Our Town: Volunteer Fair | Summer Reading | Summer Events

Our Town: Volunteer Fair | Summer Reading | Summer Events

Volunteer Fair is June 8

Interested in giving back to your community but unsure where to start? Join us for the Beaverton Volunteer Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jun. 8 at the Main Library, 12375 SW 5th St. This event is dedicated to raising awareness of local nonprofits and community groups with the hope of increasing donations and sharing more about their volunteer opportunities to help drive their cause.

 

Volunteer Organizations

  • Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District
  • Portland Refugee Support Group
  • Habitat for Humanity Portland Region
  • Oregon Health & Science University Visitors and Volunteers
  • City of Beaverton Boards and Commissions
  • City of Beaverton Neighborhood Association Committees (NACs)
  • American Red Cross – Northwest Oregon Chapter
  • Hands On Greater Portland
  • Cedar Mill Community Library Association
  • Neighbors Ready!
  • Animal Aid Inc
  • Beaverton Elks # 1989
  • Beaverton Emergency Management
  • WashCo Bikes
  • Project 48
  • Pinnacle Hospice Care of Portland
  • Village Gallery of Arts
  • Women in Science Portland
  • Ride Connection
  • Viva Village
  • Store to Door of Oregon
  • Cat Adoption Team
  • Beaverton Literacy Council
  • AARP Oregon
  • Patricia Reser Center for the Arts
  • MFS CASH Oregon
  • Boy Scouts of America – Cascade Pacific Council
  • Food & Water Watch
  • Washington County Art Alliance
  • Beaverton Woman’s Club
  • Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington
  • Oregon Volunteers in Disaster
  • CASA for Children
  • Second Home / Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
  • Guardian Partners
  • Oregon Military Museum

For the latest information about the Volunteer Fair, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/VolunteerFair.

 

Adult Summer Reading: Read for Rivers

This summer, help us read for a good cause! Adult Summer Reading participants can Read for Rivers by tracking hours from Saturday, Jun.  1 through Thursday, Aug. 15 to help earn donations for the Tualatin Riverkeepers. The Riverkeepers work to protect our beautiful Tualatin River watershed through engagement, advocacy, restoration, access, and education. For every 1,500 hours read collectively, the Friends of the Beaverton City Library will donate $100 dollars to the Tualatin Riverkeepers. Help us reach our goal of 15,000 hours read collectively to achieve the maximum donation amount of $1,000.

Adults ages 18 and older can submit their reading hours online at www.BeavertonLibrary.org/ASRP or in person at the main library or the Murray Scholls branch. Each time you submit your hours read throughout the summer; your name will be entered in our weekly prize drawings. Help make an impact by reading as much as you can!

For more information visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org/ASRP.

 

Summer Reading for Kids and Teens

Read, Renew, Repeat with Beaverton City Library this summer! Teens, kids, and babies can earn a free book by reading, listening, and learning this summer.

From Saturday, Jun. 1, through Thursday, Aug. 15, count the time you spend:

  • Reading (books, graphic novels, magazines — anything!).
  • Listening to someone read aloud (audiobooks, too!).
  • Learning through fun activities like going on a family nature walk or creating your own scavenger hunt at a park.

The library has reading logs to help you track the 15 hours you need to earn a free book of your choice from the library. Summer Reading finisher books are available Friday, Jul. 5, through Thursday, Aug. 15, at Beaverton City Library Main and Murray Scholls.

For details and to get your reading log, visit the library or www.BeavertonLibrary.org/SRP.

 

PRIDE Beaverton:

  • Where: City Park | SW 5th St. and SW Hall Blvd.
  • When: Sunday, Jun. 30, 11am to 6pm.

PRIDE Beaverton’s mission is to bring joy, support, and acknowledgment to the LGBTQ+ community by celebrating pride, inclusion, and diversity while creating opportunities for engagement and education. Hosted by PRIDE Beaverton with support from the city.

 

4th of July Celebration and Concert

  • Where: Veterans Memorial Park (SW Washington Ave & SW Watson Ave.)
  • When: Thursday, Jul. 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Enjoy a summer afternoon of fun and music in partnership with Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District.

 

Ten Tiny Dances®

  • Where: The Round (12600 SW Crescent St.)
  • When: Sat, Jul. 13, 7pm.

Beaverton Ten Tiny Dances® presents the work of exemplary contemporary and traditional choreographers on a 4’ x 4’ stage. This event will engage, surprise, delight, and perhaps challenge the community with regard to the idea of art in public spaces and will highlight the artistic and cultural diversity of Beaverton.

 

Legendary Makers Market

  • Where: The Round (12600 SW Crescent St.)
  • When: Fri/Sat, Jul. 26-27, 3-10 p.m. and Sunday, Jul. 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The city is proud to support the Legendary Makers Market, a night market centering the Asian American community. This year, the successful Makers Market will move from Portland to The Round in Beaverton. The market will consist of four unique vendor pods and will bring back many of the same elements of film, wellness, and interactive art that were featured last year. Hosted by Asian American Town with support from the city.

 

National Night Out

  • Where: Evelyn M. Schiffler Memorial Park (5495 SW Erickson Ave.)
  • When: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

National Night Out is an event celebrated across the United States, bringing together neighbors, community organizations, and local law enforcement agencies.

 

India Festival

  • Where: City Park (SW 5th St. and SW Hall Blvd.)
  • When: Sunday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Celebrating all that is Indian — culture, music, dance, fashion, art, history, and food. Hosted by India Cultural Association with support from the city.

 

10th Annual Beaverton Night Market

  • Where: The Round (12600 SW Crescent St.)
  • When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 5-10 p.m.

The Beaverton Night Market exists to create a vibrant, intercultural, family-friendly space that is reminiscent of night markets internationally. The market offers a culturally relevant evening activity and gathering space with multicultural food and crafts for families of all backgrounds in Beaverton.

 

Beaverton Music Festival

  • When: Evelyn M. Schiffler Memorial Park (5495 SW Erickson Ave.)
  • Where: Saturday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

A multi-genre music festival created to build communities by bringing diverse populations together for the love of music! Hosted by Florian Raqueño Productions with support from the city.

 

Find out more about these and other events at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events.