Suzanne's Around Town
Aerospace Book Club, Seuss Celebrations, & Farming in the City!!!

Hi! Everyone-

There's a ton of cool activities this week - including many Dr. Seuss Bday celebrations and National Pancake Day on March 1st!!!

Happy March!!!

Suzanne




Feb 28th

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.

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.


Mar 1st

Baby Hour@ Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Ave., Portland) at 10AM.Take a group tour of the exhibitions with your baby (up to one year old) followed by coffee and conversation. Pre-register at www.portlandartmuseum.org for more info.

Free Pancake Day@ IHOP from 7AM-10PM. It's National Pancake Day!!!!Get a free short stack and leave a donation to support local charities. Go to www.ihoppancakeday.com for more info and to find the IHOP closest to you!

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.

Make a Lego Mini-Bird@ Lego Store (Wash. Sq.) from 5PM -6PM! Free! Phone the store for more details at 503/670-9109. You can just never have enough Legos, can you? For kids from 6 to 14. Supplies are limited so arrive early. I have seen parents and kids line up at least 45 minutes ahead before!


Mar 2nd

Dr. Seuss Party@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM.Crafts and stories for kids from 2 to 6 years old. You must pre-register at 503/350-3600.

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. 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.

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.

Read Across America Day Celebration@ Tigard Library from 4-5:00PM. Children from 3 years old and up are invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday with Seuss stories and crafts! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.


Mar 3rd

Seussapalooza@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:45PM.Join in for stories, treats and activities to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss! All ages welcome!!! 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.


Mar 4th

"Your Farm in the City" book signing and talk@ Powell's Books (Cedar Hills Crossing) at 7PM.

Author Lisa Taylor's new book covers everything from growing organic produce and raising chickens to running a small farm on a city lot or in a suburban backyard! Go to www.powells.com and click on "At Our Stores" and then "Events Calendar" for more info.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10:30-11AMish. Painting to music and Kandinsky inspired acrylic on canvas art works. $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.


Mar 5th

Aerospace Book Club@ Evergreen Space Museum Education Mezzanine (500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville) from 10-11:30AM.

Come to the Space Museum for a storytime and crafts! March's featured book is "Penelope Pilot" by Lynda Meeks.This free monthly event is presented by the Aerospace Book Club and the McMinnville Public Library to promote literacy and provide families with fun, educational activiites.Go to www.evergreenmuseum.org or phone the museum at 503/434-4180 for directions and more info.

FREE Build  a Wooden #20 Joey Logano Race Car@ Home Depot stores (closest would be 4401 SW 110th Ave) from 9AM to Noon. Kids will learn tool safety and have fun working on this "hands-on" project. For more info and photo of project, go to www.homedepot.com and type in "kids workshops" in search box. Project is geared for kids 5ish to 12 years old. Phone the Beaverton store for more info at 503/469-4242.

Special Needs Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30AM-11AM. This storytime is geared for kids who may need a multi-sensory, yet low-key presentation. Geared for preschool/primary grades. For more info and to pre-register, phone the library at 503/350-3600.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.

Mr. Ben's Live Music Show@ Beaverton City Library (Meeting Rooms A&B) from 3:00-4:00PM. Musical education and entertainment for babies to 5 years oldish! Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.


Mar 6th

$2 Sunday@ OMSI from 9:30AM-5:30PM.The first Sunday of every month is just $2 admission. Go to www.omsi.edu for more info. Check out the new "Lost Egypt" exhibit with mummies, a dig site, and tomb art!

Classic Steakhouse Starters Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to make yummy starters such as stuffed mushrooms, onion rings, and French onion soup. Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. FREE!!! Demo class so arrive at least 15 minutes early to snag a seat otherwise you will have to stand!