At Our Best (Nov. 16)
AT OUR BEST

At Our Best (Nov. 16)

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Greig participates in steel pans concert

PELLA, Iowa — Danae Greig of Albany was one of 29 Central College students who performed in the Sept. 29 steel pans concert at the college's Douwstra Auditorium as part of Homecoming 2019 festivities.

Central College is a private, four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor, leadership and character development, global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and sustainability education, athletics and service.

Area Alumnae Panhellenic receives award

The 26-member National Panhellenic Council recently awarded the Corvallis Area Alumnae Panhellenic (CAAP) a Citation of Merit for achievements in strengthening the Panhellenic Community in the Corvallis area.

The CAAP-sponsored annual Recognition Brunch recognizes the academic achievements and philanthropic contributions of the young women in the Greek Community at Oregon State University. A scholarship is awarded each year to a collegiate in honor of Dr. Jo Anne Trow, the first female vice-president at OSU.

Current CAAP membership includes representatives from Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Phi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega, Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, and Kappa Kappa Gamma. Representatives are need for Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Delta Delta Delta, Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Kappa.

Please contact Amy Johnson, CAAP President, at amykayleen@gmail.com if interested in serving with this group.

CHS alum performs in world premiere ballet

Bethany Ayers-Hale, a graduate of Corvallis High School, will perform in The Portland Ballet’s world premiere of Tom Gold's Petrushka and John Clifford's Firebird on Thanksgiving weekend.

Ayers-Hale, 19, trains in The Portland Ballet's Career Track program for pre-professionals. She has studied ballet for 16 years, and has also trained at Bolshoi Ballet, Classical Ballet of Colorado, Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts, and Corvallis Academy of Ballet.

Set during Thanksgiving dinner at an iconic historic hotel in the glamorous 1950s, immigrant busboy Petrushka is in love with a dazzling lounge singer, who in turn is in love with a dashing doorman. This timeless story of unrequited love and heartbreak will be paired with John Clifford's stirring Firebird for a thrilling all-Stravinsky program performed live by the Portland State University Orchestra.

Performances are set at 1 p.m. Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 at the Portland State College of the Arts' Lincoln Hall. Tickets start at $10. For more information, contact 503-452-8448 or visit theportlandballet.org online.

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