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First 93 students at concert today get free PYP Passes

The first 93 students with a valid school ID to stop by the Portland Youth Philharmonic table at the Oregon Symphony's Waterfront Concert today will receive a free PYP Pass, granting access to all seven concerts.

PYP is participating today in the free, all-day music festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, taking the stage at 5 p.m. under the direction of Musical Director David Hattner. Later in the evening, members of PYP will join the Oregon Symphony on stage for the closing performance of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture," complete with military cannons and an elaborate fireworks finale.

Tom McCall Waterfront Park is located along Naito Parkway and the Willamette River between S.W. Harrison and N.W. Glisan streets.

McCloskey to open Heritage Council's First Wednesday lecture series

Oswego Heritage Council resumes its First Wednesday Lecture Series with a presentation by Michael McCloskey on Sept. 7.

McCloskey will present information from his book, “Oregon: A State that Stands Out,” which takes a look at Oregon, assessing how the state stacks up by national standards.

Despite its modest population, Oregon not only looks good by national standards, sometimes it is even the best, or at least the most impressive. Oregon has the nation’s deepest lake and deepest canyon, for example. McCloskey will share from the long list of claims made in his book. The presentation should make all who live in the state proud to be Oregonians.

The free lecture takes place at Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St., Lake Oswego. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Dance classes offered through WL Parks

West Linn Parks and Rec offer dance classes taught by Dave and Jody Crandell at the West Linn Adult Community Center on 1180 Rosemont Road.

Beginning and intermediate waltz, night club two-step, tango and rumba will be taught this fall. For the complete schedule, call Parks & Rec at 503-557-4700 or the Crandells at 503-637-6295.

Tannahill Weavers to present concert at Sherwood Center

Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers will bring their traditional Celtic music to the Sherwood Center for the Arts for a show at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23.

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Their repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to young and old alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people.

Sherwood Center for the Arts is located at 22689 S.W. Pine St., Sherwood.

Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/2536516.

PCS to open "Little Shop of Horrors"

Portland Center Stage at The Armory's 2016-17 season kicks off with the rock ‘n’ roll/Motown comedy and sci-fi musical "Little Shop of Horrors," based on the film by Roger Corman, with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken.

An evil, alien plant will command the stage, with preview performances beginning Sept. 10. Opening night is Sept. 16, and performances run through Oct. 16.

Bill Fennelly directs a cast featuring Nick Cearley, Gina Milo, Jamison Stern, Chaz Rose, David Meyers, Ebony Blake, Johari Nandi and Alexis Tidwell.

Regular tickets start at $25, call 503-445-3700 or at the box office at 128 N.W. 11th Ave. Portland. Show times are Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. and Thursdays matinees at noon. The show is recommended for people 12 and older.

For more information and to buy advance tickets, visit pcs.org/littleshop.

— The Review, Tidings

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