Suzanne's Around Town
Tulips, Spring Planters, and $2 Sunday at OMSI!!!

Hi! Everyone-

Hope your Spring Break was somewhat relaxing and snafu-free!!!!

We were lucky enough to enjoy a few of our favorite things- agate hunting, fish and chips, rainbows, a Zumbatomic dance party, and sleeping in!!!!

Now, back to reality!

Happy April!

Suzanne




Mar 28th

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 1st.

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.

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 29th

Cool Tunes for Kids with Eric Herman@ Garden Home Library (Room 9) at 11AM.

Kids can rock out to a mix of "Shel Silverstein, Sesame Street, and the Beatles".  If the kids are hungry for lunch then you can go check out the opening day activities at John's Incredible Pizza Co. at 9180 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton. Go to www.johnspizza.com for special offers!!!

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 1st.

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.

Kids'Club@ Cedar Hills Crossing from 6-7PM (new time!) Meet inside the mall near the Claire's store and do some Spring themed craft projects including painting ceramic flower pots, birdhouses and more! Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com for more details.


Mar 30th

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.

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 1st.

"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.

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.


Mar 31st

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10:30-11AMish.

Wacky wood sculptures 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!

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 1st.

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

"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.

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls from 11:30AM to 12PM.

All Ages Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 11:45AM. Books and music for the whole family. Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

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.


Apr 1st

Happy April Fool's Day!!!!!!!

So beware.....don't fall for any jokes today!!! There will be no free pedicure & Mimosa stations outside local schools for tired moms (and teachers!!!). And Wills & Kate will not be featured in a new Columbia Sportswear ad for Snuggies!!!

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 1st.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10:30-11AMish. See Thursday for details.

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.


Apr 2nd

FREE Build a Spring Planter@ 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.

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 1st.

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 from 1-1:30PM.

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! April's featured book is "Snarlyhissopus" by Alan MacDonald. 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.


Apr 3rd

$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!
26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 1st.