Suzanne's Around Town
Spooky Babies, Pumpkin Fest, and October Moon!

Hi! Everyone-

There seems to be spooktacular, batty fun at every turn leading up to Halloween!

The season of candy corn calls for some corny Halloween Jokes!

What did the mini-van mom ghost say to her little ghost?

Fasten your sheet belt!!! Ha,ha,ha!

How do you repair a broken Jack-o-Lantern?

Buy a Pumpkin Patch!!! Ha,ha,ha!

Have a boo-tiful week!

Suzanne




Oct 24th

Make Your Own Monster@ Beaverton City Library from 3:30-4:30PM.

Make your own creature with felt,glue, and other craft supplies. Geared for kids in grades 3-5. Registration required at 503/350-3600.

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 25th

Halloween Story Time@ Pottery Barn Kids (Wash. Sq.) from 11AM-12PM.Enjoy a spooky time in celebration of Halloween! Kids can dress up and enjoy stories, sticker giveaways and other activities. Phone the store for more info at 503/598-1858.

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.

Health Starts Here for Kids@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 11AM. Join Melissa in the produce department for a fun and interactive demonstration focusing on healthy food choices for kids. A small snack will be provided. Ages 8 and under recommended.Phone the store for more info at 503/645-9200.


Oct 26th

Spooky Babies@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM.

Kids from baby to 6 years are welcome to come and dance and play to some spooktacular music. Wear your costume if you feel like it! No registration required!

Storytime at Bliss Bake Shop@ Bethany Village Centre from 10:30-11AM. Storytime at a great local cupcake emporium! Free itty bitty cupcakes for kids who attend! 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.

Canvas,Clay, and Carafe!@ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 7-8:30PM. Time for parents to unleash their inner Picassos. You'll create a wine glass 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 27th

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.

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.


Oct 28th

Halloween Carnival@ Valley Catholic School (4420 SW St. Mary's Drive, Beaverton) from 6-9:30PM in the Eagle Gym.

Fun carnival games, inflatables, haunted house and face painting to get into the spirit of  the pre-Halloween weekend. $10 for a bracelet that allows access to all! Go to www.valleycatholic.org for more info.

Fall Used Book Sale@ Hillsboro Main Library (2850 Brookwood Pkwy) from 10AM-8PM. Gently used books and more! Go to www.hillsboro.plinkit.org for more info.

Halloween Activities@ Oregon Zoo (through Halloween). Don't miss the Annual Squishing of the Squash today at 10:30AM!!!! For more info, go to www.oregonzoo.org.

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

Cookie Decorating&Storytime@ Bliss Bake Shop (Bethany Village Centre) from 4-5PM. Phone for more info at 503/645-6000.

Free Museum Family Night@ Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Ave., Portland) from 5-8PM. The Portland Art Museum offers free admission on the 4th Friday of every month from 5-8PM. FYI- kids 17 years and younger always have FREE admission to the museum!!! Phone the museum for more info at 503/226-2811.


Oct 29th

October Moon Festival@ 7922 SW Nimbus Ave., Building 8/E from 10AM-4PM.

Enjoy a family friendly festival of pumpkin bowling, crafts, costume parades, and dance performances - ballet, jazz, tap, cartwheel-a-thon-at Encore Performing Arts Center!!! $2 per person ($10 per family max) and small fee per game,etc. Phone for more info at 503/608-7207 or go to www.encorepacnw.com.

Beaverton Farmer's Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM. Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info. Last one of the season so stock up on your faves!!!! We'll visit  ZEST for our last dee-lish crepe of the season!!!! Harvest Market will happen on Nov.19th in time for Thanksgiving!!!

Fall Used Book Sale@ Hillsboro Main Library (2850 Brookwood Pkwy) from 10AM-6PM. Gently used books and more! Go to www.hillsboro.plinkit.org for more info.

Spooktacular Party@ Jenkins Estate (8005 SW Grabhorn Road, Beaverton) from 11AM-4PM. Children from 2 to 10 years can enjoy a not so scary carnival with games and a hayride to the pumpkin patch. $7 per kid and adults are free. Go to www.thprd.org for more info.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.

Tell Me a Story@ Lake Oswego Public Library (706 4th Street) from 1-3PM. Children's storyteller- Rick Huddle- will perform fun and lively stories and songs. Go to www.lakeoswegolibrary.org for more info.

Pumpkin Fest@ Conestoga Rec Center from 6-8PM. Wear your costume and bring your swim suit and towel to swim in the swamp with Shrek and all the characters from the movie. Also enjoy the Pumpkin Museum, Broadway Performances, Arts & Crafts, Prize Walk, Bingo and much, much more! $6 per kid, adults are free. Phone the rec center for more info at 503/629-6313


Oct 30th

Health Starts Here: Halloween Themed Dinner@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 4:30PM.

Join Melissa and learn how to make pumpkin soup and whole grain "ghostinis" with kale and ricotta dip.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.

Free "Pie" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to prepare a make-ahead pie crust and some seasonal pie recipes just in time for Thanksgiving. Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Fall Used Book Sale@ Hillsboro Main Library (2850 Brookwood Pkwy) from 12-6PM. Gently used books and more! Go to www.hillsboro.plinkit.org for more info.

Streets of Treats@ Bridgeport Village from 2-5PM. Games, music, and prizes from Radio Disney as well as treats from participating stores. Go to www.bridgeport-village.com for more info!