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Cascade Harmony Chorus with special guests Snafu and Half Nutz are performing a musical show with celebrity judges pitting different singing groups against each other. Familiar songs will be sung in four-part a capella harmony at this light-hearted event. There will also be a no-host bar and silent auction.

The show will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at Clark Commons at Marylhurst University. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Dessert is included.

For tickets, call 503-266-SING (503-266-7464) or visit CascadeHarmonyChorus.com.

Attend Stumptown Stages benefit

Stumptown Stages will hold its annual fundraising event with a cocktail hour, dinner, auction and 35-minute concert with music from “Phantom of the Opera.” The event will be held from 5:30 - 9 p.m. Nov. 8 at Castaway Portland, 1900 N.W. 18th Ave. in Portland. Food in Bloom is catering the dinner, and there will be a silent/live auction. The concert features performers who have appeared on Broadway. For tickets, call 503-381-8686 or visit stumptownstages.org.

Maddox Woods lighting set

The lights go on at 4 p.m. Nov. 14 for the 12th annual Lighting of Maddox Woods. The public is invited to enjoy a walk down a lighted, accessible path through the park to the viewing platform on the Willamette River.

The woods will be lit daily from 4 - 9 p.m. through Dec. 31.

Maddox Woods is located at 5785 River St. in West Linn.

Chef2Go cooking activities for November

Chef Surja Tjahaja will teach a class on how to make seasonal wild mushroom pasta, using a sauce reduction technique from five-star restaurants. The class will be held 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn. The class costs $35 for West Linn residents, $40 for non-residents, plus a $12 materials fee.

To register, contact West Linn Parks and Recreation at 503-557-4700 or visit westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec.

From 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 21, the chef will also lead a tour of Asian markets on Portland’s west side, teaching participants how to shop for inexpensive produce, seafood, spices, and other items. The tour costs $50, which includes a Korean barbeque lunch.

Reservations accepted through Nov. 14; call 503-656-8910.

Handwoven for the Holidays to sell handmade gifts

The Portland Handweavers Guild will hold its holiday gift event Nov. 13-15 at the Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 S.W. Capitol Highway in Portland. More than 25 textile artists will sell apparel and home items, as well as demonstrate weaving and spinning. The sale will be open 5-9 p.m. Nov. 13 and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15.

For more information, call Elizabeth Winsche at 971-409-4910 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lake Oswego artist Randall David Tipton to show paintings

The Oregon City gallery In Bocca al Lupo Fine Art is showing the work of Randall David Tipton Nov. 4-Dec. 22 in an exhibit titled “Water, Woods and Stone.” The opening reception is 6-9 p.m. Nov. 7.

There is an artist demonstration Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. and a Meet the Artist event 7 p.m. Dec. 16.

The gallery is located at 820 Main St. in Oregon City, with the entrance on Ninth Street. Call 971-258-2502 for more information.

Dappled light workshop offered

Artist Melissa Gannon will lead a “dappled light” watercolor workshop from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave. in Gladstone. Cost is $45 per person.

For more information or to register, call Gannon at 503-557-3963.