Suzanne's Around Town
Recess Monkey, Wednesday Farmers Market& Dads Bowl Free!

Hi! Everyone-

School is out and summer is here!!!

No homework! Yipee!


Jun 15th

Fun For 1s@ Murray Scholls Branch from 10:15-10:45AM.This storytime is designed for 1-year-olds and features fun with bubbles, songs, short books, and rhymes. The last 15 minutes are set aside for playtime with developmental toys and board books related to the theme that parents can check out! 

Jun 16th

Recess Monkey Summer Reading Kick Off@ Tigard Library from 3-4PM and Tualatin Commons at 7PM.Rock out to the awesome tunes of Seattle kindie band Recess Monkey and get the summer reading party started!!Recess Monkey is a nationally acclaimed trio of teacher rockers whose live shows involve catchy songs, lively interaction and comedy, and fun for all ages!!! The band releases their 12th studio album today! Go to for all local tour info!

Bob Eaton's Magic Show@ Murray Scholls Branch of Beaverton Library at 10AM. These shows are usually out on the patio so bring hats, sunscreen, and blanket to sit on. Go to for more info.

Family Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11-11:30AM.Stories, songs, and crafts for the whole family! Phone for more info at 503/245-9932. 

Jun 17th

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!!!

Bob Eaton's Magic Show@ Beaverton City Library at 12:30&2PM. Go to for more info.

Mid-City Breakers@ Murray Scholls Branch from 6-7PM. A dynamic Break Dancing Group from Forest Grove will perform!

Be Heard above the Herd@ Tigard Library from 7-8:30PM. Local authors will talk about what they've learned about writing, publishing, and getting their writing "out there". Go to for more info.

Jun 18th

Stage Troupers@ Garden Home Library from 11-11:45AM.A talented group of local kid/teen actors will perform "Harmony High: A Musical for Young Voices". Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.
Paper Kites@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Drop-in to make a cool kite. All materials provided. Geared for kids in grades K through 3rd!

Jun 19th

Battle of the Bands@ Tigard Library from 5-8PM.Catch the performances of local teen bands selected for the battle! The Applause Meter will help the judges select a winner! Go to 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 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!

Bingo!@ Cedar Hills Rec Center from 6-8PM. Great prizes and family fun! $9 per person- includes bingo cards, popcorn, and soda. For more info & to pre-register- phone at 503/629-6340.

Dive-in Movie@ Harmon Swim Center (7300 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton) from 6:30-8:30PM. Disney's "Malificent" while in the pool, $4 per person, $12 per household. Go to and click on "Events" for more info.

Jun 20th

Get Rolling@ Tigard Library from 1-2:30PM.Bring your bike and helmet to the library for an outdoor adventure. The Bicycle Transportation Alliance will share road safety tips, basic bike maintenance and local riding routes. Then the BTA will lead a guided community bike ride.  Go to for more info.

Free Junior Chef Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Kids will learn how to use some cool kitchen gadgets and make a treat to bring home to the family in this fun, hands-on class!! This class is geared for 5-13 years. FREE! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784.

Kids Healthy Cooking Class@ Greenway Whole Foods Market (12220 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard) from 11AM-12PM. Kids will make oven fries and fruity shakes! Geared for kids from 9-12 years! $5 per kid and advanced registration required by phoning 971/371-7000.

Jun 21st

Dads Bowl Free@ Big Al's at Progress Ridge from 10AM-11PM.Treat Dad to a day full of FUN with the whole family on Fathers Day at Big Als! From 10AM-11PM! DADS BOWL FREE! No game limit and no limit on the FUN! Grab every Dad in your life, your friends, and family and make a day of it in celebration of those special guys in your life!Go to www.ilovebigals.comfor more info.

Free "Indoor-Outdoor Pizza" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn how to make two seasonal pizzas and more! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Red Yarn's "Deep Woods Revival" Record Release Shows@ The Old Church (1422 SW 11th Ave., Portland) at 3:30PM& 5:30PM. Joined by a full band and choir, Red Yarn - a star of the family music scene-will debut lively folksong adaptations and original songs. This Father's Day event is a perfect outing for the whole family! Tickets are $8 in advance at or $10 at the door.Babes in arms are free!