Suzanne's Around Town
Aladdin& Salem Art Fair& Da Vinci Days!!!!

Hi! Everyone-

Just a month into summer vacation and I'm starting to hear that Bananarama song with new lyrics rattle around in my brain - "It's a cruel, cruel summer - leaving me here with these kids on my own...loud voices are shouting-where is my snack?-that water is warm! I will go bonkers with one more puppet show..."

Well, luckily there are more than enough activities around town this week and even more if you're up for a road trip to Corvallis or Salem!!!!

Keep Cool!

Suzanne

 




Jul 12th

Slightly Illusional@ Murray Scholls Branch (11200 SW Murray Scholls Place in the Murray Scholls Town Center) at 12:30PMSet sail at a fun puppet show!  Bring towel or blanket to sit on and hats and sun block if hot as this is an outdoor event on the patio.

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 www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.

King Midas@ Beaverton City Library at 7PM. Enjoy a free children's theater production performed by the Beaverton Civic Theatre! Performance will be repeated at 11AM on Saturday.


Jul 13th

Two Buck Tuesday@ Oregon Zoo from 9AM-4PM

Admission is discounted to $2 per person and children under 3 are free as usual. Go to www.oregonzoo.org for more info. As an adult, ride the Max and get $1.50 off admission so really 50 cent Tuesday!!!! Kids 7 years old and under ride the Max for free.

Free Family Film Festival@ Regal Cinemas Bridgeport Village Stadium every Tue., Wed., Thurs. through August at 10AM. This week Doogal (G) and Hotel for Dogs(PG). Check out www.regmovies.com 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 www.beavertonlibrary.org/kids for more info.

Pottery Barn Kids Book Club@ Pottery Barn Kids Store (Wash. Sq.) from 11-11:30AM. Come to a story time for kids of all ages. Phone the store for more details at 503/598-1858.

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.

Mad Science@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM and 3PM. Elementary school age kids can learn about water conservation in an entertaining presentation. Arrive early - these shows tend to be very popular!!!!


Jul 14th

Aladdin@ Broadway Rose Theatre (Deb Fennell Theater at Tigard High School located at 9000 SW Durham Road in Tigard) at 11AM and 1PM

These short (40ish minutes), lively productions are a great way to introduce kids to the theater!!! The original songs are always fun for both parents and tots and the ticket price is right at $8!!! Shows often sell out so get your tickets in advance by phoning the box office at 503/620-5262 or at www.bwayrose.com. We just saw the fantastic production of "The King& I" at the same theater - outstanding performances, live orchestra, choreography, costumes, etcetera, etcetera.....great for a date night, moms outing, or family with older kids (my 8 year old enjoyed the songs&dancing but not "the romance" and my 6 year old was a little fidgety but powered through!).

 

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

Free Family Film Festival@ Regal Cinemas Bridgeport Village Stadium every Wednesday through August at 10AM. This week Doogal(G) and Hotel for Dogs(PG). See Tuesday for details.

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

Water Fun Craft Buffet@ Garden Home Library at 11AM. Kids of all ages are invited to work on some water themed crafts - fish picture frames, stamps, stencils and more! Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

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.

Camp Bridgeport@ Bridgeport Village (Tigard) form 10:30AM to 12:30PM. Join Radio Disney for dancing, games, and prizes in the outdoor Center Court along with Dragon Theater Puppets this week! Check the Center Events for more info at www.bridgeport-village.com.

Slightly Illusional Presents "Set Sail" @ Beaverton Library for 2 (45 minute) shows at 12:30PM and 2PM. Doors open 10 minutes before show time. Set sail for a high-seas adventure in search of treasure! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org 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). The peaches should be good this week!

Just for Kids Store Tour@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 1PM (every Wed. in July). Enjoy a healthy and fun sampling event that will introduce kids (5 years and up) to the store. FREE but you must reserve a spot in advance by phoning guest services at 503/645-9200. Bring your suits and towels and check out Magnolia Park afterwards!

Teenage (grades 6-12) Watercolor Lesson@ Beaverton City Library from 6-7:30PM. Professional artist and teacher Ano will show kids the basics of watercolor painting and will help the kids create watercolored bookmarks. No registration required! Phone the library for more details at 503/350-3600.


Jul 15th

Splish! Splash! Storytime@ Garden Home Library (7475 SW Oleson Road, Portland) at 11AM

Enjoy stories, music and activities for the entire family! Phone the library for more details at 503/245-9932.

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.

Alladin@ 11AM&1PM. See Wednesday for details.

Summer Movie@ Beaverton City Library from 2-4PM. Watch a water-themed movie and relax in the air conditioning!

Value Tour@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 3PM (every Thursday in July). Learn how to spend your grocery $$ wisely during this informative tour of the store. FREE but you must reserve a spot in advance by phoning guest services at 503/645-9200.


Jul 16th

Salem Art Festival& Fair@ Bush's Pasture Park (Salem) through Sunday

Get your art on at the 61st Annual Salem Art Fair and Festival! The Artist Marketplace will feature works by over 200 artists and craftspeople. Peruse (and purchase) the paintings, ceramics, jewelry and more! Over 50 free performances offer live music, theater, and family entertainment. Check out www.salemartfair.weebly.com  for schedule and directions.

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 www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center)from 10:30-11AMish. Kids will create ink and watercolor paintings inspired by Joan Miro. $8 per kid -ages 2 1/2 -5 years, you must phone ahead to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for calendar and more info!

Alladin@ 11AM. See Wednesday for details.


Jul 17th

Let's Scream for Ice Cream! @ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM

Learn fun facts about ice cream and make some cool crafts while tasting some ice cream treats! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library and click on "Kids&Families" for more info!

Alladin@ 11AM. See Wednesday for details.

King Midas@ Beaverton City Library at 11AM. Enjoy a free children's theater production performed by the Beaverton Civic Theatre! Get there early for parking as the Farmers Market will be in full swing.

OPB Children's Village@ Da Vinci Days Festival (OSU lower campus, Corvallis) from 10AM-6PM. This annual festival celebrates art, science, and technology with parades, science workshops, and live music. In the OPB Children's Village, the kids can enjoy hands-on activities such as bug school and more! Admission prices are $10 per adult, $5 per child (6-12), and children 5 and under are free! Go to www.davinci-days.org for complete schedule.

Salem Art Festival& Fair. See Friday for details.


Jul 18th

Free Cooking Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10 AM.

Get saucy in this class on Summer Sauces!  You'll be able to jazz up grilled meats, veggies and even ice cream with new recipes for chutneys, salsas, yogurt & dessert sauces! Reserve a spot by phoning the store at 503/684-2784.

OPB Children's Village@ Da Vinci Days Festival (OSU lower campus, Corvallis) from 11AM-5PM. See Saturday for details.

Salem Art Festival& Fair. See Friday for details.