Suzanne's Around Town
Our Town, Lemony Snicket & Toro Bravo

Hi! Everyone-

Hang on to your hats for "no-school" November! We can do it!

Stay dry!

Suzanne




Nov 4th

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.

Nov 5th

Oregon Zoo's Jungle Journey@ Beaverton City Library from 4PM-4:45PM.Meet some of the rainforest animals living at the zoo in an interactive assembly.  The show features a parrot, snake, and other animals from rainforests around the world. Geared for K through 5th grades. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600. 

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!). Phone the library at 503/684-6537 for more info.

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.

Make a Mini-Lego Tractor@ Lego Store (Wash. Sq.) from 5PM-6PM! 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!

 


Nov 6th

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 "Visit Us" for more info.

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

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 Storytime@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch from 11:30AM-12PM.

Baby Bugs@ Beaverton City Library at 11:45AM.

Preschool Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:15PM


Nov 7th

Toro Bravo@ The Cakery (formerly Sweetwares) (6306 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland) from 6:30-8PM.

From Amazon- "At the heart of Portlands red-hot food scene is Toro Bravo, a Spanish-inspired restaurant whose small plates have attracted a fiercely loyal fan base. But to call Toro Bravo a Spanish restaurant doesnt begin to tell the whole story. For chef John Gorham, each dish reflects a time, a place, a moment. For Gorham, food is more than mere sustenance".John Gorham & Liz Crain will appear for a book signing, discussion, and demo from their new book "Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull".FREE! All ages welcome! Go to www.sweetwares.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. Drop in for Imagination Station -play and crafts- for kids from 3 to 8 years! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

13th Annual Evening of Lights@ Al's Garden Center (Sherwood) from 4-9PM. Kick off the holidays with live music, decorated trees, and 10% off all of your purchases. Go to www.als-gardencenter.com for more info.

"Our Town"@ ACMA (Art&Communication Magnet Academy at 11375 SW Center Street, Beaverton) at 7PM. See Saturday for details.


Nov 8th

Lemony Snicket@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 7PM.In the fading town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea, young apprentice Lemony Snicket has a new case to solve when he and his chaperone are hired to find a missing girl. Is the girl a runaway? Or was she kidnapped? Snicket's "When Did You See Her Last?" (Little, Brown) is the second book in the All the Wrong Questions series from the author of A Series of Unfortunate Events.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.

Storytime&Craft @The Craft Factory (7832 S.W. Capitol Highway, Suite B-Multnomah Village) from 10:30AM-11AM. Friday Storytime is followed by a simple $5 craft. For more info on regular hours and events, go to: www.craftfactorypdx.com.

Japanese Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 10:30AM.

Yoga Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 11:30AM. Registration required! Go to www.beavertoncitylibrary.org for more info.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10:30AM-11:10AM. 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!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party @ Beaverton City Library from 1:30-2:30PM. Join in for games, crafts and trivia related to DWK to celebrate the next book in the series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck. Registration required. For Grades 2-6. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more details.

"Our Town"@ ACMA (Art&Communication Magnet Academy at 11375 SW Center Street, Beaverton) at 7PM. See Saturday for details.

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Nov 9th

"Our Town"@ ACMA (Art&Communication Magnet Academy at 11375 SW Center Street, Beaverton) at 2PM and 7PM.Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" directed by Demetra Pittman- a 23 year veteran of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival- is a thought-provoking and moving story about an average town's residents in the early 20th Century. Enjoy a performance true to the playwright and showcases ACMA students' amazing talents! Tickets are $8 for students and $15 for adults are available at the door or online at www.acmatheatre.com

Washington County Museum Family Day@ Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza Location (120 E Main Street, Hillsboro) from 10AM-1PM. FREE! Parents and kids can enjoy fall-themed hands on activities, crafts and exhibits. Go to www.washingtoncountymuseum.org for more info.

Tree-Mendous Second Saturday@ World Forestry Center from 10:30AM-2PM. Storytime, crafts, and games. Go to www.worldforestry.org for more info.

Pinecone Birdfeeders@ Al's Garden Center (Sherwood) at 11AM. $5 per kid and you must pre-register at www.als-gardencenter.com.

Parent's Night Out@ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 5PM-9PM. Kids (from 4-12) can enjoy a creative "Thankful for Art" night in the studio while parents can enjoy some chillax time!. $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.


Nov 10th

Free "Off-The-Platter Turkey" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM.Get the 411 on turkey!!! You'll also learn how to quickly roast a boneless turkey and to cook one on a backyard grill. Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!