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News briefs for Oct. 15, 2011

Crafts fair set at college

Anyone looking for a perfect holiday decoration or gift is invited to stop by Mt. Hood Community College between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, for the Kerri Foland Scholarship Craft Fair.

The fair will feature items from local artists such as pottery, paintings, photography, jewelry, wind chimes, purses and more. Visitor parking on campus will be complimentary. The Kerri Foland scholarship provides funds for students in Mt. Hood's Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program.

Mayoral candidate Brady to address East Portland Chamber

Portland mayoral candidate Eileen Brady, co-founder of New Seasons grocery chain and a longtime sustainability advocate, will address the East Portland Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the lower level Education Center B of Adventist Medical Center, 10123 S.E. Market St., Portland. The event is open to the public.

Brady is the first of three Portland mayoral candidates scheduled to address the chamber. She will talk about job creation, economic development and transportation, all topics of interest to the East Portland business community.

Call to action for victims of human trafficking

The American Association of University Women invites the public to an informational and inspirational call to action for victims of human trafficking at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the Gresham Evening Events Center, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave.

Attorney Lila Lee and the Rev. Sara Fischer will share their knowledge and experience in dealing with victims of the human trafficking epidemic, including the reasons why Portland has become a hub.

Lee, executive director of the Council for Prostitution Alternatives, is also the founder and executive director of Save a Survivor's Smile, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring the smile of sex industry survivors who have suffered dental damage through the violence of johns and pimps.

Fischer of Saint David of Wales Church is associated with Rehab's Sisters, a provider of hospitality for marginalized women.

Rockwood Library closing Nov. 28-30 for carpet installation

Because of production and delivery issues of the new carpet to be installed at the Rockwood Library, the branch will close for three days in November instead of October.

The library and book drop will close Nov. 28-30, instead of Oct. 24-26 as originally scheduled.

During the closure for new carpet installation, items may be returned to any other Multnomah County library. The closest branches are Midland at 805 S.E. 122nd Ave. and Fairview-Columbia at 1520 N.E. Village St. in Fairview.

Books being held for patrons also will not be able to be picked up during the closure. Patrons can pick up their on-hold books after the new carpet is installed. Book holds also will not expire during the closure.

The Rockwood branch will reopen at its regular time Thursday, Dec. 1.