Suzanne's Around Town
Farmers Market,Pink Pig Puppets & Train Day!!!

Hi! Everyone-

So many happenings this week! The Tulip festival has been extended through Mother's Day and the Beaverton Farmers Market opens on Saturday!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all you hot Mamas and Grandmas out there. Wishing you plenty of high quality chocolate, mimosas, sunshine, and pedicure time!!!

Happy Teacher Appreciation week, too!

Suzanne




May 2nd

Sing, Sign & Story Time@ Tigard Library from 1:15-2PM.

This new story time will run through May!!! Local childrens' author and sign language educator-Dawn Prochonvnic- will lead a lively, interactive storytime geared for kids from 3 to 6 years old. Plenty of opportunity to practice signing. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library and click on "Kids&Teens" for more info or phone the library at 503/639-4171.

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.

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 8th. Go to www.woodenshoe.com for more info.


May 3rd

Welcome New Moms@ Beaverton City Library from 2 to 3:30PM.

If you're a first time mom then come for a special afternoon story time, crafts, resource display and more! No registration required. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 8th.

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.

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.

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.

Sustainability Fair@ Garden Home Library from 4-6PM. Learn how to live more sustainably with info booths from Washington County Recycling, Regional Green Building Hotline and more!!! And the kids can work on recycled crafts, too! Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

Make a Lego Daffodil@ 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!


May 4th

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.

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.

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.

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.


May 5th

All Ages Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 11:45AMBooks, activities, and music for the whole family! 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.


May 6th

Family StoryTime (ages 0-6 years)@ Tigard Library 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.

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM daily through May 8th. Go to www.woodenshoe.com for more info.

Free Admission@ Leach Bothanical Garden (6704 SE 122nd Ave, Portland) from 9AM-8PM. The garden celebrates National Public Garden Day with free admission and extended hours today! Go to www.leachgarden.org for more info.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10:30-11AMish. "Pour" paintings inspired by Helen Frankenthaler 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


May 7th

Beaverton Farmer's Market Opens@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM

The market opens just in time to buy a hanging plant for Mother's Day! We can finally have Zest crepes again for breakfast- YIPEE!!!Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

 

 

 

 

FREE Build a Mother's Day Tulip 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.

Hanna Andersson Grand Opening@ Washington Square Mall from 10AM-2PM. NW Children's Theatre will perform, 20% off purchases and more! Go to www.shopwashingtonsquare.com for more info.

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! 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.

National Train Day@ Portland's Union Station (800 NW 6th Ave.) from 10AM-4PM. FREE! THe 4449 Steam Engine will be displayed along with model trains, entertainment and more. Go to www.nationaltrainday.com for more info.

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.

Pink Pig Puppet Theater@ Beaverton City Library from 11:45AM-12:30PM. Always a jolly good show with wacky animall antics!!! Remember that the Beaverton Farmer's Market is open so arrive early for parking!!!

Kid's Drawing Party@ Powell's Books (Cedar Hills Crossing) at 1PM. For more info, go to www.powells.com and click on "At Our Stores" for "Event Calendar".

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 1-1:30PM.

Fused Glass Creations@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM and 3-4PM. A local artist will teach kids from K-5th grades how to make festive fused glass art. Pre-registration required by phoning the Children's Desk at 503/718-2656.


May 8th

Free Admission for Moms&Grandmas@ Portland Children's Museum from 10AM-2PM.

Moms and Grandmas can enjoy the museum for free (with one paid child). $9 for ages one and up. Go to www.portlandcm.org for more info. Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

26th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm from 9AM-6PM -LAST DAY!!!!