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Weekend Warriors: 11/16-11/18

Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.

There are many ways to celebrate Native American culture this weekend.  On Friday beginning at 3:30, the East Portland Community Center is hosting Native American Family Day, featuring a blessing by Native elders, arts & crafts, swimming, and more.  On Saturday at 2, see Painted Sky Northstar Dance Company combine traditional Native American dance and music with contemporary music in a high energy show at the Midland Library.  And on Saturday at  3, learn about Northwest Coast Native American culture through mask making at the Kenton Library.  All events are free! 

Olive Rootbeer and Dingo, clowns, balloonists, musicians, and storytellers extraordinaire, have a new weekly show at Laurelhurst Café on Fridays at 9:30.  Come by and say hi!  $5 suggested donation.

The Community Music Center’s Family Friday concert series continues on Friday at 7:15 with a performance by the Portland Cello Project.  The concert is free with a $5/person or $15/family suggested donation.

This Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 to 4:30 dig out those bell bottoms, get your tie dye shirts ready, and put on those dancing shoes because its time for Baby Woodstock at the Children’s Museum!  Enjoy music by Aaron Nigel Smith, The Alphabeticians, Lorna Miller, and Johnny and Jason and crafts like friendship bracelets and tie dye.  Most activities are free with admission ($9) but there may be additional fees for crafts.  Check the PCM website for the full schedule.

There's a Fix-it-Fair this Saturday from 9:30 to 3 at Madison High School in NE.  Sample exhibits include gardening with kids, container gardening, energy saving tips, nutrition on a budget, ecoroofs, and lots more.  Free!

Discover Portland's maritime history at the Portland Maritime Museum on Saturday from 11 to 4, and make a craft project to take home.  Admission is free!

Speaking of The Alphabeticians.... They are playing a kid- and adult-friendly set at Jam on Hawthorne Saturday from 6 to 8.  Eat some great food while listening to some fun music!  $10 suggested donation per family. 

Give time for thanks this pre-Thanksgiving weekend with a nature walk at Oxbow Regional Park. While walking along the Sandy River, take time to celebrate the simple gifts of nature.  Sunday at 10:15.  Advance registration required.  $5 parking fee.  

The Portland Youth Philharmonic is playing a prelude concert at Skyview High School in Vancouver on Sunday at 4.  Highlights include Dukas's Sorcerer's Apprentice.  $10-12. 

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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