A roundup of theater, concerts and more in Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood.

Irish band Biddy on the Bench will perform Saturday evening at the Tualatin Winona Grange.THEATER

"PARNASSUS ON WHEELS" — Lakewood Theatre Company brings to the stage the world premiere of C.S. Whitcomb's adaptation of Christopher Morley's debut novel "Parnassus on Wheels." The show runs through Sunday, Feb. 11. For showtimes, tickets and more information, visit


COMMUNITY CONCERT — Saturday, Jan. 13, , 7:30 p.m. Biddy on the Bench will perform a mix of high-energy Irish rebel songs and shanties, lively session tunes and mournful gaelic ballads at the Tualatin Winona Grange, 8340 S.W. Seneca St. Advance tickets are $17; call 800-838-3006. Tickets at the door are $20. All ages are welcome.


Aloha Library

17455 S.W. Farmington Road Suite 26A

TODDLER STORYTIME — Monday, Jan. 15, 10:30-11 a.m. Join for a 30-minute storytime program for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 and their grown-ups.

FAMILY STORYTIME — Wednesday, Jan. 17, 10:30-11 a.m. Enjoy weekly storytime for toddlers through early grade school kids.

SIT N' STITCH — Thursday, Jan. 18, 1:30-3 p.m. Bring your knitting, crochet or other yarn project. Trade tips or simply enjoy the company of fellow crafters while you work on your latest creation.

Beaverton City Library

12375 S.W. Fifth St.

WALDORF WINDOW STARS — Friday, Jan. 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Make colorful stars to brighten up your winter windows. Grades 3-6. Registration required; visit

DIY: FELT NEKO ATSUME CATS — Friday, Jan. 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Use felt to create your favorite cat from the game Neko Atsume. Grades 3-6. Registration required; visit

ARABIC COMPUTER CLASS — Saturday, Jan. 13 and Sunday, Jan. 14, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn basic computer skills, including using the computer and the internet, and creating projects in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Taught entirely in Arabic in a friendly setting.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLINIC: LIBRARY TO BUSINESS — Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2-4 p.m. Meet community lenders and providers of free business consulting. Free and open to the public; no registration required.

Bethany Library (Cedar Mill Library @ Bethany)

Suite J-8, 15325 N.W.

Central Drive

FUN FOR ONES — Tuesday, Jan. 16, 9:30-10 a.m. Early literacy skills start with songs, rhymes, books and action for walkers and an adult.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME — Tuesday Jan. 16, 10:30-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon. Good listening skills are enhanced with longer stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy fun.

AFTER SCHOOL CRAFT DAYS: DRESS UP FOXES — Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2:30-4 p.m. Fold a little paper origami fox buddy, then bundle it up in a paper sweater and scarf. Grades K-5.

Cedar Mill

Community Library

12505 N.W. Cornell Road

Suite 13

MANDARIN STORYTIME — Friday, Jan. 12, 10:30-11 a.m. Join for songs, rhymes and stories, all in Mandarin.

KOREAN STORYTIME — Saturday, Jan. 13, 3-4:30 p.m. Join for songs, rhymes and stories, all in Korean.

TEEN TWEEN GAME FEST — Saturday, Jan. 13, 2-4 p.m. Come battle your friends during the Super Smash Bros. tournament, or just play friendly games and eat snacks. Free event; ages 11-18.

WEDNESDAY HANGOUT: GAMEFEST — Wednesday, Jan. 17, 3-4:30 p.m. Teens and tweens can hang out at the library on early release days and enjoy different activities. During GameFest, you can play Super Smash Bros. and other games.

Garden Home Community Library

7475 S.W. Oleson Road, Suite 6

PAJAMA STORYTIME — Saturday, Jan. 13, 10-11 p.m. Start the weekend right with a special lazy storytime where you'll read fun stories and eat breakfast together.

BULLET JOURNALING 101 — Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. This program will be led by Jennifer Willis, who has been bullet journaling since 2014. Bring some sort of journal and a pen.

CRAFTERNOON TEA — Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2-4 p.m. Bring your own handcraft project to work on, and enjoy the company of fellow craft enthusiasts

OREGON CONVERSATION PROJECT: A PLACE TO CALL HOME — Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6-7:30 p.m. If housing is a basic human right, why do so many people struggle to find or keep housing? How do individuals and society make decisions that undermine the idea that everyone has a right to home? This is the focus of this free conversation with Cristina Palacios.

Murray Scholls Library Beaverton Library

11200 S.W. Murray Scholls Place, Suite 102

"DOG MAN" PARTY — Friday, Jan. 12, 4-5 p.m. In celebration of the release of the new "Dog Man and Cat Kid," you can make some comics, discover our own super powers and have a blast making Dog Man crafts. Grades K-5 with family. Registration required; visit

STEM STORYTIME — Saturday, Jan. 13, 2-3 p.m. Enjoy a special storytime focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. This month's theme is "shadows." Ages 2-6 with family.

MESSY SCIENCE: ICE CREAM IN A BAG — Tuesday, Jan. 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Join for a fun, easy and usually messy science experiment that you can try at home. Grades 5-8. Registration required; visit


Public Library

22560 S.W. Pine St.

TEENLAB — Tuesday, Jan. 16, 4-5 p.m. At TeenLAB, you'll get to be part of a solid group of teens who want to make the library a great place for all youth through volunteerism. Grades 7-12.

DIY CRAFTSHOP — Wednesday, Jan. 17, 3:30-5 p.m. DIY Craftshop is a crafting workshop where teens and adults learn a skill while making something Pinterest-worthy. Ages 12 and older. Registration required; call 503-625-6688.

Tigard Public Library

13500 S.W. Hall Blvd.

HEARTS AND STARS — Saturday, Jan. 13, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Make your own star magnets, scratch art peek-through heart cards, and bright fuse bead designs, all in rainbow bursts of color.

FILM SCREENING: "WONDER WOMAN" — Saturday, Jan. 13, 3-5:30 p.m. Trained warrior Diana is Princess of the Amazons. When she leaves the island for the first time to fight a war outside her world, she develops her superpowers and becomes a superhero. Rated PG-13.

MLK DAY: TOGETHER AT THE TABLE — Monday, Jan. 15, 1-7 p.m. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream for everyone to "...sit down together at the table of brotherhood," come break bread and join in conversation with other community members. All are welcome.

SCAMS AND IDENTITY THEFT — Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6-7 p.m. Learn how to protect yourself from the latest scam and identity threats at this presentation by the Better Business Bureau.

Tualatin Public Library

18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.

MOVIE NIGHT FOR TEENS — Friday, Jan. 12, 6-8:30 p.m. There will be different movies every Friday night for you to choose from. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with suggestions

TEEN WII U OR XBOX ONE — Saturday, Jan. 13 and Sunday, Jan. 14, 1-6 p.m. Join other teens at the library and let the gaming begin.

STORIES AND SCIENCE — Wednesday, Jan. 17 11 a.m.-noon. Join for special storytimes in January celebrating science. This week's theme is color. Ages 3-6.

Blair Stenvick
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