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  1. Weekend Warriors: May 22-24
  2. Weekend Warriors: May 15-17
  3. Weekend Warriors: May 8-10
  4. Weekend Warriors: May 2-4
  5. Weekend Warriors: April 17-19
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Weekend Warriors: May 22-24

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, May 22nd

Family Jam at the Lotus Seed in St. Johns. Dance, sing, play instruments and have a jammin' good time. Recommended $5-10 donation. Friday 10-10:30am. 

The Rose Festival CityFair. Rose Festival activities kick off this weekend. Opening night festivities include fireworks, a dance party and of course - the rides. Rides, food and other attractions continue throughout the weekend. Admission is $7 for ages 7 and over; free for children under 7. Rides are an additional cost. Friday 5-11pm; Saturday and Sunday 11am-11pm. 

Aaron Nigel Smith and the 1World Chorus in Concert in NE PDX. This show launches a new album featuring 1World chorus singers from across the world called "Celebrating Bob Marley." Free. Friday at 5:30pm.

Closing Weekend of NWCT's The Little Mermaid. This weekend is your last chance to catch the musical tale of a girl longing for life above the waves, done in collaboration with A-WOL Dance Collective. $18-22. Friday 7pm; Saturday and Sunday 12pm and 4pm; Monday 12pm. 

Saturday, May 23rd

Grandparents Day at the Craft Factory in SW PDX. Join for two-for-one craft deals when grandparents and their grandchildren can do a fun craft together. $12 for two. Saturday 9am-1pm.

Tallulah's Daddy performs at the Sunnyside Farmers Market. Get your fresh veggies and your music fix! Free. Saturday 10am-1pm.  

Kids' Storytime at Powell's City of Books in NW PDX. This week's selection will be How to Catch a Mouse by Philippa Leathers. Free. Saturday 11am. 

109th Multnomah County Fair at Oaks Park. Three packed days full of free fun, including pony rides, fair food, yard animals, arts and crafts and live entertainment. Free admission. Saturday through Monday, 12-7pm. 

Sunday, May 24th

TrackTown Youth League Free All-Comer Track Meet in North PDX. Open to all children ages  8-14. Top finishers will advance to a championship meet at Hayward Field following the USA Track & Field Championships. Free. Please preregister. Sunday 10-11:30am.  

Powerful Princess Snow Queen Party at Green Bean Books in NE PDX. Play Olaf's favorite games, decorate magical crowns, dance, make ribbon wands, hear stories of powerful princesses and more. $10/child. Please preregister. Sunday 2-3pm. 

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: May 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's PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.

Friday, May 15th

Family Jam! music time at The Lotus Seed in North PDX. Dance, sing, play instruments and have a jammin' good time. Best for ages 0-6. $5-10 suggested donation per family. Friday 10-10:30am.

Open Studio at the Portland Child Art Studio in NW PDX. Be prepared for a little mess and a lot of fun at this open art studio. $10 per child. Friday 10am-1pm or 2-5:30pm. 

Friendly House Family Music Circle in NW PDX. Sing along to some of your favorite songs with your family. Free. Friday 6-7pm. 

Saturday, May 16th

Children's Nature Fair at Leach Botanical Gardens. This year's theme, "A-Maze-ing Nature," includes a maze with interactive booths, Audubon education birds, nature walks, 25 cent ice cream and much more. Free, donations appreciated. Saturday 10am-2pm.

Tualatin River Bird Festival in Sherwood. Celebrate migratory songbirds, wildlife and wild places at this event filled with family-friendly activities. Free. Saturday 10am-4pm.

Grand Opening of Kʰunamokwst Park in NE PDX. Enjoy youth and family-friendly activities, puppets and more. Free. Saturday 11am-3pm.

The Toy Trains Band at Mississippi Pizza in North PDX. Portland's own 6-piece rock band plays music for the whole family. $5/person ages 13 and up. Saturday 4-5pm. 

Irish Music and Dance with the Stomptowners in NE PDX. This multi-generational event will have your feet stomping the dance floor. $5 suggested donation per family. Saturday 6-8pm.

Sunday, May 17th

The Alphabeticians at Cafe au Play. Come sing, dance and learn the alphabet backwards and forwards. $5 per child. Sunday 10-11am. 

Spring Arts Family Fun Day at the OSHU Tram. Go for a ride on the tram, take part in arts and crafts and decorate a t-shirt. Activities are free; t-shirts are $10 to purchase. Tram fare is $4.35 for ages 7 and up. Sunday 1-5pm.

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. 

    

Weekend Warriors: May 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's PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.

Friday, May 8th

Mother's Day Celebration at the Craft Factory in SW PDX. Celebrate Mom by making a Mother's Day-themed craft. $12 per project. Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 9am-1pm. 

PP&R Ladybug Walk in SE PDX. Explore Woodstock Park with a trained naturalist. Best for ages 2 to 5. $4 per child. Friday 10am. 

Make a Canvas Art Project at VineGogh in Tigard. Make a super-cute picture of a camper in this step-by-step class. $15 per child. Friday 4-5pm.

Saturday, May 9th

Family Day at the Washington County Museum. This month's theme is Pioneer Heritage. Try all things "trail," including pioneer dress-up, packing a wagon, dipping candles and more. Musician Rick Meyers will perform an old-time music show at 11am. Free. Saturday 10am-1pm. 

The Ninth Annual St. Johns Bizarre in North PDX. The perfect kick-off to Portland's vibrant street fair season, with an eclectic line-up of local musical talent, craft vendors and artists and food. Kid-friendly activities include a Western-themed physical comedy performance by Leapin' Louie and a Bollywood dance class. Free. Saturday 10am-7pm. 

For Mom Craft Day at Concordia University. Moms and kids are welcome to join for a special storytime followed by a make-your-own photo frame craft. Free. Saturday 10:30am-1:30pm.

May Second Saturday at the Water Center in Vancouver. Celebrate Public Works Week with hands-on activities. Free. Saturday 1-3pm. 

Me and My Family Volunteer Event in Tualatin. Kids ages 3-12 are invited to this volunteer event. Join for 30 minutes of age-appropriate tasks, 30 minutes of storytime and snack and 30 minutes of craft time. Please preregister. Free. Saturday 6-7:30pm. 

Sunday, May 10th

Lan Su Garden's Mother's Day Celebration. Make a Mother's Day card with Chinese and English characters and stamps, see cultural performances and calligraphy art demonstrations. $7-$9.50. Sunday 10am-4pm. 

Sunday Parkways: East Portland. Streets close to traffic, allowing families to get out and be active. The kick-off event in East Portland features beautiful natural areas including the newly-finished Foster Floodplain Natural Area. 

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: May 2-4

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, May 1st

Free Fit4Mom Fitness Class and Mother's Day Celebration at Jamison Square. Enjoy a free stroller strides class plus giveaways, refreshments and activities for the kids. Please pre-register. Free. Friday 9-11am. 

Weekly Friday Morning Storytime and Craft at The Craft Factory in SW PDX. Enjoy a free storytime from a local bookstore and a discount craft. Storytime is free. $5 for two ornamental craft bases. Friday 10:30-11am. 

Latino Celebration at Clark College in Vancouver. Celebrate children and reading at this bilingual celebration. Free. Friday 5-8pm. 

Saturday, May 2nd

Free Admission to Local Museums with Bank of America Card. This weekend Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders can get one free admission to the Portland Art Museum, Portland Children's Museum and the Portland Japanese Garden. See museum websites for hours. 

Kid Club: Flower Power. Make a Mother's Day Flower Pot at any of the three Al's Garden Center locations (Gresham, Sherwood and Woodburn). Registration required. $5. Saturday 9:30-10:15am. 

Classical Up Close: Kids Concerts in Vancouver. Members of the Oregon Symphony will perform two interactive shows for kids. Free. Saturday 10:30am and 12pm. 

31st Annual Cinco De Mayo Festival on the Waterfront in SW PDX. Enjoy live entertainment, authentic food, rides, family fun and more. Admission is $4-8; children 6 and under free. Additional cost for rides. Saturday and Sunday 11am-11pm. 

The Fourth Annual Great Glasses Play Day in SW PDX. Help celebrate children who wear glasses at this meet-up with free carnival games and more. Free. Saturday 2pm.

Southside Family Barn Dance in SE PDX. Featured entertainment is a concert by Caroline Oakley from 4:30-5:30pm. There will also be puppet theater, parachute games, a craft sale, food and more. $7 per person. Saturday 4-6:30pm.  

Sunday, May 3rd

The Alphabeticians at Cafe au Play in SE PDX. Come sing and dance and learn the alphabet backwards and forwards. $5 per child. Sunday 10-11am. 

Children's Author Dan Gutman Visits Green Bean Books in NE PDX. Bestselling author of "The Genius Files" shares his new rhythmic book "Rappy the Raptor." Free. Sunday 2-3pm. 

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: April 17-19

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, April 17th

Open Playgroup at the Friendly House in NW PDX. Explore a wide variety of activities and play in the gym with crawl-through tunnels, trikes and other age-appropriate climbing and sliding structures. First visit free; $6 following. Friday 9:30-11am.  
PP&R Ladybug Walk in SW PDX. This week explore Hoyt Arboretum with a trained nature guide. Best for ages 2-5. $4/child. Friday 10am.  

Gogh Kids Canvas Painting Class in SW PDX. Step by step painting classes for kids, with a different subject each week. This week, paint a beautiful stained glass tree. $15. Friday 4-5pm.

Saturday, April 18th

Wapato Nature Walks on Sauvie Island. Join a park naturalist for a guided nature walk that focuses on the local natural and cultural history of Sauvie Island. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Free. Saturday 8-11am. 

StreamTeam Earth Day Celebration in Vancouver. Enjoy free children's activities, wildlife shows, salmon tours and more. Free. Saturday 10am-2pm. 

Local Author Storytime with FLY! by Karl Newsom Edwards at the Craft Factory. Attend this free reading then make a bug craft for $10. Saturday 11am-1pm. 

Closing Weekend of Tears of Joy Theatre's When Animals Were People. Folktales from Mexico and Argentina are brought to life in this bilingual play. $14-21. Saturday at 11am and 1pm; Sunday at 1 and 3pm. 

McMenamins Kennedy School Presents Mo Phillips & The Spaghetti Pants Dance Band. This concert with one of Portland's best-loved musicians benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Advance purchase highly recommended. $7-12; children under 2 are free. Saturday 1pm.

Opening Weekend of Echo Theater Company's Rarely Pure and Never Simple. This aerial dance, acrobatics and original physical theater production is performed by teen ensemble the Zig Zags with opening act the Knick Knacks. Recommended for ages 7 and up. $12-18. Saturday at 7 pm; Sunday at 1 and 4:30pm.

Sunday, April 19th

Preschool Story and Stroll at Tryon Creek State Park. This program, aimed at children ages 2-6, integrates nature exploration, art, literature, movement and outdoor play. Free. First come, first served beginning 30 minutes before the program starts. Sunday 10-11:15am. 

Pointed Man Band CD Release Party at the Village Ballroom. Pointed Man Band will release the new album "Flight of the Blue Whale." They will be joined by Tallulah's Daddy, Rick Huddle and Red Yarn. $5 per person, free under 2. Sunday 4-5:30pm.

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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