October 07, 2015

Friday, October 9th
Family Fun on the Farm Day on Sauvie Island in NW PDX. Public school is out for the day and families are invited to explore the Sauvie Island Organics farm and Howell Territorial Park to learn about food, farming and the land. Friday, 10 am-noon. Free!

Apple Tasting at the Portland Nursery in SE PDX. Taste up to 60 different varieties of apples, check out the fresh-pressed cider demos and tasting, enjoy pumpkin painting, scavenger hunts and games. Friday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm. Free!

Lego Palooza in North Plains. All ages are invited to drop in to hang out and build with the library's Legos or Duplos. A great way for Lego enthusiasts to enjoy some creative, social time. Friday, 11 am-2 pm. Free!
Movie Night at Friendly House in the Pearl in NW PDX. Get a jump on the Halloween spirit with a showing of Hotel Transylvania. All ages are welcome. Friday, 6-8:30 pm. Donations appreciated. 
Saturday, October 10th
Tryon Creek Ravine Restoration Project in SW PDX. Join the Friends of Tryon Creek for an ivy pull followed by a catered lunch, great giveaways and a raffle. Saturday, 9 am-1 pm. Free!
You Light Up My Life Dance Party in SE PDX. All ages are welcome to enjoy dancing, interactive installations, infant sensory play, various performances and classes, crafts, food carts and a family photo booth. Saturday, 10 am-2:30 pm. $10. Ages 1 year and younger are free!
Second Saturday at the Water Center: Gardens in Vancouver. Bring the whole family to play and explore in the garden while getting crafty and creative with fruits, vegetables and seeds. Saturday, 1-3 pm. Free! 

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September 30, 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 2nd
$1 or Less Used Book Sale in Cornelius. Friends of the Cornelius Public library are selling used books with all proceeds going to literacy and library programs. Get there early for the best selection. Friday and Saturday. Hours vary. Admission is free. 
Teens, Juniors and Women's Consignment Event in Gresham.Check out the huge selection of clothes, shoes, accessories, home decor, tools, furniture and more at this sale event. Friday, 5-9 pm. Admission is free. 
First Friday Flick in North Plains. This showing of Disney's 2015 remake of a classic fairytale will be hosted at Jessie Mays Community Hall. Popcorn will be served and all ages are welcome. Friday, 6-8 pm. Free!
Saturday, October 3rd
64th Annual Portland Greek Festival in SE PDX. Join the fun at this local October tradition. Celebrate with delicious Greek food, dancing, kids' activities, cooking demonstrations and more. Saturday, 10 am-10 pm. Free!
Handmade Bike and Beer Festival in SE PDX. This family-friendly event pairs renowned bike frame/parts builders with local craft beer, great music, fun and games for all!  Saturday and Sunday. Hours and prices vary. 
NWCT presents The Sun Serpent in NW PDX. It's opening weekend for this production of an ancient tale told through an innovative mix of language, masks and digital media. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Saturday and Sunday. 7pm. $17-23. 

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September 23, 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, September 25th

SuperKids Resale Huge Consigment Event in Gresham. You will find rows and rows of clothes, toys, shoes, baby gear, books, games, room decor, outdoor toys, maternity, and more.  This 4 day shopping extravaganza is a great place to buy all your kids' back to school clothes or the essentials for your baby. Thursday-Sunday. Hours vary. Admission is free!

Trading at the River Native Marketplace in NW PDX. This celebration of Native American Day will include music, dancing, art and vendors. Fun for all ages. Friday, noon-7 pm. Free!
Paulaner Oktoberfest at Oaks Park in SE PDX. This fall time festival features authentic German food and beer, oompah bands, polka dancing and more. Friday-Sunday. Hours vary. $2-$5. Park attractions sold separately. 
Saturday, September 26th
Birding by Big Canoe in Vancouver. Ages 5 and older are invited to become citizen scientists. Work in small teams led by field experts as you paddle along, cataloging wildlife and plant species. Pre-registration required. Saturday, 7:30-9:30 am and 9:30 am-noon. Free!

NWCT Presents 'Elephant & Piggie, We are in a Play' in NW PDX. Perfect for first-time theater-goers, this upbeat musical explores the world of "bestus friends" Gerald the Elephant and Piggie the Pig. Together, they tackle friendship's big questions. Saturday and Sunday, 10 am and 1 pm. $17-$23. 

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September 09, 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, September 11th
Italian Language Mommy and Me Playgroup in NW PDX.Geared for ages 18 months to 3 years, this program introduces the Italian language to little ones through songs, games, art, food, stories and play. Friday, 9:30-10:30 am. Free!
Red Yarn Performs at the Warehouse Cafe in SE PDX. Join the Deep Woods Revival with singing, dancing, clapping and stomping. Friday, 10-10:45 am. $5 suggested donation.
Song Circle at Vista House in the Columbia River Gorge. If you love music and the Gorge, feel free to stop by to play along, sing along, or just sit back and enjoy the sounds of the song circle. All ages are welcome. Friday, 7-9 pm. Free!
Saturday, September 12th
Pioneer Celebration in Hillsboro. Explore a covered wagon just like the ones the pioneers used on the Oregon Trail and experience pioneer life at the Washington County Museum. There will also be stage performances, demos of pioneer craftsmanship and children's activities. Saturday, 9 am-3 pm. Free!
Peace and Justice Fair and Concert in Vancouver. A live concert, kid's activities, interactive displays and local exhibits will be offered to celebrate a healthy and sustainable community. Saturday, 9 am-4 pm. Free!
TriMet MAX Orange Line Grand Opening in PDX. Free family events will be offered at many of the new MAX Orange Line station stops, including a community-wide scavenger hunt. Plus all rides on all TriMet buses, MAX trains, the Streetcar and the Aerial Tram will be free all day long! Saturday, 11 am-6 pm. 
Belmont Street Fair in SE PDX. The whole family is invited to enjoy the delicious food, eclectic music and kid's activities including a bounce house, putt putt golf, free trolley rides, children's music and an open house at the Belmont Fire Station. Saturday, 11 am-7 pm. Free!
Meet a Disney Celebrity at Lloyd Center in NE PDX. Join in the fun at Lloyd Center's Back to School Celebration with special meet & greet guest Calum Worthy.  Calum plays 'Dez' on Disney Channel's Austin and Ally. Bring a can of food for the Oregon Food Bank and be entered to win a $250 Lloyd Center Gift Card. Saturday, noon-2 pm. Free!
Sunday, September 13th
Kids Fair in SE PDX. A family fun event in the Woodstock neighborhood, featuring a bounce house, face painting, entertainment, games, prizes, a painting studio and more. Sunday, 10 am-2 pm. 
Mini Maker Faire at OMSI in SE PDX. Check out this family-friendly showcase of projects from tech enthusiasts, crafters, homesteaders, scientists and garage tinkerers of all ages. Sunday, 10 am-5 pm. $10-$15. 
Family Open Play at Upper Westside Play Gym in SW PDX.Children 5 years old and younger are invited to enjoy the padded play environment and gym equipment. A separate area for sensory materials, manipulatives and crafts will be available for children 3 years and older as well. Sunday, noon-1:30 pm. $5. 
Sensory Playgroup at The Little Gym in Lake Oswego. Join The Shape of Behavior  for a sensory friendly playgroup. Have some fun and learn more about The Shape of Behavior's services. Sunday, 2:30-4 pm. Free! Contact rsvp@shapeofbehavior.com for more info. 

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.