Suzanne's Around Town
Dining Month, Rose Festival, Diaper Drive& Summer Reading!

Hi! Everyone-

The North Beaverton MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) Club is sponsoring a diaper drive through this Thursday that benefits the Northwest Children's Outreach. You can drop off a full or partial package of disposable diapers or even a single unused diaper at any of the THPRD Swim Centers such as Harman or Conestoga! For more info, go to and click on "Diaper Drive". The MOMS Club is a fantastic organization for any new moms out there- I was a member for 9 years and loved the activities and STILL have great friends (moms & kids) from those years.

Happy S'mores season!



May 28th

2012 Multnomah County Fair@ Oaks Park (7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland) from 12-7PM!

Free Admission! Free Parking!!! Bumper cars, kiddie&thrill rides, pony rides along with barnyard fun, petting zoo, a magic show by Professor Bamboozle, robotics demos, and a Flashmob!!!! Go to or phone 503/233-5777 for complete schedule!

Memorial Day Weekend@ Wine Country. Savor the region's acclaimed Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and other wines at any of more than 100 Oregon wineries which will open their doors to tours, picnics, and live music. Go to this site for more

Nature Mobile@ Cooper Mountain Nature Park (18895 SW Kemmer Road, Beaverton) from 1-3PM. Kids can learn about "Birds of a Feather" today with games and hands-on activities.Go to and click on "Nature&Trails", "Nature Programs", and then "Nature Mobile" for more info.

May 29th

Cathy Lamb "Beach Season" book signing@ Powell's Books Cedar Hills at 7PM.

Meet two local authors- Cathy Lamb and Lisa Jackson- and check out their new summer romance anthology Beach Season .Golden sand, pounding surf, a sense of endless possibility and maybe a lobster roll  and four unforgettable stories of love, friendship, and second chances. Go to and click on "Stores&Events" for more info.

Book Babies@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM.

Kid's Club Event@ Cedar Hills Crossing from 6-7PM. Join in for cool crafts for Father's Day gifts. Design a baseball cap, coffee mug, and a #1 Dad Key Chain. Go to for more info.

May 30th

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 for more details.

Pre-school Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM.

May 31st

Think Fun Thursdays@ Beaverton City Library from 4-6PM.Drop in each Thursday for a rotating fun activity- no registration required! This week kids and parents can enjoy a family friendly movie in the auditorium. Geared for kids from 3 to 8 years old. Go to for more info!


All Ages Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:15PM.This fun story time is geared for kids from 2 to 4 year old but all are invited. Early education skill building and crafts will compliment the story of the day. Go to for more info.

Rose Festival CityFair (formerly Waterfront Village)@ Tom McCall Waterfront Park (1020 SW Naito Parkway, Portland) from 3PM to 11PM. The Rose Festival- Portland's biggest party of the year-kicks off with funtastic carnival rides,and entertainment, Admission for the next 3 weeks is $5 per person for 7 years old and above.Go to for complete info.

Thursday Family Art Night@ Walters Cultural Arts Center (527 E. Main St., Hillsboro) from 6:30PM-8:30PM. This is a weekly drop-in program (limited to first 20) for kids and family to learn about landscapes, portraiture and more - using clay, paints, pastels and other mediums. $5 per person, 3 years old and under are free. Phone for more info at 503/615-3485 or go to and click on Walters Art Center, then Classes, then Class Info.

Jun 1st

Dining Month@ Portland.

Here's one for date night!!! More than 60 local restaurants offer a 3 course dinner for just $25 through the month of June. Restaurants include such hot spots as Toast, Besaw's, Paley's Place, and Southpark! Go to this site for menus and maps:

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) at 10:30AM&11:30AM. "Sir Dot" painting inspired by Seurat 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 for calendar and more info!

Special Needs Storytime@ BCL from 11-11:30AM.

Rose Festival CityFair (formerly Waterfront Village)@ Tom McCall Waterfront Park (1020 SW Naito Parkway, Portland) from 3PM to 11PM. See Thursday for details.

Summer Kickoff Concert@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM.Uncover an Oregon bluegrass treasure. Roundhouse brings impeccable harmonies, interesting arrangements and a blend of classic bluegrass, folk, country and original tunes with mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass and vocals. Go to for more info.

Jun 2nd

Sign-up for Summer Reading Program & Make a Dream Catcher@ Murray Scholls Branch Library (11200 Murray Scholls Place) from 1 to 5PM.Kick off the "Dream Big, Read!" Summer Reading Program by making a really cool dreamcatcher when you come to the Murray Scholls Branch to sign up. You can get your reading log and information about the program, then learn about dreamcatchers while your craft one for yourself. Everyone is welcome! Go to for more info.

Free Admission@ Oregon State Parks. Enjoy free day use and one night camping (reg. campsites only) at all parks in honor of Oregon State Parks Day! Go to for details.

Beaverton Farmer's Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM..This is the kick off day for the Market Sprouts program and the Beaverton Library staff will be on hand to sign up kids for the summer reading program. Other groups such as YMCA and Centro Cultural healthy Kids organizations will be handing out info to get a jump start on a festive summer! Go to for more info.

FREE Build a Mini wooden organizer@ 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 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.

Rose Festival CityFair (formerly Waterfront Village)@ Tom McCall Waterfront Park (1020 SW Naito Parkway, Portland) from 11AM to 11PM. See Thursday for details.

Garden Home Summer Program Open House@ Garden Home Rec Center(7475 SW Oleson Road, Portland) from 12-2PM. FREE! Families can participate in some fun Olympic themed activities- gymnastics, sports, and family fitness! Enjoy arts and crafts and a family scaventer hunt, too! Wear comfy clothes. Go to and click on "News&Events" for more info.

Jun 3rd

$2 Sunday@ OMSI from 9:30AM-5:30PM

The first Sunday of every month is just $2 admission. Go to this link for more info:

Free "Grill Master Classics" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Brush up on seasonings, rubs, marinades, and perfect grill marks! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

New Seasons Market Story Time@ Progress Ridge at 10AM. 3 stories and snackage every Sunday!

Rose Festival CityFair (formerly Waterfront Village)@ Tom McCall Waterfront Park (1020 SW Naito Parkway, Portland) from 11AM to 11PM. See Thursday for details.