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Weekend Warriors: October 24-26

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, October 24th

Ladybug Nature Walk in Forest Park. Children are guided along the trails by an environmental educator as they learn about forests, water, insects, plants, and animals. Only a few walks are left this season! $4/child. Friday 10-11am. 

Squishing of the Squash at the Oregon Zoo. Watch as some of the world's largest land animals demolish some of the area's largest pumpkins. Regular admission rates apply. Friday 10:30am. This event marks the beginning of the weekend-long celebration of "Howloween" at the zoo, where costumed trick or treaters learn about wildlife in a fun scavenger hunt throughout the zoo. 

Halloween Enchantment at the Micha-el School. Take your child on a journey in the autumn twilight, where they will encounter many enchanting characters. $10. Call to reserve your tour time. Friday 4:30-8:30pm.

The Great Garden Home Pumpkin Hunt. Enjoy Halloween-themed activities, a flashlight pumpkin hunt, prizes, treats, and more. Come in costume and bring your flashlight. $10. Friday 6-8pm. 

Saturday, October 25th

Apple Cider Pressing in Woodland, WA. Help make apples into cider (8000 pounds of them!). The event and cider are free, but a $3 donation per jug is appreciated. Saturday 9am-5pm. 

Make a Difference Day in Vancouver. Volunteer to help with tree planting and take part in watershed activities. Pre-registration is required for plantings. Free. Saturday 9am-1pm. See website for schedule. 

Harvest Festival at PCC Rock Creek. This fall celebration will have free pumpkins, face painting, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, hay rides, music, children's arts & crafts, and Learning Garden tours. $5 per family suggested donation. Saturday 10am-2pm. 

Hillsboro Airport Air Fair. Explore the airport, take a tour of the airfield, try the Hillsboro Airport simulator, and more. Free. Saturday 11am-3pm. 

Westmoreland Park Grand Reopening and Salmon Celebration. Check out the simply amazing nature-based playground and learn about Native American culture. Free. Saturday 11am-4pm.

Closing Weekend for Northwest Children's Theatre's Sherlock Holmes. This is your last chance to check out this fun, fast-paced production about the world's most famous detective. $18-22. Saturday and Sunday, 11am and 3pm.

Opening Weekend for Oregon Children's Theatre's Ivy & Bean. Tickets are selling fast for this fun adaptation of the well-loved children's book. $18-30. Saturday at 2 and 5pm, Sunday at 11am and 2pm. 

The Alphabeticians 4th Annual Halloween Party at Mississippi Pizza. Wear your costume and join the Alphabeticians with a full band. $5/person or $20/family. Saturday 4-5pm. 

Sunday, October 26th

Museum Monster Mash at the Children's Museum. Enjoy all sorts of special fun like Greasy Kid Stuff, a scavenger hunt, and blacklight play lab. Free with admission. Sunday 9am-5pm. 

Baby Loves Disco in SW PDX. Come shake your booties at Boo Baby Boo: freeze dance, costume contest, Simon says, and more with a real DJ and MC. $13. Sunday 11am-1:30pm. 

Monster March in SE PDX. Dress in costume and parade around the Westmoreland-Sellwood neighborhood, then meet up for cider and cookies. Sunday 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.

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