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Jingle Bell Walk/Run takes off running Dec. 4

COTTAGE GROVE - The registration deadline is Friday for the annual Jingle Bell Walk/Run, to be held Dec. 4 at 8 a.m.

The 5-kilometer walk/run covers a wooded trail and city streets, beginning and ending at the Cottage Grove High School track. Younger participants will have a shorter run on the track, and will receive a ribbon and jingle bell award.

Cost is $20 for adults, which includes a T-shirt and reindeer antlers, and $5 for elementary students. The high school Key Club and Bohemia Elementary School PTA are sponsors.

Registration forms are available at the high school and at Shoestrings on Gateway near the Sears store. Call 942-2180 or 942-3391 for more information.

'A Christmas Carol' plays at Thurston High

Thurston High School's theater department will present "A Christmas Carol" at its Pocket Theatre beginning with performances at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, in connection with the choir department's Holiday Craft Faire.

Subsequent shows will be Dec. 2, 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. Jake Pippin as Scrooge leads an 18-member cast. Tickets are $6. Because of limited space, reservations are recommended. Call 988-5350 to reserve.

College applications tricky? Workshop offers advice

A workshop on how to apply for college and financial aid will be held Dec. 11 at the downtown Eugene Public Library.

The free, drop-in workshop will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Students and parents can get expert advice on how to complete successful application forms and write effective college entrance essays. Librarian Scott Herron will also review several electronic resources available at the library.

The workshop is sponsored by the library, the library foundation and Friends of the Library. Call 682-5450 for more information.

Johns Hopkins talented youth search continues

Gifted students in second through eighth grades are eligible for this year's Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth Talent Search.

Students receive recognition for their test-taking efforts and can qualify for summer programs and online courses. Tests are given locally.

The application deadline has passed for fifth- and sixth-graders. Seventh- and eighth-graders can apply until Nov. 30, and second- through fourth-graders can apply through Feb. 1.

To apply, call (410) 516-0278 or visit www.cty.jhu.edu online.
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Date:Nov 22, 2004
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