Celebrate all that’s great about our planet and our city this weekend. The Portland Children’s Museum opens it’s newest outdoor addition, Zany Maze, just in time for their annual Earth Day Celebration while you’re there. Another popular outdoor family destination, Tryon Creek, is also having a big party this weekend. (This one is for the birds…and families.) Or you can dig in and fashion a fairy house or gnome home from recycled materials at Queen’s Mab.


Zany Maze at Portland Children’s Museum
Zany Maze features a labyrinth of hedges tall enough for children to feel hidden (but short enough for adults to see them), peek-a-boo windows, surprise passages and kooky topiaries. Sun. 10:00 am. Free with admission. All ages. Event details.

Earth Day Celebration at Portland Children’s Museum
Make your own paper, take in a special story time, or join us for museum favorites, Recycleman and the Dumpster Divers as they perform awesome tunes. Sun. 10:00 am. Free with admission. All ages. Event details.

A Celebration of Crows at Tryon Creek
Spend an afternoon learning about our oft neglected, but incredibly intelligent residents, the Crows of Tryon Creek. Sun. 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.


Creative Recycling Workshop: Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes
Every one gets a little house to paint and decorate. Natural and found objects can be arranged in a garden container. Sat. Queens’s Mab. 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Free. $10. Ages 2-16. Event details.


Lakeshore Learning: Little Gardener Apron
Stop by and enjoy a free craft project every Saturday: This week, make an apron for little gardeners. Sat. 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Lake Oswego. Free. Ages 3 and up Event details.

Out of town

Hood River Blossom Festival
A gorgeous 47-mile drive along the Hood River Fruit Loop is the centerpiece of the longtime celebration, and winds through the Festival’s activities at over 20 different venues. Sat & Sun. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

–Cheyenne Terbrueggen

Photo credit: Creative Recycling Workshops and Green Crafts