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Gresham, OR, USA

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1939 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR, USA

Founded in 1988, Oregon Children’s Theatre has served well over two million children, teachers, and families.  Its mission is to create exceptional theater experiences that transform lives. OCT is Oregon’s largest non-profit professional children’s theater company and a resident company of Portland’5 Centers for the Arts.  Performances are held weekdays for school audiences and on weekends for family audiences.  OCT serves more than 120,000 children of all ages each year.  OCT offers numerous school services including study guides, teacher professional development opportunities, in-school workshops, and an extensive outreach program.  In partnership with Kaiser Permanente, the Educational Theatre Program provides free touring productions that promote healthy living. OCT’s year round Acting Academy offers theater classes for children ages 3-18 and Young Professionals Company, a mentoring program for teens.

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The Whopper of ALL Family Fests!
We love it here in the Northwest but let’s face it, Winters can be rough finding a variety of fun things for families to do indoors. Don’t miss this exciting annual Winter Festival offering kids and parents an affordable day of fun and an abundance of entertainment and education at the Northwest’s Largest Family Expo—KidFest! SportFest! at Portland Expo Center every February. 
Come experience our amazing weekends focusing on active & healthy family lifestyle and raising kids successfully. Non-stop entertainment, interactive exhibits for kids, teens and parents, family fun zones, special show pricing on local products and services designed to enrich your life!
Our annual community events features Live Stage Entertainment, Interactive Sports Demos, Inflatable Fun Zones, Rock Walls, Zip-Line, Star Wars Blast-A-Trooper, Iron-Kid Chef Competition, Robotics, Mad Science, Extreme Big Air Jump, Paintball Arena, VR Flight, Family Circus and more. Parents can enjoy shopping the various exhibits while the kids are entertained and find resources in Education & Youth Enrichment, Camps, Sports & Fitness, Health & Wellness, Cooking & Healthy Eating, Family Recreation, Eco-Family…
New! Magic Hour: VIP Early Entry at 9:00am both days for Families/Kids with Disabilities & Special Needs, offering smaller crowds & more sensory friendly.
Our Winter Festival offers families and active kids endless opportunities for indoor fun.
Show Features Include:
SportFest! Multi-Sport & Fitness Expo. This new Show-within-a-Show will offer products & demos in a wide variety of sports and fitness for all level Kids, Teens, Families. Team Sports, Specialty Sports, Outdoor Adventure, Health & Fitness. (resources for active parents too.)
Education & Enrichment Expo Showcasing many of the educational opportunities available to NW families, Summer Camps, after school enrichment programs and STEM: Science / Technology / Engineering / Math education, Come explore in three Lego Interactive Areas or create with Art.
Family Food & Family. Join local culinary talent for two fun-filled days of food, nutrition and learning. A tasty weekend of family-friendly workshops, cooking demos and local food exhibits. Featuring Iron Kid Chef Competition (11:30 Sat & Sun), Educational Food Games, Riegelmann’s Experience Kitchen, Eat Like A Firefighter Cooking Demos.
Health & Wellness. Find the wellness tools to achieve optimal health for you and your family. Talk to the experts from local hospitals, pediatric clinics, dentistry, chiropractic, resources for special needs and more. SafeKids Theme Area will feature Injury Prevention workshops, Bike Helmet Sale by OHSU. Bikers Against Child Abuse, along with the Bring Kyron Home Foundation will offer FREE Custom ID Kits for all the Kids!
Pint-Size Crowd: Kids, come dressed as your favorite Character and join the fun in Character Village for stage shows, games, crafts, prizing and meet & greet.
Star Wars characters will also be onsite for you to have your picture taken with and try your skills with a dart gun at Blast-A-Trooper!
Ultimate Fun Zones: This action-packed weekend includes the Inflatable FunZone; Giant Slides, Jump Houses & Obstacle Courses, Zip-Line, Rock Walls, Simulated Hang Gliding, VR Flight, Mad Science, Lego & Robotics, Paintball Arena, Bowling, Archery, Family Circus and more….
Get out of the rain and have a blast with the entire family at the Whopper of ALL Family Fests– KidFest!
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Northwest’s Original and Largest Events for Expectant & New Parents since 2001.
BabyFest! Portland’s Biggest Baby Shower, Oregon Convention Center
BabyFest! Seattle’s Biggest Baby Shower, Meydenbauer Center
Win Prizes, Attend Seminars, Get Pampered, Shop and Be Educated on Everything You Possibly Need for Your Growing Family.
These events are an intimate treat for expectant & new parents seeking the best, most innovative, eco-friendly and luxurious baby products and services on the market. They bring together many of the best companies in the baby industry and place them all in one intimate location for consumers, retailers and the media. In addition to the expo, this ‘Super Saturday’ will include 3 stages packed with educational workshops on a variety of topics, The Big Baby Shower featuring games, exclusive prizes, the new Daddy’s Baby Shower (because Dad’s need their own baby shower!) and VIP experience offering guests early admission, a sweet swag bag and a day of pampering.
VIP Entry: Premium Pass 10:00am, Super Pass 10:30am, Show Hours: 11a-4p
Advance General Admission: $15/person, $25/couple (any 2 people) CHILDREN FREE!
Standard Ticket Includes; Admission at 11:00, 1 Baby Shower Bingo Card, access to the Big Shower, Children’s Village, seminars, pampering stations, samples, shopping. This ticket does not include a gift bag.
SUPER Pass: $50/person $60/couple (advance only-limited quantities):
SUPER Pass Includes; VIP Entry at 10:30, Preferred Seating at Shower, Premium Gift Bag with over $250 in fabulous products & services (One gift bag per Couple), pampered services, 1 Baby Shower Bingo Card, access to seminars, samples, shopping.
PREMIUM Pass: $80/person $90/couple (advance only-Limited Quantities):
Premium Pass Includes; VIP Entry at 10:00, Preferred Seating at Shower, Super Premium Gift Bag with over $350 in fabulous products & services (One gift bag per Couple), pampered services, 1 Baby Shower Bingo Card, access to seminars, samples, shopping.
***Premium & Super Passes includes a Gift Bag with products & services from our sponsors. Limited quantities, reserve yours today!
What To Expect
A Full Day Baby Marathon 11:00am – 4:00pm.
Largest Baby Expo in the Northwest with over 60,000sf and 150 exhibitors and interactive exhibits featuring both local businesses and leading companies in the baby industry.
Baby Bingo: Pickup your Bingo Card at the reservation desk and get started ‘table hopping’ and attending Workshops. Collect signatures on the corresponding Bingo square and bring to The Big Shower to be entered to WIN the Grand Prizes.
Workshops: Plan ahead for the Workshops you want to attend and please note that most workshops will host a drawing for a valuable prize.
Pampering: Kick back & relax in the Mama Pampering Zone.
The Children’s Village featuring Activity Areas for babies, toddlers & preschoolers: music, crafts, play zones (Admission to event is FREE for Children!) 
Interactive Demo Zone: Complimentary classes for Mamas & Babies.
DaddyZone: A place for modern Dads offering meetups & workshops and the Daddy’s Baby Shower at 3:00 because Dad’s need a Baby Shower too!
Don’t miss The Big Shower at 3:00! We will be giving away thousands of dollars in amazing prizes from many of the leading companies in the baby industry, luxuries & essentials for your new arrival. Pick up your Baby Bingo card upon arrival for a chance to WIN these great Shower Prizes! Note: Premium & Super Pass holders please arrive 5 minutes early to turn in your Bingo Cards and enjoy preferred seating. Seats are available on a first-come basis.
Plan Your Day
1) Parking is located in the Convention Center Parking Structure as well as neighboring lots. 
2) Strollers: The Convention Center offers a spacious lobby and exhibit hall therefore strollers are welcome. Baby Carriers are ideal.
3) Baby Swag: VIP Swag Bags will be available for pick up in a designated area throughout the day so that you will not have to haul your gifts around all day.
4) Lunch/Refreshments are available onsite at the Convention Center and directly in the exhibit hall so that you can enjoy the Baby Marathon without having to leave for lunch.
5) Mama Rest Stop – Nursing, Breast Pumps, Diaper Changing: hosted by our sponsors.
6) Nursing Lounge hosted by our sponsors.
7) Diaper Depot Changing Lounge.
We Are Excited To Have You Join Us at The Ultimate Event for Expectant & New Parents!
Produced by Babies Northwest, producing quality Northwest events since 2001.
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13203 Southeast 172nd Avenue, Happy Valley, OR, USA

Originating with virtual-programming in Fall 2020, Imagine Theatre offers intentional programming for students ages 7-18 in the areas of dance, voice, acting, comedy, musical theatre and technical theater. Students explore these themes through our educational offerings (classes, workshops, camps, etc.) and performance opportunities (Mainstage offerings, and education rooted performance opportunities.)

Education – Classes, Camps, & Leadership

– Classes –

For students 7-18, Imagine offers educational programming on a quarterly basis. During our Fall, Winter, & Spring terms, students can register for classes based in the the themes of dance, voice/music, acting, musical theatre, comedy, and technical theatre. Classes are an intentional place for students to grow deep in what they love. Our three core classes (Voice Core, Dance Core, and Acting Core) are the root of all other classes. Most of the other classes offered require one or more the Core classes having been already taken.

– Camps  –

For students 7-18, Imagine offers a wide variety of summer programming that includes Camps, Intensives, and Workshops. Imagine camps are one of the best ways to first engage with the programming, as they are packed with tons of fun, learning, performances, and skilled teachers. With week-long, two-week, and evening-only offerings, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

– Artists Committed to Serve (ACTS)  –

For High school students, Imagine Theatre offers an intentional leadership program (ACTS) that empowers and guides student leaders in creating a strong community amongst all Imagine students and creating ways to meaningfully engage with the larger community around us. The ACTS team does all of this while engaging in learning about what it means to be good leaders through learning about communication styles, leadership styles, ethical leadership, community-development, organizational strategies, marketing, communications, and more.

– Teaching Artists  –

Our educational offerings are taught by skilled and experienced Teaching Artists. Many of the Imagine Theatre Teaching Artists work in the theatre/art/music field, are professional artists, and/or hold relevant degrees/certificates in theatre, education, music, etc.

Performance – Mainstage, The Studio

Imagine Theatre offers unique and meaningful performance opportunities through our Mainstage & The Studio programs.

– Mainstage –

Imagine Theatre’s Mainstage program offers a stage experience for larger shows and performers of any level.

– The Studio –

Imagine Theatre’s The Studio program is an intentional performance based-learning program that offers unique projects for students seeking ways to experiment, grow, and learn as artists.

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