The Halloween countdown has begun and the Sunday night sky may be clear enough to actually see the full harvest moon. Click here if you need some other inspiration for ways to bring on Autumn. Happy fall!
Story & a Stroll: Join a park naturalist for nature story time and a brief stroll through the park. This program is geared toward families with young children (preferably ages 3-6). This week the theme is Amazing Dirt. Tryon Creek State Park. 1:00-2:00 pm (note new time for fall).
Greek Festival:Traditional Greek music, food, and entertainment, plus face painting, crafts, puppet shows just for the kids. Oh, and did we mention the most amazing greek pastries ever? Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral (3131 NE Glisan), Friday-Sunday, check website for schedule of events.
Free First Friday at Portland Children's Museum: Experience Disability Awareness Day by trying out wheel chairs, crutches, and other supportive mobility devices. 5:00-8:00 pm.
Children's Place 35th Birthday Celebration: 35 years...that's a lot of books bought for a lot of kids! Come celebrate with store discounts, storytelling, pranks, art, and of course, birthday cake. A Children's Place (4807 NE Fremont), check website for schedule of events.
Teeny Tiny Puppet Theater: Join Yvonne as she makes whimsical, clever puppets out of paper and other scraps, and then invites the kids to make their own and join in a brief performance. $5 suggested donation. Airplay Cafe (701 E. Burnside), 10:00-10:45 am.
Vernonia Salmon Festival: Celebrating the salmon returning from the ocean to spawn. Fantastic viewing sites of the salmon fighting there way up stream are just part of the event which will include hay rides, kid’s fishing pond, live music, pumpkin carving, and scarecrow building. Hawkins Park, Vernonia.10:00 am-6:00 pm.
Spaghetti Art: Have you ever been to Chewandswallow, the town made out of food? Come create your own “foodscape,” and turn pasta, beans, candy, and other edibles into a mosaic-style picture. Don’t forget to add the weather, is it cloudy with a chance of meatballs? Best for kids ages 4-10. Albina Library (3605 NE 15th Avenue), 2:00-3:30 pm.
Mid-Autumn Moon Festival: Community fair and carnival, entertainment, and crafts for kids. Eastport Plaza (4000 SE 82nd Avenue),11:00 am-6:00 pm.
Mid-Autumn Festival: Create a festive paper lantern with artist Jean Choy, enjoy mooncakes and join library staff for a special presentation. Gregory Heights Library (7921 NE Sandy), 3:00-5:00 pm.
$2 Sunday OMSI: A great indoor activity, 9:30 am-5:30 pm.
Portland Art Museum Sundays for Families: Every Sunday in October, families can explore the Museum's displays of body adornment and jewelry, with family tours at 12:30, art projects from 1:00 -3:00 pm, and storytime from 2:30-3:00 pm. Kids under 17 are free, adults are $12.
Mmmm, cheese: Goat, cheddar, brie, or blue, this tasting at New Seasons will have one for you! Especially since they stock over 300 different kinds, with a great selectionof locally made cheeses. All stores, Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm.