Get a jump on your local and sustainable shopping and save big bucks this weekend on merch at the Wild Arts Festival, Portland Village Craft Fair and SuperKids Resale event. Or, if you’d rather keep the shopping at bay until after Thanksgiving, take the kiddos to write Love Letters for Seniors, party like Little Women or run around at the kid-friendly Holladay Park Turkey Trot-a-thon.

Wild Arts Festival

photo: Tanya Harvey’s Bird Ornaments at Wild Arts Festival via Audubon Society of Portland’s Facebook page

West Side

Take a Walk on the Wild Side at the Wild Arts Festival
The Audubon Society of Portland features their arts and books festival with children’s author readings and signings all weekend. Audubon’s education birds will be there, too, so kids can get up close to vultures, hawks and owls. Handcrafted items for gifting (or keeping) will also be available for purchase. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., $6/adult, free for kids 16 and under, All Ages. Event details.

Little Women Party
Join Beaverton Civic Theatre’s Little Women cast members, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, for a meet-and-greet, story time, and play time with pick-up sticks, jacks and blocks, as well as crafts, including dipped candle-making and paper dolls, inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. Sun., 2-3 p.m., Free, Ages 2-12. Event details.

East Side

Holladay Park Turkey Trot-a-thon
Kids can run laps to their hearts’ content for the 1st Annual Holladay Park Turkey Trot-A-Thon. Register, run, then join in the fun with a bounce house, holiday crafts and face-painting. Sat., 10 a.m.-noon, Free, All Ages. Event details.

Get Crafty at the Portland Village Craft Fair
Help support Portland Village School by participating in this 6th annual event. The craft fair will offer children’s activities, a visit from the Pocket Fairy and shopping over 40 local craft vendors selling handmade gifts, soups, baked goods, holiday pies and wreaths. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.

Love Letters for Seniors
Come out and be a part of Hands On Portland’s annual Family Volunteer Day. Kids can create greeting cards for seniors, who receive Meals On Wheels, using markers, construction paper, glue, stickers, and other fun craft items to brighten a senior’s day. Supplies will be provided. Sat., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Photo Opps with Elsa, Anna and Santa at SuperKids Resale
Shop for 70,000+ items at this giant sale. While there, you can take your child’s picture with Elsa and Anna from Frozen (by way of Van Pop Parties) and Santa, too. Pictures are free with your own camera, with donations to a local charity accepted. Holiday and Frozen costumes are encouraged. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.

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What’s your family getting into this weekend? Let us know in the Comments section below!

–Suzie Ridgway