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March 19, 2013
Youth theater arts program offered
DALLAS -- Registration is available through Friday for the Dallas School District Community School Young Artists Playtrium program, "Dare to be You."
The three-day program, scheduled March 25-27 during spring break, is an opportunity for youths in grades 4-8 to face their fears, explore their dreams and become more confident through theater arts. Attendees will participate in monologue writing, theater games and acting exercises.
"Dare to be You" takes place in the theater and choir rooms at Dallas High School, 1250 SE Holman Ave. Cost is $75.
To register or for more information: www.youngartistsplaytrium.org; email to firstname.lastname@example.org; 503-910-6822.
Western offering spring break tours
MONMOUTH -- Prospective and newly admitted students to Western Oregon University are welcome to tour the campus during spring break, March 25-29.
The Office of Admissions will lead daily tours starting at 1:30 p.m. Groups will depart from the admissions lobby, located in the Academic Programs and Support Center Building at the corner of Jackson Street and Monmouth Avenue.
Admissions counselors will be available to meet with students and their guests by appointment.
The university is hosting its annual Spring Break Visit March 28. That event starts at 9 a.m. in the Pacific Room of the Werner University Center and includes information sessions and lunch.
For more information: 503-838-8211 or www.wou.edu/student/admissions/visit_campus.php.
New GED testing due at Chemeketa
DALLAS -- Working on your GED but not quite done? Don't wait long.
Beginning Dec. 31, all GED testing will be moved to online testing with one fewer exam and the current paper and pencil format of the test will expire.
Students who have begun testing in the current 2002 Series GED test format will need to complete all five tests by Dec. 31 or you will lose all of your current scores and have to start over.
The Chemeketa Community College Dallas Center has worked hard to prepare for the transition to online GED testing. GED testing is offered the first and second Fridays of every month.
If you want to complete your GED exams before the Dec. 31 deadline or would like to enroll in Chemeketa Dallas Center's GED preparation course, call 503-623-5567. Space is limited.
MVCA planning community banquet
MONMOUTH -- Mid-Valley Christian Academy will host its second annual Champions Banquet at the Independence Civic Center on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
The purpose of the event is to inform the community of the school's goals for the next year along with its desire to impact the community through its new literacy program.
Tickets are $25 each for the dinner catered by Ragin River and are available at MVCA's office until Wednesday (today).
For more information: MVCA school office, 503-838-2818.
Perrydale group seeking donations
PERRYDALE -- Donations and sponsors are being sought for the Perrydale Parents' Club's annual fundraising dinner and auction scheduled May 18.
Among the types of items sought are merchandise, services and gift cards and gift certificates. Business sponsorship opportunities are also available.
This year's dinner and auction takes place at the Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Rickreall.
All proceeds from the auction benefit a variety of K-12 programs at Perrydale School.
For more information: Anna Scharf, 503-435-7743; email to email@example.com.