Suzanne's Around Town
Pumpkins, LEGOS& Local Author

Hi! Everyone-

Pumpkins, apples, football, and rain- it must be officially fall in the NW!

Enoy all the fall festivities!

Suzanne




Oct 11th

Book Babies@ Tigard Library from 10:30-11:30AM.

Phone the library for more details at 503/684-6537.

Pumpkin Patch@ Lake View Farms (North Plains). Open through Halloween from 9AM-5PM except for 10AM-5PM on Sundays.Take a train to the pumpkin patch, choose a pumpkin and take a paddleboat back. Face painting, crafts, vendors, and a straw maze for small children. Phone 503/647-2336 or check out www.thelakeviewfarms.com for more info.

Plumper Pumpkin Patch@ 11435 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Portland. Open through Halloween from 9AM-5:30PM daily. Pick your pumpkins and then enjoy pumpkin bowling, haymazes, and weekend extras like the Pumpkin Cannon and pony rides! Go to www.plumperpumpkins.com for all the details.


Oct 12th

Rock 'N' Roll Kindy with Mo Phillips@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM.

Families are invited to join musician Mo Phillips for a chance to form a super fun onetime band that will write, perform, and record a couple of tunes in about an hour!!! Listen to some crazy cuts from past shows at www.rocknrollkindy.com . Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.

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! Staff will be present to let storytime attendees into the library before regular open hours.Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 3 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM,11AM,& 11:45AM. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

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.


Oct 13th

Spanish Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls from 6:45PM-7:15PM.

The whole family is invited to hear stories in Spanish in this monthly story time. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

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.

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

Toddler Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 10:30-11AM. Books, bubbles, music and activities for walkers and their parents.

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.

Baby Bugs@ Beaverton City Library from 11:15 to 11:45AM.


Oct 14th

All Ages Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:15PM

Enjoy fun stories, songs, and activities for the whole family. Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 sessions starting at 10:15AM & 11:30AM.

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls from 11:30AM to 12PM. 

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.


Oct 15th

LEGO Buzz Lightyear Event@ LEGO store (Wash. Sq.) through Sunday.

The whole family is invited to help a LEGO Master Builder construct an 8-foot tall model. FREE!!! Phone the store for more details at 503/670-9109.

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.


Oct 16th

"Little Chimp's Big Day" Reading&Signing@ (Tanasbourne) Barnes and Noble -18300 NW Evergreen Parkway, Beaverton-at 10AM.

Come and hear local, award-winning author- Lisa Schroeder- read her latest kid's picture book. "Little Chimp's Big Day"  is a fun, rhyming story about an adventurous chimp and his jungle antics! Get your books signed by the author,too. Go to www.barnesandnoble.com and click on "Stores and Events" for more info.

Fall Festival@ Cedar Hills Rec. Center from 12-4PM. Wear your Halloween costume and get into the spooky spirit of the season! There will be clowns, a magic show, pumpkin painting, bouncy house, and fun games like the candy corn relay. $2 per person and children under 2 are free. Phone the center at 503/629-6340 for more details or go to www.thprd.org.

LEGO Buzz Lightyear Event@ LEGO store (Wash. Sq.). See Friday for details.

Family Resource Fair@ Beaverton City Library from 10AM-2PM. This annual event features family-friendly community organizations, books and activities for kids, and raffle prizes. The MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) Club will be represented so stop by to get some info! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org/kids for more details.


Oct 17th

Sunday Movie Matinee@ Tigard Library from 1:30-3:30PM.

'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" (PG) is the family flick for this afternoon! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

LEGO Buzz Lightyear Event@ LEGO store (Wash. Sq.). See Friday for details.

Free Cooking Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10 AM.  I attended last week's Root Veggie class and it was fab- plenty of samples, great info, printed recipes. This week's class - "From Tough to Tender"-  will provide tips to transform tough meat cuts into tender dishes. Reserve a spot by phoning the store at 503/684-2784.