Suzanne's Around Town
Oliver!, Shrek, and McMinnville Wine&Food Classic

Hi! Everyone-

There are 2 fantastic high school musicals this week - "Oliver! at ACMA and "Shrek" at Southridge High School. Hope we can fit both into our schedule!

Happy March!

Suzanne




Mar 3rd

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

Check out some Portland hotspots for Date Night! Choose from The Bent Brick, Southpark, or Firehouse Restaurant 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. Go to www.eater.com click on Portland,OR for the 11 Best Dining Month Menus (according to Eater.com).

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.


Mar 4th

Dancing with No Shoes On!@ Tigard Library from 6:30-7:30PM.Local singer/songwriter- Chuck Cheesman- will entertain the whole family with some fun tunes that encourage dancing with or without socks! 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 Spring Tree@ 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!

The Amazing Thing about the Way it Goes: Stories of Tidiness, Self-Esteem, and Other Things I Gave Up On@ Powell's at Cedar Hills at 7PM. Popular blogger- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee- will read from her hilarious book on life, parenting, and pants! Go to www.powells.com and click on Store Events for more info!



Mar 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.

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.


Mar 6th

Shrek- The Musical@ Southridge High School (9625 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton) at 6PM.

We've seen outstanding productions here and are looking forward to Shrek-tastic evening! Show runs through this Saturday and also March 14&15th. Tickets are $10 for General Admission. Go to www.skyhawktheatre.com for ticket purchase and 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 "Imagination Station" this week!


Mar 7th

ACMA presents "Oliver!"@ ACMA Arts Center (11375 SW Center St., Beaverton) at 7PM.Nineteenth century London comes alive on the ACMA stage for Lionel Bart's Oliver!  Based on Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens, Oliver! won three Tony awards when it opened in 1963, including Best Musical Score.  With a cast of over 60 students, including members of ACMA's Dance Ensemble and Advanced Choir, this will be ACMA Theatre Company's biggest production ever. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for students.Tickets are available online at www.acmatickets.com with more info at www.acmatheatre.com. This family-friendly production will also run March 14-16.

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!

McMinnville Wine& Food Classic@ Evergreen Space Museum (500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville) from 3-9PM. This 21st annual festival is a showcase of the Northwest's finest wines along with delicious food and chef demos, fine arts and crafts and live music.$17 per adult (plus parking) and children 9 and under are free. No Strollers!!! Go to www.sipclassic.org for more info

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

Shrek- The Musical@ Southridge High School (9625 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton) at 7PM. See Thursday for details.

Beaverton Civic Theatre presents "Crossing Delancey"@ Beaverton City Library at 7:30PM. Go to www.beavertoncivictheatre.org for tickets and info.


Mar 8th

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

Washington County Museum Family Day@ Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza Location (120 E Main Street, Hillsboro) from 10AM-1PM. FREE! Join Museum staff and volunteers to make puppets and celebrate spring! Tears of Joy Puppet Theater will perform their play Papagayo, a tale from the Guatemalan jungle, at 11 a.m. Crafts and activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gallery. This event is free and open to the public. Check out the new exhibits, too! Go to www.washingtoncountymuseum.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.

Plant a Sack of Potatoes@ Al's Garden Center (Sherwood) at 11AM. Plant potatoes in a small space.!$5 per kid and you must pre-register at www.als-gardencenter.com.

McMinnville Wine& Food Classic@ Evergreen Space Museum (500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville) from 12-9PM. See Friday for details.

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.

Shrek- The Musical@ Southridge High School (9625 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton) at 7PM. See Thursday for details.

Beaverton Civic Theatre presents "Crossing Delancey"@ Beaverton City Library at 7:30PM. Go to www.beavertoncivictheatre.org for tickets and info.


Mar 9th

Free "Spring Dinner" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM.Learn all about fresh tasting dishes for Spring entertaining! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

McMinnville Wine& Food Classic@ Evergreen Space Museum (500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville) from 12-5PM. See Friday for details.

Beaverton Civic Theatre presents "Crossing Delancey"@ Beaverton City Library at 2PM. Go to www.beavertoncivictheatre.org for tickets and info.