November 18, 2015

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, November 20th
Mo Phillips Music Time in N PDX. Bring the whole family to rock out to fun and energetic tunes performed by one of Portland's favorite children's musicians. Friday, 10-11 am. $5 per child.
Storytime with Olive and Dingo in NE PDX. Lovable clowns Olive and Dingo will be telling stories, singing songs and making balloon creations for all ages. Friday, 3-4 pm. Free!
Eco Kid's Club in NE PDX. All ages are welcome to come play, learn about the environment and make new friends. Activities were designed by kids for kids and will be followed by a showing of an earth-friendly movie. Bring a dinner dish to share or eat at home first and enjoy the provided snacks. Friday, 5:30-8 pm. Free!
Saturday, November 21st
Angel Tree Walk at Lloyd Center in NE PDX. Join a festive walk led by Santa that ends at a holiday party filled with games, crafts, music and fun. Saturday, 9-11 am. Please bring one unwrapped gift per participant as a donation.
International Games Day in Milwaukie. Game lovers ages 5 and older are invited to make their own board games, play with provided board games, or participate in Xbox One, Pokemon and Magic the Gathering group play. Saturday, 10 am-4 pm. Free!
Junie B. Jones at the Oregon Children's Theatre in SW PDX. Come out for closing weekend of this delightful musical based on the New York Times Bestselling book series. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Saturday, 2 pm and 5 pm. Sunday, 11 am and 2 pm. $14-$32.

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November 11, 2015

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, November 13th
Ladybug Walk in SE PDX. Portland Parks and Recreation invites children 2-5 years old and their families to walk through parks, gardens and other natural areas with a guide. Explore plants, animals and the beautiful scenery. This will be the last event of the season, with walks resuming in February. Friday, 10 am. $4 per child.
​Lego-Palooza in North Plains. Kids, teens and adults are welcome to use the library's Legos and Duplos to build and create, while socializing with other Lego enthusiasts. Friday, 11 am-2 pm. Free!
​Free Family Films at Poa Cafe in N PDX. Enjoy a selection from an eclectic mix of films geared towards ages 4-11. Movies will be displayed on an indoor projector, and families are invited to enjoy treats from the cafe as well. Friday, 5:30-7:30 pm. Free!
Saturday, November 14th
​Teach Kids to be a Dog's Best Friend in NW PDX. Children in grades K-5 are invited with their parents to participate in this fun and interactive class. An expert dog instructor will teach about how to safely interact with dogs and the best ways to play. Pre-registration encouraged. Saturday, 10-11:30 am. Free!
Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club Annual Show in N PDX. Explore 4200 square feet of museum quality modeling, fun and education. Features Thomas and a large LEGO display. Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-5 pm. $3 for kids 3-11. $7 for adults.
Portland Family Dance in SW PDX. Come learn fun and easy dances to live bluegrass music in a kid-friendly setting that is open to all ages. Saturday, 4:30-6:30 pm. $5 for kids. $6 for adults. $20 family maximum.
​Rosebuds Home Season Bout in SE PDX. See these 12-17 year old female athletes in action as the Death Scar Derby Droids take on the Rainbow Bites, followed by the Undead Avengers taking on the Little Red Riveters. This are the #4 & #5 ranked bouts for the junior home teams of Rose City Rollers. The 7-12 year old Rose Petals also play on Sunday. Click here for the full season lineup. Saturday, 6 pm. $10-$14. Children 6 and younger are free.  

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November 04, 2015

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, November 6th 
​MICAH AND ME Toddler Dance Party at A Children's Place Bookstore in NE PDX. All ages are invited to dance and listen to these local musicians (and stay-at-home dads) play fun and familiar tunes. Friday, 9:30 am. Suggested donation of $5. 
​Artisan Market Holiday Magic 2015 in SW PDX. Browse the eclectic variety of handmade and local goods offered by Portland's own artisans and makers. Friday and Saturday. Hours vary. Free!
​First Friday Flick in North Plains. Families are invited to come together at the Jessie Mays Community Center to enjoy popcorn and a showing of Pixar's Inside Out. Friday, 6-8 pm. Free!
Saturday, November 7th
​Portland Wordstock in SW PDX. This festival will include author discussions, activities for readers of all ages, a book fair, pop-up readings and concerts, a beer tent and local food trucks. Saturday, 9 am-6pm. Ages 17 and younger are free. $15 for adults. 
Silly Miss Jeanie's Storytime in SE PDX. Bring your kids to enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays and rhymes performed by a local children's librarian, musician and early-literacy advocate. Saturday, 10-10:45 am. $3. 
Enchanted Sleeping Beauty in Hillsboro. Journey Theater Arts group presents this "family day" performance of their own twist on a familiar fairytale. Saturday, 7-9 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $14 at the door. 
Sunday, November 8th
Princess Sophia Storytime at Amazing Fairytale Parties in SE PDX. Princess Sophia herself will delight little ones with a storytime and sing-along, as well as dancing, games and balloon animals. Sunday, 11 am-noon. $12. 
Family Open Play in SW PDX. Geared toward ages 0-5, this fun and safe play space offers a wide variety of equipment for children to explore. There is also a kitchen area for ages 3-5 that includes sensory materials, manipulatives and crafts with smaller working parts. Sunday, noon-1:30 pm. $5 per child, $2.50 for additional siblings. 

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.


October 21, 2015

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, October 23rd
PP&R Ladybug Walk in N PDX. Children ages 2-5 years old and their parents are invited to walk through Portland's parks exploring the trees, bugs, animals, plants, smells and sounds. Friday, 10 am. $4 per child. 
Monster Mash at Peninsula Park in N PDX. Wear your costumes, play games, create crafts, eat pizza and have fun at this community event. Friday, 6-8 pm. Free!
Kruger's Cabaret on Sauvie Island in NW PDX. Enjoy delicious food and beverages while watching cabaret performers, fire dancers and outdoor movies. Friday, 6-10 pm. Children 4 and younger are free. $5 for those 5-12 years old. $10 for adults.
Giant Consignment Event at ThriftMouse in Hillsboro. This upscale consignment event offers a wide selection of gently used and new toys, children's furniture, equipment, clothing, shoes, books, maternity items and more. Friday-Sunday. Hours vary. 
Saturday, October 24th
Salmon Creek Tree Planting in Vancouver. Make a difference and have fun while exploring Salmon Creek Park, an urban wildlife greenway. All ages welcome. Tools, gloves, hot cocoa, coffee and snacks will be provided. Pre-registration required. Saturday, 9 am-noon. Free!
Life-Sized Clue: Unmasked in Cornelius. Geared toward grades 6-12, this life-sized old school murder mystery game will provide clues and an opportunity to solve "who dunnit?" Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration recommended. Saturday, noon-2 pm. Free!
Costume Carnival at East Portland Community Center in SE PDX. Enjoy carnival games, face painting and crafts for preschool and grade school ages, and parents too. Don't forget to wear your costume! Saturday, 5-7:30 pm. Four tickets for $1 or unlimited game bracelets for $5. 
Opening Night of OCT's Junie B. Jones in SW PDX. This musical is based on the popular book series about a feisty first grader. Come laugh and sing with Junie B. as she encounters a new teacher, new friends and the lunch lady! Runs October 24-November 22. 

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