Bees, bats, sponges and boys raised in the wild should keep you and your little ones entertained this weekend. Or, since there’s no school for Portland on Friday, drop off the kiddos at Camp SCRAP for a serious lesson in reusing materials to make art while you shop for gently used winter wear at the Keep It in Play Winter Sale.

Festival of the Bees!

photo: Festival of the Bees

East Side

Buzz Around The Festival of the Bees
Celebrate buzzing bees with Shining Star School’s Annual Festival of the Bees. Local kindie superstar, Red Yarn will perform and activities will include craft tables, bee educators, a bake sale, a fun photo-booth with costumes, candle making/dipping, an amazing silent auction, the Barefoot Books booth and yummy homemade soups. Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Free (small fee for food and crafts), All Ages. Event details.

School’s Out: Camp SCRAP is In!
Learn how to creatively reuse and transform old books into works of art. There will be a mix of staff-lead projects as well as self-selected projects throughout the day. Fri., 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., $45, K-6th grade. Event details.

A Batty Puppet Show – Batunia’s Nocturnal Wonderland
Join Batunia the Bat on a musical tour of the creatures that come alive under the night sky. See the beautiful night world in a whole new light with puppets, songs and special effects. Coffee, tea and stickers will be available for all. Sat., 10 a.m. (doors), 10:30-11:30 a.m. (show), $5/person, All Ages. Event details.

West Side

Free Screening of Spongebob: A Sponge Out of Water
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Spongebob Squarepants!  Join in the silliness with a free craft hour and activities, followed by an advance screening of the upcoming movie Spongebob: Sponge Out of Water. Sat., 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.

The Jungle Book Swings into NWCT
NWCT journeys deep into the heart of the jungle. This original adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic brings to life the story of a child raised in the wild through traditional Indian dance and a dash of “Bollywood.” Sat. & Sun., Noon and 4 p.m., $18/child; $22/adult, Ages 5 and up. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Guilt-Free Shopping at Keep It In Play Winter Sale
You can do all of the shopping with none of the guilt, knowing you’re reusing and recycling while you’re saving a lot of dough on thousands of gently used children, baby, and maternity items. As a bonus to your good deeds already in progress, all proceeds will benefit non-profit ministries at Aletheia Bible Fellowship. Be sure to bring your own bag to carry home your goodies. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.

 What are you up to this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

-Suzie Ridgway