Phoenix Charter School’s business class will host a holiday block party downtown from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13. The event will include a gingerbread house competition between second- through fifth-graders representing elementary schools. Downtown businesses displaying the houses will be marked by red balloons. Voting will be by jelly bean count. The houses will be raffled off. Festivities will also include portraits with Santa, live band Christmas karaoke and an opportunity to get a hairstyle like the residents of Whoville from Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Information: 541-580-7032 …
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