Special Performance – Dec. 17 @ 11:15am – Motion Magic!

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: Wednesday, December 17 @ 11:15am to Noon – Motion Magic with Morgan – an interactive circus and movement adventure with clowning, juggling, yoga stories, acrobatics and more! $5 per child suggested donation.

Motion Magic’s interactive show is the perfect blend of entertainment and education. Morgan will display amazing skills like hat tricks, balancing, juggling, and acrobatics, all topped off with complete silliness and fun activities. She will get the kids moving with yoga stories, scarf play, balancing peacock feathers, clowning and more. Morgan performs up and down the west coast at Libraries, Festivals, Birthday Parties and other events. She also teaches circus arts at Elementary and Preschools in and around the Portland area.

www.motionmagic.net/
www.facebook.com/pages/Motion-Magic/244088425615058

Motion Magic

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Cafe au Play Tree Sale Activities – December 13th and 14th!

Cafe au Play’s Jingle Mingle Holiday Tree Sale is in full swing and starting our third weekend! This is Cafe au Play’s biggest fundraiser of the year – all the proceeds benefit our mission and programs! Cafe au Play is hosting fun family activities all weekend (see below). We also have beautiful handmade knitted items (hats, mittens and sweaters) and tree trunk candles for sale to benefit Cafe au Play!  The candles were made by Zac Garcia and Charles Heying and the knitted items were made by Mary McFadyen! 

We have NOBLES of all sizes (4ft to 9+ft)! Our TREE SALE is OPEN daily – 8:30am to 8pm with Full Service and Self Service Hours. During full service hours, you will receive courteous help from Cafe au Play volunteers to assist you in selecting a tree, giving your special tree a fresh cut, and securing your tree for transport!

Full Service Hours – Sat & Sun: 9am to 8pm & Mon – Fri: 5pm to 8pm
Self Service Hours – Mon – Fri: 8am to 5pm

Dec. 13th – Silly Saturdays, Special Holiday Edition – 10:45 to 11:30am – Suggested Donation $3 per child.  Join Silly Miss Jeanie for a special festive storytime show featuring festive songs, stories, and a holiday sing-a-long!

Dec. 13th – Snowflake Ornaments – 11:30am to 1pm – Suggested Donation $2 per child
Join us to create a beautiful snowflake ornament!

Dec. 14th – Pointed Man Band – 10 to 11am – Suggested Donation $5 per child
Join us for adventure, emotion, fun facts about bugs and plenty of High Fives! Fun music for all to enjoy.

Dec. 14th – Snowman Holiday Cards – 11:15am to 12:30pm – $2 Sugg. Donation per child
Make a snowman out of cotton balls. This is a fun and easy craft for kids of all ages!

Dec. 14th – Create Your Own Wrapping Paper – 2:30 to 4pm – $2 Suggested Donation per child.  Explore various art mediums to create one of a kind wrapping paper to wrap your special gifts!

Snowflake Ornament

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Dec. 12th Holiday Concert – Na Rósaí Performing @ 7 to 8pm!

Coming up this Friday, December 12th @ 7 to 8pm – Cafe au Play’s 2014 Holiday Concert Series – Na Rósaí will be performing traditional Irish, Appalachian, Scottish, and Breton tunes!  5-10$ sliding scale suggested donation.

Na Rósaí performs traditional Irish, Appalachian, Scottish, and Breton tunes and songs on fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes, bouzouki, and whistles. Their focus has been exploring the links between the musical traditions of the British Isles and North America by arranging tunes from the two regions with a traditional sensibility. Na Rósaí is Irish Gaelic for “The Roses” in honor of Portland, the City of Roses.

www.narosai.com
https://soundcloud.com/na-rosai
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Na-R%C3%B3sa%C3%AD/307042956062803

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Cafe au Play Tree Sale Events – Dec 5th through the 7th!

CAFE AU PLAY TREE SALE EVENTS – December 5th through the 7th!
Don’t miss out on all the fun activities for families and our 2014 Holiday Concert Series featuring Chuck Cheeseman tonight at 7 to 8pm!! For more info: cafeauplay.org/tree-sale/holiday-concert-series/.

Dec. 5th – Holiday Concert Series – Chuck Cheesman – 7 to 8pm 
$5-10 Suggested Donation
Original, Contemporary Folk and Americana music. Visit chuckcheesman.net for more information.

Dec. 6th – Silly Saturdays with Miss Jeanie – 10:45 to 11:30am – Suggested Donation $3 per child 
Miss Jeanie, a local children’s librarian and musician, will be sharing songs, rhymes, stories, and puppet friends with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers (and their grown-ups)! Come on by for some Silly Saturday early literacy fun! 

Dec. 6th – Toy Workshop Holiday Edition – 11:30am to 1:30pm – Suggested Donation $2 per child
‘Tis the season for your kids make toys from recycled materials and colorful duct tape at Cafe au Play! We’ll have special projects ready for those who want some help getting started, but you’re always welcome to invent something of your own! Hosted by: Jack and Josh Lighthipe (CAP Board President)

Dec. 7th – The Alphabeticians Special Holiday Show – 10 to 11am – Suggested Donation $5 per child
Fun holiday music for kids and families! Come sing, dance and learn with The Alphabeticians! 

Dec. 7th – Reindeer Craft & Holiday Play Dough Fun – 11:15am to 12:30pm – Suggested Donation $2 per child
It wouldn’t be the holidays without a reindeer craft or two! Join us to make your one of a kind make reindeer.

Dec. 7th – Holiday Photos by Professional Photographer Jennifer Brommer – 9:30am to Noon & 1 to 4pm
Jennifer can take photos of your child(ren), your whole family, with the tree you picked out or combination of all the options. Photo Shoot is FREE with option to purchase images after viewing photos online. Jennifer Brommer is donating 20% of her proceeds to Cafe au Play! See more at www.babybrommerphotography.blogspot.com. 

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Holiday Concert Series – Friday, Dec. 5th @ 7 to 8pm!

Cafe au Play presents our 2014 Holiday Concert Series – First 2 Fridays in December @ 7 to 8pm!

Chuck Cheesman ~ Original, Contemporary Folk and Americana Music ~ is performing this Friday, December 5th at 7 to 8pm! $5 per Family Suggested Donation.

Chuck Cheesman writes hopeful, loving, and satirical songs. He has released three recordings or original music, and his music has received nationwide radio airplay on community, college, and public radio. In 2012,Chuck co-produced the Border Songs CD project. The project—which includes tracks from Pete Seeger, Michael Franti, and Amos Lee—has raised more than $60,000 to provide humanitarian aid along the US/Mexico border.

Please check out Chuck’s YouTube Playlist!

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SPECIAL PERFORMANCE – Motion Magic with Morgan!

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: Wednesday, December 3 @ 11:15am to Noon – Motion Magic with Morgan – an interactive circus and movement adventure with clowning, juggling, yoga stories, acrobatics and more! $5 per child suggested donation.
For more info:  www.motionmagic.net

Motion Magics interactive show is the perfect blend of entertainment and education. Morgan will display amazing skills like hat tricks, balancing, juggling, and acrobatics, all topped off with complete silliness and fun activities. She will get the kids moving with yoga stories, scarf play, balancing peacock feathers, clowning and more. Morgan performs up and down the west coast at Libraries, Festivals, Birthday Parties and other events. She also teaches circus arts at Elementary and Preschools in and around the Portland area.

Morgan Performer

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Cafe au Play’s Holiday Tree Sale in Full Swing!

Cafe au Play’s Seventh Annual Jingle Mingle Holiday Tree Sale is in full swing!!  We have NOBLES of all sizes (5ft to 9+ft) and table toppers are coming later this week!  We also have a smaller selection of GRAND FIRS!

Cafe au Play’s TREE SALE is OPEN daily – 8:30am to 8pm with Full Service and Self Service Hours. During full service hours, you will receive courteous help from Cafe au Play volunteers to assist you in selecting a tree, giving your special tree a fresh cut, and securing your tree for transport!

Full Service Hours – Sat & Sun: 9am to 8pm & Mon – Fri: 5pm to 8pm
Self Service Hours – Mon – Fri: 8am to 5pm

We also have lots of family activities planned on the weekend and this year we are starting our First Annual Holiday Concert Series – First 2 Fridays in December @ 7 to 8pm! See more info in the next post.

Please consider supporting Cafe au Play this year by purchasing your tree from us. It is our most important fundraiser and funds from the tree sale support café operations, special events, and our barista training program for high school students. Please help us spread the word about our tree sale to your friends and family – every tree counts!

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