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Riverdale holding one-act series in LO

Riverdale High School’s Drama Club will present “A Festival of One Act Plays” next week at the Lakewood Center for the Arts.

The club is trying something new by putting together six one-act plays instead of one full-length play, said Heather Crow, Riverdale School District marketing and communications coordinator. The event includes the Abbott and Costello classic “Who’s On First?” routine, as well as David Ives’ “The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage.”

Plays touch on murder, The Twilight Zone, comedy and more. The other one-acts are: “Captive Audience,” “Arabian Nights,” “Soap Opera” and “The Philadelphia.”

Showings are scheduled for 7 p.m. May 18-20 at the Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St.

Tickets are $5 at the door.

LOchella is on tap this weekend

Lakeridge and Lake Oswego high schools are partnering on LOchella, a music festival and fundraiser this Saturday.

Vendors and food cart operators will be selling food, and student art also will be available for purchase. The festival is open to all ages. The title of the event is a play on the name of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, an event in the Coachella Valley in Southern California.

The event is scheduled for 6-10 p.m. Saturday at Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St. Admission is $5. Proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a nonprofit health organization that helps fund blood cancer research, education and patient outreach. All major credit cards will be accepted.

LOHS, Lakeridge honored at OSAA contests

Five Lakeridge High School students performed at the Oregon School Activities Association State Solo Music Championships on May 2, and all five placed in the top five in the state in their category.

Several Lake Oswego High School students also put in stellar performances, with one student landing the top spot in soprano voice and two others earning second in their categories.

The Lakeridge honorees are: Caroline Haroldson, fifth in alto voice; Harrison Schaffer, fifth in string bass; Talia Chen, fourth in flute; Spencer Schaffer, third in trombone; and Owen Kaufmann, second in alto saxophone.

The LOHS awardees are: Alena Madin, third in bassoon; Timmy Chung, fifth in cello; Talia Dugan, second in clarinet; Thomas Heuer, fourth in euphonium; Ally Starke, second in mezzo voice; Julia Porter, fourth in oboe; Anna Louise Martin, first in soprano voice; and Sunny Oh, fifth in violin.

The OSAA Band and Orchestra competition is on tap this week, Wednesday to Saturday.

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