Suzanne's Around Town
Spring Egg Hunts, Hearing Voices, & Nature Days!

Hi! Everyone-

Grab your baskets and peeps for Saturday's Easter Egg hunts! Many nature activities are held outside as the rain subsides. The 8th Annual Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival kicks off as well!

Happy Spring! Happy Easter!!!

Suzanne




Apr 2nd

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.

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 1st. Go to www.woodenshoe.com 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.

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.


Apr 3rd

Bunny Babies@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.

 Hopping, dancing and crafting for kids from 0-6 years old. No registration required! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 1st. Go to www.woodenshoe.com for more info.

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.

Make a Lego Mini-Duck@ 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!


Apr 4th

Free Music Hour@ Thinker Toys (7784 SW Capitol Hwy, Multnomah Village-Portland) from 10-11AM.

Thinker Toys sponsors a FREE music hour on the first Wednesday of every month. The Sound Roots School of Modern Music will provide a song leader and instruments for the toddler crowd. Babies welcome, too. Go to www.thinkertoysoregon.com or phone 503/245-3936 for more details.

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 1st. Go to www.woodenshoe.com for more info.

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.

Self-Defense Class for Women@ Tigard Public Works Building (8777 SW Burnham, Tigard) from 6:30PM-9PM (2 part class, 2nd part on Thursday night). Women from 12-90 years old can take this class on "Take Charge!" self-defense sponsored by the Tigard Police Dept. Cost is $25 per person, or $40 for two. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/police  and look under "Crime Prevention" for more info.


Apr 5th

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" with origami and more. Geared for kids from 3 to 8 years old. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info!

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 1st. Go to www.woodenshoe.com 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.


Apr 6th

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 1st.

Tip toe through the tulips! Check out the gorgeous flowers and bring your camera. Go to www.woodenshoe.com for info on family activities, directions, and flower conditions. $5 parking on weekdays and $10 on weekends.

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


Apr 7th

First Annual Spring Egg Hunt@ Garden Home Recreation Center (7475 SW Oleson Road,Portland) from 11AM-12:30PM.

Cookies, hot chocolate, egg hunt, the Easter bunny and more hoppy fun then you can imagine at this FIRST annual event!! Kids from 1-10 years are invited, pre-registration is encouraged but drop-ins are welcome as long as there is space. $7 per child. For full flyer, go to www.thprd.org and click on News&Events and Event Calendar. Email at lpayne@thprd.org for more info or phone 503/629-6341.

 

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 1st. Go to www.woodenshoe.com for more info.

FREE "Build a Window Bird Feeder"@ 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.

Spring Egg Hunt@ Cedar Hills Rec Center(11640 SW Park Way) Playfield at 9:40AM.This rain or shine outdoor hunt will be split into 2 age groups. Photo opp with the Easter Bunny, and Artisan Bazaar, from 9AM-4PM., too. $7 per child (in-district).Pre-registration required at 503/629-6340 and for more details go to www.thprd.org.

KUIK's 6th Annual Great Westside Family Easter Event@ Washington County Fair Complex (Hillsboro)from 10AM-3PM (gates open at 9AM) FREE! with nominal fee for some activities. Egg hunt for walkers to 10 years plus pony rides, petting zoo, Easter Bunny and even a hunt for Moms and a Tire Olympics for Dads! Go to www.kuik.com for specific times for hunts for different ages or phone 503/640-1360.

Blue Lake Bunny Bonanza Egg Hunt@ Blue Lake Regional Park (Fairview) from 10AM-Noon. Free with $5 parking fee. Go to www.oregonmetro.gov and click on calendar at left or phone Sue at 503/665-4995 for more info.

Eggstravaganza@ Beaverton Christian Church from 10AM-Noon. Food donation for food pantry encouraged for admission. Egg hunts for walkers to 10 years, flower planting, inflatables, crafts, performances and more.Go to www.bcc.org or phone 503/646-2151 for more info.

(CANCELLED DUE TO MUDDY FIELD!!!!)50th Annual Easter Egg Hunt@ Alpenrose Dairy at 10:30AM. A local tradition continues with twice as many prizes for the 50th hunt. Arrive EARLY for parking. FREE! Kids ages 3-5 hunt at 10:30AM and kids 6-8 at 12:00PM. Go to www.alpenrose.com or phone 503/244-1133 for more details.

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.

Hop at the Hunt@ 2725 Iron Mountain Blvd., Lake Oswego at 11AM. Go to www.lakeoswegohunt.com and click on "Calendar of Events" for more info.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 1-1:30PM.

8th Annual Hearing Voices Storytelling Festival Kick-Off@ Tigard Library from 1-2:30PM. Come and hear Sugar Cane: A Caribbean Rapunzel and The Honeygirl by two dynamic storytellers. Go to www.wccls.org/voices for more info on this week long festival.

Nature Hike with Tualatin Riverkeepers@ Tigard Library from 1:30-3PM. Celebrate International Beaver Day with a wetlands hike behind the Library. Rain or shine, bring your boots! Geared for 5 years and up. Phone the library for more info at 503/639-4171.

 Mr. Ben@ Beaverton City Library from 3:30-4:30PM. Musical fun concert geared for kids from babies to 5 years old.


Apr 8th

Nature Day@ Greenway Park, Beaverton (SW Greenway Blvd. or SW Parkview Loop entrance- follow signs to activities near the tractor playground) from 11AM-3PM.

Education staff and Park Rangers will be on hand to lead interactive activities and to answer questions. For more info, go to www.thprd.org and click on "Nature&Trails", then "Nature Programs", then "Nature Events" , then "Nature Days" for more info.

27th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 1st. Go to www.woodenshoe.com for more info.

Love in the Time of Shakespeare Concert@ Beaverton City Library Auditorium at 2:30PM. The Early Music Guild of Oregon will present a musical program from the time of Henry VIII and Shakespeare. Instruments will include recorders, violins, cittern, curtal, krummhorns, spinettino, pipe, tabor and many others! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.