Parents looking for safe activities for their kids during the upcoming spring break can turn to the Police Activities League.
The PAL of Greater Portland Youth Center, 424 N.E. 172nd Ave., will offer activities for youth in the third through 12th grades during the spring break holidays both on and off site.
The center, which is open from 2:30 to 7 p.m. during regular school sessions, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from March 27 through 31. Youth who plan to attend all day will need to bring a lunch.
The cost for non-PAL members attending during spring break is $5. Youth who want to join the center after spring break can apply their $5 toward a membership, which costs $25 for the school year for youth who qualify for free or reduced lunch, and $50 for others.
Special activities include pool tournaments, holiday arts and crafts, board game tournaments, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, football competitions and field trips, such as sledding and attending a Blazer game in the Rose Garden. PAL's new teen program will offer activities specifically for 14- to 17-year-olds, including Xbox tournaments and job shadowing.
For more information, call 503-823-0250 or visit www.palkids.org.