Slavic New Year

The internationally known Trio Voronezh will host a Slavic New Year celebration from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave.

Classically trained in Voronezh, Russia, members Valerie Petrukhin, Vladimir Volokhin and Sergei Teleshev formed the trio in 1993. They play traditional Russian folk instruments.

The trio has played on the radio show “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor, as well in several major U.S. cities.

For more information, call 503-988-5387.

‘Bye Bye Birdie

Corbett Children’s Theater will present the comedic musical “Bye Bye Birdie” at 7 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 18 and 25, and Thursday, Jan. 24; at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 and 26; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20.

Performances take place in the old Springdale School Auditorium, now the home of the Corbett Arts Program with Spanish, 32500 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

“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.

Help local children attend summer camp

“Reflecting Camp’s Glow,” a free dinner with a silent auction and live music, will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the YMCA Camp Collins Dining Hall, 3001 S.E. Oxbow Parkway.

The auction will feature local, original artwork in paint, glass, wood, fibers, stone, photography, and textiles; jewelry; gourmet foods, beer and wine; golf equipment; handmade soap; sports and cultural event tickets; garden plants; and gift cards for area restaurants and shops.

There also will be a raffle for a three-night beach house weekend (value $997), at a Bella Beach home, south of Lincoln City. Brad Roe of Weston Pontiac has donated the house weekend.

Proceeds from the auction will go toward YMCA Camp Collins Kids to Camp program for 2013. In 2012 Camp Collins provided assistance for 80 children from the East Multnomah County area to attend summer camp.

For more information on attending, sponsoring a table, donating an item for the silent auction or making reservations, call 503-663-5813.

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