Attend Lakeridge Cheer clinic today

It’s not too late to sign up for the 2012 Lakeridge High School homecoming cheerleading clinic, to take place tonight from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Lakeridge cafeteria.

Any boy or girl in kindergarten through fifth grade is invited to participate.

Learn chants, jumps and a dance from the Pacer cheerleaders and then perform at halftime of the homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 28.

Cost is $50, which includes a T-shirt, pom poms, hair bow and ticket to the homecoming game. Sign up at the event.

Forest Hills needs your treasures for sale

Forest Hills Elementary School needs donations for the annual rummage sale, to take place Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the school.

Items can be dropped off at the school today until 6 p.m. Please no mattresses, broken items or large appliances.

Parent meeting tonight for academy

Families interested in exploring new educational options for their children may want to attend a meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the Starbucks at 5800 Meadows Road in Lake Oswego.

This Parent to Parent meeting allows new families to meet with those who currently have students enrolled in Oregon Connections Academy, a free online public school serving students in kindergarten through their senior year in high school throughout Oregon.

To see a complete schedule of Parent to Parent meetings and other events visit or call 1-800-382-6010.

Free museum admission on Saturday

Museums nationwide will open their doors Saturday for free admission.

Locally, the museums participating in the free admission offer include Blue Sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, Oregon History Museum, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Portland Art Museum, Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals and the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum.

Download free tickets for two on

Calling all creative teens for awards

The 90th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is now open and seeking creative teens in grades 7 through 12 to submit work for the opportunity to gain recognition and scholarships.

The awards program is the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious educational initiative supporting student achievement in the visual and literary arts and has an impressive legacy of being the first to acknowledge creative talent.

Students can submit their work for blind adjudication in any of 28 categories, including film and animation, video game design, poetry, painting, sculpture, fashion design, journalism, photography and science fiction.

A Creative Challenge, called “Future New,” new to the 2013 Awards in honor of its 90th anniversary, will encourage boundary-breaking, conceptual or socially-driven works that incorporate new technologies to make innovative art.

All pieces are evaluated on originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice, first regionally through the Alliances 115 affiliates and then nationally by a panel of renowned industry experts.

The 2013 national Scholastic Art & Writing Award winners will be announced in the spring.

For more information about the awards visit

Join Lions’ efforts to increase literacy rates

The Lions Clubs of District 36-0 (Northwest Oregon) are promoting literacy and reading as part of Project Kids, the Lions Club’s reading action program, taking place through June 2013.

The program focuses on implementing reading and education projects to help increase literacy rates worldwide.

Local Lions Clubs have provided electronic reading devices, purchased classroom sets of novels, created reading corners in classrooms and developed after school study centers as well as provided library automation upgrades as part of their efforts.

Every Lions Club in the district is being asked to establish relationships with centers of learning in their communities to increase literacy.

Citizens are urged to join Lions to help with their efforts. For more information visit

Mind enrichment offered for parents

Parenting Minds is a program focused on teaching parents how to improve the thinking process strategies, self confidence and resilience of young children.

The program strives to make a significant difference in the development of children’s cognitive abilities, including problem solving, help children improve academically and teach effective ways to help children build a more positive and productive sense of self awareness, self concept and self confidence and resilience.

The program will be taught by Lake Oswego School Superintendent Bill Korach on Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30.

A daytime and evening session will be offered.

An informational session on the program will be held Oct. 2 from 7 to 7:30 p.m. in the Lake Oswego High School Library. Parents will have an opportunity to sign up for the program at that time.

Childcare is not provided at the informational session but will be provided at the four evening instructional sessions.

For more information visit the Parenting Minds webpage, attached to the Lake Oswego district webpage.

Marylhurst to hold information sessions

An informational session on the graduate school programs offered at Marylhurst University will be held on Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Flavia Salon in Flavia Hall.

The university offers graduate programs in art therapy counseling, business, education, food systems and society, interdisciplinary studies and religious studies.

Attendees will receive an application fee waiver.

For more information and to make a reservation, call 503-699-6268 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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