Suzanne's Around Town
Godspell Jr., Crossing Delancey, & Dining Month!

Hi! Everyone-

As another fabulous season of Downton Abbey winds up- I hope a few of my burning questions will be answered!!! Will Lady Edith ever find happiness? Will romance blossom between Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes? Did Mr. Bates really spend his day off in York?

Luckily there are plenty of distractions around town- two new theater productions and a great excuse for culinary adventures- Portland Dining Month!

Happy End of February!

Suzanne




Feb 24th

Brain Games for Homeschoolers@ Beaverton City Library from 1-2PM.Homeschool families with kids of all ages can join in to learn and play all kinds of brain-healthy games. Bring your own favorites to share. Geared for Pre-K through Grade 12. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.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.


Feb 25th

Screen Time: Growing Readers in a Digital World@ Beaverton City Library from 6-7PM.Join early education expert Lisa Guernsey for an overview of current screen time research and discover some reasonable ideas for incorporating technology into your family life. Guernsey is the author of ScreenTime: How Electronic Media From Baby Videos to Educational Software Affects Your Young Child. Presentation will be repeated at Tigard Library on Wednesday night from 7-8PM.

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.

Kid's Club@ Cedar Hills Crossing from 5-6PM. FREE! Bowling at Sunset Lanes. Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com for info on how to RSVP. Activity limited to first 50 kids!


Feb 26th

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.

Screen Time: Growing Readers in a Digital World@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM. See Tuesday for details or go to


Feb 27th

Canvas, Clay&Carafe@ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 7-8:30PM.Enjoy a little art therapy without kids! Relax and paint a stunning bouquet- no experience necessary! All instruction and materials provided. $34 per person, wine included! Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com 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 "Things That Go" this week!


Feb 28th

Godspell Junior@ Valley Catholic High School (4275 SW 148th Ave., Beaverton) at 7PM.

Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew and boasting a sparkling score, GODSPELL JR. features the international hit "Day By Day" as well as "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord" and "All Good Gifts".This musical is presented by Journey Theater Arts Group and runs through this weekend. Purchase tickets at the door ($13-$15) or in advance at www.journeytheater.org.


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!

Crossing Delancey@ Beaverton City Library at 7:30PM. Tonight only- tickets are $5 with the donation of a new or used book.See Sunday for details.


Mar 1st

March is Portland Dining Month!!! 3 Courses for $29!!!

Check out some Portland hotspots for Date Night! Choose from Little Bird, Southpark, or Aviary or pick from the 87 other restaurants serving up three courses for just $29. In addition to being the best time to eat your way around the city, a donation is made to the Oregon Food Bank with each Open Table reservation through www.downtownportland.org.


FREE Build a Build a Trojan Horse Bank @ Home Depot stores (closest would be 4401 SW 110th Ave) from 9AM to Noon. Kids will learn tool safety and have fun working on this "hands-on" project. For more info and photo of project, go to www.homedepot.com and type in "kids workshops" in search box. Project is geared for kids 5ish to 12 years old. Phone the Beaverton store for more info at 503/469-4242.

Free Junior Chef Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Kids will learn Baking 101 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.

FREE Admission@ Portland Art Museum from 12-5PM. Bank of America Card holders can enjoy free admission to the museum on the first weekend of each month! Kids 17 and younger are always free. Go to www.portlandartmuseum.org for more info.

Godspell Junior@ Valley Catholic High School (4275 SW 148th Ave., Beaverton) at 3PM&7PM. See Friday for details.

CelloBop@ Tigard Library from 3-4PM. Composer and electric cellist Gideon Freudmann will fuse blues, jazz, folk, classical, rock and more.  Freudmann's music has been on NPR's All Things Considered and in the popular television shows. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

Crossing Delancey@ Beaverton City Library at 7:30PM.See Sunday for more details.


Mar 2nd

Crossing Delancey@ Beaverton City Library at 2PM.

Beaverton Civic Theatre presents the tale of -"Izzy"- a modern young woman who lives alone and works in a book shop. When she isn't pining after a handsome author, she is visiting her grandmother (Bubbe) in Manhattan's Lower East Side. This irascible granny and her friend- the matchmaker- have found a "good catch" for Isabel, whose initial reluctance gives way to a blossoming romance when she finally meets Sam- the pickle vendor- at the end of the play. Tickets are $15. Show runs through March 15th.Go to www.beavertoncivicteatre.org for more info.

$2 Sunday@ OMSI from 9:30AM-5:30PM. The first Sunday of every month is just $2 admission. Go to www.omsi.edu for complete info.

Free "Spring Baking" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn all about Madeleines and citrus cakes! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

FREE Admission@ Portland Art Museum from 12-5PM. Bank of America Card holders can enjoy free admission to the museum on the first weekend of each month! Kids 17 and younger are always free. Go to www.portlandartmuseum.org for more info.

Dr. Seuss' Birthday Party!@ Beaverton City Library from 1:30-2:30PM. Kids from 1 to 6 can play games and make fun crafts in celebration of Dr. Seuss. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Godspell Junior@ Valley Catholic High School (4275 SW 148th Ave., Beaverton) at 2PM. See Friday for details.