Suzanne's Around Town
FREE Froyo, Wipe Out, and Year of the Horse!

Hi! Everyone-

Another busy week is ahead. There are many Year of the Horse activities at the Lan Su Chinese Garden, Wipe-Out! swimming, and free admission to the Pittock Mansion through February 10th! Don't forget to get your FREE frozen yogurt at Menchies on Thursday!

Happy February!

Suzanne




Feb 3rd

Free Admission@ Pittock Mansion (3229 NW Pittock Dr., Portland) from 11AM-4PM.

Join in the celebration as the Pittock Mansion kicks off its 100th year with free admission February through February 10th. Discover what life was like for Portland's early pioneer and entrepreneurHenry Pittock and his philanthropist wife, Georgiana. Enjoy a walk up the grand, elegant staircase or take in the sweeping views from the home's famous music room. Explore a new exhibit,�Building Pittock Mansion, showcasing the mansion's original blueprints, photographs of workers constructing the home, and modern technologies that were incorporated into the architectural masterpiece when it was completed in 1914.Go to www.pittockmansion.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.

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.



Feb 4th

Penny's Puppets@ Tigard Library from 6:30-7:30PM.Join the winter storm fun as Penny and her puppets present an original musical puppet show- "The Remarkable Snowflake". Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

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.

Make a Mini-Lego Micro@ 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!

FREE Admission@ Pittock Mansion. See Monday for details.

 



Feb 5th

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 "Events" and then "Special Admission Offers" 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.

FREE Admission@ Pittock Mansion. See Monday for details.

Beaverton Wind Ensemble Winter Concert@ Beaverton City Library from 7-8PM. Enjoy a FREE concert with music composed by Mozart!


Feb 6th

FREE Frozen Yogurt@ Menchies at Progress Ridge.

6 oz. are free in honor of National Frozen Yogurt Day. Print out a coupon from www.menchies.com via Facebook.


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.

FREE Admission@ Pittock Mansion. See Monday for details.

Imagination Station@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Kids from 3 to 8 years can drop-in for crafts and play!


Feb 7th

First Friday@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10AM-8PM.Drop in and create super festive Valentine projects - love bowls, heart paintings, Valentine cards and more! Projects range from $10 to $20! Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.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.

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!

Paper Pals@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Kids in grades 1 through 5 can make fun projects with paper!

FREE Admission@ Pittock Mansion. See Monday for details.


Feb 8th

Wipe-out!@ Harman Swim Center (7300 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton) from 1:30-3PM.Kids 7 years and older (who pass the swim test) can tackle the Aqua Challenge Inflatable! One slip and swoosh- you're in the water again! Admission follows the drop in rates of $4.50 per adult and $3.50 per child for in district guests, out of district rate $9.00 per adult and $7.00 per child. Go to www.thprd.org and click on Aquatics, Harman, and Weekly Schedule.

Washington County Museum Family Day@ Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza Location (120 E Main Street, Hillsboro) from 10AM-1PM. FREE! Parents and kids can make books and spiral art . Check out the new exhibits, too! Go to www.washingtoncountymuseum.org for more info.

Free Junior Chef Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Kids will learn how to make Valentine's Day cookies in this fun, hands-on class!! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784.

LOVE your Library@ Murray Scholls Branch Library from 10AM-12PM. Drop in for crafts, games, and prizes for the whole family! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.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.

Seed Balls@ Al's Garden Center (Sherwood) at 11AM. There's mud involved!$5 per kid and you must pre-register at www.als-gardencenter.com.

Aloha to the Hula@ Tigard Library from 3-4PM. Come in from the cold and enjoy the hula performed by trained dancers from Hula Halau 'Ohana Holo'oko'a. They will also share the history and traditions of the hula in Hawaiian culture.

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.

FREE Admission@ Pittock Mansion. See Monday for details.







Feb 9th

I Love Felted Beads@ Tigard Library from 1:30-3PM.Kids 5 years and up can get tactile while combining wool, water, soap, and a lot of ball-rolling action to make felted beads! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

Free "Valentine's Day Baking" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Sweet treats for the big day! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

FREE Admission@ Pittock Mansion. See Monday for details.

Year of the Horse activities@ Lan Su Chinese Garden (NW 3rd & Everett, Portland). Family activities include a traditional tea ceremony, storytimes, music, Chinese Zodiac games, the lion dance, tai chi and more! Go to www.lansugarden.org for event calendar for the next 2 weeks of New Year celebrations!