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Lakeridge Junior High tells truth about fairytales

Lakeridge Junior High students are putting on a production featuring one-act plays of popular fairytales infused with a grain of salt.

The stories featured in “Happily Ever After and Other Lies You Were Told” are “Cinderella,” “The Frog Prince” and “The Little Mermaid.” Teacher and director Amy Gretencort adapted the fairytales for the production.

The show, which opens tonight, plays at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, 7, 13 and 14. Lakeridge Junior High is located at 4700 Jean Road.

For more information, visit http://ljhdrama.blogspot.com or call the school at 503-534-2343.

Be a princess

Applications now are available for the 2015 Rose Festival Court, a group of up to 15 young women chosen from Portland metro-area high schools.

Applications must be in the Rose Festival Foundation offices by 5 p.m. on Jan. 9, and notification of eligibility will be sent on or before Jan. 14. The court will be chosen in March; orientation will be through April.

For an online application, visit http://bit.ly/1x5TKp0. Mail or send applications (postmarked on or before Jan. 9) to the Portland Rose Festival Foundation, Attn.: Special Events Manager, 1020 S.W. Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97204.

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