Suzanne's Around Town
Art off the Page, Recognition & Healthy Food for Kids

Hi! Everyone-

Beaverton Library storytimes are on hiatus this week but other libraries still have their storytimes running. Spring Break(down) is coming. WOW! That was fast! There are some fun activities at Beaverton CIty Library next week that require pre-registration. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org and click on "Kids" and slide across to "Programs". There will be a link for Spring Break Events.

Happy Spring!

Suzanne




Mar 19th

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 20th

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.

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


Mar 21st

Art Right Off the Page@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5:30PM.

This new program is for kids (7-11) 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.

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.

Canvas, Clay&Carafe@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 7-8:30PM. Relax, sip vino or sparkling water, and create a masterpiece as a professional artist walks you through the steps! In this class- you will sculpt a clay face to display out of white potter's clay. $36 per person and you must pre-register at 503/453-3700. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for more info.


Mar 22nd

Women's Self Defense@ Tigard Chamber Community Room (12345 SW Main Street, Tigard) from 6:45-8PM.

The best self-protection for most crimes is prevention. Learn danger recognition, avoidance strategies, effective defensive techniques and more.Free class! Register at www.karateonmain.com and click on "2012 Winter Seminar Series".

 

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 really cool board games!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


Mar 23rd

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.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) at 10:30AM&11:30AM. Painting on canvas inspired by Pierre Bonnard 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!

Recognition" @ PSU's Lincoln Performance Hall (1620 SW Park at Market, Portland) at 7PM. Go to Saturday for details.


Mar 24th

"Recognition" @ PSU's Lincoln Performance Hall (1620 SW Park at Market, Portland) at 2PM&7PM.

The Portland Symphonic Girlchoir and Portland Youth Ballet present the world premiere of "Recognition" - a new musical play by Christopher Tabor. "Recognition" tells the story of a group of children who are part of a unique dance company comprising dancers with and without disabilities, the dedicated parents who support them, and the recently unemployed man they inspire to find his true path. Best for mature 8 year old kids and older.Tickets prices range from $24-32. Go to www.stage1productions.org for tickets and more info about the show.

The Art Hour@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 1-2PM. School age kids can learn a new media per week in these professionally instructed workshops. This week's project includes the watercolor painting of birds! $16 per class and preregistration is required! Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for tickets and more info.


Mar 25th

Free "Healthy Cooking for Kids" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM.

Kid-tested recipes will inspire young chefs (and their parents) to discover a world of exciting new flavors. Children are invited to attend this class with an adult. Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Recognition" @ PSU's Lincoln Performance Hall (1620 SW Park at Market, Portland) at 2PM& 7PM. Go to Saturday for details.

Health Starts Here: New Ways with Old Faves@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 5:30PM. Meatless and dairy free casseroles along with low fat creamy Caesar salad! $2 donation for Whole Planet Foundation.Pre-register by phone at 503/645-9200 or by email at melissa.vanbebber@wholefoods.com.