Suzanne's Around Town
Portland Opera preview, Solar Power, and Beaverton Farmers Market!

Hi! Everyone-

This could be the week for a new Prince or Princess of Cambridge!

In the meantime, there's plenty to do around town as we head into May!!!

Happy May!

Suzanne




Apr 27th

Make it Monday@ Murray Scholls Branch from 4:30-5:30PM.Kids in grades 3 through 8th can get crafty with DIY projects and make Perler bead portraits today! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

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

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


Apr 28th

Portland Opera presents a Sneak Peek of "Show Boat"@Beaverton City Library from 7-8PM.The Portland Opera will preview the highlights of their latest production- "Show Boat"- which follows the lives of performers, stagehands, and dock workers on a Mississippi River show boat over 40 years. No registration required. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info. Get there early to grab a seat!      

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.


Apr 29th

Solar Oregon@ Tigard Library from 7-8:30PM.Interested in home solar use? Reps of the nonprofit group Solar Oregon will explain the possibilities for solar electricity in a typical suburban setting. Learn about the latest technologies and more! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library 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.


Apr 30th

Canvas, Clay & Carafe@ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 7-8:30PM.Enjoy some kid-free time in the studio while you learn how to sculpt and glaze a Cherry Creek Clay Birdhouse in time for Spring! $34 per person- includes all material, instruction and vino or sparkling water. You must pre-register by phoning at 503/453-3700 or go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com 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 "Movie Fun" this week for kids from 3 to 8 years! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Spring Fairy Party!@ Murray Scholls Branch from 4-5PM. Bring your wings and celebrate Spring with crafts and activities. Geared for ages 3 through 8 years!

Simple Machines@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Kids in grades 3 through 8th can create their own marble run! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


May 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! Festival ends on Sunday!

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!

Belles on their Toes@ HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 7:30PM. STAGES youth theater presents "Belles on Their Toes" - a wonderful sequel to "Cheaper by the Dozen". The resourceful large clan rises to every crisis with a sense of fun- whether battling chicken pox or getting rid of an unwelcome boyfriend! Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for kids. Show runs through May 11th. Order online at www.stagesyouth.org or buy at the box office.


May 2nd

Beaverton Summer Farmers Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM.Looks like there will be several new vendors this season including La Vida Veggie, NOLA's doughnuts, and Blue Heron Herbary to name just a few.Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

FREE Build a Picket Fence Photo Frame@ 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.

Mother's Day Flower Pot@ Al's Gardening (Sherwood) at 9:30AM. $5 per kid. Plant a gorgeous pot of flowers in time for a Mother's Day gift. Go to www.als-gardencenter.com and click on "Kids Club" to register!

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

Free Comic Book Day@ Beaverton City Library from 10AM-1PM. Local comic creators will be on hand and free comic books while supplies last!

Canadian Indie Folk Music@ Tigard Library from 2-3PM. Enjoy a chamber-folk, indie-pop concert by a four member musical group from British Columbia. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library more info.

Belles on their Toes@ HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 2PM. See Friday for details.



May 3rd

Author Polly Campbell@ Reserve Vineyards&Golf Club (4805 sw 229th Ave., Aloha) from 12PM-2:30PM.Motivational speaker and author- Polly Campbell- will discuss getting unstuck and connecting with your passion. Lunch included with ticket price. Go to www.decorusmotivationalseminars.com for ticket purchase!

$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.

Belles on their Toes@ HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 2PM. See Friday for details.

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.