Here is this week’s list of family-friendly free or frugal events for around the Northwest, as well as some events going on around the country.
Don’t forget to check out Goldstar for Discount Tickets on many local activities and events, if you are looking for a specific event and want to save some money!
Beneath the Streets: Subterranean Walking Tour (Seattle; 3/21 – 3/31 Fridays & Mondays; tickets as low as $7.50 plus service fee)
One-Hour Improv, Sketch, Stand-Up Shows From Pocket Theater (Seattle; 3/21 – 3/30 Fri, Sat & Sun; as low as $7 plus service fee)
Split 2nd Improv: Audience-Led Comedy Shows at SecondStage Rep (Seattle; 3/21 – 3/22 & 5/2 -5/3; tickets as low as $7.50 plus service fee)
Seattle Public Market Tour: See the Iconic Pike Place (Seattle; 3/21, 3/22, 3/28 & 3/29; tickets as low as $8.43 plus service fee)
The Giver: Sci-Fi Drama Based on Newbery Award-Winning Book (Portland; 5/3; tickets as low as $12 plus service fee)
If you see a fun, frugal event that’s not listed, feel free to leave a comment so we can add that event to our list.
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Friday, March 21st :
*Kruckeberg Leprechaun Hunt – Seattle; 3/21 – 3/23; 10:00am – 5:00pm; The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is a magical place, just perfect for leprechauns and other enchanted creatures. Visit them during open hours in March to join our leprechaun hunt. Pick up their leprechaun scavenger hunt at the garden, or download it from our website.
*FreeTête-à-têter At Frye Museum – Seattle; 3/21; 11:00am – 5:00pm; Frye Museum entrance and parking are free all the time. You can check their events page here, for a list of weekly events.
*Pay-What-You-Can at Seattle Symphony’s “Soundbridge”- Seattle, Beneroya Hall; 3/21; 12:00pm – 4:00pm; Soundbridge is a music discovery center and Friday afternoons are “Pay What You Can” entrance- suggested donation $5 – $15 per family; Ages 2-5, 30 minute interactive storytelling with song & rhythm, dance & musical instruments at 1:45pm.
*FREE Friday Night Live at Imagine Children’s Museum – Everett; 3/21; 5:30pm – 9:00pm; Imagine Children’s Museum offers FREE admission on the third Friday of each month, 5:30 to 9 p.m. All ages.
*Bouncy House Family Night – Seatte; 3/21; 6:00pm; Come enjoy an evening of family fun with bouncy houses. $2.
Saturday, March 22nd :
*Toddler Carnival – Redmond; 3/22; 9:00am – 1:00pm; Redmond Toddler Group invites you to their annual Toddler Carnival, perfect for ages 1 to 5. Enjoy games, crafts, prizes, a cake walk and more. Due to space limitations and safety concerns, please do not bring strollers or hot beverages inside. $5 family, $1 game tickets.
*Tales & Trails for Little Tykes – Seattle; 3/22 & 3/26; 10:00am – 11:00am; Introduce your toddler to nature with story time, songs, and fun activities inside, followed by exploration along the trails of Seward Park. Walks are easy and less than one mile in length. Pre-register, space is limited. Recommended for ages birth to 3. Cost: $2 per person.
*World Water Day Celebration – Woodinville; 3/22; 10:00am – 1:00pm; Come celebrate World Water Day 2014 with IslandWood and King County at Brightwater Center! Discover how people across the globe use water to do everything from cook dinner to create electricity, and what those actions mean for the planet. We’ll have activities for all ages including art projects, outdoor exploration, and science experiments to help us learn more about the world of water! Pack a lunch and bring a friend – our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be on hand to guide your activities and answer your questions.
*Barnyard Bash – Seattle; 3/22; 1:00pm; Barnyard Bash is a family-friendly event geared towards young children and their parents. This public event will feature the following activities: • Live bunnies from Animal Encounters • Bean bag toss • Crafts, such as farm animal balloons, farm animal handprint, and farm animal paper bag puppet • Goodie bags for Kidgits Club members Not a Kidgits Club member? Sign up for a year’s membership and a t-shirt for only $5!
*Bellevue Art Museums Get Crafty Saturday – Bellevue; 3/22; 1:00pm – 3:00pm; Free craft time for kids each Saturday. $2 material fee or free with admission.
*Nature Walk at Lake Hills Greenbelt – Bellevue; 3/22; 2:00pm; Explore Lake Hills Greenbelt with a park ranger. Learn the history of the park, tour community gardens, and learn about local wildlife. All ages. 2 p.m. Saturdays. $1 suggested donation per person.
*Mercer Slough Nature Walk – Bellevue; 3/22; 2:00pm-3:00pm; Meet a Mercer Slough park ranger at the visitor center for a free guided tour and learn about the fascinating flora, fauna and history of the Mercer Slough Nature Park. Please dress for weather. No registration is required. FREE.
*Colors of the Wind Art Party for Teens – Seattle; 3/22; 6:00pm – 9:00pm; Join BAM’s Teen Arts Council for fantastical art activities and demos, fun games, classic Disney Karaoke, yummy food and more. FREE. For teens only. R.S.V.P. online.
Sunday, March 23rd:
*French Fest – Seattle; 3/23; 11:00am – 6:00pm; Annual celebration of French-speaking cultures features music, dance, demonstrations, food, games, kids’ activities and more.
*SpaceUp Teen – Seattle; 3/23; 12:00pm – 3:00pm; SpaceUp Teen is a workshop for teens 13-19 who are interested in participating in the 2014 SpaceUp Seattle on April 12-13 at the Museum. SpaceUp Teen is geared to youths who want to have engaging and meaningful conversations with space industry leaders. Teens are invited to participate in this free, half-day preparatory workshop to get the most during the SpaceUp Seattle “unconference” experience. Workshop topics include: the latest space developments; talking with local space experts; group discussion skills. Participants receive a free ticket to the Space Up Seattle on April 12-13. The workshop is free with lunch provided. Registration is limited.
*Teen Movies: ‘Catching Fire’ – Seattle; 3/23; 1:30pm – 3:30pm; Beat the wait time and win prizes! Today we’re showing “Catching Fire.” Bring your own pillows, we’ll supply the popcorn. For teens.
Monday, March 24th:
*Teen Mindfulness Meditation Class – Seattle; 3/24; 6:30pm – 8:00pm; High school teens (and especially mature middle school teens) are invited to a FREE mindfulness meditation class, led by Krista Gemmell Harris, an experienced insight meditation practitioner, certified .b Teen Mindfulness Teacher, InterPlay leader, and dance educator. This class can help teens find a sense of calm, observe what’s happening around themselves and inside themselves, skillfully handle emotions and thoughts, and feel compassion and appreciation for themselves and others. Pre-register via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Pajama Story Time - Seattle; 3/24; 6:45pm – 7:15pm; It is pajama story time at the Queen Anne Branch! All ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs and crafts. You can wear your pajamas!
Tuesday, March 25th:
*Village Playdays – Seattle; 3/25; 10:00am – 11:00am; Kid-friendly storytime, crafts and activities at a different University Village store or restaurant each Tuesday. Parents receive discounts and offers for that day. Check website for details.
*Detective Cookie’s Urban Youth Chess Club – Seattle; 3/25; 3:30pm – 5:00pm; Children and teens, ages 7 and up, are invited to join the group. Family and community members are also welcome. Drop by to learn and play chess!
Wednesday, March 26th:
*FREE Drop-In Playgroup – Seattle; 3/26; 10:00am – 12:00pm; Join kids ages birth to 5 and their parents/caregivers every Wednesday and Friday for a drop-in playgroup! Have fun playing with other families, reading, and singing. First-time families will be asked to fill out a registration form. FREE
*Pajamas & Puppets – Seattle; 3/26; 7:00pm – 7:30pm; It’s time for pajamas and puppets at the Northeast Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy a puppet show — along with stories, rhymes, songs and fun — with our children’s librarian.
Thursday, March 27th
*Caspar Babypants Performance – Olympia; 3/27; 10:00am; Hear cheerful, catchy tunes from Caspar Babypants. Show is free, but please call ahead for admission information.
*Kids Co. Play and Learn – Seattle; 3/27; 10:00am – 11:30am; Come play and learn with us! Snack is included and an outside play area is available. Newborn to age 5 with caregiver – come for all or just part of the time! FREE
*Tugboat Storytime – Seattle; 3/27; 11:00am – 12:00pm; Listen to stories about boats and the sea aboard the Arthur Foss, a 100-year-old tugboat. After stories, there is time to explore the boat. This is an indoor/outdoor activity; dress accordingly. Ages 2 to 5. Not intended for preschool groups.
*Caspar Babypants Performance – Lacey; 3/27; 12:00pm; Hear cheerful, catchy tunes from Caspar Babypants. Show is free, but please call ahead for admission information.
*Half Priced Admission Imagine Childrens Museum – Everett; 3/27; 3:00pm – 5:00pm is half priced ( $3.88)
For more lists of local events in WA check out these websites::
*Sounds Fun Mom - Maegen always has a great list of events local to the South Sound area of WA
*Grays Harbor Deals - Annaliese lists some great events each weekend for Grays Harbor county (Long Beach, Hoquiam, Aberdeen, Moclips, Ocean Shores, Raymond, Elma & more!)
*SnoCo Mom - Emily shares all about Snohomish County family & kids activities on her blog & you’ll find some great weekly events.
Here’s our list of weekly events for the Portland area.
Friday, March 21st :
*Ladybug Nature Walks – Portland; 3/21; 10:00am; Explore nature in Portland parks with trained naturalists! Mid-February through early November, rain or shine. $4 per preschooler, no charge for adults. For more info, call 503-823-3601503-823-3601.For ages 2-5 with grown-up.
*Pointed Man Band at Village Ballroom – Portland; 3/21; 10:00am – 10:45am; Pointed Man Band has stories to tell of adventure, emotions and even fun facts about bugs through music made for all to enjoy. Original tunes, tall tales and plenty of High-Fives! You’ll dance, laugh and sing along as we all grow and play together. Suggested $5/family
*Red Yarn at Warehouse Cafe – Portland; 3/21; 10:00am – 10:45am; Join Red Yarn & his lovable critters every Friday morning at Warehouse Cafe. Audiences will sing, dance, act, and experience the joy of community during Red Yarn’s interactive shows. This show is hosted by Warehouse Cafe, a coffee shop, market and community space committed to healthy food at fair prices.
*Music with Miss SaraMag at Rain City Coffee – Portland; 3/21; 10:00am – 11:00am; Miss SaraMag loves to sing, dance, play, inspire, and teach. Combining songs that get kids moving with uplifting lyrics, Miss SaraMag empowers children to be all they can be and follow their dreams. Miss SaraMag sings and plays the piano, as well as incorporating sign language and dance for interactive fun! $5 suggested donation
*Weekly Storytime + Craft Activity at The Craft Factory – Portland; 3/21; 10:30am – 11:00am; Now you can listen to picture books while crafting the morning away at The Craft Factory’s weekly Friday morning storytime. Picturebooks are on loan from Annie Bloom’s Books right next door. Storytime begins at 10:30 a.m. and is free for everyone to attend. We offer a $5 storytime craft special for your choice of 2 ornamental craft bases that we can turn into magnets or ornaments for you once you’ve finished decorating them. Regular craft bases remain at their everyday $12 price.
*Story Time with Olive and Dingo at Pie Spot – Portland; 3/21; 3:00pm – 4:00pm;Fun for all. Full of comedy, songs, stories, balloons and laughter. Balloons twisting at the end of the show. Cost: $5 per child for balloons and entertainment
*Family Friday Flicks at the Hillsboro Main Library – Hillsboro; 3/21; 6:30pm – 8:00pm; Friday Family Flicks features family friendly movies on the third Friday of most months at the Main Library! Popcorn provided, courtesy of Regal Cinema’s Movies on TV Highway. Recommended for ages 4+ and adult family members. Children must be supervised by adult family members. Seating is limited to 100 people.
*MAC’s Studio Theatre: ‘Spotlight Parade!’ – Portland; 3/21 & 3/22; 7:00pm – 8:00pm; Soup lines, prohibition and gangsters. It’s the Great Depression and the entire country’s in turmoil. There’s only one thing to do. Put on a ridiculously elaborate show! Students aged 9 – 16 perform this original play written and directed by Timothy Scarrott with design by Dawn Panttaja. Free and Open to the public.
*Family Friday Concerts at The Community Music Center – Portland; 3/21; 7:15pm – 10:15pm; Irish traditional fiddler Bronnie Griffin will perform along with Preston Howard on the pipes and Maldon Meehan, Irish percussive dancer. Children will be invited to the stage to participate in Irish percussive dancing. Volunteer-run series of once-a-month low-cost concerts for children & families returns. All Family Friday concerts start at 7:15 pm and run about an hour (no intermission). Admission is free, with suggested donation of $5 per person or $15 for a family. Doors open at about 6:45 pm.
Saturday, March 22nd :
*World Water Day: Walk for Water – Vancouver; 3/22; 10:00am; Observe World Water Day with a ‘Walk for Water’ at the Water Resources Education Center. With this family friendly walk, the Water Center hopes to raise awareness of the need for drinkable water in other parts of the world. How would your family manage if you had to carry water for your home use? Join us to learn more about World Water Day ? the walk starts at 10 a.m. Please note: Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Call 360-487-7111360-487-7111 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter for more details.
*Rain City Rock Out! at Rain City Coffee – Portland; 3/22; 10:00am – 11:00am; Mo Phillips jams his originals, classic family jams, and supa sweet familiar pop tunes to charge up your Saturday! $5 suggested donation
*Guided Nature Walks at Tryon Creek – Portland; 3/22; 10:00am-11:30am; Free guided nature hikes exploring the forest and stream ecosystems and natural history at Tryon Creek State Natural Area. Topics will vary from week to week but will be appropriate for all ages. Parents must accompany kids on all hikes.
*SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup; 3/22; 10:00am – 1:00pm; Each year, thousands of volunteers clean the entire Oregon coastline of litter to protect people, wildlife and coastal economies. Go to you favorite beach on March 22nd and help celebrate 28 years of SOLVE Spring cleanup events! This is a family friendly event and SOLVE invites Oregonians of all ages to participate. General registration will open January 24, 2014.
*Free Family Story Time at the End of the Oregon Trail – Oregon City; 3/22; 10:30am – 11:00am; Bring the whole family down to the official End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center for a free story time featuring Oregon City Public Library’s Missy Lipe. Enjoy the story and continue your visit with a self-guided tour of the Interpretive Center’s new exhibits, hands-on activities and “Bound for Oregon” film. Enjoy a sack lunch in the Picnic Shelter and shop at our Country Store and lounge. Admission to the Interpretive Center will be discounted March 22 to $5. Children 3 and under and active military with ID are free.
*Kids’ Storytime with Hannah Viano at Powell’s – Portland; 3/22; 11:00am – 12:00pm; Artist Hannah Viano will be joining us to read from her new book, “S Is for Salmon: A Pacific Northwest Alphabet”. Based on Viano’s regionally themed paper-cut art, this lovely children’s book sheds a new light on the ABCs that will appeal to young and old alike. Join us for this special Northwest storytime.
*Oregon Pacific Railroad Train Rides at Rail Heritage Center – Portland; 3/22; 1:00pm – 5:00pm; The Oregon Pacific Railroad is offering round trip diesel locomotive powered passenger train rides to the public from the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, located near OMSI. Passenger trains will operate on Saturdays and depart the Oregon Rail Heritage Center at 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30 pm. Rides last approximately 45 minutes. Locomotive cab rides are available for an additional fee. Cost: $5
Sunday, March 23rd:
*Spring Whale Watch Week – Oregon Coast; 3/23 – 3/29; 10:00am – 1:00pm; People come from all over to learn about the gray whales that migrate past the Oregon coast each year. The Whale Watching Spoken Here program places volunteers at 24 great whale watching sites during watch weeks so they can help others spot the whales.
*Ruckus in the Lobby at Artist Rep – Portland; 3/23 – 5/25 Sundays; 11:00am – 11:45am; Traveling Lantern Theatre two-person family-friendly play every Sunday morning at 11 am. Includes a Q&A with the cast afterward. Tickets are only $5 for all who attend over 5 years old, and can be purchased at the door or at www.artistsrep.org. Cost: $5
*S is for Salmon Reading with Hannah Viano at Green Bean Books – Portland; 3/23; 1:00pm – 1:30pm; Seattleite Hannah Viano celebrates the Pacific Northwest with her debut picture book S is for Salmon. She uses an intricate cut-paper technique to illustrate the plant and animal life. This event takes place Sunday, March 23rd, 1pm.
*The David Show! at Rain City Coffee – Portland; 3/23 – 4/20 Sundays; 1:00pm – 2:00pm; Musical variety show for children of all ages and their families, now on Sundays. Free, donations appreciated.
*The Sesquicentennial Library Celebration Puppet Show at Hollywood Library – Portland; 2:00pm – 2:45pm; Multnomah County Library is celebrating 150 years of library service. MCL is the oldest public library west of the Mississippi! Join Librarian Gabby as she transports herself back in time to unfold the stories of the library’s? humble beginnings?; then t?ravel?s? back again to now, ?150-years ?later ?of amazing dedication to get information out to the public free for you and me. Singing, dancing and laughter are included in this original Penny’s Puppet Show.
Monday, March 24th :
*Tangled Threads at Warehouse Cafe – Portland; 3/24; 10:00am – 11:00am; Join The Tangled Threads for music and merriment. They delight and amaze audiences everywhere through an ever-evolving repertoire that includes music, dance, stilt walking, juggling, clowning, Heely skating, and much more! $5 admission. Please bring exact change or a check for the artist.
*Tallulah’s Daddy at Rain City Coffee – Portland; 3/24; 10:00am – 11:00am; Come sing, dance and play with Tallulah’s Daddy as he plays guitar, bass and cajon. Tallulah’s Daddy plays fun, energetic acoustic music for your little ones, and you can grab some coffee, tea or a snack. We start with musical storytime, then sing songs, and we leave a little bit of extra time for the kids to get their hands on some percussion instruments! No cover charge, donations appreciated.
*Baby Birds in Nest Craft Station at Green Bean Books – Portland; 3/24; 12:00pm – 5:00pm; Start Spring Break with our fun Baby Birds in Nest craft! Just stop by between 12-5pm on Monday, March 24th, and create your own!
*Music Class with Johnny Keener at The Treehouse – Portland; 3/24; 12:00pm; He will craft music for kids that is exciting and fun, as well as artistically satisfying. He is committed to inviting kids into the musical process providing them with a musical experience they won’t forget! Best for ages 0-6. Cost: $5 per child
Tuesday, March 25th :
*Pop-up Adventure Playground at TaborSpace – Portland; 3/25; 9:00am – 1:00pm; This is a one-time free-play event for kids and families. This will be a space to explore open-ended, hands-on, self-directed play with loose parts. Bring your kids, invite your friends, and rediscover how fun and creative play can be with simple materials. No registration is required.
*Story Time with Olive and Dingo at Warehouse Cafe – Portland; 3/25; 10:00am – 11:00am; Full of comedy, songs, stories, balloons and laughter. Olive and Dingo are bright and cheery, cartoony characters who love inspiring kids and families to be silly, to love improv and creative performance and to be the best audience members Portland has ever known! Balloons twisting and fellowship is at the end of the show. Cost: $5 per child for balloons and entertainment
*Preschool Play and Skate at Oaks Park – Portland; 3/25; 10:00am – 11:30am; This special roller skating session is just for your littlest skaters. Children 6 and under enjoy games, songs, blals, a 15 minute group lesson, snack time, and more. Conventional skate rental included. Shoes and strollers welcome on the skating floor. Adults free with paid children’s admission. Cost: $6.00
*Tangled Threads at Milagros Boutique – Portland; 3/25; 10:30am; Join The Tangled Threads for music and merriment at Milagros Tuesdays at 10:30 am. $5 admission fee per child (adults are free!) Please bring exact change or a check for the artist.
*Red Yarn at Cafe au Play – Portland; 3/25; 10:30am – 11:00am; Join Red Yarn & his lovable critters every Tuesday morning at Cafe au Play. Audiences will sing, dance, act, and experience the joy of community during Red Yarn’s interactive shows. For more information, visit www.cafeauplay.org Cost: $3/walking person
*Storytime at Green Bean Books – Portland; 3/25; 11:00am – 11:30am; Get ready to get immersed in the world of books! FREE
*Spring Break Tram Tours – Portland; 3/25 – 3/27; 2:00pm – 4:00pm; The Tram tour includes a ride on the tram and a firsthand look at the control and motor room of the tram. $4 round trip (children 6 & under ride for free)
*Micah and Me Singalong at Rain City Coffee – Portland; 3/25; 3:00pm; Micah and Me Kids Singalong at Rain City Coffee Tuesdays at 3pm. We will be singing the favorites including Dan Zanes’ new one, “Let’s Dance.”
*Story Time with Olive and Dingo at Open Space – Portland; 3/25; 3:00pm – 4:00pm; Fun for all. Not your average Story Time! Full of comedy, songs, stories, balloons and laughter. Sure to get the jumpers jumping, the dancers dancing, wigglers wiggling and the noise makers cooing. Olive and Dingo are bright and cheery, cartoony characters who love inspiring kids and families to be silly, to love imrove and creative performance and to be the best audience members Portland has ever known! Balloons twisting and fellowship is at the end of the show. Folks are encouraged to check Olive and Dingo out on the web. Lots of love! Cost: $5
Wednesday, March 26th:
*Red Yarn at Village Ballroom – Portland; 3/26; 10:00am – 10:45am; Weaving together energetic live music, puppetry and storytelling, Red Yarn teaches positive values while reviving American folklore for a younger generation. Join Red Yarn & his lovable critters every Wednesday morning at the Village Ballroom. Audiences will sing, dance, act, and experience the joy of community during Red Yarn’s interactive shows. This show is hosted by Woodlawn Swap’n'Play, a cooperative community space where children play, parents socialize, and kids’ toys and outgrown clothes are swapped. www.woodlawnswapnplay.org Stick around for open playtime after the show, also hosted by Woodlawn Swap’n'Play! $5/family suggested
*African World Music at Rain City Coffee – Portland; 3/26; 10:00am – 11:00am; Neindow and friends bring the rhythms of Africa to Rain City Coffee most Wednesdays. Kids of all ages and adults are welcome to join this fun, upbeat music hour of drumming, singing and jamming. Bring your children and come and dance and play along with us and try some of our handmade African kids drums while playing along to the African rhythms. Neindow brings traditional Ghanain percussion instruments + rattles and everyone is welcome to bring their drums. Cost: $5/family
*Honeybee Hikes at Leach Botanical Gardens – Portland; 3/26; 10:00am – 11:00am; Weekly nature-related activities for young children and their adult caregivers. Discover the secrets of the Garden and its critters through stories and outdoor explorations. Dress for the weather and wear good walking shoes for unpaved, uneven walkways that could be muddy. Strollers limit where we can explore, so carriers are ideal for little ones. No pre-registration required. Best for ages 1-6. Cost: $2 per child
*Story Time with Olive and Dingo at Sound Grounds – Portland; 3/26; 10:00am – 11:00am; Fun for all. Not your average Story Time! Full of comedy, songs, stories, balloons and laughter. Sure to get the jumpers jumping, the dancers dancing, wigglers wiggling and the noise makers cooing. Olive and Dingo are bright and cheery, cartoony characters who love inspiring kids and families to be silly, to love imrove and creative performance and to be the best audience members Portland has ever known! Balloons twisting and fellowship is at the end of the show. Folks are encouraged to check Olive and Dingo out on the web! Lots of love! Cost: $5 per child for balloons and entertainment
*Tadpole Tales at Whitaker Ponds – Portland; 3/26; 10:00am – 11:00am; Children aged 3-5 with their parents are invited to a short story and guided nature walk. Watch birds fly overhead, search for hidden animal homes, and learn about local trees and flowers. Themes change each week and locations change each month. This program runs each Wednesday March-May. Event runs rain or shine. Families are welcome to bring a snack. Learn more and register for this event here. Cost: $3/child
*Movie Matinee – Horton Hears a Who at Sunnyside Library – Clackamas; 3/26; 1:30pm – 3:30pm; What’s a Who? Enjoy the animated Seuss classic on the library’s big screen.
*Mo Phillips Party Time! at Oregon Public House – Portland; 3/26; 5:00pm – 6:00pm; Join Mo for some excellent family rock out dinner action
Thursday, March 27th :
*Tallulah’s Daddy at Warehouse Cafe – Portland; 3/27; 10:00am – 11:00am; Come sing, dance and stomp like a dinosaur as Tallulah’s Daddy sings and plays his guitar, bass and cajon. Tallulah’s Daddy plays fun, energetic and interactive acoustic music for kids, and brings lots of percussion goodies for kids of all ages to play with! Cost: donation
*Story Time with Olive and Dingo at Cafe au Play - Portland; 3/27; 10:30am – 11:30am Full of comedy, songs, stories, balloons and laughter. Balloons twisting and fellowship is at the end of the show.Cost: $5 per child for balloons and entertainment
*Red Yarn at Ledding Library – Milwaukie; 3/27; 2:00pm; Join us for The Deep Woods, a musical puppet show full of little critters and American folksongs. Fun for ages 4 & up sponsored by the Friends of Ledding Library.
For more lists of local events in western OR check out::
* PDX Kids Calendar - this is a comprehensive events-based website for families in the Portland area.
*Free Craft Activities at Lakeshore Learning Stores– Saturdays; 11am to 3pm; Kids can come to this free craft time each week for a new craft (plus print a $5 off $25 coupon).
*Pottery Barn Kids Book Club- Tuesdays; Kids of all ages can attend storytime every Tuesday. Members receive an official Book Club Passport and a special gift after attending 5 storytimes.
*Barnes and Noble Free Storytime - Times and events vary by location. Check your location for specific story’s available this weekend.
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