Suzanne's Around Town
Magic & Trees!!!!

Hi! Everyone-

Storytimes at the libraries are back in full swing! And there are 2 fun tree related activities at the end of the week.

Speaking of trees, we got a chance to check out the huge Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center during the holidays!

Keep warm,

Suzanne




Jan 10th

Japanese Storytime@ Beaverton City LIbrary from 10:30AM-11AM

Kids can listen to stories read in Japanese in this new monthly storytime. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

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.

Portland Center for the Performing Arts Noontime Showcase@ Hatfield Hall Rotunda Lobby (1111 SW Broadway, Portland) at 12PM.  The Chinook Winds will perform (flute, clarinet, and bassoon) classical favorites and more in this family friendly event. FREE!  Go to www.pcpa.com for more info.

 


Jan 11th

Top Secret with Slightly Illusional@ Tigard Library from 7 to 8PM.

Secret agents, spy gadgets, magic, puppets and a cute bunny will captivate the kids!! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info. There will also be a Magic Workshop earlier in the day - see other events.

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 www.oregonzoo.org 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 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM & 11AM 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.

Top Secret Magic Tips&Tricks Workshop@ Tigard Library from 4:30-6PM. Magician Curt Nelson will teach the secrets behind some simple tricks in this hands-on workshop. For grades 4 through high school. Registration required by phoning 503/718-2656 to sign up!


Jan 12th

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. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM and 11AM.

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 11:45 to 12:15PM.


Jan 13th

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

Stories, songs, and activities for the whole family! Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM & 1PM.

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.


Jan 14th

Storytime with Friends of Trees@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 11AM.

Emma Gray from Friends of Trees (www.friendsoftrees.org) will read "We Planted a Tree" to the kids and then they'll get a chance to meet "Garry the Oak"  for a photo opp! Event is free but registration required & space limited so phone the store's guest services to register at 503/645-9200.

Dance Party!@ Garden Home Library from 11-12. Great music, instruments, and snacks!! 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. Starry Night paintings inspired by Vincent van Gogh 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!

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.

Homeschoolers New Year's Reception@ Beaverton City LIbrary from 2 to 4PM. Drop in for light snacks, networking and a display of hand-picked resources to meet the needs of homeschoolers. Geared for Kindergarten though Grade 5.

Drop-In Crafts@ Beaverton City Library from 2:30PM-4PM. Chill out in the library and make some cool crafts! Geared for Grades 2 to 5 with an accompanying adult. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.


Jan 15th

Talk About Trees Paper Workshop@ Tigard Library from 1:30 to 2:30PM.

Learn the history of paper and the importance of recycling. Then design a unique sheet of writing paper to take home with craft and recycled materials. Geared for ages 5 and up. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.

Kid's Drawing Party@ Powell's Books (Cedar Hills Crossing) at 2PM. The author/artist- Alex Beard- will talk about his new book -"Monkey See, Monkey Draw"- and get the kids to unleash their inner artists! Phone the store for more info at (800)878-7323.


Jan 16th

Free Grill Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM.

Fight the chill with the grill! Learn how to cook steaks, kabobs,and more on an indoor grill! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

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