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LOJ visits ‘A Whole New World’

Take a magic carpet ride with the Sailor Drama program next week.

Lake Oswego Junior High School students are putting on Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.,” a one-act, seven-scene adaptation of the award-winning musical based on a folk tale. There will be four performances with two casts alternating shows, which will feature classics such as the chart-topper “A Whole New World.”

Shows run Feb. 26-28 and will be held at the school, 2500 Country Club Road. Performance times for the blue cast are 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28; the gold cast will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28. Tickets are $10 per person.

To find out what cast your favorite kid is in and to buy tickets, visit www.sailordrama.com.

Park Academy group seeks donations for foster children

The Park Academy Leadership Class and Parent Group are seeking donations for a nonprofit organization that supports foster children.

Donations will go into Welcome Boxes, which Embrace Oregon will give to Oregon Child Welfare to distribute to children who are entering foster care. Welcome Boxes are care packages that include items such as toothbrushes, socks, stuffed animals and coloring books.

For a list of needed items, visit embraceoregon.org, click on Welcome Boxes and select the “How To Brochure” link at the bottom of the page. The school will be collecting items until Feb. 28. Office hours are 7 a.m.-4 p.m., and the school is located at 1915 South Shore Blvd. There are separate collection boxes for girls and boys.

For more information, call the school at 503-594-8800 or email info@parkacademy.org.

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