Suzanne's Around Town
ChocolateFest, Miss Nelson is Missing, and Junior Chef!

Hi! Everyone-

Another long weekend!

Stay warm!

Suzanne





Jan 20th

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!Most libraries are closed!

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. Tigard Library is OPEN today!



Jan 21st

Happier at Home@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 7PM.

In the spirit of her blockbuster bestseller The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin embarks on a new project to make home a happier place. In Happier at Home (Three Rivers Press), the author goes deeper on factors that matter for home, such as possessions, marriage, time, and parenthood. With her signature blend of memoir, science, philosophy, and experimentation, Rubin's passion for her subject jumps off the page, inspiring readers to find more happiness in their own lives. For more info, go to www.powells.com and click on "stores and events".

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 22nd

Astor Place Vintage@ Annie Bloom's Books (7834 SW Capitol Highway, Multnomah Village) at 7PM.
Stephanie Lehmann will read from her new novel.A thoroughly engaging story about fate, struggle, and will, as told through the intertwined lives of two women in New York City  living a century apart. Past and present blur in unexpected ways in this insightful, charming, and wholly entertaining novel." (Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner).

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.

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 brass (January 22) and percussion (January 29).Go to http://www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

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




Jan 23rd

Pie Day & Fundraiser@ Baker and Spice (6330 SW Capitol Highway - Hillsdale Shopping Center-Portland) from 6AM-6PM.Baker & Spice- one of SW Portland's fave spots for sweet treats- will celebrate their 9th bday and National Pie Day with a day of pie-related fun. A portion of all pie sales will be donated to Neighborhood House in support of their Emergency Food Box Program. By a whole pie-(Apple Blackberry Lattice, Boston Cream,etc.), try by the slice or go for a Lemon Meringue Pie-let or a Whoopie Pie! Savory pot pies as well. Eat pie for a great cause!!! Go to www.bakerandspicebakery.com for updates on the pie merriment!!!

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 for Things that Go-cars,trucks,&trains- for kids from 3 to 8 years! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


Jan 24th

Mathmania@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.Kids in grades 1 through 5 can drop in for some cool math activities and puzzlers! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org 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.

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!

ChocolateFest@ Oregon Convention Center from 6-9:30PM.Opening night is just for adults (live music and happy hour) but bring the kids on the weekend!    $24 per adult tonight but on the weekend-$10 per adult, $7 for kids 5-12. Proceeds help to support the World Forestry Center. Go to www.chocolatefest.org for more info.

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



Jan 25th

ChocolateFest@ Oregon Convention Center from 11AM-6PM.Chocolate fanatics can watch chocolate sculpting and cooking demos, learn the origins and history of chocolate, sample chocolate and wine pairings and more! Delight in some of the finest chocolate from the NW and beyond! $24 per adult tonight but on the weekend-$10 per adult, $7 for kids 5-12. Proceeds help to support the World Forestry Center. Go to www.chocolatefest.org for more info.

Free Junior Chef Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Kids will learn how to make homemade chicken fingers!Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784.

E-reader/E-book Help@ Tigard Library from 3-5PM. Make an appointment at 503/718-2517 and schedule a one-on-one appointment.

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!



Jan 26th

Mochitsuki@ Scottish Rite Center (1512 SW Morrison St., Portland) from 11-4PM.Celebrate the incoming new year and the Year of the Snake with Japanaese-American traditions.Enjoy mochi (Japanese rice cake) samples, demos and hands-on activities for all ages including mochi pounding, ikebana (flower arranging), origami,  and games.Also storytelling, music, dancers and acrobatalists featured in 3 different stage shows. Sample deliciious Japanese and Hawaiian fare.  Tickets are $12 per adult and $5 per child (4-12). Children under 3 are free! Fair starts at 11, performances at 11:45AM. Go to www.mochipdx.org for more info!

Free "Super Bowl Touchdown Tastes" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to make healthier game-day fare!Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

ChocolateFest@ Oregon Convention Center from 11AM-5PM. See Friday for details.

Origami@ Tigard Library from 1:30-3PM. Try your hand at Japanese paper-folding! Members of Tigard High School's Japanese Honor Society will show you how to create simple figures. Materials and snacks provided!

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