Suzanne's Around Town
Free Foodie Demos, Bugfest, & OR State Fair!

Hi! Everyone-

Many weekly summer events are ending now but there are several cool events for your Chef de Cuisine - including 2 free cooking demos on Saturday (you will need to register for the Summer Small Plates class ASAP- scroll down to Saturday for info). There's also a Girls Night Out to benefit local charities. And the local Bugfest and OR State Fair starts up!!!!

How many days until school starts????!!!!


Aug 23rd

World Story Time@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11AM

Kids from 2 to 6 are invited to hear stories read in Dutch. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

Aug 24th

Curious George Story Time@ Pottery Barn Kids Store (Wash. Sq.) from 11-11:30AM.

Listen to some fun stories about the mischievous monkey and the man with the yellow hat. Phone the store for more details at 503/598-1858.

World Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30AM-11AM. Kids from 2 to 6 are invited to hear some stories read in Japanese. 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 Rugrats The Movie (G) and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs(PG). Check out and click on "now showing" and then Free Family Festival for the schedule at your fave theater. LAST WEEK!!!!

Beaverton Mom & Author- Cathy Lamb@ Powell's Books (Cedar Hills Crossing) at 7PM. The author of "Julia's Chocolates" and "The Last TIme I was Me" will read from her latest "chick lit" novel  set in the NW and filled with weirdly, wonderful characters! Go to and click on "Stores & Events" and scroll down to Events Calendar for more info.

Aug 25th

Last Beaverton Wednesday Farmers Market @ SW Hall Blvd. between 3rd & 5th Streets from 3 to 6PM.

Last chance to get your mid-week farmers market fix!!!! Luckily the Saturday market continues through October!!! Whew!!!!

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

Free Family Film Festival@ Regal Cinemas Bridgeport Village Stadium at 10AM. This week Rugrats The Movie (G) and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs(PG).  See Tuesday for details. LAST ONE!!!!

Camp Bridgeport@ Bridgeport Village (Tigard) from 10:30AM to 12:30PM. Join Radio Disney for dancing, games, and prizes in the outdoor Center Court along with Uncle-B, Auntie-E&J-Dog. Check the Center Events for more info at www.bridgeport-village.comLAST WEEK!!!

Aug 26th

Girls Night Out @ Washington Square Summit Court from 6-8PM.Donate a new or gently used pair of jeans to benefit Northwest Children's Outreach and Portland Rescue Mission and then join in the festivities! There will be exclusive discounts, free gifts, fashion tips from denim experts, mini-makeovers, light bites, and mocktails!!! Go to for more info.

Both the  Beaverton Main Library & the Murray Scholls branch will be closed for staff training today- FYI!!!!

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!

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.

Aug 27th

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. Crepes, ice cream, & various snacks will be available for purchase from several Portland food carts. Guided tours of current exhibitions will be offered! Go to  and click on "Exhibitions&Events" and then click on the "August 27th" on calendar for more info. FYI- kids 17 years and younger always have FREE admission to the museum!!!

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

OR State Fair@ Salem begins and runs through Sept. 6th! See Sunday for details!

Free Friday Flicks by the Fountain@ Beaverton City Park (across from the library) at 8PMish. Final flick by the fountain. Check out Sandra Bullock's Oscar winning performance in The Blind Side (PG-13). Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket to sit on and watch a free movie in the park! For complete info, go to and click on "Community" and then "Flicks by the Fountain" .

Aug 28th

Cooking Demo@ Beaverton Farmers Market around 11AM-Noon

Chef Pradeep Chandrana of the East India Co. Grill will demo classic Indian food with a modern flair!!! Go to for more info.

Oregon State Fair@ Salem. See Sunday for details!

Bugfest@ Tualatin Hills Nature Park  (15655 SW Milikan Way) from 11AM-4PM. Butterflies are the focus but learn more about beetles, bees and other insects through games, displays, crafts, and guided activities. Check out the bug lab and even bring in a bug to be identified by an expert! Admission is $2 per person. For more info, phone 503/629-6350.

Free Summer Small Plates Class@ Standard TV & Appliance (3600 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton) from 1-4PM.  Louisa Neumann, a French-trained chef and instructor at In Good Taste cooking school, will  give you a sneak peak of Sept.'s MIX mag with demos on making summer salad rolls with spicy peanut dipping sauce and more!!! Limited seating so register by going to and click on "Free Cooking Demo" bar at right. Adults only, registration ends Aug. 26th or when full!!!!

Aug 29th

Oregon State Fair@ Salem

What more could you ask for?  4-H displays, ZZ Top, Chinese acrobats, and carnival rides! Munch on corn dogs and funnel cakes! Check out for complete schedule and directions!