Suzanne's Around Town
Trucks, Oregon Rail Heritage Center, & Game Day Nachos!

HI! Everyone-

There are so many upcoming weekend activities including Flock&Fiber, Polish Festival, Oregon Heritage Rail Grand Opening and the Fall Festival in Corvallis! Parents can learn to braise and take great photos, too!

Enjoy the toasty sunshine!

Suzanne

 




Sep 17th

Truck Day for Preschoolers@ Beaverton City Library West Parking Lot from 10:30AM-11:30AM.

Bring your kids to explore big fire trucks, buses, ambulances, police cars and more in the parking lot by the park. Check out the big rigs and honk the horns! Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

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.

Children's Library Tour@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Kids in grades K-5 can learn how to best utilize library resources. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


Sep 18th

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch from 9:30AM-10:AM.

Get your morning started with fun stories for kids from 3ish to 5 years old at the newest branch! Staff will be present to let storytime attendees into the library before regular open hours.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.

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.

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


Sep 19th

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 11:45AM.

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 Storytime@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch from 11:30AM-12PM.

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

How Children Succeed@ Powell's City of Books on Burnside (Portland) at 7:30PM.  New book by NY Times journalist-"People" Mag review says "Drop the flashcards-grit, character and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call". Go to www.powells.com and click on "Stores&Events" for more info.


Sep 20th

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.

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM & 1PM.

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch from 11:30AM-12PM.

Preschool Storytime@ Tigard Library from 1:15PM-2PM. Music, interactive activities, and longer stories for blossoming readers! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library 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 "Puzzle Time". Geared for kids from 3 to 8 years old. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info!


Sep 21st

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) at 10:30AM&11:30AM.Paint&chalk pastel color surprise inspired by Andres Derain 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!

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.

Ken Forkish (of Ken's Artisan Pizza), Diane Morgan, and Julie Richardson (of Baker&Spice) @ Powell's City of Books on Burnside (Portland) at 7:30PM. Portland 's famous master bakers/food writers present their new works- "Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza", "Roots", and "Vintage Cakes".  Go to www.powells.com and click on "Stores&Events" for more info.


Sep 22nd

40th Annual Corvallis Fall Festival@ Central Park (Corvallis) from 10AM to 6PM.

Take a day trip and enjoy this craft fair with a blend of music and entertainment. There will be plenty of hands-on arts and craft activities for the kids in the Arts Discovery Zone. Free admission (small fee for some crafts). Go to www.corvallisfallfestival.org for complete details.

 

Flock and Fiber Festival@ Clackamas County Fairgrounds (Canby) from 9AM-5PM. Llamas, sheep, goats, alpacas, music, demos, hands-on activities and crafts. FREE!!! Go to www.flockandfiberfestival.com for more info.

Fall Harvest Festival@ Al's Garden Center (16920 SW Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood) from 10AM-4PM. How-to demos, harvesting and preserving, landscape tips and more! Go to www.Als-gardencenter.com for more info.

Grand Opening@ Oregon Rail Heritage Center (2250 SE Water Avenue, Portland) from 10AM-5PM. See Sunday for details.

Puppet Show@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:15AM. The Pink Pig Puppet Theatre will present hilarious "Tales of BIG and little". Geared for tots to 8 years-ish. The Farmers Market is still happening so allow time to find parking!!!

Portland Polish Festival@ 3900 N. Interstate Ave. (Portland) from 11AM-10PM. FREE!!! Polkas, pierogies, polish pottery, and non-stop music and dance!!! Go to www.portlandpolonia.org and click on "Polish Festival" for more info.

Photography 101@ Tigard Library from 2-3:30PM. Nationally recognized photographer Marilyn Affolter will share basic techniques for creating great photos. Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.


Sep 23rd

Grand Opening@ Oregon Rail Heritage Center (2250 SE Water Avenue, Portland) from 10AM-5PM.

See 3 steam locomotives in their new home! Guides, kid's activities, giveaways, prizes, live music and more! Go to www.orhf.org or phone 503/680-8895 for more info.

Flock and Fiber Festival@ Clackamas County Fairgrounds (Canby) from 9AM-4PM. See Saturday for details.

40th Annual Corvallis Fall Festival@ Central Park (Corvallis) from 10AM to 5PM. See Saturday for details.

Free "Learn to Braise" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to prepare tender braised meats, veggies& sensational sauces. Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Portland Polish Festival@ 3900 N. Interstate Ave. (Portland) from Noon-6PM. See Saturday for details.

Game Day Favorites@ Whole Foods Market Tanasbourne (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 5:30-6:30. Learn how to prepare some healthy nachos for Football Season! Go Beavers!!!! Please sign up in advance by emailing Melissa.vanbebber@wholefoods.com or phone customer service at 503/645-9200. Class fee is a donation to Whole Kids Foundation.