Suzanne's Around Town
Ghosts, Goblins, and Dogs!

Hi! Everyone-

We're gathering some Galas, Goldens, and Honeycrisps to make our fave - Apple Crisp!

Happy October!





Oct 18th

Free Nights Of Theater 2010!!!

Find Free tickets released for local productions!!! More tickets released today. Go to to check on available tickets for musicals, plays, and kid's theater productions.

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

Oct 19th

Early Literacy Workshop for Parents@ Garden Home Library from 10:30-11:15AM

Learn about early literacy and tips for helping your child get ready to read. Bring your kids or come alone. Receive a free book for your home library the first time you come to a session and an even "fancier" one on your third visit! Snacks provided.Go to this link for more info: or phone the library at 503/245-9932

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.

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 for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.

Oct 20th

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

"Here it Ghosts Again" is geared for kids from 2 1/2 to 6 years old. 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 for menu,etc.

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.

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 21st

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center)from 10:30-11AMish.

"Scary" story paintings inspired by Edward Munch's art this week! $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!

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

"Here it Ghosts Again"@ Ladybug Theater at Smile Station at 10:30AM. See Wednesday for details.

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

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 for more info.

Brain Development for Lifelong Literacy - Ages 0 to 8 years@ Beaverton City Library from 7-8:30PM.  Adults only, no childcare available. Please phone to register at 503/350-3600.


Oct 22nd

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.  FYI- kids 17 years and younger always have FREE admission to the museum!!! Go to for more info.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio at 10:30AM. See Thursday for 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.

Oct 23rd

Fancy Nancy's Soiree Extraordinaire@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM

Boys and girls are invited to celebrate imagination, accessorizing, and glitter. Dress up encouraged but not required. No registration required. Phone the library for more info at 503/718-2656.

Read to the Dogs@ Beaverton City Library from 10AM-12PM. Kids who can read on their own can improve their skills by reading aloud to a therapy dog. Registration required by phoning the library at 503/350-3600.

Heirloom Apple Celebration@ Hood River. See Sunday for details.

Oct 24th

Heirloom Apple Celebration@ Hood River

Take a day trip and visit locations along the Hood River County Fruit Loop for classic apple varieties, fresh cider, and country themed family fun! Free admission and parking at Fruit Loop attractions. Go to or phone 541/386-7697.

Free Cooking Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10 AM.  This week's class - "Breads & Spreads for the Holiday Table"- will cover "no-knead" bread, dinner rolls, corn bread, fococcia and more. Reserve a spot by phoning the store at 503/684-2784. Arrive early to snag a seat!

Slow Cooking Special Class@ Whole Foods Market (Tanasbourne) from 5 to 7:30PM.  Learn how to make budget-friendly meals using a slow cooker including chili and short ribs. $10 per person. Phone the store to reserve a spot at 503/645-9200.