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Local briefs for Oct. 5

Monnes Anderson files for re-election

Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, filed Tuesday, Oct. 4, to run for a third term as East Multnomah County's state senator. She has served Senate District 25, which includes Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village and Fairview, since 2005.

At 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, she is presenting an overview of the 2011 legislative session at Fairview City Hall, 1300 N.E. Village St.

The meeting is sponsored by the East Metro Economic Alliance. To RSVP, contact Travis Stovall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Senior center hosts fashion show

The Gresham Senior Center will host its annual fall fashion show and luncheon at noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at 600 N.E. Eighth St.

The Dress Barn and the Glass Butterfly are providing the clothing. In addition to lunch, there will also be raffles for quilts, afghans and jewelry, as well as door prizes. Admission is $10 per person, and tickets are on sale.

Call 503-988-4870 for information.

Nesbit to speak at event for Human Solutions

'It's On The House,' Human Solution's ninth annual fundraiser, will take place in Gresham on Wednesday, Oct. 19, and in Portland on Thursday, Oct. 20. 

Both events will feature special guests including Gresham Outlook columnist and local historian Sharon Nesbit, who will speak at the Gresham breakfast, and Dave Salesky, KATU weatherman, who will appear at the Portland luncheon.

A new video about Human Solutions, personal stories from client families and updates about Human Solutions' recent accomplishments and future goals also will be presented.

The annual event is the nonprofit organization's biggest fundraiser. Human Solutions is based in East Multnomah County and provides affordable housing, job training, computer classes, eviction prevention, move-in assistance and other resources to address poverty and/or homelessness.

The Gresham breakfast is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Persimmon Country Club, 500 S.E. Butler Road. The Portland luncheon is from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Benson Hotel, 309 S.W. Broadway.

To RSVP, contact Sara Fisher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-548-0253.