Suzanne's Around Town
Vegetable Gardens, Tulips, & Food For Fines!!!

Hi! Everyone-

The Tulip Festival starts just in time for Spring Break(down)!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Suzanne




Mar 16th

Fairy Tale Ball@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM.Stories, crafts, and dancing for the 2-6 year old set. Glass slippers not required. 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.


Mar 17th

Starting your Vegetable Garden@ Beaverton City Library from 7-8PM.Bob Falconer, OSU Extension Service Master Gardener will walk you through the process of starting your own vegetable garden.Site selection, soil prep, planting times, water and fertilization needs as well as general garden maintenance will be discussed.Focus on spring and summer gardens! FREE and no registration!

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.

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.

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.


Mar 18th

Canvas, Clay&Carafe@ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 7-8:30PM.Enjoy a little art therapy without kids! Relax and paint a mixed media bouquet- no experience necessary! All instruction and materials provided. $34 per person, wine included! Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for more info.

Toddler Time@ Tigard Library at 10:15 & 11:15AM.

Fun for Ones@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM and 11AM. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

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.


Mar 19th

Read to the Dogs@ Beaverton City Library from 5-7PM.Kids in grades 1 through 5th can improve their reading skills by reading to a trained therapy dog. Registration required. 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 Puzzles this week for kids from 3 to 8 years! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


Mar 20th

28th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest opens@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm (33814 S. Meridian Road, Woodburn) from 9AM-6PM daily through May 3rd.Tip toe through the tulips! Check out the gorgeous flowers and bring your camera. Go to www.woodenshoe.com for info on family activities, directions, and flower conditions. $20 parking per car includes admission for all occupants!

Family StoryTime (ages 0-6 years)@ Tigard Library from 10:15-11:00AM AND 11:15AM-12:00PM. 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 (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10:30AM-11:10AM. New project each week inspired by a famous artist.$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!


Mar 21st

March is Portland Dining Month!!! 3 Courses for $29!!!Check out some Portland hotspots for Date Night! Choose from Higgins, Country Cat Dinnerhouse or Besaw's or pick from the 100 other restaurants serving up three courses for just $29. Go to www.travelportland.com for more info.Go to http://pdx.eater.com/maps/15-of-portland-dining-months-very-best-deals for the 15 Best Dining Month Menus (according to Eater.com).

Free Junior Chef Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Kids will learn some Easter baking 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.Get your farm fresh winter squash, potatoes, cabbage, spinach, kate, chard and brussel sprouts!!!! Check out Beaverton's Chopped Champs delicious baked goods at Decadent Creations!This event will reoccur on the 1st&3rd Saturday of the month through April! Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

Animal Crafts@ Beaverton City Library from 1-2PM. Kids through 3rd grade can drop in to craft up some lions,tigers, and bears!

Pizza Party@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM. Save room for a late pizza lunch, then stay and make faux pizza crafts to take home.



Mar 22nd

Food for Fines@ Tigard Library through March 29th!Take a Bite out of Fines!!! The Tigard Library will hold it's 7th Food for Fines drive starting today and through March 28th. For every 2 non-perishable (canned tuna, peanut butter, pasta, cereal,etc.) food items donated- the library will waive $1 of fines from your account- up to $10!!!! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info!

Free "Easter Baking" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to prepare some sweet Easter sweets that will provide a festive touch to brunch or dinner! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Lions&Tigers&Bears Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 12:30-1PM. Enjoy a special storytime before the library opens! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.