Suzanne's Around Town
Giveaway!, Bugfest, and OR State Fair

Hi! Everyone-

Most library storytimes are on hiatus but there's still tons to do before school starts! The Bugfest and OR State Fair will be weekend highlights.

Welcome to the Village! is a new CD that features the voices of children from New York, LA, Portland and a school near Nairobi, Kenya along with local artist- Aaron Nigel Smith. If you'd like the chance to win a copy of this CD, go to www.amazon.com and look up Aaron Nigel Smith in music. Listen to some of his tunes and then email your kid's fave song title to me at suzanne@suzannesaroundtown.com. There's also a CD release concert on Saturday!!!!

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Suzanne

 




Aug 21st

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

Last Day to Pre-register for Thursday's Al's Ladies Night Out@ Al's Garden Center (16920 SW Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood) from 5-9PM.  See Thursday for details!


Aug 22nd

Space Suited Visit@ Garden Home Library from 11AM-12PM.This cool Summer Reading event will feature a space suited visit from the Evergreen Museum! Email for more info at WillW@wccls.org or go to www.gardenhome.plinkit.org for more info.

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

School of Rock@ 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.

Wednesday Beaverton Farmer's Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 3-6PM.

Grand Opening Showcase@ Conestoga Rec&Aquatics(9985 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton) from 3-7:30PM. Come and check out all the improvements and enjoy FREE admission to the new splash pad, fitness room, and pool!!!! Go to www.thprd.org for more info.

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 23rd

Dream Big: What Can You Be?@ Beaverton City Library from 2:30-4PM.Kids can imagine and learn about all sorts of careers at hands-on learning centers! Geared for kids from 4-11! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

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

21st Annual Festa Italiana@ Pioneer Courthouse Square from 11AM-11PM. FREE admission. Pizza toss, grape stomp, Italian Opera and fantastic food. Go to www.festa-italiana.org for more 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.

Nature Mobile Every Thursday@ Beaverton Library's Murray Scholls Branch from 12-1:30PM. 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 for games today! Geared for kids from 3 to 8 years old. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info!

Al's Ladies Night Out@ Al's Garden Center (16920 SW Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood) from 5-9PM. Enjoy some chill-ax time with your gal pals- fashions, food, cooking demos, vino, mini-massages, raffles, and live music!!! FREE admission but you must pre-register at www.als-gardencenter.com by Tuesday (8/21).


Aug 24th

Oregon State Fair@ Oregon State Fairgrounds (2330 17th Street NE, Salem) from 10AM-11PM through Labor Day!

What more could you ask for? 4-H displays, Demi Lovato concert, Roller Derby, Chinese acrobats, GASCAR Crazy Animal Races, Timbersports and carnival rides! Munch on corn dogs and funnel cakes! Check out www.oregonstatefair.org for complete schedule and directions!

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 "Art Explorer Day" Friday with art inspired by ancient civilizations. 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. Acrylic on canvas inspired by Franz Kline 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!

21st Annual Festa Italiana@ Pioneer Courthouse Square from 11AM-11PM. FREE admission. Pizza toss, grape stomp, Italian Opera and fantastic food. Go to www.festa-italiana.org for more details.

Aviator@ Harman Swim Center (7300 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton) from 5-8PM. Inflatable fun for the younger tots in the pool!!! Open swim rates apply. Phone for more info at 503/629-6314.

Free Museum Family Night@ Portland Art Museum from 5-8PM. The Portland Art Museum offers free admission on the 4th Friday of every month from 5-8PM. FYI- kids 17 years and younger always have FREE admission to the museum!!!

Free Friday Flicks by the Fountain@ Beaverton City Park (across from the library) at 8PMish(pre-movie entertainment at 7PM). The Goonies is 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 25th

12th Annual Bugfest@ Tualatin Hills Nature Park (15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton) from 11AM-4PM.Enjoy educational  activities to go with the theme "Meet the Beetles". Did you know that there are more species of beetles than any other bug on earth?? This fun, annual event combines interactive discovery stations, crafts, games, and family entertainment that help kids learn about these boneless creatures that keep the environment healthy.$3 Admission, kids 2 and under are FREE!. For more info, go to www.thprd.org or phone 503/629-6350.

Oregon State Fair@ Oregon State Fairgrounds (2330 17th Street NE, Salem) from 10AM-11PM through Labor Day! See Friday for details.

21st Annual Festa Italiana@ Pioneer Courthouse Square from 11AM-11PM. FREE admission. Pizza toss, grape stomp, Italian Opera and fantastic food. Go to www.festa-italiana.org for more details.

Aviator@ Harman Swim Center (7300 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton) from 12:45-2:45PM. Inflatable fun for the younger tots in the pool!!! Open swim rates apply. Phone for more info at 503/629-6314.

Aaron Nigel Smith CD Release Party@ Mississippi Pizza (3552 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland) at 4PM. This local artist is known for his work on PBS -TV 's Between The Lions and People Mag praised his music's "mellow groove and islandy vibe"!  Come and check out a concert of his new kid's music CD- Welcome to the Village! Suggested donation is $5 per person or $15 per family. Go to www.aaronnigelsmith.com for more info! SEE INTRO FOR GIVEAWAY!!!!


Aug 26th

Aviator@ Harman Swim Center (7300 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton) from 12:30-2:30PM.Inflatable fun for the younger tots in the pool!!! Open swim rates apply. Phone for more info at 503/629-6314.

Oregon State Fair@ Oregon State Fairgrounds (2330 17th Street NE, Salem) from 10AM-11PM through Labor Day! See Friday for details.

Free "Grind Your Own Grains" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. 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!