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February 11, 2014
‘Willy Wonka’ to take stage at CHS
INDEPENDENCE — Central High School’s theater department is staging the popular family friendly musical “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” this week in the Central High School Performing Arts Center.
The Central High School drama department isn’t going to let a little snow ruin its fun. After having to cancel all four of its scheduled performances last week due to the wintry weather, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” will take the stage this week beginning Wednesday (tonight) at 7 o’clock in the CHS auditorium. For more details, see Page 20A or the Feb. 5 issue of the Itemizer-Observer for a complete preview of the play.
Opening night is Wednesday (today), with performances scheduled through Saturday at 7 p.m. A matinee is also planned for Saturday at 2 p.m. Additional shows may be scheduled Feb. 20-21 as well. Snow canceled four scheduled performances last week.
Admission is $8.50 for adults and $5.50 for students 17 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door, online or by calling Central High School.
For a full preview of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” see the Feb. 5 Itemizer-Observer or go to www.polkio.com.
For more information: 503-838-0480; www.centralperformingarts.com.
Dallas thespians qualify for state
DALLAS — Six Dallas High School actors qualified for state during the Feb. 1 Oregon Thespians Southern Regional Competition held at North Medford High School.
Actors Cati Rangel, Kory Adam, Ariana Davis, Andrei Zamudio, Hannah Fawcett and Luke Disney qualified to represent DHS at the Oregon Thespian Conference, scheduled April 3-5 in Salem.
Sixteen Dallas actors also qualified to compete at the International Thespian Conference June 23-28 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Scholarship applications available
DALLAS — Applications are available for West Valley Hospital Foundation scholarships for students in medically related fields of study.
Applicants must have a permanent residence in Polk County, or be a West Valley Hospital employee or family member of a West Valley Hospital employee, and must have applied to a college in their field of study before applying for this scholarship.
Applications must be returned by March 28.
For an application, visit www.salemhealth.org/scholarships and click on the "West Valley Hospital Foundation Scholarship" link.
For more information: 503-831-3456.
Dinner, movie fundraiser set at KVCS
KINGS VALLEY — A family dinner and movie night fundraiser is scheduled Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. at Kings Valley Charter School.
Dinner is $5 per person and includes a spaghetti and meatballs buffet, salad and bread. Two free movies will be shown: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.”
Proceeds from the event benefit the KVCS foreign language program. KVCS is located at 38840 Kings Valley Highway, between Dallas and Philomath.
For more information: 541-929-2134.