Beaverton library offers spring break fun, art commission seeks scholarship nominees

A fundraising event for Oak Hills On the Move, a program that encourages students at Oak Hills Elementary School to stay fit through goal-based running, will be held today (Thursday) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Potbelly Sandwich Shop at Tanasbourne, 2096 N.W. Stucki Ave.

Twenty-five percent of all purchases will benefit Oak Hills On the Move, a program that encourages students to walk or run laps around the one-fourth-mile track behind the school during their lunch recess. As the students accrue miles, they earn small prizes and earn an “On the Move Marathoner” T-shirt at 26 miles.

Another 15 students earned their “Marathon” status and T-shirts in February, bringing this school year's total to 79. Four athletes have reached “Ultramarathon” status of 100 miles, 22 have reached the 50-mile mark, 132 students have run 20 miles, while 286 students reached the 10-mile mark.

For additional information about On the Move at Oak Hills, visit

Library offers free spring break events for kids, teens

The Beaverton City Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth St., invites kids and teens to attend 16 free events during spring break.

Some events require registration.

Children's events include the following:

• Spring Crafts (ages 2-10 with an adult) — Saturday, 1-2 p.m.

• Fairy Tale Family Storytime (ages infant-11 with family) — Sunday, 1:15-1:45 p.m.

• Mask Making with Sarah Fagan (registration required) — Monday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. for grades K-12 and 11:45-12:45 p.m. for grades 3-5

• Fairy Tale Themed Family Movies (ages 3-12 with family) — Monday and Wednesday, 2-4 p.m.

• Fairy Tale Crafts (ages 2-12 with family, registration required) — Tuesday, from 1-2 p.m.

• Bunny Babies (ages infant-6 with family) — Thursday, March 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

• Fractured Fairy Tale Storytime (ages 4-12 with family) — Thursday, March 28, 3-3:30 p.m.

• Fairy Tale Playtime (ages 2-8 with family, registration required) — Friday, March 29, 2-3 p.m.

• ¡Hablamos! Talk and Craft (grades K-5, registration required) — Saturday, March 30, 3-4 p.m.

All teen events are for grades 6-12 and include the following:

• Super Smash Bros. Brawl-Spring Break Tournament — Saturday, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

• Teen Jeopardy: Fairy Tales with a Twist — Monday, 3-4:30 p.m.

• Teen Video and Writing Lab: Fractured Fairy Tales — Tuesday, 3-4:30 p.m.

• Fairy Tale Battles — Wednesday, 3-4:30 p.m.

• Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament for Teens — Thursday, March 28, 3-5 p.m.

• Fairy Tales Movie for Teens — Friday, March 29, 3 p.m.

All events are at the library. To register for a children's event, call the children's desk at 503-350-3600 or register online.

For more information about each event, visit

Arts commission seeks outstanding students for awards

The Beaverton Arts Commission is accepting applications through April 15 for the Annual Art Student Scholarship Program for high school seniors.

To qualify, students must currently be in their senior year of high school. The commission will award $1,000 scholarships in categories including Outstanding Visual Art High School Senior, encompassing traditional media, design and moving image; and Outstanding Performance Art High School Senior, which includes music, dance, singing and drama. Tech crew members can also apply.

The scholarships, for which more than one may be given in each category, are funded through a partnership between the Beaverton Arts Foundation and the Celebration of Creativity Committee of Southminster Presbyterian Church.

Mayor Denny Doyle will present scholarships to recipients at a Beaverton City Council meeting in June.

“Beaverton embraces creativity in many ways," Doyle said. “These scholarships will help students achieve their future goals in the arts by providing them with additional resources for college. I look forward to viewing the inspired work produced by our students."

To fill out an application, visit  

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