Suzanne's Around Town
50 Cents Zoo Tuesday, Multnomah Days, and Summer Reading Parties!

Hi! Everyone-

Don't forget that Wednesday is the LAST day to pick up summer reading prizes at your local libraries! Many fun activities for the last bit of summer. THPRD sign-ups are this Saturday!!

School supplies already?




Aug 12th

Chess Club@ Beaverton City Library from 1:30-2:30PM.Kids in grades 3 through 8 can learn the game or hone their skills. Go to 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 Noisy! (Burgess Community Room) Make and mix music with weird and wonderful instruments. Learn how our technology is changing our groove and try your hand on some cutting-edge synthesizers and MaKey MaKey controllers.! Go to for more info.



Aug 13th

50 Cents Tuesday@ The Oregon Zoo from 8AM-4PM (grounds open until 5PM).The special monthly $4 Tuesday admission fee is slashed to 50 cents per person TODAY  if you ride transit and show proof (ticket stub) of ridership !!!!!!!!! If you drive, admission is discounted to $3.50 per person and children 2 and under are free as usual. Note the earlier opening and closing times today! Go to for more info. Kids 6 years old and under ride the Max for free.

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 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.

Crafty Kid Class@ Fancy That (1336 NE Orenco Station Parkway, Hillsboro) at 1:30PM. Sand art pictures this week, $5 per kid. Register at Phone for more info at 503/640-9909.

Dragon Theater Puppets@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM. Family show featuring dinosaurs and time travel!

Local Author-Cathy Lamb@ Powell's at Cedar Hills at 7PM. Cathy Lamb, the author of Julia's Chocolates and Henry's Sisters, will read from her latest novel - "If You Could See What I See"- about a documentary filmmaker who finds inspiration in her own family's stories. Go to and click on "Stores&Events" for more info.

Aug 14th

End of Summer Reading Party@ Murray Scholls Branch Library at 2:00PM.LAST day to pick up Summer reading prizes at your local library!!! Celebrate the end of summer reading program with an ice cream float! All ages welcome! Phone the library for more info at 503/644-2197, Option 6.

Regal Summer $1 Movies@ Local Theaters at 10AM. See a G or PG movie every Tues&Wed through August! Go to 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 for more info.

End of Summer Reading Dance Party@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM. Tots through age 6 kids can celebrate with a dance party!

Art(s) Cool@ Camp Bridgeport (Bridgeport Village,Tigard) from 10:30AM-12:30PM. Always popular! FREE!!! Check the Center Events for more info at

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



Aug 15th

Duct Tape Crafts@ Beaverton City Library from 3:30-4:30PM.Kids in grades 6-12 can join in to create some cool duct tape crafts! Go to for more info.

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

Brad Clark@ Garden Home Library from 11AM-12PM. Hilarious comedy for the whole family! Go to more info.

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. Puzzle time this week for kids from 3 to 8 years!

Aug 16th

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 "Treasure Island" inspired with projects from $4 and up! Go to and click on calendar for more info!!! Friday Fun Days are a weekly event!


Family Storytime (0-6 years)@ Tigard Library from 10:15-11AM AND 11:15AM-12PM. 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 10:30-11:10AM).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 for calendar and more info!

Free Friday Flicks by the Fountain@ Beaverton City Park (across from the library) at 8PMish(pre-movie entertainment at 7PM). Hulk (PG-13) this week! Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket to sit on and watch a free movie in the park! For complete info, go to and click on "Community" and then "Flicks by the Fountain".

Aug 17th

Multnomah Days Celebration@ Multnomah Village (Capitol Hwy between SW 33rd and SW 39th Ave) from 9AM to 4PM.Enjoy a festive parade at 10AM (clowns on bikes, vintage cars, local floats, cute kids, and dogs) and check out the 100 vendors showcasing food, art, crafts, and merchandise. This is a kid AND dog-friendly community celebration! There will be a huge Kid Zone at the Multnomah Art Center, a Dog Wash at the Lucky Lab, and great live music like the "Get a Life Marching Band". Go to for more info.

Garage Sale!@ 8725 S.W. Cortez Court, Beaverton from 9AM-4PM. Gently used household items- framed prints, Royal Doulton Fine China, TV, Foxcroft Shirts, Girls's holiday dresses, books, girls' bike and MORE! NO Junk. Everything is priced to move!

Seaport Celebration@ Port of Portland (Terminal 4- 11040 N. Lombard Street., Portland) from 10AM-4PM. Families can explore an active marine terminal and working waterfront with plenty of activities. You'll see trucks,trains,cranes,ships and heavy port machinery, too! FREE! admission. Photo ID required for adults. Pre-register online to bypass lines at

Knit-Out& Crochet 2013@ Tigard LIbrary from 11AM-3PM. Want to learn to knit or crochet or work on a project? The Tigard Knitting Guild and the OR Crochet Guild will provide demos, free instruction, needles and yarn. View displays and enter to win door prizes! All ages welcome! Go to for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.

100 Years of Broadway@ Beaverton City Library from 7-10PM. Enjoy a musical review, silent auction, and dessert at this fundraiser for the Beaverton Civic Theatre. Tickets are $25. Go to for more info.

Aug 18th

Rock Stars!@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM.Meet some REAL rock star- the building blocks of the earth beneath your feet!The Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals will answer your questions aboutrocks and minerals and tell you how to start your very own collection. Geared for ages 5 and up! Go to for more info.
Free "Cooking with Wine" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Discover how to utilize wine in sauces, marinades and more!.Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!