Suzanne's Around Town
Sir Cumference, Cause and Event Race & Book Fan Friday!

Hi! Everyone-

Kids can enhance their math skills at the Sir Cumference Library Math Lab on Tuesday and learn about humor in books at Powell's. Parents can enjoy date night (My Masterpiece on Saturday!!!) and get set for Thanksgiving with various culinary classes and book signings! And the whole fam can get in a great work-out on Sunday at the Cause and Event Portland!

Don't forget to Vote,

Suzanne




Nov 5th

Free "Turkey Tutorial" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 6PM.

Get the 411 on turkey- from brining to roasting!!! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Mommy and Me Mondays@ World Forestry Center from 10AM-11AM every Monday through April (museum opens at 9:30AM). Enjoy some entertaining stories, puppetry and music from "Red Yarn". Included with admission fee of $9 per adult, $6 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 10:15-10:45AM. 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.

PCPA Noontime Showcase@ Hatfield Hall (1111 SW SW Broadway, Portland) from 12-1PM. Readers Theatre Gresham performs! All ages welcome. FREE! Go to www.pcpa.com for more info.

Garden Home Library Fundraiser@ Burgerville (9385 SW Allen Blvd., Beaverton) from 5-8PM. 10% of proceeds will go to library funds!!! Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

Smitten Kitchen @ Powell's City of Books, Portland at 7:30PM. Food-blogging phenom Deb Perelman home cook, mom, photographer, and celebrated author of SmittenKitchen.com presents The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook (Knopf).  Perelman offers more than 100 recipes, all gorgeously illustrated with hundreds of her beautiful color photographs in her first book! Go to www.powells.com and click on "Stores&Events" for more info.

 


Nov 6th

Sir Cumference and His Library Math Lab@ Beaverton City Library from 3:30-5:30PM.

Kids in grades 1 through 5 are invited to drop-in and learn fun math facts and stretch their brains! Drop-in! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch from 9:30AM-10:AM.

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.

Fun for Ones (Ages 12-24 months)@ Tigard Library from 10:15-10:45AM AND 11:15AM-11:45AM. 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.

Book Babies@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM.

Make a Lego Mini-Turkey@ 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!


Nov 7th

Jim Gill's Family Room Tour@ Tigard Library at 7PM.

Enjoy a sing-along, clap-along banjo concert with stories and classical, folk, and rock music for the whole family! Go to http://www.tigard-or.gov/library/ for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.

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.

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch from 11:30AM-12PM.

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

Preschool Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 11:45AM.

Amy Roloff@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 7PM. The local TLC reality star (Little People, Big World) presents her fave recipes in "Short and Simple Family Recipes". Go to www.powells.com and click on "Stores&Events" for more info.


Nov 8th

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 Legos, etc.. 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 Librayr from 11:45AM-12:15PM.

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.

Online Registration ENDS at midnight for Cause and Event Portland Race. See Sunday for details or go to www.causeandeventportland.com for more info.


Nov 9th

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

Kids from 10 to 18 who love to write will enjoy this workshop! This month, author Kim Baker (Pickle) will lead a discussion about humor in books.Go to www.powells.com for more info.

Family StoryTime (ages 0-6 years)@ Tigard Library from 10:15-11:00AM AND 11:15AM-12:00PM. 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.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) at 10:30AM&11:30AM. Squirt bottle painting inspired by Jean Arp 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!

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

Big Blue Dance Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 2-2:30PM. Original story, dance, and craft for kids in grade K-5. Register online at www.beavertonlibrary.org.


Nov 10th

Every Child Ready to Read@ Tigard Library from 10AM-11:30AM.

Sing, read, and play while helping to get your child (ages 2-5) to read. This is a workshop for parents with their child/children. Registration required at 503/718-2656.

1 Year Anniversary Celebration@ Sweet Siren Boutique at Progress Ridge Town Square from 10AM-8PM.  Raffles, local author talks, wine and cheese and more at this super festive clothing&jewelry boutique! Phone the store for more info 503/716-8182.

The Oregonian Cookbook signing@ Beaverton Farmers Market at 11AM. Oregonian FOODDAY editor will sign your book. Great holiday gift! Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

Tree-mendous Second Saturday@ World Forestry Center from 11AM-3PM. Join in for a Woodsmen themed Tree-Mendous Second Saturday with  papermaking craftsand a talk about chainsaws at 11AM.Go to www.worldforestry.org and click on "events" for more info.

Bird Seed Wreaths@ Al's Garden Center (Sherwood) at 11AM. We will use a grapevine wreath dipped in shortening and birdseed to create a meal worthy of even the hungriest of feathered friends. $5 per kid and you must pre-register at www.als-gardencenter.com.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.

Art Hour@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 1-2PM. Kids (and/or adults) can sculpt a family tree tile with clay in this instructed class. Bring a list of family member names! $16 per person. Phone to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700.

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


Nov 11th

Nature Day in the Park@ Summercrest Park (170th&Rigert, Beaverton) from 11AM-3PM.

Many locals dont realize the natural treasures that are contained in this neighborhood park- including the beavers!!!! Stop by and explore the trails and natural areas of this park while learning about beavers and other local wildlife species. Education staff and volunteers will be leading interactive activities and Park Rangers will be available to answer your questions.Go to www.thprd.org fore more info.

Cause&Event Portland 5K/10K timed road race/walk/Kids Fun Run@ Bethany Village at 8AM. Chip timed race through Claremont Golf Course, affordable CHILDCARE (MUST pre-register), race day registration at 7AM. Run/walk for ANY non-profit of your choice!!! GO to www.causeandeventportland.com for more info.

Free "Side Show" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM (repeated Monday at 6PM). Learn time-saving tips and make-ahead sides, plus hearty vegetarian recipes that can double as a main course. These stellar dishes may steal the show! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Health Starts Here: Wild Mushroom Holiday Appetizers@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 5:30PM. Learn how to prepare savory mushroom nuggets and spinach stuffed mushroom caps.Suggested donation is canned food for the OR Food Bank. Pre-register by phone at 503/645-9200 or by email at melissa.vanbebber@wholefoods.com.