Suzanne's Around Town
Library Juggling & Legos & King Midas

Hi! Everyone-

Nothing like a shaved ice to cool off (Wed. Beaverton Farmers Market from 3-6PM) in between activities. The lime flavor was especially tasty!

More to do this week - juggling at the libraries, a fun&free performance of King Midas, and 2 LEGO Store Minifigure Speed Building Events!!! We love LEGOS!!!!

Keep Cool!

Suzanne




Jul 19th

Curtis Carlyle presents "Seriously Funny Juggling"@ Murray Scholls Branch (11200 SW Murray Scholls Place in the Murray Scholls Town Center) at 12:30PM

The whole family will enjoy a really fun show that blends side-splitting comedy with audience participation. Show is outdoors on the patio so best to bring a towel to sit on and hats and sunblock if sunny!

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! King Midas learns some important life lessons in this lively 40 minute-ish show for kids! Performance will be repeated at 11AM (in Spanish) on Saturday and at 2PM on Sunday.


Jul 20th

Grupo Condor@ Tigard Library (13500 SW Hall Blvd) from 7-8PM.

Enjoy a high-energy musical performance of traditional Latin American sounds. All ages welcome! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

 

Free Family Film Festival@ Regal Cinemas Bridgeport Village Stadium every Tue., Wed., Thurs. through August at 10AM. This week Muppets from Space (G) and Paul Blart: Mall Cop(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.

Presto- The Magician@ Garden Home Library at 11AM. Bring a towel or blanket to sit on for this outdoor performance near the basketball courts.

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.


Jul 21st

LEGO Store Minifigure Speed Building Event@ Washington Square from 3-5PM.

Kids from 6-12 are will be able to participate in a minifigure speed building competition. There will be a "build" every 10 minutes - the fastest builder from each round will win a Build a Mini 3 pack and each participant will receive one minifigure. These events are always popular so arrive early to stand in line for a bit! (Or maybe dad could stand in line with the kids while mom hits the Nordies sale- there's an idea!!!!) Phone the store at 503/670-9109 for more info.

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 Muppets from Space(G) and Paul Blart: Mall Cop (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.

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.

Curtis Carlyle presents "Seriously Funny Juggling" @ Beaverton Library for 2 (45 minute) shows at 12:30PM and 2PM. Doors open 10 minutes before show time.The whole family will enjoy a really fun show that blends side-splitting comedy with audience participation.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!


Jul 22nd

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.

LEGO Minifigure Speed Building Event@ Washington Square from 3-5PM. See Wednesday for details.

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 23rd

Free Museum Family Night@ Portland Art Museum from 5-8PM.

The Portland Art Museum offers free admission on the 4th Friday of every month from 5-8PM. This Friday- enjoy toe-tapping tunes by the Kung Pao Chickens in the sculpture court. Aspiring cartoonists can learn new techniques and play games in the "Kids Comic Jam". Snacks will be available for purchase from several Portland food carts. Go to www.portlandmuseum.org  and click on "Exhibitions&Events" and then click on the "July 23rd" on calendar for more info. FYI- kids 17 years and younger always have FREE admission to the museum!!!

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 chalk and tissue artworks inspired by Rothko. $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!


Jul 24th

Celebrate Hillsboro@ Downtown Hillsboro (Hillsboro Civic Center at 150 E. Main Street) from 10AM-8PM

Check out performances by jugglers, acrobats, and musicians to name a few during this free family festival. The Hillsboro Farmers Market is happening as well from 8AM-4PM. Go to www.ci.hillsboro.or.us for more info.

Car Seat Clinic@ Beaverton City Hall (4755 SW Griffith Drive) from 9AM-12:30PM. Certified child safety seat techs will be available to install or inspect car seats. FREE! Phone Beaverton Police Dept. for more info at 503/526-2264.

King Midas@ Beaverton City Library at 11AM. This performance in Spanish. See Monday for further details.


Jul 25th

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

Learn some simple ways to preserve summer's bounty - a quick tomato suace, easy pickled vegetables, and delectable fruit jams. Reserve a spot by phoning the store at 503/684-2784.

Sailing the High Seas@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM.  Come to the library for some floatable fun - like eggcrate sailboats and pirate eyepatches. Geared for 5 years and up.

King Midas@ Beaverton CIty Library at 2PM. See Monday for details.