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Weekend Warriors: 12/14-12/16

 Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, including Portland-area family holiday events, check PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.

Sing along to festive tunes while you construct your gingerbread masterpiece at the Mt Scott Community Center on Friday from 6 to 8.  Free! 

Kids aged 10 to 18 can head to Powell’s Cedar Hills Crossing for Book Fan Friday on Friday at 4:30.  This month, author/illustrator Barry Deutsch will talk about creating comics and graphic novels. Free!  

Santa Claus is coming to town, and he's arriving in style!   Santa will be touching in down in the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum helicopter on Saturday at 9:30 while choirs perform Christmas carols.  Stick around for a showing of The Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey at 10.  $12 youth, $14 adults.     

Play after Play performs The Faerie's Gift at the Brooklyn Bay on Saturday at 10 and Sunday at 2.  This is a sweet story about generosity and caring for others, and is most appropriate for ages 2-8.  After the show, children are invited to connect through gentle play.  $7/ticket.     

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays for free at the Oregon Historical Society on Saturday from 10 to 5.  Hear holiday carols by The Dickens Carolers, watch a historic model train in action, and make your own journal.  Family programs run from 11 to 3 on Saturday.   

Enjoy free admission to the Maritime Museum on Saturday from 11 to 4, plus make your own sailboat tree ornament to take home.  Free! 

The Toy Trains will be performing at Mississippi Pizza on Saturday from 4 to 5.  $5 for ages 12 and up.  Stick around for the Percy Twig Christmas Family Show at 6.   

Make dough ornaments and play dough at Café au Play on Sunday from 10:30 to 12:30.  $2 suggested donation per child.

Read and sing along to holiday stories, craft your own Elf Hats and get your portraits taken as whimsical and wintry magical creatures at Green Bean Books on Sunday from 1 to 2.   

Enjoy the Posado Milagro at the Miracle Theatre on Sunday from 1 to 5.  This community celebration is filled with Latin American traditions and reflects on the journey of Mary and Joseph.  Theater, crafts, storytelling, a pinata, and more.  Admission is free, and first-come, first-served.   

Join Aaron Nigel Smith and the One World Chorus for Holiday Songs from Around the World at the Mt Park Recreation Center in Lake Oswego on Sunday from 7 to 8.  This talented chorus is comprised of children from across Portland and beyond, and the songs are sure to delight!  $5 suggested donation. 

 Hope this gives you some ideas. Have fun out there! And don't forget to double-check event details by calling or checking the website of the venue, performer, or host organization.



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