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Thursday, December 18

Books have such a great way of bringing people together! Join us every Tuesday morning at 11am for wonderful stories!

Story Time at Green Bean Books

when: every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Alberta, Green Bean Books, 1600 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights

when: Dec 18 - Dec 30 at 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: NE, The Grotto, 8840 NE Skidmore , Portland, Or

cost: $0-$10

ages: All Ages

Credit: Imago Theatre

FROGZ by Imago Theatre

when: Dec 18 - Jan 4 at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

where: SE, Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Ave., Portland, Or

cost: $34.50/adult, 
$29.50/youth and seniors, $17.50/child

ages: 3 and up

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2-for-1 Oregon College Savings Night at Zoolights

when: Dec 18 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Washington Park, Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, Or

cost: Buy one regular Zoolights admission, get one free.

ages: All Ages

Garden Gnome

Gnome for the Holidays

when: Dec 18 - Dec 21 at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Concordia/Alberta, Alberta Street Businesses, 1722 NE Alberta St., Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Friday, December 19

Experience a "Winter Wonderland" at Conestoga

Conestoga Winter Wonderland Holiday Festival

when: Dec 19 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

where: Beaverton, Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center, 9985 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton, Or

cost: $7/child

ages: 1-14

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Gnome for the Holidays

when: Dec 19 - Dec 21 at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Concordia/Alberta, Alberta Street Businesses, 1722 NE Alberta St., Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Family film night, every Friday eve at Poa Cafe 5-7pm! Come watch a free film for the kids and adults can catch the last hour of happy hour (3-6pm). Good times for all ages. Delicious, wholesome meals, cocktails, coffee, smoothies and more. Films vary from Frozen to Star Wars. Check website for listing.

Family Film Night

when: every Friday at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

where: Poa Cafe, 4025 N Williams, Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: 4-12

Alpenrose Dairy, Oregon's oldest family-owned dairy, is ready once again to welcome families to Dairyville, a Western-themed “town” located right on the 52-acre dairy farm. A Portland tradition for over 50 years, kids and adults flock to the streets of Dairyville during the summer months to explore this fun pioneer exhibit. Visitors can peak into the Confectionery, the Great Western Bank, the Dairyville School, and the post office. Kids can watch model trains chug through tiny Oregon landscapes and learn from some of the area’s train club experts. And no Dairyville visit would be complete without stopping off at the Ice Cream Parlor for a delicious Alpenrose ice cream cone. Dairyville is free to the public and open every Sunday afternoon beginning June 1 through August 31 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM. Bring the entire family to Dairyville at Alpenrose Dairy, located at 6149 SW Shattuck Road, off the Beaverton Hillsdale Highway.

Christmas in Dairyville

when: Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Dec. 22-23 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

where: SW, Alpenrose Dairy, 6149 SW Shattuck Rd., Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights

when: Dec 19 - Dec 30 at 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: NE, The Grotto, 8840 NE Skidmore , Portland, Or

cost: $0-$10

ages: All Ages

Credit: Imago Theatre

FROGZ by Imago Theatre

when: Dec 19 - Jan 4 at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

where: SE, Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Ave., Portland, Or

cost: $34.50/adult, 
$29.50/youth and seniors, $17.50/child

ages: 3 and up

Make it Home is a non-traditional holiday show that will delight the entire family. Aerial Arts, Dance, Acrobatics, Humor, and non-linear Storytelling join forces to create a show about home, connections, generosity and possibility that is as funny as it is heartwarming and inspiring.

High-Flying Holiday Show: Make It Home

when: Dec 19 - Dec 28 at 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Hawthorne, Echo Theater, 1515 SE 37th Ave., Portland, Or

cost: $18/students and seniors; $25/adults

ages: 5 and up

Saturday, December 20

Make it Home is a non-traditional holiday show that will delight the entire family. Aerial Arts, Dance, Acrobatics, Humor, and non-linear Storytelling join forces to create a show about home, connections, generosity and possibility that is as funny as it is heartwarming and inspiring.

High-Flying Holiday Show: Make It Home

when: Dec 20 - Dec 28 at 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Hawthorne, Echo Theater, 1515 SE 37th Ave., Portland, Or

cost: $18/students and seniors; $25/adults

ages: 5 and up

NOEL: A New Contemporary Ballet premiere December 20-21st. Matinee 2:00pm. Guest performance by AWOL Aerial Dance Collective. Join us for an enchanted evening of imagination and dreams coming to life. And NOEL's Tea Party after the show! Children of all ages are invited to meet the cast of NOEL & a special appearance by OLAF.

NOEL: Ballet and Aerial Show

when: Dec 20 - Dec 21 at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: West Linn, West Linn Theatre, 5464 West A St., West Linn, Or

cost: $8-$25

ages: All Ages

Kids Weekend Events 9

Milwaukie Winter Solstice

when: Dec 20 at 4:30 p.m.; ships at 5:30 p.m.

where: Milwaukie, Milwaukie Riverfront Park, Milwaukie, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Winter Solstice Evening Hike

when: Dec 20 at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

where: SW, Tryon Creek State Natural Area Nature Center, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd., TIgard, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Alpenrose Dairy, Oregon's oldest family-owned dairy, is ready once again to welcome families to Dairyville, a Western-themed “town” located right on the 52-acre dairy farm. A Portland tradition for over 50 years, kids and adults flock to the streets of Dairyville during the summer months to explore this fun pioneer exhibit. Visitors can peak into the Confectionery, the Great Western Bank, the Dairyville School, and the post office. Kids can watch model trains chug through tiny Oregon landscapes and learn from some of the area’s train club experts. And no Dairyville visit would be complete without stopping off at the Ice Cream Parlor for a delicious Alpenrose ice cream cone. Dairyville is free to the public and open every Sunday afternoon beginning June 1 through August 31 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM. Bring the entire family to Dairyville at Alpenrose Dairy, located at 6149 SW Shattuck Road, off the Beaverton Hillsdale Highway.

Christmas in Dairyville

when: Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Dec. 22-23 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

where: SW, Alpenrose Dairy, 6149 SW Shattuck Rd., Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

It's time for Mother Nature to turn the magical season wheel and change the season from Fall to Winter, but the key that lets her turn the wheel is missing! Can Mother Nature and her forest friends find the key before it's too late? Come see a heartwarming tale about friendship, honesty, and the importance of the seasons! There are two shows, one at 3:00PM and one at 7:00PM on Saturday, December 20th. This original musical play, written and directed by the lovely and talented Ritah Parish and with lyrics by our own Elizabeth Allen, is appropriate for children of all ages AND their parents ;) Tickets are available online at http://pdxmetroarts.3dcartstores.com/Theatre-Performances_c_13.html

“Where’s Winter?” On Stage Performance

when: Dec 20 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

where: Montavilla, Portland Metro Arts, 9003 SE Stark St., Portland, Or

cost: $5 for children and seniors, $8 for adults

ages: All Ages

Kids Weekend Events 5

Santa on Alberta

when: Dec 20 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

where: Alberta Arts, Velour Photography, 1627 NE Alberta, Portland, Or

cost: Free - $25

ages: All Ages

credit: The Craft Factory

Frozen Party – Meet Elsa and Craft Olaf

when: Dec 20 at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

where: Multnomah Village, The Craft Factory, 7832 SW Capitol Hwy, Suite B, Portland

cost: $12/child

ages: All Ages

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The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights

when: Dec 20 - Dec 30 at 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: NE, The Grotto, 8840 NE Skidmore , Portland, Or

cost: $0-$10

ages: All Ages

Photo Credit: KC Puppetree

“The (Recycled) Gift of the Trashi” Upcycled Puppet Show

when: Dec 20 at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

where: N, Atelier Gallery, 7315 N Alta Ave., Portland, Or

cost: $5-$10/person

ages: All Ages

Mary Poppins

Have a Spoonful of Sugar With Mary Poppins

when: Dec 20 at noon and 4 p.m.

where: NW, Northwest Childrens Theater and School, 1819 NW Everett St., Portland, Or

cost: $13-$23

ages: 5 and up

Garden Gnome

Gnome for the Holidays

when: Dec 20 - Dec 21 at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Concordia/Alberta, Alberta Street Businesses, 1722 NE Alberta St., Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Join FIT4MOM as we partner with Athleta during December! Join us for one (or all!) of our FOUR free classes we'll be offering at their Portland store (1001 NW Couch St): • Saturday, December 6 from 9:00-10:00am • Saturday, December 13 from 9:00-10:00am • Saturday, December 20 from 9:00-10:00am • Saturday, December 27 from 9:00-10:00am Please bring a yoga mat and water, and expect a FUN, high calorie burning, strength building workout! Each Body Back Boost workout ends with a brief relaxation/meditation, you will leave feeling energized for the busy holiday season! For questions please contact megancaldwell@fit4mom.com Please RSVP for these FIT4MOM-Athleta classes directly to Athleta at (503) 227-0067. Spots are limited! For more info on all FIT4MOM programs, please visit www.cedarmill.fit4mom.com

Free December FIT4MOM Classes

when: every Saturday at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

where: Pearl, Athleta, 1001 NW Couch St., Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: Women of All Ages

Credit: Imago Theatre

FROGZ by Imago Theatre

when: Dec 20 - Jan 4 at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

where: SE, Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Ave., Portland, Or

cost: $34.50/adult, 
$29.50/youth and seniors, $17.50/child

ages: 3 and up

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The Amazing Bubble Man

when: Dec 20 - Dec 24 at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

where: SE, Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St., Portland, Or

cost: $10 adults and $6 children under 12 in advance; $11 and $7 at the door.

ages: All Ages

Sunday, December 21

Mary Poppins

Have a Spoonful of Sugar With Mary Poppins

when: Dec 21 at noon and 4 p.m.

where: NW, Northwest Childrens Theater and School, 1819 NW Everett St., Portland, Or

cost: $13-$23

ages: 5 and up

Credit: Imago Theatre

FROGZ by Imago Theatre

when: Dec 21 - Jan 4 at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

where: SE, Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Ave., Portland, Or

cost: $34.50/adult, 
$29.50/youth and seniors, $17.50/child

ages: 3 and up

The Amazing Bubble man

The Amazing Bubble Man

when: Dec 21 - Dec 24 at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

where: SE, Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St., Portland, Or

cost: $10 adults and $6 children under 12 in advance; $11 and $7 at the door.

ages: All Ages

Make it Home is a non-traditional holiday show that will delight the entire family. Aerial Arts, Dance, Acrobatics, Humor, and non-linear Storytelling join forces to create a show about home, connections, generosity and possibility that is as funny as it is heartwarming and inspiring.

High-Flying Holiday Show: Make It Home

when: Dec 21 - Dec 28 at 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Hawthorne, Echo Theater, 1515 SE 37th Ave., Portland, Or

cost: $18/students and seniors; $25/adults

ages: 5 and up

NOEL: A New Contemporary Ballet premiere December 20-21st. Matinee 2:00pm. Guest performance by AWOL Aerial Dance Collective. Join us for an enchanted evening of imagination and dreams coming to life. And NOEL's Tea Party after the show! Children of all ages are invited to meet the cast of NOEL & a special appearance by OLAF.

NOEL: Ballet and Aerial Show

when: Dec 21 - Dec 21 at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: West Linn, West Linn Theatre, 5464 West A St., West Linn, Or

cost: $8-$25

ages: All Ages

Garden Gnome

Gnome for the Holidays

when: Dec 21 - Dec 21 at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Concordia/Alberta, Alberta Street Businesses, 1722 NE Alberta St., Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

photo: Joe Grand

Chanukah Wonderland

when: Dec 21 at 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

where: NE, Beverly Cleary Fernwood Campus, 1915 NE 33rd Ave., Portland, Or

cost: $5

ages: All Ages

Alpenrose Dairy, Oregon's oldest family-owned dairy, is ready once again to welcome families to Dairyville, a Western-themed “town” located right on the 52-acre dairy farm. A Portland tradition for over 50 years, kids and adults flock to the streets of Dairyville during the summer months to explore this fun pioneer exhibit. Visitors can peak into the Confectionery, the Great Western Bank, the Dairyville School, and the post office. Kids can watch model trains chug through tiny Oregon landscapes and learn from some of the area’s train club experts. And no Dairyville visit would be complete without stopping off at the Ice Cream Parlor for a delicious Alpenrose ice cream cone. Dairyville is free to the public and open every Sunday afternoon beginning June 1 through August 31 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM. Bring the entire family to Dairyville at Alpenrose Dairy, located at 6149 SW Shattuck Road, off the Beaverton Hillsdale Highway.

Christmas in Dairyville

when: Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Dec. 22-23 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

where: SW, Alpenrose Dairy, 6149 SW Shattuck Rd., Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages