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  1. WEEKEND WARRIORS JANUARY 15-17
  2. WEEKEND WARRIORS JANUARY 8-10
  3. Weekend Warriors - December 25-27
  4. WEEKEND WARRIORS DECEMBER 11-13
  5. WEEKEND WARRIORS DECEMBER 4-6
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WEEKEND WARRIORS JANUARY 15-17

Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check the Events Calendar on Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.

Friday, January 15th

Bookapalooza at Fort Vancouver Regional Library in Vancouver. Peruse a gigantic selection of used books from all genres and take home your favorites for only $0.50-$1.00 each. Thursday-Saturday, 9 am-6 pm. Free admission, books for purchase. 

 
Belmont Builders at Belmont Library in SE PDX. Building supplies such as Legos, K'NEX and more will be provided for participants of all ages to get build, play and get creative with. Friday, 12:30-1:30 pm. Free!
 
Honey Heart Kids Yoga at Yoga Shala in N Portland. Geared toward ages 3-6 years old, this class combines yoga, social skills games and mindfulness techniques. Friday, 5:15-6 pm. $12. 
 
Saturday, January 16th
 
Music from Latin America at North Portland Library in N PDX. All ages are invited to enjoy the Latin American folk music of Grupo Condor, featuring Spanish, African and Native American influences. Learn about each culture's contributions to the music and the instruments used in creating it.  Saturday, 11 am-noon. Free!
 
Opening Day of Geronimo Stilton: Mouse in Space at Oregon Children's Theatre in SW PDX. Villains are threatening New Mouse City and the only hope is our reluctant hero, Geronimo Stilton. In this “enormouse” adventure, Geronimo is launched into space on a top-secret mission to save the day.  Based on the wildly popular book series featuring Geronimo and his pals, Thea, Trap, and Benjamin, this story will rocket your family to another world. Saturdays and Sundays. Show times vary. $14-$32. 
 
Martin & Music - Martin Luther King Celebration in Lake Oswego. A gospel choir led by an R&B legend will perform followed by a two-man show featuring an accomplished film actor and a Broadway musician. Suitable for all ages. Saturday, 7-9 pm. Free!
 
Sunday, January 17th
 
Preschool Story and Stroll at Tryon Creek State Natural Area in SW PDX. Geared toward children ages 2-6 and their families, this event combines outdoor exploration, art, literature, movement and play. Sunday, 10-11:15 am. Free!
 
The Cultured Chef Book Event at A Children's Place in NE PDX. Discuss food from around the world and prepare a tasty treat with the authors of The Cultured Chef. All ages are welcome. Sunday, 2-3 pm. Free!
 

More ideas for fun things to do on the Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar Events Calendar.

Hope this gives you some ideas. Have fun out there! And don't forget to double-check event details by calling or checking the website of the venue, performer, or host organization.

    

WEEKEND WARRIORS JANUARY 8-10

Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check the Events Calendar on Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.

Friday, January 8th

Spanish Niño Time in SE PDX. This drop-in bilingual playgroup is geared toward ages 0-5 years old, and combines songs, stories and play as a means of exploring the Spanish language. Friday, 10:45-11:30 am. $5.
 
Legos at Gregory Heights Library in NE PDX. Lego enthusiasts from 5 to 11 years old can socialize, get creative, and work on projects with other budding builders. Friday, 4-5 pm. Free!
 
Free First Friday at The Children's Museum in SW PDX. Let your little ones explore Building Bridgetown, the Clay Studio, Treehouse Adventure and all of the other interactive exhibits at the museum. Friday, 4-8 pm. Free!
 
Saturday, January 9th
 
Preschool Sensory Time at Woodstock Library in SE PDX. This family storytime is open to everyone, although it is especially welcoming for children on the spectrum and those looking for a smaller and more intimate library environment. Saturday, 9:15-10 am. Free!
 
Kids Mornings Skate at Oaks Park in SE PDX. Start the weekend with healthy family fun at Kids' Morning Skate. Session features kids' choice music, skate games and a free group lesson!10 and younger and their families only please. Saturday, 10:30 am-noon. $6.50 per child, one adult free per child's paid admission. 
 
Imagineering: Pit Crew at North Portland Library in N PDX. Kiddos in grades 2 and up are invited to build their own cars and then participate in a series of exciting challenges. Saturday, 11 am-noon. Free!
Open Saturdays at Pearson Field Aviation Center in Vancouver. Check out the flight simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, glider-building station, historic airplanes and a variety of educational programs for all ages. Saturday, 1-5 pm. Free!
 
Sunday, January 10th
 
Origami Circle in SE PDX. All ages are welcome to learn about origami and practice creating all sorts of projects including animals, shapes and flowers. Sunday, noon-1 pm. Free!
 
Family Game Night at POA Cafe in North PDX. Families are encouraged to play along with classic board games like Chess, Monopoly and Scrabble, as well as modern choices like Disruptus, Juxtabo, Spot It and more. Sunday, 3-6 pm. Event host requests that participants purchase $7 worth of food or beverages at the event.
    

Weekend Warriors - December 25-27

Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check the Events Calendar on Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.

Friday, December 25th
 
 
 
Winter Wonderland at Portland International Raceway in N. Portland. Recognized as the "Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi", Winter Wonderland will grab your attention with glimmers and glows around every corner. Goes throughDecember 27th. $20 and up.
 
Peacock Lane Holiday Lights Display in SE PDX. Visit Portland's own Christmas Street, with an entire lane decked out in thousands and thousands of lights and festive decorations. Goes through December 31st. 6-11 pm. Free!
 
 
 
Saturday, December 26th
 
 
 
Final weekend of the Cinnamon Bear Cruise in Downtown PDX. You and your child will be guests of honor on this two-hour cruise. Enjoy holiday treats while a cast of fanciful characters entertain you with storytelling, music and magic. Have your picture taken with the Cinnamon Bear himself atop his magical throne. Saturday andSunday, 10 am-noon. $30 for adults, $22 for children.
 
Final performances for 2015 of OBT's The Nutcracker. Twinkling lights on a magical tree, snowflakes sweeping to a faraway land, the joy and familiarity of the Sugarplum Fairy ...don't miss The Nutcracker this year. Saturdayperformances at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Prices vary.
 
Sea of Lights at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Take a trip to the coast and see over half a million colorful lights and holiday decorations as you explore the Aquarium after hours. Saturday and Sunday 5 - 9 pm. $8 or free with same day paid admission.
 
 
 
Sunday, December 27th
 
 
 
Celebrate Kwanzaa at North Portland Library. Come help celebrate "Kujichagulia," self-determination. Sunday 2-3 pm. Free!
 
Kick off of Winter Whale Watching Week at the Oregon Coast. Whale Watching Spoken Here® program places volunteers at great whale watching sites during watch week so they can help others spot the whales. Trained volunteers help visitors watch whales at 24 sites in three states along the Pacific Northwest coast. Sunday throughThursday. Free!

More ideas for fun things to do on the Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar Events Calendar.

Hope this gives you some ideas. Have fun out there! And don't forget to double-check event details by calling or checking the website of the venue, performer, or host organization.

    

WEEKEND WARRIORS DECEMBER 11-13

Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check the Events Calendar on Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.

Friday, December 11th
Toddler Dance Party at A Children's Place in NE PDX. Local kindie rockers, Micah and Me will provide the music on guitar and ukelele while you and your little ones are free to get your groove on. Friday, 9:30 am. $5 suggested donation.
 
A Chanukah Adventure at Shaarie Torah in NW PDX. Celebrate Chanukah with games, creating hors d'oeuvres, bean bag toss, bobbing for donuts, and Maccabee races. Festivities will be followed by a latke dinner, a Shabbat service, a puppet show and more. Friday, 5:30-9 pm. $8 per person or $30 per family. 
 
Opening Night of ZooZoo at Imago Theatre. Firefly eyes, hippos with insomnia, arrogant anteaters, introverted frogs, paradoxical polar bears, acrobatic worms, self-touting accordions and tricky penguins fill the stage with wonder, awe and humor.  Imago is closing ZooZoo forever, catch it while you can. Opens December 11th at 7 pm and runs through January 3rd. $17.50-$34.50.
 
Saturday, December 12th
Morning with Santa at The Children's Museum in SW PDX. A great way for your little ones to meet Santa and receive a professional photograph with St. Nick himself without having to wait in line. Play at the museum and enjoy warm beverages while you wait for your turn. Saturday, 8-10 am. $15 for members. $20 for non-members. 
 
Free Family Day at Washington County Museum in Hillsboro. The whole family is invited to this presentation that combines education and comedy to explore chemistry, archeology and more. Get ready for juggling, Chinese flower sticks, gyroscopes and other engaging demonstrations. Plus, make a toy to take home. Saturday, 10 am-1 pm. Free!
 
The Holiday Express in SE PDX. Vintage railcars will take you from Oaks Park Station through Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge to the Springwater Trail gateway on the Oregon Pacific Railroad. Santa and his elves will be along for the magical ride. Saturday and Sunday, rides leave on the hour 10 am-8 pm. $7-$19 depending on age. 
 
Sunday, December 13th
Posada Milagro in SE PDX. All ages are welcome to join in this Latin American celebration, featuring presentations of an original pastorela, music, folkloric dance, arts, crafts, storytelling, a piñata and traditional foods. Sunday, 1-5 pm. Free! Attendees are encouraged to bring canned food to donate to the Oregon Food Bank. 
 
Chanukah Wonderland in NE PDX. Celebrate the season with arts and crafts, a Chanukah play zone, Chanukah theater and music, kosher doughnuts and more. Sunday, 2-5 pm. $5. 
 
Brown Like Me Photos With Santa in SW PDX. Enjoy sweet treats and room to mingle while the kiddos get to meet Santa. Admission includes two professional digital photos of the little ones and Santa himself, with no limit on the number of kids per photo. Sunday, 3-6 pm. $25. 

More ideas for fun things to do on our Events Calendar.

More ideas for fun things to do on the Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar Events Calendar.

Hope this gives you some ideas. Have fun out there! And don't forget to double-check event details by calling or checking the website of the venue, performer, or host organization.

 

    

WEEKEND WARRIORS DECEMBER 4-6

Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check the Events Calendar on Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.

Friday, December 4th
Providence Festival of Trees in NE PDX. Visit Santa for a photo opportunity, decorate cookies, make holiday crafts, visit the teddy bear hospital and check out 25 uniquely  decorated and themed Christmas trees. Friday 10:30 am- 8 pm and Saturday 9 am-5 pm. $6-$8 for admission.
 
Storybook Lane at Alpenrose Dairy in SW PDX. Visit this winter wonderland to see festive trees, live animals, model trains, old-fashioned movie showings, carolers, choirs and dance performances. Friday-Sunday. Hours vary. Admission is free. Please bring a can of food to donate to the Oregon Food Bank.
 
Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Open House in Beaverton. This traditional Bavarian festival offers visits with Santa, Mrs. Claus and all of your little ones favorite princesses. There will also be a scavenger hunt, hot cocoa, treats and the tree lighting. Friday, 4:30-7 pm. Free!
 
Saturday, December 5th
Gingerbread House Crafting at The Craft Factory in in SW PDX. Bring the whole family to create and decorate gingerbread houses, using the wide variety of provided art supplies. You can't eat the houses, but you are welcome to enjoy other gingerbread treats while you work. First three Saturdays in December, 9 am-1pm. $12. 
 
The Reindeer & The Dreidel in SE PDX. Go on a family adventure with this enchanting tale of holiday traditions told through puppetry and storytelling. Saturday and Sunday, 11 am-noon. $9. 
 
Circle of Life Salmon Celebration in Vancouver. Join Columbia Springs staff and fellow nature enthusiasts to witness the spawning of the chum salmon at their last remaining spawning site on the Lower Columbia. Stay for a buffet lunch after the viewing. Saturday, 11 am-3 pm. Free!
 
Sunday, December 6th
Chanukah Menorah Workshop in NE PDX. All ages are invited to build their own Menorah while enjoying music and treats. RSVP required. Sunday, 10-11:30 am. Free!
 
Indoor Soccer Skills Clinic in Beaverton. This noncompetitive clinic will focus on basic soccer skills, gross motor movement, teamwork, sharing and respect. Open to all families with children 3-5 years old. Pre-registration required. Sunday, 5-5:35 pm. Free!
 

More ideas for fun things to do on the Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar Events Calendar.

Hope this gives you some ideas. Have fun out there! And don't forget to double-check event details by calling or checking the website of the venue, performer, or host organization.

    

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