A roundup of plays, concerts, library events and more in Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood.

COURTESY: TUALATIN PUBLIC LIBRARY - Enjoy an abridged, family-friendly version of "The Nutcracker," titled "A Nutcracker Tea," Sunday afternoon at Tualatin Public Library.THEATER

"YOUR HOLIDAY HIT PARADE" — Enjoy holiday hits of yesteryear alongside contemporary charmers in this tuneful new revue created by Portland's own musical theater maestro Rick Lewis and Broadway Rose co-founder Dan Murphy. The show runs through Saturday, Dec. 23. For showtimes and tickets, visit

"ANNIE" — Beaverton Civic Theatre presents the classic musical "Annie," about a red-haired orphan who yearns for a home, at the Beaverton City Library. The show runs Dec. 1 through 17. Shows are selling out, so view showtimes and purchase tickets at


SIXTH ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE AND COMMUNITY CONCERT — Friday, Dec. 1, 8-11 p.m. Tualatin's Winona Grange, 8340 S.W. Seneca St., hosts an Irish folk dance. Bring canned and dry goods for the Tualatin School House Pantry. Tickets are $12 general admission, and $10 for veterans, students and seniors ages 65 and older.


Aloha Library

17455 S.W. Farmington Road Suite 26A

BOOK CLUB — Monday, Dec. 4, 6:30-8 p.m. December's selection is "A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler. All are welcome.

SIT N' STITCH — Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1:30-3 p.m. Bring your knitting, crochet or other yarn project, and enjoy the company of fellow crafters. All are welcome.

HOLIDAY CONCERT — Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6-7:30 p.m. Enjoy live holiday music performed by local folk band Whitethorn Crossing. The concert will primarily feature traditional Christmas carols and wassail songs from the British Isles played on cello, fiddle, guitar, pennywhistle and piano.

Beaverton City Library

12375 S.W. Fifth St.

SOCK SNOWPEOPLE — Saturday, Dec. 2, 2-3 p.m. Use socks to create some special snowpeople. Grades 1-5 with adult. Registration required; visit

MESSY ART — Monday, Dec. 4, 4-5 p.m. Make art while making a mess. Ages 2-8 with family.

EARLY WORDS FOR CHILDCARE PROVIDERS: LEAP INTO LANGUAGE AND LITERACY — Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Language and literacy development are essential for children of all ages and backgrounds. Learn how to encourage language and literacy development for the children in your program by focusing on the five literacy practices: talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. Registration required; visit

THINK FUN THURSDAY — Thursday, Dec. 7, 4-5 p.m. The theme for the first Thursday of the month is "Imagination Station," so be sure to bring your creativity with you.

Bethany Library (Cedar Mill Library @ Bethany)

Suite J-8, 15325 N.W. Central Drive

TWOS TOGETHER — Monday, Dec. 4, 10:30-11 a.m. This program features active listening with short books, flannel board stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and finger plays with an emphasis on early literacy skills.

READ TO THE DOGS — Monday, Dec. 4, 6-7 p.m. Read to the Dogs is a program that pairs young readers with trained dog-and-handler teams. This program helps children develop their reading skills in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. Reservations required; drop by or call the Bethany Branch at 503-617-7323.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME — Tuesday, Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Good listening skills are enhanced with longer stories, songs, rhymes, and earlyliteracy fun. Ages 3-6 years.

Cedar Mill Community Library

12505 N.W. Cornell Road Suite 13

FIRST LEGO LEAGUE SHOWCASE — Multiple times throughout week; visit for all times. "Hydro Dynamics" is this year's First Lego League project challenge. As part of their local competition, teams of fourth- through eighth-graders will think like scientists and engineers working with the human water cycle. Registration required; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WEDNESDAY HANGOUTS: BOARD GAMES — Wednesday, Dec. 6, 3-4:30 p.m. Kids ages 10-18 can come hangout at the Cedar Mill Library on early release Wednesdays to participate in several fun activities throughout the fall. During board game sessions, participants can play board games with other tweens and teens, and even learn about game design.

OPEN COMPUTER LAB — Thursday, Dec. 7, 3-5 p.m. Volunteers and staff will be available for help practicing with computer skills and e-readers. Bring your own computer, tablet and even smart phone to get assistance, or use one of the library's laptops to practice.

Garden Home Community Library

7475 S.W. Oleson Road, Suite 6

BOOKS AND BEERS WITH HEATHER AND NICK — Friday, Dec. 1, 7-8:30 p.m. Enjoy a lively book discussion, along with a beer or two. This month's selection is "The Eyre Affair" by Jasper FForde.

NERD NIGHT: TRIVIA FOR ADULTS — Tuesday, Dec. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Come test your knowledge — solo or in a team — and find out who knows the most. Sets vary each month.

WREATH-MAKING CRAFT NIGHT — Wednesday, Dec. 6, 6-8 p.m. Welcome winter with a festive wreath-making night. Basic supplies will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring additional foliage or decorative pieces. Registration required; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Murray Scholls Library Beaverton Library

11200 S.W. Murray Scholls Place, Suite 102.

BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS — Friday, Dec. 1, 10-11:15 a.m. Join for a monthly book club; all are welcome.

FERDINAND PARTY — Sunday, Dec. 3, 2-3 p.m. Celebrate "The Story of Ferdinand" with themed activities and crafts. This program will also include a Ferdinand storytime. Ages 3-8 with family.

READ TO THE CATS — Monday, Dec. 4, 3-4:30 p.m. Children can practice their reading skills with a trained therapy cat volunteer. Registration required; call 503-644-2197, option 6.

CUPCAKE WARS — Tuesday, Dec. 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Use frosting, sprinkles, candies and more to decorate and judge the most epic cupcakes. Grades 5-8. Registration required; visit

Sherwood Public Library

22560 S.W. Pine St.

FAMILY STORYTIME — Tuesday, Dec. 5, 11:15 a.m.-noon. Family storytime is for all ages and all abilities, specializing in the needs of children with sensory issues.

TEENLAB — Tuesday, Dec. 5, 4-5 p.m. Join a group of teens who want to make the library a great place for all youth through volunteerism. Grades 7-12.

LIBRARY TRIVIA NIGHT AT 503 UNCORKED — Thursday, Dec. 7, 7-8:30 p.m. Join librarian Beth for a night of trivia at 503 Uncorked, 22578 S.W. Washington St., Sherwood. Test your knowledge from general categories, including pop culture, current events, history, music and literature.

Tigard Public Library

13500 S.W. Hall Blvd.

MEET WITH LUKE-DORF'S OUTREACH STAFF — Thursday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-noon. Need help with housing, health care and other services? Meet with outreach staff from Luke-Dorf, a non-profit community mental health agency. Walk-ins are always welcome, or you can call 503-726-3736 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment.

Tualatin Public Library

18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.

NW DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: A NUTCRACKER TEA — Sunday, Dec. 3, 2-3 p.m. Each December, Northwest Dance Theatre presents its annual holiday production of "A Nutcracker Tea," a family-friendly abridged adaptation of the holiday story for ages 4 and up. Attendance is free.

BOOK DISCUSSION — Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7-8 p.m. This month's selection is "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selznick. All are welcome.

COMMUNITY GIVING PROJECT — Thursday, Dec. 7, 4-6 p.m. Join the community in making mittens and scarves for those in need. All finished scarves and mittens will be donated to a local charity for distribution. All levels of crafting and sewing abilities are welcome.

ADULTING 101 — Thursday, Dec. 7, 6:30-8 p.m. Learn skills for everyday adult survival. This month's focus will be communication skills. Ages 15 and older.

West Slope Community Library

3678 S.W. 78th Ave.

FIRST FRIDAY FILM NIGHT — Friday, Dec. 1, 6:15-8 p.m. This month's selection is "City of Ghosts," a documentary that follows the efforts of a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014.

WEST SLOPE BOOK GROUP — Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2-3 p.m. This month's selection is " A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles. All are welcome.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY — Wednesday, Dec. 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Scott Porter, Director of the Emergency Management Cooperative For Washington County, will provide some background on the emergency management program in Washington County.

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