The Funny Little Woman

This month's Play After Play depicts a Japanese tale of a laugh-happy woman who makes delectable rice dumplings.

The show is recommended for children 2 to 9 years old.

10 a.m. SATURDAY, April 14, 21 and 28 and 3 p.m. SUNDAY, April 29, the Brooklyn Bay Performance Space, 1825 S.E. Franklin St., Bay K, 503-772-4005,, $6 individuals, $20 maximum family rate

Flaming Mountains

Dragon Art Studio presents the story of the Monkey King using Chinese rod puppets.

The show is recommended for children ages 4 and up.

7 p.m. SATURDAY, 3 p.m. SUNDAY, April 14-15, Portland Center for Performing Arts, Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, 503-790-2787, $20 children, $25 adults


Creativity Fair

The Creative Children's Center hosts this event offering kids of all ages a chance to experiment with bubble paint, flubber, oobleck and more through engaging activities.

Food donations are requested.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SATURDAY, April 14, Creative Children's Center, 2515 S.W. 185th Ave., Beaverton, 503-591-0604,, free


Mt. Hood Rock Club Annual Rock, Craft and Gem Show

This long-standing community event is decidedly more entertaining than a box of rocks.

Event highlights include the Easter (thunder) egg hunt for 1,000 polished rocks along with 26 vendors offering rocks, stones and gems for sale.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (2 p.m. egg hunt) SATURDAY, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. SUNDAY, April 14-15, Mt. Hood Community College gym, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham, 503-558-8500, free

Crafty Wonderland

Crafty Wonderland celebrates one year of giving all-ages crafters a place to call home every month.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. SUNDAY, April 15, Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St., 503-231-9663,, free


Belmont Firehouse Safety Saturday

The Historic Belmont Firehouse, Safety Learning Center and Museum holds its second Safety Saturday this weekend, a recurring event that takes place the second Saturday of each month.

In addition to safety programs, children can check out 'The Fire Engine Experience,' a high-tech simulator housed in the cab of a real 40,000-pound fire engine.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. SATURDAY, April 14, Historic Belmont Firehouse and Safety Learning Center and Museum, 900 S.E. 35th Ave., 503-823-3615,, free


Portland Timbers

Watch the Portland Timbers take on the Vancouver Whitecaps in a preseason soccer match sponsored by Portland Parks and Recreation.

3 p.m. (doors) 4 p.m. (kickoff) SUNDAY, April 15, Alder Creek Middle School, 13801 S.E. Webster Road, Milwaukie, 503-823-2525,, $6 cash only at door

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