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Here it is again, folks. I'll post all the cool, fun stuff to do with your kids and family here. Please add to the thread if you feel I missed something. We live in a great place, get away from the keyboard sometimes and go experience life!


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Ten Toe Express walks. These are fun. Been on a few myself. A great way to learn some history and the lay of certain neighborhoods.


http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=52504&
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Guided Nature Hikes at Tryon creek. Free, fun and informative.

http://tryonfriends.org/guided-nature-hikes.html
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Movies in the Park

Get there early for a good spot.

http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/index.cfm?c=52643
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Shakespeare in the Park!

Not for the littlest unless you expect them to sleep. These can be long plays. Funny, active and engaging but sometimes two hours or more.

http://portlandactors.com/
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Original Practice Shakespeare

These can be bawdy and lewd.. much the way Old Will meant for them to be. if you are shielding your kids from sexy stuff, get a sitter or take only the older kids. I took my teens last year and they both had a good time.

http://www.opsfest.org/

http://www.opsfest.org/tour-calendar.html
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Lake O concerts.

These are amazing. Worth the trip if you don't live on that side of town.

http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/Concerts/PDFs/concertlisting_series.pdf
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Pioneer Courthouse does Noon Tunes and Flicks on the Bricks! What fun!

http://www.thesquarepdx.org/calendar_july2012.htm#Flicks1
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Tualatin

Concerts and plays.

http://www.thprd.org/events/summerconcerts.cfm
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Tryon Creek Forest Music series.

Parking is iffy. Go early.

http://tryonfriends.org/programs/events/forest-music-series.html
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OMSI star parties at Rooster Rock

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Dollar movies for nine weeks of summer. Go a bit early for your seats and take another adult, too. Sometimes the day camp buses full of kids will fill up most of the seats.

http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx?zip=97219
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bump! summer here and some of these things are in full swing! have fun!joy.gif:joy:joy
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Little free libraries.. several around town or make it your summer project to build one!


http://www.littlefreelibrary.org/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7FV1Acg4_E
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Lake O concerts start this week. Hope you guys all having fun!joy.gif:joy:joy:joy
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Trek in the park!


For you and the little geeklings!


http://www.atomic-arts.org/
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