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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in SW Portland with the Multnomah Village Tree Lighting coming up

THURSDAY, NOV. 29

Sidewalks and Bike Lanes

There will be an open house at Jackson Middle School from 5:30 - 7:30 pm to

introduce SW residents to the Southwest In Motion (SWIM) plan.  Basically, it's

a plan to promote projects that make life easier for pedestrians and bicyclists

 trying to travel safely.  A promotional piece says, "PBOT is interested in hearing

 from the public about what the next major project in Southwest Portland should be. 

 Tell us what's next." Jackson MS is located at 10625 SW 35th Ave. More information at Portlandoregon.gov/transportation/72017

FRIDAY, NOV. 30 - WEEKENDS UNTIL DEC. 16

ALPENROSE PHOTO - Main Street in Dairyville at Alpenrose Dairies will fill with holiday crowds beginning the last weekend
of November.Welcome to Dairyville

PHOTO SUBMITTED BY ALPENROSE - Live animals at Alpenrose.Since 1961 Alpenrose Dairy has been welcoming visitors from all over to Christmas

in Dairyville. Storybook Lane is the centerpiece.   Trains, 300 trees, live animals and

Christmas-themed movies in the Opera House will be featured.  Admission is free

but donations of new unwrapped toys and cans of food would be greatly appreciated.

Alpenrose Dairy is located at  6149 SW Shattuck Road. For schedule and more information

 check out Alpenrose.com.

FRIDAY NOV. 30 - DEC. 20

The Ships! The Ships!

The holidays wouldn't be the holidays without at least one trip to the shores of the

Willamette River to watch the Christmas Ships go by.  There are plenty of fine viewing

spots in SW Portland.  Check the schedule to make sure the ships are out.   christmasships.org

SUNDAY DEC 2 - SUNDAY DEC. 9

Festival of Light

The Annual Chanuka Menorah Lighting takes place at Directors Park and launches the

Festival of Light for the next  seven days.  Chabad of Oregon, headquartered in SW Portland, has

been hosting the Chanuka Menora Lighting for 35 years.  The Menorah will be lit on the first night

of Chanukah and then every evening  from 4pm to 6pm for a week.  Music, traditional foods and children's

crafts will be featured.  Directors Park is located at 815 SW Park Avenue just west of the Fox Tower.

FRIDAY DEC. 7 - SATURDAY DEC. 8

Local Tree Lighting

Christmas really comes to Multnomah Village with the annual tree lighting ceremony at the

intersection of Capitol Highway and SW 35th.  The tree will be illuminated at 6:42PM Friday evening.

Prior to that there will be a wreath sale and food drive in front of Neighborhood House.  Live

music can be heard and Santa will show up at 5PM.  Horse drawn carriage rides will be available from

5:30PM to 8:30PM.  On Saturday Lucky Lab is hosting Breakfast with Santa from 8AM to 11AM

That afternoon there will be ginger bread house decorating at Riversgate Church.  The Multnomah Village

 Business Association coordinates these events.  Multnomahvillage.org

THROUGH DEC. 4

Teacher's Best

Artwork by Multnomah Arts Center adult and youth visual arts instructors will be on view in the

 Multnomah Arts Center Gallery. The work will include paintings, prints, drawings, metal arts, 

ceramics, textiles, woodturning, sculpture, photography and more. The show may be seen

 through December 4.

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