Suzanne's Around Town
Happy December!

Hi! Everyone-

Not even December and already a surprise "Snow Day" off from school last week. Let's hope that doesn't happen too often- AGHHHH!!!!!!

Looking forward to easing into the holiday season and a spirited Civil War Game.

We're not biased at all. Ha,ha,ha!

Suzanne




Nov 29th

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 30th

Kids Club@ Cedar Hills Crossing from 4-6PM

The kids can work on some fun holiday craft projects including designing and coloring ornaments! Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com for more info.

 

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. Phone the library at 503/245-9932 for more info.

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 www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.


Dec 1st

Wondrous First Wednesday@ World Forestry Center Discovery Museum from 10AM-5PM.

Admission is reduced to $2 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.

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

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

Sleigh Bells Ring! @ 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 www.grandcentralbakery.com for menu,etc.

Toddler Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM. Stories, songs, and dancing for active walkers! Go to www.gardenhome.plinkit.org for more info.

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.

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


Dec 2nd

All Ages Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:15PM.

Books, bubbles, and music for the whole family! Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 sessions starting at 10:15AM & 11:30AM.

Sleigh Bells Ring! @ Ladybug Theater at Smile Station (8210 SE 13th Ave., Sellwood section of Portland) at 10:30AM. See Wednesday for details.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10:30-11AMish. See Friday for details.

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls from 11:30AM to 12PM. 

Preschool Storytime@ Tigard Library from 1:15PM-2PM. Music, interactive activities, and longer stories for blossoming readers! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.


Dec 3rd

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio at 10:30AM.

Clay mobiles inspired by Calder 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 www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for calendar and more info!

First Friday@ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 10AM-8PM. No school today? Bring the kids for drop-in open studio specials including holiday ornaments from $4-$14. Phone the studio at 503/453-3700 for more info.

Multnomah Village Holiday Gala Tree Lighting@ Multnomah Village at 6:30PM (SW Capitol Highway between SW 33&36th., Portland). Activities from 4PM- get in the holiday spirit with a horse-drawn carriage ride, visit from Santa, strolling carolers and more. Phone for more details at 503/244-9683.


Dec 4th

26th Annual Holiday Happening@ Garden Home Rec Center from 9AM to 4PM.

Come and check out this yearly extravaganza that kicks off with breakfast & Santa! There will be over 100 vendors selling their handmade crafts along with a used book sale! We have always found really cool, reasonably priced gifts here! Go to www.thprd.org or phone Garden Home at 503/629-6341.

FREE Build & Decorate a Wooden Picture 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.

Multnomah Village Holiday Gala@ Multnomah Village from 8:30AM-6PM. (SW Capitol Highway between SW 33&36th., Portland). Get in the holiday spirit with a horse-drawn carriage ride, visit from Santa, strolling carolers, music and more. Phone for more details at 503/244-9683.

A Nutcracker Tea@ Tualatin Public Library from 11AM-12PM. NW Dance Theatre makes a special appearance with excerpts from "A Nutcracker Tea" - a family-friendly adaptation of the Nutcracker ballet -along with  a reading of the Nutcracker story by the Sugar Plum Fairy. Go to http://www.ci.tualatin.or.us/departments/communityservices/library/  and click on events calendar or phone the library for more info at 503/691-3071.

14th Annual Mitten Tree Kick-Off @ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM. The whole family is invited to weave a winter wonderland wall decoration. All library patrons are invited to decorate the Mitten Tree throughout December with donations of new scarves, hats, and gloves which will go to the Good Neighbor Center.

Holly Days@ Main Street Hillsboro from 1:30-6PM. Extended shopping hours, caroling, choirs, music, Holiday Farmers Market starting at 2PM, tree lighting at 5:30PM. Go to www.hillsborodowntown.org for more info. Also, my fave Hillsboro beauty emporium- Denise's Spa Petite (230 E Main Street, tel# 503/640-3696)- will host an open house from 9AM-1PM with giveaways and sales on products and services (send the husbands for gift certificates- the massages and facials are incredible!!!!).

Saturday Movie Matinee@ Beaverton City Library at 2PM.


Dec 5th

$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.

LOOKING TOWARDS MONDAY.....

The MOMS Club of Beaverton-South will hold a fun open house on Mon., Dec. 6th from 10AM-11:30AM at the Beaverton Resource Center (12500 SW Allen Blvd.). There will be cookie decorating and a visit from a local children's author for the kids while Moms can learn more about what our chapter has to offer.  So come and check out our club. RSVP for the open house at mcbs.rsvp@hotmail.com and go to www.momsclubbeavertonsouth.org for more info about the MOMS Club. I'd be happy to answer any questions about the club at osgriffiths@frontier.com.