Suzanne's Around Town
OR State Fair, Bug Fest, & Fresh Pasta!

Hi! Everyone-

Most library storytimes are on hiatus but there's still tons to do before school starts! The Bugfest and OR State Fair will be weekend highlights.

Enjoy the last bits of summer!

Suzanne




Aug 19th

Maker Mondays@ Tigard Library (Burgess Community Room)T from 4-6PM.The 3D printers and MaKey MaKeys will make a repeat appearance for hands-on fun.  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 www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

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

 

 


Aug 20th

Messy Art for Little Kids@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM.

Open ended art activities for kids from 2-7! Drop-in! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Summer Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 11AM.

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.


Aug 21st

PCPA Noontime Showcase@ outdoors at SW Main Street at SW Broadway next to Portland Center for the Performing Arts (Portland) from 12-1PM.Live music and jazz vocals this week! Bring your lunch and enjoy the outdoor setting.  Part of Summer Arts on Main with a childrens veggie derby and crafts, artisans from Handmade NW, and a farmers market. FREE! Go to this link for more info: http://www.pcpa.com/events/noontime-showcase-marti-mendenhall.

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.

Portland Taiko@ 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.

Rock Climbing@ Cedar Hills Crossing (near the theatre) from 2-4PM. Kids from 5 to 13 can try rock climbing on a safe climbing wall. Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com for more info.

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.

 

 

 


Aug 22nd

Al's Ladies Night Out@ Al's Garden Center (16920 SW Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood) from 5-8PM. Enjoy some chill-ax time with your gal pals- fashions, food, cooking demos, vino, mini-massages, raffles, and live music!!! FREE admission but good idea to pre-register at www.als-gardencenter.com.

Habiba@ Garden Home Library from 11AM-12PM. Join Habiba Addo, a native of Ghana, in learning stories about African history. Habiba offers a multi-cultural performance with authentic West African costume, spiced with singing and movement. Go to http://www.wccls.org/libraries/gardenhome for 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. Board games this week for kids from 3 to 8 years!


Aug 23rd

Oregon State Fair@ Oregon State Fairgrounds (2330 17th Street NE, Salem) from 10AM-11PM through Labor Day!What more could you ask for? 4-H displays, Demi Lovato concert, Roller Derby, Chinese acrobats, GASCAR Crazy Animal Races, Timbersports and carnival rides! Munch on corn dogs and funnel cakes! Check out www.oregonstatefair.org for complete schedule and directions!

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 "Magical, Mythical Day" inspired with projects from $8 and up! Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com and click on calendar for more info!!! Friday Fun Days are a weekly event!

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 www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for calendar and more info!

Improv Showcase@ Tigard Library from 5-6:30PM. Watch the participants of the Teen Improv workshop show off their new skills!

Free Friday Flicks by the Fountain@ Beaverton City Park (across from the library) at 8PMish(pre-movie entertainment at 7PM). Freaky Friday (PG) 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 www.beavertonoregon.gov and click on "Community" and then "Flicks by the Fountain".


Aug 24th

13th Annual Bugfest@ Tualatin Hills Nature Park (15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton) from 11AM-4PM.Enjoy educational  activities to go with the theme "Bug Habitats: In the Park...and Beyond". At this year's Bug Fest explore bug habitats from your backyard and local parks to forests and meadows around the world. This fun, annual event combines interactive discovery stations, crafts, games, and family entertainment that help kids learn about these boneless creatures that keep the environment healthy. Local entomologists- the Bug Chicks- will be here as well! $3 Admission, kids 2 and under are FREE!. For more info, go to www.thprd.org or phone 503/629-6350.

Besaw's 110th Anniversary Bash@ Besaw's on NW Savier Street, Portland from 10AM-8PM. Food, fun and Portland Bizarre for the whole family. Go to www.besaws.com for more info.

Oregon State Fair@ Oregon State Fairgrounds (2330 17th Street NE, Salem) from 10AM-11PM through Labor Day! See Friday for details.


Aug 25th

Free "Pasta Pronto" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM.Fresh pasta and simple sauces!.Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat

Oregon State Fair@ Oregon State Fairgrounds (2330 17th Street NE, Salem) from 10AM-11PM through Labor Day! See Friday for details.