Suzanne's Around Town
Strawberries, Muggles& Junie B. Jones!

Hi! Everyone-

All of the really cool library programs are in full swing and so are all of the Farmer's Markets!!!

My Masterpiece Art Studio has some great activities on Fridays this summer and will also be on hand for the Cedar Hills Crossing Kid's Club this Tuesday night!!!

Happy 4th of July weekend,

Suzanne




Jun 27th

U-Pick Strawberries@ Baggenstos Farm (15801 SW Rogers Road, Sherwood) from 9AM-6PM daily!

Have the kids gather the Hoods, Bentons, Shutkins and Totems. You can bake up the shortcakes later! It's strawberry season- YIPPEE!!!! Check out www.baggenstosfarms.com for details and www.tricountyfarm.org for a farm fresh produce guide.

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.

Piggy Bank Decorating@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Rivermark Community Credit Union will provide free piggy banks which the kids can decorate! Geared for ages 2 to 12, no registration required.

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 (last week!). 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 28th

Beaverton Last Tuesday Concert@ The Round (Fountain Plaza at 12600 SW Crescent Street next to Mio Sushi,etc.)from 5-8PM.

Free Outdoor Concert! Enjoy the the Flamenco Rumba rhythm and Latin beats performed by the trio- Toque Libre! Flamenco dancers,too! More info at www.beavertonarts.org. Bring your own picnic or purchase dinner from one of the nearby restaurants!

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.

July 4th Sing-Along Concert@ Pottery Barn Kids (Wash. Square) at 10AM&11AM. Kids can sing to tunes by Alleyoop and celebrate summer. Phone the store for more info at 503/598-1858.

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

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.

Snail People! @ Garden Home Library at 11AM. This musical group will perform classic and orignal tunes for kids of all ages. Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

Kid's Club Event@ Cedar Hills Crossing (Community Room inside the mall) from 6-7PM. My Masterpiece Art Studio staff will be on hand to lead the kids in creating mixed media flags inspired by master artist Jasper Johns! Go to www.cedarhillscrossing.com for more info.


Jun 29th

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.

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.

Toddler Storytime@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM.

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.

JuggleMania@ Beaverton City Library at 12:30PM AND 2PM. Comic juggler Rhys Thomas will wow kids and parents with really neat tricks!

Wednesday Beaverton Farmer's Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 3-6PM. Go to the 2PM Beaverton Library show and hit the market afterwards for berries in season, live music, honey sticks, and a popsicle or shaved ice!

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 30th

Magic for Muggles@ Tigard Library from 4-6PM.

Kids (all ages welcome) are invited to enter the Harry Potter universe and join Dumbledore's Army! Trivia contest, games and costumes encouraged but not required. Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.

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

Ladybug Sings the Whole Thing@ Ladybug Theater at Smile Station (8210 SE 13th Ave., Sellwood section of Portland) at 10:30AM. See Wed. for details.

Decorate Your Own Travel Bag@ Garden Home Library from 11-11:45AM. Decorate a cool messenger bag with fabric markers, paints, and bling. Pre-registration required by phoning the library at 503/245-9932. Geared for ages 2 years and up!

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.

J.Courtney Sullivan@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 7PM. The author will read from her new novel - "Maine"-  a family potboiler with breezy humor, secrets, and lies. Lobster rolls, anyone?


Jul 1st

Friday Fun Event@My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10AM-4PM.

Drop in every Friday for special themed Open Studio Workshops. Today it's "Feeling Groovy" Friday with tie dye, Peter Max clay tiles and an art hour (pre-registration required for this one) from 1-2PM on printmaking pops with funky letter art! Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com and click on calendar and Friday Fun Event for complete info&prices!

 

 

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio-2 sessions at 10:30 AM&11:30AM.American Flag (paint and collage)inspired by Jasper Johns 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.

Junie B. Jones@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing at 3PM. There will be a live performance based on the bestselling series as part of the "Stupid Smelly Bus Tour". Go to www.powells.com and click on "At Our Stores"  and "Events Calendar" for more info.


Jul 2nd

FREE Build a Coaster Set with Holder@ 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 www.homedepot.com 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.

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

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.


Jul 3rd

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

The first Sunday of every month is just $2 admission. Go to www.omsi.edu for complete info.