The Beaverton Resource Guide
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Volume 9 | Issue 12 | December 2019
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This photo was taken at Cooper Mountain Nature Park by local photographer, Yoshiko Wong. She used a Cannon 5D Mark IV with a EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lense. The Nutcracker Ballet can be seen at Forest Grove High School on December 7 and 8. For more info, visit balletfg.org Instagram @yoshikowongphoto
Find these stories inside & more! LOCAL BUSINESS
FRESH AIR OUR TOWN SENIOR LIVING
• This tea house is steeped in steampunk! (page 23) • Make tea from this common plant (page 13) • Become a volunteer with TVF&R (page 16) • Aging is a team sport with Viva Village (page 25)
• Before you buy a used car, read this (page 15)
• Learn about Monaco in this travel log (page 13)
OUT & ABOUT
• Have fun this holiday season! (see pages 10, 25-31)
Many Thanks to our Community Partners!
“The Beaverton Resource Guide is a vibrant snapshot of the Beaverton Community.” Marie Prins, Washington County Visitors Association
CONTENTS LOCAL BUSINESS
• Pages: 3-12, 23 (directory, advice, spotlight stories)
• Pages: 12-14 (animals, parks, pets, sustainability)
• Pages: 16, 20-21 (city news, public safety, history)
At the darkest point,
• Pages: 17-20, 25 (senior ads, health, events)
• Pages: 15, 17, 20 22 (health, auto, human interest)
• Pages: 17-19, 21-22, 32 (essays, library, spotlight)
OUT & ABOUT
• Pages: 25-31 (events, art, programs, calendar, theatre)
FUN & GAMES
• Pages: 2, 32 (Photography, cartoon, contests)
the sun begins its rise. Learning Corner: Uplifting Message
I’ll have a blue Christmas
OUR TOWN BEAVERTON, OREGON, USA
MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL
First Settled: 1847 (by Augustus Fanno) Year Incorporated: 1893 Population: 97,229 (2017)
Mayor: Denny Doyle Council: Catherine Arnold, Lacey Beaty, Mark Fagin Laura Mitchell, Marc San Soucie
Sales Tax: 0.0% Zip Codes: 97005-08, 97075, 97078, 97003
Tuesdays, 6:30pm City Council meetings are held in the Forrest C. Soth Council Chambers in City Hall and open to the public. 503-526-2222 or visit: www.beavertonoregon.gov.
Area Codes: (503), (971)
Income Tax: 9.0%
Elevation: 189 feet above sea level Yearly Rain/Snow: 39in/2in per year Clear Days per Year: 142 days Median Home Price: $353,316 (2017) Median Household Income: $58k (‘17) Projected Job Growth: 8.7% (2017) Average Communte Time: 22 min. High School Graduation Rate: 81%
Beaverton Recycling ........................................ 503-526-2665 Beaverton School District ................................503-591-8000 Chamber of Commerce ................................... 503-644-0123 City Hall ............................................................ 503-526-2222 City of Beaverton (Water) ................................ 503-526-2257 Hazardous Waste Disposal (Metro) ................ 503-797-1700 Oregon DMV .................................................... 503-299-9999 Oregon Ecycle .................................................. 888-532-9253 NW Natural (Gas)............................................. 503-226-4211 PGE (Electricity) ...............................................800-743-5000 Police (Non-Emergency) ................................. 503-526-2260 Waste Management (Trash) ............................ 800-808-5901
The Beaverton Resource Guide is a division of Cedar House Media. For questions or comments? Contact us: CEDAR HOUSE MEDIA BRG@cedarhousemedia.com 4655 SW Watson Ave. Beaverton, OR 97005 503-641-3320 MONTHLY WRITERS
City Staff Paul Craig Larry Ferguson Dirkse CC
Executive Editor: Cory Burden Managing Editor: Michael Wong Senior Designer: Sarah Jones Webmaster: Troy Brisbin Advertising: Frances Quaempts
TVF&R Staff Spencer Rubin M.E. Summer Beaverton Police Staff
Kili Garcia Frances Quaempts Kimberly Shute Jennifer Keene
Rhonda Kay Leonard County Staff Dr Bryen Bell Oregon Zoo Staff
PGE Staff THPRD Staff Oregon Clinic Curve/Jenny Craig
MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR
even years ago, during the summer of 2012, we lost our son, Zach, at the age of 25. For Christmas that year, my wife and I managed to get a Christmas tree. We placed upon it clear tear-shaped ornaments and blue lights. It was a Blue Christmas, a la, Elvis: “I’ll have a blue Christmas without you.” Nonetheless, it was Christmas. The blue and the tears were good for our souls. I know that other celebrations besides Christmas are celebrated during the holiday season, but perhaps all of our celebrations have a similar orientation around this time of Winter Solstice. At the darkest point, the sun begins its rise. There is much to be festive about at this time of year: Shopping, parties, gathering with families, glowing candles, children in their pajamas, concerts and light shows and plenty of Santa hats. I love all of it. Yet, Christmas (and the holiday season as a whole) is most complete when it includes some blue. The light that shines in the darkness is shining for
Hello Beaverton, welcome to another issue of The Beaverton Resource Guide. As a full-color, monthly newspaper that’s dedicated to the positive aspects of our community, you can be sure to ﬁnd interesting and uplifting stories about what makes our city one of the best in the country (ranked #3 nationally for “Best Places to Raise a Family” in 2018 by www.livibility.com). The goal of The BRG is simple and can be easily read at the top of each page: connecting people who live, work or shop in and around Beaverton with the abundant local resources available. So whether you’re shopping and want to try out a new store or a new store that wants to reach out to new customers, The BRG is equally useful and happy to help play the role of match-maker. We also know a lot about what’s going on in the county and for those who are looking to get “Out & About”, we have the county’s event calendar, an exclusive with the Beaverton Farmers market, an extensive regional theatre line up, a full list of library programs as well as other announcements to help you connect to whatever interests you. The BRG is available for pickup at over 170 locations from major grocery retailers, restaurants, doctor ofﬁces and banks to city hall, hotels, regional libraries and the farmers market. For more information about advertising rates, current or past stories, distribution, our photo gallery and more, visit www.beavertonresourceguide.com. Thank you and I hope you had as much fun reading this issue as I had putting it together. Sincerely, Michael Wong (Managing Editor)
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the darkness of grief, loss, and struggle that we all experience. It is the price of being born. Our tree won’t consist entirely of tear-shaped ornaments and blue lights this year, but there will be a couple of them. They will remind us of Zach and of loss and of the Light of a new dawn that pierces the darkness. :KHUHYHUOLIH¿QGV\RXWKLV season, may the Light meet you where you need to be met even if it shines through the color blue.
John Shuck is a Presbyterian minister. His website is www.progressivespirit.net
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Bricks & MiniFigs
Map #1: Downtown & Old Town Beaverton 122th Ave
Meridian Medical Massage
Beaver Creek Village Shopping Center
Hall Street Center
Tom’s Pancake House
Gloria’s Secret Cafe Art on Broadway Quilter’s Corner Store Spicy Thai Restaurant
Beaverton High School
1st St Stott Ave
TVR&R Station 67
Columbia Post Ofﬁce Bank Vanity Junkie Salon
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Thriftway Key Bank
United Homecare Services
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Cedar Mill Library
Beaverton Family Chiropractic
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NW Dogwood St
SW Horizon Blvd
Central NAC Meeting: If you live or own a business in Downtown Beaverton then this meeting is your way to communicate with the city. Please come join us on the ﬁrst Monday of each month, 7pm at Beaverton Swim Center, 12850 SW 3rd Street, Beaverton
SW Murray Blvd
Progress Ridge Club Pilates
Albertson’s New Seasons
Haagen’s Shopping Center
Ava Roasteria Ziba Salon Press Cafe
SW Walnut St
n Rd NW Saltzma
NW Filbert St
Elsie Stuhr Center
NW 123rd Ave
Department of Health Services
9th St 10th St
Turtles Yoga & Wellness
Beaverton Police Department
Village Home School
B LaScala Food Court Vault Bar
7th St Hazel St
Noodles & Company
A Hall Street Center Beaverton Law Group Paciﬁc Medical Group
Singing River Natural Medicine
Einstein Bros Bagels
Holistic Health Center
Buffalo Wild Wings
Beaverton Florists Swim Center
Beaverton Town Square
Bvtn Hillsdale Hwy
Cedar House Media UR Restaurant
Fred Meyer Shopping Center
Watson Hall Bar
Ex Novo Parking
Chuck E Cheese
Emerald City Smoothies
SW Davies Rd
Haven Pool & Spa
La Hacienda Real Mexican Restaurant
Subaru on Dealership Cany
Super Bowl Teriyaki
Premier Kitchens & Cabinets
Alexia’s Window Tinting
24 Hour Fitness
Rose Biggi Ave
Canyon Auto Repair
Police Resource Center
Canyon Place Shopping Center
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T.J. Maxx Beaverton Education Foundation
Comfort Inn Black Bear Diner
SW W atson
Guaranteed Pest Control
Cedar Hills Blvd
JMI Limousine JMI Insurance
Habitat for Humanity Restore
Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA)
Carey Custom Floors
Historic Downtown District
Get y directo our ry list ing for on ly $15 per month
Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!
Connecting Businesses to Local Customers Arts Increasing Access to the Arts...
theatreinthegrove.org (503) 359-5349
Wash. County Republicans
Beaverton Police Dept.
Oregon Long Term Care
Working for Oregon! www.washco.gop, 503-927-7374
www.beavertonoregon.gov 503-629-0111 MAP1D3
through our Scholarship Program and the Campaign to build the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts beavertonartsfoundation.org
Theatre in the Grove
KUIK AM 1360
Beaverton School District
Art on Broadway Gallery in downtown beaverton 503- 601-3300 MAP1C3
Cedar Hills Crossing
Village at Scholls Ferry 503-747-7238
City Hall www.beavertonoregon.gov 503-526-2222 MAP1B2
Broadway Rose Theatre
January 30th from 5-7pm 14485 SW Walker Road (across from Nike) 503-641-4600 | www.asapdx.org
oregonswashingtoncounty.com 503-644-5555 MAP1B2
Join us for our Open House!
Wash. County Visitors Center
Community Gardens (City)
Chamber of Commerce Lana L. Nelson Oil Painting
library.cedarmill.org 503-644-0043 www.beaverton.org 503-644-0123
Cedar Mill Library
See my work LanaLNelson.com & www.villagegalleryarts.org/ lana-lnelson/ (in Facebook too!) Call me at 503 830-7894
Washington Square Mall
Appreciation. Sit back and enjoy! annaclassica.com
www.beaverton.k12.or.us 503-591-8000 www.cedarhillscrossing.com 503-643-6563 MAP1B1
European Classical Music
Wash. County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce
Ombudsman Program www.oregon.gov/LTCO 1-800-522-2602
Visitors Center for
Beaverton and Washington County oregonswashingtoncounty.org 503-644-5555 MAP1B2
Values in Action! 503-626-7018 www.washcodems.org
Cascade Montessori Preschool M- F: 7am to 530pm *Ages 2-6* Call Miss Tiffany at (503) 591-9654
Energy Trust of Oregon 866-368-7878
Community Gardens (THPRD) FOX 12 Oregon
Garden Home Community Library gardenhomelibrary.org 503-245-9932
(See useful ph# list on page 2)
KPTV Fox Channel 12
Recycling & Waste Programs
Map #3: Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy & Canyon Rd
SW 78th Ave
Faces by Vivian
SW 91st Ave
SW 96th Ave
McCormick & Schmits
SW 103rd Ave
Shiloh Inn Wally & Son Automotive
West Slope Post Ofﬁce
SW 107th Ave
SW 109th Ave
SW 110th Ave
SW Canyon Rd
97223 Garden Home
Beaverton Zip Codes
Beaverton City Library
www.beavertonlibrary.org (503) 644-2197 MAP1C4
PGE Green Power Program
SW 103rd Ave
SW 108th Ave
SW 110th Ave
Affordable Arts and Crafts
Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy
Aloha Community Library
Classes and Workshops 12505 NW Cornell Rd (next to the Cedar Mill library) www.villagegalleryarts.org
through historic photos, artifacts, exhibits and more! www.historicbeaverton.org 503-430-0106 MAP1C3
Learn About our City’s Past
97229 Bethany / Cedar Mill
SW 87th Ave
Beaverton Civic Theatre
Jade River Healing Arts Center
SW Dogwood Ln
Safeway Shopping Center
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Raleigh Hills Assisted Living SW Oleson Rd
Fred Meyer Shopping Center
SW Dogwood Ln
SW Apple Way
Sisters N Style
Jesuit High School
SW Laurelwood Ave
Arctic Circle Businesses • Omega Gymnastics SW 5th St • Haiyan Int’l Dance Academy
Jack in the Box
Michael’s Arts & Crafts
SW Jamieson Ave
See Downtown Map
SW 99th Ave
SW Western Ave
SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy
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Connecting Customers to Local Businesses Employer Spotlight: Dirkse CC
Meet Abby with Five Guys Celebrating Over Two Years of Dependable Service
Education & Learning
Beaverton City Library www.beavertonlibrary.org (503) 644-2197 MAP1C4
Health Beauty & Wellness
Acting & Speech Coaching All levels and all ages welcome! Call Terry at 503-707-4554
The Book Corner www.bookcornerbeaverton.org 503-643-5188 MAP1C4
ecently Cindy Bahl, Director of Business Development for Dirkse CC and Amplify! Portland met with several Operations Supervisors at the local Five Guys on Cedar Hills in Beaverton to discuss their current hiring needs, as they face the challenge many employers face today; a low unemployment rate and a lack of candidates who are dependable and will stay with the job longer than two weeks. She asked them what traits were most important when considering candidates to hire. Operations Supervisor, JR Kerns shared, “The number one thing is reliability...we need people who show up, ready to work, that are friendly, customer service-oriented people with high energy like Abby”! You may remember lobby attendant, Abby Monger from our December 2018 story. She is now celebrating over two years at Five Guys and has not only proven to be a reliable and friendly team member with lots of contagious energy but has also taken on new tasks and learned new skills in the process. She began with the support of a full-time Job Coach and now works independently with only occasional check-in visits from her Job Coach, surrounded by her teammates at Five Guys who naturally coach and support her if needed. When asked about her time at Five Guys, Abby said, “I love my job because I feel appreciated and
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useful in the lobby. I enjoy helping the customers when they need help. I really like how supportive my coworkers are, especially my manager, Carmen. Plus, the discount on the food is a nice bonus!” Because of this positive experience with Abby, Five Guys reached out to Ms. Bahl to talk about recruiting more diverse candidates in their other Portland Metro and Vancouver locations. They recognize the EHQH¿WVRILQFOXGLQJSHRSOH ZLWKGL൵HUHQWDELOLWLHVDQG appreciate the work ethic and strong desire to contribute to the team and earn a paycheck, all with a positive attitude and smile! Ms. Bahl works closely with employers like Five Guys through the Amplify! Employer Resource Group, a collective of other local, respected Employment Provider agencies to recommend more candidates like Abby to meet their business needs.
in a choice-based environment. Small classes, all subjects, K-12. www.villagehome.org 503-597-9100 MAP1C4
My Masterpiece Art Studio Open Studio, Parties & Classes 503-453-3700
Learn to prosper with life!
Men, Women & Kids!
Let your self esteem blossom. Aweigh Impasse holding classes at 12750 SW 2nd Street, Ste 102 Call (916) 396-9633
Up-do, Bridal, Special Occasion, Lash Extentions, Face Waxing, Colour, highlights, smoothing 503-430-0008 MAP2D
Counseling for Caregivers
mathnasium.com/southbeaverton 503-926-6284 MAP2E
and Healers. Camille Keith, LPC-Intern Supervisor Tara Sanderson, PsyD camillekeith.com (971-295-1547)
Insurance Partners NW Beaverton Coloring Books Color in the fun images as your kids learn about the city. The perfect gift or souvenir! BRG@CedarHouseMedia.com
Photo History of Beaverton 127 pages of fascinating images and stories of our city’s heritage. beaversofbeaverton.com 503-641-3320
Learn to Ballroom Dance!
Support Your Library
If your business would like to be more inclusive to people with different abilities, matching skill sets to your business needs, please reach out to Cindy@dirksecc.com or call 503-258-7715.
Beaverton Education Foundation
* Living Proof * J Beverly Hills * *Moroccanoil* Call Kelly Christiansen at 503-464-6711 MAP2D
by donating to the Beaverton Library Foundation online @ beavertonlibraryfoundation.org
Belly Dance! Beginners Welcome! www.deannafreeman.dance 503-974-6287
Beaverton School District www.beaverton.k12.or.us 503-591-8000
Home, Auto, Business, & Health Friendly local independent agents! www.InsurancePartnersNW.com 503-372-5621
Birth & Postpartum Doulas www.birthingstone.com 503-718-7574 MAP1C3
seamssensational.com/services 503-593-8252 MAP1B1
Your Healing Sanctuary
*Free Placement Testing*
Family Chiropractic Center
See student success stories in Kid’s corner on back cover! www.kumon.com/south-beaverton 503-639-7219 MAP2D
Private Piano Lesons
www.jaderiverpdx.com 503-297-3825 MAP3BH
Specializing in personalized corrective care based on problems, not just symptoms. www.tpcportland.com 503-574-4872
All ages and levels PhD in Piano, 30yrs experience. 971-246-4824
Primary Care for the whole family Nutrition, IV Therapy, Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Dr. Jennifer Means & Dr. Elizabeth Elliott welcome you! 503-641-6400 MAP1B4
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Jazz Combo Classes
Preschool- Grade 7
for Adult Jazz Students. CONNECT * SHARE * CREATE www.ensemblejazzexperience.com Call Tina at 917-202-9816 today!
Education centered in the heart. livingwisdomportland.org 4855 SW Watson Ave. Beaverton 503-671-9112 MAP1C4
Specializing in Chiropractic, Rehab, Nutrition and DOT Exams. www.bridgetonchiro.com Call Today 971-255-1708 MAP3C
Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!
Connecting Businesses to Local Customers
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AWEIGH IMPASSE offering comprehensive consultations in Bioﬁeld & Chakra Modalities at 12750 SW 2nd Street, Ste 102. Call for Appointment: (916) 396-9633 Tetyana Zinchenko, Practitioner
Housing & Home Maintenance
Your Shower Door & Mirror *EXPERTS* Free estimates on all projects. Come talk to us! www.canyon.glass 503-644-3153
MAN, O.D. Cedar Mill Optometrist Eye Exams | Glasses | Contacts Eye Disease Treament and more. Call Dr. Goldman at 503-646-6166 www.cedarmillvision.com
Interior and Exterior Shutters Fine Window Treatments That Are Uniquely You! shuttersportland.com 503-406-2544
Shutters Portland Shutters | Blinds | Shades Schedule an in-home appointment today. shuttersportland.com 503-406-2544
Serving Beaverton & Tigard Grab your “Honey Do” list and gimme a call. No job too small! handymanmarcpaul.com 971-238-8358
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Your Local Pet Place! Shopping for pet supplies should be easy... that’s what we do! tfspets.com 503-352-4269
Healthy Affordable Pet Supplies Nature’s Pet 503-579-2403
Enjoy Life with Friends Independent Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care. www.thespringsliving.com 503-629-5500
Local LifeLine Provider ColumbiaMedAlarm.com Personal health & safety solutions including GPS & medication dispensing. 503-644-4736 MAP1D4
Residential Remodeling & Repairs Dryrot, Doors/Windows, Fencing/ Gates/Decks, Bathrooms, Flooring, Siding and More! (503)999-8656 firstname.lastname@example.org
New Continuous Gutters! Gutter & roof cleaning, gutter repair, pressure washing, moss removal. allguttersandmore.com 503-268-9121
The place for all your bird needs. Retirement Residence
Medicare accredited 503-644-2101 MAP1C3
Take a look at what retirement living should be! www.beavertonlodge.com 503-646-0635 MAP1B5
Exotic birds, healthy foods, toys, boarding & advice. Great prices! 503-644-9515 www.bizeebird.com MAP1C4
Pets Animals & Pet Care Dr. Dan Miller Visit our Maximized Living clinic! BeavertonFamilyChiropractic.com 5075 SW Grifﬁth Dr, Suite 120 503-644-8844 MAP1E5
Guaranteed Pest Control Protecting your health and property since 1949! www.guaranteedpestcontrol.net 503-646-2119 MAP1B2
Painting & General Contracting *Finishing Fine Interiors* **Weather Tight Exteriors** www.ffpaint.com (CCB#205045) 503-451-3239
Adopt a Lovable Put www.paciﬁcpugrescue.org 503.704.3587
Come On...Let’s Play!!
Comprehensive dental care for your entire family. Visit us at: murrayschollsfamilydental.com 503-590-7574 MAP2B
Concrete Enhancement of Oregon Beautifying & protecting concrete driveways, patios, walkways www.ctioregon.com 503-443-9846
Senior Living Community We make it easy to feel right at home. www.creekside-village.com 503-643-9735 MAP1B5
Daycare & Overnights 4070 SW Cedar Hills Blvd www.busterandlilly.net 503.596.2146 MAP1B1
Dove Lewis 24hr Pet Hospital #1 choice for animal emergencies www.dovelewis.org
Washington County Dog License **Cats and other pets exempt** www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/ AnimalServices
End Petlessness Oregon Humane Society 503-285-7722
Holistic Health Clinic www.hhclinic.com 503-646-8575
Pet Lost & Found
Been in an accident?
Daycare & Pet Hotel Suites
OR Friends of Animal Shelters
Raleigh Hills Assisted Living Where our home becomes your home! www.rhliving.com 503-297-3200
Family Practice Hindi & Punjabi speaking provider available. **Mon-Sat Extended Hours** 503-644-1171 MAP1C3 www.BeavertonResourceGuide.com
Senior Living In Beaverton Offering Independent Living And Assisted Living Services At Canﬁeld Place, we are family. 503-626-5100
**PLUMBING** Hills Construction Contracting Residential, Remodel & Service “We take care of all construction needs including kitchens & baths!” Low prices on water heater replacements 971-246-3682 (CCB#102201)
Get your business listing for as low as $15/month!
8625 SW Scholls Ferry Rd. Easy access from SW Hall & 217 Visit barklandia-pdx.com or call us at 503.430.5821
All found pets are registered with the county. For more info: www.petharbor.com
Great Cats for Great Homes Hart Road Animal Hospital Individual Veterinary Care for your Special Individual! hartroadanimalhospital.com 503-591-5282
Get your business listing for as low as $15/month!
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Connecting Customers to Local Businesses New Hope Missionary Baptist
Churches & Spiritual
Restaurants Food & Drink
www.mylighthousechurch.org 12555 SW 22nd St, Beaverton Our Sunday service times are 10:30am (in English) & 2pm (en español)
St. Barnabas Espicopal Church Sunday Services: 8 & 10am 2201 SW Vermont, Portland saintbarnabaspdx.org 503-246-1949
Valley Community Presbyterian Contact us at valleycommunity.org or call 503.292.3537.
Portland Balaji Temple
Bethel Congregational UCC Sunday mornings at 10am. www.bethelbeaverton.org
Catalyst Business Newsletter
There are no trafﬁc jams... on the Extra Mile! BUSINESS ADVICE
t’s December, and you are busy. Busy with the holidays, busy closing out the year. So, I am going to keep this short. Those who go the distance are few! NFL Hall Of Famer, Roger Staubach once VDLG³7KHUHDUHQRWUD൶F jams along the extra mile.” If you are in sales, if you are just starting your career, if you are an entrepreneur... read the quote, and live it... IF you want to be something other than status quo. Remember this: Status Quo is the Killer of Excellence!
www.ebalajitemple.com (503) 621-7716
• Make It Easy for People to Do, and Keep Doing Business with You! • Look Up…and Surprise Someone!
Valley Community Pres Church
Beaverton Church of the Nazarene
www.valleycommunity.org (503) 292-3537
www.beavertonnaz.org (503) 643-6616
Sunday Service 9:15am
Authentic Caribbean Cuisine Let us introduce you to the wonderful ﬂavors of Puerto Rico! borikenrestaurant.com 503-596-3571 MAP1B3
www.beavertonumc.org 503-646-7107 MAP1C4
Hoshana Rabbah Messianic
Murray Hills Christian Church
hoshanarabbah.org (503) 570-3376
Bilal Mosque Association
Enjoy Authentic Mexican Food!
(503) 591-7233 www.bilalmasjid.com
Open Sun - Thurs: 11am - 10pm Fri-Sat 11am - 11pm www.lahaciendarealoregon.com 503-601-7000 MAP1D2
St. John Greek Orthodox Church
GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES
United Methodist Church.
Come connect, grow & serve with us! parksidefellowship.org (503) 646-4455
Quick & Affordable
From Business Cards to Newsletters & More!
Azteca www.aztecamex.com 503-643-8269
Church. Holy Communion services w/Father Vince Varnas every Sunday 10:30am at our home church: 8950 SW 190th Ave., Aloha/Beaverton | 503-356-8852
If you like the designs you see in this paper, then you’ll love what we can do for you.
Village Inn www.villageinn.com 503-644-8848 MAP3BH
Church. 12250 SW Denney Road Progressive Spirit, Beloved Community, 503-644-2073 www.southmin.org
Holy Angels Anglo-Catholic
Spencer Rubin is a sales/marketing expert and a passionate advocate for the success of small, local business owners. To sign up for Spencer’s weekly Catalyst Newsletter. Contact 971-732-4745.
Beer, Wine and Cider Bar Serving fresh fondue, sausages and Daily Specials! **Full Bar & Live Music** @vaulatlascala MAP1C3
Join us Sundays at 11am A positive plan for spiritual living. Everyone welcome, families & youth www.unityofbeaverton.org 503-646-3364 MAP1B4
14485 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton Sunday service at 10am. Visitors welcome! stjohngoc.org | 503-644-7444
Good Samaritan Ministries GoodSamaritanMinistries.org or call 503-644-2339.
A Little Taste of El Salvador Tu-Sa: 11-3pm, Saturday Breakfast 9-11am and Sun. 11:30-2:30pm. Homemade salsa and soups to go! 503-268-2124 MAP1C3
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Fresh Air: Ask the Animal Shelter
From Rescue to Retail
Empty adoption kennels are a sign of success
quaTerra Pet DĂŠcorâ€™s spokes-cat, Bertie, is an inspirational cat with a checkered past. Abandoned with a box of kittens at a rest stop, Bertie was taken to Purrfect Pals in Arlington, WA. There DUHQRUHFRUGVEHWZHHQKLVÂżUVW adoption and 5 years later when he was found living as a stray on a busy corner in Marysville, WA. Fortunately, he was microchipped and returned Purrfect Pals. Dehydrated and malnourished with rotting teeth, he was in need of immediate dental care and rehabilitation. After tooth extraction and several months of recovery, was adopted by a couple who had recently lost their own beloved cat, also an alumnus of Purrfect 3DOV,WZDVORYHDWÂżUVWVLJKW and he quickly settled in and became boss of the little (otherwise cat-less) family! His current role as a spokes-cat came about when he barged in on a photo shoot by his human who was trying to get a picture of a decorative
aquarium cover designed by AquaTerra Pet DĂŠcor. Since he wouldnâ€™t get out of the shot, he ended up becoming the star of the picture (see photo below)! When showing the pictures to AquaTerra Pet DĂŠcorâ€™s owners, Trinh Vu and Don Nail, they ZHUHÂżUVWDPXVHGDQGWKHQ inspired. They realized that the patented design for their 10-gallon aquarium/terrarium covers could be re-imagined into canopy pet beds for small dogs and cats. In case you were wondering, Bertie is still very happy with his new family of 4 years and has no plans to leave (as long as they properly guard the door). Just in case, his microchip information has been XSGDWHGWRUHĂ€HFWKLVFXUUHQW address. He enjoys walks on a leash, many treats and toys, and having two litter boxes all to himself. He has also started his own Instagram account, @ bertietherescuecat. by Monty Nail & Rebecca Wolf-Nail AquaTerra Pet Decor can be reached at 971-517-6026
at the shelter BONNIE HAYS The Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter is SO MUCH MORE than adoptions
eâ€™ve all seen the commercial with the sad looking dogs in cages and the melancholy Sarah McLachlan song, encouraging people to adopt from shelters. It makes sense that when most people think of animal shelters, they automatically think of adoptions. Adoptions are one of the most fun things we get to do at the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter. If youâ€™ve stopped by in the last few years to look at animals, you may have noticed that we have fewer animals available for adoption than we did in years past. We want to reassure you that having fewer animals in shelters is really a good thing for everyone â€“ especially the pets. In Washington County, we help animals through so much more than adoptions:
â€˘ We reunite many lost animals with their owners. â€˘ We transfer animals to partner shelters and rescue groups for adoption. â€˘ We provide medical treatment to animals who come in as lost or stray. â€˘ We investigate dog bites, animal cruelty and neglect. â€˘ We care for animals in emergency situations. Although not the biggest part of our operations, adoptions will always be an important and necessary part of the VHUYLFHVZHRŕľľHU2QHRIRXU goals is for our community
to learn about and understand the importance and value of our other services as well. When you think of our shelter, remember that we are so much more than just adoptions!
A longer version of this article originally appeared in Animal Tales Newsletter, available in full at www.WashingtonCountyPets.com. The Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter is located at 1901 SE 24th Ave in Hillsboro.
Fresh Air: Pug Adoption
Although Ember lost an eye She is looking forward to a happy new year PET ADOPTION
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OK to get her to surgery ASAP for eye removal. The surgery was estimated at a little over $2,200 with a professional discount for the rescue. The surgery was performed that night and things went so well that Ember was discharged the following morning. Although this picture does look a bit rough, things are healing as expected and she is eating and active. Once her eye surgery has had a chance to heal, she will need to go back be spayed and have her teeth cleaned before adoption.
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If you are interested in adopting one of our wonderful pugs, you will ďŹ nd information and can ďŹ ll out an application at www. paciďŹ cpugrescue.org. If you have additional questions, please contact us at adoptions@ paciďŹ cpugrescue.org
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connecting residents to their Community Fresh Air: Native Plants to Oregon
Fresh Air: THPRD
Make tea from the bark & needles Winter Registration is Here! Starting at 8am on Saturday, December 7
Common Name: Western Hemlock OREGON FLORA
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n-district registration starts for winter classes on 12/7. Out of district registration begins on Monday, December 9.
â€˘ Soil Type: Prefers moist, acidic soil â€˘ Sunlight: Very shade-tolerant
The best way to register is on-line at www.thprd.org.
â€˘ Plant Type: Medium to large tree â€˘ Form: Cone to cylindrical shape â€˘ Foliage: Evergreen â€˘ Fruit/Flower: Cones
he largest species of hemlock and the state tree of Washington, the Western Hemlock is a common and EHDXWLIXOWUHHLQWKH3DFLÂżF Northwest. Most of the treeâ€™s native range in less than 100 km from the ocean and is of great importance in timber and paper production. Itâ€™s popular as a large ornamental tree, but is also used as a food source; the bark and needles can be eaten or made into tea. Even the boughs are used to collect herring eggs, the foliage creating an ideal surface for the eggs to attach to, as well as providing a distinct taste. Though the form (overall shape) of the Western Hemlock
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changes from cone-shaped to more cylindrical with age, it is distinguishable at all ages by the pendulous branchlet tips, giving it a more graceful appearance. The small leaves look like needles, 5-22 mm long and 1.5-2 mm wide. They are mid to dark green with two distinct white stripes (stomata) on the underside. The cones are also small and delicate, 14-30 mm long ZLWKWKLQĂ€H[LEOHVFDOHV
7+35'ZLOODOVRKDYHVWDŕľľ available to help you register at all facilities on the opening of in-district registration. The district is also hosting Centro de Bienvenida at the HMT Campus at 15707 SW Walker 5G7KLVHYHQWRŕľľHUVDVVLVWDQFH to Spanish speakers with the registration process on Saturday, December 7, from 7:30 am to 12 pm. There are hundreds RIFODVVHVWRFKRRVHIURPÂąÂżQG your winter adventure! Annual Holiday Giving Drive is Here
This Native Plant of the Month has been brought to you by the City of Beavertonâ€™s Landscape and Urban Forestry Department along with Clean Water Services. Visit Clean Water Serviceâ€™s Native Plant Finder webpage for interactive questions to help you ďŹ nd the right native plant to ďŹ t your needs!
You can make help make a holiday special for Beaverton School District children in need. Once again THPRD is hosting a Holiday Giving Drive in partnership with the Beaverton School District. There are giving tags available at all facilities throughout the district. Pick up a tag and bring your new unwrapped gift back
to the center by December 14. Each year, THPRD patrons donate hundreds of gifts and PDNHDELJGLŕľľHUHQFHIRURXU community. Thank you for your generosity! THPRD Biggest Sale of the Year is Coming in January Your ticket to happier healthier you is almost here! Each January, THPRD hosts the best sale of the year. You can save 20% on a deluxe ÂżWQHVVSDVVIRUWKUHHPRQWKV up to one year. The sale runs the entire month of January. The Deluxe Fitness Pass may EHXVHGIRUDOOÂżWQHVVFODVVHV and drop-in programs at any THPRD facilities. It entitles the pass holder to unlimited access to classes (adhering to space and age restrictions), the
ZDONLQJWUDFNJURXSÂżWQHVV child care, open swim, famiO\VZLPZDWHUÂżWQHVV\RJD and more! You can purchase your pass online, by phone or in-person at any THPRD facility. Call 503-645-6433 to learn more. Sensory Santa Event at Conestoga THPRDâ€™s Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center is hosting a very special Sensory Santa Visit for children with autism and sensory issues. If you know a child who needs a quiet and calm environment to enjoy their special time with Santa and to have a picture taken this is the event for you. It is being hosted on Sunday, December 8, from 12 to 4 pm at Conestoga (9985 SW 125th Ave).
Fresh Air: Zoo News is Good News
ZooLights is back! Hereâ€™s how to make the most of it OREGON ZOO
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â€” is back, and itâ€™s more popular than ever. Zoo guest services manager Ivan RatFOLŕľľRŕľľHUVWKHVHÂżYHWLSVWR save money and get the most enjoyment out of your ZooLights experience. Buy your tickets online. â€œThe best way to save time and money is to pre-purchase your ZooLights tickets online,â€? 5DWFOLŕľľVDLGÂł<RXÂśOOVDYH per ticket and be able to skip the lines at the front gate.â€? Ride MAX to the zoo. â€œMAX is a great way to JHWWRWKH]RRÂ´5DWFOLŕľľVDLG â€œThe Washington Park stop OHWV\RXRŕľľMXVWLQIURQWRI
the zoo entrance. I highly recommend using this option whenever possible.â€? For adGLWLRQDOLQIRUPDWLRQ5DWFOLŕľľ recommends the website gettingtozoolights.com. Start your festivities early in the season. â€œMost ZooLights visitors come on weekends and on the weeks when schoolâ€™s RXWÂ´5DWFOLŕľľVDLGÂł%XWLI you come on weeknights early in the season, you can avoid the crowds and save money.â€? During this yearâ€™s Value Nights â€” see schedule at oregonzoo.org/zoolights â€” ZooLights visitors get a $5 discount on admission.
Show up fashionably late â€Ś unless youâ€™re driving. â€œThe big rush at ZooLights is usually from 4 to 6 SPÂ´5DWFOLŕľľVDLGÂł,I\RX come after that, you can avoid some of the crowds. This strategy only works if youâ€™re
taking MAX though. If youâ€™re driving, I recommend getting here by 4 p.m. or sooner and allowing an extra 30 minutes IRUWUDŕľśFDQGSDUNLQJÂ´ Itâ€™s not all about the train. â€œA lot of people focus on the train, but really thatâ€™s just one part of the ZooLiJKWVH[SHULHQFHÂ´5DWFOLŕľľ said. â€œAround 90 percent of the lights are along the walking paths.â€?
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HART ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Fresh Air: Pet Care
Help! My dog has ďŹ‚eas! And so does my house
Dr. Lauren M. Smith
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16400 SW Hart Rd, Ste D Beaverton, OR 97007
Individual Veterinary Care for Your Special Individual
leas are creepy, sneaky, little ectoparasites. They cause pets to itch and some have chronic skin conditions, spread diseases, bite our ankles and in general gross us out. When they infest your pets (and therefore your home) they multiply quickly to become â€œa gift that keeps on givingâ€?. 7KHRSWLPDOWHPSHUDWXUHIRUĂ€HDV is 70-85 degrees F and 70% humidity (pretty tropical). Fleas, eggs and larvae die if the temp is below 37Â°F for 10 days but survive on wild animals, in barns and sheds throughout the temperDWH3DFLÂżF1RUWKZHVW The key to controlling ďŹ‚eas is understanding their life cycle: ADULT: Fleas feast on your petâ€™s EORRG0DPDĂ€HDVQHHGLWWROD\OLWWOH white eggs (up to 50 eggs/day), then SRRSRXWEODFNÂłĂ€HDGLUWÂ´7KHHJJV DQGĂ€HDGLUWORRNOLNHVDOWDQGSHSSHU (**6'URSRŕľľWKHSHWDQGLQWR the environment (yard, beds, couches, carpets) LARVAE: Eggs hatch into tiny caterpillars which live in the dark feasting RQĂ€HDGLUWEHIRUHWXUQLQJLQWROLWWOH cocoons (pupae). PUPAE: This is the stage that PDNHVWKHPVRGLŕľśFXOWWRFRQWUROVLQFH they can stay dormant for months or even years and can resist chemical insecticides. What to do if you have ďŹ‚eas on your pet or in your home 3(77RFRQWUROĂ€HDVWKURXJKRXW WKH\HDUWDONZLWK\RXUYHWHULQDU\VWDŕľľ or use a well-known over the counter
product like Advantage 2 (imidocloSULG DQG)URQWOLQHÂżSURQLO 5HPHPber, it is not safe to use dog products on cats. HOME: Vacuum regularly, removing the bag (or canister) and disposing it outside the home right away. Wash all bedding in hot water. To kill the Ă€HDVLQWKHSXSDHVWDJHHQFRXUDJH WKHPWRKDWFKXVLQJDKXPLGLÂżHUDQG raising the thermostat), then follow WKHSUHYLRXVVWHSXQWLODOOWKHĂ€HDVDUH gone. We recommend area treatment with a pyrethrin based product that includes an IGR to kill eggs. If the DIY method is not for you, a professional exterminator should know what to do.
Dr. Lauren Smith is a veterinarian at Hart Road Animal Hospital located at 16400 SW Hart Rd, Beaverton. Contact her at 503-591-5282 or visit www.hartroadanimalhospital.com
Fresh Air: Cat Adoption
Cats that need new homes from Catâ€™s Cradle
Elsa & Rowan Here!
Elsa & Rowan (6 months)
eâ€™re a bonded pair of siblings looking for a quiet, indoor home. Elsa is the snugglier one, and may let you hold her for awhile. She will sometimes come when you call her. Rowan is more of a greeter, and likes being petted. %RWKDUHDOLWWOHVK\DWÂżUVWDQG will need some time to get to know you. Once they warm Rescue 503-320-6079. up, youâ€™ll be rewarded with Foxtrot (1.5 yrs) playtime, snuggles, and kitten energy. Contact Catâ€™s Cradle Iâ€™m Foxtrot! I got my 14 â€“ Beaverton Resource Guide | Volume 9 - Issue 12 (December 2019)
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name because I often scamper about to see whatâ€™s going on. I love playing with my foster feline siblings, and watching bird TV. I have a very loud purr (and I snore!) so you will DOZD\VEHDEOHWRÂżQGPH,Q spite of that, I am a bit camera shy! An adult home with no
out my golden years. Other that some arthritis, Iâ€™m in good health. I would prefer to by your one and only, so that I could have your lap and attention all to myself. In spite of my age, I still have so much love to give. Iâ€™m at Catâ€™s Cradle Rescue 503-320-6079.
dogs would be best. Check meoowt at Catâ€™s Cradle Rescue 503-320-6079. Pumpkin (senior)
Iâ€™m an older gal who was left behind at an apartment complex, so now Iâ€™m looking for a new forever home to live
Find your new kitty friend by contacting us at 503-320-6079 or www.catscradlerescue.com.
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connecting residents to their Community Community Submission: Health & Happiness
Is Pain the Problem? Solving the underlying issues HEALTH
hen a papercut on \RXUÂżQJHUVWLQJVRUD headache ruins your morning, your body is alerting you that thereâ€™s something wrong so that you can address it. Whether itâ€™s a band-aid, an ice pack, or some rest and relaxation, pain lets you know that action is needed. The mistake many people make is in the way they approach relieving pain.
If you put a band-aid on a cut, youâ€™re simply preventing the cut from being aggravated. The cut doesnâ€™t stop hurting until your body has healed the wound, eliminating the need for a band-aid. That same philosophy carries over to headaches,
backaches, and many other types of pain signals your brain receives. Pain is simply an early warning system for larger problems within. It can come from direct stimulation of the nerves (burning your hand, biting your tongue, stubbing your toe), or from pressure on or damage to the nerves themselves. This is seen with things like arthritis, ZKHUHLQĂ€DPPDWLRQRIMRLQWV RFFXUVPRUHGLŕľľXVHSDLQ signals like menstrual cramps or stomach aches, or with subluxation-- a misaligned
bone that puts undue pressure on the nerves branching from your spinal column. This frequently manifests in pain symptoms, but misalignment can occur without triggering pain receptors. Likewise, just because the pain has eased and the early-warning alert has quieted, does not mean that the deeper injury has vanished. That is why you wear braces for the full recommended time DQGGRQÂśWSXOOWKHPRŕľľZKHQ your teeth seem straight, and why your Chiropractic care
extends beyond just surface-level pain relief. â€˜ Solving the underlying issues is what will prevent the pain signals from being triggered in the future, and what will keep you out of pain in the long run.
have been worth approximately $3500 but with the Carfax in hand, we found out that the car was virtually worthless. So much so that when we tried to trade it in on the new vehicle that Keithâ€™s wanted, the Dealership would not take it in trade under any circumstances.
has come from and where it has been until we protect ourselves by researching a vehicle, especially a used vehicle. I hope this story has been useful in understanding that when it comes to buying used cars, things arenâ€™t always what they seem.
By Dr. Bryen A. Bell, a Board-CertiďŹ ed Chiropractic Physician with over 20 years of professional experience. Contact Dr. Bell at True Potential Chiropractic family care facility. Call 503-574-4872 or visit tpcportland.com.
Community Submission: Ask The Beaverton Car Guy
Before you buy a used car Be wise and do your homework CAR GUY Hello loyal Beaverton readers
hanks to all of you who have written in, and called with questions, and comments. I truly appreciate your feedback and support.
Meet Keith I received a call from Keith, an 80-year-old retired veteran living here in Beaverton. He had been thinking of calling me for over two years and now that he did, he is quite happy and I am happy to have helped. Cadillac El Dorado Keith wanted help in selling a Cadillac he purchased from a neighbor 5 years ago. He was really proud of the car but needed something newer and more reliable. He called the right person. Iâ€™m not called â€œThe Car Guyâ€œ for nothing!
Check the History As a rule of thumb, the ÂżUVWWKLQJ,GRLVFKHFNDFDUÂśV history using Carfax and when we did this on his beloved Cadillac, we found some very upsetting news. Apparently, the car Keith purchased from his neighbor showed that the car had been severely damaged (important information often withheld from the sellers of used vehicles). In fact, the car had been at a wrecking yard for quite some time until it was sold back to the original owner,
Keithâ€™s neighbor. Of course, like many other unsuspecting buyers, none of these things were known to Keith since many used car buyers are swayed by a nice paint job and a kick of the tires. In addition to the Carfax, we called the Oregon DMV ZKHUHZHYHULÂżHGHYHU\WKLQJ in the Carfax and discovered that the vehicle had been repaired so that it ran and looked good.
Learn from Keithâ€™s story Keith has enjoyed my BRG column for many years and asked it I would write about his experience to help other Beaverton residents not end up in the same boat. What this all means is that we never know where a vehicle
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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is Recruiting Volunteers Visit our open house on Jan. 7th PUBLIC SAFETY
ualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is grateful for its dedicated cadre of volunteers, who aid us in our mission to create safer communities. We are in the process of seeking more men and women who are willing to donate their time and serve their community as TVF&R volunteers. This exciting opportunity gives individuals a chance to be part RIWKHLUÂżUHGLVWULFW
TVF&R offers two ways you can choose to serve your community: 1. Incident Support Volunteer: As an incident support volunteer, you would bring rehabilitation units to major incidents to proYLGH79) 5ÂżUHÂżJKWHUV assistance with breathing
apparatus, medical monitoring, and other support in DQRQÂżUHÂżJKWLQJFDSDFLW\ You would also participate in public education, attend parades, support community events and activities, and attend monthly drills. 2. Auxiliary Volunteer: As an auxiliary volunteer, you would play an active role in TVF&Râ€™s public education program and attend community events. This is a non-emergency response role. You may work once or twice a week or even a few times each year, depending on your area of interest and
commitment. You could also help restore and maintain 79) 5ÂśVĂ€HHWRIDQWLTXH apparatus. All volunteers must be 18 years old or older, have a high school diploma or an equivaOHQWFHUWLÂżFDWHSDVVDFULPLQDO background check, have a valid Oregon driverâ€™s license, and live within TVF&Râ€™s service area. All volunteers must obtain CPR and automated H[WHUQDOGHÂżEULOODWRUWUDLQLQJ within six months, and incident support volunteers must also obtain emergency medical UHVSRQGHUFHUWLÂżFDWLRQZLWKLQ 12 months.
Want to learn more? TVF&R is holding a Volunteer Interest Open House on Tuesday, January 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Station 50, 12617 SW Walnut St., in Tigard. For more information about TVF&Râ€™s volunteer program or to apply to become a volunteer, visit www.tvfr.com/careers. Applications will be accepted through January 12, 2020.
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Police are teaming up with RING to help solve crime OUR TOWN
aw enforcement agencies around the metro area â€“ including the Beaverton Police Department â€“ are teaming up with RING, the company that makes popular doorbell cameras, to help solve crimes. Using an application called â€œNeighbors,â€? people who have home security cameras can upload videos that show suspicious behavior and share them with their community. Now, thanks to the partnership with RING, the company that owns and operates the
1HLJKERUVDSSSROLFHRŕľśFHUV and deputies can ask those same neighbors to help them with investigations. â€œIn fact, we can send a mesVDJHRXWWRDVSHFLÂżHGJURXS
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and say, hey, anybody in this neighborhood happen to have some video on this date at this time, we are looking for such and such information,â€? said 2ŕľśFHU-HUHP\6KDZDVSRNHVman for the Beaverton Police
Department. Besides Beaverton police, both the Washington County 6KHULŕľľÂśV2ŕľśFHDQG&ODFNDPDV &RXQW\6KHULŕľľÂśV2ŕľśFHDOVR have partnerships with RING. 2ŕľśFHUVZRQÂśWEHDEOHWR access live feeds of security cameras, only whatâ€™s been voluntarily uploaded by homeowners. Even so, they believe it will be a valuable new tool that will help close cases and put criminals behind bars. â€œIf we have video in court, I mean, thatâ€™s like gold,â€? said Shaw. â€œVideo is worth a thousand words.â€? Shaw said the new
partnership hasnâ€™t yet resultHGLQDVSHFLÂżFFULPHEHLQJ solved, but he said itâ€™s only a matter of time before it does. Homeowners with cameras interested in participating can download the Neighbors app and upload any video they think might be helpful, either to other neighbors or law enforcement. Homeowners do not need to have a RING camera to participate in the Neighbors app.
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Community Submission: Health & Happiness
The stressful yet wonderful holidays
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Itâ€™s that time of year again folks!
eing the Season of Giving, this is a wonderful WLPHRI\HDUWRUHĂ€HFWRQRXU EOHVVLQJVDQGDOVRÂżQGZD\V to share some of our good fortune with those in need. Whether itâ€™s giving a friend some kind words or donating to a toy drive, there is no better feeling than giving back to the community. But a common problem Iâ€™ve found when trying to donate to a charity is ÂżJXULQJRXWZKLFKRQHWRSLFN After all, how do I know which charities are reliable? How do ,ÂżQGDZRUWK\FDXVHWRGRQDWH to where Iâ€™m sure my money will be used wisely? After doing some research, a website that I found to be really helpful in picking good charities is Charity Navigator. This website allows you to enter in any charity, and it will provide reviews and other pieces of information to help you decide whether that charity is right for you. This website has put my mind at ease because now when I decide I want to help people by giving money, I know itâ€™s not a waste. Another thing to remember is that there are a lot of different ways to give back that donâ€™t involve spending money.
There is hope for survivors
Reach out to your friends and tell them all the things you love about them! Take your dog out on a few extra walks. Even something as small as complimenting a passing stranger can make someoneâ€™s day a whole lot better. So, I recommend spreading some love in this time of year because sometimes the best gift you can get is the joy of giving back.
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rauma can change us. Even small traumas: a car accident, a confrontation, death of a loved one; can alter our hormones and neurotransmitters, our digestion, our pain. We may notice dreams, intrusive thoughts, headaches, stomach aches, have trouble thinking clearly after such an event. But usually, in time, thoughts of the event fade and our bodies release hormones for restoration and recovery and we return to normal. But what happens if that trauma is severe or prolonged or repeated such as in war, rape, domestic violence or a natural disaster? It alters our brains. Switches us into survival mode. Stress hormones are released that change our hormones and our neurotransmitWHUV7KHVHKRUPRQHVDŕľľHFWRXU relationships, sleep, moods and cause physical symptoms such as headaches, stomach aches, fatigue and increased risks of infection. This is known as Post traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. The main symptoms of PTSD are intrusive thoughts, mood alterations, exaggerated startle response and avoidance of stress triggering stimuli. A person may have nightmares, Ă€DVKEDFNVLQWHQVHPRRG swings and suicidal thoughts.
There are two parts of the autonomic nervous system: sympathetic and parasympathetic. â€œFight or Flightâ€? and â€œRest and Digestâ€?. Our bodies heal when they are in parasympathetic mode not sympathetic mode. $QGLI\RXVXŕľľHUIURPDQ[LHW\RU PTSD, you know that it is very GLŕľśFXOWWRJHWRXWRIWKHÂł)LJKW or Flightâ€? state of mind. But hereâ€™s the thing. There is hope for survivors. The brain KDVWREHWDONHGRŕľľWKHOHGJH It doesnâ€™t happen right away. Start slow â€“ ten minutes twice a day. Meditate, progressive relaxation, listen to soft music, slow walk in the garden, chant, pray, sing, humâ€Ś even if you donâ€™t feel like you are doing anything. Find someone to talk to. Counseling is helpful. Yoga, acupuncture and massage all help reduce stress hormones. Support the adrenal glands with B vitamins, holy basil tea, time in Nature. Recently, there has been some attention in the news
on using hyperbaric oxygen therapy for PTSD. Hyperbaric oxygen is breathing oxygen in a pressurized chamber which increases the amount of oxygen dissolved in your blood. This in turn can increase oxygen delivery to injured and infected tissues which can aid in healing. Washington VA is using HBOT on its military vets with PTSD. Some studies are showing promise. And there are a few clinics in the area who have mild hyperbaric oxygen chambers, which are smaller, gentler versions than the ones at the hospitals. If you are a survivor: donâ€™t wait. There is help and hope. In time the brain can heal. You can live your life again.
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Do long winter nights make you feel blue?
Summoning treatment is phototherapy, or bright light therapy. Special light boxes that emit 10,000 Lux are used to treat SAD. The Cleveland Clinic reports light therapy is generally safe and well tolerated, but not appropriate for people at risk of damage to the retina of the eye, so this type of treatment must be medically supervised. Physical activity and exercise can also improve oneâ€™s mood and a feeling of wellbeing. Even if cloudy, consider taking a walk outside to stay active. Eating foods vitamin-rich foods and supplementing with Vitamin D can also be helpful.
Seasonal Affective Disorder SENIOR LIVING
ccording to the Cleveland Clinic â€œApproximately half a million people LQWKH8QLWHG6WDWHVVXŕľľHU IURPVHDVRQDODŕľľHFWLYHGLVorder, or SAD, while 10 to PD\VXŕľľHUIURPDPLOGHU form of winter blues.â€? People who live in northern latitudes VHHPWREHPRUHDŕľľHFWHGWKDQ people who live closer to the equator. While not completely understood, several factors may play a role in seasonal DŕľľHFWLYHGLVRUGHULQFOXGLQJ less exposure to sunlight and an increase of melatonin production in some people. Consider talking to your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms: â€˘ Sadness â€˘ Anxiety
â€˘ Irritability â€˘ Loss of interest in usual activities â€˘ Withdrawal from social activities â€˘ Inability to concentrate â€˘ Extreme fatigue and lack of energy â€˘ A â€œleadenâ€? sensation in the
limbs â€˘ Increased need for sleep â€˘ Craving for carbohydrates, and weight gain. 6HDVRQDODŕľľHFWLYHGLVRUder doesnâ€™t need to keep you down. Fortunately, there are VHYHUDOHŕľľHFWLYHWKHUDSLHV for SAD. The most common
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12-days of holiday cheer mouse sheâ€™d stolen had barely struggled, as it was her brotherâ€™s pet. A quick stab with her stiletto, and she retraced the chalk outline in the mouseâ€™s blood. 6XGGHQO\WKHOLJKWVĂ€LFNHUHGWKHĂ€RRUVKRRNDQG a strange sound emanated from the circle. Afraid, Marie dropped to the ground, arms over her head. But the shaking VWRSSHGWKHOLJKWVĂ€LSSHGRQ and the noise in the circle was replaced by a soft, white mist. Marie approached the circleâ€”maybe sheâ€™d managed it after all. The closer she got to the circle, the more she was tempted to touch the mist, despite the warnings. So, she UHDFKHGDÂżQJHUSDVWWKHEDUULer and touched it. Vertigo instantly overtook her, and she was falling down, down into an abyss so black sheâ€™d never see the bottom. Only her body was still upright, her face grinning
a devilish smile. And as she watched over the next few hours, weeks, months, unable to control her own body, her hair morphed to perfection, her homework magically did itself, and her Instagram follower count broke the 500k barrier. She had everything she wanted, except it wasnâ€™t hers anymore.
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Lifting spirits with a touch of cheer
During the month of December, I encourage you to create your own 12-days of holiday cheer doing something each day for someone new. It can be done as a family, as an individual, or as a couple. And at the end, share your experiences with each other and your friends. It will be an amazing and true season of giving having consistently brought joy to the lives of others. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
s we go through the holidays with cheer and merriment, it is easy to miss that someone may be experiencing a less than angelic season. With music being trumpeted throughout the stores, it is clear that the holidays are here. This year, however, they do not have the jubilee that is normally present. The spring in the step, such as with nine ladies dancing or ten lords a leaping is noticeably absent. In lieu of succumbing to humdrum, I began to ponder what could be done to resurrect the joy of the season? Gracefully, ideas came one by one. On colder nights, making soup for neighbors could be ardently received. Baking cookies then sharing
with someone standing on a street corner may warm a tummy and a heart. Raking leaves for a mature friend could stoke the warmth of appreciation; even smiling at a stranger walking from the opposite direction could bring goodwill. It is the small steps of kindness that uplifts a personâ€™s spirit, PHDQLQJWKHGLŕľľHUHQFHEHtween worry and hope. After thinking about these ideas, it stirred me to take action by creating a plan to deliver joy to someone every day for 12-days straight.
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Youâ€™ve seen vaping in the headlines
Recent DUII data released
Local pulmonologists share what you need to know
he vaping epidemic is causing a mysterious lung illness that has been named EVALI (E-cigarette or Vaping product use Associated Lung Injury). As of November 13, more than 2,172 cases of EVALI have been reported in the United States, and 42 of those have resulted in death. All EVALI victims have used either nicotine or THC e-cigarette or vaping products. Recent testing from the CDC appears to show that vitamin E acetate is associated with EVALI, but there is not enough evidence to rule out other chemicals yet. E-cigarettes were touted by many as a â€œsaferâ€? option to traditional cigarettes, but there are a lot of unknowns when it comes to vaping. â€œWe donâ€™t know what
happens when all these chemicals are heated inside a vape pen and breathed into the lungs,â€? explained Dr. William BowerÂżQG3XOPRQDU\&ULWLFDO&DUH & Sleep Medicine Physician at The Oregon Clinic. â€œCigarettes FRQWDLQXSWRGLŕľľHUHQW chemicals, but when you light a cigarette, youâ€™re creating 6,000 WRGLŕľľHUHQWFKHPLFDOV with that combustion â€“ and about 60 to 70 of those chemicals are known carcinogens in KXPDQEHLQJVÂ´'U%RZHUÂżQG said. â€œIt can be assumed that similar issues are taking place ZLWKGLŕľľHUHQWLQJUHGLHQWVLQ electronic cigarettes.â€?
For those that arenâ€™t yet smokers, steer clear. â€œThe key takeaway is: do not vape. Except for medication prescribed by your doctor, inhaling anything other than air into your lungs is a bad idea,â€? VDLG'U-HŕľľUH\%OXKP3XOmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Physician at The Oregon Clinic. For current smokers looking for a safe alternative, there are many proven methods to help quit. Counseling from a medical provider coupled with nicotine replacement (patches, gum or lozenges), or other medications (such as Chantix or Zyban) can improve success in quitting tobacco. Talk to your doctor about quitting and methods right for you.
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OfďŹ cers on alert through December OUR TOWN
he Beaverton Police Department recently released data about a DUII enforcement operation in October. That month, RŕľśFHUVPDGH'8,,DUUHVWVLQ Beaverton. The department is participatLQJLQD\HDUORQJ1DWLRQDO7UDŕľśF Safety Campaign focused on LPSDLUHGGULYHUV2ŕľśFHUVZHUH out conducting targeted patrols in Beaverton, resulting in dozens RIWUDŕľśFVWRSV2IWKHDUUHVWV 10 people refused to take a breath WHVWDFFRUGLQJWRRŕľśFHUV,QWKRVH cases, a warrant for a blood draw was granted. The average blood alcohol content was .16% among those arrested for an alcohol-related DUII who provided a breath sample. Eleven people had a BAC higher than .16%. Of those, six had a BAC of .24% or higher. The highest BAC was .46%, according to police. The legal driving limit is .08%. The lowest BAC among the people arrested in October was
%HDYHUWRQSROLFHFODULÂżHGWKDW suspects can be arrested for DUII related to an intoxicating substance other than alcohol. 2ŕľśFHUVVDLGDWOHDVWWKUHHRI the impaired drivers in October tested positive for substances other than alcohol, but that number could be higher, as police donâ€™t test for additional substances if a DUII suspect has a BAC over .08%. Beaverton police encourage people to use a designated driver RUÂżQGDQRWKHUVREHUULGHKRPHLI they are impaired. â€œDuring the month of DecemEHURŕľśFHUVZLOOFRQWLQXHWKHLU HŕľľRUWVWRWDNHLPSDLUHGGULYHUVRŕľľ the streets of our no refusal city,â€? according to a Beaverton Police Department statement. The High Visibility Enforcement detail was paid for by grant funds from Oregon Impact and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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Monaco Travel log It was so peaceful! TRAVEL ESSAY â€˘ Area: 499 acres â€˘ Population: 38,695 â€˘ OfďŹ cial Language: French â€˘ Administrative Center: Monte Carlo
s one of my bucket-list places to see, it was a pleasant surprise. I really didnâ€™t know what to expect of this small principality. As we arrived into the port, I was greeted with sunshine and anticipation. But the one thing Iâ€™ll remember most was how exceptionally quiet Monte Carlo was. After viewing the inside of the Saint Nicholas Cathedral, we went outside and sat down on the steps of the church and
despite the many other tourists, I could close my eyes and feel just a whisper of the wind. I could hear the sounds of birds chirping and feel the sun warming my face. I was almost lulled to sleep it was so peaceful! Some interesting facts about Monaco are the name of the neighborhoods. The city of Monte Carlo is one of these. Monte Carlo is not the capital of the country as I found out. Itâ€™s actually in a neighborhood known as the â€˜Monaco-Ville (or Le Rocher), which is the large promontory where the medieval OLD TOWN, the Oceanographic Museum and the Princeâ€™s Palace is located, overlooking the sea. With the marriage of actress Grace Kelly (and her much needed clout), the tax-free haven caught the attention of the
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Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids given time, particularly as they get older. But if you can surprise them, like REALLY surprise them, thereâ€™s no beating that kind of pure joy and excitement. I STILL remember freaking out about the NYSNC tickets my dad gave me one year (yes, he went with my friend and I and won â€œFather of the Yearâ€? in the process.)
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s the mom of two small children, my house is bursting at the seams with â€œthingsâ€? for my kids. Between the toys, books, art projects, games, and more, WKHUHLVDORWRIVWXŕľľ6XUH some of these things get used more than others, but after even a relatively short playdate, it looks like a bomb of FKLOGUHQÂśVLWHPVKDVJRQHRŕľľ in our home. With the holidays apSURDFKLQJ,ÂśGOLNHWRRŕľľHUD few alternative (yet thoughtful) gifts for kids that arenâ€™t â€œthings.â€? Memberships around town Living in Beaverton means weâ€™re only a short drive from some fantastic options that provide entertainment and education. Popular memberships include the Oregon Zoo, the Childrenâ€™s Museum, and
Sponsorship for Sports OMSI. These are the kind of gifts that keep on giving as WKHUHDUHGLŕľľHUHQWHYHQWVH[hibits, and programs throughout the entire year. Classes Even if a kid isnâ€™t the biggest fan of school, thereâ€™s an option to learn more about something they love. Music, Coding, Martial Arts, Ukulele, the possibilities are literally endless. Itâ€™s not homework if itâ€™s fun, right? Savings Bond or College Fund Contribution
Okay, itâ€™s not the most exciting idea, but it is probably the most practical. Trip to the Theatre/ Movies/Concert Thereâ€™s a lot of versatility here. Depending on the event, the tickets themselves can be a luxury gift. However, if tickets are relatively affordable, you could package multiple tickets together (for a night out with friends) or include extras like popcorn and drinks. It can get pretty tricky to know what a kid likes at any
If you have a kid in just about any sport, you probably know just how expensive that gets. Between uniforms, equipment, tournaments, membership dues, and all the miscellaneous costs along the way, it adds up fast. Sure, â€œsponsoringâ€? a kid is basically like cash. Still, at least you know itâ€™s going towards something they really enjoy doing. Convention Ticket Being so close to Portland means thereâ€™s a convention center nearby, and they host a vast assortment of special
interest conventions. Comics, video games, card games, sciÂż\RXQDPHLW:KDWFRXOG be cooler? (Just make sure itâ€™s age-appropriate.) Multi-person BIG ticket items For really expensive gifts (like a new iPhone or a destination trip), why not pool your contributions together? Sure, it means fewer gifts overall, but in this instance itâ€™s about quality over quantity.
Katie Carrick lives in Beaverton with her husband, two young children, and their yappy but loveable dog, Mendel. Sheâ€™s a former clinical scientist who now works as a freelance writer. For more information visit mkcontentcreation.com.
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$ŕľľRUGDEOH&DUH$FWEHWWHU known as Obama Care. Whatever you call it, Iâ€™ve seen how it helps individuals and IDPLOLHVDŕľľRUGKHDOWKFDUH Another option for some people is Short Term Medical plans. They are less costly, but a STM plan does not cover any â€œpre-existingâ€? conditions. For 2020 the big four carriers are Providence, Kaiser, 0RGDDQG3DFLÂżF6RXUFH (DFKRŕľľHULQJLQGLYLGXDOSODQV LQWKHLUYHU\VSHFLÂżF3URYLGHU networks.
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with a kettle of one of their ninety-two varieties of tea. Mimosas can be added to the experience and special diets are generally accommodated. Every aspect of the atmosphere has been literally handcrafted by the family, from the LQODLGĂ€RRURFWRSXVRXWOLQHGLQ shiny pennies to the 33-footlong airship hanging from the ceiling. Chandeliers are made from antique teacups and even the paintings have been carefully created. Customers are encouraged to relax and come as they are, dressed in anything from Victorian garb to jeans. Patrons are only asked to refrain IURPZHDULQJĂ€LSĂ€RSVRU fragrances. The Nolders inspiration for Clockwork came from visiting tea houses in Ireland where tea service â€œis not as rigid as a typical English tea.â€? Âł&RŕľľHHLVDGULQNEXWWHDLVDQ experience,â€? Harold mentions highlighting the â€œslower settingâ€? and lack of Wi-Fi there. Even the 20,000 Leagues themed bathroom, which is Oregonâ€™s most photographed restroom, deserves exploring. Clockwork also incorporates annual events into their
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Looking for Something to Do? Get Out & About! Senior Living: Viva Village
Aging is a team sport let’s do it together! SENIOR LIVING Women’s Coffee (open to all). Tuesday, December 3 and 17, 10 am. Jim and Patty’s Coffee, 4130 SW 117th Ave. Beaverton. Village Book Club (open to all). Tuesday, December 3. 6-8 pm. Private home in West Beaverton. Selected Books: Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth, Jr. and All the Money in the World by Laura Vanderkam. RSVP History Interest Group (members and volunteers). Wednesday, December 4, 2-4 pm. Private home in Vose Neighborhood. Learn about Portland Area Holiday Traditions. RSVP Holiday Luncheon and Celebration (members & volunteers). Thursday, December 5, 11:30-2:30. Stockpot Broiler Restaurant, 8200 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Beaverton. RSVP Nature Walk (open to all). Saturday, December 7, 9:30 am. Trails at Dawson Creek Lakes, Meet behind the Hillsboro Brookwood Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy. Hillsboro. Christmas Chocolate Making Party (members and volunteers). Monday, December 9, 1-3:30 pm. Private home in Bethany Neighborhood. Enjoy an afternoon of learning to make chocolate candy. $5 fee to cover cost of chocolate. RSVP Life Stories (members and volunteers). Tuesday, December 10,1:30-3:30 pm. Southminster Presbyterian Church, 12250 SW Denney Road, Beaverton. Get to know fellow Viva Village members and volunteers while listening to and sharing favorite holiday memories. RSVP Dine Around Beaverton and Beyond (members, volunteers and guests). Wednesday, December 11, 1pm. Tom’s Pancakes, 12925 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton. RSVP www.BeavertonResourceGuide.com
Cookie Exchange (members and volunteers). Thursday, December 12, 2-4pm. Private home in Cedar Mill Area, Participants should bring 2-3 dozen cookies to exchange with others. RSVP Pinochle Players (members and volunteers). Friday, December 13,10:30 am. Elsie Stuhr Center-Coffee Room, 5550 SW Hall Blvd. Beaverton. Join others who enjoy this classic game for a morning of cards and conversation. RSVP Village 101 Presentation (open to all). Saturday, December 14,10-11:30. Elsie Stuhr Center, Cedar Room, 5550 SW Hall Blvd. Beaverton. Information for prospective members and volunteers. RSVP Urban Hikers (open to all). Thursday, December 19, 9:30. Lowami Hart Woods, 14895 SW Hart Rd, Beaverton, Visit ﬁve parks while hiking for 2-3 miles at a moderate pace. SW Millikan Blvd. Beaverton. RSVP Quilters and Knitters Interest Group (members/volunteers) Thursday, December 19, 1-2:30 pm. Private home in Westbrook neighborhood. Work on personal projects while sharing ideas & expertise. RSVP Thursday Night Social (open to all). Thursday, December 19, 6 pm. Ernesto’s Italian Restaurant, 8544 SW Apple Way, RSVP
Out & About: Washington County Visitors Association
Washington County Event Calendar OUT & ABOUT
Ising Presents “Where Angels Tread”
Washington County Christmas Tree Farms
December 8 – Christ United Methodist Church, isingchoir.org/events
Through December 24 – hours vary by location tualatinvalley.org
Big Horn Brass Holiday Concert
It Happened One Christmas Through December 22 – Broadway Rose New Stage (Tigard) broadwayrose.org
Winter Village Through January 5 – Orenco Station (Hillsboro) hillsboro-oregon.gov
Wine Glass Painting Class at Oak Knoll Winery December 1 – Oak Knoll Winery oakknollwinery.com
Wreath Making Class at McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse
December 8 – St. Matthew Lutheran Church (Beaverton) bighornbrass.org
Little Women, The Broadway Musical December 6 - 22 – HART Theatre (Hillsboro) hart-theatre.org
Victorian Christmas December 7 – John Tigard House Museum (Tigard) tigardhistorical.org
Robin Hood Winter Festival & Tree Lighting December 7 – Downtown Sherwood robinhoodfestival.org
Hillsboro Holly Days and Market
December 1 – Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, mcmenamins.com
December 7 – Main Street hillsborohollydays.org
North Plain Jingle
Holiday in the Grove
December 5 – Jessie Mays Community Park (North Plains) northplains.org
December 7 – Downtown Forest Grove forestgrove-or.gov
Beaverton Tree Lighting
Starry Nights & Holiday Lights
December 6 – Beaverton City Park beavertonoregon.gov
A Christmas Carol December 6 - 22 – Theatre in the Grove (Forest Grove) theatreinthegrove.org
The Game’s Afoot, Or Holmes For The Holidays December 12 -23 – The Vault Theatre (Hillsboro) Bagnbaggage.org
It’s A Tony Starlight Christmas December 11 – The Vault Theatre (Hillsboro) bagnbaggage.org
Oregon Mandolin Orchestra December 13 – Walters Cultural Arts Center (Hillsboro) hillsboro-oregon.gov
Les Schwab Invitational December 26 through 30 – Liberty High School (Hillsboro) lesschwabinvitational.com
December 7 – Tualatin Commons tualatinoregon.gov
Seussical Jr. December 6 - 14 – Beaverton City Library Auditorium, Beavertonlibrary.org
Marilyn Keller Concert For more Information or to RSVP, call 503-746-5082 or email vivavillageevents. org or. To see a complete list of April events, go to vivavilllage.org
The Nutcracker Ballet December 7 and 8 – Forest Grove High School, balletfg.org
December 6 – Walters Cultural Arts Center (Hillsboro) hillsboro-oregon.gov
Ising Presents “Where Angels Tread” December 6 and 7 – Valley Community Presbyterian Church isingchoir.org/events
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Looking for Something to Do? Get Out & About! Our Town: City News
Beaverton Toy Drive! Billie Sets a Goal of 800 gifts OUR CITY
Our Town: TVF&R
Spread Holiday Cheer for Children in Need PUBLIC SAFETY
his holiday season, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue ÂżUHÂżJKWHUVLQYLWHFRPPXQLW\ members to help them brighten the holidays of children in our community by donating new, unwrapped toys at their local ÂżUHVWDWLRQ TVF&R is teaming up with the KGW Great Toy Drive for the 13th year to provide toys to our communityâ€™s less-fortunate families in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The toys collected during the toy drive are distributed to needy kids in our area with the help of more than 130 local organizations and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. 79) 5ÂżUHVWDWLRQVDUH once again accepting new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages now through Tuesday, December 24. With the help of our generous community members, 79) 5ÂżUHÂżJKWHUVZHUHDEOH WRÂżOODÂżUHHQJLQHDQGER[ truck full of toys to deliver to the KGW studios last December. This year, the need continXHVWREHJUHDWDQGÂżUHÂżJKWHUV hope to exceed last yearâ€™s FROOHFWLRQHŕľľRUW Beaverton-area residents can GURSRŕľľWR\GRQDWLRQVDWWKHLU neighborhood TVF&R station:
â€˘ Aloha Station 62, 3608 SW 209th Ave. â€˘ Bethany Station 68, 13545 NW Evergreen St. â€˘ Butner Road Station 61, 13730 SW Butner Road. â€˘ Brockman Station 66, 13900 SW Brockman Rd. â€˘ Cooper Mountain Station 69, 9940 SW 175th Ave. â€˘ Cornell Road Station 60, 8585 NW Johnson St. â€˘ Farmington Road Station 67, 13810 SW Farmington Rd. â€˘ Progress Station 53, 8480 SW Scholls Ferry Rd. â€˘ Raleigh Hills Station 70, 8299 SW BeavertonHillsdale Highway. â€˘ Somerset Station 64, 3355 NW 185th Ave. â€˘ West Slope Station 65, 3425 SW 103rd Ave. Families in need of holiday assistance this year can call 211 or visit 211info.org. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue knows that we serve a generous, compassionate community. Thank you in advance for helping us contribute to brighter holidays for children in need.
For a complete list of TVF&R ďŹ re stations, visit www.tvfr.com.
elp make the holidays a little brighter for your Beaverton neighbors by GURSSLQJRŕľľDQHZXQwrapped toy to one of these Beaverton locations through Sunday, Dec. 15. â€˘ The Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Millikan Way â€˘ Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW Fifth St. â€˘ Murray Scholls Branch Library, 11200 SW Murray Scholls Pl. â€˘ *ULŕľśWK'ULYH%XLOGLQJ 6:*ULŕľśWK'U
Last year Billie surpassed the goal of gathering more than 500 gifts! The new goal will be 800 gifts to give out to families and children in need in the Beaverton community. Gifts for teens are especially needed (sports equipment, art supplies,
board games, and gift cards are great ideas).
For more information, visit www. BeavertonOregon.gov/toydrive or contact Maria at 503-350-4083
NOVEMBER 30 â€“ DECEMBER 22 FRI 4-10 PM | SAT-SUN 2-10 PM 4500 SW Watson Ave in Old Town Beaverton
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What’s Happening Around Beaverton This Month? Learning L i Corner: C Love L Your Y Library Lib
Library Programs LEARNING CORNER Beaverton City Library
ita of English–Writing at Southeast Missouri State University; and M.L. Lyons, who was awarded an MFA fellowship from UW’s Creative Writing Program. Ages 18 & up. Bring 10 copies of one original poem draft to distribute.
Aloha Community Library Association
Trivia Night: Star Wars Edition
12375 SW 5th St., Beaverton www.BeavertonLibrary.org 503-644-2197 All events are free. Registration, where noted, is one month in advance.
Children’s Programs at Main
Teddy Bear Sleepover 12/3 | 6:30-7pm | Storytime Room | Ages 8 & under with family | Registration required. Your stuffed animal friend is invited to a sleepover at the library! Listen to a storytime in your PJs, then come back the next day to pick up your friend and see what fun those bears had!
Winter Break. 12/21 – 1/5 | Grades K-5. Spend winter break at the library! For kids in grades K-5, we’ll have events daily.
Noon Year’s Eve 12/31 | 11:30am – 12:30pm | Meeting Rooms A & B | Grades K-5 with family. Join us for celebratory crafts and activities and, of course, a group countdown to noon!
Teen Programs at Main Digital Music Creation with Roli Blocks 12/11 | 4-5pm | Teen Room | Grades 6-12. Test out Roli Blocks to create some original beats!
Adult Programs at Main A Will Is Not Enough in Oregon 12/4 | 6-7:30pm | Meeting Room A. Many people don’t realize that more is needed than just a simple will. In this program, you’ll receive practical advice on how to safeguard your assets and health care wishes during and after your lifetime. You’ll also acquire up-to-date knowledge about wills, living trusts, health care documents, and issues regarding guardianship, conservatorship, and power of attorney. This program also provides information on avoiding probate and what to do when family complications arise.
Paciﬁc Wonderland Poets 12/10 | 6-8pm | Reading Room. This group is for poets at any level of expertise to meet and discuss their in-progress, original poems and provide courteous, constructive verbal or written commentary. Facilitated by Susan Swartwout, an award-winning poet, author, and professor emer-
12/10 | 7-8:30pm | BG Food Cartel: D3speakeasy (4250 SW Rose Biggi Ave, Beaverton). Let’s get ready for the newest Star Wars movie with a lively night of trivia at BG Food Cartel - hosted by library staff! We’ll cover a variety of topics, so whether you’re a casual fan or an aficionado, there’s something for everyone. Play in teams of up to six, or play by yourself. Come early to get a good seat. Win prizes! Match wits! Eat, drink, and be merry!
Encore & Solo Business Builders: An Introduction 12/17 | 6-8pm | Meeting Room A. Not ready to retire? Interested in turning your professional experience or hobby into an encore career by starting your own business? Join us to learn about free resources and tools to get you started! Encore entrepreneurship is on the rise for people like you. Never before has it been easier for 50+ individuals to monetize their knowledge, skills, and experience into a rewarding small business. You may be a solo entrepreneur because you love what you do, but you’re doing it all, and getting bogged down in running your business can cause you to lose track of the passion that got you started. There is another way. From marketing to invoicing, do you ever wonder how you got into this mess? Encore & Solo Business Builders is designed specifically for those over 50 starting a business or wanting to focus on growing and developing their business in order to get the results they want. Presenter Kim Allchurch-Flick introduces the course and presents pathways that are designed to make your business a success.
Children’s Programs at BCL Murray Scholls Owl Diaries Party 12/14 | 4-5pm | Grades K-3 with family. Celebrate this popular series with crafts and activities.
Winter Break Programs 12/29 - 1/5 | Grades K-5. Spend winter break at the library! For kids in grades K-5, we’ll have events daily.
Baby Noon Year’s Eve 12/31 | 11:30am – 12:30pm | Ages 2 & under with adult. Join us for celebratory music, bubbles, activities, and, of course, a countdown to noon!
Teen Programs at BCL Murray Scholls Make & Take: Pokémon Snow Globes 12/10 | 4:30-5:30pm | Grades 5-8 | Registration required. Create a winter wonderland… with Pokémon characters!
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All events are free. Become an ACLA member! 17455 SW Farmington Rd, Suite 26A, Aloha | Visit alohalibrary.org/donate for more information or call 503-259-0185. The library will be closed all day Tue 12/24 and Wed 12/25 in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and will close early at 5pm on Tue 12/31 in observance of New Year’s Eve.
wookiees and ewoks! This month’s Nature Mobile is all about the force of the forest, focusing on life cycles and how they intertwine. Examine trees over 100 years old, and learn how the smallest creatures in the forest contribute to the lives of humans and how we humans can positively affect the forest. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum 1 adult per 5 children).
Open Computer Lab: Thu 12/5 & 12/19 at 2-3:30pm. Drop in and join us during lab hours to use one of our library laptops to practice your computer skills or work on a project! A staff person will be available to provide guidance and assist you with computer questions.
Sit n Stitch:
Join our Read for a Cause Winter Reading Challenge to earn books for children and families in need within our community! Kids of all ages are welcome to participate. Stop by the library starting Mon 12/16 to pick up a reading tracker!
Thu 12/5 & 12/29 at 1:30-3pm | Mon 12/9 & 12/23 at 6-7:30pm. Bring your knitting, crochet, or other yarn project, and come join the Sit n Stitch group! Trade tips or simply enjoy the company of fellow crafters while you work on your latest creation.
Storytime break: Both Toddler and Preschool Storytime will take a break starting Mon 12/23/19 through Wed 1/1/20, and will return in the second week of January.
Paradise of Samoa Polynesian Dance:
General Programs Winter Recipe Exchange: all December. Stop by any time this month to check out our Winter Recipe Exchange! Pick up a new recipe to try out at home, or submit one of your own to share with others. Maybe you’ll discover a new favorite!
Toddler Storytime: Mon 12/2, 12/9 & 12/16 at 10:30-11am. Toddler Storytime takes place every Monday at 10:30am! Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, dances, and activities aimed at children between the ages of 18 and 36 months. Adults are expected to sit with children and participate.
Preschool Storytime: Wed 12/4, 12/11 & 12/18 at 10:30-11am. An interactive storytime for children and their grown-ups ﬁlled with stories, songs, rhymes, and activities geared toward getting kids ready to read. For ages 3-6 yr. Adults are expected to sit with children and participate.
Messy Arts & Crafts: Tue 12/3 at 10:30-11:30am. Let your little one’s creativity run wild with sensory arts and crafts every 1st Tuesday of the month. It’s okay to make a mess! For ages 0-6 yr. All children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum 1 adult per 5 children).
Tech Assistance: Tue 12/3 & 12/10 at 4-6pm | Wed 12/4, 12/11 & 12/18 at 1-3pm. Need some one-on-one assistance with basic computer skills? We can help! Drop in during a regularly scheduled tech assistant session, or call to reserve a longer appointment (limit 1 hour per person).
Nature Mobile: May the Forest Be With You: Wed 12/4 at 3:30-4:30pm. Calling all nature loving
Sat 12/7 at 2-3pm. Has the cold weather got you down? Enjoy a bit of the tropics at the library with a live performance by Paradise of Samoa, a Polynesian dance troupe specializing in dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and New Zealand in authentic costume. The troupe performs over ﬁfty shows per year, presenting a colorful, informative, and fun show for everyone. All ages welcome.
Booktique Holiday Sale: 12/9 – 12/23 during open hours. Shop for fun gifts all while supporting a great cause this holiday season! Many talented Aloha Library supporters have donated handcrafted goodies. Sale proceeds will help the library provide awesome books, movies, programs, and staff!
Reading Buddies: Mon 12/9 & 12/23 at 5-6pm. Need practice reading? Sign up for a session of Reading Buddies at the Aloha Community Library! Kids can improve their reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a trained therapy animal. Read with a dog on second Mondays, or with a cat on fourth Mondays. Sessions are 15 minutes each between 5:00 and 6:00 pm. Please call or visit the library to register.
STEAM Lab: Engineering: Wed 12/11 at 3:30-4:30pm. This STEAM Lab will have everything you need to build, build, build! Come construct magniﬁcent structures, towers, and more. Put your thinking caps on and come ready to create! For ages 5-13. All children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum 1 adult per 5 children).
Teen Murder Mystery: Thu 12/12 at 4-5:30pm. The library needs your help! A rare manuscript has gone missing! In its place the thief left a small origami fox. Question the suspects to ﬁnd the person who had the motive, means, and opportunity to
steal the Sardonic Manuscript, and whether that same suspect is also guilty of murder! For teens in grades 6-12 only. Registration required; please call or visit the library to sign up.
Engineering Lab: Sat 12/14 at 10:30am-12pm. Let’s build! We’ll have LEGOs, K’Nex, Magna-Tiles, and more. Come with your thinking caps and get ready to create! For ages 3-13. Small pieces that may present a choking hazard to children under 3 will be present. All children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum 1 adult per 5 children).
Book Bingo: Mon 12/16 at 6:30-7:30pm. Kick off the Aloha Community Library’s winter reading program with a family-friendly game of book bingo! All attendees ages 0-18 can play to win a free book, and compete for the ultimate blackout bingo prize at the end of the night. Everyone will leave with at least one book! Light refreshments will be provided.
Crafternoon: Ugly Sweater Ornaments: Tue 12/17 at 3:30-5pm. Embrace the cozy kitsch by making tiny decorative ugly sweaters with us at this Crafternoon! For adults. All materials provided. Spaces are limited; please call or visit the library to register.
Pajama Storytime: Tue 12/17 at 6:30-7pm. Put on your favorite pajamas and join us for a cozy evening of stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! For ages 2 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum 1 adult per 5 children).
Writers Group: Sat 12/21 at 12:30-3pm. Drop in for a quiet place away from home to hit your word count goal, or to socialize with other local writers. You bring the talent and we’ll provide the tea, snacks, and quiet – not to mention a whole building full of research material and inspiration!
Family Movie: Thu 12/26 at 4-6pm. Escape the winter doldrums and head to the Hawaiian Islands with this month’s free family friendly movie! Inexplicably drawn to the ocean, our heroine convinces a mighty demigod to join her mission and help her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Together, they voyage across the open ocean on an action-packed adventure. Rated PG. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum 1 adult per 5 children).
Monthly Matinée: Fri 12/27 at 2-4pm. Join us every fourth Friday of the month for an early afternoon matinée movie selected by our library staff! In December’s movie, two Antarctic explorers are forced to leave behind their team of sled dogs. The dogs must do their best to survive months of harsh conditions and hostile wildlife until the explorers are able to finance and mount a rescue mission. Rated PG.
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All library events are free and open to anyone. No library card required. Unless otherwise noted, events take place at the GHCL Annex (7306 SW Oleson Rd) across the street from the library. 503-245-9932. www.gardenhomelibrary.org Holiday hours: •
Tuesday, December 24 –
Christmas Eve: Close at 3 pm
Wednesday, December 25 –
Christmas Day: CLOSED
Tuesday, December 31 – Close at 3 pm
Wednesday, January 1 – New Year’s Day: CLOSED
All Ages Events: Memories of a Czech Christmas Saturday, December 14, 2-3:30 PM. Location: GHCL Annex. Join Mark and Helena Greathouse for this musical program to learn about Christmas in another country. Hear traditional Czech Christmas songs with accordion accompaniment and dancing and stories from Helena’s childhood holidays. This is an interactive and humorous program for all ages where attendees can ask questions and enjoy music together.
Star Wars Celebration Friday, December 20, Noon – 1:30 PM. Location: GHCL Annex. The last Star Wars ﬁlm is coming out on December 20th. To celebrate, we’re having a Star Wars celebration with crafts, snacks, rafﬂe prizes, and a costume contest! All ages are invited. Participants in the contest will have their picture posted on library social media for voting, and winners can pick up their prize starting Saturday, December 21 in the library.
Adult Events: Nerd Night: Trivia for Adults Tuesday, December 3, 6:30-8:30 pm. Location: GHCL Annex. On the ﬁrst Tuesday of every month, come test your knowledge - solo or in a team – and ﬁnd out who knows the most. Five varying sets of trivia, including current events and music. Prizes for most and least points at the end of the night.
Crafternoon Tea Wednesday, December 4, 2-4 pm. Location: GHCL Annex. Bring your own craft project to work on, and enjoy the company of fellow craft enthusiasts! All levels are welcome. Tea is provided.
Death Cafe Saturday, December 7, 1-2:30 pm. Location: GHCL Annex. Death and dying aren’t often talked about, but they touch us all. Join us for a cup of coffee or tea and a snack as we explore these themes in a relaxed and safe environment. Free-of-cost and all are welcome.
Tuesday Night Nourishment book group Tuesday, December 10, 7-8:30 pm. Location: GHCL Annex. At our December meeting, we decide what we want to read in the next year. Please bring two titles to recommend. Books must be available in paperback and under 500 pages. After discussing, the group votes. New members are always welcome.
Garden Home Jams Wednesday, December 11, 2:30-4 pm. Location: GHCL Annex. Come play, sing, listen, and otherwise gather in the name of community music! Garden Home Jams welcomes musicians and singers of all kinds and levels at this supportive song circle. Everyone gets an opportunity to select a favorite holiday classic or learn something new. Come check it out.
Board Game Night Wednesday, December 11, 6-9 pm. Location: GHCL Annex. Come play board games. New selection provided each month. Participants are also invited to bring their own games to share.
Ukulele Party Saturday, December 21, 11 am - 12 pm. Location: GHCL Annex. With Aaron Canwell of Portland kindie (kid+indie) band “Micah and Me!” Garden Home Library’s Ukulele Parties are open to all ages and excellent for beginners. Just bring yourself; we’ll provide 25 ukuleles.
Saturday, December 14, 10 am - Noon. Location: GHCL Annex. Bring items (clothes, books, housewares, small electronics, and small furniture) you no longer want/need to swap with others. Please make sure items are clean and giftable. This event is free and open to the public. All items are free. All leftovers will be donated at the end of the event.
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Film Night: Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles Friday, December 20, 6 pm - 8 pm. Location: GHCL Annex. At this month’s ﬁlm night, we’ll screen Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (92 minutes, rated PG-13, 2019), a heartwarming and in-depth documentary ﬁlm that chronicles the origin story of beloved musical Fiddler On The Roof. An audience favorite at ﬁlm festivals, this documentary boasts a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Film night attendees are welcome to bring their own takeout or snacks. The library will provide popcorn and coffee.
Crafternoon Tea Wednesday, December 18, 2-4 pm. Location: GHCL Annex. Bring your own craft project to work on, and enjoy the company of fellow craft enthusiasts! All levels are welcome. Tea is provided.
For Youth & Family: Fall Storytime Schedule (*held inside the library) • Book Babies: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM • Family Story Time: Weds at 6 PM • Drop In Crafts or STEAM Activities for Little Learners: Sats 10am-12pm
Special family events: Family Karaoke Friday, December 13. 6-7:30 PM. Location: GHCL Annex. Rock out with us to songs the whole family can enjoy! There will be snacks, lights, and popular songs including oldies, Disney favorites, and top-40 hits to sing together.
Read to a Dog Thursday, December 19, 4 – 6:15 PM. Location: In the library. We have six 20 minute slots for a child to read with a certiﬁed therapy dog! Please call the library to sign up for a reading session with either Abbot or Kody and their wonderful humans, Pam and Bonnie.
Lego Creativity Club Sat, Dec. 28, 1-3pm. Location: GHCL Annex. This is our regular visit from Master Builder Blair Archer. All children (who don’t eat LEGOs) are invited to come and play and build this weekend instead! Let’s build something fun together!
Bubble Wrap Up the New Year Tuesday, December 31, 11 am-12:15PM. Location: GHCL Annex. Come wrap-up the year by stomping on some bubble wrap, making noise and counting down the “noon” year. Refreshments & sparking apple cider provided. Free and open to anyone. Feel free to bring your own bubble wrap and noisemakers.
Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries
• Saturday Storytime, 12/7 & 21, 1/18, 2/1 & 15, 3/ 7 & 21; 10:30am • Evening Storytime, 12/4, 11, 18; 6:30pm • Board Game Mondays thru 12/16, 2-4:30pm
Cedar Mill Library Parent Information Series • Kim DeMarchi: How to communicate with your tween and teen, 12/18, 6:30-8pm • Cedar Mill Library (12505 NW Cornell Rd, (503) 644-0043) • Bethany Library (15325 NW Central Drive, Suite J-8, (503) 617-7323) • Bethany Library Annex (4888 NW Bethany Blvd, Suite K-2, Portland, (503) 617-7323)
Cedar Mill Library General Programs • Learn to Play the Ukelele, 12/1, 2-3pm • Writers’ Mill, 12/15, 1-3pm • When Tropes Attack, 12/5, 7-9pm • Eco-friendly Plastic Bag Crafts, 12/8, 3-4:30pm • Eco-friendly Plastic Bag Crafts, 12/15, 3-4:30pm • Owl Book Group, 12/20, 10:30am12pm • Voices in Verse Poetry Group, 12/28, 10:30am-12pm • Coding & Crafting Hour of Code, 12/11, 3:30pm-5pm • Life Size Star Wars Clue12/14. 2pm4pm • First Lego League, 12/3, 6, 7, 10, 11 6:30pm • Hour of Code, 12/11, 3:30-5pm • Lego Free Play, 12/27, 10:30-12
Bethany Library Annex General Programs • First Lego League, 12/4, 5, 8, 9, 6:30pm • OBOB 101 for Grown-Ups, Mon 12/2, 6:30-8pm • December Book Sale, Sat 12/7 - Sat 12/21, All Day • Holiday Karaoke, Sat 12/14, 6-7:30
Bethany Library Annex Teen Events • Holiday Gift Making, Fri 12/20, 4-5:30
Bethany Library Annex Kids Events • Gingerbread House Making, Fri 12/13, 3-4pm • THPRD Nature Mobile, May the Forest Be With You, Wed 12/18, 3:30-4:30 • Oregon Battle of the Books - Test Your Knowledge, Fri 12/27, 10:30-11, 11:30-noon & 12:30-1pm. • Countdown to Noon - New Year’s Eve for Little Ones, Tues 12/31, 11:3012
Bethany Library Annex Ongoing Programs and Storytimes
• Oregon Battle of the Books, 12/30, 10:30am, 1pm, and 2:30pm
• Baby Time, Wed 12/4-12/18; 1/152/26, 11:30-12
• Countdown to Noon, 12/31, 11:3012pm
• Fun for Ones Mon 12/2-12/16; 1/132/24, 10:30-11
Cedar Mill Library Storytimes & Ongoing Kid’s Programs
• Twos TogetherWed 12/4-12/18; 1/152/26, 10-10:30 • Preschool StorytimeTues 12/3-12/17; 1/14-2/25, 10:30-11
• Baby Time Storytimes, Mondays,, 12/2 - 12/16, 1/13 – 3/9, 11:30am andd 1:30pm • Fun for Ones Storytimes, 12/5 - 12/19,, 1/16 – 3/12; 10:30am & 11:30am; • Twos Together Storytimes, 12/3 12/18, 1/14 – 3/11; 10:30am • Music & Movement Storytimes, 12/44 - 12/18; 11:30am • Preschool Power Storytimes, 12/4 12/19, 1/15 – 3/12; 10:30am
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What’s Happening Around Beaverton This Month? Out & About: Village Gallery of Arts
Educational art gallery With classes for both adults & kids
ADULT CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
OUT & ABOUT Gift Certiﬁtcates!
For any amount $5 and up! For anything we sell, including classes! No expiration date! If you simply can’t decide which beautiful work of art to give that special someone -- give a Gift Certiﬁcate and let them choose! Each one comes in our signature red envelope with festive gold ribbon, perfect for the holidays. Drop by and pick up one or two, or one for everyone on your list! Should a Gift Certiﬁcate be presented with a value higher than the cost of an item or items being purchased, the remainder will be given as a credit towards future purchase(s) at the Gallery. Happy holidays!
Cash & Carry Art Sale! Hundreds of Original Artworks! Last Day is December 24! Works by talented local artists of all ages -- students and professionals. We have beautiful wreaths and lovely small paintings -special gifts for the special people in your life!
Last Artists’ Reception of the Year! It’s a Holiday Party Potluck! Dec. 8, 2 - 4pm. Bring a dish to share and enjoy the spirit of the season while browsing the wonderful show! Or just bring yourself and a friend to enjoy the party!
Brooke Walker-Knoblich Painting with Brooke 2-week course, Dates: Tuesdays, December 3 & 10; Time: 10:00am - 1pm. Students of all skill levels welcome. Appropriate for any medium.
Debbie Teeter Intro to Watercolor 4-week course. Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19, 26; Time: 2:00 - 5:00pm Have you always wanted to try watercolor? Or have you tried watercolor but found it somewhat daunting? Whether you have painted before or not, this class will guide you through the basics of working with watercolor and also give you some options for creative approaches with it. Lessons will cover the unique properties of this medium, composition, color, and “bells and whistles.” We will explore varied subject matter, and also how other artists have explored this medium. Please check website or call the Gallery for supply list and further details.
YOUTH CLASSES Children’s Shodo Classes Ages 6 - 14 years old, 3-week course. Mondays: December 2, 9, 16 from 4:30 - 6:00pm; OR 6:30 - 8pm. Express kids’ creativity and build concentration by writing and drawing using Japanese Calligraphy techniques. Children will learn the basics of how to write Japanese characters or English characters with the Calligraphy brush in their own style. Kids will be taught the fundamentals of the ancient Zen art of Shodo; which is not just the way of calligraphy, but also teaches concentration, meditative calm and attention, and expression of oneself through the brush. Call or visit website for class supply list and more information.
Debbie Teeter Children’s Art Classes, Ages 7 - 11 years old, 3-week course. Thursdays: December 5, 12, 19 ; Time: 3:45 - 4:45pm Come join an exciting class learning a variety of art forms. Debbie will be developing each child’s art ability and providing them an opportunity to build their skills and explore different media and approaches, so they can ﬁnd out what they will enjoy. Each lesson will explore both art concepts and techniques. Activities may include drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media. Subject matter will include people, faces, landscapes, plants and animals, and exploring subject matter in imaginative ways. Classes ﬁll quickly; call the Gallery or visit the website for more information.
light, use looseness and color contrast to enhance dimensionality, and use light, shadow, color reﬂections and composition to learn to paint in a visually expressive and interpretive style. Please see website or call the Gallery for supply list and further details.
Emily Stevens Painting on Fabric Workshop. Dates: Saturday, December 14; Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Come play with us. Explore painting on fabric. All paints and brushes will be supplied by the instructor. You will experience painting with fabric paints made especially for
fabric. Techniques will be taught. The inspiration for my work comes from people, travel, photos, imagination and doodling. I usually start with an original painting, that I have either painted or printed on fabric. I use the sewing machine needle as my paint brush and pencil as my design emerges on fabric. Finally, embellishments are added as needed. Please see website or call the Gallery for supply list and further details.
This class will be a general themed painting class, so students can bring in any subject matter they choose. Please bring all your painting supplies and a table easel. Brooke will demonstrate in the ﬁrst hour, leaving time for students to integrate techniques into their own work. Each class also includes a small group critique at the end. Painters of all skill levels are welcome. Please see website or call the Gallery for further details.
Gretha Lindwood Beyond Basics - Further Exploration of Soft Pastels Weekend Workshop. Ages: 18 +. Dates: Saturday & Sunday: December 7 & 8; Time: 9am - 1pm. For Strong Beginner and Intermediate Pastellists -- Soft pastels only, not oil pastels.
For more details on each listing, please see our website, www.villagegalleryarts.org or call 503-644-8001) Village Gallery is a non-proﬁt educational art gallery located at 12505 NW Cornell Road, Portland, next to the Cedar Mill Library.
Express your impressions of the natural world using soft pastels. You will apply the principals of color, value and design in this fun, informative class as you continue to develop your personal style and gain a deeper understanding of the medium. You will work from your own photos while interpreting with your own “artistic voice.” Demonstrations and individual instruction will be given as Gretha shares tips, techniques and ideas. For more details, see the website or call the Gallery.
Mary Lehner, Seasonal Imagery Painting for the Holidays 5-week course, Mondays: December 2, 9; 9:30am - 12:30pm Intermediate to Advanced Watercolor: Are you ready to take your painting skills to the next level and bring passion to your watercolors? Join Mary Lehner to explore fresh ways to invigorate your style. We will be painting from Fall and Winter imagery in this 5-week session. Mary will demonstrate and discuss the journey from static to lively interpretations in watercolor. This class is not so much about technique as it is about letting the watercolor medium work to your advantage by slowly learning to “go with the ﬂow.” Using landscape and seascape photo research supplied by the the teacher, students will learn to “see” the subject matter in a new
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Little Women THE STORY: Louisa May Alcott’s beloved story of the adventures of the four March sisters is brought to vivid life in Little Women, the Musical. The Civil War is in full swing, and the March sisters - Meg, the oldest, nurturing and romantic; the spirited and tomboyish Jo; sweet and loving Beth; and irascible, artistic and playful Amy - live in Concord, Massachusetts, with their Marmee while their father is on the battleﬁeld. Filled with adventure (both lived and imagined), heartbreak, and a deep sense of hope, the struggle of these “Little Women” to ﬁnd their own voices mirrors the growing pains of a young America. With buoyant, joyful melodies, memorable characters, and a big-hearted message, Little Women, the Musical reminds us that “sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true.”
The Playhouse The Playhouse, a division of Beaverton Civic Theatre, is the community gathering place to celebrate performing arts in Beaverton. All ages and experience levels are invited to actively engage in theatrical arts education and performance.
Seussical Jr. THE STORY: Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in a fantastical musical extravaganza! Horton must protect the Whos from a
world of naysayers and dangers and guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant! All tickets $5!
As an artistic hub, The Playhouse creates community through collaboration and the process of bringing stories to life onstage.
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde THE STORY: ETP’s newest adaptation of a classic novella immerses audiences into a world of gold miners, cowboys, and the main street of an uncontrolled wild west. Explore Dr. Jekyll’s laboratory, the Lanyon General Store, Millie’s Saloon, and the assayer’s ofﬁce as you experience a story of deception, love, hope, tragedy, and catharsis a mere inches away from where you stand. www.BeavertonResourceGuide.com
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