Suzanne's Around Town
Top Chef, Pumpkin Regatta & LEGO Nation!

Hi! Everyone-

It was a fabulous football, pumpkin picking weekend- between the raindrops! Hope you get a chance to enjoy some of the fall and apple festival events ahead! The Pumpkin Regatta sounds like a definite must!!!!

Go Beavers!!!!

Suzanne

 




Oct 15th

Pizza Program for Kids@ Beaverton City Library from 4:30-5:30PM.

Come learn about the history of pizza and see a pizza dough tossing demonstration from Pizzicato. Then enjoy some pizza. Grades 2-5. Registration required. To register stop by the children's desk at the library or call 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.

Top Chef@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills at 7PM. Top Chef (Season 6)fan favorite Kevin Gillespie's new book. Fire In My Belly (Andrews McMeel Publishing) celebrates good ingredients with more than 120 hip, accessible recipes presented in a cutting-edge design. Go to www.powells.com and click on "Stores and Events" for more info.


Oct 16th

Jasper Fforde@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills at 7PM.

Book signing and talk about the newest tour de force starring Thursday Next in the New York Times bestselling series. From Jasper Fforde, the great literary fantasist comes an astonishing, hotly anticipated new novel- The Woman Who Died a Lot, For more info, go to www.powells.com and click on "Stores&Events".

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

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.

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.


Oct 17th

Kids Can Decorate 101@Whole Foods Market Tanasbourne (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 3:30-4:30PM.Stop by and join in for a Halloween cookie decorating class. Please contact guest services or email laura.brown@wholefoods.com to reserve a spot today.

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.

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 18th

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!

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 19th

LEGO Creation Nation@ Washington Square (Summit Court)from 10AM-6PM.

Join hundreds of LEGO fans construct a large-scale map of the United States using LEGO Bricks! Visit the LEGO Store during the event for exclusive in-store offers and giveaways! Go to www.shopwashingtonsquare.com for more info.

 

 

 

30th Annual Hood River Valley Harvest Fest@ 110 Portway Ave., (waterfront) Hood River from 1-7PM. See Sunday for details.

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. Cubist Jack-O-Lanterns inspired by Picasso 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!

Art in the Burbs@ Albert Rider Elementary School (14850 SW 132nd Terrace, Tigard) from 6PM to 9PM. Get a jump on holiday shopping! Cards, jewelry, textiles, pottery and more! Go to www.artintheburbs.org for more info.


Oct 20th

Fall Festival@ Cedar Hills Rec. Center from 11AM-4PM.Wear your Halloween costume and get into the spooky spirit of the season! There will be pumpkin painting, BJ the Clown, a magic show, Bingo, cookie decorating, and fun games like the candy corn relay. Espresso cart, corn dogs, Polish dogs and more for seasonal treats! $2.50 ($10 max per family) per person and children under 2 are free. Phone the center at 503/629-6340 for more details or go to www.thprd.org.

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

Art in the Burbs@ Albert Rider Elementary School (14850 SW 132nd Terrace, Tigard) from 10AM to 6PM.

LEGO Creation Nation@ Washington Square (Summit Court)from 10AM-6PM. See Friday for info.

30th Annual Hood River Valley Harvest Fest@ 110 Portway Ave., (waterfront) Hood River from 10AM-7PM. See Sunday for details.

Family Resource Fair@ Beaverton City Library from 10AM-2PM. This annual event features family-friendly community organizations and no-cost/low-cost programs and services in the Beaverton area! There will also be books and activities for kids, and raffle prizes. Free vision screening for kids from 3 to 5!Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org/kids for more details.

Chess Club@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM. Kids in grades 3-8 can hone their skills against other players!

FREE Museum Family Saturday@ Oregon Maritime Museum (near Waterfront Park SW Naito Parkway at Pine Street, Portland) from 11AM-4PM. Discover Portland's maritime history with a craft to take home! Fine print- family activities on cabin deck are free. Still need to pay admission if you'd like a tour - $5 per adult, $3 per kid 6-17, under 6 years is free! Go to www.oregonmaritimemuseum.org for more info.

19th Annual Heirloom Apple Festival@ Smith Berry Barn (24500 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro) from 12PM-4PM. See Sunday for details!

9th Annual Pumpkin Regatta@ Tualatin Lake of the Commons (8325 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin) at 2PM (entertainment starts at 10:30AM). Watch super hero clad racers row giant pumpkins across the lake in this super fun event. Go to this link for more info: http://www.tualatinoregon.gov/recreation/pumpkin-regatta

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.


Oct 21st

19th Annual Heirloom Apple Festival@ Smith Berry Barn (24500 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro) from 12PM-4PM.

Apple Sampling, live music, wine tasting and plenty of family fun including a treasure hunt, straw pryarmid, hay maze, hayrides, face painting, and friendly alpacas! Go to http://www.smithberrybarn.com/scripts/openExtra.asp?extra=6 for more info.

Plumper Pumpkin Patch@ 11435 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Portland. Open through Halloween from 9AM-5:30PM daily. Pick your pumpkins and then enjoy pumpkin bowling, haymazes, and weekend extras like the Pumpkin Cannon and pony rides! Go to www.plumperpumpkins.com for all the details.

LEGO Creation Nation@ Washington Square (Summit Court)from 10AM-6PM.

30th Annual Hood River Valley Harvest Fest@ 110 Portway Ave., (waterfront) Hood River from 10AM-5PM. Take a day trip to check out this old-fashioned harvest festival with Anjou pears, heirloom apples, pumpkin carving, over 100 arts vendors, entertainment, music, and more! Free parking, kids 12 and under are free and adult admission is $6. Go to www.hoodriver.org for more info.

Free "Fall Baking" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to prepare sweet treats that feature apples, nutmeg, cinnamon and other fall flavors.Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Art in the Burbs@ Albert Rider Elementary School (14850 SW 132nd Terrace, Tigard) from 11AM to 5PM.