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PCC Community Fair to Spotlight Programs, Entertainment
Photos and Story by James Hill
ROCK CREEK CAMPUS – Learn about your local community college the fun way. Portland Community College’s Community Fair, presented by KinderCare, Hillsboro Aviation and KOIN-TV, will provide a variety of exciting activities, from educational offerings to exciting entertainment. Community Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 at the Rock Creek Campus, located at 17705 N.W. Springville Road, just off of 185th Avenue. There will be plenty of opportunity for the community to learn of the advantages of starting a four-year degree or training for a new career at PCC while enjoying a wide range of entertainment.This year, the Northwest Afrikan American Ballet and the Latin-American dance group Milagros Bailadores will showcase their high-energy style. The Northwest Afrikan American Ballet will have two performances in the Forum Theater at 11:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Plus, there will be farm livestock available for viewing, a helicopter drop at 2 p.m. with prizes for kids, horse-drawn wagon rides, clowns, jugglers, face painters, balloon artists and dance groups."It’ll be a day for the whole family, packed with fun and entertainment for people of all ages,"said Jan Coulton, director of the PCC Foundation. "We’ll be sharing our campus for everyone to explore. And, don’t forget the farm where we’ll have cute critters available for the children to pet. That’s always a crowd-pleaser. No matter what your interest is, there will be something for everyone."The day will highlight opportunities to gain transfer credits at a much lower cost. PCC faculty will be on hand to provide information to the public about career and job training opportunities. It will be helpful to high school seniors looking to start college and to older adults looking to return to school. Highlighted two-year training programs include auto collision repair, diesel service, aircraft or landscape technology, nursing, ophthalmic technology, early childhood education, computer technology and much more. In addition, people can get help with job-search skills like writing resumes and applications and developing interviewing techniques.Come join the fun at this year’s Community Fair at the PCC Rock Creek Campus, a mere 10 minutes from downtown Portland. Also, Tri-Met’s line 52 will head straight to the Rock Creek Campus and people can ride the bus from the S.W. 185th Max Station. For more information, call 503-977-4382.