Suzanne's Around Town
Free Admission to OMSI & OR Aquarium & Big Truck Day!!!!

Hi! Everyone-

YIPPEEE!!!!!OMSI offers FREE admission from Thursday through Sunday!!!!!

If you're headed to the coast, check out the OR Coast Aquarium Coupon in this month's Metro Parent (p. 51). You'll get one free child's admission with a paid adult admission!!!!

Big Truck Day is coming!!!! If you know of any moms who might be interested in the MOMS Club -please let them know that we'll have a booth there with info on the club!!!!

Happy Friday the 13th!!!!!

Suzanne

 

 




Aug 9th

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!!!! I think we liked the Fancy Nancy house best shown here!!!Go to www.storybookplayhouses.com for more details.

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.


Aug 10th

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

Admission is discounted to $4 per person and children under 3 are free as usual. Go to www.oregonzoo.org for more info. Yes- the price has increased from 2 Buck Tuesday but as an adult, ride the Max and get $1.50 off admission (show ticket stub) so really $2.50 Tuesday!!!! Kids 7 years old and under ride the Max for free. No Hello Kitty at the zoo, but there's a great lion exhibit!!!

Free Family Film Festival@ Regal Cinemas Bridgeport Village Stadium every Tue., Wed., Thurs. through August at 10AM. This week Pirates Who Don't Do Anything(G) and Astro Boy (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.


Aug 11th

Ladybug Theater@ Smile Station (8210 SE 13th Ave, Sellwood section of Portland) at 10:30AM.

"The Three Silly Goats Gruff and The Troll is Enough" is the final summer show! Geared for kids 2 1/2 to 6. Plenty of audience participation and the shows usually last 40 minutes. $3.50 per person but babes in arms are free. Pay at the door but you must phone to reserve tickets in advance at 503/232-2346. Head to the YUM-O! Sellwood Grand Central Bakery afterwards- there's a kid's room in back so you can eat while the tots play with the chalkboard,etc. Go to www.grandcentralbakery.com for menu,etc.

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 Pirates Who Don't Do Anything(G) and Astro Boy (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 Sur La Table! Check the Center Events for more info at www.bridgeport-village.com.


Aug 12th

Free Science Days@ OMSI from 9AM-9PM

Enjoy free general admission to OMSI and explore over 200 interactive exhibits through Sunday!!! OMSI hours are extended, too. (Admission $ still required for the OMNIMAX Theater, planetarium, and submarine.) For more info, go to www.omsi.edu and click on the "Upcoming Events" box.

Ladybug Theater@ 10:30AM. See Wednesday for details.

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.

Nature Mobile@ Beaverton City Park from 12-3PM (weekly through 9/3). Kids can learn about nature and the environment through fun activities and games. FREE!!!! Phone the Nature Park Interpretive Center for more info at 503/629-6350.

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 13th

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

This week's flick is E.T. (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" .

Free Science Days@ OMSI from 9AM-9PM. See Thursday for details.

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 learn printmaking inspired by Hokusai. $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!

Tualatin Crawfish Festival@ Tualatin Community Park (8515 SW Tualatin Rd) from 5-9PM. Enjoy the waning days of summer with music, food, festivities, and fun!!! Enjoy crawfish straight from Lake Billy Chinook! FREE admission tonight.


Aug 14th

Big Truck Day@ Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center (9985 SW 125th Ave.) from 10AM-2PM.

Big Truck Day is a great hands-on experience for everyone of all ages!!! Come and admire many types of trucks and vehicles up close, climb in and honk the horns! Learn about safety, get your face painted, hang out with Geoffrey the Giraffe and Chuck E. Cheese!!! Plus the MOMS Club (MOMS Offering Moms Support) will have a booth so come by and say "Hi!". FREE! For more info, phone 503/629-6313 or check out upcoming events at www.thprd.org.

 

Free Science Days@ OMSI from 9AM-9PM. See Thursday for details.

Bow Wow Bash@ Garden Home Rec. Center from 11AM-3PM. Bring your pooch for the dog wash or the agility course at this annual celebration of man's best friend. Activities will feature a demo by the Beaverton Police Dept. K-9 Unit, Flyball performances, Dancing Dogs, and Doggie Olympics FREE! For more info, phone 503/629-6341 or go to www.thprd.org and check out upcoming events.

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

Tualatin Crawfish Festival@ Tualatin Community Park (8515 SW Tualatin Rd) from 10AM-8PM. Enjoy the waning days of summer with music, food, festivities, and fun!!! Admission is $3 per adult, $2 per kid 6 and older, $1 for ages 2-5, and 0-2 are free!!!


Aug 15th

Wacky Wild Water@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM

Check out the sudsy outdoor fun as everyone will have a chance to splish, splash, and sploosh through games and water activities. Prepare to get wet and perhaps bring a towel - just in case!!!! Y'all come!!! Phone the library for more details at 503/684-6537.

Free Science Days@ OMSI from 9AM-9PM. See Thursday for details. LAST DAY!!!!!!!!

Family Movie Matinee@ Beaverton City Library from 2-4PM. Watch a brand new DVD release on the big screen. Phone the library for more details at 503/350-4001.