Suzanne's Around Town
Beaverton Farmers Market, Tim Gunn, and Nat'l Public Gardens Day!

Hi! Everyone-

The Beaverton Farmers Market finally opens on Saturday!!! Yipee!!!! Also, there's plenty of local theater, a visit from the Project Runway guru, and free admission to several local gardens on Friday for National Public Gardens Day!

Wishing you a sunny, noncooking, no bickering, luxurious, nap filled Mother's Day!!!

Suzanne




May 7th

Children's Library Tour@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.

Come and tour the library and learn how to find the books that you're interested in. No registration required. Geared for kids in K through 5th grades and their families. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

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 8th

Four Buck Tuesday@ Oregon Zoo from 9AM-4PM.Admission is discounted to $4 per person and children under 3 are free as usual. Go to www.oregonzoo.org for more info. As an adult, ride the Max and get $1.50 off admission (show ticket stub) so really $2.50 Tuesday!!!! Kids 7 years old and under ride the Max for free.

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.

Early Literacy Workshop@ Beaverton City Library from 1-2PM AND 6:30-7:30PM. Registration required at 503/350-3600. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


May 9th

Train Day@Beaverton City Library from 3:30-4:30PM.

All aboard to celebrate trains for National Train Day. Geared for ages 2 to 6! No registration required. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org 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.

Mastering the Art of Photosharing@ Beaverton City Library from 6:30-7:30PM. You'll learn 5 simple solutions for sharing and caring for your photos. No registration required. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


May 10th

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@ 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.

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 various Legos and blocks..Geared for kids from 3 to 8 years old. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info!

Early Literacy Workshop:Reading Stories Together@ Beaverton City Library from 6:30-7:30PM. Registration required at 503/350-3600. 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.


May 11th

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

A workshop for kids from 10-18 who love to write. This month, author Heather Vogel Frederick (Once upon a Toad, Mother-Daughter Book Club Series)will talk about growing a story and the perfect summer book club. For more info, go to www.powells.com and click on "Stores & Events".

FREE ADMISSION for Nat'l Public Gardens Day@ (Portland)Hoyt Arboretum/ www.hoytarboretum.org, (Portland)Leach Botanical Garden/ www.leachgarden.org , and (Silverton) The Oregon Garden www.oregongarden.org . Go to www.bhg.com/gardening/celebrate-national-public-gardens-day to print coupon for free admission.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) at 10:30AM&11:30AM. Clay flowers inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe 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.

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 12th

Beaverton Farmers Market Opens@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM.

The 25th Season opens today at 8AM!!!! Just in time to buy a hanging plant for Mother's Day!!! Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

Free Family Day@ Washington County Museum (PCC-Rock Creek Campus, Portland) from 10AM-2PM. Plant seeds, make May Day baskets and local storyteller- Emmy Blue-will entertain with "Enchanting Legends from the NW Forests". Go to www.washingtoncountymuseum.org and click on "What's Happening!" and then "2012 Calendar" for more info.

Kids Workshop- Cupcake for MOM@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.)from 10AM-12PM. Kids and Dads can decorate a cupcake for mom. Reserve a spot at 503/684-2784.

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

Bat Chats@ World Forestry Center at 1PM Learn about "Bats: Biology, Behaviors&Benefits" in conjunction with the new Bat Exhibition. Go to www.worldforestry.org and click on "events" for more info.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.

Tim Gunn Fashion Show@ Nordstrom Court (Wash. Sq.) at 1PM. Make it work, people! The Project Runway Mentor will be on hand to debut the Spring Lucky Brand jeans line. There's a casting call for regular folkswho'd like to model on May 10th! Go to www.shopwashingtonsquare.com for all the info.

Altered Book Art@ Hillsboro Main Library from 2:30-3:30PM. Try out the fun activity of turning used book pages into unique art using a variety of craft materials. For children in grades K6. Materials will be provided. Program limited to the first 75 participants.Phone for more info at 503/615-6500.

Parent's Night Out@ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 5PM-9PM. Kids (from 4-12) can enjoy a creative"I Love Mom" 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.

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. The Washington County Review writes "Over the past couple of years, we have seen steady progression in Beaverton Civic Theatres offerings and The Miracle Worker is another solid step toward excellence in local community theater."Go to www.beavertoncivictheatre.org for more info.


May 13th

Mother's Day Drop-In Crafts@ Beaverton City Library from 2-4PM.

There's still time to make something really cool for Mom! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

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

Positively Fun@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM. Magnet play and make your own magnet to take home! Geared for 5 years and up. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

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

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