With 2017 in full swing it’s time to spiffy up your weekend family fun with some new and interesting activities. How does joining the circus or becoming a crayon maker sound for mixing it up a bit? If those two opportunities piqued your interest, read on to find out what Portland has in store for your clan this weekend. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

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photo: PROEden, Janine and Jim via flickr

SE Portland

Join Micah and Me Music Show at Beantstalk Montavilla
Run down to Beanstalk Montavilla for an in-house dance party for kids of all ages. Micah & Me have the ability to connect with youngsters of all ages while playing live fun-filled music on the guitar and ukulele! Fri. Event Details.

Attend a Beeswax Crayon Making Workshop
Beeswax is a diverse and useful hive by-product, most commonly used for candle making, and beauty products. Did you know it can be used to make natural crayons as well?Get your kids excited about hive products at this hands-on, family friendly workshop and learn about how bees make and use wax, and how to make your own beeswax crayons.You will get to draw from nature to create beautiful, non-toxic crayons with beeswax and naturally sourced pigments. Each participant will leave with a set of 5 beeswax crayons. Sat. Event Details.

Attend the First Saturday Concerts in Milwaukie
Jump, dance, hop and groove with your little ones at the First Saturday Concerts. These musical opportunities give you and your little wiggly ones the opportunity to bond over cool tunes in a family friendly setting. Sat. Event Details.

Attend Your Your Neighborhood Storytelling Show
Enjoy stories, songs and fun led by The Oregon Tellers, Sellwood’s own Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke. This month’s theme is “Cats & Dogs!”. Puss in Boots, Bobby the Wonder Dog & more. Come listen, learn, laugh, and leave with a story to tell. Sun. Event Details.

Lake Oswego

Get the Wiggles Out at the Indoor Playground
Rain? No problem!  The Indoor Playground is the ideal drop-in opportunity for parents and caregivers looking for fun and interactive activities with their kiddos! Special activities are offered and new equipment always being added! Plenty of space for you and your kids to get busy in. Please do not bring snacks containing nut products to Indoor Playground. Fri. Event Details.

SW Portland

Catch Free First Friday at Portland Children’s Museum
Grab the kids and run to the Portland Children’s Museum for the Free First Friday! There’s tons to keep your littles busy both learning and playing all evening long! The event is sponsored by Target! Sat. Event Details.

Take a Family Tour at the Portland Art Museum
Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance. Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger. Sun. Event Details.

 NW Portland

Share the Circus Love
Do your kids want to try out a circus class  but find it  intimidating? Then you should check out Share the Circus Love Saturdays. The first Saturday of each month you are invited to try out your first class, for free! Join the Circus Sampler class, from 10:00 to 12:30 and you’ll get to try a little bit of everything. You will love it! Register Today. Sat. Event Details.

Woodburn

Grow a Groundhog
Have fun with this cute planting project that will sprout, just in time for Groundhog Day on February 2nd. We will make a groundhog sock animal that grows grass for fur. Learn about growing seeds and watch them sprout before your eyes. Sat. Event Details.

What is one of the most unique activities or events your family has participated in? Share it with us in the comments below.

—Annette Benedetti