Suzanne's Around Town
Yak-a-thon FUNdraiser, MOMS Club Garage Sale, & FREE admission to Rose Festival CityFair!

Hi! Everyone-

School is winding down and the roses are blooming!

Happy June,

Suzanne




Jun 2nd

Sarah Jio@ Powell's at Cedar Hills at 7PM.Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown is an adored childhood classic, but its real origins are lost to history. In Goodnight June (Plume), Sarah Jio offers a heartfelt take on how the "great green room" might have come to be. June Andersen is called to settle her great-aunt's estate and stumbles upon letters between her and Margaret Wise Brown and steps into the pages of American literature.Go to www.powells.com and click on "Stores & Events" for more info.

Jun 3rd

Make a Mini-Lego Mini Jet Ski@ Lego Store (Wash. Sq.) from 5PM-6PM!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!

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

Mega Lego Challenge@ Beaverton City Library from 4:30-5:30PM. Kids in grades 6-8th can compete to win Minifigures. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


Jun 4th

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 www.worldforestry.org and click on "Events" and then "Special Admission Offers" for more info.
Preschool Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 11:45AM.

Jun 5th

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  with a donation of two cans of food for the Oregon Food Bank. Go to www.rosefestival.org for complete info.

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

Think Fun Thursdays@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Kids from 3 to 8 years can drop-in for "Imagination Station-crafts and play" this week!


Jun 6th

Swords, Sorcery,&Summer School@ Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capitol Highway, Portland) at 7PM.

FREE performance by the Center's kids' theater program. Summer has finally arrived and school is out! Unfortunately, our young wizards did not pass final exams and they will be spending the summer at the school of witchcraft and wizardry. It only gets worse as they find out who the ministry has hired as head master and potions instructor. However, none of that compares to the dark, looming evil that our adolescent wizards will have to face. Phone for more info at 503/823-2787.

Storytime&Craft @The Craft Factory (7832 S.W. Capitol Highway, Suite B-Multnomah Village) from 10:30AM-11AM. Friday Storytime is followed by a simple $5 craft. For more info on regular hours and events, go to: www.craftfactorypdx.com.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10:30AM-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!

Paper Pals@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Kids in grades 1 through 5 can make fun projects with paper!



Jun 7th

1st Annual Yak-a-thon FUNdraiser@ Mountain Park Church (40 McNary Parkway, Lake Oswego) from 2-5PM.

Enjoy an afternoon of fun, food, and entertainment to benefit Camp Yakety Yak's camp scholarship fund! FREE but minimal charge for food and some activities. Bouncy house, face painting, live music, magic show, carnival games and crafts! For more info, phone Elissa at 503/542-9477, email at ebosley@financialguide.com or go to www.campyaketyyak.org.


FREE Build a Pint-Size Riding Lawn Mower@ 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.

North Beaverton MOMS Club Garage Sale@ 3482 SE Silver Fox Ave., Hillsboro 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 lauriedelany@gmail.com.

Free Junior Chef Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Kids will make summer sides in this fun, hands-on class!! This class is geared for 8-12 years. FREE! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784.

Read to the Dogs@ Beaverton City Library from 10-12PM. Children can read to a Delta Society Therapy dog (Royal Family dog- Lupo- shown here) trained to listen carefully to all kinds of books! Registration required-call the Childrens Division (503) 350-3600 or stop by the Childrens Desk on the first floor of the Library. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org 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.

Swords, Sorcery,&Summer School@ Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capitol Highway, Portland) at 7PM. FREE!!!! See Friday for details!


Jun 8th

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.

North Beaverton MOMS Club Garage Sale@ 3482 SE Silver Fox Ave., Hillsboro from 9AM-3PM.See Saturday for details.

Free "Eat Your Meat" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn all about cuts of steak and how to prepare and more! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Swords, Sorcery,&Summer School@ Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capitol Highway, Portland) at 2PM. FREE!!!! See Friday for details!

Classical Guitarist@ Beaverton City Library at 2PM. Enjoy a concert of classical guitar music by James Manuele. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.