Tualatin shines with activities for all ages all autumn long!
Celebrate Banned Books Week: October 2
Celebrate YOUR freedom to read and right to choose your book during Banned Books Week. Join us at 7:00 PM in the Library Community Room for To Cut or Not to Cut: Censorship in Literature presented by Reed College professor Pancho Savery. This discussion is part of Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project.
International Walk + Bike to School Day: October 3
Tualatin’s kids are encouraged to walk or bike to school as part of International Walk + Bike to School Day. Many schools will have parent volunteers walking with kids to school on designated “walking school bus” or “bike train” routes. Check with your school to find out how to participate.
Stamp Camp October 6
Get your stamp on at this fun crafty stamp event. Pre-Registration is required, space is limited. Cost: $16 supply fee includes everything you need to make five completed seasonal cards/projects.
Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Book Signing October 8
Join local author Ray Pitz at 7pm, who has worked as a reporter and editor for Community Newspapers for more than two decades, as he discusses this historical book, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue. Books will be available for purchase.
Oktoberfest: October 19
Enjoy a German meal and listen to great German music at the Juanita Pohl Center from 3-5pm for ages 50+. Prizes will be raffled off during the event. Everyone is asked to pre-register to allow for an accurate count for the meal; admission is $8.00. Deadline to register is October 12. Call 503-691-3014 for more information.
Take a Hike!
Autumn is a wonderful time to take a hike in a beautiful Tualatin park to admire the colors of the season and improve your health! See our park system map for walking ideas.
9th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta Saturday, October 20, 10am - 4pm
If you’ve never been to the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta at the Tualatin Lake of the Commons, odds are you’ve never seen anyone sit inside a giant pumpkin, let alone race one across a lake dressed as a superhero or the tooth fairy! Events for all ages, admission is FREE!
Haunted House: October 24-27
Presented by the Tualatin Youth Advisory Council, the Haunted House is held from 7:00pm – 10:00pm at the Van Raden Community Center. Admission is $3 for youth/students and $4 for adults. Younger kids can enjoy the “Boo Room”, a less scary haunted house experience, for only $1.
The Silly Ghost Cafe: Boo-berry Pie and Screams to Go October 29
Join storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung for an evening of mysterious and slightly spooky ghost stories at the Silly Ghost Cafe, where the puns are punishing and the jokes are worse. Family friendly, spine-tingling tales from around the world make for a perfectly frightful evening for boys and ghouls of all ages. Ghosts, witches, and monsters all come and dine at the Cafe, where the staff is rotting and the food is to die for. There is always room for one more at the Silly Ghost Cafe. Ages 6+.
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead): November 1
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a festive occasion set aside to honor, remember, and celebrate the lives of departed loved ones. Join us on at 6:30pm in the Library Community Room with your family as we celebrate this holiday with a free special event featuring crafts, games, and food.
Veterans Day Breakfast: November 9
Honor & Salute veterans at this event from 8:30am-10:30am with a presentation of colors, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and “The Star Spangled Banner.” The event is free for veterans, but everyone is asked to pre-register to allow for an accurate count for lunch. Deadline to register is November 5. Ages 8 & up. Free for Veterans/Non-Veterans $6. Call 503-691-3014 for more information.
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