Suzanne's Around Town
Pirates of Penzance, Mother's Day, & Extraordinary Writers!

Hi! Everyone-

Wishing you a sunny, noncooking, no bickering, luxurious, nap filled Mother's Day!!!

Suzanne




May 5th

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM.Kids from 2 to 6 years can come and play with all  kinds of transportation! There will be crafts and lots of fun! Go to www.beavertonlibary.org for more info.  
Book Babies@ Tigard Library from 10:15-10:45AM.

May 6th

Portland Opera presents a Sneak Peek of "Pirates of Penzance"@Beaverton City Library from 7-9PM.The Portland Opera will present a sneak peek of the opera, The Pirates of Penzance- the story of  a young apprentice's overzealous passion for his duty which ends in an absurd meeting of pirates, policemen and of course, the girl he loves. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info. Get there early to grab a seat!      

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-Dragon@ 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!


May 7th

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.


May 8th

Teen Poetry Coffeehouse@ Beaverton City Library from 6-7:30PM.Kids in grades 6-12 can drop in and bring something to share - it could be a poem, monologue, skit, or a limerick.The winners of the April Limerick Contest will be announced! Also, enjoy delicious coffee! Go to www.beavertonlibary.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 "Builders" this week!

Summer Sipper Spectacular@ Fancy That! (1336 NE Orenco Station, Hillsboro) from 5-6:30PM. Sample mocktails, enjoy discounts on summer mixers and drink toppers! Go to www.shop-fancythat.com for more info.



May 9th

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 this Sunday. Order online at www.stagesyouth.org or buy at the box office.

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.

Japanese Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11AM.

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!



May 10th

The League of Extraordinary Writers@ Powell's at Cedar Hills Crossing at 2PM.In "How to Revise Like a Pro," a writing workshop for young adults, local author Lisa Schroeder (It's Raining Cupcakes and Sprinkles and Secrets) shares tips and tricks on revision, including a take-home worksheet that can be used for both school papers and stories. Probably geared for 12 years and up. Go to www.powells.com and click on "Stores&Events" for more info.

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

Free Junior Chef Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. "Mom and Me Breakfast" today. Bring your mom in to make waffles! Geared for ages 5 years and up!FREE! 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! Spring has sprung! Join Museum staff and volunteers for a Free Family Day with crafts and activities related to spring. Participants will plant seeds, construct a kite, and make something special to gift on Mothers Day. 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.

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.

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


May 11th

Mother's Day Crafts and Tea@ Beaverton City Library from 1:30-2:30PM.Kids from baby to 12 years can craft and enjoy some lemonade or tea with Moms. No registration required! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

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

MOMS Bowl for Free@ Big Al's (14950 SW Barrows Rd. Beaverton)! Phone for more info at 503/748-6118.