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Weekend Warriors: February 27-March 1

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, February 27th

Chinese New Year Celebrations at the Lan Su Chinese Garden. Learn more about Chinese New Year and participate in special events. Children 5 and under are free; $9.50 adults. Friday 10am-5pm. The celebration continues through March 5th. Click here for more ideas to celebrate the Year of the Ram

PP&R Ladybug Walk in NE PDX. Explore Rose City Park with a trained preschool naturalist. $4 per preschooler. Friday 10am. 

Create Your Own Robot Hero at Sparks Art in NE PDX. Disney folks will be handing out Big Hero 6 swag and kids can make their own personal robots. Robot making is free; kids in grades K and up are welcome to stay for open studio for $15. Robot making is Friday 3:30-4:30pm. Open studio runs from 3:30-5:30pm. 

Gogh Kids Canvas Painting Class in Tigard. Create your own masterpiece - a cute little penguin - during this step by step painting class for kids. Advance registration recommended. $15. Friday 4-5pm. 

Saturday, February 28th

Free Taekwondo Class in SE PDX. Children ages 4 to 6 can try out the Tiny Tigers program at Traditional Taekwondo for free. Please reserve your space. Free. Saturday 9-10am. 

Penny's Puppets at the Alberta Abbey. See Portland's own Penny the Puppeteer as she presents The Princess and the Peanut.  $5/person. Saturday 10:30-11:30am. 

Closing Weekend of NWCT's The Jungle Book. This original adaptation with a Bollywood twist tells the classic story of a child raised in the wild. Read PDX Kids Calendar’s review of the show here

African Marimba Concert in NE PDX. Hear six marimba bands play high-energy music from Zimbabwe and South Africa. Come ready to dance! Free; raffle tickets available for purchase. Saturday 12-3:30pm.

Frankenstein's Comic Book Swap in SE PDX. Swap out the old for the new. Free for kids; $1 for adults; $5 early bird at 11am. Saturday 12-6pm. 

Opening Weekend of Timmy Failure. This OCT original production is packed with deadpan humor, visual gags, sophisticated storytelling and a hint of the surreal. Best for ages 8 and up. $15 and up.  Saturday 2pm and 5pm and Sunday 11am and 2pm. Read more about the show here

Sunday, March 1st

Hula Hoopla for Kids with Happy Mindful People in NE PDX. Introduce your kids to hula hoop instruction and play while also learning about social skills. Please preregister. $14 drop in. Sunday 1:15-1:45pm. 

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration with The Learning Palace. Join for activities, stories, games, giveaways and treats. Free. Sunday 2-4pm. 

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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