Suzanne's Around Town
MOMS Garage Sale, Animation Behind the Scenes, & Dining Month!

HI! Everyone-

A busy week with author talks, Animation behind the scenes, "The Legend of Pocahontas", Weeknight Grilling class at W&S, and Dining Month in Portland for date night! Check out the North Beaverton MOMS Club Garage sale for fantastic deals on gently used baby& kid stuff!!!

Stay dry!

Suzanne




May 27th

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

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


May 28th

"The Orchardist" with Amanda Coplin@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM.Portland author- Amanda Coplin- will discuss her bestselling debut novel.  A solitary orchardist provides shelter to two runaway teenage girls in the early 1900s in rural Washington.  His act of kindness has tragic consequences.  Books will be available for sale and signing.

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

Kid's Club Event@ Cedar Hills Crossing from 6-7PM. Join in for cool crafts for Father's Day gifts. Design a baseball cap, coffee mug, and a #1 Dad Key Chain. Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com for more info.


May 29th

Animation Behind the Scenes@ Beaverton City Library from 5-6PM.Mark Shapiro of LAIKA, the local animation company that produced such hit films as "Coraline" and "ParaNorman," will show behind the scenes of the creation process. He'll present time-lapse imagery and rare footage as he describes the major undertaking involved in the production of these remarkable animated films.All ages welcome! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.
Preschool Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 11:45AM.

May 30th

FREE Admission to Rose Festival CityFair (formerly Waterfront Village)@ Tom McCall Waterfront Park (1020 SW Naito Parkway, Portland) from 3PM to 11PM.The Rose Festival- Portland's biggest party of the year-kicks off with funtastic carnival rides,and entertainment, Admission for the next few weeks is $7 per person for 7 years old and above.FREE admission for everyone tonight and also next Thursday! Go to www.rosefestival.org for complete info.

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

The Four Season Farm Gardener's Cookbook@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills at 7PM. Learn about a complete four-season cookbook with 120 recipes, as well as a step-by-step garden guide that works no matter how big or small your plot, with easy-to-follow instructions and plans for different gardens.Go to www.powells.com for more info.


May 31st

"The Legend of Pocahontas"@ The Venetian Theater (253 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR) at 7PM.Journey Theater Arts Group presents the legend of the Algonquin Indians and the true story of Pocahontas: an Indian Princess who defied her tribe, and in doing so changed the world forever.  Dynamic music, exciting dances, and interesting characters! Adult tickets at the door are $14 and Youth tickets are $11. Go to www.journeytheater.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. George Seurat dot paintings this week.Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for calendar and more info!

Jun 1st

North Beaverton MOMS Club Garage Sale@ 15947 SW Breccia Drive, Beaverton from 9AM-3PM.
Sale is today and tomorrow! Come on over to buy gently used, quality items - baby& kid toys, books, clothing especially for 0-5, play structures, train/LEGO activity table, bike trailer, Pack-n-Play, rocking chair, housewares and more. No Junk!!! CASH ONLY!!! MOMS want to see the playroom floor again so items are reasonably priced to MOVE!!! Email contact for questions is climbforlifetks@yahoo.com.
(FYI- there's an underscore between life and tks in that email address).

FREE "Lawn Mower Pencil Holder" Kids Workshop@ Home Depot stores (closest would be 4401 SW 110th Ave) from 9AM to Noon. Kids will learn tool safety and have fun working on this "hands-on" project. For more info and photo of project, go to www.homedepot.com and type in "kids workshops" in search box. Project is geared for kids 5ish to 12 years old. Phone the Beaverton store for more info at 503/469-4242.

Beaverton Farmers Market Opens@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM. Market Sprouts Kick-Off and Activity today for kids 5-12 years old.
At the sign-up event, kids will be given a Market Sprouts passport, reusable bag and a veggie start to the first 200 participants! Kaiser Permanente Nutritionist on hand with a fun activity. Kids can participate in scavenger hunt clues designed to inspire kids to learn more about the local food system. Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com.

Free Admission@ Oregon State Parks. Enjoy free day use and one night camping (reg. campsites only) at all parks in honor of Oregon State Parks Day! Go to http://www.oregonstateparks.org/events.php for details.

Book Sale@ Garden Home Library from 10AM-3PM. Stock up on summer reading! Gently used books at econ prices!!!

FREE Admission@ Portland Art Museum from 12-5PM. Bank of America Card holders can enjoy free admission to the museum on the first weekend of each month! Kids 17 and younger are always free. Go to www.portlandartmuseum.org for more info.

"The Legend of Pocahontas"@ The Venetian Theater (253 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR) at 3PM &7PM. See Friday for details.

 


Jun 2nd

Dining Month@ Portland through June!

Here's one for date night!!! More than 80 local restaurants offer a 3 course dinner for just $29 through the month of June. Restaurants include such hot spots as Besaw's, Paley's Place, and Southpark! Go to this site for menus and maps: http://downtownportland.org/dining-month/

 

 

 

North Beaverton MOMS Club Garage Sale@ 15947 SW Breccia Drive, Beaverton from 9AM-3PM. See Saturday for details! 

Free "Weeknight Grilling" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn quick and easy main dishes and more! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

FREE Admission@ Portland Art Museum from 12-5PM. Bank of America Card holders can enjoy free admission to the museum on the first weekend of each month! Kids 17 and younger are always free. Go to www.portlandartmuseum.org for more info.

$2 Sunday& World Oceans Day@ OMSI from 9:30AM-5:30PM. The first Sunday of every month is just $2 admission. Go to www.omsi.edu for complete info.

"The Legend of Pocahontas"@ The Venetian Theater (253 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR) at 2PM. See Friday for details.