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Making a Difference: Positive Changes Through Art" — Gresham Art Committee exhibit runs through Feb. 5 at the Public Safety & Schools Building, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. The exhibit features 61 pieces by 30 young and adult artists and is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free (greshamartcommittee.com).

Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - Choir members from Mt. Hood Community College fill the chapel with song at The Grotto earlier this month. The Portland shrines Festival of Lights features a number of East County choirs.


The Grotto The Catholic shrine's annual Festival of Lights features choirs from East County, singing through Tuesday, Dec. 30.

The Grotto is at 8840 N.E. Skidmore St., Portland. It is open from 5-9:30 p.m., but closed Christmas Day. Admission is $10, $9 for seniors, $5 for children 3 to 12, and free for those 2 and younger.

• Tuesday, Dec. 16: 6 p.m., Centennial High School Concert Choir.

• Thursday, Dec. 18: 7 p.m., Estacada High School Choir & Brass Ensemble; 9 p.m., Gresham High School Concert Choir.

• Monday, Dec. 29: 5:15 p.m., Corbett High School Strings.

For more information, call 503-261-2400 or visit thegrotto.org.

Live Music

Country Midnight Roundup, 345 N.W. Burnside Road. Every Tuesday open mic jam session 8 p.m. to midnight. Karaoke, 7 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. line dancing lessons. Sacred Road, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19-20. 503-489-5860, greshamcountrybar.com.

Edgefield Live Music Series McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. All shows are free, for ages 21 and older and are held in the Winery. Info: mcmenamins.com/edgefield.

• Matt Meighan, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16.

• Henry Hill Kammerer, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17.

• Sloan Martin of Beach Fire, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18.

• Casey Hurt, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19-20.

• Kris Deelane's Sun Celebrations: Winter Solstice, 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21.

• Groovy Wallpaper Christmas with David Langenes, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22.

Jazz The Milneburg Jazz Trio plays New Orleans style jazz every Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at Troutini, 101 W. Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Happy hour 4-6 p.m., dinners served all evening. Info: 503-912-1462, Troutini.com.

Open Mic Jam M&M Lounge, 137 N. Main Ave., Gresham, 6 p.m. to midnight Sundays. Classic rock, blues, country, alternative, acoustic, electric. Sound system, drums, amplifiers provided. Info: 503-665-2626.


2015 Sky Preview Pat Hanrahan, planetarium director at Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St., will talk about this topic in Sky Theater shows at 6, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13. The planetarium is located beneath the library. $2, free for Mt. Hood students and employees. The theater is wheelchair accessible. Info: mhcc.edu/planetarium.


Troutdale Open-Air Market The market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Depot Park Rail Museum, 473 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Info: windancemarkets.com.

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