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School briefs for July 20

Fundraiser set for Barlow football team

A luau/auction will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in Cascade Athletic Club, 19201 S.E. Division St., to raise funds for the Barlow High football program.

The dinner takes place at 5:15 p.m. Donations are still being accepted for the auction.

To purchase $25 tickets, call Nori at 503-830-2571 or email barlowbruinsfootball@hotmail

.com. For more information, visit barlowbruinsfootball.com.

Children's Art Institute to showcase work

The Children's Art Institute at Hogan Cedars Elementary School, 1770 S.E. Fleming Ave., will host an art show from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21.

The theme this year is 'Let's Go Green!' and the children are using recycled and found materials to create art projects.

For more information, call 503-784-8120 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Students can win use of violin for two years

Oregon artisans Jonathan S. Franke and Ken Altman are awarding the use of a fine violin and bow to a young Oregon violinist for a period of two years.

The Franke/Altman Young Violinist Award is open to all Oregon residents ages 12-21. The applicant's merit, potential, and need will be taken into consideration. Applications are due Nov. 1.

Franke's instruments have won numerous awards for tone and workmanship over the years. Altman began working with violins in the 1970s, and has been making bows since 1993.

Applications are available at youngviolinistaward.org.

Families needed to host exchange students

The Center for Cultural Interchange is looking for families to host foreign exchange students for its 2011-12 Academic Year Program.

CCI needs to place 1,000 foreign exchange students from more than 50 countries. All students are ages 15-18 and proficient in English.

The deadline for families to apply is Monday, Aug. 15. Families can contact CCI by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 1-800-634-4771. For more information, visit cci-exchange.com/usprograms/host.aspx.

Poker tourney to benefit athlete

A Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, July 22, at Cascade Athletic Club, 19201 S.E. Division St., to benefit Katelynn Headings, 12, of the Gresham Blu' By U Track Club.

Headings won a gold medal in the discus at the 2011 USA Track and Field Junior Olympic regional championships, and proceeds will help her go to the national championships in Wichita, Kan., from July 26-31.

Buy-in is $40 and re-buy-in within the first hour is $10, and first, second and third prizes will be awarded.

For more information, or to pre-register, call Kristine at 503-522-3602.

Work day set for Aug. 20 at Fairview school

The public is invited to join Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church members and the staff, friends and family of Fairview Elementary School, 225 Main St., Fairview, from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 20, to help to get the school grounds in shape.

Organizers need gardening gloves, clippers, shovels, recycling bags, rakes, rags and Windex. Muffins and beverages will be provided.

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-754-8390 by Friday, Aug. 19.