Suzanne's Around Town
Happy 4th!!!

Hi! Everyone-

We head into July this week and feels as though we can finally trade in the fleece for some SPF 75!!!

You should check out the new Beaverton Library outpost in the Murray Scholls Town Center. We're lucky to have a new library in the 'hood and looks like there will be more kid's events in the summer.

Buh-bye, June-uary! Hello, Barbecue Season!!!!


Jun 28th

Book Babies (0-12 months)@ Tigard Library from 10:30-11AM.

Babies and their grown-ups are invited to share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and a simple book while making new friends and developing early literacy skills! Stay and play after the program! Go to for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.

U-Pick Strawberries@ Baggenstos Farm (15801 SW Rogers Road, Sherwood) from 9AM-6PM daily! Have the kids gather the Hoods, Bentons, Shutkins and Totems. You can bake up the shortcakes later! It's strawberry season- YIPPEE!!!! Check out for details and for a farm fresh produce guide.

Jun 29th

Beaverton Last Tuesday Concert@ The Round (Fountain Plaza at 12600 SW Crescent Street next to Mio Sushi,etc.)from 5-8PM.

Free Outdoor Concert! Enjoy the acoustic fusion music by Key of Dreams. More info at Bring your own picnic or purchase dinner from one of the nearby restaurants!

Free Family Film Festival@ Regal Cinemas Bridgeport Village Stadium every Tue., Wed., Thurs. through August at 10AM. This week Wallace and Gromit (G) and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (PG). Check out and click on "now showing" and then Free Family Festival for the schedule at your fave theater (FYI- different movies at different theaters and not all show on Thursdays).

Toddler (2 to 3 1/2 years) Storytime@ Beaverton Library. 3  half hour sessions start at 10:15AM, 11AM, and 11:45AM. Go to for more info.

Fun for Ones (12 to 24 months)@ Tigard Library. 2 half hour sessions start at 10:30AM and 11:30AM. Limited to first 20 kids for each session. Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.

Jun 30th

Juggling Show@ Garden Home Library at 11AM

Check out this totally fun juggling show with comedy for the whole family! Go to or phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

Storytime at Bliss Bake Shop@ Bethany Village Centre from 10-10:30AM. Phone for more info at 503/645-6000 or go to for more details.

Free Family Film Festival@ Regal Cinemas Bridgeport Village Stadium every Wednesday through August at 10AM. This week Wallace and Gromit(G) and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG). See Tuesday for details.

Fun for Ones@ Beaverton City Library at 10:15 to 10:45AM.

Baby Bugs (infants to 12 months)@ Beaverton City Library from 11:15AM to 11:45AM.

Toddler Time@ Tigard Library from 10:30 to 11:15AM.

Brazilian Rhythms@ Beaverton Library for 2 (45 minute) shows at 12:30PM and 2PM. Doors open 10 minutes before show time. Guitarist and singer/songwriter Ronnie Robins will have you swaying to a Latin Beat!Go to and click on Event Calendar for more details. If you go to the 2PM show, then you can check out the Wednesday Farmers Market across the street(3-6PM). My kids are angling to try a "shaved ice" snow cone there. Sounds refreshing on a toasty day!!!

Jul 1st

Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6)@ Tigard Library from 1:15 to 2:00PM

Enjoy longer stories, music and interactive fun that will help develop the six basic early literacy skills for budding readers! Go to for more info.

Free Family Film Festival@ Regal Cinemas Bridgeport Village Stadium every Thursday through August at 10AM.  See Tuesday for details.

Preschool Storytimes(3 1/2 to 6 years)@ Beaverton City Library at 10:15AM and 11:30AM.

Splish! Splash! Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11-11:45AM.  Listen to stories, dance and sing! Stick around for a simple craft. Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

Jul 2nd

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center)from 10:30-11AMish.

Kids will create acrylic paintings inspired by Jasper Johns.  $8 per kid -ages 2 1/2 -5 years, you must phone ahead to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700. Go to for calendar and more info!

Family Story Times@ Tigard Library at 10:30AM and 11:30AM ( Two 45 minute sessions). Bring the whole gang (infants to 6 years old) for stories, songs, and super fun! Story Time limited to first 20 children for each session. Go to for more info.

Jul 3rd

FREE Build a Mini Periscope@ 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 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.

Jul 4th

$2 Sunday@ OMSI from 9:30AM-5:30PM.

The first Sunday of every month is just $2 admission. Go to for complete info.

Happy Fourth of July!!!!!!