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Who's On Third plans concert Oct. 20

Who's On Third community concert series will present local singer Rebecca Hardiman and her Karen Carpenter Tribute Band in concert Oct. 20 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Woodburn United Methodist Church, 700 N. Cascade Dr. in Woodburn. A freewill offering will be taken to cover concert expenses. There will be a mid-concert intermission with refreshments provided by Country Meadows and Cascade Park.

'West Side Story' opens

The Sharks and the Jets rumble in the Portland'5 Center for the Arts' Winningstad Theatre, the new home of Stumptown Stages. From the first notes to the final breath, "West Side Story" is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time.

"The musicals themes resonate as soundly today as when first written," said Stumptown Stage's Artistic Director Kirk Mouser. "More than ever we need engagement that recognizes the importance of 'one hand, one heart' leading the way to positive change."

Performances continue through Oct. 27 with 7:30 p.m. shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. shows on Sunday. Tickets range in price from $28 to $38. Order online at stumptownstages.org.

'Mosquitula!' comes to LO library

Join educator and author Rick Reynolds for a hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) and a reading of "Beware of Mosquitula!" at the Lake Oswego Public Library 706 4th St., Lake Oswego. The event is sponsored by Vector Control of Clackamas County and all ages will have fun learning how to avoid the mistakes of the zany zombies and fight the bites. Serious diseases such as West Nile virus have spread into Oregon, and our children and communities need information to stay safe. Free copies of the book will be available at the event.

The event runs from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.

Embers to present concert Oct. 26

Local singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sharla Ember will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Willamette Falls, 710 6th St. Oregon City. Her music focus is on meditation and spiritual guidance. Admission is a suggested donation of $20, no one will be turned away. Refreshments will be available.

Symphony opens 38th season

Portland Columbia Symphony will open its 38th season Nov. 22 and 24 with "Scheherezade and other Epic Odysseys," a concert that exemplifies PCSO's mission to bring both standards and lesser-known orchestral works to audiences in friendly and accessible concert experiences. The program presents the Oregon premiere of two works — "Odyssey" Overture by Portland composer Nicle Buetti, plus UCLA-based Richard Danielpour's "The Voyager" concerto for viola and orchestra.

The 7:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 22 concert will be held at First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson, Portland OR 97219. The 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 concert takes place at Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 SE Stark St., Gresham, OR 97030. Tickets for either concert are $35 with general admission seating. Call 503-234-4077 or visit columbiasymphony.org.


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