Get your Reuben, see some art

Students from the Reynolds Hospitality program will serve $4 Reuben sandwiches from 10:55 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the high school’s restaurant, 1698 S.W. Cherry Park Road, Troutdale.

The sandwich special coincides with the “Portland Bridge Paintings” installation by fine arts students.

Park and enter on the east side of campus. Visitors must sign in at the main entrance office.

Experimenting with science

The Gresham-Barlow Science Expo is taking place Saturday, March 2, with the public invited to view projects and meet students from 1:30-2:45 p.m.

As one of eight regional science expos affliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the Gresham-Barlow Expo will feature student science and engineering projects from Gresham and Barlow high schools, as well as those from 14 other Oregon high schools.

Twenty-three projects will advance to compete at the Northwest Science Expo on April 5 at Portland State University, and up to three projects will advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair March 12-17 in Phoenix, Ariz.

The Expo is supported by Intel, ON Semiconductor and a 21st CCLC STEM Initiative Grant.

For more information, contact Stephen Scannell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-512-0231.

Centennial kicks off specialty lunches

Centennial School District will launch its special Wednesday lunches featuring an array of locally sourced foods and some original, healthier recipes March 6. The program was made possible through a state grant.

The Wednesday menu will feature entrèes such as tilapia, baked chicken with panko crust, beef stroganoff with whole wheat noodles, turkey lo mein and a turkey/veggie meatloaf.

Students can join the effort to promote more nutritious, tasty meals by entering a poster contest featuring healthy foods they like.

The classroom, club or after school class entering the most posters and ideas will receive a Garden Bed kit. For more information, contact Julie Mack at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 971-533-9958.

Centennial senior earns national recognition

Kiran Bernard, 17, a Centennial High School senior, was named one of four distinguished Oregon finalists in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.

As the country's largest youth recognition program based solely on volunteer service, one high school and one middle school representative were chosen for the top Oregon award.

Bernard was recognized for his work with the Future Business Leaders of America raising $6,500 to support the Dougy Center, the national center for grieving children and families.

His is an FBLA state officer and teaches workshops statewide on resume writing, organization, time management and community service.

Abby's Closet offers free prom gown giveaway

Abby’s Closet will hold its annual Prom Gown Giveaway from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland.

The event will feature more than 5,000 prom dresses ranging from size zero to 26. All dresses are donated to the nonprofit organization by retail shops and individuals across the country.

The event is free and open to the public. High school students must present their student ID or proof of high school registration to enter the event and receive their free dress and accessory.

Abby’s Closet is accepting new and gently used formal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, wraps and purses. Volunteers are needed for the event.

For more information about volunteering, donating gowns and making financial donations, visit

Concert features Portland area youths

The Portland Youth Philharmonic will present its winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, Portland.

The concert will feature Mendelssohn’s violin concerto and Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique.”

Tickets range from $11-40 and may be purchased online through Ticketmaster at For more information, call 503-223-5939.

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