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Local news briefs for Sept. 28

Glendoveer needs help with trail maintenance

Metro officials heard loud and clear last month how much the neighbors of Glendoveer Golf Course love the property's 2-mile fitness trail.

Now the agency is inviting the public to lend a hand maintaining the trail. An informal group called 'Friends of Glendoveer' is organizing a work party from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 16, to help spread bark chips on parts of the trail.

Metro is considering changing elements of the course, such as reducing the number of holes or turning the indoor tennis courts into an event space, as a way to cut expenses and increase revenue.

During an August meeting on the proposed changes, neighbors came out in force encouraging Metro to not change a thing, but to better maintain what is there now.

Located just west of 148th Avenue between Northeast Halsey and Glisan streets, Glendoveer includes two 18-hole golf courses, four covered tennis courts and a 2-mile fitness trail circling the property. The Ringside Steakhouse, along with a pro shop, clubhouse and driving range, are also located on the property.

Volunteers for the work party will meet in the parking lot next to the Ringside restaurant.

Metro councilors are expected to decide how to proceed with the proposed changes later this year.

ADHD discussed at meeting

Dr. John Calcagno, a Gresham pediatrician and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) expert, will talk about the early diagnosis and treatment of ADHD at a free seminar from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Cascade Building at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, 24700 S.E. Stark St.

Dr. Calcagno will present study data, treatment options and local referral information.

Laurel Marshall, a marriage and family therapist with a special interest in helping families with children who have ADHD, will discuss methods that parents and teachers can use to help their children.

The seminar is for educational purposes only. Visit addresources.org or call 253-759-5085 for information.

Hospice invites public to participate with video

Mt. Hood Hospice is planning a memorial video for its Dec. 3 Time of Remembering, which honors loved ones during the holiday season.

Those wishing to remember a loved one at the event are invited to submit a photo of the person by Nov. 16 to Mt. Hood Hospice at P.O. Box 1269, Sandy, or by email to e.cartoun@mthoodhos

pice.org.

For more information about the video and event, call Emilie Cartoun 503-668-5545.

Troutdale offers rec programs

The city of Troutdale is offering recreation programs throughout the fall and reminds East County residents to register before the deadlines.

The programs include oil painting, dancing, soccer, karate, guitar lessons and after-school science classes. Most programs start the first week of October. To view the recreation guide, visit troutdaleoregon.gov or call 503-674-7206.