Suzanne's Around Town
Happy Holidaze!!!

Hi! Everyone-

We're jumping for joy to be on Winter Break!!!!YIPEE!!!!

Luckily, the libraries are running a few events to keep the kiddos from getting too frisky!!! And there are even a few reading contests to keep the kids occupied as well (see Saturday for details). One for adults, too!!!!

Wishing you a Festive Holiday and Happy 2012!

Suzanne

 




Dec 19th

Mr. Moose's Winter Walk@ Beaverton City Library from 2-3PM.

Come and walk, sing, and dance in the winter frolic fun puppet show. For children of all ages and their adults. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

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.

Ornament Extravaganza@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10AM-6PM. See Friday for details.

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.

A Nutcracker Tea@ PCC Sylvania Performing Arts Center at 2PM and 7PM. Northwest Dance Theatre presents a family-friendly adaptation geared for kids 4 years and older. Complimentary refreshments after the show. This production runs for 90 minutes including the intermission. Go to www.nwdt.org or phone 503/925-3898 for ticket purchase. Ticket prices are $12-28.

Portland Festival Ballet's "The Nutcracker"@ ACMA (11375 SW Center Street, Beaverton) at 2PM&7PM. Go to www.portlandfestivalballet.org for more info or phone 503/977-1753 to reserve tickets. The production runs 1.5 hours and is geared for kids 4 and up. Ticket prices are $22-24. Kids (3-17) are $10 per ticket for some performances- look for Family Discount performances online.

Winter Critter Films and Crafts@ Tigard Library from 2-4PM. Watch the flick- "Snow Dogs"- and work on a few cool crafts!!! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info. All ages welcome!!!


Dec 20th

Portland Festival Ballet's "The Nutcracker"@ ACMA (11375 SW Center Street, Beaverton) at 2PM&7PM.Go to www.portlandfestivalballet.org for more info or phone 503/977-1753 to reserve tickets. The production runs 1.5 hours and is geared for kids 4 and up. Ticket prices are $22-24. Kids (3-17) are $10 per ticket for some performances- look for Family Discount performances online.

Ornament Extravaganza@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10AM-6PM. See Friday for details.

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.

Crafty Kids: Gumdrop Ornaments@ Fancy That/Bliss Bake Shop (4708 NW Bethany Blvd., Portland in Bethany Village Centre) from 11AM-12PM. $5 per kid, phone for more details at 503/799-5329.

57th Annual Christmas Ship Parade@ Columbia and Willamette Rivers through Dec. 21st (tomorrow night!!!) Ships sale at 7PM weeknights and earlier on weekends. Check daily schedule at www.christmasships.org.


Dec 21st

Jingle Babies@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30AM-11:30AM.Dash and dance to holiday tunes in this drop-in event for kids from babies to 6 year olds! Check out the library website at www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Ornament Extravaganza@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10AM-6PM. See Friday for details.

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.

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.

Winter Critter Films and Crafts@ Tigard Library from 2-4PM. Watch "Happy Feet" and work on a few winter themed crafts. All ages welcome!!! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

Portland Festival Ballet's "The Nutcracker"@ ACMA (11375 SW Center Street, Beaverton) at 2PM&7PM. Go to Tuesday for complete info.


Dec 22nd

Crafty Kids: Santa Favors@ Fancy That/Bliss Bake Shop (4708 NW Bethany Blvd., Portland in Bethany Village Centre) from 11AM-12PM.

Kids can make a super festive Santa Favor!!! $5 per kid, phone for more details at 503/799-5329. Go to this link for more info and picture:http://www.shop-fancythat.com/collections/events-at-the-shop

Ornament Extravaganza@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10AM-6PM. See Friday for details.

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.

Portland Festival Ballet's "The Nutcracker"@ ACMA (11375 SW Center Street, Beaverton) at 2PM&7PM. Go to Tuesday for complete info.

Seasonal Storytime@ Beaverton City LIbrary (Meeting Rooms A and B) from 3:30-4:30PM. Come and hear some holiday-themed stories!


Dec 23rd

Holiday Lights@ Peacock Lane (S.E. Portland) starting tonight (from 6-11PM) and running through New Year's Eve.

Since 1929, residents of this neighborhood have been decorating their homes with an extravaganza of festive lights and holiday decorations. Take a stroll and sip cocoa! For map and more details, go to www.peacocklane.net.

Ornament Extravaganza@ 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. Gingerbread people, bisqueware, wood and much more! Ornament price range is $8-$24. Bring the whole family- there's a project for everyone. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for 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


Dec 24th

Zoolights@ Oregon Zoo Open 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.

Kids from Pre-K through 6 can participate in the Garden Home Library Winter Read-Off Contest. Go to www.gardenhome.plinkit.org and click on Kids& Teens for more details! There's also an Adult Winter Reading program at Garden Home Library- go to www.gardenhome.plinkit.org and click on News&Events and then Library Calendar for info. Finally- a Teen Winter Reading Program at Beaverton Library. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

 


Dec 25th

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a Cool Yule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!