Suzanne's Around Town
Tomatoes,Tigard's Bday!, & Back to School!!!!

Hi! Everyone-

Hard to let go of the summer fun- impromptu trips to the coast, snoozing in, no homework, pool time, barbecues and snow cones!!!AHHH!!!

Back to reality on Tuesday!

Have a great first day of school!


Sep 5th

Happy Labor Day!!!!

Reptile&Amphibian Show@ OMSI from 9:30AM-7PM. Go to for more info.

15th Annual Art in the Pearl@ NW Park Blocks of Portland from 10AM-6PM and through Labor Day. Go to for more info.

Annual Dahlia Festival@ Swan Island Dahlias (995 NW 22nd Ave, Canby) from 10AM-6PM through Labor Day. Go to for more info.

Oregon State Fair@ Oregon State Fairgrounds (2330 17th Street NE, Salem) from 10AM-11PM through Labor Day! Go to for more info.

Sep 6th

Make a Lego Scarecrow@ 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!

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. More info & pre-register at

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 for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.

Sep 7th

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 and click on "Events" and then "Special  Admission Offers" for more info.

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.

Sep 8th

Preschool Storytime@ Tigard Library from 1:15PM-2PM.

Music, interactive activities, and longer stories for blossoming readers! Go to for more info.

Sep 9th

Mad Science Water Program@ Beaverton City Library from 3:30-4:30PMKids in grades 1 through 5 can come and learn about all of the cool properties of water and learn how to conserve in this interactive program. No registration required!
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.

Sep 10th

Tree-mendous Second Saturday@ World Forestry Center from 11AM-3PM.

There will be a stories, crafts, survival shelter building, and a guided hike in Hoyt Arboretum! Go to  and click on "events" for more info.

Car Seat Clinic@ Beaverton City Hall (4755 SW Griffith Drive) from 9AM-12:30PM. Certified child safety seat techs will be available to install or inspect car seats. FREE! Go to for more info.

Free Family Day@ Washington County Museum from 10AM-2PM. Make a book and learn about pioneer toys! Snacks and juice provided. Go to and click on Events&Programs for more info.

Al's Kids' Club: Fun with Chalk Pots@ Al's Garden Center (16920 SW Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood) at 11AM. Plant a beautiful flower in a pot that you can write on with chalk.$5 per kid. Pre-registration required by going to . Click on "Events and Seminars" and then "2011 Kid's Club Schedule".

9th Annual Tomato Festival@ Farmington Gardens (21815 SW Farmington Road, Beaverton) from 11AM-4PM. Learn what to do for September gardening, fun in the Kid's Corner, tomato talks, and seasonal tomato cooking demo & samples (from 2-4pm). Go to for more info.

Sep 11th

Tigard's Big Birthday Blast@ Tigard Library from 2-4PM

Enjoy music, cake and history as Tigard celebrates 50 years! Library cardholders can pick up a complimentary copy of The RIght Stuff (Tigard Reads Selection) and children's space related books while supplies last! Go to for more info. Looking ahead- OMSI is bringing their portable planetarium to the library on Sunday, Sept. 18th from 12:30PM-5:15PM. (For families with kids ages 5 and up). Phone the Children's Desk at 503/718-2656 to reserve a time for a 30 minute guided tour through outer space!!!


Fall.ART.Live@ Director Park (815 SW Park Avenue, Portland) from 11AM-5PM. FREE!Oregon Ballet Theatre and members of the arts community celebrate the beginning of fall with performances, demos, and workshops for kids and adults! Go to for more info.

Health Starts Here: Comfort Food!@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 5:30PM. Learn new spins on old faves like veggie "meat" loaf and fruit crisp. Suggested donation is one can of food for the OR Food Bank. Pre-register by phone at 503/645-9200 or by email at

Free "Pasta" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn about pasta shapes, sauces, and tips for perfect baked pasta! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!