Things to Do
Looking for something special to do this weekend and into next week? Check out this list of events. Most are family-friendly.
April 5-7 — Lakewood Center Associates' 20th annual Clothing Resale at Lakewood Center for the Arts (368 S. State St., Lake Oswego). Purchase gently used women's, men's and children's clothing to benefit Lakewood Center for the Arts. Sale hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday.
April 6 (5-7 p.m.) — The Arts Council of Lake Oswego will host an artist's reception at the Lake Oswego Adult Community School for the exhibition "Honoring Our Rivers," which will be on view at the LOACC (505 G Ave,) and at the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth St.) The exhibition includes artwork that students created to draw attention to watersheds and encourage people to reflect on their relationship to the environment. The exhibition continues through April 27 in both locations.
April 7 — Big Cat Care at the Oregon Zoo (4001 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland). See firsthand how zoo animal-care experts keep the lions active and engaged, and train them to participate in their own preventive care. Keepers will also share information on how to provide preventive care and enrichment for domestic cats. Free with zoo admission. Note: Big Cat Care repeats each Saturday through May 25.
April 7 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) — Attend the 16th-annual Spring Gardenpalooza at Fir Point Farms (14601 Arndt Road, Aurora). The event features plants, tools and decor for gardeners of all skill levels. The event is free, and so is parking. Visit gardenpalooza.com for details.
April 7 (10 a.m.-noon) — Design Museum Portland is hosting a "Hand Built Hands" workshop at 511 N.W. Broadway, room 305, in Portland. The museum is partnering with e-NABLE to build 3-D printed prosthetic hands for those in need. Everyone ages 8 and up are welcome to join this hand-a-thon to learn the anatomy of a prosthetic device, explore the possibilitites in 3-D printing and assemble the hands of the future. Learn more online at designmuseumfoundation.org.
April 12 (1-3 p.m.) — Family Art-Making Event at the Arts Council of Lake Oswego focuses on Mixed Media Landscapes. Paint, pencils and markers will make drawing landscapes fun and easy. The event takes place at 510 Museum and ARTspace (510 First St. in Lake Oswego). A suggested donation of $5 is requested to cover materials. Family Art-Making events take place each Thursday.