Suzanne's Around Town
Square Dancing, Free Museum Day, and Festival Japan!

Hi! Everyone-

There are many literacy events for babies and kids this week and the whole family can check out a (participating) local museum for free on Saturday! Families can enjoy a Sock Hop at Tigard Library and Festival Japan, Apples, and Comforting Casseroles on the weekend!

Last week of September! Wow!

Suzanne




Sep 24th

Favorite Fish Party@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.Celebrate your fave aquatic friends like Nemo, Rainbow, Ponyo and more! Geared for ages 2-11 and registration required at 503/350-3600. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.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.

E.L. James Book Signing@ Powell's City of Books on Burnside (Portland) at 6-8PM. The author of the fastest sellilng paperback of all time will be on hand to sign her books (no reading-ha,ha!). Grey? The Heathman? Need I say more? Go to www.powells.com  and cliick on "Stores&Events" for more info.


Sep 25th

Tween Crafts@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.

Kids in 3rd to 7th grade can make some cool back-to-school crafts like snazzy magnetic bookmarks and notebook covers (bring your own spiral notebook)! Kids can craft with or without parents attending!!!! Woo-hooo!!!! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

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

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.

Libraryland for New Parents and their Babies@ Beaverton City Library from 12:30-1:30PM. Are you a first time parent with a baby under 1? Check out the library for snacks, stories, raffles, and play time. Learn about what the Beaverton City Library can offer you!

Fun with Letters@ Beaverton City Library from 6:30-7:15PM. See Wednesday for details.


Sep 26th

Free Square Dance Lessons@ Aloha Grange (3425 SW 185th Ave., Aloha) from 7-9PM.

Kids (usually 8 years and up) and adults can enjoy great exercise and learn fun dance moves- no experience necessary! Classes are "open" to new students through 10/3! Go to www.hoedowners.info or phone 503/648-8291 for complete info.

Fun with Letters@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:15AM. Learn fun ways to help children recognize the shapes and sounds of letters. Ages 2-5 with adult. Registration required online at www.beavertoncitylibrary.org or phone at 503/350-3600.

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.


Sep 27th

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 board games. Geared for kids from 3 to 8 years old. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info!


Sep 28th

Beaverton Civic Theatre performs "Camelot" (through 10/14)@ Beaverton City Library at 8PM.

The old legend comes to life as King Arthur ushers in the age of chivalry with the Knights of the Round Table in this BCT produced musical. The opening Friday performance offers discounted tickets in partnership with the New Friends of the Beaverton Civic Library. Tickets are $5 with the donation of a new or gently used book. Discounted tickets are available only at box office on the evening of the performance. No advance sales. Regular tickets are $15 per adult and $5 for kids 10 and under. Go to www.beavertoncivictheatre.org for more info.

Babies Need Early Literacy, Too@ Beaverton City LIbrary from 11AM-11:45AM. Parents and babies (12 months and under) can enjoy a play and learn workshop. Register online at www.beavertonlibrary.org or phone at 503/350-3600.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) at 10:30AM&11:30AM. "Castle to the Sun" Paper Collage surprise inspired by Paul Klee 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.

Sock Hop with DJ Scott Tom@ Tigard Public Library from 7-8:30PM. Join in for a night of classic oldies and dancing! Saddle shoes and poodle skirts are optional! All ages welcome to rock around the clock (or at least for an hour and a half!). Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

 


Sep 29th

Smithsonian Free Museum Day!!!

Go to www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday and print out an admission card for free admission for two to such local museums as Rice's NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals (Hillsboro), World Forestry Center, Portland Art Museum, and Oregon History Museum!!!!

National Public Lands Day@ Fort Vancouver (WA) from 9AM-5PM. All National parks offer FREE admission today! Cultural demos in the Fort's stockade. For more info, go to www.fortvan.org or phone the visitor center at 360/816-6230.

Spanky's Consignment Store Grand Opening@ 8625 SW Scholls Ferry Road (Beaverton) from 10AM-7PM. Check out the newest venue to sell your gently used clothes!Raffles and more! Go to www.shopspankys.com for more info.

Festival Japan@ Uwajimaya (10500 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton) from 10AM-5PM. Celebrate Japanese culture and community with food, music, dance, arts and crafts and more! Go to www.uwajimaya.com for more info.

Star Wars Party for Little Kids@ Beaverton City Library from 2:30-4PM. Kids (2 to 8 years)can wear their fave Star Wars costumes and enjoy galactic crafts and games! Registration required at 503/350-3600.

Beaverton Civic Theatre performs "Camelot" @ Beaverton City LIbrary at 8PM. See Friday for details.


Sep 30th

Kids Can Cook Applefest@Whole Foods Market Tanasbourne (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 4:30-5:30.In this hands on cooking class, kids will  turn the first of the season apples into some Health Starts Here favorites. Recipes demonstrated include dried apple slices, raw apple crisp and apple pear sauce. All recipes are dairy free, made without refined sugars and are made using ingredients that do not contain gluten.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.

Free "The New Casserole" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. New spins on old faves along with foolproof methods to make advance, freeze, and reheat! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Festival Japan@ Uwajimaya (10500 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton) from 10AM-5PM. See Saturday for details.

"Portland, Oregon Chef's Table" Reception@ Pastaworks (3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland) at 2PM. Meet some of Portland's top chefs from DOC, Evoe, Little Bird Bistro, Screen Door (to name a few) at this book signing celebration. Go to www.powells.com and click on "Stores and Events" for more info.

Beaverton Civic Theatre performs "Camelot" @ Beaverton City LIbrary at 2PM. See Friday for details.