Suzanne's Around Town
Happy Spring Breakdown!

Hi! Everyone-

It's Spring Break for elementary school kids!!! Sounds idyllic- no more science fair projects or spelling tests to worry about. Everyone can sleep in and later bond over board games and cocoa! For some-by day #2, the break has become a breakdown!!!! Ha,ha,ha!!!

Never fear! For those of you who are staying around town-there's plenty to do including library fun and the THPRD Nature mobile!!!!And there are special events at the Forestry Center and the Zoo,too!

Happy Spring!

Suzanne




Mar 21st

Spring Break Around The World@ World Forestry Center (4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland) from 11AM-3PM

Explore a new region of the world with cool crafts, etc. All activities included with museum admission of $8 per adult and $5 per child (3-18). Today you can learn about Russian culture and history with Russian Folk music and a fun nesting doll craft and Faberge Egg craft. Go to www.worldforestry.org for more info.

THPRD Nature Mobile@ Beaverton City Park (across from the Beaverton City Library) at 10AM-Noon and FIr Grove Park from 1PM-3PM. Instructors will provide some nature and science learning through games and activities! Phone 503/629-6350 for more info or go to www.thprd.org for more info (click on Nature&Trails, then Nature Park Interpretive Center, then Nature Programs, then Nature Mobile. WHEW!!!)

Zoo's Gone Wild Spring Break Celebration@ Oregon Zoo from 10:30AM-2PM. There are tropical-themed animal talks and activities every day!!! Go to www.oregonzoo.org for more info.


Mar 22nd

Zoo's Gone Wild Spring Break Celebration@ Oregon Zoo from 10:30AM-2PM.

There are tropical-themed animal talks and activities every day!!! Today you can learn about monkeys in Maui, hang with Orangs, and have some otterly wild fun!!!Go to www.oregonzoo.org for more info.

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.

Spring Break Around The World@ World Forestry Center (4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland) from 11AM-3PM. Visit Mexico today! See Monday for details.


Mar 23rd

World Forestry Center& Portland Japanese Garden Discount on Dual Admission Today Only!!!Visit the Portland Japanese Garden and then present your admission receipt for $2 off adult admission and $1 off kids' admission to the World Forestry Center's (Spring Break Around The World) Japan Day! Check out the karate demos, origami, kite-making and Japanese folk tales! (You can also go to the Forestry Center first and then visit the Japanese Garden and receive a discount by showing your Forestry Center admission ticket). Go to www.japanesegarden.com and click on events for more info.

THPRD Nature Mobile@ Autumn Ridge Park (NW Fieldstone Drive, Beaverton) from 10AM-Noon and Commonwealth Lake Park (SW Foothill Drive, Beaverton) from 1PM-3PM. Instructors will provide some nature and science learning through games and activities! Phone 503/629-6350 for more info!

Storytime at Bliss Bake Shop@ Bethany Village Centre from 10-10:30AM. Phone for more info at 503/645-6000 or go to www.blisscupcakeshop.com for more details.

Toddler Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM. Books, music, and movement for active walkers and their parents or caregivers!

Symphony Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30AM-11:30AM. Join one of the Oregon Symphony's percussionists for a storytime and hands on instrument time, too. Registration is required by phoning the library at 503/350-3600.

"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.

Zoo's Gone Wild Spring Break Celebration@ Oregon Zoo from 10:30AM-2PM. There are tropical-themed animal talks and activities every day!!! Go to www.oregonzoo.org for more info.

Rock Climbing @Cedar Hills Crossing from 2-4PM. Try rock climbing on a safe rock climbing wall- safety equipment and instructors provided. Rock wall will be located outside, near the movie theater. Go to. www.cedarhillscrosing.com for more info.


Mar 24th

THPRD Nature Mobile@ Greenway Park from 10AM-Noon.

Instructors will provide some nature and science learning through games and activities! Phone 503/629-6350 for more info! No registration required. Also at Beaverton City Library from 1:30-2:15PM  and 2:30-3:15PM (Meeting Rooms A&B). Registration required by phoning the library at 503/350-3600. Geared for ages 4 to 10 years.

Zoo's Gone Wild Spring Break Celebration@ Oregon Zoo from 10:30AM-2PM. There are tropical-themed animal talks and activities every day!!! Go to www.oregonzoo.org for more info.

"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.

Early Literacy Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30AM-11AM. Learn skills to help get your child ready to read. No registration required. Geared for infant through 5 years old.

Spring Break Around The World@ World Forestry Center (4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland) from 11AM-3PM. Visit South Africa today! See Monday for details.

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.


Mar 25th

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm Starts Today!!!
Tip toe through the tulips!!!Check out the gorgeous flowers and bring your camera. Go to www.woodenshoe.com for info on family activities, directions, and flower conditions. $5 parking on weekdays and $10 on weekends.
 
 

THPRD Nature Mobile@ Rosa Park (SW Rosa Road&SW 196th Ave, Beaverton) from 10AM-Noon and Cooper Mountain Nature Park (18892 SW Kemmer Rd, Beaverton) from 1PM-3PM.  Instructors will provide some nature and science learning through games and activities! Phone 503/629-6350 for more info!

Zoo's Gone Wild Spring Break Celebration@ Oregon Zoo from 10:30AM-2PM. There are tropical-themed animal talks and activities every day!!! Go to www.oregonzoo.org for more info.

Spring Break Around The World@ World Forestry Center (4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland) from 11AM-3PM. Visit Hawaii today! See Monday for details.

Bats, Bugs, Frogs&Fish Events@ Lan Su Chinese Garden (Portland) from 2-4PM. Craft time at the garden. Go to www.lansugarden.org and click on events. Or phone the garden at 503/228-8131 for more details.

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.


Mar 26th

Bats, Bugs, Frogs&Fish Events@ Lan Su Chinese Garden (Portland) from 11AM-3PM

Animal inspired activities for Spring Break. Go to www.lansugarden.org and click on events. Or phone the garden at 503/228-8131 for more details.

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Zoo's Gone Wild Spring Break Celebration@ Oregon Zoo from 10:30AM-2PM. There are tropical-themed animal talks and activities every day!!! Go to www.oregonzoo.org for more info.


Mar 27th

Kid's Art Class@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 2PM-3PMKids from 4 years and up are invited to create their own bookmarks with watercolors! FREE class but you must pre-register by phoning the store at 503/645-9200.

FREE Great Grains and Legumes Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to prepare and season these nutritional powerhouses.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!

Zoo's Gone Wild Spring Break Celebration@ Oregon Zoo from 10:30AM-2PM. There are tropical-themed animal talks and activities every day!!! Go to www.oregonzoo.org for more info.

Bats, Bugs, Frogs&Fish Events@ Lan Su Chinese Garden (Portland) from 11AM-3PM. See Saturday for details.