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Steppin' Out for Jan. 4


Winter Concert

WHAT: The East County Community Orchestra's Winter Concert will feature seasonal, popular and light classical music.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13.

WHERE: David Douglas High School, Horner Performing Arts Center, 1400 S.E. 130th Ave., Portland.

COST: Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

'2012 Sky Watch Preview'

WHAT: Learn about special astronomical events of the coming year, including projected solar activity, the transit of Venus, the 2012 opposition of Mars, several planet conjunctions, current space missions, eclipses and the hype of the movie '2012.' Planetarium Director Pat Hanrahan will use the college's star projector to show highlights of the current night sky. Presentations are 45 minutes, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions.

WHEN: 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9.

WHERE: Mt. Hood Community College Planetarium, 26000 S.E. Stark St.

COST: General admission is $2 and free for Mt. Hood students. Parking at Mt. Hood is $3.

INFO: Call Hanrahan at 503-491-7297.