Suzanne's Around Town
Seussical, Online Safety, Life in Space & Classic Cakes!

Hi! Everyone-

There's a new story time starting at the Living Wisely Shop in downtown Beaverton tomorrow! I heard from a friend that the Seussical Musical at Valley Catholic is really entertaining and a top notch production.

Friday is another no school day for some- luckily there's much to do!!!

Happy March!

Suzanne




Mar 5th

Story Time@ Living Wisely Shop (4650 SW Betts Ave., Beaverton) at 11:15AM.

Preschoolers can enjoy uplifting stories and activities in this cozy shop near the Beaverton Post Office. For more info, go to www.livingwiselyshop.wordpress.com and click on Family Story Time.

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.


Mar 6th

Make a Lego Mini-Garden@ Lego Store (Wash. Sq.) from 5PM until supplies last!

Free! Phone the store for more details at 503/670-9109. You can just never have enough Legos, can you? For kids from 6 to 14. Supplies are limited so arrive early. I have seen parents and kids line up at least 45 minutes ahead before! (That's Mark Twain in Legos at right!!!!).

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.

Baby Hour@ Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Ave., Portland) at 10AM. Take a group tour of the exhibitions with your baby (up to one year old) followed by coffee and conversation. More info & pre-register at www.portlandartmuseum.org.

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.


Mar 7th

Wondrous First Wednesday@ World Forestry Center Discovery Museum from 10AM-5PM.

Admission is reduced to $3 per person for kids from 3 to 103! Go to www.worldforestry.org and click on "Events" and then "Special Admission Offers" for more info.

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.


Mar 8th

Online Safety- What Families Should Know@ Tigard Chamber Community Room (12345 SW Main Street, Tigard) from 6:45-8PM.

This seminar for parents, teens, and children identifies technology risks and the mitigating actions that can be taken while online to increase web usefulness while minimizing hazards .Free class! Register at www.karateonmain.com and click on "2012 Winter Seminar Series".

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.

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 "Builders" with LEGOS and Duplo blocks.Geared for kids from 3 to 8 years old. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org 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.


Mar 9th

Book Fan Friday@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 4:30PM.

Kids from 10 to 18 who love to write will enjoy this workshop! This month, Ruth Tenzer Feldman (Blue Thread) and Michelle R. McCann (Luba) present a workshop titled Down the Rabbit Hole: Writing Time Travel and Fantasy that will help young writers to design their own fantastical trip to another time.Go to www.powells.com for more info.

Grand Opening CeleBearation@ Build-a-Bear Workshop (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Ribbon cutting, giveaways, and a special appearance by Bearemy. Events on Saturday and Sunday, too. Go to www.shopwashingtonsquare.com for more info.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) at 10:30AM&11:30AM. Clay letter tiles inspired by Paul Klee 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.

Book Jeopardy@ Beaverton City Library from 1-2PM. Kids in grades 3 to 6 can test trivia skills and win a prize! No registration required!

Nature Mobile@ Commonwealth Lake Park (NW corner of Foothill&Huntington, Portland) from 1-3PM. Meet near the playground at the west end of the lake to learn about a salmon's life through games and hands-on activities. Go to www.thprd.org and click on  "Nature&Trails", "Nature Programs", and then "Nature Mobile" for more info.

McMinnville Wine& Food Classic@ Evergreen Space Museum (500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville) from 3-9PM. This 19th annual festival is a showcase of the Northwest's finest wines along with delicious food and chef demos, fine arts and crafts and live music.$17 per adult (plus parking) and children 9 and under are free. No Strollers!!! Go to www.sipclassic.org for more info.

Parenting with Education for Life@ Living Wisdom School (4855 SW Watson Ave, Beaverton) at 7PM. Topics include: Energy and Joy and The Whole Child: Working with Strengths. Cost is $25-$50 and also offered tomorrow (Saturday) from 9:30AM-Noon. To register or for more info, phone the Living Wisdom School at 503/671-9112.

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.valleycatholic.org for more info. Show runs through Sunday!


Mar 10th

Living in Space@ Hillsboro Main Library (2850 NE Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro) from 2:30-3:30PM."Blast off" with Katie Ray of Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum for a program that will include a story, hands-on presentation and craft all related to space. The program will be limited to 30 children. Registration is required by phone -503/615-6500-or at the Library.

Parenting with Education for Life@ Living Wisdom School (4855 SW Watson Ave, Beaverton) from 9:30AM-12PM. Go to Friday for more details.

Tree-mendous Second Saturday@ World Forestry Center from 11AM-3PM. Join in for a bat-themed Tree-Mendous Second Saturday with crafts, activities, hikes, storytelling, and more! Go to www.worldforestry.org and click on "events" for more info.

Growing Strawberries@ Al's Garden Center (Sherwood) at 11AM. Kids can learn about strawberries and plant a patch of their own berries in a unique container! $5 per kid and you must pre-register at www.als-gardencenter.com.

McMinnville Wine& Food Classic@ Evergreen Space Museum (500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville) from 12-9PM. See Friday for details.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.

Free Family Day@ Washington County Museum (at Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St., Hillsboro -location& time change this time!!!!) from 2-5PM. The Museum will have on display its Braceros Mobile Museum program, and provide craft activities for the whole family. Family day will include a parade, food, music, and more- in conjunction with the Bienestar 30th anniversary celebration. Free! Go to www.washingtoncountymuseum.org and click on "What's Happening!" and then "2012 Calendar" for more info.

Parent's Night Out@ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 5PM-9PM. Kids (from 4-12) can enjoy a creative"Spring has Sprung" night in the studio while parents enjoy a date night. $38 per child, $18 for each additional sibling. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for more info. Phone the Studio to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700.

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


Mar 11th

Bat Chats@ World Forestry Center at 1PM and 3PM.

Various biologists and educators will provide "Bat Chats" (through 5/5) on weekends so you can learn even more about bats in conjunction with the new "Masters of the Night- The True Story of Bats" exhibition. Today, you can hear "Bats' Role inthe Pacific NW Ecosystem" at 1PM by Biologist - Jan Zinck- and "Bats and Wind Farms" at 3:00PM. Go to www.worldforestry.org for more info.

Free "Classic Cake" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. You will learn the fundamentals to making great cakes, from creaming, folding and sifting, to proper baking, and show-stopping presentations. Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

McMinnville Wine& Food Classic@ Evergreen Space Museum (500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville) from 12-5PM. See Friday for details.

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

Health Starts Here: Brunch@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 5:30PM. Prepare some tasty yet nutritious brunch fare without oils, eggs, dairy,refined flours or sweeteners. Learn to make blueberry apple coffee cake, mini frittatas and potato and veggie hash! $2 donation for Whole Planet Foundation.Pre-register by phone at 503/645-9200 or by email at melissa.vanbebber@wholefoods.com.