Suzanne's Around Town
$4 Zoo Day, Authors at Powell's & Pedal to the Metal!

Hi! Everyone-

Only 4 more school days and then SUMMMMERRRRR!!!!!!

I look forward to getting off the treadmill of activities yet there will be way more kid time. Scary!!!

But we're lucky to live in such a kid-friendly area with plenty to do so read on!

Happy Father's Day!!!

Suzanne

 




Jun 13th

Fun Around the World@ Tigard Library from 2-4PM.

Drop in every Monday afternoon through mid-August to try a different craft, game or other activitiy inspired by cultures around the world. All ages welcome! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/libary.com for more info.

Japanese Story time@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11AM. Kids can listen to stories read in Japanese in this new monthly storytime. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

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.

Mr. Popper's Penguins Party@ Beaverton City Library from 3:30-4:30PM. Crafts, games and penguin fun geared for Kindergarten through Grade 4. Pre-registration required at 503/350-3600.


Jun 14th

Four Buck Tuesday@ Oregon Zoo from 9AM-4PM.

Admission is discounted to $4 per person and children under 3 are free as usual. Go to www.oregonzoo.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.

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.


Jun 15th

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 June's Flavor of the Month Cupcake- a Spiced Vanilla Rhubarb cake with Cinnamon& Sugar Crumble!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. Number of participants is limited to first 20 children.

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 16th

The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 7PM.

Kate Payne will read from her humorous, creative guide for chic ideas to make your home super comfy. You'll learn to "home-ify your pad" along with tips on cleaning, sewing, repairing and easy on the wallet entertaining.Go to www.powells.com and click on "At Our Stores" for more info.

Early Literacy Storytime@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11AM. Learn skills to help get your child to read while listening to stories! Gear for baby to 5 years old.

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


Jun 17th

Celebrate Summer Party!@My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10AM-6PM.

Drop in for really cool studio fun ($8-22) including citronella lanterns, paper mache watermelon bowls, and mosaic stepping stones!! Give yourself about an hour for each project. Only thing you need to pre-register for is the "Sail Away" painting class from 1-2PM otherwise just come on by. Free snow cones, too!!! Phone for more info at 503/453-3700.

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 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.

Dance Party!@ Garden Home Library at 11AM. Drop in any time during the hour to dance and play. Snackage provided. Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

A Tiger in the Kitchen@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 7PM. Cheryl Tan will read from her memoir on food, family, and the meaning of home.Go to www.powells.com and click on "At Our Stores" for more info.

Ann Patchett@ Powell's City of Books (Portland) at 7:30PM. The author of Bel Canto and The Magician's Assistant will read from her latest book- set in the Amazon rainforest.

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 18th

Family Day: Pedal to the Metal@ The Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave., Portland) from 11AM-3PM.

Two children admitted free with one paid adult admission! See the museum's newest exhibit: Pedal to the Metal: Oregon Motorsports Tradition. Take a virtual spin around historic Indy courses using a Nintendo Wii. Make a racecar craft out of recycled and repurposed materials. Watch slot car demos and races from Hillsboro's own Lil Slot Car Heaven. Walk outside in the sunshine and see Chevrolets lining the Park Blocks as part of Cars in the Park.Go to www.ohs.org and click on "event calendar" for more info.

CHAP (Children's Healing Art Project) Art Factory Grand Opening@ Portland (Corner of NW 16th&Savier) from 12-6PM. $25 per family or $10 per person suggested entrance fee. There will be tons of fun artmaking and great food, too. 100% of proceeds will help pay CHAP utilities for the year. Go to www.chap.name or phone 503/245-5294 for more info.

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/

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

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


Jun 19th

Goin' On a Bug Hunt@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM.

A bug scavenger hunt for ages 5 and up along with some creepy, crawly crafts. Phone the libary for more info at (503)684-6537. And Happy Father's Day to all the great Dads and Grandpas out there!!!!!!

Cards& Cookies for Dad@Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) from 10-11AM. FREE! Decorate some fun gifts for dad. All supplies provided. Phone the store for more info at 503/645-9200.

FREE admission for Dads&Grandpas@ Portland Children's Museum from 10AM-2PM.  $9 for everyone else ages 1 and up. Go to www.portlandcm.org for more info.

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

Health Starts Here: Summer Salads!@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 5:30PM. Learn to make oil free dressings to enhance all the great vegetables and fruits of the season. Recipes include oil free balsamic dressing, carrot dressing and a low fat creamy Caesar dressing. FREE!!! Pre-register by phone at 503/645-9200 or by email at melissa.vanbebber@wholefoods.com.