Suzanne's Around Town
Classical Up Close, School House Rock & OR AG Festival!

Hi! Everyone,

Don't forget the Tigard Library Book Sale, the Native Plant Sale at the Nature Park, and Wipe Out! at Conestoga this weekend.

Happy Spring!

Suzanne




Apr 21st

28th Annual Woodburn Tulip Fest@ Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm (33814 S. Meridian Road, Woodburn) from 9AM-6PM daily through May 4th.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. $10 parking per car includes admission for all occupants!

Mommy and Me Mondays@ World Forestry Center from 10AM-11AM. Go to www.worldforestry.org for more info.

Book Babies@ Tigard Library from 10:15-10:45AM.


Apr 22nd

Free Admission@ Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden (SE 28th Ave&Woodstock Blvd., Portland) on Tuesdays&Wednesdays from 10AM-6PM.

If you're looking for a quick day trip on a non-rainy day, then check out this gorgeous 7 acre garden with vibrant rhododendrons, azaleas, and 3 waterfalls!!! Stroll down shady paths to Crystal Springs Lake. Kids under 12 are always admitted for free and there's just a $4 charge for adults from Thursday-Monday. For more info go to www.portlandonline.com and click on "visiting" and "parks".

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch from 9:30AM-10:AM. 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.

Fun for Ones (Ages 12-24 months)@ Tigard Library from 10:15-10:45AM AND 11:15AM-11:45AM. 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.

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM & 11:15AM. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

Book Babies@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM.

Recycled Crafts@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Kids from 2-12 can drop in to create works of art. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


Apr 23rd

Alicia Silverstone@ Powell's at Cedar Hills at 7PM.The actress will talk about her book- "The Kind Mama"- a guide empowering women to take charge of their fertility, pregnancy, and first six months with baby. Go to www.powells.com 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.

Toddler Time@ Tigard Library at 10:15 & 11:15AM.

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

Baby Bugs@ Beaverton City Library at 11:45AM.

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


Apr 24th

21st Anniversary of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day!!!

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day has inspired a future generation of girls and boys by bringing them into the workplace to explore many exciting career choices. Geared for kids from 8-18! Go to www.daughtersandsonstowork.org for ideas and info!

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

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

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

Think Fun Thursdays@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Kids from 3 to 8 years can drop-in for "Things That GO" this week!


Apr 25th

School House Rock, Live!The Musical@ HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 7:30PM.

STAGES youth theater presents School House Rock! Tom, nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such beloved Schoolhouse Rock songs as Just A Bill, Lolly, Lolly, Lolly and Conjunction Junction. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for kids. Show runs through May 11th. Order online at www.stagesyouth.org or buy at the box office.

3 DAYSpring Book Sale@ Tigard Library from 9AM-5PM. Tons of gently used books, CDS, DVDS! Restocking each day! Proceeds fund library programs and purchases.

Family StoryTime (ages 0-6 years)@ Tigard Library from 10:15-11:00AM AND 11:15AM-12:00PM. 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.

Storytime&Craft @The Craft Factory (7832 S.W. Capitol Highway, Suite B-Multnomah Village) from 10:30AM-11AM. Friday Storytime is followed by a simple $5 craft. For more info on regular hours and events, go to: www.craftfactorypdx.com.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10:30AM-11:10AM. New project each week inspired by a famous artist.$10 per kid -ages 2 to 5 years, you must phone ahead to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com  for calendar and more info!

Mad Science@ Cedar Hills Crossing at 1PM. Kids can learn about gas, observe a few experiments, and enjoy some magic tricks! Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com for more info.

Wipe-out!@ Conestoga Rec Center (9982 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton) from 4-5:30PM and 6:30-8:30PM. Kids 7 years and older (who pass the swim test) can tackle the Aqua Challenge Inflatable! One slip and swoosh- you're in the water again! Admission follows the drop in rates of $4.50 per adult and $3.50 per child for in district guests, out of district rate $9.00 per adult and $7.00 per child. Go to www.thprd.org and click on Aquatics, Harman, and Weekly Schedule.


Apr 26th

Classical Up Close@ Powell's at Cedar Hills at 1PM.

FREE! Musicians from the Oregon Symphony and Friends will be providing free chamber concerts throughout the greater Portland area through May 2nd. Enjoy one of their "blitz" performances at Powell's and visit ClassicalUpClose.com for a complete schedule of events.

OR AG Fest@ Salem Fairgrounds from 8:30AM-5PM. See Sunday for details.

Spring Book Sale@ Tigard Library from 9AM-5PM. Tons of gently used books, CDS, DVDS! Restocking each day! Proceeds fund library programs and purchases.

Free Junior Chef Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Kids will learn how to make fresh pasta in this fun, hands-on class!! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784.

Healthy Kids Day@ YMCA (9685 SW Harvest Court, Beaverton) from 10AM-2PM. Info booths, live performances and activities to inspire good health. Go to www.ymcacw.org/beaverton-healthy-kids-day for more info.

Spring Native Plant Sale and Green Gardening Fair@ Nature Park Interpretive Center (15655 SW Millikan Way) from 10AM-2PM. Shop the Native Plant Sale and learn sustainable gardening techniques through activities and info booths. Go to www.thprd.org and click on "News and Events" for more info.

Childrens Day/ Da de los Nios @Beaverton City Library from 1PM-2:30PM. Bilingual storytime, song, crafts, bingo -geared for 2  to 8 years. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Wipe-out!@ Conestoga Rec Center (9982 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton) from 1:30PM-4:15PM. See Friday for details!

School House Rock, Live!The Musical@ HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 7:30PM. See Friday for details.


Apr 27th

OR AG Fest@ Salem Fairgrounds from 10AM-5PM.

Come and taste, touch, and experience life on the farm. Ride a pony, watch chicks hatch, plant a seedling! Check out butter making, Leapin' Louie Cowboy Tricks, Fiddlers, wagon rides, sheep shearing, tractors and more!! Free parking! Kids under 12 are free and adult admission is $9.00. Go to www.oragfest.com for more info AND for $2 OFF coupon per adult ticket!!!!

Spring Book Sale@ Tigard Library from 11AM-3PM. Tons of gently used books, CDS, DVDS! Restocking each day! Proceeds fund library programs and purchases.

Free "Vitamix" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to make delicious dips, nut butters and milks all with your Vitamix. Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

School House Rock, Live!The Musical@ HART Theatre (185 S.E. Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 2PM. See Friday for details.

Wipe-out!@ Conestoga Rec Center (9982 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton) from 2:00PM-4:15PM. See Friday for details!