Suzanne's Around Town
9th Annual Storytelling Festival, Food For Fines, and Parents Night Out!

Hi! Everyone-

Great activities at the library this week including Indian Dance Demo, a D.E.A.R (Drop Everything and Read) party, and the kick-off of the 9th Annual Storytelliing Festival that always features great local and nationally known storytellers! Don't forget Food For Fines (BCL&Murray Scholls) starting on Saturday. All the non-perishable donations go to the Oregon Food Bank West and you can take a bit off of your fines!!!

Happy April!

Suzanne




Apr 8th

"Magic Tree House" Live Reading Tour@ Bridgeport Village (7227 SW Bridgeport Road, Tigard) in the space between Saks&Sur La Table at 4:30PM.

A touring character show for fans of the "Magic Tree House" series! Performance, sing-a-long, book stamping and more. Go to www.barnesandnoble.com and click on "Stores&Events" 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.

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. Some of Portland's favorite local, young dancers - Jefferson Dancers- will perform. All ages welcome! Go to www.pcpa.com and click on "events' for more info.

Early Literacy Workshop: Fun with Words@ Beaverton City LIbrary from 2-2:45PM AND 6:30-7:15PM. Build vocabulary with your 2 to 7 year old child in a fun play and learn session. Register online at www.beavertonlibrary.org.


Apr 9th

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.


Apr 10th

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!

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 Time@ Tigard Library at 10:15&11:15AM.

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.

Home Education: Oregon Trail@ WA County Museum at Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza Location (120 E Main Street, Hillsboro) from 10AM-11AM. $6 per kid, go to www.washingtoncountymuseum.org for more registration info.

D.E.A.R. Party@ Beaverton CIty Library from 4-5PM. Kids from tots to 12 years can Drop Everything and Read and make some cool crafts to celebrate Beverly Cleary's Birthday. Registration required at www.beavertonlibrary.org .


Apr 11th

Think Fun Thursdays@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.Drop in for Builders this week! 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.


Apr 12th

Nature Programs@ Powell's at Cedar Hills Crossing at 1PM and 2PM.The THPRD staff will be on hand for 2 programs. Kids from 4-6ish can learn about Rambling Racoons at 1PM and 5 to 9 year olds can learn about Busy Beavers at 2PM. No registration required! Stories, hands-on learning and more! Go to www.powells.com 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) from 10:30AM-11:10AM. New longer class! New project each week inspired by a famous artist.$10 per kid -ages 2 to 5 years, you must phone ahead to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700. Today kids can create a mixed media "Goldfish" painting inspired by Matisse! Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for calendar and more info!

Book Fan Friday@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 4:30PM. Kids from 10 to 18 who love to write will enjoy this workshop! Go to www.powells.com for more info.


Apr 13th

Art of the Story Festival Kick-Off!@ Beaverton City Library from 2-3PM.

Don't miss the kick-off of the 9th Annual Storytelling festival with Anne Rutherford's NW tall tales featuring Clementine Ryder- Wild West Adventuress- and Rick Huddle's story of Killer Bees!  Go to http://www.wccls.org/festival#events for the week's schedule! In addition, Beaverton City Library and Murray Scholls Branches will be accepting non-perishable foods for fines from April 13-22! Phone for more info at 503/644-2197.

 

 

Washington County Museum Family Day@ Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza Location (120 E Main Street, Hillsboro) from 10AM-1PM. FREE! DIY crafts and Earth Day Fun along with singer/guitarist -Dave Orleans-at 11AM.Go to www.washingtoncountymuseum.org for more info.

Shred-IT Day@ Greenway Town Center (Lamb's Thriftway on Scholl's) Parking Lot from 11AM-1PM. Southridge High School Grad Night Committee is sponsoring a Shred-It Day- suggested donation is $5 per box or paper bag. Get there early- once the shredding truck is full, it's gone!

Earth Day Celebration@ Cedar Hills Crossing from 1-3PM. OMSI will be on hand for an "Electrifying Science" presentation (wind, water, solar power uses for electricity) followed by "Earth and You" hands-on activities and projects. Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com  and click on "Promotions" and "Events" for more info.

Kids Can Craft 102: Seed Starter&Bookmarks@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 2-3PM. Kids will start seeds in egg cartons,etc. Phone the store for more info at 503/645-9200.

Parent's Night Out@ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 5PM-9PM. Kids (from 4-12) can enjoy a creative "Flower Power" themed night in the studio while parents enjoy a date night. $38 per child, $18 for each additional sibling. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for more info. Phone the Studio to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700.


Apr 14th

Indian Dance@ Tigard Library from 3-4PM.

Dr. Jayanthi Raman brings her renowned company of dancers to demonstrate Bharatha Natyam, a classical form of expressive dance from southern India. Traditional costumes and music will accompany the dances! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

Free "Pan Roasting" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn the art of pan roasting- a a technique used in restaurants but equally handy for the home cook. Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!