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Shop Local - Give Local - Stay Local... • What’s that bird I often see on holiday cards? See a picture on page 14! • How organized is your jewelry box? We’ve got tips on pages 15! • If you own or want to own real estate in Beaverton, you will want to turn to page 16! • Stay local for New Year’s Eve! Attend the NYE’s party at the city Library! See page 18! • Happy Birthday to Barbra and Leona. Both turned 100! Read about their amazing lives on page 20!

This is how we build a better BBeaverton!

BEAVERTON, OREGON, USA First Settled: 1847 (by Augustus Fanno) Year Incorporated: 1893 Location: 7 miles west of Portland, OR City size: 18.7 square miles (2014)


Mayor: Denny Doyle Council: Catherine Arnold, Betty Bode, Lacey Beaty, Marc San Soucie, Mark Fagin


Elevation: 189 feet above sea level

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:

Yearly Rain/Snow: 39in/2in per year


Coordinates: 45.48Âş N / 122.81Âş W

# of Days with Rain/Year: 152 days Population: 91,205 (2014) Median family income: $56k (2013) Unemployment: 5.6% (2014) Sales Tax: 0.0% Income Tax: 9.0% Zip Codes: 97005-08, 97075, 97078, 97003 Area Codes: (503), (971)

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

Contact Publisher: Cory Burden Editor: Michael Wong Advertising: Michael Wong Graphic Design: Sarah Jones

Questions or comments? Email us: 4575 SW Tucker Ave. Beaverton, OR 97005 503.641.3320

Webmaster: Troy Brisbin Cartoonist: Ralph Scheeler

“The Beaverton Resource Guide is a vibrant snapshot of the Beaverton Community.� Marie Prins, Washington County Visitors Association

Writers Mayor Denny Doyle City Staff County Staff Anna Harris Oregon Zoo Staff Celia Lambert, PhD TVF&R Staff Bob Wayt Police Staff Bob Strong Larry Ferguson Beaverton CERT Emery Hanel Abigayle Horn

Jeff Menzel Dirkse Team Ann Koppy BEF Staff CERT Team Rhonda Kay Leondard Suzanne VanSlyke Ken Reetz Beaverton Family Chiropractic Bev Snow-Kuehn Kaaren Badi Jennifer Means Michael Baliton

Last Month’s Cover Art

Winter's Wheat

How many more springtimes Will we witness? TheWill 2014 Senior Art &once Poetry Contest was sponsored by the Beaverton Library Foundation. we again know summer's The contest winner series of postcards is a product of The Beaverton Resource Guide. 4575 SW Tucker Ave., Beaverton, OR 97005 | 503-641-3320 Layers of sweltering heat? Perhaps, as our last gasp, before We harvest our winter's wheat. The years, the seasons, rush So swiftly by. So few moments do we allow To cherish their true worth. It is only now that we know How quickly those seasons end,

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W Welcome! (City Message & Cartoon) ................................................................2 Shop Sh Beaverton (Local Businesses) ........................................................ 3-13 Our Town (Community News) .................................................................. 12-22 Out & About (What’s Happening This Month in Beaverton?) ............................. 23-32 City Information 2 Beaverton Car Guy 19 Cartoon, Humor & Quotes 2, 13, 30 Public Safety (Police/Fire) 19 Local Maps 4-5 Traffic Q&A 19 Business Directory 5-13 Local History 20 Beaverton Bulletin Board 6-13 Senior News 20-21 Free Announcements 13 Monthly Art Scene 23 Beaverton Wild & Green 14 Senior Village Events 24 Monthly Recipe 15 County Event Calendar 24 The Care & Feeding of Your Home 16 Library Programs 28-29 Beaverton Real Estate 16 Theatre & Movies 30-31 Teen Talk 17 Literary Corner 32 Park & Recreation (THPRD) 18 Win $25! Enter our Contest 32 Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) 19

Message from the Mayor By Mayor Denny Doyle


ach year the city council and I sit down and develop a list of city priorities for the year. It seems appropriate for our last Your City LVVXHRIWRUHÀHFWRQKRZ we’ve done meeting some of our goals. Our top priority for the year was to develop a plan for a public safety center. It’s hard to believe that it was only January when I asked the police department to reengage our volunteer advisory committee and give us a recommendation. The group immediately went to work analyzing our options and advised us to focus on city-owned property at Allen and Hall. Fast forward to November, where very soon our voters will be considering the city’s request to issue bonds to pay for the construction costs. Our objective was clear, we wanted a plan that minimized WKH¿QDQFLDOLPSDFWWRUHVLGHQWV By utilizing city-owned property

and decreasing the size and scope of the building, our volunteer committee was able to deliver a recommendation that didn’t raise the city’s overall bond tax rate. It is timed to begin as the city’s library construction bonds end— meaning there is no increase in the bond tax rate. The council and I also placed a huge emphasis this year on walking safety. There was a strong push from our council, which I fully support, to increase our funding for sidewalks. We have planning work underway and WKH¿UVWELJSURMHFWZHœOOVHHLVD much needed sidewalk installation on Menlo Drive. As one resident recently reminded me, she’s wanted sidewalks on Menlo for 53 years—and it is time for the city to step up and make it happen. We’re also working on an active transportation plan, which is a fancy way of saying we are looking at all of the gaps in our sidewalks and bike paths and developing strategies for prioritizing, IXQGLQJDQG¿OOLQJWKRVHJDSV All in all, it has been a great year and I continue to be deeply impressed with the dedication of our city staff as they strive every day to serve Beaverton.

BRG History: The Beaverton Resource Guide (BRG) is a free monthly community paper written, edited and published in Beaverton, by Beaverton residents and for the businesses and people of Beaverton, Oregon, USA. Cedar House Media published the ďŹ rst edition in April of 2011 featuring local businesses, community news, and the Farmers Market. That ďŹ rst issue was 16 pages. Today, the paper is 32 pages and sponsored by a diverse cross section of public and private community organizations.

BRG Goals: Beaverton has so many positive attributes and many go unnoticed. This publication is our way of highlighting what makes our city a great place to live, work and shop. With a focus on small, local businesses, we’d like to encourage our neighbors to ďŹ rst visit nearby stores and give them a chance before moving on to businesses outside our community. BRG Advertising: With our unique layout, colorful design and exclusive community content, our readers are beyond loyal as reected by our 80%+ readership rate each month since Jan. 2013. Not only do they want to know what's happening in Beaverton each month, but they also agree with our philosophy staying local. As a business in the Beaverton area, your ad will be seen by those who are most willing to go out of their way to keep their dollars close to home. These shoppers, your potential new customers, also happen to be our best readers! In addition, we don’t print massive quantities and mail them out to uninterested parties. Our papers are located in convenient and high trafďŹ c locations ready to be picked up by those shop local. With low rates, targeted distribution and a willingness to provide more value than what you pay for, you'll ďŹ nd that we're just as interested in stretching your advertising dollar as you are!


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Happy Holidays from Ralph Scheeler and the Beaverton Resource Guide Shop Local – Give Local – Stay Local‌ this is how we build a better Beaverton.

Shop Beaverton | L oc al B us ines s Direc tory Once Upon a time in Beaverton The Owl, December 7, 1912 (Beaverton’s First Newspaper)


HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE Friday, Dec. 2 | Beaverton City Library

10 AM to 9 PM German Holiday Market presented by Condor Airlines 5 PM Holiday Open House

7 PM Tree Lighting Ceremony

7:30 PM 3 Leg Torso Concert

7:30 PM Sorry! Wrong Chimney! Presented by Beaverton Civic Theatre Tickets are $5 with a donation of a new unwrapped toy.


German Holiday Market is supported by:

Sponsored by the Beaverton Library Foundation

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124th Ave

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125th Ave

Taco Bell

Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA)

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Hall Street Grill Hall Street Center

Excel Financial


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Beaverton Signs

Thai Bloom


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Kuni Collision Center

Lombard Ave

Beaver Creek Village Shopping Center

114th Ave

Carey Custom Floors


Jo Ann’s

Asian Food Center

T.J. Maxx

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Beaverton Pharmacy


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Maple Seed Wellness

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Fringe Salon


Frontier Communications


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Swim Center

Decarli MVP Dance

Starkstreet Lawn & Garden

Lombard Ave

Stott Ave

Mattress Outlet

2nd St

Watson Hall Bar

Betts Ave


Fred Meyer Shopping Center

Beaverton Town Square

Einstein Bros Bagels

Moontalla’s Gifts Tulen Cedar House Center Media A Parking

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TVR&R Station 67


Emerald City Smoothies

Franklin Ave

Beaverton High School


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Rose Biggi Ave

City Hall Parking

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Assistance League of Portland

Tucker Ave

Comfort Inn Black Bear Diner

The Round

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Canyon Place Shopping Center

SW W atson

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Beaverton Education Foundation

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Mathnasium Haagens

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Faces by Vivian


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McCormick & Schmits

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Signature Shoes

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Jesuit High School

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Sambi Restaurant


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Arctic Circle Businesses • Omega Gymnastics SW 5th St • Haiyan Int’l Dance Academy

Valley Plaza

Jack in the Box

Michael’s Arts & Crafts


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Kaiser Permanente

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Lana L. Nelson Oil Painting

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All local artists, All original art! Free monthly reception! See story in Just For Fun section 503-601-3300 MAP1C3

Karen Bolin, Financial Advisor Edward Jones Investments 503-356-1190

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Learn to Paint & Draw Loved ones, family and pets!

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Broadway Rose Theatre 503-620-5262

Affordable Arts and Crafts Classes and Workshops 12505 NW Cornell Rd (next to the Cedar Mill library)

Acting & Speech Coaching 26 26


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All levels and all ages welcome! Call Terry at 503-707-4554

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Community Gardens (City) 503-526-6433

Visitors Center for Beaverton and Washington County 503-644-5555 MAP1B2

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Aloha Community Library 503-259-0185

Beaverton City Library (503) 644-2197 MAP1C4


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Oregon Long Term Care Ombudsman Program 1-800-522-2602

PGE Green Power Program 800-542-8818

Recycling & Waste Programs 503-526-2460


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Washington Square Mall

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Wash. County Visitors Center

Cedar Mill Library


Beaverton School District 503-643-6563 MAP1B1

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Double Decker Club Slow-roasted, hand-carved turkey breast, shaved ham, hickory-smoked bacon and American cheese, with juicy tomato, crisp lettuce and mayo stacked on your choice of toasted bread ($9.89).

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Exotic birds, healthy foods, toys, boarding & advice. Great prices! 503-644-9515 MAP1C4

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Shop Beaverton | L oc al B us i nes s Direc tory Catholic Book S Store & Gift Shop 503-644-1814 MAP1C4

Services Jewelry Appraisals & Design **PLUMBING**

Real Local Florist* Flowers for every occasion, plants, cards, gifts & more! 503-644-0129 MAP1C4

Hills Construction Contracting 971-246-3682

Village on Scholls Ferry Class A Retail Complex. Restaurant & Office Space Avail. 503-747-7238

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The Elsie Stuhr Center Don Filippi Insurance Agency Business & Commercial, Auto, Home & Life Insurance 503-646-4101 MAP1C3

We do Birthday Parties! 503-644-5701 MAP1B1

Quilter’s Corner Store Fabric, Kits, Gifts & More 503-644-5678 Mon - Sat MAP1C3

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All natural Candlewax, recycle old candles and get credit towards a new one. 503-318-9648

Insurance Partners NW Home, Auto, Business, & Health Friendly local independent agents! 503-372-5621 Professional Cleaning Services 503-591-9031

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Sports & Activities Billings Dance Company 70+ weekly classes 503-670-7008



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Raise Your Business Visibility Signs, Banners, Decals, A-Frames & Vehicle Graphics 503-526-0216 MAP1B3

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Immigration & Citizenship, Family & Adoption, Business Law 503-644-2146 MAP1C3

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Wellness Wednesday Solace & Fine Espresso on November 9th from 3pm-4pm. The topic is â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?â&#x20AC;?, Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a short presentation (15-20 minutes) about what Hypnotherapy is, dispelling myths about hypnosis, with time for Q&A as well.

Trouble with Food?

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Help is Here. Weekly meetings are free and available for anyone suffering from food addiction, food obsession, obesity, bulimia or under-eating. There are no dues or weigh-ins. Tuesdays 6:30-8pm at Beaverton Lodge (12900 SW 9th St Beaverton),, contact Pamela at 503- 860-8281. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12 Step fellowship based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

The Book Corner will be closed Until early 2017 for renovation. Donations will continue to be accepted: Tues & Thurs, 10am - 1pm

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Looking to network with project management professionals in the Westside community? A fantastic group of people meet 7:30 AM, every ďŹ rst Thursday of the month at the Beaverton City Hall Building to share knowledge. We have free coffee and pastries to enjoy the experience! Facilitated by volunteers from the Project Management Institute, please visit the website for more details as topics differ every month. roundtables

Beaverton Toy & Coat Drive

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FOOD PANTRY for emergency needs Beaverton SDA Church Community Services provides emergency food and clothing every Tuesday from 9am to 2pm. Located at corner of Murray & Davis (one block south of Allen Blvd.) No appointment necessary. Entry is at back parking lot. We will also pray for you.

The City of Beaverton is seeking donations of new toys and winter coats to help local families and children in need this holiday season. From Nov. 9 to Dec. 12, you can drop off toys, gifts, and winter coats at many locations throughout Beaverton! Toy should be new and not wrapped. â&#x20AC;˘

The Beaverton Building (12725 SW Millikan Way)


GrifďŹ th Drive bulding (4755 SW GrifďŹ th Dr.)


Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th St.)


Murray Scholls Branch Library (11200 SW Murray Scholls Pl.)


City Operations Center (9600 SW Allen Blvd.)

TVF&R Needs Toys Too! This holiday season, ďŹ reďŹ ghters are asking community members to help them come through for less-fortunate children to ensure every child receives a holiday present. Most TVF&R ďŹ re stations are once again serving as collection sites and accepting new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages now through December 24.

Become a TVFR Volunteer TVF&R offers three volunteer opportunities: â&#x20AC;˘

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TVF&R is hosting a Volunteer Interest Night Open House December 13 at Station 50 (12617 SW Walnut St. in Tigard) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. if you are interested!

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Spotlight Story

Meet the Faces Behind RHBA Raleigh Hills Business Association

Linda Criss (RH Bank of the West)

By Bev Snow-Kuehn


HBA founding members, Linda Criss (RH Bank of the West, Branch Mgr), Toni Curry (TLC Promotions) and Bev SnowKuehn (B-Line Enterprises) came together to support the Raleigh Hills business community. The three ladies started talking, planning and envisioning what RHBA would look like and from YLVLRQWRUHDOLW\ZHRIÂżFLDOO\ launched in May of 2010. â&#x20AC;˘ Building a local business community, â&#x20AC;˘ Shop local, â&#x20AC;˘ Know your business owners and your neighbors. Linda Criss was instrumental with all the legal matters, licenses, insurance, and by-laws while the mission statement was a joint collaboration. Later the Board grew from three and added Matt Chrisman (West Coast Bank RH Branch, Manager). The two constants supporting RHBA are Michael Chase(CF Chase Marketing) and Robin Curtin (Univera Associate). Currently, the RHBA boasts PHPEHUVIRUWKHÂżVFDO year. Toni Curry and Linda Criss created position duties and put WRJHWKHUDQRIÂżFLDO5+%$PDQXDO We have had three Chairs in the six years since conception: Linda Criss, Bank of the West; Liz Utter, New Seasons Raleigh Hills and Marie Morris, Beyond 18. Bev Snow-Kuehn (B-Line Enterprises) and Diane Snedecor (Mountain Man Fruit & Nut) are all about outreach and connecting the business community with our neighbors. Toni Curry took the organization with a simple scrolly heart logo to a brand that is known and recognized. She used her graphic design background to create a â&#x20AC;&#x153;real logo/a real brandâ&#x20AC;? which included getting a grant from Venture Portland for boulevard banners which are proudly displaying

Toni Curry (TLC Promotions)

Bev Snow-Kuehn (B-Line Enterprises)

the RHBA logo on our streets in Raleigh Hills. Our successes are: â&#x20AC;˘ Our monthly business meeting at RH New Seasons, â&#x20AC;˘ Sign toppers â&#x20AC;&#x153;Raleigh Hills Business Districtâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;˘ Member directory, â&#x20AC;˘ A monthly presence in the Beaverton Resource Guide, â&#x20AC;˘ Our annual holiday party and Shred / Recycle event(s). .

About RHBA: To support the community of Raleigh Hills; to promote a vibrant business environment, maintain a safe & healthy climate, create community consciousness & maximize livability. Visit us at

Openings Available Introduce your newborn, toddler or young swimmer to the water at Children of the Sea Swim School.

Call to Enroll Today! (503) 620-5970 Where the Pool is your Classroom, and Learning is Fun! n! Celebrating 19 Years!

Visit us at (Located near Washington Square Mall)

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Our Town | C om m uni ty St ories Landscape and Urban Forestry


Dealing with Moss and Lichen Renewable Energy News By City Landscape Staff

By City Sustainability Staff

M 12870 SW Farmington Rd | 503-644-3469

oss and Lichen are similar in some ways but are completely different species. Moss is considered a plant while lichen is a symbiotic relationship between fungus and algae. Both moss and OLFKHQDUHEHQHÂżFLDOWRWKHHQYLronment as they produce important nitrogen and are also a great food source for animals, and used to make nests. Both moss and lichen are found all over the world with 14,500 different species of moss and four different types/forms of lichen. Some lichen even have the name moss (such as the reindeer moss) which is not a moss at all. Moss and lichen reproduce by spores or by parts of the plant breaking off, which makes them hard to control sometimes. Even WKRXJKWKH\FDQEHEHQHÂżFLDOWR your yard, both can be unsightly in lawns, on rocks or in your tree in landscapes. Depending on what your personal preference is, some like the natural look of moss or lichen growing in their yards. If you are looking to control either of these it is important to weigh in WKHEHQHÂżWVRIXVLQJFKHPLFDOVRU manually removing them. If you are ok with scraping them off by hand, or dethatching your lawn


that would be ideal. If not, chemicals such as iron, zinc sulfate, zinc chloride, and zinc and copper sulfate can be used (be mindful of approved chemicals for concrete as they will stain them) Brought to you by the City of Beavertonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landscape and Urban Forestry Department. For more information, visit: index.aspx?nid=1224

Western White Pine By City Landscape Staff

â&#x20AC;˘ Binomial Name: Pinus monticola â&#x20AC;˘ Soil Type: rocky, moist soils â&#x20AC;˘ Sunlight: Moderately-shade tolerant â&#x20AC;˘ Form/Growth: Very large tree â&#x20AC;˘ Foliage: Evergreen


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Photo caption: Billie the Beaver roots for solar and wind power, both of which are renewable forms of energy

General Electricâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (PGE) Renewable Power Program page for more information: https://www. choose-renewable On average, it costs about $6 per month for your household to go 100% renewable.

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Beaverton Bird Watch

The Cedar Waxwing By Anne Harris


Native Plant of the Month

his tree was named by the explorer David Douglas on his journey up the west coast of North America in 1831. They are mainly found through the cascades from northern California all the way up into Canada and as far east as Montana. Western White Pines are well suited for growing in valleys with rocky but moist soils. The cones of a White Pine are cylindrical in shape and are 4 to 6 inches long and the seeds are around 5 mm long and need several weeks of moist and cool weather to start their germination. The needles consist of 5- 1 ½ to 4 inch long and are bluish green with a white stripe beneath them. The growth habit of the Western White Pine is pyramidal in shape reaching around 60 feet tall and 20 feet in width.

Renewable Energy Generation Surpassed Coal as the Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Largest Source of New Electricity Capacity ccording to a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), in 2015, renewable energy capacity surpassed coal as the global source of new electricity capacity. Meaning, the world is shifting from carbon-intensive energy production to a clean energy future where renewable energy will be more affordable than ever before. The majority of the new renewable power capacity is solar and wind power. It is predicted that renewable power capacity will continue to grow in the coming years. Did you know that the City of Beaverton has purchased all of its electricity from renewable sources since 2014? You too, are able to source renewable power for your home. Interested in switching to renewables? Visit Portland

Brought to you by the City of Beavertonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landscape and Urban Forestry Department. For a complete list of native plants, visit:

hose of us who send and receive Christmas cards recognize the stock winter birds that always seem to appear in holiday scenes: cardinals, doves, partridges, robins, and cedar waxwings. What-wings, you ask? Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) are birds that are named for the bright red markings on the shaft of their wing feathers that resemble sealing wax. Waxwings (including B. garrulus, the Bohemian waxwing seen east of the Cascades) would be stunningly beautiful birds even without the winsome wax thing going on because both males and females share dramatic markings and a remarkable soft and silky appearance unlike any other species of bird. Another distinctive feature is the waxwingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mask that looks like something a superhero would wear. These year-round Beaverton birds are seen more often in the summer and fall but are frequently pictured in winter scenes and are almost always pictured eating their favorite food: fruit. For this reason, waxwings are not our farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; favorite creature, especially when they descend in Ă&#x20AC;RFNVWRIHDVWRQPDULRQEHUULHV blueberries, and cherries. It is their love of fruit that determines where they live when not nesting. And just like us,

if they eat too many overripe (fermented) berries, they can act a lot like some people do after festive Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner! Anne Harris is a local author who ďŹ nds watching her avian neighbors quite fascinating as they loudly inhabit a mixed stand of conifers and broadleaf trees behind her home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Provide food and they will come,â&#x20AC;? is what she discovered, and has been avidly studying their diverse habits ever since.

Shop Local â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Give Local â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stay Localâ&#x20AC;Ś this is how we build a better Beaverton.

Our Town | C om m uni ty St ories

Is It Time To Clean Out Your Jewelry Box? By Kaaren Bedi

Winter is a great time to take stock of your ďŹ ne jewelry. recommend a full jewel box review. Take everything out and sort it into three categories: you love it, you never wear it and you really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like it.

yes, do you know why you arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wearing the piece? What to do: if it just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t speak to you maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to redesign the piece or trade it in on something you will really love. Sometimes you just need a fresh start.


The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Love itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pile: Make sure everything is clean, in good repair and ready to be worn for the holidays. Bring it in to your favorite family owned jewelry store to be professionally cleaned and reviewed. Nothing is worse than the sinking feeling of looking down and noticing a stone missing from a favorite ring. Fix ZKDWQHHGVWREHÂż[HG7KLVLVDOVR

a good time to check and make sure your insurance appraisals are up to date.

The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;what was I thinkingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pile: Fine jewelry always has some value. If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of precious metal and mineral you can always consider trading, selling or restyling a piece.

The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Never wear itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pile: You have it; you like it but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever put it on. This requires more thought. Ask yourself some Here is a list of things to consider: TXHVWLRQVGRHVWKHSLHFHÂżW\RXU â&#x20AC;˘ Metal: gold, platinum and lifestyle? Is it sentimental, does it VLOYHUDUHFRQVLGHUHG¾¿QHÂś QHHGWREHÂż[HGRUVL]HGIRU\RXWR and therefore have some value be able to wear it? If you answer based on the commodity price

of the material. You have to GHGXFWIRUSXULW\DQGUHÂżQLQJ costs. â&#x20AC;˘ Not all gems will be reusable- some are too small to be remounted. Some may be damaged by wear, some however will. Sapphires and of course diamonds are usually the easiest to remount depending on size. â&#x20AC;˘ Age: if an item has historic or antique value it may make more sense to keep it in original condition and simply sell or trade the piece. Some pieces are worth more than their metal and mineral value if they are in pristine antique condition.

Now that you have things sorted the real fun begins. By working with your local family owned jewelry store you can design your dream jewel, trade in what you have on a piece in their case and of course simply use the cash for something else. And who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need extra cash for the holidays!

Smith & Bevill, your local family jewelry store, has AGS certiďŹ ed appraisers on staff as well as master gold smiths and factory certiďŹ ed watch makers. We also buy gold, silver and platinum jewelry.

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the ordinance doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t directly apply to them,â&#x20AC;? says Senior Program Coordinator Matt Davis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will help reduce the risk to our most vulnerable residents.â&#x20AC;? Regardless of the red, yellow or green status of the air quality, residents are asked to practice clean burning techniques to minimize pollution, such as only burning dry wood that has been seasoned for at least six months. More information on the safest DQGPRVWHIÂżFLHQWZD\VWREXUQ

wood is available at burnwise. Residents are encouraged to sign up to receive air quality and wood burning alerts for red days at More information and the daily air quality status can be found by calling 503-846-8744 or visiting www. To further reduce air pollution, the County introduced the Wood Stove Exchange Program earlier this fall. Residents who rely on DQROGRUXQFHUWLÂżHGZRRGVWRYH for heat may qualify for a rebate of up to $3,500 when they switch to a cleaner heating device such as a pellet stove or electric heat pump. Some households will even qualify for a free replacement, depending on income.

Cookie Ingredients: â&#x20AC;˘ òFXSVDOPRQGĂ&#x20AC;RXURU FDVKHZĂ&#x20AC;RXU â&#x20AC;˘ 1 free range organic egg â&#x20AC;˘ Âź cup erythritol or Âź tsp of liquid stevia (to taste) â&#x20AC;˘ ½ tsp baking soda â&#x20AC;˘ 1 tsp pure vanilla â&#x20AC;˘ ĂłWVSXQUHÂżQHGVHDVDOW â&#x20AC;˘ 2 tsp coconut oil or melted grass-fed butter Cookie Directions: Form the dough in your hand and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Frosting (optional) ingredients: â&#x20AC;˘ 1 bar organic cream cheese

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Frosting directions: Let cream cheese and butter come to room temperature in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients and beat with a hand mixer until blended and smooth. Top cookies and enjoy! Looking for some healthy Holiday treats? Recipe Night is a great way to try a bunch of healthy recipes, but you only have to make one! Join us Monday, December 5th at 6:00pm. This is a fun potluck event at Beaverton Family Chiropractic. To sign up and get a recipe to bring go to or call us at 503.644.8844.

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The First Time Home Buyer By Ken Reetz

The last 12 months have been hard on First Time Buyers. The competition for entry level homes KDVEHHQÂżHUFHGULYHQVLJQLÂżcantly by Cash Buyers and other Buyers who are bringing large down payments as part of their Pre-Approval letter from their lender. Many First Time Buyers will KDYHÂżYHDQGVL[RIIHUVUHMHFWHG EHIRUHÂżQGLQJVXFFHVVWKHSURFHVV can be emotionally brutal. Two questions come to mind: First, ZKDWLVDJRRGVWUDWHJ\WRÂżQDOO\ succeed? Second, is it worth the effort? The answer about strategy ZLOOGHSHQGXSRQ\RXUVSHFLÂżF circumstances. The answer about being worth it is ABSOLUTELY - without question, unless you are constantly moving. Moving every year or two would make RZQHUVKLSGLIÂżFXOWDQGFRVWO\EXW even these folks face a day when settling in will be much more desirable than going through another move or another rent increase.

/HWÂśVWDONÂżUVWDERXWZK\LWÂśV worth every effort to become a home owner, and then we can get to the strategy. The reason home ownership matters to me is because we live in the same community, Beaverton, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to all of us that it thrives. Statistics prove ownership raises the quality of living in every way, for the individual and also the overall population. That said, here is what home ownership offers on a personal level, aside from providing a morestable community: â&#x20AC;˘ Ownership is forced savings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you pay rent or you pay a mortgage. The mortgage will earn equity and the rent wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. â&#x20AC;˘ 2ZQHUVKLSRIIHUVDÂż[HG

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Silent Dangers in Your Dream Home By â&#x20AC;&#x153;Handymanâ&#x20AC;&#x153; Bob Strong

RXÂśYHÂżQDOO\IRXQG\RXU dream home and all that stands between you and the closing are a few successful inspections. Your home inspectors will report back to you on the condition of everything from the roof down to the crawlspace, including plumbing, electrical, and appliances. But what about the actual building materials youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll contact each and every day? How safe DUHWKH\"6SHFLÂżFDOO\GRHVWKH paint contain hazardous levels of lead and are there any asbestos containing materials you should be concerned about?


Should I Be Worried about Lead? If the home was constructed after 1978, you shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to worry about lead-based paint, because it was not legal to use in residential construction after that date. If it was built prior to 1978, very simple testing will quickly

determine if lead is present. Asbestos: Miracle Mineral or Silent Killer? Being resistant to heat, chemicals, and electricity, and because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very malleable, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideal for use in building materials such as roofs, tiles, wallboard, and insulation. Unfortunately, in the 1950s, asbestos was also shown by researchers to cause a rare and fatal type of cancer, known as mesothelioma. When Was Asbestos Used? The greatest likelihood for ÂżQGLQJ$&0 DVEHVWRVFRQWDLQLQJ materials) in residential structures is in homes built or remodeled during the period 1940 to 1980.

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Celebrating Universal Human Rights Month By Emery Hanel (12th Grade)

Hey Beaverton teenagers, ecember is here, and you know what means. Flavorful holiday drinks, jubilant winter festivities, cheery twinkling lights, joyous perennial music, the things that set December apart from the other eleven months of the year. But December is more than just a jovial monthâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Universal Human Rights Month. On December 10, the annual Human Rights Day will be observed. United Nations Secretary General Ban Kimoon averred that the day serves as an opportunity to â&#x20AC;&#x153;recommit to guaranteeing the fundamental freedoms and protecting the human rights of all.â&#x20AC;? Echoing this sentiment, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ad Al Hussein added that


â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for each of us to step up for human rights. There is no action that is too small: wherever you are, you can make a difference. Together, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s take a stand for more humanity.â&#x20AC;? Human Rights Month is a call that each of us must answer, a call to defend the rights of women, children, the disabled, refugees, immigrants, members of the indigenous community, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and minority groups. Advocating on their behalf can be as simple as advising others to not make jokes that rely on racism, sexism, or homophobia to entertain. But if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking IRUVSHFLÂżFRSSRUWXQLWLHVWRPDNH a difference, here are some local options: â&#x20AC;˘ Get involved with the Portland Solidarity Network, an

all-volunteer organization dedicated to combatting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination by campaigning for the rights of workers and tenants. â&#x20AC;˘ Train to be a crisis line responder for Call To Safety, an organization committed to SURYLGLQJFRQÂżGHQWLDOVXSSRUW services, community outreach and education, and advocacy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. â&#x20AC;˘ Offer to become an ambassador for Portlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Social Justice Action Center, a center for people of color and the marginalized to organize and collaborate to engineer solidarity within the community. It is a place to appreciate oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one culture while learning

and respecting the culture of another. â&#x20AC;˘ Volunteer with The YWCA of Greater Portland, an association dedicated to eradicating racism, empowering women, and promoting basic human rights. â&#x20AC;˘ Attend a meeting held through Showing Up for Racial Justice Portland, a local chapter of a national network of Showing Up for Racial Justice groups, which consists of Caucasians who desire to be allies to people of color by supporting racial equality. â&#x20AC;˘ Contribute to community planning facilitated through the 4&HQWHUDQRQSURÂżWFHQWHU that declares their mission to be providing â&#x20AC;&#x153;a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ

diversity, equity, visibility and community buildingâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;˘ Participate in a event organized by Portland Peace & Justice Works, a group devote to ÂłSURPRWLQJQRQYLROHQWFRQĂ&#x20AC;LFW resolution on local, national, and international levelâ&#x20AC;?. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s join the movement for others, Beaverton. Take advantage of this month to raise awareness for human rights.

Emery Hanel is a senior at Jesuit High School who enjoys reading, writing, and playing lacrosse.

Beaverton Teen Talk

We Are Strong and We *Will* Be Okay By Abigayle Horn (Grade 12)


ovember 8th brought very interesting feelings to the entire world. What was an expected win for one was a literal win for another. No matter what party or side you were on there was always that possibility that the other would win and most werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ready to accept defeat. The results were clear: Donald J Trump has won the presidential election. After properly campaigning and connecting to the majority of the United States of America,

he had done what most hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t thought possible. When he won he gave a speech where he said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be President for all of Americans, and this is so important to me.â&#x20AC;?

Through this speech he seemed to try to make amends for anything he had said before, for anything that had offended people in the past and ZKLOHPRVWZHUHVDWLVÂżHGWKHUHZDV a lot of turmoil just outside. Both Hillary and Obama have said that they hope Trump will be the best for the Americans but people in Portland arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so sure. Oregon was a pro-Hillary state, and when people heard the news they took to the streets in protest. For six days now protesters have been in the streets, forcing the department of

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hank You From the Beaverton Education Foundation. Whether you answered a student call, made a contribution, or volunteered at a calling night, thank you! We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have done it without you. We are please to share that thanks to the 350 student volunteers, more than 50 adult volunteers, and with the support of more than 1,614 individuals, the 18th annual Beaverton Education Foundation phone campaign

UDLVHGLQÂżYHQLJKWVRI calling. We appreciate the overwhelming community support that our friends provide to ensure our Beaverton students have great hands-on academic and real world experiences. Thanks to our 2016 LEADERSHIP COMMUNITY PARTNERS: First Tech Federal Credit Union, Reserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fine Foods, Ruby Receptionists and Beaverton Valley Times. Continuing our appreciation, our thanks to the 2016 Business SupportersBUSINESS

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About Abigayle: I am a Senior at Health and Science High School. I was born in Germany but raised in the U.S. Fighting for what you believe in is really important to me, but violence is not the best way to get things done. I plan on going to college and getting two PhDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to become a Wildlife Conservationist and an Astronomer later in life. I loving learning and hope to keep learning my entire life.

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transportation to shut down parts of the highway and stalling the Tri-met systems throughout the city. Protesting is very serious and has been used to show disdain for the decisions in the government. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve protested for Wars and for our Veterans and now we protest the 45th president of the United States. If you decide to protest in the a coming days please remain safe. The police are trying to protect everybody EXWRQWKHÂżUVW)ULGD\RI1RYHPEHU the protests were listed as riots and somebody was shot. Remain safe

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Three Down, Two to Go by Christopher Xanthos, Grade 6

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Finally, one night she couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t resist picking it up to play with it. /DWHUWKDWQLJKWWKHJLUOÂśV parents heard a loud scream coming from her bedroom. When they came over to see what had happened, all they found in the room was the doll sitting on the girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s EHGKROGLQJXSWKUHHÂżQJHUV Support your library, support the Beaverton Library Foundation.

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Our Town | C om m uni ty St ories Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature

THPRD’s Holiday Giving Drive Is Underway, Will Benefit Children and Others in Need by Bob Wayt


HPRD employees are once again working with the Beaverton School District and other community partners to create a brighter holiday season for those in need in the Beaverton area. THPRD is collecting toys, clothing and other items for selected families and homeless children within its boundaries. The park district is also collecting food for the Oregon Food BankWashington County Services and personal hygiene products for the Union Gospel Mission LifeChange Center for Women & Children, both located in Beaverton. The public is invited to join employees and support both efforts at THPRD facilities throughout the Beaverton area. Donations of non-perishable food

and personal hygiene products will be accepted through Dec. 21. Through Dec. 17, each THPRD center and administrative facility will have a giving tree, wreath or garland with “snowÀakes” that specify a variety of wish list items. Donors are able to take a snowÀake and return with a new, unwrapped gift. All gifts are to be distributed to families that have been identi¿ed by the Beaverton School District. “Many of our neighbors are hurting, and that pain just becomes more acute during the holiday season,” said Doug Menke, THPRD general manager. “We encourage everyone with the ability to give to make this time a little brighter for those in need.” Donations are now being accepted at the following park district locations: • Aloha Swim Center: 18650 SW Kinnaman Road, Aloha

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s Annual

/VSPKH`.P]PUN+YP]L • Babette Horenstein Tennis Center: 15707 SW Walker Road, Beaverton • Beaverton Swim Center: 12850 SW Third Street, Beaverton • Cedar Hills Recreation Center: 11640 SW Park Way, Portland

• Garden Home Recreation Center: 7475 SW Oleson Road, Portland • Harman Swim Center: 7300 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton • Sunset Swim Center: 13707 NW Science Park Drive, Portland • THPRD Administration Of¿ce: 15707 SW Walker Road, Beaverton • Tualatin Hills Athletic Center: 50 NW 158th Avenue, Beaverton • Tualatin Hills Nature Center: 15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton

• Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center: 9995 SW 125th Avenue, Beaverton • Elsie Stuhr Center: 5550 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton • Fanno Creek Service Center, 6220 SW 112th Avenue, Beaverton

Loud in the Library: 2016 New Year’s Eve Party By City Staff

SATURDAY DECEMBER 31, 2016 9 PM - 12:30 AM

• Have you ever wanted to get loud in the library?

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• Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve?

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• Do you wish there was a family-friendly and fun way to ring in the New Year right here in Beaverton?


hen we’ve got an event for you. Presenting sponsor Villa Sport invites you to get Loud in the Library and ring in the New Year at Beaverton City Library! On Saturday, December 31, from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., gather your friends for a night of New Year’s festivities at the main library (12375 SW 5th St). Entertainment includes mini golf, laser tag, and a photo booth. Come dance the night away with DJ and event host Doc Titus from The Party Doctor and enjoy delicious

food and drinks from locally owned Uptown Market. While the party is intended for adults, all ages are welcome. The entire building will be transformed into a place for noisy celebration. Can’t imagine a bartender and drinks in the Cathy Stanton Conference Room, a

DJ and dancing in the meeting rooms, mini golf in the Children’s area, laser tag in the Reference area, and a giant balloon drop in the beautiful, iconic stairwell? Buy your tickets today—you won’t want to miss this opportunity to get Loud in the Library! Plus, there is plenty of parking.

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Tickets are available online and from Beaverton Library Foundation board members and library administrative staff. A single ticket is $30; a couples ticket (admits two people) is $50. This highly engaging and unprecedented New Year’s Eve event is sure to be a blast for Beaverton community members who know and love the library and those who’ve never entered its doors before. All proceeds will directly benH¿WWKH%HDYHUWRQ&LW\/LEUDU\ through the work of the Beaverton Library Foundation.

About the Beaverton Library Foundation Since 1986, the Beaverton Library Foundation has promoted and funded reading and cultural appreciation through the sponsorship of library services and programs. Each year, they are the primary sponsor of the hugely popular and meaningful Summer Reading Program. More than 2,700 people visit Beaverton City Library and check out almost 10,000 items every day, and the Beaverton Library Foundation helps provide a margin of excellence that make Beaverton City Library the busiest single library in the state.

Loud in the Library is a fundraiser for the Beaverton Library Foundation; volunteers are needed; tickets are required. To learn more and to purchase tickets, visit www. or call 503-526-3705.

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Too Many Leaves, Not Enough Air By Larry â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Car Guyâ&#x20AC;&#x153; Ferguson

Hello Beaverton Readers! t the beginning of the month I received a call from Dr. Joseph, a Beaverton resident who was having an issue with his car fogging up. He said he had absoOXWHO\QRDLUĂ&#x20AC;RZIURPWKHKHDWHU or defrost and it did not matter if it was raining. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why he called me and this is how I helped. Dr. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car is a 2014 Mercedes Benz with only 2500 miles on it. While I had him on the phone, I had him to go out to the vehicle to check a couple of simple things. First, I had him make sure his heater control was not set to recirculate or fresh air (this setting is best for summer). But regardless of the setting, DLUGLGQRWĂ&#x20AC;RZVR,NQHZWKDWWKHUH was a blockage somewhere. Dr. Joseph asked if we could meet so before long, there we were at Tomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pancake House. Over coffee we discussed his interesting situation. When he showed me his FDUWKHÂżUVWWKLQJ,QRWLFHGZDVWKH quantity of leaves and pin needles that had gathered in various spots. I asked him how often he cleaned his car and he said he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have time and the leaves mostly


blow off while driving. Besides, since his parking spot both at work and home were under trees, cleaning his car completely of debri would be a daily chore. Upon inspection we discovered tree debris was pretty dense around the cowl. The area under the wiper arms was completely clogged and since this is where the fresh air enters the vehicle from the outside, I knew that removing the leaves ZRXOGEHWKHÂżUVWVWHSLQÂż[LQJWKH problem. I popped the hood while in Tomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parking lot, and removed the debris from under the wiper arms, and cleaned away everything from the cowl area. In all the hidden VSRWVWKHUHZDVQHDUO\HQRXJKWRÂżOO a 5 gallon bucket! Once we cleared the debris away from the cowl area, we were able to JHWDLUĂ&#x20AC;RZUHVWRUHGLQWRWKHFDELQ of the vehicle but air smelled very

musty. The next step to resolving the issue would be to clean out the plumbing. I suggested to Dr. Joseph that he have the cowl removed and FOHDQHGDQGLQWHULRUFDELQÂżOWHU replaced. I was only happy to help him make an appointment at the Mercedes Dealership. He later called to tell me that the dealership found even more debris DQGDÂżOWK\DLUÂżOWHU+HVDLGFDOOLQJ me was the most informative phone call he could remember making regarding an automobile. I was thrilled that he called me and even more thrilled to have a new friend. Thank You Dr. Joseph, call me anytime! Please Beaverton Readers, if you have a question or need automotive advice please contact me, chances are good that I just may have the answer or there is no doubt we will ďŹ nd it. About the Car Guy: Larryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s specialty is locating cars, even hard to ďŹ nd cars, for everyday folk. He has been in the automotive industry for over 35 years and has several degrees in automotive technology. Email him at or call 503-930-1493

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue

Spread Holiday Cheer for Children in Need By Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue


ualatin Valley Fire & Rescue ÂżUHÂżJKWHUVDUHGHGLFDWHGWR UHVSRQGLQJWRWKHÂżUHDQGHPHUgency medical needs of the community at a momentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s notice. 7KLVKROLGD\VHDVRQÂżUHÂżJKWHUV are asking community members to help them come through for lessfortunate children as well. For more than three decades, the KGW Great Toy Drive has provided hundreds of thousands of toys to our communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lessfortunate 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. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue has been a longtime partner in supporting KGWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Great Toy 'ULYH0RVW79) 5ÂżUHVWDWLRQV are once again serving as collection sites and accepting new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages now through December 24. With the help of our generous community members, TVF&R ÂżUHÂżJKWHUVZHUHDEOHWRÂżOODÂżUH engine and box truck full of toys to deliver to the KGW studios last December. This year, the need FRQWLQXHVWREHJUHDWDQGÂżUHÂżJKWHUVKRSHWRH[FHHGODVW\HDUÂśV

Traffic Q&A:

By BPD Staff

With the Beaverton Police Department


Why is it illegal to talk on a cell ell phone while driving?

A: Talking on a cell phone reduces the he amount of brain activity devoted to o driving by 37%.


If I hit an animal like a dog, what should I do?

A: ORS 811.710 Failure to perform the duties of a driver when an animal is injured states the following: If you know you hit an animal you have to stop at once. You have to make a reasonable effort to determine the nature of the animalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s injuries and give reasonable attention to the animal. Immediately report the injury to the animalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owner, and if you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ďŹ nd the owner notify the police. The ORS also says the requirements under the ORS to stop and attend to an injured animal depend on the trafďŹ c hazard that exists. However you still have to try and notify the owner or the police.


When exiting a driveway, from a gas station for example, I often see cars not stop but drive straight into the main road. Should cars pretend to see invisible stop signs at driveway exits or is it more of a yield sign? A: ORS 811.505 Failure to stop when emerging from an alley, driveway or building states: You have to stop at or before the sidewalk or sidewalk area when emerging from these areas. If there is no sidewalk then you can pull up to where you can see trafďŹ c before entering the roadway.


How many signals have the photo radar on them and where are they located?

A: Red light photo intersections are located at: Hwy 10 and GrifďŹ th, Scholls Ferry Rd and SW Hall, SW Allen and Lombard and Cedar Hills Blvd and SW Walker Rd. There is equipment installed at 158 and Walker but it is not hooked up.


Is it legal to change lanes in the middle of an intersection?

A: No lane changes can take place in the middle of an intersection. If you have a trafďŹ c question that you'd like us to ask the Beaverton Police Department for this column, email us at: (For all other police questions, call the police non-emergency number: 503-526-2260) Community Emergency Response Team collection effort. Beaverton-area residents can drop off any new, unwrapped toys at the following local stations: â&#x20AC;˘ Aloha Station 62, 3608 SW 209th Ave. â&#x20AC;˘ Bethany Station 68, 13545 NW Evergreen St. â&#x20AC;˘ Central Beaverton Station 67, 13810 SW Farmington Road. â&#x20AC;˘ Cornell Road Station 60, 8585 NW Johnson St. â&#x20AC;˘ North Beaverton Station 61, 13730 SW Butner Road. â&#x20AC;˘ Progress Station 53, 8480 SW Scholls Ferry Road. â&#x20AC;˘ Raleigh Hills Station 70, 8299 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. â&#x20AC;˘ South Beaverton Station 66, 13900 SW Brockman St.

â&#x20AC;˘ West Slope Station 65, 3425 SW 103rd Ave. All toys donated by December 14 will be donated to the KGW Great Toy Drive. Any toys collected after that date will be taken to the Washington County Girl Scout Christmas Breakfast for the Homeless on Christmas morning to be distributed to Washington County children who attend the breakfast with their families. 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 and teens in need. For more ďŹ re prevention tips and tools to create a ďŹ re escape plan, visit

Emergency Preparedness Keep Supplies in Your Car By Beaverton CERT


n addition to a 72 hour kit for your home, FEMA recommends one for your car as well in case you are stranded. â&#x20AC;˘ Jumper cables: might want to LQFOXGHĂ&#x20AC;DUHV â&#x20AC;˘ Flashlights: with extra batteries â&#x20AC;˘ First Aid Kit: remember any necessary medications, baby formula and diapers if you have a small child â&#x20AC;˘ Non-perishable food â&#x20AC;˘ Manual can opener â&#x20AC;˘ Water: at least 1 gallon of water per person a day for at

least 3 days â&#x20AC;˘ Pet supplies: food and water â&#x20AC;˘ Radio: battery or hand cranked â&#x20AC;˘ Cat litter or sand: for better tire traction â&#x20AC;˘ Shovel, Ice scraper. Basic toolkit â&#x20AC;˘ Warm Clothes â&#x20AC;˘ Blankets or sleeping bags â&#x20AC;˘ Charged Cell Phone Remember to keep a full tank of gas in case you need to evacuate.

For more information on how you can prepare for any emergency big or small, visit www.beavertonoregon. gov/emergency

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Community Submission

Happy 100th Birthday Barbra!

Happy 100th Birthday Leona!

By Michael Baliton

Born: December 4, 1916 in Medford, OR arbra Skaggs was born during the heart of the Great Depression. She lived and enjoyed the simple things in life in the small town of Medford. She remembered having 1 doll to play with and a wooden crate for a dollhouse. An activity she enjoyed doing with friends and family was JRLQJRXWRQWRDQHPSW\¿HOGDQG playing kick the can! Later on she was married at 22 years old during World War II to Harry Beasily who served on the %SODQHWKDWÀHZLQWR*HUPDQ\ She started working as a secretary for a lawyer a couple years where she gained experience and typing skills for $10/month. After work she remembered going dancing at live band performances with IULHQGV2QFHVKH¿QLVKHGFROOHJH she graduated in the business/ ERRNNHHSLQJ¿HOGDQGULJKWDZD\ got a job at Summer High school where she taught for 15 years! Growing up during the Great Depression Barbra learned the


importance of saving money and appreciating what you have no matter the condition. Nowadays she said, kids are throwing away money on material things and spending it just because they can. Barbra was able to travel the world when she got older because she always saved. She visited Mexico, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Alaska, the Mediterranean and more! The one place that stood out to the most was Pompeii because the history, restoration, and story of the buried lands fascinated her. She wants

to let the younger generations to know that they need to start saving even if it’s a small amount so they can travel! After searching different places to live Barbra decided on Creekside Village in Beaverton. She was attracted to the surroundings and the building. There is no WUDI¿FDQGORYHVORRNLQJRXWDWWKH scenery and she says “everything is so pretty”. Furthermore she reunited with an old friend Mary Bunsen who used to play Bridge with her before moving to Creekside. They ran into each other at a candy party that was hosted at the retirement home. Barbra enjoys going on the ¿HOGWULSVDQGPHHWLQJORWVRIQHZ friends! Barbra didn’t have a car when she was growing up, so her secret to longevity she says walking every day on her free time. Also doing crossword puzzles with Leona Langston which helps with her mind and memory! To wish Barbra a happy birthday, visit Creekside Village: 503-643-9735 5450 SW Erickson Avenue

By Michael Baliton

Born: November 29, 1916 in Northern Texas eona was born during the Great Depression and experienced the Dustbowl! During high school she remembers looking to the west and somedays she could see the dust clouds rolling in with dark skies. She would have to hurry and chase the chickens inside. Somedays it was very dark and loose dust and top soil everywhere around them. After they built a new home she would cover the windows with a bed spread so she can keep the dust from coming in. Education was important for Leona and she loved going to school out in the country where she says had the best teachers ever. As a young woman, Leona became a school teacher for 12 years! It’s been 7 years now at Creekside and Leona loves being close to her 3 sons in Beaverton. She is very involved with church and goes to 1st Baptist church on Erickson just a few minutes from home. Once a month one of her son’s comes to preach at the Creekside activity room for Sunday service.


She has been in charge of this event where they have small service singing hymnal songs and short teaching from visiting clergy. Leona didn’t expect to turn 100 this year and her secret to longevity is doing crossword puzzles with her friend Barbra Skaggs who is also turning 100. Together they meet every Saturday afternoon to work as a team. Leona reads the clues and numbers while Barbra guesses! For future generations she says “live one day at a time. Make the best of everything and don’t look too far in the future!” She believes that children should obey their parents and that education is important growing up. To wish Leona a happy birthday, visit Creekside Village: 503-643-9735 5450 SW Erickson Avenue

Local History: Our Town - Our Story

A Woman’s Work is Never Done: Part 5 Clean on Fridays by Ann Koppy, BHSoc Historian


ioneer women followed a regular routine for household chores: • • • •

Wash on Monday. Iron on Tuesday. Mend on Wednesday. Churn on Thursday.

• Clean on Friday. • Bake on Saturday. • Rest on Sunday. Friday’s Chore Another chore for pioneer women and young girls in the family was cleaning their homes. Although Friday was the designated day, housekeeping was a fulltime job. Most tasks were done throughout the week. Houses and cabins were constructed of milled lumber, sod, or logs. Some had

¿QLVKHGÀRRUVRWKHUVKDGEDUH dirt. Black soot and smoke from wood and coal burning stoves dirtied carpets, walls, and curtains. Running water and indoor plumbing were luxuries. Without them, housework was particularly challenging. Floor Cleaning Floors had to be swept and scrubbed. That often meant several treks to the well or nearby stream to carry water back to the house. Some rinse water from washing clothes was set aside to mop ÀRRUVDQGVXGV\ZDVKZDWHUZDV used to clean the shed that housed chicks. Almost every Beaverton resident had a well and in late 1912, a municipal water system was established. Access to running water and, eventually to indoor plumbing, made a woman’s work less exhausting.

Before they owned vacuum cleaners, women and their daughters swept carpets and rugs or draped them over outdoor clothes lines or railings. They swatted WKHÀRRUFRYHULQJVZLWKDZLUH rug beater to remove dirt, dust, and animal dander. Early 19th century carpet sweepers didn’t work well, but in 1876 Melvin %LVVHOOSDWHQWHGWKH¿UVWSUDFWLFDO sweeper. It didn’t raise clouds of dust, weighed less, and functioned RQDOOÀRRUV0HLHU )UDQN¶VDG in the February 19, 1903 issue of the Morning Oregonian offered the Bissell sweeper at a sale price of $1.85, regularly $2.50. Then, a new and improved labor-saving device appeared on the market. In 1869 a Chicago inventor named Ives McGaffey patented a hand-powered “sweeping machine” called the “Whirlwind.” The device, however, was heavy

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and expensive and not particularly practical. Thirty years later, a gasoline-powered vacuum cleaner became available and, in 1901, the ¿UVWHOHFWULFYDFXXPZDVLQYHQWHG Manufacturers promised “Spring Housecleaning Made Easy” with their easy-to-operate, light weight machines. They began to promote WKHLUSURGXFWVDVEHQH¿FLDOWR health by removing germ-laden dust, as well. Other Cleaning Duties Indoor plumbing remained a luxury until the end of the 19th century. Expensive homes in urban areas began to feature bathrooms with a tub, sink, and toilet. Rural residents generally continued to use chamber pots that pioneer women emptied into the outhouse. Sinks without drains entailed dumping dish water and kitchen slops outside. Before electricity became widely available, kerosene lamps were commonly used. Kerosene, once called coal oil, was a popular fuel, but it was smelly and left dark deposits on furniture and curtains. The lamps’ clear glass chimneys and globes had to be washed or wiped every day. In addition, ragged and charred wicks required WULPPLQJDQGODPSVQHHGHGUH¿OOing after several hours of burning. Living in sod houses of the prairie lands presented its own

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cleaning challenges. The constant wind carried dirt and dust that worked their way into nooks and crannies. Whitewash or fabric on interior walls helped keep out grime, but rodents and snakes found their way in and dirt fell from the ceilings. These too needed to be ushered outside. House Maids Once an area was settled, the SLRQHHUZRPHQPLJKW¿QGD\RXQJ girl to hire to help with household chores. Many women did domestic service for $1.00 – $3.00 per week in the early 20th century. Beaverton’s 1900 Federal census enumerates about ten women ages 17 – 32 employed in housekeeping or housework. It’s unclear, though, whether they were employed outside the home or did the chores for family. After Friday, Beaverton pioneer women faced only one more daily task - bake on Saturday. Interested in more local history? Visit

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Share Some Holiday Spirit By Suzanne VanSlyke

KHKROLGD\VKDYHRIÂżFLDOO\ arrived! And with the holidays comes the tradition of family and friends gathering together, planning special menus, buying presents, caroling and sending greetings to those we love. It sounds like a lovely picture but sadly, everyone doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a Norman Rockwell holiday. For many older adults, the holidays can be a trying time, one that has to be endured rather than enjoyed. People who are ill, people with mobility challenges and those with limited or perhaps no family in their area, may not have an opportunity to make any preparations or participate in holiday festivities.


This can lead to sadness, lonelil li ness, depression, and consequently a decline in health. What can we do to help the people we know will be alone or arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t capable of getting out? If you want to help others during the holidays, reach out to your place of worship, your neighbors or an organization or business that has a mission of helping others. Maybe you can help establish a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Celebration of Seniorsâ&#x20AC;? program where volunteers provide a gift and a basket of food. Even better, the gifts could be delivered by a family who can spend some quality time together enjoying each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s company like a family would. Offer a ride to and from a

celebration l b i to a person who wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to go otherwise. Take someone shopping and help pick out or carry purchases or do the shopping for them. You can even help with wrapping gifts and mailing if needed. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure each of you can think of other ideas and ways to help. Together we can make the holidays great for everyone.

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Senior Thoughts

National Handwashing Awareness Week By Rhonda Kay Leonard

December 4-10 ROGDQGĂ&#x20AC;XVHDVRQLVXSRQ us. Perhaps thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the reason healthcare professionals are reminding us to take handwashing seriously: handwashing is the best way to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We all know to wash our hands before preparing food and after using the bathroom, but the CDC urges us to wash our hands far more frequently than we typically do. Here are a few occasions we might overlook: â&#x20AC;˘ After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing â&#x20AC;˘ Before and after caring for someone who is sick â&#x20AC;˘ After changing a disposable brief or cleaning up after someone who has used the toilet


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song from beginning to end twice. â&#x20AC;˘ Rinse your hands well under clean, running water. â&#x20AC;˘ Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them. â&#x20AC;˘ Use the towel to turn off the water. During the holiday season letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spread joy, not germs.

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Beating the Winter Blues By Jennifer Means, ND, LAc


inter is upon us. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s barely sunrise when we leave for work and past sundown by the time we get home. And now the rains set in with day after day of gloomy gray skies. Does the winter get you down? )RUPDQ\LQWKH3DFLÂżF1RUWKwest, these dark months bring a kind of depression â&#x20AC;&#x201C; also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Up to 20% of people suffer from SAD, which can range from mild moodiness to more serious symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, changes in appetite, even a lack of interest in life. SAD is thought to be caused by the decreased light of the winter months. It is more common the farther you

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Food for Thought

Tips to Ensure Your Holidays Are Happy By Celia Lambert, PhD

5. Take care of yourself - What ever extra stress the season brings will become more intense if you are not practicing self care. Make sure you are getting the sleep, exercise and nutrition you need.


y now we are well into the holiday season. Our thoughts of meal planning, parties, family gatherings, gift exchange, travel DQGH[WUDÂżQDQFLDOEXUGHQVFDQ become overwhelming. ,I\RXDUHÂżOOHGZLWKDQWLFLSDtion and anxiety, excitement and maybe some depression, you are not alone. It is common to suffer from the holiday blues at this time of year even if you have never been diagnosed with clinical depression. How can we avoid these common pitfalls this holiday season? 1. Write it down - If it has to be baked, bought, borrowed or completed before the end of the year, it has to go on a list. If you think about it and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t write it down it swirls around in your head and can become overwhelming. When you write it down, your mind relaxes trusting it will get done. 2. Break it down - You need a list for everything. For example, a list of chores you have to do at KRPHDQGRUDWWKHRIÂżFH$Qother list for errands to be run. Another list for what to buy and where to buy it. Break it down further to food items and non food items. Make another

list of phone calls to be made, cards to be sent and thank you notes youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want to write. 3. Give it a time frame - What can be done ahead of time? For example, gift buying, cookie baking and wardrobe choices can all be done ahead of time. +DLUQDLOVDQGĂ&#x20AC;RZHUVDUH more last minute. Make sure to make appointments and place RUGHUV&KHFNFRQÂżUPDQG print out information about upcoming events whenever possible. Put it in you calendar. 4. If you have young ones at home and are hiding presents. Remember where you put them. Wrap as you go to avoid that last minute, late night, gift wrapping on Christmas Eve. Check the gifts off your list as you purchase them.

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Gratitude is one of the best antidotes to depression. Putting a positive twist on everything you think you can will lift you out of negativity and give you a better chance for a happy outcome. Note to self, you are one person, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to do it all, your wellbeing is much more important than the stuff you make, buy or bake. I wish you a health and happy holiday season

doctor if you have an eye disorder or are on medication that may be affected by bright light. Exercise is one of the best ways to boost your serotonin â&#x20AC;&#x201C; your â&#x20AC;&#x153;happinessâ&#x20AC;? neurotransmitter. Twenty minutes of gentle aerobic exercise is all it takes. If you can, put on your raingear and take a walk or bike ride. Vitamin D levels go down in winter â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and here in Portland we DUHJHQHUDOO\GHÂżFLHQWHYHQDWWKH end of summer. So make sure you take at least 2000 IU of vitamin D3 per day. My favorite supplement for SAD is DL phenylalanine. 5001000 mg in the morning can help boost your mood and make you feel more alert. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do higher

doses though, since it can make some people jittery and raise their blood pressure. If you have a condition known as PKU, this is NOT for you. 6RLI\RXOLYHLQWKH3DFLÂżF Northwest, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t curse the rain. Just turn on your bright lights, take your supplements, turn up the music and dance out the winter blues!

Dr. Jennifer Means is the owner and one of the practitioners at Singing River Natural Medicine located on the corner of SW 5th Ave and Main in Beaverton. The clinic offers Naturopathic medicine, primary care and acupuncture to people of all ages. For more information see their website at

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Out & About | What’s Happeni ng Around B eaverton This Month? Artt & C A Culture lt

Beaverton Monthly Art Scene ART

Visit Art on Broadway Gallery

by Virginia Parks at Art On Broadway Gallery. The exhibit opens Wednesday, November 30th, and ends Saturday, December 30th, 2016.

through the context of the people who call it home but recently in her art, she’s been looking more closely at one particular element of nature: seeds and their pods. Even when they are the last thing standing once a plant dies back, seed pods are holding the promise of new life, sometimes thousands of times over. Despite looking dry and shriveled up or gnarly and impenetrable, seed pods have adapted clever and sophisticated ways to release their seeds and ensure they are carried to new places where they will continue the cycle of life and death. Those adaptations make seed pods fascinating to study and interpret artistically.

Everyday in her job as an archaeologist working for a natural resource agency, Virginia Parks looks at the natural world

Art On Broadway Gallery Gallery Hours: Tu-Sa 11am-6pm. 12570 SW Broadway Street, Beaverton 503-601-3300;

The boutique runs from Friday, November 2nd through Saturday, December 24th, 2016. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

“Seeds of Hope, Roots of Change”

Evening Hours On Thursdays In December Village Gallery will offer extended hours on Thursdays and remain open from 4 to 7pm during

Village Gallery is a non-profit, cooperative gallery in operation since 1963.12505 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR 97229 (next to the Cedar Mill Library). Hours: Mon-Sat 10am - 4pm; Sun 12pm-4pm. 503-644-8001.

MiNGO Restaurant


Peppermill Lounge

Happy Hour

Daily 3-6pm, Discounted appetizers! Wine, Beer & Cocktails. 503590-6030

Casa Lola Daily M-F, 11-5pm, Get discounted appetizers & drinks! 503-5678131

Cinetopia Everyday 3-6pm & 8pm-close, $3.99/$4.99 Food Specials, Discounted Beer/Wine, 503-597-6911

Coach’s Bar & Grill Sat-Thur: 3-7pm & Fri: 3-8pm, Great Burgers, pizza, sandwiches and dessert. 503-203-8250


Tue-Sat: 4:30-6pm, 9pm-close; Sun 5-9pm, Panini’s, Pizzetta’s & more! Try a Cool Hand Cuke! 503641-3223

decarli Restaurant

Ernesto’s Mon-Fri: 3-6:30pm, Sat-Sun: 4-6:30pm, $3.50-5.50 Food Specials & More, Discounted Beer, Wine, Well Drinks. 503-292-0119

Frangipani Happy Hours: Daily 2-5pm. Pad Thai chicken $5. Any fried rice chicken. $5. 503 579-7542

Hall Street Grill

Village Gallery will offer extended hours on Thursdays and remain open from 4 pm to 7 pm during December.

Tues-Fri 2:30-6:00, Sun & Mon 5:00-6:00, pastas, pizzas, burgers & more, wine, beer & cocktails,

Mon-Thurs 3-6pm & 9pm-close, Fri 3-6pm; 10pm-close, Sat 10-close; Sun 9pm-close, Food & Drink Specials, 503-748-6118 Mon - Sat: 4-6pm, food and drink specials (buffalo meatballs, $7!) 971-317-2910 (on Broadway St)


Brickyard Tavern

Cafe Murrayhill

Big Al’s

Be sure to stop by between 4 and 7 pm on Thursday Dec. 15th to watch jewelry designer/artist Denise Hershey demonstrate bead and pearl knotting techniques.

New Year - New Look

Mon-Fri: 4:00-7:00pm (22 draft beers) · Food & drink specials + huge late nite menu. Open till 2:30am daily. 503-642-5193

Buffalo Wild Wings

Mon-Thurs: 3-7pm, Sake, Beer, Wine & Specialty Cocktails; Sushi rolls from $4.50, Teriyaki Wings & more, 503-643-4016

December until Christmas.

Artists of all levels, working in all 2D media, will benefit from this hands-on class filled with discussions and demonstrations as we explore composition. You will learn helpful ways to make the basics of design work for you as you compose and critique your own work.

Everyday 3-7pm and 10pm-Close $2 to $6 Food Specials, Daily Drink Specials, 503-718-7033

Tue & Thurs 12pm-12am, Mon-Fri 3-6pm & 10pm-12am, $1 off tall pints, 50¢ wings, 503-645-9424


Date: Thursday Dec. 29 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Gallery will be closed from December 30 to January 7, 2017, to refresh our exhibition space. We will be adding improved displays for our arts and crafts, freshly painted walls and colorful signage. Join us Sunday January 8, 2017, 2:00 to 4:00 PM for our Opening Reception.

in Old Town Beaverton, Daily 4:30-6:30pm & 10pm-12am, $3.95 HH food & $1 off drinks, 12434 SW Broadway St, 503-641-7474

Sun & Mon-All Day! Tues-Sat, 3-6:30pm/9pm-close, Try our Sangria or Mojitos, Well Drinks are $2.50, 503-643-8269

Jo Reimer - The Creative Process

Holiday Party: Sunday, December 11, from 2 - 4pm. Our theme for the December Show is “Silver and Gold.” The Gallery will be filled with glimmering and shimmering works of art and crafts by our members. Visit us for unique, hand-crafted affordable cards and gifts.

Broadway Saloon


For complete details on all classes please visit

December Holiday Show And Sale

Annual Holiday Boutique at Art On Broadway Gallery ’Tis the season to buy local! Come shop for holiday gifts in the comfort of our friendly gallery located in the historic district of Beaverton. Truly unique high quality gifts created by local artists with many beautiful items that you won’t find anywhere else.

New Class Offered This December

Visit Village Gallery of Arts

Red Robin M–Sa: 3–630 & 9-close, Sun: 3-close, Drink specials, tasty morsels & nibbles. 503-641-6161

Ickabod’s “Stimulus Hour” Everyday from 4 to 6pm, Domestic pint & pitcher specials. 503-646-0222

La Hacienda Real Happy Hour Daily from 3-6pm, Any dish only $3.95! Margaritas, well drinks & beer. 12025 SW Canyon Rd, 503-601-7000

Malones Cafe & Bar Daily 4-7pm & 10pm-12am $1 $4 Food Specials, Pizza, sliders, & more, Draft & Well Specials, 503-579-3663

The Mark Lounge & The Mark Cigar Bar, Daily 3:006:00pm; Drinks, Apps, Sports, Cigars & more! 503-643-5451

McCormick’s Fish House Daily 4-6pm & 9-close, Food starting at $2.95! Beer, Cocktail and Wine specials, 503-643-1322

McGrath’s Fish House Mon-Thu 3-6pm & 9-9:30pm, Fridays 3:00-5:00pm, Enjoy $3 Food Specials, $4 Beers, 503-646-1881

McMenamins Cedar Hills Crossing & Murray & Allen, Daily 3-6pm & 10pm-close, Drink Specials.

Mon-Fri: 3-6pm & 8pm-close, Beverage & Appetizer Specials,, Wash. Square, 503-624-3955

Ringo’s Bar & Grill Mon-Fri: 4:00-7:00pm, Cocktails, Food & Juke Box, Voted Portland’s Best Burger! 12300 SW Broadway St. 503-644-7847

Ruby Tuesday Daily: 3-6pm & 9pm-close, Chips, Dips, Shrimp & Chicken, Cocktails, Beer & Wine, 503-579-3737

Siam Lotus Asian Kitchen M-Th: 4:30-6:30 & 8 to close. Fri: 4:30-6 & 9 to close. Sat: Noon–6p. Sundays all day! 503-718-7101

Uptown Market Monday all day Happy Hour, Tuesday Trivia@7ish, Wednesday Ladies Night, Thurs-Sat: Guest Tastings. 503-336-4783

Stockpot Broiler Daily 4-6pm & 9:00pm-close, Menu items from $2.50, and bar items from $3.25. 503-643-5451

Thai Bloom! Daily: 4-6pm; 8pm-close, MonThurs; 9pm-close Fri & Sat, All Day on Sundays. 503-644-8010

The Pit Stop Mon-Fri: 3-6pm; Sat & Sun, food only 11pm-close, 503-643-4758


Black Bear Diner Mon-Th: 2-5pm, $6.95 Hot Beef or Turkey Sandwich, includes beverage! 503-646-4507

Dairy Queen Weekdays 2-5pm, $1 small Iced Coffee, $2 small Ultimate Frappé, $3 small Premium Fruit Smoothie 12870 SW Farmington Rd., 503644-3469

Honey Toast Cafe Tue-Fri: 3-6pm, 20% OFF all appetizers, $8.88 Petite Honey Toast+tea or coffee. 503-747-2712

John’s Incredible Pizza Co. Family Fun Pack for $89.99: 4 buffets, 4 beverages, and 4 $25 FunCards!, 503520-0000

Taco Bell $1 Happier Hour, Medium Drinks or Loaded Grillers, 2pm - 5pm Everyday, happier_hour List Your Happy Hour!

If you have a favorite happy hour location that needs to be in this list, please let us know!

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Senior S i Village V News & Events SENIOR VILLAGES Viva Village and River West Village are dedicated to enabling older adults in the Beaverton area to remain in their homes and communities through a variety of trained volunteer and paid support services and activities.

Bonnie Barksdale at 503-8412358.

Portland Art Museum Outing River West Village Events visit RWV Men’s Coffee Every Wednesday,10am–12pm. Weekly informal social gathering

Women’s Weekly Thursday Coffee Viva Village Events visit Nature Walk. Saturday, December 3, 9-10 am. Jackie Husen Park, Jordan Woods and Cedar Mill Creek. Meet in the parking lot at 9am at 10955 NW Reeves St., Portland. For more information, contact

Fill your morning with wonder and wit provided by the best Portland has to offer. RWV attendees sit in back row(s) left side. All great seats.

Every Thursday,10am – 12pm

Portland Civic Theatre December 6th Informal Social Gathering at the The Sanctuary, 1785 NE Sandy Blvd. First Tuesday each month (no presentation in January) 10am Coffee followed by Performance at 10:30. Tickets $8 or 7 for $49.

Informal Social Gathering. 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, Thursday Dec. 15, 9:15am – 12:15pm. Third Thursday each month, 9:15am Coffee, conversation, Ballroom Mark Building

CLASS These events at Natural Grocers are always vital, trusted and free

Celebrate Squash Wed., 12/7, 5:30 - 6pm Despite its name, winter squash

Cruciferous Cuisine Wed., 12/14, 5:30 - 6pm What do broccoli, kale, cabbage, and cauliflower have in common? They all belong to the family of nutritious, delicious cruciferous vegetables. Learn the best cooking methods to help maintain their nutrient density and

The Tualatin Valley is a short drive from Portland and is home to nationally renowned golf courses, award-winning wineries, tax-free shopping, agricultural experiences, outdoor recreational activities and more. With a combination of suburban and rural settings, the Tualatin Valley offers an unparalleled experience for all travelers.

10:15am Lecture Museum Theatre, 11am. Transportation: 8:50 am, City bus 45 leaves Multnomah Village, 25th/Capital Hwy. Free bus Senior Center.

RWV Happy Hour @ O’Connors Pub – Friday Dec 16th 4-6pm, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland. No RWV 101 Introductory Talk or Walks Scheduled for December, will resume normal schedule in January

Washington County Christmas Tree Farms Thru December 24 – hours vary by location,

Holiday Boutique

Enjoy Cooking? Try a Quick Classes! is about as fall as you can get. With 11 varieties to choose from—including pumpkin— fall is the perfect time to celebrate squash and its wonderfully delicious flavor profiles and superior health benefits.


unique flavor profiles.

Extraordinary Cranberry Wed., 12/21, 5:30 - 6pm Come learn all about the tiny, mighty, Extraordinary Cranberry! That’s right, the benefits of America’s original superfruit go beyond bladder health to support the gut, heart, immune system and blood sugar stability—perfect for the season of indulging. Location: Natural Grocers, 12155 SW Broadway St. For more information, 503-520-9100

December 3 – Downtown Sherwood,


December 3 – John Tigard House Museum (Tigard)

Through December 23 – The Venetian Theatre (Hillsboro)

A Very Merry PDX-Mas Through December 22 – Broadway Rose Theatre (Tigard)

Helvetia Christmas Festival Through December 11 – Helvetia Christmas Tree Farm (Hillsboro) helvetia-christmas-tree-farm. com

Dec 2 – Liberty Park (Tigard)

Starry Nights & Holiday Lights December 2 – Tualatin Commons

Holiday Tree Lighting & Holiday Open House Dec 2 – Beaverton City Library

Professional Printing Services Same Day Printing Available Non-Profit Discounts .25 Color Copies (no minimum) 25 + Business Card Paper Types In House Graphic Design In House Web Site Design

• Full Direct Mail Services • Signs, Banners & Trade Show Displays • Custom Cut Stickers & Wall Graphics • Large Posters, Canvas & Artisan Prints & much, much more..... just call! • Knowledge Customer Service • Unbelievably Low Prices!

Winter Festival & Tree Lighting

Through December 31 – Art on Broadway (Beaverton)

Downtown Tigard Holiday Tree Lighting

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Orphan Train December 3-18 – HART Theatre (Hillsboro)

Sorry! Wrong Chimney December 2 through 17 – Beaverton Civic Theatre (Beaverton City Library)

A Christmas Story December 2 through 18 – Theatre in the Grove (Forest Grove)

Victorian Christmas

North Plain Jingle December 8 – Jessie Mays Community Park (North Plains)

Big Horn Brass Holiday Concert December 11 – St. Matthew Lutheran Church (Beaverton) bighornbrassholidayconcert. com

Dickens Carolers December 13-14, 20-21– Cornelius Pass Roadhouse (Hillsboro) December 3 & 10 – Grand Lodge (Forest Grove)

Oregon Mandolin Orchestra Annual Holiday Concert December 16 – Walters Cultural Arts Center (Hillsboro)

Les Schwab Invitational December 27 through 30 – Liberty High School (Hillsboro)

New Year’s Eve at the Library December 31 – Beaverton City Library

HART Family Christmas

Old Town Beaverton 4575 SW Tucker Ave Beaverton, OR 97005


December 2-18 – HART Theatre (Hillsboro)

Winter Village December 2 to January 2 – Orenco Station (Hillsboro)

For a complete list of events happening, visit

Holiday in the Grove

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December 3 – Downtown Forest Grove.

The Nutcracker Ballet December 3 and 4 – Ballet Forest Grove. Shop Local – Give Local – Stay Local… this is how we build a better Beaverton.

Out & About | What’s Happeni ng Around B eaverton This Month?

Raleigh Hills!


Raleigh Hills Aloha Business Business Association Association COMMUNITY


RHBA Holiday Party

Monthly Luncheon

In lieu of our regular business meeting RHBA is having their Annual Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 7th from 5:30 to 8:00pm. Where: Washington Federal Bank, Raleigh Hills Branch, 4770 SW 76th Ave.

December 8th at the Peppermill Restaurant. We will gather at 11:30AM and finish by 1PM.

This is an open event, there is a $5 per person cover charge. RHBA will provide heavy appetizers, cider and water. We are asking that guest bring their own favorite beverage, if they so wish.

The December meeting will feature the “Aloha Tomorrow” project team from Washington County. They will present their ideas for how to improve transportation and livability in the 185th and TV Hwy Corridor that is in the Aloha area and invite guests to provide feedback and discussion. The ABA welcomes guests from the business community to attend and participate at our meetings.

Our mission is to support the community of Raleigh Hills; to promote a vibrant business environment, maintain a safe & healthy climate, create community consciousness & maximize livability. Visit us at

Santa Arrives at Washington Square VISIT SANTA Visit with Santa Guests are invited to explore the engaging world of Santa HQ beginning November 5th. Santa is available for visits and photos through December 24th. Reservations are available, but not required. For more information, visit

CHRISTMAS TREES! Lo Locally Grown & Fresh Cut Firs Do | Grand | Noble | Nordman Doug

(Stands, Bailing & Netting Available) (S

RSVP or questions may be directed to: execsec@alohabusinessassociation. com or call Board Chair, Karen Bolin at 503 356-1190 for more information.

FREE Candy Canes! 503-804-8008 Centrally located in the K K-Mart Mart parking pa lot (Murray & TV Hwy)

Dolce asks: need holiday cash? Clean out your jewelry box!

We are ALWAYS buying

Gold, Silver and Platinum Jewelry broken or not.

Sterling silver service pices and flat wear considered. No appointment necessary. 9875 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy | 503.644.1333 AGS Accredited |

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Elsie Stuhr Center: December Classes, Workshops & Trips PROGRAMS

Fused Glass- Clock FridayS 12/2-12/9, 10am-12pm Learn to create a one of kind 6” x10” mounted wall clock using colorful fused glass. No previous experience required ($40 material fee).

let’s Nutcracker. After the ballet we’ll enjoy an early dinner at a local favorite Chinese restaurant!

Trip includes transportation, dinner, gratuities, show admission and escort. (Stefanie)

End of the Year Formal Dance Thursday, 12/29, 1:30-3:30pm Say Goodbye to 2016 by dancing in the New Year. Enjoy a live band and delicious refreshments to ring in 2017. Cost: $5.00.

Join us for an annual holiday favorite- The Nutcracker! Wednesday, 12/21, 1pm-7pm Enjoy the season with a matinee performance of the Oregon Bal-

Elsie Stuhr Center, 5550 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton. 503.629.6342

Beaverton Pharmacy Champion Adventures


Guided Global Travel for Adults 50+

It's Finally Basketball Season! ACTIVITY The YMCA has been at the center of teaching kids the fundamentals needed to play basketball since its invention at a YMCA in Massachusetts in 1891! Join Westside YMCA Youth Sports for our biggest noncompetitive basketball league of the year!

True Adventure is Discovered at a Customer Appreciation Day December 3rd, 9:30am - 5pm Hello and welcome to Beaverton Pharmacy!

Contemplative Pace

Discover more about our tours for 2017 • New Zealand’s South Island • Mystical Britain - Somerset & Cotswolds • Scotland - Highlands & Islands …and more

We would like to invite you to our 2nd annual Customer Appreciation Day. We'll have live music from local groups and our musical employees, wonderful food, and great sales on all of our gifts and toys. We carry a large variety of DEMDACO, Crabtree & Evelyn, Michel, Baggallini, Willow Tree, etc gifts/ home decor as well as Melissa & Doug and Stephen Joseph toys.

This winter season is offered to 3 and 4-year-olds and kindergarten - 4th graders and will run from January 14th through March 18th. All practices and games will be held at elementary schools in the Beaverton School District and The Beaverton Hoop YMCA. Registration closes December 15th, 2016 so it’s time to get in the game!

Come & enjoy this wonderful day with us! Visit our website for more details, If you have any questions please email contact us at 503.644.2191 or email westside@ (503) 946-9930

We can’t wait to see you on the court!

Saturday December 3rd, 9:30am-5pm

Customer Appreciation Day Durable Medical Equipment •

Walkers, Wheelchairs, Knee Scooters

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Visit Our Large, Beautiful Gift & Toy Department

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Compression Stockings, homeopathic topical analgesics, incontinent products, unique positioning devices & more!

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Personal Medication Counseling Compounding Immunizations Prescription Gift Shop

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Elsie Stuhr Day


Food Trouble? Ho Ho Ho! EVENT



Christmas Party

Trouble with Food? Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm Help is Here! Weekly meetings are free and available for anyone suffering from food addiction, food obsession, obesity, bulimia or under-eating. There are no dues or weigh-ins. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12 Step fellowship based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Monday Dec 12th, 3-6pm. Get your free professional photo with Santa at Beaverton Family Chiropractic's Community Christmas Party! The real Santa will be there, so bring your children, yourself, the office team, and the whole family. Free treats will be served; organic hot apple cider, organic cookies, and organic candy canes! We will also be collecting toys for the Scotty Foundation.

Elsie Stuhr (third from left) joins with other THPRD pioneers to break ground for the district's first facility, the Beaverton Swim Center.

Elsie Stuhr Day Celebration: December 16th, 1:20-3:30pm – Today we celebrate by honoring Elsie Stuhr. She was a true believer in LIFE LONG LEARNING. By honoring her we honor and thank you. This party is for you and what you bring to our Center by participating in Elsie’s dream. Enjoy entertainment, snacks and many friends at today’s celebration. Because space is limited you must register for this fun filled event by stopping by our calling our office at (503) 629-6342, Cost: $5.

Light Up A Life

Tuesdays 6:30-8pm at Beaverton Lodge (12900 SW 9th St Beaverton),, contact Pamela at 503- 860-8281.



up a

Light Up a Life Light Up A Life is a meaningful way to remember your loved ones. Please join us at the Care Partners Light Up a Life Service of Remembrance event on Thursday, December 8, 5:30pm – 7pm at the Hillsboro Public Library Community Room (2850 NE Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro) Music by the Portland Symphonic GirlChoir.

Where: Beaverton Family Chiropractic, 5075 SW Griffith Drive, Suite 120, Beaverton, 503.644.8844

If you would like to have us read your loved one’s name(s) at our Light Up a Life event, visit

TAKE A TOUR, GET A PIE. Take a tour of Canfield Place before December 31st and we’ll present you with a delicious pie! Call (971) 245-2340 to schedule. Then prepare to dig in! We are a drop-off location for the KGW Great Toy Drive. (Tours available daily, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Limit one pie per family. Canfield Place is a 62+ retirement community.)

14570 SW Hart Road • Beaverton, OR 97007 • (971) 245-2340 • Assisted Living Services Available

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Out & About | W hat’s Happeni ng A round B eaverton This Month? L eY Love Your Library Because it loves you! PROGRAMS Beaverton City Library 12375 SW 5th St., Beaverton 503-644-2197

All events are free. Registration, where noted, is one month in advance. Children’s Programs @ Main Think Fun Thursday 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22 & 12/29| 4-5pm | Storytime Room. Ages 3-8 with family | Drop-in. 1st Thursday: Imagination Station—Bring your imagination! 2nd Thursday: Builders—Play with LEGOs and DUPLO blocks! 3rd Thursday: Puzzle Time—Fun with puzzles and books! 4th Thursday: Things That Go—Play with things that go! 5th Thursday: Movie Fun—Watch a great movie!

Read to the Dogs 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22 & 12/29, 5-7pm | 12/3, 12/10 & 12/17, 10am – 12pm | Children’s Room. Ages 4-12 with adult | Registration required; call the Children’s Desk to make an appointment. Children can practice their reading with one of our trained therapy dog volunteers!

Felt Board Stories 12/5 | 10:30-11:30am | Meeting Room B. Ages 2-6 with family | Registration required. Enjoy a felt storytime and make your own pizza box felt board to play with at home.

Holiday Storytime 12/22 | 1-2pm | Meeting Room B. Ages 2-6 with family. Come hear a special holiday-themed storytime!

Teen Programs @ Main Tis the Season for Teen Reading 12/17-1/4 (except 12/25 and 1/1) | During library hours | Teen Room. Grades 6-12. Winter Break is the perfect opportunity to curl up with a book! Stop by the Murray Scholls branch or the Teen Room at the main library to pick up an entry form. Simply tell us what you’ve been reading OR check out

an e-Book from the Cloud Library. You could win a gift card to places like Chipotle, Target, Burgerville, Starbucks, Cinemark Movie Theaters and more. The grand prize is a $45 “Afternoon Out” gift card pack!

Adult Programs @ Main Citizenship Class 12/7 & 12/14 | 6:30-8pm | Meeting Room A. Prepare for US citizenship at the library, with teachers from Mission: Citizen! This free class runs for eight weeks; participants are encouraged to attend each week to get the most out of the class. We speak many languages! This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

Song Circle 12/5 | 6:30-8pm | Cathy Stanton Conference Room. Join other singers, musicians and musiclovers of all levels in a supportive and informal environment to share songs and music. We sing pop and folk songs from the 60s and 70s, with a few traditional numbers thrown in. If you have a favorite song you want to sing, please bring 20 photocopies with lyrics and chords to share. Have fun singing with others! This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required. All ages are welcome.

You Go Girls! The Woman’s Guide to Great Travel 12/15 | 7-8pm | Cathy Stanton Conference Room. Local author and certified Travel Counselor Marcia Lynn Miller presents her entertaining approach to travel planning for women, including packing, health, beauty, safety and more! Ms. Miller has worked in the travel industry for over 30 years and owns a tour company that creates, sells and escorts small group tours for women. Her new book,” You Go Girls! The Woman’s Guide to Great Travel,” was recently published by Portland’s Inkwater Press. Ms. Miller will be available for book signing following her talk.

Pacific Northwest Reading Café

Ring in the new year at Beaverton City Library! Gather your friends for a night of mini golf, lasertag, games, dancing, and food and drinks. The evening ends with a “Book Drop,” a Times Square ball drop-inspired affair with a library twist. This event is a fundraiser for the Beaverton Library Foundation; tickets are required. To learn more and to purchase tickets, visit

Children’s Programs @ Murray Scholls Think Fun Thursday 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22 & 12/29| 4-5pm. Ages 3-8 with family | Dropin. 1st Thursday: Imagination Station—Bring your imagination! 2nd Thursday: Builders—Play with LEGOs and DUPLO blocks! 3rd Thursday: Puzzle Time—Fun with puzzles and books! 4th & 5th Thursday: Things That Go—Play with things that go!

STEM Storytime: Shapes 12/8 | 1-2pm. Ages 2-6 with family | Drop-in. Enjoy a special storytime focusing on science, technology, engineering and math.

Holiday Songs

Thursday, Dec. 15, 6:30pm. Steve Hale, Mark Bosnian & Amy Aldridge, present a holiday version of Songwriters in the Round

January 9: The Boys B in i the th Boat by Daniel Brown

February 7: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

March 6: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Owl Book Group Friday, Dec. 16 , 10:30am-12pm. Author visit - Discuss: Jump-Off Creek by Molly Gloss

Writers Mill Sunday, Dec. 18, 1-3pm. Handson inspiring gathering of people who love to write.

7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland 503-245-9932


Lego Free Play Wednesday, Dec. 21, 10:30am12pm. Ages 5+. Come play with Legos!

Film Club Wednesday, Dec. 28, 6:30pm. Watch/Discuss: My Love, Don’t Cross That River (South Korea)

Bethany Library: Craftapalooza Dec. 19-23, all day. Create a different craft project each day.

Book Chat Friday, Dec. 30,1:30-3pm. Calling all tweens/teens! Talk about your favorite book, play book bingo and eat snacks. Ages 11-18 only. Bethany Community Room.

Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries 12505 NW Cornell Rd, Ste 13, Portland, 503-644-0043

Garden Home Community Library

Monday, Dec. 19, 6:30-8pm. Coloring & Listening Moments for Adults. Color and listen to a short story.

American Girl Club 12/14 | 4-5pm. Grades 1-5 with family | Registration required. Celebrate American Girls with crafts and activities! You may bring one doll with you to the party.

Aloha Community Library Association 17455 SW Farmington Rd, Aloha, 503-259-0185

All events are free. Happy holidays everyone! Adult Programs The following events are held in our annex space - The Garden Home Community Store {7306 SW Oleson Rd} - which is located across the street from the library. The Community Store is in the Lamb’s Shopping center; two doors down from the Baskin-Robbins. Adult Winter Reading starts Mon., Dec. 20. Ask in library for more details!

Toiletries Drive To benefit Neighborhood House - through January 2. Garden Home Community Library is collecting NEW and UNUSED items for Neighborhood House’s food pantry. Items can be dropped at the library OR at the Community store. The most needed items are: toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, diapers, soap and body wash, tooth brushes, toothpaste, and lotion.

Nerd Night – Trivia for Adults All events are free. All events are free. Cedar Mill Library Programs

12/21 | 12-1:30pm | Cathy Stanton Conference Room & Meeting Room A. Pacific Northwest Reading Cafe is a book discussion group that meets to discuss books written by Northwest authors or written with a setting in the Pacific Northwest. You can bring a lunch along to enjoy while we discuss the books! This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

Loud in the Library:

New Year’s Eve Party 12/31 | 9pm – 12:30am

Aloha Community Library closed for month of November

Song Circle Tuesday, Dec. 13, 6:30-8pm. Adult singers & acoustic instrument players gather to sing & play popular pop & folk songs of the 1960s-70s.

Pokémon Game Fest Saturday, Dec. 10, 2:30-4:30pm. Tournament using ORAS/X&Y games, play Wii, and card players are encouraged to bring decks for friendly battles. Door prizes. Ages 11-18 only.

Join us in December for our grand opening as the newest member of Washington County Cooperative Library Services! Check online for updates at or on Facebook at

Tues, Dec. 6 at 6:30 pm. Our final trivia night of 2016! Come test your knowledge - solo or in a team – and find out who knows the most. Sets vary each month. In December, we’ll have a “Best of 2016” set; also expect current events and music, with a mixture difficulty levels. Teams are recommended, so bring your friends or join one of our friendly groups. Prize(s) for team/individual(s) who gets the most and the least correct answers.

Book Group

Book Club Upcoming Book Club selections: Book club will be on break until January. Join us in 2017 to read and discuss the selected titles on Mondays from 6:30-8:00pm.

Tues., Dec. 13 at 7 pm.

Board Game Night. Weds., Dec. 14 from 6-9 pm. Every month - on the second Weds bring

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• FFinding Dory


• Night School: A Jack Reacher Novel 361

• Ghostbusters (2016)


• The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo


• Captain America: Civil War


• Turbo Twenty-Three


• X-Men: Apocalypse


• Commonwealth


• Ghostbusters (2016)


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• Findign Dory


• A Man Called Ove


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Out & About | Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Happeni ng Around B eaverton This Month? games to play w with other â&#x20AC;&#x201C; board game lovers. The selection varies by month. You are also welcome to bring your own games.

Early Opening Holiday Shopping Event for Educators

Fri., Dec. 16 at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm). This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ lm is: The Automatic Hate. Language: English. Genre: Drama/Thriller

Saturday, December 3rd, 8am. Pre-K through 12 educators are invited to a special holiday shopping eventâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;just for you! Educators will receive a 25% discount on books, toys, games, movies, music and more.

Author visit: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Grapplerâ&#x20AC;? Lynn Denton

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Storytime

Free Foreign Film Night

Sat., Dec. 17 at 7 PM. Lynn Denton, AKA â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Grapplerâ&#x20AC;?, is a legend of Portland wrestling and a ďŹ xture even today. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll visit and share stories from his career and talk about his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grappler: Memoirs of a Masked Madmanâ&#x20AC;?. Books will be available for purchase.

Youth Programs Read to the Dogs Reluctant (or eager!) readers can read to therapy dog Hannah, a sweet and friendly Golden Retriever, every month on the second and fourth Tuesday from 6-7 PM. Slots still available on Dec. 13 and Dec. 27. Call or come into the library to reserve.

Book Babies Storytime

Saturday, December 3rd, 11am. Join us to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grow Your Heart 3 Sizes!â&#x20AC;? and celebrate all things Grinch with a reading of the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and activities. We will have good deed badges and tracking booklets for kids to log all the good things they do this holiday season.

Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball With Barnes & Noble Friday,




Dress like your favorite Harry Potter character, wear your holiday best or come as you are and join us for dancing, music, activities and giveaways.

Crafts, music and international desserts! !

LOUD in the LIBRARY 2016 New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve

SATURDAY DECEMBER 31, 2016 9 PM - 12:30 AM

Barnes & Nobel Events The Polar Express Pajama Storytime Friday, December 2nd, 7pm. All aboard! Come in your PJs and join us on a magical evening of fun as we host our annual Polar Express Storytime. Coloring and activities to follow, including writing a Dear Santa letter!

10am - 2pm

Saturday, December 17th, 11am. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a magical Christmas Eve, and all of the children in your town are sleeping. Well, all of the children but you! How could you possibly fall asleep when you know Santa and his sleigh are on their way? Join us for a fun reading of Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sleigh Is on Its Way!

Preschool Storytime

Dec 1â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Jan 2. A passive monthlong program to keep kids reading over the holidays. Come in to pick up a reading log and add to the sticker collage!

Friday, December 2

Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sleigh Is on Its Way Storytime


Winter Reading


Saturday, December 10th, 11am. Join us for a Storytime featuring If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, one of the most beloved childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books of all time. Coloring and activities to follow.

Tuesdays 11:00-11:20 AM. A lapsit storytime for tots 0-24 months with board books, songs, and scarves. Book Babies promotes essential early literacy practices and helps parents and caregivers introduce their youngest to the world of reading. Wednesdays 12:00-12:30 PM. A storytime for kiddos 2-5 years old with stories, songs, and activities. Designed around a central theme, this storytime will help kids make connections, learn narrative structure, build social skills, and promote comfort with reading and the library.


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Art Exhibit

Auditions for Barefoot in the Park



Kumi Pickford Portrait Art Exhibit

Audition for Barefoot in the Park

December 1st - 31st Kumi Pickford Portrait Art Class painters are showing their works at Blick Art Material store at Cedar Hills Blvd.

Beaverton Civic Theatre will hold open auditions for Barefoot in the Park by playwright Neil Simon.

View the delicate & heart-warming type of art form which is not known in NW. The artist-teacher is european trained in traditional portrature painting.

Auditions will be held Wednesday, December 7 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm and Saturday, December 10 from 1pm – 4pm at the Beaverton City Library Auditorium, 12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton 97005. No appointment is necessary. Please plan to arrive at the beginning of auditions and plan to stay the entire time. Callbacks will be Monday, De-

cember 12 at 6:30pm. Performances are February 24 March 11. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.

Auditions for Elephant and Piggie's "We're In A Play!" Beaverton Civic Theatre will hold open auditions for Elephant and Piggie's "We're In A Play!" book and lyrics by Mo Willems, music by Deborah Wicks La Puma. Auditions will be held Thursday, December 8 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm and Saturday, December 10 from 11am – 1pm at the Beaverton City Library Auditorium, 12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton 97005. No appointment is necessary. Please plan to arrive at the begin-

ning of auditions and plan to stay the entire time. Callbacks will be Wednesday, December 14 at 7pm. Performances are February 4 & 11 at 11am, 1pm and 3pm

If you are interested in the Beaverton Civic Theatre, auditioning for Barefoot in the Park or Elephant and Piggie or volunteering for the productions, you are invited to attend a Meet and Greet with Directors Doreen Lundberg and Melissa Riley onMonday, December 5 at 7pm in the Beaverton City Library Auditorium, 12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton 97005.




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MOVIE LISTINGS: Coming to a Theater Near You!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2 Kidnap Suspense Incarnate Horror Pet Horror La La Land Comedy A Girl Like Grace Drama Thriller Man Down The Eyes of My Mother Horror Bodyguards: Secret Lives... Thriller Things to Come Drama



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Jackie The Bounce Back Land of Mine Burn Country All We Had

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20 The Autopsy of Jane Doe


WED, DECEMBER 21 Passengers


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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23 Why Him? A Monster Calls I, Daniel Blake Silence

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25 Gold Fences Hidden Figures Live by Night 20th Century Women Toni Erdmann

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THE STORY: The 1960s and 70s were a golden era for classic Christmas specials and variety shows. This holiday season, HART will be serving up a helping of Christmas cheer decked out with singing, dancing and some very special guest appearances. Come join us as we relive some classic memories with this Holly Jolly HART Family Christmas. Fun for the whole family!

LOUD in the LIBRARY 2016 New Year’s Eve

PARTY A Fundraiser for the Beaverton Library Foundation

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