Suzanne's Around Town
Mother's Day, Star Wars, & Grossology!

HI! Everyone-

3 Cheers for the new Princess of Cambridge! Under changed rules, she will be the first royal heir in nearly a thousand years to keep her place in the succession (#4 ahead of Prince Harry) even if her parents later have another boy.There is no name at this writing but I'm feeling a Princess Victoria Diana Elizabeth vibe.

Happy May!

Suzanne




May 4th

Star Wars Activities@ Beaverton City Library from 10AM-9PM.Calling all Droids, Siths, Rebels and Jedis of all ages- come celebrate all things Star Wars. Test your Star Wars trivia knowledge, compose odes to your favorite Star Wars moments and characters, create Star Wars-related art and check out books to fuel your research into the Empire, the Rebellion and the hero in popular culture.  Activities, trivia and fun will happen throughout the day-- stop by and take part!

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

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

Messy Art@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Geared for ages 2-7.

Star Wars Jedi Camp@ Murray Scholls Library from 4-5PM. Drop in for Jedi secrets and more. Geared for grades 2-6th! May the force be with you!



May 5th

Container Gardening:Tomatoes&Herbs@ Beaverton City Library from 7-8PM.Dont let the lack of yard space keep you from growing fresh tomatoes plus the herbs to season all your summer dishes. Bob Falconer, OSU Extension Service Master Gardener, will demo container gardens and answer your questions. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

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.

Make a Mini-Koala@ Lego Store (Wash. Sq.) from 5PM-6PM! Free! Phone the store for more details at 503/670-9109. You can just never have enough Legos, can you? For kids from 6 to 14. Supplies are limited so arrive early. I have seen parents and kids line up at least 45 minutes ahead before!


May 6th

WOW Wednesdays@ Murray Scholls Branch from 4-5PM.Creative time geared for kids from 3 to 8 years old! Drop-in!

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.


May 7th

Science Grossology@ Murray Scholls Branch from 3-4PM.Evergreen Aeronautical Museum will present Grossology- kids will learn different fun facts about how human bodies react differently in zero gravity and while flying through the air at high altitudes and pulling multiple G's. Geared for grades 5 through 12. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.    

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.



May 8th

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.

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!



May 9th

Mother's Day Show&Sale@ Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden (5801 SE 28th Ave., Portland) from 9AM-5PM.Check out the biggest rhododendron show and sale of the year- just in time for Mother's Day! This is the weekend for peak bloom time. Go to www.crystalspringsgarden.org for more info.

Beaverton Summer Farmers Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM. Just in time to buy a hanging plant for Mother's Day!!! Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

Free Junior Chef Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Kids will learn how to use various kitchen gadgets like the Vitamix blender and waffle maker.Geared for ages 5 years to 13!FREE! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784.

Washington County Museum Family Day@ Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza Location (120 E Main Street, Hillsboro) from 10AM-1PM. FREE! Pioneer Heritage Family Day will include all things "trail" and Rick Meyers will perform an old-time music show at 11AM.Check out the new exhibits, too! Go to www.washingtoncountymuseum.org for more info.

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

Parent's Night Out@ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 5PM-9PM. Kids (from 4-12) can enjoy a creative night in the studio while parents can enjoy some chillax time!. $38 per child, $18 for each additional sibling. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for more info. Phone the Studio to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700.



May 10th

MOMS Bowl for Free@ Big Al's (14950 SW Barrows Rd. Beaverton)!Phone for more info at 503/748-6118.

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

Mother's Day Show&Sale@ Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden (5801 SE 28th Ave., Portland) from 9AM-5PM. See Saturday for details.