Big news for berry lovers! Around the second week of June, strawberries are ripening, and local pick your own farms will be opening! Check your favorite farm for updates. These websites can help you find one near you: http://www.tricountyfarm.org/ and http://www.pickyourown.org/ And of course many more local farmer’s markets will be opening in June. Here is a pretty good list if you want to find one near you: http://www.oregonfarmersmarkets.org/index.html
June 5 is Oregon State Parks Day, featuring free admission and a free night of camping at selected campsites. More info here http://oregonstateparks.org/events.php
"Ocean Watch" Friday, June 11, the "Ocean Watch" is a sailboat on a mission to circumnavigate the Americas, a 28,000 mile journey that will end June 17 in Seattle. On its way it will stop by OMSI. All events are free! "
"Lone Fir Cemetery Historic Tour", Saturday, June 12 10:00 am - 12:00 pm “Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Metro’s Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery. Highlights include gravesites of Portland’s founders and pioneers, interesting monuments, mature trees on the 30-acre site and a very special rose garden. Suitable for all ages. Enter at Southeast 26th Avenue between Stark and Morrison streets; meet in the center of the cemetery at the Soldiers’ Monument. Suggested donation, $10. Registration not required. Hosted by Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery.”
"Bluegrass at the Library"- Every Body & His Brother Band at the Beaverton City Library-Auditorium, Sunday, June 13, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM “This band is great family entertainment with songs from bluegrass, western, and comedy. Be careful, folks, you could learn something and laugh at the same time!”
"Wooden Train Playtime" Thursday, June 17, 2010 10-11 a.m. Gresham Library “Children ages 2 and up (with a favorite adult) who enjoy trains can put together and run wooden trains in the library. This fun-filled program connects junior train fans with creative and imaginative play activities.” I took Jasper to one of these and it was a blast. They had oodles of wooden trains and tracks and just turned the kids loose. It was surprisingly civilized!
- Free hayrides to our strawberry fields.
- Music from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
- Great u-pick strawberries. No hard or tasteless berries allowed.($)
- Farm Animals. Matilda the pig and the roaming chickens await.
- Free kid's freezer jam-making workshop at 12 and 2 daily.
- Face Painting ($)
- Roasted Corn ($)
- BBQ ($)
- Captured by Porches Beer. ($)
- Fresh Strawberry Shortcake ($)
Sunday, June 20- HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
Tryon Creek State Park will be expanding their “Kids in Nature” classes in the summer. In addition to their monthly Sunday classes, they will also offer weekly classes on Thursdays, also from 10:00- 11:30AM. In June the monthly Sunday class will be on June 20. The cost of each class is $10 per child, and they are highly recommended. Advance registration is required, and you can register online. “What’s In All Those Holes?” “Join Education Director Stephanie Wagner and explore the park to discover what lives in all the holes we see around the park.” http://www.tryonfriends.org/adventures-for-children/icalrepeat.detail/2010/06/20/209/28/kids-in-nature-sundays-whats-in-all-those-holes.html and Thursday classes will begin on Thursday, June 24 with “Wiggly Worms”. “Join Education Director Stephanie to explore the world of worms. Well find worm homes in the park on our exploratory walk, learn what worms eat and make a “Worm Hotel” to take home and continue our wormy observations.” http://www.tryonfriends.org/adventures-for-children/icalrepeat.detail/2010/06/24/206/28/summer-kids-in-naturewiggly-worms.html
"Curtis Carlyle: Seriously Funny Juggling", Wednesday, June 30, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Garden Home Community Library, and 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, in the gym at Valley Community Presbyterian Church, 8060