From veterans who fight for our freedom to girls learning about science or selling their handmade goods, this weekend offers some great choices for honoring people we love the most. Here are our picks for the weekend ahead.

GirlFest 2015

photo: Courtesy of Girl Scouts

East Side

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun at GirlFest
Celebrate all the cool things about being a girl with the Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington, with activities and entertainment including tribal belly dancing, photography, creating origami cranes and how to wire a light. You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to participate. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $10-$15/person; free for kids under 4, All Ages. Event details.

West Side

Get Enchanted With Sleeping Beauty
The King and Queen of Never Nod have a new baby, Princess Briar Rose, but an evil witch, Evilina puts a curse on the princess. Sixteen years into her slumber, Prince Alexander comes along and has to climb the Wall of Thorns and fight the False Princess and the Dark Knight, to awaken her and the rest of the royal family. Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m., $8-$18/person, All Ages. Event details. 

Fuel Up and Shop at the Holiday Breakfast and Bazaar
Start the day off with a pancake breakfast followed by shopping for homemade gifts and treasures from over 40 vendors. The breakfast and bazaar is a benefit for the American Heritage Girls troop at Calvary Chapel Worship Center. Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Free admission; $5 pancakes, All Ages. Event details.

DIY at B&N’s Mini Maker Faire
As part of Barnes & Noble’s commitment to building literacy in children, they’ve partnered with Make: Magazine to present a Mini Maker Faire at every Barnes & Noble store across the nation for this weekend. Maker Faires are community-based learning events that inspire everyone to become a Maker and connect with people and projects in their local community. Guests ages five and up can experience hands-on learning and making opportunities in creative thinking, art, design, construction, programming, coding and 3D printing. Nov. 6-8, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Free, Ages 5& Up. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Honor Veterans at the Ft. Vancouver Veterans Parade
The Lough Legacy Veterans Parade at Ft. Vancouver has been going strong since 1986 and has now become the largest Veteran Affairs-sanctioned veterans’ parades on the West Coast. The parade honors those in service from Cub Scouts to combat veterans, as well as bagpipes, marching bands, motorcycles, tricycles and rodeo riders on horseback. Sat., 11 a.m., Free, All Ages. Event details.

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What’s you family up to this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

—Suzie Ridgway