Weekend Warriors: August 31-September 3
Oh lordy, the last weekend of summer! We have so many things to accomplish: my list from summer's beginning is still mostly without check-marks (rebuild fence, plant an herb garden, take the train to British Columbia, make jelly, go camping...). What will you be racing to finish this weekend?
Oregon State Fair. I don't go for the carnival part -- I love to look at livestock and photography and the "home arts." I know lots of urbanMamas like to enter their own handiwork and it's fun to be inspired by the quiltmakers and drool over the cool chicken and rabbit breeds -- and maybe take one home!
OBT Exposed! My son takes classes at the school of OBT, but still, it's a thrill to see the grown-up dancers practicing on the stage in the Park Blocks. Rehearsals are held today from 2-5 p.m.; two performance will be held tomorrow, Sept. 1, at 3 and 4 p.m.
Big Screen on the Green. These movies are great fun, especially when they're in your own neighborhood and you can meet up with some like-minded community members. Bring a picnic and lots of blankets so the kids can fall asleep... or make it a date night! Tonight is Blades of Glory at Brooklyn Park.
Flicks on the Bricks. Don't like Blades of Glory? Check out Batman, also starting at dusk, at Iponeer Courthouse Square.
Harvesting Party! Bring buckets or boxes and your best harvesting clothes and pick plums for freezing, canning or just nibbling. At Zenger Farm, 117th and Foster; you can take the #71 bus to the farm's front door.
Summer Concert Series -- Misty Mamas at Lents Park. I don't know this American Roots band but I love the name! Sunday from 2-5 p.m.