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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.

Ladybug Nature Walks at Ventura Park. Explore nature in Portland parks with trained naturalists! For ages 2-5 with grown-up. Stroller friendly. Friday 10am. $4/preschooler, no charge for adults.

Story Time with Olive and Dingo at Pie Spot. Not your average Story Time!! Full of comedy, songs, stories, balloons and laughter. Sure to get the jumpers jumping, the dancers dancing, wigglers wiggling and the noise makers cooing. Friday 3-4pm. $5 per child for balloons and entertainment.

Stories Alive Readers Theater at Lake Oswego Library. Join the fun for reading with the Youth Action Council - a group of L.O. teens who work with the Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department to improve the quality of life for teens in our community. Saturday 11am. Free!

Final weekend to see NWCT's Goodnight Moon. The classic bedtime story is lovingly retold as the "Great Green Room" springs to life, from singing bears playing musical chairs, to a nervous cow jumping over the moon. Incorporating sensory storytelling and American Sign Language, this is a theatrical lullaby perfect for every child. Best ages 4+. Saturday & Sunday noon and 3pm. $18-$22
African Marimba Concert in NE PDX. Put on your dancing shoes and come hear eight groups (including two children's groups) play high-energy music from Zimbabwe and South Africa. Saturday Noon-4:30pm, doors open at 11:30am. Free!

Opening weekend - OCT's Zombie in Love. Mortimer is looking for love in all the usual places - like the gym (if only his arm would stop falling off) and the bus stop (too bad his chocolates were worm-filled). Nothing works. But when he takes out a newspaper ad to find a date to Cupid's Ball, Mortimer is sure he'll find the ghoul of his dreams waiting by the punch bowl. Haunting tunes and monster mash moves are sure to thrill audiences of all ages. Best ages 4+. Saturday 2pm and 5pm. Sunday 2pm. $15-$28

Owl Fest at Tryon Creek. If you love owls, come out to Tryon Creek State Natural Area for an evening of Owl Celebration with activities for the entire family including owl pellet dissection, owl crafts, owl presentations, guided hikes, snacks and close-up encounters with the Audubon Education Owls- Hazel and Julio! Saturday 5-7pm. Free!

Portland Youth Philharmonic at Schnitzer Hall. An epic musical event in honor of PYP's 90th Anniversary Season, featuring a virtuosic performance of the Bartok viola concerto by Concerto Competition Winner Samuel Zacharia and the first Oregon performance of Shostakovich's towering Fourth Symphony in 29 years. Saturday 7:30pm. $17-$50.

Thing 1 & Thing 2 Wigs Craft Station at Green Bean Books. Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a fun craft for kids. Sunday noon-4pm. Free!

Oregon Symphony Kid's Concert Say it with Music at Schnitzer Concert Hall. There's nothing like music to describe the wondrous world around us. From typewriters to modern major generals, here's music that will make these things absolutely unforgettable! With Pacific Youth Choir, Dance West and narrator Pam Mahon. Designed for kids age 5-10. Kids concerts last approximately one hour. Sunday 2-3pm. $10 and up.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party at All Learning Palace Locations. Happy birthday to Dr. Seuss. Head to Learning Pace for stories, games, activities, cake and more. Sunday starting at 2pm.

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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African Marimba Concert checked for me and my family .

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