Suzanne's Around Town
ChocolateFest, Ivan, and Mochitsuki!

Hi! Everyone-

This week ChocolateFest comes to the Oregon Convention Center, an OBOB author appears at Powell's, and Mochitsuki will be celebrated at PSU!

Happy Week!

Suzanne




Jan 20th

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.

FYI-The Murray Scholls Branch Library is closed due to construction through at least January 23rd! More info here: http://www.beavertonlibrary.org/DocumentCenter/View/601


Jan 21st

Dogs&Tales@ Tigard Library from 6-7:30PM.Beginning readers (through 5th grade) can develop their reading skills by reading to a therapy dog. Registration required at 503/718-2656.Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

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.

Baby Bugs@ Beaverton City Library at 11:45AM.

Preschool Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:15PM.


Jan 22nd

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.

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


Jan 23rd

ChocolateFest@ Oregon Convention Center from 4-9:00PM.

Opening night is just for adults (live music and happy hour) but bring the kids on the weekend!Chocolate fanatics can watch chocolate sculpting and cooking demos, learn the origins and history of chocolate, sample chocolate and wine pairings and more! Delight in some of the finest chocolate from the NW and beyond! $15 per adult (and $7 for kids 5-17 on the weekend). Proceeds help to support the World Forestry Center. Go to www.chocolatefest.org 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!

FREE No! Go! Yell! Tell! Technique Class@ Tulen Center (4710 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland) from 4-5:30PM. Classes geared for 6 through 11 years old. Registration required. Go to www.tulencenter.com for more info. There are more upcoming free classes so check for details.

High School Musical @HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 7:30PM. See Sunday for details.


Jan 24th

OBOB author@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 4PM.Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a New York Times bestseller, Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan (HarperCollins) is a stirring and unforgettable novel celebrating the transformative power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.Applegate blends humor with touching poignancy to create Ivan's unforgettable first-person narration and a story that resonates long after the last page is turned.Go to www.powells.com and click on "Events" for more info.

Free Junior Chef Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Kids will learn how to create  "Fun Finger Foods" in this fun, hands-on class!! This class is geared for 9-13 years. FREE! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784.

ChocolateFest@ Oregon Convention Center from 11AM-6PM. See Friday for details.

FREE No! Go! Yell! Tell! Technique Class@ Tulen Center (4710 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland) from 1-2:30PM & Women's Self Defense Class from 3-4:30PM. No! Go! Yell! Tell! class geared for 6 through 11 years old. Women's Self Defense is geared for 12 years old and up.Registration required. Go to www.tulencenter.com for more info.

High School Musical @HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 7:30PM. See Sunday for details.


Jan 25th

Mochitsuki@ Smith Memorial Student Union at Portland State University from 11-4PM.Enjoy mochi (Japanese rice cake) samples, demos and hands-on activities for all ages including mochi pounding,storytelling, music, dancers and singiing. Sample deliciious Japanese fare.Tickets are $12 per adult and $5 per child (4-12). Children under 3 are free! Fair starts at 11, performances at 11:30AM. Go to www.mochipdx.org for more info!

ChocolateFest@ Oregon Convention Center from 11AM-5PM. See Friday for details.

Free "Game Day Eats" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to prepare some make-ahead recipes so you won't miss kickoff! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

High School Musical @HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 2PM. STAGES youth theater presents the super fun show- High School Musical- through January 25th. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for kids. Order online at www.stageyouth.org or buy at the box office. Last performance!