Suzanne's Around Town
Big Truck Day, Pinocchio & Pirate Fun!!!!

Hi! Everyone-

Summer has heated up!!!! Lots of fun things to do this week including an all time fave- Big Truck Day- at Conestoga!!! Don't skip the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile if it appears!!! Pirates, Pinocchio, Litlle League Softball World Series, Crawfish, and The Reptile Man round out the week!!!

There's a summer food drive at our Wed& Sat Farmers Markets in Beaverton!!!

Time for a water fight!!!!

Suzanne




Aug 6th

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.


Aug 7th

A-Hoy Mateys! @Murray Scholls at 11AM.

Comedian/musician Rick Huddle will sing shanties, swab the deck, and come up with new answers to the age-old question- "What would you do with a grumpy Sailor?". ARGGHHHHH!!! Don't forget your eye patch and sunscreen as it gets sunny on the patio!!! Two more shows tomorrow at Beaverton City Library if you can't make this one!!! Geared for ages 3-10. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

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.

Make a Lego Mini-Shark@ 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!

29th Annual National Night Out@ City Park (5th&Hall) from 6-8PM. Check out a community celebration with free activitiies.Go to www.beavertonoregon.gov/nightout for more info.


Aug 8th

Home Depot Kids Workshop@ Camp Bridgeport (Bridgeport Village,Tigard) from 10:30AM-12:30PM.

The kids will enjoy some games and projects in the Center Court area. FREE!!! Check the Center Events for more info at www.bridgeport-village.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.

Presto the Magician@ Garden Home Library from 10:30-11:30AM. Magic tricks and more! Go to www.gardenhome.plinkit.org for more info.

Pinocchio@ Broadway Rose Theatre (Deb Fennell Theater at Tigard High School located at 9000 SW Durham Road in Tigard) at 11AM and 1PM. See Thursday for details.

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

A-Hoy Mateys! @Beaverton City Library at 12:30PM &2PM. Pirate fun with Comedian/Musician Rick Huddle. See Tuesday for details.

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.

Wednesday Beaverton Farmer's Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 3-6PM. SUMMER FOOD DRIVE TODAY AND SATURDAY's MARKET As Well-fresh fruit&veggies, canned, boxed or bagged food, pet food, personal supplies, and cash donations accepet to benefit the Tualatin Valley Gleaners- a partner of the OR Food Bank.

Free Tennis Lessons@ Beaverton High School Tennis Courts (13000 SW 2nd Street) every Wednesday from 6-7PM. Beaverton High School will be hosting FREE lessons for all students attending Beaverton elementary, middle or high schools! Bring the whole family, racquets will be available to borrow, all ability levels welcome!!! Contact Coach Katy Robinson or Coach Matt Hottmann at beavertonhightennis@gmail.com.


Aug 9th

Pinocchio@ Broadway Rose Theatre (Deb Fennell Theater at Tigard High School located at 9000 SW Durham Road in Tigard) at 11AM and 1PM.

These short (40ish minutes), lively productions are a great way to introduce kids to the theater!!! I started taking my kids when they were about 3.The original songs are always fun for both parents and tots and the ticket price is right at $8!!! Shows often sell out so get your tickets in advance by phoning the box office at 503/620-5262 or at www.broadwayrose.org. The kids can meet the characters afterwards for photos and program autographs!

FYI-TIGARD LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON THURSDAYS DUE TO BUDGET CUTS!

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.

Little League Softball World Series@ Alpenrose Field, Portland from 10AM onwards. FREE! Go to this link for more info: www.softballworldseries.com.

Think Fun Thursdays@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Drop in for "Builders" today! Geared for kids from 3 to 8 years old. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info!


Aug 10th

Drop-in Crafts @ Beaverton City Library from 11-2.

Round out your summer reading experience by doing crafts related to the night-time theme! Geared for kids from 3-10. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Little League Softball World Series@ Alpenrose Field, Portland from 10AM onwards. FREE! Go to this link for more info: www.softballworldseries.com.

Japanese storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 10:30AM.

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 "Dog Day Fun" Friday with lots of canine inspired art in ceramics and painting! 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. Pen and watercolor inspired by Miro 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!

Pinocchio@ Broadway Rose Theatre (Deb Fennell Theater at Tigard High School located at 9000 SW Durham Road in Tigard) at 11AM. See Thursday for details.

Little League Softball World Series@ Alpenrose Field, Portland from 2-8PM.FREE! Go to this link for more info: www.softballworldseries.com.

Tualatin Crawfish Festival@ Tualatin Commons from 5:30-10PM. Enjoy the waning days of summer with music, food, festivities, and fun! Free Admission! Go to www.tualatincrawfishfestival.com for more info.

Free Friday Flicks by the Fountain@ Beaverton City Park (across from the library) at 8PMish(pre-movie entertainment at 7PM). The Muppets this week! Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket to sit on and watch a free movie in the park! For complete info, go to www.beavertonoregon.gov and click on "Community" and then "Flicks by the Fountain".


Aug 11th

Big Truck Day@ Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center (9985 SW 125th Ave.) from 10AM-2PM.

Big Truck Day is a great hands-on experience for everyone of all ages!!! Come and admire many types of trucks and vehicles up close, climb in and honk the horns! Learn about safety, get your face painted, hang out with Geoffrey the Giraffe and Chuck E. Cheese!!! FREE! For more info, phone 503/629-6313 or check out upcoming events at www.thprd.org.

Tualatin Crawfish Festival@ Tualatin Community Park (8515 SW Tualatin Rd) from 7:30AM-11PM. Enjoy the waning days of summer with music, food, festivities, and fun!!! Admission is $4 per adult, $2 per kid 6 and older, $1 for ages 2-5, and 0-2 are free!!! Go to www.tualatincrawfishfestival.com for more info.

SUMMER FOOD DRIVE @ Beaverton Farmers Market from 8-1:30PM. Fresh fruit&veggies, canned, boxed or bagged food, pet food, personal supplies, and cash donations accepted to benefit the Tualatin Valley Gleaners- a partner of the OR Food Bank. Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for full info.

Beaverton Community Vision Celebration@ Beaverton City Park from 10AM-2PM. Games and activities for all ages.

Little League Softball World Series@ Alpenrose Field, Portland from 10AM onwards. FREE! Go to this link for more info: www.softballworldseries.com.

Pinocchio@ Broadway Rose Theatre (Deb Fennell Theater at Tigard High School located at 9000 SW Durham Road in Tigard) at 11AM. See Thursday for details.

Al's Kids' Club: Toad Abode@ Al's Garden Center (16920 SW Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood) at 11AM. Make a toad abode to encourage a toad to take up residence in your backyard!!$5 per kid. Pre-registration required by going to www.als-gardencenter.com . Click on "Events and Seminars" and then "2012 Kid's Club Schedule".

Tree-Mendous 2nd Saturday@ World Forestry Center Discovery Museum from 11AM-3PM. Enjoy extra activities such as paper making and tree themed fun with paid admission. Go to www.worldforestry.org for complete schedule.

The Reptile Man@ Hillsboro Main Library (2850 Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro) from 2:30-3:30PM AND 4-5PM. Snakes, lizards, turtles and more! Phone the library for more info at 503/615-6500 or go to www.hillsboro.plinkit.org .

Aqua Challenge, Aviator,& Iceberg@ Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center from 4-6PM. Inflatable fun for the kids in the pool!!! Aqua challenge is Wipe Out! style fun for kids (6 and up?) who pass the swim test. Open swim rates apply. Phone for more info at 503/629-6314.

Parent's Night Out@ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 5PM-9PM. Kids (from 4-12) can enjoy a creative night in the studio, pizza dinner & movie while parents enjoy a date night. $38 per child, $18 for each additional sibling. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for more info. Phone the Studio to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700.

FREE!!!Los LobosConcert@ HMT Complex (15707 SW Walker Road, Beaverton) from 5-8:30PM. (Gates open at 5, music from 6-8:30). The Grammy award winning group will entertain with rock, blues, folk, and latin music. Pepe& The Bottle Blondes will open. Go to www.thprd.org for more info.


Aug 12th

Aqua Challenge, Aviator,& Iceberg@ Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center (15707 SW Walker Road) from 1:30-3PM AND 4-6PM.

Inflatable fun for the kids in the pool!!! Aqua challenge is Wipe Out! style fun for kids (6 and up?) who pass the swim test. Aviator is for the little kids. Open swim rates apply. Phone for more info at 503/629-6310 or go to www.thprd.org.

 

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

Little League Softball World Series@ Alpenrose Field, Portland from 10AM onwards.FREE! Go to this link for more info: www.softballworldseries.com.

Free "Canning: Pickles&Relishes" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn the basics from pickling spice to relish flavor! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!