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AppleFest

Oregon Heritage Farms invites you to our annual AppleFest! Featured entertainment by “Get Rhythm,” Face Painter Extraordinaire Roger Witter, and walking entertainment by JuggleMania! In addition, the Hillsboro High School Baseball team will be hosting their fundraiser with hayrides, apple slingshot, and concession stand. All regular activities will also be going!

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Why I Still Love to Read to My BIG Kids

Ahhh, bedtime. Since becoming a parent, I’ve always looked forward to this precious time of day. When my kiddos were small and needed so-many-things and so-much-supervision, bedtime meant that I got a break. Today my kids are six and nine and I’m looking squarely at parenting big kids now. They get their own snacks, buckle […]

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Wholly Mother Kick Off

This event is free and open to families of all shapes and sizes.
RSVP via Eventbrite required to be admitted to the event.

AIGA Women Lead is pleased to present Wholly Mother, an event series bringing together moms and mom-identifying folks from all different stages of motherhood to connect, learn, and celebrate in a supportive and safe environment.

The Wholly Mother series will kick off with an event inviting families from the Portland design community to discover and engage with family-focused local vendors and organizations. Pop in for brunch snacks, coffee, and beverages, along with a variety of kid-friendly crafts and activities. Wrangle the kiddos for a portrait session at the Lauren Allen Photography’s booth, or check out the Artichoke Music instrument zoo where kids are invited to explore as everyone enjoys live music from their talented professionals. Many vendors will offer discounts and coupons. Parents, participate in the Meet-and-Greet Designer BINGO challenge for a chance to win a fabulous prize made up of familly-focused goodies. Join us as we kick off this event series offering validation, encouragement, and permission to be real about work, life, and motherhood!

More about the kick off happenings:
Artichoke Music will offer a small instrument “zoo” where families can explore and touch instruments and there will someone seated with an instrument for a musical interlude.

Bethany Physical Therapy, Therapeutic Associates Now you can ‘see your core’! Theraputic Associates will offer a brief screening using rehabilitative ultrasound imaging to see your core and/or pelvic floor muscles and learn more about them.

Doula My Soul will offer a cozy nursing station in a cozy tent with supportive chairs, a diaper changing space, books and activities for older nurslings or their siblings, plus snacks and water for nursing parents.

Lauren Allen Photography is one of Portland’s premiere documentary lifestyle & portrait photographer. She believes it’s important to capture the magic of childhood & parenthood before time escapes you.

Luna Wellness will offer complimentary chair massages, along with a kid’s art table. Luna Wellness seeks to make self care simple for busy mamas with their membership based massage, acupuncture and chiropractic with on site childcare.

Portland Pediatric and Family Nutrition Stop by their table to get a tasty healthy snack and ask a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 20 years of pediatric nutrition experience your questions about raising mindful eaters.

Portland Mom’s Blog This collaborative blog written by and for local moms with posts on things to do around town, ways to get involved in the community, parenting tips, personal essays from local moms and more.

Yoga Way to Birth is an engaging, interactive childbirth preparation program that approaches birth as an embodied experience through yoga, meditation, and self-inquiry practices. Yoga Way to Birth will offer yoga pose demonstrations, a book reading and more.

And check out these amazing organizations, too:
Mother & Child Education Center is working to create a community of competent and confident parents who nurture their children, through the offering of no-cost services, connection, education, and support during pregnancy and early infancy.

Family Forward Oregon are mothers and caregivers that believe that our current economy can and must do more to support working families. We need paid sick days, paid family leave, workplace flexibility, and quality and affordable child care, and more. These policies are good for families, good for business, and good for Oregon.

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Portland Summer nights

Goodbye Summer Nights

Summer nights in our home have had a drastic impact on bedtimes. The sun stays up later and so do we, and I’ve loved it! Late night walks to get ice cream and sunset SUP rides on the river are a few of the memories I’ve tucked away from these warm months of fun. Late summer […]

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Family & Friends CPR (American Heart Association)

The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only™ CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant.

Target Audience: people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course certification card in CPR for their job. This course is ideal for schools and students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life. Book included; participation card only.

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July 29 Messy Madness – My Gym, Happy Valley

*NOTE FROM OUR LOVELY HOST & OWNER OF MY GYM* If you and your kiddos want to play at My Gym after the Messy Madness event, children may go barefoot but Adults Must Wear Socks.
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**IMPORTANT** For information and questions regarding this event please Contact Art ala Carte Directly at (503) 825-2430. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT HOST LOCATION.
Messy Madness is back! Our most popular kids event has returned at locations in Gresham/Troutdale, Portland, Beaverton and Vancouver!

Babies 12-36 months explore paint, shaving cream, fun tools and more for a great sensory experience. Babies work together pushing cars thru the paint, exploring with their feet/hands, utilizing brushes and more.

Each baby brings home a 4×4 canvas from their experience. Photos are taken for you, so that you can use the time to engage with your baby.

PARENTS GET MESSY TOO! Wear clothes you can get messy (paint does wash) and BRING TOWELS / WIPES (please do not bathe your kids in the sink)!

Each ticket includes one participating baby and up to two supervising adults.

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10 Things I Love About Portland Summers

Summer is a great time of year in many places, but Portland summers are extra special. Here’s a list of ten things I love about Portland summers, in no particular order. Water Whether you go to splash pads, pools, lakes, or rivers, Portland has plenty of places to cool off with water. Some places, like […]

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K12 Public School at Home Mobile Tour

The K12 Public School at Home Tour, a traveling, interactive mobile unit offering an up-close look at the personalized education options available to students nationwide, will make its first stop in Portland at the Pioneer Courthouse Square on July 11, from 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. The exhibit features a colorful, inviting space with six distinctive areas designed to introduce parents and students to the programs, curricula and opportunities offered through a virtual, K12 program. Visitors will have the opportunity to test out K12-powered lessons, take part in hands-on educational activities, learn to code with robots, have fun with augmented reality and interact directly with local school administrators and educators.

Including the Portland stop, the ‘K12 Public School at Home’ tour will visit a total of 15 cities in 11 states this summer. (Click here for a full schedule of tour dates and locations.) K12 Inc., a leader in tuition-free online public education, combines an award-winning curriculum with dedicated, Oregon-certified teachers, an active community, and Individualized Learning Plans for each student. Oregon online schooling options available to Portland-area students and powered by K12 include Cascade Virtual Academy, Destinations Career Academy of Oregon, Oregon Virtual Academy and Insight School of Oregon-Painted Hills.

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K12 Public School at Home Mobile Tour

The K12 Public School at Home Tour, a traveling, interactive mobile unit offering an up-close look at the personalized education options available to students nationwide, will make its first stop in Portland at the Pioneer Courthouse Square on July 11, from 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. The exhibit features a colorful, inviting space with six distinctive areas designed to introduce parents and students to the programs, curricula and opportunities offered through a virtual, K12 program. Visitors will have the opportunity to test out K12-powered lessons, take part in hands-on educational activities, learn to code with robots, have fun with augmented reality and interact directly with local school administrators and educators.

Including the Portland stop, the ‘K12 Public School at Home’ tour will visit a total of 15 cities in 11 states this summer. (Click here for a full schedule of tour dates and locations.) K12 Inc., a leader in tuition-free online public education, combines an award-winning curriculum with dedicated, Oregon-certified teachers, an active community, and Individualized Learning Plans for each student. Oregon online schooling options available to Portland-area students and powered by K12 include Cascade Virtual Academy, Destinations Career Academy of Oregon, Oregon Virtual Academy and Insight School of Oregon-Painted Hills.

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