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July 16,17,18 is the weekend for Yoshida’s Sand in the City.
450 Tons of Sand, in your living room.
Come checkout the masterful sculptures, the live entertainment and the great food. Last year’s event had 15 teams and 65000 visitors- that’s a lot of flipflops!
Here’s some free events to do this weekend. Enjoy the weather!
Sign up for free swimming lessons!
You can join the magical-ventriloquist Steve Taylor and his puppets for a fun summer show featuring an “aquatic” adventure — at Albina Library, 11:00 Saturday!
Sellwood-Moreland Library is having a clown show (with one clown) – 11:00 Saturday.
Learn how to [...]
Parenting.com has released their list of the ten Best Cities for Families 2010 and we’re on it! Congratulations! (We’re number six! We’re number six!)
Looks like it was a combination of the cool museums like OMSI and the Children’s Museum, and our Farmers Markets and even the fountains that brought us here.
Well, I hope all [...]
Portland Parks & Recreation is offering free swim lessons to the public this summer!
Anyone three years old or older qualifies for five free lessons for beginners from June 21 to 25 at any of the thirteen neighborhood PP&R pools. Last summer more than 3,100 Portlanders were taught how to swim during PP&R’s free swim lessons.
Just for the summer, I’m going to encourage us to read together — I’ll be doing a “reading group.” On that page is a link to where “we” (I mean I) talked about The Golden Compass.
Do you have any suggestions of books we can read together? Aim at something interesting for a [...]
The advisory board suggests Portland close another neighborhood school.
Hello, Portland! Are you even paying attention here? How many schools do we need to close before our kids will learn nothing from this? Find some more money and open more schools!
Or are you trying to drive down class sizes by making families move to other [...]
A recent lead study has found such an astonishing amount of lead in one serving of fruit and drinks packaged for our kids. Everything from TreeTop to Trader Joes and even Beech Nut (who makes baby food).
125 out of 146 tested products had lead. The EPA says that especially for babies and young [...]
Community & Parents for Public Schools of Portland is holding a community meeting for parents of Portland students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade on Monday, May 24th at 6:30pm. The meeting is to give parents a chance to ask questions and give feedback to the district and school board about High School. Whether they’ve [...]
Sometimes I have to wonder, what twelve year olds do authors know. Some authors really nail the personality of the pre-teen, while others seem to think there’s not a big difference between nine and twelve.
On one hand, we have Derek Landy. Skullduggery Pleasant is a fun story, a little more mystery-action than fantasy. However, Stephanie [...]
Congratulations to the people who won- Denise and Kristi!
Thanks so much for the entries. If you didn’t win, I sympathize. The final two pictures were indeed, from Powell’s Books and from the Ron Tonkin mural. Congrats!