Suzanne's Around Town
Reptiles, Rails &Rocks!

Hi! Everyone-

July flew by and August is here!!! Tomorrow, the Reptile Man will be in town at 2 libraries and you can catch Jugglemania and BJ one more time as well.

Older kids may want to check out a Martial Arts Demo at Tigard Library on Thursday!

Rails and Rocks round out the weekend along with the Bow Wow Bash at Garden Home!

Happy August!

Suzanne




Aug 1st

Reptile Man@ Beaverton City Library at 12:30&2:00PM. Also, 5:00PM at Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls!

A Beaverton fave is back with snakes, lizards, turtles, and tortoises!! The Reptile Man is in town for 3 shows today!!!

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. G'day- crafts from Australia today! 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.


Aug 2nd

Jugglemania@Tigard Library from 7-8PM

Comic juggler Rhys Thomas will entertain with hilarity and dexterity! Go to this link for more info: http://www.tigard-or.gov/library/.

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.

Make a Lego Mini Adirondack Chair@ 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.

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.

National Night Out against Crime@ Beaverton City Party Fountain (across from Beaverton CIty Library) from 6-8PM. Families can enjoy a police K-9 demo as well as free food, games and prizes and can check out fire trucks, police cars and more! This event is sponsored by the Beaverton Police Dept. and the National Association of Town Watch. For more info, go to www.beavertonpolice.org and click on "Calendar of Events" under "Community".


Aug 3rd

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

The kids will enjoy some musical games and 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.

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.

PCPA Noontime Showcase@ Outdoors at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts (1111 SW Broadway, Portland) at 12PM. Celtic fiddling and Irish music by Cul An Ti! Enjoy table seating in the open air and bring a picnic lunch! All ages welcome! FREE! Go to www.pcpa.com for more info.

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!


Aug 4th

Nature Mobile @ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch from 12-3PM.Kids can learn about nature through games and hands-on activities. This week's topics include bird identification and adaptations, eggs, and migration! For more info, go to www.thprd.org. Click on Nature&Trails, then Nature Programs, then Nature Mobile for complete info.

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

BJ's Backyard Clown Show!@ Garden Home Library from 11-11:45AM. 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.

Martial Arts of Brazil@ Tigard Library from 3-4:30PM. Kids in grades 6 through high school are invited to join in this fun intro to Capoeira! Go to this link for more info: http://www.tigard-or.gov/library/.


Aug 5th

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 "Musical Madness" Friday! Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com and click on calendar and Friday Fun Event for complete info&prices!

Nature Mobile@ Greenway Park from 9AM-11AM & Beaverton City Park from 12-3PM. For more info, go to www.thprd.org. Click on Nature&Trails, then Nature Programs, then Nature Mobile for complete info.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio-2 sessions at 10:30 AM&11:30AM.Swimming pool paintings inspired by David Hockney 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.

Fun with Baby Sign@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM. This is a workshop for parents and their preverbal infants and young toddlers. No registration required. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.


Aug 6th

Beaverton Modular Railroad Club@ Beaverton City Library from 10AM-4:30PM.Drop by and visit with members of the Beaverton Modular Railroad Club-there will be models for viewing and you can ask questions about this fascinating hobby! All ages welcome! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

8th Annual Summer Festival@ Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals (26385 NW Groveland Drive, Hillsboro) from 9AM-6PM. There will be daily demos of faceting, Thunderegg cutting, and Geode cracking along with free drawings! $7 per adult, $5 per kid (5-17) and 4 and under are free. Go to www.ricenorthwestmuseum.org for more info.

FREE Build a Pencil Box@ 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.

7th Annual Bow Wow Bash@ Garden Home Recreation Center from 11AM-3PM. Bring your pooch for a day of family fun!  K-9 Demo, info boothes, and Dog Olympics! FREE! Phone for more info at 503/629-6341.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.

Burgerville 50th Anniversary Party@ Hillsboro Burgerville (2401 NE Cornell Road). Games, prizes, balloons, and reduced menu prices!!! Phone the restaurant for more info at 503/648-7787.


Aug 7th

$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.

8th Annual Rice Summer Festival@ Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals (26385 NW Groveland Drive, Hillsboro) from 9AM-4PM. See Saturday for more details.

Free "Weekday Breakfast" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Forget the toaster struedel! You'll learn how to energize your family with easy breakfasts for those hectic school mornings! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Beaverton Modular Railroad Club@ Beaverton City Library from 1-4:30PM.