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COURTESY PHOTO: OCT - Marcella Crowson is the new artistic director at Oregon Children's Theatre.Crowson promoted

Oregon Children's Theatre has made it official and appointed Marcella Crowson as artistic director. She takes over the full-time position vacated when Stan Foote retired last year.

She has been with OCT since 2006, and had served as associate artistic director since 2016.

"Making art with, by and for children is the best, most meaningful job in the world," Crowson said. "I've had the privilege of working alongside the brilliant staff, board, and multitude of artists, teachers and technicians, immersing myself in an organization that is defined by a legacy of excellence, inspiration and imagination."

Crowson will work in a dual leadership role for the company with Ross McKeen, the managing director.

Goodman competes

Lillian Goodman, 21, a visually impaired athlete from Portland, will be taking part in the Winter Ski Festival in Breckenridge, Colorado, Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 27-29. It's a competition for blind skiers and snowboarders.

Saturday Market

It's that time again: Portland Saturday Market opens its 2020 season, Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 29-March 1.

It's the 47th year of the arts and crafts marketplace, the largest in continuous operation in the United States. It's held each Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Christmas Eve at 2 S.W. Naito Parkway.

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Bike ride

Who knows, maybe the sun will continue to shine? The Worst Day of the Year Ride for bicyclists will still go on, even with nice weather, Sunday, March 1, starting at the Lucky Labrador Brew Pub, 915 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.

Rides go 15 to 40 miles. Helmets are required.

For more and to register, visit

Carrey coming

Famed actor Jim Carrey has written a novel, along with writer Dana Vachon, and he'll appear at Keller Auditorium on May 18, presented by Powell's Books.

The novel is "Memoirs and Misinformation," and it's a semiautobiographical book and a "deconstruction of persona." Carrey and Vachon write about acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, our "one big soul," Canada, and a cataclysmic ending of the world — apocalypses within and without — according to a news release.

Tickets are available March 3 at

Ozzy ailing

Ozzy Osbourne has canceled his 2020 North American tour, which included a July 15 date at the Moda Center.

The 71-year-old Osbourne, who has a new album, "Ordinary Man," continues to deal with various health issues. He says they are not related to his Parkinson's. Instead, it's a reaggravation of a neck injury, and he deals with constant pain, according to reports. He'll be in Switzerland until April for treatment.

Lego stars

A pair of Portland-area residents, Boone Langston of Troutdale and Mark Cruickshank of Oregon City, have advanced in Fox's "Lego Masters" show.

They go by "The Bearded Builders" because, alas, they sport beards.

The winners receive a $100,000 prize. The show, hosted by Will Arnett, airs 9 p.m. Wednesdays and also can be seen on the "Lego Masters" YouTube channel.

Bears won

Woodburn's Steve Taylor and Portland's Ramontay McConnell recently competed on the new "Man vs. Bear" show on Discovery Channel. They didn't win and they didn't make the finale's final round, but they did survive.

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