Suzanne's Around Town
Seussical, Greater Tuna, & Portland Youth Philharmonic!

Hi! Everyone-

If you enjoy local theater then this is your week!!! Aida is finishing up a run at  Southridge, Seussical is at Valley Catholic for 2 weekends, and you can catch Greater Tuna at ACMA- this week only!!!!

Happy Leap Day!

Suzanne




Feb 27th

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.

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.


Feb 28th

Free Pancake Day@ IHOP from 7AM-10PM.It's National Pancake Day!!!!Get a free short stack and leave a donation to support local charities. Go to www.ihoppancakeday.com for more info and to find the IHOP closest to you!

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.

Friends&Family Night@ Powell's Books (all locations) from 5-9. Get 30% off everything in the store. Go to this link to print coupon: http://www.powells.com/bethere

 

 


Feb 29th

Dr. Seuss Party@ Beaverton City Library (Meeting Rooms A&B) from 10:30AM-11:30AM

Fun Dr. Seuss inspired games and more for kids from 2 to 6 years. Pre-register by phone at 503/350-3600.

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.

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.

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.

Classical Violin&Cello Trio@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM. Violinists George Shiolas, Casey Bozell and special guest cellist Levi Manselle will perform solo, duet and trio arrangements. They will play classical music by Tartini, Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Bartok and Piazzolla.


Mar 1st

Think Fun Thursdays@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.

Drop in each Thursday for a rotating fun activity- no registration required! This week kids can enjoy "Paper Pals" and make fun projects with paper! Geared for kids from 3 to 8 years old. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info!

 

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

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

All Ages Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:15PM.This fun story time is geared for kids from 2 to 4 year old but all are invited. Early education skill building and crafts will compliment the story of the day. Go to www.gardenhome.plinkit.org for more info.

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.

Thursday Family Art Night@ Walters Cultural Arts Center (527 E. Main St., Hillsboro) from 6:30PM-8:30PM. This is a weekly drop-in program (limited to first 20) for kids and family to learn about landscapes, portraiture and more - using clay, paints, pastels and other mediums. $5 per person, 3 years old and under are free. Phone for more info at 503/615-3485 or go to www.ci.hillsboro.or.us and click on Walters Art Center, then Classes, then Class Info.

Seussical@ Valley Catholic High School(4275 SW 148th Ave.) at 7PM. See Friday for details.

Aida@ Southridge Highschool (9625 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton) at 7PM. Based on the Verdi opera by the same name, Elton John's "AIDA" is a classic love triangle. Probably best for kids 6 and up.Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Go to www.skyhawktheatre.com for more info.

"Greater Tuna"@ Arts&Communication Magnet Academy Arts Center Theater(11375 SW Center St, Beaverton) at 7PM. See Saturday for details.

Stranger Danger@ Tigard Chamber Community Room (12345 SW Main Street, Tigard) from 6:45-8PM. This seminar will help parents and kids develop specific ground rules to enhance personal safety. Free class! Register at www.karateonmain.com and click on "2012 Winter Seminar Series".


Mar 2nd

Seussical@ Valley Catholic High School(4275 SW 148th Ave.) at 7PM.Audiences will recognize characters like the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, the Grinch, Yertle the Turtle, and others as their stories interweave to tell a tale of friendship, loyalty, and the importance of imagination. Festive music and delightful dancing make this production suitable for all ages. $10 per adult, $6 per kid at the door or phone 503/644-3745 to reserve seats or go to www.valleycaltholic.org for more info. Show runs through March 11th.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) at 10:30AM&11:30AM. Splatter paintings inspired by Polluck 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.

Aida@ Southridge Highschool (9625 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton) at 7PM. See Thursday for details.

"Greater Tuna"@ Arts&Communication Magnet Academy Arts Center Theater(11375 SW Center St, Beaverton) at 7PM. See Saturday for details.


Mar 3rd

"Greater Tuna"@ Arts&Communication Magnet Academy Arts Center Theater(11375 SW Center St, Beaverton) at 2PM& 7PM.

The talented ACMA Theater kids perform an off-Broadway hit comedy and satire on life in rural America-come join an eclectic and colorful band of citizens that make up the fictitious town of Tuna, Texas, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. Family-friendly but probably best enjoyed by ages 6 and up.Tickets are $15 per adult and $8 per kid. Go to www.acmatickets.com or phone 503/672-3700 for more info.

Sign up today for Park&Rec Spring Classes!!! Go to www.thprd.org for more info.

 

 

FREE "Build a #20 Race Car"@ Home Depot stores (closest would be 4401 SW 110th Ave) from 9AM to Noon. Kids will learn tool safety and have fun working on this "hands-on" project. For more info and photo of project, go to www.homedepot.com and type in "kids workshops" in search box. Project is geared for kids 5ish to 12 years old. Phone the Beaverton store for more info at 503/469-4242.

Special Needs Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30AM-11AM. This storytime is geared for kids who may need a multi-sensory, yet low-key presentation. Geared for preschool/primary grades. For more info and to pre-register, phone the library at 503/350-3600.

Concordia University Hilken Community Stadium Grand Opening@ Concordia U (2715 NE Liberty, Portland) at 12PM. Free food, fun, and free entrance to a baseball doubleheader!!! Go to www.bringteamshome.com for more info.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.

Aida@ Southridge Highschool (9625 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton) at 2PM. See Thursday for details.

Seussical@ Valley Catholic High School(4275 SW 148th Ave.) at 2PM. See Friday for more details.

The Lorax Pop-Up@ Powell's (Cedar Hills Crossing) at 2PM. Dr. Seuss's bestselling ecological classic parable from 1971, The Lorax, has been transformed into a really cool pop-up book by master paper engineer David A. Carter. Check out the Bar-ba-loots, the Truffula Tree Tufts, and all the rest!!! Go to www.powells.com for more info.

 

 


Mar 4th

Portland Youth Philharmonic Concert@ World Forestry Center (Cheatham Hall) at 2:30PM & 4:30PM.

PYP's Young String Ensemble with musicians from 7 to early teens will play Mozart and more. Parents and kids (geared for 2-8 years) can bring cushions to sit on and enjoy a family friendly (45 minute) concert. Arrive a half hour early for an instrument petting zoo and to meet the musicians. Tickets are $3 per kid and $7 per adult. Phone for more info at 503/223-5939 or go to www.portlandyouthphil.org and scroll down for "Cushion Concert".

$2 Sunday@ OMSI from 9:30AM-5:30PM. The first Sunday of every month is just $2 admission. Go to www.omsi.edu for complete info.

Free "Cooking with Citrus" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. At their peak during the cold months, nutrient-rich citrus fruits add tart, bright flavor to savory and sweet dishes. In this class, we'll show you new ways to cook with oranges, lemons and other citrus, adding their juice or zest to vinaigrettes, pan sauces or the dish itself. Plus, you will learn how to properly zest, segment and juice the fruits.Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Songs, Stories and Friends with Charlie Hope @ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM. Seattle-based musician Charlie Hope will share catchy, hand-clapping original songs. Her latest album, Songs, Stories & Friends: Let's Go Play!, was named a 2011 Top Ten pick by Cool Mom Picks. Wear your dancing shoes! Phone the library for more details at 503/684-6537.