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WEEKEND WARRIORS - March 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.

Music with Mr. Hoo at Village Ballroom. Mr. Hoo (one half of The Alphabeticians), plays fun music for kids and their grown-ups. He plays guitar and kazoo, and sings songs that get the audience clapping and moving and singing along. Friday 11am-noon. $5/family.

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.

Impulse! in NE PDX. OCT's hilarious student improvisational troupe, take the stage to deliver fast-paced comedic scenes and games - all based on audience suggestions. No scripts, no costumes, and no idea what's about to happen! Recommended for ages 7 and up. Friday & Saturday 7pm. Tickets $10 in advance / $12 at the door.

Safety Saturday at the Historic Belmont Firehouse. Drop in during open hours to see the exhibits and learn about safety for you and your family. Saturday 9am-3pm. Free!

Free Family Day at Washington County Museum. Join Museum staff and volunteers to make puppets and celebrate spring! Tears of Joy Puppet Theater will perform their play Papagayo, a tale from the Guatemalan jungle, at 11 a.m. Crafts and activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gallery. Saturday 10am-1pm. Free!

Bricks Cascade Lego Expo at Convention Center. Builders from the region bring their creations to share with each other and the public. View thousands of artistic and ingenious marvels created by adult LEGO enthusiasts and very talented young builders from around the world. Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm. $8, $28 fam of 4, free ages 0-2

Tree-Mendous Second Saturday at World Forestry Center. Storytime, crafts, games and forest fun. Saturday 10:30am-2pm. Free with museum admission.

The Sesquicentennial Library Celebration Puppet Show at Holgate Library. Join Librarian Gabby as she transports herself back in time to unfold the stories of the library's humble beginnings; then travels back again to now, 150-years later of amazing dedication to get information out to the public free for you and me. Saturday noon-12:45pm. Free!

Good Deeds Day - A day of doing good in the Portland community. All over the world on March 9, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single perosn can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. Sunday 9am-5pm.

Curious Garden at the Curious Comedy Theater. Come see Razzie the Fairy, Daisy the Flower and Jojo the Lawnjockey - and meet new garden friends Ribbit the Frog, Dottie the Ladybug and Flappy the Chicken! The Curious Garden is a show for all ages - especially kids 0-8. Saturday 10:30-11:30am. $5 suggested donation (advanced purchase encouraged).

Free Hula Dance Class in Beaverton. Hula Halau 'Ohana Holo'oko'a invites you to join us for a free children's hula class. Sunday 2:45-3:15pm. 

Gustafer Yellowgold's Shows at Village Ballroom. Equal parts pop rock concert and animated storybook, Gustafer Yellowgold concerts are a truly different multimedia experience that entrances children and adults alike. Sunday 3-4pm. $5 children/ $10 adults. 

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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