“Junior Reactors”, Monday, April 11, 10AM-11:30AM, Mad Science Lab, 1522 NM. Ainsworth St., Pdx. $15. “Get to know your chemical reactions on an atomic level. Junior Reactors will give you a crash course in constructing the elements and substances we encounter in our everyday lives.” Preregistration required. http://www.madscience.org/locations/portland/2010homeschoolpgm.aspx?sm=13283 We love these labs!
“Gerardo Calderón”, Monday, April 11, 12PM, Portland Center for the Performing Arts, Antionette Hatfield Hall Rotunda Lobby, 1111 SW Broadway, Pdx. Free. “Gerardo Calderón is an accomplished musician who performs traditional folk music of Mexico and South America. He plays a variety of Latin American string instruments as well as turtle shells, zampoñas (pan flutes), and water drums. His music ranges from haunting and ethereal to high-spirited. This performance will energize you and stay with you.” Space is limited, and arriving early is advisable. His music is wonderful! http://www.grupo-condor.com/index.html
"Peregrine Watch", Every Saturday from April 30- June 11 (weather permitting) 2-4PM, outside behind OMSI. Free. "On Saturdays throughout the spring, Audubon will have trained naturalists posted on the Springwater Trail behind OMSI to show visitors where the peregrines are nesting and to explain peregrine behaviors. We will have scopes and binoculars for visitors to use, and naturalists will be able to answer your peregrine questions". http://audubonportland.org/issues/endangered-species/peregrine-falcon/portland-peregrines/bb/omsi We went last year, and unfortunately couldn't see a thing. It all depends on exactly where they are nesting on the Marquam Bridge, and whether the adults and babies are active at the time. They did bring excellent scopes, and were very knowledgeable. So if we had been able to see something, it would have been pretty cool. My suggestion is definitely to check it out, but not to make a special trip that doesn't include other activities.