Suzanne's Around Town
Ducks, "Butt" Pillows, and Harvest Market!!!

Hi! Everyone-

So many great events this week from Ducks at the Garden Home Library to Native American puppetry at Tigard Library!!! There's also the Harvest Market (Beaverton Farmers Market spot) to gear up for the holiday, Thanksgiving wine tasting at New Seasons, and several Thanksgiving themed cooking classes!!!

Have a great week!

Suzanne




Nov 14th

8th Annual Girls Night Out Marketplace&Dessert@ Southridge High School (next to Conestoga Rec Center) on SW 125th from 4:00PM to 9PM.

Get a jump on your holiday shopping at this early marketplace of unique items. Over 40 local vendors will offer an array of jewelry, handbags, artisan foods, holiday items and gifts galore! Phone for more info at 503/545-1044.

Japanese Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11AM.

Book Babies@ Tigard Library from 10:30-11:30AM. Share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and a simple book while developing early literacy skills. Stay and play after the program. Phone the library for more details at 503/684-6537.

PCPA Noontime Showcase@ Hatfield Hall (1111 SW SW Broadway, Portland) from 12-1PM. Actors from Readers Theatre Gresham will read A Marriage Proposal, a one-act farce by Anton Chekhov. Best for 6 years and up. FREE! Go to www.pcpa.com for more info.

Free "Thanksgiving Sides&Stuffings" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 6PM. Learn the basics of preparing delicious potatoes, savory stuffings and show stopping sides! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!


Nov 15th

Tears of Joy Theatre@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM.Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with your kids by watching this Tlingit tale from British Columbia. "Raven Steals the Sun" will be performed by the acclaimed Tears of Joy Theatre using puppets and storytelling. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch from 9:30AM-10:AM. Get your morning started with fun stories for kids from 3ish to 5 years old at the newest branch! Staff will be present to let storytime attendees into the library before regular open hours.Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM & 11:15AM. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

Book Babies@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM.

Fun for Ones (Ages 12-24 months)@ Tigard Library from 10:30-11AM AND 11:30AM-Noon. Bring your one year old for songs, rhymes, simple stories and movement activities. Great for new walkers. Stay and play after the program. (Limited to first 20 kids for each session!). Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.


Nov 16th

Storytime at Bliss Bake Shop@ Bethany Village Centre from 10:30-11AM.

Storytime at a great local cupcake emporium! Free itty bitty cupcakes for kids who attend! Phone for more info at 503/645-6000 or go to www.blisscupcakeshop.com for more details.

Fun for Ones@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM and 11AM. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Pre-school Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM. Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

Toddler Time (ages 24-36 months) Storytime@ Tigard Library at 10:30AM-11:15AM AND 12:30-1:15PM. Number of participants is limited to first 20 children for each session.

Baby Bugs@ Beaverton City Library at 11:45AM.


Nov 17th

Wood Duck Program@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:30PM.

Stephanie from the Nature Park is following up last year's wildly popular beaver program with one of Oregon's favorite waterfowl, the duck! With stories, crafts, and more, children and adults will be kept active and entertained with this fun-filled educational program. Geared for kids from 3 to 8 years. Please sign up at the GH library front desk as this program might have to be expanded  to two time slots due to space. You can also phone the library at 503/245-9932.

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM & 1PM.

Ladies Wine&App Tasting@ New Seasons Market (Progress Ridge) at 11AM. Step off the treadmill of weekly activities to taste wines that pair well with turkey-Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris,& Dry Rose. Sample the perfect pre-Thanksgiving day cheeses along with side dishes from the store's Thanksgiving Day menu. RSVP to jenn.marron@newseasonsmarket.com .

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch from 11:30AM-12PM.

All Ages Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:15PM.

Preschool Storytime@ Tigard Library from 1:15PM-2PM. Music, interactive activities, and longer stories for blossoming readers! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

Art Right Off the Page@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5:30PM. This new program is for kids (7-11) and interested adults wanting to learn more about the wonderful people who illustrate children's books and the art-making process. Each session includes an art adventure emphasizing the artistic style of selected illustrators. Registration required at 503/350-3600.


Nov 18th

Paper Pals@ Beaverton City Library from 3:30-4:30PM.

Kids in grades 1-5 can experiment with drawing, tracing, paper airplanes, origami and more! Registration required at 503/350-3600.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) at 10:30AM&11:30AM. Harvest table collage inspired by Arciboldo this week!!! $8 per kid -ages 2 1/2 -5 years, you must phone ahead to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for calendar and more info!

Family StoryTime (ages 0-6 years)@ Tigard Library from 10:30-11:15AM AND 11:30AM-12:15PM. Bring the whole gang for stories and songs Limited to first 20 kids for each session. Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.

Get Jazzed with 2 Guitars@ Tigard Library from 7-8:30PM. Start the weekend off with swinging jazz and pop standards! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.


Nov 19th

Harvest Market (Beaverton Farmers Market)@ SW Hall, across from Beaverton City Library from 8AM-1:30PM.Sample and purchase produce at this pre-holiday market! Check out the artisan foods-Monastery Mustards and Vincent Family Cranberries-to name a few, holiday decor, & hand crafted wreaths! I'm pretty sure that Zest will be back with their delectable crepes too!!!  Think about bringing some canned or dried goods for the Baskets of Joy Food Drive sponsored by the Market and City of Beaverton. There's a wish list for food, personal, household and baby items at www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com . Head over with the kids to the BCL for Family Day Art Fun (see below) before or after!!!!

12th Annual German Holiday Market@ The German American School (3900 SW Murray Blvd.) from 10AM-5PM. Shop for German ornaments, nutcrackers, gifts, sweets, and treats! Go to www.gspdx.org for more info.

Family Day Art Fun@ Beaverton City Library (Conference Room) from 10AM-2PM. Stop by the Teen Art Show in Meeting Rooms A&B and then join the WA County Museum and Print Arts NW to create a paper stained glass window print. No registration required, geared for 3 years and up. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Novel Needles@ Tigard Library from 10:30-12PM. All skill levels welcome to learn how to knit or crochet or even work on a half-finished project! No registration required. Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.

Nature Day in the Park@ Barrows Park, Beaverton (enter the park from the sidewalk along SW Barrows Road or follow the trail west from SW Menlor Lane) from 11AM-3PM. Learn about the hidden secrets of this park from the Natural Resources staff.  Education staff and volunteers will be leading interactive activities and Park Rangers will be available to answer your questions.Go to www.thprd.org and click on "News&Events"for more info.

Family Day@ The Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave., Portland) from 11AM-3PM. Discover Treasures of the Vault at the Oregon Historical Society's November Family Day! Go on a treasure hunt, paint a treasure chest to fill with treasures of your own, and hear stories about the many wonders of The Oregon Vault. Two children admitted free with one paid adult admission! Go to www.ohs.org and click on "event calendar" for more info.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.

Butt Pillows@ Tigard Library from 2-4PM. Kids in grades 6-12 can turn old jeans, cords,or khakis into a festive pillow. Bring your own old pair to transform or there will be supplies available!!!Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.

Learn to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 2-6PM. Step-by- step you will learn to plan and prepare a traditional roasted turkey with sausage dressing, sweet potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts and homemade cranberry relish. Pre-register by phone at 503/645-9200 by emailing Melissa.vanbebber@wholefoods.com. Space is limited to 12 participants. $20 per participant, full meal included.


Nov 20th

Health Starts Here: Celebrating Side Dishes@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 4:30PM.Learn to make festive sides that are great served with a turkey dinner but are special enough to stand on their own -Chestnut and Wheat Berry Salad, Especially Good Sweet Potatoes and Greens and Beans with Rosemary and Thyme.Suggested donation is one can of food for the OR Food Bank. Pre-register by phone at 503/645-9200 or by email at melissa.vanbebber@wholefoods.com.

Free "All-Star Thanksgiving" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. This final Thanksgiving technique class features favorite side dish recipes plus last-minute tips to make your holiday stress-free. Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat! This class will also be repeated on Monday (tomorrow-11/21) at 6PM.

12th Annual German Holiday Market@ The German American School (3900 SW Murray Blvd.) from 10AM-3PM. See Saturday for details.