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King City Calendar of Events

A schedule of events for the King City, Tigard, South Mountain area, Bull Mountain and Southwest Washington County
by: Bob Schoenberg, Mayor Ron Shay of King City

Candidate Matt Wingard speaking to Republican Women's Club

The King City/Tigard Republican Women's Club will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Hi Hat Restaurant, 11530 SW Pacific Hwy. in Tigard.

Guest speaker will be Matt Wingard. Mr. Wingard is the Republican candidate for State Representative District 26.

The business meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch about 11:30 a.m. and Mr. Wingard's remarks. The meeting is open to the public. Contact Margaret Smith, 503-682-1269, or Sue Miller, 503-201-5107 for reservations. Cost of lunch is $7.50.

Monthly meetings of the organization are held the second Tuesday of each month.

Perennial Bowls and Baskets, presented by Terra Nova Nurseries and Al's Garden Center

Sunday, Feb. 3, at Al's Garden Center, 16920 SW Roy Rogers Rd., at 1 p.m.

Join Al's Expert and Garden Time Host Judy Alleruzzo and Larry Finley from Terra Nova Nurseries, as they show a variety of great perennial plant combinations for containers and baskets. Purchase plants and containers at Al's and stay after class from 2 to 5 p.m. to plant them. Al's will provide a place to plant. The soil and fertilizer is free.

Registration is not required and the seminar is free and open to the public.

Intergovernmental Water Board seeks volunteer for board

TIGARD - The Intergovernmental Water Board representing over 60,000 water customers from Durham, King City, two-thirds of Tigard and unincorporated Washington County is looking for a volunteer to fill the at-large-member position on the board.

The board makes recommendations on drinking water issues for the region and is currently focused on developing future water sources as resources now being used are running at maximum capacity now or in the near future.

The IWB consists of five members. Each jurisdiction is represented by one member, and one member is appointed at-large. In King City, City Councilor Dick Winn is on the board. The at-large member is selected by a majority vote of the other members.

The IWB is seeking a volunteer to fill the at-large member position. The at-large member will serve a two-year term and must be available for IWB meetings held on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Attendance at other meetings may also be required. A complete position description is available at www.tigard-or.gov/volunteer.

Interested individuals are encouraged to complete and submit an application by 5 p.m., Monday, February 4. For more information, or to obtain an application, contact Tigard Public Works Director Dennis Koellermeier at 503-718-2596 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

King City taking applications for two City Council seats

KING CITY - The City of King City is accepting applications to fill two vacant seats on the City Council. Appointees will be selected to complete terms that expire in January 2009 for the first vacancy and January 2011 for the second.

Applicants must be residents of the City for six consecutive months immediately prior to the date of their appointment to the Council.

Desirable qualifications include experience in city planning activities, working with organizations, voluntary institutions, or on committee or group projects. Applicants should possess a willingness to study, attend workshops, orientation and training sessions and to participate with others in decision making processes.

Councilors are required to attend regular meetings on the first and third Wednesday evenings of each month and other special meetings or workshops as needed. Council members also periodically represent the City on assignments with related government agencies. Candidates should anticipate a time commitment of 15 to 20 hours per month.

Application forms are available by contacting the City Hall front desk, 15300 SW 116th Ave., King City , Oregon , 97114 or by calling 503-639-4082. Applications will be accepted until March 3, 2008. It is anticipated new Council members will be sworn in during the late March or early April 2008 council meeting.

King City Dance Club offering more dance lessons

The King City Dance Club offers intermediate as well as beginning dance lessons every Tuesday starting at 4 p.m. in the King City Civic Association Town Hall, 15245 SW 116th Ave., King City. Beginners starts at 4 p.m. followed by intermediate lessons at 5 p.m. Don Bellairs, the club's dance couch is assisted by Charlene and George Binobese.

February will feature lessons on the Waltz, March, Swing and Jitterbug and April will feature the Rumba and the Tango.

Growing gorgeous roses

Saturday Feb. 2, 16920 SW Roy Rogers Rd., at 10 a.m.

From June through October roses can fill a garden with blooms and fragrance. Learn how to grow and care for these classic garden beauties. Learn all the basics, when and how to prune, how to fertilize and how to plant. Also, attend this class and learn about some of the speakers favorite roses. Rich Baer will be at Al's in Sherwood. Registration is not required to attend the event. The seminar is free and is open to the public.

Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge now open for visitors

February: The public can access the nearly completed Wildlife Center at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge located at 19255 SW Pacific Hwy in Sherwood. Formal opening festivities will be March 29.

Feb. 9 and 23, Sat. 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers needed at planting workdays. Details at www.friendsoftualatinrefuge.org. or call 503-625-5944 ext.227.

Feb. 14, Thurs. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monthly board and membership meeting of Friends of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge at the new Wildlife Center.

Feb. 23, Sat. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Teacher workshop to prepare to lead students on refuge field trips. Must RSVP by Feb. 18 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

March 1 Sat. 9 a.m. Prescott Western Bluebird group will lead a planting on refuge of shrubs that provide winter food for the native Western bluebirds. Call Jack Carter at 971-344-1431.

Tualatin Riverkeepers and Tigard Library partner for new nature walk and lecture series

Tigard Library's Nature Education Lecture Series classes in conjunction with Tualatin Riverkeepers focuses on wildlife that live in the natural areas surrounding the Tigard Public Library and along the adjacent Fanno Creek Trail.

The four two hour classes are free and open to the public. For more information contact the Tigard Public Library at 503-684-6537 or by visiting the Library's web page at www.tigard-or.gov/library.

Sat. Feb. 9, 1 to 3 p.m. Amphibians

During winter amphibians attach their egg masses to foliage along Fanno Creek. Visit the Tigard Public Library and learn about the amphibians that live in your neighborhood and perhaps spot some yourself. Rain or Shine. Classroom: 1 hour. Nature Walk: 1 hour.

Tualatin Riverkeepers volunteers will lead a two hour nature walk where adults and kids of all ages are welcome to come learn about the wildlife that exist at the Tigard Public Library Wetlands and along the adjacent Fanno Creek Trail. Learn Nature Awareness techniques that will help you identify wildlife tracks and signs. Nature Walk: 2 hours.

'How to Get Published' seminar in Sherwood

Jeremy Solomon, founder and publisher of First Books and Inkwater Press will present a program titled 'How to Get Published.' Mr. Solomon was a literary agent who represented and sold over 100 books to major publishers. First Books was founded in 1988 and is the parent company to Inkwater Press which has published more than 300 fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children's books.

This program will be presented Tuesday, Feb. 12 starting at 7 p.m. in the Sherwood United Methodist Church, 22280 SW Washington Street. The program is free and open to the public.

For further information, contact Linda Richter at 503-692-3203 or E-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volunteers needed for special exhibition at the Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum is looking for volunteers to help staff the special exhibition 'The Dancer:' Degas, Forain, and Toulouse-Lautrec, Feb. 2 through May 11.

This landmark exhibition, appearing exclusively at the Museum, presents an international roster of more than 110 works of art and explores the complex image of the dancer in the work of three artists intrigued by various manifestations of dance in fin-de-siècle Paris: Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Jean-Louis Forain (1852-1931), and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901).

The primary responsibilities of volunteers will be welcoming visitors to the Museum and providing friendly, helpful assistance as they enter and exit the exhibition. Volunteers may also be asked to distribute audio guides, check coats and tickets, or be a gallery assistant.

Volunteering is a great way to experience The Dancer up-close and in-depth. Volunteers receive great benefits, such as complimentary admission and discounts at the Museum Shop.

To become a volunteer, you must be at least 16 years old and able to commit to at least one three-hour shift per week throughout the length of the exhibition. All volunteers must complete an orientation training session. Visit portlandartmuseum.org for more information or contact the Museum's Volunteer Coordinator, Tony Villagran, at 503-276-4393 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mardi Gras at Summerfield Social Dance Club

Coming to the Summerfield Clubhouse for Mardi Gras Feb. 23 is the Swing Street Glenn Tadina Band for an evening of dancing.

The Swing Street Band has been playing around the Portland area since the early fifties performing concerts at state and county venues. Costumes for this dance are not required but bring purple, green or gold beads for Mardi Gras. Join members and friends, dancing is from 7:30 to 11 p.m.

Soft drinks and coffee will be provided. Membership for the year is $10 per person and tickets for club members at the door will be $5 per person and $7 per person for non-members.

For additional information or to register, please call Virginia Campbell at 503-372-9377 or email Gen Ford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Summerfield Civic Association Clubhouse is at 10650 SW Summerfield Dr.

Albertina Kerr Center the February destination for the King City Travel Club

King City Travel Club offers a trip to the Albertina Kerr facility in Portland Thursday, Feb. 21. Albertina Kerr celebrated its 100th birthday last year, marking a century of helping children grow up safe and healthy. At the center visit Albertina's Restaurant, offering three-course lunches. In the beautifully appointed dining rooms, enjoy a meal prepared in the finest Northwest tradition, featuring local products in season. Fashions from the Kerr Thrift Shop are modeled daily. The participants will also explore its Thrift Shop, Gift Shop and Economy Jar Shop. Escort Margaret Hayes (503-624-8988) has the all the details for you.

Evergreen Museum destination for Highland's Travel Club

Highlands Travel is planning a bus trip on Thursday, Feb. 21, and all are invited to join the group.

The destination will be the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. The $60 cost includes bus transportation, a guided tour of the facility, an IMAX film entitled 'Fighter Pilot.' A buffet lunch is included and time wander and seek out your interests. Also available is the Evergreen Winery and wine tasting, which is on the premises. For more information, call Elsa Mann at Highlands, at 503-639-3785.

Broadway Rose hosts birthday party in King City

The Broadway Rose Theatre Guild is holding their third annual benefit auction and sing-along at the King City Civic Association Town Hall Feb. 23 on the occasion of their 17th birthday.

The theme for the occasion is Swingin' 17! with festivities from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Cost for the event is $30 per person. Join Broadway Rose Theatre for a fabulously fun birthday party. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, mingling with friends and the Broadway Rose staff, bidding on marvelous auction items and celebrating the theater's 17th season. Plus birthday cake and ice cream.

Call 503-603-9862 to make reservations. All proceeds benefit The Broadway Rose Theatre Company. Sponsored by: Stash Tea, RealEstats, and Beaverton Pharmacy, Inc.

King City Civic Association Shuffle Board Club seeks new members

Wanted: new players. Please join club members on Monday March 17 at 1 p.m. for an open house and learn to play shuffleboard. It's a lot of fun.

Punch and cookies will be served. Everyone is welcome. The clubhouse and shuffle board area are behind the King City Civic Association Town Hall, 15245 SW 116th Avenue, King City.

King City Travel Club's plan fourth annual trip to the Lucky Eagle Casino

Join the King City Travel Club on March 19 for a trip to the Lucky Eagle Casino in the state of Washington.

The Travel Club is sponsoring a free trip to the Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester, Washington open to all area residents.

The scenic trip to the casino takes about two and one-half hours. The casino offers four fine dining choices, featuring a wide range of menu items. Choose from the Grand Buffet, Prime Rib, the Steakhouse, or the Sidewalk Deli.

Call Bev Kirk 503-598-9414 or Sharlee Bortz 503-639-9412 to make a reservation for this popular trip. This trip fills up quickly, so call early. Meet at the King City Civic Association Library at 8:45 a.m. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. from King City and will return by approximately 5 p.m.

Highlands Travel Club is taking reservations for Cirque Du Soleil in March

The Highlands Homeowners Association Travel Club is sponsoring a trip to Cirque du Soleil in March. Advance reservations are being taken for this performance.

The title for the Cirque Du Soleil event is 'Corteo' and the group will be attending the March 14 performance. There are 40 Seats available for this trip. A $40 deposit will hold a seat. The total cost is$85. Final payment is due Feb. 1. Please make checks out to Highlands Travel. Call Elsa Mann for more information, 503-639-3785. We invite participants from other communities to join with us. Highlands is a small retirement community located off Beef Bend Road behind King City. We are happy to have others come with us on planned trips.

At the Portland Art Museum: Silk Linings The Kimono in Print

Until Feb. 17 - Japan's national costume, the kimono, is more than a garment. It is an expressive form of dress that conveys complex social meanings through its details. Silk Linings explores the significance of kimono ensembles as seen in the Museum's distinguished collection of woodblock prints, which reveal the innovative styles and enduring traditions that guide how this robe, obi sash, and other accessories are worn. Drawn largely from the Museum's holdings, the exhibition features 70 objects including prints produced between the 18th and 20th centuries, a kimono and obi, woodblock printed books, and stencils used for dyeing textiles.

APEX: paintings by Ann Gale

Until Feb. 10 - Process-driven and highly attuned to the importance of the mark, Seattle figurative painter Ann Gale gradually builds up small bits of information, capturing many hours of changing emotion and shifting light in one concentrated image. Gale's intimate, fragmented portraits convey the physicality of the sitter and a measured passing of time through a methodical practice of real-life observation. A recent recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, Gale is currently a professor of art at the University of Washington, Seattle. This is her first solo museum exhibition.

Museum Hours: Sundays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Thursdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Mondays and certain holidays. Visit portlandartmuseum.org for a complete holiday schedule.

Museum Admission: Museum members free; Adults $10; Seniors (55+)/Students (19+) $9; Youth (5 - 18) $6; Children ages 4 and younger free. Group Tickets (12 or more) $8.

Art of Jenene Nagy opens at Portland Art Museum

Opening Feb. 16 through June 22, artist Jenene Nagy is the fifth installation in the Portland Art Museum's series dedicated to exhibiting and celebrating contemporary art of the region. The latest APEX exhibition features a site-specific installation by an emerging Portland artist.

For the last year, Nagy has questioned the need to invent idealized spaces with site-specific installations that blur the boundaries between built and natural environments. Composed with standard construction materials such as drywall, candy-colored latex house paint, wood two-by-fours, and shelf paper, Nagy's work references manufactured and organic worlds. Residing somewhere between painting and sculpture, her imaginative landscapes flow from gallery walls and fracture into space.

Nagy's influences include the idealized natural world of Japanese Gardens, ubiquitous pre-fab American subdivision architecture, advertising billboards, and the design and role of stage props in theatrical productions. This is her first solo museum exhibition.

Nagy currently teaches at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash., and is the co-founder of Portland's TILT Gallery and Project Space.

APEX: Jenene Nagy Artist Talk Sunday, March 30, 2 p.m. Jenene Nagy will give a presentation of her working practice, its history, and inspirations. Nagy will be available for questions in the APEX gallery after the talk. The talk is free for Museum members or with Museum admission.

The exhibit will be in the Wintercross Foundation Gallery, Center for Northwest Art 4th floor, Hoffman Wing of the Portland Art Museum. Museum Hours: Sundays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Thursdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Mondays and certain holidays. Visit portlandartmuseum.org for a complete holiday schedule.

Museum Admission: Museum members free; Adults $10; Seniors (55+)/Students (19+) $9; Youth (5 - 18) $6; Children ages 4 and younger free. Group Tickets (12 or more) $8.

Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue Portland 503-226-2811. portlandartmuseum.org.

See monumental sculpture by Richard Deacon at Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum will present a new monumental sculpture by internationally celebrated British artist Richard Deacon will be displayed through May, 2008.

Dominating the fourth floor gallery space, Dead Leg (2007) stands nine feet high and spans some 28 feet. As a three-dimensional drawing in space; will fold, wind, and stretch across the gallery transforming the environment by its presence.

This is the ninth installation in the Miller Meigs contemporary art series organized by Bruce Guenther, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. This series of exhibitions celebrates new ideas, artists, and mediums. There will be a special lecture with Artist Richard Deacon on Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. in the Museum's Whitsell Auditorium. Deacon will speak on his work and practice as they relate to the current installation in the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art. Tickets are $5 for Museum members and $10 for non-members. Tickets are available online, on-site, and by calling 503-226-0973.

Museum Hours: Sundays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Thursdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Mondays and certain holidays. Visit portlandartmuseum.org for a complete holiday schedule.

Museum Admission: Museum members free; Adults $10; Seniors (55+)/Students (19+) $9; Youth (5 - 18) $6; Children ages 4 and younger free. Group Tickets (12 or more) $8.

Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue Portland 503-226-2811. portlandartmuseum.org.