Suzanne's Around Town
April 13-18

Hi! Everyone-

Feeling overtaxed? Don't forget to scroll down for details on your free taco on Tax Day!!!

And there are plenty of fun activities to occupy the kiddos this week!



Apr 13th

Two Buck Tuesday@ Oregon Zoo from 9AM-4PM

Admission is discounted to $2 per person and children under 3 are free as usual. Go to for more info. As an adult, ride the Max and get $1.50 off admission so really 50 cent Tuesday!!!! Kids 7 years old and under ride the Max for free.

Toddler Storytime (Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years)@ Beaverton City Library at 10:15, 11:00& 11:45AM. Go to this link for more info: Children's Desk phone is 503/350-3600.

Book Babies@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM. Songs, rhymes, books and playtime geared for 3 months to about 1 year old. Go to this link for more info: or phone the library at 503/245-9932.

Fun for Ones(Ages 12-24 months)@ Tigard Library from 10:30-11AM AND 11:30AM-Noon. 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 for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.


Apr 14th

Ladybug Theater @ Smile Station (8210 SE 13th Ave., Sellwood section of Portland) at 10:30AM

"How to be a King in Three Easy Lessons" is geared for kids from 2 1/2 to 6 years old. Plenty of audience participation and the shows usually last 40 minutes. $3.50 per person but babes in arms are free. Pay at the door but you must phone to reserve tickets in advance at 503/232-2346. Head to the YUM-O! Sellwood Grand Central Bakery afterwards- there's a kid's room in back so you can eat while the tots play with the chalkboard,etc. Go to for menu,etc.

Storytime at Bliss Bake Shop@ Bethany Village Centre from 10-10:30AM. Phone for more info at 503/645-6000 or go to for more details.

Fun for Ones (12-24 months) Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 10:15AM. Go to for more info.

Toddler Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM. Books, bubbles, songs and dances for active walkers.

Toddler Time (ages 24-36 months) Storytime@ Tigard Library at 10:30AM-11:15AM AND 12:30-1:15PM. Number of participants limited to the first 20 children for each session.

Baby Bugs (infants to 12 months) Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 11:15AM.

Apr 15th

Free Taco on Tax Day!!!!

Get your FREE Taco at Taco Del Mar on Thursday by visiting their site at and click on "Get your free taco on tax day here". A printable coupon will be emailed to you- print out and redeem on Thursday at your local Taco Del Mar!!!!! Mama likes free!!!!

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center)from 10:30-11AMish. $8 per kid -ages 2 1/2 -5 years, you must phone ahead to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700. This week kids will learn to sculpt clay trees using Emily Carr's artwork as an inspiration.My girls and I used to attend these classes when they were "little" - great instruction, easy clean-up!!! And the art projects to take home were always pretty cool!!! Go to for calendar and more info!

Ladybug Theater at 10:30AM- see Wed. for details

Preschool Story Times (ages 3 1/2 to 6 years)@ Beaverton City Library at 10:15AM AND 11:30AM.

All Ages Storytime@ Garden Home Libary at 11:30AM. Stories, songs, and a craft for the whole family. Phone the libary for more details at 503/245-9932.

Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6 years)@ Tigard Library from 1-1:45PM. Music, interactive activities, and longer stories for blossoming readers!

Peter Pan Musical@ Southridge High School (Beaverton) at 7PM. See Fri. for details.

Apr 16th

Peter Pan@ Southridge High School at 7PM(9625 SW 125th Ave)

My girls (6 and 8 years old) and I loved Southridge's Fall production of "Aladdin" - impressive acting, singing, school orchestra, costumes- what more could you ask for? The show will run April 15th, 16th, 22nd& 23rd at 7PM with Saturday matinees on April 17th and 24th at 2PM. Tickets are $10 per person- buy at the door or reserve for will call at 503/259-5483. (If you buy tickets via internet there's a handling fee- DOINK!!!!!).FYI- if I remember correctly, the show consisted of two 40 minute acts with a brief intermission.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center)from 10:30-11AMish. See Thursday for complete details.

Family Story Time (ages 0-6 years) @ Tigard Library on Fridays from 10:30-11:15AM AND 11:30AM-12:15PM. Bring the whole gang for stories and songs. Limited to first 20 kids for each session. Phone the libary for more info at 503/684-6537.

Weekly Storytime@ Tanasbourne Whole Foods Market (Hillsboro) on Fridays from 11-11:30AM. Great stories with dee-lish snackage! Phone the store for more details at 503/645-9200.

Apr 17th

Author Visit with Joe Spooner@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM

In honor of National Library Week, local picture book author Joe Spooner will talk about his books, including N is for Nostril and give a few cartooning lessons. It's always fun and informative to meet a real, live author!!!! Go to for more info!

Peter Pan@ Southridge High School at 2PM. See Friday for details.

FREE admission for Earth Day@ Oregon Garden (879 W. Main St, Silverton) from 10AM-4PM. Celebrate Earth Day with music, kids' activities, demos and more. $5 for on site parking. Go to and click on Earth Day for more event info.

Apr 18th

Family Movie Matinee-Ponyo@ Beaverton City Library at 2PM

This G rated movie has a running time of 1 hour and 43 minutes. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid", this animated feature from Hayao Miyazaki tells the story of a young and overeager goldfish named Ponyo and her quest to become human. Voice talent includes Tina Fey and Betty White. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

25th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm through April 25th. Check out the gorgeous flowers and bring your cameras for photo opps! Go to for info on family activities, directions, and flower condition updates. $5 for parking on weekdays and $10 on weekends.