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n The Village of Government Camp will light the tree in

the center of town at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Santa will arrive via the new Hoodland fire engine, and free refreshments will be provided by the Huckleberry Inn. Visit Santa on the porch of Govy General.

n The Nutz-N-Boltz Theater Company will present “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Dec. 7-9 and 14-16. For information, reservations or online tickets, visit nnbtheater.com.

n Philip Foster Farm is offering two days of “Christmas in the Country” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9, at the farm, 29912 Highway 211, Eagle Creek.

n Sandy Main Street is conducting another First Friday event in downtown Sandy from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. Included are special prices, entertainment, free food and drinks, and chances to enter contests with nice prizes. For more information, call 503-489-2160 afternoons.

Civic groups

n Sandy Toastmasters, a group that helps its members develop their public speaking and leadership skills, meets from 6:15-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the lower level of Cascadia Village Retirement Community, 39495 Cascadia Village Drive. For more information, contact Dennis Bachman at 503-750-2010 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

n The Sandy Optimist Club meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at the Sandy Senior Center, 38438 Pioneer Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-9542 or go to sandyoptimist.org.

n The Sandy Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Tollgate Inn, 38100 Highway 26. For more information, call 503-668-8287 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

n The Mt. Hood Lions Club gathers at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month for a business meeting at the clubhouse, near Highway 26 and Woodsey Way. The board meets at the same time and place on the first Wednesday, and the club meets for a social gathering at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday at the clubhouse. For more information, call 503-622-4664 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Food assistance

n The Community Church of Sandy offers a free dinner at 6 p.m. every Friday at 39290 Scenic St. For more information, call 503-668-4543.

n Sandy Assembly Of God Church offers a free dinner at 6 p.m. every third Monday at 39800 Highway 26, Sandy. The church also has its food pantry and clothes closet open those nights. For more information, call 503-668-5589.

n St. Vincent de Paul serves a free lunch from noon-2 p.m. every Wednesday at the Sandy Community Action Center, 38982 Pioneer Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-4746.

n The St Michael Catholic Church in Sandy offers a free dinner at 6 p.m. every Saturday at 18090 Langensand Road. For more information, call 503-668-4446.

Support groups

n Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a weight-loss support group, meets from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Clackamas County Bank’s Sunset Community Room, 38935 Proctor Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-0002.

n The evening chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays at Clackamas County Bank’s Sunset Community Room, 38935 Proctor Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-3417.

n Celebrate Recovery meets at 6 p.m. Fridays at Good Shepherd Community Church 28986 S.E. Haley Road in Boring. It’s open to anyone 18 or older who has any hurts, habits or hang-ups. For more information, call 503-663-5050.

n Sandy Principles & Progress, an Al-anon group, meets from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd. For more information, call 503-330-0900.

n District 25 Alcoholics Anonymous’ Sandy Discovery Group meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and the second Saturday of the month, and at 9 a.m. Sundays at Foursquare Church of Sandy, 39300 Dubarko Road. The Sandy group also meets at 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd. The Welches Timberline group meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays for “text studies,” at 6 p.m. Fridays for women, at 5 p.m. Saturday and at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at St. John in the Woods Catholic Church, 24905 E. Woodsey Way, Welches.

n Sandy Sangha is a meditation and discussion group that meets from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays for a period of silent meditation followed by discussion on a variety of topics over tea, at 39641 Scenic St., Sandy. Meditation runs from 6:30-7 p.m. with tea and discussion until 8 p.m. No meditation experience is necessary. For information, call Emilie Cartoun at 503-997-3193 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .