Suzanne's Around Town
Rails, Rocks, & Garage Sales Galore

Hi! Everyone-

The summer is zipping by and August is already upon us!

Hope you're enjoying some chillax time in between fun activities.

Suzanne




Jul 29th

Paulann Petersen@ Annie Bloom's Books (7834 SW Capitol Hwy, Multnomah Village) at 7PM.Along with other featured readers, Paulann Petersen - Oregon's Poet Laureate- will read from "Where Roses Smell the Best" - a collection of poetry, prose, and vignettes about what makes Portland special. These pieces were written by Roosevelt High School students as well as established authors and poets.Go to www.annieblooms.com 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.

Monday Storytime@ Fancy That (1336 NE Orenco Station Parkway, Hillsboro) at 1:30PM.

Monday Drop-in Playtime@ Tigard Library from 2-4PM. Stop by on Monday afternoons for a surprise activity- dress-up, toys, tunnels, or crafts!

Maker Mondays@ Tigard Library from 4-6PM. Make it Open Source (Technology Room) this week! Experts from Free Geek will show you how to get your slow computer working with Linux, a free open source operating system. For teens and adults! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/ibrary for more info.

 

 


Jul 30th

The Physical Comedy of Henrik Bothe@ Tigard Library at 7PM.

Your jaw will drop as Henrik gets the plates spinning!  How many can he keep going at once?  But it doesn't end there.  Henrik will keep the whole family riveted and laughing with his physical comedy, including juggling atop a six-foot-tall unicycle! 

 

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.

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.

Summer Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 11AM.

Buster's Red Nose Review@ Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls at 11AM. Clown fun for the whole family!These shows are usually out on the patio so bring hats, sunscreen, and blanket to sit on. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Crafty Kid Class@ Fancy That (1336 NE Orenco Station Parkway, Hillsboro) at 1:30PM. DIY bird feeder this week, $7.50 per kid. Register at www.shop-fancythat.com/collections/events-at-the-shop. Phone for more info at 503/640-9909.

Beaverton Last Tuesday Concert@ The Round (Fountain Plaza at 12600 SW Crescent Street next to Mio Sushi,etc.)from 5-8PM. Free Outdoor Concert! 5 Guys name Moe -a 12 piece band-will perform 60's rock'n roll to 70's&80's retro dance hits. Painted sky Northstar Dance will also perform. More info at www.beavertonarts.org. Bring your own picnic or purchase dinner from one of the nearby restaurants!

Kid's Club Event@ Cedar Hills Crossing (Community Room inside the mall) from 5:30-7PM. Summer themed crafts! Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com for more info.

 

 


Jul 31st

Beaverton Wednesday Farmers Market@ SW Hall Blvd.(Across from Beaverton City Library) from 3-7PM.Smaller than the Saturday market but you can still stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables and maybe even buy a snow cone! Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

Regal Summer $1 Movies@ Local Theaters at 10AM. See a G or PG movie every Tues&Wed through August! Go to www.regmovies.com and click on "Regal Summer Movie Express" for participating theaters and movie schedule.

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

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.

Gymboree@ Camp Bridgeport (Bridgeport Village,Tigard) from 10:30AM-12:30PM. Always popular! FREE!!! Check the Center Events for more info at www.bridgeport-village.com.

Baby Bugs@ Beaverton City Library at 11:45AM.

Buster's Red Nose Review@ Beaverton City Library at 12:30PM. Clown antics for the whole family! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

 


Aug 1st

We are in a Puppet Show@ Garden Home Library from 11AM-12PM."We Are in a Puppet Show" will have the whole family laughing with the antics of Elephant and Piggie! Phone for more info at 503/245-9932.

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM & 1PM.

Nature Mobile@ Murray Scholls Branch of Beaverton Library from 12:30-2PM. Interactive nature fun and games every Thursday! Phone the library for more info at 503/644-2197.

Think Fun Thursdays@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Play and crafts at Imagination Station this week for kids from 3 to 8 years!


Aug 2nd

Friday Fun Party@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive, Beaverton) from 10AM-6PM.Fab drop-in "We'll show you how" workshops. Today's cool crafts are "Thing-a-ma jig Day" inspired with projects from $12 and up! Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com and click on calendar for more info!!! Friday Fun Days are a weekly event!

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) 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!

Paper Pals@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Kids in grades 1 through 5 can drop in for an hour of creative paper projects!

 


Aug 3rd

Garage Sale Extravaganza@ 14320 Stallion Drive (Beaverton near Hiteon School) from 8AM-3PMish.Come on over to buy GENTLY used, quality items - baby& kid toys, books, clothing (tons of girls clothes in sizes 6-12), play structures, furniture, bikes, housewares and more. No Junk!!! CASH ONLY!!! MOMS want to see the playroom floor again so items are reasonably priced to MOVE!!! There are more great sales in the area! The Hiteon Meadows Multi-Family Garage Sale will take place 9AM-4PM - entrance at SW Davies Road & Otter Lane. Furniture, clothes, Creative Memories and MORE!

Beaverton Farmers Market Opens@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM. Kaiser Permanente Nutritionist will be on hand with Market Sprouts Activity for the kids. Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

10th Annual Summer Festival@ Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals (26385 NW Groveland Drive, Hillsboro) from 9AM-6PM. See Sunday for details.

FREE "Load 'n Go Truck" 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.

Rox in Sox@ The West End Building (4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego) from 10AM-6PM. This festival will provide a day of rocking, reading and family fun featuring award winning children's music performers and authors. Mo Phillips, Recess Monkey,Aaron Nigel Smith! FREE but please donate new socks, shoes, or books to donate to kids in need. Go to www.roxinsox.com for complete schedule!

Beaverton Modular Railroad Club@ Beaverton City Library from 10AM-5PM. Drop by and visit with members of the Beaverton Modular Railroad Club-there will be models for viewing and you can ask questions about this fascinating hobby! All ages welcome! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.  

Kids' Storytime@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 11AM. Go to www.powells.com for more info.

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.

 

 


Aug 4th

10th Annual Summer Festival@ Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals from 10AM-5PM.

There will be daily demos of faceting, Thunderegg cutting, and Geode cracking along with free drawings! $3 per adult and kids 17 and under are free!. Go to www.ricenorthwestmuseum.org for more info.

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

Free "Salad" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to create delicious dinner salads 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.

Beaverton Modular Railroad Club@ Beaverton City Library from 1-4:00PM. See Saturday for details.