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Thursday, August 25

Storytime & Nature Series The City of Vancouver’s Water Resources Education Center offers a free, outdoor story time series for kids, from 3 to 6 years old. Starting July 14, join us in July and August for outdoor reading adventures that connect fun stories with nature activities. 10-11 a.m., Thursdays July: 14, 21, 28 August: 4, 11, 18, 25 We read, and your little ones explore! Sit under a tree, listen to a story, then roam around our garden to play with plants, rocks, water or critters in the dirt. Please note: Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during these activities.

Reading in the Wild

when: Thursdays, 10-11 a.m., July 14, 21 & 28 and Aug. 4, 11, 18 & 25

where: Vancouver, Vancouver Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, Wa

cost: Free

ages: 3-6

Friday, August 26

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Learn about Fire Lookouts

when: Aug 26 at 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

where: Tillamook, Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Hwy, Tillamook, OR, Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All ages

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EXPO Adventure Festival

when: Aug 26 - Aug 28 at 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

where: Washington Park, World Forestry Center, 4033 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, Or

cost: Free to attend, a range of fees for music, workshops and fieldtrips.

ages: All

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Hit the Oregon State Fair

when: Aug 26 at 10 am to 10 pm

where: State Fair & Exposition Center  , 2330 17th St NE, Salem, Or

cost: Adults $8, Kids $6

ages: All ages

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A Little Lunch Music

when: Friday, noon-1 p.m.

where: Lloyd District, Holladay Park, NE 11th Avenue and Holladay Street, Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Do The Hula!

when: every Friday at 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

where: SE Portland, Dance with Joy Studios, 7981 SE 17th Ave, Portland, Or

cost: $11-$25/person

ages: Preschoolers

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Order Up Some Art ala Carte

when: every Friday at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Vancouver, Art ala Carte, Art 9120 NE Vancouver Mall Loop #130, Vancouver, Wa

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Take a Ladybug Hike

when: every Friday at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

where: Milwakie, Elk Rock Island, SE Sparrow St & SE 19th Ave, Milwaukie, Portland, Or

cost: $4 per child

ages: 2-5 years old

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Go on a Killer Bird Hunt

when: Aug 26 at 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

where: Tillamook, Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Hwy, Tillamook, OR , Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Saturday, August 27

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EXPO Adventure Festival

when: Aug 27 - Aug 28 at 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

where: Washington Park, World Forestry Center, 4033 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, Or

cost: Free to attend, a range of fees for music, workshops and fieldtrips.

ages: All

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Go from Rags to Riches with Jazz!

when: Aug 27 at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

where: Lloyd District, Holladay Park, Northeast 11th Avenue and Holladay Street, Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Hit the Block for a Dance Party

when: Aug 27 at 11am to 2pm

where: NW Portland, Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Ave, Portland, Or

cost: $10 to $12

ages: All Ages

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Let Your Imagination Fly Away

when: Aug 27 at 1 pm to 5 pm

where: Vancouver, Pearson Field education Center, 201A E Reserve St., Vancouver, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Experience the Jade District’s Culture

when: Aug 27 at 5 pm to 10 pm

where: SE Portland, Portland Community College SE Campus , 2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Hit the Oregon State Fair

when: Aug 27 at 10 am to 10 pm

where: State Fair & Exposition Center  , 2330 17th St NE, Salem, Or

cost: Adults $8, Kids $6

ages: All ages

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Check out the Dahlias

when: Aug 27 at 10 am to 6 pm

where: Swan Island Dahlias, 995 NW 22nd Ave, Canby, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Sunday, August 28

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EXPO Adventure Festival

when: Aug 28 - Aug 28 at 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

where: Washington Park, World Forestry Center, 4033 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, Or

cost: Free to attend, a range of fees for music, workshops and fieldtrips.

ages: All

Portland Childrens Museum

Attend a Under the Sea Garden Party

when: Aug 28 at 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

where: Washington Park, Portland Children's Museum, 4015 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR , Portland, Or

cost: $10.75

ages: 0-7

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Kayak at Rooster Rock

when: Aug 28 at 9 am to 11am

where: Rooster Rock, Rooster Rock State Parkk, Exit 23, Corbett, Corbett, Or

cost: $11 - $25

ages: 8 years and up

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Hit the Hawthorne Street Fair

when: Aug 28 at 11 am to 7 pm

where: SE, SE Hawthorne Blvd. & SE 35th Ave., Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Hit the Oregon State Fair

when: Aug 28 at 10 am to 10 pm

where: State Fair & Exposition Center  , 2330 17th St NE, Salem, Or

cost: Adults $8, Kids $6

ages: All ages

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Check out the Dahlias

when: Aug 28 at 10 am to 6 pm

where: Swan Island Dahlias, 995 NW 22nd Ave, Canby, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Monday, August 29

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Hit the Oregon State Fair

when: Aug 29 at 10 am to 10 pm

where: State Fair & Exposition Center  , 2330 17th St NE, Salem, Or

cost: Adults $8, Kids $6

ages: All ages

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Check out the Dahlias

when: Aug 29 at 10 am to 6 pm

where: Swan Island Dahlias, 995 NW 22nd Ave, Canby, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Tuesday, August 30

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Hit the Oregon State Fair

when: Aug 30 at 10 am to 10 pm

where: State Fair & Exposition Center  , 2330 17th St NE, Salem, Or

cost: Adults $8, Kids $6

ages: All ages

Wednesday, August 31

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Hit the Oregon State Fair

when: Aug 31 at 10 am to 10 pm

where: State Fair & Exposition Center  , 2330 17th St NE, Salem, Or

cost: Adults $8, Kids $6

ages: All ages

The 56th Army Band, which is affectionately referred to as "America's Corps Band", is assigned to I Corps, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The band provides musical support for the Corps, as well as the surrounding communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. Performing over 600 missions annually we truly are the "Heartbeat of America's Corps." The 56th Army Band’s Mission: To provide music supporting unified land operation and instill in our forcese the will to fight and win, foster the support of our citizens, and promote America's interests at home and abroad. Army Music serves as a combat multiplier and plays an integral part in the sustainment of forces engaged in unified land operations. Through world-class musical ceremonies and performances, the I Corps Army Band helps create bonds between the United States Army and thhe Pacific Northwest community. Using music to bridge language, cultural, societal, and socio-economic differences, the Bannd's performances strengthen local community relationships and inspire positive and long-lasting impressions of the United States Army. This is the ninth of ten weekly, free noontime performances which feature a wide variety of performers and styles. Suitable for all ages. NOONTIME SHOWCASE & SUMMER ARTS ON MAIN STREET During July and August, Noontime Showcase- a monthly free performance held inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall during most of the year- moves out to Main Street and changes to a weekly schedule. This Noontime Showcase is part of the 2016 Summer Arts on Main Street series, which runs 11am to 2pm every Wednesday from July 6 to September 7, with free performances, children’s activities, and outdoor booths featuring local artisans selling handmade crafts. Summer Arts on Main Street runs concurrently with the Portland Farmers Market in the adjacent park blocks (Shemanski Park at Park Ave. & Main St.). Located outside on SW Main Street, between SW Broadway & Park Ave.- next to Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway Ave., Portland, OR 97205. In the event of rain, or extreme heat, this event will take place in the Antoinette Hatfield Hall rotunda.

Set Your Wednesday Lunch to Music

when: every Wednesday at noon to 1 p.m.

where: Downtown Portland, Outside of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall , 1111 SW Broadway Ave., Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Music on Main: Your Hump-Day Dinner Plan

when: Every Wed., 5-7 p.m.

where: Downtown, Outside of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall , 1037 SW Broadway Ave., Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages