Suzanne's Around Town
Tween Crafts, Tripping through OR, and Portland Architecture!

HI! Everyone-

What a gorgeous day for the Beaverton Market to open on Saturday. We can't wait to return! We also got a chance to check out the Beaverton Civic Theatre's "The Miracle Worker" which was just fantastic!!! You don't have to always trek to Portland for enjoyable local theater.

Hope you got some handmade cards and chillax time on Mother's Day!

Suzanne




May 14th

PCPA Noontime Showcase@ Hatfield Hall (1111 SW SW Broadway, Portland) from 12-1PM.

The Chinook Winds Woodwind Trio (flute, clarinet, and bassoon) perform classics and popular tunes. All ages welcome. FREE! Go to www.pcpa.com 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.

Japanese Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11AM.

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 15th

Tween Craftaround@ Beaverton CIty Library from 6-7:30PM.

Kids in grades 4 through 7 can create cool melted crayon collages, friendship bracelets, and dioramas! No registration required. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-4001.

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.

Renegade Stringband @ Tigard Libary from 7-8PM.  Enjoy a hootin', hollerin' sing-along with a NW Bluegrass band- guitar, banjo, and more! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.


May 16th

Tripping through Oregon @ Tigard Library from 7-8:30PM.

Stumped on local summer travel plans? Carole Astley from Travel Oregon will lead a virtual excursion through Oregon- from coast to the mountains. You'll leave with a handy list of over 300 favorite tourist spots!!! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library 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.


May 17th

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 "Puzzle Time". 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 Info.


May 18th

Mystery Party@ Beaverton City LIbrary from 4-5PM.Kids in grades 2 through 5 can practice detective skills by solving the case of the missing literary character! Registration required at 503/350-3600.

Tualatin River Bird Festival@ Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood) from 5:30AM-6PM. FREE!!! There will be drop-in activities for kids along with guided tours, music, storytimes and more. Go to www.tualatinriverbirdfestival.org for more info.

Tigard Book Sale@ Tigard Library from 9AM-5PM. Gently used, great prices! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info!

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


May 19th

All things Architecture@ Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave., Portland) from 11AM-3PM.

May Family Day is FREE for kids! Be one of the first to see the new OHS exhibit, The Architecture and Legacy of Pietro Belluschi. Take a walking tour at noon led by historian William F. Willingham of buildings in downtown Portland designed by Belluschi and his firm A.E. Doyle & Associates. (Space is limited - to reserve a spot on the walking tour please call 503/222-1741). Visit with local experts in architecture & design, and discover new information about your home in an old City Directory. Kids can also design their own architectural creation out of YUMMY building materials! Go to www.ohs.org for more info.

Tualatin River Bird Festival@ Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood) from 5:30AM-6PM. FREE!!! There will be drop-in activities for kids along with guided tours, music, storytimes and more. Go to www.tualatinriverbirdfestival.org for more info.

Beaverton Farmers Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM. Local asparagus, artisan cheeses, blackberry gelato, gorgeous flowers and knife sharpening!!! Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

Tigard Book Sale@ Tigard Library from 9AM-5PM. Gently used, great prices! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library 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.

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


May 20th

Free "Memorial Day Menu" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM.

Learn how to prepare an exciting array of barbecue and picnic delectables! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Tualatin River Bird Festival@ Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood) from 5:30AM-3PM. FREE!!! See Saturday for details.

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

Tigard Book Sale@ Tigard Library from 11AM-3PM. Today is bag day- fill a grocery bag with books and pay $2! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info!

Murder at Brackenfern@ "The Stage" at Calvin Church (10445 SW Canterbury Lane, Tigard) at 2PM. Final Performance!

Health Starts Here: Perfectly Portable@ Whole Foods Market Tanasbourne (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 5:30-7PM. FREE class!!! Learn some new recipes -barley with chicken and veggie slaw, Texas caviar and hempseed apricot chews- that are perfect for picnics or cubicle lunches.  Please sign up in advance by emailing Melissa.vanbebber@wholefoods.com or at Customer Service.  Phone for more info at 503/645-9200.