham has done bronze casting, letterpress, wood engraving, weaving and basketry and glass bead making, but she has returned to painting with acrylics in recent years. Her paintings have been influenced by Bev Kindley, William Hook and Liz Walker. Her major focus is landscapes. The Village Gallery of Arts is a nonprofit, cooperative gallery at 12505 N.W. Cornell Road (Cornell and Saltzman, behind Walgreen's Drugs, next to Cedar Mill Community Library). The show runs Jan. 10 through Feb. 5. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call the gallery at 503-644-8001 or visit villagegalleryarts.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.
CELTIC CONCERT - Molly's Revenge with Rebecca Lomnicky and Colleen Raney, Saturday Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:45). S and Á Irish Entertainment presents its Second Saturday Community Celtic Concert at Winona Grange No. 271, 8340 S.W. Seneca St., Tualatin. Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door (pre-purchase at brownpapertickets.com), The Celtic Corner or S and A Irish Entertainment. Molly's Revenge will present a lively performance of Irish and Scottish music and will be joined by guest vocalist Colleen Raney and champion Scottish fiddler Rebecca Lomnicky.
WHODUNIT - Lakewood Theatre Company continues its 59th season with the Portland-area premiere of 'Deadly Murder' by David Foley Jan. 13 through Feb. 19. With stage direction by Alan Shearman, the show features the talents of Adrienne Flagg, Leif Norby and Ty Boice. The production, a Portland-area premiere, is sponsored by the Lakewood Center Associates. The scheduIe for the production is Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m. (Jan. 15, 22 and 29), Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. (Jan. 22, Feb. 5, 12 and 19). The theater is located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., in Lake Oswego. Ticket prices are $28 for adults and $25 for seniors. Other discounts are available for students and groups.
DANCEWELL EVENTS - 9615 S.W. Allen Blvd., in the Tatyana Ballroom building. The Dancewell program will host dances in Beaverton in January, including five on Tuesdays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 8-10 p.m. Cover is $7 for singles and $7 for couples. On Saturday, Jan. 13, the 'First Saturday Social' will be held from 7:30 to 11-30 p.m. Cost: $10, which includes refreshments. Visit dancewellballroom.com or call 503-241-0460, Ext. 0.
HULA AND TAHITIAN LESSONS - Classes at The Spot Studio Fitness, 5597 S.W. Arctic Drive in Beaverton. Seven 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, a 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.
CHRISTMAS TRAINS - At Southminster Presbyterian Church, 12250 S.W. Denney Road, Beaverton. 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.
NATIONAL ACTIVE and RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION - (Tualatin Valley Chapter 1798. Tigard.) Jan. 3, 11.30 a.m. Meeting at Hometown Buffet, 13500 S.W. Pacific Highway, Tigard. Chapter meeting (first Tuesday of every month at 11:30 a.m.) Guest speaker at every meeting. Everyone is welcome. Info: 503-641-3008; 503-524-3224; 503-625-1370; 503-590-0434.
FREE LECTURES - Local experts will lead discussions about how the changing world of technology is affecting the written word. The free, three-part series begins at the Tigard Public Library on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Pancho Savery, professor of English, humanities and American studies at Reed College, will open the series with 'To Cut or Not to Cut: Censorship in Literature' on Jan. 18, from 7 to 8 p.m. Savery will fuel that exchange by describing recent efforts to censor Mark Twain's 'Huck Finn' and August Wilson's 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone' because of concerns about offensive language. How will e-books impact the act of reading? That is the focus of 'From Print to Pixels: The Act of Reading in the Digital Age,' a conversation with author Mark Cunningham Saturday, Jan. 28, from 2 to 3 p.m. The decline of newspapers has created openings for small-scale innovators, such as online think tanks and blogs. On Monday, Feb. 6, from 7 to 8 p.m., Portland entrepreneur and journalist Michael Andersen will initiate the conversation 'Yesterday's News: The New Economics of Local Information.' Programs will be in the Library's Community Room at 13500 S.W. Hall Blvd.
BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY - Job Search Workshops. First on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 6-8 p.m. Learn to identify the step that most job-seekers fail to make, discover the hidden job market, identify the best and worst job hunting methods and identify your target market. Second workshop, covering networking, on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 6-8 p.m. Learn the three-step elevator speech creation, find out how to build networks like a pro, and identify what and who is in your network and what its purpose is. No registration required for these workshops. Call 503-526-2577.
CEDAR MILL LIBRARY - Film Club: The selection for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m. is 'The Human Resources Manager' (Israel), the story of an HR manager in the wake of a suicide bombing that killed one of his company's employees. Film Club attendance is recommended for adults 18 and older. Owl Book Group: The book selection for the Friday, Jan. 27, 10:30 a.m. meeting is 'The History of Love' by Nicole Krauss. Voices in Verse (open mike poetry) Saturday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m. Open computer lab Thursday, Jan. 26, 3 to 5 p.m. Storytimes (all drop-in programs with no registration required): Fun for Ones is a storytime program for children 12 to 24 months and their caregiver Thursday, Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m. (repeats at 11:30 a.m.); Twos Together is for children 24 to 36 months Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 24 and 25, 10:30 a.m.; Preschool storytime for ages 3 to 5 Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 25 and 26, 10:30 a.m.; evening family fun is children ages 2 to 6 Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m.. Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Suite 13.
BETHANY LIBRARY - Open computer lab Thursday, Jan. 26, 9 to 10 a.m. Drop by the library for help with computer skills, Internet research, email and word processing. Adults only. No registration required. Storytimes (all drop-in programs with no registration required): Totally Toddler is 2- to 3½-year-olds Monday, Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m. (repeats at 11:30 a.m.); Preschool storytime is for 3½- to 6-year-olds Tuesday, Jan. 24, 10:30 a.m. (repeats at 11:30 a.m.). Cedar Mill Community Library Bethany, 15325 N.W. Central Drive, Suite J-8.
TIGARD PUBLIC LIBRARY - Thursday (Dec. 29), 4-6 p.m., 'All Ages Anime.' Free program. 503-684-6537.