Family activities

The Helvetia Lavender Festival

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    The annual family friendly Helvetia Lavender Festival returns for its 17th year the first two weekends in July: Friday through Sunday. This popular and well-known mid-summer family activity located in the beautiful hills of Helvetia, just off Sunset Highway (Exit 61) draws more than 5,000 participants each year. The weekend activities continue to feature activities […]

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    New in the ‘Couve for Summer

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    There are so many new things happening across Clark County this summer — too many to list in one round-up. That said, we think you’ll enjoy this highlight of great openings and events including kids play places and summer favorites. Kids’ Indoor Play Spaces It’s a wonderful time to be 5 years old in Clark

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    Try Synchro Day

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      Try Synchro Day: Experience the Joy of Artistic Swimming! Join us on June 23rd, 2024, for a fun-filled Try Synchro Day! Discover the beauty and excitement of artistic swimming with three unique sessions designed for everyone. No experience is needed, and best of all, it’s free! This event is proudly presented by the Oregon Association

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      Musical Mondays at Simply Play

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        🎶 Join Us for Magical Music Mondays! 🎶 Bring your little ones to our indoor playground every Monday for a delightful musical experience! 🎸 Play Instruments Together 🎤 Sing Along to Fun Songs 💃 Dance and Move to the Beat 🎵 Enjoy a Variety of Tunes It’s the perfect opportunity for your kids to make

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        MusikLab

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          What is a MusikLab? We provide the space and instruments and you do whatever moves you. MusikLabs are unstructured, all ages (we recommend 6 months – 9 years), and all abilities.  Visit our website for details. Registration is required for each participant 17 years and under. Up to 2 grownups are welcome per registered participant.

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          Mary Charlotte’s Garden Party

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            Join us at the Philip Foster Farm Historic Site as we celebrate Philip’s wife Mary Charlotte and other pioneering Oregon women. There will be a quilt show, activities, and demonstrations presented by the oldest continuously running hand-quilting quilt club in the United States, the Skip a Week Quilt Club.  We will also be staging a

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            Olympia Pet Parade

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              It’s time for your pets to strut their stuff in the ultimate parade of cuteness and creativity. The Pet Parade is June 22 at 10:30 a.m. downtown Olympia. The event is co-hosted by Olympia Downtown Alliance and presented by Olympia Veterinary Hospital.  Register online to save time or on-site starting at 10 a.m. Bring your pets (the household variety

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              Family Magic at TABORSPACE

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                Step right up to the most enchanting extravaganza in town. Prepare to be spellbound as the mesmerizing magic  turns your ordinary day into an extraordinary spectacle of wonder and laughter. 🤣😂 Get ready for a side-splitting showcase of magical mayhem that’s perfect for kids and kids-at-heart! Watch in awe as objects disappear, reappear, and sometimes

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                The First Annual Everything Under the Sun Parade

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                  The First Annual Everything Under the Sun Parade Saturday, June 15th at 1:30 pm  The parade will start at the north end of Sellwood Park and parade through the neighborhood. Ushering in the summer solstice, the “Everything Under the Sun” parade will be led by a giant paper mache sun puppet and will feature puppets,

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                  MusikLab

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                    What is a MusikLab? We provide the space and instruments and you do whatever moves you. MusikLabs are unstructured, all ages (we recommend 6 months – 9 years), and all abilities.  Visit our website for details. Registration is required for each participant 17 years and under. Up to 2 grownups are welcome per registered participant.

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                    Chinese Culture Day 2024

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                      Discover the richness of traditional Chinese culture at our free, family-friendly event! Enjoy captivating performances, talent shows, and over 20 varieties of traditional games and activities. Experience hands-on activities like the dragon dance, Chinese drumming, and the Chinese Yoyo (Kong zhu). Witness live demonstrations of calligraphy and ink wash painting, and try your hand at

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                      Last Day of School Celebration

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                        Goodbye school, hello summer vacation! Join us for an unforgettable Last Day of School Celebration!  Bethany Village & Bethany Library are hosting a summer kick-off event for students from Beaverton and Portland. Enjoy music, free activities from BAC, free access to the game truck and a fun and safe environment. Explore various vendors offering Kona

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                        Giant Origami in the Moon Garden

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                          GIANT ORIGAMI art class for ages 3 and up + adult SAT MAY 18 at 10:30 am at Mudland Playspace in Lloyd Center Mall. $24 per participant, includes 1.5 hours open play after art class! Come learn large-scale origami folding in a class designed for adults and children collaborating together! Instructor Yuki Martin will show

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                          Circus Skills ages 5 and up – Mudland Playspace

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                            Circus class with Echo Theater in the Moon Garden for ages 5 and up! Sun May 19 at 10:30am. $34 per child, adults are free. Includes 1.5 hours of open play after the workshop, for a total 2.5 hours of unbridled fun! Reserve at mudland.as.me Adventures in Circus with Echo Theater Company is a 1

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                            Music with Mr. Hoo at Backyard Social

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                              Jump up, get down! It’s a new weekly music show at Backyard Social! Join Mr. Hoo for a special Mother’s Day show to kick off the series. Mr. Hoo plays fun music for kids and their grown-ups with songs that will have the crowd clapping, stomping, dancing, flying, spinning, swinging and jumping.  Outside on the

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                              Sesame Street Live

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                                Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, and their friends from Sesame Street are coming to your neighborhood to say hello! In Sesame Street Live! Say Hello, you can sing and dance with your favorite furry friends while enjoying fun surprises along the way. So put on your dancing shoes and make your way to where the

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                                Watershed Discovery Day at Mill Park

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                                  Want to learn more about what a watershed is and what you can do to improve the water quality in one fun event? Pack a picnic lunch and join us Saturday, June 1st at Mill Park as we partner with Clackamas Water Environment Services, World Salmon Council, SOLVE and North Clackamas Park and Recreation and

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                                  Music with Mr. Hoo at PILEA Play

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                                    Mr. Hoo is at Portland’s best indoor play space every 2nd Saturday. Open play from 9:30 – 11:30, music starts at 10. Silly songs, kids dancing, egg shaking, foot stomping and all sorts of fun! Reserve your spot here! $20 for the first child, $10 for siblings, included 2 adults free.

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