Residents are invited to join their Neighborhood Association Committees and enjoy an evening of summer fare as the city of Beaverton continues its ninth annual 'Picnic in the Park' series on Wednesday, Aug. 3, and Friday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m.
New to this year's 'Picnics in the Park' is free community entertainment. Picnic-goers are encouraged to bring a blanket and follow-up their dinner with a performance by the Beaverton Civic Theatre or take in a showing of a family-friendly movie.
Informational booths about city programs and services will be available along with representatives from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, the Beaverton Police Department and Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District during the picnics.
Attendees can also catch a performance by the 40-member Beaverton Community Band.
Mayor Dennis Doyle said the events provide a multifaceted opportunity for residents and businesspeople to get together and enjoy summer.
'These picnics provide a friendly, relaxed summer atmosphere to meet neighbors and local leaders. By taking part, we can create stronger ties within our vibrant Beaverton community,' he said.
Picnics begin at 6 p.m. Post-picnic entertainment begins at 7 p.m. for the Beaverton Civic Theatre and 8:30 p.m. for the movie.
The final two picnics of the summer are scheduled as follows:
• Wednesday, Aug. 3: Denny Whitford/Raleigh West, Vose and West Slope neighborhoods at Camille Park, 10200 S.W. Marjorie Lane. Outdoor theater presented by the Beaverton Civic Theatre.
• Friday, Aug. 5: Neighbors Southwest, Sexton Mountain, Greenway and South Beaverton neighborhoods at Autumn Ridge Park, 17548 S.W. Fieldstone Drive. Screening of 'Toy Story 3.'
In case of inclement weather, call the Community Events Information Line at 503- 526-2559 after noon on the day of the picnic for location updates.