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.
Drop-In Family Fun at Blue Lake. Explore an active worm bin, dig for "fossils," discover, rub and sniff plants, find the softest leaves, and see what wildlife have to say about natural gardening. Come for the garden and stay to enjoy the park's many recreational activities. Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1-5pm. Free with $5 per vehicle ($7 per bus) fee, free for bicycles and pedestrians.
Johnson Creek Rock Stars at Bobwhite Theatre
Play the Summer Reading game at your library.
Read for fun and prizes this summer. Babies, kids and teens are all
welcome, and participation is free. Sign up at any Multnomah County
library beginning June 14.
BFFs 4 Eva at Child's Play. Celebrate your BFF with silly
photos, free glitter tattoos and the chance to win a sweet slumber
party prize pack including a $10 Salt & Straw Gift Certificate,
Sweet Shop Lip Balm Kit, and a Coke or Pepsi Quiz Book! Friday 3-5pm. Free!
Kruger's Berry Jam on Sauvie Island. Hayrides,
kids' jam-making, face painting, live music, strawberry shortcake, and
of course - plenty of strawberries to pick and eat. Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm. Free admission!
Portland Scandinavian Midsummer Festival at Oaks Park. Dancing, food, crafts. At 1pm join for the raising of the Maypole. Two stages of entertainment and a beer garden. Scandinavian roots not required! Saturday 11am-8pm. $6 adults, $3 ages 6-12, $15 family of 4.
kids concert to celebrate the release of "Songs for Johnson Creek," a
digital-only benefit album that raises money for Johnson Creek salmon
habitat. Concert features a superstar line-up of Portland kids
musicians: Mo Phillips, Red Yarn, Mr. Hoo, Tallulah's Daddy, Matt Clark,
and Buttercup Bill Aubrecht. Saturday 1-3pm. $7 adults, $5 children; non-walkers free.Teddy Bear Tag-Along with Olive Rootbeer and Dingo at Mt. Tabor Park
at the playground area, parade and end at the top in the grass. Sit and
hang with our bikes and bears for a storytime with all of our
favorites. Hand twisted balloons follow for all to take home. Saturday 3pm. $3-$5 donation.
Fabulous Father's Day Fancies at Tigard Library. Dads and kids, come celebrate with stories and crafts. Moms are welcome, too, but only dads get to wear crowns! Sunday 1:30-2:30pm. Free!
PDX Kids Calendar has also updated their Summer Fun Guides, including Summer Fun (movies, music, theater, festivals, street fairs and more), Water Fun (water parks, splash pads & more), and Farmers Markets for the 2013 season.
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