Suzanne's Around Town
Valentine's Day, Winter Market, and the Perfect Omelette!

Hi! Everyone-

Can't wait for the most chocolate-y holiday of the year on Thursday! And it's also Oregon's 154th bday and so you can enjoy free admission to the Oregon Historical Society on Thursday AND Saturday!!!!

Got Hearts?

Suzanne




Feb 11th

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

Gifted local pianist and composer Sally Harmon and talented bass player Frank Gruner return to Noontime Showcase in a special program of romantic-classical to jazz- music. Go to www.pcpa.com and click on "events' for more info.

Mommy and Me Mondays@ World Forestry Center from 10AM-11AM. Join World Forestry Center education Director Rob Pierce as he engages kids with story time, arts and crafts and bubbles!! 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.


Feb 12th

Masterstoryteller Ann Rutherford@ Beaverton History Center (12412 SW Broadway Street, Beaverton) at 7PM.

Enjoy a Valentine to Oregon right before our state's anniversary with a lively performance of Pacific NW history in story and song.You'll hear about Ol' One-Eyed Bob, rattlesnakes, pirate ghost-ships and other elements from Oregon's folklore! Go to www.historicbeaverton.org 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.

Four Buck Tuesday@ Oregon Zoo from 10AM-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 7 years old and under ride the Max for free.

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.

Lovey Babies Kids Dance Party@ Beaverton City LIbrary from 10:30-11:30AM. Tots and kids can make valentines and dance to some tunes!

Book Babies@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM.


Feb 13th

Valentine Crafting Fun@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.Kids of all ages can craft up some Valentines! Go to www.beavertoncitylibrary.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.

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 paint on 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.


Feb 14th

Free Admission@ Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave., Portland) from 10AM-5PM.

Free admission all day in honor of Oregon's 154th birthday! Check out all of the Oregon History Museum exhibits and enjoy a special history lesson on the Oregon Sunstone- the state's offical gemstone! Go to www.ohs.org for more info. Free on Saturday, too! See Saturday for details!

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM & 1PM.

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

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.  Drop in for crafts and play during Imagination Station Time. Geared for ages 3 through 8 years old! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


Feb 15th

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. Michelangel sculpted faces 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!


Feb 16th

Beaverton Farmer's Winter Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 10AM to 1:30PM.

Get your farm fresh potatoes, cabbage, spinach, kale, chard and brussel sprouts!!!!Pepperheads, Lonely Lane Farms, Souper Naturals, Fressen Bakery and Feastworks will be on hand along with fire grilled Pizza by the slice!  A new addition, Local Locovore, will feature organic baby food, and there will also be an Oregon Distillers booth where local spirits-makers will rotate their products throughout the season. This Winter Market will reoccur on the 1st&3rd Saturday of the month through April! Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

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

Free Admission@ Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave., Portland) from 11AM-3PM. Enjoy family-friendly storytelling and activities relating to two exhibits on Oregon's black history. Go to www.ohs.org for more info.

FREE Museum Family Saturday@ Oregon Maritime Museum (near Waterfront Park SW Naito Parkway at Pine Street, Portland) from 11AM-3:30PM. Discover Portland's maritime history with a craft to take home! Fine print- family activities on cabin deck are free. Come aboard the Steamer PORTLAND and make nautical flags to take home! Free to families with children under the age of 14. 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.

Lion Dance@ Lan Su Chinese Garden at Noon, 2PM & 4PM. The Lion Dance will be performed every weekend day through February at Noon, 2PM& 4PM. Many other New Year's special events as well. Go to www.lansugarden.org for event calendar and more info.

Rainy Day Fun@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM. Art projects and games for all ages.


Feb 17th

Free "Making the Perfect Omelette" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM.

Learn the art of rolled and open-face omelettes.Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Lion Dance@ Lan Su Chinese Garden at Noon, 2PM & 4PM. The Lion Dance will be performed every weekend day through February at Noon, 2PM& 4PM. Many other New Year's special events as well. Go to www.lansugarden.org for event calendar and more info.

Health Starts Here: The Brassica (Kale, Swiss Chard,etc.) Exploration @ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 5:30PM-7:30PM. Learn how to create kale "buttah" and pumpkin chard muffins! Free but you must pre-register by phone at 503/645-9200 or by email at laura.brown@wholefoods.com.