Suzanne's Around Town
We Love a Parade!!!!

Hi! Everyone-

All the library storytimes are ramped up and there are several fun events this week from Pirate fests to Oktoberfest! And then there's our personal fave - The Beaverton Celebration Parade- on Saturday morning!!!!

Our family will be marching with the MOMS Club again this year (we're #61 - just after the Oregon Zoo) so give us a yell if you see us and we'll be sure to toss some of that super dee-lish hard candy your way!!!!

Happy Back to School Season!

Suzanne




Sep 13th

2 for 1 Admission@ Lan Su Chinese Garden (Portland) ALL MONTH to celebrate the garden's 10th anniversary.

2 for 1 Admission@ Lan Su Chinese Garden  (Portland) ALL MONTH to celebrate the garden's 10th anniversary. Go to www.portlandchinesegarden.org for complete list of September anniversary events! FYI- Kids 5 and under always have free admission.

FREE Yoga Class@ Lucy Store (Washington Square) from 10AM-11AM. The Lucy Stores will be celebrating National Yoga Month by offering free in-store yoga classes all month. Today you can drop in for an all levels Yoga class. Phone the store for more details at 503/620-8235 or go to www.lucy.com.

Book Babies@ Tigard Library from 10:30-11:30AM. Phone the libary for more details at 503/684-6537.


Sep 14th

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.

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls at 9:30AM. Get your morning started with fun stories for  kids from 3ish to 5 years old at the newest branch! Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

Face Painting & Sidewalk Chalk@ Beaverton City Library from 10AM-12. Another session of Sidewalk Chalk from 3-5PM. Come and help celebrate the library's 10 years with some fun activities. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org/birthday for more info.

Book Babies@ Garden Home Library from 10:30-11AM. Songs, rhymes, books and playtime geared for 3 months to about 18 months old. Go to this link for more info: www.gardenhome.plinkit.org or phone the library at 503/245-9932

Fun for Ones (Ages 12-24 months)@ Tigard Library from 10:30-11AM AND 11:30AM-Noon. Bring your one year old for songs, rhymes, simple stories and movement activities. Great for new walkers. Stay and play after the program. (Limited to first 20 kids for each session!). Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.

Presto the Magician@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM.  Presto will perform fabulously impossible and educational tricks with lots of audience participation. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.


Sep 15th

Symphony Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM

Join one of the OR Symphony flutists for a storytime, craft, and hands on instrument time. Geared for 3 to 5 years old. Registration required so phone the library at 503/350-3600 to reserve a spot. The girls enjoyed a Symphony storytime last spring at the Tigard library and took turns on the violin - shown here.

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.

Toddler Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 10:30-11AM. Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

Toddler Time (ages 24-36 months) Storytime@ Tigard Library at 10:30AM-11:15AM AND 12:30-1:15PM. Number of participants is limited to first 20 children for each session.

Spanish Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at  Murray Scholls from 6:45PM-7:15PM. Stories in Spanish for all ages. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.


Sep 16th

Mommy&Me Matinee@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.

Catch a kid-friendly movie in the library's auditorium as part of the Beaverton City Library anniversary celebration. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org/birthday for more info.

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls from 11:30AM-Noon. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

Pirates, Ahoy! @ Garden Home Library (7475 SW Oleson Road, Portland) from 11:45AM-12:30PM. Celebrate Talk LIke a Pirate Day with stories, songs, crafts, and more. Geared for ages 2-6 years.Phone the library for more details at 503/245-9932.

Preschool Storytime@ Tigard Library from 1:15PM-2PM. Music, interactive activities, and longer stories for blossoming readers! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

45th Annual Oktoberfest@ Mt. Angel, OR. Today through Sunday. Sample delicious Bavarian treats, sip beer, watch folk dancing, and listen to live music. Check out www.oktoberfest.org for a schedule of events and directions.


Sep 17th

Family Celebrations Around the World@ Tigard Library from 6:30-7:30PM.Activities for the whole family include crafting pencil toppers, making a Japanese origami star lantern, and a German tree ornament.  Go to. www.tigard-or.gov and click on Family Fest for more details.

Family StoryTime (ages 0-6 years)@ Tigard Library on Fridays from 10:30-11:15AM AND 11:30AM-12:15PM. Bring the whole gang for stories and songs Limited to first 20 kids for each session. Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.

FREE Yoga Class@ Lucy Store (Washington Square) from 10AM-11AM. The Lucy Stores will be celebrating National Yoga Month by offering free in-store yoga classes all month. Today you can drop in for an all levels Yoga class. Phone the store for more details at 503/620-8235 or go to www.lucy.com.

45th Annual Oktoberfest@ Mt. Angel, OR.  See Thursday for details.


Sep 18th

Beaverton Celebration Parade@ Downtown Beaverton at 10AM

This year the parade theme is "A Vision for the Future" ! Come and cheer on all the very cool entries including marching bands, gymnastic and dance teams, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Pageant winners, rodeo stars, Chuck E. Cheese, and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue to name just a few!  And don't forget to cheer on the MOMS Club (& dads, kids, tots, and babies!!!!). We've polished our royal waves and we'll see you mid-parade! We're #61 out of 121 entries!!!! Go to this link for more info on the parade route and the following Old Town Fest: http://www.beavertonoregon.gov/mayor/events/parade.aspx.

45th Annual Oktoberfest@ Mt. Angel, OR.  See Thursday for details.

Egyptian Paper Beads@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM.  Kids can create necklaces and bracelets out of paper beads that they make themselves. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

Portland Pirate Festival@ Cathedral Park. Explore tall ships, celebrate buccaneer music, and check out the "cuddly parrots" in between cannon and sword fighting demos! Go to www.portlandpiratefestival.com for tickets and event schedule.


Sep 19th

Build a Better Lunch Box@ New Seasons Market (Raleigh Hills Store) from 2-3PM

Bring your school age kids and their favorite lunch box or bag, and your taste for adventure to this fun, hands-on class. New Seasons will provide lunchtime classics as well as new foods to try. FREE but you must register for a spot by phoning the store at 503/292-6838. If you can't make the class, all of the New Seasons stores will be featuring new lunch ideas and healthy snacks from 11AM-5PM this weekend.

45th Annual Oktoberfest@ Mt. Angel, OR.  See Thursday for details.

Portland Pirate Festival@ Cathedral Park. See Saturday for details.