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Alladin Jr., Miracle Worker and Parents Night Out!

Hi! Everyone-

More great local theater, rose related activities, and Dining Month in Portland!

Happy June!


Jun 3rd

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:


Fleet Week through Sunday@ Along Tom McCall Waterfront Park's esplanade seawall from the Steel Bridge to Salmon Springs Fountain. FREE tours daily from 9:30AM-3:30PM(ships set their own schedules so times may vary). Naval vessels from the Coast Guard, and the Canadian Maritime Forces arrive for a week long visit!!! Go to and click on Fleet for more info.

Rhyming Dust Bunny Party@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM. Celebrate Jan Thomas picture books with crafts and games. Geared for ages 2 through 6 years.

Back to the Table-Meal Planning Made Easy@ Tigard Library from 7-8:30PM. Chef Perry Perkins has devised a creative, healthful answer to that daily question, "What's for dinner?"  Get advice on menu planning and shopping.  Save time by cooking meat in bulk to use for several meals.  Create delicious fish and seafood recipes and make the most of seasonal ingredients.  Added bonus - a chance to taste some of Chef Perkins' delicious snacks.

Jun 4th

Summer Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11-11:30AM.Designed for 0-6, open to all ages. Join Captain Katy for Summer Storytime- stories, songs, other silly things.
Make a Lego Mini-Fisherman@ Lego Store (Wash. Sq.) from 5PM until supplies last! Free! Phone the store for more details at 503/670-9109. You can just never have enough Legos, can you? For kids from 6 to 14. Supplies are limited so arrive early. I have seen parents and kids line up at least 45 minutes ahead before!

Jun 5th

Rose Festival Junior Parade@ Portland (NE Sandy& 52nd) at 1PM.Yet another festive parade in honor of this month's Rose Festival!!!This parade includes 30 elementary/middle school bands, scout troops, dance teams, Rose Festival Court princesses and more!!! Go to and click on Junior Parade for more info on the parade route.

Wondrous First Wednesday@ World Forestry Center Discovery Museum from 10AM-5PM. Admission is reduced to $3 per person for kids from 3 to 103! Go to and click on "Events" and then "Special Admission Offers" for more info.

Wine&Craft Night@ Fancy That(Orenco Station, Hillsboro) from 5:30-7PM. Decorative pots this month! Pre-register at


Jun 6th

Alladin JR.@ Whitford Middle School (7935 SW Scholls Ferry Road) at 7PM.Enjoy a fun, local production with all of the toe-tapping songs including "Arabian Nights" and "A Whole New World"! $5 tickets at the door.
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. Go to for complete info.

Jun 7th

Penny's Puppets@ Garden Home Library from 11AM-12PM.Summer reading 2013 starts off with an exciting show for kids and families!

Paper Pals@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Kids from 6 to 12 years old can drop in to make cool crafts with paper. No registration required! Got to for more info.

Alladin JR.@ Whitford Middle School (7935 SW Scholls Ferry Road) at 7PM. See Thursday for details.

Once Upon a Mattress@ HART Theatre (185 SE Washington St, Hillsboro) at 7:30PM. See Sunday for details.

Jun 8th

Beaverton Civic Theatre's "The Miracle Worker"@ BCC (13600 SW Allen Blvd.) at 5PM.

The BCT will perform a one act version of last spring's award winning production. Tickets are $20 to benefit "Keep the Promise" Campaign- a patient care program fundraiser. Advance ticket purchase required at or (503) 413-7339.


Washington County Museum Family Day@ Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza Location (120 E Main Street, Hillsboro) from 10AM-1PM. FREE! Learn all about the Oregon Trail with crafts and a special live performance of "Go West!".Go to for more info.

BBQ Planters@ Al's Garden Center (16920 SW Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood) at 11AM. Kids will make a rosemary and vegetable planter! $5 per kid and you must pre-register by going to

Alladin JR.@ Whitford Middle School (7935 SW Scholls Ferry Road) at 1PM& 7PM. See Thursday for details.

Parent's Night Out@ My Masterpiece Art Studio from 5PM-9PM. Kids (from 4-12) can enjoy a creative "Father's Day" themed night in the studio while parents enjoy a date night. $38 per child, $18 for each additional sibling. Go to for more info. Phone the Studio to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700.

Once Upon a Mattress@ HART Theatre (185 SE Washington St, Hillsboro) at 7:30PM. See Sunday for details.


Jun 9th

Once Upon a Mattress@ HART Theatre (185 SE Washington St, Hillsboro) at 2PM.A great family-friendly musical with a whimsical retelling of The Princess and the Pea. Plenty of song and dance to entertain. $10 per kid, $14 per adult. Production runs through the end of the month. Go to to purchase tickets.
Free "Grilling for a Crowd" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to spice up your grilling and carve like a pro.Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!