Suzanne's Around Town
ACMA's Dance West, Bread Baking, Beaverton Farmers Market Opens!

Hi! Everyone-

We're looking forward to the Beaverton Farmers Market opening at 8AM next Saturday!!!It's always fun to check out the new and old vendors and try the free samples!

Stay Dry!
Suzanne




Apr 28th

Poetry Party@ Beaverton City Library from 2-3PM.Kids from 3-11 years can have fun reading and writing poetry- from haiku to limericks! Go to www.beavertonlibary.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.


Apr 29th

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 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.


Apr 30th

Dias de los Ninos/Children's Day Celebration@ Tigard Libary from 5:30-7PM.Take an international adventure through stories! Celebrate languages of the world by visiting several short bilingual story time stations and nosh a few international snacks,too.Go to www.tiagard-or.gov/library 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.


May 1st

Josey Baker Bread@ Powell's at Cedar Hills at 7PM."Josey Baker Bread" is the first true entry-level bread-baking cookbook by a former science teacher turned San Francisco baking sensation. His book offers step-by-step lessons and easy-to-follow guidance for aspiring bakers.Go to www.powells.com and click on stores and events 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 "Imagination Station" this week!



May 2nd

ACMA's Dance West in Concert@ ACMA Arts Center (11375 SW Center St., Beaverton) at 7:30PM.Dance West, ACMAs premier dance company will perform classical ballet, tap and hip hop numbers choreographed by both nationally renowned and up and coming creative talents.15 year anniversary!You can purchase tickets online at www.dancewestcompany.com .Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets at the door are cash and check only!

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!

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

School House Rock, Live!The Musical@ HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 7:30PM. STAGES youth theater presents School House Rock! Tom, nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such beloved Schoolhouse Rock songs as Just A Bill, Lolly, Lolly, Lolly and Conjunction Junction. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for kids. Show runs through May 11th. Order online at www.stagesyouth.org or buy at the box office.


May 3rd

Beaverton Summer Farmers Market Opens@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PMThe 27th Season opens today at 8AM!!!! Just in time to buy a hanging plant for Mother's Day!!! Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

FREE Build a Flower Planter@ 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.

Kid's Club Mother's Day Flower Pot@ Al's Garden Center (Sherwood) at 9:30AM. Kids can get ready for Mother's Day by planting a pot of flowers!$5 per kid and you must pre-register at www.als-gardencenter.com.

Free Junior Chef Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Kids will make Rocky Road Fudge for Mother's Day in this fun, hands-on class!!FREE! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784.

Children's Safety Fair@ Cedar Hills Crossing from 11AM-1PM. Bring your bike and helmet with you! Helmet inspections (and replacements), bike safety course and more! Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.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.

ACMA's Dance West in Concert@ ACMA Arts Center (11375 SW Center St., Beaverton) at 2:30PM and 7:30PM. See Friday for details.

School House Rock, Live!The Musical@ HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 2:00PM and 7:30PM. See Friday for details.


May 4th

Nature Day in the Park@ Vista Brook Park (6697 SW 88th Ave., Beaverton) from 11AM-3PM.Travel the Fanno Creek Trail to Vista Book Park! This newly-restored site features a new play area, paved trails, baskeball courts and a giant sand pit. A viewing platform was built over the pond, where you can explore what lives in this hidden park. Park rangers will be available to answer your questions at this fun and interactive event for nature lovers of all ages. Go to www.thprd.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 "Fiesta Favorites" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn tips on grilling up some Latin faves. 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.

Fused Glass@ Tigard Library from 1-4:30PM. Registration required for fused glass classes at 1:30PM and 3PM so phone the library at 503/718-2656 to sign up. Drop-in any time between 1-4:30PM to make glass magnets and votives. Geared for 5 years and up.

School House Rock, Live!The Musical@ HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 2PM. See Friday for details.

ACMA's Dance West in Concert@ ACMA Arts Center (11375 SW Center St., Beaverton) at 2:00PM. See Friday for details.