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LTC to hold auditions for “The Mousetrap”

Lakewood Theatre Company will hold auditions for the casting of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” on Oct. 7 and 8.

Those interested in auditioning should call 503-635-3901 to reserve an audition slot.

The director, Tyson Stephenson, is seeking five men, ages 20 to 60, and three women, ages 20 to 60, for the cast. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. All roles receive remuneration.

“The Mousetrap” will open Jan. 10, 2014 and run through Feb. 16 with Thursday to Saturday 7:30 p.m. performances and some Sunday performances at 2 and 7 p.m.

There will also be two Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. performances.

To learn more about the play, visit lakewood-center.org.

4-H Fun Day set for Saturday

Kick off the schol year at the first annual 4-H Fun Day on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Dairyville in Alpenrose, 6149 SW Shattuck Road, Portland. Learn about what 4-H offers, including science, art, model trains, robotic/technology, gardening and more. The event is free and open to the public.

Healthy drinks and refreshments will be available for purchase from Hens n Hares 4-H club, which is raising money to buy new animal cages.

For more information about 4-H, call 503-821-1125.

Flock and Fiber event at fairgrounds this weekend

The Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival will be held at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby Saturday and Sunday. This family friendly event features a trade show with vendors selling yards, fiber tools, spinning wheels and more, activities and food including grilled lamb ribs, chops and much more.

The Grand Lamb and Cabrito Cookoff gets rolling at noon on Saturday and amateur chefs will compete for a $300 first prize.

Professional chefs cook Sunday at noon and will also compete. Admission and parking are free. For more information visit flockandfiberfestival.com.

School of Rock grand opening Sunday

A grand opening celebration will be held Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the new location of School of Rock, 11830 SW Kerry Parkway, across from the PCC Sylvania campus entry. Free classes and tours of the school will be available.

The program offers Little Wing music program for children ages two through six. School of Rock classes are for ages six through 18.

Lewis & Clark cultural events of note

Autumn Ragas, a recital by sitar maestro Sugato Nag, will be held Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.in Evans Hall at Lewis & Clark College.

Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for students and faculty. According to promotional materials, Nag has established himself as one of the outstanding sitarists of his generation. His music is characterized by vituosic technique and lyrical, emotional melodies.

He will be accompanied on tabla by local artist Saikiran Madhusudan.

The New York ensemble, The Claudia Quintet, led by John Hollenbeck, will perform its critically acclaimed music on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in Evans Halls. Tickets are $10 general admission.

For more information, call Bonnie Auguston at 503-768-7460.

Human rights lawyer to lecture

Arsalan Iftikhar, an international human rights lawyer, global media commentor and author, will speak on Muslim Identity and Islamophobia at Lewis and Clark College on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Templeton Campus Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Forest of Arts Weekend planned

The first Forest of Arts event will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 Hopkins Demonstration Forest, 16750 S. Brockway Road in Oregon City.

The event includes an indoor juried art show and sale, outdoor demonstrations of forest-related art forms, installations made of natural materials and hands-on activities for all ages.

This free event is a collaboration with Three Rivers Artist Guild and Clackamas Federal Credit Union.

Janice Scroggins to hold CD release party Oct. 10

Portland pianist Janice Scroggins will host a CD release concert and celebration on Oct.7 at 7 p.m. at The Old Church, for “Piano Love,” a new piano solo recording. Tickets are $15 in advance by calling 503-255-0747 or at the door.

Oregon Arts Summit to be held Oct. 7

The fifth annual Oregon Arts Summit, sponsored by the Oregon Arts Commission, will be held Oct. 7 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Registration is open to the public at regonline.com/orarts2013.

The Arts Summit has established itself as the state’s premier annual “lessons learned” gathering for the nonprofit arts and cultural community. The 2013 Summit will focus on “Re-Thinking Engagement,” looking for ways arts organizations are engaging with new and diverse stakeholders through creative placemaking, learning in and through the arts and cultivating a new generation of leaders.

Grants available for Oregon nonprofits

Oregon Humanities has issued its guidelines for 2014 Public Program Grants. Grants of between $1,000 and $10,000 support humanities-based public programs that are offered by Oregon nonprofits and begin after April 1, 2014. Letters of interest must be postmarked no later than Oct. 31, 2013.

To download the guidelines and find out more about how to apply visit oregonhumanities.org.

Interested organizations are invited to join Oregon Humanitites staff for a webinar on writing strong letters of interest for Public Program Grants. Participation is not manditory but strongly encouraged. The webinar will take place Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to noon. Registration is required and can be done online at oregonhumanities.org/programs/section/grants.