Listings of arts, entertainment and leisure activities in the Tigard and Beaverton areas
by: Craig Mitchelldyer The Turnblad family, the focus of “Hairspray” at Tigard’s Broadway Rose Theatre Company, is (from left) Ron Daum as Wilbur, Blythe Woodland as Tracy and Dan Murphy as Edna.


ART ON BROADWAY GALLERY - 12570 S.W. Broadway St., Beaverton. A new exhibit, 'Fire and Water,' by member artists Nikki Dilbeck and Sue Jensen will continue through July 30. Art on Broadway continues its popular 'Breakfast in The Gallery' series where the public is invited to enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday each month through October as gallery artists demonstrate their skills and methods of creating works of art. The next breakfast and demonstration will take pace on Thursday, July 16, with a watercolor painting demonstration by popular local art instructor Paul Mathenia. The following breakfasts in the Gallery will be on Aug 20 and Sept. 10.

ODGEPODGE GALLERY - Railroad Avenue in Old Town Sherwood. Visit the gallery of fine arts, vintage and local vendors. Hours: Thursday and Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. On second Saturday of each month the gallery showcases new showings. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SEQUOIA GALLERY + STUDIOS - 136 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro. 503-693-0401. Show, to July 30 includes art of Kathleen Chamberlin, Gayle Pedemonte, Nathan Johnson and 30 additional artists.


SHAKESPEARE'S CLASSIC WORKS IN LOCAL MOVIE THEATER - At Cedar Hills Crossing 16, 3200 S.W. Hocken Ave. Monday, Aug. 1: 'Henry IV Part 1.' Thursday, Aug. 18: 'Henry IV Part 2.' Thursday, Sept. 15: 'Henry VIII.' Each performance begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets at box office and online at

LIVE FROM JERUSALEM - An evening with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta with soloists Renée Fleming and Joseph Calleja. Thursday, July 28, 7 p.m. This Fathom Event will be showing at Cedar Hill Crossing 16 theater, S.W. Hocken Ave., Beaverton.


A CHILDREN'S MUSICAL - At The Broadway Rose Theatre Company, 9000 S.W. Durham Road, Tigard. 'Rumpelstiltskin is My Name,' continues Thursday, Friday and Saturday July 14,15 and 16, at 11 a.m. The show features an adult cast with children from Broadway Rose's drama camp performing in the ensemble. All tickets are $8 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 503-620-5262 or online at

'BOEING-BOEING' - The Lakewood Theatre Company in Lake Oswego (368 S. State St., 503-635-3901) presents the Portland-area premiere of the comedy by Marc Camoletti, translated from the French by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans. Through Aug. 21. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m. on July 17 and 24; and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on July 17, Aug. 7, 14 and 21. Ticket prices: $28/adults; $25/seniors. Discounts available for groups and students. For tickets, call 503-635-3901 or order online at

'HAIRSPRAY' - At Deb Fennell Auditorium, 9000 Durham Road, Tigard. Broadway Rose Theatre Company opened its 20th summer season July 1 with the musical comedy, which will run through July 24. Performances are Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; matinees July 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $28 to $35 for adults and $20 tickets available for ages 6 to 25. Order tickets at or call 503-620-5262.


SQUARE DANCE CLASSES - Aloha Grange, S.W. 185th Ave. Tuesday, July 19: final free enrollment for square dance classes. Singles, couples and families all welcome. Beginning July 26, class fees will be $5/adults, $2 youth 10-18, $3/college-young aduls 19-25, family maximum $12 per class. Dress is casual; wear comfortable shoes. Call 503-642-2578 or go to

DANCEWELL BALLROOM PROGRAM - Tatyana's Ballroom, 6280 S.W. Arctic Drive, Beaverton. Weekly dances are held Tuesdays, July 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 lesson. Cost: $6 (singles), $6 (couples). Ballroom and partner dance lessons are held Sundays through Mondays at various times. Info: or call 503-241-0460, Ext. 0.

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 fourth year in Washington County sharing the Irish culture. A drop-in class. Cost: $5 per week for those age 13 and older.

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.

SUMMER CAMPS AND CLASSES - At Fired-Up Dance Academy, King City Plaza. 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. 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.

HARRY POTTER-THEMED PARTY - At Beaverton City Library. Friday (July 15) 2-3:30 p.m. To celebrate the release of the final Harry Potter movie, a Potter-themed party will be held for grades 3-7 only. There will be trivia, games, crafts and snacks related to all the books and films. Dress in character and you may win a prize. Registration required by calling 503-350-3600.

BEAVERTON BOOK CORNER - On the corner of Fifth and Washington, near the Beaverton Library. Opened by the New Friends of the Beaverton Library and volunteers, the 'littte house on the corner' will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 'Getting To Know You - Early Bookworm Specials' are planned each Saturday in July and August, 9 a.m. to noon. At this time, 'bookworms' (customers) can buy one get one free. Each Saturday there will be a special theme days for the bookworm sale. Call Paul Gunning, 503-524-1785.

GARDEN HOME COMMUNITY LIBRARY - July 19, 7 p.m. Adult Craft Circle. Bring your own craft or make Mexican yarn art. All materials provided. RSVP to the library: 503-245-9932. July 26. 6:30 p.m. Film Night. Thomas Coulter will screen his documentary 'The Oregon Nikkei Story: Japanese Americans in Oregon 1880-1945.' A look at the growth and development of the Japanese community in the state up until the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Summer reading at Washington County Cooperative Libaries for adults, children and teens. For more info or to sign up, visit

FRIENDS OF THE TUALATIN LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE - In Community Room of the library July 22-24. This is the first multi-day sales event for the organization. Friday, July 22, 3-6 p.m.; Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, July 24, 1-4 p.m. Book prices will range from 25 cents for children's books, adult paperbacks for 50 cents and hardcover books for $1. A limited selection of CDs and DVDs available.


COOKING CLASS - At Beaverton Seventh-day Adventist Church, 14645 S.W. Davis Road. Monday, July 18, 7-9 p.m. This class features vegan ideas. Samples available after demonstrations. $5 donation. Call 503-646-9828.

THE GARDEN CORNER JULY SEMINARS - At 21550 108th Ave., Tualatin. Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m. Caring for your hanging basket. Friday, July 29, 11 a.m. Larry Finley with Terra Nova plants. All events are free unless noted in description. Registration required. 503-885-1934.


SPROUT SUMMER PARTY - Hosted by Borders in Bridgeport Village, 7227 S.W. Bridgeport Road. Saturday, July 16, 2 p.m. A Sprout Summer Camp party with a 'Get Moving' theme. Upstairs in the children's department with stories, a craft, games and prizes. It is not a costume character event; no Sprout characters will be present. This event is geared for 2- to 8-year-olds. Call Alyssa Moore, 503-968-7576.

CROSS ROADS LECTURE - At Washiington County Museum, PCC-Rock Creek Campus. Wednesday, July 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 'The Day We Left.' Japanese Americans and WWII. Presented in conjunction with 'Taken: FBI,' Cedar Mill artist Sharon Inahara's work captures the emotions of World War II on canvas, using words as art. Meet Sharon, see her work and learn the story behind it all. Members free; non-members $3.

THE TIGARD KNITTING GUILD - Will meet at the Tigard Senior Center, 8815 S.W. Omara St., on July 21 at 7 p.m. All you want to know about alpacas and alpaca yarn will be presented by Karin Finch of White Oak Alpaca in Woodland, Wash. She and her husband have owned their business since 1998. In addition to running the farm with 70 alpacas, Karin knits and spins. At the meeting she will have yarn and roving for sale. Info:

FOURTH ANNUAL RUCKUS RUN - At Beaverton Honda, 10380 S.W. Cascade Blvd., Tigard. Saturday, July 23. Time: registration 8 a.m. Last bike/auto out at 9 a.m. Show and Shine and BBQ begun at about 1 p.m. following the Ruckus Run. This is a fun-filled motorcyle auto event and poker run benefiting Fences for Fido ( and a food drive for FIDO ( The first annual Ruckus Show 'n' Shine for motorcyles and auto will begin following the run at approximately 1 p.m. $10/entry fee and Dyno Testing/$25. Prizes and trophies for following categories: Bike competition: cruiser-stock, cruiser semi-custom, touring, vintage 1987 or older, sport bike, custom. Auto competition: best pre 1965-1975, best 1975 and newer, people's choice, best truck, best import. A BBQ will follow the Poker Run. Costs: One hand/10, Two hands/15, Show n Shine/$10. Payouts: highhand/$200, low hand/$100, mileage uess/$50, raffle prices 50/50. Autos welcome. 503-681-8890. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NINTH ANNUAL DOG DAY AFTERNOON - At Hazeldale Dog Park, off Farmington Road at S.W. 192th in Aloha. Saturday, July 30. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The volunteer community group responsible for paying an annual lease fee for the Hazeldale off-leash dog park in Aloha is holding its ninth annual fundraiser. Vendors and donations for the raffle are needed (not necessarily dog-related). Cost is $25 and/or a donation to the raffle (donations are tax-deductible). To mail donation: 20449 S.W. TV Highway, No. 346, Aloha 97006; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KING CITY LAWN BOWLING CLUB - Behind the King City Clubhouse, 15245 S.W. 116th Ave. Every second and fourth Saturday of the month at 1:30 p.m. for the rest of the summer, the club will provide instructors to anyone who would like to learn to lawn bowl. Members will teach newcomers how to play and also loan equipment to beginners so they can try out the sport. Club members meet regularly to lawn bowl on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m., and people are also invited to stop by on those days. Call President Roger Rimer (503-649-9470) or Ed Ott (503-716-8754).

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