Suzanne's Around Town
Ice Cream, Mad Science&Quarterflash!

Hi! Everyone-

So many cool events this week from cool concerts for kids (Greta Pederson) and adults (Quarterflash) to ice cream making - the real thing as well as an art theme! There will be a special dance event at Beaverton Farmers Market and Bastille Day is coming up, too!

Got Sparklers?

Suzanne




Jul 4th

Happy 4th of July!!!!

Fireworks at Dusk at Oaks Park. Go to www.oakspark.com for more info.

Fireworks at Dusk at Tigard High School. Go to www.tigard-or.gov.com for more info.

Fireworks at the 2011 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival start at 10PM. Go to this site for more info: www.waterfrontbluesfest.com and click on "features" for more info on spectacular fireworks.

 

 

 

 


Jul 5th

Make a Lego Mini Lighthouse@ 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!

 

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.

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.

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.

Book Babies@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM.

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.

 


Jul 6th

Mad Science@ Camp Bridgeport (Bridgeport Village,Tigard) from 10:30AM-12:30PM.

The kids will  enjoy some hands-on science fun in the Center Court area. FREE!!! Check the Center Events for more info at www.bridgeport-village.com.

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.

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 www.worldforestry.org and click on "Events" and then "Special Admission Offers" for more info.

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.

Portland Center for the Performing Arts Noontime Showcase@ Outdoors between the Schnitzer&the Portland Center for the Performing Arts at 12PM.The Bridgetown Morris Men will sing and dance. Enjoy table seating in the open air and bring a picnic lunch! All ages welcome! FREE! Go to www.pcpa.com for more info.

Greta Pedersen@ Beaverton City Library at 12:30PM. Fun songs and stories for the kids. Geared for ages 2 to 6 years.

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

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


Jul 7th

Quarterflash@ Garden Home Park (8020 SW 83rd Ave., Portland) from 6-8PM.

"Cryin' on the corner, waitin' in the rain, I swear I'll never ever wait again, you gave me your word, but words for you are lies....I'm gonna harden my heart, I'm gonna swallow my tears...."  Put on your old satin blazer and enjoy a live show by the 80's Portland band of Marv and Rindy Ross. The Nature and Rec mobiles will be on hand to entertain the kids. FREE!!!!!! Go to www.thprd.org for more info.

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

Fiesta!@ Garden Home Library from 11-11:45AM. Make a pinata, learn songs in Spanish, and listen to a story. Geared for ages 3 years and up! 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.


Jul 8th

Friday Fun Event@My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) from 10AM-6PM.

Drop in every Friday for special themed Open Studio Workshops. Today it's "Ice Cream" Friday with sculpted clay ice cream cone pendants and collage art and an art hour (pre-registration required for this one) from 1-2PM - sundae paintings on canvas! 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.Watercolor sea scapes inspired by William Turner 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.

Rhythm Culture@ Tigard LIbrary from 7-8PM. Feel free to get up and dance to the reggae infused with blues and jazz in this fun concert. Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.


Jul 9th

Ten Tiny Dances@ Beaverton Farmers Market(at City Park& First Street) from 10:00AM-1PM.

Experience diverse dance styles from Modern to Indian, to Korean to Mexican to Hula on tiny stages set up around the market. Performances will repeat every half hour. Go to www.beavertonarts.org 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. Bring your dull kitchen knives for sharpening to Edgemaster Mobile Sharpening at the corner of SW3rd Ave.and SW Washington Street (near Smokin' Rose BBQ). $3-$6 per knife and you can go shop and come back to pick up!!! I'm really happy with the 2 knives that I had sharpened there!!!

Tree-Mendous 2nd Saturday@ World Forestry Center Discovery Museum from 11AM-3PM. Enjoy extra activities and a guided hike in Hoyt Arboretum with paid admission. Go to www.worldforestry.org for complete schedule.

Al's Kids' Club:All about Blueberries@ Al's Garden Center (16920 SW Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood) at 11AM. Enjoy some blueberry treats and learn how to care for your own blueberry plant!$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".

Bastille Day Festival@ the Pearl in Portland (Jamieson Square Park) from 12-8PM. Free! Vive La France!!! Check out this 9th annual festival- plenty of entertainment, pommes frites, "Le Jardin des Enfants" for kids 3 and up with crafts, etc., and a French-themed market. Go to www.afportland.org and click on Bastille Day for more info.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.


Jul 10th

Family Yoga@ Tigard Library from 1:30-2:30PM.

Yoga instructor-Marianne Tanner- will guide you through some gentle poses in this interactive program for families. Pre-registration required by phoning the library at 503/718-2656. Geared for kids 5 years and up.

Free  "From Scratch-Ice Cream" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. You'll learn dee-lish flavor combos for homemade ice cream, sorbet, and ice pops! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Health Starts Here: Just Grill it!@ Whole Foods Market (19440 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro) at 5:30PM. Learn how to grill a veggie meal on the patio. Recipes include grilled summer vegetables &grilled peaches with almond cream. Suggested donation is one can of food for the OR Food Bank. Pre-register by phone at 503/645-9200 or by email at melissa.vanbebber@wholefoods.com.