Suzanne's Around Town
Peep Science, Easter Egg Hunts, and Wavesauce!

Hi! Everyone-

We finally made it to the Tulip Festival and the field colors were glorious!

Happy April Fool's Day! Watch out!

Suzanne




Mar 30th

Make it Monday: Rope Baskets at Murray Scholls Branch from 4:30-5:30PM.Kids in grades 3 through 8th can work on cool DIY baskets with fabric and rope!Hopping good fun for kids from babies to 6 years old!!!Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

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

Bunny Babies Dance Party@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM. Hopping good fun for kids from babies to 6 years old!!!


Mar 31st

March is Portland Dining Month!!! 3 Courses for $29!!!LAST DAY! 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).

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.

Book Babies@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM.


Apr 1st

29th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest @ 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!

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.

Make&Create@ Murray Scholls Branch from 4-5PM. Drop-in crafting geared for kids from 3 to 8 years old.


Apr 2nd

Treemendous First Thursday Discount Day @ World Forestry Center Discovery Museum from 10AM-5PM.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. FYI- admission is regularly now $5 per person to celebrate the museum's 50th Anniversary through 12/31/15.

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 Imagination Station this week for kids from 3 to 8 years! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info

Peep Science@ Murray Scholls Branch from 4-5PM. Kids in grades 2 through 5th can conduct science experiments on marshmallow peeps. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


Apr 3rd

Underwater Egg Hunt@ Conestoga Rec Center (9985 SW 125th Avenue, Beaverton) from 6:00-8:30PM.Pre-registration required! Join Peter Rabbit for a splashing good time in the pool and hunt for prize eggs! Enjoy additional free activities.All children must have a parent present at event; children under age 7 must have an adult (18) in the water during egg hunt. The event is open for guests ages 1 month to 13 years. $7 per kid - phone at 503/629-6313. Go to www.thprd.org for more info.

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!

Paper Pals@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Creative projects with paper for kids from 1st-5th grades. Drop-in! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


Apr 4th

Wavesauce Instrumental Surf Rock@ Tigard Library from 2-3:30PM.Enjoy the groovy sounds of Portland instrumental surf rock quartet, WaveSauce. This group features a unique instrument called the Theremin.Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

FREE Build a Chalkboard Planter Stand@ 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.

Winter Market@ Beaverton Farmers Market from 10AM-1:30PM. Get your farm fresh winter squash, potatoes, cabbage, spinach, kate, chard and brussel sprouts!!!! This event will reoccur on the 1st&3rd Saturday of the month through April! Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

KUIK's Annual Great Westside Family Easter Event@ Washington County Fair Complex (Hillsboro)from 10AM-3PM (gates open at 8AM) $5 per family with nominal fee for some activities. Egg hunt for walkers to 10 years plus pony rides, petting zoo, Easter Bunny and even a hunt for Moms.Go to www.kuik.com for specific times for hunts for different ages or phone 503/640-1360.

Blue Lake Bunny Bonanza Egg Hunt@ Blue Lake Regional Park (Fairview) from 10AM-Noon. Free with $5 parking fee. Go to www.oregonmetro.gov and click on calendar at left or phone 503/665-4995 for more info.

53rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt@ Alpenrose Dairy at 10:30AM. A local tradition continues with tons of prizes!!! Arrive EARLY for parking. FREE! Kids ages 3-5 hunt at 10:30AM and kids 6-8 at 12:30PM. Go to www.alpenrose.com or phone 503/244-1133 for more details.

Garden Home Egg Hunt@ Garden Home Rec Center at 11AM. $7 per kid.Go to www.thprd.org for more info and to register.

Hop at the Hunt@ 2725 Iron Mountain Blvd., Lake Oswego at 11AM. Go to www.lakeoswegohunt.com and click on "Calendar of Events" for more info.

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



Apr 5th

Happy Easter!Hope you have a festive holiday with your peeps!

$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.

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.