Nonprofit organization seeking families to host students in Newberg, teen studio art work on display at CCC

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Joan Austin Elementary and Chehalem Valley Middle School were among the local schools holding field days on June 11, as the school year came to a close and students enjoyed fun in the sun. Among the activities were tug of war and limbo, but also included were water balloon tosses, egg balancing challenges and sack races, to name a few. Other elementary and middle schools had similar days throughout the week and participated in sports like kickball as well as activities like bubble blowing and navigating an inflatable obstacle course.



Organization seeking families to host students

Andeo International Homestays, a nonprofit specializing in exchange programs, is seeking families in the area to host exchange students. The three- to four-week programs occur in February, April, June, July and August. According to a flyer promoting the program, Andeo says it allows kids to make friends across cultures and for families to influence a student's perspective on life in the U.S.A.

For more information on the program, visit or email program coordinator Kaylin Preston at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 503-274-1776.

Teen studio arts on display at cultural center

Teens with an interest in the studio arts are invited to a number of events at the Chehalem Cultural Center this summer. Sixth through 12th grade students can participate in the sessions, which run from June 24-28 and cost $85 per session.

Morning sessions go from 10 a.m. to noon for those interested in the photography and drawing/painting studio.

Afternoon sessions, from 1 to 3 p.m., include stage and theater for teens, mixed media and a ceramics wheel-throwing studio.

For more information or to register, visit

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