Here’s the scoop
for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check out the kid-friendly activities on PDX Kids
Calendar and the urbanMamas
author Joy Preble at Powell's
Cedar Hills Crossing at Book
Fan Friday on Friday
at 4:30. She will lead a discussion about folklore and fairy tales in
young adult books. Free, and for ages 10-18.
Check out Olive
Rootbeer and Dingo's story, song, and balloon time at a new location
Coffee - on Friday at
4:30. Suggested $5 donation.
Get moving with dancing
for the whole family at Quaking
Grass. This month's focus will be on creativity. Potluck
at 5:30, followed by dancing with DJ Lisa Hillyard. $3/person.
Saturday is Family
Day at the Washington
County Museum. Enjoy free admission to the museum, and learn
about how different cultures celebrate the new year. From 10-1.
animal finger puppets at
Library using recycled
materials and fancy decorations on Saturday from 10:15 to 11:45. Free!
for dragons! Celebrate appreciate a dragon month with a
dragon-themed storytime, songs, and movement. Best for children ages 3-8.
Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 at the Capitol Hill Library.
Happy Birthday, J.R.R. Tolkien!
Celebrate the birthday of the creator of "The Hobbit" with
movies, a costume contest, Willamette Radio Workshop, music, and other fun.
Saturday at the Kennedy
School beginning at
11. All ages welcome. Free!
Saturday at the Water
Center in Vancouver. Make snowflakes and enjoy other hands on
activities. Saturday from 1 to 3. Free!
the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Snake, with snake crafts and
creations at the Hillsboro
Library on Saturday
from 2:30 to 3:30. Free!
globes at the Troutdale
library using recycled
jars, greenery, beads, figurines, and confetti. Sunday from 2 to 3.
Free tickets available 30 minutes in advance.
Celebrate the Slavic
New Year at the Gresham
Library. Internationally-known musician Trio Voronezh will
demonstrate conventional usage of Russian instruments and folk melodies.
Sunday from 12:30 to 3:30. 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.