Suzanne's Around Town
Wordstock, Apples, Pumpkins,& FREE Bulb Event!

HI! Everyone-

Seems like we were just beating the heat and now it's pumpkin and football season!!! We visited Baggenstos Farm last week and had trouble narrowing down our pumpkin pickings. They were all beautiful!

Happy October!

Suzanne




Oct 8th

Pumpkin Patch@ Baggenstos Farm Store (15801 SW Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood) from 9AM-6PM daily!

Nothing says October like pumpkin bowling and a good corn maze! Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and pick your pumpkins! There's a petting zoo and lots of other fall fun! Go to www.baggenstosfarms.com for complete details!

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.


Oct 9th

Brainquest Challenge@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 7PM.

Powell's is hosting a Brain Quest challenge! Kids can join in for a fun-filled, fast-paced, question-and-answer challenge based on America's #1 educational bestseller. Test your smarts,meet new friends, and win cool prizes!  Go to www.powells.com for more info or phone at 503/228-4651.

4 Buck Tuesday@ Oregon Zoo from 9AM-4PM. Admission is discounted to $4 per person and children under 3 are free as usual. Go to www.oregonzoo.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.

BJ The Clown@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM. Comedy, magic, juggling, music, storytelling and more!


Oct 10th

Renegade Rose Dancers@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM.Morris Dance is an English folk dance that may date back to the late 15th century. The colorful Portland dance team Renegade Rose Morris performs both traditional and modern Morris and is the only coed group in Oregon. With bright costumes and flourishing handkerchiefs and sticks, they will transport you to another time. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.

Preschool 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.

Art Right Off the Page@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5:30PM. This session kids (Grades 2-5) can design a food creature in the style of Saxton Freeman. Bring a camera to photograph your work of art. Registration required at 503/350-3600.

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! Go to www.hoedowners.info or phone 503/648-8291 for complete info.


Oct 11th

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 Builders with legos,etc.. Geared for kids from 3 to 8 years old. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.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.

All Ages Storytime@ Garden Home Librayr from 11:45AM-12:15PM.

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.


Oct 12th

Van Gogh Day@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10AM-5PM.

Special Open Studio all day (no school for many!) for inspiring workshops and projects based on Vincent van Gogh -one of the world's favorite master artists! For more info, go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com.

 

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.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) at 10:30AM&11:30AM. Sunflowers on canvas inspired by van Gogh 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!

Beaverton Civic Theatre performs "Camelot" (through 10/14)@ Beaverton City Library at 8PM. We saw this fabulous production last week- great voices, costumes, acting! Runs 2 hours and 45 minutes (with 2 intermissions). Probably best for 9 and up! Go to www.beavertoncivictheatre.org for more info.


Oct 13th

17th Annual Kids' Bulb Day@ Al's Garden Center (Sherwood) at 9:30AM, 11:30AM, & 1:30PM.

Kids from 3-13 are invited to learn hands-on how to plant their own potted spring bulb garden which they get to take home. FREE! But you must pre-register at www.als-gardencenter.com. We have done this event for a few years now and it's really fun! Buy your pumpkins while you're there!

Beaverton Farmer's Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM. Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

Free Family Day@ Washington County Museum (PCC Rock Creek Campus) from 10AM-2PM. Learn about "Diwali"- the festival of lights with Bollywood Moevz dance workshops, henna and crafts for kids!  Snacks and juice provided. Go to www.washingtoncountymuseum.org for more info.

Wordstock@ Oregon Convention Center from 10AM-6PM. See Sunday for details!

Tree-mendous Second Saturday@ World Forestry Center from 11AM-3PM.There will be stories, papermaking crafts, and a guided hike in Hoyt Arboretum! Go to www.worldforestry.org and click on "events" for more info.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.

Pumpkin Bob@ Harman Swim Center from 4-6PM. The whole family can check out the annual Floating Pumpkin Patch, games, activities, contests, prizes,& light refreshments! Time slots assigned by age group, $7 per kid, pre-registration required at 503/629-6314.

Parents Night Out@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive, Beaverton) from 5-9PM. Enjoy a festive night out while your kids (4-12) sculpt, paint, draw, play games and nosh a pizza dinner!!! Cost is $38 per child and $18 per each additional sibling. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com and click on "Special Events" for more info. Pre-registration required.

Beaverton Civic Theatre performs "Camelot" (through 10/14)@ Beaverton City Library at 8PM. We saw this fabulous production last week- great voices, costumes, acting! Runs 2 hours and 45 minutes (with 2 intermissions). Probably best for 9 and up! Go to www.beavertoncivictheatre.org for more info.


Oct 14th

Applefest@ Oregon Heritage Farm (22801 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro) from 10AM-5PM.

Sample Jonagolds, Galas, and Honeycrisps and cider, too. Fun apple related activities for the whole family at this annual festival. Go to www.oregonheritagefarm.com or phone at 503/628-2775.

Free "Healthy Vegetarian Dishes" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to select, store and prepare seasonal produce in vegetarian main dishes. Savory meat-free entrees are destined to become some of your family's favorites.Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Wordstock@ Oregon Convention Center (777 NE MLK Blvd., Portland) from 10AM-6PM. $7 per adult but kids 13 and under are free. Check out the NW's largest book and literary festival. There will be plenty of fun activities for the kids and plenty of interesting author talks for parents, too! Go to www.wordstockfestival.com for complete schedule.

6th Annual Cedar Mill Cider Festival @ John Quincy Adams House (12050 NW Cornell Road, Beaverton) from 1-4PM. See how the pioneers made cider with antique, hand-cranked presses, and sample some free fresh cider. Peruse the country store under the big canopy which will include local vendors with everything from aprons to Mountain Man snacks, home-made bread, jams and jellies, French textiles for your table and home, and more. Dinihanians Farm Market will sell jugs of fresh cider to take home, along with pumpkins and apples. Go to www.thprd.org for more info.

Popcorn@ Tigard Library from  1:30-3PM. Celebrate Nat'l Popcorn Month with popcorn snacking and crafting!

Beaverton Civic Theatre performs "Camelot" (through 10/14)@ Beaverton City Library at 2PM. We saw this fabulous production last week- great voices, costumes, acting! Runs 2 hours and 45 minutes (with 2 intermissions). Probably best for 9 and up! FINAL PERFORMANCE! Go to www.beavertoncivictheatre.org for more info.

Health Starts Here: Vegan Dinner 101@Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 5:30PM. Learn how to prepare delicious Split Pea Soup and Whole Wheat Corn Muffins. Suggested donation is one can of food for the OR Food Bank. Pre-register by phone at 503/645-9200 or by email at melissa.vanbebber@wholefoods.com.