Suzanne's Around Town
Multnomah County Fair, "If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother", and Wine Country Weekend!

Hi! Everyone-

Memorial Day weekend and a short school week are upon us! The Rose Festival festivities are gearing up and you can eat a corn dog at the Multnomah County Fair this weekend.

Julia Sweeney- remember "Pat' from SNL?- swings into town to read from her new memoir- "If It's Not One Thing, Its Your Mother". I just finished this laugh out loud funny book and you should definitely put it on your summer reading list!

Beaverton Friends- don't forget to vote and check both sides of your ballot!!!!

Suzanne




May 20th

Pete the Cat Kids Program@ Beaverton City Library from 11AM-12PM.

Crafts, games& stories for kids from 2 to 6 years! Registration required at http://apps.beavertonoregon.gov/Library/EventRegistration/ or phone 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.

World Language Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11AM. During the break from regular BCL storytimes, there will be various stories in world languages. Somali today! Geared from ages 2 to 6 years. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


May 21st

World Language Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11AM.

During the break from regular BCL storytimes, there will be various stories in world languages. Russian today! Geared from ages 2 to 6 years. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

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.

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


May 22nd

Preschool Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 11:45AM.

Stories and more for the preschool set!

Toddler Time@ Tigard Library at 10:15&11:15AM.

World Language Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11AM. During the break from regular BCL storytimes, there will be various stories in world languages. Madarin today! Geared from ages 2 to 6 years. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


May 23rd

Julia Sweeney@ Powell's City of Books on Burnside(Portland) at 7:30PM.

Julia Sweeney-former cast member of Saturday Night Live- takes readers into the depths of her family in If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother (Simon & Schuster), a hilarious, poignant, and at times powerful memoir about parenting and motherhood. Go to www.powells.com and click on Stores&Events for more info.

World Language Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11AM. During the break from regular BCL storytimes, there will be various stories in world languages. German today! Geared from ages 2 to 6 years. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

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


May 24th

Decorate a Book Box@ Beaverton City Library from 11-12.

Registration required at http://apps.beavertonoregon.gov/Library/EventRegistration/ or phone 503/350-3600. Kids from 4 to 11 can decorate a special box to hold all of their summer reading books!

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.

World Language Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11AM. During the break from regular BCL storytimes, there will be various stories in world languages. Korean today! Geared from ages 2 to 6 years. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10:30AM-11:10AM. New longer class! New project each week inspired by a famous artist.$10 per kid -ages 2 to 5 years, you must phone ahead to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for calendar and more info!

Opening Night to Rose Festival CityFair (formerly Waterfront Village)@ Tom McCall Waterfront Park (1020 SW Naito Parkway, Portland) from 5PM to 11PM. The Rose Festival- Portland's biggest party of the year-kicks off with funtastic carnival rides, entertainment, and fireworks at 9:45PMish. Admission for the next 3 weeks is $7 per person for 7 years old and above.Go to www.rosefestival.org for complete info.


May 25th

2013 Multnomah County Fair@ Oaks Park (7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland) from 12-7PM through Monday!

Free Admission! Free Parking!!! Bumper cars, kiddie&thrill rides, pony rides along with barnyard fun, petting zoo, a magic show by Professor Bamboozle, robotics demos, and a Flashmob!!!! Go to www.multnomahcountyfair.org or phone 503/233-5777 for complete schedule!

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

Memorial Day Weekend@ Wine Country through Monday! See Sunday for details!

Rock Climbing@ Cedar Hills Crossing from 1-4PM. Kids can try rock climbing on a fun and safe rock climbing wall. Event will be held outside on the west side of the property. Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com.

 


May 26th

Memorial Day Weekend@ Wine Country through Monday!

Savor the region's acclaimed Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and other wines at any of more than 100 Oregon wineries which will open their doors to tours, picnics, and live music. Go to this site for more info:www.willamettewines.com

Free "Summer Drinks" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn new spins on lemonade and refreshing fruit drinks and more! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

2013 Multnomah County Fair@ Oaks Park (7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland) from 12-7PM through Monday!

Health Starts Here:Grilling @ Whole Foods Market (Whole Foods Market Tanasbourne (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 5:30-6:30PM. The class will make grilled salmon and vegetable kebabs using two easy and versatile marinades that can be incorporated into many grilled dishes. FREE! Phone the store for more info at 503/645-9277.