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Weekend Warriors: January 9-11

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, January 9th

Free Admission to Lan Su Chinese Garden. Receive a free admission with each donation of a non-perishable food item. Food to benefit the Oregon Food Bank. This offer runs through January 11th. Hours are 10am-5pm. 


Tallulah's Daddy at Cafe au Play. Listen to fun, energetic, and interactive acoustic music. $5/family suggested donation. Friday 10-11am. 

Music with Mr. Hoo at the Village Ballroom. Dance, sing, and clap along to funny original songs and classics. $5/family. Friday 11am-12pm. 

Sherazade's Children Stories that Changed the World in SW PDX. Storyteller Will Hornyak shares stories from a variety of traditions and provides engaging presentations to inspire discussion. Free. Friday 7-8:30pm. 

Saturday, January 10th

Paddington Bear Movie Release Party at the Craft Factory in SW PDX. Bring your favorite stuffed animal and make your own Paddington bear craft, listen to a Paddington storytime, and have your picture taken with the bear himself. $12. Saturday 9am-1pm. 

Family Day at the Washington County Museum. Learn about early naturalist David Douglas, make a botanical sketch, learn with The Bug Chicks, and more. Free. Saturday 10am-1pm (Bug Chicks at 11am). 

Second Saturday at the Water Center in Vancouver. Learn about where all the stormy water goes after a thunderstorm. Free. Saturday 1-3pm.

How to Train a Dragon in Fairview. Theresa Snyder, author ofThe Farloft Chronicles, helps celebrate Appreciate a Dragon Day with storytelling, a coloring concert, and tips for living with your very own dragon. Free. Saturday 3-4pm. 

Kiepenkasper Puppet Show in NE PDX. Northern puppeteer Uwe Spillmann will perform several vignettes using specially handmade puppets. $3/person. Saturday 3-4:30pm. 

Second Saturday Family Dance in SW PDX. Fun dancing for kids and families with live music. Amy Carroll will be calling. $6 adults, $5 kids, $20/family max. Saturday 4:30-6:30pm. 

Sunday, January 11th

Family Tour at the Portland Art Museum. Explore the museum with a docent skilled at engaging visitors of all ages. Free with admission and free for children aged 17 and younger. Sunday 12:30-1:30pm. 

Crystal Ballroom's 101st Birthday Free-For-All in SW PDX. Music begins at 1 pm with a "You Who" Children's Rock Variety Show, followed by DJs, face painting, and balloons. Free. Sunday beginning at 1pm. 

The Not-Its! with The Alphabeticians in NE PDX. Portland's own The Alphabeticians open for Seattle kindie rock sensations The Not Its! at The Village Ballroom. $7/children; 2 and under free. Sunday 3:30-5pm. 

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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