Suzanne's Around Town
Garden Home Holiday Bazaar, Every Christmas Story Ever Told,& A Nutcracker Tea!

Hi! Everyone-

From one holiday and on to the next!!!! Hope you all survived and enjoyed Thanksgiving, Door Buster day, and the Civil War Game!!!!

We are really looking forward to the Holiday Bazaar at Garden Home on Saturday. We always find really cool ornaments, knit wear, and glass fused jewelry! And the holiday production from the Beaverton Civic Theatre sounds like a must-see!!! (I am having some tech problems with the numerical dates which repeat. All the info is correct for each day though. Hope to have this snafu fixed! On the website www.suzannesaroundtown.com dates/days are correct.)

Got Leftovers?

Suzanne




Nov 26th

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.

Mommy and Me Mondays@ World Forestry Center from 10AM-11AM. The World Forestry Center's Education Director Rob Pierce will be reading stories and making crafts!
Go to www.worldforestry.org for more info.

 


Nov 27th

Kid's Club Event@ Cedar Hills Crossing (Community Room inside the mall) from 5:30-6:30PM.Join in for some cool holiday crafts. Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com and click on events for more info.

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 28th

THPRD Food And Toy Drive runs through Dec.13th to help Beaverton area families.

Bring new, unwrapped toys (no stuffed animals) and nonperishable food items to your local THPRD Center or Aquatic Center. Your donations will be collected and distributed by local non-profit Sunshine Pantry.Go to www.thprd.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 29th

Paper, Petals & Pearls@4840 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland (former Old Come Clay With Me Space) from 9:30AM-2PM and 5:30PM-8:30PM.

Get a jump on holiday shopping with offerings from fabulous local artists. There will be pre-made packs of initial stationary, thank you notes, and notepads from The Paper Rabbit!!! Also, from other local vendors you will find wreaths, greenery, jewelry including festive stone beaded necklaces, earrings, and bracelets!!! And more! Come on down!!!

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.


Nov 30th

Every Christmas Story Ever Told@ Beaverton City LIbrary Auditorium at 8PM.

The Beaverton Civic Theatre presents a comic holiday show! Rather than redo the classic Dickens "Christmas Carol" again, three actors take a humorous romp through the festive season as they decide to perform every Christmas story ever told- touching on carols, icons, and traditions from around the world! Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students,$5 for kids 10 and younger. Tonight is Beaverton Civic Theatre Community Partnership Opening Night- tickets are $5 at the door when you donate a gently used book, CD, or DVD. Show runs through 12/15.Go to www.beavertoncivictheatre.org 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. Cozy quilt collage inspired by Klimt 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!


Dec 1st

28th Annual Holiday Bazaar@ Garden Home Recreation Center from 8AM-4PM.

We have always found really cool, locally crafted holiday gifts here! There will be over 100 vendors with ornaments, jewelry, scarves and more! There will also be a pancake breakfast with Santa at 8AM, used book sale, and roving carollers to get you in the holiday spirit! Go to www.thprd.org for more info!!!!

 

FREE "Build and Paint a Snowflake Picture Frame"@ Home Depot stores (closest would be 4401 SW 110th Ave) from 9AM to Noon. Kids will learn tool safety and have fun working on this "hands-on" project. For more info and photo of project, go to www.homedepot.com and type in "kids workshops" in search box. Project is geared for kids 5ish to 12 years old. Phone the Beaverton store for more info at 503/469-4242.

Fancy That Grand Opening@ Orenco Station (1336 NE Orenco Station Parkway, Hillsboro) from 10AM-7PM. Check out the new location of this fabtastic party supply and gift store. There will be Bliss cupcakes sampling, Abbey Creek Vineyard wine tasting from 2-5, and cool raffle prizes. Go to www.shop-fancythat.com for more info.

FREE Admission@ Portland Art Museum from 10AM-5PM. Bank of America Card holders can enjoy free admission to the museum on the first weekend of each month! Kids 17 and younger are always free. Go to www.portlandartmuseum.org for more info.

A Nutcracker Tea@ Tualatin Public Library (18880 SW Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin) from 11AM-12:30PM. NW Dance Theatre makes a special appearance with excerpts from "A Nutcracker Tea" - a family-friendly adaptation of the Nutcracker ballet -along with a reading of the Nutcracker story by the Sugar Plum Fairy. Go to www.tualatinoregon.gov/library for more info or phone the library at 503/691-3071.

Holly Days@ Main Street Hillsboro from 1:00-6PM. Extended shopping hours, caroling, choirs, music, Holiday Farmers Market starting at 1PM, Santa arrives at 2PM, and tree lighting at 5:30PM. Go to www.hillsborodowntown.org for more info.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told@ Beaverton City LIbrary Auditorium at 8PM. See Friday for info.


Dec 2nd

4th Annual Holiday Market@ Cornelius Pass Roadhouse (4045 NW Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro) from 12PM-5PM.

The whole family is invited to stroll through this fun bazaar with over 50 local gift vendors selling their handmade wares- including jewelry, artwork, clothing and more! Go to www.mcmenamins.com and click on "Dec.2nd" on the calendar for more info.

$ 2 Sunday@ OMSI from 9:30AM-5:30PM. The first Sunday of every month is just $2 admission. Go to www.omsi.edu for complete info.

Free "Knife Skills" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn all about knives and knife skills for stress-free holiday feast prep. Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

FREE Admission@ Portland Art Museum from 12-5PM. Bank of America Card holders can enjoy free admission to the museum on the first weekend of each month! Kids 17 and younger are always free. Go to www.portlandartmuseum.org for more info.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told@ Beaverton City LIbrary Auditorium at 2PM. See Friday for info.