Suzanne's Around Town
Summer Reading, BBQ,& Free Admission to OR State Parks!

Hi! Everyone-
There may be a chill in the air but Summer Reading Sign-up for kids, teens, and adults starts this week!!! Most library storytimes are on hiatus this week.

Other highlights include the free kid's workshop event at Home Depot and the Kids' Drawing Party at Powell's!!!

Happy June!!!

May 31st

Kid's Club Event@ Cedar Hills Crossing from 6-7PM

Join in for cool crafts for Father's Day gifts. Design a baseball cap, coffee mug, and a #1 Dad Key Chain. Go to for more info.

Jun 1st

First Day to Register for SUMMER reading& Kick-off Carnival at Garden Home Library from 3-5PM

Blow bubbles and try water bottle bowling! Stop by and play some fun carnival games! Registration for "One World, Many Stories" Summer Reading 2011 starts today (sign up through July) so sign up at your local library or at the carnival! Summer reading is for all kids, birth to those entering Grade 5. Kids entering Grade 6 or higher in Sept. '11 can register for Teen Summer Reading!  Read for at least 15 hours over the summer and earn a paperback book and more prizes. Phone the Library for more details at 503/245-9932 or go to this site for more summer reading info

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. Phone for more info at 503/645-6000 or go to for more details.

Wondrous First Wednesday@ World Forestry Center Discovery Museum from 10AM-5PM. Admission is reduced to $3 per person for kids from 3 to 103! Go to and click on "Events" and then "Special Admission Offers" for more info.

Opening Night: Tanasbourne Farmers Market @ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 4:30-7:30PM. Plenty of local vendors, great food, and more!!!

Jun 2nd

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

"Sir Dot" paintings inspired by Seurat 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

Jun 3rd

Novel Destinations Summer Reading Program@ Your Washington County Libraries

Summer reading isn't just for the kiddos!!! Summer reading for 18 years and up starts June 1st so sign up at Beaverton City LIbrary or Murray Scholls anytime between June 1st and August 31st. Write a quick review and enter it for a prize drawing. Gift certificate prizes will be awarded weekly staring June 15th. Go to 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.

Jun 4th

Free Admission@ Oregon State Parks

Enjoy free day use and one night camping (reg. campsites only) at all parks in honor of Oregon State Parks Day! Go to for details.


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

FREE Build a Mini wooden valet organizer@ Home Depot stores (closest would be 4401 SW 110th Ave) from 9AM to Noon. Kids will learn tool safety and have fun working on this "hands-on" project. For more info and photo of project, go to and type in "kids workshops" in search box. Project is geared for kids 5ish to 12 years old. Phone the Beaverton store for more info at 503/469-4242.

Aerospace Book Club@ Evergreen Space Museum Education Mezzanine (500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville) from 10-11:30AM. Come to the Space Museum for a storytime and crafts! June's featured book is "Sam's Sandwich" by David Pelham. This free monthly event is presented by the Aerospace Book Club and the McMinnville Public Library to promote literacy and provide families with fun, educational activiites.Go to or phone the museum at 503/434-4180 for directions and more info.

Special Needs Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30AM-11AM. This storytime is geared for kids who may need a multi-sensory, yet low-key presentation. Geared for preschool/primary grades. For more info and to pre-register, phone the library at 503/350-3600.

Jun 5th

$2 Sunday@ OMSI from 9:30AM-5:30PM

The first Sunday of every month is just $2 admission. Go to this link for more info:

Free American BBQ Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn about BBQ styles of the Carolinas- pulled pork, wet rubs, slow cooked meats and more! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat! Future classes will cover the BBQ recipes of Memphis, Kansas City&TX!

Kids' Drawing Party@ Powell's Books (Cedar Hills Crossing) at 1PM. Enjoy a kids' drawing party hosted by children's author Nancy Tillman who is best known for her hilarious cat adventure - "Tumford the Terrible". For more info, go to and click on "At Our Stores" for "Events" .

Health Starts Here: Kids Can Cook!@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 4:30PM. FREE!!! Kids will learn how to prepare summertime treats including strawberry melon gazpacho and banana ice cream. Pre-register by phone at 503/645-9200 or by email at