Listings of arts, entertainment and leisure activities in the Tigard and Beaverton areas
ART ON BROADWAY GALLERY - 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. Exhibit, 'Oregon Inside and Out,' by member Linda J. Baker, ends June 27. 'Breakfast in the Gallery' on one Saturday each month from 9 a.m. to noon through October. The public is invited to enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast when gallery artists demonstrate their skills and methods of creating works of art. Dates of future breakfasts are July 16, Aug. 20 and Sept. 10.
CITY HALL HOSTS ART EXHIBITS IN JUNE - Beaverton City Hall is hosting new art exhibits throughout June, featuring works by talented local artists, on first-, second- and third-floor corridors.
THE VILLAGE GALLERY OF ARTS - 12505 N.W. Cornell Road. 503-297-1089. Through July 3: a group show with featured artist Kat McCullough.
SHAKESPEARE'S CLASSIC WORKS ON LOCAL SCREEN - At Cedar Hills Crossing 16, 3200 S.W. Hocken Ave. Monday, June 27: 'The Merry Wives of Windsor.' Monday, Aug. 1: 'Henry IV Part 1.' Thursday, Aug. 18: 'Henry IV Part 2.' Thursday, Sept. 15: 'Henry VIII.' Each performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets at box office and online at FathomEvents.com.
'DON'T STOP THE MUSIC' SPRING CONCERT - At Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road. June 26 at 3 p.m. The I-5 Connection Singers of Wilsonvllle, including singers in Tigard and Tualatin, present their spring concert featuring Broadway musicals with guest instrumentalists.
BEAVERTON LAST TUESDAY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES - At The Round. Future events from 5-8 p.m.: Tuesday, June 28 (Toque Libre); Tuesday, July 26 (Patrick Lamb); Tuesday, Aug. 30 (Keegam Smith and The Fam). To make the nights a true celebration of the arts, dance demonstrations will be presented during band intermissions. 503-526-2379.
TUALATIN VALLEY COMMUNITY BAND - At Tigard High School stadium, July 4. As part of the Tigard community Fourth of July festivities, Tigard Music is sponsoring the Tualatin Valley Community Band, under the direction of Steve Heusen, to perform at the school stadium just prior to the fireworks. There will be summer tunes and patriotic pieces for the whole family to enjoy. Call 503-624-9884.
TEN TINY DANCES - Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Beaverton Farmers Market. This year's performances include traditional Korean sword dancing, Native American jingle and hoop dance, traditional Mexican, hula/Tahitian and traditional Indian dance/theater. The free event is sponsored by Beaverton Arts Commission in partnership with the Beaverton Farmers Market.
'GAME DAY' - At Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 S.W. Borland Road in Tualatin, on June 25 at 1 p.m. Innovative Dance extends an invitation to the local community to attend 'Game Day,' the annual performance showcase. It will feature dance students of all ages performing in jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, ballet and acrobatics. Attendees will also have an opportunity to bid on a wide range of prizes in a silent auction, the proceeds of which go to support the Innovative Dance Performance Company groups. Tickets, $15 per person, are available at Innovative Dance, 30625 S.W. Boones Ferry Road in Wilsonville, or may be purchased at the door.
THE MID-CITY BREAKERS - At Beaverton City Library, meeting rooms A and B. Wednesday, June 29, 7-8 p.m. Portland's finest breakdance troupe will give a presentation of their urban dance skills. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to watch the performance and enjoy free pizza and soda. No registration required. More Info: 503-350-4001.
SOLSTICE IRISH HOOLEY (Party) - Hosted by S and A Irish Entertainment at Winona Grange, No. 271, 8340 S.W. Seneca St., Tualatiin. Thursday, June 30, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Potluck first, then music, dance, song and poetry. Free. Bring a dish to share; donations accepted.
TRADITIONAL IRISH DANCE CLASS - At Historic Winona Grange, No. 271, 8340 S.W. Seneca St., Tualatin. Every Thursday evening, 7-9 p.m. Sam Keaton teaches and calls the traditional dances. This is the group's fourth year in Washington County sharing the Irish culture. A drop-in class. Cost: $5 per week for those age 13 and older.
DANCEWELL BALLROOM PROGRAM - Tatyana's Ballroom, 6280 S.W. Arctic Drive, Beaverton. This program hosts different weekly dances on Tuesdays, July 12, 19, and 26, from from 8 to 10 p.m. They include a full variety of CD music, ballroom, swing, Latin and nightclub mix, plus a half-hour mixer lessons. Cost: $6 (singles), $6 (couples). Ballroom and partner dance lessons are held Sundays through Mondays at various times. Visit dancewellballroom.com or call 503-241-0460, Ext. 0.
SQUARE DANCE/ROUND DANCE LESSONS - Kinton Grange, 19015 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road (5½ miles west of Washington Square). Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m. Call 503-640-2923 or 503-647-0081.
SUMMER CAMPS AND CLASSES - At Fired-Up Dance Academy, King City Plaza. July 11 through Aug. 18. The studio offers a wide variety of classes throughout the school year, culminating with June recital. Classes include ballet, jazz, tap, tumbling and hip-hop. Adults can participate in jazz or tap classes. The camps include Princess Camp for 4- to 6-year-olds or a four-day camp for advanced dancers. Call 503-620-3155.
BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY - Every Friday, 2 p.m. 'Mark Twain Movie Series.' Free and open to public. No registration required. Call 503-526-2577. Chess players in grades 3-8 are invited throughout the summer to learn the rules or hone their skills against other players Beginning on June 27, the club meets 2 to 3 p.m. on the second and fourh Mondays of every month until Aug. 22. Registration required. Call 503-350-4001 to register grades 6-8 and 503-350-3600 to register grades 3-5.
BETHANY LIBRARY - Monday, June 27, 10 a.m. at Bethany Foundation. Youth summer reading progam activity. Rhys Thomas JuggleMania. International comedic juggler shares books and tricks.
CEDAR MILL LIBRARY - Owl Book Group. Friday, June 24, 10:30 a.m. Book selection: 'Fordlandia' by Greg Grandin. Voices in Verse. Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m. Open Mike Poetry to share your own poetry or listen to others read their favorites. Film Club. Wednesday, June 29, 6:30 p.m. 'How I Ended This Summer,' a Russian drama. Program activity: Bee the Change. Sunday, June 26. 2-3:30 p.m. Honey Tasting. Beekeepers from near and far will answer questions about beekeeping and offer samples. An observation hive will be on hand for viewing. 4-6 p.m. 'Vanishing of the Bees.' Watch and discuss the award-winning documentary that explores the reasons behind Colony Collapse Disorder among honey bees worldwide.
GARDEN HOME COMMUNITY LIBRARY - Summer Reading at Washington County Cooperative Libaries for adults, children and teens. Visit wccls.org/srp.
CLASSES AT FARMINGTON GARDENS - At 21815 S.W. Farmington Road, Beaverton. 503-649-4568; farmingtongardens.com.
HUGHES WATER GARDENS - 25289 S.W. Stafford Road, Tualatin. 503-638-1709. Free classes.
THE GARDEN CORNER 2011 SEMINARS - At 21550 108th Ave., Tualatin. June 25 10 a.m. 'Caring for your Hanging Basket.' Free, registration required. 503-885-1934.
2011 TIGARD FESTIVAL OF BALLOONS - In Cook Park, 17005 S.W. 92nd Ave. Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25, 5 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, June 26, 5 a.m.-5 p.m. Note: Hot-air balloon launch is 5:45 to 6:15 a.m. (weather dependant). Buy your tickets now. See online specials and save time at the gate (tigardballoon.org).
PANCAKE BREAKFAST - At Festival of Balloons, June 24-26. All-you-can-eat breakfast prepared by Slick's Big Time BBQ.
HELVETIA LAVENDER FARM - 12814 N.W. Bishop Road, Hillsboro. 503-647-5858. Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Immerse yourself in lavender. Special event featuring demonstrations and discussions regarding lavender-growing, cooking, crafting and distilling. July 8-10. Helvetia Lavender Festival: July 8, noon-5 p.m.; July 9 and 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. U-cut lavender, live music, food, artisan crafts, tea sevice, booths full of lavender products and gifts, lavender photo contest display, trampoline and crafts for children.
KOI AND GOLDFISH SHOW - At World Forestry Center, across from the Zoo. Saturday, July 30, 1-5 p.m. and Sunday, July 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. Auction and raffle. Admission is free.