Lu Kruger, 935-1060
After the end of last year’s musical success “Wedding Bells and Lumberjacks” several cast members expressed a desire to keep on singing. And so Kaleidoscope was founded. The group takes its name from its ever changing landscape of musical performances. Recently they held auditions for the Wizard of Oz. Twenty children in grades 1-12 and 20 adults are participating as cast, crew and support. The show will be held the first weekend in May. Presently, Kaleidoscope is raising funds and looking for the support of friends and neighbors.
ART Inc. is a group dedicated to all forms of the arts. Currently, they are working to get their own venue. Past shows have included the Rocky Roll revue, the Christmas Memory Dinner, a wine-bottling event and a showcase of all types of performers. They run a Thursday night poetry group once a month. A possible upcoming event is a one-act play contest. ART Inc. has a weekly column in the West Lane News, Art Beats. Anyone who wishes to be showcased in Art Beats should submit a 200-250 word piece to ART Inc.
Moose Service Center
Stan Ritari, 517-6676
Moose International is sometimes referred to as the family fraternity. Their past projects have included funding a home for disadvantaged children. They serve as a news haven and help those with elderly in their family. The Moose Service Center nominates promising high school seniors to receive college scholarship money from the state organization. The Moose also select youth from their individual communities to represent them at the Youth Awareness Congress, which is held once a year at each state capitol. One representative from each state goes to Washington D.C. The local Moose Service Center meets on Mondays from 1-3PM at Yukon Jack’s Restaurant on W. Broadway Ave.
Applegate Art Gallery and Guild
The Art Guild is made up of local area artists. Recently they painted the Kiosk at the West Lane Shopping Center. They are also providing an arts scholarship program for High School Children. The Art Guild can be funded through your taxes when you check the Oregon Trust.
Mid-Lane Community Chest
Mary Joe Wade, 935-0948
The Mid-Lane community Chest helps provide emergency assistance (e.g. money for power). They work with youth programs and act as a 501 (c) (3) organization for the Love Project, S.A.N.T.A. and Silver. They are working on changing their set up and how they can provide more services. They are also planning to create a part-time position.
Jenny Ramsey, 485-3521
The Explorer’s Club is a 21st Century Learning Center for school children and the result of a partnership between Fern Ridge Library, Veneta Elementary and the Lane Arts Council. The Explorer’s Club meets on Mondays. They have a home work club, an adventure club and a leadership program. They are funded through Oregon education learning grants. The grant is