Are you looking for fun things to do with your kids this weekend? Here are some of our top picks for the Portland-metro area.

Friday, February 21:

“I Love Being Me” Storytime at North Portland Library
Northwest native April E. Allen will read from her new book “I Love Being Me” and lead activities to encourage young readers to celebrate humanity in all its colors.

Homeschool Skate at Oaks Park
Roller skate with other homeschoolers at Oaks Amusement Park on the third Friday of the month from 11 am-1 pm for only $7.50 per person (includes skates rental).

Saturday, February 22:

Family Day: Mexican and Central American Cultures in Oregon
Oregon Historical Society’s Family Day celebrates Mexican and Central American cultures in Oregon. Learn more about the cultures of fellow community members with regional arts and crafts and performances. Enjoy free admission to museum exhibits, and read the powerful stories of the six DREAMers profiled in DREAMs Deferred.

“The Jungle Book” at Northwest Children’s Theater
NWCT brings back its one-of-a-kind adaptation of “The Jungle Book,” Rudyard Kipling’s classic adventure tale. The twist? Mowgli’s story comes to life onstage through traditional Indian dance numbers, featuring sparkly costumes and some Bollywood-inspired flare.

Mount Angel’s Volksfest
Feast on more than a dozen varieties of sausage from local purveyors (there are lots of other food options if you’re not into sausage) and grown-ups can wash down their bratwursts with local beer, cider or wine. Don’t miss the live German music and kindergarten area for the kids. Friday through Sunday.

Sunday, February 23:

Reading Fair and Family STEM Day with University of Portland
You’re invited to this free annual reading fair at the University of Portland Chiles Center. There will be fun games, activities, crafts and educational STEM booths. Every kid, from elementary through high school, will take home a free book!

Heartstrings Music at End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center
Enjoy Oregon Trail-era music on historically-accurate instruments such as hammered and mountain dulcimers, fiddle, acoustic bass, banjo and Native American flute. Local musicians Nancy and Rob Downie share the history and origin of the tunes. 

Looking for other ideas? 

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