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Weekend Warriors: 12/7-12/9

Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page.

Local holiday celebrations continue throughout town this weekend.  Some of the highlights include the Fremont Festival of Lights on Friday from 5 to 9, with a visit from Santa and a children's crafts tent, and Beaverton's Tree Lighting is also Friday from 5 to 9, with another appearance by Santa and a children's holiday workshop.  There are plenty more holiday happenings around town - check PDX Kids Calendar’s Portland holiday guide for the scoop!  

Are you ready for some reindeer?  Reindeer Magic returns to Dennis 7 Dees locations around town throughout the weekend from 10 to 5.  Kids will enjoy activities, cookies, cocoa, cider, music, Santa, and real reindeer!  Free!  Check their website for location details.

Green Bean Books hosts its monthly Spanish Storytime with Portland Early Learning Project on Friday from 11:15 to 11:45.  Free!  

Free admission to the Portland Children’s Museum Friday from 4 to 8! 

Drop in any time from 9 to 3 on Saturday for Safety Saturday at the Belmont Firehouse.  See firetrucks, gear, and meet with some firemen.  Free!

Free admission to the Washington County Museum on Saturday from 10 to 1 with the theme of "space."  There will also be a special craft - making a solar-themed ornament for the holidays - astronaut ice cream to sample, and other festivities.

Café au Play is hosting lots of kid-friendly activities this weekend - recycled crafts, paper bag reindeer puppets, and music on Saturday, and face painting, Red Yarn puppet show, and more music on Sunday.  Check their website for the exact schedule.  Most activities are free, but some have a small charge or donation requested.   

Make an ornament with Santa at Drake’s 7 Dees on Saturday at 11.  This event is free, but can food donations are requested.

The 22nd Annual Tuba Christmas Concert is happening at Pioneer Courthouse Square on Saturday at 1:30.  Over 200 tubas will play!  Free!

Head on over to the gorgeous Milagros Boutique on Sunday at 1 for a showing of the movie "Elf" and some popcorn.  Suggested donation of $5 or one can of food.   

Local author Arthur Bradford will be reading from his book Benny's Brigade and signing books at Oodles 4 Kids on Sunday at 3.  Free!

Chanukah Wonderland is Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 at Beverly Cleary Middle School. There will be crafts, a play zone, legos, entertainment, and lots more.  $4 child or $12 family. 

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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