Suzanne's Around Town
Taekwondo& Cooking classes galore!

Hi! Everyone-

Happy 152nd Bday to Oregon!!!! PARTY!!!!

Lots of cool story times this week including one in Japanese and one that includes an OR Symphony musician.

Happy Valentine's Day. Bring on the chocolate!

Suzanne

 

 

 




Feb 14th

Lovey Babies@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30AM-11:30AM.It's Valentine's Day so bring your cuties to dance to popular love songs!!! No registration required!

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.

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.

Portland Center for the Performing Arts Noontime Showcase@ Hatfield Hall Rotunda Lobby (1111 SW Broadway, Portland) at 12PM.  Introduce the kids to the wonder of opera with an abbreviated (in English) version of Donizetti's comic tale-  The Elixir of Love. FREE!  Go to www.pcpa.com for more info.


Feb 15th

Symphony Storytime@ Hillsboro Main Library (2850 Brookwood Pkway) every Tuesday in February from 10:15-11:15AM.

Each week an OR Symphony musician will perform music that enhances the storytelling experience in this special series for preschoolers. Story and craft, too. Phone the library for more info at 503/615-6500 or go to www.hillsboro.plinkit.org.

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. Books, bubbles, songs and playtime for infants through 18 months! Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

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


Feb 16th

Storytime at Bliss Bake Shop@ Bethany Village Centre from 10-10:30AM.

Your kids can enjoy a fun story while you sip a Longbottom coffee and perhaps savor a dark chocolate Bittersweet Bliss cupcake (also available in vegan and gluten free!). 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. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

"Bunny's Garage Sale" @ 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. Books, music and movement for active walkers and their caregivers! Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

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.


Feb 17th

All Ages Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 11:45AM.Books and music 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.

"Bunny's Garage Sale" @ 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.


Feb 18th

Paper Pals@ Beaverton City Library from 3:30-4:30PM.

Kids in grades 1 through 5 are invited to make some cool paper crafts! Registration required at 503/350-3600.

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


Feb 19th

Family Day@ Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave, Portland) from 11AM-3PM.Celebrate Oregon's 152nd birthday during Family Day! You can watch a special play created and performed by elementary school students at 11:30AM and 12:30PM. Listen to a gallery talk on "Oregon Firsts" and examine objects used in Oregon's past. You can take part in family crafts throughout the day, too! Two children admitted free with one paid adult admission of $11. Children 5 years and under are free. Go to www.ohs.org for more info.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.

Kids Cooking Class@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 2PM. Kids 4 years and up can learn how to prepare some kid-friendly dishes. $5 per kid donation to Whole Planet Foundation. Limited class size so you must pre-register at 503/645-9200.


Feb 20th

Taekwondo Demo@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM.

Members of the U.S. West Coast Taekwondo Association will demonstrate how this martial art develops balance, flexibility, stamina, focus and confidence! Wear comfy clothes if you'd like to try! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

 

Free Latin Cooking Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn about the key spices used in Latin cooking and how to balance spicy and sweet flavors! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive at least 15 minutes early to snag a seat! I didn't follow my own advice and stood for the Indian class today. Still totally fun!!!

Kids Cooking Class@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 5:30PM. FREE!!! Cooks in training (ages 8 years and up) can get chopping to create homemade hummus, carrot "chips" and more!  Limited class size so you must pre-register at 503/645-9200.  Go to www.wholefoodsmarket.com for store calendar and more info.