Category Archives: music and theatre

Arts & Entertainment News May 2024

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• High School Musical on stage!
• Across Oceans Art Installation Reveal Party
• Participate in the Acceptance Challenge 
• Support Sunset High School Bands: Online auction and live concert
• Artist Liz Walker featured at Insomnia Coffee in Cedar Mill
• Sounds of Southern Gospel: Liberty Quartet Concert
• Oregon Symphonic Band presents: Let’s Dance!
• Village Gallery May News
• TVC Arts Networking Event 
• Beaverton Night Market vendor application opens

Arts & Entertainment April 2024

• Village Gallery April News
• Insomnia Artist of the Month
• Reser Call for Artists, The Curio
• Reser Art Gallery Temporarily Closed
• Down Syndrome Achievement Center Coming Soon!
• 36th Annual Herzog-Meier Senior Art Scholarship Show
• Catlin Gabel East Campus Community Arts Programs

Holiday News November 2023

• Cedar Mill Tree Lighting Celebration
• Hillsboro Holly Days Celebration
• Snow Much Fun event and Orenco Tree Lighting!
• Bethany Village Tree Lighting and Holiday Market
• Bazaars
• Concerts
• OIBA’s “Spectacular” Nutcracker Delivers Magic

Arts & Entertainment October 2023

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• Big Horn Brass Classy Afternoon Concert
• TVC Artist Mingle
• Annelies: The voice of Anne Frank
• Washington County Open Studios Tour
• Euphonos Ensemble offers concert to benefit BSD Clothes Closet
• A sampling of October events at the Reser
• Diwali Bazaar
• Cultural Coalition of Washington County 2024 Grant Applications Now Open
• 34th Annual Sunset Classic Marching Band Competition

Leedy Grange News October 2023

Leedy Grange has all kinds of fun new activities starting up this fall. We are working with our talented renters and members to provide Free After School Programs.

Community News September 2023

• Master Recycler Class
• Beaverton’s Boards and Commissions Applications
• Christ UMC 60th Birthday
• Cedar Mill Community Club updates
• Musical Playground
• Cedar Mill Preschool
• Loaner life jackets sponsored by NSF-NW
• Tualatin Valley Creates
• Viva Village News
• Modern Square Dance Lessons
• Community Partners for Affordable Housing is Celebrating 30 Years!
• Misinformation, Fake News and Political Propaganda
• Golden Anniversary

Cider Festival in September: logo contest, vendors wanted

It’s time for the event to have its own logo! We’re gathering a prize package and calling for entries. It’s open to everyone—graphic designers, students, artists—and you may enter multiple designs. One way we would like to use it is for reusable cider cups that we’ll sell in advance, so we’re on a short deadline.

Park News July 2023

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• Fitness in the Park
• Rec Mobile & Nature Mobile
• July THPRD Events
• THPRD Budget Update
• Roadwork Impacts HMT Campus
• Bronson Creek Greenway
• Pickleball Lines

Community News July 2023

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• Bethany Village Summer Concert Series
• Street Tree Inventories
• Cooper Mountain Nature Walk 
• The Student Stop Summer Day Camps
• Reach for the Stars Fundraiser
• Sylvan Heights Nature Trail Work Parties 
• Ten Tiny Dances 
• Beaverton Night Market at The Round
• Sunset HS Marching Band Can & Bottle Drive
• Caregiving resources for seniors and families
• Hackers Hipsters and Hustlers Summer Camp 2023
• The “Just One More Story” Little Free Library 
• At the Reser in July
• Chalk Art Festival in Hillsboro
• Viva Village July events
• Arbor Cascadian Neighborhood Yard Sale

Community News June 2023

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• Join us for a flea market at Skyline Grange!
• Major disaster prep
• Sunset HS marching band: firework fundraiser 
• Beaverton Community Band concert
• Treekeepers June events
• Milltown Soccer Camp
• Life Is Brewtiful blood drive
• Boat rentals from Tualatin Riverkeepers
• Discovery Day is right around the corner! 
• Master Recycler registration open
• Special Recycle+ collection in June
• Bethany Village Last Day of School celebration
• Ask WCSO
• New art exhibition and featured events to celebrate pride 
• Viva Village June events

Community News May 2023

• Two band concerts and an auction
• Sunset HS Marching Band Can & Bottle Drive
• Treekeepers of Washington Country Events
• TriMet to Mt. Hood or Columbia Gorge?
• Mental Health Resource Fair
• Music Night at Amaterra
• Become a “Changemaker” in the Eco-School Network
• Viva Village May events
• Ask WCSO
• Washington County Forum

Community News April 2023

• K9 Trials
• Arbor Month Family Friendly Tree Walk
• Trees for Cooler Schools
• Neighborhood Ready! Disaster Scenario Game
• Washington County Forum
• What you get when you call 988
• A Time for Families Weekly Forum
• WCSO Community Academy
• Curtains up! A sampling of April events at the Reser
• Young women: Explore a career as a firefighter at Portland Metro Fire Camp
• TVF&R invites local scouts to register for Scouts Day!
• Viva Village April events
• Cedar Mill Scouts Troop 207
• Ask WCSO: How can I protect myself from mail theft?
• Reser Gallery shows

Community News March 2023

• Mean Girls the Musical
• The Big One? How to Become Earthquake Safe in Your Home”
• Dance Around the World!
• Holy Week events at CUMC
• Friends of Trees Cedar Mill volunteer tree planting
• Garage Sale at Skyline Grange
• Beaverton Symphony Orchestra presents Spring concert:
• Tree Walk: Learn to identify local trees
• Bonny Slope Auction & Gala
• Join Cedar Mill Scouts Troop 207
• Beaverton Community Band presents: “Remembrance, Gratitude, & Honor”
• Viva Village March events
• NW Dance Project presents Common Ground
• Ask WCSO: How do I know if it’s safe to leave my child home alone?
• Getting geared up for PE with BEF
• STEP classes added to 4-H Washington County offerings
• Cash for old wood stoves!
• Lovegood offers first Spring Break Camp & Summer Camps
• Sunset HS Marching Band Bottle & Can Drive
• The Constitution: Fulfilling Democracy’s Promise? – The Constitution, Democracy and Representation

Business News February 2023

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• Community ‘Shred-It’ Day at Sunset Credit Union
• Cedar Mill Farmers Market: Ramping up for 2023!
• Wine Tasting Event featuring Cabernets from around the world
• Village Gallery of Arts
• February Reception
• DIY Valentines!
• CMBA speed networking
• Create a collage that is beautiful and meaningful
• 2023 Spring Housing Market Update
• Performances at The Reser

Community News February 2023

• Oregon Symphonic Band presents Music Masterpieces
• Sunset HS Marching Band Bottle & Can Drive
• Sunset Youth Lacrosse, register now!
• BRC offers many ways to share the love this Valentine’s Day
• ACMA “Spectacularly 30” celebrates 30 years
• Oregon Chorale presents: The Trials and Festivals of Gilbert & Sullivan
• Mean Girls the Musical
• WCK Parent Speaker Series!
• Fees waived for behavioral health social worker licenses
• Sign up for the Wetlands Conservatory Amphibian Egg Mass Survey training
• Treekeepers presents Tree Walk: Learn to identify local trees
• Bonny Slope Elementary Pancake Breakfast!
• TVF&R offers life-saving tips regarding cardiac arrest
Join the Cedar Mill Scouts Troop 207
Viva Village February events

School News January 2023

• Afterschool is Cool Poster contest
• ACMA at 30 years

Holiday News November 2022

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• Holiday resale
• Donate new items to homeless and at-risk teens
• KGW Toy Drive
• VGA Holiday Sale!
• Dia de Los Muertos Festival
• Skyline Grange Artisans Holiday Fair
• Holiday Bazaar at Beaverton High
• Big Horn Brass Welcome Christmas Concert
• Bethany Village Annual Tree Lighting
• Beaverton Winter Lights: Holiday Bazaar and Tree Lighting

School News November 2022

• ACMA Chipotle fundraiser
• Option School/Program Applications open now

Community News November 2022

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• A concert in honor of BSO Conductor Travis Hatton
• Beaverton Community Band Fall Concert
• SHS Bottle & Can Drive
• Volunteer for the Wetlands Conservancy cleanup in Cedar Mill
• Treekeepers’ Fall Color photo contest deadline extended
• NW Restart presents NW Creations Night Market
• County offers in-home vaccinations
• Family Caregiver Conference
• Chess4Girls PDX!
• MAX Blue Line disruption
• November Viva Village events
• Cedar Mill Scouts meet weekly
• Prevent flooding during the rainy season
• Tualatin Valley Creates networking event
• Put a Lid on Cooking Fires

Community News October 2022

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• Skyline Grange Garage Sale
Treekeepers’ Fall Color photo contest
• Specialty bikes at the ReStore
• Indigenous Peoples Day
• Clean Water Services leaf disposal and food drive
• Emergency Preparedness Fair
• Booverton Halloween Festival
• 101 Extraordinarily Awful & Truly Terrible Ways to Die (In One Night)
• Who’s ready for Halloween?!
• A Spooktacular Blood Drive
• SHS Grad Party Holiday Pie Sale
• SHS Climate Change Club Recycling Drive
• Bottle & Can Drive
• Sunset Classic Marching Band Competition
• Metro transportation online survey
• TriMet survey and open house
• October events by Viva Village
• October happenings at The Reser
• Public Affairs Forum
• Cedar Mill Scouts, Troop 207
• Your organization could receive up to a $5,000 grant!
• Organizing for Caregivers with Whitney Zeigler

Cider Festival returns!

The annual Cedar Mill Cider Festival returns after two long years of the pandemic. We will bring together history, music, food, and fun for the community on the grounds of the historic John Quincy Adams Young House in Cedar Mill.

Community News September 2022

Petty Fever

• CASA for Children Needs Volunteers
• Powerful Tools for Caregivers
• Oktoberfest at Bethany Village!
• Oak Hills 1st annual fun run and music festival!
• Bottle & Can Drive
• Green Days Recycling Event!
• Nature Night: Cats Safe at Home
• Caring Discipline Series
• Beaverton Arts Mix!
• Cedar Mill Scouts Troop 207 Back to School BBQ
• Beaverton Welcoming Week
• The Reser presents Dakhabraka in Concert
• Big Horn Brass Fall Concert
• Share your fall tree color photos and win!
• Washington County Forum update
• It’s time to consider a Woodstove Exchange
• Parenting Workshops
• Cultivating Humility workshop
• Beaverton High School Band
Electronic Recycle Event
• Grave Matters cemetery tour
• Skyline Grange Garage Sale
• Safe Routes to School
• Multilingual volunteer trainers for Suicide Prevention Program needed
• Waste Prevention Educator position
• September events by Viva Village
• What are some back-to-school safety tips for myself and my student?
• Talk to Your Kids About Fire and Life Safety

Park News September 2022

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• Annual passes are back!
• Plant native this fall, order now!
• Welcoming Week: “Where We Belong”
• Volunteer to help improve THPRD services
• Free monthly admission to THPRD facilities!

August Park News

• New dog run at Ridgewood Park
• Fall Native Plant Sale ordering starts
soon
• Bonny Slope play structure among
THPRD projects getting Metro
funds
• Summer events at THPRD
• THPRD is hiring
• Save the date for Fall THPRD
registration

Business News August 2022

• Farmers Market as a teaching tool!
• Luau Party at the Ackerly
• CMBA August networking meeting
• Wine Cellar offers in-person events!
• Owen West Electric
• Blood drive at Cornell Family Dental
• Annual Music on the Patio summer concert series
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Back to School Savings Strategies from Sunset Credit Union
• What impact will a recession have on the housing market?

Community News August 2022

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• NW Restart presents NW Creations Night Market
• Sunset HS Marching Band Bottle & Can Drive
• Beaverton Night Market
• Conflict Resilience Workshop
• Beaverton Flicks by the Fountain presents Encanto
• Bethany Village summer concert
• The Link of Pure Love
• Viva Village
• Sharing the road with farmers in Washington County
• TVF&R offers tips to prevent window falls
• WCSO investigates child predators

THPRD News

THPRD summer camp

* Summer Camps Kick Off
* Eid ul-Adha Celebration & Bazaar
* Cedar Hills Park Concert
* Volunteer with THPRD!

July 2022 Community News

• Beaverton Night Market
• Bethany Village Summer Concert Series
• Ask WCSO: What is the Sheriff’s Office’s response to drug abuse and overdose in our community?
• SAMBA can and bottle collection continues year-round
• Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) Seeks Volunteers for Rate Advisory Committee
• Celebrate the Fourth of July Safely
• Water District updates billing system
• Metro’s Rid Patrol cleans up illegal dumping
• Live Art, Entertainment, and Family Fun at La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival
• Viva Village news

SAMBA: volunteers raise funds to support Sunset band programs

For over 30 years, the Sunset Apollo Marching Band & Auxiliary (SAMBA) Parent Club, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has supported band players and the associated color guard dancers at Sunset High School.

Community News June 2022

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• Celebration of Life for Mr. James
• It’s prep time. Let’s get ready for the wildfire season together.
• Join us “virtually” at the Washington County Public Affairs Forum!
• Metro funding for Westside Trail? Take the survey
• Civics for Adults
• Scavenger Hunt and Food Drive to support DVRC
• Meet Your Watershed Navigator
Legislative Town Hall
• Tualatin Valley Creates: Kaleidoscope from the Sea
• Fourth of July concert with Britnee Kellogg
• Museo Ambulante—Walking Museum
• Ask WCSO: My kids are good swimmers; is there still an expectation for them to wear life jackets?
• Retirement 101
• City of Beaverton events
• Gallery at The Reser
• Access to the arts: Cultural Coalition survey
• Beaverton Community Band Spring Concert
• Sunset HS Marching Band Bottle & Can Drive
• PlanetCon Fair offers recycling, gear swap, learning, and more
• Become a Master Recycler
• Cedar Hills Ready! presents: Emergency Water Filter Workshop
• Viva Village

Library News May 2022

• Library News
• All Ages
• For Kids
• For Adults
• Monthly Groups for Adults

Community News May 2022

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• THPRD Summer Camps
• WashCo Bikes
• Rep. Maxine Dexter’s Town Hall
• Moving mom in—tips for a successful transition
• Apollograms
• Young Artists Concert
• Bethany Village Spring Market
• Ask WCSO: How does law enforcement respond to houselessness in our community?
• Young women can explore a career as a Firefighter
• Host a Prepare Your Neighborhood! meeting
• Take Action This Month!
• Celebrating diverse Asian American experiences in Oregon
• Civics for Adults: Citizen Activism 101: Making Change Happen
• Public Affairs Forum in May
• Rice Museum offering guided tours
• Viva Village May events
• Games! Games! Games!

Sunset Theatre presents “Honk!”

Sunset thespians return to the stage this March with their Spring Musical production of Honk!

The Reser—a new venue for art and culture

Cedar Mill and area residents now have a nearby venue to visit to enjoy not only arts and cultural programs, but a performing arts center that offers rehearsal space, art galleries and an outdoor plaza that overlooks a sparkling pond. The Reser, situated near the Round between Cedar Hills Blvd. and Hall Blvd. has easy access to a MAX stop, plenty of parking, and shops and restaurants within walking distance to enjoy.