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Join Small Group Fitness Training

Lake Oswego Community School is offering Small Group Fitness Training with a new session beginning June 17 and continuing through Aug. 30. The bootcamp style class meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 6 to 7 a.m. at Lake Oswego High School, 2501 Country Club Road, Lake Oswego, and is led by certified fitness instructor Kathren "Kitty" Cavanaugh. The class is for all ages and all ability levels; participants should bring a pair of five-pound dumbbells, an exercise mat and water. Interested people are invited to try the first class for free.

Cost is $186 for the session; the fee for those starting after June 17 will be reduced proportionately.

To learn more call Cavanaugh at 503-407-7195.

Watch Garden Time Saturday

Garden Time television show June 22 will air at 9 a.m. on KPDX-Fox 12 Plus in Portland. The program includes segments on pollinator plants, summer solstice plants and making plant confetti.

The show is produced by Lake Oswego resident Jeff Gustin with Gustin Creative Group.

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Ten Grands on the Diamond

Michael Allen Harrison will present Ten Grands on the Diamond at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at Ron Tonkin Field, 4450 NW 229th Ave. in Hillsboro. The event features 10 pianists playing 10 grand pianos, special guest artists and a fireworks grand finale, plus an enhanced package includes dinner with the artists prior to the concert and seating closest to the concert.

For tickets call 971-238-7442.

Connections Concerts

presents inaugural series

Connections Concerts has announced the soft launch of its inaugural series with the first concert, Paradigm taking place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30 at The Little Church, 5138 NE 23rd Ave., Portland. The concert series is the brainchild of concert pianist Sophie Lippert, solo pianist with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Philharmonic and the Olympia Symphony. The monthly series will feature artists from different genres who will not only perform their music, but will invite audience members into conversation with them. Each concert will also feature the art of a local artist in its promotional material.The first concert features Lippert playing piano and cello, and renowned local craftsman and musician Miguel Medina on flute, handpan and vocals.

Refreshments will also be available.

Tickets range in price from $5 to $25 and can be purchased online at then search for Connections Concerts.

Youth Conservatory 2019

now accepting enrollment

Portland Actors' Conservatory has announced the opening of Youth Conservatory 2019 for children ages eight to 18. Workshops include hands-on training from accomplished acting professionals.

The Youth Devised Workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15 through 31.

The 1½ week devised theatre course focused on empowering and developing student voices; building an ensemble, teaching basic acting skills and creating a student written piece of theater. A theme will be chosen to write and focus the show. Students can write monologues, scenes, comedy, drama, songs, poetry, spoken word or even create movement pieces. The idea is to begin discovering one's artistic voice, and find the form through which to express that voice. The only "requirement" for the program is the desire to speak, and the courage to be heard.

The final performance will contain a piece written by every student. The building of the pieces for performance will be with the entire ensemble.

The workshop meets at 3121 SW Moody Ave. in Portland.

Enrollment fee is $500. To learn more and to register call 503-274-1717.

William Byrd Festival to run Aug. 9-25

The 22nd-annual William Byrd Festival will take place Aug. 9 through 25 at various venues in the Portland area. Presented by Cantores in Ecclessia, the concerts explores the works of composer William Byrd. The 2019 festival program includes an organ recital, six liturgical services and three public lectures. Most of the festival events will take place at Holy Rosary Church in northeast Portland. The full program can be viewed online at

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 800-838-3006.

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