Suzanne's Around Town
Happy August!!!

Hi! Everyone-

A mere 37 days until school starts -not that I'm counting!!! Ha,ha,ha,ha!

Happy August!

Suzanne

 




Aug 2nd

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.

Storybook Playhouse Project@ Bridgeport Village. Kids can tour the five life-size playhouses in the "Playhouse Village" and check out the daily storytimes at 11:30AM, 2:30PM, and 4:30PM daily through Aug. 14th. FREE!!!! Go to www.storybookplayhouses.com for more details.

Aug 3rd

OR Coast Aquarium Party@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30AM-11:30AMShark shenanigans are the topic!!!!Geared for K through Grade 2!  No registration required. Learn all of the amazing facts about sharks through puppets, songs, slides, and an inflatable shark! Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

Free Family Film Festival@ Regal Cinemas Bridgeport Village Stadium every Tue., Wed., Thurs. through August at 10AM. This week Tale of Despereaux(G) and Coraline (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).

Storybook Playhouse Project@ Bridgeport Village. Storytimes at 11:30AM, 2:30PM, and 4:30PM. FREE!!!! Go to www.storybookplayhouses.com for more details.

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.

Make a Lego Mini-Seagull@ Lego Store (Wash. Sq.) from 5PM until supplies last! Free! Phone the store for more details at 503/670-9109. You can just never have enough Legos, can you? For kids from 6 to 14. Supplies are limited so arrive early. I have seen parents and kids line up at least 45 minutes ahead before!

National Night Out@ Griffith Park (4600 Griffith Drive) from 6-8PM.  Families can enjoy a police K-9 demo as well as free food, games and prizes and can check out fire trucks, police cars and more!  This event is sponsored by the Beaverton Police Dept. and the National Association of Town Watch. For more info, go to www.beavertonpolice.org and click on "Calendar of Events" under "Community".

Pink Pig Puppet Theatre@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM. These 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.


Aug 4th

End of Summer Reading Concert@ Beaverton City Library Lawn from 7-8PM

Bring a blanket to sit on and join Larry Wilder and the Stumptown Stars for toe tappin' cowboy tunes and Americana roots music.

Wondrous First Wednesday@ World Forestry Center Discovery Museum from 10AM-5PM. Admission is reduced to $2 per person for kids from 3 to 103! Go to www.worldforestry.org and click on "Events" and then "Special Admission Offers" for more info.

Storybook Playhouse Project@ Bridgeport Village. Storytimes at 11:30AM, 2:30PM, and 4:30PM. FREE!!!! Go to www.storybookplayhouses.com for more details.

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 Tales of Despereaux(G) and Coraline (PG). See Tuesday for details.

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

BJ The Clown@ Garden Home Library at 11AM. Under the cover near the basketball courts so bring a blanket to sit on. 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 the WA County Sheriff's Office this week! Check the Center Events for more info at www.bridgeport-village.com.


Aug 5th

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. Meet under the cover outside near the basketball courts. Bring a blanket to sit on!

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

Storybook Playhouse Project@ Bridgeport Village. Storytimes at 11:30AM, 2:30PM, and 4:30PM. FREE!!!! Go to www.storybookplayhouses.com for more details.

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

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.


Aug 6th

Free Friday Flicks by the Fountain@ Beaverton City Park (across from the library) at 8PMish

This week's flick is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG). Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket to sit on and watch a free movie in the park!  For complete info, go to www.beavertonoregon.gov and click on "Community" and then "Flicks by the Fountain" .

 

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.

Storybook Playhouse Project@ Bridgeport Village. Storytimes at 11:30AM, 2:30PM, and 4:30PM. FREE!!!! Go to www.storybookplayhouses.com for more details.

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 David Hockney's "Swimming Pools" with acrylic on canvas.$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!

Fitness Friday at Lucy Stores. Free! The Wash. Sq. Store (503/620-8235) will have 5 to 10 minute strength & cardio workouts for any level with fitness and running coach- Jennifer Burningham- from 12-3PM. The Bridgeport VIllage store (503/968-6421) will have several activities with Crossfit Excellence starting at noon. Phone the stores for more info!

Ready, Set, Preschool!@ Pottery Barn Kids (Wash. SQ.) at 6PM. The author of "How to Choose the Best Preschool" will be on hand to answer questions and offer fun tips on activities for developing preschool readiness skills and more. Phone the store for more details at 503/598-1858.


Aug 7th

What's up with the Weather?@Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM

Learn all about the weather in this fun, interactive class led by a National Weather Service meteorologist. Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.

FREE Build a Mini School Bus Sharpener@ 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 www.homedepot.com 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.

Storybook Playhouse Project@ Bridgeport Village. Storytimes at 11:30AM, 2:30PM, and 4:30PM. FREE!!!! Go to www.storybookplayhouses.com for more details.

7th Annual Summer Festival@ Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals (26385 NW Groveland Drive, Hillsboro) from 9AM-6PM. There will be daily demos of faceting, Thunderegg cutting, and Geode cracking along with free drawings and free hot dogs! $7 per adult, $5 per kid (5-17) and 4 and under are free. Go to www.ricenorthwestmuseum.org for more info.


Aug 8th

Bluegrass@ Beaverton City Library from 2 to 3:15PM

Larry Wilder and the Stumptown Stars are back with cowboy, folk, and roots music with a bit of harmony yodeling!

Storybook Playhouse Project@ Bridgeport Village. Storytimes at 11:30AM, 2:30PM, and 4:30PM. FREE!!!! Go to www.storybookplayhouses.com for more details.

7th Annual  Rice Summer Festival@ Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals (26385 NW Groveland Drive, Hillsboro) from 9AM-4PM. See Saturday for more details.