Find ongoing free outdoor Shakespeare performances here: http://www.portlandactors.com/ and here: http://www.opsfest.org/index.html
Sussefusse, Wednesday, July 7, 10:30AM at Molalla Public Library, in the gym behind the library. You may bring a chair or blanket to sit on. “Sussefusse International Folk Dance Troupe is directed by Heidi Vorst and located in Portland, Oregon. Sussefusse performs an enchanting range of folk dances from around the world. Children in the dance troupe range in age from 8 to 16 and perform in traditional costumes from many nationalities.” This may be of special interest if your child might like to join!
Friday, July 9- Monday, July 12 the American Crown Circus will be at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro. “Bring the family and enjoy the fantastic acts and astounding stunts comprised of acrobats, juggling acts, airborne stunts and clowns. This is fun, fun, fun entertainment for the entire family.” I’m expecting that the Washington County Fairgrounds will update their website with ticket information soon here: http://www.faircomplex.com/ More info on the circus here: http://www.americancrowncircus.com/index.php
July 10- 11 is the Hood River County Fruit Loop Cherry Festival. “Our cherry celebration is an adventure with activities for the entire family. Farms offer many varieties of fresh-picked and u-pick cherries, wines, lavender, jams and other cherry treats. Many farms feature picnic areas. In addition to the orchard-fresh fruit available all along the Loop, some Fruit Loop farms serve up special activities or attractions for Cherry Days. Admission to most Fruit Loop farms and attractions is free, and most are open from at least 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (some have shorter or longer hours). There is free parking,too.” Three farms on the Fruit Loop are listed as pick-your-own cherry farms. More here: http://www.hoodriverfruitloop.com/calendar/cherry.html
Slightly Illusional presents, "Go Wild" at the Wilsonville Library on July 15 in 3 different shows, “Go Wild!” 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. “Through magic, puppetry, and storytelling, Curt and his madcap group of furry and feathered friends will take you on a trip using the Scientific Process to discover the world around us.” http://www.slightlyillusional.com/
Saturday, July 24 is the grand opening celebration of Troutdale's new library! (The library will open to the public on July 12.) Check out the family-friendly festivities here: http://www.multcolib.org/events/tdlparty.html