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Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Mark Cunningham, author of the historical novels 'The Green Age of Asher Witherow' and 'Lost Son,' will give a free Conversation Project talk titled 'From Print to Pixels: The Act of Reading in the Digital Age' 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 at the Estacada Public Library.

Conversation Project

How have the acts of reading and writing been changed by the digital age?

This is just one of the questions that will be explored in author Mark Cunningham’s free discussion of “From Print to Pixels: The Act of Reading in the Digital Age” 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 in the Flora Community Room of the Estacada Public Library.

Cunningham authored the historical novels “The Green Age of Asher Witherow” and “Lost Son.”

The event is sponsored by Oregon Humanities and hosted by the Estacada Area Arts Commission.

The talk is part of the Conversation Project, a free program that strives to engage community members in insightful, challenging conversations key to daily life and Oregon’s future.

For more information on the Nov. 20 conversation, contact Peter Hamer at 503-630-3934 or at phamer@cascadeaccess.com.

Singers needed for Christmas Festival

A community choir has begun rehearsing for the 21st annual Estacada Christmas Festival.

Singers from all four vocal ranges are needed. All are invited to attend rehearsals for Handel’s “The Messiah” choir.

The choir rehearses 7 p.m. Saturdays in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 30498 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.

Edith Cameron is the choir director, Elaine Butler is the accompanist.

The choir will perform with an orchestra at the Estacada Christmas Festival Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Estacada Junior High School Auditorium.

For more information about the choir call Cameron at 503-630-4470, Rendell Frunk at 503-630-8515 or Shirley Lippincott at 503-630-4711.

Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Allwine excels at digital drawings such as this one and other art media.

Brittany Allwine is EHS art student of the month

Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Ninth-grader Brittany Allwine has been named Estacada High School's November art student of the month.Freshman Brittany Allwine has been named the Estacada High School art student of the month for November.

Art teacher Janice Packard praised Allwine’s dedication, creativity and for volunteering to paint a team room sign for the Estacada High School Basketball Team.

“Art can be like a healing herb to some people whether it is by doing the art yourself or looking at other pieces,” Allwine wrote in an artist’s statement. “Let art inspire you and open your mind. It can make life a little better sometimes.”

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