Education tidbits from East County
Save the date: MHCC fundraiser
Be a Hero for Education by attending the MHCC Foundation's annual fundraising event to raise money for student scholarships, classroom equipment and special projects. Don your superhero cape and enjoy dinner, the MHCC Jazz Band and bid on great auction items. Tickets are $100 per person.
The Foundation is also gathering auction items if folks have something to donate.
The HeroCon runs from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Yoshida Events Center, Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St.
Register today at mhcc.ejoinme.org/Home2020.
Reynolds art students launch podcast
Reynolds High School gallery management students have launched a 30-minute podcast about careers in art. It's called "Art Talk Bus Stop."
The students in the gallery management class learn professional arts management skills by organizing and producing art gallery shows, fundraisers and other events under the guidance of teacher Katie Sullivan.
The podcast interviews artists, curators, musicians, makers or other creatives about their jobs.
It is being broadcast on radio station KBOO.
Meet Alice at Storytime
Alice from the classic story "Alice in Wonderland" will be coming to Maggie Mae's Kids Bookshop at 11 a.m. and again at 11:40 a.m. Saturday, March 7, for a special storytime. Alice will read a story, sign books, chat with kiddos and pose for photos. There will be treats. The event costs $10 and space is limited. Register at maggiemaesbooks.com/. The fun is at Maggie Mae's, 43 N.W. Third St.
Budding readers can get help
Newbie readers can get a boost in their reading skills by being paired up with a teen mentor, who will work with younger kids at the Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St. The free help sessions run from 5-6 p.m. Monday, March 9.
Reservations are required. Call 503-988-5123 for more information or to register.
Clown around in Troutdale
In this free show, Mo Mo the clown, feeling bored with her life on earth, has decided to travel to space. Glowing juggling balls, walking on a giant globe, star catching on stilts, and a dive roll through the moon are just a few of the wonders kiddos will encounter on this journey with Mo Mo. She will also get the kids involved with surprise space scenes and circus fun from 4-5 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Troutdale Library, 2451 S.W. Cherry Park Road. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.
Corbett bingo fundraiser scheduled
Corbett Education Foundation is planning its annual bingo dinner fundraiser on Saturday, April 4. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. with bingo following at 6 p.m. The group promises food and fun for the whole family.
The money raised goes to fund the district's scholarship program. The cost is $10 per person for ages 14 years and older, $5 for children 13 years old and younger. For that, participants get a pizza dinner with salad, beverage and a cookie, as well as two bingo cards.
There are tons of fun prizes, including passes to OMSI, wine tasting at Maryhill Winery, golf for four at Glendoveer Golf Course and more.
The event is held in the multipurpose building, 35800 E. Historic Columbia River Highway.
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