Looking for something special to do this weekend and into next week? Check out our list of Things to Do. Most are free, and many are family-friendly.
Continuing through April 5 — The Arts Council of Lake Oswego presents "HERE Now: Art Inspired by the Immigrant Experience" at 510 First St., Lake Oswego. Gallery open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and by appointment. Call 503-675-3738.
Continuing through April 7 — Lakewood Theatre Company presents "Taking Steps" at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego. For tickets and showtimes, visit lakewood-center.org or call 503-635-3901.
March 23 (9 a.m.) — Watch "Garden Time" on KPDX Fox 12 Plus. The program includes segments on early season veggies, heathers and how smartphones can make you a better gardener.
March 23 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) — Grand opening of "Mario Andretti: Racing Royalty" at the World of Speed Motorsport Museum, 27490 S.W. 95th Ave., Wilsonville. Includes workshop to learn how to check oil and perform other car care basics at 10:30 a.m. $5 for workshop, otherwise event is free with museum admission. Call 503-563-6444 or visit worldofspeed.org.
March 23 (1 p.m.) — Hear Peter Ali play Native and Meso-American flutes, representing the Plains, Woodland, Mayan and Toltec people. Ali will hand out flutes to the first 40 participants and conclude the concert with a Native flute workshop. Free at the Lake Oswego library, 706 4th St.
March 24 (1 p.m.) — Hear Music Along the Oregon Trail from Nancy and Bob Downie of Heartstrings at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. Learn the origins of popular historic tunes and instruments, and the role music played on the Oregon Trail. Free with museum admission.
March 25 (2-4 p.m.) — Spring break cookies and coloring event at the West Linn library, 1595 Burns St. Drop in for cookies and coloring, all supplies provided. Free; all ages welcome.
March 25 (7:30 p.m.) — Fear No Music presents "Because of Her, We Make Songs: Music for Female Poets" at The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th St. Portland. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors, $20 for adults, online at fearnumusic.org or $15 for students and seniors and $25 for adults at the door.
March 27 (5 p.m.) — Interested in experiencing a whole new world? Attend a Virtual Reality Night at West Linn library. Sign up for a 15-minute time slot by calling 503-742-8623 or stop by the Youth Services desk to reserve either the PlayStation 4 or the HTC Vive for a fun evening of virtual enchantment. This event is open to people age 8 and up. Those under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
March 28 (2-4 p.m.) — Family Artmaking Event at Arts Council of Lake Oswego featuring "Color Theory: Discovering the Effect of Different Color Combinations" while also gaining knowledge of Kandinsky's work. For ages 5-12 and parents. Free, however donations to cover material costs are appreciated. Call 503-675-3738.
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