Community Events for November -Here comes the rain again and preparing that vegan holiday feast

November 2 - 4 and 8 - 10

MAMMA MIA!  SouthWest StageWorks: The Wilson High School Theater Company presents the phenomenally successful musical featuring the songs of ABBA.  That first weekend, there will be shows Friday night at 7:30, Saturday at 10:30AM and Sunday afternoon at 2:00.  For the second weekend shows will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30.  It's estimated by the company that owns MAMMA MIA! that on any given day there are seven productions of the musical running somewhere in the world.  Locally, the theater departments at Beaverton High and Sam Barlow High are also staging the musical this Fall.  Because of "occasional coarse language" the production is recommended for kids in middle school and older.  General Admission is $15.  For students and Wilson staff members admission is $10.  Cosgrove Auditorium at Wilson HS is located at 1151 SW Vermont.

Saturday, November 3

Be Ready For The Rain

If you're worrying about what the rainy season will bring as far as damage to your house and property, you can be proactive about problems by attending a Stormwater Stars Open House at Jackson Middle School Sat. Nov 3. The workshops will cover topics like erosion caused by water and the effects of excessive runoff.  There will also be a chance to learn some best practices for putting rainwater to use.  The Open House starts at 10am.  There will be a stormwater management work party at 11am.  Jackson Middle School is located at 10625 SW 35th. Free.

Sunday, November 4

Tea and Tasty Items For A Cause

A Tea Party and Bake Sale to benefit  Crane Age, a local group using origami to help families with critically-ill children, will be held at the Village Glass Studio from Noon to 5pm.  The Studio is located at 7319 SW Capitol Highway. Free.

Thursdays, November 8, 15 and 29

Be A Technophobe No More

Hillsdale Library is offering its popular one-on-one Tech Help sessions three times in November.  These classes allow you to

increase your comfort level with the tools of our digital age.   Reservations are required for the 30-minute sessions.  They fill up 

fast so if you're interested check the Hillsdale Library website.  If that's beyond your tech skills, stop by the library and talk to

the  librarian on the desk in the computer section. Free.

Fri., Sat. and Sun., November 9 - 11

Scandinavians Know How To Dress For The Cold

Nordia House is holding its annual pre-holidays Nordic Vintage and Book Sale.  Nordic apparel will be on sale alongside 

dishes and glassware, works of Nordic art, wrapping paper and cards and of course vintage Nordic books.  The sale runs from

9am to 4pm all three days.  Nordic House is located at 8800 SW Oleson Road.  Free.

Tuesday November 13

Pleasing Vegans

Who's coming over for Christmas dinner?  If she's a vegan you can prepare for the meal at Annie Blooms Books.  Chef/author Gaz Oakley will be reading from his book Vegan Christmas Cookbook.  He'll share recipes for dishes such as Sweet Potato Waffles, Tofu Benedict, Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding and Festive Nut Roast.  Oakley speaks at 7pm.  Annie Blooms is located at 7834 Capitol Highway.  Free.

Wed. - Sat., November 14 - 17

Sounds Of The Season

Alenrose Dairy is the locations for the first Christmas musical presentation of the season.  The NW Senior Theater presents Twas The Daze Before Christmas, a revue of holiday songs and skits.  The show starts at 2pm each day.  Alpenrose Dairy is located at 

6149 SW Shattuck Road.  Admission is five dollars per person.

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