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2/19 SCHOOL NOTES

*Central FFA Alumni benefit on tap*WOU winter preview day is Saturday*Might Mites registration now open*'Willy Wonka' to take stage at CHS

February 18, 2014

Central FFA Alumni benefit on tap

INDEPENDENCE — A dinner, auction and giveaway are all part of the fun planned Saturday during the 22nd annual Central FFA Alumni benefit at Central High School.

The fundraiser includes a silent auction from 5 to 7 p.m., a pork dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and an oral auction starting at 7 p.m. Dinner tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-12, and children under 6 are admitted free. For those not interested in eating, admission to the auction is free.

Auction items include auto accessories, trips and getaways, desserts, home décor items, tools and hardware, gift certificates and much more. All who sign up for a bidder number by 6 p.m. on Saturday are eligible to win a 42,000 BTU gas grill.

Money raised through the event will provide scholarships for Central High FFA students and help sponsor other FFA activities and projects.

For more information or to make a donation: Frances Buckovic, 503-838-2035.

WOU winter preview day is Saturday

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University will host the second of two free winter preview days for prospective and admitted students Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Werner University Center.

Prospective and admitted students and their guests will meet WOU students, faculty and staff by participating in a variety of activities. There will be tours of campus and residence halls, informational sessions and a complementary lunch. High school seniors and transfer students can apply for fall term 2014 admission at check-in and receive notification of their status at the end of the program.

While the event is free, online registration is recommended. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday (today) at 5 p.m.

For more information: WOU Office of Admissions, 503-838-8211; http://www.wou.edu/student/admissions/previewday/winter.php.

Mighty Mites registration now open

DALLAS — Registration is underway for "Mighty Mites," a new city of Dallas recreation program for children ages 3 to 5.

The program is designed to teach basic motor skills via fun activities and help keep kids active.

Mighty Mites will meet every Saturday starting March 8 and continuing through April 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Lyle Elementary School, 185 SW Levens St., Dallas. Cost is $25 per participant, and includes a T-shirt.

For more information: David Brautigam, youth sports coordinator, 503-831-3559.

‘Willy Wonka’ to take stage at CHS

INDEPENDENCE — The final two performances of Central High School’s production of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” are scheduled Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. in the Central High School Performing Arts Center.

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 more information: 503-838-0480; www.centralperformingarts.com.