Suzanne's Around Town
Puppets, Fairs, & Bikes!!!!

Hi! Everyone-

Can you believe it's nearly August?

Hope you get a chance to sample some of the fun and free events around town!

Keep Cool!

Suzanne

 




Jul 26th

Pink Pig Puppet Theater@ Murray Scholls Branch (11200 SW Murray Scholls Place in the Murray Scholls Town Center) at 12:30PMThese puppet shows always seem to have an animal puppet "chase" scene that gets everyone laughing. In this amphhibious twist on "The Three Billy Goats Gruff", 3 frogs want to find a new pond with tasty flies and splashy water but they'll have to trick their way past a grumpy troll first. This performance is on the patio, so bring a blanket to sit on and hats and SPF!

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.


Jul 27th

Ladybug Theatre Presents "Where's Rosie?"@ Garden Home Library at 11AM.

 Learn about the water cycle and water conservation in this lively puppet show. Go to www.garden.plinkit.org for more info.

Free Family Film Festival@ Regal Cinemas Bridgeport Village Stadium every Tue., Wed., Thurs. through August at 10AM. This week Muppets Take Manhattan(G) and Aliens in the Attic (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.

Chemistry Fun with OMSI@ Cedar Hills Crossing Mall from 4-6PM. FREE! Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com and click on "Promotions" and then "Events" for more info.

Beaverton Last Tuesday Concert@ The Round (Fountain Plaza at 12600 SW Crescent Street next to Mio Sushi,etc.) from 5-8PM. Free Outdoor Concert! Listen to Michael Allen Harrison tickle the keys. More info at www.beavertonarts.org. Bring your own picnic or purchase dinner from one of the nearby restaurants!


Jul 28th

"Babymouse" Party wtih illustrator Matthew Holm@ Tigard Library from 3:00PM-5:00PM

From Booklist : "If Ian Falconer's -pig- Olivia grew a few years and turned into a mouse, she would be Babymouse...a wise-cracking rodent stand-in for your average, adventure-seeking 9 year old. The Holms (brother and sister team) spruce up some well-trod ground with breathless pacing and clever flights of Babymouse's imagination."

Kids in grades 2 through 5 are invited to meet the illustrator of the popular series, play games, make crafts and learn how to draw and create comics! No registration required! Participants will receive a free Babymouse book, too!  Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.

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 take Manhattan(G) and Aliens in the Attic (PG). See Tuesday for details.

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

Slightly Illusional@ Garden Home Library at 11AM. Join Captain Curt for magic tricks, puppets, storytelling and maybe even a real, live rabbit!!!

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 My Masterpiece Art Studio this week! Check the Center Events for more info at www.bridgeport-village.com.

B.J. The Clown@ 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 hilarious show by a Beaverton Library fave. 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) afterwards!

Just for Kids Store Tour@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 1PM.  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!

Big River@ Broadway Rose Theatre (New Stage Auditorium at 12850 SSW Grant Ave, Tigard) at 2PM. The Broadway Rose's Teen Theater workshop will present Mark Twain's American saga with foot-stomping songs.Tickets are $8. Phone the box office for tickets at 503/620-5262 or at www.bwayrose.com. Click on "Shows" and scroll way down.

 


Jul 29th

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.

Washington County Fair@ 873 N.E. 34th Ave., Hillsboro from 10AM-11PM. See Friday for details.

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

Big River@ Broadway Rose Theatre (New Stage Auditorium at 12850 SSW Grant Ave, Tigard) at 2PM. See Wednesday for details.

Value Tour@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 3PM.  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 30th

Washington County Fair@ 873 N.E. 34th Ave., Hillsboro from 10AM-11PMCheck out the rides, kid's entertainmnet, truck pulls, monster trucks, demolition derby and livestock displays. Free admission, $5 parking per car, charge for rides and some events. Go to www.faircomplex.com for 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 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 a work inspired by Roy Lichtenstein with dot stickers! $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!

Big River@ Broadway Rose Theatre (New Stage Auditorium at 12850 SSW Grant Ave, Tigard) at 2PM and 6PM. See Wednesday for details.


Jul 31st

Beaverton History Center Grand Opening Block Party@ Broadway (between Hall & Watson) from 10AM to 3PM

Check out the block party to celebrate the opening of the history center. There will be music, games, food, dancing, singing, art, free giveaways and more! Go to www.historicbeaverton.org to learn more about the center.

Party in the Park@ HMT Recreation Complex (158th&Walker) from 10AM-3PM. Free fun for everyone- inflatable play structures, arts&crafts, clowns and magicians, Beaverton Cricket Club demo, swimming, tennis, pony rides, and the "Get a Life Marching Band" ! For complete schedule, go to www.thprd.org and click on "News and Events", "What's Happening", and then "Party in the Park".

Make A Summer Vacation Book@ Michaels Craft Stores from 10AM-2PM. Free! Use the new eco-friendly Crayola Markers to create a festive summer journal. Geared for 4 years and up - while supplies last. Go to www.theknackkids.com and click on "Fun Summer Event".

Washington County Fair@ 873 N.E. 34th Ave., Hillsboro from 10AM-11PM. See Friday for details.

Big River@ Broadway Rose Theatre (New Stage Auditorium at 12850 SSW Grant Ave, Tigard) at 2PM. See Wednesday for details.


Aug 1st

Bike Beaverton 2010@ Beaverton City Park (SW 5th & SW Hall) from 1PM-4PM

Tour de Beaverton!!!! Enjoy a family friendly pedal through the streets of Beaverton in this 3rd annual community ride. Over 240 riders participated last year. There will be a bike safety rodeo at 1PM and 3 different bike rides to choose from starting at 2PM - around the block for the little ones, a 6 mile family-friendly route and a 13 mile fitness ride. Helmets required. Free ice cream social after the rides. For more info go to www.beavertonoregon.gov and scroll all the way down to "Bike Beaverton Pedals..." headline.

 

Washington County Fair@ 873 N.E. 34th Ave., Hillsboro from 10AM-11PM. See Friday for details.

$2 Sunday@ OMSI from 9:30AM-5:30PM. The first Sunday of every month is just $2 admission. Go to www.omsi.edu for complete info.