Enjoy live performance of Handel's 'Messiah'
A live performance of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra performing George Frederic Handels Messiah will be broadcast at 6:25 p.m. March 25 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 14903 Westlake Drive in Lake Oswego. All are welcome to attend the free event.
Joining the choir and orchestra in performing the Messiah will be four soloists from the Metropolitan Opera, as well as a virtual choir of thousands singing the Hallelujah Chorus.
Attendees are asked to bring a canned food donation to benefit the Oregon Food Bank.
Alpenrose going all out for annual Easter event
Alpenrose Dairy will open its gates to the community for the 54th annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 26. This year commemorates Alpenrose Dairys 100th anniversary. To celebrate hitting the century mark, Alpenrose is transforming the event into a holiday happening. Chocolate eggs will be stashed away all over the Alpenrose grounds. Children can redeem sticker-wrapped eggs at a prize booth for a special surprise. There will be hundreds of prizes, including a family weekend stay and breakfast for four at Great Wolf Lodge. The Easter Bunny will be onsite to meet egg hunters and take pictures.
The event gets going with a hunt intended for children ages 3-5 starting at 10:30 a.m., followed by a hunt intended for ages 6-8 at 12:30 p.m.
Alpenrose officials encourage egg hunters to arrive early since parking is limited. Families are welcome to pack a picnic lunch and spend the day on the property.
The Easter Egg Hunt tradition hatched in 1962, by Carl Henry Cadonau Sr. Today, the event is managed by his granddaughter, Tracey Cadonau McKinnon.
Its important for us to keep this tradition alive because we see how meaningful it is to both kids and parents, McKinnon said. This event promotes community and family togetherness, two very important ideals at Alpenrose.
Alpenrose Dairy is located at 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road in Portland.
Learn more online at alpenrose.com.
PCS to open The Pianist of Willesden Lane
Portland Center Stage presents Grammy-nominated artist Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane.
The show was adapted and directed by Hersey Felder, and it is based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport; a Memoir of Music, Love and Survival by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen. The Pianist of Willesden Lane opens April 8 and continues through May 1.
Regular tickets range from $25-$75. Tickets may be purchased online at pcs.org, by calling the box office at 503-445-3700 or at the Gerding Theater at the Armory box office at 128 N.W. 11th Ave., in Portland.
Set in Vienna in 1938, and in London during the Blitzkreig, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician whose dreams are interrupted by the Nazis. In the show, Golabek performs some of the worlds most renowned music as she shares her mothers story of survival. The show features selections from Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and more. Golabeks book, The Children of Willesden Lane, will be available for purchase in the lobby.
Showtimes are Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. and Thursday matinees at noon.
Learn more online at pcs.org/pianist.
Attend Living with Wildlife events
As part of its Living with Wildlife series, the Friends of Maddox Woods will host citizen science observation events from 2:30-4:30 p.m. March 20 and April 3 at the Goat Island Overlook at Maddox Woods, 5785 River St. in West Linn, the site of one of the largest heron colonies in the area. A limited supply of viewing equipment will be on hand; attendees are encouraged to bring binoculars or scopes.
For more information, call Marla at 503-557-8905.
L & C senior art exhibit to open
Lewis & Clark College's Senior Art Exhibit will open April 1 and continue through May 8 in the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art on campus. An opening reception honoring the students will be held 5-7 p.m. April 1. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Lewis & Clark College is located at 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road in Portland.
Golf course offers activities for junior golfers
Lake Oswego Golf Course has a number of youth activities this spring.
A spring break camp will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 22-25, involving professional instruction, daily course play and foot golf. Sign up through Lake Oswego Parks and Rec, loparks.org.
A Drive, Chip and Putt Prep series of clinics will be held from 9-11 a.m. April 16, 23 and 30. The clinics will prepare golfers for summer competitions. Cost is $79. Sign up by calling the course at 503-636-8228.
An orientation meeting for the PGA Junior League for golfers ages 7-13 will be held at 6 p.m. April 1 at the clubhouse, located at 17525 S.W. Stafford Road in Lake Oswego. League play will be formatted for two-person scrambles, with teams from other areas in home and away matches. Learn more by calling Tom at 503-534-5689.
The Junior Golf Club will meet each Sunday for training and drills and play each Monday from 4-5:30 p.m. April 17-June 13. Fee is $190. Call the pro shop to register, 503-534-5430.
The Tuesday Summer Club with weekly instruction will begin April 4. For more information, call 503-534-5430.
Hear Ten Grands, Ten Grands for Kids
Local musician Michael Allen Harrison and the Snowman Foundation will host Portland Ten Grands, a benefit for music education at 7 p.m. March 26 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland. The program features prominent world class pianists playing classical, jazz and modern music and proceeds benefit the Snowman Foundation, which helps bring music education and instruments to organizations that serve disadvantaged youth in the Northwest. Tickets range in price from $25-$150 each and can be purchased online at snowmanfoundation.org.
Two free community concerts for kids will be held the day before, March 25 at 9:45 and 11:45 a.m. To reserve seats, visit snowmanfoundation.org/ten-grands.