Suzanne's Around Town
Annie, Marimba, Cheryl Strayed & Ursula K. Le Guin!

Hi! Everyone-

Looks like a heat wave this week! Hope you all enjoyed Mother's Day!

Suzanne




May 12th

Book Babies@ Tigard Library from 10:15-10:45AM.
Babies and their grown-ups are invited to share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and a simple book while making new friends and developing early literacy skills! Stay and play after the program.
    

May 13th

Marimba@ Tigard Library from 6:30-7:30PM.Enjoy the crisp acoustic sounds of the Alberta Rider Elementary School's marimba ensemble.Go to www.tigard-or.gov/liibrary 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.

Four Buck Tuesday@ Oregon Zoo from 10AM-4PM. Admission is discounted to $4 per person and children under 3 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 7 years old and under ride the Max for free.


May 14th

Fun for Ones@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM and 11AM.
Join in to sing, rhyme, share simple stories and enjoy movement activities in this story time specially designed for new walkers and their grownups! Stay and play after the program.
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 15th

Cheryl Strayed & Ursula K. LeGuin@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 7PM.Local authors-Cheryl Strayed, Ursula K. Le Guin,and Lidia Yukanavitch- will speak as part of an author panel on "The Lists of the Past" and important out-of-print works. 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 "Puzzle Time" this week!

Annie, Jr.@ Raleigh Hills Elementary (5225 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland) at 7PM. See Friday for info.


May 16th

Annie, Jr.@ Raleigh Hills Elementary (5225 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland) at 7PM.
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine Little Orphan Annie takes center stage in ANNIE JR., an adaptation of one of the world's best-loved and most-performed musicals. - See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/showdetail.asp?showid=000170#sthash.bFFkTp68.dpuf
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine Little Orphan Annie takes center stage in ANNIE JR., an adaptation of one of the world's best-loved and most-performed musicals. - See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/showdetail.asp?showid=000170#sthash.bFFkTp68.dpuf
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine Little Orphan Annie takes center stage in ANNIE JR., an adaptation of one of the world's best-loved and most-performed musicals. - See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/showdetail.asp?showid=000170#sthash.bFFkTp68.dpuf
Leapn' Lizards! Daddy Warbucks, Little Orphan Annie, and Sandy take center stage in this local school production with all the best-loved songs - "Tomorrow" and "It's a Hard Knock Life". Tickets are $7 per person or $18 per family. Phone the school for more info at 503/259-7385.

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!


May 17th

Pink Pig Puppet Theater@ Beaverton City Library from 11-11:45AM.Enjoy a hilarious and interactive puppet show about the Rascally Rabbit Tales. Geared for ages 4-8 years! Don't forget to allow time to find parking as the Beaverton Farmers Market is in full swing! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Tualatin River Bird Festival@ Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood) from 5:30AM-6PM. FREE!!! There will be drop-in activities for kids along with guided tours, music, storytimes and more. Go to www.tualatinriverbirdfestival.org 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. Kids will learn how to make fresh salsa in this fun, hands-on class!.Geared for ages 8 years and up!FREE! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784

Chess Club@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30AM-11:30AM. Kids in grades 3 through 8 can hone their skills or learn the game!

Build a Boat@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM. Be a boatbuilder for the afternoon!Construct cork sailboats, fold paperrowboats, and put together wood andfoam rafts. When you're finished, testyour creations to see how they float!

Children's Nature Fair@ Leach Botanical Garden (6704 SW 122nd Ave, Portland) from 10AM-2PM. Free, donations appreciated. All ages- families welcome! This year's theme is Wild Critters and there will be tons of activities including animal visitors from the Oregon Zoo and Audubon Education Birds,  paper making, Audubon Scavenger Hunt, Ladybug Walks, music, Zenger Farm chickens, and 25 cent ice cream!  Go to www.leachgarden.org for more info.

Annie, Jr.@ Raleigh Hills Elementary (5225 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland) at 4PM. See Friday for details.






















































May 18th

Free "Spice up your Summer" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM.

Boost the taste of grilled foods with aromatic spices. Learn how to balance spices and heat when seasoning foods, and youll learn to make some inventive recipes that will add sizzle to your summer. Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!