April 19th, 2013
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Saturday, April 20
SOLVE IT Volunteer Events: To celebrate Earth Day, volunteer at one of the many events happening in the Portland area from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Activities include picking up litter, pulling invasive weeds, and planting trees. Visit the event website to sign up.
Break It Down: Exploring Hip Hop’s Musical and Cultural Odyssey: This conversation, led by Portland State University adjunct professor Walidah Imarisha, is an interactive multimedia exploration of the world’s top-selling musical genre. Midland Library (805 SE 122nd Ave, Portland), 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
Kidical Mass Family Bike Ride: The theme is April Kites and Bubbles. The event will start with playtime at Harper’s Playground, at Arbor Lodge Park (N Bryant St & Delaware Ave, Portland). Then the group will ride to Peninsula Park to fly kites and blow bubbles. 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener will talk about his autobiography “64735: From a Name to a Number.” Wiener survived 5 camps before being liberated by the Russian Army in May 1945. Cedar Mill Community Library (12505 NW Cornell), 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
Mariachi Viva Mexico: This six-piece Mariachi band includes trumpets, violins, guitars, guitaron and vihuelas to create lively, spirited music. North Portland Library (512 N Killingsworth St, Portland), 2:15 to 3:15.
New Belgium Street Fest: Music, video booth, beer garden, and more. SE Clinton Street, 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
“Minimalist Parenting” Launch Party: Celebrate the release of this book and meet author Asha Dornfest. Asha is also the founder of the website Parent Hacks. A Children’s Place Bookstore (4807 NE Fremont St, Portland), 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
Sunday, April 21
Latino Cultural Festival in Hillsboro: Enjoy an afternoon of food, entertainment, art, culture and sports for the entire family. Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza (150 E. Main St, Hillsboro), noon to 5:00 pm.
It’s Not Just About the Piggy Bank: Teaching Your Kids About Money (Registration required): Learn ways to save and manage your money, and teach your kids to do the same. Midland Library (805 SE 122nd Ave, Portland), 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
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