Suzanne's Around Town
Valentine's Day Crafts, League of Extraordinary Writers, & Audubon Open House!

Hi! Everyone-

So many fun Valentine's Day themed activities around town to get in the mood for Chocolate Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! Happy 156th bday to Oregon!

Suzanne




Feb 9th

STEM Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM.Kids from 2 to 6 years can enjoy a storytime with a special focus on science, technology, engineering and math! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Book Babies@ Tigard Library from 10:15-10:45AM.

Fun for 1's@ Murray Scholls Branch from 10:15-10:45AM.


Feb 10th

Magic Show@ Tigard Library from 6:30-7:30PM.Kids of all ages can watch a magic show that inspires reading! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

Four Buck Tuesday@ Oregon Zoo from 10AM-4PM. Admission is discounted to $4 per person and children 2 years and younger 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 6 years old and under ride the Max for free.

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch from10:15-10:45AM & 1-1:30PM. Interactive books, songs, and music for kids from 3-6 years old.

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.

I Heart Crafts@ Murray Scholls Branch from 4-5PM. Kids of all ages can drop-in to create Valentines!


Feb 11th

Preschool Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:15PM.Interactive books, songs, and music for kids from 3-6 years old.

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 10:15-10:45AM.

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

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


Feb 12th

Valentine's Day Crafts@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.Kids of all ages can drop-in to make Valentines! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org 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.

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


Feb 13th

Lovey Babies @ Beaverton City Library from 10:30AM-11:30AM.Kids from babies to 6 years are invited to dance to love songs and make Valentines! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

64th Annual Agate and Mineral Show @ OMSI from 9:30AM-5:30PM.  See Sunday for details.

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!

Japanese Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 10:30AM.


Feb 14th

The League of Extraordinary Writers@ Powell's at Cedar Hills at 2PM.In "It's Alive! Creating Memorable Characters That Work," a writing workshop for young adults, author Kari Luna (The Theory of Everything) will give tips and tricks for bringing your characters to life. Hosted by author Rosanne Parry, The League of Extraordinary Writers is a monthly workshop where authors and illustrators share their writing knowledge with kids 8 to 18 years old who are are avid readers, enthusiastic artists, and aspiring young authors!Go to www.powells.com and click on "stores" and "events" for more info.

64th Annual Agate and Mineral Show @ OMSI from 9:30AM-5:30PM. See Sunday for details.

Free Junior Chef Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Kids will learn how to make Stir-Fried Chicken with Bok Choy in this fun, hands-on class!! This class is geared for 9-13 years. FREE! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784.

For the Birds/Kid's Club@ Al's Garden Center (Sherwood) at 11AM. Suet feeders and nesting materials for the birds.$5 per kid and you must pre-register at www.als-gardencenter.com.

Oregon Statehood Day@ Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland) with special programs from 11AM-3PM. FREE admission all day from 10AM-5PM! The Oregon Black Pioneers and the Oregon Historical Society are excited to celebrate Oregons 156th birthday with programs highlighting black history in Oregon.  Go to www.ohs.org for more info.

I Love Hearts@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM. Celebrate the day of love and friendship with lovely crafts and heart-filled fun.

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 a Valentines Night on the town!. $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.


Feb 15th

Open House@ Portland Audubon's Wildlife Care Center (5151 NW Cornell Rd, Portland) from 11AM-5PM.Check out what goes on behind the scenes in Oregon's oldest and busiest wildlife rehabilitation facility! Also meet and greet the education birds, raptor education station, Q&A with vets, kids can make raptor art and get their faces painted. Go to www.audubonportland.org for more info.

64th Annual Agate and Mineral Show @ OMSI from 9:30AM-5:30PM. FREE in the OMSI auditorium, museum admission not required. Explore the wonders of geology with over 30 exhibits of unique rocks.Enjoy a wide array of beautiful cabochons (cut, shaped, and polished rocks) including agate, jasper, and obsidian from the Pacific Northwest. Presented by the Oregon Agate and Mineral Society.Go to www.omsi.edu for more info.

Free "Asian Cooking: Stir-Frying" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn the basics of stir-frying and discuss key ingredients and seasonings, including soy sauce, ginger, garlic, lime and jalapeo.Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!