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Gresham-Barlow musicians honored, wildlife event comes to library, benefit for Pleasant Valley, more

PHOTO COURTESY: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS, JOSEF PICH - Bresham-Barlow musicians honored.

Burgers benefit Pleasant Valley

McMenamins Highland Pub & Brewery, 4225 S.E. 182nd Ave., is donating 50 percent of the evening's total sales from 5 p.m. until close to the Pleasant Valley Elementary School PTA on Tuesday, March 12.

All ages are welcome, and of course, you can order whatever you want.

School board honors band members

The Gresham-Barlow School Board was set to honor high school band students that qualified for all-state or all-northwest band at its Thursday, March 7, meeting.

Students qualifying for All Northwest band include Gresham High School seniors Sam Zhou, (bass clarinet), and Ian McMurray (French horn). Barlow High School senior Taylor Schantzen (tuba), also qualified for All Northwest.

Earning a spot on the all-state band were Barlow junior Jordan Gibor (oboe); and seniors Eddy Tello Hernandez (tuba), Elizabeth Hernandez (trombone), and Isabel Crumpton (bassoon).

Gresham-Barlow honors middle school musicians

The Gresham-Barlow School Board was scheduled to honor outstanding middle school musicians at its Thursday, March 7, meeting.

Students who qualified for the all state choir include Mia Williams and Luke Palau, eighth graders from Deep Creek-Damascus; Jeramy Rivas, Jaden Mitchell, and Aiden Crabb, all eighth graders from Dexter McCarty Middle School; Sophie Neighorn, eighth grade; Taylor Dodson, sixth grade, from Gordon Russel Middle School.

Qualifying for all-state band are eighth graders Mary-Ann Gross (trombone), Dexter McCarty Middle School, Porifirio Tello Hernandez (bass clarinet), Gordon Russell Middle School; Rebecca Peetz (tuba) and Madeline Madsen (trumpet), from Clear Creek Middle School; and John Nickolas (trumpet), Rilyn Quirke (French horn) and Peyton Hardin (clarinet), eighth graders from West Orient Middle School.  

Gresham goes wild

Biologist Katie Holzer and photographer Caz Zyvatkauskas will offer a photo and video presentation about Gresham's wildlife at a free event from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 16, at the Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave.

Find out how otters raise their families. Can you tell the difference between a beaver and nutria? Touch some frog eggs. For more information, call Holzer at 503-618-2377.

Maggie Mae's turns 1

Can it be? Maggie Mae's Kids Bookshop is turning 1 year old. It's celebrating with a visit from Cha Cha the Clown from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the store, 43 N.W. Third St., in Gresham.


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