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Weekend Warriors: November 28-30

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

Friday, November 28th

Macy's Holiday Parade in Downtown Portland. The parade will feature floats, marching bands, hundreds of costumed characters, and more. Free. Friday 9-10am. 

Penny's Puppet Productions in NE PDX. Join this beloved Portland puppeteer for a presentation of The Sharing Carrot. $5/person. Friday 10-11:30am. 

Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation's Holiday Express Train Rides Begin in SE PDX. Join Santa and his elves for a magical ride in a steam locomotive through Oaks Bottom. $12.50-$19. $5 speeder rides will also be available. See website for times and to order tickets. 

The Portland Ballet's Tales from Mother Goose & The Enchanted Toyshop in SW PDX. These two ballets will be accompanied by the Portland State University Orchestra. $5-35. Friday at 1pm and 5pm and throughout the weekend. 

Portland Downtown Tree Lighting. This year's event will feature a holiday sing-along with members of Pink Martini and Oregon's Own 234th Army Band. Free. Friday 5:30-6:30pm. 

Saturday, November 29th

Terrarium Ornament and Holiday Wreath Making in SE PDX. Stop in for DIY holiday fun. Ornaments are $10 each; wreaths and swag $20. Come by Saturday any time between 10am and 6pm. 

Toddler Storytime at the End of the Oregon Trail. Bring the kiddos to a free storytime at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, then stay to explore the Center. Storytime is free; regular admission rates apply for the museum. Free. Saturday 10:30-11am. 

Silly Saturday with Miss Jeanie in SE PDX. Join this local children's librarian and musician for a morning of songs, fingerplay, rhymes, books, and puppets. Donations welcome. Saturday 10:45-11:30am. 

Saturday Crafts in Milwaukie. Drop in for a fun, free fall craft. Best for ages 5 and up. Saturday 2-3pm.

Sunday, November 30th

Children Holiday Activities in Tigard. Join Between the Lines for an afternoon of free children's activities, including Elf on the Shelf storytime, crafts, and carolers. Free. Sunday 12:30-3:30pm. 

Family Open Studio in SE PDX. Media offered includes drawing, collage, paint, and various mixed media. $20 for 2 family members for 2 hours. Sunday 1-3pm. 

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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