Suzanne's Around Town
Space, Pi, St. Patrick's Day at the Winter Market!

Hi! Everyone-

St. Patrick's Day is upon us as well as Pi Day! And another short school week for most BSD schools. Never fear! Plenty to do so read on.

Enjoy the Shamrock Shakes!

Suzanne

 




Mar 11th

Gearing up for Space@ Beaverton City Library from 1-2PM.

Most Beaverton School District kids are off from school today so drop in for a fun program . Members of the Evergreen Aviation Museum Education department will be on hand for some scientific fun and kids will learn why astronauts need an artificial atmosphere! Geared for kids in Grades K-5th. No registration required! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Mommy and Me Mondays@ World Forestry Center from 10AM-11AM. This Monday, Dave Orleans will provide earth-friendly, family-style music along with his guitar! 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.

PCPA Noontime Showcase@ Hatfield Hall (1111 SW SW Broadway, Portland) from 12-1PM. Portland Opera to Go (POGO) presents an abridged version of Mozart's delightful fantasy, The Magic Flute. The music, harmonies, and story will enchant kids of all ages.Go to www.pcpa.com and click on "events' for more info.

Joyce Carol Oates@Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 7PM. The award winning author will read from her new historical novel -"The Accursed"-set in early 20th century Princeton. Go to www.powells.com for more info.


Mar 12th

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.

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.


Mar 13th

An Irish Ceili@Tigard Library from 6:30-8:30PM.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day early with toe tapping fun featuring Irish music and dance. Enjoy bagpipers,traditional Irish music featuring voice, harp and fiddle. Then, in the spirit of a traditional ceili (community social gathering), learn some traditional dance steps while the musicians accompany you. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library 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.

Messy Art for Little Kids@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Kids from 2-7 years old can drop in with parents for some messy art activties (sink nearby). Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

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 draw an artful assemblage of wine bottles in chalk pastels 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.


Mar 14th

Pi Day Party@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.

OOOps! Pi not Pie! Kids in grades 3-7 can drop in for some pi ratio crafts and games and celebrate the circle! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

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. Builders this week with LEGOs and more.Geared for ages 3 through 8 years old! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

ACMA presents "The Fantasticks"@ ACMA Arts Center (11375 SW Center St., Beaverton) at 7PM. The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers, and a wall. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for students and $5 for matinees. Tickets are available online at www.acmatickets.com with more info at www.acmatheatre.com.


Mar 15th

Beauty and the Beast@ Southridge High School (9625 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton) at 7PM.

We just saw this show last week and it was fabtastic- from the orchestra to the voices to the costumes! Not to be missed!!! Show runs through this Saturday. Tickets are $10 for General Admission. Show has been selling out so get there a half hour before showtime at least to snag a good seat! Go to www.skyhawktheatre.com for ticket purchase 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.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) at 10:30AM&11:30AM. New project each week inspired by a famous artist.$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!

Maisy Day@ Beaverton City Library from 3-4PM. Kids from tots to 6 years old can enjoy Maisy playtime with colors and shapes! Registration required at www.beavertonlibrary.org.

ACMA presents The Fantasticks@ ACMA Arts Center (11375 SW Center St., Beaverton) at 7PM. See Thursday for details.

The Attack of the Blob@ Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capital Hwy, Portland) at 7-8:30PM. Enjoy a FREE student performance. Everyone look out! Soon the most horrifying monster menace ever conceived will be oozing into the Multnomah Arts Center. A falling star lands outside of town bringing a creature from outer space.Only the local teens goofing around that night know about the danger facing their town, but no one will believe them! Oh no, there goes another helpless townsperson!Phone the center for more info at 503/823-2787.


Mar 16th

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

Get in the St.Patrick's Day spirit one day early with Irish dance, bagpipe, and musical performances! Purchase farm fresh potatoes, cabbage, spinach, kate, 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! The 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 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. 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.

Beauty and the Beast@ Southridge High School (9625 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton) at 1PM AND 7PM. See Friday for details.

ACMA presents The Fantasticks@ ACMA Arts Center (11375 SW Center St., Beaverton) at 2PM AND 7PM. See Thursday for details.

The Attack of the Blob@ Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capital Hwy, Portland) at 7-8:30PM. See Friday for details.


Mar 17th

Return of the Bubble Brain@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM.

Check out the library's 2nd Annual Celebration of Brain Awareness Week! There will be mind-bobbling brain teasers, sense-sational adventures and crafts for kdis of all ages! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

Hands-On Seed Starting Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Whether you're an avid gardener or hope to be one, this is the class for you. It will offer an introduction to gardening, including zones, seasons and successive plantings, as well as hands-on seed starting. W&S will provide heirloom seeds, starter pots and soil, and you'll go home with five seed starts that you have created. $10 registration fee will be donated to the Edible Schoolyard Project, a nonprofit organization devoted to building and sharing a sustainable food curriculum for all schools. Phone to register at 503/684-2784.

The Attack of the Blob@ Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capital Hwy, Portland) at 2:30-4PM. See Friday for details.

Enso String Quartet@ Beaverton City Library at 3:30-4:30PM. FREE! The Grammy-nominated group will perform a chamber music concert. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org.