Suzanne's Around Town
Thanksgiving!

Hi! Everyone-

We are looking forward to a short school week and Turkey Day!!!!

Time for a seasonal corny joke! What do you get when you cross an iPhone with Thanksgiving dinner?

A turkey with delicious apps! Ha,ha,ha!

Have a great holiday!

Suzanne




Nov 21st

Free "All-Star Thanksgiving" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 6PM.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.

Mommy and Me Mondays@ World Forestry Center from 10AM-11AM. Enjoy some entertaining stories and free coffee for parents every Monday through April in this new program! Included with admission fee of $8 per adult, $5 for kids over 3, and kids 2 years and younger are free! Afterwards- take your time and enjoy all of the hands-on exhibits. Go to www.worldforestry.org for more info.

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.


Nov 22nd

Sing & Dance Party@ Tigard Library from 2-4PM.Bring the whole family for party fun - musical chairs, videogame dancing with Just Dance and singing with Glee Karaoke! All ages welcome!

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.

Thanksgiving Story Time@ Pottery Barn Kids (Wash. Sq.) at 11AM. Stories, songs, and a turkey craft! Phone the story for more info at 503/598-1858.


Nov 23rd

Pre-school Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM.Stories that allow for questions and comments, and activities that engage all the senses abound during these story times. Geared for 2 to 4 year olds but all are welcome. Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

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.

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 24th

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline@ 1-888-674-6854

Butterball Turkey Talk Line@ 1-800-288-8372

Foster Farms Thanksgiving Turkey Help Line@ 1-800-255-7227

Deep Frying Turkey Tips at www.eatturkey.com

Crisco Pie Hotline@ 1-877-367-7438

For great side dish recipes: www.smittenkitchen.com and www.thepioneerwoman.com

Best Baguette (3625 SW Hall Blvd.) is open from 8AM-2PM if you need a pre-turkey snack! www.thebestbaguette.com

 


Nov 25th

Ornament Extravaganza Kick Off@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10AM-6PM.

Drop in anytime to sculpt and paint ornaments for holiday decorating and gift giving! Clay Gingerbread people, bisqueware, wood and much more! Ornaments price range is $8-$24. Bring the whole family- there's a project for everyone. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com or phone the studio at 503/453-3700.

Beaverton Library and Beaverton Library Murray Scholls Branch are both closed today.

THPRD Food And Toy Drive starts today and runs through Dec.15th to help Beaverton area families. Bring new, unwrapped toys (no stuffed animals) and nonperishable food items to your local THPRD Center or Aquatic Center. During the first 3 days of the collection- 11/25-11/27- THPRD will waive drop-in fees for any patron who donates a toy or at least 2 food items! Go to www.thprd.org for more info!

Wine Country Thanksgiving@ Willamette Valley Wineries (through Sunday). More than 160 wineries and tasting rooms will open their doors for special tastings and holiday happenings. Go to this link for more info: http://willamettewines.com/events/thanksgiving-weekend/

Day After Thanksgiving Sale@ Let's Play Toy Store (263 E. Main Street, Hillsboro) from 10AM-6PM. Get 15% off your entire purchase! Very unique, educational toys and fun games! Free gift wrap. Go to www.letsplaytoys.com for more info.

Family StoryTime (ages 0-6 years)@ Tigard Library on Fridays 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.

Leedy Grange Holiday Bazaar@ Leedy Grange (835 NW Saltzman Rd., Portland) from 3-8PM. Local artisans, crafters, and entrepreneurs will sell hand-made and locally sourced gift items, jewelry, housewares and decor, artwork, food gifts, holiday greenery and much more. Go to www.leedygrange.org for more info!

Free Museum Family Night@ Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Ave., Portland) from 5-8PM. The Portland Art Museum offers free admission on the 4th Friday of every month from 5-8PM. FYI- kids 17 years and younger always have FREE admission to the museum!!! Phone the museum for more info at 503/226-2811.

Zoolights@ Oregon Zoo Opens from 5-8:30PM and runs through Jan.1.Over a million lights turn the zoo into a winter fantasyland with a lighted train ride, live music, lighted sculptures, and more! $7.75-10.75 and kids 2 and under are free!!! Go to www.oregonzoo.org/events/zoolights for more info.


Nov 26th

Mega Craft Workshop@ Tigard Library from 1:30-4PM.Create Huichol yarn paintings, jewelry, stained glass paper art and much more! Kids and parents can get creative,too!!! Drop in any time! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

Leedy Grange Holiday Bazaar@ Leedy Grange (835 NW Saltzman Rd., Portland) from 10AM-4PM. See Friday for more info.

Ornament Extravaganza @ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 10AM-6PM. See Friday for details!

Wine Country Thanksgiving@ Willamette Valley Wineries (through Sunday). See Friday for details

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.

Happy Hollandaise@ Beaverton City Library Auditorium at 8PM. The Beaverton Civic Theatre presents a hilarious seasonal comedy with plenty of holiday hijinks! Probably best for 6 years old and up. Run time is 2 hours (including a 15 min. intermission). Adult tickets are $15,$5 for kids 10 and under, runs through 12/11. Go to www.beavertoncivictheatre.org for ticket purchase and more info.


Nov 27th

Free "Holiday Breakfast" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM.

After the gifts are unwrapped, it's time to gather around the table and savor a festive breakfast with friends and family. This class will feature make-ahead dishes so you can enjoy the morning with your family instead of slaving over the stove. Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Happy Hollandaise@ Beaverton City Library Auditorium at 2PM. See Saturday for more info.

Wine Country Thanksgiving@ Willamette Valley Wineries (through Sunday). See Friday for details.

Leedy Grange Holiday Bazaar from 11AM-4PM. See Friday for details.