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  1. WEEKEND WARRIORS AUGUST 21-23
  2. WEEKEND WARRIORS AUGUST 14-16
  3. WEEKEND WARRIORS AUGUST 7-9
  4. WEEKEND WARRIORS JULY 31-AUGUST 2
  5. Weekend Warriors July 24-26
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WEEKEND WARRIORS AUGUST 21-23

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, August 21st
Families in the Field: Scouters Mountain Nature Park in Happy Valley. Children ages 6-10 and their families are invited to dive into the hidden secrets of the volcano and to search for signs of animals that live on the mountain. Pre-registration required. Friday, 10 am-noon. Free!
 
Afternoon Open Skate at Oaks Park Roller Rink in SE PDX. Roller skating is old time fun that never goes out of fashion. This event features a live DJ or pipe organ. Bring the kids and skate all afternoon. Friday, 1-5 pm. $6.25.
 
Seussical Jr. The Musical in SW PDX. Students of the Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy spent three weeks learning musical theater acting, stage makeup and costume design before presenting this whimsical and engaging performance for the community. Friday, 7-8:30 pm. $12.25-$14.25.
 
Saturday, August 22nd
Free Children's Painting Class in NW PDX. Children ages 4-8 are invited to join this class that focuses on creating art and reusing everyday materials. Pre-registration required. Saturday, 10-10:45 am. Free!
 
Red Yarn Performs Deep Woods Revival in SE PDX. Don't miss this dynamic family performer who weaves folk songs and puppetry into engaging shows for all ages. Families are invited sing, dance and laugh along. Saturday, 11 am-noon. $5. Children younger than 12 months are free! 
Orange Picnic and Fireworks Spectacular in SE PDX. Come celebrate the new Orange MAX line by donning orange duds and packing an orange-themed picnic. There will be a BridgePort Brewing beer garden, food carts and special-edition Orange Line Salt & Straw ice cream. Saturday, 5-10 pm. Free!
 
Sunday, August 23rd
Sunday Parkways in SE PDX. Explore the greenways while you make your way around the Sunday Parkways route. Don't forget to stop by all of the included parks, where a collection of fun activities, festive music and delicious food awaits you.
 
Market at Vancouver Mall in Vancouver. Check out the live entertainment, family fun activities, delicious local food, awesome crafts and fresh produce. Sunday, 9 am-3 pm. Free! 
 
Elusive Elk at Tillamook Forest Center in Tillamook. Naturalists will share ideas on improving your chances of seeing an elk and explore why they butt heads, shed their antlers and choose to travel the steep slopes of Oregon's Coast Range. Sunday, 11:30 am-noon. Free!
 
Show the coupon from the La GranD 1520 and La Zeta 94.3 website and receive a Deluxe Ride Bracelet with a small soda for just $12.50. Printed or smart phone coupons accepted. Sunday, 4-5 pm. 

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 AUGUST 14-16

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, August 14th
North American Organic Brewers Festival in North PDX. Enjoy artisan beverages, live music, food, sustainability-oriented vendors and non-profits. A kids area offers art activities, face painting and a root beer garden with complimentary Crater Lake Root Beer for minors. Friday, noon-9 pm. Free admission! Beer tasting fees vary. 
 
Free Open Play Swim at Pier Pool in N PDX. All ages are invited to swim, splash and play as part of Portland Parks & Rec's Summer Free For All program. Friday, 1:30-4:30 pm. Free!
 
Flicks by the Fountain in Beaverton. Bring a blanket and some popcorn to enjoy a movie under the stars. All ages are welcome to attend, and this week's theme is International Film Night. Friday, 7-11 pm. Free!
 
Saturday, August 15th
Minion Mania at the Lloyd Center in NE PDX. Come play with the Minions themselves, check out the prize wheel, dances, games, crafts, music and prizing! Saturday, 11 am-1 pm. Free!
 
Port of Portland Seaport Celebration in N PDX. Experience Portland's working harbor by jumping on a jetboat ride, trying your hand at welding, listening to live music, perusing local artwork or enjoying delicious food. Saturday, 10 am-4 pm. Free!
 
Multnomah Days Street Festival in SW PDX. Join us for awesome activities for all ages. Try out the rock climbing wall, live music, arts & crafts, face painting and so much more! Saturday and Sunday, 9 am-4 pm. Free!
 
DIY Terrarium Day in SE PDX. Stop by the Birds & Bees Nursery to create your own terrarium using succulents, tropicals or airplants. A family-friendly science project that is sure to be fun for everyone. Saturday, 10 am-6 pm. $10 and up. 
 
Sensory Open Gym in NE PDX. Children with special sensory or motor needs can run, jump and climb in a comfortable setting. Coaches will be present to facilitate a positive experience for everyone. Reservations encouraged. Saturday, 2:15-4:15 pm. $10 for 1 child, $15 for 2 children and $3 for each additional child.
 
Louis Armstrong night in Holladay Park in NE PDX. Enjoy live music by Bridgetown Sextet, a kid craft area, food carts and a documentary by Ken Burns' about Louis Armstrong. Saturday, 5:30-9:30 pm. Free!
 
Sunday, August 16th
Hawthorne Street Fair in SE PDX. We hope to see you at this super fun family event. There will be great entertainment, juggling demos, tightrope walking, balance balls, stilts, and clowns, plus face painting, prizes and more! Sunday, 11 am-5 pm. 
 
Family Fun Day at the Oregon Garden in Silverton. Support local children in foster care by attending this family event. Try out the bounce house, play lawn games, check out the photo booth, and go on a scavenger hunt or geocache adventure. Saturday, 1:00-4:00 pm. Free with garden admission.
 
Bollywood Family Dance at Director Park in SW PDX. Join DJ Prashant for a family event with Bollywood lessons, dancers, and music. Teachers Fountain will stay on for splashing and play before and after the event. Sunday, 1-2:30 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 AUGUST 7-9

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, August 7th
Fabulous Frogs at Tillamook Forest Center. All ages are welcome to learn all about frogs and some of their amphibious relatives, explore froggy hiding places and enjoy Tillamook State Forest. Friday, 11:30 am-noon. Free!
 
Storytime at Pie Spot with Olive and Dingo in NE PDX. Full of comedy, songs, stories, balloons and laughter this event is sure to get the whole family jumping, dancing and wiggling. Friday, 3-4 pm. $5 suggested donation. 
 
Kids' Night Out in NW PDX. Parents can enjoy a night out while kids play with friends. The evening starts with art instruction and projects followed by dinner, then more play and art time. Pre-registration required. Friday, 4:30-8 pm. $25/child or $15/sibling (use Promo Code: PDXKids for discounted pricing).
 
Saturday, August 8th
Alberta Street Fair in NE PDX. Come enjoy an eclectic mix of activities and events including entertainment, music, vendors, food and drink for people of all ages. Start your fun at the Kids Corner with a visit to our #ImaPDXkid photobooth hosted by Jessica June Photography along with fun games and play in the street and, of course, the chance to get one of our 2015 Summer of Fun reusable shopping bags. Additional Kids Corner activities include blueberry samples from Whole Foods, ceramic critter painting with Mimosa Studios, and seed packages with Gnome's Home. You can also play with the Circuit Bouldering Gym on a slackline, join the circus for a day with Echo Theater Company, create a unique creature with KC Puppetree, shake maracas with Portland Early Learning Project and make recycled materials into instruments with Art Jam! As always, all activities at Kids Corner are FREE!  


Kids Club: The Very Hairy Caterpillar in Sherwood. Back by popular demand, this event teaches young gardeners about planting and germination. Each child can plant their own hairy caterpillar, then take it home, water it and watch it grow. Saturday, 11-11:45 am. $5. 
 
August Second Saturday at the Water Center: Rivers in Vancouver. Kids will love getting their hands dirty while learning all about local rivers and streams with creative activities, fun games and engaging stories. Saturday, 1-3 pm. Free!
 
Operarama in the Park at Washington Park Summer Festival. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and enjoy some of the greatest operatic arias, duets and ensembles. This event stars a soprano soloist, as well as the Portland SummerFest chorus and orchestra. Saturday, 6 pm. Free!
 
Sunday, August 9th
Traditional Technology Day in Vancouver. Activities for the whole family include carving, weaving, Native art design, making friction fires and watching the creation of stone tools. There will also be a guided hike down the Oaks to Wetlands trail. Sunday, noon-4 pm. $3. 
 
Fools in Paradise in SW PDX. This eclectic six-person band will be performing kid-friendly, joyful and upbeat music with a variety of African instruments. Sunday, 1-2 pm. Free!
 
Movie in the Park: A Bug's Life in SW PDX.  Bring the whole family for entertainment by local musicians, The Pearls, followed by a showing of A Bug's Life. Don't forget warm layers and snacks. Sunday, 6:30 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 JULY 31-AUGUST 2

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 31st
Spanish Niño Time-PDX Playgroup in SE PDX. Speak, hear and learn Spanish through stories and songs during this social playgroup. Perfect for parents whose first or second language is español, or those who would like to expose their kiddos to another language. Friday, 10:45-11:30 am. $4. 

65th Annual Crawfish Festival in Tualatin. Don't miss the Whole Foods Chef's Mystery Box Cook-off, the chance to dine at some of Portland's best food carts, and the musical stylings of Kevin Guiton's Dueling Piano Circus. Friday, 5:30 pm. Free!

Sunset Walk in North Portland. Join a naturalist on a hike to explore nature in the magical time between day and night. Friday 7-9 pm. $6/person or $11/family.

Saturday, August 1st
Rox in Sox in NE PDX. Celebrate music and reading at the third annual Rox in Sox festival. This year's musical guests include local artists Aaron Nigel Smith and his One World Chorus, The Pointed Man Band, as well as Grammy Award nominated duo The Pop Ups and San Francisco's award-winning hip-hop trio The Alphabet Rockers. Be sure to check out the author's stage and come say hello to us, Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar at our Summer of Fun photobooth and marbled chalk nature journal with our friends from Wildwood Nature School. Saturday, 10 am-3 pm. 
 
Great Oregon Steam-Up at Antique Powerland in Salem.Check out vintage powerhouses including steam-power farm machinery, antique trucks and cars, logging gear, a steam sawmill and more. Ride the train or trolley, watch the parade and enjoy selections from food vendors. Saturday, 7 am-6 pm. Children under 12 are free! $12 per person ages 12 and up. 

Saturday Afternoon Kids Club - Drop-in Crafts in Sandy. Join in the fun at the Sandy Public Library's craft event, featuring LEGO building and activities for ages 7-12. Saturday, 2-4 pm. Free! 

$8 Saturday Nights at Oaks Amusement Park in SE PDX. Enjoy all of your favorite activities and rides at Oaks Park with a deluxe ride bracelet for just $8. Saturday, 5-10 pm.

Sauvie Island Center Barn Dance & BBQ. A family-friendly event featuring a fun scavenger hunt, dinner, dessert and square dance music all on beautiful Sauvie Island. Saturday 4:30 pm. Individual tickets $5-35/person. 

Sunday, August 2nd
Columbia Slough Regatta in NE PDX. This canoe and kayak paddle is fun for the whole family. Watch for the abundant wildlife, enjoy face painting, try out the various food vendors, and learn about paddling safety. Sunday, 9 am-1 pm. $8 per person or $20 per family suggested donation.

The Gold Dust Trail: Come Find Your Fortune in Oregon City.Follow clues, earn prizes, and learn about the story of Oregon gold as you complete this scavenger hunt for all ages. Sunday, 10:30 am-4:30 pm. Free! 

Fun at Sellwood Park in SE PDX. Come on down to Sundae in the Park for tasty treats, games and activities. Stay for the Summer Free for All live music performance followed by a special sing-along version of the movie Frozen. Sure to entertain kids and adults alike. Sunday, noon - 10:30 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 July 24-26

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 24th
Families in the Field: Pollinators of Graham Oaks Nature Park in Wilsonville. Explore nature while learning all about butterflies, hummingbirds, beetles and bees. Created for ages 3-5, but all ages are welcome with parents. Friday, 10-11:30 am. $11 per family. 

Hapa Haole Hula Competition in Vancouver. The Ke Kukui Foundation invites people of all ages to enjoy this event featuring early modern hula and music from 1900-1959. Friday, 4-10 pm. Free!
 
The Neverending Story Movie in the Park at Woodstock Park in SE PDX. A performance by local music group Manimal will kick off this event, followed by an outdoor screening of The Neverending Story. Friday, 6:30 pm. Free!
 
Saturday, July 25th
Exhibition of the Buddha's Ancient & Sacred Relics in SE PDX. This event features 3,000 relics of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and 44 other Buddhist masters from India, Tibet and China. All ages are welcome to explore this visually stunning exhibition. Saturday, 10 am-7 pm. Free!

Photo Scavenger Hunt For Kids & Teens in N PDX. This history-based photo scavenger hunt and community building event will lead kids and their families on a journey throughout the Kenton Neighborhood. Follow a list of clues, face photo challenges, learn and have fun. Pre-registration recommended. Ages 8+. Saturday, 11 am-3 pm. $5 per child or $10 per family (parents are free).

'Between the Lines' An Original Play by an All-youth Cast in NE PDX. Developed and written by an all-youth cast and the director of Maverick Main Stage Productions, this play deals with sensitive issues such as racial tension, gentrification, and the heartache of coming of age with humor and honesty. Saturday, 7 pm. $15 per adult, $5 per child 18 and younger.

Sunday, July 26th

Sunday Parkways in NE PDX. Explore the Northeast Neighborhood Greenways while you make your way around the July route. Stop by Woodlawn, Alberta and Fernhill Parks along with Rigler Elementary School for fun activities, festive music, and delicious food. Sunday, 11 am-4 pm. Free!

Habiba's Village at Director Park in SW PDX. Habiba Addo's electrifying storytelling offers a superbly authentic expression of African culture. A native of Ghana, Habiba offers an interactive, multi-cultural performance with authentic West African costume, singing and movements. Sunday, 1-2 pm. Free!

Tea Time at Tillamook Forest Center. Join naturalists for a talk about teas from the leaves, roots and flowers of plants that can be found in the Tillamook State Forest, then sample some of the concoctions and vote for your favorite. Sunday, 2:30-3 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. 

    

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