Suzanne's Around Town
Girls Night Out, Fall Festival, & Pumpkins Galore!

Hi! Everyone-

Some Beaverton schools have 3 days off this week- AGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! Luckily there are many pumpkin related activities and fall festivals to round out the week!!!

Got pumpkins?,

Suzanne




Oct 10th

Science & Math for Little Kids@ Beaverton City Library (2 Sessions) at 10:30AM and 1PM.

This interactive play and learn session is for parents and children from 1 to 5 years who enjoy educational (and fun) science and math activities! Registration required by phoning the children's desk at 503/350-3600.

Japanese Story Time@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11AM.

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 11th

"Vanishing Acts" Book talk and signing@ Powells at Cedar Hills at 7PM.

Portland author Phillip Margolin and his daughter have jointly written this mystery for ages 9 years and older! In this book, Madison Kincaid, a Portland 7th grader, solves her own mysteries in between helping her lawyer dad with his own cases. Go to www.powells.com for more info.

Four Buck Tuesday@ Oregon Zoo from 9AM-4PM. Admission is discounted to $4 per person and children under 3 are free as usual. Go to www.oregonzoo.org for more info. As an adult, ride the Max and get $1.50 off admission (show ticket stub) so really $2.50 Tuesday!!!! Kids 7 years old and under ride the Max for free.

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.


Oct 12th

Let's Jump Event @ Washington Square (Summit Court) from 10:30-12PM

Enjoy fun activities with Radio Disney and burn off some no school day energy by helping to break the Guiness World record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period! Go to www.shopwashingtonsquare.com 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.

Girls Night Out@ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 7-8:30PM. Leave the kids and dad at home while you get creative in this "Canvas, Clay, and Carafe" event. You'll create a pear still life on stretched canvas and enjoy some chillax time with vino, too! $36 per person. Pre-register at 503/453-3700 and go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for more info.


Oct 13th

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

Bring the whole gang for stories, songs, and super-duper silliness! Go to www.gardenhome.plinkit.org for more info.

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.

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 14th

No School Day@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10AM-6PM.

Ut-oh, another dreaded "no school" day!!!! Drop into the studio for a "Make Mine Modern" themed project including Jackson Pollock inspired splatter tiles, Matisse Mugs, Picasso people collage kits and more! Prices range from $11-$18. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for more info or phone the studio at 503/453-3700.

Costume Sale@ Broadway Rose New Stage (12850 SW Grant Ave., Tigard) from 9AM-4PM.  Just in time for Halloween, there will be adult and children's costumes and more for sale from the Theatre's closets! Go to www.broadwayrose.org for more info.

Puzzle Time@ Beaverton City Library from 10AM-12PM. For kids from 2-8 and their families. No registration required! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) at 10:30AM&11:30AM. Slip glazed treat bowls inspired by Miro 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!!!!

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.

29th Annual Hood River Valley Harvest Fest@ 110 Portway Ave., (waterfront) Hood River from 1-7PM. See Sunday for details.


Oct 15th

Fall Festival@ Cedar Hills Rec. Center from 12-4PM.Wear your Halloween costume and get into the spooky spirit of the season! There will be clowns, a magic show, pumpkin painting, bouncy house, and fun games like the candy corn relay. $2 per person and children under 2 are free. Phone the center at 503/629-6340 for more details or go to www.thprd.org.

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

Costume Sale@ Broadway Rose New Stage (12850 SW Grant Ave., Tigard) from 8AM-1PM. See Friday for details!

29th Annual Hood River Valley Harvest Fest@ 110 Portway Ave., (waterfront) Hood River from 10AM-7PM. See Sunday for details.

Family Resource Fair@ Beaverton City Library from 10AM-2PM. This annual event features family-friendly community organizations and no-cost/low-cost programs and services in the Beaverton area! There will also be books and activities for kids, and raffle prizes. Free vision screening for kids from 3 to 5!Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org/kids for more details.

Novel Needles@ Tigard Library from 10:30-12PM. All skill levels welcome to learn how to knit or crochet or even work on a half-finished project! No registration required. Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.

OHS Family Day@ Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave., Portland) from 11AM-3PM. Banjo Clyde performs and make your own journal to take home! Two children admitted free with one paid adult admission.Go to www.ohs.org for more info.

Finnegan's Grand Opening@ 820 SW Washington (Portland) from 12-4PM. Celebrate the store's new location with a stuffed animal parade, entertainment, giveaways and more!!!

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM. 

Heartstrings- The Civil War in Story and Song@ Beaverton Library from 2-3:30PM. Through the music and stories of the late 1800s, Nancy and Rob Downie will provide a glimpse of our nation from 150 years ago. All ages welcome!

Pumpkin Bob@ Harman Swim Center (7300 SW Scholls Ferry Rd.) from 4-6PM. Come bob in the 89 degree pool and choose your pumpkins to take home. Fun activities in the lobby and everyone gets a goody bag. For kids 1-15 years. Parents must swim with kids under 8. Phone for more info at 503/629-6314 or go to www.thprd.org .


Oct 16th

29th Annual Hood River Valley Harvest Fest@ 110 Portway Ave., (waterfront) Hood River from 10AM-5PM.

Take a day trip to check out this old-fashioned harvest festival with Anjou pears, heirloom apples, pumpkin carving, over 100 arts vendors, entertainment, music, and more! Free parking, kids 12 and under are free and adult admission is $6. Go to www.hoodriver.org for more info.

Plumper Pumpkin Patch@ 11435 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Portland. Open through Halloween from 9AM-5:30PM daily. Pick your pumpkins and then enjoy pumpkin bowling, haymazes, and weekend extras like the Pumpkin Cannon and pony rides! Go to www.plumperpumpkins.com for all the details.

Free "Grains" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to prepare 4 versatile powerhouse grains- barley,farro,rice and couscous-in simple but delectable dishes! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Health Starts Here: Apple Fest!@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 5:30PM. Learn how to make an apple pilaf and a raw apple crisp to celebrate this fall fave! 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.