Solve http://www.solv.org/ and Friends of Trees http://www.friendsoftrees.org/ continue to have many tree planting events that are generally very family friendly. (You may want to pick up kids' gardening gloves ahead of time because they don't tend to have kids' sizes.)
February is Black History Month, and there are an abundance of events related to African American history and culture, the Civil Rights movement, and African culture.
February 14 is also the official anniversary of Oregon's statehood, so there are many birthday celebrations planned each year on Valentine's Day.
Portland Opera To Go Presents “The Barber of Seville”, Saturday, February 7, 2PM, Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St., Hillsboro ; Monday, February 9, 12PM, Portland’5, Antionette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway, Pdx; and Saturday, February 21, 12PM, Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan, Newberg, in the Ballroom. All shows are free. Be sure to get there early for seats. “Portland Opera To Go, Portland Opera’s annual Northwest tour, will feature the world premiere of an innovative bilingual adaptation of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville as its 2015 offering. Created by stage director Kristine McIntyre, the 50-minute adaptation performed in Spanish and English, will demonstrate the power of love to triumph over adversity of every kind.” http://www.portlandopera.org/event/portland-opera-go-barber-seville/
"Mona Miller, Gemologist", Wednesday, February 18, 11:45AM, Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego. Mona Miller, owner of Pacific Gem Lab, will speak downstairs at the Lakewood Center about her life as a gemologist. She is resident G.I.A. Graduate Gemologist, Master Gemologist appraiser and Accredited Senior Gemologist. Join us as we discover the formation, the inherent aesthetic beauty, and perhaps even some of the history of gems. This is a Lake Oswego Women’s Coalition monthly meeting open to the public." http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/loreads/lakewood-center-sea-flames-and-beauty-imperfection
"70th Anniversary Reception", Sunday, February 22, 11:30AM, Lake Oswego Library. "In honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, the day’s festivities will include authentic French crepes from Creperie Le Bon Temps, Lake Oswego High School Windjammers, music from the era by Dick Saunders Trio, Quilts of Valor display, Patriot Guard Riders, refreshments and a WWII-era M3 Stuart Tank! That’s right—we’re bringing a full-sized tank to the Library. Dog tags can be made too for $5, thanks to Rowdie Tamblyn. Also hear World War II veterans will share memories of the war: Art Sorenson, who was awarded a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart; Dr. David Grimwood, a B17 pilot and Base Operations Officer, Wilton Jackson a bombardier in France and Italy and Robert Weiss who has been credited with making the difference in the pivotal battle of the Normandy invasion. The culmination of the day will be the unveiling of the Peace Pole, a hand-crafted monument donated by Lake Oswego Rotary Club. Written in a variety of different languages on its many faces, it speaks with a single voice: 'May Peace Prevail on Earth.' As a symbol of our shared desire to see the world unified in peace, it links us with other Peace Poles that span the globe. We honor the veterans who have given their lives by dedicating this Peace Pole to their memory." http://184.108.40.206/loreads/february-22-70th-anniversary-reception
"Bonneville Dam's Great Electrifying Event", Saturday, February 28, 10AM-3PM, Washington Shore Visitor Center. Free. "Learn how different forms of energy work through hands-on activities and videos and take a tour inside Bonneville’s Powerhouse 2 – where visitors can walk on top of two generators and partially inside another. This free educational event teaches the basics of electricity and how it is generated at Bonneville Lock and Dam. It is geared toward elementary and middle school students, but is informative and fun for the entire family." Details and directions here: http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Media/Announcements/tabid/1887/Article/560026/bonneville-dams-great-electrifying-event-feb-28.aspx