Suzanne's Around Town
Garden Home Holiday Bazaar, Little Women, and Christmas Tree Lightings!!!

Hi! Everyone-

Plenty of holiday fun ahead!

BRRrrrr! December already!!!

Suzanne




Dec 1st

Minecraft Party!@ Beaverton City LIbrary from 4-5PM.Kids in grades 2 through 7th are invited to drop in for Minecraft crafts and activities! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.
Book Babies@ Tigard Library from 10:15-10:45AM.

Dec 2nd

Tech Trackers@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.Kids in grades 6 through high school can explore different ways to be creative using apps on the library's iPads. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org 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.

Make a Lego Mini-Reindeer Ornament@ Lego Store (Wash. Sq.) from 5PM until supplies last! 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!


Dec 3rd

Dogs and Tales@ Tigard Library from 6-7:30PM.Could your child use a helping paw with reading?  Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment to help children develop their reading skills and build confidence.  Registration required.  Please call the Children's Desk at 503-718-2656 to register. 

Fun for Ones@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM and 11AM.

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.


Dec 4th

TREE-Mendous First Thursday@ World Forestry Center Discovery Museum from 10AM-5PM.Wondrous First Wednesday is now Tree-Mendous First Thursday at the Forestry Center! 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.

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM & 1PM.

All Ages Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:15PM. Go to www.gardenhome.plinkit.org for more info.

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch from 11:30AM-12PM.

Think Fun Thursdays@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Drop in for Imagination Station this week for kids from 3 to 8 years! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


Dec 5th

Beaverton Tree Lighting& Holiday Open House@ Beaverton City Library and City Park (5th and Hall) starting at 5PM.Kick off the holidays with Santa& Mrs. Claus, a holiday workshop, and the Beaverton Community Band at the library! ACMA's student choir will entertain around 7PM at the park followed by the tree lighting. Downtown Beaverton businesses will offer holiday treats, discounts, and entertainment from 7-9PM! And the Beaverton Civic Theatre's Christmas production-"Little Women"- starts at 7:30PM in the BCL auditorium!!! Admission Is $5 with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy. Otherwise general admission is $5 for kids 10 and younger, $12 for students, and $15 for adults! Go to www.BeavertonOregon.gov/TreeLighting or phone 503/526-2559 for more info.

FamilyStoryTime (ages 0-6 years)@ Tigard Library from 10:15-11:00AM AND11:15AM-12:00PM. Bring the whole gang for stories and songs Limited tofirst 20 kids for each session. Phone the library for more info at503/684-6537.

Mini-MastersClass@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside BusinessCenter) from 10:30AM-11:10AM. New project each week inspired by a famousartist.$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!

Multnomah Village Holiday Gala Tree Lighting@ Multnomah Village at 6:42PM (SW Capitol Highway between SW 33&36th., Portland). Get in the holiday spirit with a horse-drawn carriage ride departing at the Multnomah Art Center starting at 5:30PM, visit from Santa, strolling carolers and shopping until 9PM. Go to www.multnomahvillage.org for more info.

"Little Women"@ Beaverton City Library at 7:30PM. See Saturday for details!


Dec 6th

30th Annual Holiday Bazaar@ Garden Home Recreation Center from 9AM-4PM.We have always found really cool, locally crafted holiday gifts here! There will be over 100 vendors with ornaments, jewelry, scarves and more! There will also be a pancake breakfast with Santa at 8AM, used book sale, and roving carollers to get you in the holiday spirit! Go to www.thprd.org for more info!!!! My girls will be selling their handmade bracelets in Room 8- so come and say "Hi!".

FREE "Make a Holiday Yard Stakes"@ 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.

FREE Admission for Bank of America Card holders@ Portland Art Museum, Portland Children's Museum, and Portland Japanese Garden. 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 at the Portland Art Museum. Go to www.portlandartmuseum.org and  http://museums.bankofamerica.com/mobile for more info.

"Little Women"@ Beaverton City Library at 7:30PM. The Beaverton Civic Theatre presents another seasonal treat! Follow the adventures of Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth, as they grow up during the Civil War era. Starting out in poverty, a Christmas-time letter from their absent father serves as inspiration for a positive outlook, and leads to the intertwining of their lives with their wealthy neighbour, and his grandson Laurie. Go to www.beavertoncivictheatre.org for tickets.Show runs through Dec.21st!

 

 


Dec 7th

A Nutcracker Tea@ Tualatin Public Library (18880 SW Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin) at 3PM.NW Dance Theatre makes a special appearance with excerpts from "A Nutcracker Tea" - a family-friendly adaptation of the Nutcracker ballet -along with a reading of the Nutcracker story by the Sugar Plum Fairy. Go to www.tualatinoregon.gov/library for more info or phone the library at 503/691-3071.

$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.

Technique ClassFree "Ina's Holiday Feast" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

6th Annual Holiday Market@ Cornelius Pass Roadhouse (4045 NW Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro) from 12PM-5PM.The whole family is invited to stroll through this fun bazaar with over 60 local gift vendors selling their handmade wares- including jewelry, artwork, clothing and more! Go to www.mcmenamins.com and click on "Dec.7th" on the calendar for more info.

FREE Admission for Bank of America Card holders@ Portland Art Museum, Portland Children's Museum, and Portland Japanese Garden. See Saturday for details.

Washi Tape Fun@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM. Kids can make unique crafts- bookmarks, magnets,cards,etc.- to celebrate winter!

"Little Women"@ Beaverton City Library at 2PM. See Saturday for details!