MHCC gallery hosts three artists

An art exhibit at Mt. Hood Community College is featuring the works of three artists through Oct. 17.

The exhibit, “Diffused Connections,” includes the works of Allie Bentley, Todd Beaty and Christopher Pate.

The Visual Arts Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham.

Organic chemistry featured in art

The Fireplace Gallery at MHCC is hosting a free art exhibit by David Cordes, a Pacific University professor, through Oct. 27.

“Reflections on Organic Chemistry” features 13 portraits of signature personalities involved in the development of organic chemistry as a science in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It also features reflections on major themes and ideas explored in an introductory organic chemistry class.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in the student union of the Gresham campus.

Black Swan theater presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Black Swan Youth Theater will stage William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7 p.m. Oct. 18-19 and 24-26 at MHCC’s Studio Theatre, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham.

The Oct. 24 performance is a fundraiser night for Black Swan’s United Kingdom theater trip next year.

Tickets are $7 for students and $8 for adults. Reservations are recommended at 503-501-6079 or

Centennial receives donation for STEM

Daimler Trucks North America has donated $7,000 to Centennial High School for its STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programming.

Daimler has donated $230,000 to 34 area high schools to support STEM and Career and Technical Education (CTE) initiatives.

Gresham VFW Post 180 offers contests

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 180 of Gresham is offering two student contests: The Voice of Democracy Competition (high school) and Patriot’s Pen Contest (grades six through eight).

Voice of Democracy is the national VFW’s premier scholarship program dating back to 1947.

Each year, more than 50,000 high school students compete for more than $2.3 million in scholarships.

Students have the opportunity to win a grand prize of $30,000 in scholarship money for the high school contest and $5,000 for the middle school contest.

This year’s themes are “why I’m optimistic about our nation’s future” for the high school contest and “what patriotism means to me” for the middle school contest. All entries are due by midnight Friday, Nov. 1.

For more information about the application process, call Gary Pallas at 503-313-4910 or visit

Volunteer for Reynolds Challenge Day

Reynolds High School is seeking volunteers for its Challenge Days Nov. 5-7 and Nov. 19-21.

Challenge Day is a national training that aims to foster personal growth and create better school dynamics and relationships among students, teachers, administrators and staff members.

Volunteers commit to a full day of Challenge Day and must be screened by the district prior to participation.

To learn more, call 503-491-3428 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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