Suzanne's Around Town
Murder's in the Heir, First Friday,Newt Day, and the Great Suburban Race!!!!

Hi! Everyone-

October is like a Halloween mummy- that's a wrap! Ha,ha,ha! And onto fabtastic November activities-Pizza book signing, Newt Day at the Nature Park, Thanksgiving Turkey classes at W&S, and The Great Suburban Race!!!!

Have an unBOO-leiveably great Halloween!

Got Snickers?

Suzanne




Oct 31st

Trick or Treating @ Bethany Village (4708 NW Bethany Blvd., Portland) from 3-6PM.

Come by Bliss Bake Shop and Pick up a Bethany VIllage Trick or Treat Tour Card. Trick or Treat at participating retailers, get your card completed, and enter into a drawing for fabtastic prizes! Go to www.shop-fancythat.com and click on Events Calendar for more info.

Trick Or Treat@ Whole Foods Market (Tanasbourne) at 10AM&1PM. Come on in and decorate a Trick or Treat bag & then trick-or-treat around the store! For kids 8 and under.Advanced sign up is required; space is limited to 20 children for each time slot. Please sign up in advance at Guest Services at 503/645-9200.

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.

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.

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!

Halloween in Multnomah Village@ Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capitol Highway, Portland) from 3:30-5:30PM.Visit the Multnomah Arts Center and dozens of other local businesses as you Trick-or-Treat in downtown Multnomah Village. Start at Starbucks (across the street from the Multnomah Arts Center) to pick up your walking map. Complimentary cup of coffee for parents. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun. Secret judges will be circulating and giving out best costume awards for parents who dress up with their kids.

6th Annual Lake Oswego Harvest Fest@ 3:30PM-5:30PM at Millennium Plaza Park. Bring your kids to an old-fashioned Harvest Festival with treats, puppet show, and crafts! Go to www.ci.oswego.or.us for more info!.

Trick or Treating@ Cedar Hills Crossing from 5:30-7PM. Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com for more info.

 

 


Nov 1st

Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 7PM.

With close to 400,000 copies of their baking cookbooks in print, Jeff Hertzberg and Zo Franois have proven that people want to bake their own bread, provided they can do it easily and quickly. With Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day , they show how to use their fast techniques to make pizzas, flatbreads, and both sweet and savory tarts from stored, no-knead dough. Go to www.powells.com  and click on "Stores and Events" 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.

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.

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-Turkey@ 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!


Nov 2nd

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.

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.

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.


Nov 3rd

Murder's in the Heir@ Valley Catholic High School(4275 SW 148th Ave.) at 7PM.

A cast and crew of 33 high school students have been working hard since the second week of school to present this hilarious murder mystery.This is an audience-interactive play -the audience votes on the suspect they think most likely committed the murder, and the cast plays that ending! Show is rated "G" and best for kids 7 years and older. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for students. You can buy tickets at the door. 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.

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.


Nov 4th

First Friday@My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10AM-8PM.Today you can be a part of "Empty Bowls"- an international, grassroots, crafts-based effort to end hunger!!! ALL profits benefit the Oregon Food Bank. $25 includes all materials, clay firing and glaze to create from clay or glaze a pre-made bisque ware bowl. Bring 2 cans of food and receive $2 off any studio package or retail item! Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com 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.

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

Murder's in the Heir@ Valley Catholic High School at 7PM. See Thursday for details.


Nov 5th

Newt Day@ Nature Park Interpretive Center (15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton)from 12-4PM.

Join the newts on the trails and around the Interpretive Center and delve into the wonders of autumn!!!This is a family event that provides activities designed to inspire exploration of nature during a season when it's tempting to stay inside. Come dressed for the weather so that you will be comfortable participating in the outdoor activities. Admission is $2 per person or two cans of food for the Oregon Food Bank. Go to www.thprd.org for more info.

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.

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.

FREE Build&Paint a picture frame for Veterans Day@ 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.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.

A Kids' Guide To Keeping A Pet@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 2PM. A primer, an owner's manual, a field guide, and more, Michael Rosen's My Dog!: A Kids' Guide to Keeping a Happy and Healthy Pet is the complete book for every child who has a dog. This kid-friendly guide covers everything from the basics of training, handling, feeding, and grooming to health, history, lore, and fun facts. Go to www.powells.com for more info.

Murder's in the Heir@ Valley Catholic High School at 7PM. See Thursday for details.


Nov 6th

The Great Suburban Race@ Murrayhill Home Town Center (11010 SW Teal Blvd.) from 9:45AM-12:30PM.Forget sleeping in on Sunday! Grab your family and join The Great Suburban Race (similar to the Amazing Race!) for some active family fun!!! All Teams/Families will recieve an envelope to be opened at exactly 10AM at the Murrayhill Home Town Center (11010 SW Teal Boulevard).

  • Your team or family will have to race to solve 9 out of the 10 clues featured around the Murrayhill/Beaverton area on foot. First Team to complete the clues correctly and return to the finish will win a Trophy.
  • Please bring a camera as you will need it to solve the clues as well as a phone (GPS and phone-a-friend encouraged).
  • All teams/family will return to the Murrayhill Home Town Center by noon for lunch(whether you complete all clues or not).
  • Kaow Thai Cuisine will cater lunch so enjoy!
  • All net proceeds will go towards flooding relief efforts in Thailand and scholarships. No registration required - you just need to RSVP to Parisjat Umscheid at parisjat@hotmail.com for food prep and so that some of the "clue locations" can be prepared for your arrival. Suggested donation - $40 Per Team.

$ 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.

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.

Free "Perfect Turkey" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Get the 411 on your holiday turkey showstopper! Learn all about brining, roasting, and carving your moist and flavorful turkey!!!Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat! This class will also be repeated on Monday (tomorrow-11/7) at 6PM.

Health Starts Here:Baking with Kids@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 4:30PM.This hands-on class will allow the kids (6 and up) to make delicious baked treats such as pumpkin apple muffins and carrot walnut cookies. These recipes use wheat, soy, nuts and seeds. Some accommodations can be made ahead of time for children with food allergies. 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.

Girls Night Out @Fancy That and Bliss Bake Shop (Bethany Village - 4708 NW Bethany Blvd., Portland) from 6-8PM. Step off the treadmill of kid and family activities and enjoy a little chillax time with the girls. There will be vino, apps (not the phone kind!), sales, and candy making,too! Phone the store for more intel at 503/645-6000.