Suzanne's Around Town
Free Admission to Japanese Garden, Tween Crafts, & Snoopy!

Hi! Everyone-

You can enjoy Snoopy! (The Musical) and Read to the Dogs this week! Free Admission at the Japanese Garden tomorrow and parents can learn tips on ravioli and pizza making next weekend!

Happy Presidents' Day,

Suzanne




Feb 18th

Free Admission @ Japanese Garden from 10AM-4PM.

The kids are off from school so come and enjoy the Koi! Guides will be stationed throughout the Garden to help answer questions and speak about the Garden's history, culture, and traditions. Scavenger hunt for kids, too. Go to www.japanesegarden.com for more info.

MOST LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED TODAY FOR THE PRESIDENTS' DAY HOLIDAY BUT TIGARD LIBRARY WILL BE OPEN from 10AM-9PM!!!!

Mommy and Me Mondays@ World Forestry Center from 10AM-11AM. Enjoy some entertaining stories and music every Monday through April! Included with admission fee of $9 per adult, $6 for kids over 3, and kids 2 years and younger are free! Afterwards- take your time and enjoy all of the hands-on exhibits. Go to www.worldforestry.org for more info.

Book Babies@ Tigard Library from 10:30-11:30AM. 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.

Erica Bauermeister@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 7PM. The bestselling author of The School of Essential Ingredients is back with a sequel- The Lost Art of Mixing- "a meditation on the power of love, food, and companionship." Go to www.powells.com and click on "Stores&Events" for more info.


Feb 19th

Oregon Civics 101 with Rep. Tobias Read@ Garden Home Community Library from 7-8:30PMCelebrate Oregon's birthday(154th) month with this special presentation by Rep. Tobias Read. Learn about your state in this Oregon Civics 101 class at Garden Home Community Library. Go to http://www.wccls.org/libraries/gardenhome 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.

Library Math Lab @ Beaverton City Library from 3:30-5:30PM. Kids in grades K through 5 are invited to drop-in and learn fun math facts and stretch their brains! Drop-in! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


Feb 20th

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

Kids in grades 3 through 8 can join in for crafts inspired by Presidents' Day. Sorry, no wooden teeth will be made!. Drop-in! With or without a parent! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info. Liittle kids can do Messy Art at the same time from 4-5:30 in Meeting Room A. See below!

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.

Messy Art for Little Kids@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5:30PM. Let your kid (ages 2-7) get blissfully messy with paint, Play-Doh, and other media. Drop-in! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


Feb 21st

Read to the Dogs@ Beaverton City Library from 6-7:30PM.

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.

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 Puzzle TIme this week. Geared for ages 3 through 8 years old! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


Feb 22nd

Snoopy!@ The Venetian Theater (253 E. Main Street, Hillsboro) at 7PM.

Journey Theater Arts presents the musical sequel to You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Kids and parents will be entertained by everyone's favorite pooch. Tickets are $14 for adults, $11 per kid. Go to www.journeytheater.org or phone 360-750-8550 for ticket purchase. Performance time is 2 hours and the show runs through the weekend.

 

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) at 10:30AM&11:30AM. Jackson Pollock inspired splatter paintings 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!

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.


Feb 23rd

Girl's Day@ World Forestry Center (4033 SW Canyon, Portland) from 10AM-2PM.All girls and Girl Scouts welcome, $5 admission for everyone! Check out the Center's special exhibit - TreeHouses: Look Who's Living in the Woods!, train on a simulator to jump out of an airplane to fight wildfires, and more! Go to www.worldforestry.org for more info.

Read to the Dogs@ Beaverton City Library from 10AM-12PM. See Thursday for details.

Cuentos del sol y la luna@ Garden Home Library from 12PM-1PM. Learn about the secret lives of the sun and the moon in a Spanish and English storytime. Go to http://www.wccls.org/libraries/gardenhome 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.

Snoopy!@ The Venetian Theater (253 E. Main Street, Hillsboro) at 3PM&7PM. See Friday for details.


Feb 24th

Free "Making Ravioli" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM.Learn how to transform fresh pasta sheets and easy fillings into a delicious dish.Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Snoopy!@ The Venetian Theater (253 E. Main Street, Hillsboro) at 2PM. See Friday for details.

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: Pizza@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 5:30PM-7:30PM. Learn how to create veggie and hummus pizza with a few variations.! $5 suggested donation to Whole Planet Foundation.You must pre-register by phone at 503/645-9200 or by email at laura.brown@wholefoods.com.