Suzanne's Around Town
Authors at Powell's, Tween&Spring Crafts, & Bunny Approved Treats!

Hi! Everyone-

One more week until Spring Break (down). We can do it!

Lots of great author visits at Powell's and your kids can get a jump on Spring crafts and Easter Egg dyeing!

Is it Spring yet?

Suzanne




Mar 18th

Amanda Coplin@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 7PM.

In her haunting debut novel, The Orchardist (Harper Perennial), Amanda Coplin evokes a powerful sense of place-spinning an engrossing tale of a solitary orchardist who provides shelter to two runaway teenage girls in the untamed American West, and the dramatic consequences of his actions. Go to www.powells.com and click on "Stores and Events" for more info. Or check out article from Sunday's Oregonian - www.oregonlive.com/books and scroll down for "Amanda Coplin's Novel Path to Success....."

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 10:15-10:45AM. 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.


Mar 19th

The Harmonica Pocket@ Tigard Library at 7PM.

Get loose with a fun Seuss-a-bration!! Celebrate all things Seuss with a gigglish jambalaya of songs, dance and imagination games- all using the words of Dr. Seuss set to music. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library 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.

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

Eating With The Seasons:Spring@ Beaverton City Library from 1:30-2:30PM. Enjoy a workshop on eating with the seasons presented by Dr. Heidi Clark, naturopathic physician. She will discuss how to select certain foods according to flavor, life cycle, temperature, and growing environment, as well as foods that are most advantageous in the Pacific Northwest climate. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required!

Emily Rapp@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 7PM. Like all mothers, Emily Rapp had ambitious plans for her first and only child, Ronan, but all of these plans changed when Ronan was diagnosed at nine months old with a rare and always-fatal degenerative disorder. The Still Point of the Turning World (Penguin Press) is the touching story of a mother's journey through grief and moving beyond it. Go to www.powells.com and click on "Stores and Events" for more info.


Mar 20th

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

Kids in grades 3 through 8 can drop in and make their own mini-hovercraft! 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 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.


Mar 21st

Think Fun Thursdays@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.Puzzle Time  this week with all sorts of puzzles and more.Geared for ages 3 through 8 years old! 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.


Mar 22nd

Senses Under Construction@ Beaverton City Library from 3-4:30PM.

Kids from 2 through 10 years (along with parents and siblings) are invited to visit the sensory room designed for kids with disabilities. No registration required. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.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. 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!


Mar 23rd

Spring Crafts@ Beaverton City Library from 1-2PM.

Kids from 2 to 10 years can drop in to create some Spring-y crafts. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more details.

Free Kids Crafts@ Spanky's Consignment Store (8625 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton) from 11AM-3PM. Little Chicks Art Play will help the kids craft up some Spring cheer! Phone the store for more info at 430-1244.

Kids Can Decorate 104: Easter Egg Coloring@ Whole Foods Market  (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 2-3PM. Kids can learn how to dye Easter eggs using all natural food colorings. $5 per kid fee goes to Whole Planet Foundation. Reserve a spot today by contacting guest services at 503/645-9200 or emailing laura.brown@wholefoods.com.


Mar 24th

Health Starts Here:Bunny Approved Treats@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 5:30-6:30PM.Learn some healthy treat recipes using every bunny's favorite vegetable; carrots. Recipes demonstrated include carrot cashew spread and carrot walnut cookies.$5 per person fee goes to Whole Planet Foundation. To reserve your spot,  contact guest services at 503/645-9200 or email laura.brown@wholefoods.com.

Fairy Tale Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 1:15-1:45PM.  Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.