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WEEKEND WARRIORS - February 7-9, 2014

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.

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

Portland Opera To Go Presents: La Bohème in SE PDX. Do you like stories? Music? Comedy? Theater? Then you like opera! If you have never been to an opera, Portland Opera To Go's 50-minute, English language adaptation of Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème is just the way to get acquainted. Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm. $5 under 12 years, $10 for adults, $20 for a family of four.

Free Family Day at Washington County Museum. Join Museum staff and volunteers for free hands-on history and art activities for the whole family. Bring the kids and create a project to take home, enjoy stories, see and touch artifacts, learn about local history and more. Saturday 10am-1pm. Free!

February Second Saturday at the Water Center: Love Your Trees. February is a great month to show your love for trees. Trees are special - even those that have lost their leaves for the winter. Enjoy making various crafts from different parts of a tree. Saturday 1-3pm. Free!

Portland Baroque Orchestra Young People's Concert at First Baptist Church. Young People's Concerts are fun, educational, and interactive presentations of baroque music suitable for the whole family. Young People's concerts are typically an hour long and feature selections of music from a concert in the current season program. After the playing is complete, everyone has a chance to come forward, ask questions and explore the instruments. Saturday 3-4pm. $10 adults, $5 kids, $20 family of 4.

2nd Saturday Family Dance at Fulton Park Community Center. Heidi Vorst will be calling a variety of international folk dances, backed by Suessefuesse. She'll also bring her amazing folk dance students, who will perform at intermission in traditional attire representing cultures around the world. Saturday 4:30-6:30pm. $6/adult, $5/child, $20/family maximum and babes.

Viking Pancake Breakfast at Norse Hall. Save your Sunday morning appetite for all-you-can-eat pancakes, served with scrambled eggs, sausage links, fruit, orange juice, and coffee or tea. Ann Grangaard will lead story time for the youngsters at 10 am. Sunday 8:30am-1pm. Adults are $7, children ages 5-12 are $4, and children under 5 eat free.

African American Read-In at North Portland Library. Local celebrities and community leaders read from works by their favorite African American writers at the 18th annual African American Read-In. Fiction and nonfiction for children and adults will be featured in an afternoon of good words from great works. Sunday 2-3:30pm. Free!

JuggleMania with Shoehorn at the Village Ballroom. Fun for the family - entertainment may contain a teddy bear escape artist, the world's only rat vest, a growling Chinese yoyo, and an eyeball juggling goddess. Performance definitely contains two of the Northwest's most unique and engaging variety performers in a show packed with hilarity & dexterity. Knives fly, plates spin, tiny pianos play and volunteers become part of a show that is often compared to Pixar for its all-ages appeal. Sunday 4-5:30pm. $5/person

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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