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Opportunity for student artists
U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer recently announced he is accepting entries for the silver anniversary of the annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students. This competition provides students a unique opportunity to showcase their artistic talent at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. The winning students art will be displayed in the Capitol, and the student will be invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The Congressional Art Competition was first launched in 1982. Since then, thousands of contests have been conducted throughout the country, involving more than 650,000 high school students. Each member of Congress sponsors a local art competition in their congressional district and selects one winning entry. The winning piece of art from each district is displayed in the Capitol for one year.
The competition begins immediately, and all entries must be submitted no later than Friday, April 22. Entrants must be high school students from the Third Congressional District of Oregon. The district is made up of Portland east of the Willamette River, Portlands eastern suburbs and the rest of eastern Multnomah County, and portions of northern Clackamas County. Letters asking for artwork have been sent to all high schools in the district. To participate, each student must fill out an application and follow guidelines set by the U.S. House of Representatives. The winning student will receive an invitation to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new display in the U.S. Capitol Building on June 14, and three round-trip airline tickets to Washington, D.C. courtesy of Southwest Airlines.
Eligible entries should be delivered to 729 N.E. Oregon St., Suite 115, Portland, OR 97232. For more information or to receive competition guidelines and an application visit Blumenauers Web site at www.house.gov/blumenauer or contact Kathie Eastman in Blumenauers office at 503-231-2300.
Unravel mystery of computer buying
The Mt. Hood Community College Community Skills Center, located at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Prescott Street in Maywood Park, is offering an informative seminar called, Tips for Buying, Maintaining and Setting up a Computer on three Saturdays, from April 16 through April 30. The class will meet from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Learn what to do with a new computer, understand critical issues in warranties and customer support, virus protection and upgrades.
The cost is $52. For a complete list of all computer classes offered or information on how to register, please call 503-491-6122.
The Sound of Music
The Parkrose High School Theatre Department presents its spring musical, the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, The Sound of Music, beginning Thursday, May 12.
One of the most beloved musicals of all time, it follows the story of a young nun, Maria Agusta Kutschera, as she uses her love of singing to inspire the hearts of the Von Trapp family. Set in pre-World War II Austria, the Von Trapp family must also escape the impending Nazi invasion.
The Sound of Music promises to leave the audience with smiles on their faces and songs in their hearts. Show dates and times are Thursday, May 12, and Friday, May 13 and 20 beginning at 7 p.m., with matinees on Saturday, May 14 and 21 beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens, and are available beginning April 11 by calling 503-408-2621. Tickets can also be purchased at the door one hour before each show.
New cooking classes and meal ideas
Whether its chocolate you love or youre looking to spice up your menu, Mt. Hood Community Colleges Continuing Education department has the recipe for you this spring term.
Its Friday night, the kids are having a sleepover: what do you do to keep them occupied and fed? At Friday Night Suppers, you will learn some easy recipes that will entertain the group as well as feed your hungry crowd. Class meets Thursday, May 12 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Chocolate Lovers Dream, is just the thing for your sweet tooth. If dark chocolate cheesecake, chocolate berry shortcake or a French chocolate cake sounds dreamy, class is just getting started. Youll also learn how to use elegant chocolate curls, simple fruit designs and how to make chocolate silhouettes. This class will meet for one evening on Wednesday, May 18 from 6 to 9 p.m.
If your cooking lacks zest, Mastering Spices, can show you how to change a bland, everyday meal into a feast. This class shows you when to use fresh or dried spices to punch up the flavor of any dish. This class will meet Wednesday, June 1, from 6 to 9 p.m.
All three classes will be held at Centennial High School, 3505 S.E. 182nd Ave., in room CN177. The cost for each class is $34. To register for these classes or to find out about other new cooking classes being offered spring term at Mt. Hood Community College, call the Continuing Education department at 503-491-7572.
People requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD).
Relax to music
On Monday, April 11 at 1 p.m., the Sounding Board for Widows and Widowers will gather at Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Ave. Eugene Burden will be on hand to entertain members and guests with his keyboard melodies. To learn more, call Helen Long at 503-774-1717.
Later in the month, the group will gather for lunch on Monday, April 25 at 1 p.m. at Steamers Restaurant and Lounge, 8303 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Call Geri Bryant at 503-287-1155 to make your reservation.
Study the Virgin Mary
A study series billed as Salve Regina at The Grotto, Northeast 85th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard, will offer an integrated look at and discussion on the Blessed Virgin Mary. This will be a great opportunity to explore Mary in scripture, theology, devotion, history and doctrine.
The discussion will be facilitated by David Regin, a seminarian from Mount Angel Seminary, under the direction of staff at The Grotto. The series will be held in the ministry office on Thursdays, April 7, 14 and 21 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
For more information or to register, please call Sister Val at 503-261-2420. There is no fee for the study series, although donations are welcome.
Special guest and worship service
New Life-Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 12505 N.E. Halsey St. is extending a community wide invitation to a special worship service on Friday, April 29 at 7:30 pm.
Syngman Rhee will be the guest speaker. He is the distinguished visiting professor of ministry and mission at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va. where he is also director of The Asian-American Center for Mission and Evangelism. Rhee was moderator of the 212th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church and is a former president of the National Council of Church of Christ in the U.S.A. He has served in various positions of leadership at the national level of the Presbyterian Church over the years and is highly respected by both American and Korean Presbyterians around the world.
Rhee will speak at New Life Eastminster before heading to Newport for an appearance at the Cascades Presbytery Lay and Pastor Mission Conferences being held from April 30 through May 3.
To learn more, call 503-252-3888 or visit www.eastminsterptld.org.
Mothers Day at The Grotto
A brunch buffet will be held on Sunday, May 8, as part of the annual Mothers Day Celebration at The Grotto. With the gardens in glorious spring bloom and an elegant buffet brunch in an incredibly beautiful setting, The Grotto offers a wonderfully peaceful way to enjoy the day.
The event will be held in The Grottos banquet facility on the lower level of the visitors complex. Two seating times are available. Guest may choose to arrive between 11 and 11:30 a.m. or between 1:15 and 1:45 p.m. Cost is $19.50 per person. Children 5 years old and younger are free. Tickets must be purchased by May 5 and space is limited. Reservations can be made at The Grotto, Northeast Sandy Boulevard and 85th Avenue, or by phone at 503-254-7371.
There will also be a special Mothers Day Mass honoring all mothers at noon outdoors at Our Ladys Grotto in the central plaza, or if the weather is foul, in the Chapel of Mary.
For additional information, please call 503-254-7371
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