Saturday is Girls Day—the World Forestry Center’s one-day event for girls of all ages with activities created just for them, like training on a simulator to jump out of an airplane to fight wildfires. Or celebrate Spring with Hina Matsuri at the Japanese. One of the five annual celebrations that mark the changing seasons. “The Doll Celebration” will make doll-loving girls swoon. If your daughter is enamored by magical kingdoms and kings, take her to the symphony for an afternoon of royal tunes.

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Girls Day at World Forestry Center (Photo by Steve Hambuchen)
Join us for a special one-day event for girls and Girl Scouts of all ages with activities created just for you! Leave inspired to create your own community based take action projects! Sat. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Doll Festival at Japanese Garden
See a complete collection of the finest-quality handmade dolls from Japan at this springtime celebration. Feb 23 – March 3.  Museum hours. Free with admission. All. Event details.

Oregon Symphony: Castles and Wizards
You won’t want to miss our exploration of music written for and about royal families, including Haydn’s “Queen” symphony, music from Harry Potter, Tippett’s Birthday Music for Prince Charles, and Stravinsky’s Firebird. Sun. 2:00 pm. $10 and up. All. Event details.

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Plugged In! at Do Jump!
As entertainment and education is increasingly driven by, and dependent upon, technological tools, children’s brains, relationships, and senses of self are short-changed. With her high-energy and fast-paced presentation style, she will discuss how technology impacts families and children’s development. A fundraiser for Do Jump! Extremely Physical Theatre and School. Sun. 1:00 pm. $25/sliding scale. Adults. Event details.

Make Your Own Monster
Stitch up mini-monsters made from recycled sweaters and embellish them with buttons, beads and fabric scraps. Just bring your imagination (and a pair of sharp scissors if you have them). Sat. 2:00 pm. Albina Library. Free. Pre-registration required. Preschool and older. Event details.


Kids Nature Night: Frog Chorus
Learn about Pacific chorus frogs and sing a few songs. After dinner, head into the park to search for frogs and other amphibians. A great chance for parents to have a night out while the kids get to experience Tualatin Hills Nature Park in a way few others ever do. Fri. 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Tualatin Hills Nature Park. Beaverton. $25 (in district, additional fee for out of district). 6-16. Event details.

— Cheyenne Terbrueggen