Suzanne's Around Town
Marimba, "Mom, I'm Not A Kid Anymore"!, and Cinderella!

Hi! Everyone-

So many events, so little time!

Enjoy!

Suzanne




May 13th

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.


May 14th

Zomba! Marimba Ensemble@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM.

Enjoy the crisp acoustic sounds of the Alberta Rider Elementary School's marimba ensemble.Go to www.tigard-or.gov/liibrary 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.

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.

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.

Authors@ Powell's at Cedar Hills at 7PM.The authors of several new chapter books will be on hand to discuss their works- Once Upon a Toad, The Mighty Quinn, and Odessa Again. Go to www.powells.com for more info.


May 15th

Messy Art for Little Kids& Tween Craftaround@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.

Kids from 2-7 years old can drop in with parents for some messy art activties (sink nearby) in Meeting Room A. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info. Tweens (grades 3-8) can work on some cool tin art in Meeting Room B!

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.

Authors@ Powell's at Cedar Hills at 7PM.The authors of several new children's books will be on hand to discuss their works- Gopher to the Rescue, Monsters under Bridges, and Uh-Oh, Baby! Go to www.powells.com for more info.

May Day with Morris Dancers@ Tigard Library from 7-8:30PM. The Renegade Rose Morris dance group celebrates summer in a joint performance with the Bridgetown Morris Men. Morris dance is an English folk dance that may date back to the 15th century. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/liibrary for more info.


May 16th

"Mom, I'm not a Kid Anymore"@ Annie Bloom's Books (7834 SW Capitol Highway, Portland) at 7PM.

Portland author- Sue Sanders-reads from her book of essays- 25 conversations with her preteen daughter, Lizzie. "With refreshing wit, candor, and self-awareness, Sanders reminds us to trust our intuition, keep an open mind, and answer those questions we can to help our preteens navigate growing up and maybe learn a thing or two about ourselves in the process". Go to www.annieblooms.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!

Kid's Company NW Presents "Peanuts"@ Tualatin Library (18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin) at 7:30PM. FREE!  Go to www.tualatinoregon.gov/library for more info.


May 17th

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!

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.

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


May 18th

Children's Nature Fair@ Leach Botanical Garden (6704 SW 122nd Ave, Portland) from 10AM-2PM.

Free, donations appreciated. All ages- families welcome! This year's theme is Nature Explodes! and there will be tons of activities along with Mad Science's Fire&Ice Show, slug races, ladybug walks and more! Go to www.leachgarden.org for more info.

Tualatin River Bird Festival@ Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood) from 5:30AM-6PM. FREE!!! There will be drop-in activities for kids along with guided tours, music, storytimes and more. Go to www.tualatinriverbirdfestival.org for more info.

Chess Club@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30AM-11:30AM. Kids in grades 3 through 8 can hone their skills or learn the game!

Pink Pig Puppet Show@ Beaverton City Library from 11-11:45AM. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

FREE Museum Family Saturday@ Oregon Maritime Museum (near Waterfront Park SW Naito Parkway at Pine Street, Portland) from 11AM-3:30PM. Discover Portland's maritime history with a craft to take home! Fine print- family activities on cabin deck are free.Free to families with children under the age of 14. Still need to pay admission if you'd like a tour - $5 per adult, $3 per kid 6-17, under 6 years is free! Go to www.oregonmaritimemuseum.org for more info.

Cinderella, The Musical@ HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 2 & 7:30PM. See Friday for details.


May 19th

Kids Can Cook@ Whole Foods Market (Whole Foods Market Tanasbourne (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 5:30-6:30PM.

Kids learn to make a simple Flax and Honey Banana muffin recipe in this hands on cooking class. FREE! Phone the store for more info at 503/645-9277.

Free "Gear up for Grilling- Homemade Condiments&Toppings" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to make your own mustard, sauerkraut and other delicious toppings that are perfect for dressing up burgers and hot dogs.Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Museaux Trio@ Tigard Librayr from 2:30-4PM. Viola, harp & flute! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/liibrary for more info.

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