Suzanne's Around Town
Cook's Illustrated, Girls Night Out, & The Little Mermaid, Jr.

Hi! Everyone-

It's a LONG weekend for many of us- hang in there!!! The Nature Mobile heads to the BCL and the Japanese Garden offers FREE admission tomorrow to honor Veteran's Day. There are many venues for parents to bone up on Thanksgiving Day recipe ideas. We're looking forward to the Girls Night Out Marketplace at Southridge High School to start holiday shopping!!!

Happy Rainy November,

Suzanne




Nov 12th

Free Admission@ Portland Japanese Garden from 10AM-4PM.

The kids are off from school for Veteran's Day so go and enjoy the Koi! Go to www.japanesegarden.com for more info.

Mommy and Me Mondays@ World Forestry Center from 10AM-11AM. 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.

Nature Mobile Visit@ Beaverton City Library (Meeting Room A) from 11-11:45AM. Tots to 5th graders are invited to enjoy some nature and science inspired games hosted by the THPRD staff!

Free "Side Show" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) 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!

Christopher Kimball@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 7PM. Founder and editor of Cook's Illustrated and host of America's Test Kitchen, Kimball presents The Science of Good Cooking with fifty unique experiments that bring science to life, and more than 400 landmark Cook's Illustrated recipes.

Vegan Thanksgiving Feast@ Tigard Library from 7-8:30PM. Blending humor with practical information, Portland vegan cookbook author/instructor David Gabbe will demonstrate recipe preparations and provide samples of a number of vegan Thanksgiving dishes. All recipes are cholesterol- and gluten-free and contain no white sugar or white flour.

 

 


Nov 13th

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 6 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.

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.

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.


Nov 14th

Washington County Museum Family Day@ Hillsboro Main Library (2850 NE Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro) from 2-4PM.

Join the Washington County Museum for Family Day activities at the Library. Museum staff and volunteers will provide a hands-on craft and cultural activity relating to Thanksgiving. Phone the library for more info at 503/615-6500 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.

Canvas, Clay, and Carafe@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 7-8:30PM.  Leave the kids at home while you get creative.You'll create a pear still life (chalk on cloth) and enjoy some chillax time with vino, too! Instruction and all materials provided,$38 per person or $70 per couple. Pre-register at 503/453-3700 and go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for more info.


Nov 15th

Annual Girls Night Out Marketplace&Dessert@ Southridge High School (next to Conestoga Rec Center) on SW 125th from 4-8PM.

Get a jump on your holiday shopping at this early marketplace of unique items. Over 40 local vendors will offer an array of jewelry, handbags, artisan foods, holiday items and gifts galore!

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.

Think Fun Thursdays@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.

The Little Mermaid Jr.@ Westview High School (4200 NW 185th Ave., Portland) at 4PM AND through Saturday.Go to Friday for details.


Nov 16th

The Little Mermaid Jr.@ Westview High School (4200 NW 185th Ave., Portland) at 7:30PM.Check out a high school adaptation of the Disney Broadway Musical with the hit songs "Part of Your World" and "Under the Sea"! Tickets are $8 for kids and $10 for adults at www.westviewtheatre.org or at the door. Phone for more info at 503/259-5225.

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. Harvest table collage 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!


Nov 17th

13th Annual German Holiday Market@ The German American School (3900 SW Murray Blvd.) from 10AM-5PM.

Shop for German ornaments, nutcrackers, gifts, sweets, and treats! Go to www.gspdx.org for more info.

Beaverton Farmer's Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM. Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info. LAST ONE until Winter Market on Feb. 2nd, 2013!

Book Sale@ Beaverton City Library from 10AM-2PM. Sale of gently used books to benefit the library. $1 Cds! Check out the Teen Art Show while you're there.

Chess Club@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM. Kids in grades 3-8 can hone their skills against other players!

Opening Exhibition Activities@ Washington County Museum (Hillsboro CIvic Center, 120 E Main Street, Hillsboro) from 10AM-8:30PM. The museum's new exhibition and programming space has moved to Hillsboro. FREE admission today! Kids can make space themed crafts from 1-4PM. Talks in conjunction with NASA's "Hubble Space Telescope" exhibition! Go to www.washingtoncountymuseum.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.

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 create a set of Jackson Pollock style Holiday Cards with paint. $16 per person. Phone to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700.

The Little Mermaid Jr.@ Westview High School (4200 NW 185th Ave., Portland) at 2PM & 7:30PM. Go to Friday for details.

Paper Crafts for Adults@ Tigard Library from 2-3:30PM. Transform a used book into a unique holiday ornament created from its pages. Supplies and instruction provided.


Nov 18th

Native American Flute Demo@ Tigard Library from 1-2PM.The Native American flute is thought to date back more than 60,000 years. Nancy and Rob Downie will demonstrate a variety of different Native American flutes and explain their history and significance to the Native American culture. Afterward, see the flutes "up close and personal". Go  to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.

Free "Pie" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM (repeated Monday at 6PM). This class will offer step-by-step instructions on making flaky piecrusts from scratch as well as classic seasonal fillings.Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

13th Annual German Holiday Market@ The German American School (3900 SW Murray Blvd.) from 10AM-3PM. See Saturday for details.