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Weekend Warriors: December 19-21

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, December 19th

Italian Language Mommy & Me Playgroup. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregiver can be exposed to Italian in this relaxed, play-based program. Free. Friday 10-11am. 

Mo Phillips at the Treehouse in North Portland. Rock out to Mo's unique, upbeat blend of Americana, soul, and blues. $5/child. Friday 10am. 

Peacock Lane Holiday Lights Display. One of Portland's most beloved holiday traditions. Enjoy the beautiful light displays and cocoa and cider. Friday 6-11pm and throughout the month. 

Opening Weekend of Echo Theater's Make It Home. See this non-traditional holiday show full of aerial arts, dance, acrobatics, humor, and non-linear storytelling. $18-25. Friday 7:30pm and throughout the weekend. 

Saturday, December 20th

Lil' Lentils Playgroup and Performances in SE PDX. This weekly playgroup features different performers or activities each week. This week, join for a pajama party and viewing of The Polar Express. $3-5 suggested donation per family. Saturday 10am-12pm. 

Meet Santa on Alberta. Skip the lines and support a good cause. $5 for every purchased photo will go to support the rebuilding of the playground at Couch Park. Free kids crafts cocoa, and apple cider while you wait. Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm. 

Kids Club: Flower Pot Reindeer Bell Ornament in Gresham. Celebrate the holiday season by making a reindeer ornament and enjoying some cookies and punch. $5. Saturday 11-11:45am. 

Where's Winter? An Original Holiday Play in SE PDX. Can Mother Nature and her forest friends change the season from fall to winter before it's too late? $5-$8. Saturday at 3pm and 7pm. 

Winter Solstice at Tryon Creek. Celebrate the changing of the seasons, learn the science behind the solstice, and explore the forest on night walk, and lots more. Free. Saturday 4-6pm.

The (Recycled Gift) of the Trashi in North PDX. Come see this musical and interactive puppet performance focusing on friendship, sharing, and selflessness. $5-10. Saturday 6-7pm.  

Sunday, December 21st

The Alphabeticians at Cafe au Play. Sing, dance, and learn the alphabet backwards and forwards with this crazy duo. $5/child. Sunday 10-11am. 

Oregon Children's Theater Presents The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs. Get your tickets to this hit show before it's too late! $12 (advance purchase required). Sunday 11am. 

Chanukah Wonderland in NE PDX. Join for loads of Chanukah fun, including arts & crafts, Chanukah play zone, theater, mad science, and a Menorah carved from ice. $5. Sunday 1-4:30pm. 

Music and Merriment with Portland Youth Philharmonic in SE PDX. Enjoy an afternoon of musical performances, hors d'ouevres and drinks with family and friends. Tickets $15-$30. 10 and under free. Sunday 3-4:30pm. 

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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