Go. Play. Explore. — February 17-19

Rain or shine, we’ve got picks for active and low-key fun for the coming week. Whether you’re up for crafting, movies, or getting out into nature, we’ve got you covered!

Weekday Spotlight:







Friday, February 17

Portland Parks Ladybug Walk. Ladybug Walks start back up today! Perfect for preschoolers and parents who want to explore nature in Portland’s parks with trained preschool naturalists. This week will be at Kelley Point in North Portland. Check out our experience here

Penny’s Puppets: The Magic Book. The Magic Book — Robin is visiting her grandmother for summer vacation and helping her clean out her attic, when she discovers a magic talking book that invites Robin to come inside for adventures and fun.

Wizard World Portland. Bring the kids out to Wizard World to meet some of their favorite characters, see magic shows, enter a costume contest and lots more fun. Free for kids 10 and under. Wizard World runs Friday-Sunday.

James and the Giant Peach, Jr. Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale.

Saturday, February 18

KidFest NW & SportFest. Experience a weekend focused on an active & healthy family lifestyle and raising kids successfully. Non-stop entertainment, interactive exhibits for kids, teens and parents, family fun zones and more. Takes place Saturday-Sunday.

Steam Storytime. Enjoy a 15-minute storytime, followed by age-appropriate science, math or art exploration. For children ages 2-6.

Black Pioneers in Oregon. This presentation tells stories of the little-known Black Pioneers who lived across the state from as early as 1788. Some were brought to Oregon as slaves and some free men and women. In spite of harsh Black Exclusion laws they lived and thrived in Oregon as explorers, cowboys, entrepreneurs, loggers, railway and shipyard workers, and community members.

Annual Invasive Species Survey in Vancouver. Be a scientist for a day at our annual Invasive Species Survey. Groups of volunteers will go throughout our 100-acre natural area looking for three different invasive plant species and collecting data. No experience necessary — kids must be age 7 or older to participate.

Space Day at the Library. Legos, cardboard, movies and more. Drop in to explore outer space in the Children’s Library and enjoy Moon cookies. Family movies all afternoon. Build a Lego space station and make a cardboard rocket!

Sunday, February 19

Free Children’s Golf Clinic. Learn some basic fundamentals of golf and have fun while doing it! If tennis is more you game, check out the free tennis clinic on Saturday.

PIFF XL: Films for Families. Film lovers of all ages will be entertained by these films suitable for younger viewers

Rainy Day Family Band. It’s raining, it’s pouring, it’s time to get up and dance! Join The Rainy Day Family with your favorite children’s musicians: The Alphabeticians, Tallulah’s Daddy, Mr. Hoo, Pointed Man Band, and special guest puppets from Penny’s Puppets.

As always, check for cancellations before heading out.

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