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Weekend Warriors: November 14-16

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, November 14th

Free Italian Language Mommy and Me Playgroup in NW PDX. Chidlren ages 18-36 months and their caregivers can sing, dance, play, and enjoy simple crafts while being immersed in Italian. Free. Friday 10-11am. 

Kids Yoga in North Portland. Kids' classes this month will focus on the principle of grounding, with poses and indigenous stories celebrating the earth and what it produces. $12 drop in. Friday 4:15-5pm (ages 6-10) and 5:15-6pm (ages 3-6). 

Friday Night Films For Kids at Poa Cafe. Take a break and let your kids watch a free family-friendly film. Friday 5-7pm.

Opening Night of Tears of Joy Theatre's Alice in Wonderland. This original adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic tale, told with puppets, is sure to captivate. $13-22. Friday at 7:30pm and throughout the weekend.  

Saturday, November 15th

GirlFest 2014 at the Expo Center. It's the biggest Girl Scout celebration of the year, with activities like learning to skateboard, driving a submarine, controlling a robot, and more. All are welcome. $10-15. Saturday 10am-4pm. 

Guided Forest Nature Walk at Tryon Creek. Learn more about crows, ravens, and jays during this week's guided nature walk. Free. Saturday 10-11:30am. 

Kids Storytime with Rilla at Powell's. Author and illustrator Rilla shares her picture book The Best Book in the World. Free. Saturday 11am-12pm. 

Fall Art Festival and Family Day in NW PDX. Join the Pacific Northwest College of Art for family-friendly art activities, snacks, and more. Activities including crafting a robot, making prints and patterns, and face painting. Free. Saturday 11:30am-2pm. 

KCPuppetree Presents Quwi and Zorro: A Peruvian Tale, in North Portland. This puppet show is a bilingual show about a clever guinea pig and a not so clever fox. $5-10. Saturday 6-7pm.

Sunday, November 16th

The Alphabeticians at Cafe au Play. Sing, dance, and learn the alphabet backwards and forwards with this ever-entertaining duo. $5/child. Sunday 10-11am.

Annual Books and Bagels Featuring The Adventures of Hershel of Ostropol in SW PDX. Enjoy folktales told by Portland storyteller Eric Kimmel. $20/family or $5/child and $10/adult. Sunday 11:30am-1pm. 

Kindie Bands Play Date! and Mo Phillips Perform at The Village Ballroom. Check out the Parent's Choice Award-winning kindie duo and local favorite Mo Phillips at this interactive show. $7/person. Sunday 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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