Suzanne's Around Town
Peter Pan, Art of the Story & Earth Day!

Hi! Everyone-

Here is a really cool event for adults that is coming up at the beginning of May!

What: Motivational Speaker & Author Polly Campbell will discuss getting unstuck and connecting with your passion. Lunch included with ticket price!

Where: Reserve Vineyards& Gold Club, 4805 SW 229th Ave., Aloha, OR

When: Sunday, May 3rd from 12:00PM-2:30PM.Go to for tickets!

Peter Pan,Jr. musical takes off on Wednesday at Conestoga! Check it out!


Apr 13th

Art of the Story Festival:Brody Theater@ Raleigh Hills Elementary (5225 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland) at 6:30PM.Brody Theater specializes in narrative improvisation, or long-form. The underlying goal of their work is to tell engaging stories that make people think, that help people grow, and that make people laugh. The Brody puts an emphasis on both entertainment and experiment, making it a showcase for both audience-pleasing performances and cutting edge theatrical presentation. Geared for kids 6 and up and adults. Go to for more events this week!
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 for more info.

Apr 14th

Free Admission@ Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden (SE 28th Ave&Woodstock Blvd., Portland) on Tuesdays&Wednesdays from 10AM-6PM.If you're looking for a quick day trip on a non-rainy day, then check out this gorgeous 7 acre garden with vibrant rhododendrons, azaleas, and 3 waterfalls!!! Stroll down shady paths to Crystal Springs Lake. Kids under 12 are always admitted for free and there's just a $4 charge for adults from Thursday-Monday. For more info go to and click on "visiting" and "parks".

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 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.

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 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.

Apr 15th

Peter Pan, Jr.@Conestoga Middle School (9985 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton) at 7PM.The Conestoga Drama Club has been hard at work to bring a fabulous musical to the stage with pirates, lost boys, fairies, Indians, and mermaids galore! Tickets -cash only- at the door are $5 for kids 5 years and older, $6 for seniors, $7 for adults and kids 4 years and under are FREE! Run time is about 1 hour and 15 minutes with one intermission. Bring cash for concessions!!!!Performances are Wed-Friday this week with one more performance on Tuesday night next week!

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 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.

Apr 16th

Art of the Story Festival: Sweet, Sour& Sassy:Stories of Modern Womanhood@ Garden Home Library (7475 SW Oleson Road, Portland) at 7PM.Judith Black- "a cross between Lily Tomlin and Woody Allen"- will entertain with tales that tickle familial dysfunction and ironic explorations of aging. Adults only! Go to for more events this week!

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 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 for more info.

Junk Drawer Science@ Murray Scholls Branch from 4-5PM.Hands-on science using items you might already have at home. Geared for grades 2-6th.

Peter Pan,Jr. @ Conestoga Middle School (9985 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton) at 7PM. See Wednesday for details!

Apr 17th

Food for Fines through Sunday (4/19)!In celebration of National Library Week, both Beaverton Library branches will be doing a Food for Fines drive. For every non-perishable food item you bring to the desk, the library will waive $2 in fines from your library account up to $20. Bills for lost or damaged items are not eligible for fine amnesty. You can contact the library at (503)644-2197 for more information.     

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 for calendar and more info!

Peter Pan,Jr. @ Conestoga Middle School (9985 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton) at 7PM. See Wednesday for details!

Apr 18th

16th Annual Earth Day Celebration@ Oregon Garden (879 W. Main Street, Silverton) from 10AM-4PM.Celebrate a super green Earth Day with live birds, music, kids' activities, recycled art and gardening workshops, and various talks. Free admission with suggested donation of $5 for parking/shuttle. Go to for more info.

Free Junior Chef Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Kids will learn how to make juices, smoothies and slushies 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! Summer Market start on May 2nd! Go to for more info.

3rd Annual Trashpalooza! Earth Day Celebration@ Sherwood's Cannery Square at 10AM. Get a team together and clean up a Sherwood area for Earth Day! Go to to register!

Kids Healthy Cooking Class@ Greenway Whole Foods Market (12220 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard) from 11AM-12PM. Kids will make Creamy Avocado Pasta and Green Smoothies. Geared for kids from 9-12 years! $5 per kid and advanced registration required by phoning 971/371-7000.

Apr 19th

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 for info on family activities, directions, and flower conditions. $20 parking per car includes admission for all occupants!
Free "Coffee" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn all about French Press, coffee grinds, and roasts. Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!