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Volume 16, Issue 12
December 2018


December 2018 Holiday News

27th annual Big Horn Brass holiday concert

Big Horn Brass

Sunday, December 9, 6:30, St Matthew Lutheran Church, 10390 SW Canyon, free

A favorite holiday event for many Beaverton area family calendars will return this year! The Big Horn Brass performs their annual Holiday Concert at St Matthew. The renowned brass ensemble creates the perfect opportunity to hear some of the world’s greatest holiday and festive music. A preconcert by the St Matthew Exaltation Handbells starts at 6:10 pm.

This is the 27th consecutive season the Big Horn Brass has performed a free community concert at St Matthew. This 16-member ensemble spreads its sparkling brass tones through an endearing mix of holiday favorites. From traditional carols to festive arrangements for brass, this concert will warm the hearts of young and old, featuring selections from Peter Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. Other selections include music from the Polar Express, Christmas classics such as White Christmas, and family favorites including Muppet’s Christmas Carol Overture and Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer.

This year’s concert is a gift to the community from the Erik Weswig Memorial Fund, Beaverton Arts Commission, the St. Matthew Lutheran Church Foundation, and other supporters of holiday music. Erik was a member of St Matthew and enjoyed this concert as part of their family tradition. In his memory, a Memorial Fund was established to support local events that he enjoyed. Donations for future concerts will be gratefully accepted.

The concert will begin with a candle lighting as part of the Compassionate Friends worldwide candle lighting. Additional information and music samples: www.bighornbrassholidayconcert.com.

Santa Visits Second Edition

Saturday December 15, 2-4, Second Edition, free

Bring your children and grandchildren to Second Edition for a visit with Santa Claus. Children will get a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and receive a small gift, while supplies last. Bring your own camera to capture the moment. Second Edition is located on the east end of the library at 12505 NW Cornell Road.

Free Brakes Food Drive at DuFresnes

All December, DuFresne’s Auto Service, 10690 NW Cornell Rd

Bring in a grocery bag of food and we will do a Free Brake Inspection! For the month of December, we will do a free brake inspection, free pads, and free shoes if needed. You just pay the labor. This is a regular value of $401.99, and we are giving you top of the line pads, if possible.

Thanks to several of our parts distributors, we are able to continue giving you free brakes year after year. This is one of our ways of saying thank you for the 48 years of doing business with you! Also, thank you for making this a great holiday for the less fortunate, so bring food, lots of it!

Spread Holiday Cheer for Children in Need

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue has been a longtime partner in supporting KGW’s Great Toy Drive. TVF&R fire stations are once again accepting new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages now through Monday, Dec. 24.

For more than three decades, the KGW Great Toy Drive has provided hundreds of thousands of toys to our community’s less-fortunate families in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The toys collected during the toy drive are distributed to needy kids in our area with the help of more than 120 local organizations and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. Last December, TVF&R firefighters were able to fill a fire engine and box truck full of toys to deliver to the KGW studios because of our generous community members. This year, the need continues to be great, and firefighters hope to exceed last year’s collection effort.

Cedar Mill residents can drop off any new, unwrapped toys at any of the nearby fire stations:

  • Bethany Station 68, 13545 NW Evergreen St.

  • Butner Road Station 61, 13730 SW Butner Road.

  • Cornell Road Station 60, 8585 NW Johnson St.

  • Somerset Station 64, 3355 NW 185th Ave.

Families in need of holiday assistance this year can call 211 or visit www.211info.org.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue knows that we serve a generous, compassionate community. Thank you in advance for helping us contribute to brighter holidays for children in need. For a complete list of TVF&R fire stations, visit www.tvfr.com.

Hillsboro winter village

Hillsboro Winter Village ice rink

Open Friday November 23-Sunday January 6, Orenco Station, free-$12 depending on age

Kids, couples, and families from across the Portland metro area are welcome to visit Hillsboro's Winter Village this year. The event includes the region’s only open-air ice rink, according to officials. The rink is located in the Jerry Willey Plaza in Hillsboro’s Orenco Station neighborhood near the MAX station.

Visitors may also shop at local stores or visit a nearby café. City officials erected the first Winter Village three years ago and later extended the skating season and provided a larger ice rink. More than 14,000 people visited Winter Village during its first three years, and they expect large crowd this year. Skates are available to rent.

Read more about the rink and its hours of operation on the City of Hillsboro's website at hillsboro-oregon.gov/departments/parks-recreation/recreation-fun-/special-events-/winter-village.

Touchmark Holiday events

Touchmark in the West Hills, 840 SW Touchmark Way

Ladies Holiday Social

Tuesday, December 11, 3 pm, The Patton Room

Ring in the holiday season with delectable delights and an assortment of teas. Hats and tea party attire are encouraged! Call 503-946-5427 to RSVP by December 6.

Holiday Festival

Thursday, December 20, 3 pm, The Patton Room

Enjoy the sounds of carolers, as well as holiday games, festive drinks, and live entertainment. Then, stay for a wonderful holiday dinner. Call 503-946-5427 to RSVP by December 15.

Visit TouchmarkPortland.com for more information

New Year’s Labyrinth Walk

The Labyrinth at Christ United Methodist Church, Cedar Mill.

January 1, 2019, 12-4, Christ United Methodist Church Cedar Mill, 12755 NW Dogwood St ., free

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk with live music on the indoor labyrinth in the Chapel. Get your New Year off to a good start. Take a break from your busy schedule and enjoy some peace and quiet and mellow music as you walk the labyrinth.

You’re welcome to come and enjoy some quiet time and listen to the music even if you choose not to walk the labyrinth! Everyone is invited and all ages are welcome to walk the labyrinth.

Santa to visit Sunset Credit Union

Monday, December 17, 11-1, Sunset Credit Union. 1100 NW Murray Blvd. #200, free

Want to meet Santa? Then bring your kids and grandkids to Sunset Credit Union to see him. The credit union will have treats for everyone and all kids can get their picture taken with Santa. Everyone is welcome!

Santa Paws at the Pet Barn!

Saturday, December 8, 11 am, Pet Barn, 12675 NW Cornell (next to Bales)

Come bring your pet to get a picture with Santa for the holidays! Please bring your own camera and/or accessories (Santa provided!)

This event is free, but donations are gladly accepted for No Place Like Home rescue!

Wishes and Gifts at Sunshine Pantry

Sat., Dec. 22, 10895 SW 5th Street, Beaverton Oregon 97008

Sunshine Pantry has been helping families in need for 37 years. Our “Wishes and Gifts” event lets parents choose toys, new clothing, and food for their families for the holidays on the Saturday before Christmas Day. We need donations to make this happen, and we need volunteers to help before and during the event.

To volunteer and help, call 971-506-7827. Cash donations are always welcome to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, turkey and hams for our food bank.

Festive wreath.


Dinihanians open for holiday greenery

Daily 10 am-6 pm, 15005 NW Cornell Rd

Trees, wreaths, swags, and many other items to decorate for the holidays.


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