Suzanne's Around Town
Rose Festival Junior Parade, Fleet Week, and Baby Loves Disco!

Hi! Everyone-

Most library storytimes are on hold but there are many Rose Festival activities to keep the kids occupied. The Baby Loves Disco Tour comes to town as well!!! Parents can learn how to fix a bike flat and still enjoy the Dine Portland deal through the month!

Only 8 days of school left? AGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

Suzanne




Jun 4th

Story Time@ Living Wisely Shop (4650 SW Betts Ave., Beaverton) at 11:15AM.Preschoolers can enjoy uplifting stories and activities in this cozy shop near the Beaverton Post Office. For more info, go to www.livingwiselyshop.wordpress.com and click on Family Story Time.

Jun 5th

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.

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

Make a Lego Mini-Lawn Mower@ 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!


Jun 6th

Rose Festival Junior Parade@ Portland (NE Sandy& 52nd) at 1PM.

Yet another festive parade in honor of this month's Rose Festival!!!This parade includes 30 elementary/middle school bands, scout troops, dance teams, Rose Festival Court princesses and more!!! Go to www.rosefestival.org and click on Junior Parade for more info on the parade route.

Fleet Week through Sunday@ Along Tom McCall Waterfront Park's esplanade seawall from the Steel Bridge to Salmon Springs Fountain. FREE tours daily from 9:30AM-3:30PM(ships set their own schedules so times may vary). Naval vessels from the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and the Canadian Maritime Forces arrive for a 4 day visit!!! Go to www.rosefestival.org and click on Fleet 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.

Free Music Hour@ Thinker Toys (7784 SW Capitol Hwy, Multnomah Village-Portland) from 10-11AM. Thinker Toys sponsors a FREE music hour on the first Wednesday of every month. The Sound Roots School of Modern Music will provide a song leader and instruments for the toddler crowd. Babies welcome, too. Go to www.thinkertoysoregon.com or phone 503/245-3936 for more details.

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

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.


Jun 7th

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

Get your beach wear on and dance a little surfin' safari! No registration required. For infants to 6 year olds with their families! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Fleet Week through Sunday@ Along Tom McCall Waterfront Park's esplanade seawall from the Steel Bridge to Salmon Springs Fountain. See Wednesday for details!

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 www.gardenhome.plinkit.org 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 few weeks is $5 per person for 7 years old and above.Go to www.rosefestival.org for complete info.

Think Fun Thursdays@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Drop in each Thursday for a rotating fun activity- no registration required! This week kids can enjoy "Paper Pals" with cool crafts like origami and paper airplanes. Geared for kids from 3 to 8 years old. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info!


Jun 8th

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

Goldfish paper collage inspired by Matisse 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!

Fleet Week through Sunday@ Along Tom McCall Waterfront Park's esplanade seawall from the Steel Bridge to Salmon Springs Fountain. See Wednesday for details!

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

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

Baby Loves Disco "We Are Family Tour" @ Clackamas Town Center (12000 SE 82nd Street, Happy Valley) from 5-8PM. FREE but must obtain wristbands at the H&M store in the mall. Go to www.babylovesdisco.com for more info.


Jun 9th

Baby Loves Disco "We Are Family Tour"@Crystal Ballroom (1332 West Burnside Street, Portland) from 12PM-2:30PM.

Join the most festive dance party in town- groove to G-rated dance tunes spun by a DJ and enjoy crafts, games, dance contests,and photo booths! All the fun and goody bags are part of the admission fee! All ages welcome!!! Non-walking babies are free otherwise $15 per person! Five percent of ticket sales will benefit Neighborhood House, a social service agency serving more than 18,000 Portland metro families each year (providing early childhood education, an emergency food box program, parenting support programs at local schools and more).Go to www.babylovesdisco.com for more info.

Fleet Week through Sunday@ Along Tom McCall Waterfront Park's esplanade seawall from the Steel Bridge to Salmon Springs Fountain. See Wednesday for details!

Free Family Day@ Washington County Museum (PCC-Rock Creek Campus, Portland) from 10AM-2PM. June features kite making and outdoor games. Go to www.washingtoncountymuseum.org and click on "What's Happening!" and then "2012 Calendar" for more info.

Pizza Planters@ Al's Garden Center (16920 SW Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood) at 11AM. Kids will make a fun pizza herb planter to grow for pizza ingredients! $5 per kid and you must pre-register by going to www.als-gardencenter.com.

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

Fix-A-Flat Cycling Workshop@ Whole Foods Market (Bridgeport Village) from 10AM-11AM.FREE! class taught by REI staff!!! Bring your bike or wheel and learn how to be prepared for your next flat tire! Pre-register at 503/639-6500.

Tree-mendous Second Saturday@ World Forestry Center from 11AM-3PM. Join in for crafts, activities, hikes, storytelling, and more! Go to www.worldforestry.org and click on "events" for more info.

Jass Two Plus One@ Beaverton Library from 2-3PM.Jass Two Plus One reaches back into the '20s and '30s to bring the romance and adventure of Jazz or "Jass" into the 21st century. Listen to the music of America and feel its vibrant power for yourself. Go to www.beavertoncitylibrary.org more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.


Jun 10th

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 The Bent Brick, Oven&Shaker,Toast, Paley's Place, and Southpark! Go to this site for menus and maps: http://www.downtownportland.org/diningmonth/

Fleet Week through TODAY@ Along Tom McCall Waterfront Park's esplanade seawall from the Steel Bridge to Salmon Springs Fountain. See Wednesday for details!

Free "Grill Master:Side Dishes" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Grilled side dishes are on the menu! Learn how to prepare vegetables and starches for the grill, and how to use indirect heat to cook them to the desired tenderness.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.