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Christmas Angel Tree benefits homeless children

Deno’s Pizzeria wants you to grab an Angel to help brighten a child’s holidays.

For the 18th year, the Lake Oswego pizzeria will host a Christmas Angel Tree designed to provide gifts for children attending the Community Transitional School for the Homeless. Paper angels with students’ names and ages written on them will decorate the tree; gifts purchased for the children can be returned to Deno’s, and restaurant employees will deliver the gifts to the school on Dec. 8.

Cash donations can also be made directly to the school, which is located at 6601 N.E. Killingsworth St. in Portland. Homeless children attending the school receive a quality education and other services, including meals, clothing and school supplies, in a safe and nurturing environment. The school was founded in 1990.

Deno’s is located at 4475 Lakeview Blvd., at the corner of Lakeview Boulevard and Bryant Road in the Lake Grove neighborhood. The pizzeria is open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday, 3-9 p.m. Saturday and 4-8 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 503-635-6219.

Willamette Trolley ready for holiday rides

All aboard! The Willamette Shore Trolley will provide rides along the Jefferson Street Line in a vintage trolley from Lake Oswego toward Portland this holiday season. Trips are coordinated with the lighted Christmas Ships fleet on the Willamette River, providing a special viewing of the brightly decorated boats.

Dates of the runs are Dec. 8, 10, 12, 17 and 19 at 7 and 8 p.m. Runs are also planned for 4:45 and 7 p.m. on Dec. 20.

Tickets are $25 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 503-697-7436.

The trolley leaves from the station at 311 State St. in Lake Oswego. Participants are encouraged to dress warmly. Refreshments are available prior to each run.

17th century London comes to life

The 20th annual Christmas Revels will be held Dec. 18-23 at St. Mary’s Academy, 1615 S.W. Fifth Ave. in Portland. Tickets range from $7-$39 and can be purchased online at portlandrevels.org.

This year’s production is set in 17th century London during the Caroline era. The time of Charles I of England and the Three Musketeers will come vividly to life through period music, dance, costumes and traditions in this new production from veteran Revels scriptwriter Gray Eubanks.

Portland Revels presents a number of historical and cultural performances and events throughout the year, including the Christmas Revels, pub sings, salons and family-friendly special events.

Revels’ preview-show ticket giveaway program provides opportunities to lesser-served communities to experience the arts. Learn more at www.portlandrevels.org.

Three Rivers Art Guild to hold holiday art sale

Members of Three Rivers Art Guild will hold a holiday art show and sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth Street in Oregon City.

The show features local art, imaginative gifts and refreshments.

Favorite 5 Country Farms holiday tour begins

The 10th annual Favorite 5 Country Farms Holiday Tour will be open for three upcoming weekends: Nov. 28, 29 and 30; Dec. 5, 6 and 7; and Dec. 12, 13 and 14. The self-guided tour consists of stops at local farms, artist studios, wineries and country shops in the Sherwood, Wilsonville and West Linn countryside, all within a few minutes of each other.

Begin the tour at any of the stops. Admission is a donation of canned food for local food banks.

Get complete details online at www.favorite5countryfarms.blogspot.com.

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