Suzanne's Around Town
Miss Nelson is Missing, Reptile Man, & La Boheme!

Hi! Everyone-

Many fun activities this week including great youth theater in Hillsboro at HART and family friendly Opera in LO!

Happy New Year!

Suzanne




Jan 13th

PCPA Noontime Showcase@ Hatfield Hall (1111 SW SW Broadway, Portland) from 12-1PM.FREE! Tears of Joy Theatre presents The Mantis and the Moon, a San folk tale from Southern Africa, adapted by Jonathan Owicki. In this tale,the proud praying mantis declares he will capture the moon and ride on top of it, so he can look down on all of the animals that make fun of him. Geared for 4 years old and up. Go to www.portland5.com and click on Jan.13th in the calendar 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.

Early Concepts Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM. Story and craft that focus on a different early concept each time. Ages 2-6 with family. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


Jan 14th

Reptile Man@ Tigard Library from 6:30-7:30PM.A local fave is back with his live, scaly repertoire of snakes, lizards, turtles, and tortoises!! Arrive early to grab a seat. Geared for 5 years and up. Go to http://www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

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.


Jan 15th

Oregon Symphony Storytime@ Tigard Library from 11AM-12PM.The Oregon Symphony is coming to the library for four musical storytimes! Embark on a fun interactive musical storytelling adventureeach week, featuring a variety of Oregon Symphony musicians andinstruments. Listen to the sounds of bassoon(January 15), brass (January 22) and percussion (January 29).Go to http://www.tigard-or.gov/library 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


Jan 16th

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 Puzzle Time for kids from 3 to 8 years! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


Jan 17th

Portland Opera To Go@ Mt. Park Recreation Center (Hawthorn Room, 2 Jefferson Terrace, Lake Oswego) at 7PM.

Accessible, live and fully costumed 50 minute opera performances for families! "La Boheme" performed by Portland Opera To Go is the first in the series of monthly all ages performances at Mountain Park Recreation Center produced by award-winning performer, Aaron Nigel Smith. $5 per person or buy advance tickets here:http://www.ayaworld.com/mt-park-concerts.html

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.

Ladybug Girl&Bumblebee Boy Party@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM. Join your friends Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy for an adventure at the library! There will be games, crafts, and lots of buggy fun. Come dressed in costume! Ages 1-6 with adult

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!

Miss Nelson is Missing@ HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 7:30PM. See Saturday for details.


Jan 18th

Miss Nelson is Missing@HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 7:30PM.STAGES youth theater presents a mystery-Miss Nelson can't control her crazy classroom because she's just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp! With the Big Test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss Miss Nelson and they'll do anything -- including hiring a private eye -- to solve the mystery!Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for kids. Order online at www.stagesyouth.org or buy at the box office.Show runs next weekend as well!

Crafty Saturday@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls from 11AM-12PM. Make your very own flannel board and felt pieces to tell stories at home! Call 503/644-2197(select option 6) or visit the Murray Scholls Branch to sign up! All Ages. Go to www.beavertonlibary.org for more info.

Oregon Reads 2014 Kick-Off@ Tigard Library from 2-3:30PM. Join in for the kickoff of Oregon Reads 2014, a yearlong statewide celebration that commemorates the centennial of Oregon's most celebrated poet, William Stafford (1914-1993).  Kim Stafford will talk about his father and his poetry.  If you're a library cardholder, you can pick up a complimentary copy of Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford at the kickoff while supplies last.

Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 2PM. In the seventh installment of Nick Bruel's New York Times-bestselling series, Kitty encounters what may be her most formidable foe yet: her creator! Along the way, Nick shows kids how a book is created, despite the frequent interruptions from you-know-who. Geared for grades 2-5.Go to www.powells.com and click on "stores & events" for more info.


Jan 19th

Free "Juicing" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM.

Packed with vitamins and nutrients, a glass of freshly made juice is a healthy way to start the day and makes a wholesome afternoon pick-me-up. Learn how easy it is to create fruit and vegetable juices at home.Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Miss Nelson is Missing@ HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 2PM. See Saturday for details.