Suzanne's Around Town
Splash Pad, Concerts, and Summer Knights!

Hi! Everyone-

There's almost too much to do at the libraries with several concerts for kids, storytimes, and weekly Nature Mobile visits!!! The new splash pad at Conestoga is a great spot for a sunny day and history buffs can meet some armored knights at Tigard Library!!! And it's the last week for Portland Dining Month so time to get a sitter if you haven't already done so!

June definitely zipped by!

Suzanne




Jun 25th

Splash Pad Open@ Conestoga Recreation Center (9985 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton)!!!The new outdoor splash pad (shown here) with very cool fountains and sprinklers is already open now during Family and Open Swim times. Drop-in fee is $3 per kid (In-District) and that includes pool and splash pad time. If you already have a monthly swim pass then you won't have to pay extra! This is a very fun place to cool off as the summer heats up. Go to www.thprd.org 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.

Chess Club@ Beaverton City Library from 1:30-2:30PM. Kids in grades 3 through 8 can play others or learn the game! No registration required!


Jun 26th

Recess Monkey Kickoff Concert@ Tigard Library from 3-4PM.

This trio of talented teachers from Seattle moonlights as Recess Monkey, a band that performs songs about animals and other fun stuff -like popcorn and human cannonballs- set to a great sing-along and dancing beat. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info or www.recessmonkeytown.com.

 

Regal Summer $1 Movies@ Local Theaters at 10AM. See a G or PG movie every Tues&Wed through August! Go to www.regmovies.com and click on "Coming Soon" and "Regal Summer Movie Express" for participating theaters and movie schedule.

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.

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 www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.

Angel Ocasio@ Garden Home Library from 10:30AM-11:30AM. Enjoy comedy, magic, jokes and juggling in this high-energy, one-man variety show for all ages!

The Alphabeticians@ Beaverton Library's Murray Scholls Branch at 11AM. Probably on the patio so bring blankets to sit on (hats&sunscreen, too). If you can't catch this show, they will appear at the Beaverton City Library tomorrow. See Wed. for details.

Beaverton Last Tuesday Concert@ The Round (Fountain Plaza at 12600 SW Crescent Street next to Mio Sushi,etc.)from 5-8PM. Free Outdoor Concert! Enjoy the the Flamenco Rumba rhythm and Latin beats performed by the trio- Toque Libre! Flamenco dancers,too! More info at www.beavertonarts.org. Bring your own picnic or purchase dinner from one of the nearby restaurants!

Kid's Club Event@ Cedar Hills Crossing (Community Room inside the mall) from 6-7PM. Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com for more info.

Kindergarten Readiness Workshop@ Beaverton City Library from 6:30-8:30PM. Parents can learn some skills to prepare their Kindergartener. Registration required at 503/350-3600.


Jun 27th

Alphabeticians Concert@ Beaverton City Library from 12:30-1:30PM and 2-3PM.

Kids will enjoy quirky, funny, upbeat tunes and get the wiggles out! All ages welcome! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info or www.thealphabeticians.com.

Regal Summer $1 Movies@ Local Theaters at 10AM. See a G or PG movie every Tues&Wed through August! Go to www.regmovies.com and click on "Coming Soon" and "Regal Summer Movie Express" for participating theaters and movie schedule.

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.

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.

Baby Bugs@ Beaverton City Library at 11:45AM.

Storytime at Bliss Bake Shop@ Bethany Village Centre at 2PM. 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.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton Library's Murray Scholls Branch at 2:00PM.

Aaron Nigel Smith@ Lake Oswego Library (706 4th Street, Lake Oswego) at 3PM. Cast member of PBS Kids Show "Between The Lions" and recent LO transplant will play really cool tunes for kids. Go to www.aaronnigelsmith.com for more info.

Wednesday Beaverton Farmer's Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 3-6PM. Go to the 2PM Beaverton Library show and hit the market afterwards for berries in season, live music, honey sticks, and a popsicle or shaved ice!


Jun 28th

Knights Of Veritas@ Tigard Library from 4-5PM.

What was knighthood like in the Middle Ages? The kids will be fascinated by this demonstration of ancient fighting techniques. The knights will exhibit authentically weighted, detailed swords and armor and kids will have the rare opportunity to experience hands-on.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.

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.

Nature Mobile Every Thursday@ Beaverton Library's Murray Scholls Branch from 12-1:30PM AND Beaverton City Library Lawn from 2:30-4PM.Toddlers through 5th graders can learn about science and nature every Thursday! The THPRD Naturemobile staff will provide games and hands-on activities on a new topic! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more 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 "Board Games". Geared for kids from 3 to 8 years old. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info!

Cindy's Supper Club Book Signing@ Powell's at Cedar Hills Crossing at 7PM. Check out recipes from Italian to Ethiopian from a Napa Valley (Mustards Grill) food expert. Go to www.powells.com for more info.


Jun 29th

Garden Home Gymnastics Room Grand Opening@ Garden Home Rec Center (7475 SW Oleson Road, Portland) from 4-6PM.

Climb on the new rock wall, bounce around on the new spring floor, and meet the GH gymnastics instructors! Wear comfy clothes and bare feet are best to participate safely. Go to www.thprd.org for more info.

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.

Friday Fun Event@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10AM-4PM. Drop in every Friday for special themed Open Studio Workshops. Today it's "Circus Day" Friday with wood collage, animal bells sculpted in clay and an art hour (pre-registration required for this one) from 1-2PM on elephants on parade in a mixed media collage.! Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com and click on calendar and Friday Fun Event for complete info&prices!

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) at 10:30AM&11:30AM. Mixed media on canvas "Flags" inspired by Jasper Johns 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!


Jun 30th

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 (last week!). Restaurants include such hot spots as Toast, Besaw's, Paley's Place, and Southpark! Go to this site for menus and maps: www.downtownportland.org.


Jul 1st

$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.

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

Free "American All-Stars" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn delicious side dishes and desserts for your 4th of July BBQ! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!