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WEEKEND WARRIORS - October 4-6, 2013

Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check the Events Calendar on Metro Parent's PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.

First Friday at Art ala Carte - sponsored by PDX Kids Calendar. Enjoy open studio at Art ala Carteevery first friday of the month on donation basis only. No studio fee all day! You choose how little or how much you want to donate! You can make monetary donations or bring in art supplies/recycled goodies or art related books. Most needed this month: Jewelry, baby wipes, toy cars/trucks, army men, pie pans, shoe boxes, shaving cream, happy meal size toys, stickers, construction paper. Diapers for PDX Diaper Bank. CANNOT except Fabric, TP rolls or crayons right now. Friday 10am-5pm

Greek Festival at Holy Trinity in NE PDX. Activities include face painting, gold "medals", ivy wreaths, coloring, games, puppet shows, and more! Children's Corner, 10am-8pm Friday. Noon to 8pm Saturday and Sunday. Admission: two talents. 

Free First Friday at the Children's Museum. Enjoy free admission along with special crafts, activities, and musical guests. Friday 4-8pm.  

Wordstock Book Fair Festival at Oregon Convention Center. You are officially invited to come and play at Story Land - a unique creative space at Wordstock for young people and their families to discover characters and tell stories by crafting, coloring, writing, posing, reusing and more. With help from the Northwest Children's Theater and School, Portland Child Art Studio and Portland Children's Museum - you may find yourself crafting a book, telling a story, discovering a character, or making your cover. There will also be a photobooth on Saturday with Traveling Julie Photography and Sunday with Velour Photography. Materials generously donated by SCRAP PDX. Wordstock is the Northwest's premier celebration of readers and writers. A multi-day encounter of storytelling events and collaborations bringing together novelists, poets, essayists, speakers, musicians, workshop hosts, vendors, and readers of every type.  Festival Overview here. Book Fair October 5-6 10am-6pm. Oregon Convention Center Tickets: $9/day in advance, $11 at door. $5 students. Free for kids 0-13.

Birdfest Nature Festival at Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge. Kid's activities including nature walks, raptor displays and craft stations at Wildlife Refuge and Downtown. Guided Kayak and big canoe tours, more. Saturday & Sunday. Many free events.

Old Apple Tree Festival in Vancouver.  Live music, children's activities, apple cider pressing, Scarecrow Contest, tree workshops, apple tree cuttings, and more. Saturday 11am-4pm. Free!

Spooky Science at Central Library. Count Eggbert sets the stage for a show chock full of exciting and engaging scientific Halloween surprises - melting goo and floating objects included! This highly interactive program is best for children ages 5-12. Saturday 2-2:45pm. Free (tickets available 30 min prior)

$2 at OMSI. Enjoy discounted $2 admission to OMSI the first Sunday of every month. 9:30am-5:30pm. 

Howling in the Hills Festival at The Resort at The Mountain. Gather the family for a day filled with family-friendly activities and musical entertainment. Sunday 10am-9pm. Free admission and activities. Golf extra.

Superheroes at the Symphony at the Arlene Schnitzer Hall. Superheroes take the stage when music from "Batman" and "Spiderman" lead the charge of superheroes that includes none other than Prometheus, Solomon, and the Queen of Sheba herself! With Pacific Youth Choir, Dance West and Pam Mahon, narrator. Designed for kids age 5-10. Kids concerts last approximately one hour. Sunday 2pm. $10-$27.

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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I think the pumpkin regatta is October 19th

Looks like the Bird Fest will be significantly affected by the government shut down.

So sad. I drove to Tigard with my out of town family for the Pumpkin Regatta only to find out it was the 19th and not this weekend. Spent an hour in a car with a 3 year-old for nothing. :(

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