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  1. WEEKEND WARRIORS - AUGUST 14-16, 2014
  2. WEEKEND WARRIORS - August 8-10, 2014
  3. WEEKEND WARRIORS - August 1-3, 2014
  4. WEEKEND WARRIORS - JULY 25-27, 2014
  5. WEEKEND WARRIORS - JULY 18-20, 2014
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WEEKEND WARRIORS - AUGUST 14-16, 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, August 15th
Music with Miss SaraMag at Rust Coffee Lounge. Sing and dance along with Miss SaraMag as she sings, plays the piano, and incorporates percussion and American Sign Language. $5 suggested donation. Friday 10-11am.
 
Family Yoga at Green Bean Books. Using the power of yoga, storytelling, and your imagination, embark on a yoga-inspired magical adventure. Free! Friday 3:30-4:15pm.

En Taiko in Clackamas. Listen to the sounds of Japanese drumming, then try it yourself! Free! Friday 6:30pm.
 
Flicks by the Fountain in Beaverton. This week's movie will be Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG). Pre-movie, enjoy a short film from Beaverton School District's student film contest. Free! Pre-movie entertainment begins at 7pm; movie at dusk.  
 
Saturday, August 16th
Multnomah Days Street Fair. Enjoy live music, over 100 vendors, food, and an expanded kid zone (with us!). Kids activities will include art activities, a climbing wall, and lots more. More info below. Free! Saturday 9am-5pm.  
 
Seaport Celebration in North Portland. Join the fun at this family-friendly, fun-filled day of adventure at one of Portland's working marine terminals. Enjoy live music, entertainment, interactive displays and demos, and much more. More info below. Free! Saturday 10am-4pm.  
 
Green Neighborhoods Festival in North PDX.  Learn about greening your neighborhood at this kid-friendly fair, which includes organic food, crafters, musicians, and a kids activity area.  Free!  Saturday 11am-5pm.  
 
Kids Storytime at Powell's. Join for a reading of Rupert Can Dance by Jules Feiffer. Free! Saturday 11am. 
 
Hawthorne Evening Market. Check out this new family-oriented neighborhood farmers market. After getting your veggies, stop by the kids tent, which has different activities every week. Saturday 4-7:30pm.  
 
Sunday, August 17th
Family Day at the Clackamas County Fair. Check out all the fun of the county fair at a discount. All children 12 and under get free admission with one paid adult. Sunday 7am-8pm.
 
Kids Day at Woodstock Farmers Market. Bring the whole family for delicious food, kids music, and free kids activities including crafts, live animals, balloons with Olive and Dingo, face painting, and Mr. Lizard at 11 am.  Free!  Sunday 10am-2pm. 
 
Hawthorne Street Fair. This annual street fair includes lots of kid-friendly entertainment, including Lorna Miller, Penny's Puppets, Mr. Ben, stilt walkers, circus lessons, birds of prey exhibit, and more. Come by and say hi - we will be there too!  More info below. Free! Sunday 11am-5pm.
 
First Annual Bollywood Family Dance at Director Park. Activities include Bollywood dance lesson, climbing wall, henna rub-on tattoos and more! Free! Sunday 2-5pm.  

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 - August 8-10, 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, August 8th
2014 Little League Softball World Series at Alpenrose. Continuing throughout the week, the best young athletes from around the world gather in pursuit of becoming the Little League Softball World Champions. Free! Friday 10am-9pm.  

The True Story of the Three Little Wolves at Central Library. Dragon Theater Puppets presents a puppet show for all ages. Free tickets available starting 30 minutes prior. Friday 10:30-11:15am.  
 
Secret Codes Rip City Math Family Series in SE PDX. Learn how to encrypt and decrypt ciphers and codes. $10/family. Friday 4:30-5:30pm. 
 
Flicks on the Bricks in Downtown Portland. This week's free movie showing is The Princess Bride! Music by Jared Evers begins at 7pm, movie at dusk.  
 
Saturday, August 9th
9th Annual NW Fossil Fest in Hillsboro.  The Rice Museum hosts this annual event, this year featuring fossilized wood.  Families can learn about fossils, fossil collection, preparation, identification, and display.  Educational games and activities for children will also be available.  Free!  Saturday 10am-4pm. 
 
Healthy Kids' Street Fair at Randall Children's Hospital.  Discounted helmets, car seat safety, tours of the kids team ambulance, a fire truck, nutrition and safety education, crafts, hula hooping, and more.  Free!  Saturday 10am-2pm.

Alberta Street Fair. Parade, kids corner, music, vendors, fun and more! See details below. Free! Saturday 11am-6pm. 
 
Campus Blues Fest in NE PDX.   This inaugural family-friendly blues festival features performances by a number of Portland blues icons.  Free!  Saturday 12-8pm.  
 
Puppet Palooza at Green Bean Books.  While at the Alberta Street Fair, stop by Green Bean Books for puppet making out of recycled materials and a grand performance at the Green Bean Puppet Theater.  Free!  Saturday 12-5pm.  
 
Rock Creek Hoedown at McMenamins.  Live music by Mr. Ben (at 2pm) and others, balloons by Joe Mishkin, and more!  Free!  Saturday 2-10pm.  
 
20th Anniversary Taiko Extravaganza at Washington Park.  Thunderous drums of unity and dance commemorate Portland Taiko's 20th year of artistry and innovation.  Free! Saturday 6-8pm. 
 
Sunday, August 10th
Providence Bridge Pedal.  Cheer on your favorite rider or take part in the special 3-mile bike ride for kids (pre-registration required). Free!  Spectating begins Sunday at 6:45am; kids pedal begins at 10am.  

Music with Mr. Hoo at Cafe au Play.  Mr. Hoo (one half of the Alphabeticians) plays fun music for the kids and their grownups.  Kids can also enjoy the toys and sandbox at Cafe au Play.  $5/child.  Sunday 10-11am.  
 
Paris in the Park Blocks.  The Portland Art Museum hosts its free family and community day, featuring park-inspired art making and an exhibition of paintings.  Free!  Sunday 10am-5pm, children's activities begin at noon. 
 
Tools and Technology of the Chinookan People in Ridgefield. Discovery tools and technology that our human ancestors across the world have used for thousands of years.  $3/vehicle.  Children's activities available from 12-4pm.  
 
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 1-3, 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, August 1st 
Free contemporary dance workshop with Portland Ballet in SW PDX.  Dancers ages 12-19 can join for this free workshop.  Please register to attend. Friday 10am-1pm.
  
Music with Mr. Hoo at the Village Ballroom.  Mr. Hoo of the Alphabeticians performs fun music for kids and their grownups.  $5/family.  Friday 11am-noon.  
 
Free admission to the Children's Museum.  Join for free admission, plus special crafts and activities.  This month, craft your own boat! Friday 4-8pm. 
 
Summer Circus Art Show in SE PDX.  Splendorporium and Art4Life present Summer Circus, an art show featuring work created by kids.  Live music by The Greencarts will be present for the grand opening Free!  Friday 7-9pm. 
 
Saturday, August 2nd
Free Admission to Local Museums.  Folks with a Bank of America card can get free admission all weekend to the Portland Art Museum, Portland Children's Museum, and Portland Japanese Garden.  See museum websites for hours. 
 
Kids Cook at the PSU Farmers Market. Junior chefs ages 7 to 11 cultivate their culinary skills with farm-fresh ingredients at the market.  This week: fresh market fruit kabobs with yogurt and granola.  $5.  Please pre-register.  Saturday 8:30-10am. 
 
Once Upon a Family Theatre at Portland Metro Arts.  Once Upon a Family Theatre presents The Princess who Never Smiled, a theatrical experience for all ages.  After the show, families are invited to stay for arts & crafts.  Show is $1 children/$2 adults. Craft activity is an addition $1 per person. Saturday 12-1pm.
 
Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream in Oregon City.  Staged! Youth Summer Stock Theatre presents this free performance of one of Shakespeare's most-loved comedies.  This performance is abridged and accessible for families and kids.  Free!   Saturday and Sunday 2pm.
 
Sunday, August 3rd
Sundae in the Park at Sellwood Park.  Sellwood's biggest event of the year is here!  Enjoy music, a climbing wall, and other fun before finishing up the evening with a screening of Back to the Future. Free!  Sunday noon-11pm. 
 
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 25-27, 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 25th
Micah and Me at A Children's Place. Get your music fix at Portland's oldest independently owned children's bookstore. Free! Friday 10:30am.

Flicks on the Bricks at Pioneer Courthouse Square. The Flicks on the Bricks seasons kicks of withGhostbusters (PG) on Friday. Pre-movie entertainment (Lincoln's Beard) begins at 7pm, movie at dusk.

Saturday, July 26th
44th Annual Great Oregon Steam Up in Brooks.  Lots of tractors, cars, and other vehicles to view, plus kids pedal tractor pulling, blacksmithing, and other demonstrations and activities. Saturday and Sunday 7am-6pm. $12/day, kids 12 and under free.


Kids Dig at Fort Vancouver. Kids ages 8-12 excavate a site and discover what we can learn about the past from the artifacts buried underneath. Free with admission. Space is limited and can be reserved ahead or day of. Saturday 10:30am and 2pm.

Balloon City Experiments at Sellwood-Moreland Library. Using balloons and props, Charles and Biscuit the Dog Puppet conduct a silly but sound engineering experiment involving a pulley and then, with the help of the audience, construct a balloon cityscape. Saturday 12-12:45pm. Free!

Cowabunga Chemistry at the Gregory Heights Library. Presented by OMSI, kids can make amazing chemical reactions and discover a bit about polymers. For grades K-5. Saturday at 1pm and 2pm. Free!
 
Sauvie Island Barn Dance & Barbecue. Great food, beer, wine, a silent auction, and of course live music and square dancing. Saturday starting at 4:30pm.  Individual tickets are $30, children under 12 are $5

Portland Festival Symphony at Cathedral Park. Music by Herold, Bizet, Liszt, and others will be performed at this free outdoor concert. Saturday 6pm. Free!

Sunday, July 27th
Woodstock Farmers Market. Tasty fresh food, music you can dance to, kids activities with Art School Studio and PDX Kids Calendar. Sunday 10am-2pm. 
 
Sunday Parkways - NE Portland. 8 miles of city streets are closed off to traffic. Entertainment includes the Alphabeticians, OpsFest Shakespeare, Circus Cascadia, a climbing wall, and much more. Sunday 11am-4pm. Free!

Lents Street Fair. Goats, live music, root beer garden, carnival games, face painting, clowns, and more fun at this annual fair. Parade begins Sunday at 12:15pm and fair starts at 1pm. Free!

The Big Float at Marquam Bridge. People are encouraged to get into the river and support its preservation and healthy development. Post-float entertainment includes live music, food, and a kids area where the Grand Ronde Tribes will present Native American crafts. Sunday 1-6pm. $9.

A Journey Back in Time at the Tigard Library. Be transported to a pioneer settlement with stations set up to pan for gold, scrub clothes, card wool, grind wheat into flour, and play with handmade wooden toys. Sunday 2-4pm. 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 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.

    


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