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30 May 2012 @ 11:19 pm
Things to Do This Weekend 6/2 – 6/3 Edition  

Well it’s the first weekend in June and there’s plethora of frugal fun to enjoy to celebrate it. As always this weekend’s selections include both indoor and outdoor options with an eye towards friendly fun. So go out and enjoy PDX.

Too far away? Check your local stores, farmer’s markets, libraries, community centers and parks departments for more accessible activities.

Beaverton Farmers Market - Saturday adjacent to Beaverton City Park and the Beaverton Public Library from 8am to 1pm. Featuring Rogue Bluegrass Band.

Hillsboro Farmers Market - Saturday located on Main Street between 1st and 3rd Avenue, one block northwest of the Third Avenue MAX station and is open from 8am to 1:30pm. This weekend’s events include a WIC Bilingual Market Tour and music by Gypsy Jazz West.

International Storytime – Saturday at the Hillsboro Main Library from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Stories will be told in Marathi and English by a volunteer and will be followed by crafts or activities. Marathi is spoken in western and central India.

Johnny & Jason – Saturday at the Hillsboro Main Library from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. “Come and listen to the lively musical stylings of Johnny & Jason, a musical duo that performs exciting and fun music for young kids and their adults. Best for ages 3-8.”

Pete the Cat!  Saturday 10am at the Tanasbourne Store. “Please join Miss Gioia for stories, crafts and a light snack!” Free.

Powell’s Kids' Storytime Join us every Saturday in June at 11am. All ages. Free.

OMSI $2 day June 3rd Explore the museum for only $2 per person the first Sunday of every month.

Hillsboro Farmers Market - Sunday located at the parking area between Orenco Station Parkway and NE 61st Avenue, just off Cornell Road and within walking distance of the Orenco MAX stop and open from 10am to 2pm.

Family & Public Tour every Sunday in June 12:30pm to 1:30pm and 3pm to 4pm. “Bring your family to explore the Museum with a docent skilled at engaging visitors of all ages.” Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger.

Cat Chats exhibit open June through July at the World Forestry Center. On June 2nd at 1pm "WildCat Haven: One Rescue at a Time" Jenny Brazie, WildCat Haven Sanctuary

47th Annual Shell Show at OMSI May 22nd through June 2nd, 9:30am to 5:30pm “View rare and beautiful shells from around the world at the 47th Annual Shell Show, presented by the Oregon Society of Conchologists (OSC).” Free with admission.

Film Festival Event - Dino Days! June 2nd and 3rd.“Join us for two days of Dino filled fun! At 11am and 3pm view Flying Monsters, at 12pm and 4pm see Dinosaurs Alive, and at 1pm and 5pm watch Sea Monsters. Crafts for the kids, including dinosaur masks and coloring pages, will be available in the OMNIMAX Lobby 30 minutes before each movie.” Film Festival pass holders get additional tickets for $3 each. General admission tickets are $5 per person.

Sogetsu Ikebana Exhibition June 2nd and 3rd open from 10 am to 6 pm in the Pavilion. Included with Garden admission. Official Portland Rose Festival Event.

Dragon Art at Lan Su Chinese Garden 1pm to 3pm. “The garden brings all kinds of dragon-related experiences and activities for visitors throughout the month of June.” Also at 2pm there will be a Chinese brush painting demonstration and music from the Portland Orchid and Bamboo Chinese Ensemble. Free with admission.

Wild Minds keeper talks Every Saturday and Sunday in June 10:45am to 2pm. Eight 15 to 20 minute talks daily throughout the Zoo. Also at the Zoo this weekend the check out the Backyard Makeover Exhibit presented by the Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardeners from 10am to 2pm. Free with admission.

Need more ideas? Check out the link farm on my LJ to the left under Frugal Things To Do.

Frugally Yours-

KC