Suzanne's Around Town
Holiday Express, High School Musical and Tears of Joy Puppets!

Hi! Everyone-

More and more festive happenings as the holiday season is in full swing.

Stay warm!

Got Cocoa?

Suzanne




Dec 9th

Kids Favorite Bear Party@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM.Kids from 1 to 6 years can bring their fave bears for crafts, games, and bear related fun! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Mommy and Me Mondays@ World Forestry Center from 10AM-11AM. Go to www.worldforestry.org for more info.

Book Babies@ Tigard Library from 10:15-10:45AM.

PCPA Noontime Showcase@ Hatfield Hall (1111 SW SW Broadway, Portland) from 12-1PM. FREE! Gifted local pianist and composer Sally Harmon and talented bass player Frank Gruner return to Noontime Showcase in a special program of seasonal music. Suitable for all ages! Go to www.portland5.com and click on Dec.9th in calendar for more info.



Dec 10th

Four Buck Tuesday@ Oregon Zoo from 9AM-4PM.Admission is discounted to $4 per person and children 2 years and younger 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 6 years old and under ride the Max for free.

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.


Dec 11th

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 from 11:45AM-12:15PM.


Dec 12th

Think Fun Thursdays@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.Drop in for Builders (LEGOS and Duplo Blocks) for kids from 3 to 8 years! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org 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.



Dec 13th

Disney's High School Musical @ Beaverton High School (13000 SW 2nd Street, Beaverton) at 7PM.Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on the Beaverton stage! Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities! Tickets are $10 at the door! Sing-along matinee tomorrow at 2PM. Go to http://www3.beaverton.k12.or.us/beaverton/ for more info- click on Athletics/Activities and then Drama.

FamilyStoryTime (ages 0-6 years)@ Tigard Library from 10:15-11:00AM AND11:15AM-12:00PM. Bring the whole gang for stories and songs Limited tofirst 20 kids for each session. Phone the library for more info at503/684-6537.

Storytime&Craft@The Craft Factory (7832 S.W. Capitol Highway, Suite B-Multnomah Village) from10:30AM-11AM.Friday Storytime is followed by a simple $5 craft. For more info on regularhours and events, go to: www.craftfactorypdx.com.

Mini-MastersClass@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside BusinessCenter) from 10:30AM-11:10AM. New project each week inspired by a famousartist.$10 per kid -ages 2 to 5 years, you must phone ahead to reserve a spotat 503/453-3700. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for calendar and more info!

Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation's Annual Holiday Express from 10AM-8PM. Go to Sunday for details.



Dec 14th

Tears of Joy Puppet Show@ Murray Scholls Library from 11-11:45AM.Come enjoy Papagayo, performed by Tears of Joy Theatre. Papagayo the parrot spends his days singing, playing games, and disturbing the daytime slumber of the Animales De La Noche.The Night Animals learn that Papagayo is a good friend to have, even if he is a little loud! All ages welcome. Limited to 100 ticketholders. Tickets available in library lobby 30 mins before show.Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation's Annual Holiday Express from 10AM-8PM. Go to Sunday for details.

Washington County Museum Family Day@ Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza Location (120 E Main Street, Hillsboro) from 10AM-1PM. FREE! Parents and kids can enjoy hands on activities and crafts along with an old time music -banjo, guitar, spoons, musical saw, noseflute, limberjack, washboard and washtub bass- show with Rick Meyers at 11AM.. 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.

Mrs. Claus@ Al's Garden Center (16920 SW Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood) at 10:30AM. Mrs. Claus and the elves will read some holiday stories and pass out a few treats! No registration, FREE! Go to www.als-gardencenter.com for Mrs. Claus' complete schedule for December.

Winter Community Day@ Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland) from 11AM-3PM. FREE admission all day! Children and adults can drop in anytime from 11 AM to 3 PM to learn how to fold origami ornaments and holiday cards from local instructor Yuki Martin. Community Day activities will also include the unveiling of an exhibit component featuring the work of local origami artists associated with POPS, the Portland, Oregon, Paper Shapers. Members of POPS will also be doing folding demonstrations in the exhibit during the day.Go to www.ohs.org for more info.

Disney's High School Musical @ Beaverton High School at 2PM AND 7PM. See Friday for details.

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


Dec 15th

Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation's Annual Holiday Express from 10AM-8PM.Ride a real steam locomotive through the beautiful Pacific NW greenery and meet Santa. Tickets are $9-18 and 2 years and younger are free! Go to www.orhf.org for more info.
Holiday Lights@ Peacock Lane (S.E. Portland) starting tonight (from 6-11PM) and running through New Year's Eve. Since 1929, residents of this neighborhood have been decorating their homes with an extravaganza of festive lights and holiday decorations. Take a stroll and sip cocoa! For map and more details, go to www.peacocklane.net. Tonight and tomorrow night are pedestrian only nights!