Suzanne's Around Town
Valentine's Day, Hula, and Audubon Open House!

Hi! Everyone-

How's the cabin fever going? Ha,ha,ha! Hopefully the side streets will thaw out and we can get around town again!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Suzanne




Feb 10th

PCPA Noontime Showcase@ Hatfield Hall (1111 SW SW Broadway, Portland) from 12-1PM. .

FREE! Portland Opera to Go presents an abridged version of the classic opera, La Bohème.with music by Giacomo Puccini. Geared for 4 years and older. Go to www.portland5.com and click on February 10th 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.

Lovey Babies @ Beaverton City Library from 10:30AM-11:30AM. Kids from babies to 6 years are invited to dance to love songs and make Valentines! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Free Admission@ Pittock Mansion (3229 NW Pittock Dr., Portland) from 11AM-4PM. LAST DAY FOR FREE ADMISSION! Go to www.pittockmansion.org for more info.



Feb 11th

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.


Feb 12th

Valentine Crafts@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.Kids from 2-12 can drop in to make some cool Valentines.Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org 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.


Feb 13th

All Ages Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:15PM.Valentine's Day themed stories and Valentine craft! Geared for kids from baby to 6 years old!

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM & 1PM.

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch from 11:30AM-12PM.

Think Fun Thursdays@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Kids from 3 to 8 years can drop-in for LEGOS and Duplo Blocks!


Feb 14th

Valentine's Dance@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM

The Calamity Jazz Band will get you in the holiday mood with traditional jazz, ragtime, swing, and big band classics! Dance to the tunes or just enjoy the music! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.




Free Admission@ Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave., Portland)  from 10AM-7PM. Free admission all day in honor of Oregon's 155th birthday.Go to www.ohs.org for more info. Free on Saturday, too! See Saturday for details!

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.

Japanese Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30AM-11AM.

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!

Mathmania@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Fun math activities for grades1-5.Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.



Feb 15th

Free Admission@ Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave., Portland) from 11AM-3PM.Free admission for quarterly Community Day! Take a look at a temporary exhibit created by Roosevelt High School students about local Freedom Fighters, community leaders who have fought for social justice. Meet the students and some of the Freedom Fighters themselves. Also, take one last look at the Windows on America exhibit before it closes.Go to www.ohs.org for more info.

Free Junior Chef Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Kids will learn learn all about citrus in this fun, hands-on class!! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784.

Winter Market@ Beaverton Farmers Market from 10AM-1:30PM. Get your farm fresh winter squash, potatoes, cabbage, spinach, kate, chard and brussel sprouts!!!! This event will reoccur on the 1st&3rd Saturday of the month through April! Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

Chess Club@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM. Kids in grades 3-8 can hone their skills against other players!

63rd Annual Agate and Mineral Show @ OMSI from 9:30AM-5:30PM. FREE in the OMSI auditorium, museum admission not required. Explore the wonders of geology with over 30 exhibits of unique rocks.Enjoy a wide array of beautiful cabochons (cut, shaped, and polished rocks) including agate, jasper, and obsidian from the Pacific Northwest. Presented by the Oregon Agate and Mineral Society.Go to www.omsi.edu for more info.

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.


Feb 16th

63rd Annual Agate and Mineral Show @ OMSI from 9:30AM-5:30PM.FREE in the OMSI auditorium, museum admission not required. Explore the wonders of geology with over 30 exhibits of unique rocks.Enjoy a wide array of beautiful cabochons (cut, shaped, and polished rocks) including agate, jasper, and obsidian from the Pacific Northwest. Presented by the Oregon Agate and Mineral Society.Go to www.omsi.edu for more info.

Free "Cooking with Citrus" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to incorporate nutrient-rich citrus in both savory and sweet dishes.Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Open House@ Portland Audubon's Wildlife Care Center (5151 NW Cornell Rd, Portland) from 11AM-5PM. Check out what goes on behind the scenes in Oregon's oldest and busiest wildlife rehabilitation facility! Also meet and greet the education birds, raptor education station, Q&A with vets, kids can make raptor art and get their faces painted. Go to www.audubonportland.org for more info.

Wipe Out!@ Sunset Swim Center (13707 NW Science Park Drive, Portland) from 1-2:30PM. Inflatable fun for kids 7 years and older who pass the swim test. Phone the Swim Center for more info at 503/629-6315 or go to www.thprd.org.