Suzanne's Around Town
Once on This Island, Jr., League of Extraordinary Writers, & Shakespeare

Hi! Everyone-

Spring seems to have sprung!
Enjoy your week,

Suzanne




Apr 7th

Pirate&Fairy Program@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM.Kids from 2-6 years can drop in for some piratey and fairy fun and crafts! 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.

Science&Math for Little Kids Literacy Workshop@ Beaverton City Library from 6-7PM.  See Tuesday for details.

Art of the Story Festival@ Various libraries. Go to www.wccls.org/festival for complete schedule of events at local libraries in the upcoming week!


Apr 8th

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.

Science&Math for Little Kids Literacy Workshop@ Beaverton City Library from 11AM-12PM. Learn about the importance of reading to your young children along with math and science activities. Ages 3-5 with their parent. Registration required at 503/350-3600.


Apr 9th

Once on this Island, Jr.@ Conestoga Middle School (9985 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton) at 7PM tonight, Thursday&Friday& a Saturday Matinee!
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersens popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. The original Broadway production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND even garnered eight Tony nominations, including nods for Best Musical, Book and Score!
- See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/showdetail.asp?showid=000206#sthash.7ZuL3AoQ.dpuf
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersens popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. The original Broadway production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND even garnered eight Tony nominations, including nods for Best Musical, Book and Score!
- See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/showdetail.asp?showid=000206#sthash.7ZuL3AoQ.dpuf
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersens popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. The original Broadway production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND even garnered eight Tony nominations, including nods for Best Musical, Book and Score! - See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/showdetail.asp?showid=000206#sthash.7ZuL3AoQ.dpuf
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersens popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. The original Broadway production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND even garnered eight Tony nominations, including nods for Best Musical, Book and Score! - See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/showdetail.asp?showid=000206#sthash.7ZuL3AoQ.dpuf
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersens popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. The original Broadway production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND even garnered eight Tony nominations, including nods for Best Musical, Book and Score! - See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/showdetail.asp?showid=000206#sthash.7ZuL3AoQ.dpuf
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersens popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. The original Broadway production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND even garnered eight Tony nominations, including nods for Best Musical, Book and Score! - See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/showdetail.asp?showid=000206#sthash.7ZuL3AoQ.dpuf
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean flavored score, Once on this Island, Jr. is an original adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid". The super talented Conestoga Middle School Drama Club will perform this full hearted musical through Saturday!  Adult tickets are $7, Seniors are $6, Students are $5 and kids 4 years and younger are free!The proceeds from Saturday's matinee will go to the American Cancer Society. Buy tickets at the door- cash or check only!

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.



Apr 10th

28th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm (33814 S. Meridian Road, Woodburn) from 9AM-6PM daily through May 4th.Tip toe through the tulips! Check out the gorgeous flowers and bring your camera. Go to www.woodenshoe.com for info on family activities, directions, and flower conditions. $10 parking per car includes admission for all occupants!

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 "Builders" this week!

Once on this Island, Jr.@ Conestoga Middle School (9985 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton) at 7PM. See Wednesday for details.



Apr 11th

Mathmania!@ Beaverton City LIbrary from 4-5PM.Fun math and brain stretching activities and games geared for grades 1-4. Drop in!Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org 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!

Once on this Island, Jr.@ Conestoga Middle School (9985 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton) at 7PM. See Wednesday for details.

Guys and  Dolls@ Valley Catholic High School (4275 SW 148th Ave., Beaverton) at 7PM. The story surrounds the life of a carefree gambler with classic songs - "Luck Be a Lady" and "Bushel and a Peck". Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $6 for students and $3 for kids under 5. Order by phone- 503/644-3745 or purchase at the door.

Taste of Shakespeare@ Edwards Center (4375 SW Edwards Place, Aloha) at 7PM. Go to Sunday for more details.


Apr 12th

The League of Extraordinary Writers@ Powell's at Cedar Hills Crossing at 2PM.

In this "Create Your Own Character" writing workshop for young adults, fantasy and sci-fi author- Anne Osterlund- will lead hands-on exercises in which young writers can create fictional characters using brilliant ideas, fabric scraps, yarn, and imagination. Probably geared for 12 years and up. Go to www.powells.com and click on "Stores&Events" for more info.

Free Junior Chef Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Kids will decorate Easter Cookies 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! Technology: From Primitive to Present Day is the theme! Families will learn about the area's vibrant technology history as they tour the Silicon Forest in Washington County exhibit. Special high tech demos and activities will be provided by the Washington County Sheriffs Robot Team, who will bring their tactical robot, and the Society of Women Engineers will provide hands-on engineering activities for kids.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.

Storytelling Workshop and Story Swap@ Beaverton City Library from 1-4PM. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Word Play@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM. Make your own magnetic poetry, cut and paste your own verses! All ages!

Once on this Island, Jr.@ Conestoga Middle School (9985 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton) at 2PM. Proceeds from this performance go to the American Cancer Society. See Wednesday for details. FINAL PERFORMANCE!!!

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.

Guys and  Dolls@ Valley Catholic High School (4275 SW 148th Ave., Beaverton) at 7PM. See Friday for details.



Apr 13th

Taste of Shakespeare@ Edwards Center (4375 SW Edwards Place, Aloha) at 2:30PM.Local teens will perform a minimalist production comprising 4 iconic scenes from 3 Shakespeare plays- Macbeth, Romeo&Juliet, and King Lear. Tickets are $8 general admission and proceeds will benefit the Aloha Library and the Edwards Center. Go to www.alohalibrary.org for more info.

Free "Best of Brunch" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn all taking brunch to the next level of festiveness. Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

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

Curtis Tigard's 105th  Birthday Celebration with the Tualatin Valley Community Band@ Tigard Library from 2-3:30PM. Celebrate Curtis Tigard's 105th birthday with the Tigard Historical Association and the Tualatin Valley Community Band.  Curtis' grandfather Wilson Tigard arrived in this area in 1852.   Join in for local history, period music and toasts to Mr. Tigard as we celebrate his life and legacy. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library/ for more info.