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Weekend Warriors: 2/22-2/24

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.

Ladybug Nature Walks are in full swing!  Walk through Whitaker Ponds Natural area and explore nature with a friendly and knowledgeable guide.   Friday at 10.  $3 per child.  Please see the brochure for exact location. 

This Friday enjoy a special $5 admission to Art a la Carte at its new(ish) location in NE Portland.  This week, create bottle cap magnets.  Friday from 3 to 5.

The Community Music Center is hosting its monthly Family Friday Concert Series on Friday at 7:15.  This month they will be featuring The Heritage, a bluegrass/alt-country band.  Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5 per person or $15 per family.

Saturday is Girl's Day at the World Forestry Center.  Girls of all ages can discover the amazing life of the forests and enjoy activities created specially for them.  Saturday from 10 to 2.  $5.


The First Tech Challenge is at OMSI on Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 4.  High school robotics teams converge for a day of mechanical madness.  Free with admission.

The Paper Airplane Guy will be at the Evergreen Space Museum on Saturday for a general public show at 10 and at 1.  He is the world record holder for distance with a paper airplane, and will be showing his tricks of the trade.  Free with museum admission. 

There's a special storytime at A Children's Place on Saturday at 1 featuring Dr. Travis Agee.  Dr. Agee is a dentist who will read fun dental-related books and lead teeth-related activities.  Free!

The Second Annual Family Sock Hop at the Mt. Scott Community Center is Saturday from 6 to 8.  Live music, root beer floats, craft stations, and more.  $3/person or $10/family.

Check out the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival at the Central Library at 12:30 or at 3.  This festival debuts videos that compress the story of a Newbery award-winning book into 90 seconds or less. Free!

The Portland Youth Philharmonic will be performing its Cadenza Concert at Skyview High School on Sunday at 4.  Tickets are $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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