Weekend Warrior: 2/8-2/10
Beginning Friday and lasting through the weekend, OMSI is
hosting the 62nd annual agate and mineral show.
Free with museum admission. Winter hours are 9:30 to 5:30.
This month as part of Powell's at Cedar Hills Crossing's writing workshop Book Fan Friday, kids ages 10 to 18 can take part in a discussion with author Kirby Larson about reading other people's letters and how they help inform historical fiction. Friday at 4:30.
Dragon Theater Puppets is now performing a weekly show at Playdate PDX every Friday at 6. This week they will be performing Rapunzel Redeems Rumpelstiltskin. Free !
Saturday is family day at the Washington County Museum (note the new location in Hillsboro). This month, join the museum to make crafts, play games, and honor the county's Hispanic community. Saturday from 10 to 1. Free!
The Northwest Family and Kids Festival at the Washington County Fair Complex is this Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 4. Games, facepainting, petting zoos, pony rides, bounce houses, mad science, and other activities for kids. $10/family. ($2 coupon available on their website.)
Yikes! Valentine's Day is next week already! If your
kiddos haven't yet made a card for that special someone, there are lots of
opportunities this weekend at your local library. Make a Valentine Saturday at 12 at
the Sellwood Library, at 1 at the
Hollywood Library, or at 2 at the Central Library. Free!
Art a la Carte is taking it on the road on Saturday! Head to the Gresham Library from 2 to 4 for an artistic free-for-all. Free!
The traditional Chinese rod puppet theater, Dragon Art Studio, will be performing traditional Chinese folk tales and other stories with traditional rod puppets at the Clark County Historical Museum on Saturday at 2. Free with admission of $2 kids, $3 seniors/students, $4 adults, of $10/family.
The Chinese New Year celebrations begin at Lan Su Gardens on Sunday and last through the 24th. Today you can enjoy lion dancing, make-a-snake activities, calligraphy demonstrations, and more. Details here. Hours are 10 to 5. Regular admission rates apply.
Oodles 4 Kids is also ringing in the new year with dragon face painting, dragon crafts, dragon puppet making with help from Olde World Puppet Theatre (at 1), book readings of traditional Chinese tales. Festivities last all day!
For even more ways to ring in the Chinese New Year, check PDX Kids Calendar’s complete guide here.
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.