Suzanne's Around Town
Cinetopia opening, $1 movies, Tigard Balloons,Mo&Bob!

Hi! Everyone-

Lots of fun things at the libraries this week-storytimes galore, Music with Mo, and a visit from magician Bob Eaton. Also, $1 Regal Summer Movies for kids and the new Cinetopia opens in Beaverton!!!!

Happy First Day of Summer!

Suzanne




Jun 20th

Beach Blanket Babies @ Beaverton City Library (Meeting Rooms A&B) from 10:30AM-11:30AM.

Toddlers to 6 year olds are invited to dance and play to summer beach music. Surf's up!!!!

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.

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.


Jun 21st

Rock 'n Roll Kindy Redux@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM.

Children's musician Mo Phillips returns to form another super crazy one-time band that will write, perform and record some tunes in an hour. Check out the tunes created in his last visit at www.rocknrollkindy.com and check out www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info. If you can't make this event, Mo will be at Garden Home Library on Thursday!

Regal Summer $1 Movies@ Local Theaters at 10AM. See a G or PG movie every Tues&Wed through August! Go to www.regmovies.com  and click on "Coming Soon" and  "Regal Summer Movie Express" for participating theaters and movie schedule.

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM & 11AM. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

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 22nd

Wednesday Beaverton Farmer's Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 3-6PM.

The Wednesday Beaverton market opens today and runs through August!!! So stock up on fresh berries and peaches in this smaller version of Saturday market.Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info. So you can attend the BCL kid's event at 2PM and head over to the market, bring a towel so the kids can frolick in the  fountains and you've killed an afternoon!!!!

Regal Summer $1 Movies@ Local Theaters at 10AM. See a G or PG movie every Tues&Wed through August! Go to www.regmovies.com and click on "Coming Soon" and  "Regal Summer Movie Express" for participating theaters and movie schedule.

Fun for Ones@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM and 11AM. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.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.

Ladybug Sings the Whole Thing@ Ladybug Theater at Smile Station (8210 SE 13th Ave., Sellwood section of Portland) at 10:30AM. This show 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 www.grandcentralbakery.com for menu,etc.

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 Time (ages 24-36 months) Storytime@ Tigard Library at 10:30AM-11:15AM. Number of participants is limited to first 20 children.

Baby Bugs@ Beaverton City Library from 11:45 to 12:15PM.

Mr. Bob Eaton, Magician@ Beaverton City Library at 12:30PM AND 2PM. A local fave will wow kids and parents with cool, interactive magic tricks!!!

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 23rd

Tualatin Hills Park& Rec Nature Mobile@ Beaverton City Library Lawn from 2-3PM.

Kids from 4 to 10 years can learn about "Animals Around the World"! No registration required so stop by!!! Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM & 1PM.

Musician Mo Phillips@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:45PM. See Tuesday's featured event for complete info! Or phone the library 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 24th

Cinetopia Progress Ridge 14 (12345 SW Horizon Blvd.,Beaverton) Grand Opening@ 11:30AM.

Watch the latest summer flicks on the HUGE 70 ft screens or in the more intimate fireside parlor! There's supposedly dee-lish snackage, too! Go to www.cinetopiatheaters.com for more info!!!

Festival of Balloons@ Cook Park (17005 SW 92nd Ave,Tigard) from 5:45AM for Hot Air Balloon Launches to Dusk. Hot Air Balloons, carnival, arts&crafts, live music and more!!! Go to www.tigardballoon.org for complete info!

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center). 2 sessions at 10:30 AM&11:30AM.Lemon still lifes on canvas inspired by Renoir 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

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.

Kids Day@ Lower George Rogers Park (Lake Oswego) from 12-4PM as part of the weekend long Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts (10AM-9PM today). Go to www.lakewood-center.org and click on Arts Festival and then Daily Schedule for more info.


Jun 25th

Garage Sale Extravaganza@ 14320 Stallion Drive (Beaverton near Hiteon School) from 8AM-2PMish.

Come on over to buy GENTLY used, quality items - baby& kid toys, books, clothing, play structures, furniture, bikes, housewares and more. No Junk!!! CASH ONLY!!! MOMS want to see the playroom floor again so items are reasonably priced to MOVE!!! Several other Garage Sales on this street so stop by for one stop shopping!!!!

Festival of Balloons@ Cook Park (17005 SW 92nd Ave,Tigard) from 5:45AM for Hot Air Balloon Launches to Dusk. Hot Air Balloons, carnival, arts&crafts, live music and more!!! Go to www.tigardballoon.org for complete 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.

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts@ Lakewood Center for the Arts (368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego) from 10AM-9PM. Go to www.lakewood-center.org and click on Arts Festival and then Daily Schedule for more info.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.

Delightful Dots@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30 and 3-4PM. Kids 5 years and up can learn the polka dot design craft from the Netherlands! Registration required by phoning the library at 503/718-2656


Jun 26th

FREE! Health Starts Here: Summer BBQ@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 5:30PM.

Grilling outdoors is a fave part of summer and burgers are one of the most versatile dishes out there. Learn how to make veggie burgers, lemony cabbage avocado slaw and spiced iced tea punch for your next barbecue. Please sign up in advance at Guest Services, or by emailing Melissa.vanbebber@wholefoods.com.

Festival of Balloons@ Cook Park (17005 SW 92nd Ave,Tigard) from 5:45AM for Hot Air Balloon Launches to Dusk. Hot Air Balloons, carnival, arts&crafts, live music and more!!! Go to www.tigardballoon.org for complete info.

Free American BBQ Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Learn about BBQ styles of Kansas City and Texas - both famous for their beef brisket. Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts@ Lakewood Center for the Arts (368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego) from 10AM-6PM. Go to www.lakewood-center.org and click on Arts Festival and then Daily Schedule for more info.