Suzanne's Around Town
Tween Crafts, Cheaper by the Dozen & Food for Fines!

Hi! Everyone-

BRRRR!!!! There are a few local theatrical productions and Chocolate Fest sounds like a delicious weekend event!

It's Girl Scout Cookie pre-order time, so don't forget to order a few boxes from your neighborhood Girl Scout!!! You can always make a donation if cookies aren't good for your New Year's resolutions (actually the cookies freeze well, too)!!!!

Got Thin Mints?

Suzanne

 




Jan 14th

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

Come and enjoy a fun magic show combining stories with the theatre of illusion by entertainer Scott Anderson. All ages welcome. FREE!!! Go to www.pcpa.com for more info.

Mommy and Me Mondays@ World Forestry Center from 10AM-11AM. Live music, puppets and interactive stories with Red Yarn! 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.


Jan 15th

Money Smarts for Kids!@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.

Kids from 5 to 10 years old can explore the value of making wise money choices using role play, savings idea crafts and games and even talking with a few financial experts. Registration required by phone at 503/350-3600 or online at www.beavertonlibary.org.

 

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.


Jan 16th

Tween Craftaround@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.

Kids in grades 3 through 8 can drop in to create some cool Chinese New Year crafts! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Fun for Ones@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM and 11:15AM. 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 sculpt a stunning snowflake bowl out of clay 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.


Jan 17th

All Ages Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:15PM.

Enjoy a super fun story time with Mr. Will! Go to http://www.wccls.org/libraries/gardenhome 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.

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 puzzle solving play!

The Three Musketeers@ Southridge High School (9625 SW 125th Ave, Beaverton) at 7PM. The Drama department presents the "all for one, one for all" Musketeers in 17th Century France with plenty of sword fights! Run time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. Probably best for 10 and up. Tickets are $10 in advance (503/259-5483)or $12 at the door.


Jan 18th

8th Annual ChocolateFest@ Oregon Convention Center from 6-9:30PM.

Opening night is just for adults (live music and happy hour) but bring the kids on the weekend! Chocolate fanatics can learn how to make Salted Almond Dark Chocolate Truffles and even Dark Chocolate Fettucini! Check out chocolate sculpting and cooking demos, learn the origins and history of chocolate, sample chocolate and wine pairings and more! Delight in some of the finest chocolate from the NW and beyond! $20 per adult(pre-sale) tonight but on the weekend-$12 per adult, $7 for kids 5-12. Proceeds help to support the World Forestry Center. Go to www.chocolatefest.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. Paper and paint collage inspired by Picasso 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!

The Three Musketeers@ Southridge High School (9625 SW 125th Ave, Beaverton) at 7PM. The Drama department presents the "all for one, one for all" Musketeers in 17th Century France with plenty of sword fights! Run time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. Probably best for 10 and up. Tickets are $10 in advance (503/259-5483)or $12 at the door.

Cheaper By the Dozen@ HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 8PM. See Saturday for details.


Jan 19th

Cheaper By the Dozen@ HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 8PM.

STAGES youth theater presents the true story of the Gilbreth family and the ups and downs of raising 12 children in the 1920s No growing pains have ever been more hilarious than those suffered loudly by the riotous Gilbreth clan!! Watch what happens when a dozen kids contend with Dad, a famous efficiency expert who believes a family can be run just like a factory And poor Mother, who believes in everything that Dad stands for except when it comes to discipline.Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for kids. Order online at www.stagesyouth.org or buy at the box office.

Read to the Dogs@ Beaverton City Library from 10AM-12PM. Kids from 6 to 12 years old can improve their reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to therapy dogs. The dog-and-handler teams are registered volunteers with Delta Societys Pet Partners Program, sponsored by DoveLewis. Sessions are 20 minutes and registration is required at 503-350-3600 or sign up in person at the Childrens Desk on the first floor of the library.

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

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.

The Three Musketeers@ Southridge High School (9625 SW 125th Ave, Beaverton) at 1PM AND 7PM. The Drama department presents the "all for one, one for all" Musketeers in 17th Century France with plenty of sword fights! Run time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. Probably best for 10 and up. Tickets are $10 in advance (503/259-5483)or $12 at the door.

Tiny Treasures@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM. Kids can drop in to create a tiny model room and create tiny furniture, etc. to decorate. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

8th Annual ChocolateFest@ Oregon Convention Center from 11AM-6PM. See Friday for details.


Jan 20th

Food for Fines@Tigard Library through January 26th.

Join the Library's food drive, help out the community and do yourself a favor, too. For every two non-perishable food items, you can clear $1 of fines from your account up to $10. The food will be donated to St. Vincent DePaul food pantry in Tigard which will distribute to local families in need. Acceptable donations include canned tuna, boxed mac and cheese, Peanut butter, pasta, rice and cereal. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

Free "Vegetarian Cooking" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to make some tasty vegetarian dishes that the whole family will love. You'll also learn to season foods and enhance the flavor without using salt. Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

8th Annual ChocolateFest@ Oregon Convention Center from 11AM-5PM. See Friday for details.

Cheaper By the Dozen@ HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 2PM. See Saturday for details.

Health Starts Here: Comfort Food Makeover@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 5:30PM. Learn how to revamp Chicken Pot Pie into a healthy yet tasty dinner. Free but you must pre-register by phone at 503/645-9200 or by email at melissa.vanbebber@wholefoods.com.