Suzanne's Around Town
The Sterrys, Greek Festival& Local Author!!

Hi! Everyone-

September is a blur and pumpkins and Halloween candy have already appeared!

Lots to do at the libraries including early literacy workshops. One of our fave local authors- Lisa Schroeder-will appear at Powell's with her latest! The Greek Festival means delectable gyros, baklava, and spanakopita- almost everything is betta with feta!

Happy October!

Suzanne




Sep 26th

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.

Sep 27th

OMSI LIfe Science& Earth Science Event@ Cedar Hills Crossing Kid's Club from 6-7PM

OMSI brings hands-on and interactive fun. FREE!  Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com and click on "Promotions" and then "Events" for more info.

Homeschoolers@ Beaverton City Library from 9-11AM. Homeschool families are invited for snacks, a library tour and fun activities. Geared for ages 3-18 with an adult. No registration required!

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.

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.

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.


Sep 28th

Babies, Books & Literacy Games@ Beaverton City Library (Meeting Room B) from 2-3PM.

Parents and tots (babies through 18 months) are invited to a "play & learn" session of games and early literacy tips! Registration required at 503/350-3600. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Storytime at Bliss Bake Shop@ Bethany Village Centre from 10:30-11AM. Storytime at a great local cupcake emporium! Phone for more info at 503/645-6000 or go to www.blisscupcakeshop.com for more details.

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.

Pre-school Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM. Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

"Finding Mother Goose" @ Ladybug Theater at Smile Station (8210 SE 13th Ave., Sellwood section of Portland) at 10:30AM. This show is geared for kids from 2 1/2 to 6 years old. Plenty of audience participation and the shows usually last 40 minutes. $4 per person but babes in arms are free. Pay at the door but you must phone to reserve tickets in advance at 503/232-2346.

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 at 11:45AM.


Sep 29th

Early Brain Development/Parenting Workshop@ Beaverton City Library (Meeting Rooms A& B) from 7-8:30PM.This workshop will help parents of infants through 6 years with everything from literacy tips to brain-healthy activities and foods! Registration required by phoing the library at 503/350-3600. For parents and caregivers only- no childcare available! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.
 Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM & 1PM.

"Finding Mother Goose" @ Ladybug Theater at Smile Station (8210 SE 13th Ave., Sellwood section of Portland) at 10:30AM. See Wednesday for details.

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

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

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.


Sep 30th

60th Annual Greek Festival@ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (3131 NE Glisan Street, Portland) from 10AM-10PM.

OOOMPAH!!!! There will be Greek folk dancers to entertain and everything from gyros to baklava to nosh on! It's betta with feta! Plenty of children's activities, craft booths, and cooking demos, too. Check out www.goholytrinity.org and click on "Greek Festival" at the very bottom of the page.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) at 10:30AM&11:30AM. Sunflowers inspired by Van Gogh 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!

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.


Oct 1st

A Sterry Sterry Night@ Hipbone Studio (1847 E. Burnside, #104-Portland) at 7:30PM.Stumped for a super fun date night idea? Check out this fab Cabaret act from the husband and wife team of Anne-Louise and Bob Sterry!!! Unbridled hilarity ensues when Italian exuberance collides with dry British humor. There will be music, songs, sketches, storytelling and more!!! $15 at the door- cash and checks only. For more info, phone 503/887-4588 or go to www.hipbonestudio.com and click on events calendar. Sunday matinee at 2:30 as well!

Beaverton Farmer's Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM. Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

FREE Build&Paint a Fire Rescue Helicopter@ 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.

Fall Native Plant Sale@ Nature Park Interpretive Center (15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton) from 10AM-2PM. Info boothes for sustainable gardening techniques along with native trees,shrubs,and perennials for sale! Proceeds go to future park improvements. Go to www.thprd.org and click on "News & Events" for more info.

60th Annual Greek Festival@ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (Portland) from 10AM-10PM. See Friday for details.

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.

Pumpkin Patch@ Lake View Farms (North Plains) through Halloween. Take a train to the pumpkin patch, choose a pumpkin and take a paddleboat back. Face painting, crafts, vendors, and a straw maze for small children. Phone 503/647-2336 or check out www.thelakeviewfarms.com for more info.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM. There's a VHS Tape Sale at the library today, too. If you've still got an ol' fashioned VCR that works!!!

Prenatal Party!@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 3-5PM. Get answers to your questions on prenatal nutrition and health along with delicious menu ideas for your growing family! Phone the store for more info at 503/645-9200.


Oct 2nd

Lisa Schroeder Talk& Book Signing@ Powell's at Cedar Hills Crossing at 2PM.

Local mom and author-Lisa Schroeder- will read from her latest middle grade chapter book- "Sprinkles and Secrets". In this companion novel to "It's Raining Cupcakes", Sophie and Isabel return for more friendship dilemmas, hopeful dreams, festive baked goods, and, of course- recipes! For more info, go to www.lisaschroederbooks.com or www.powellsbooks.com.

 

$2 Sunday@ OMSI from 9:30AM-5:30PM. The first Sunday of every month is just $2 admission. Go to www.omsi.edu for complete info.

Free "Pressure Cooking Basics" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Skip the dinner time pressure and learn how to reduce your cooking time by 70% with this handy gizmo- the pressure cookier! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

60th Annual Greek Festival@ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (Portland) from Noon-8PM. See Friday for details.

A Sterry Sterry Night@ Hipbone Studio (1847 E. Burnside, #104-Portland) at 2:30PM. See Saturday for details.

Girls Night Out@ Bliss Bake Shop (Bethany Village Centre) from 6-9PM. Chillax with some girl time, vino, and appetizers! Go to www.blisscupcakeshop.com for more info!