Suzanne's Around Town
W&W Waterpark, Roses&Ramona!

Hi! Everyone-

Only 9 more schools days!!! Where did the time go?

This week there are Rose Festival activities, a Beverly Cleary theater production, and it's Free Family Day at Washington County Museum.

Don't forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program at your local library!!!

Happy June!

Suzanne




Jun 6th

Wings and Waves Waterpark Opening@ next to the Evergreen Aviation Museum (460 NE Captain Way, McMinnville) from 10AM-8PM Daily

This cool new waterpark (shown here) features 10 water slides, a wave pool, an interactive children's water museum, and an arcade. 4 of the slides start in a real 747 aircraft!!! There's a toddler area with bubblers, fountains, and 2 slides and there's also a leisure pool with spa. The price is steep so make an afternoon of it. $25 per person under 42 inches and $30 for people over 42 inches. Go to www.evergreenmuseum.org/waterpark for more info or phone 503/434-4180.

Dining Month@ Portland. Here's one for date night!!! More than 60 local restaurants offer a 3 course dinner for just $25 through the month of June. Restaurants include such hot spots as Lincoln, Toast, Paley's Place, and Southpark! Go to this site for menus and maps: http://www.downtownportland.org/diningmonth/


Jun 7th

Make a Lego Mini Graduate@ Lego Store (Wash. Sq.) from 5PM -6PM!

Phone the store for more details at 503/670-9109. You can just never have enough Legos, can you? For kids from 6 to 14. Supplies are limited so arrive early. I have seen parents and kids line up at least 45 minutes ahead before!

Baby Hour@ Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Ave., Portland) at 10AM. Take a group tour of the exhibitions with your baby (up to one year old) followed by coffee and conversation. Pre-register at www.portlandartmuseum.org for more info.

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.


Jun 8th

Rose Festival Junior Parade@ Portland (NE Sandy& 52nd) at 1PM

Yet another festive parade in honor of this month's Rose Festival!!!This parade includes 30 elementary/middle school bands, scout troops, dance teams and more!!! Go to www.rosefestival.org and click on Junior Parade for more info on the parade route.

Fleet Week through Sunday@ Along Tom McCall Waterfront Park's esplanade seawall from the Steel Bridge to Salmon Springs Fountain. FREE tours daily from 9:30AM-3:30PM(ships set their own schedules so times may vary). Naval vessels from the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and the Canadian Maritime Forces arrive for a 4 day visit!!! Go to www.rosefestival.org and click on Fleet for more 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 a dark chocolate Bittersweet Bliss cupcake (also available in vegan and gluten free!). 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.

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

Lisa See @Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 7PM.The best selling author of Peony in Love and Shanghai Girls will be on hand to discuss her latest work- Dreams of Joy-which explores the themes of mother love, romantic love and patriotism. Go to www.powells.com and click on "At Our Stores" for more info.


Jun 9th

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.

Fleet Week through Sunday@ Along Tom McCall Waterfront Park's esplanade seawall from the Steel Bridge to Salmon Springs Fountain. FREE tours daily from 9:30AM-3:30PM. See Wednesday for details.

Portland Center for the Performing Arts Noontime Showcase@ Hatfield Hall Rotunda Lobby (1111 SW Broadway, Portland) at 12PM. The 29 Palms Marine Rock Band will perform! All ages welcome! FREE! Go to www.pcpa.com for more info.

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


Jun 10th

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

Painting on the ceiling inspired by Michaelangelo 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

Fleet Week through Sunday@ Along Tom McCall Waterfront Park's esplanade seawall from the Steel Bridge to Salmon Springs Fountain. FREE tours daily from 9:30AM-3:30PM. See Wednesday for details.

Brazilian Getaway@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM. Enjoy the earthy rhythms and mellow sounds of bossa nova and samba as the Ronnie Robins Trio performs! Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.

Henry and Ramona@ HART Theatre (185 SE Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 7:30PM. STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy will bring to life Henry Huggins, Ramona&Beezus and many other characters from Beverly Cleary's Klickitat Street! Through June 26th! Geared for ages 3 and up.Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. Go to www.stagesyouth.org for more info.


Jun 11th

Free Family Day@ Washington County Museum (PCC-Rock Creek Campus, Portland) from 10AM-2PM.Join Museum staff and Print Arts NW volunteers to celebrate with free hands-on history and art activities for the whole family. The kids can make sun swirls and sun prints and more! Go to www.washingtoncountymuseum.org and click on "Education&Programs" and then "Youth Programs" for more info.

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

Fleet Week through Sunday@ Along Tom McCall Waterfront Park's esplanade seawall from the Steel Bridge to Salmon Springs Fountain. FREE tours daily from 9:30AM-3:30PM. See Wednesday for details.

Al's Kids' Club:Cactus are Amazing@ Al's Garden Center (16920 SW Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood) at 11AM. A special guest speaker will share interesting facts about cactus, show exotic varieties, and each kid will get to take one home,too. $5 per kid. Pre-registration required by going to www.als-gardencenter.com . Click on "Events and Seminars" and then "2011 Kid's Club Schedule".

Henry and Ramona@ HART Theatre (185 SE Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 7:30PM. See Friday for details.


Jun 12th

FREE Strawberry Fest Class @ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 5:30PM. FREE!!!

Strawberry season is in full swing and the Health Starts Here team is going to show you how to incorporate this antioxidant rich berry into a 3 course meal. The class will show you how to make a delicious strawberry balsamic dressing, baked salmon with spinach and strawberry salsa, and a vegan chocolate mousse with strawberries. Please sign up in advance at Guest Services, or by emailing Melissa.vanbebber@wholefoods.com

 

Fleet Week@ Along Tom McCall Waterfront Park's esplanade seawall from the Steel Bridge to Salmon Springs Fountain. FREE tours daily from 9:30AM-3:30PM. See Wednesday for details. LAST DAY!

Free American BBQ Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn about BBQ styles of the Memphis- tender barbecued ribs 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 Kansas City&TX!

Henry and Ramona@ HART Theatre (185 SE Washington Street, Hillsboro) at 2PM. See Friday for details.