Weekend Warriors: September 19-21
Friday, September 19th
After School Enrichment at Creative Roots. Take part in daily activities such as puppetry or yoga, tutoring, and studio art time. Visit their website for full schedule. $10-15/hour. Monday-Friday, 2:30-6pm.
Mommy (or Daddy) and Me: Creative Movement in Tigard. Children ages 4 months to 3 years and their caregiver can move and play together. Each class will incorporate a literary theme. Friday 12-1pm. $10/parent-child combo.
The Paulaner Oktoberfest at Oaks Park. This annual event kicks off on Friday with oompah bands, Kinderplatz children's activities, chicken dance contests, and more. $2-5/person. Friday 3pm-midnight and throughout the weekend.
Band & BBQ at Whole Foods in Tigard. Celebrate music by Riverside Northwest, who will play a variety of classic oldies covers. Music is free; BBQ is $6. BBQ starts Friday at 6:30pm, music is from 7-9pm.
Saturday, September 20th
Forest Grove Annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival. People of all ages and artistic abilities rent sidewalk squares to draw colorful pictures with pastel chalk. Come by to draw or to admire. Free admission. $12/square if you want to chalk. Saturday 8am-4pm.
Reed College Community Day. Check out the lovely Reed College campus, and take part in family-friendly activities in the quad, including a performance by Portland Jugglers and the Freak Mountain Ramblers. Free. The event also includes a 5K to benefit neighborhood schools. Please pre-register for the 5K. Saturday 9am-3pm.
Scappoose Sauerkraut Festival. Highlights include cabbage bowling, a sauerkraut eating contest, arts & crafts, the Kids Cabbage Patch, a petting zoo, and live entertainment. Free. Saturday 10am-6pm.
Sturgeon Festival in Vancouver. This annual celebration of Columbia River ecosystems allows families to learn about fish and other animals in and around the river. The festival features birds of prey, fish dissections, and Eartha the Ecological Clown. Free. Saturday 10am-2pm.
Slabtown Festival in NW PDX. This annual family event includes a bounce house, face painting, Penny's Puppets, Red Yarn, arts & crafts, and lots more. Free. Saturday 11am-5:30pm.
The Toy Trains at Mississippi Pizza. Check out Portland's very own six-piece band and get your pizza fix too. $5 suggested donation for ages 12 and up. Saturday 4-5pm.
OMSI Star Parties at Rooster Rock and Stub Stewart Parks. Join local astronomers for a look at the autumn sky. Free, with $5 parking fee. Saturday beginning at 7pm.
Sunday, September 21st
The Alphabeticians at Cafe au Play. Sing, dance, and learn the alphabet forwards and backwards with this fun duo. $5/child. Sunday 10-11am.
Sunday Trailways in Beaverton. Nature activities, a grand opening ceremony, music by Catch & Release and Trashcan Joe, plus dance and fitness classes, playground equipment, and more. Free. Sunday 11am- 3pm.
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.