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Weekend Warriors: 6/1-6/3

Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check the kid-friendly event listings from our friends at PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.

On Friday from 9 to 11, take part in the Children's Culture Parade at Fort Vancouver.  Children study culture from around the world and share what they have learned in the parade.   

First Friday of the month means free admission to the Children’s Museum from 4 to 8.   

There are two elementary school carnivals/fundraisers happening on Friday.  From 4:30 to 7:30, the Jason Lee Community Carnival will be happening, including the starting goalie from the Timbers, rose city rollers, rock climbing, and food by Burgerville.  From  5:30 to 8, you can head to the Llewellyn Carnival for hula hooping, tug of war, face painting, crafts, and other family fun.  $5/child.    

This Saturday, Oregon State Parks are offering free day-use parking permits and camping.  In addition, Milo McIver State Park in Estacada, in connection with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, has scheduled a day of fun events, including traditional dances, drumming, and songs.  Saturday beginning at 10. Free! 

Local favorites Johnny and Jason perform music the whole family can get into at the Hillsboro Library on Saturday at 2:30.  Free!

It's finally here!  The Alphabeticians' big release party for their new CD "Junior" is this Saturday at E.A.T. from 4 to 6.  Matt Clark and Olive Rootbeer will be on the scene.  And dress as your favorite letter for a chance to win a prize.  $5/person or $15/family max.  

Performer Kathryn Claire (Kinderqueen) will perform a free concert at Lake Oswego’s Millennium Park.  There will also be activities appropriate for ages 2-10.  Festivities begin at 4:30. Free!

The Portland Rose Festival's Star Light Parade is this Saturday at 8:30.  The parade draws more than 250,000 people to watch the funky, eclectic fun.  Free!

Take part in a Father's Day knitting event at Twisted in NE Portland.  They will provide the tools and materials, and the kids provide the creativity.  Sunday from 9:30 to 11:30. $10. 

 Head to the Children’s Museum on Sunday at 1 to take in the marimba styling of Jangano Marimba, a band made up of local middle school students.  Free with admission of $9.

Jazz guitarist Anson Wright performs at the Central Library on Sunday at 2.  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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Make that THREE elementary school carnival fundraisers. Woodlawn has theirs Friday too.

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