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  • Polar Express

    The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum is offering a 3D screening of “Polar Express,” followed by a photo opportunity with Santa after his arrival by helicopter, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at the theater building, 500 N.E. Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville. Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, $10 for ages 5 -16, and children under 5 are free. Doors open at 8 a.m.

    For more information, visit www.evergreenmuseum.org/events or contact the museum at 503-434-4185 or publicity@evergreenmuseum.org.

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