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Weekend Warriors: 2/15-2/17

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.

Check out Mo Phillips' blend of soul, rock, blues, and kindie goodness at Treehouse Boutique on Friday at 10. $5/child.

On Friday from 12:30 to 1:30 you can make Red Fans for the Lunar New Year at the Midland Library.  Decorate red accordion fans with origami paper, Chinese character rubber stamps, glitter, and other materials. Free!

Head to the Charles Jordan Community Center on Friday from 6 to 8 for a Family Dinner Night.  There will be dance, arts, and, of course, food.  Free!

On Saturday from 11 to 3:30, check out Museum Family Saturday at the Oregon Maritime Museum.  Explore the exhibits, turn the steering wheel, learn about maritime communication, and make nautical flags to take home with you.  Families of up to 2 adults and 2 children under 14 will be admitted free. 

Saturday from 11 to 3 is Community Day at the Oregon Historical Society.  In celebration of Black History Month, there will be special activities for all ages with a focus on black history in Oregon.  You can also check out the newest exhibit, "All Aboard! Railroading and Portland's Black Community."  Free admission. 

There are two opportunities to check out Tears of Joy Theatre's bilingual performance of Papagayo this Saturday.  Saturday at 11 at the St Johns Library, and at 2 at the Central Library (tickets available 30 minutes in advance).  Free!

On Saturday at 11, head to Powell's on Burnside to listen to Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats.  This book is being read in celebration of the new Storyland Exhibit at The Children's Museum, which opened this week! Free!

Make your own snow globes at the Gregory Heights Library on Saturday from 1 to 2.  Preregistration is required - 503 988 5234.  Free!  

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Midland Library on Sunday from 2 to 4.  There will be traditional lion dance, music, games, foods, and crafts.  Free!

ComedySportz brings its improv games to the 12 and under crowd with ComedySportz 4 Kidz on Sunday at 2.  Reservations are recommended -  503 236 8888.  $8 kids, $10 adults.

Music Together's Concert & Scholarship Fundraiser is this Sunday at the Alberta Rose Theater.  There will be two showings - one at 3 and one at 5.  Last year the concert sold out, so you may want to buy tickets in advance.  $10 adults, $5 children.

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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