Suzanne's Around Town
Teen Winter Crafts, Jingle Babies & Holiday Concert!

Hi! Everyone-

Christmas is in the air!

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Dec 16th

Mommy and Me Mondays@ World Forestry Center from 10AM-11AM.Join in for an adventure with songs, crafts, story time and/or puppetry. Afterwards- enjoy hands-on exhibits in the museum. $6-9, kids 2 and under are free.Go to for more info.Totally cool appliqued truck is at for purchase!

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

Dec 17th

Teen Winter Crafts@ Beaverton City Library from 6-7:30PM.Kids in grades 6-12 can drop in to make some really festive crafts! Go to for more info.

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 for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.

Book Babies@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM.

Bells of the Cascades@ Tigard Library from 7-8:30PM.Ring in the holiday season with the Bells of the Cascades, Oregon's premier community hand bell ensemble.  Performing a wide range of hand bell music, including secular, sacred and popular pieces, this fun dynamic group transforms age-old bell-ringing traditions into a unique musical event. Go to for more info.

Dec 18th

Seasonal Holiday Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11AM.Wintery, holiday themed stories for kids from 2 to 8 years old. Go to for more info.

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

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

Beaverton Wind Ensemble Christmas Special@ Beaverton City Library from 7-8PM. Go to for more info.

Dec 19th

Jingle Babies Dance Party@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM.Babies to 6 year olds can dance to jolly holiday songs and make a seasonal craft! Go to for more info.

All Ages Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:15PM.

Think Fun Thursdays@ Beaverton Library from 4-5PM.Kids from 3-8 can drop in for some puzzle fun!

Dec 20th

Mini-MastersClass@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside BusinessCenter) 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 spo tat 503/453-3700. Go to for calendar and more info!

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:

Dec 21st

Holiday Concert @ Beaverton City Library Auditorium from 2:30-3:30PM.Local husband and wife duo Nancy and Rob Downie- known to local audiences as "Heartstrings" will present a program of holiday music on hammered dulcimer and string bass and native American flutes! 5 minute lesson on how these instruments are played after the performance! Go to for more info.

Chess Club@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM. Kids in grades 3-8th can learn the game or hone their skills. Go to for more info.

Drop-in for Crafting@ Beaverton City Library from 1-2PM. Kids from 2 to 11 years old are welcome to drop in for some winter-themed crafting! Go to for more info.

Dec 22nd

Christmas Festival of Lights@ The Grotto (8840 NE Skidmore St., Portland) from 5-9:30PM.Enjoy a twinkling celebration of Christmas with choir performances, puppet shows, and hot cocoa. $4-9, kids 2 years and under are free. Go to for more info.