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WEEKEND WARRIORS - MARCH 21-23, 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.

Special Down Syndrome Day at Dizzy Castle. World Down Syndrome day is this Friday March 21st. Dizzy Castle is offering free admission for children with down syndrome from 9am- 12pm.  Members from NWDSA will be attending in hopes everyone will have the opportunity to meet new friends! Siblings will receive discounted admission of $7 for children 3 and over and $3 for children under 3yrs old.

Cut Arts Silhouette Portraits at area locations. Karl Johnson's silhouettes are all hand cut, original works of art. Each one created live by simply looking at his subject matter and cutting out an exact likeness freehand with scissors.
Thurs. 3/20: 10am-6pm (Child's Play)
Fri. 3/21: 11 to 5pm (Mamababy Boutique)
Sat. 3/22: 10am-6pm (Village Toys)
Sun. 3/23: 10am-6pm (Coffee Kids)
Mon. 3/24: 10am-1pm (PDX Posh Baby) 2:30-6pm (Beaverton)
Tues. 3/25: 10am-5:30pm (Spielwerk Toys)
To make an appointment, please contact the store of your choice for a 5 minute appointment. All ages are welcome, even the squirmy ones. Original portraits $25.



Toddler Open Jump at Pump It Up Junior in Beaverton. Designed for kids ages 3 & under - come and play on the soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables. Enjoy meeting other parents and making new friends in a safe, clean, climate controlled environment. Friday 9:30am-noon. $7 per child / $5 if 24 mos & under / $5 siblings / under 12 mos.

Ladybug Nature Walk at Cathedral Park. Perfect for preschoolers and parents who want to explore nature in Portland's parks with trained preschool naturalists. Walks go at just the right pace and introduce children to forests, water, insects, plants and animals. Friday 10am. $4/preschooler, no charge for adults.

Family Friday Concerts at The Community Music Center. Irish traditional fiddler Bronnie Griffin will perform along with Preston Howard on the pipes and Maldon Meehan, Irish percussive dancerperforms. Children will be invited to the stage to participate in Irish percussive dancing. All Family Friday concerts start at 7:15 pm and run about an hour (no intermission). Admission is free, with suggested donation of $5 per person or $15 for a family. Doors open at about 6:45 pm.

SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup. Each year, thousands of volunteers clean the entire Oregon coastline of litter to protect people, wildlife and coastal economies. This is a family friendly event and SOLVE invites Oregonians of all ages to participate. Saturday 10am-1pm. Free!

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. March 22-29 - various times and locations.

Family Story Time at the End of the Oregon Trail. Enjoy the story and continue your visit with a self-guided tour of the Interpretive Center's new exhibits, hands-on activities and "Bound for Oregon" film. Saturday 10:30-11am. Free.

Superhero Yoga Storytime at Beaverton Library. Enjoy a special storytime with movement and play, featuring superhero yoga poses. Ages 4-9 with adult. Registration required. Saturday 1-1:45pm. Free!

OCT's Zombie in Love final weekend. Adorable, charming, and silly - kids will learn that even zombies need love! Haunting tunes and monster mash moves are sure to thrill audiences of all ages. It's not easy being a brain-eating, graveyard-walking, bleeding-heart romantic, but this sweet story will make you believe in love after life. Saturday 2 & 5pm, Sunday 11am & 2pm. $15-$28.

S is for Salmon Reading with Hannah Viano at Green Bean Books. Seattleite Hannah Viano celebrates the Pacific Northwest with her debut picture book. She uses an intricate  cut-paper technique to illustrate the plant and animal life. Sunday 1-1:30pm. Free!

Ruckus in the Lobby Greek Mythology at Artist Rep. All Traveling Lantern productions are interactive, fast, fun and funny with a team of two actors, who perform with a variety of character and costume changes.

And if you're looking for ideas for Spring Break - check out the Spring Break Camps Guide here.

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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