Suzanne's Around Town
Big Truck Day, Seaport Celebration & YA Fiction!

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 11th

End of Summer Reading Dance Party@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM.Celebrate the end of library summer reading programs with a dance party. Geared for ages baby to 6 years old. Go to for more info.

Chess Club@ Beaverton City Library from 1:30PM-2:30PM. Kids in grades 3-8 can hone their skills or learn the game.

Drop-In Science Playtime@ Tigard Library from 2-4PM. Go to for more info.

Aug 12th

Knights of Veritas@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM.Learn all about the Middle Ages as the armored Knights of Veritas will demo ancient fighting techniques with authentically weighted, detailed swords! Go to for more info.

Four Buck Tuesday@ Oregon Zoo from 9AM-6PM. Admission is discounted to $4 per person and children 2 years and younger are free as usual. Go to for more info. As an adult, ride the Max and get $1.50 off admission (show ticket stub) so really $2.50 Tuesday!!!! Kids 6 years old and under ride the Max for free.

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. 

Family Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11-11:30AM.

Ice Cream Float Party@ Murray Scholls Branch Library at 12:30PM on the patio. Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to pick up summer reading prizes!

Rock Climbing@ Cedar Hills Crossing from 1-3PM. Kids from 5-16 can try rock climbing on a safe climbing wall near the theatre- rain or shine. Go to and click on events.

Aug 13th

End of Summer Reading Lawn Party@ Beaverton City Library from 12:30-2:30PM.LAST DAY to pick up your summer reading prizes!!!! Enjoy some fun outdoor activities and games. Geared for baby to 12 years old. Go to for more info.

Regal Summer $1 Movies@ Local Theaters at 10AM. 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.

Sofia and the Princess Royal Academy @ Camp Bridgeport (Bridgeport Village,Tigard) from 11AM-1PM. Dress-up, games, decorate a crown.Check the Center Events for more info at

Beaverton Wednesday Farmers Market@ SW Hall Blvd.(Across from Beaverton City Library) from 3-6PM. 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 for more info.The Wednesday Market runs through August!!!

Aug 14th

An Evening of YA Fiction@ Powell's at Cedar Hills Crossing at 7PM.Join to hear a panel discussion of 5 YA authors including local fave- Lisa Schroeder- who will talk about her new novel- "The Bridge from Me to You". Go to and click on "Stores and Events' for more info.

Christopher Leebrick@ Garden Home Library from 11-11:45AM. Fantastic stories for the whole family.

Think Fun Thursdays@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. LEGOS this week! Ages 3-8 with their adults. No registration required.      

Aug 15th

Free Friday Flicks by the Fountain@ Beaverton City Park (across from the library) at 8PMish(pre-movie entertainment at 7PM).

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (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 and click on "Community" and then "Flicks by the Fountain".

Friday Fun Party@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive, Beaverton) from 10AM-6PM. Go to and click on calendar for more info!!!

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 for calendar and more info!

Nature Mobile@ Beaverton City Library from 1-3PM.

Wipe-Out!@ Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center (Time to be determined). The Aqua Challenge -a 40 foot long inflatable obstacle course- adds a lot of fun and excitement to open swim! One false move and SPLASH! Geared for 7 years and older who can pass the swim test. Drop-in fee of $4.50 per adult, $3.50 per kid in district ($9 per adult& $7 per kid out of district). Go to for more info. Phone the center for time at 503/629-6310.

Aug 16th

Big Truck Day@ Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center (9985 SW 125th Ave.) from 10AM-2PM.Big Truck Day is a great hands-on experience for everyone of all ages!!! Come and admire many types of trucks and vehicles up close, climb in and honk the horns! Specialty vehicles include a Titan triple trailer, a Ness & Campbell crane and a PCC aviator school helicopter (which will land at the event).  Learn about safety and more! Suggested donations are $2 per adult, and $1 per kid. For more info, phone 503/629-6313 or check out upcoming events at

Beaverton Farmers Market Opens@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM. Farmers Ending Hunger will be on hand with a Mr. Potato Head project for the kids. Go to for more info.

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.There will be a huge Kid Zone at the Multnomah Art Center and great live music on 2 stages! Go to for more info.

Free Junior Chef Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Kids will make apple snacks in this hands-on class!! This class is geared for 9-13 years. FREE! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784.

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 Click on "Inside the Port", then "Community Events", then "Seaport Celebration".

Knit-Out& Crochet 2014@ 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.

Wipe-Out!@ Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center (Time to be determined). See Friday for details.

Aug 17th

Free "Apples" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM.Learn the 411 on apples- from applesauce to apple cake! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!