April 23, 2014
Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn. Enjoy the lovely colorful fields. Daily activities include Children's play area with duck races, slides, swings and more. Cow train $2 person. Weekends (weather permitting) include pony rides ($5), steam tractors, jump tents, rock wall zip line ($3-$7), archery tag ($5) and paint ball ($7). Daily 9am-6pm through May 4. $10 per car, $30 vehicle season pass
All You Can Make Art at Art ala Carte. Drop in - pay one low price - create as much art as you would like using supplies from their restaurant salad bars into art bars. Kids fill up trays with seemingly endless supplies. No time limits, no supply limits and the best part - they help with clean up! Beads, glue, modge podge, collage, feathers, paper, paints, playdough and more. There is something for everyone - every age, ability and skill level. Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm. $9 for ages 0-4 and $11 for ages 5+
Penny's Puppets: Ants in Your Pants at Central Lutheran Church. Join Antsy as she makes you want to Dancy in this musical fun filled variety show. Singing, laughing and joking are all part of the fun. Let’s see if we can get everyone on their feet and shaking it out by the end of the show. Audience participation unavoidable. Friday 10:30am. $5, 4 for $17
Mo Phillips at Treehouse Children's Boutique. Mo has devised a fine, music blend of Americana, soul and blues in his secret ninja laboratory and is not afraid of a poppy hook, or straight rocking' out! Friday 10am. $5/child.
Healthy Kids Day at multiple locations. Celebrate the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event that encourages families to move, learn and live healthier. Event features fun, educational activities such as Zumbatomic, crafts, and obstacle courses. Come learn about the importance of keeping kids’ bodies and minds active when out of school.
Family Art Festival at PNCA. Enjoy family-friendly art activities, try new creative processes, spend time with family and friends, and nibble on locally and sustainably grown snacks. Activities include mask-making, face painting, drawing bigger than life and creating animations with a zoetrope. Be among the first one hundred visitors and personalize your free PNCA t-shirt by running it through a real printing press. Saturday 11am-1:30pm. Free!
Opening weekend of Little Red 'Riding Hood' at NW Children's Theater. All Little Red wants is to race cars, but when she’s told girls can’t take shop class, her dreams are dashed. Luckily for Red, Grandma has some tricks up her sleeve, "if The Wolf doesn’t find out first. Set to the tune of fifties doo-wop, Little Red “Riding Hood” is the story of the girl who steers her own path. Best ages 5+. Saturday & Sunday noon and 4pm performances. $18-$22
Día de los Niños/ El Día de los Libros at Beaverton Library. Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day - children, families and reading. Crafts, bilingual bingo, (in Spanish and English) and Andean folk music by Chayag! Ages 2-8 with family, drop-in. Saturday 1-2:30pm. Free!
Opening weekend of Oregon Children's Theatre's The Giver at the Winningstad Theatre. Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices, individuality, or emotions -- they are against the rules. When Jonas turns twelve he is selected to train with The Giver, who is the keeper of the entire Community’s memories, both good and bad. Now Jonas must shoulder the burden of memory and learn the harsh truths of what it means to live a life of sameness. From acclaimed Newbery Award-winning author, Lois Lowry. Best for ages 9+. Saturday performances at 2pm and 5pm, Sunday at 2pm. $15-$28
Ruckus in the Lobby at Artist Rep: Johnny Appleseed. Planting apples and wisdom. John Chapman, an early American naturalist, travels the newly- expanding nation learning from Native Americans, and spreading his growing knowledge to the pioneers. He plants both apple seeds and a love of nature wherever he goes. His lessons of environmental stewardship, conservation and sustainability are especially relevant to children today, as they learn to protect and respect the beauty of nature around them. Sunday 11am. Kids 0-2 years old are FREE all others are $5.
The Rainy Day Family Concert at the Village Ballroom. It's raining, it's pouring, it's time to get up and dance! Join The Rainy Day Family with your favorite children's musicians: The Alphabeticians, Tallulah's Daddy, Pointed Man Band, Matt Clark, and special guest puppets from Penny's Puppets! Go on an adventure that takes you out of the rain and into your endless imaginations. This show is also sponsored by Woodlawn Swap 'n Play. Sunday 4-5:30pm. Doors at 3:30. $8 per person in advance ($10 at the door if available). Babies in arms are free.
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.