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  1. WEEKEND WARRIORS - JULY 18-20, 2014
  2. WEEKEND WARRIORS - JULY 11-13, 2014
  3. WEEKEND WARRIORS - July 4-6, 2014
  4. WEEKEND WARRIORS - JUNE 27-29, 2014
  5. WEEKEND WARRIORS - JUNE 20-22, 2014
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WEEKEND WARRIORS - JULY 18-20, 2014

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

Friday, July 18th 
Yoshida's Sand in the City Pioneer Courthouse Square. The greatest beach party in the country is once again coming to Pioneer Courthouse Square. Yoshida's Sand in the City features fun for all ages with incredible sand sculptures, interactive youth exhibits, live music, entertainment and more. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. By donation.

Story Time at Pie Spot with Olive & Dingo. Not your average story time. Full of comedy, songs, stories, balloons and laughter. Sure to get the jumpers jumping, the dancers dancing, wigglers wiggling and the noise makers cooing. Friday 3-4pm. $5/child for show and balloons.

Let's Go Camping - Fort Stevens State Park. A fun-filled weekend camping experience for novice camper families. They provide tent, sleeping bags, sleeping bag liners, mattress pads and use of a camp stove at no cost if you need to use them for the weekend. Lots of fun activities for parents, grandparents and children. 14 weekend events scheduled at various state parks. Click the link for more info. 

Saturday, July 19th

Music Fun at Pirate Ship Park. Join Music Together for songs, dancing, and instrument play at this unique Beaverton park. Saturday 10-11am.  $10/family. Please register in advance.

Oregon Lavender DAZE Festival (Hood River). Enjoy live music, vendors, food, kids' activities, classes, and, of course, lavender at this scenic family-friendly event. Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. Free!

Family Fun at the Portland Aerial Tram. Join the fun at the bottom of the Portland Aerial Tram where they will be making instruments, listening to music, and enjoying balloon and makeup artist's talents! All ages welcome. Saturday 10:30am-1:30pm. Free -- Tram ride/tour: Adults ($4) Children - 17 & under (free with paying adult). Tram T-shirts ($10)

Pointed Man Band at Musicalu Summer Music Series. Get to know some of Portland's best family musicians at this weekly summer music concert in Gresham's Arts Plaza. Afterwards, stop by the Gresham Farmers Market for a bite to eat. Saturday at 11am. Free!

Live interactive story time performances with Curious George at Lloyd Center. Enjoy fun dances, songs and games. Saturday. Three half hour performances at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Located in Nordstrom Court. Free!

The Science of Swordfighting at Albina Library. The Knights of Veritas present this exciting and scientific view of swordfighting on Saturday 11am. Free!

Runaway Tomato at Green Bean Books. Join local author Kim Cooley Reader as she reads from her new picture book Runaway Tomato. A tomato-face craft will follow the reading. Saturday 1pm. Free!

Summer Forest Music Concert Series at Tryon Creek. The inaugural summer forest music concert of the season features Da Boogie Band, a New Orleans Style swing band. Saturday 6-7pm, $10.

Chalk It Up! at Tualatin Commons Park. Part of the city's annual ArtSplash event, join artist Daniel Wood in creating a chalk masterpiece. All supplies are provided. Sunday 10am-2pm. Free!

Bike Fair at New Seasons Market (Williams). In addition to getting your bike fixed up, enjoy a variety of family-friendly events, including face painting and making your own smoothies via bike power. Sunday 12-4pm. Free!

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 - JULY 11-13, 2014

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

Sundown at Ecotrust. Quintessential summer in Portland - equal parts indie concert, block party, and classic Portland street fair. Each evening, the musical performances will be complemented by a themed street fair-style Showcase.  This Thursday July 10th features music from Portland Cello Project and an all ages dance party. The "Sundown Kid's Corner" hosted by PDX Kids Calendar will feature free art and educational activities with the Portland Child Art Studio and Little Wing. Cold frothy beverages and tasty local fare will be provided by Hot Lips Pizza and Laughing Planet. The series will be powered by a green power source. Thursdays in July (10, 17, 24, 31) from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Free!

Open Studio at Portland Child Art Studio. Kids and their families are invited to come and use the studio as an art educational resource. All the materials are there for your child to explore, discover, and transform. Two opportunities for creativity: drop-in (parents stay) and drop-off (parents leave.) During the summer months, PCAS will be open Tuesday thru Saturday, 10am-1pm. $10-$20.

Friday Night Movies in the Park in Vancouver. A free screening of "Up" at LeRoy Haagen Memorial Community Park. Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs, grab a bite to eat at the park, or pack some snacks - come early for the pre-show activities. All movies start at dusk. Free!

Superhero Fun Run 2K 5K 10K and Kid's Fun Walk supporting music education in the Portland Public School District. Saturday 8am-noon. 


Tree-Mendous Second Saturday at World Forestry Center. Come and learn about the Lorax - listen to the story, and then create a nature guide. Explore the museum or go outside, draw whatever you see, hear, or smell. Learn about the importance of trees and all that they do while having fun with no extra charge! Activities are free with museum admission. Saturday 10am-5pm. Free admission for ages 0-18, $9 for grown-ups.

Oregon Pacific Railroad Train Rides from SE PDX. Public train rides for all ages between the Oregon Rail Heritage Center and Oaks Amusement Park every Saturday through this fall. Rides last approximately 50 minutes with a 10 minute layover at the opposite station. Saturday noon-5pm. $5 per person. Children under 2 years old can ride for free. Locomotive cab rides are available for $10 per person.

Free First 'Friday' (rescheduled for Saturday) at the Children's Museum. Join for a special musical performance and stop by the East Studio for an opportunity to make your own musical instrument. Saturday 4-8pm. Free!

Watch the World Cup at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Portland soccer fans are invited to a public viewing party of the FIFA World Cup final match at Pioneer Courthouse Square on a 17 by 23-foot Jumbotron. The party kicks off at 10 AM and goes until 3 PM, with the match starting at noon. Sunday. Free!

The Mantis & the Moon presented by Tears of Joy Theatre at Children's Museum. This classic African folk tale is about the proud mantis who declares he will capture the moon and ride on top of it so he can look down on all of the animals that make fun of him, but he learns the ultimate lesson that the love in his life is more important than his pride. Sunday 11am-noon. Free with museum admission.

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 - July 4-6, 2014

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

Waterfront Blues Festival plus fireworks in downtown PDX. Enjoy more than 100 performances on four stages, plus more than 35 artist interviews and workshops, Blues Cruises on the Willamette River, activities for kids, dances, after-hours jams, fireworks and more. Admission to the festival is $10 per person per day, Sunday not included. Children 5 and under free. Donations of canned food encouraged.

Annual 4th of July Celebration with Fireworks at Oaks Park Amusement Park. Portland's favorite 4th of July celebration is at Oaks Amusement Park! A full day of fun awaits as you count down to our famous fireworks display over the mighty Willamette River. Rides, roller skating, picnic grounds, carnival games, go carts, and miniature golf open all day! Friday 10am-midnight. $2-5 entry. Rides, games and food extra.

Estacada Timber Festival. Carnival, parade, fireworks, live music. Friday starting at noon. Free!

More ideas for July Fourth celebrations on the PDX Kids Calendar Fourth Fun Guide here.



Yoga in the Park at Irving Park. A fun all ages yoga practice class that ranges 30 to 45 minutes in length and showcases activities and stories from around the world. Meetup in the playground area and then choose a nice available patch of grass to lay out mats. No experience necessary. Bring mats if you have them. Saturday 11-11:45am. By donation.

Once Upon a Time Family Theatre Presents Chicken Little in SE PDX. A magical mix of theatrical simplicity and grand storytelling for kids and their families. There's always a slight twist to the traditional story that keeps these productions fresh. This month join and see a fun, family-friendly interpretation of Chicken Little appropriate for all ages. Saturday noon-2pm. $1/child, $2/adult.

$2 Sunday at OMSI. Explore OMSI for $2 every first Sun. 9:30 am-5:30 pm. Parking $3.

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 - JUNE 27-29, 2014

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

Ladybug Nature Walks at Powell Butte Nature Park. Explore nature in Portland parks with trained naturalists. Rain or shine. For ages 2-5 with grown-up. Stroller friendly. Friday 10am. $4 per preschooler, no charge for adults.

School's Out Celebration at Village Green Park. Kick off the summer with the Library and the North Clackamas Rec Mobile in Village Green Park, with crafts and games. Friday 2-4pm. Free!

Story Time with Olive and Dingo at Pie Spot. Not your average story time. Full of comedy, songs, stories, balloons and laughter. Sure to get the jumpers jumping, the dancers dancing, wigglers wiggling and the noise makers cooing. Friday 3-4pm. $5/child for balloons and entertainment. 



Kids Dig at Ft. Vancouver. Kids Dig introduces kids ages 8 through 12 to the fascinating world of archaeology. In this program, kids excavate a site with the help of park staff and volunteers, and discover what we can learn about the past from the artifacts buried under our feet. Saturday 10:30am and 2pm. Free with admission.

World Beat Festival at Salem Riverfront Park. Fun for kids include a Children's Parade at 10am Saturday, a passport where kids collect stamps from each of the World Villages: Africa, The Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific, and tents in each Village with kid-friendly cultural games and activities. Children can make Peruvian friendship bracelets, play Wurfkastanien (a German game involving throwing chestnuts), create an Edelweiss hat, jump tinikling sticks from the Philippines and other activities. Saturday and Sunday. The Festival is free, but they ask for a $5 donation, $15 for families.

Outdoor Family Camperoo at the Zoo. Bring your tent and sleeping bag to camp out under the stars. Enjoy guided tours of animal exhibits, go behind the scenes in selected areas and learn about some of their newer animals as you tour the zoo in twilight. Cost includes dinner, snacks, a campfire with s'mores and a continental breakfast. All ages welcome. Saturday 4pm. $35-$54 person, ages 0-2 free.

Superhero Day at Green Bean Books. Shares their favorite superhero stories, help you make your very own superhero cape and mask to take home, and even embark on a kryptonite scavenger hunt in the garden of Green Bean. The cost is $10 which includes a fabulous cape and mask to keep. Reservations please 503-954-2354.

Junior Ranger at Tryon Creek. Check in with a park ranger between 11 am and 4 pm and get your instructions, then go exploring in the forest on your own! Your mission will help you learn about natural resources, plants and animals. Ages 6-12. Parents must accompany kids. Sunday 11am-4pm. Free!

And if you're looking for fun ideas for July Fourth, check out the PDX Kids Calendar online guide to Fourth of July fun here

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 - JUNE 20-22, 2014

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

Summer Art Open Studio at Portland Child Art Studio. Open studio gives visitors the opportunity to use the studio as an art educational resource. All the materials are there for your child to explore, discover, and transform. Most often, kids take the lead and engage in a very natural way with the space and the art materials available to them. Drop-in or drop-off options available. Tuesday-Saturday 10am-1pm. $10-$20.

Ladybug Nature Walks at Council Crest Park. Children are guided along the trails of various parks in all corners of the city by an Environmental Educator. Walks go at just the right pace and introduce children to forests, water, insects, plants, and animals. Friday 10am. $4/preschooler.



Summer Solstice at Tryon Creek. Celebrate the longest day and the shortest night by going on an evening guided walk in the park. Talk about what creates seasons, cultural celebrations from around the world and discover the forest. All ages. Registration is necessary. Friday 7-8:30pm. Free!

"Big Screen on the Green" 2nd annual free movie night series at Glendoveer Golf & Tennis presents: Hunger Games II. Pre-movie entertainment begins at 7PM. Food & Drink available for purchase.  Movie begins at dusk. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets & chairs. Free!

Hayhurst Elementary's First Annual Rummage Sale. Rummage sale benefiting Hayhurst Elementary's efforts to raise money for a new playground and its school programs.  Thousands of cool finds including baby gear, bikes, furniture, sporting equipment, toys, clothes and more! Saturday 9am-7pm.

Free Community Day at Oregon Historical Society. Join for a fun day all about how we use imagination to explore the past. Portland authors Lois Leveen and Ruth Tenzer Feldman's historical fiction novels build engaging, enlightening stories from real historical people and events. Saturday 11am-3pm. Free!

Jr. Gardener's Club at Oregon Garden. Kids have a hands-on opportunity to learn about gardening, the outdoors, health and fitness, arts and crafts, community awareness and more. Good for children ages 5-10, accompanied by an adult. Saturday 2-3:30pm. $5.

Tallulah's Daddy Band at Mississippi Pizza. Tallulah's Daddy is back at Mississippi Pizza, with a full band. Come jam at to your favorite songs as Tallulah's Daddy, Dan from Pointed Man Band, Steve Cooper and Washboard Gus rock the house. Saturday 4-5pm. $10/family.

Junior Ranger at Tryon Creek. Check in with a park ranger between 11 am and 4 pm and get your instructions, then go exploring in the forest on your own! Your mission will help you learn about natural resources, plants and animals. Ages 6-12. Parents must accompany kids. Sunday 11am-4pm. Free!

North Portland Sunday Parkways. Cruise along the scenic Willamette Boulevard, and then glide towards Peninsula, Arbor Lodge, Kenton, Columbia Annex and McCoy Parks to enjoy an array of activities, food, music, vendors and fun. 9.5 miles. Sunday 11am-4pm. Free!

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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