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Friday, June 24

The fun of the Lake Oswego Festival of Arts comes alive for children too! Youngsters of all ages will enjoy arts and crafts, demonstrations, and interactive entertainment. The festivities include BJ The Clown, Oregon Reptile Man, Penny's Puppets, Mad Science plus much more. Also, the Fire Department will be stopping by!

Kids Get Creative

when: Jun 24 at 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

where: Lake Oswego, Lower George Rogers Park, 611 S State St, Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: 0-12

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Conestoga Family Pride Dance

when: Jun 24 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

where: Greenway, Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center, 9985 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton, Or

cost: $7/family

ages: All Ages

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Books! And More Books!

when: Jun 24 - Jun 25 at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Vancouver, Fort Vancouver Regional Library District Headquarters, 1007 E Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Butte Creek Falls Arguably the BEST waterfall swimming in Oregon! This place is gorgeous. The falls are very wide and cascade into a lagoon. You only see this stuff in movies! You can swim right under the waterfall! It's only a 10 minute walk from the parking lot to the falls, so anyone and everyone will enjoy this hike. Bring your tube and float around. Later, we'll explore upstream. This is a super chill trip, perfect for hanging out with your friends and making memories. And you can tell everyone how you swam under a waterfall! Lucky you!

Swim Under a Waterfall

when: Jun 24 at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: NW Portland, Butte Creek Falls Trip (pickup and dropoff in NW PDX), 1600 NW 25th Ave. , Portland, Or

cost: $89

ages: 7 -12

Saturday, June 25

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Books! And More Books!

when: Jun 25 - Jun 25 at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Vancouver, Fort Vancouver Regional Library District Headquarters, 1007 E Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Recycled Arts Festival

when: Jun 25 - Jun 26 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Vancouver, Esther Short Park, 415 W 6th St., Vancouver, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Join us for this 2nd annual 'All Wheel' rolling event for children with special needs and their families. Grab your friends and family, bring your adaptive bikes, wheelchairs, gait trainers or strollers and 'Spin Your Wheels' through a 1 mile course at Oaks Park. Located in ‘The Grove’ at Oaks Park. A great time for families, meet new friends, and ride the course. No wheels? Walk the course with us! Check in starts at 9:30 AM, the wheels start rolling at 10:00 AM Entry fee: Free, but must pre-register by June 15 to receive a free T-shirt, lunch included Wheel to Walk Foundation is a non-profit that provides children with disabilities medical equipment and services not covered by insurance.

Spin Your Wheels

when: Jun 25 at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

where: SE, The Grove at Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: 0-20

Become a Backyard Hero and join Archie Raccoon, Bella Squirrel and Osmo Skunk to defeat the Invasive Ivy! They're not your typical superheroes, in fact, they're a group of kids hanging out in their treehouse. When mysterious things start happening, they band together to take on the case of "The Green Monster." Can the Backyard Heroes break the case and defeat the Green Monster? Reminiscent of buddy tales like "The Little Rascals" and "The Get-Along Gang," this tale brings audiences into a timeless world of friendship and fun. Original music composed by Robert Randall (of TrashMan and the Noise Band) accompanies a lively and interactive script. Audiences are encouraged to engage in conversations about environmental stewardship and become a Backyard Hero themselves.

Join the Backyard Heroes

when: Jun 25 at 11 a.m. to noon

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

cost: $10.75 (includes museum admission)

ages: 0-7

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Kids Cook Classes at the Farmers Market

when: Sat., June. 18 & 25, July 2, 9, 23, & 30, and Aug. 6, 13, & 20, 8:30-10 a.m.

where: SW/Park Blocks, Portland Farmers Market at PSU , SW Park between Hall and Montgomery, Portland, Or

cost: $10/child

ages: 7-11

The Amazing Acro-cats are a troupe of REAL house cats that jump and pounce into your heart! Reaching out to shelters in need and accepting cats found homeless in the streets, show creator, Samantha Martin, has not only rescued her own cats but has found homes for over 172 cats and kittens. Giving them a second chance with positive reinforcement-only clicker training, they take these amazing abilities on the road and tour the nation in the infamous Acro-cat Bus! You can see the Amazing Acro-cats on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" here! In each city the Acro-cats tour to we partner with a local shelter to advocate for cat adoption. The Portland "House of Dreams" is a nokill, nonprofit, freeroam cat shelter run entirely by volunteers. They are 100% funded by grassroots community support. Furry Friends No-Kill Cat Rescue, founded in 1999, is a non-profit, no-kill cat adoption organization also run entirely by volunteers. It would be most appreciated if you would feature this event on your calendar of upcoming events in June. Should you wish to feature a ticket giveaway on your website please let me know so we can discuss those detail. June 25th and 26th 3pm and 7pm Aladdin Theatre 3017 SE Milwaukee Ave Portland OR, 97202 Buy Tickets here! http://www.aladdin-theater.com/buy- tickets/ ($21-$36 online, more at door)

The Amazing Acro-Cats

when: Sat. & Sun., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. (doors open one hour before show)

where: Southeast, Aladdin Theater, 3107 SE Milwaukee Ave., , Portland, Or

cost: $21-$36

ages: All Ages

Sunday, June 26

Send up the signal in the sky, it’s time for Superhero Celebration! Dust off your super costume and unite with other cape crusaders at the Museum. Meet out-of-this-world guests, Portland Superhero Coalition, catch a puppet show of heroic proportions, and participate in a variety of fun activities to test your superhuman powers. Don't forget your camera; this will be an event to remember.

Grab Your Capes for Superhero Day

when: Jun 26 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

cost: $10.75

ages: 7 and under

The Amazing Acro-cats are a troupe of REAL house cats that jump and pounce into your heart! Reaching out to shelters in need and accepting cats found homeless in the streets, show creator, Samantha Martin, has not only rescued her own cats but has found homes for over 172 cats and kittens. Giving them a second chance with positive reinforcement-only clicker training, they take these amazing abilities on the road and tour the nation in the infamous Acro-cat Bus! You can see the Amazing Acro-cats on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" here! In each city the Acro-cats tour to we partner with a local shelter to advocate for cat adoption. The Portland "House of Dreams" is a nokill, nonprofit, freeroam cat shelter run entirely by volunteers. They are 100% funded by grassroots community support. Furry Friends No-Kill Cat Rescue, founded in 1999, is a non-profit, no-kill cat adoption organization also run entirely by volunteers. It would be most appreciated if you would feature this event on your calendar of upcoming events in June. Should you wish to feature a ticket giveaway on your website please let me know so we can discuss those detail. June 25th and 26th 3pm and 7pm Aladdin Theatre 3017 SE Milwaukee Ave Portland OR, 97202 Buy Tickets here! http://www.aladdin-theater.com/buy- tickets/ ($21-$36 online, more at door)

The Amazing Acro-Cats

when: Sat. & Sun., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. (doors open one hour before show)

where: Southeast, Aladdin Theater, 3107 SE Milwaukee Ave., , Portland, Or

cost: $21-$36

ages: All Ages

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Recycled Arts Festival

when: Jun 26 - Jun 26 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Vancouver, Esther Short Park, 415 W 6th St., Vancouver, Wa

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Inventive boaters take to the casting pond in Westmoreland Park on watercrafts they’ve fashioned from old milk containers. Put on by the Royal Rosarians, this is a truly fun afternoon for both participates and spectators alike. 11 a.m. Sunday, June 26; Westmoreland Park; free to race or watch.

The Royal Rosarians Milk Carton Boat Race

when: Jun 26 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: SE, Westmoreland Park, SE McLoughlin Blvd., Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Green Bean Books will host a Sensational Superhero 101 Academy on Sunday, June 26th at 1pm! We’ll teach you all you need to know to be the superhero you’ve always dreamed of being! We’ll read superhero stories, play superhero games, and help you make your very own superhero cape and mask to take home! You’ll even get to go out on a kryptonite scavenger hunt in the Green Bean garden! Discover your inner superpower with us!!! The cost is $5 if you bring your own old t-shirt to be up-cycled into a crafty cape. Or $10 if you’d like us to provide you with the t-shirt. All other materials will be provided. Please call to Register: 503-954-2354.

Join Superhero 101 Academy

when: Jun 26 at 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Alberta, Green Bean Books, 1600 NE Alberta St., Portland, Or

cost: $10/child ($5 if you bring your own t-shirt)

ages: 2 and up

It's magic time again at Crisp. Gather the kiddos for a healthy meal full of palette-expanding options like roasted hazelnuts, smoked salmon or basil-lover's dressing or opt for the fan-favorite grilled cheese panini. While the crew is eating, they can witness the amazing sleight-of-hand of Dan Waterman, local magician and Crisp fan favorite.

Eat Dinner with a Magician

when: Jun 26 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: North Portland , Crisp, a Salad Restaurant, 3901 N Williams Ave., Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Monday, June 27

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Spare Some Time for Free Kids Bowling

when: Mon., Tues. & Wed., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

where: SW , Punchbowl Social , 340 SW Morrison St. , Portland, Or

cost: Free for kids 15 and under

ages: All Ages

Tuesday, June 28

Join us to learn more about Nutrition with Kid's Table on Wednesday, March 11th!

Nom Nom: Kids Eat Free Tuesdays

when: Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

where: NE , IKEA Portland Restaurant, 10280 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: 12 and under

Jump, hop, and skip in this developmentally inspired class for young children. Create, play, and dance as children move body parts, move across space, move to music, move to tell stories, and move just for fun! We hope to see your preschooler on Tuesday mornings!

Go Dancing with Conduit Kids

when: every Tuesday at 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

where: SE, Conduit Kids Dance-Ford Building, 2505 SE 11th Ave. #120, Portland, Or

cost: $50/ 4 classes

ages: 3-6

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Spare Some Time for Free Kids Bowling

when: Mon., Tues. & Wed., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

where: SW , Punchbowl Social , 340 SW Morrison St. , Portland, Or

cost: Free for kids 15 and under

ages: All Ages

Wednesday, June 29

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Spare Some Time for Free Kids Bowling

when: Mon., Tues. & Wed., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

where: SW , Punchbowl Social , 340 SW Morrison St. , Portland, Or

cost: Free for kids 15 and under

ages: All Ages

Pick some blueberries, currants, blackberries, raspberries, or elderberries June through early August. Pick apples, pears, Asian pears, and plums July through October. Check out whats ripe in the vegetable garden. See the honey bees and get some raw honey. Enjoy a peaceful country setting with picnic tables, flush toilets and hand sinks. See www.canby.com/MorningShade for more information and what's ripe.

Go Picking and A-Grinning

when: every Wednesday at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Canby, Morning Shade Farm & Berry Nursery, 8345 S. Barnards Rd., Canby, Or

cost: Varies

ages: 4 and up