Suzanne's Around Town
Spring Break & Egg Hunts!

Hi! Everyone-

It's that time again- Spring Break for elementary school kids and Break(down) for parents. Luckily, there are many outdoor activities to keep everyone busy this week! Time for trilliums, tulips, hiking and more!!!! Some storytimes are still running,too.

Grab your baskets and peeps for Saturday's Easter Egg hunts!

Happy Spring! Happy Easter!

Suzanne




Mar 25th

Spring Break Around The World@ World Forestry Center (4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland) from 10AM-3PM

Explore a new region of the world with cool crafts, etc. All activities included with museum admission of $9 per adult and $6 per child (3-18). Today you can learn about Japanese culture and history- Japanese Tea House, storytime, sing-a-long, puppetry, Origami, Karate workshop and more. Go to www.worldforestry.org for more info.

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.

Spring Break@ Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue,Portland) from 10AM-12PM daily this week! See Tuesday for details!

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.

Game Day@ Piccolo Mondo Toys (Progress Ridge) from 11AM-3PM. Free Family Fun! Phone the store for more info at 503/579-8100.


Mar 26th

Spring Break@ Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue,Portland) from 10AM-12PM daily this week!

The Oregon Historical Society will be offering family activities this week from 10 AM Noon. Stop by the museum to make your own corn husk doll, and explore exhibits in a daily scavenger hunt. Listen to Oregon history come alive with stories from the Oregon Trail and an artifact show and tell. Admission is $11 for adults and $5 for 17 and younger. Phone for more info at 503/222-1741.

Spring Break Around The World@ World Forestry Center (4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland) from 10AM-3PM. Enjoy a glolbal experience without leaving the city! Discover Australia today! Go to www.worldforestry.org for complete info.

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

Color-in-Tattoos@ Piccolo Mondo Toys (Progress Ridge) from 10:30-11:30AM. Free Family Fun! Phone the store at 503/579-8100 - registration required.

Spring Break Exploration Days @ Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (19255 SW Pacific Highway, Sherwood) from 1-3PM. See Wednesday for details.

The Reptile Man@ Cedar Hills Crossing from 5:30-7PM. FREE! The Reptile Man is always a crowd pleaser! Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com for more info.


Mar 27th

Spring Break Exploration Days@Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (19255 SW Pacific Highway, Sherwood) from 1-3PM.Come discover the natural wonders of wildlife at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge! This family-oriented event will feature hands-on nature activities for kids. FREE, no registration, rain or shine! Meet at the Wildlife Center. Go to www.fws.gov/tualatinriver and click on "Calendar of Events and Activities" for more info or phone Gardiner @ 503.625.5944 x239.

Spring Break Around The World@ World Forestry Center (4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland) from 10AM-3PM. Discover South Africa today! Go to www.worldforestry.org for complete info.

Spring Break@ Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue,Portland) from 10AM-12PM daily this week! See Tuesday for details!

Pom-pom creatures@ Piccolo Mondo Toys (Progress Ridge) from 10-11:30AM. Free Family Fun! Phone the store at 503/579-8100 - registration required.

Preschool Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 11:45AM.

Spring Break Exploration Days @ Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (19255 SW Pacific Highway, Sherwood) from 1-3PM. See Wednesday for details.


Mar 28th

Stunt Squadron! Event@ Piccolo Mondo Toys (Progress Ridge) from 10:30AM-11:30AM.Sign-up over the phone (503/579-8100)or in-store at the Progress Ridge location for this FREE 20 minute class! Kids will learn how to create and decorate their own awesome stunt squadron. These aerodynamic planes are great for indoor AND outdoor fun.

Spring Break Around The World@ World Forestry Center (4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland) from 10AM-3PM. Discover India today! Go to www.worldforestry.org for complete info.

Spring Break@ Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue,Portland) from 10AM-12PM daily this week! See Tuesday for details!

Bunny Babies Story Time@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

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

Spring Break Exploration Days @ Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (19255 SW Pacific Highway, Sherwood) from 1-3PM. See Wednesday for details.

Fractured Fairy Tale Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 3-3:30PM.

Easter Bunny Book Reading@Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 4-5PM. Join the Easter Bunny for a special story time and get your pic taken for $5.


Mar 29th

27th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm (33814 S. Meridian Road, Woodburn) from 9AM-6PM daily through May 5th.

Tip toe through the tulips! Check out the gorgeous flowers and bring your camera. Go to www.woodenshoe.com for info on family activities, directions, and flower conditions. $10 parking per car includes admission for all occupants!

Spring Break Around The World@ World Forestry Center (4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland) from 10AM-3PM. Discover Hawaii today! Go to www.worldforestry.org for complete info.

Spring Break@ Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue,Portland) from 10AM-12PM daily this week! See Tuesday for details!

Spring Break Exploration Days @ Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (19255 SW Pacific Highway, Sherwood) from 1-3PM. See Wednesday for details.


Mar 30th

2nd Annual Spring Egg Hunt@ Garden Home Recreation Center (7475 SW Oleson Road,Portland) from 11AM-11:30AM.

More hoppy fun then you can imagine at this annual event!! Kids from 1-10 years are invited, pre-registration is encouraged but drop-ins are welcome as long as there is space. $7 per child. For full flyer, go to www.thprd.org and click on News&Events and Event Calendar. Phone for more info at 503/629-6341.

27th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 5th. Go to www.woodenshoe.com for more info.

Spring Egg Hunt@ Cedar Hills Rec Center(11640 SW Park Way) Playfield at 9:40AM.This rain or shine outdoor hunt will be split into 2 age groups. Photo opp with the Easter Bunny, and Artisan Bazaar, from 9AM-4PM., too. $7 per child (in-district).Pre-registration required at 503/629-6340 and for more details go to www.thprd.org.

KUIK's 7th Annual Great Westside Family Easter Event@ Washington County Fair Complex (Hillsboro)from 10AM-3PM (gates open at 9AM) FREE! with nominal fee for some activities. Egg hunt for walkers to 10 years plus pony rides, petting zoo, Easter Bunny and even a hunt for Moms and a Tire Olympics for Dads! Go to www.kuik.com for specific times for hunts for different ages or phone 503/640-1360.

International Table Top Day @ Powelll's Books at Cedar Hills from 10AM-7PM. Drop-in for Board Games Galore today!!! Games are geared for 8 years-ish and older!! For more info go to www.powells.com and click on "Stores&Events".

Blue Lake Bunny Bonanza Egg Hunt@ Blue Lake Regional Park (Fairview) from 10AM-Noon. Free with $5 parking fee. Go to www.oregonmetro.gov and click on calendar at left or phone Sue at 503/665-4995 for more info.

51st Annual Easter Egg Hunt@ Alpenrose Dairy at 10:30AM. A local tradition continues with tons of prizes!!! Arrive EARLY for parking. FREE! Kids ages 3-5 hunt at 10:30AM and kids 6-8 at 12:00PM. Go to www.alpenrose.com or phone 503/244-1133 for more details.

Hop at the Hunt@ 2725 Iron Mountain Blvd., Lake Oswego at 11AM. Go to www.lakeoswegohunt.com and click on "Calendar of Events" for more info.

Kids Can Decorate 105: Easter Cookies@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 12-1PM. Kids can get a hop on the holiday wiith this fun class! $2 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 31st

Happy Easter!!!!

27th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 5th. Go to www.woodenshoe.com for more info.