Suzanne's Around Town
Food for Fines, Egg Hunts and Pink Pig Puppets!

Hi! Everyone-

Lots of hopping good egg hunts this week - on land and under water!

Enjoy the sun!

Suzanne




Apr 14th

Bunny Babies@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM.Kids from babies to 6 years old can enjoy a hoppy dance and spring themed craft party. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

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 15th

Food for Fines@ Beaverton Libraries through April 20th.In celebration of National Library Week, both Beaverton Library branches will be doing a Food for Fines drive. For every non-perishable food item you bring to the desk, the library will waive $2 in fines from your library account up to $20. Bills for lost or damaged items are not eligible for fine amnesty. You can contact the library at (503)644-2197 for more information.

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.


Apr 16th

Potato Head Palooza@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.Kids from 4 -12 years can drop in to make a Potato Head in celebration of National Library week. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org 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.

Author Visit@ Beaverton City Library from 6-8PM. Join in for a Q & A and book signing with Northwest writer Marissa Meyer, author of The Lunar Chronicles books - Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress! Books are geared for 12 and up. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


Apr 17th

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!

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.

Children's Nature Program@ Powell's at Cedar Hills Crossing at 1PM. THPRD will be on hand to teach preschool kids all about salamanders. Go to www.powells.com and click on "stores" and "events". 

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




Apr 18th

Underwater Egg Hunt@ Conestoga Rec Center (9985 SW 125th Avenue, Beaverton) from 6:30-8:30PM.

Join Peter Rabbit for a splashing good time in the pool and hunt for prize eggs! Enjoy additional free activities.All children must have a parent present at event; children under age 7 must have an adult (18) in the water during egg hunt. Event will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The event is open for guests ages 1 month to 13 years. $7 per kid - phone at 503/629-6313. There will be 3 different egg hunt  times at 6:40, 7:15, 7:50. Go to www.thprd.org for more info.

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!

Messy Art@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Kids from 2-6 can make messy art with a sink nearby. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


Apr 19th

Spring Egg Hunt@ Cedar Hills Rec Center(11640 SW Park Way) Playfield at 9:40AM.This rain or shine outdoor hunt will be split into 2 age groups. Photo opp with the Easter Bunny, and Artisan Bazaar, from 9AM-1PM., too. $7 per child (in-district).Pre-registration required at 503/629-6340 and for more details go to www.thprd.org.

Winter Market@ Beaverton Farmers Market from 10AM-1:30PM. Get your farm fresh winter squash, potatoes, cabbage, spinach, kate, chard and brussel sprouts!!!! This event will reoccur on the 1st&3rd Saturday of the month through April! Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

KUIK's Annual Great Westside Family Easter Event@ Washington County Fair Complex (Hillsboro)from 10AM-3PM (gates open at 9AM) FREE! with nominal fee for some activities. Egg hunt for walkers to 10 years plus pony rides, petting zoo, Easter Bunny and even a hunt for Moms.Go to www.kuik.com for specific times for hunts for different ages or phone 503/640-1360.

Blue Lake Bunny Bonanza Egg Hunt@ Blue Lake Regional Park (Fairview) from 10AM-Noon. Free with $5 parking fee. Go to www.oregonmetro.gov and click on calendar at left or phone Sue at 503/665-4995 for more info.

50th Annual Easter Egg Hunt@ Alpenrose Dairy at 10:30AM. A local tradition continues with tons of prizes!!! Arrive EARLY for parking. FREE! Kids ages 3-5 hunt at 10:30AM and kids 6-8 at 12:30PM. Go to www.alpenrose.com or phone 503/244-1133 for more details.

Pink Pig Puppet Theatre@ Murray Scholls Branch Library from 11AM-12PM. A really big show featuring "Lizard's Song" and "The Wide-Mouthed Frog". Limited to 100 ticket holders- tickets available at 10:30AM. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Garden Home Egg Hunt@ Garden Home Rec Center at 11AM. $7 per kid.Go to www.thprd.org for more info and to register.

Hop at the Hunt@ 2725 Iron Mountain Blvd., Lake Oswego at 11AM. Go to www.lakeoswegohunt.com and click on "Calendar of Events" for more info.

Wipe-out!@ Harman Swim Center (7300 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton) from 1:30-3PM. 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 20th

Happy Easter!Happy Easter! Got Peeps?