PDX Happenings :: March Family-Friendly Events

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Ahhh, March. The month of transitions. The rainy days are not yet over but spring is juuuuuust around the corner. To pass the time, we’ve collected a handful of fun events for you and your family to enjoy this March!

March Events in Portland :: PDX Happenings

Shamrock Run (March 15)

Oregon’s biggest run is also a family-friendly event. Run the distance of your choice or sign your kiddo up for the Leprechaun Lap (1K)! Whatever the length, the Shamrock Run is a festive and fun event that is worth experiencing! More info on the website!

BabyFest NW (March 21)

Head to the Convention Center for the ultimate baby experience; this has been the Northwest’s largest baby-focused event since 2001! Win prizes, attend seminars, get pampered, shop and enjoy! Featuring the Children’s Village with entertainment for the pint-size crowd. Music, crafts, play zones and the Micah and Me Music Show & Dance Party! More info on their website.

Life in 1914 at Pittock Mansion (March 25, half-day)

Spend Spring Break back in time! From their website: “Life in 1914 is an entertaining and educational half-day program for children ages 8–12. Campers go back in time and behind the scenes to experience what life was like 100 years ago through engaging, hands-on activities.” Reservations required, more info on the Pittock Mansion events page.

Frozen at Broadway in Portland (March 8-22)

“Frozen” comes to the stage and to Portland’s Keller auditorium. The show features the songs you know and love from the original film plus an expanded score with a dozen new musical numbers. Daytime and evening performance options; get your tickets on the Broadway in Portland website!

Community Events Calendar

Our events calendar features community-submitted events from organizations and businesses throughout the Portland area who offer family-friendly activities. Each event is reviewed by a member of the PMB team prior to publication. If you have an event or activity that you think would be of interest to our readers, please complete your submission here for review.

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April 2020

Red Yarn Facebook Live Show

April 2 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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One event on April 8, 2020 at 10:00 am

During these scary & uncertain times, Red Yarn & the Critters are bringing their high-energy, joyful, interactive folk music & puppetry show right to your living room! Join us on our Facebook page — www.facebook.com/redyarn — on Mondays & Wednesdays at 10am PT & Thursdays at 4pm PT for 45 minutes of upbeat folksongs, silly critter skits, social-emotional conversations & virtual community-building. All are welcome to watch for free — especially families dealing with lay-offs or a loss of income…

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Portland Neighborhood Egg Hunt

April 11 - April 12
Free

Let's bring some physically-distant fun to our kids this weekend! Print out your egg of choice (.pdf download at link), customize it however you like, and hang it in a street-facing window by Friday night. This weekend, head out in your neighborhood and hunt as many eggs as you can find, and share your photos on social media! HINT: The more who participate, the better. Be sure to share with your friends and neighbors for an awesome egg hunt experience!…

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May 2020

Managing Anxiety in Uncertain Times

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Gain coping skills for managing mood and anxiety during a pandemic. We are living in a time unlike any other than most of us have ever experienced and our anxiety may be exceeding our usual coping skills. Join Sarah Zuber, LCSW, mental health therapist, mother, and Baby Blues Connection supporter, as she shares some helpful strategies and tools for managing anxiety in these uncertain times. There will be plenty of time for questions and sharing of ideas. Handouts available as…

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Relationship Maintenance for Parents During a Pandemic

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This presentation by Kaleigh Boysen-Quinata, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will cover some information on how to increase emotional connection and decrease conflict with your partner. We will talk about some of the specific challenges parents face right now of balancing work and home life while many people are isolated at home. We'll also focus on how to communicate your needs clearly to your partner and ask for support.

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Story-time live

May 13 @ 9:30 am - May 29 @ 10:15 am
Free

Join Story-time with Andrew Newman, author and founder of www.consciousstories.com. I have been leading online storytimes with schools and families since the start of Covid lockdown. We have had so much fun doing the breathing practices and meeting the characters in the Conscious Stories collection of books. I'd love to support Portland mom's and teachers. Come along to the open storytimes or email me and we can book your own class or kids party. It's free. If Conscious Stories are…

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Toddler Storytime (online)

May 13 @ 10:15 am - 10:35 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 31, 2020

Free

Join MacKenzie for this storytime designed for kids ages 2-3. Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more! Storytime will end with a suggestion for an activity you can do at home with materials you’re likely to have on hand. Please register with an email address at www.BeavertonLibrary.org/Register and we’ll email you a link one hour prior to each storytime. Every Wednesday through May.

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¡En sus marcas, listos, kínder!

May 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 31, 2020

Free

Una serie especial de seis sesiones para familias! Les mostraremos cómo preparar a su niño a estar listo para el Kínder ¡con música, historias, arte y juegos! Regístrese con su dirección de correo electrónico en www.BeavertonLibrary.org/Register; se enviará un enlace al evento una hora antes.

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Lee Ann
Lee Ann moved to Portland in 2008 following an eight-year stint in Paris, France, where she spent a lot of time on cafe terraces. Though she thought no city could compete with Paris, Portland immediately stole her heart. As a great place to raise kids, she loves getting out and exploring the city and region with her husband and four young children. Lee Ann earned degrees in Communications and Linguistics at the American University of Paris and L'Universite de Paris - La Sorbonne, respectively. Her professional experience spans over a decade of online and offline media marketing, including community management, content strategy, advertising and event planning. She recently opened her own homesteading shop and studio, Frigg's Mercantile, in Northeast Portland. As a small business owner and mother, she strives to get some occasional "me" time in, which she likes to spend geocaching, soap-making, and following international soccer.

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