Suzanne's Around Town
Free Admission to Chinese Garden this week!!!

Hi! Everyone-

Back from Winter Break and back to reality!!!

It's a good time to explore the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland as admission is FREE through this Sunday!!!

Renowned local poets and authors -Ursula LeGuin and Molly Gloss- will be featured readers at the Beaverton City Library on Sunday!

Happy New Year!

Suzanne




Jan 5th

Wondrous First Wednesday@ 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.

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.

Free Admission to Chinese Garden through Sunday! See Thursday for details!

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.


Jan 6th

Free Admission to Lan Su Chinese Garden (NW 3rd & Everett, Portland) from 10AM-5PM.

The Lan Su Chinese Garden kicks off 2011 with free admission through Sunday! You can escape the cold with tea at the teahouse which does not require reservations. The Year of the Rabbit starts on February 3rd! Go to www.lansugarden.org for more info on the garden and upcoming events.

Early Literacy Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 11:45AM. The 6 early literacy skills will be reviewed while reading books, dancing, and singing. Geared for parents and caregivers of babies through 5 years. Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

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

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.


Jan 7th

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

Winter landscapes in clay inspired by Monet! $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!

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.

Early Literacy Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30AM-11AM. Geared for babies through age 5. Parents and caregivers can learn skills to get their kids set to read. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

Free Admission to Chinese Garden through Sunday! See Thursday for details!


Jan 8th

LEGO Building Challenge@ OMSI from 10AM - 4PM.Kids from 6 to 9 years can learn basic design skills with hands-on approach games. Go to www.omsi.edu for more info!

O-Shogatsu@ Portland Japanese Garden from 12PM-3PM. Celebrate the Japanese New Year with games, music, and traditional calligraphy. Free with admission- $8 per adult, $5.25 per child (6-17),and kids under 6 are free. Go to www.japanesegarden.com for more details.

Free Admission to Chinese Garden. See Thursday for details!


Jan 9th

Mad Hatter Tea Party@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM

Enjoy some madcap fun making crazy hats, playing games, and snacking on a few refreshments. Geared for kids 5 years and up! Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.

Free Stir Fry Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Wok on over and get some tips for stir frying veg, meats, and more! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

William Stafford Birthday Celebration@ Beaverton City Library from 2 to 3:30PM. Celebrated authors and poets, Ursula LeGuin and Molly Gloss, will be featured readers to commemorate the birthday of Oregon's late poet laureate- William Stafford. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Free Admission to Chinese Garden- Last Day! See Thursday for details!