Uplifting Message: Spring Renewal

As flower buds emerge and people get busier, Beaverton comes alive with opportunities to renew the body and spirit. Here are some suggestions to take advantage of our area’s many unique opportunities.

Declutter by donating good condition home furnishings to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore or the Community Warehouse.

Start a new hobby at a community crafting night at Beaverton City Library. Adults with disabilities can explore technology and arts there too.  Check out an adult bingo night at Garden Home Recreation Center or a family Dive-In movie night at the Harman or Aloha Swim Centers.

Take a date to The Fireside Grill for freshly made potato chips, and then watch a movie, living room style, at Cinetopia. During the day, sip wine at Cooper Mountain Vineyards or Hamacher Wines. Explore tea at the steampunk Clockwork Rose Tea Emporium. Hunt for treasure at The Garage Sale Warehouse.

Foster children’s health by enrolling them in the Beaverton Farmer’s Market Sprouts Club. Consider a spring break day camp through the Westside Timbers Soccer Club. Connect to nature at Tualatin Hills Nature Park. Watch wildlife at the Beaverton Creek Wetlands area.

Invest in your community by registering to be a part of the Beaverton Police Citizens Academy or try volunteering with the Beaverton School District. Not sure where else to volunteer? Try the Beaverton Volunteer Fair in May.

And remember, the Beaverton Resource Guide always has updated information on places to go and things to do for springtime and every season.

Frances Quaempts is homemaker, dog wrangler, and writer who can often be found hanging out in downtown Beaverton.