Suzanne's Around Town
ChocolateFest, Hula, and Music with MO!

Hi! Everyone-

Hope you are enjoying a relaxing long weekend!

Lots to try this week including Hula lessons and Chocolate!!!!

Stay dry,

Suzanne




Jan 17th

Family Day@ Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland) from 11AM-3PM.

Come and visit the newest exhibit - "Perseverance: Black Pioneers in Early Oregon".Chat with costumed interpreters from the Oregon NW Black Pioneers Assoc. Learn 10 facts about OR's Black Pioneers and then put your knowledge of OR history to the test with puzzles and activities. Enjoy a special show of the Oregon Experience and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by adding your dreams to the "I Have A Dream" Wall. Two kids admitted free with one paid adult admission of $11. Go to www.ohs.org for more info.

Most libraries are closed today in observance of the MLK Holiday but Tigard Library will be open.

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.


Jan 18th

Baby Development@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM.

Learn about your 0-18 month old baby's development from experienced child psychologist-Lorah Sebastian. Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

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.

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.


Jan 19th

SOS! Bunny Needs Help!@ 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.

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@ 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.

Finesse Your Facebook Privacy Class@ Tigard Library from 7:30PM-8:45PM. Do you enjoy sharing on Facebook but worry that your online presence might be seen by more than just friends? Learn how to protect your privacy in this hands-on class. Class size limited to 16 - first come, first served. Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.


Jan 20th

Music with Mo!@ Garden Home Library at 11:45AM

Join musician -Mo Phillips- for lots of fun songs and the chance to form a super crazy onetime band that will write, perform, and record a couple of tunes in about an hour. Check out www.rockrollkindy.com for cuts from past shows. For ALL AGES!!!! 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.

SOS! Bunny Needs Help!@ 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.


Jan 21st

Hula the Winter Blues Away@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM.

Forget the cold drizzle and think palm trees and white sand! Professional hula instructor- Lisa Chang- will share the history of hula and teach simple Hawaiian language. Learn some basic hula steps and hand motions for a simple hula dance. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library and click on "Adult Events".

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


Jan 22nd

6th Annual ChocolateFest@ Oregon Convention Center from 10AM-5PM

Calling all chocolate fanatics!!! Check out chocolate sculpting, learn how to make a chocolate martini, sample chocolate and wine pairings and more! Delight in some of the finest chocolate from the NW and beyond! $10 per adult, $7 for kids 5-12. Proceeds help to support the World Forestry Center. Go to www.chocolatefest.org for more info.

Princess Garden Party@ Disney Store (Wash. Sq) at 11AM & 12:30PM. Come dressed as your fave Princess and enjoy some crafts and games. Phone the store for more details at 503/684-8121.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.


Jan 23rd

Family Movie Matinee- "Shrek Forever After"@ Beaverton City Library at 2:00PM

All ages are welcome to view this fun flick in the auditorium (children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult). The movie is rated PG and runs for an hour and a half! Phone the library for more details at 503/350-3600.

6th Annual ChocolateFest@ Oregon Convention Center from 10AM-5PM. See Saturday for details.

Free Fresh&Fast Pasta Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Get your Giada on and learn some time-saving pasta recipes that incorporate fresh flavors and produce. Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!