Suzanne's Around Town
Mother's Day!, Farmers Market, & Free OR Symphony Concerts!

Hi! Everyone-

The Beaverton Farmers Market opens on Saturday and there's plenty of FREE music to enjoy with two local Oregon Sympony blitz concerts. Go to www.classicalupclose.com for a list of their free evening concerts in the Portland area!

Wishing you a sunny, noncooking, no bickering, luxurious, nap filled Mother's Day!!!

Suzanne




May 6th

Craft Club@Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.

Kids in grades 2 through 5 can make some cool crafts. Phone to register at 503/350-3600 or online at www.beavertonlibrary.org.

 

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.

Mouse Party@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM. Kids from 2 to 6 can celebrate their fave mice characters!

PCPA Noontime Showcase@ Hatfield Hall (1111 SW SW Broadway, Portland) from 12-1PM. The Oregon Ballet performs! All ages welcome! Go to www.pcpa.com and click on "events" for more info.


May 7th

Make a Lego Mini-Blue Jay@ Lego Store (Wash. Sq.) from 5PM until supplies last!

Free! Phone the store for more details at 503/670-9109. You can just never have enough Legos, can you? For kids from 6 to 14. Supplies are limited so arrive early. I have seen parents and kids line up at least 45 minutes ahead before!

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.


May 8th

Dogs&Tales@ Tigard Library from 6-7:30PM.

Readers through Grade 5 can develop their reading skills by reading aloud to a therapy dog. Phone to register at 503/718-2656.

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 9th

Mom-O-Rama@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 10AM-1PM.Calling all Moms! Stop by for tons of great samples and demos for Moms and the family. The first 50 Moms to arrive receive a goodie bag! Go to www.wholefoodsmarket.com 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.

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

Erica Bauermeister&Jennie Shortridge@ Annie Bloom's Books (7834 SW Capitol Highway, Portland) at 7PM. Two NW authors read from their latest novels. Go to www.annieblooms.com for more info.

 


May 10th

Oregon Symphony@ Beaverton City Library from 3-4PM.

Musicians from the Oregon Symphony and Friends will provide free chamber concerts throughout the greater Portland area during this week! Enjoy one of their "blitz" performances at the library today. There's another OS Concert at Powell's Cedar Hills tomorrow.Visit www.classicalupclose.com for a complete schedule of evening concerts!

FREE ADMISSION for Nat'l Public Gardens Day@ The Oregon Garden www.oregongarden.org . Go to www.bhg.com/gardening/celebrate-national-public-gardens-day to print coupon for free admission.

2 Day Beaverton Library Book&Media Sale@ Beaverton City Library from 10AM-5PM. Gently used books, CDs, &DVDs for sale! All porceeds will benefit BCL and Murray Scholls Branch!

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. 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! This month, author Susan Fletcher (Flight of the Dragon Kyn) will lead a discussion about how to effectively incorporate research into your story. Go to www.powells.com for 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 11th

Beaverton Farmers Market Opens@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM.

The 26th Season opens today at 8AM!!!! Just in time to buy a hanging plant for Mother's Day!!! Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

Kids Workshop- Cupcake for MOM@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) from 10AM-12PM. FREE! Kids and Dads can decorate a cupcake for Mom and Grandma. Reserve a spot at 503/684-2784.

Beaverton Library Book&Media Sale@ Beaverton City Library from 10AM-5PM. Gently used books, CDs, &DVDs for sale! All porceeds will benefit BCL and Murray Scholls Branch!

Washington County Museum Family Day@ Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza Location (120 E Main Street, Hillsboro) from 10AM-1PM. FREE! Test your skills at becoming an astronaut with astronaut training camp! Participate in physical and mental challenges that will prepare you for a trip to space. Dont miss thelast Family Day with the Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe exhibit!Go to www.washingtoncountymuseum.org for more info.

Oregon Symphony@ Powell's at Cedar Hills at 12PM. FREE! Go to www.powells.com for more info.

Parent's Night Out@ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 5PM-9PM. Kids (from 4-12) can enjoy a creative "Make a gift for Mom" 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.

Mother/Daughter Shopping Night Out @ Spanky's Consignment (8625 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Beaverton) from 7:30-9:30PM. Wine for Moms, soda for girls, free jewelry for attending! 10% of proceeds will go to the Lake Oswego School District Foundation. Phone the store for more intel at 503/430-1244.

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 12th

Mother's Day Drop-In Crafts@ Beaverton City Library from 1-3PM.Drop-in to make a cool craft for mom! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

MOMS Bowl for Free@ Big Al's (14950 SW Barrows Rd. Beaverton)! Phone for more info at 503/748-6118.

NW New Music Trio@ Tigard Library from 2:30-4PM. Violin, viola, and cello chamber concert. 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.Final Performance!

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