Suzanne's Around Town
The Invention of Wings, Wine Country Weekend, and Multnomah County Fair!

Hi! Everyone-

It's hard to believe that Memorial Day Weekend is fast approaching and the school year is winding down!!!!

Happy Long Weekend,

Suzanne




May 18th

Author Sue Monk Kidd@ Powell's at Cedar Hills Crossing at 7PM.Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees, will talk about her new book-The Invention of Wings Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke -an American abolitionist, writer, and member of the women's suffrage movement- Kidd's new novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks at one of the most devastating times in American history.Go to www.powells.com and click on "Events" for more info.

Book Babies@ Tigard Library from 10:15-10:45AM.

Beaded Daisy Chains@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Kids in grades 2-5th can drop-in to make a cool craft!

Make it Monday@ Murray Scholls Branch from 4:30-5:30PM. Kids in grades 3-8th can drop-in to make crafts inspired by the Land of Ooo from The Adventure Time book series!


May 19th

Book Reading and Indian Dance Demo@ Garden Home Library from 7-8PM.Dancer and author Jayanthi Raman will be presenting an Indian dance presentation along with a short lecture on Indian classical dance and a talk about her recently released two books on India dance.Go to http://www.wccls.org/libraries/gardenhome for more info.

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.

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


May 20th

WOW Wednesdays@ Murray Scholls Branch from 4-5PM.Creative time geared for kids from 3 to 8 years old! Drop-in for Imagination Station this week!Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

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

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



May 21st

Read to the Dogs@ Beaverton City Library from 5-7PM.Kids in grades 1 through 5 can practice reading to a trained therapy dog. Registration required at 503/350-3600.

May 22nd

Opening Night to Rose Festival CityFair (formerly Waterfront Village)@ Tom McCall Waterfront Park (1020 SW Naito Parkway, Portland) from 5PM to 11PM.The Rose Festival- Portland's biggest party of the year-kicks off with funtastic carnival rides, entertainment, and fireworks at 9:45PMish. Admission for the next 3 weeks is $7 per person for 7 years old and above.Go to www.rosefestival.org for complete 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 www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for calendar and more info!



May 23rd

2015 Multnomah County Fair@ Oaks Park (7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland) from 12-7PM through Monday!Free Admission! Free Parking!!! Bumper cars, kiddie&thrill rides, pony rides along with barnyard fun, petting zoo, a magic show by Professor Bamboozle, robotics demos, and a Flashmob!!!! Go to www.multnomahcountyfair.org or phone 503/233-5777 for complete schedule!

Beaverton Farmer's Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM! Have you tried apple fritters at Nola's Doughnuts? SO good! Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

Memorial Day Weekend@ Wine Country through Monday! See Sunday for details!

Free Junior Chef Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Kids will learn how to make ice cream in this fun, hands-on class!.Geared for ages 5 to 13!FREE! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784.

Rose Festival CityFair (formerly Waterfront Village)@ Tom McCall Waterfront Park (1020 SW Naito Parkway, Portland) from 11AM to 11PM. See Friday for details.

One Year Anniversary Carnival@ Whole Foods Market ( Greenway store at 12220 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard) at 11AM. Enjoy live music, a kids jump house, petting zoo, cooking demos, music, raffles, prizes and more!


May 24th

Memorial Day Weekend@ Wine Country through Monday!Savor the region's acclaimed Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and other wines at any of more than 150 Oregon wineries which will open their doors to tours, picnics, and live music. Go to this site for more info:www.willamettewines.com

Free "Memorial Day Weekend BBQ" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn new spins on grilling, barbecue and side dishes! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Rose Festival CityFair (formerly Waterfront Village)@ Tom McCall Waterfront Park (1020 SW Naito Parkway, Portland) from 11AM to 11PM. See Friday for details.

2015 Multnomah County Fair@ Oaks Park (7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland) from 12-7PM through Monday!