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Hear youth singers’ concert Monday

Entertainment veteran Andrew Paul Woodworth will present the final performance of the Rising Artist Workshop at 7 p.m. March 14 at Lakewood Center for the Arts. Admission is free.

The young singers have been under the tutelage of Woodworth, a recording artist and formerly an actor in Hollywood.

Twelve young singers from local high schools will sing duets of popular songs by artists including Coldplay, Radiohead, U2 and John Mayer. They will be accompanied by a full band on the main stage of Lakewood Center.

The center is located at 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego.

PYP to present Cushion Concert

BRAVO Youth Orchestra, Portland Youth Philharmonic’s (PYP) youngest ensemble will present the Cushion Concert for children 2-8 years old at 12:30 and again at 2:30 p.m. March 13 at the World Forestry Center in Portland. Parents are invited to bring their children and cushions to enjoy the performance, which should last about 45 minutes.

The concerts also include interactive elements such as instrument demonstrations and question and answer sessions. Families can arrive 30 minutes before each performance to walk their children through PYP’s Instrument Petting Zoo, where children can try violins, cellos and other instruments in the string family, while having an opportunity to meet with members of the PYP Association.

Tickets are $6 for children and $12 for adults and can be purchased at the door or online at portlandyouthphil.org. The World Forestry Center is located at 4033 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland.

Fleet Feet offers fitness programs

Fleet Feet Sports PDX offers the public opportunities to get in shape. The public is invited to join the Saturday morning running group. Each Saturday at 8:30 a.m. runners of all fitness levels are invited to meet at the store, 385 First St., Suite 123. The group will run for about 40 minutes.

A new session of the No Boundaries training program began March 5. This is a beginner 5K program, taking people from the very beginning phase to being able to run a 5K event. This is a nine-week program with two coached workouts per week and weekly seminars. There is a fee to participate.

To learn more about both programs, call 503-305-8616.

Don’t miss Peter Rabbit Pancake Breakfast

West Linn Community Preschool will celebrate its 40th annual Peter Rabbit Pancake Breakfast and Carnival March 12. The event includes breakfast, children’s games and prizes, silent auction and more. Breakfast, including gluten free pancakes, will be served from 8-11 a.m.

The carnival runs from 8:30 a.m.-noon. The event is a benefit for the preschool; admission is $5 for adults in advance and $6 at the door. Children ages 3-12 are admitted for $4 in advance and $5 at the door. Photos with Peter Rabbit and game tickets are sold separately at the event, which will be held at West Linn High School, 5464 West A St. in West Linn.

To purchase tickets in advance, call 503-657-5050.

Don’t miss Owl Fest this Saturday

Owl Fest is taking place from 1-7 p.m. March 12 at Tryon Creek State Natural Area. The event is hosted by Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department and features guided hikes, storytelling and classes and owl crafts. A special presentation on owls will be made at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. by Tryon Creek’s Park Manager, John Mullen.

Guides will lead hikes through the park at specific times. At 2 p.m. and at 5 p.m., the hike will feature owls of Tryon Creek, and at 4 p.m., the hike will focus on owl adaptations. An owl night hike will be held at 6 p.m.

Story and Stroll hikes at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. are intended for children ages 2-6 and their families.

Attendees can dissect owl pellets in the nature center classroom from 1-6 p.m., and meet Audubon Society of Portland’s education owls, Hazel and Julio, from 3-6 p.m.

Tryon Creek State Natural Area is located at 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd. in Portland. Learn more online at tryonfriends.org.

Pride of Portland to sing at Mt. Park

The Pride of Portland Chorus, an all-women a capella choir, will present a concert at 7 p.m. March 11 Mountain Park Clubhouse, 2 Mt. Jefferson Terrace in Lake Oswego.

The program includes barbershop standards, pop mash-ups, Golden Oldies, jazz, blues and more.

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the front desk, or at the door, for $10.

Cider Rite of Spring returns to Portland

The Northwest Cider Association’s third annual Cider Rite of Spring will be held in Portland March 19 with top cidermakers, a cider store and more. The festivities take place from noon-5 p.m. at the Tiffany Center, 1410 S.W. Morrison in Portland.

Tickets are $30 at the door, $25 in advance online at nwcider.com. Attendees must be 21 years old and will receive a glass and eight tasting tickets. Food will be available for purchase with live music throughout the event.

The Noted to present free concert

The Noted will present a free CD release concert from 7-9 p.m. March 24 at McMenamins Kennedy School gym, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. in Portland. The event is free and intended for all ages.

The band plays “inspiring rock about love, life and you,” according to the group’s website.

Garden Time back on the air

“Garden Time,” the garden show produced by Lake Oswego-based Gustin Creative Group, is back for its 11th season. The show will air weekly through the end of November at 9 a.m. on KPDX in Portland, at 9:30 a.m. KWVT in Salem and Portland and at 8:30 a.m. on KEVU in Eugene. The show scheduled for March 12 features shamrocks, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day; soil testing and early spring color as the garden comes to life.

To learn more, visit gardentime.tv.

Kenny Lavitz lists gigs

West Linn musician Kenny Lavitz will be performing at a number of venues during March. Enjoy these performances: 7 p.m. March 11 with AudioAvi8r at Cellar 55 Tasting Room, 1812 Washington St., Vancouver, Wash.; 8 p.m. March 12 at Ava Rosteria Progress Ridge, 15135 S.W. Barrows Road, suite 137, Beaverton; 11:30 a.m. March 13 at Portland Saturday Market at First and Ankeny streets; 9 p.m. March 18 with Kenny Lavitz Kombo at Leo’s Lair, 1098 Baseline, Cornelius; a solo guitar performance at 8 p.m. March 19 at Oregon Gardens Resort, 895 W. Main St., Silverton and 7 p.m. with AudioAvi8r at Bigfoot Growlers, 15252 Oregon Hwy. 224 in Damascus.

Hear classic jazz that pops

Thomas Otten will present a concert titled Classical Jazz that Pops from 2 to 4 p.m. March 13 at the Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House, 869 W. Main St., Silverton.

Tickets are $20 general admission or $30 for patrons.

To learn more call 503-874-6006.