Suzanne's Around Town
FREE Admission to Japanese Garden, Peanuts, and Nature Day!

Hi! Everyone-

So glad to be thawed out and back to the rain!

Happy Presidents' Day!

Suzanne




Feb 17th

Free Admission @ Japanese Garden from 10AM-4PM.The kids are off from school so come and enjoy the Koi! Guides will be stationed throughout the Garden to help answer questions and speak about the Garden's history, culture, and traditions. Scavenger hunt for kids, too. Go to www.japanesegarden.com for more info.

MOST LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED TODAY FOR THE PRESIDENTS' DAY HOLIDAY BUT TIGARD LIBRARY WILL BE OPEN from 10AM-9PM!!!!

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.

Windows On America@ Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland) from 10AM-7PM. LAST DAY! Carefully acquired over more than fifty years, the Mark Family Collection, consisting of over 100 artifacts and documents, focuses on American presidential leadership and major turning points in the history of the United States. Go to www.ohs.org for more info.

A.Lincoln@ Lakewood Center for the Arts (368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego) at 7PM. Learn more about the 16th president in a one man show. $15 for adults and $10 for students. Go to www.centerstagesoftware.com or phone at 503/635-3901.


Feb 18th

YA Fiction Authors@ Annie Bloom's Books(7834 SW Capitol Highway-Multnomah Village) at 7PM.Kate Scott and Suzy Vitello will read from recent works-"Counting to D" and "The Moment Before". Go to www.annieblooms.com 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.


Feb 19th

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

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 20th

Peanuts...Naturally@ World Forestry Center(4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland) through May 4th.Check out a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz's exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations! Scientifically oriented allow kids of all ages to learn about and appreciate wonders of the natural world. Go to www.worldforestry.org for more info.

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.

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

Think Fun Thursdays@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Kids from 3 to 8 years can drop-in for puzzles this week!


Feb 21st

Messy Art for Little Kids@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.Kids from toddlers to 6 year olds can drop-in for some open-ended art activities with a sink nearby! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

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!


Feb 22nd

Nature Day in the Park@ Center Street Wetlands (intersection of SW Center & SW 117th, Beaverton) from 11AM-3PM.In the heart of Beaverton is a great wetland with resident beavers and blackbirds in addition to a variety of other roving mammals and migratory birds. Learn how this habitat in the middle of the city can support such diversity. Park rangers will be available to answer your questions.Go to www.thprd.org and click on Events for more info.

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

OMSI Reptiles@ Cedar Hills Crossing (inside the mall) from 12-2PM. Check out reptiles up close at this fun and educational event! Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com for more info.

Trombones Galore!@ Tigard Library from 2-3PM. Musicians from the Early Music Guild will explore the history and use of the trombone and play both classical and jazz pieces. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.


Feb 23rd

Free "Passport to Flavor: Istanbul" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM.You'll learn about the flavor profiles and popular dishes of this vibrant cuisine. Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!