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A little rain never stopped us Portlanders! Check out this week's ladybug nature walk at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge on Friday at 10. Explore nature, rain or shine! $3 per preschooler. Exact location here.
This week's Messy Monkeys at 100th Monkey Studios is appropriate for the season: pumpkins! Make an orange collage, paint a pumpkin, and open up a pumpkin to study the pulp. Friday from 10 to 12. $8/hour/child. Advance registration appreciated.
The West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta comes to Tualatin Commons for the ninth year this Saturday from 10 to 4. The Regatta is a series of wacky races around the lake in 1000 pound pumpkin boats by costumed paddlers. There will also be live music, pumpkin pie eating contests, kids pumpkin carving, pumpkin golf, clowns, costume contests, and more. Free!
Play after Play is putting on The Funny Little Woman, a tale from Japan, this Saturday at 10 at Brooklyn Bay. Children and their families watch the performance, and then come on stage for some gentle post-play playing. Best for ages 2 to 8. $7, kids under 2 are free. Reserve tickets by calling 503 772 4005.
The Cedar Hills Rec Center hosts its Fall Festival on Saturday from 11 to 4. Activities include clowns, magic show, pumpkin painting, costume parade, and family games among others. $2.50/person, under 2 free.
Ready, Carve, Roll! Set your pumpkin up with some wheels and a decorative shell and race it down Creston Park Hill. The bigger the crash, the louder the cheers. Please preregister to race - 503 823 3183. Saturday from 1 to 3. $3/pumpkin.
Create earrings, bracelets, and necklaces using beads and wires in this bilingual jewelry making class with Maria Alvarado at the St Johns Library. Saturday from 2 to 4. Call 503 988 5397 to preregister. Free!
The 15th Annual Costume Carnival comes to the East Portland Community Center on Saturday from 5 to 7. A great evening of carnival games, face painting, and crafts. Tickets are 4 for $1 at the door, or 2 cans of food.
Welcome Professor Banjo back to Portland as he performs a special show for kids and families at TaborSpace. Sunday from 3 to 4. Free, donations accepted.
Learn about Day of the Dead celebrations and its traditions, and paint your own edible sugar skull in this bilingual event at the Fairview-Columbia Library. Sunday from 3 to 4:30. Registration required.
Portland Taiko performs People of the Drum at the Charles Jordan Community Center on Sunday at 3:30. Free!
Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Check out these great new guides from PDX Kids Calendar - Fall Fun Guide including pumpkin patches, haunted houses and community happenings - as well as their Ultimate Guide to Rainy Day Family Fun including indoor and outdoor fun ideas for those rainy days.
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.