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Sandy gets ready to party Friday night

Downtown businesses have a lot of activities and surprises to offer on First Friday

The first First Friday of the year will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, April 1. The downtown event will occur on the first Friday of each month from April to November, according to Tracy Brown, Sandy Main Street coordinator.

First Friday events are sponsored by Sandy Main Street, and give local residents an opportunity to visit many of Sandy's businesses under ideal conditions.

Participating businesses will have a variety of promotions to gain the ears and eyes of potential customers.

In addition to some sale prices, downtown-core businesses will promote their products and services with wine and food tastings, giveaways, art exhibits, special entertainment and raffle drawings.

Look below to see what each participating business is offering during this 'Spring Into Town' event.

For more information, call Brown at 503-668-4886.

April's First Friday participants

Chariteas, 38687 Proctor Blvd., new menu items, including free samples of ice cream sandwiches.

Dita's Chocolates, 38915 Proctor Blvd., free samples of wine and chocolates.

Double Dragon restaurant, 39131 Pioneer Blvd., Family special: Order two to feed three or four people.

Gifts of Past to Present, 38525 Proctor Blvd., free wine tasting, in-store specials.

Humble Bee Garden Supply, 39110 Proctor Blvd., special in-store prices.

Irie Tribe Glass and Gifts, 38590 Pioneer Blvd., 10 percent off all products.

Prudential Northwest Properties, 39460 Proctor Blvd., free property investment profile or comparative market analysis and buyer prequalification.

Rapid Fire Arms, 39120 Proctor Blvd., free background checks.

Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, 38963 Pioneer Blvd., refreshments during artists' reception for Anna Mae Lindsey and Caren Topliff.

Sandy Liquor Store, 38755 Pioneer Blvd., liquor tasting, in-store specials and giveaway drawing.

Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., library coffee house, 7-9 p.m., with The Portland Guitar Duo using authentic guitars from the 19th century, free desserts from Tollgate Bakery.

Sandy River Brewery and Public House, 38773 Proctor Blvd., one free Happy Hour appetizer with purchase of two drinks.

Sandy Tech, 39570 Pioneer Blvd., discount coupons and video games to play or watch.

Some Bookstore in Sandy, 39080 Pioneer Blvd., drawing for a first-edition hardcover book.

Sparky's Pizza, 38966 Proctor Blvd., special in-store discounts on pizzas and slices.

The Beer Den, 38905 Proctor Blvd., two free beer samples, select beers on sale.

The Crossing restaurant, 39024 Proctor Blvd., special discount on two dinners.

Two Brothers Mexican and BBQ restaurant, 38786 Pioneer Blvd., free barbecue pork loin tasting and special deal on two dinners.

Wall Street Pizza, 39041 Proctor Blvd., free garlic rolls and special deal on two slices of pizza.