Suzanne's Around Town
Happy Father's Day, "Wild", & Furry Friends!

Hi! Everyone-

Happy Father's Day to all those Great Dads and Fab Grandfathers out there!

Only a few more days of school and then Summer vacation begins!!!! Batten down the hatches, we can do it!!!!

Are you bored yet? Ha,ha,ha!


Jun 11th

Cheryl Strayed presents "Wild"@ Annie Bloom's Books (7834 SW Capitol Highway, Multnomah Village) from 7-8:30PM.Cheryl Strayed resides in Portland and is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir "Wild" (just chosen as the first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0). Strayed's book tells of "the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington Stateand to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise. But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone." FREE! Sounds like a fascinating author talk! Go to for more info.

Book Babies@ Tigard Library from 10:15-10:45AM. 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.

Jun 12th

Destination Hillsboro & Tuesday Marketplace@ downtown Hillsboro (Civic Center Plaza& Main Street) from 5-8:30PM.

Just in time for summer- learn about things to do and places to go in our backyard at the Hillsboro 2020 Vision Town Hall at the Civic Center. There will be family activities,prizes, and fun! Then stop by the opening of the Hillsboro Tuesday Market for dinner (BBQ, crepes, Mexican and more!), farm fresh produce, live music, and check out the Classic Cars! Go to and 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 for more info.

Fun for Ones (Ages 12-24 months)@ Tigard Library from 10:15-10:45AM AND 11:15AM-11:45AM. 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 for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.

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

Jun 13th

Health & Safety Event@ My Kidz World (16305 NW Cornell Rd #20, Beaverton) at 6:30PM.

Learn child safety tips and how to baby proof your home! Go to for more info.

Toddler Time (ages 24-36 months) Storytime@ Tigard Library at 10:15AM-10:45AM AND 11:15-11:45PM. Number of participants is limited to first 20 children for each session.

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 for more details.

Family Storytime@ Murray Scholls Branch at 2:00PM.

Tanasbourne Farmers Market & Healthy Kids Day@ Whole Foods Market Tanasbourne Parking Lot(19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 4:30-7:30PM. Farm fresh produce along with gymnastic performances and demos by local groups and info on summer kid activities. Phone for more info at 503/645-9200.


Jun 14th

U-Pick Strawberries@ Baggenstos Farm (15801 SW Rogers Road, Sherwood) from 9AM-6PM daily!

Have the kids gather the Hoods, Bentons, Shutkins and Totems. You can bake up the shortcakes later! It's strawberry season- YIPPEE!!!! Check out for details and for a farm fresh produce guide.

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.

Brave Party@ Beaverton City Library from 2:00-3:00PM. Kids from 6 years to 12 can celebrate the upcoming Disney/Pixar movie -set in 10th Century Scottish Highlands-with games and crafts! Registration required at the Children's Desk or at 503/350-3600.

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 "Builders" with Legos,etc. Geared for kids from 3 to 8 years old. Go to for more info!

Jun 15th

Summer Friday Fun Party@ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 10AM-4PM.

Get the summer off to an arty start with fab drop-in "We'll show you how" workshps. Kids can create tie dyed bandanas, shirts, ceramic outdoor votives, and/or mosaic stepping stones! Prices are $8-$18 per project. Go to and click on calendar for more info!!! Friday Fun Days will be a weekly event!

Book Babies@ Tigard Library from 10:15-10:45AM. 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.

Family StoryTime (ages 0-6 years)@ Tigard Library from 10:15-11:00AM AND 11:15AM-12:00PM. 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.

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

Jun 16th

Furry Friends Day@ Beaverton Farmers Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM.

Kids can visit with ferrets from the Ferret Shelter, learn about adoption possibilities from teh Bonnie Hayes Animal Shelter and the Oregon Humane Society. Learn about the Feral Cat Coalition and Fences for Fido. Also, visit with the Beaverton Canine police and others! Go to for more info.

FREE Admission@ Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave., Portland) from 10AM-5PM, activities-crafts & talks- from 11AM-3PM. Go to and click on "Visit" and "Events Calendar" for complete schedule.

FREE Museum Family Saturday@ Oregon Maritime Museum (near Waterfront Park SW Naito Parkway at Pine Street, Portland) from 11AM-4PM. Discover Portland's maritime history with a craft to take home! Fine print- family activities on cabin deck are free. Still need to pay admission if you'd like a tour - $5 per adult, $3 per kid 6-17, under 6 years is free! Go to for more info.

Presto the Magician@ Cedar Hills Crossing (inside the mall) from 1-2PM. The kids can enjoy a silly, interactive magic show. Geared for kids 10 and younger. Go to for more info.There's a fun book event at nearby Powell's right after! See next listing!

"Bronto and Pterodactyl Eggs"@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills at 2PM. Author and illustrator Charlotte Vivian Rodenberg presents a fun picture book -watercolors and ink paintings- of one lone Apatosaurus who must protect a nest of tiny pterodactyls from the dangers of the Jurassic. Go to and click on "Stores & Events" for more info.

Easy Plant Program@ Beaverton City Library from 1-2PM. Kids in grades 2nd through 5th can enjoy a hands-on program on growing their own plants. Registration required at 503/350-3600.

Tommy Twimble Solo Vaudeville Show@ Beaverton City Library from 2-3PM. Check out this family friendly show with mime, magic, live music and storytelling!!!!

Jun 17th

National Geek Dad Day@ OMSI from 11AM-1PM & 2PM-4PM.Wired Magazine is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Education to launch National Geek Dad Day. OMSI will have special activities including a Toy Tune-Up (bring your broken or unwanted toys to repurpose) in the tinker's workshop (11AM-1PM) and an in-depth look at OMSI's steam engine in action (2-4PM). Go to for more info.

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

Dining Month@ Portland. Here's one for date night or maybe you want to take dear ol' dad out for a bite.! More than 60 local restaurants offer a 3 course dinner for just $25 through the month of June (last week!). Restaurants include such hot spots as Toast, Besaw's, Paley's Place, and Southpark! Go to this site for menus and maps: