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Events

• Smoky Hearth Restaurant, Bar and Grill is partnering with Abundant Life Church in Sandy to sponsor a free meal on Christmas Eve. To ask to be a part of the holiday meal, call 503-658-8271.

Art

• The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is featuring the art work of students from Firwood Elementary School throughout December. Their work is on display 9 a.m.-4 p.m. seven days a week, at the chamber visitor center, 38963 Pioneer Blvd.

Theater

• Sandy Actors Theatre presents 'A Tuna Christmas,' a holiday comedy, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays until Dec. 18. at 17433 Meinig Ave., located behind Ace Hardware. Ticket at $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and students and $10 for children 12 and under. For reservations, call 503-668-6834.

• Nutz-n-Boltz Theater in downtown Boring presents 'Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol,' a twist on the Dickens classic. In this humorous yet poignant stage play, four seasoned actors play 16 separate characters. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Dec. 9-18, with a 3 p.m. matinee each Saturday. For information, visit nnbtheater.com.

Civic groups

• The Sandy Optimist Club meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday at the Sandy Senior Center, 38438 Pioneer Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-9542 or go to sandyoptimist.org.

• The Sandy Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month in the upstairs conference room of the Sandy Community Center, 38438 Pioneer Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-8287 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• Sandy Toastmasters, a group that helps its members develop their public speaking skills and leadership skills, meets 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..

• The Sandy Kiwanis meets on the first and third Thursdays every month at 6:30 p.m. at Stephanie's Cafe, 39024 Proctor Blvd., Sandy.  For more information, call 503-880-1029 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Business

• The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce will have its holiday luncheon at noon Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the Sandy Fire annex building, across Bruns Avenue from the fire station. The Sandy High School Jazz Choir will perform. For more information, call 503-668-4006.

Support groups

• The morning chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a weight-loss support group, meets 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Clackamas County Bank's Sunset Community Room, 38935 Proctor Blvd. For more information, call SuAnne at 503-668-0002.

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

• 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.

• The Sandy Sangha Meditation and Discussion Group meets Wednesday evenings at Mt. Hood Hospice Office, 39641 Scenic St., Sandy. Use the west entrance. The door is locked at 5:55 p.m., so plan to arrive by 5:45 p.m. The schedule includes: 6:30-7 p.m., sitting meditation (zazen); 7-8 p.m. reading and discussion. No experience is necessary. You are welcome to just sit or simply discuss. For more information, call Emilie at 503-997-3193 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• Sandy Principles and Progress, a new Al-anon group, will meet 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd. For more information, call 503-330-0900.

• 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 p.m. for Wednesday night 'text studies,' at noon Thursdays, at 7 p.m. Fridays, at 5 p.m. Saturday and at 7 p.m. Sundays at St. John in the Woods Catholic Church, 24905 E. Woodsey Way, Welches.

Government

• The Sandy City Council meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month at Sandy City Hall, 39250 Pioneer Blvd. For meeting agendas or more information, go to cityofsandy.com.

• The Villages at Mt. Hood board of directors meets at 4 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. For agendas or more information, go to thevillagesatmthood.com.

• The Firwood CPO/ Wildcat Mountain Neighbors Association meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Firwood Fire Station, 24545 Firwood Road, Sandy.  For more information, call Marge Stewart, 503-668-8797, or Jerry Hein, 503-826-8448.

• The Eagle Creek-Barton CPO meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Eagle Creek Fire Department on Highway 211 near Judd Road. For more information, contact Charlene DeBruin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• The Boring CPO meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Boring Fire Station, 28655 Highway 212, Boring.  For more information, call Chairman Steve Bates at 503-663-6271.

• The Oregon Trail School District board of directors meets at 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month except July. For locations, meeting agendas or more information, go to ortrail.k12.or.us.

• The Advisory Board to the Sandy and Hoodland Public Libraries meets 4:30-6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the City of Sandy City Hall Conference Room. City Hall is located at 39250 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. To confirm the meeting place and time each month, call 503-489-2168.

• The Boring Water District Board of Commissioners meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the water district office, 28577 Wally Road, Boring; enter driveway across Highway 212 from the Boring Post Office.  Public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 503-663-4594.

Food assistance

• 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.

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

• St. Michael's Church offers a free dinner at 6 p.m. every Saturday at 18090 S.E. Langensand Road. For more information, call 503-668-4446.