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WEEKEND WARRIORS - MAY 23-25, 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.

World Language Storytime Week at Beaverton Library. Drop-in and join for stories in various world languages. Friday: Chinese (Mandarin). Saturday: Farsi. Ages 2 - 6 years, with adult. Starts at 10:30am. Free!

Open Studio at Portland Child Art Studio. Open studio gives kids and their families the opportunity to use the studio as an art educational resource. All the materials are there for your child to explore, discover, and transform. Most often, kids take the lead and engage in a very natural way with the space and the art materials available to them. Grown-up required. Friday & Saturday 10am-1pm. $10/child, $5/sibling.

Drop-In Messy Art at Spark Arts Center. During Drop-In Studio little ones can explore art to their content. The focus is on the process not the end product. Come for 1 hour anytime between 9-11 for just $7 or stay the full 2 hours for $10. All supplies provided and projects vary weekly. Friday 9am-11am.

Red Yarn at Warehouse Cafe. Weaving together energetic live music, puppetry and storytelling, Red Yarn teaches positive values while reviving American folklore for a younger generation. Friday 10-10:45am. $5/family suggested.

Rose Festival CityFair at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Rose Festival overtakes Waterfront Park with rides, games, exhibits, food, and entertainment in the RoZone. Other highlights include the Rose Festival Museum, Walk on the Wild Side, and more. Weekends May 23-26, May 29-June 1, June 5-8. $7. Season Passes are available at Fred Meyer Stores. 



Multnomah County Fair at Oaks Park. Pony rides; petting zoo; barnyard fun; Walk on the Wild Side exotic animal show; art, craft, and floral displays; craft and food vendors; face painting, live entertainment; and much more. Saturday, Sunday and Monday noon-7pm. Free admission & parking at Oaks Park. Rides and activities extra. Please bring a canned food donation for Snowcap.

Final weekend of performances for NWCT's Little Red "Riding Hood". All Little Red wants is to race cars, but when she's told girls can't take shop class, her dreams are dashed. Luckily for Red, Grandma has some tricks up her sleeve-if The Wolf doesn't get in her way! Set to the tune of fifties doo-wop, Little Red "Riding Hood" is the story of the girl who steers her own path. Friday 7pm, Saturday & Sunday noon and 4pm and Monday 2pm.

Children's Day at Portland Japanese Garden. Celebration will include Takohachi doing taiko performances and workshops, a Tea tasting at Garden's Tea House with cotton kimonos for the children to wear, newspaper helmet making, carp making/coloring, kite making/coloring, height measuring, a food stall outside by the Garden's admission gate, a koi display, and a koi parade. Saturday 1-3pm. Free with garden admission. $9.50 adults, $7.75 seniors and college students, $6.75 youth, free 5 and under.

Family Field Trip Day at Tryon Creek: Hawks, Owls and Woodpeckers. Bring your family to see what makes Tryon Creek such a special field trip destination. Each family will be guided through the forest as we uncover where our owls nest, how our hawks hunt, and why our woodpeckers don't get concussions. Play games and get your hands dirty as you learn about these incredible creatures through exploration and discovery. Kindergarten-6th graders. Saturday 2-4pm. $6, $5 for members. Preregistration required.

Ruckus in the Lobby at Artist Rep - Traveling Lantern presents Johnny Appleseed. John Chapman, an early American naturalist, travels the newly- expanding nation learning from Native Americans, and spreading his growing knowledge to the pioneers. He plants both apple seeds and a love of nature wherever he goes. His lessons of environmental stewardship, conservation and sustainability are especially relevant to children today, as they learn to protect and respect the beauty of nature around them. All ages. Sunday 11am. $5 ages 5 and up.

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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