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Theater presents ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Corbett Children’s Theater will present the comedic musical “Bye Bye Birdie” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, and Friday, Jan. 25; at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27.

Performances take place in Corbett schools’ multi-purpose building, 35800 E. Historic Columbia River Highway.

Tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for students and seniors, with $2 off for matinees.

For more information, call 503-261-4266 or visit corbettchildrenstheater.com.

“Bye Bye Birdie” tells the story of a rock ‘n’ roll singer about to be inducted into the Army. Before he’s inducted, Conrad Birdie descends on Sweet Apple, Ohio, to plant one last kiss on a lucky fan, Kim MacAfee, before a national TV audience. However, she’s pledged to a high school sweetheart, so chaos is bound to ensue.

A play preview will run in the Tuesday, Jan. 22, issue of The Outlook.

Subs for Sandy survivors

A group of sudents in the Gresham High School International Baccalaureate (IB) History Americas program are holding a benefit for those affected by Hurricane Sandy Monday, Jan. 21, through Sunday, Jan. 27, at Jazzy Bagels.

The fundraiser will coincide with the Adventures in Jazz series in downtown Gresham cafes and restaurants Saturday, Jan. 26, with all proceeds from the specialty $5 “Jersey Sub” at Jazzy Bagels going to the American Red Cross’ efforts on the East Coast.

All students in the IB history program were assigned to create humanitarian benefits in groups. The Jazzy Bagels benefit is an effort by five students, Cole Lindhorst, Daniel Eckhardt, Hugo Martinez, Ryan Heath and Jacob Sailing; Jazzy Bagels Owner Kevin Conord; and Jerry Letendre of Thumann’s, New Jersey-based delicatessen products. Franz Bakery also donated to the benefit.

Provide input on future principals

The Reynolds School District seeks community input on what skills and traits students, staff, parents and community members seek in principals for the 2013-14 school year.

Principal positions will open up at Alder, Fairview, Margaret Scott and Troutdale elementary and Reynolds High schools.

An online survey will be available through Friday, Jan. 25, in English, Spanish and Russian.

To fill out the survey, visit reynolds.k12.or.us/district/input-wanted-principal-openings.

Applications for the principal positions are available at reynolds.cloud.talentedk12.com/hire/index.aspx.

Activist to speak Jan. 22 at Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood Community College Associated Student Government will host Kasha “Hug Dealer” Kilson-Anderson, a community activist, volunteer, poet, writer and DJ 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, for an event called “Living the Dream,” in the student union.

Kilson-Anderson will speak about knowing who MLK Jr. is but moving beyond with better understanding and involvement of what can be done today.

The event will kick off Black History Month events, including a Freedom Riders exhibit by Roosevelt High Shool students. Additional Black History Month events are in the works for February.

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