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Plays, library events and more in Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood.

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 broadwayrose.org/hit-parade.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Note: All Washington County libraries will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25 for Christmas. Some libraries will be closed other days this week; check the calendar at wccls.org for full schedules.

Aloha Library

17455 S.W. Farmington Road Suite 26A

FAMILY STORYTIME — Wednesday, Dec. 27, 10:30-11 a.m. Join for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun geared toward getting kids hooked on reading from an early age.

LEGO FREE PLAY — Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2:30-4 p.m. Come explore your creativity with Legos (and Duplos). Children and teens can spend the afternoon creating masterpieces out of the legendary colorful building blocks.

TECH ASSISTANT SESSIONS — Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1:30-3 p.m. Bring your knitting, crochet or other yarn project, and enjoy the company of fellow crafters. All are welcome.

Beaverton City Library

12375 S.W. Fifth St.

TEEN WINTER READING — Thursday, Dec. 21 to Thursday, Jan. 4. All-day event. Stop by the Murray Scholls branch or the Teen Room at the main library to pick up an entry form. Simply tell the librarian what you've been reading, or check out an eBook. You could win a gift card to places like Chipotle, Mod Pizza, Burgerville, Starbucks and more.

DIY CRAYON MELT TAPESTRY — Friday, Dec. 22, 4-5 p.m. Create a piece of cool wall decor using crayons.

"JUMANJI" SCAVENGER HUNT — All-week event. Take part in a fun scavenger hunt based on the film "Jumanji." For grades K-5 with family.

READ TO THE DOGS — Saturday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-noon. Children can practice their reading with a trained therapy dog volunteer.

Bethany Library (Cedar Mill Library @ Bethany)

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

DECEMBER BOOK SALE — Starts Saturday, Dec. 9, and runs through Saturday, Dec. 23. Pick up some gently used books at appealing prices.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING WITH TEENS — Friday, Dec. 22, 1-2:30 p.m. Come make gingerbread houses with your friends and add your own personal touch to your creation. Free event for ages 11-18.

GINGERBREAD PEOPLE CRAFT — Tuesday, Dec. 26, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Kids 3 and older will decorate a sparkly gingerbread person to take home.

WINTER CRAFT — Thursday, Dec. 28, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Cold weather got you down? Visit the library and make a paper plate snowman as tall as your first name. For ages 3 and older.

Cedar Mill Community Library

12505 N.W. Cornell Road Suite 13

RHYTHM/DRUM CIRCLE FOR ADULTS — Tuesday, Dec. 26, 6:30-8 p.m. Adult drummers gather to develop rhythmic abilities while strengthening the group as a whole. You can bring your own instrument, or one will be provided. All are welcome.

LEGO FREE PLAY — Wednesday, Dec. 27, 10:30 a.m.-noon. A drop-in program for kids age 5 and older who enjoy building with Legos.

WEDNESDAY HANGOUTS: CODING CLUB — Wednesday, Dec. 27, 3-4:30 p.m. Ages 10-18 can come hang out at the Cedar Mill Library on early release Wednesdays to participate in several fun activities. During Coding Club, participants will work on computer programming projects involving Scratch, robots or other coding-related toys.

FILM CLUB: "AFTER THE STORM" (JAPAN) — Wednesday Dec. 27, 6:15-9 p.m. A struggling novelist, now working as a private detective under the pretense of doing research, attempts to reconcile with his aging mother, ex-wife and 11-year-old son. Recommended for adults. All are welcome.

Garden Home Community Library

7475 S.W. Oleson Road, Suite 6

WINTER WONDERS — Saturday, Dec. 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn about some of the natural phenomena that make winter so wonderful, including bird calls, tree catkins and hibernating animals, at exploration stations for children. The event will include a community sing-along and hot chocolate.

Murray Scholls Library Beaverton Library

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

TEEN WINTER READING — Thursday, Dec. 21 to Thursday, Jan. 4. All-day event. Stop by the Murray Scholls branch or the Teen Room at the main library to pick up an entry form. Simply tell the librarian what you've been reading, or check out an eBook. You could win a gift card to places like Chipotle, Mod Pizza, Burgerville, Starbucks, and more.

DISCOVERY ROOM GROCERY STORE — Sunday, Dec. 17 to Saturday, Dec. 23, 12:15-5:30 p.m. Drop by the library to discover a grocery store that is just the right size for kids to play with.

FAMILY TECH NIGHT — Tuesday, Dec. 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. A variety of STEAM toys will be available to tinker with and explore.

"JUMANJI" SCAVENGER HUNT — All-week event. Take part in a fun scavenger hunt based on the film "Jumanji." For grades K-5 with family.

Sherwood Public Library

22560 S.W. Pine St.

TWOS TOGETHER STORYTIME — Tuesday, Dec. 26, 10:15-11 a.m. Read books, sing songs, and move to music and action rhymes while developing early literacy skills your child will need once they enter school.

FAMILY STORYTIME — Tuesday, Dec. 26, 11:15 a.m.-noon. Family storytime is for all ages and all abilities, specializing in the needs of children with sensory issues.

FUN FOR ONES — Wednesday, Dec. 27, 10:15-11 a.m. Interactive reading, rhymes, music and movement for developing early literacy skills, socialization and play.

Tigard Public Library

13500 S.W. Hall Blvd.

OPEN LEARNING LAB — Sunday, Dec. 24, 2-4 p.m. Friendly lab assistants are available to help you practice computer skills and work on projects such as typing, web searching and setting up email accounts. No appointment necessary.

DOGS AND TALES — Wednesday, Dec. 27, 6-7:30 p.m. Could your child use a helping paw with reading? Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment to help children develop their reading skills and build confidence. Registration required; call 503-718-2656.

Tualatin Public Library

18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.

MOVIE NIGHT FOR TEENS — Friday, Dec. 22, 6-8:30 p.m. There will be different movie selections each week to vote on. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with film suggestions.

TEEN WII U OR XBOX ONE — Saturday, Dec. 23 and Sunday, Dec. 24, 1-5 p.m. Join other teens at the library and let the gaming begin.

SUPER SMASH BROS. TOURNAMENT — Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1-5 p.m. Sign up with a friend and play to win. For grades 6-12. Tegistration required; call 503-691-3074.

West Slope Community Library

3678 S.W. 78th Ave.

LAST TUESDAY GAME NIGHT — Tuesday, Dec. 26, 4-8 p.m. Bring your own board games, or choose from the library's collection.


Blair Stenvick
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