Listings of arts, entertainment and leisure activities in the Tigard and Beaverton areas
ART ON BROADWAY GALLERY - 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton.
PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE - In North View Gallery, Room 214, CT Building. Through April 29. Local artist and PCC art instructor Everett A. Beidler's exhibition features his new multi-disciplinary work. The exhibition features two kinetic works and a short experimental film titled 'Moves Manager' which can be previewed at vimeo.com/19258676.
THE VILLAGE GALLERY OF ARTS - 12505 N.W. Cornell Road. 503-644-8001.Group show with featured artist Cate ends April 3. Artist Darla Boljat's featured artist show opens April 2, followed by a reception for the artist from 1 to 4 p.m. The group show includes prizes awarded by well-known Portland artist Gene Gill. The gallery is hosting its second Annual Art Challenge. Artists will create art for the upcoming May Art Challenge Show, which opens May 3.
WORK OF PHOTOGRAPHER KARLIS GRANTS - On display at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, 9205 S.W. Barnes Road, in collaboration with the Beaverton Arts Commission. Through May 31, on the second floor hallway in the main tower, a colorful exhibit of floral photographs by 88-year-old Karlis Grants of Beaverton.
'CHRIST LIVES' AN ORATORIO - Composed by Donald Walters and performed by The Ananda Worldwide Joy Choir at Ananda Portland Temple and Teaching Center, 4855 S.W. Watson Ave., Beaverton. The winner of three European music prizes and sung before the pope at the Vatican. Saturday, April 2, 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 at the door. Limited seating. Tickets and info: 503-626-3403.
STARLIGHT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SPRING CONCERT - Saturday, April 2, 7 p.m. in the historic Pacific Building, 520 S.W. Yamhill St., Portland. The music of Oregon's internationally acclaimed composer Dent Mowrey. Featuring works not heard of in more than half a century. Admission: general/$14, seniors/$10, students/$7, ages 12 and under/free. Tickets at the door or online starlightsymphony.us.
MANDOLINIST AND ROOTS BLUEGRASS GROUP - At Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 Sweek Drive, Tualatin. Saturday, April 2. Beginning at 7 p.m. World renowned mandolinist Brian Oberlin and award-winning roots bluegrass group Kathy Boyd and Phoenix Rising in concert. Tickets: a suggested $10 at the door (donate what you can). Info: 503-691-1177.
TUALATIN HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR'S SPRING CONCERT - Tualatin High School Auditorium. Thursday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
FAMILY BILINGUAL MUSICAL THEATER - Walters Cultural Arts Center. Beginning April 6. This show is a new version with even more than usual audience participation.
FAMILY MUSICAL THEATRE CLASS - LESTA (Learn English/Spanish Through the Arts). No previous Spanish necessary and all ages from 7 to 77 are invited to join this fun and educational family course. Class meets on Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., starting April 6 at the Arts Center. Call Cyndi, 503-617-6986.
COMMUNITY CELTIC CONCERT OFF THE COMMONS - At Winona Grange No. 271, 8340 S.W. Seneca St., Tualatin. Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. (Doors open 6:45 p.m.) S and A Irish Entertainment presents Leo Mac Namara, Co Clare, Tom Creegan and Colm MacCarthaigh. Cost: $10. $15 at the door. Prepurchase at brownpapertickets.com.
A MUSICAL SALUTE TO THE MUSIC OF TONY BENNETT - Presented by The Broadway Rose Theatre Company at The New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave., Tigard. Previews on Thursday, April 14. Opens on Friday, April 15, with performances through May 8. Performance times Thursdays through Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; matinees a 2 p.m. Sundays and some Satudays. Tickets: $28/adults; $20 tickets available for ages 6-25. For full list of show performances or to order tickets visit broadwayrose.org or call box office, 503-620-5262.
'MARY POPPINS' COMING TO PORTLAND - At Keller Auditorium. June 23. A portion of all ticket sales for the June 23 production will benefit the Beaverton Education Foundation. Tickets to the performance are $83.50 and $73.50. Tickets available for a limited time at portlandopera.org/bef, special offer code: befbenefit. For more info, call 503-643-7453.
DANCEWELL BALLROOM PROGRAM - This program hosts the following dances in Beaverton in April. Saturday, April 2, 7:30-11:30 p.m. First Saturday Social Groove. (Full variety CD music; ballroom, swing, Latin, nightclub mix. 1-hour mixer lesson.) Refreshments included. Cost: $19. Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26, 8-10 p.m. 'Tuesday Night Minglers.' (Full variety CD music, ballroom, swing, Latin, nightclub mix; half-hour mixer lesson). Sunday, April 17. Third Sunday Dance Flashback, 6:30-10 p.m. (CD retro music; mostly swing, West Coast, hustle, nightclub; 1-hour mixer lesson.) Further info: dancewellballroom.com or call 503-241-0460, Ext. 0.
VALLEY SQUARES DANCE CLUB - At Aloha Grange, TV Highway and 185th Avenue. Friday, April 8, The club's 62nd anniversary dance, featuring national caller Mike Sikorsky and club cuer Connie Clark. 7-8 p.m.-plus: level square dancing and Phase III rounds; 8-10 p.m. mainstream level square dancing and Phase II Rounds. 8 to 9:30 p.m.: open break. Admission: $10. Tickets: 503-648-8141 or 503-614-9265.
TRADITIONAL IRISH DANCE CLASS IN TUALATIN - At Winona Grange, No. 271, 8340 S.W. Seneca St. (On northwest corner of The Commons.) Every Thursday evening 7-9 p.m. Sam Keaton teaches and calls the traditional class. This drop-in class is in its fourth year in Washington County sharing the Irish culture. Cost: $5/for 13 and older per week.
SQUARE DANCE/ROUND DANCE LESSONS - At Kinton Grange, 19015 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road (5½ miles west of Washington Square). Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m. Info: 503-640-2923; 503-647-0081.
BOOKS AND LIBRARY EVENTS
A CACOPHONY OF CLASSICS - At Cedar Mill library. Monday, April 11, 7 p.m. Kelly Hoffman will perform 'A Cacophony of Classics,' tales taken from legends and great literature in this performance, recommended for school-age children and up. This performance is part of WCCLS's seventh annual Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival, April 10-16, during National Library Week. Visit wccls.org/voices for full schedule of events.
CEDAR MILL LIBRARY -Recycling and plants for sale. Sunday (April 3), 2-4 p.m. Recycle your plastic nursery pots, good condition terra cotta and ceramic pots, and garden/nursery plants and garden tools. A selection of perennial plants also for sale at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the library. Recycling and plants for sale.
GARDEN HOME COMMUNITY LIBRARY - Tuesday, April 5, 6-8 p.m. Spring swap meet. Clean out closets, attics, basements. For each item brought one gets to 'shop' for free. 503-245-9932.
TIGARD LIBRARY'S SPRING USED BOOK SALE - Friday, April 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Generous donations from individuals and items withdrawn from the library make this a great opportunity to find what one wants at really low prices. The Friends of the Library will have tables loaded with books on Friday and additional stocks will be available on Saturday. Adult books are priced from 50 cents to $2. Teens' and children's books start at 10 cents each or six for 50 cents. Hard cover books for this age are priced at 50 cents. Video tapes, CDs and DVDs also available at bargain prices.
CLASSES and WORKSHOPS
THE GARDEN CORNER SEMINARS - At The Garden Corner, 21550 S.W. 108th Ave., Tualatin. 503-885-1934. Schedule of seminars: April 2, 10 a.m. Herbs to consider. Free. Registration required. April 9, 10 a.m. Square foot gardening. April 9, 1 p.m. Let's celebrate trees. April 10, 1 p.m. Evergreen in containers, with Iseli's Nursery. April 11, 10 a.m. Clematis, with Raymond Evison. April 16, 10 a.m. Metro's Garden of Eatin: basic vegetable gardening. April 16, 1 p.m. All about Tomatoes. April 23, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Create your own hanging basket. April 30, 10 a.m. Shapes, sizes and possibilities. April 30, 1 p.m. Create your own hanging basket.
FARMINGTON GARDENS CLASSES - At 21815 S.W. Farmington Road, Beaverton. April classes. April 3, noon. Vegetable gardening for beginners. With Tracy from Westwind Nursery. April 4, 1 p.m. What to do in the garden in April and May. With Marinda Parks. April 9, 11 a.m. Gretchen Taylor: Building soil health. April 10, 1 p.m. Edible Gardens Club, with Linda Shively. April 16, 11 a.m. Garden Buddies. ($5 materials fee per child. Registration required.) April 17, 1 p.m. Feng shui principles for the garden, with Anne Mansfield. ($10 speaker fee.) April 17, 1 p.m. Feng Shui principles for the garden, with Anne Mansfield. $10 speaker fee.) April 23, 11 a.m. Garden of Eatin': advanced vegetable gardening. with Weston Miller. April 30, 10 a.m.-noon. Backyard chicken basics, with Natalie Epler; PCC class. (Partnering with PCC for this class. Registration required through PCC. To register: pcc.edu/community/schedule/print-schdule.html. Tuition: $29l fees $5, No walk-ins possible.
HUGHES WATER GARDENS - 25289 S.W. Stafford Road, Tualatin. 503-638-1709. Free April classes. Saturday, April 2. 10 a.m. Pondless urns and bubbling rocks. Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. Building ponds and waterfall. Sunday, April 10, 1 p.m. Spring start-up for ponds and small water feature.
HOARDERS, CLUTTERERS AND PROCRASTINATORS MEETING - At Westside Service Center, 4550 S.W. Stott Ave., Beaverton. Beginning Friday, April 1, and continuing every Friday, 6:30-8 p.m. Any hoarder or clutterer who seeks relief is welcome. Rent contribution of $1 or $2 per meeting appreciated. (Parking on street or in Beaverton High School parking across from WSC. Cars parked at Dairy Queen get towed.) For further info, 503-804-6835.
ZUMBATHON CHARITY EVENT - In Springville K-8 cafeteria, 6655 N.W. Joss Ave., Bethany. Friday, April 1. Family and charity event benefiting Outdoor School. All of minimum donation of $5 per person (or maximum of $20 per family) will go toward camp and transportation fees so that all fifth-graders can attend Outdoor School in May. (Afterward, one can watch 'Tangled' in the gym for the PTO 'Movie Night.')
TIGARD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE - At 9845 S.W. Walnut Place. Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Giant annual sale, the proceeds benefiting the United Methodist Women's mission projects. Last year the sale raised more than $3,000 for mission projects benefiting women and children around the world. Info: 503-639-3181 or check website tigardumc.com.
BLOOD DONORS NEEDED - Tigard Christian Church, 13405 S.W. Hall Blvd. Tuesday, April 5, 3-8 p.m. To schedule blood donatlon appointment, call Pat Biggs, 503-639-5337 or go online to redcrossblood.org: sponsor code: TigardCC.
KING CITY LIONS PANCAKE BREAKFAST - At the King City Clubhouse. Saturday, April 30, 7:30-10:30 a.m. The King City Lions Club will host its annual pancake breakfast and silent auction. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee. This year's event will also feature an antique car show. Tickets: $6/adults; $3/children.
THE BEAVERTON GARDEN CLUB - Meets second Thursday of the month from September to June at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 S.W. Fifth St., Suite 100. Speakers, hands-on learning service projects and refreshments, plus field trips and community activities and service. Visitors are welcome. Call Carol Mohr, 503-590-1942. The following meetings are scheduled: April 14: Petal Heads Nursery - Local nursery presentation and plants. May 12: Horticulture show by members. June 9: Club potluck and rose show at Beaverton Library.
TUALATIN CRAWDADDY OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT - At private Tualatin Golf Course. May 16. $125 per person. Only 144 players accepted. Call chamber, 503-692-0780.