Are your kids climbing the walls? March is coming in like a lion in Portland, rip roaring with reasons to celebrate. There are the month-long holidays, like National Noodle Month. And there are also some very special birthdays. Theodore Seuss Geisel  (that’s Dr. Seuss to you and me) was born on March 2nd. But several parties will continue into the weekend so there are plenty of places you can get Seussed up in Stumptown. You can also dance or spell or see how whoos live.  You can learn how to sign or skate in a line. Oh, the places your family can go this weekend!

Eastside

Puppet Magic for Tiny Tots
Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss and introduce your child to the magic of puppetry. Tears of Joy Theatre presents “Horton Hatches the Egg” puppet show. Sat., Emily Alexander’s Preschool for the Arts, 10:30 am, $6/person. Event details.

 

Portland Youth Spelling Bee
Kids ages 5-18 can strut their spelling stuff on the Mississippi Pizza stage. Three difficulty levels give everyone a chance to play. Winners take home fun prizes, and every speller gets a treat. Sat., 1:00 pm. Sign-ups start at 12:45 pm, and spelling starts at 1:00 pm. Event details.

Kids’ Morning Skate
Get your weekend rolling with a weekly skate session for kids 2-10 and their parents includes a group lesson, skating games, songs, and other activities. Fee includes skate rental.Sat., Oaks Park, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, $5.50/kidsEvent details.

Westside

ComedySportz for Kids
Now there’s a special ComedySportz show for the 12-and-under crowd. They focus on games, and suggestions from the crowd, and use lots of audience volunteers. Sun., ComedySportz, 4:00 pm, $8/adults, $6/kids(0-12)Event details.

Owl Fest
Whooooo loves owls? You do! And any animal who can turn its head nearly all the way around deserves a party. Celebrate owls with a book reading, snacks, guided hikes and up close encounters with the Audubon education owls, Hazel and Julio. Tryon Creek State Park, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, all ages, freeEvent details.

Portland Children’s Museum Garage Studio
Visit PCM’s recycled arts studio for hammering, gluing and building earth-friendly art projects! Children age 5+ become designers as they select materials and create unique objects to take home. Sat., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5+, free with admissionEvent details.

Suburbs

Beaverton Symphony Concert
Bring the whole family to enjoy a Winter concert featuring music from Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and violinist Kunito Nishitani from Japan. Sun., Village Baptist Church, 3:00 pm  – 4:00 pm, $20/family. Event details.

Sign Language Beginner Basics
Children love sign language! And it strengthens motor skills, boosts literacy, and so much more. Learn practical tips for incorporating American Sign Language (ASL) into your family time and/or curriculum. Sat., 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, West LinnEvent details.

Grand Lodge’s 89th Birthday Party
Bring the whole family out to Forest Grove to celebrate the McMenamins Grand Lodge’s birthday. They’ll have kids’ stuff, food and beer specials, and live music. Sat, all day; music at 4:00 pm, all ages, free. Event details.