School notes for April 16, 2013

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Environmental education class set for teachers

Teachers from Camas and Washougal are invited to participate in the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Day Saturday, May 4.

The session runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants should bring their own lunch. To register, contact Abbie Dick at 750-7500, Ext. 276, or

Camas Montessori to host dinner, auction

Camas Montessori School is hosting its annual fundraiser dinner and auction, “A Night in Tuscany,” this Saturday.

It will be held at the Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh St., starting at 5:30 p.m.

The Butler Did It catering company will provide the five course meal. Tickets are $20 per person, $50 per couple, and $120 for a table of six. The table option includes two bottles of wine. There will also be a no-host bar.

The auction will include both silent and live bidding. Two teen volunteers from the New Heights East Church, Rebekah Matte and Lynae Lindberg, will be assisting the live auctioneer. There will be items such as wine tasting packages, massages, flower certificates, hotel stays, clothing, dining out, and much more.

Those who need childcare for those four and older can drop their children at Vega Gymnastics in Camas, 840 N.W. 10th Ave., from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $16 per child. Parents must call in advance to make a reservation at 834-7424.

For more information, call Paula London at 837-3613 or

Young composer to have music played in concert

Reese Pathak, a Camas High School sophomore, will have his work featured in the “Hearing the Future” concert by Fear No Music on Sunday, April 28.

He has been composing for the last several years with the Young Composers, the only program of its kind in the country.

Students from Oregon and Washington, hand-picked by their music teachers, work with Fear No Music director Jeffrey Payne and his musicians in a yearlong series of workshops. Pathak will join other young northwest composers, sixth-graders through high school seniors, for the concert at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel at Reed College, 3202 S.E. Woodstock Blvd.

Former Young Composers participants have earned national, state and regional awards for their compositions. Tickets, $15, are available at the door. For more information, call 503-335-3386, or visit