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A St. Mary's High School senior will hold an all-high school dance April 4 to raise money for the neonatal intensive care unit at Rogue Valley Medical Center and Kids Unlimited.

The Black Light ALL High School Dance, organized by Kimberly Meese as a part of her senior project for graduation, lasts from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 4 at Kids Unlimited, 821 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. It is open to all high school students from any school.

Admission is $6 per person. Raffle tickets for $1 also will be available. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Kids Unlimited provides after-school activities, tutoring, homework help and other services for low-income children.

For details about the dance, call 541-621-4858.

Rogue Community College Extended Learning will offer a free 11-week chorus class especially for retirees, although all ages are welcome, beginning April 3 at the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main St.

The only prerequisite is a desire to sing. For more information, call 779-2796.

The city of Central Point Police Department Bike Team was awarded the "Alice B. Toe Clips" award during the 13th annual Alice Awards ceremony sponsored by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) at the Oregon Convention Center on March 22. This is the first time that the "Alice Award" has been presented to a police agency. The were 37 nominees in the statewide competition.

The Central Point Police Bike Team was recognized for its ongoing dedication to bicycle safety, public education and the extensive use of bicycles to police the city of Central Point. The team also provides bicycle safety helmets to children, has conducted three bike rodeos for school-aged kids, lead the annual "Ride of Silence" with the Siskiyou Velo Club, and provided vital support to large community events in the valley.

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance is a nonprofit membership organization working to promote bicycling and improve bicycling conditions in Oregon and Southwest. Washington. Each year, the BTA presents the Alice Award to individuals, businesses and organizations whose work has promoted the use of bicycles and increased the livability of communities.

Compiled from staff reports

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