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Sunrise annexation headed to Court of Appeals

TIGARD - Friends of Bull Mountain is appealing the state Land Use Board of Appeals' decision on Tigard's December annexation of the 25.61-acre Sunrise Lane subdivision on Bull Mountain. A key issue in the appeal filed in January was whether the site's natural resources were protected under the annexation, and LUBA ruled in May that the act of annexing the area did not automatically replace Washington County's natural-resources protection regulations with the city's as Tigard officials maintained. LUBA remanded the issue of natural-resources protection back to the city, but in the meantime, the issue is now headed to the Oregon Court of Appeals.

Temporary closure for Tualatin-Sherwood Road

TUALATIN - Over the course of three days at the end of July the city of Tualatin plans to close a portion of Tualatin-Sherwood Road to through traffic. Beginning 8 p.m. July 28 and ending at 5 a.m. July 31, workers will begin to replace railroad crossing surfaces at the corner of Tualatin-Sherwood Road and Boones Ferry Road. Westbound traffic will be looped around by taking Boones Ferry Road to Tualatin Road and then onto 90th Avenue. Eastbound traffic will take 95th Avenue to Avery Street, which leads to Boones Ferry Road. Businesses in the area are expected to operate as normal. The closure and construction is part of the city's Downtown Enhancement Plan.

Park benches added to Englewood Park

TIGARD - The public is invited to attend the dedication of new park benches in Englewood Park on Friday, June 30, at 4 p.m. Kaiser Permanente gave the city $1,000 to purchase the benches through its grant program that is available to nonprofit organizations in which its staff donates time. Tigard resident Jason Snider is a Kaiser quality manager who serves on the city's Budget Committee and also is a former reserve police officer. The trail to the park is located between 11360 and 11392 S.W. Ironwood Loop.

Broadway Rose Theatre opens 2006 season

TIGARD - The Broadway Rose Theatre Company kicks off its 15th summer season Friday with the opening of '42nd Street,' a sassy, brassy Broadway musical spectacular based on a classic 1933 movie by the same name. Mainstage season subscriptions for all three summer shows, including 'Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrew Sisters' and 'The Case of the Dead Flamingo Dancer,' are $69 for premier seating, $57 for adults, $54 for seniors 65 and older, and $51 for youth ages 6 to 25. Single tickets are $26 for premier seating, $22 for seniors and adults, and $19 for youth. '42nd Street' runs almost every day through July 16, and all performances are held in the Deb Fennell Auditorium at Tigard High School, 9000 S.W. Durham Road. Evening performances begin at 8 p.m., and matinees start at 2 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.broadwayrose.com or call the box office at 503-620-5262.

Tigard library talk features longtime businessmen

TIGARD - The Tigard Public Library's 'Stepping Back' local history series developed in partnership with the Tigard Historical Society will feature Curtis Tigard and Bill Frahler talking about the early Tigard business community Wednesday, July 5, from 11 a.m. to noon. Audience members are invited to bring old photos of businesses and join in the discussion. The free programs are held on the first Wednesday of each month, and no registration is required.

Tigard market features Rollie Tussing, Tigard Pops

TIGARD - The Tigard Area Farmers' Market features two forms of entertainment during Sunday's open-air market in the Washington Square parking lot. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with Rollie Tussing playing his acoustic, electric and cigar box guitars with a delta blues slant from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Then the Tigard Pops Choir returns for its second annual Fourth of July tribute from noon to 2 p.m. The market also will feature the annual strawberry shortcake benefit for the Good Neighbor Center, which provides food, shelter and social services to homeless people. The market is open every Sunday through October.

Find items lost at balloon festival

TIGARD - People who may have lost or misplaced items at the Tigard Festival of Balloons in Cook Park June 16-18 may find them in a festival lost and found that has been created. For more information or to find out if your missing items are there, call Mike Lueck in the city's Public Works Department at 503-718-2593.

Get tech savvy at Tigard library

TIGARD - The Tigard Public Library is offering computer classes on how to utilize library resources beginning with 'Browsing for books and movies: How to find things in the library catalog.' Dates are Thursday, July 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, July 15, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Prerequisites are basic computer skills, including keyboarding and mouse use. 'I want a book like … using NoveList and other tools to find great reads' is offered Thursday, July 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Prerequisites are intermediate computer skills, including keyboarding, mouse use and Web browser use. Open computer labs also are set for Saturdays, July 8 and 22, and Aug. 5 and19, from 10 a.m. to noon. with no prerequisites. All classes, which are limited to 16, are held in the Technology Room on the second floor. They are free, and no registration is required. They are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call the library at 503-684-6537, Ext. 2517.

Tualatin Historical Society plans annual picnic

TUALATIN - The Tualatin Historical Society will hold its annual picnic from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at the main picnic shelter at Tualatin Community Park, 8515 S.W. Tualatin Road. Society members and the public are asked to bring a favorite dish to share and their own table service. Beverages will be provided. Member Lois Dalton will give a presentation on the history of the park and the Tualatin Crawfish Festival. For more information, call the Heritage Center at 503-885-1926 or Stan Prier at 503-692-0814.

Tualatin library book club meets Wednesday

TUALATIN - The Tualatin library's book discussion group will meet Wednesday, July 5, at 7 p.m., in the library's Mastodon Room. The group will be discussing John Irving's 'The World According to Garp.'

Tualatin Heritage Center to host history chat

TUALATIN - Coordinators at the Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 S.W. Sweek Drive, will host an informal history chat today, Thursday, at noon. Community members are encouraged to come and exchange questions and answers about Tualatin and local history.

Lumiere Players to perform this weekend

TUALATIN - The acting troupe, Lumiere Players, will perform 'Diaries and Letters from the Oregon Trail' this weekend at the Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 S.W. Sweek Drive. The program centers on women who traveled the trail. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for Tualatin residents and $8 for seniors and youth. Order tickets at West Coast Bank in Tualatin or call 503-691-7879 for more information.