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Weekend Warriors: December 5-7

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 5th

Reindeer Magic at Seven Dees in Lake Oswego. Visit with Santa and his reindeer, enjoy festive make-and-take activities, and more. Free. Friday 10am-5pm. (Continues on Saturday at the SE Powell location and Sunday at Cedar Hills.)

Providence Festival of Trees. Wander through a winter wonderland and view dozens of uniquely decorated Christmas trees, visit with Santa, decorate cookies, make crafts, and more. $4-6. Friday 10:30am-5pm and Saturday 9am-5pm.

Music with Mr. Hoo at the Village Ballroom. Mr. Hoo plays fun, interactive music including original and traditional songs that will get everyone dancing. $5/family. Friday 11am-12pm. 

Free Admission to Portland Children's Museum. Enjoy free admission to the museum this evening. Friday 4-8pm.

Holiday Concert Series at Cafe au Play. Chuck Cheesman kicks off the series playing original contemporary folk and Americana music. $5-10 suggested donation. Friday 7-8pm.

Saturday, December 6th

Lil' Lentils Playgroup in SE PDX. This week, the playgroup will be hosting a holiday storytime with stories representing many different cultures and observances. Families are welcome to bring gently used books for a book exchange. Suggested $3-5 donation. Saturday 10am-12pm.

Winter Faire in SW PDX. Children can visit the crystal cookie cave, do crafts, and dip candles. Grownups can buy gifts from local artisans in the marketplace. Saturday 10am-4pm. 

Read to the Dogs in Beaverton. Spend some time with these adorable trained volunteer dogs. For grades 1-5. Free. Saturday 10:30-11:30am. 

Kids Storytime at Powell's. This week's story will be Edie's Ensembles by Ashley Spires at the downtown location. At the Cedar Hills location, Dr. Seuss's The Grinch will be around for a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Free. Saturday 11am-12pm.

Flower Pot Reindeer Bell Ornament in Woodburn. Make a cute little reindeer ornament then join for cookies and punch. $5/child. Saturday 11am-12pm.

Make Light in NE PDX. Come to this family-friendly craft fair for an afternoon of craft demos, workshops, puppet theater, and innovative handmade gifts. Free. Saturday 12-6pm.

NWCT presents Mary Poppins. It's the opening weekend of this beloved classic. See the website for show times. $17-23. 

Sunday, December 7th

$2 Days at OMSI. Explore the museum at a discounted price. Sunday 9:30am-5:30pm.

NW Dance Theater Presents a Nutcracker Tea at the Tualatin Library. See this abridged, family-friendly adaptation of the Nutcracker ballet. Best for ages 4 and up. Free. Sunday 3-4pm.

Book Release Party and Oregon Humane Society Fundraiser in NW PDX. Award-winning mom-son authors Lisa and Michael Cohn celebrate the release of their book Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy. In addition to the reading, enjoy music by Mr. Hoo, autism service dogs, caricatures, and more. Sunday 4-6:30pm.

 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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