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Weekend Warriors: 1/18-1/20

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.

Get an early start to Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday with The United Way's Weekend of Service.  There are dozens of opportunities to chose from - tree planting, community center sprucing, food bank stocking, and loads more.  Opportunities are available Saturday through Monday and require pre-registration.  Many of the projects are appropriate for all ages.  You can also check out PDX Kids Calendar’s post of kid-friendly volunteer opportunities here.

West Linn Library is hosting a Snowflake Ball on Friday from 10:30 to 11:30.  Babies and toddlers (0-3) are invited for winter-themed music, dancing, and treats.  Fancy dress is encouraged.  Please pre-register.  Free!  

Have fun making puppets of all sorts at 100th Monkey Studios on Friday from 10 to 12 as part of Messy Monkeys.  Best for ages 1-6.  $8/hour.   

Did you know Oaks Park hosts a family skate every Saturday morning from 10:30 to 12?  Well, they do!  The session is specifically designed for ages 10 and under and includes a 15 minute group lesson, skating games, cool music, and more.  $6/child, which includes skate rental.   

This Saturday from 11 to 4, families of up to 2 adults and 2 kids get free admission to the Oregon Maritime Museum.  Explore the exhibits, pretend to be the sea captain, and learn to tie some nautical knots.   

Portland's Old-Time Music Gathering is happening this weekend at the Scottish Rite Center.  Saturday features jamming, lots of kids programming, concerts, and family dance.  Performers include Professor Banjo. Tickets are $5 at the door, and free for ages 12 and under.   Kid-friendly sessions begin Saturday at 12:30.   

Learn some winter science at the Midland Library on Saturday from 12 to 12:45.  These winter-themed, hands-on experiments are best for ages 5-12.  Free!  

Check out kindie rock group The Toy Trains as they jam with a full band at Mississippi Pizza on Saturday at 4.  $5 for ages 12 and up.   

Enjoy some improv comedy at ComedySportz for kids that adults will love to with ComedySportz 4 Kidz.  Advance purchase recommended.  Sunday at 2.  $8 kids, $10 adults.

Enjoy one of two performances of Play after Play's "The Gentle People" this weekend at Brookyln Bay.  After the play, enjoy some gentle play with the performers.  Saturday at 10, or Sunday at 2.  $7, ages 2 and under are free. 

And – the Sellwood Bridge is being moved this Saturday!  See it in person or watch it on time-lapsed video on Sunday here.

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