Suzanne's Around Town
Fun with Science and Math, First Friday, and Murder at Brackenfern!!!

Hi! Everyone-

Then end of April and the Tulip Fest. Will&Kate celebrate their First Anniversary!!!!

Time Flies!!!!!

Here's to May Flowers!!!!

Suzanne

 




Apr 30th

Fun with Science and Math@ Beaverton City Library from 6:30-7:30PM.

Parents and their kids -from 2 to 5 years- can learn about the importance of reading and play with math and science activities. Register at 503/350-3600. Another session is scheduled for tomorrow from 11AM-12PM.

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


May 1st

Free Admission@ Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden (SE 28th Ave&Woodstock Blvd., Portland) on Tuesdays&Wednesdays from 10AM-6PM.If you're looking for a quick day trip on a non-rainy day, then check out this gorgeous 7 acre garden with vibrant rhododendrons, azaleas, and 3 waterfalls!!! Stroll down shady paths to Crystal Springs Lake. Kids under 12 are always admitted for free and there's just a $3 charge for adults from Thursday-Monday. For more info go to www.portlandonline.com and click on "visiting" and "parks".

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.

Fun with Science and Math@ Beaverton City Library from 11AM-12PM. See Monday for details.

Make a Lego Mini-Tulip@ 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!


May 2nd

Grand Opening of Stroller Strides@ Oregon Zoo from 9:30AM-10:30AM.Stroller Strides is a 60 minute boot-camp style workout for anyone with a stroller aged child (6 wks-5 yrs). This class is FREE to Stroller Stride newcomers with prizes, refreshments, and playtime after class! Zoo admission fee required or need to get in on a friend's pass! For more info and link to register- email at trishahighland@strollerstrides.net.

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.

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.

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.


May 3rd

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!

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.


May 4th

First Friday Beaverton@ SW Broadway, Watson& 1st and 2nd Aves from 5 to 8PM.

Stroll through downtown Beaverton and check out food tastings, live music, discounts and demos!!! New monthly event through October! For more info, go to www.beavertonoregon.gov/FirstFriday.

 

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

Special Needs Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 11:AM-11:30AM. This storytime is geared for kids who may need a multi-sensory, yet low-key presentation. Geared for preschool/primary grades. Siblings welcome, no registration required. phone the library at 503/350-3600.

Girlfriends' Unlimited Free Game Night@ BCC (13600 SW Allen Blvd.) at 7PM. Girls and women of all ages are invited to play classic board games, older video games and sample a cheese and chocolate fondue bar (please bring a dipping item to share)!!! FREE but donation to Food Pantry encouraged! Go to www.bcc.org/girlfriendsevent for more info.

Murder at Brackenfern@ "The Stage" at Calvin Church (10445 SW Canterbury Lane, Tigard) at 7:30PM. The Mask& Mirror Community Theatre presents a mystery/comedy set in Oregon! Probably best for 10 years old and up. The show starts off in hot springs like OR's Brietenbush but there's no nudity or inappropriate language! Runs through May 20th! Go to www.maskandmirror.com for more info.

The Miracle Worker@ Beaverton CIty Library Auditorium at 8PM. 2 hour run time with intermission.  Go to www.beavertoncivictheatre.org for more info.


May 5th

Flowers for Mother's Day@ Al's Garden Center at 9:30AM.

Get more mileage out of Mother's Day! Book a pedicure or sleep in while your husband takes the kids to plant a pot of flowers for you and grandma -just in time for Mother's Day. $5 per kid and you must pre-register by going to www.als-gardencenter.com.

 

 

Hillsboro Farmers' Market@ Main Street between First&Third Aves from 8AM-1:30PM through 10/27. The 30th Season is Open with 120 stalls of local fruits, veggies, plants and much more! Go to www.hillsboromarkets.org for more info. Beaverton Market opens on 5/12!!!!

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

FREE "Build a Box Planter"@ 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.

Safe Kids Day@ Oregon Zoo from 9AM-3PM. Join the Safe Kids Coalition for a fun and interactive safety event for families. Kids visit multiple safety stations throughout the zoo, complete the "safety safari" and earn a prize (while supplies last). Parents can coach their children and join experts in providing important tips on bike safety, motor vehicle safety, poison prevention and more. Free with Zoo admission.

Bat Chats@ World Forestry Center at 1PM. Learn about "Contributions of Managed Forests to Bat Habitat" in conjunction with the Bat Exhibition which closes tomorrow!!!!. Go to www.worldforestry.org and click on "events" for more info.

Children's Day @ Portland Japanese Garden from 1-3PM. Crafts, drumming, tea tasting and more to celebrate Kodomo no Hi. Free with garden admission- $9.75 per adult, $6.75 for kids 6 and older, kids 5 years and younger are free! Go to www.japanesegarden.com for more details.

Race Car Pit Stop Shop@ Tigard Library from 1:30-3PM. Create the ultimate race track out of recycled paper tubes, tape and other awesome junk. All materials provided. Geared for kids 5 and up. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

Murder at Brackenfern@ "The Stage" at Calvin Church (10445 SW Canterbury Lane, Tigard) at 7:30PM.  See Friday for details.

The Miracle Worker@ Beaverton CIty Library Auditorium at 8PM. 2 hour run time with intermission.  Go to www.beavertoncivictheatre.org for more info.


May 6th

What's Blooming Flower Walk@ The Tualatin River Nat'l Wildlife Refuge (19255 Pacific Highway, Sherwood) from 2-4PM.FREE flower walk for plant enthusiasts of all ages at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. Join refuge volunteer botanist- Ginny Maffitt- for spring flower walks. Discover what's blooming and how native plants are vital to healthy wildlife habitats. Be prepared to be outside. Bring cameras,binoculars, & plant identification guides if you have them. Maximum group size is six. Advance registration is required -include name, phone number and number of people in your party in your email to JennaMendenhall@fws.gov . For more information, call 503-626-5944 x222 or go to http://www.fws.gov/tualatinriver/ and click on Calendar of Events and Activities.

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through TODAY!!!. Go to www.woodenshoe.com for info on family activities, directions, and flower conditions. $5 parking on weekdays and $10 on weekends.

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

Free "No Rules Brunch" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn great Spring Brunch recipes and mocktails, too! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

New Seasons Market Story Time@ Progress Ridge at 10AM. 3 stories and snackage every Sunday!

Murder at Brackenfern@ "The Stage" at Calvin Church (10445 SW Canterbury Lane, Tigard) at 2PM. See Friday for details.

The Miracle Worker@ Beaverton CIty Library Auditorium at 2PM. 2 hour run time with intermission.Go to www.beavertoncivictheatre.org for more info.