News briefs for July 27
Salon streaks for foundation
Columbia Gorge Salon and Spa, 205 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, is fundraising for the National Breast Cancer Foundation by 'streaking' hair with pink tinsel. The fundraiser is through streakforcancer.org. People can visit the website and sign up for 12 strands of tinsel, which costs $15. Then, they make an appointment at Columbia Gorge Salon. For additional information, visit columbiagorgesalonandspa.com or call 503-491-1336.
Phony citations raise money
Volunteers will be issuing $5 citations from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 30, to participants during the Relay for Life event at Centennial High School, 3505 S.E. 182nd Ave.
People may be cited for operating a tongue without a license, illegal stop in a food line, trafficking caffeine, wearing pants pockets too high and other charges in good humor.
The Relay for Life, which raises money for the American Cancer Society, runs from noon Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday, July 30-31. Call Tabitha Smith, event chairwoman, at 503-265-8650.
Barn dance, barbecue Aug. 6
A barn dance, barbecue and raffle will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, to raise funds to help Troutdale Police Officer Mike Kellogg, who is battling cancer.
The event will be held at Reynolds High School, 1698 S.W. Cherry Park Road. There will be square dances, circle dances and partner dances with a live old-time string band. All dances will be taught; no experience is necessary.
Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for children; tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $5 for children. Raffle tickets are $3 each, and wristbands are $3 each or two for $5.
Solar power, energy topic of workshop
Solarize Corbett, a grassroots community group working to bring solar energy to Corbett-area communities, invites residents to an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Grange Hall, 37493 Grange Hall Road.
The introductory, one-hour workshop will cover the basics of solar electric power, the incentives and credits that are available, costs and financing and the payback period for the investment. Through a competitive-bidding process, Solarize Corbett selected a contractor, Mr. Sun Solar of Portland, to install all the systems at a discount. Residents can receive a free site assessment from the contractor to determine if their home is a good candidate for solar power. People can sign up through September.