Suzanne's Around Town
Wondrous Wednesday, Kate DiCamillo, and $2 OMSI Sunday!

HI! Everyone-

This is the last week of the Tulip Fest so get your photo opp while you can! Author Kate DiCamillo (Battle of the Books author) will visit our Beaverton Powell's with a new chapter book and you can learn Green tips at the Garden Home Sustainability Fair! Get a jump on Mother's Day gifts at My Masterpiece's First Friday and you can learn how to make healthy enchiladas at Whole Foods- just in time for Cinco de Mayo!

Got Guacamole?

Suzanne




Apr 29th

Amelia Bedelia Party@ Beaverton City Library from 1-2PM.Celebrate everyones favorite helper with crafts and games! Ages 2-12 with family.

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.


Apr 30th

Sustainability Fair@ Garden Home Library from 4-6PM.Learn how to live more sustainably with info booths on various sustainable topics and businesses including Mercer Windows, New Seasons Markets, Regional Building Hotline and more! And the kids can work on recycled crafts, too! Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

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.

Kids Club@ Cedar Hills Crossing from 5:30-7PM. Drop in to make some cool Mother's Day Crafts! Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com for more info.


May 1st

Wondrous First Wednesday@ World Forestry Center Discovery Museum from 10AM-5PM.

Admission is reduced to $3 per person for kids from 3 to 103! Go to www.worldforestry.org and click on "Events" and then "Special Admission Offers" 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 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.


May 2nd

27th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm (33814 S. Meridian Road, Woodburn) from 9AM-6PM daily through May 5th.Go to www.woodenshoe.com for info on family activities, directions, and flower conditions. $10 parking per car includes admission for all occupants! Last Week!

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.

Think Fun Thursdays@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Imagination Station this week for kids from 3 to 8 years!


May 3rd

Paper Pals@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.

Kids from 6 to 12 years old can drop in to make cool crafts with paper. 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.

The Gifts Moms Want@ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 10AM-8PM. Mother's Day is coming! The studio is open late so you can create handmade gifts for Mom and Grandma- silk scarves (phone to pre-register), ceramics and more! Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for more info.

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. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for calendar and more info!

Cinderella, The Musical@ HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 8PM. STAGES youth theater presents a light hearted Cinderella musical with such toe tapping numbers as "Slipperoo" .Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for kids. Order online at www.stagesyouth.org or buy at the box office.

Beaverton Civic Theatre presents "Steel Magnolias"@ Beaverton CIty Library Auditorium at 8PM. Play runs through May 12th and tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids (10 years and younger). Go to www.beavertoncivictheatre.org for more details.


May 4th

FREE "Herb Planter" Kids Workshop@ Home Depot stores (closest would be 4401 SW 110th Ave) from 9AM to Noon.Kids will learn tool safety and have fun working on this "hands-on" project. For more info and photo of project, go to www.homedepot.com and type in "kids workshops" in search box. Project is geared for kids 5ish to 12 years old. Phone the Beaverton store for more info at 503/469-4242.

Read to the Dogs@ Beaverton City Library from 10AM-12PM. 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.

FREE Admission@ Portland Art Museum from 12-5PM. Bank of America Card holders can enjoy free admission to the museum on the first weekend of each month! Kids 17 and younger are always free. Go to www.portlandartmuseum.org for more info.

Author Kate DiCamillo@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills at 2PM. Kate DiCamillo is the author of The Magicians Elephant, a New York Times bestseller; The Tale of Despereaux, which was awarded the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor book; and six books starring Mercy Watson. Come and hear about her new book- "Bink and Gollie:Best Friends Forever"! For more info go to www.powells.com and click on "Stores and Events".

Beaverton Civic Theatre presents "Steel Magnolias"@ Beaverton CIty Library Auditorium at 8PM. See Friday for details.

Cinderella, The Musical@ HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 7:30PM. See Friday for details.


May 5th

Drop-In Crafts@ Beaverton City Library from 1-4PM.

The Beaverton City Library Teen Library Council invites community members of all ages to drop in  to craft items for good causes. You can decorate placemats for Meals on Wheels, write & decorate cards for military service members, and make cat & dog toys to be given to pets awaiting adoption with Animal Aid. You can also bring gently used prom dresses to donate to Abbeys Closet, an organization that provides young women with free formal gowns for prom and other memorable events. So drop in whether its for 10 minutes or 2 hours you can help the Teen Library Council make a difference in our community. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

$2 Sunday@ OMSI from 9:30AM-5:30PM. The first Sunday of every month is just $2 admission. Go to www.omsi.edu for complete info.

Free "Knife Skills" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to dice, slice, and julienne! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

FREE Admission@ Portland Art Museum from 12-5PM. Bank of America Card holders can enjoy free admission to the museum on the first weekend of each month! Kids 17 and younger are always free. Go to www.portlandartmuseum.org for more info.

International Holiday Celebration@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM. Flower crafts, kite making, and flag art to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Children's Day in Japan, and Liberation Day in The Netherlands! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

Beaverton Civic Theatre presents "Steel Magnolias"@ Beaverton CIty Library Auditorium at 2PM. See Friday for details.

Cinderella, The Musical@ HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 2PM. See Friday for details.

Health Starts Here: Fiesta with Mexican Comort Food@ Whole Foods Market  (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 5:30-6:30PM. Learn how to make kale and potato enchiladas with homemade sauce and cilantro cashew crema! FREE! For more info, phone the store at 503/645-9200.