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Pacer auction on tap this month

Featuring a shot at winning sporting event tickets, getaways, private parties, parking spots, gift baskets, limo rides and more — Lakeridge High School’s annual auction is coming up Feb. 21.

The Hollywood Red Carpet-themed event will feature dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions as well as a beverage wall raffle and a “big-ticket item draw.” This will be the first year for mobile bidding at the event. Proceeds for the only school-wide fundraiser for Lakeridge will go toward new laptops and tablets for the science, social studies, engineering and math classrooms; new pottery wheels, equipment for the Digital History/Digital Storytelling classes; a DECA bulletin board; and sports equipment.

The event will be 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Oregon Golf Club, 25700 S.W. Petes Mountain Road, West Linn. Tickets are $75 per person and must be purchased by Feb. 10. For more information and to access the ticket sales link, visit edline.net/pages/Lakeridge_High_School/News/Pacer_Auction.

School-level Geo Bee winners announced

All local elementary and junior high schools will be represented in the 27th annual National Geographic Bee. The National Geographic Society’s international contest for students in grades four to eight in which students answer questions such as the locations of rivers and cities.

Lake Oswego School District recently announced the school-level winners who will be competing at the state: Lake Oswego Junior High, Matthew Seeley, eighth grade; Lakeridge Junior High, Carter Larrance, eighth grade; Forest Hills Elementary, Jack Kast, fifth grade; Hallinan Elementary, Andrew Huang, fifth grade; Lake Grove Elementary, Luke Pancoast, fifth grade; Oak Creek Elementary, Eric Seeley, fifth grade; River Grove Elementary, Claire Sarnowski, fifth grade; and Westridge Elementary, Luke Loomis, fourth grade.

The state competition will be March 27 at Western Oregon University, and the champion from each state event competes in the Geo Bee National Championship in D.C., May 11-13. For more information, visit nationalgeographic.com/geobee.

Divest yourself of dresses

Local students next week will collect new and gently used prom dresses, dress shoes and accessories. The National Charity League Inc., Lake Oswego Chapter’s Class of 2016, is holding a dress drive for Abby’s Closet, from Feb. 9-13. Abby’s Closet is a nonprofit organization that offers teens in need the chance to shine at a special school dance. Donations can be dropped off at Lakeridge High, 1235 Overlook Drive, and Lake Oswego High, 2501 Country Club Road. For more information, visit abbyscloset.org.

Windjammers are performing and teaching

Lake Oswego High School’s performance choir is presenting its annual Variety Show this month at LOHS. This year’s Windjammers show, called “Lean on Me,” will feature not only the event’s titular song but also “What a Wonderful World,” “With a Little Help from My Friends” and “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.” Solos, group numbers and the school Jazz Band will liven up the evening.

“Lean On Me” will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 26-28. The Feb. 27 performance will feature the Lake Oswego Junior High Choir, and the Feb. 28 showing will include the Windjammer Camp students.

During Windjammer Camp on Feb. 16, a group of students in grades K-8 will be learning a song and dance routine to perform at the Variety Show. Bring a sack lunch for the 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. camp. The camp also will be at LOHS, which is located at 2501 Country Club Road.

Camp is $40 and includes a T-shirt. Tickets to the show are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, children and students. To buy tickets, visit eticketexpress.com/event/5711265443872768. For more information, email Lakeridge Choral Director Megan Perdue at perduem@loswego.k12.or.us.

Local team holding gear night

Lake Oswego’s G4: Girls Gotta Get Going robotics team is putting on a fundraiser this Friday to help bring youth track to schools. The group, formerly called Girls With Nerve, also participates in a creativity competition called Destination Imagination. The team is taking on DI’s Brand Aid Service Learning Challenge, finding a need and working to fix it. The girls decided they want to bring track to kids younger than middle schoolers and are working with the district to find practice space. The team is also raising money for athletic gear, partnering with Road Runner Sports to hold Gear-Up Night 6-8 p.m. Friday at a Road Runner store on 7063 S.W. Nyberg St., Tualatin. There will be a raffle, pizza, lemonade and a shoe clinic, and 7 percent of sales will go back to the youth track effort.

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