Suzanne's Around Town
Big Trucks, The Frog Prince & "Tangled" by the Fountain!

Hi! Everyone-

Tons to do this week!

Looking ahead- the First Annual Murrayhill Family Triathalon will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18th at 9AM.This is a family fun, non-competive event that is open to residents and non-residents but you might want to start training! ! Register by Aug.31st to guarantee a t-shirt. All the details are at www.murrayhillrec.com under upcoming events!

Enjoy the funnel cakes!!!!

Suzanne




Aug 8th

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

Japanese Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 10:30AM.

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.


Aug 9th

4 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. As an adult, ride the Max and get $1.50 off admission so really $2.50 Tuesday!!!! Kids 7 years old and under ride the Max for free.

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.

Alphabeticians@ Garden Home Library at 11AM. Cool music for the kids!

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.


Aug 10th

The Frog Prince@ Broadway Rose Theatre (Deb Fennell Theater at Tigard High School located at 9000 SW Durham Road in Tigard) at 11AM and 1PM.

These short (40ish minutes), lively productions are a great way to introduce kids to the theater!!! I started taking my kids when they were about 3.The original songs are always fun for both parents and tots and the ticket price is right at $8!!! Shows often sell out so get your tickets in advance by phoning the box office at 503/620-5262 or at www.bwayrose.com. The kids can meet the characters afterwards for photos and program autographs! Good luck to our fave gal pal actress Kirby as a feisty frog!!!!

LAST DAY TO PICK UP SUMMER READING PRIZES AT BEAVERTON LIBRARY!!!!

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.

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

My Masterpiece Art Studio@ Camp Bridgeport (Bridgeport Village,Tigard) from 10:30AM-12:30PM. The kids will enjoy some art fun in the Center Court area. FREE!!! Check the Center Events for more info at www.bridgeport-village.com.

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

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!

Cathy Lamb@ Powell's Books at Cedar Hills at 7PM. Local author-Cathy Lamb- will read from her new novel "First Day of the Rest of My Lifewhich is about "a beauty parlor on Cape Cod, pink, gunshots, a lavender farm in Oregon, sisters...everlasting love, and starting over".  For more info, go to www.powells.com and click on "At our Stores" and "Events Calendar". If you miss this event, Cathy will be appearing at Tigard Library on the 22nd at 7PM.


Aug 11th

Nature Mobile @ in front of the Beaverton City Library from 2-3PM.

Kids can learn about nature through games and hands-on activities. This week's topic is "a salmon's life". Learn about the life cycle of a salmon and more! 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.

The Frog Prince@ Broadway Rose Theatre (Deb Fennell Theater at Tigard High School located at 9000 SW Durham Road in Tigard) at 11AM and 1PM. See Wednesday for details.

All Ages Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:15PM. 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.

Little League Softball World Series@ Alpenrose Field, Portland from 2-8PM.FREE! Go to this link for more info: www.softballworldseries.com.

 


Aug 12th

Free Friday Flicks by the Fountain@ Beaverton City Park (across from the library) at 8PMish(pre-movie entertainment at 7PM).

This week's flick is "Tangled". (100 min., PG). Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket to sit on and watch a free movie in the park! For complete info, go to www.beavertonoregon.gov and click on "Community" and then "Flicks by the Fountain".

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.

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 "Creep Crawly" Friday! 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. Great Wave printmaking 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.

The Frog Prince@ Broadway Rose Theatre (Deb Fennell Theater at Tigard High School located at 9000 SW Durham Road in Tigard) at 11AM. See Wednesday for details.

Little League Softball World Series@ Alpenrose Field, Portland from 2-8PM.FREE! Go to this link for more info: www.softballworldseries.com.

Tualatin Crawfish Festival@ Tualatin Commons from 5-10PM. Enjoy the waning days of summer with music, food, festivities, and fun! Free Admission! Go to www.tualatincrawfishfestival.com for more info.


Aug 13th

Big Truck Day@ Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center (9985 SW 125th Ave.) from 10AM-2PM.

Big Truck Day is a great hands-on experience for everyone of all ages!!! Come and admire many types of trucks and vehicles up close, climb in and honk the horns! Learn about safety, get your face painted, hang out with Geoffrey the Giraffe and Chuck E. Cheese!!! FREE! For more info, phone 503/629-6313 or check out upcoming events at www.thprd.org.

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

Encore Performing Arts Center Open House@ Encore (7700 SW Nimbus Ave, Space 10-MN, Parkside Business Center) from 10AM-4PM. Come and check out Beaverton's newest dance studio headed up by former Park&Rec teachers- Katie Leach and Valerie Cooper. Go to www.encorepacnw.com for more info.

Tualatin Crawfish Festival@ Tualatin Community Park (8515 SW Tualatin Rd) from 7:30AM-11PM. Enjoy the waning days of summer with music, food, festivities, and fun!!! Admission is $4 per adult, $2 per kid 6 and older, $1 for ages 2-5, and 0-2 are free!!! Go to www.tualatincrawfishfestival.com for more info.

Little League Softball World Series@ Alpenrose Field, Portland from 10AM-8PM.FREE! Go to this link for more info: www.softballworldseries.com.

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.

The Frog Prince@ Broadway Rose Theatre (Deb Fennell Theater at Tigard High School located at 9000 SW Durham Road in Tigard) at 11AM. See Wednesday for details.

Knit-Out and Crochet 2011@ Tigard Library from 11AM-3PM. Want to learn or improve your skills? The Tigard Knitting Guild will provide demos, free instructions, needles and yarn! Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.

The Reptile Man@ Hillsboro Main Library (2850 Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro) from 1-2PM and 2:30-3:30PM. Snakes, lizards, turtles and more! Phone the library for more info at 503/615-6500 or go to www.hillsboro.plinkit.org . FYI-there's a road closure so access from Cornelius Pass Road or 32nd Ave.!

Summer Celebration Concert@ HMT Recreation Complex (15707 SW Walker Road) from 6-9PM. FREE! The Bobby Torres Ensemble and the Curtis Salgado Big Band perform! Go to www.thprd.org for more info.


Aug 14th

Free "Satisfying Brown Bag Lunches" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM.

Tired of the same ol' sammy? Learn how to create nutritious and delicious lunches and snacks for you and your kiddos! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Little League Softball World Series@ Alpenrose Field, Portland from 12PM-5PM.FREE! Go to this link for more info: www.softballworldseries.com.