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WEEKEND WARRIORS OCTOBER 23-25

Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check the Events Calendar on Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.

Friday, October 23rd
PP&R Ladybug Walk in N PDX. Children ages 2-5 years old and their parents are invited to walk through Portland's parks exploring the trees, bugs, animals, plants, smells and sounds. Friday, 10 am. $4 per child. 
 
Monster Mash at Peninsula Park in N PDX. Wear your costumes, play games, create crafts, eat pizza and have fun at this community event. Friday, 6-8 pm. Free!
 
Kruger's Cabaret on Sauvie Island in NW PDX. Enjoy delicious food and beverages while watching cabaret performers, fire dancers and outdoor movies. Friday, 6-10 pm. Children 4 and younger are free. $5 for those 5-12 years old. $10 for adults.
 
Giant Consignment Event at ThriftMouse in Hillsboro. This upscale consignment event offers a wide selection of gently used and new toys, children's furniture, equipment, clothing, shoes, books, maternity items and more. Friday-Sunday. Hours vary. 
 
Saturday, October 24th
Salmon Creek Tree Planting in Vancouver. Make a difference and have fun while exploring Salmon Creek Park, an urban wildlife greenway. All ages welcome. Tools, gloves, hot cocoa, coffee and snacks will be provided. Pre-registration required. Saturday, 9 am-noon. Free!
 
Life-Sized Clue: Unmasked in Cornelius. Geared toward grades 6-12, this life-sized old school murder mystery game will provide clues and an opportunity to solve "who dunnit?" Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration recommended. Saturday, noon-2 pm. Free!
 
Costume Carnival at East Portland Community Center in SE PDX. Enjoy carnival games, face painting and crafts for preschool and grade school ages, and parents too. Don't forget to wear your costume! Saturday, 5-7:30 pm. Four tickets for $1 or unlimited game bracelets for $5. 
 
Opening Night of OCT's Junie B. Jones in SW PDX. This musical is based on the popular book series about a feisty first grader. Come laugh and sing with Junie B. as she encounters a new teacher, new friends and the lunch lady! Runs October 24-November 22. 
 
Sunday, October 25th
Eek! Week at Portland Children's Museum in SW PDX. Starting on Sunday and running through Halloween, the  
Children's Museum will be offering activities such as pumpkin scavenger hunts, spooky storytimes, Halloween craft projects and more. Hours vary. $10.75 or free with membership. 
 
Halloween Carnival in Woodstock Farmers Market in SE PDX. Bring the whole family for trick-or-treating with vendors and neighborhood businesses, live music from Tallulah’s Daddy, delicious food, several kids crafts and costume parades. Sunday, 10 am-2 pm. 
 
Harvest Party at Forward Stride in Beaverton. Check out the pony rides and games, trick-or-treating, stall and stablemate decorating contests, as well as costume contests for both horses and people. Also, meet Smokin' Doubledutch, a real Breyer Horse. Sunday, 10 am-2 pm. Free admission. $5 for pony rides and $1 for games.
 
Oregon Episcopal School Open House in NW PDX.  This event is for grades 6-12 and is meant to give both parents and students an opportunity to meet faculty, current students and parents, as well as to experience OES teaching through a variety of mini-classes. Sunday, 1-4 pm. 
 

More ideas for fun things to do on the Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar Events Calendar.

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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