Suzanne's Around Town
Olympic Gold Medalist, Earth Day, and Grow your Own Food!

Hi! Everyone-

Tax Day and Earth Day all in one week!!!! Is it already time to think about planting? There are several local classes to get you started!

Have a great week!

Suzanne




Apr 16th

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.

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.

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.


Apr 17th

Sustainability Fair@ Garden Home Library from 4-7PM.Learn how to live more sustainably with info booths from Washington County Recycling, Regional Green Building Hotline and more!!! And the kids can work on recycled crafts, too! Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

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.

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.

 


Apr 18th

Beaverton Wind Ensemble@ Beaverton City Library Auditorium at 7PM.

Enjoy a FREE chamber music recital including ballet music from "Pulcinella" by Stravinsky, "The Barber of Seville" Overture by Rossini and "Hungarian Dances" by Johannes Brahms. For more info, go to www.beavertonarts.org and click on "art's calendar" 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.

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.

Symphony Storytime@ Hillsboro Main Library from 10:15-11:15AM. Musicians from the Oregon Symphony will perform music that enhances the storytelling experience in this special series for preschoolers (ages 3-6) on every Wednesday in April. Each Symphony Storytime will feature one of the four families of musical instruments& kids will have a chance to try out an instrument during a "petting zoo" which will follow each session. Each session will be limited to the first 90 attendees. Phone for more info at 503/615-6500.

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.

Zupan's Market Grand Opening@ 16380 Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego at 10:45AM. Go to www.zupans.com for more info.

Meet 2-Time Olympic Gold Medalist& Beaverton native- Mariel Zagunis@ OMSI (Main Lobby) from 11AM-12:30PM. Meet the most decorated fencer in U.S. history who is a fave to win her 3rd gold medal in London this summer! Sabre fencing demos, autographs, and souvenirs. FREE!!! Go to www.omsi.edu for more info.

Baby Bugs@ Beaverton City Library at 11:45AM.

Party in the Land of Oz@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Kids from 2-11 can enjoy crafts and games inspired by lions, tin-men and scarecrows!!! Registration required at 503/350-3600. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


Apr 19th

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 "Puzzle Time" with various puzzles. 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 20th

All Things Edible Weekend@ Drake's 7 Dees Garden Center (5645 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland) from 10AM-2PM.

Learn valuable fruit and veggie growing tips in a series of 15 Minute Seminars today through Sunday!  Experts will show innovative techniques & discuss topics including-  gardening in small spaces, recipes, canning, backyard orchards, raised beds and much more. There will be vendors on hand showcasing new products, too. Check back for a full class schedule at www.drakes7dees.com and click on "Events" in the gray border.

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

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) at 10:30AM&11:30AM. Paintings on canvas inspired by Hans Hoffman 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 21st

Earth Day Celebration@ Oregon Garden (879 W. Main Street, Silverton) from 10AM-4PM.

Celebrate a super green Earth Day with live birds, music, kids' activities, recycled art and gardening workshops, and various talks. Free admission with suggested donation of $5 for parking/shuttle. Go to www.oregongarden.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.

All Things Edible Weekend@ Drake's 7 Dees Garden Center (5645 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland) from 10AM-2PM. See Friday for details.

FREE Planting Activity for Kids@ Whole Foods Market (7380 SW Bridgeport Road, Tigard) from 11AM-2PM. Start your garden today! Come onto the patio and plant some organic carrot seeds in a biodegradable pot for you to take home and transplant in your yard. A great way to celebrate Earth Month. Phone the store for more info at 503/639-6500.

Family Day@ Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave, Portland) from 11AM-3PM. Fly away to the Oregon Historical Society's April Family Day! View the new exhibit, "Visions of Lewis & Clark,"- a stunning display of 26 kites inspired by quotes from Lewis and Clark's journals. Talk to kite experts, see a flying kite display, and build your own kite to take home. FREE for kids! Go to www.ohs.org for more info.

FREE Museum Family Saturday@ Oregon Maritime Museum (near Waterfront Park SW Naito Parkway at Pine Street, Portland) from 11AM-4PM. Discover Portland's maritime history with a craft to take home! Fine print- family activities on cabin deck are free. Still need to pay admission if you'd like a tour - $5 per adult, $3 per kid 6-17, under 6 years is free! Go to www.oregonmaritimemuseum.org for more info.

Earth Day Celebration@ Cedar Hills Crossing Mall from 12-1:30PM. Earth Day trivia, games, and Radio Disney! Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com and click on "Promotions" and then "Events" for more info.


Apr 22nd

"Seeds&Gardening" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM.

Get started with edible gardening at this special store workshop.W&S will provide Beekman Heirloom seeds, starter pots and soil, and you'll create five seed starts you can take home, grow and enjoy.Your $10 class fee will be donated to the Edible Schoolyard Project. Space is limited; reservations are recommended. Phone the store for more details at 503/684-2784.

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

All Things Edible Weekend@ Drake's 7 Dees Garden Center (5645 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland) from 10AM-2PM. See Friday for details.

FREE Earth Day Scavenger Hunt@ REI (97410 SW Bridgeport Road, Tigard) from 12-4PM. Join the members of Grow Tualatin--Tualatin Riverkeepers, The Wetlands Conservancy, Willowbrook Camp, REI and Whole Foods--for a tour of Tualatin on Earth Day. Start at REI to pick up your Earth Day passport and map and then continue on to other spots in Tualatin for Earth Day family-friendly activities! Head to Tualatin Community Park to explore "Dirt Town", visit the Tualatin Heritage Center for a nature activity on the trail as well as a fun art project, stop by the Hedges Creek Marsh to participate in a planting. Phone the store for more info at 503/624-8600.

Bat Chats@ World Forestry Center at 1PM. Learn about "Forensics and Non-Invasive Management" in conjunction with the new Bat Exhibition. Go to www.worldforestry.org and click on "events" for more info.

Health Starts Here: Grab and Go Lunches@ Whole Foods Market Tanasbourne (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 5:30-7PM. Stay within your budget and learn how to make a week's worth of hearty salad lunches that are ready to go! Phone for more info at 503/645-9200.