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Family Volunteer Opportunity-Prepare Meal Kits for Kids in Need

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    Pack meal kits for food-insecure youth! Local school districts will hand them out to students who rely on school-provided meals to ensure they have enough food during the weeklong spring break. This project is appropriate for kids ages 4 and older and will include a brief story and discussion time. All ages are welcome for […]

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    From Lemons to Cash: Entrepreneurship For Kids! with Unitus Credit Union at Hammer + Jacks

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      Join us on Wednesday, March 27 at 11 AM for a hands-on entrepreneurship workshop for kids! We’ll use a practical scenario, a Lemonade Stand, to learn about money. How we speak about money to our youth is so important and impacts their relationship with money in adulthood, so in this workshop, we will discuss topics around money

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      Laolao’s Dumplings Story Time with Local Author Dane Liu at Hammer + Jacks

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        Join us on Saturday, March 16 at 10:30 AM for a delightful story time with local author Dane Liu, as she share her touching and comforting book, Laolao’s Dumplings. Millie loves to help LaoLao cook, especially her favorite dish. Dumplings! They gather fresh ingredients from Chinatown. Chives from Auntie Lim, shrimp from Uncle Lee, and juicy,

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        One Day This Tree Will Fall Local Author Story Time with Leslie Barnard Booth at Hammer + Jacks

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          Join us on Saturday, May 4, at 11 AM for a delightful story time with our fantastic local author, Leslie Barnard Booth, featuring her captivating book, One Day this Tree Will Fall. Dive into the enchanting world where a tree’s wounds and decay bring new life to the forest ecosystem, perfect for fans of Because of

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          St. Johns Spring Fling

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            The weather is warming and people will be swarming to celebrate the Spring Fling in the historic St. Johns neighborhood on April 27th! Art, activities and music from 11 AM to 2 PM in the St. Johns plaza, district-wide celebration with specials from local businesses all day. Pick up a drawing entry form to win

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            CSA Share Fair

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              Learn the many benefits of community-supported agriculture (CSA) – for your health, the environment, and more – and sign up for a subscription to the best-tasting, 100% local food. Meet local farmers, participate in children’s activities, raffles, and sales of locally-produced foods, and learn how to purchase CSA shares at half the price when purchasing

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              East County Learn Share Do Fair

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                Building connections for a more climate resilient community Saturday, February 24 from 10AM to 2PM Centennial High School Cafeteria, 3505 182nd Avenue, Gresham All are welcome. Habrá servicios de interpretación. Free lunch, massages, and pantry food. Kid-friendly activities: Face painting, make your own green cleaners, creative reuse art, coloring, stamping, stickers Exhibitor tables Repair Cafe: Check out the items

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                Lunar New Year tree planting

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                  February 10, 2024 10:00 am – 1:00 pm WHAT: Volunteer to help plant trees at Gates Park! Bring yourself, weather protection, and a water bottle! All tools and materials needed will be provided on-site. WHERE: Gates Park (SE 136th Avenue and Holgate Blvd Portland , OR 97236) WHEN: Saturday, February 10, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Join

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                  Spring Break Exploration Stations at Hoyt Arboretum

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                    When school is out for spring break, explore the fascinating natural world with the Nature Educators at Hoyt Arboretum! Each day the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center Classroom will be converted into Exploration Station focusing on a different nature topic. There will be hands-on activities, fun facts, sensory displays, and conversation to help youth connect with

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                    Dig it, Plant it, Do it Again! Volunteer Planting along South Scappoose Creek

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                      Plant trees to enhance native habitat and improve the water quality of South Scappoose Creek with your community.  Sunday, February 4th, 9 AM – NOON Pre-registration is required. https://estuarypartnership.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/estuarypartnership/event.jsp?event=1520& All ages and abilities are welcome. Let us know if you need accommodations to participate. Youth age 15 + may volunteer without an adult present. Accessibility: The

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                      Sensory Friendly Concert with WindSync (presented by Chamber Music Northwest)

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                        WindSync’s signature concert program for children and families celebrates storytelling through music. The cornerstone is Sergei Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf. The musicians do triple duty as narrators, characters, and soundtrack in this fully staged adaptation, complete with costumes and choreography. Young people learn how the instruments produce sound through an old-fashioned Texas hoedown, and

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                        Peter and the Wolf with Wind Sync (presented by Chamber Music Northwest)

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                          Meet the musicians of WindSync in an educational, family-friendly show that brings classical music to life with an unforgettable cast of characters. Complete with costumes and choreography, this engaging performance introduces the five wind instruments of the orchestra and concludes with an exciting retelling of Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev. Peter, the wolf, and

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                          Peter and the Wolf with Wind Sync (presented by Chamber Music Northwest)

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                            Meet the musicians of WindSync in an educational, family-friendly show that brings classical music to life with an unforgettable cast of characters. Complete with costumes and choreography, this engaging performance introduces the five wind instruments of the orchestra and concludes with an exciting retelling of Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev. Peter, the wolf, and their

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                            Portland Winter Light Festival: What Glows Under Pressure

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                              Join us for the 9th annual Portland Winter Light Festival, where we’ll immerse ourselves in a world that glows under pressure. This free and inclusive event takes place from February 2 to February 10, 2024, at various locations throughout the enchanting city of Portland, Oregon. Event Highlights: Theme: “Glowing Under Pressure” – Explore the mysteries

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