Suzanne's Around Town

Hi! Everyone-

We've been getting into the Halloween spirit by baking up some bat cookies & laughing at corny Halloween jokes!

What does a ghost eat for breakfast?

SCREAM of wheat! Ba-ha-ha-ha!!!!!!

Have a SPOOK-tacular Halloween!


Oct 25th

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

Share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and a simple book while developing early literacy skills. Stay and play after the program. Phone the library for more details at 503/684-6537.

Oct 26th

Spooky Babies@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM

Babie to 6 year old kids are invited to enjoy some Halloween fun including dancing to some Spooktacular music!!! (FYI- No regular story times through Thursday).

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.

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.

Halloween Story Time@ Pottery Barn Kids (Wash. Sq.) at 11AM. Phone the store for more info at 503/598-1858.

Kid's Club Event@ Cedar Hills Crossing from 4-6PM. Kids 12 and younger can make some cool Halloween craft projects. Go to and click on "promotions".

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party@ Barnes & Noble (Tanasbourne) at 4:30PM. Snacks, activities and raffles in celebration of the fifth installment of the Wimpy Kid Saga. Phone the store for more details at 503/645-3046.

Oct 27th

"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.

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.

Halloween Party@ Beaverton City Library from 7 to 8PM. The older kids (grades 6 through high school) will have fun with a costume party and play some Halloween games! No registration required.

Oct 28th

Spooktacular Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM to 12:30PM.

Stories, crafts, and trick-or-treating!!!! Phone the library for more details at 503/245-9932.

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

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10:30-11AMish. Cubist Jack-o-Lantern wood collages inspired by Picasso 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!

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

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

Oct 29th

Pumpkin Fest@ Conestoga Rec Center from 6:30-8:30PM.

Wear your Halloween costume, win prizes on the pumpkin walk, and jump on the inflatable! Cool crafts, too. $6 per kid, adults are free. Phone the rec center for more info at 503/629-6313

Halloween Activities@ Oregon Zoo (through Halloween). Don't miss the Annual Squishing of the Squash today at 10:30AM!!!! For more info, go to

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.

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

Trick or Treating@ Tanasbourne Village (Trader Joe's,etc.) from 3 to 5PM. Go to for more info.

Medieval Madness@ Tigard Library from 5 to 8PM. Kids (grades 6-12) are invited for LARP (Live Action Role-Playing) in the Middle Ages! Wear your knight, knave or medieval maiden costume and sample some games. Learn how to make your own "boffer"! Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.

Oct 30th

October Moon Festival@ Garden Home Rec Center from 11AM-5PM.

Wear your costume and get into the holiday spirit with games, haunted houses (one scary, one not so scary for the tots), crafts, and face painting!  Dance shows at 11:30AM, 1:30PM, 3:10PM (Thriller!), and 4:30PM. DVD sale and more! $2 per person! Go to or phone the rec center for more info at 503/629-6341.

Last Beaverton Farmer's Market of the season!@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM. Your last chance to peruse the fresh fruits and veggies and stock up on Pacific Pies, Nonna's Noodles, & Vincent Family Cranberries! We will savor our last dee-lish breakfast crepes at ZEST-so warm and yummy with Nutellla....Sniff, sniff!!!! Well, there's always the Harvest Market before Thanksgiving to look forward to on 11/20!

Halloween Fun@ Whole Foods Market (Tanasbourne) from 11AM-1PM. Make worms in the dirt, enjoy a snack walk with prizes, and deocrate a trick-or-treat bag. $3 per kid, advance sign up required by phoning the store at 503/645-9200.

Spooktacular Party@ Jenkins Estate (8005 SW Grabhorn Road, Beaverton) from 11AM-4PM. Children from 2 to 10 years can enjoy a not so scary carnival with games and a hayride to the pumpkin patch. $7 per kid and adults are free. Go to for more info.

Oct 31st

Streets of Treats@ Bridgeport Village from 3-5PM

Games, music, and prizes from Radio Disney as well as treats from participating stores. Go to for more info!

Free "Back to Basics- A Classic Thanksgiving" Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10 AM (ALSO-Mon., Nov.1st at 6PM).  Learn the basics- from how to roast a juicy bird to classic side dishes! Reserve a spot by phoning the store at 503/684-2784. Arrive early to snag a seat! More November classes include a "Contemporary Thanksgiving" & "Time Saving Thanksgiving".

Trick-or-Treat@ Whole Foods Market (Tanasbourne)  at 3PM. Parade and trick-or-treating through the store is a FREE event but please pre-register at 503/645-9200.