Weekend Warriors: June 25 - 27, 2010
We've finally reached summer, a real, honest-to-goodness summer. Yesterday I biked through parks in Southeast and past picnics and baseball games and families eating ice cream cones together on the sidewalk. Yes, summer is here! How will you spend this sure-to-be gorgeous weekend? Here are a few ways:
Friday, June 25
All day. Pick strawberries, cherries and raspberries. In the garden and in parking strip & backyard trees citywide, strawberries and tart cherries are at their peak ripeness. My raspberries are just coming on; Bing and Rainier cherries are coming into markets and trees. Go forth and pick!
5 - 8 p.m. Portland Art Museum Free Friday. Enjoy free admission on this beautiful balmy night; take a walk on the Park Blocks afterward to soak up every bit of the gorgeousness.
Saturday, June 26
4:31 a.m. Full moon. The moon rises at 8:48 p.m. Friday, and it will be full and high in the sky as dawn approaches. Beware the effects of the full moon, or celebrate this briefest night with its fattest celestial orb.
10 a.m. Musical sing-along storytime at the Mississippi Treehouse. Tylena leads the storytime; shop for new, handmade, and gently used clothing and toys. 3742 N Mississippi Ave in the courtyard of Tupelo Alley.
11 a.m. - noon. Cloth diapering 101 at Milagros. This casual gathering is a great opportunity to learn all about cloth diapering, get hands-on advice on diapering choices, etc. It is also a chance to meet other parents who are using cloth diapers or thinking about it. 5433 NE 30th Avenue.
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Free Family Self-Defense No Go Yell Tell Class at One With Heart St. John's. A fun self-defense class for kids. 8641 N. Lombard St.; call 503-231-1999 to sign up (pre-registration recommended).
2 p.m. Ellie's Ride. Ride from OMSI to random fountains downtown for a splashy good time so bring your swimsuits and towels! We’ll stop at Saturday Market at some point towards the end of the ride then loop back to OMSI. Meet at OMSI near the submarine.
Sunday, June 27
7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Multicultural Holistic Artistic Mamas Circle. This group celebrates Portland's ethnically diverse families. Join us for a picnic and play time. Peninsula Park. Call Erica, 503.995.1918, for more information.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. North Portland Sunday Parkways. Car-free roads: crawl, walk, tricycle, scooter, bike, or however you want to get around sans motor. Bike parade at 11, meet at Girly Bikes, Peninsula Park; grandparent and grandchild walk at 12:30, meet at Kenton Park. Peninsula Park, N. Rosa Parks Way to Albina Ave.
2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Multnomah County Bike Fair. Plenty of room to ride; lots of kid-friendly events, tasty treats, bikey wares, entertainment. SE Alder between 12th and 14th Avenues.