Briefs on local events
Fill the Boot this Saturday
The Woodburn Fire District is supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association through its Fill the Boot event Saturday.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., firefighters will be collecting donations at the Interstate 5 northbound and southbound ramps.
Donations go to MDA.
Bike for Bread on Sept. 28
The French Prairie Kiwanis Club is sponsoring Bike for Bread, a fundraiser for AWARE Food Bank on Sept. 28.
The ride, which is held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., will start and end at the Woodburn High School and there are three different rides to choose from.
The kids distance ride will cover one mile all on and around the high school grounds. The cost is $6.
The five mile ride, which goes to Hubbard and back, costs $15.
The 24-mile ride, which will have one rest stop, costs $30.
Day-of registration is open from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
For more information, contact Dave Howard at 503-982-5376.
MERIT program offers sessions in Woodburn
The Salem-based Microenterprise Resources, Initiatives and Training (MERIT) program, which supports Latino entrepreneurs, will offer courses in Woodburn.
Informational sessions will be held Thursday at Maps Credit Union from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Monday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the PGE Community Room.
The course, Explore and Define Your Business, begins Sept. 25.
For more information, call 971-209-2996.
Restaurant raising funds for vets memorial
A meal out to Topaz Bistro Restaurant, 3519 Third St., Hubbard, on Sept. 12 (prime rib night) would not only mean a tasty meal, but it would mean supporting the Marion E. Carl Veterans Memorial parking lot project.
Owners Mitche and Tami Graf will donate a portion of their sales that day to Hubbard Parks Improvement Committee to help fund a new small parking lot.
This parking lot will be located next to the completed Veterans Memorial in Wolfer Will Greenway Park in Hubbard.
To make a reservation, call 503-902-0202.