Suzanne's Around Town
Bulbs, Books, & Apples!!!

HI! Everyone-

Pumpkin patches are open and seems like it's finally fall!!! Wednesday is National Bike and Walk to School Day so grab your sneakers or bike helmet and make the trek on your own steam. The Tigard Libray has a great book sale on the weekend and there's also the annual FREE Bulb Day at Al's Garden Center that is always fun!!!

Happy October!

Suzanne

 




Oct 3rd

Pumpkin Patch@ Baggenstos Farm Store (15801 SW Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood) from 9AM-6PM daily!

Nothing says October like pumpkin bowling and a good corn maze! Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and pick your pumpkins! There's a petting zoo and lots of other fall fun! Go to www.baggenstosfarms.com for complete details!

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.


Oct 4th

The Alphabeticians Family Concert@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM.

Rock out, sing, dance and learn the alphabet backwards in this fun and festive family concert! Go to www.tigard-or.gov  and click on "library" for more info.

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.

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 www.portlandartmuseum.org.

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.

Make a Lego Mini-Vampire@ Lego Store (Wash. Sq.) from 5PM until supplies last! 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!


Oct 5th

It's National Walk and Bicycle to School Day!!!

Take a brisk walk or pedal to school with your kids and help the environment at the same time!! Go to www.walktoschool-usa.org for more info.

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 www.worldforestry.org and click on "Events" and then "Special Admission Offers" 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.

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.


Oct 6th

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

Stories, games, and fun for toddlers! Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

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.

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.


Oct 7th

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

Surreal animal collages inspired by Salvidor Dali 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! There's also a parents night out here tomorrow night. Check Saturday for details!!!!

Used Book Sale@ Tigard Library from 9AM-5PM. Bargain basement prices on gently or never used books, DVDs, and CDs!!! We have gotten great stuff here before!!! Proceeds support library programs and services!!! Go to www.tigard-or.gov and click on "library" for 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 8th

15th Annual Kids' Bulb Day@ Al's Garden Center (Sherwood) at 9:30AM, 11:30AM, & 1:30PM.

Kids from 3-13 are invited to learn hands-on how to plant their own potted spring bulb garden which they get to take home. FREE! But you must pre-register at www.als-gardencenter.com. We have done this event for a few years now and it's really fun! Buy your pumpkins while you're there!

 

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

Used Book Sale@ Tigard Library from 9AM-3PM. See Friday for details!

Free Family Day@ Washington County Museum (PCC Rock Creek Campus) from 10AM-2PM. The whole famiily can work on autumn themed crafts including scarecrow paper marionettes, seasonal masks, and "stained glass" with wax paper. Snacks and juice provided. Go to www.washingtoncountymuseum.org and click on Events&Programs for more info.

Wordstock@ Oregon Convention Center from 10AM-6PM. See Sunday for details! 

Free Admission@ Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave., Portland) from 10AM-5PM. Free admission today for the Oregon Day of Culture so you can take tours, enjoy a "historic improv performance" by the comedy group "Sideburns" at 2PM and learn about the history of rock and roll in the "Oregon Rocks" exhibit! Go to www.ohs.org for more info!

Tree-mendous Second Saturday@ World Forestry Center from 11AM-3PM.There will be stories, crafts, and a guided hike in Hoyt Arboretum! Go to www.worldforestry.org and click on "events" for more info.

Burgerville 50th Bash@ Beaverton(Scholls& Allen) Burgerville (9385 SW Allen Blvd) from 11AM-11PM. Bday cake, face painting, balloons, giveaways, and throwback menu prices!!!! Go to www.burgerville.com for more info.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.

Pink Pig Puppet Theatre@ Hillsboro Main Library from 2:30-3:30PM. Kids will enjoy the antics of the rascally rat and a drummer cat in "Trickster Tales from Around the World". Go to www.hillsboro.plinkit.org for more info.

Parents Night Out@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive, Beaverton) from 5-9PM. Enjoy a festive night out while your kids (4-12) sculpt, paint, draw, play games and nosh a pizza dinner!!! Cost is $38 per child and $18 per each additional sibling. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com and click on "Special Events" for more info. Pre-registration required.

 

 


Oct 9th

Applefest@ Oregon Heritage Farm (22801 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro) from 10AM-5PM.

Sample Jonagolds, Galas, and Honeycrisps and cider, too. Fun apple related activities for the whole family at this annual festival. Go to www.oregonheritagefarm.com or phone at 503/628-2775.

Free "Stew" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to prepare a hearty stew with various techniques- a stovetop slow simmer and a fast pressure cooker! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Wordstock@ Oregon Convention Center from 10AM-6PM. $7 per adult but kids 13 and under are free. Check out the NW's largest book and literary festival. There will be plenty of fun activities for the kids and plenty of interesting author talks for parents, too! Go to www.wordstockfestival.com for complete schedule.

Health Starts Here: Comfort Food!@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 5:30PM. Learn new spins on old faves like a vegetarian shepherd's pie with mushroom gravy! Suggested donation is one can of food for the OR Food Bank. Pre-register by phone at 503/645-9200 or by email at melissa.vanbebber@wholefoods.com.