- Suzie Ridgway
- Portland Tribune - Features
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, www.brooklynbay.org, $6 individuals, $20 maximum family rate
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
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, www.creativechildrenscenter.com, 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 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, www.craftywonderland.com, 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, www.portlandonline.com, free
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, www.portlandonline.com, $6 cash only at door