Suzanne's Around Town
Nancy Drew, Young Writer's Workshop, &Kids' Drawing Party!

Hi! Everyone-

The Galloping Gourmet trots into town tomorrow night- sounds like a great talk! Don't forget that there's no school for many on Friday so find something fun to do around town!

It's warming up, isn't it?

Suzanne

 




Mar 7th

Graham Kerr "Galloping Gourmet"@ Powell's Books (Cedar Hills Crossing) at 7PM.

Before Bobby, Jaimie, and Emeril, there was the Galloping Gourmet! The award-winning chef will talk about his new book on the joys of the kitchen garden - "Growing at the Speed of Life". For more info, go to www.powells.com and click on "At Our Stores" for "Events" .

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 8th

Music in Action with Rich Glauber@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM.Totally fun, interactive musical hour. Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.

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.

Four Buck Tuesday@ Oregon Zoo from 10AM-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.

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.


Mar 9th

"Getting Loose with Mother Goose" @ 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.

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.

Snailpeople! @Garden Home Library (in room 9) from 10:30-11:15AM.Join music duo Snailpeople! for classic and original kids music, accompanied with guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, and more! All ages!!!  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.


Mar 10th

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

The whole family is invited for stories, songs, and activities. Go to www.gardenhome.plinkit.org for more info or phone the library at 503/245-9932.

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

"Getting Loose with Mother Goose" @ 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.


Mar 11th

An Irish Ceili@ Tigard Library from 7-8:30PM.

Get your green on! Discover traditional Irish music and dance during this fun gathering for all ages. 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. Secret letter clay tiles inspired by Paul Klee 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!

Learn About Birds@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls (two 45 minute sessions) at 10AM & 11AM.  It's a no school day for several local schools - so a FREE class on birds sounds ducky! Geared for kids in K-6th grades.You must pre-register at the library desk or by phoning the library at 503/644-2197.

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.

McMinnville Wine& Food Classic@ Evergreen Space Museum (500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville) from 3-9PM. This 18th annual festival is a showcase of the Northwest's finest wines along with delicious food and chef demos, fine arts and crafts and live music.$15 per adult (plus parking) and children 9 and under are free. No Strollers!!! Go to www.sipclassic.org for more info.

Young Writer's Workshop@ Powell's Books(Cedar Hills Crossing) at 4:30PM. Kids from 10 years to 18 who love to write or are interested in learning more about the craft are invited to meet local authors Amber Keyser(Anatomy of a Pandemic) and Elizabeth Rusch(For The Love of Music) for a discussion on writing techniques that can transform a boring list of facts into an exciting story. For more info, go to www.powells.com and click on "At Our Stores" for "Events" .


Mar 12th

Nancy Drew and the Case of the Missing Letter@ Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capital Hwy, Portland) at 7-8:30PM

A troupe of actors have transformed the old Granville estate into a Shakespearean Dinner Theatre only to find it is haunted! Will the young sleuth- Nancy Drew- and her friends be able to solve this mystery and get their homework done on time? Free!!! Phone the center for more info at 503/823-2787.

 

Free Family Day@ Washington County Museum (PCC-Rock Creek Campus, Portland) from 10AM-2PM. Make Leprechaun-paper Marionettes, printed foam books, sewing cards and hear stories about Washington County's women. Snacks and juice provided, too. Go to www.washingtoncountymuseum.org and click on "Education&Programs" and then "Youth Programs" for more info.

"Myrna the Mermaid and the Golden Key"@ Lake Oswego Library (706 4th Street, Lake Oswego) at 11AM. Penny's Puppet productions presents a fun, nautical adventure. Go to www.ci.oswego.or.us/library for more info.

McMinnville Wine& Food Classic@ Evergreen Space Museum (500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville) from 12-9PM. See Friday for details.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.

Kids Ice Cream Making Class@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 2PM. Kids 4 years and up can learn how to make ice cream and sorbet!!!.$5 per kid donation to Whole Planet Foundation. Limited class size so you must pre-register at 503/645-9200.

Old Time Music Show@ Hillsboro Main Library (2850 Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro) from 2:30-3:30PM.  All ages are welcome to hear a mix of historical info and pioneer music including banjo, musical saw, ukulele, and noseflute! Phone the library for more info at 503/615-6500.


Mar 13th

Kids' Drawing Party@ Powell's Books (Cedar Hills Crossing) at 2PM.

Enjoy a kids' drawing party hosted by children's author Mark Teague who is best known for his hilarious doggy adventure - "LaRue Across America". For more info, go to www.powells.com and click on "At Our Stores" for "Events" .