Apply for the youth concerto contest Students ages 12 to 19 are to perform one movement (10 minutes maximum) from a choir concerto with their pianist. The competition will be held Jan. 12 at the United Methodist Church, located at 18955 SE End Road in Oregon City. Winners will receive $100 and will perform at the Willamette Falls Symphony concert on March 17 at 3 p.m. The application deadline is Dec. 7. Participation is limited to the first 25 applicants. For more information, call 503-232-0098.

Audition for the middle school musical

Auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” are Dec. 10 at Rosemont Ridge Middle School and Dec. 11 at Athey Creek Middle School.

For more information, contact Dana Edvalson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-657-0521.

Submit a poem

The Oregon Poetry Association is sponsoring the 15th annual Oregon Student Poetry Contest. All Oregon students, kindergarten through 12th grade, enrolled in public, private, parochial and alternative schools and home schooled, are invited to submit a poem.

There is no entry fee. The deadline for entries is Feb. 1, 2013. Ten winners each in four age categories receive cash prizes ranging from $5 for honorable mentions to $30 for first place.

All 40 winning poems will be published in “Cascadia: The Oregon Student Poetry Contest Anthology.”

For more information, visit or send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to P.O. Box 28230, Portland, OR 97228.

Submit a story

The Friends of Tryon Creek kicked off its 18th annual Tall Tale Writing Contest for kindergarten through sixth-grade students. This year’s theme is “Why Crayfish Swims Backward."

Awards will be given for first place, second place and honorable mention in each grade level. Prizes include gift certificates to the Tryon Creek Nature Center ranging from $5 to $25 and Friends of Tryon Creek camp discounts. The contest is free. Entries must be received by March 15, 2013.

Over the years the contest has grown, with nearly 400 students from Hillsboro to Clackamas participating in 2012. The contest continues to be an opportunity for children to hone their writing skills while tapping into their creativity and stimulating their innate interest in nature.

Complete contest guidelines can be found at For more information, contact Matthew Collins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sign up for Flash Alert system Flash Alert is a system that the West Linn-Wilsonville School District uses to notify parents about inclement weather conditions that impact whether schools will be open. Parents can subscribe to the Flash Alert system to receive emails and/or text messages when such circumstances arise. To do so, visit the district website ( and click the link at the top of the left column labeled “Inclement Weather Closure Status.” This page shows the status of schools for the current date and also allows a subscription to text/email alerts or to renew existing subscriptions.

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