Out & About: Friday, Dec. 8 to Thursday, Dec. 14
"YOUR HOLIDAY HIT PARADE" — Enjoy holiday hits of yesteryear alongside contemporary charmers in this tuneful new revue created by Portland's own musical theatre 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.
"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 Dec. 17. Shows are selling out, so view showtimes and purchase tickets at www.beavertoncivictheatre.org/.
6TH ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE AND COMMUNITY CONCERT — Saturday, Dec 9, 7:30 p.m. Tualatin's Winona Grange, 8340 S.W. Seneca St., hosts an Irish folk dance. Bring non-perishables for the Tualatin School House Pantry. Celtic band MAC will perform. Tickets are $12 general admission, and $10 for veterans, students and seniors ages 65 and older.
17455 S.W. Farmington Road Suite 26A
SIT N' STITCH — Monday, Dec. 11, 6-7:30 p.m. Bring your knitting, crochet, or other yarn project, and enjoy the company of fellow crafters. All are welcome.
TECH ASSISTANT SESSIONS — Monday, Dec. 11 and Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6-8 p.m. Drop by the library for help with basic computer skills. You can also schedule an appointment by calling 503-259-0185.
BIRDSEED ORNAMENT — Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6-7 p.m. Get ready to feed the birds this winter by making a birdseed ornament to hang outside your home.All supplies will be provided. No registration is necessary, and there is no cost to attend.
Beaverton City Library
12375 S.W. Fifth St.
THE CHILD'S FRIGHTFUL FANTASY OPERA — Friday, Dec. 8, 4-5 p.m. This children's opera includes dancing and puppetry, and is a joint effort by Ping and Woof Opera and Necessity Arts Collective.
MARIO KART NINTENDO SWITCH TOURNAMENT — Saturday, Dec. 9 2:30-4:30 p.m. Test your skills in Beaverton City Library's first-ever Mario Kart Nintendo Switch tournament. There will be $20 and $10 Game Trader gift certificates for the two top winners.
ARABIC COMPUTER CLASS — Sunday, Dec. 10, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn the basics of computers in a friendly environment. This class is taught entirely in Arabic, and is geared for adults. To register, call 503-644-2197, extension 2.
PASTA ANGEL ORNAMENTS — Monday, Dec. 11, 4-5 p.m. Learn how to make your own angel ornament using pasta. Grades 2-5 with family.
(Cedar Mill Library
Suite J-8, 15325 N.W.
DECEMBER BOOK SALE — Starts Saturday, Dec. 9 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 23. Pick up some gently-used books at appealing prices.
STAR WARS DAY — Saturday, Dec. 9. All-day event. Drop by the Bethany branch for fun coloring pages, bookmarks, and a Star Wars figure hunt
TWOS TOGETHER — Monday, Dec. 11, 10:30-11 a.m. This program features active listening with short books, flannel board stories, nursery rhymes and songs with an emphasis on early literacy skills.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME — Tuesday, Dec. 12, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Good listening skills are enhanced with longer stories, songs, rhymes, and earlyliteracy fun. Ages 3-6 years.
12505 N.W. Cornell Road
KOREAN STORYTIME — Saturday, Dec. 9, 10:15-11 a.m. Join for stories, songs and rhymes in Korean. Ages 3 and older with family.
BILINGUAL STORYTIME/CUENTOS BILLINGUES — Saturday, Dec. 9, 10:30-11 a.m. Join for books, songs and rhymes in Spanish and English.
STAR WARS ESCAPE ROOM FOR TEENS — Saturday, Dec. 9, 2-4 p.m. Teens and tweens ages 11-18 can test their fate in the "Star Wars"-themed Escape Room. Registration Required; call 503-644-0043, extension 114.
WEDNESDAY HANGOUTS: ANIME CLUB — Wednesday, Dec. 13, 3-4:30 p.m. Ages 10-18 can come hangout at the Cedar Mill Library on early release Wednesdays to participate in several fun activities. During Anime Club, participants will watch anime and do anime-related crafts with their friends
Garden Home Community Library
7475 S.W. Oleson Road, Suite 6
FAMILY KARAOKE — Friday, Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m. Rock out, sing and dance to songs the whole family can enjoy. There will be fog, lights, and popular songs including oldies, Disney favorites, and pop hits to sing together.
RECORD SWAP — Saturday, Dec. 9, 3-5 p.m. Looking to refresh your record collection and pass on some old favorites for others to enjoy? Come to the library's first-ever record swap! The library will provide tickets for each of the records you bring to trade; each ticket gets you one new-to-you record. All ages of music enthusiasts welcome.
TUESDAY NIGHT NOURISHMENT BOOK GROUP — Tuesday, Dec. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. In December, the book group selects what to read for the next year. There's only one rule for book club: books must be under 450 pages. Each person is invited to bring two selections to recommend. You'll talk about them all and then vote on 12 selections, plus a couple of backups. New members are always welcome.
BOARD GAME NIGHT — Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6-9 p.m. Bring games to share with other board game enthusiasts, or pick a game from the library's selection.
Murray Scholls Library Beaverton Library
11200 S.W. Murray Scholls Place, Suite 102
SCULPEY ART — Saturday, Dec. 9, 2-3 p.m. See where your imagination takes you while creating Sculpey art masterpiece.! Each month we will explore a different theme. Grades K-5 with family.
KID ENGINEERS — Sunday, Dec. 10, 4-5 p.m. Inspire your kid to become an engineer. This month you'll be experimenting with boxes, toothpicks and marshmallows to construct forts and winter dens. Grades K-5 with adult.
OBOB BOOK CLUB — Tuesday, Dec. 12, 4-5 p.m. This week's selection is "Wild Life" by Cynthia DeFelice. Grades 3-5. Registration required; visit beavertonlibrary.org/register.
22560 S.W. Pine St.
FAMILY STORYTIME — Tuesday, Dec. 12, 11:15 a.m.-noon. Family storytime is for all ages and all abilities, specializing in the needs of children with sensory issues.
BOOK DISCUSSION: BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE — Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6 p.m. When Britt-Marie walks out on her cheating husband and has to fend for herself in the miserable backwater town of Borg — of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it — she finds work as the caretaker of a soon-to-be demolished recreation center. All are welcome at this discussion of "Britt-Marie Was Here" by Fredrick Backman.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME — Thursday, Dec. 14, 10:15-11 a.m. Enjoy interactive reading, rhymes, music and movement for developing those early literacy skills, socialization, and play — all for you and your growing preschooler. Designed for ages 3-5. Playtime follows.
Tigard Public Library
13500 S.W. Hall Blvd.
HOUR OF CODE! — Sunday, Dec. 10, 1:30-3 p.m. Everyone can learn to code. Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with fun challenges featuring Code.org, Bee-Bot, Snap Circuits and more.
BOOK BABIES — Monday, Dec. 11, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Babies and their grownups are invited to share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and a simple book while making new friends and developing early literacy skills.
DOGS AND TALES — Wednesday, Dec. 13, 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.
TEEN WII U OR XBOX ONE — Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10, 1-5 p.m. Join other teens at the library and let the gaming begin.
MUSIC BY TWO SPIRIT JAZZ — Sunday, Dec. 10, 2-6 p.m. Two Spirit Jazz's current repertoire comes from the American songbook and from the vast supply of American jazz and blues. Vocalist Suzanne Callaway and other members are also active composers and often include some of their originals at performances. Free to attend.
COMMUNITY GIVING PROJECT — Thursday, Dec. 14, 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.
NW CHILDREN'S THEATRE CO. PRESENTS "A MISTLETOE MYSTERY" — Thursday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m. Let the children walk you through their favorite season highlighted by dance, costumes and live music.