Suzanne's Around Town
Alice in Wonderland, Jr., Year of the Ram & Kareem Abdul Jabar!

Hi! Everyone-

More no school days ahead! There are two AM performances of "Alice in Wonderland, Jr." at The Venetian Theater in Hillsboro on Friday if your kids are out of school and you're looking for some local entertainment.

Happy Year of the Ram!

Suzanne




Feb 16th

Free Admission @ Japanese Garden from 10AM-4PM.The kids are off from school so come and enjoy the Koi! Guides will be stationed throughout the Garden to help answer questions and speak about the Garden's history, culture, and traditions. Scavenger hunt for kids, too. Go to www.japanesegarden.com for more info.

MOST LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED TODAY FOR THE PRESIDENTS' DAY HOLIDAY BUT TIGARD LIBRARY WILL BE OPEN from 10AM-9PM!!!!

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


Feb 11th

FREE No! Go! Yell! Tell! Technique Class@ Tulen Center (4710 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland) from 3:45-4:45PM. FREE! No! Go! Yell! Tell! class geared for 6 through 11 years old. Registration required. Go to www.tulencenter.com for more info or phone at 503/291-9333. Class also offered tomorrow (Wed.) at 3PM also.

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.



Feb 12th

Earthquake Preparedness@ Tigard Library from 7-8:30PM.The Oregon Trail Chapter of the Red Cross will provide information on disaster preparedness, with an emphasis on events that might occur in the Portland metro area.  Learn how to prepare yourself, your family and your workplace for a range of possible disasters, both man-made and natural: Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit.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.

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. Interactive books, songs, and music for kids from 3-6 years old.

FREE No! Go! Yell! Tell! Technique Class@ Tulen Center (4710 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland) from 3-4PM. See Tuesday for details.



Feb 13th

Chinese New Year Celebrations@ Lan Su Chinese Garden (239 NW Everett Street, Portland) from 10AM-5PM.See lion dancers up close as they welcome the Year of the Ram! Go to www.lansugarden.org for event schedule and admission prices.

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.


Feb 14th

Sock Hop@ Tigard Library from 7-8:30PM.Polish your saddle shoes and pull on your bobby socks for a fun night of classic oldies and dancing.  Popular DJ Scott Tom will host the evening. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

Alice in Wonderland, Jr.@ The Venetian Theater (253 East Main Street, Hillsboro) at 9:30AM, 11:45AM, and 7PM. 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!

Kareem Abdul Jabar @ Powell's at Cedar Hills Crossing at 7PM. The NBA legend will be on hand to sign the 2nd book in his middle-grade reader series. Most likely a ticketed event so visit the store early that day to get the scoop in advance. 2,000 people came to see "The Princess Bride" star Cary Elwes so prepare for a crowd scene! Go to www.powells.com and click on "events" for more info.


Feb 15th

Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sales!@ Walgreens (14600 SW Murray Scholls Drive, Beaverton) from 11AM-1PM& 3-5PM.If you've already run out of Thin Mints or just forgot to order from your local Girl Scouts, never fear! Girl Scout cookie booth sales are happening now! Got Milk?

Free Junior Chef Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Kids will learn how to make homemade Chicken Fingers in this fun, hands-on class!! This class is geared for 5-13 years. FREE! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784.

Winter Market@ Beaverton Farmers Market from 10AM-1:30PM. Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

Traditional Japanese Music and Dance @ Tigard Library from 2-3:30PM. Enjoy traditional Japanese Taiko percussion ensemble music and dance. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

Alice in Wonderland, Jr.@ The Venetian Theater (253 East Main Street, Hillsboro) at 3PM&7PM. See Sunday for details.


Feb 22nd

Alice in Wonderland, Jr.@ The Venetian Theater (253 East Main Street, Hillsboro ) at 1PM.Check out a local youth theatre troupe's production!  Disneys Alice In Wonderland Jr. is a fast-paced stage adaptation of the timeless film, featuring updated dialogue and new arrangements of such classic Disney songs as Im Late, The Un-birthday Song and Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah. Go to www.journeytheater.org for tickets and pricing!

Free "Cooking with Cast Iron" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Discover how to make the most of your cast-iron cookware and how to keep it tip-top shape. Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

GS Cookie Booth Sale@ Petco (4037 SW 117th Ave., Beaverton) from 12-2PM.Get your Thin Mints here!!!