Suzanne's Around Town
Multnomah County Fair, Dinos, &Vinos!

Hi! Everyone-

Warmer weather signals more outdoor festivities-the Rose Festival kicks off next weekend along with the Multnomah County Fair. The Oregon Zoo's special "Dinosaurs!" exhibit is back and there's wine touring if you're in the mood for a drive towards McMinnville!

One of our fave Youth Librarians is leaving to work closer to home so say "Farewell!" and "Good Luck!" to Kendra at the Garden Home Library if you can stop by this week!!!

Enjoy the sun!

Suzanne




May 23rd

Princess Party@ Beaverton City Library from 3:30-4:30PM

Don your tiara or royal fascinator and join in the princess PARTY!!!! There will be crafts, activities, and snacks for young princesses (2-8 years). Pre-registration required by phoning the library at 503/350-3600.

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.

Sing, Sign & Story Time@ Tigard Library from 1:15-2PM. This new story time will run through May!!! Local childrens' author and sign language educator-Dawn Prochonvnic- will lead a lively, interactive storytime geared for kids from 3 to 6 years old. Plenty of opportunity to practice signing. Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library and click on "Kids&Teens" for more info or phone the library at 503/639-4171.


May 24th

Homeschool Family Event:"Games Around the World"@ Beaverton City Library from 2-4PM

Homeschooling families can play games from around the world, make one to take home, and get a sneak peek of the Summer Reading Program activities,too. Pre-registration required by phoning the library at 503/350-3600. More info at www.beavertonlibrary.org/kids.

 

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.

Book Babies@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM. Books, bubbles, songs and playtime for infants through 18 months! Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.


May 25th

Storytime at Bliss Bake Shop@ Bethany Village Centre from 10-10:30AM.

Your kids can enjoy a fun story while you sip a Longbottom coffee and perhaps savor the cupcake of the month- "Lemondrops&Roses"- lemon chiffon with rose buttercream!!! Phone for more info at 503/645-6000 or go to www.blisscupcakeshop.com for more details.

Toddler Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM. Books, music and movement for active walkers and their caregivers! 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.


May 26th

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

Clay flowers inspired by Georgia O'Keefe 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 www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for calendar and more info.

All Ages Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 11:45AM.Books, activities, and music for the whole family! Phone the library for more info 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.


May 27th

Dinosaurs!@ Oregon Zoo through Sept. 5th

Travel back to the time of the T.Rex by visitng this outdoor special exhibit with activity stations and dinosaurs!!!! Tickets for this special exhibit cost an additional $3 for zoo members and $3.50 for nonmembers. Go to www.oregonzoo.org for more info.

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

Family StoryTime (ages 0-6 years)@ Tigard Library 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.

Memorial Day Weekend@ Wine Country through Monday! See Sunday for details.

Free Admission on Opening Night to Rose Festival CityFair (formerly Waterfront Village)@ Tom McCall Waterfront Park (1020 SW Naito Parkway, Portland) from 5PM to 11PM. The Rose Festival- Portland's biggest party of the year-kicks off with funtastic carnival rides, entertainment, and fireworks at 9:45PMish. Free admission tonight. Admission for the next 3 weeks is $5 per person for 7 years old and above.Go to www.rosefestival.org for complete info.

Free Fourth@ Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland) from 5-8PM. The museum offers free admission on the fourth Friday of every month. FYI- kids 17 years and younger are always FREE!!! Go to www.portlandartmuseum.org for more info.


May 28th

2011 Multnomah County Fair@ Oaks Park (7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland) from 12-7PM through Monday!

Free Admission! Free Parking!!! Bumper cars, kiddie&thrill rides, pony rides along with barnyard fun, petting zoo, a magic show by Professor Bamboozle, robotics demos, and a Flashmob!!!! Go to www.multnomahcountyfair.org or phone 503/233-5777 for complete schedule!

Beaverton Farmer's Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 8AM to 1:30PM..Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

Discounted Tickets for the Oregon Children's Theatre's "A Wrinkle in Time"@ Newmark Theatre (1111 SW Broadway, Portland) at 2PM. Tickets for this Memorial Day Weekend performance are discounted to just $9 and $12. Get the deal by phoning the box office at 503/228-9571. Go to www.octc.org for more info on this play based on the Madeleine L'Engle classic.

Memorial Day Weekend@ Wine Country through Monday! See Sunday for details.


May 29th

Memorial Day Weekend@ Wine Country through Monday!

Savor the region's acclaimed Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and other wines at any of more than 100 Oregon wineries which will open their doors to  tours, picnics, and live music. Go to this site for more info:www.willamettewines.com

 

2011 Multnomah County Fair@ Oaks Park (7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland) from 12-7PM through Monday! See Saturday for details.

Health Starts Here: Kids Can Cook!@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 4:30PM. FREE!!! Kids will learn how to prepare some egg, dairy, soy, and gluten-free dishes. Pre-register by phone at 503/645-9200 or by email at melissa.vanbebber@wholefoods.com.