The Columbia Press 8 August 6, 2021 Events Multi-faceted performance focuses on early 1900s ‘newsies’ “Newsroom Dance The- ater,” an audience-partic- ipation song-and-dance event that harkens back to the early 1900s, will be per- formed at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, at Astoria Market Square on 12th Street be- tween Duane and Exchange streets. Style included in the Spar- row Dance Company per- formance include Charles- ton, ragtime, and theatrical comedy. The audience will follow the narrator and news- ies (old-timey “paperboys”) on an adventure of true love and a villain’s demise. Audi- ence participation is part of the show. The script was written by Julia Gingerich, choreo- graphed by Sarah Cohen and sponsored by Astoria Sunday Market. Attendees to the free Liberty Theatre hosts block party A scene from “Newsroom Dance Theater.” show are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Shipwrecked festival raises funds for United Way Shipwrecked Music Fes- tival, a fundraiser for the United Way of Clatsop County, is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, in the amphithe- ater at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds, 92937 Wal- luski Loop, Astoria. Performers are The Hackles, Holiday Friends, Public Nuisance, Shan- non Curtis, Bart Budwig, and Mike Izon. There will be prize drawings between each performance. Food and drink vendors in- clude Sasquatch Sandwich, It’s All Greek to Me, Monte Alban, and Kim’s Dough- 2Go, Buoy Beer, Pilot House Distilling, Buddha Kat Win- ery, and Lost Lizard Roast- ing. The festival is co-spon- sored by Lum’s Auto Center and Buoy Beer Co. Tickets are $40 for adults, which includes two alcohol- ic or nonalcoholic bever- ages; $20 for those age 13 to 20, which includes two nonalcoholic beverages; and free for children 12 and younger. VIP access is $65 and in- cludes beverages, exclusive entry to the VIP lounge, a 25 percent discount on event swag and a ticket for a drawing valued at $100 or more. Tickets are available at clatsopunitedway.org. Free music and dance are on the ticket for an outdoor event on 12th Street be- tween Commercial and Duane streets. The three-hour “end of intermission” party begins at 4 p.m. Satur- day, Aug. 7. Perform- ers are Brian Boveniz- er & New Old Stock, a local surf-country Courtesy Liberty Theatre and folk group, 4 p.m.; Sparrow Dance Liberty Theatre at 12th and Commer- Company, 5 p.m.; and cial streets in downtown Astoria. The Builders & The Butchers, a Northwest folk-rock and drinks, including beer and group, at 6 p.m. There will be wine for adults, will be avail- games for children, and food able for sale. College news Master’s degree Emily Townsend of Astoria earned a master’s degree in teaching and learning from the University of Iowa. Bachelor’s degrees Two local students graduat- ed last month from Gonzaga University, a private Jesuit Catholic college in Spokane, Wash. Caroline Kotson of Astoria received a bachelor’s degree in human physiology and graduated summa cum laude. Bradley Rzewnicki of Warrenton earned a bache- lor’s degree in human phys- iology. Clayne Williams of Asto- ria graduated from East- ern New Mexico University with a bachelor’s degree on May 15. Mitchell Geisler of Asto- ria earned a degree in en- gineering from George Fox University in Newberg. Jackson Januik of Gear- hart earned a degree in management from George Fox University. Dean’s list Matt Grauff of Astoria, an electrical engineering ma- jor at Grove City College in Pittsburgh, has been named to the dean’s list with dis- tinction for the spring 2021 semester. Tatiana Baker, a special education major from War- renton, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Coastal Carolina Univer- sity in Conway, S.C.