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WEEKEND WARRIORS - MARCH 28-30, 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.

Spring Break with Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang at World Forestry Center. The Peanuts...Naturally exhibit takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz's exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects, and interactive stations. Throughout the week, explore the wonders of the natural world with hands-on interactive activities, focusing on a different element each day. Through Friday 10am-5pm (activities until about 2pm).

Celebrate Spring Break at Mimosa Studios. Enjoy tasty treats, a daily drawing for cool art supplies, and 10% off all week. Everyone is welcome, no matter what skill level, Walk-ins are welcome, although it might be a good idea to call ahead to assure your spot. Through Friday 11am-6pm. Prices starting at $5.



Spring Whale Watch Week at the Oregon Coast. Learn about the gray whales that migrate past the Oregon coast each year. The Whale Watching Spoken Here program places volunteers at 24 great whale watching sites to help others spot the whales. Through March 29 - various times and locations.


Mz. Pearl Books Into Action at Belmont Library. Heather Pearl's new clown show is an inspiration to read and be funny. Magic and circus tricks are performed right out of the instruction books, one of which the audience can take home with them. Thursday 3:30-4:30pm. Free!

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn. Enjoy the lovely colorful tulip fields. Daily activities include fun children's play area with duck races, slides, swings and more. March 28th - May 4th 9am-6pm. $10 per car, $30 vehicle season pass.

Craft Like a Bunny at Tillamook Forest Center. They hop, wiggle their noses, and munch a lot of green grass. Rabbits and their young, called bunnies are at home in the Tillamook State Forest. Come for a bunny story and make your own bunny ears! This story and craft time is designed for kids and the rest of the family is welcome too. Friday 11:30am. Free!

Spring Break Family Sleepover at Oregon Coast Aquarium. Experience the Aquarium in a new way as you travel through the exhibits on a scavenger hunt, participate in hands-on activities, and experience early morning behind-the-scenes activities. After a fun-filled evening exploring life under the ocean, be lulled to sleep by the soothing sights of the Passages of the Deep tunnels. Includes full dinner, late snack and light breakfast. Friday 6pm to Saturday 9am. $60/person.

Nature Discovery Days at Tryon Creek Park. Woodpeckers are special creature at Tryon and this discovery day will be devoted to learning all about the Woodpeckers that call Tryon home. Saturday 11:30am-1pm. Free!

Children's Day at the Tram. Bring the kids for some fun at the tram with fun activities including face painter, balloon maker, photo booth and tram T-shirt coloring. T-shirts are $10. Saturday 12-3pm. $4 for round trip ticket. All children 17 and under ride for free with a paying adult.

Rose City Rollers Read at Green Bean Books. The Rose City Rollers aren't just Portland's all-female flat track roller derby league but they're also big on community enrichment and sharing stories about their favorite strong female characters. 10% of all books sold during this event will go to the nonprofit First-Book:Portland. Saturday 2pm. Free!

Nature Days in the Park: Mt. Williams Park. Ride or walk the new trail connections on the Westside Regional Trail and explore the side trails that connect into the neighborhoods. We will be on the lookout for birds of prey flying high and signs of the forest creatures that are most active after the human neighbors have gone to bed each night. Education staff and volunteers will lead interactive, nature-based activities. Park rangers will be available to answer your questions. A free event, suitable for all ages. Sunday 11am-3pm. Free!

Sharing Our Traditions/Compartiendo Nuestras Tradiciones at Fairview-Columbia Library. Latin America has a rich and diverse musical culture that is an important part of many Latino celebrations and traditions. These traditions have been passed down from generations to generations and must be kept alive no matter where you may live. Join Nuestro Canto in singing traditional songs while learning about their meaning and origin. Sunday 3-4pm. Free!           

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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