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WEEKEND WARRIORS - August 8-10, 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.

Friday, August 8th
2014 Little League Softball World Series at Alpenrose. Continuing throughout the week, the best young athletes from around the world gather in pursuit of becoming the Little League Softball World Champions. Free! Friday 10am-9pm.  

The True Story of the Three Little Wolves at Central Library. Dragon Theater Puppets presents a puppet show for all ages. Free tickets available starting 30 minutes prior. Friday 10:30-11:15am.  
 
Secret Codes Rip City Math Family Series in SE PDX. Learn how to encrypt and decrypt ciphers and codes. $10/family. Friday 4:30-5:30pm. 
 
Flicks on the Bricks in Downtown Portland. This week's free movie showing is The Princess Bride! Music by Jared Evers begins at 7pm, movie at dusk.  
 
Saturday, August 9th
9th Annual NW Fossil Fest in Hillsboro.  The Rice Museum hosts this annual event, this year featuring fossilized wood.  Families can learn about fossils, fossil collection, preparation, identification, and display.  Educational games and activities for children will also be available.  Free!  Saturday 10am-4pm. 
 
Healthy Kids' Street Fair at Randall Children's Hospital.  Discounted helmets, car seat safety, tours of the kids team ambulance, a fire truck, nutrition and safety education, crafts, hula hooping, and more.  Free!  Saturday 10am-2pm.

Alberta Street Fair. Parade, kids corner, music, vendors, fun and more! See details below. Free! Saturday 11am-6pm. 
 
Campus Blues Fest in NE PDX.   This inaugural family-friendly blues festival features performances by a number of Portland blues icons.  Free!  Saturday 12-8pm.  
 
Puppet Palooza at Green Bean Books.  While at the Alberta Street Fair, stop by Green Bean Books for puppet making out of recycled materials and a grand performance at the Green Bean Puppet Theater.  Free!  Saturday 12-5pm.  
 
Rock Creek Hoedown at McMenamins.  Live music by Mr. Ben (at 2pm) and others, balloons by Joe Mishkin, and more!  Free!  Saturday 2-10pm.  
 
20th Anniversary Taiko Extravaganza at Washington Park.  Thunderous drums of unity and dance commemorate Portland Taiko's 20th year of artistry and innovation.  Free! Saturday 6-8pm. 
 
Sunday, August 10th
Providence Bridge Pedal.  Cheer on your favorite rider or take part in the special 3-mile bike ride for kids (pre-registration required). Free!  Spectating begins Sunday at 6:45am; kids pedal begins at 10am.  

Music with Mr. Hoo at Cafe au Play.  Mr. Hoo (one half of the Alphabeticians) plays fun music for the kids and their grownups.  Kids can also enjoy the toys and sandbox at Cafe au Play.  $5/child.  Sunday 10-11am.  
 
Paris in the Park Blocks.  The Portland Art Museum hosts its free family and community day, featuring park-inspired art making and an exhibition of paintings.  Free!  Sunday 10am-5pm, children's activities begin at noon. 
 
Tools and Technology of the Chinookan People in Ridgefield. Discovery tools and technology that our human ancestors across the world have used for thousands of years.  $3/vehicle.  Children's activities available from 12-4pm.  
 
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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