Suzanne's Around Town
Aquarium Opening!, Book Fan Friday, & Candy Cane Crafts!

Hi ! Everyone-

Lots of holiday merriment at the libraries and the Portland Aquarium will have a grand opening on Saturday!!!

Happy 12/12/12 Day on Wednesday!

Suzanne




Dec 10th

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

The Victorian-garbed Dickens Carolers sing traditional and contemporary carols in 4-part harmony. Come hearand sing along withsome of your favorites such as "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, "O Christmas Tree, "Jingle Bells, "White Christmas, and many more! All ages welcome. FREE!!! Go to www.pcpa.com for more info.

Mommy and Me Mondays@ World Forestry Center from 10AM-11AM. Dave Orleans will entertain with guitar, banjo, ukulele and other unique recycled instruments.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.


Dec 11th

Parlor of Wonders Magic Show@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM.

Alexander-Master of Marvels- entertains with awe-inspiring magic tricks!!! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info. Bring new scarves, hats and gloves throughout December to help decorate the Mitten Tree. The Good Neighbor Center will give them to homeless families in Washington County.Go to http://www.tigard-or.gov/library/ for more info.

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.


Dec 12th

Art Right Off the Page@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5:30PM.

Kids from 6 to 12 years can learn about Pop-Up Books and the art-making process.Each session includes an art adventure emphasizing the artistic style of selected illustrators.  Registration required at 503/350-3600 or online at www.beavertonlibrary.org.

 

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.

Kids Can Decorate@Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 3:30-4:30PM. Kids can learn how to decorate holiday cookies! FREE!!! Registration required. Email to reserve a spot in class at laura.brown@wholefoods.com .

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 an acrylic "Cheers" painting on stretched canvas 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.


Dec 13th

THPRD Food And Toy Drive runs through TODAY!-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!

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. Kids from 3 to 8 years can drop in for LEGO and Duplo Block play!

Great Expectations@ ACMA (11375 Center Street, Beaverton) at 7PM.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets purchased at the door are cash or check only. To purchase tickets online, go to www.acmatheatre.com. Heard this production is fantastic!!! Note over two hour run time with intermissions and probably best for 10 years and up.


Dec 14th

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/illustrator Barry Deutsch will talk about creating comics and graphic novels. 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. Riveting red on canvas inspired by Rauschenberg 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.

Great Expectations@ ACMA (11375 Center Street, Beaverton) at 7PM. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets purchased at the door are cash or check only. To purchase tickets online, go to www.acmatheatre.com.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told@ Beaverton City LIbrary Auditorium at 8PM. We saw this show last weekend- funny but some adult humor/language and mention of whether Santa is real,etc. so probably best for 10 years and up. Go to www.beavertoncivictheatre.org for more info.


Dec 15th

Portland Aquarium Grand Opening@ 16323 SE McLoughlin Boulevard, Milwaukie from 10AM-8PM.

Come and check out the hammer head sharks, spotted stingrays, lorikeets, star fish, anemonies, otters, snakes, and more! The Portland Aquarium will be open 365 days a year from 10AM-8PM. Go to www.portlandaquarium.net for more info and ticket prices!

Holiday Sale@ Denise;s Spa Petite (230 E. Main Street, Hillsboro) from 9AM-2PM. Check out this beauty emporium for fun stocking stuffers like Jane Iredale glimmer boxes, body butters, YonKa gift sets, specials on massage and facial gift certificates. Go to www.denisespapetite.com for more info.

Holiday Bazaar@ Aloha High School (18550 S.W. Kinnaman Road, Aloha) from 10AM-4PM. Pick up some cool, handmade gifts from local vendors!

Elephant&Piggie Puppet Show@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch at 10AM and 11:15AM. 2 shows that run 45 minutes each. Registration required at 503/644-2197.

Mrs. Claus@ Al's Garden Center (16920 SW Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood) at 10:30AM. Mrs. Claus and the elves will read some holiday stories and pass out a few treats! No registration, FREE! Go to www.als-gardencenter.com for Mrs. Claus' complete schedule for December.

FREE Family Day@ The Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave., Portland) from 11AM-3PM. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season! Make a beautiful journal with artist Katrina Ladd, spend some time in our Columbus Day Storm exhibit, "The Mightiest Wind," and ask KGW meteorologist Rod Hill your burning weather questions at 1PM. The model train is making its return again this year and The Dickens Carolers will sing classic holiday songs from Noon - 1 PM.Go to www.ohs.org and click on "event calendar" for more info.

Candy Cane Crafts@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM. Get creative with your favorite seasonal confection, the candy cane! Make your own googly-eyed reindeer, beaded candy cane and a curly-tailed mouse! Go to http://www.tigard-or.gov/library/ for more info.

Holiday Lights@ Peacock Lane (S.E. Portland) starting tonight (from 6-11PM) and running through New Year's Eve. Since 1929, residents of this neighborhood have been decorating their homes with an extravaganza of festive lights and holiday decorations. Take a stroll and sip cocoa! For map and more details, go to www.peacocklane.net. Tonight and tomorrow night are pedestrian only nights!

Great Expectations@ ACMA (11375 Center Street, Beaverton) at 2PM & 7PM. See Thursday for details.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told@ Beaverton City LIbrary Auditorium at 8PM. Go to www.beavertoncivictheatre.org for more info.


Dec 16th

Health Starts Here: Healthy Holiday Cookies@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 5:30PM.Learn how to prepare healthy fairly guilt-free holiday cookies!.FREE!Pre-register by phone at 503/645-9200 or by email at melissa.vanbebber@wholefoods.com.

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

58th Annual Christmas Ship Parade@ Columbia and Willamette Rivers through Dec. 21st. Ships sale at 7PM weeknights and earlier on weekends. Check daily schedule at www.christmasships.org.