Suzanne's Around Town
Anne-Louise, Baby Loves Disco & Free Admssion to Japanese Garden!

Hi! Everyone-

Hope everyone "fell back" okay this weekend!

It's a really short school week for some of us but luckily there are plenty of festive events around town. And fingers crossed for a few more sunny days.

Happy November,


Nov 8th

Book Babies@ Tigard Library from 10:30-11:30AM.

Share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and a simple book while developing early literacy skills. Stay and play after the program. Phone the library for more details at 503/684-6537.

Nov 9th

Four Buck Tuesday@ Oregon Zoo from 9AM-4PM

Admission is discounted to $4 per person and children under 3 are free as usual. Go to for more info. Yes- the price has increased from 2 Buck Tuesday but as an adult, ride the Max and get $1.50 off admission (show ticket stub) so really $2.50 Tuesday!!!! Kids 7 years old and under ride the Max for free.

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls at 9:30AM. Get your morning started with fun stories for  kids from 3ish to 5 years old at the newest branch! Staff will be present to let storytime attendees into the library before regular open hours.Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 3 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM,11AM,& 11:45AM. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

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

Fun for Ones (Ages 12-24 months)@ Tigard Library from 10:30-11AM AND 11:30AM-Noon. 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.

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" Book #5 Release Party@ Borders (Bridgeport Village) at 6PM. Games and prizes in celebration of the new book in the popular series. Phone the store for more info at 503/968-7576.

Nov 10th

Spanish Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls from 6:45PM-7:15PM.

The whole family is invited to hear stories in Spanish in this monthly story time. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

Storytime at Bliss Bake Shop@ Bethany Village Centre from 10-10:30AM. Phone for more info at 503/645-6000 or go to for more details.

Fun for Ones@ Beaverton City Library from 10:15AM to 10:45AM.

Toddler Time (ages 24-36 months) Storytime@ Tigard Library at 10:30AM-11:15AM AND 12:30-1:15PM. Number of participants is limited to first 20 children for each session.

Toddler Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 10:30-11AM.

The Gingerbread Man@ Ladybug Theater at Smile Station (8210 SE 13th Ave., Sellwood section of Portland) at 10:30AM. This show is geared for kids from 2 1/2 to 6 years old. Plenty of audience participation and the shows usually last 40 minutes. $3.50 per person but babes in arms are free. Pay at the door but you must phone to reserve tickets in advance at 503/232-2346. Head to the YUM-O! Sellwood Grand Central Bakery afterwards- there's a kid's room in back so you can eat while the tots play with the chalkboard,etc. Go to for menu,etc.

Baby Bugs@ Beaverton City Library from 11:15 to 11:45AM.

Nov 11th

Free Admission@ Portland Japanese Garden from 10AM-4PM

The kids are off from school for Veteran's Day so go and enjoy the Koi! Go to for more info.


The Gingerbread Man"@ Ladybug Theater at Smile Station (8210 SE 13th Ave., Sellwood section of Portland) at 10:30AM. See Thursday for details.

Picasso Power Day@ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 10AM-5PM. Paint like Picasso ($18) from 12-1:00PM or 2-3:00PM, pre-registration required. Drop in any time from 10AM-5PM to create a Picasso style clay plate ($18) or collage ($11). Go to and click on Special Events or phone the studio at 503/453-3700 for more info.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10:30-11AMish. Miro inspired clay bowls this week $8 per kid -ages 2 1/2 -5 years, you must phone ahead to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700. Go to for calendar and more info!

Taste of Thanksgiving Dinner Benefit@ Whole Foods Market (Tanasbourne) from 5-7:30PM. Bring your family to an early Thanksgiving dinner - pineapple glazed ham, roasted turkey, savory stuffing, and pumpkin cranberry tart - to name just a few dishes. Live music, too! $10 per adult, $5 per kid under 12 to benefit Loaves and Fishes. Phone the store for more details at 503/645-9200.

Nov 12th

Family StoryTime (ages 0-6 years)@ Tigard Library on Fridays from 10:30-11:15AM AND 11:30AM-12:15PM.

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 at 10:30AM. See Thursday for details.

Nov 13th

Anne-Louise's Magical Songs&Stories@ Capitol Hill Library (10723 SW Capitol Highway, Portland) from 2:30-3:15PM

Our absolute FAVE storyteller, Anne-Louise Sterry, will present a funny, touching and interactive program of songs and tales for the whole family. The tots and kids will be dancing to her fab guitar by the show's end!!!!Phone the library for more info at 503/988-5355.

Car Seat Clinic@ in back of Beaverton City Hall from 9AM-12:30PM. Certified child safety techs will be on hand to install or inspect car seats. FREE! Phone the Beaverton Police for more info at 503/526-2264 or go to and click on Calendar.

Free Family Day@ Washington County Museum (PCC Rock Creek Campus) from 10AM-2PM. Fun turkey crafts for the whole family with snacks and juice provided. Go to and click on Events&Programs for more info.

National Gaming Day (Family Board Games)@ Beaverton Library from 10:30AM-12:30PM. Celebrate National Game Day by playing board games with your kids - try one on hand or bring your own. Geared for kids from 4-11 years with adult. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

Pumpkin Planters@ Al's Garden Center- Sherwood Store- (Kid's Club Class) at 11AM. Kids will make a festive pumpkin centerpiece using pansies or mums. $5 per kid and you must pre-register by going to and click on Events.

FREE Baby Loves Disco Event@ Pioneer Place from 1-4PM. Parents and pre-schoolers will  turn the beat around during this fun afternoon dance party with dj spun classic disco tunes!!! Event is free but you must pick up wrist bands from the H&M store (in Pioneer Place) ahead of time. Go to for more intel.

National Gaming Day@ Tigard Library from 1-4:30PM. All ages can try the Wii and Xbox games in the Community Room from 1-4:30PM. K through grade 5 kids can drop in to play board games from 2-4PM in the Puett Room. Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.

Nov 14th

Free "Small Crowd-Big Flavor" Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10 AM (ALSO-Mon., Nov.15th at 6PM).

Get the word on the bird with this informative class on how to prepare Thanksgiving for an intimate group! Reserve a spot by phoning the store at 503/684-2784. Arrive early to snag a seat! More November classes include a "Time Saving Thanksgiving" coming up next week.