Suzanne's Around Town
Anne-Louise Presents "You're Wonderful!"

HI! Everyone-

My Kindergartener and I are really excited to see Anne-Louise Sterry at the Beaverton Library this Thursday morning (big sis would like to skip school but no can do!!!) We discovered Anne-Louise's fantastic shows when my girls were 2 and 4 years old and we've gone to every gig possible ever since!!!! 

Fresh from her European tour, we're lucky to have Anne-Louise in our neck of the woods! Her stories are funny, touching and interactive and her tunes like "Making Ravioli" will have the tots dancing. And she plays a mean guitar!!!

Hope to see you there!



May 24th

Preschool Story Time@ Tigard Library from 10:30-11:15AM.

Last presentation of this program at Tigard Library at this time due to budget cuts! Longer stories and music for the budding bookworm from the ages of 3 to 6 years! This program is also offered on Thursdays from 1-1:45PM. Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537. The new Thursday hours for the library will begin on June 3rd when the library will open at 1PM.

May 25th

Beach Blanket Babies@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AMJoin the surfin' safari and dance to some fun music. Geared for baby to 6 years old!!! No registration required!

Fun for Ones (Ages 12-24 months)@ Tigard Library from 10:30-11AM AND 11:30AM-Noon. 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 for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.

Book Babies@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM. Songs, rhymes, books and playtime geared for 3 months to about 1 year. Go to this link for more info: or phone the library at 503/245-9932. Don't forget to ask about the free board book, sippy cup, and bib for your baby!

May 26th

Storytime at Bliss Bake Shop@ Bethany Village Centre from 10-10:30AM.

Phone for more info at 503/645-6000 or go to for more details.

Oregon Symphony Storytime@ Hillsboro Main Library (2850 NE Brookwood Parkway) from 10:15AM to 10:45AM This is the last one in the series! We had a great time meeting several Oregon Symphony musicians at the Symphony Story Times at the Tigard Library and the Wednesday series out at the Hillsboro Main Library should be equally fun!  Music (this week various percussion instruments), stories, and crafts!!! Phone the library for more info at 503/615-6500.

Toddler Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM. Books, bubbles, songs, and dances for active walkers.

Toddler Time (ages 24-36 months) Storytime@ Tigard Library at 10:30AM-11:15AM AND 12:30-1:15PM. Number of participants is limited to first 20 children for each session.

May 27th

Dance Recital Extravaganza@ Garden Home Recreation Center (7475 SW Oleson Road) at 7PM

Well, the parking will be a nightmare but it's going to be a really big show and my girls are in the Riverdance-esque Irish Dance number towards the end of the show. It's a fun night and if you love a free night of dance numbers, c'mon down. I'm buying the DVD, so if you know me then you will probably be forced to watch anyway. Ha,ha,ha!

Anne-Louise presents "You're Wonderful" @ Beaverton City Library from 10:30AM-11:30AM.

Book Babies@ Tigard Library from 10:30AM-11AM. Babies and parents can share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and a simple book. Stay and play after the program.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center)from 10:30-11AMish. Acrylic on canvas in the style of Franz Kline this week! $8 per kid -ages 2 1/2 -5 years, you must phone ahead to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700. Go to for calendar and more info!

All Ages Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 11:30AM. Stories, songs, and a craft for the whole family. Phone the library for more details at 503/245-9932.

Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6 years)@ Tigard Library from 1-1:45PM. Music, interactive activities, and longer stories for blossoming readers!

May 28th

Free Admission on Opening Night@ Tom McCall Waterfront Park (1020 SW Naito Parkway, Portland) from 5PM to 11PM

The Rose Fesitval- Portland's biggest party of the year-kicks off with the opening of Waterfront Village and fireworks at dark. Free admission tonight. Admission for the next 3 weeks is $5 per person for 7 years old and above.Go to for complete info.

Family StoryTime (ages 0-6 years)@ Tigard Library on Fridays from 10:30-11:15AM AND 11:30AM-12:15PM. 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.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 10:30-11AMish. See Thursday for details.

May 29th

Ladybugology@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PMLearn about the cute backyard buddies (one shown here if you look really hard!) and enjoy some spotty actiivites! Create a ladybug lodge to house your very own beetle buddy. Geared for ages 5-ish and up!

Beaverton Farmer's Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM. We love the gelato at Alotto Gelato! And those bagels looked good at Tastebud so may have to try next week!  Go to for more info.

2010 Mulltnomah County Fair from 12-7PM. See Sunday for details!


May 30th

2010 Multnomah County Fair@ Oaks Park (7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland) from 12-7PMFree Admission! Free Parking!!! Bumper cars and pony rides along with barnyard fun, petting zoo, and a magic show by Professor Bamboozle!!!! Go to or phone 503/233-5777 for complete schedule!