Get active! From doing the boogie woogie with Red Yarn to celebrating the Portland Children’s Museum’s newest exhibit with some skaters from the Rose City Rollers, to learning about fitness options on the west side, your family will have plenty of opportunities to get moving. Read on for our top picks for the weekend.
photo: Courtesy of Portland Children’s Museum
Run! Jump! Fly! with Portland Children’s Museum and the Rose City Rollers
To celebrate opening weekend of their new exhibit, Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action, members from the adult and junior teams from the Rose City Rollers will leading a special story time for kids. The museum’s new exhibit is designed to rediscover the fun in being physically active in a non-competitive environment. Children explore activities such as kung fu, surfing, snowboarding, yoga, and horizontal climbing; the primary goal of the exhibit is to get kids into action by playing and doing things they like to do. Exhibit begins: Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Storytime with RCR: Sun., noon-1 p.m., Free for members and kids 1 & under; $9.75-$10.75/person nonmembers, All Ages. Event details.
Foot Stompin’ Family Dance
Get in your fair share of family foot stompin’ with this first annual dance, featuring tasty food, as well as a mix of local kindie music, including a live performance by Americana folk musician, Red Yarn. Sat., 3:30-5:30 p.m., $10/person; $20/family (up to five people), All Ages. Event details.
Family Fitness Fair
Learn all about Yoga OMazing, World Champion Taekwondo, LA Fitness, Oregon Gymnastics Academy and Boom Fitness, receive free swag from sponsors and take advantage of special membership deals. Kids can meet Barley from the Hillsboro Hops and get their little faces painted for free. Sat., Noon-3 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.
Teach Kids to Be Dog’s Best Friend
This fun, clever and interactive class will teach school-age kids about dog bite prevention. In 40 minutes they will learn what to do (and what not to do) when interacting with dogs. Instructions will include learning the signals when a dog wants to play, how they can play safely together, and understanding when a dog needs to be left alone. Expert dog instructor will show kids what to do when a dog approaches, and how to demonstrate the use of the “Be a Tree” and “Be a Rock” techniques. (If you have kids of different ages you should register for this class.) Sat., 1:30-2:45 p.m., Free, K-2nd grade. Event details.
Fix All the Things
The Portland Water Bureau connects the community with great ways to save money and conserve energy with hourly workshops on a variety of topics, including gardening, yard care, transportation and recycling. Free lunch and pro childcare is provided. Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.
What’s your family’s favorite way to get some exercise? Let us know in the comments below!