Friday, December 28, 2012

THAT'S SO CUEGLY...: 75 Kid Activities

THAT'S SO CUEGLY...: 75 Kid Activities

There are some great ideas and boredom busters for winter break here!

Low Cost Internet for Low Income Families with Children on FREE lunch.

News Release from October 2012

Comcast has a resource for low-income families who may not otherwise be able to afford Internet.
Internet Essentials is a Comcast-sponsored program that makes Internet access available to low-income households with children who receive free or reduced fee school lunches under the National School Lunch Program.

If you are interested in Internet Essentials just call (855) 846-8376.

While participating in the program, customers may receive a low-cost Internet connection and computer, with free Internet training. Internet connection is $9.95 per month plus tax. Computer is $149 plus tax. It is not necessary to purchase the low-cost computer to obtain the low-cost Internet connection.

Family must have children who receive free school lunches under the National School Lunch Program. Must live in an area where Comcast Internet service is offered. Cannot have received Comcast Internet service within last 90 days, and may not have a past due bill or unreturned equipment with Comcast. Call for more information about eligibility requirements.


Tammie Jones
Domestic Violence
Court Case Manager
Multnomah County
Fourth Judicial District
1021 SW Fourth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204
503-988-4419 Office / 503-988-4002 Fax

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy Holidays! I hope yours were fantastic!


I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Holiday season together.  And I know it's time to start thinking about what else to do with the kids until school is back in.  Remember that there are lots of ideas on the    PortlandFamilyFun.com - Calendar of Events  PortlandFamilyFun.com - Ideas for Anytime and PortlandFamilyFun.com - Ongoing Events pages.
 
 
A few weeks ago I was invited to attend the Magic Show at Mall 205.  The show appeared to be a sell out, with lots of smiling little faces.  Kids were enchanted by the magic and excited to get the chance to come on stage and be an assistant.  What a fun family event!  I would suggest going early to get good seats.  We arrived just before show time and had to sit in the back row.  Concessions are inexpensive and the two hour show is a hoot!
 
At $45 for a family 5 pack.  It's a pretty good deal for 2 hours of entertainment.  They also give you various mall coupons at the door.  The entire show we could smell the tasty aromas of the Gyros and Pizza places near by.
 
The next show is this weekend. They are doing two shows on  December 28th and 29th at 2pm.
 

Monday, December 17, 2012

News Release from Alpenrose Dairyville

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Christmas In Dairyville opens once again to welcome the Holiday Season.   

Portland, Ore. — Get your family in the holiday spirit with a stroll down Storybook Lane. Alpenrose Dairy and the Cadonau family, along with the 4-H Discovery Farm at Alpenrose open the grounds to Dairyville for this holiday tradition that has been around for decades.

Christmas in Dairyville is a winter wonderland filled with 300+ flocked trees, live animals that make up the various scenes in Storybook Lane, old holiday movie screenings in the iconic Opera House, carolers and choirs signing the nostalgic sounds of the Christmas Season and holiday dance performances. You can stroll the vintage storefronts of Dairyville, stop by the holiday gift shop, enjoy a cup of cocoa or hot apple cider as well as treat yourself to homemade goodies from the bakery. And last, but certainly not least, stop by and say hi to Santa and have a professional photo taken with your family.

“We are excited to bring this holiday tradition back again this year to the community,” said Tracey Cadonau McKinnon fifth generation Alpenrose dairy farmer. “This is one of my favorite times of the year as you can really feel the holiday magic come to life as visitors stroll through Dairyville.”

Christmas in Dairyville will be open Fridays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

· December 7th-9th
· December 14th-16th
· December 21st-23rd

Proceeds from various sales at Storybook Lane will benefit several charities throughout Oregon including local 4-H programs.
 
Storybook Lane is free admission and located at 6149 SW Shattuck Road in Portland at Alpenrose Dairy. For more information visit www.alpenrose.com.

About Alpenrose Dairy: Alpenrose Dairy has been family owned and operated since 1916. For over 95 years, the Cadonau family has been committed to bringing customers the finest milk nature can provide. Dairy products get to the market the same day they left the farm and products have no added rBST hormones and lower homogenized temperatures to keep natural vitamins and minerals intact. Alpenrose is commitment to sustainable agriculture and bringing fresh, wholesome products to their customers.
 
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The photos mixed in are some of our fond family memories or Dairyville through the years. It's a fantastic place to start a holiday tradition. -Jody

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Holiday Events Guide 2012

I know, I know.  This is SUPER late, but there are still so many fun events for the holiday season.  It's tough to try to fit a vacation into Christmas time.  Nothing gets done.

 

Friday, December 7, 2012

FREE swim lessons over winter break.

This message from www.PortlandOnline.com...
 
Take a winter swim with Portland Parks & Recreation -

Swimming isn't just for summer. Head over to the pool during your child's winter break!

Portland Parks & Recreation is offering free swim lessons to children and adults from December 17 - 20.

Instructors will teach and improve your child’s swimming and water safety skills. All of PP&R lifeguards are certified by Ellis & Associates.

Registration is required for all classes which begin at 9 am, 9:35 am, 10:10 am, and 10:45 am.

Also during the winter break, five of the PP&R pools will be offering extended Open Play Swim Monday through Friday.

For registration, more information and a complete schedule, call PP&R’s East Portland Community Center at (503) 823-3450.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Trees for Poppy

I just saw this great story on the Channel 8 News.  This sweet little baby girl was born with fused fingers and toes, along with other skeletal problems.  The family is trying to raise $60,000 for a surgery that is not covered by insurance.  They are selling Christmas Trees outside their Milwaukie home.  Get your tree and help a family, it doesn't get much better than that at Christmas time!

Poppy Seeds Blog with more info

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

And the Winner is ...Leanne!

Thank you for all of the entries in the drawing to win tickets to the Magic Show coming up this weekend.  Leanne is our big winner of a Family 5 Pack of tickets to the show!

More info on the show..

The All American Magic Theater is back after a sold out Grand Opening. Portland's newest venue will present The All American Magic Show on Saturday November 17th at 2pm. The theater is located in Mall 205 at 9994 SE Washington Street.

" The All American Magic Show" stars Illusionist Mark Benthimer, who's credits include performances at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts as well as casinos nationwide. Mark has also shared the stage with Blues Traveler, Sammy Hagar, and many more.
The two hour famil
y show is filled with mind bending illusion, music, dazzling assistants and audience participation, plus the side splitting comedy magic and ventriloquism of Scott Davis, entertainer extraordinaire.


The theater also boasts Portland's best snack bar deals with cotton candy and popcorn for a buck, plenty of free parking and an on site Magic Shop and The Wall of Fame !!!
Tickets are $14 adults, $8 children or $45 for a "family five pack.

Tickets are available at the All American Magic Shop inside Mall 205 or by calling 503-995-7379.
 
 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

All American Magic Show TICKET GIVEAWAY!!! -CLOSED Winner Chosen

I will have a family 5 pack of tickets to the November 17th show to give away.  Just reply to this post, or email me at sunyday76@aol.com if you are interested in winning the tickets.  I will announce the random drawing winner next Monday evening.  Thanks to the All-American Magic Show for giving us these tickets.  It sounds like a fun show!
 

 

All-American Magic Show
Saturday, November 17 @ 2 p.m.
All Ages Welcome
$8 children | $14 adults | $45 family five pack
Purchase tickets at All American Magic Shop in Mall 205 or by calling
503-995-7379

The All American Magic Theater is back after a sold out Grand Opening. Portland’s newest venue will present The All American Magic Show on Saturday October 27th at 4pm and Sunday October 28th at 1pm, at 9994 SE Washington Street, inside Mall 205.

The All American Magic Show” stars Illusionist Mark Benthimer, who’s credits include performances at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts as well as casinos nationwide. Mark has also shared the stage with Blues Traveler, Sammy Hagar, and many more. The two hour family show is filled with mind bending illusion, music, dazzling assistants and audience participation, plus the side splitting comedy magic and ventriloquism of Scott Davis, entertainer extraordinaire.

Ventriliquist Scott Davis
 

The theater also boasts Portland’s best snack bar deals with cotton candy and popcorn for a buck, plenty of free parking and an on site Magic Shop.

 

Friday, November 2, 2012

The November Calendar is filling up and there are lots of things to do this weekend!

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Friday,
November 2
4-8pm First Friday Free at the Portland Children's Museum Children's Museum
4015 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland
503-223-6500
FREE
10pm doors; 11pm film
Cort & Fatboy "Late Night Movies" presents

Back to the Future
Bagdad Theater & Pub $3
21 & Over
Saturday,
November 3
11-11:30am Native American Dance
By combining traditional Native American dance and music with contemporary elements of jazz, tap and hip-hop, Painted Sky’s Northstar Dance Company performs a colorful, high energy show that celebrates rich Native American traditions. Fun for all ages. Made possible by the Grande Ronde Fund for Native American Collections & Programs of The Library Foundation.
North Portland Library
512 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217
503.988.5394
FREE
 1:30-2:30pm Craft Hour
Bring art and color into your life with our very simple crafts for the entire family. All materials will be provided.
Rockwood Library
17917 SE Stark St
Portland
503-988-5396
FREE
2-3:30pm Native American Dance
By combining traditional Native American dance and music with contemporary elements of jazz, tap and hip-hop, Painted Sky’s Northstar Dance Company performs a colorful, high energy show that celebrates rich Native American traditions. Fun for all ages. Made possible by the Grande Ronde Fund for Native American Collections & Programs of The Library Foundation.
Gresham Library
385 NW Miller Ave
Gresham
503-988-5387
FREE
3-4pm Metal Trinkets and Treasures
Pound, pierce and sketch designs into metal to create beautiful trinkets perfect for magnets, pins, wall-hangings and gorgeous holiday gifts! Inspired by the Milagros of Oaxaca, these creations can be as wild as your imagination or as delicate as you desire. The book Mexican Folk Art from Oaxacan Artist Families will help spark our creativity. Led by artist and teacher Judith Hankin. For Adults
Northwest Library
2300 NW Thurman St
Portland
503-988-5560
FREE
 Evening
Lantern Tour
Take a lantern-lit journey with a Park Ranger through a night at Fort Vancouver! Peak into the past with vignettes by costumed interpreters, and learn about your urban national park then and now. You will be touring through the fort buildings and enjoying hot cider with the costumed interpreters.
Reservations Required
Fort Vancouver
1001 E Fifth St.
Vancouver, WA
360-696-7655
$3 per person over 16
Sunday,
November 4
9:30am-
5:30pm
OMSI $2 Sundays
The first Sunday of each month, admission is only $2 at OMSI.
Body Worlds Not Included
OMSI
1945 SE Water Ave.Portland
503-797-OMSI
$2


Check the events Calendar for more information!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

So now that you have way more candy then you know what to do with, the Blog Candy Experiments has some great ideas to get kids involved in science with their candy, instead of eating it all!  Let the fun begin!!! 

Oh, and send some of your kids candy to their teacher tomorrow!  They are going to need it!  ;-)


 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Magic Show this Weekend!

Photo: October 27th and 28th Don't miss the All American magic show, live. Only 45 dollars for a family 5 pack. plus all the cotton candy popcorn and drinks are only a dollar. Call 5039957379.

All-American Magic Show
Saturday, October 27 @ 4 p.m.
Sunday, October 28 @ 1 p.m.
All Ages Welcome
$8 children | $14 adults | $45 family five pack
Purchase tickets at All American Magic Shop in Mall 205 or by calling 503-995-7379

The All American Magic Theater is back after a sold out Grand Opening. Portland’s newest venue will present The All American Magic Show on Saturday October 27th at 4pm and Sunday October 28th at 1pm, at 9994 SE Washington Street, inside Mall 205.

The All American Magic Show” stars Illusionist Mark Benthimer, who’s credits include performances at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts as well as casinos nationwide. Mark has also shared the stage with Blues Traveler, Sammy Hagar, and many more. The two hour family show is filled with mind bending illusion, music, dazzling assistants and audience participation, plus the side splitting comedy magic and ventriloquism of Scott Davis, entertainer extraordinaire.

The theater also boasts Portland’s best snack bar deals with cotton candy and popcorn for a buck, plenty of free parking and an on site Magic Shop.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

FREE Building Clinics for Kids at Lowe's and Home Depot

Both Lowe's and Home Depot have free clinics for kids on building things.  They usually include a little kit that they build in store.  They have some pretty cute projects coming up.

Lowe's has a class on October 27 and one on November 17.



Home Depot has a class coming up on November 3.  They have a class every first Saturday!

Visit the websites for more information and locations.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Halloween Coupons!



I'm so excited that it's Halloween time!  My favorite holiday!  There are so many extra fun things to do this time of year that it's hard to choose which ones.  The biggest problem is that many of them are super expensive.

In the last few years, these half price sites have become pretty popular.  Check out my post earlier this year on them, Half Price Deal Sites. Should You or Shouldn't You...

These can be great deals, but be sure to check out www.yelp.com or some other ratings sites to find out if this will be a good fit for you and your family.

Deals I have found so far...

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Free Subway – During October, Buy One get one FREE 6" subs BEFORE 9am. Check out the Subway Facebook page.
JCPenney freebie - Starting Nov. 4 JCPenney is giving away free haircuts to elementary school kids at their salons in store.
Free JCPenney photoJCPenney Portrait Studios! FREE 8×10 portrait and digital image and no sitting fee. Valid Month of November.
Free Bag of Lindor Truffles
Check this out: Lindt is kicking off a new promotion ("Chocolate Beyond Compare") by giving away one MILLION bags of Lindor Truffles. How do you score one? Easy. Just“Like” the company’s Facebook page and visit the Lindt Coupon tab

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Happy Halloween! - Halloween Guide updated!

You probably know that one of my favorite halloween activities is visiting the Davis Graveyard.  They do a fantastic halloween yard haunt!  And since most halloween activities cost over $10 per person, it's even better that it's FREE!

A few years ago the Davis's started having classes to teach us how to make our own yard haunts.  Their wish is to Halloweenify the entire town!  If you happen to be in downtown Milwaukie you can see some of their tombstones in front of City Hall.  Look for "J. Ferguson"  that's the mayor!

We went to their very first Tombstone making class.  We are starting to get quite the little graveyard going.  We've been adding a few tombstones each year. 

This summer I woke up one morning with a great idea for a Pac Man tombstone! I think it came out pretty cool!

 
Our little graveyard is all set up and you can see it right across the street from La Salle High School.
 
The Halloween page has been fully updated and is ready to direct you to lots of Halloween Family Fun.
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Don't Forget to Be a Tourist in Your Own Town. - Portland Police Museum

There are cool things to see all around you. You don't have to travel all the way to Darwin, MN to see something awesome. (Home of the World's Largest Ball of Twine!)

We have been cleaning out Grandma and Grandpa's attic. We recently found Grandpa's Police uniform. Grandpa (Alvin Neubarth) was an auxiliary (volunteer) police officer from the late 50's until the early 70's. We decided to donate his uniform to the Portland Police Museum. Some of his items will be on display there soon.

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These rusty badges were just thrown into the Willamette in the 40's after the
police switched over to their new style of badges. I guess they weren't super
concerned about recycling?

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Before cell phones, if you saw a crime of needed a cop you had to find one of
these boxes.

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I love this old Stop and Go sign. It looks so cartoony, but they have a picture of
it on a Portland Street.

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A Police Motorcycle with a sidecar. I guess that's where the criminal
would sit after they were arrested? Or maybe the Police dog?
And yes, that is McGruff the crime dog hanging out in the background.
This is a fun little Museum on the main floor of the Police station on 2nd Ave.
Downtown. The are Police uniforms for kids to try on, and lots of interesting
memorabilia from Portland's Police History.
Location:
1111 SW 2nd Avenue, between Madison and Main streets, just west of the Hawthorne Bridge. Museum entrance is in the first floor lobby.

Hours:
10:00 to 3:00, Tuesday to Friday

Admission:
Free




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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A sweet afternoon in Downtown Milwaukie

I admit, I took these pictures earlier in the summer, however, you can have just as nice a day in Downtown Milwaukie on any Saturday afternoon.  Well, minus the parade and fireworks, of course.  But if you want to enjoy those, don't miss Milwaukie Daze next year.

Downtown Milwaukie is located just off of 99E.  It's just a few small blocks that look like a rural 50's small town.  Park along Main Street and you can walk up and down to see all of the cute shops and restaurants.

Kids running for Candy at the Milwaukie Daze parade.
 I am happy to be a part of bringing back Milwaukie Daze in 2009 after it was abandoned for a few years and potentially forever.  I joined the comittee to bring it back and although I am not a part of it now, I am so proud to see the parade and festivities.  Volunteering really does make you feel like you are a part of your community.  Look here for PortlandFamilyFun.com - Volunteer Opportunities opportunities in your community.


Milwaukie Candy Store, Enchante'.
 The Milwaukie Candy store is beautiful inside.  The owner Kim is so sweet and friendly, and the chocolate is tasty!  My favorite is the white chocolate covered popcorn.  Yum!  Located on Main Street.


Crafty paper store!

 
K.Marie's Crafty little shop is so fun, if that's your kind of thing.  And she is so fun and chatty.  My mom, sister and I had a ball chatting with her for about an hour our sunny Saturday adventure.  She has classes and workshops to make great decorative projects.  Just a few doors down from her sister Kim's chocolate shop.

Libby's Restaurant


I never went into Libby's before this summer.  They used to have blacked out windows, and that always scares me away from any restaurant.  But once they uncovered the windows, you can see that it's pretty cute inside.  The wall are covered in antique Miliwaukie photos, and the food is pretty tasty, but a little spendy.

Milwaukie has a lot of fun to offer anyone.  Every Sunday they have a Farmer's Market.  There's Bowling at Kellog Bowl or Milwaukie Bowl. There is shopping at Things From Another World comic book and collectibles shop, Main Street Collector's Mall and Soda Fountain, and various other specialty shops.

The food!  My favorite downtown Milwaukie Restaurant is Ohana.  They serve authentic Hawaiian faire in the North Main Village area.  I would love to live upstairs and smell the Hawaiian BBQ all day long!

And fun for the kids too!  Pietro's Pizza and Game Gallery, and Wunderland Nickle Arcade and Movie Theater, with 3D movies for $4!

What's your favorite place in Downton Milwaukie?

Want to feature your own Downtown?  Contact me.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

37th Annual Cider Squeeze – September 29, 2012, 10am-4pm



Press Release From Phillip Foster Farm

www.philipfosterfarm.com
Subject: 37th Annual Cider Squeeze – September 29, 2012, 10am-4pm
Philip Foster Farm, 29912 SE Highway 211, Eagle Creek, OR

A chill is catching in the air, blackberries are darkening on the bushes, and leaves are turning. Overhead, the harvest moon grows rounder. Why not celebrate the coming fall with an old fashioned harvest festival at the Philip Foster Farm? Taking place on September 29th, our ever-popular Cider Squeeze is a day filled with crafts, food, music, and history-inspired activities. Bring your own apples and press your own cider on our authentic cider press, or purchase apples and cider from us on site. See local artists and craftsmen in action, watch historical demonstrations, play pioneer games, purchase fresh produce, and much more! All our usual farm activities - from tours of the Foster's 1883 home, to cabin building, to corn shelling and log hewing - will also be available. The fun gets started at 10am and goes until 4pm.


The Philip Foster Farm National Historic Site is open seven days a week from Father's Day through Labor Day from 11am -4pm, weekends only in May, September, and October. Entrance fee is $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family. Located at 29912 SE Highway 211, the farm is one of the few sites along the trail to actively interpret pioneer life. The site features the original 1860 barn and tack shop, the Philip Foster house circa 1883, a recreated working general store, blacksmith shop and log cabin. The five acre site includes several authentic covered wagons and carriages, beautiful grounds with heirloom flowers, orchard, vegetable garden and the oldest Lilac tree in the state. Staff in period clothing will help children of all ages be a pioneer for a day by building their own log cabin, shelling and grinding corn, washing clothes the old fashioned way and playing lawn games of times past.
 
 
 
Jody's Note
 
Phillip Foster Farm is a fun place for families.  The grounds are quite nice, historical, and packed with fun things for the kids to do.  Giant Lincoln Logs are AWESOME!  It's a bit far out there, but such a beautiful drive.  It's a great way to spend a fall afternoon with the family or with a group of girlfriends! Plus you will end up with some delicious Apple Cider!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Mini Golf Fun!



I've just updated the PortlandFamilyFun.com - Ideas for Anytime page with a fun Mini Golf Directory.  I haven't been to all of these courses and I would love to hear your feedback on any of them.  I wish we had the  Wonders of the World Mini Golf Course from the movie Overboard.  That was supposed to be in Oregon!

 
Miniature Golf

There are some fun indoor and outdoor mini golf courses around the area!
All American Putt 'n Bat
Lincoln City, OR
Indoor 17 hole course. Great for rainy days on the beach. Also has batting cages and games. Indoors
Best Little Roadhouse and Mini Golf
Salem, OR
Restaurant and 18 holes of golf. Less expensive before 3pm. Outdoors.
Bullwinkle's Family Fun Center
Wilsonville, OR
Fun course with caves, a tiny town, waterfalls and a great view of the freeway! :-) Outdoors.All kinds of other family fun! Batting Cages, Rides, Ropes Course, Laser Tag and more.
Eagle Landing Mini Golf and Golf Course
Clackamas, OR
Eagle Landing Golf Course also has a mini golf course on site. No windmills or castles, more of a nature themed course. Also lighted at night. Outdoors.
Glowing Greens Miniature Golf - Hilton Hotel Portland Oregon
Black light min golf is a relatively new phenomenon and it looks pretty cool.
This course has a pirate theme and is the only black light mini golf course in Portland.
Ahoy matey!
Indoors.
Hazel Dell Golf O Rama
Hazel Dell, WA
7120 NE Highway 99Vancouver, WA98665360-694-4719
This course is attached to a Steakburger Restaurant. Decorated for Christmas! They have 2 - 18 hole courses. Outdoors.
Mountain Air Miniature Golf, Sandy, OR
This is located at a landscaping company and has a fun pioneer theme. Outdoors.
Oaks Park
Portland, OR
Golf Course just off the midway. Decorated with nature, rocks and waterfalls. Sorry, no windmills or clown faces here. Outdoors.
Safari Sam's
Sherwood, OR
Safari Sam's is a huge play place with obstacle courses, games and glow mini golf! Indoors.
Ski Bowl Adventure Park
Mount Hood, OR
TONS of activities here during the summer with limited weekend hours in late Spring and early Fall. Outdoors.
Sunset Golf Center
Beaverton, OR
18 hole course connected with a regular golf course. Recently refurbished, according to the website. Outdoors.
Ten Tiny Tees
Seaside, OR
Ten tiny tees is located on the main drag in Seaside. Yes, at the beach, and a fun course to visit when you are there. It's around $4 and typically busy in the summer. Brightly painted course with a rocket ship, clowns and more! Indoors.
Tualatin Island GreensTualatin, ORCourse looks like a real course. There are water hazards, sand traps and three acres of course.
Outdoors.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sept 6 FREE Turkey Roasters at Arby's 1am-1pm

I'm not a huge fan of Arby's but I am a fan of free food!

Sept. 6 from 11am-1pm 

https://www.facebook.com/events/402186883169424/ 

Choose from Turkey Classic, Turkey 'n Cheddar Classic, or Grand Turkey Club and taste the greatest thing since sliced roast beef.

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Family Adventure Day

Family Adventure Day
Saturday August 18th, 10:00am-1:00pm
The Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is hosting the last Family Adventure Day of the summer this Saturday from 10:00am- 1:00pm. This community event promotes healthy kids, families and natural spaces. Nature enthusiasts of all ages are invited to experience the wonders of wildlife through Nature Stories, Pond Life Encounters, Wetland Art, and much more. Volunteer Naturalists will be located along the Refuge’s year-long trail with activities, games, and crafts for the whole family to enjoy. Visitors are also invited to explore the trails, wildlife overlooks, and interpretive areas on their own. Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is located at 19255 SW Pacific Highway (99W), just north of Sherwood. This event is free and does not require advanced registration. Please refer any questions to Gardiner at gardiner_platt@fws.gov or 503.625.5944.


Gardiner Platt
Environmental Education Coordinator
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
19255 SW Pacific Hwy
Sherwood, OR 97140
503- 625-5944
503- 625- 5947 (Fax)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Clackamas County Fair Coupon

Portland Perks has a special coupon for the Clackamas Conty Fair.  6 games or rides for $15.  Still not cheap, but a discount if you are going to do rides.

Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo August 14-19

Don't miss out on the Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo, starting this week!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Perseid Meteor Shower Watch



Date: Aug. 12, 2012Time: At sunset
Cost: Free with $5 parking per vehicle fee
Located at: Rooster Rock State Park or L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park
Access: Everyone

Perseid Meteor Shower Watch

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is getting ready for its largest star party of the year on Sunday, August 12, the Perseid Meteor Shower Watch! Hundreds of star lovers from across the Pacific Northwest will be meeting at both Rooster Rock State Park and Stub Stewart State Park at 8 p.m. to watch and enjoy the wonder of the Perseid Meteor Shower. The event, sponsored by OMSI, the Rose City Astronomers, the Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers and Oregon Parks and Recreations will have telescopes set up for attendees to use. OMSI staff will be presenting informal talks about the meteor shower, constellations, and the summer sky. On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Party, it is suggested that interested visitors call the OMSI Star Parties Hotline, (503) 797-4610 #3 then #5, or check the OMSI Star Parties web site http://www.omsi.edu/starparties for possible weather-related cancellations.
To reach Rooster Rock State Park, take I-84 east of the Sandy River at exit 25. The park is located 22 miles east of Portland.
To reach L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park, take US-26 west of Portland and turn right on OR-47. The park is located 23 miles west of Portland.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Learn to make Wholesome Baby Food Tonight in Canby

Learn how to make wholesome, tasty and nutritious baby food.
Workshop tonight at 6:30 pm at the library.Presented by Oregon State University Extension Service of Clackamas County.


Hanna Hofer
Programming/Public Relations
Canby Public Library
503.266.3394


Monday, July 23, 2012

Tipping

I received this interactive graphic on tipping from a reader of the blog.  He thought you might find it useful.  As we know, in Oregon, our minimum wage is $8.80, much higher than the national average listed on the graphic, but still quite a low wage to live on or raise a family on.  Also keep in mind that many tipped workers are taxed on tips whether they receive them or not.

http://www.hospitalitymanagementschools.org/tipping/.

I don't necessarily agree with all of these rates.

Relay for Life reminder

This weekend is the Relay for Life in Gresham at Centennial High School.  If you can't participate, please contribute if you can.

Link to the original post,  Relay for Life - July 28-29 - Centennial High School .

What a Vacation!!!

Snake River Canyon, Twin Falls, ID


I love to travel, roadtrips are the best!  We just returned from a 2 week, 4,250 mile trip.  We went as far as Minneapolis, MN and back, hitting TONS of great stops along the way.  Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Yellowstone, Bedrock City, The Corn Palace, A Twins game and so much more!  If you want to see more about the adventures visit, http://threedaysofadventure.com

There's lots more happening this summer, so stay tuned for some updates this week!