Have you missed the last two enormous resale events this Fall or just haven’t got your fill of the great deals? You’re in luck! The Twice Around the Block sale is this weekend in Milwaukie. You’ll find over 20,000 gently used maternity and children’s items from preemie up to children’s size 12. There’s also toys, shoes, books, play equipment, swings, strollers, baby gear, etc. Hit the sale early and leave the rest of the weekend for all the fun around town! There’s The Pumpkin Patch with a Heart in Oregon MAiZE this year. Plus enjoy a tasty dinner or snack at the Greek Festival, the work on display at the Young Audiences Artist Showcase at Buckman Elementary School, a Japanese playtime, and a movie time devoted to kids with sensory issues or special needs.
Share in Greek cultural traditions, food, music and dance! The children’s corner offers face painting, gold “medals,” ivy wreaths, coloring, games, and puppet shows! Adults can learn to make Greek dishes and desserts or browse the many imported crafts, jewelry and foods available for purchase.Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sun., noon – 8 p.m., Portland, prices vary. Event details.
Young Audiences Artist Showcase
Inspire your young artist! This event truly covers many artistic delights where you can see examples, watch performances, and participate in mini-workshops. You’ll experience everything from classical Indian dance, storytelling and cello performances to fused glass, songwriting and circus arts mini-workshops. Sun., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Portland, free. Event details.
Free Japanese Sing and Play
A little Japanese fun for your Friday morning! The Sing and Play class is taught in Japanese by The International School Japanese teachers. The International School provides a multicultural environment where children are fully immersed in Spanish, Japanese or Chinese language and culture from age 3 through 5th grade. Fri., 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m., Portland, free.Event details.
Heart in Oregon MAiZE at The Pumpkin Patch
Navigate your way through twists, turns and dead ends to the “Heart in Oregon,” modeled after Chris Bucci’s sticker design. Of course a trip to The Pumpkin Patch would not be complete without a hayride to the field to pick your own pumpkins! There’s also a cow train ride, a giant slide, and a hay-climbing pyramid. Open daily through October 31. Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sun. – Thurs., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Portland, $7 13+, $5 6-12, 5 and under free. Event details.
Sensory Saturdays at Canby Cinema 8
Great opportunity for kids with special needs or sensory issues to enjoy a movie! Lights will not be turned all the way down, sound will not be turned all the way up, and the kids can walk and or dance around, with no worry of disturbing the rest of the public. There will be a 10-minute break halfway through the movie. And kids with special diets can bring their own snacks. Sat., doors open at 9:00 a.m., box office opens a half hour before the first show, Canby, $6.50. Event details.