Spring is in our sights, but the day-to-day weather is still questionable. Fortunately, this weekend is filled with a variety of events for all conditions. Catch some live theater (there’s tons to choose from!), get that last snow shoe adventure in or strap on your roller skates. Whatever you decide to do, don’t stay home and miss the great activities listed below. Read on for more.

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Join the Inclusive Storytime in Hillsboro
Limited to 15 children, ages 3-5, and their parents and caregivers. Kids with varying learning styles and abilities come together in a safe and supportive environment. Children who may need visual/communication supports, a more predictable routine, or adapted materials due to a motor impairment are welcome. Fri. Event Details.

Experience Painted Sky Northstar Dance Company
Native American Dance, is all ages and family friendly. Painted Sky Northstar Dancers celebrate the richly layered traditions of Native American dance with powerful and life-affirming performances full of “energy and talent [that light] up the stage” (OPB). Their dynamic repertoire includes traditional dance forms and blended contemporary styles. Painted Sky is an Intertribal organization that honors Native American culture by building awareness of traditional and contemporary musical expressions through performance and education. Sat. Event Details.


Check Out the Tualatin Valley Gem Club, Rock and Gem Show
Grab your rock hounds and check out this cool show. You’ll find tons of vendors and displays of rocks, minerals, fossils and lapidary arts.The show will feature a kids corner fun, door prizes, silent auction and demonstrations. Fri. Event Details.

SE Portland

Join We’ve Got Love to Spare
Join Baby Blues Connection as they celebrate parents in the community with this family-centric event. We’ve Got Love to Spare includes Bowling, Pizza and Soda, and raffle baskets. Add in kid-focused fun with face painting, music and surprises and you’ve got a festive afternoon event. Support a vital organization in our community, while having a great time. Sat. Event Details.

Attend Kids’ Morning Skate
Kick-start your weekend with healthy, family fun! This session, designed especially for kids 10 and younger and their families, features kids’ choice music, fun skate games, a visit from Chipper the Squirrel, and a free group lesson taught by a USA Roller Sports instructor. Sat. Event Details.

NW Portland

Make a Family Mura
Roll up your sleeves for some hands-on learning as the Washington County Museum’s Free Family Mornings series continues! The March event is an illustration workshop by artist Anke Gladnick, creator of the mural for Washington County Museum’s current exhibit AgriCulture: Shaping Land and Lives in the Tualatin Valley. For the museum exhibit Gladnick drew many people and agricultural technologies together into one illustrated history. For the workshop they will lead you through the process of imagining and drawing a mural layout that tells your own story! Gladnick hopes that families will leave understanding that “illustration can be used as a way to learn and connect ourselves with the world around us while being personal and meaningful to the individual creating.” Materials are provided for this drop-in, all-ages workshop. Sat. Event Details.

Mt. Hood Meadows

Go On a Sunset Snowshoe Tour
Experience the mountain in a way completely unlike the fast pace of skiing and snowboarding. This guided snowshoe tour will give you another awe-inspiring perspective Meadows! The tour begins at the lodge with a short hike to the bottom of Vista Express Chairlift. There you embark on a scenic lift ride to 6,600 feet where the views of White River Canyon and the South Cascades await. Sat. Event Details.

SW Portland

Check Out the Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors
You’ve played the game.  Now see the legend of the three great warriors who started it all…

Long ago there lived three fierce warriors.  From the Kingdom of Backyard came Rock; from the Empire of Mom’s Home Office came Paper, and from a messy village in the Junk Drawer Realm came Scissors.  They were the strongest, smartest, and fastest in all the land.  Though they searched far and wide for worthy opponents, no one could beat them…until they met each other and a musical battle royale began to see who would come out on top!

A world premiere musical adapted for the stage by John Maclay with music and lyrics by Eric Nordin. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.


See The Chronicles of Narnia
This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. The Eastside Theater Company, an ensemble of youngsters ages 4-18, brings this production to the Springwater Church of the Nazarene in Gresham. Sun. Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti