Suzanne's Around Town
OR State Fair, Beaverton Parade, & Bugfest!

Hi! Everyone-

Most library story times are on hiatus until September.

Lots going on in Beaverton on Saturday and the OR State Fair starts up on Friday!!!

Enjoy the summery weather-finally!

Suzanne




Aug 22nd

Beaverton Mom & Author- Cathy Lamb@ Tigard Library from 7-8PM.

The author of "Julia's Chocolates" and "The Last TIme I was Me" will read from her latest "chick lit" novel set in the NW and filled with weirdly, wonderful characters! Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info.

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Aug 23rd

Wings and Waves Waterpark@ next to the Evergreen Aviation Museum (460 NE Captain Way, McMinnville) from 10AM-8PM Daily

We finally got to visit this ultra cool waterpark this week and enjoyed 5 hours of watery fun (actually the kids would have stayed longer!!!!). Try to arrive at opening as lines get long for the slides by noon. Bring your own picnic lunch or there is reasonably priced fried fare for purchase (skip the pizza!!!). There are 111 steps to the big slides from the 747 and you carry your own inner tubes so you will definitely burn off those fries! If your kids are older and don't need any help with the slides then there are plenty of Adirondack chairs for Kindle time. The Splashdown Harbor wave pool with ocean waves (shown here) was a hoot! The price is steep so plan to spend several hours there. $25 per person under 42 inches and $30 for people over 42 inches. Go to www.evergreenmuseum.org/waterpark for more info or phone 503/434-4180.

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. Last week!

Book Babies@ Garden Home Library from 10:30AM-11AM.

Samudra's Birthday Party@ Oregon Zoo from 11AM-3PM. The baby elephant turns 3! There will be inflatable houses and slides for the kids and decorate your own cupcakes for purchase. Free with Zoo Admission. Go to www.oregonzoo.org for more info.

Last day to register for Al's Ladies Night Out- See Thursday for Details!


Aug 24th

Stihl Timbersports Demo@ World Forestry Center from 1-2PM.

Experience a one-time only Oregon State Fair preview of the wood-chopping action of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series.You'll have the chance to get up close and personal as local professional lumberjack competitors  square off in underhand chop and hot saw showdowns. Attendees will also have the chance to meet and mingle with the athletes and will recieve discounts to the OR State Fair.FREE!!!! Go to www.worldforestry.org for more info.

 

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. Last week!

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

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

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! Kids' night tonight with special activities for the kiddos!!!


Aug 25th

Al's Ladies Night Out@ Al's Garden Center (16920 SW Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood) from 5-9PM.

Enjoy some chill-ax time with your gal pals- fashions, food, cooking demos,  vino, mini-massages, raffles, and live music!!! FREE admission but you must pre-register at www.als-gardencenter.com by Tuesday (8/23).

Craft Buffet@ Garden Home Library from 11-11:45AM. Sift through tables of craft supples and create away. All ages welcome. Phone the library for more info at 503/245-9932.

20th Annual Festa Italiana@ Pioneer Courthouse Square from 11AM-11PM. FREE admission. Pizza toss, grape stomp, Italian Opera and fantastic food. Go to www.festa-italiana.org for more details.


Aug 26th

Oregon State Fair@ Oregon State Fairgrounds (2330 17th Street NE, Salem) from 10AM-11PM through Labor Day!

What more could you ask for? 4-H displays, The 2nd to last final Judds tour, Roller Derby, Chinese acrobats, GASCAR Crazy Animal Races, Timbersports and carnival rides! Munch on corn dogs and funnel cakes! Check out www.oregonstatefair.org for complete schedule and directions!

Nature Mobile@ Greenway Park from 9AM-11AM & Beaverton City Park from 12-3PM. Spiders are the subject today!!!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 "Happy Unbirthday!" 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. Modern wood collage 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.

20th Annual Festa Italiana@ Pioneer Courthouse Square from 11AM-11PM. FREE admission. Pizza toss, grape stomp, Italian Opera and fantastic food. Go to www.festa-italiana.org for more details.

Free Museum Family Night@ Portland Art Museum from 5-8PM. The Portland Art Museum offers free admission on the 4th Friday of every month from 5-8PM. FYI- kids 17 years and younger always have FREE admission to the museum!!!


Aug 27th

The 54th Annual Beaverton Celebration Parade@ Starts at 10AM on Allen Blvd.

This year the parade theme is "Just Imagine" ! Come and cheer on all the very cool entries including marching bands, gymnastic and dance teams, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Pageant winners, rodeo stars, Chuck E. Cheese, and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue to name just a few!  Go to this link for more info on the parade route and the following Old Town Fest: http://www.beavertonoregon.gov.

 

Oregon State Fair@ Oregon State Fairgrounds (2330 17th Street NE, Salem) from 10AM-11PM through Labor Day! See Friday for details.

11th Annual Bugfest@ Tualatin Hills Nature Park (15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton) from 11AM-4PM. Fun activities to go with the theme "The Bugs that Bug Us: Mosquitos, Wasps, and Flies". $2 Admission. For more info, go to www.thprd.org or phone 503/629-6350.

20th Annual Festa Italiana@ Pioneer Courthouse Square from 11AM-11PM. FREE admission. Pizza toss, grape stomp, Italian Opera and fantastic food. Go to www.festa-italiana.org for more details.

Beaverton Old Town Festival@ Downtown Beaverton on SW Broadway from 12-4PM. More fun after the parade with pony rides, kids' fun center, live music, and bite of Beaverton! Got to www.beavertonoregon.gov for more info.

4th Annual Bike Beaverton @ Schiffler Park (SW Erickson&SW Allen Blvd.) at 1PM. There will be a bike rodeo for the kids at 1PM followed by a 6 mile, family-friendly bike ride through Beaverton's quiet neighborhoods. Free ice cream back at the park! Bike helmets required! Go to www.beavertonoregon.gov for more info.


Aug 28th

Free "Gluten-Free Baking" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM.

Enjoy an intro to gluten-free baking! Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Oregon State Fair@ Oregon State Fairgrounds (2330 17th Street NE, Salem) from 10AM-11PM through Labor Day! See Friday for details.