Suzanne's Around Town
Thanksgiving, Holiday Crafts, & Wine Country Weekend!

Hi! Everyone-

We are looking forward to a short school week again and Turkey Day!!!!

Time for a seasonal corny joke! What do you get when you cross an iPhone with Thanksgiving dinner?

A turkey with delicious apps! Ha,ha,ha!

Have a great holiday!

Suzanne




Nov 19th

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

Mommy and Me Mondays@ World Forestry Center from 10AM-11AM. Go to www.worldforestry.org for more info.


Nov 20th

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.


Nov 21st

Ducks vs Beavers Pep Rally@ Bridgeport Village (7455 SW Bridgeport Road, Tigard) from 5 to 7:30PM.

Cheer on your team with Benny the Beaver, Puddles the Duck and cheerleaders from both schools. There will also be games, prizes, trivia and contests. Plus, live entertainment from The Beat Goes On Marching Band! Go to www.bridgeport-village.com and click on Center Events for more info.

Hubble Space Telescope:New Views of the Universe@ Hillsboro Civic Center from 10AM-5PM. $6 per adult, $4 for kids, and age 3 and under are free. Go to www.washingtoncountymuseum.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.

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.


Nov 22nd

Happy Thanksgiving!

USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline@ 1-888-674-6854 and go to www.fsis.usda.gov and click on "fact sheets" for more info on safely roasting a turkey.

Butterball Turkey Talk Line@ 1-800-288-8372

Foster Farms Thanksgiving Turkey Help Line@ 1-800-255-7227

Deep Frying Turkey Tip@ www.eatturkey.com

Crisco Pie Hotline@ 1-877-367-7438

King Arthur Baking Hotline@ 802-649-3717

For great side dish recipes: www.smittenkitchen.com and www.thepioneerwoman.com

Best Baguette (3625 SW Hall Blvd.) is open from 8AM-2PM if you need a pre-turkey snack! www.thebestbaguette.com


Nov 23rd

Ornament Extravaganza Kick Off@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10AM-6PM.

Drop in anytime to sculpt and paint ornaments for holiday decorating and gift giving! Clay Gingerbread people, bisqueware, wood and much more! Ornaments price range is $8-$24. Bring the whole family- there's a project for everyone. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com or phone the studio at 503/453-3700. The Studio is now open on Sundays from 11AM-5PM as well!!!

Beaverton Library and Beaverton Library Murray Scholls Branch are both closed today.

THPRD Food And Toy Drive starts today and runs through Dec.15th to help Beaverton area families. Bring new, unwrapped toys (no stuffed animals) and nonperishable food items to your local THPRD Center or Aquatic Center. During the first 3 days of the collection- 11/23-11/25- THPRD will waive drop-in fees for any patron who donates a toy or at least 2 food items! Go to www.thprd.org for more info!

Wine Country Thanksgiving@ Willamette Valley Wineries (through Sunday). More than 160 wineries and tasting rooms will open their doors for special tastings and holiday happenings. Go to this link for more info: http://willamettewines.com/events/thanksgiving-weekend/

Hubble Space Telescope:New Views of the Universe@ Hillsboro Civic Center from 10AM-5PM. $6 per adult, $4 for kids, and age 3 and under are free. Go to www.washingtoncountymuseum.org for more info.

Zoolights@ Oregon Zoo Opens from 5-8:30PM and runs through 12/31 .Over a million lights turn the zoo into a winter fantasyland with a lighted train ride, live music, lighted sculptures, and more! $7.00-12.50 and kids 2 and under are free!!! Go to www.oregonzoo.org/events/zoolights for more info.


Nov 24th

Craft Away @ Beaverton City Library from 1:30-3PM.

Kids up to 11 years old are invited to drop-in and make some cool crafts! Go to www.beavertoncitylibrary.org for more info. Go Beavs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ornament Extravaganza @ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 10AM-6PM. See Friday for details!

Hubble Space Telescope:New Views of the Universe@ Hillsboro Civic Center from 10AM-8PM. $6 per adult, $4 for kids, and age 3 and under are free. Go to www.washingtoncountymuseum.org for more info.

Puppet Show@ Whole Foods Market (Bridgeport Village-7380 SW Bridgeport Road, Tigard) from 11AM-12PM. FREE! Local puppeteer- Penny Walters- performs an original musical puppet show- "The Remarkable Snowflake!". Phone the store for more info at 503/639-6500.

Kids Can Cook Holiday Treats@ Whole Foods Market (Bridgeport Village) from 12-2PM. Kids from 6 to 12 years can learn how to make some nutritious holiday treats.Reserve a spot at leslie.otto@wholefoods.com or phone Guest Services at 503/639-6500.

Wine Country Thanksgiving@ Willamette Valley Wineries (through Sunday). See Friday for details

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.


Nov 25th

Mega Craft Workshop@ Tigard Library from 1:30-4PM.Create fused glass art and one of a kind jewelry and much more. Kids and parents can get creative together!!! Drop in any time! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

Wine Country Thanksgiving@ Willamette Valley Wineries (through Sunday). See Friday for details.

Ornament Extravaganza @ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 11AM-5PM. See Friday for details!

Hubble Space Telescope:New Views of the Universe@ Hillsboro Civic Center from 12PM-5PM. $6 per adult, $4 for kids, and age 3 and under are free. Go to www.washingtoncountymuseum.org for more info.