Suzanne's Around Town
Pooches, Paper Pals, & What's Up with the Weather?

Hi! Everyone-

Just one more week full steam ahead and then...it's Spring Break(down)!!!!

In the meantime, many cool activities!!! Pooches on the Green on Saturday isn't just for the dogs- there was lots of great Irish music and dancing last year! Beaverton Libraries don't have all of their storytimes this week- FYI!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Suzanne




Mar 14th

Portland Center for the Performing Arts Noontime Showcase@ Hatfield Hall Rotunda Lobby (1111 SW Broadway, Portland) at 12PM.

Get set for St. Patrick's Day with traditional Irish tunes by fiddler Brongaene Griffin and members of Cul An Ti. Geared for kids 5 and older. FREE! Go to www.pcpa.com for more info.

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.


Mar 15th

Early Literacy Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 10:30AM-11:15AM.

Get information about early literacy and the simple things you can do at home to start your baby on the path to reading!!! 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 16th

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.

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.

"The 3 Pigs with Baby Bear" @ 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 from 10:30-11:00AM.Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.


Mar 17th

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!

Get your green on!!!! Shamrock Shakes, anyone?

"The 3 Pigs with Baby Bear" @ 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.

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 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. Modern paper and wood collage inspired by Piet Mondrian 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!

Dance Party! @ Garden Home Library from 11AM-12PM. Drop in to dance or play with instruments! Snacks provided!

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 19th

Pooches on The Green@ Beaverton City Park (5th&Hall Blvd.) from 11AM to 3PM.

Celebrate St. Paw-tricks day with a doggie fair, kids' crafts, Irish music and dance and more! Pipe Band at 11AM, Beaverton Police K-9 demo at 11:30AM and Irish Dancing at 12:30ish. Go to www.beavertonoregon.gov for more info.

Family Day@ Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave, Portland) from 11AM-3PM. 2 kids are free with one paid adult admission of $11. Visit with animal guests courtesy of the Oregon Zoo's ZAP Program and make a Guatemalan craft from recycled materials.Go to www.ohs.org for more info.

Anti-Bullying Program@ Beaverton City Library from 1-2:30PM. Kids can learn to tackle the problem of bullying in this workshop.Geared for kids in grades 3 through 7. Registration required by phoning the library at 503/350-3600.

What's Up With the Weather?@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM. A hydrologist from the National Weather Service will blow into the Library along with his tornado machine! We went to this presentation last year and it was totally fun and informative! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.


Mar 20th

FREE Kids can cook Spaghetti class@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 5:30PM

Kids from age 8 and up will learn how to make a nutritious basic marinara sauce that will put some zing on pasta! FREE class but pre-registration is required by phoning the store at 503/645-9200.

FREE Steakhouse Sides Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to whip up creamed spinach, sauteed mushrooms and other festive sides for your steak dinners. 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!

Family Movie@ Beaverton City Library from 2 to 4PM.