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School briefs for Oct. 26

Mt. Hood event seeks to help students finish

Restart Saturday, designed for people with some college credits but who have not earned a degree or certificate, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 5, in the Vista Dining Center at Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St.

The event is hosted by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges, and offers participants a chance to learn about such topics as financial aid and scholarships, advising and registration, the Learning Success Center's resources and campus life. The event is free and open to the public and parking is free as well.

For more information, please contact the honor society students by calling 503-491-7020 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability should call the Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD).

'The Merry Wives of Windsor' to play at Barlow

The Drama Department at Barlow High School, 5105 S.E. 302nd Ave., will present William Shakespeare's silly comedy, 'The Merry Wives of Windsor,' adapted by R.J. McBeth, the school's drama director, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10; Fridays, Nov. 4 and 11; and Saturdays, Nov. 5 and 12; and at 3 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 6 and 13.

Shakespeare's play, updated with 1980s style clothing and music, tells the tale of Sir John Falstaff, a fat rascally knave, who has come to town with his entourage and needs money. He decides to get it by seducing the wealthy married women of the town who hold sway over their husband's purse strings.

Tickets are $5 for children younger than 12, $8 for students and seniors and $10 general admission. For more information, call 503-674-5600.

Event focuses on Portland's protest heritage

The Occupy Portland movement is getting lots of attention, but did you know Portland has a history of political protests?

Come to the annual Historians' Roundtable from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St., and history instructors Pat Casey and Elizabeth Milliken will present 'Protesting in Portland,' a firsthand look at the 1970 Battle of the Park Blocks, as well as a handful of other demonstrations that occurred in and around the Rose City.

Panelists will also talk about Portland's role in the 1934 West Coast dock strike; the White House's description of Portland as 'Little Beirut' for the intense protests that occurred here when President George H.W. Bush visited in the 1980s and 1990s; and protests against the 1991 and 2003 Iraq Wars.

The event is free and open to the public, and takes place in room 1575. A one-day parking permit costs $3 and may be purchased from either of two kiosks located by the flagpoles (Kane Road and 257th Street) and just south of the gym, by 'Q' parking lot.

Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability may contact the Disability Services Office by calling 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD).