Suzanne's Around Town
Snailpeople, Mulan, & The Cat in the Hat!!!

Hi! Everyone-

It's the last full week of February- hard to believe!!!!

Many fun things to do this week including a great local production of "Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and a free "Soup for Supper" class at W&S.

And the Japanese Garden offers FREE admission on Monday.

Happy President's Day!

Suzanne




Feb 21st

Free Admission @ Japanese Garden from 10AM-4PM

The kids are off from school so come and enjoy the Koi! Guides will  be stationed throughout the Garden to help answer questions and speak about the Garden's history, culture, and traditions. Scavenger hunt for kids, too. Go to www.japanesegarden.com for more info.

MOST LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED TODAY FOR THE PRESIDENT'S DAY HOLIDAY BUT TIGARD 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.


Feb 22nd

Let's Rock Kid's Club Event@ Cedar Hills Crossing from 4-6PM

Staff from OMSI will be on hand with a geology themed program! Meet up inside the mall near Claire's! Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com for more info.

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 23rd

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.

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.

"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 24th

Snailpeople!@Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:30PMJoin music duo Snailpeople for classic and original kids music, accompanied with guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, and more! All ages!!!

Mulan@ Venetian Theater, Hillsboro at 9:30AM&11:45AM&7PM. See Friday for details.

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 25th

Mulan@ Venetian Theatre (253 E. Main Street, Hillsboro) at 9:30AM, 11:45AM, and 7PM

The Christian Youth Theater will present an action-packed stage adaptation of Disney's Mulan! Advance ticket prices are $12 (adult) and $9 (kid) and $2 more at the door. Go to www.cytvanport.org to purchase tickets or phone 360-750-8550.

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.

Free Fourth@ Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland) from 5-8PM. The museum offers free admission on the fourth Friday of every month. FYI- kids 17 years and younger are always FREE!!! Go to www.portlandartmuseum.org for more info.


Feb 26th

Joseph& The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat@ Broadway Rose New Stage Theatre (12850 SW Grant Ave., Tigard)

We just saw this fun production - great voices&costumes and very well-paced show which runs about 1 hour and 40 minutes (including a 15 minute intermission). Cameos by Lady Gaga and Elvis, too. Probably best for kids 6 years and up. The show is selling out many performances so go to www.broadwayrose.com for tickets or phone 503/620-5262. Tickets are $20-$35.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 1-1:30PM.

Mulan at 3PM&7PM. See Friday for details.


Feb 27th

Cat in the Hat@ Powell's Books (Cedar Hills Crossing) at 1PM

Enjoy a special story time as part of "Read Across America Day", meet The Cat in the Hat, and learn more about his new show on OPB. Go to www.powells.com for more info.

Soup for Supper Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to make hearty main-dish soups such as minestrone and beef with barley. 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 last week. Still totally fun!!!

Mulan at 2PM. See Friday for details.