Suzanne's Around Town
Spooktacular Fun, MOMS Club & Anne of Green Gables!

Hi! Everyone-

So many spooktacular-even squash squishing- activities this week to gear up for Halloween!!! Parents can learn about home schooling and new moms will want to check out the MOMS club at Saturday's open house/Halloween party! You can stock up on gently used books, CDs, and DVDs at Hillsboro Library's Fall Book Sale!

Got Snickers?

Suzanne




Oct 22nd

Spooky Babies&Kids@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30AM-11:30AM & 12PM-1PM.

Babies and kids up to 6 years can come in costume for some pre-Halloween dancing and merriment. 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.


Oct 23rd

Home Schooling in Oregon@ Tigard Library from 7-8:30PM.

Learn all about home schooling with a presentation by Oregon Home Education Network, featuring a panel of Oregon home-schoolers. Parents will receive a list of home schooling resources and get an overview of home schooling along with a Q&A period! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

 

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 24th

Science and Math for Little Kids@ Beaverton City Library from 1PM-2PM.Parents and kids from 2 to 5 years can learn some fun early literacy skills along with hands on science and math concepts. Registration required at 503/350-3600 or register online at www.beavertonlibrary.org then go to "Event Calendar".

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.

Beaverton Wind Ensemble@ Beaverton City Library Auditorium at 7PM. FREE concert! Go to www.beavertonwindensemble.org for more info.

Scary Halloween Tales for Grown-Ups@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM. Join three gleefully gruesome storytellers for a ghoulishly good time! Professional storytellers will have you shrieking from their supernatural tales from folklore and real life! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.


Oct 25th

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!

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 26th

Pumpkin Fest@ Conestoga Rec Center from 6:30-8:30PM.

Wear your costume and bring your swim suit and towel & watch the 1971 version of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in the pool! Also enjoy the Pumpkin Museum, Arts & Crafts, Prize Walk, Bingo and much, much more! $6 per kid, adults are free& parent participation required. Phone the rec center for more info at 503/629-6313

Fall Used Book Sale@ Hillsboro Main Library (2850 Brookwood Pkwy) from 10AM-8PM. Gently used books and more! Go to www.hillsboro.plinkit.org for 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.

Halloween Activities@ Oregon Zoo (through Halloween). Don't miss the Annual Squishing of the Squash today at 10:30AM!!!! For more info, go to www.oregonzoo.org.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) at 10:30AM&11:30AM. Surreal animal collage inspired by Dali 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!

Free Museum Family Night@ Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Ave., Portland) 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!!! Phone the museum for more info at 503/226-2811.

The Great Pumpkin Hunt@ Garden Home Rec Center (7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland) from 6-8PM. Flashlight pumpkin hunt in the decorated gym. $8 per kid and pre-registration required. Go to www.thprd.org or phone for more info at 503/6296341.

Anne Of Green Gables@ Venetian Theatre (253 E. Main Street, Hillsboro) at 7PM. See Sunday for details.


Oct 27th

MOMS Club Halloween Costume Party & Open House@ Beaverton Resource Center (12500 SW Allen Blvd.) from 11AM-1PM.

I'm a former MOMS Club member  (9 years!) and the club was my rope ladder to sanity! If you're a "full-time" mom or a part-time working mom, then check out this club. Moms will find playgroups, park playdates, organized outings with the kids, MOMS nights out and a book club - to name a few activities. Potential members are invited to bring their families (costumes encouraged) and enjoy some Halloween crafts and merriment. They might even play the MUM-ify the dads game- shown here from a past Halloween party. Ha,ha,ha! RSVP if possible by Thursday (10/25) at momsclubbeavertonsouth@hotmail.com and find more info on the club at www.momsclubbeavertonsouth.org.

 

Fall Used Book Sale@ Hillsboro Main Library (2850 Brookwood Pkwy) from 10AM-6PM. Gently used books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and more! Go to www.hillsboro.plinkit.org for more info.

The Oregonian Cookbook signing@ Costco (15901 SW Jenkins Road, Aloha) from 10AM-Noon and at Costco (7850 SW Dartmouth, Tigard) from 1-3PM. Oregonian FOODDAY editor will sign your book. Great holiday gift! Go to www.costco.com for more info.

October Moon Festival@ Encore Performing Arts Center(7922 SW Nimbus Ave., Building 8/E) from 11AM-4PM. Enjoy a family friendly festival of pumpkin bowling, crafts, costume parades, and dance performances - ballet, jazz, tap and more! $2 per person and small fee per game,etc. Phone for more info at 503/608-7207 or go to www.encorepacnw.com.

Spooktacular Party@ Jenkins Estate (8005 SW Grabhorn Road, Beaverton) from 11AM-4PM. Children from 2 to 10 years can enjoy a not so scary carnival with games and a hayride to the pumpkin patch. $7 per kid and adults are free. Go to www.thprd.org for more info.

Day of the Dead/El Dia de los Muertos@ Tigard Library from 1:30-3:30PM. El Dia de los Muertos is the Mexican holiday commemorating the spirit and memory of the dead and the joy of living. Honor the lives of your loved ones at the library! Join us for face painting, marigold and skeleton crafts and snacks. All ages welcome!

Aqua Challenge@ Beaverton Swim Center from 4-5:30PM. Wipe-out style inflatable fun for kids who can pass the swim test. Go to www.thprd.org for more info.

Anne Of Green Gables@ Venetian Theatre (253 E. Main Street, Hillsboro) at 3PM and 7PM. See Sunday for details.


Oct 28th

Anne Of Green Gables@ Venetian Theatre (253 E. Main Street, Hillsboro) at 2PM.

The Christian Youth theater presents the classic tale of the fiesty orphan girl who finds happiness in farm country! Tickets are from $9-12. Go to www.venetiantheatre.com for more info.

Fall Used Book Sale@ Hillsboro Main Library (2850 Brookwood Pkwy) from 12-6PM. Gently used books and more! Go to www.hillsboro.plinkit.org for more info.

Streets of Treats Harvest Festival@ Bridgeport Village from 2-5PM. Games, music, and prizes from Radio Disney as well as treats, tractor rides, and a costume contest!  Go to www.bridgeport-village.com for more info!

Aqua Challenge@ Beaverton Swim Center from 4:30-6PM. Wipe-out style inflatable fun for kids who can pass the swim test. Go to www.thprd.org for more info.

Kids Can Cook 101@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 4:30PM. Join Melissa and learn how to make pumpkinlicious soup in time for Halloween. Ages 5 years and up.FREE! 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.