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Bits & Pieces: And the award goes to . . .

Stillmotion, a group of filmmakers who recently made Portland home, has won its fourth Emmy award at the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Award Ceremony earlier this month.

Stillmotion worked alongside CBS Sports’ Pete Radovich, Jr., Stephen Karsik and Gareth Hughes to produce the film “One Heartbeat,” which tells the story of the Feb. 27, 2012, shooting at Chardon High School in Ohio and how basketball helped the community weather the ordeal.

The film won for Outstanding Edited Sports Special; Patrick Moreau and Raymond Tsang were responsible for the cinematography.

For Stillmotion info: www.stillmotion.ca.

A call for Beaverton

The city of Beaverton is seeking applications from performers, artists/crafters and cultural exhibitors interested in participating in the third annual Beaverton International Celebration. Deadline is May 20; for info go to BeavertonOregon.gov/InternationalCelebration.

The Beaverton International Celebration, put on by Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District’s Party in the Park, is slated for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Center at the corner of Southwest 158th Avenue and Walker Road in Beaverton.

Long trek

The nonprofit group Young Philanthropists was expected in Portland this week, cycling through on a five-month, 7,000-mile journey for charity. The group of eight riders, calling themselves “The Young and Wild Expedition,” does community service and charity work along the way. They started from Jacksonville, Fla., and their final destination is Seattle. For info: www.theyp.org.

NAMI walk

The largest mental health fundraising event in the state, the 11th annual 5K NAMI Northwest Walk on May 19, welcomes the public to participate to help raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Multnomah County Commissioner Judy Shiprack and state Rep. Jennifer Williamson will be part of the festivities, which include food, music, a children’s section and mental health providers and advocacy groups.

The National Alliance of Mental Illness of Oregon’s (NAMI Oregon) goal is to raise $200,000 and have at least 3,000 walkers.

The details: noon Sunday, May 19, Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade, www.namiwalks.org/northwest.

Paying for dates?

Apparently, Portland ranks third on the list of top 13 cities for women who “date for dollars,” with more than 77 women joining the website WhatsYourPrice.com. Basically, they’re selling their first dates to the highest bidders. In Portland, the average bid price is $139, according to a www.WhatsYourPrice.com news release.

Philadelphia and San Diego rank ahead of Portland.

Symphony additions

The Oregon Symphony has added six notable concerts to its 2013-14 lineup: ABBA The Concert, Sept. 6; Jackie Evancho (from “America’s Got Talent”), Nov. 30; Itzhak Perlman in Recital, Jan. 19, 2014; Wynton Marsalis, Feb. 28, 2014; Distant World: Music from Final Fantasy, April 26, 2014; Chris Botti, May 3, 2014. For info: www.orsymphony.org.

Streetcar art

Los Angeles-based artist Jorge Pardo and Regional Arts & Culture Council have begun installing a new Streetcar Art Shelter at Northeast Broadway and Weidler Street. The eccentrically shaped sculpture will provide a shelter with the theme of “rainy on the outside, sunny on the inside” for waiting passengers — 300 individual panels in shades of gray and brown on the exterior and warm hues of orange and yellow on the inside.

The shelter will complement the larger project commissioned for the Portland Streetcar expansion, the Lead Pencil Studio’s “Inversion: Plus Minus” at Northeast Grand Avenue/Hawthorne Boulevard and Grand/Belmont Street.

Simon transplant

Critically acclaimed composer Mark Simon is awaiting a lifesaving liver transplant, and fellow musicians are rallying to help with the overwhelming costs. The 53-year-old Simon was added to the transplant waiting list at the University of Washington Medical Center in 2010; the average liver transplant costs $550,000. A fundraising event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Tony Starlight’s Supper Club and Lounge, 3728 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Suggested donation is $15; RSVP at 503-517-8584 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..