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lets get together and build a community. its takes a village!
for a long time i have been wanting to build a community of families that do child care exchange. potlucks, carpooling,free schooling/un-schooling support groups, community gardening, grocery exchange and more. i know it is so important to have support and love from a community of friends when raising a child. it is not an easy task and not one that anyone should do alone. i feel it is about time that we come together and start supporting one another. childcare is outrageous the school systems are failing us and lets face it we all need someone to give us a hug here and there. if anyone out there is interested in getting together for playgroups, trading childcare, staring a homeschooling collective then lets get together! for now
here is a list of events and happenings that happen and resources for families in the inner NE/N/E ( becasue that is where i live and if i included all of Portland it would be an endless list) and close biking/busing distance from there. FEEL FREE TO ADD THINGS as long as they are ongoing for that day and have fun!

Peninsula Park: 9:30-11 indoor play park $1.00
center for growing families ( alberta): 10:30-12 mothergarden FREE
Matt Dishman CC: 11-1 preschool swim $4
Airplay cafe: 12-1 eat to the beat with taya FREE
Kennedy school:family friendly movies @ 2:30, 5:30, and 7:30 $3 per adult

Matt Dishman CC: 9-11 am indoor play park $1.00
Airplay Cafe: 10-11 sing along with gabriel 1 $2.00
New Seasons: 10-11 new parents and breastfeeding group FREE
In other words bookstore: 10:30-11 playgroup FREE
Matt Dishman CC: 11-1 preschool swim $4.00
Airplay Cafe: 12-1 eat to the beat with mary rose FREE
Kennedy school: 1pm mommy matinee and 2:30, 5:30 and 7:30 $3 per adult
Mama zen: 4-5pm pennys puppets $5.00
killingsworth library: 7pm family storytime FREE

Airplay Cafe: 10-11 eat to the beat with Mr. Ben FREE
Matt Dishman CC: 11-1 preschool swim $4.00
Albina library: 11:30 toddler story time FREE
Airplay cafe: 12-1 eat to the beat with taya FREE
Peninsula Park: 12:30- 2:30 gym zone play $1.00
Kennedy school:family friendly movies @ 2:30, 5:30, and 7:30 $3 per adult

Albina library: 9:30 tiny tots story time FREE
Matt Dishman CC: 9-11 indoor play park $1.00
Peninsula park: 9:30-11 indoor play park $1.00
Airlplay Cafe: 10:00 music FUNdamentals with phil $2.00
Killingsworth Library: 10:30 preschool storytime FREE
Matt Dishman CC: 11-1 preschool swin $4.00
Airplay CAfe: 12-1 eat to the beat with eric FREE
Airplay cafe: 5:30-7 family concert FREE
Kennedy school:family friendly movies @ 2:30, 5:30, and 7:30 $3 per adult

Matt Dishman CC: 9-11 indoor play park $1.00
Matt Dishman CC: 9am-7pm preschool/ family swim $4.00
Albina library: 9:30 storytime for babies FREE
Peninsula park: 9:30-11 indoor play park $1.00
Airplay cafe: 10-11 sing along with joe FREE
Peninsula park: 10:30-11:30 art park $1.50
Albina library: 11:00 family story time FREE
Airplay cafe: 12-1 eat to the beat with rad academy FREE
Kennedy school:family friendly movies @ 2:30, 5:30, and 7:30 $3 per adult

Airplay cafe: 10-11 sing along with Joe FREE
Airplay cafe: 12-1 little people sing along with Gabe FREE
Matt Dishman CC: 12-5 family swim $4.00
Mississippi pizza: 1pm kids spelling bee FREE
Kennedy school:family friendly movies @ 2:30, 5:30, and 7:30 $3 per adult

Star E Rose cafe: 9-11 sing along kids music FREE
Matt Dishman CC: 10:30-4 family swim $4.00 FREE until 2
Kennedy school:family friendly movies @ 2:30, 5:30, and 7:30 $3 per adult

places to look for other rad events!:
a really rad family friendly cafe with daily events for kids

they have family friendly cheap movies, events, art, a wading pool and bars!

good pizza and a few times a month they have a kids jamboree its really fun! they also do kids spelling bees

find a park near you and go play!

family friendly yoga, kids classes and childcare!

they have weekly events for playgroups, diaper free baby, breastfeeding, french story time and more! they are also a great baby store.

** http://www.facebook.com/pages/Portland-OR/Mississippi-Treehouse/143929795128
mississippi treehouse will be opening at the end of november. its going to be a rad kids space and im excited to add things to the calendar. become a fan!**

nurture, a place for growing families is a center on alberta street that helps mothers and babies connect. they have free workshops and classes.

in other words book store is an amazing resource. it is volunteer run and has a lot of really rad continuing classes: yoga, homoarobics , playgroups and stitch n bitch.

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