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  1. Weekend Warrior July 2-5
  2. WEEKEND WARRIORS: JUNE 26-28
  3. WEEKEND WARRIORS: JUNE 19-21
  4. WEEKEND WARRIORS: JUNE 12-14
  5. WEEKEND WARRIORS: June 5-7
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Weekend Warrior July 2-5

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 July 3rd
Micah and Me Singalong, Dance-along at A Children's Place Bookstore in NE PDX. Enjoy a "free-form dance party for toddlers" at this musical performance. Friday 9:30am. $5 suggested donation.

Waterfront Blues Festival at Tom McCall Park in SW PDX. Jazz, blues, zydeco, swing and more at this annual music festival benefiting the Oregon Food Bank. 


Patriotic Pinwheels Craft at Green Bean Books in NE PDX. Drop in fun for all ages, just in time to celebrate the Fourth of July. Fridaynoon-5pm. Free!

July 3rd Fireworks in Silverton. Kick off the holiday early with food, drinks, music and a special fireworks display. Friday 6-11:30pm. Fireworks are free, with suggested donation of $5/family. Garden admission for the day $5-11. 

Saturday, July 4th 
Batty About Bats at Tillamook Forest Center. Learn about the  natural history of some of Oregon's bat species and debunk the negative myths that surround these fascinating creatures. Saturday11:30am-noon. Free.

Oregon Pacific Railroad Speeder and Train Rides from Oaks Park. July 4th railroad event at Oaks Station directly across from Oaks Amusement Park.  Train Rides will be available on the passenger train and on railroad speeders, traveling between Oaks Park and the Oregon Rail Heritage Center near OMSI. Saturday noon-10:45pm. $5/passenger.

Kid's Storytime at Powell's City of Books in NW PDX. They will be reading of Madame President by Lane Smith. Saturday 3-3:30pm. Free!

4th of July Celebration in Hood River
Celebrate with an old-fashioned parade, a BBQ festival at Jackson Park, live music, and games. The day ends with fireworks over the Columbia River. Saturday all day. Free.

For more ideas to celebrate the Fourth, see the Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar Fun on the Fouth guide.

Sunday, July 5th 
Preschool Story and Stroll at Tryon Creek State Park in SW PDX. A fun program for ages 2-6 that integrates nature exploration, art, literature, movement, and outdoor play.  Space is on a first come, first served basis; register in the Nature Center 30 minutes before the program starts. Sunday 10-11:15am. 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: JUNE 26-28

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 June 26th

Used Book Sale in Vancouver. 15,000 used books sorted into categories for all book lovers. Baby board books, easy readers, graphic novels, fiction and non- fiction for adults and children including biographies, gardening, woodworking and quilting. Friday & Saturday 9am-6pm.

Open Studio at Art ala Carte in NE PDX. Children of all ages are invited to load up trays of seemingly endless supplies for an "all you can make" experience. Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm. $9-11.


Festival of Balloons in Tigard. Early morning hot air balloon launches, afternoon shopping, live music, Funtastic carnival fun center, clowns, cotton candy, and a whole lot more! Friday-Sunday. Weekend pass is $5-7. Kids 6 & under are free. 

Saturday June 27th 
World Beat Festival in Salem. Experience the world in a day. 25,000 visitors, 125 cultural performances, 100 vendors and exhibitors, 70 nations and cultures, 9 stages, 2 days, 1 world. Great for kids. Saturday & Sunday. 
 
Recycled Arts Festival in Vancouver. Art, music, recycled crafts, juggler, stiltwalker, clown and more at this family-friendly celebration of waste reduction, reuse and recycling in Clark County. Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. Free!
 
Storybook fun with Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat at Lloyd Center. Live interactive story time featuring dances, crafts, balloon artist, games, prizing and a photo booth. Plus, Aaron Nigel Smith will be performing a few songs. Saturday 11am-1pm. Free!

The Amazing Bubble Show in SE PDX. Explore the dynamics of bubbles as Louis Pearl combines comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. Saturday 11am. $6-11.

Pop-up Juice Joint for Biker Kids in SW PDX. A biker-themed experiment-in-fun with a juice bar, games, activities, music, healthy snacks and more. Saturday noon-3pm. Free (pre-registration encouraged). 

Back to the 50s: Family Fun at Beaverton Swim Center. Go back in time with 25 cent open swim, free cake and hot dogs, relay races, water balloon demonstration and more. Saturday 2-4pm.
 
Oregon Children's Theatre's End of Season Celebration in NE PDX. Fun for the whole family with improvisational comedy, theater games, food, music, raffle prizes and more. Saturday 4-7pm. Free!

Sunday June 28th  
Portland Children's Festival in SE PDX. Puppet shows, storytelling, juggling, magic, eurythmy performances, music, kids art, theater, crafts and more. Sunday 10am-5pm. Free!

Junior Ranger: Roving - Treasure Hunt at Tryon Creek State Park in SW PDX. Kids 6-12 yrs old will receive their mission from a park ranger and then complete your mission by exploring on your own in the park. Parents must participate in the exploration with their children. Sunday 11am-3pm. 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: JUNE 19-21

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, June 19th  
Mo Phillips Music Time at TreeHouse in North PDX. One of Portland's favorite kindie artists will rock out to songs that will get the whole family a'movin and a'shakin. $5. Friday 10-11am.

Family Film Night at Poa Cafe in North PDX. Enjoy dinner and sit back and watch, James and the Giant Peach. Free. Friday 5-7pm.  

Closing weekend of just play at Echo Theater in SE PDX. Featuring aerial dance, partner acrobatics and physical theater, this performance is a celebration of freedom, friendship, and who we are when we feel most at home with other people. Read our review here. Friday & Saturday 7:30pm

Saturday, June 20th
Wapato Nature Walks on Sauvie Island. Join a park naturalist for an informal 2-mile walk around Virginia Lake. Bring binoculars and a water bottle. Pre-registration required. Free. Saturday 8-11am.

DIY Patio Tomato Planter in SE PDX.  It's not too late to get your patio tomatoes going. Drop in and make your own planter. All material including tomato plant, pot, soil, and cage are provided. $20. Saturday 10am-6pm.

Preschool Sensory Storytime at Fairview Columbia Library in Fairview. This preschool storytime is especially welcoming for children on the spectrum and families who are looking for a smaller, more interactive library experience. Free. Saturday 10:15-11am.

Sometimes You Need a Jellyfish Portland Author/Illustrator Chris Routly in SE PDX. Support a local PDX author and illustrator at the official release of his new kid's book. The launch party is also part of the grand opening of a new children's store called, Seahorses. It's a party so there will be food, music and crafts. Free. Saturday 1pm.
 
Sunday, July 21st
Junior Ranger: Roving at Tryon Creek State Park in SW PDX. Kids ages 6-12 will receive a mission from the Ranger and then they will set off through the park to complete their mission while learning about protecting animals, natural resources and plants. Parents must accompany kids on the mission. Participation will help Junior Rangers earn a badge, patch and certificate. Free. Sunday 11am-3pm.

Sunday Parkways-North PDX.  Grab your bike, scooter, skates, or anything on wheels and join a 9.5-mile, family friendly loop. Free. Sunday 11am-4pm.

Red Yarn's Deep Woods Revival Release Shows at the Old Church in SW PDX. Red Yarn will be celebrating the release of his second album with two performaces, a full band, choir, and puppets. Through folk songs and puppetry, Red will tell the stories of the Deep Woods. Fun for the whole family. Tickets $8/$10 at door. Sunday 3:30 & 5:30pm.  
  
More ideas for fun things to do on our 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: JUNE 12-14

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, June 12th

Family Music Jam in St. Johns. Come make music with your kids. Best for ages 0-6, but the whole family is welcome to sing, dance, and play music together. $5 donation. Friday 10-10:30am.

Ladybug Walk in SE PDX. Walk the trails, explore nature, and learn from naturalists about the wildlife that resides in Lents Park. $4 per child. Friday 10am.

Paint Something Special for Dad at Mimosa Studios in NE PDX. Get a head start on gifts for Father's Day (June 21st) with a personalized gift just for Dad. You choose the pottery, your child gets to paint it or adorn it with hand prints to be fired and ready for pick up the next day. Prices vary. Friday 11-6pm.

The Village 2015 - A West African Rhythm and Dance Collective - in SW PDX. Celebrate the music and dance of diverse West African nations. Three groups of youth and professional drummers and dancers will perform traditional music. $12/youth 17& under, $22/adults. Friday 7:30-9pm.

Saturday, June 13th
Free Family Day: Technology: From Primitive to Present Day in Hillsboro. Get hands-on with some primitive technology as well as some cutting edge technology produced right in Washington County. Free. Saturday 10-1pm.

National Get Outdoors Day in Vancouver. Celebrate healthy, active, outdoor fun through traditional and non-traditional outdoor games. Free. Saturday 10-3pm.

The 87th Portland Scandinavian Midsummer Festival at Oaks Park. A summer solstice festival including food, crafts, music, beer garden, and dancing.  Arrive before 1pm to help decorate and raise the Maypole. Kids 12 & under free/Adults $7. Saturday 11-6pm. 

Sunday, June 14th
Pollination Celebration at Sauvie Island. In celebration of National Pollinator week, event staff will teach you the buzz about bees. Let your kids explore how honey is made, what happens when a bee stings you, where our food comes from, and more. $10/family donation. Sunday 10-1pm.

Story Time with Rapunzel at Amazing Fairytale Parties in SE PDX. Rapunzel will tell stories and play games with your little one. Music and balloon animals to delight both boys and girls. $12 includes admission for adult and child. Sunday 10:30-11:15am.
 
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 5-7

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, June 5th  
Free Make & Take Dog Toys in SE PDX. Drop by the Pendleton Woolen Mill Store to make a tug toy to benefit Fences for Fido. Make one for your pooch and one for a dog in need. Free. Friday11-4pm. 
 
Fun Fridays at Soham Yoga in Oregon City.  Mr. Hoo kicks off this fun summer series. Come play with toys, instruments, or look at books while being entertained with great music. $5 per family.Friday 12-1pm.  

Alice in Wonderland, Jr. in SE PDX. Closing weekend for this show. Lewis Carroll's famously inquisitive heroine comes to life in Disney'sAlice In Wonderland Jr., a delightful adaptation of the classic Disney film. $10. Friday 7pm.

Saturday, June 6th 

Frontier Family Ride (bicycle) in Canby. Bring your bikes, trailers, tag-a-longs or any combination of two wheelers to ride the countryside starting at the Clackamas County Fair grounds. The family ride is a comfortable eight miles. $25 per family. Saturday6:30-4pm

Grand Floral Parade. A true Portland tradition, come early to grab the perfect spot along the 4.2 mile parade route and help celebrate our beautiful Rose City. Free. Saturday 10am.

Safety Day at The Streets of Tanasbourne in Hillsboro. Meet the heros of the police, ambulance, and fire departments while they hand out stickers and prizes. Free. Saturday 11-2pm.

Kids Club: Buckets of Lavender in Woodburn. June is perennial garden month and a great time to celebrate the beginning of summer. Learn all about lavender and plant a bucket to take home and enjoy. $5 per child. Saturday 11-11:45am.

Brazilian Folk Festival - 'Festa Junina': A Fun Family Day in SE PDX.  Fun for all ages to celebrate everything Brazil.  Traditional games, dance, food and drink will help you get into the Brazilian spirit. Traditional dress is encouraged! Kids under 10 free, 11 & older $5. Saturday 5-10pm.

Sunday, June 7th 
Woodstock Farmer's Market Celebrates Fifth Season. Bring the whole family for live music, delicious food, and free kids' activities including a balloon twister, face painting, stop-motion lego animation station, and several crafts. Be sure to come say hi to the Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar folks at the Kids Activity booth! We will be making maracas with our friends from Art Jam (who will also be offering discount camp coupons). You can also get your hands on a copy of our Best Summer Ever June-July issue. Sunday 10am-2pm. 
 
Party at the Pond this Sunday at the Milk Carton Boat Race! A classic Rose Festival event and family friendly community tradition dating back to 1973, the Milk Carton Boat Race returns at the Westmoreland Park Casting Pond, in the Sellwood Neighborhood of southeast Portland. The race features kids and adults in hand-made, human powered boats that float entirely by means of recycled milk cartons and jugs. Participation and admission are free, and any donations of canned food and funds will support the Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger campaign. Sunday 11am-2pm. Free!

Bank of America's Museums on Us free admission weekend. Present your card and photo ID to gain free general admission at participating museums, including Children's Museum, Portland Art Museum and the Japanese Gardens. Saturday & Sunday

A Sundrops Concert with The Harmonica Pocket and Talullah's Daddy in North PDX. Harmonica Pocket is visiting Portland! Don't miss out on your chance to hear their amazing sound. Tallulah's Daddy will be opening the show! This is a great chance to hear music for the whole family. $7. Sunday 4-5pm

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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