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Cut a rug at National Dance Day event

The North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District, one of Clackamas Community College’s community education partners, is hosting dance class demonstrations in celebration of National Dance Day. This event is Saturday, July 26, at Risley Park in Oak Grove. All ages are welcome to attend this celebration of National Dance Day and to watch or try out a few new dance moves taught by North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District instructors. The demo dance classes start at 6:30 p.m. and cover Zumba, line dancing, hula, Little Dancers and Tiny Tots. After the dance demos, the movie “Despicable Me” will be shown. This event is free to attend and is open to the public.

The July 26 dance class demos showcase several community education classes that will take place during fall term at the Milwaukie Center. The classes will be listed in the Community Education Classes section of Clackamas Community College’s fall 2014 schedule of classes. For more information, call Melissa Padron, CCC’s Community Education coordinator at 503-594-0627 or email Melissa.padron@clackamas.edu.

TVCB to perform free concert Sunday

The Tualatin Valley Community Band, directed by Steve Heuser, will present a free family concert at the Bishop-Scheckla gazebo in Cook Park at 7 p.m. Sunday. The concert will include compositions by Percy Grainger, John Williams, Robert Russell Bennett and John Philip Sousa and others.

Cook Park is located at 17005 SW 92nd Ave. in Tigard.

For more information, visit tvcb.org.

Hear Kenny Lavitz at area venues in July

West Linn musician Kenny Lavitz will be playing at a number of venues during the month of July. He plays with AudioAvi8r at 8 p.m. July 18 at Denny’s Wilsonville, 30175 SW Parkway Ave; hear him with Angel Bouchet Band at 5 p.m. Saturday at Bella Organic, 16205 SW Gillihan Road in Portland. He will play solo guitar at 9 p.m. July 26 at the Oregon Gardens Resort, 895 West Main St., Silverton and at 6 p.m. July 30 at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club, 4805 SW 229th Ave., Aloha.

CRT presents ‘Carousel’ in Osterman Theatre

Clackamas Repertory Theatre will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel,” a musical directed by David Smith-English Aug. 2 through 24. Evening performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; Sunday matinees are planned for 2:30 p.m. in the Osterman Theatre. Tickets are $15 for youth, $33 for seniors and $35 for adults. Call the box office at 503-594-6047 or visit clackamasrep.org.

Open Mic Night set at Youth Music Project

Youth Music Project, a nonprofit music school located at 2015 Eighth Ave. in West Linn will hold a free open mic night for teens ages 13 to 18. The event will be filled with music, food, drinks and prizes and each performer will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Gibson Les Paul 100 Heritage Cherry Sunburst guitar, Epiphone Premium GigBag, Roland CUBE lite amplifier and Planet Waves speaker cable.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.

For office open mic rules, visit youthmusicproject.org.

Lakewood Center gets operating grant

Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego has received a general operating support grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) for 2014-15. Approximately 40 nonprofit arts organizations received more than $1.1 million in funding. Lakewood Center received $19,000.

Learn about investing in best personal trainer

Mick Glaze, longtime health teacher at Oregon City High School and owner of FastStart Fitness, will talk about investing in the right strength coach or personal trainer for your athlete as Third Thursday Wellness Seminar at Trainer’s Club, 333 S. State St. The free event takes place at 5:30 p.m. today.

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