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Sherwood High School Silent Auction Benefit: The Sherwood High School Advisory Council will hold its first ever Benefit Silent Auction at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Tualatin Country Club.

The focus of this event is to serve the school to enhance the quality of our students education through scholarship offerings, support of academic activities, recognition of scholastic achievement and other programs and for other projects which are designed to also enrich the school life of our students. Since the SHS PAC is a non-profit and exclusively volunteer based organization, all donated items and funds provide assistance directly to classrooms and the school's music and arts programs. Some of the auction items available include:

• Cases of wine from various local wineries

• A five-pack pass of ski lift tickets to Hoodoo Ski Resort

• Dinner for two at Hunter's Ridge Grill in Sherwood

• A gift basket of goodies from What Goes Around Comes Around

• Four tickets to Portland Trail Blazers games in section 103 with parking pass

• A custom-made solid wood Craftsman style exterior front door with sidelites

• Two group round-trip airport shuttle rides

• Framed art

• A group wine tasting excursion with shuttle service

• An all-leather Portland Trail Blazers fan jacket

• A one-week stay during Sherwood's spring break at the Trendwest/Worldmark Resort in Victoria British Columbia

• A two-night stay at Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott on the Columbia River at Portland North Harbor.

• Art and crafts made by local students

• The opportunity to directly sponsor a department at Sherwood High School

For more information, visit www.sherwood.k12.or.us.

Please send your RSVP to: Sherwood High School, Attn: PAC Black and White By Moonlight, 16956 S.W. Meinecke Road, Sherwood, 97140.

Arts and Entertainment

Library Events and News: Tote bags are now available from the Friends of the Sherwood Public Library.

Help support the Friends of the Sherwood Public Library by picking up a snazzy red tote bag the next time you are in the library.

The tote bags are made of the same sturdy fabric as the black book bags you can borrow, but you don't have to give it back! They cost $10 each and are great for hauling around books, groceries and so much more.

Each bag has two sturdy handles, a Velcro closure, side pocket and is printed with the saying 'So many books, so little time.'

• The Sherwood Library will be open regular hours (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) on President's Day, Monday, Feb. 18.

• Read to the Dogs - Read to the library dogs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. Call ahead to reserve a 30-minute spot or to make sure Malcolm or Tucker is here and free to read with you.

Auditions for the Sherwood Chorale and Children's Chorus: Want to try out for the Sherwood Chorale or Children's Chorus? Auditions will start at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Sherwood Senior Center.

Call Robyn Folsom at 503-869-7850 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up an appointment time.

For more information, visit www.vpafoundation.org.

Concert to benefit Sherwood High: Renowned pianist Michael Allen Harrison will play a benefit concert for Sherwood High School at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14 at the Sherwood High School.

For Your Health

Changing from the inside out:

When life feels balanced, the urge for chocolate chip cookies and fatty foods diminishes.

This class can help you restore your body's balance by identifying thoughts and feelings that create unhealthy eating and activity patterns.

In this group setting you will share your stories and unravel the complex path that has led to emotional eating.

The class meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 14 through March 17.

The skills practiced in the group will help you:

• Discover how unmet needs create emotional barriers.

• Feel and release the emotions that have caused you to make unhealthy choices.

• Listen to your body, which improves overall self-care.

• Create a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.

This class meets at the conference center, Providence Newberg Medical Center. The cost is $195 or $65 for Providence Health Plan members. To register call 503-475-6595 or visit www.providenc e.org/classes.

Diabetes and Heart Disease: Join David Barker, M.D., internationally-renowned physician and researcher from Southhampton, England on this informative talk about diabetes and heart disease.

Presented by George Fox University and Providence Newberg Medical Center, the class meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Hoover Lecture Hall, Room 105, George Fox University.

This class is free. For more information, call 503-537-1673.

Baby...Maybe? Are you contemplating parenthood? Join Cynthia Caraballo, M.D., for this insightful talk about what to expect when you're expecting.

The class meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 in the conference center at Providence Newberg Medical Center.

This class is free. To register, call 503-537-1673.

Politics and History

Republican Party get-together: The Washington County Republican Party, Sherwood precincts, will hold its Precinct Net Get-Together at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Island Green Golf Club.

Get-Togethers are excellent opportunities for Sherwood Republicans to connect with other local Republicans, meet local candidates, get information on issues, and if citizens want to get involved they can find out how to do that at the Sherwood Precinct Net Get-Together.

For more information, visit the Washington County Republican Party Web site at www.washcorep.org.

History Workshop: The Sherwood Heritage Center will host another history workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 in the Morback House Museum in Old Town Sherwood.

This workshop will concentrate on the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

Do you have any good stories about Sherwood or the surrounding area? We would like to hear them. Bring pictures and our crack history technicians who belong to the Sherwood Field Study Team will scan them on the spot. All of the data gathered will be in Volume II of the Sherwood History book.

You may schedule an interview by calling 503-625-9026, or drop by anytime that day.

King City/Tigard Republic Women's Club meeting: The King City/Tigard Republican Women's Club will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Hi Hat Restaurant, 11530 S.W. Pacific Hwy., Tigard.

Guest speaker will be Matt Wingard, the Republican candidate for State Representative District 26.

The business meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by lunch and Wingard's remarks at about 11:30 a.m.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information call Margaret Smith at 503-682-1269, or Sue Miller at 503-201-5107 for reservations. The cost of the lunch is $7.50.

Monthly meetings of the organization are held the second Tuesday of each month.

Flea Markets and Bazaars

The Rebekah Lodge flea market: The Rebekah Lodge will host its first flea market of 2008, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2.

As usual there will be food and beverages for your enjoyment. This market will also have a 'Going Out of Business Sale' for one of the antique shops that recently closed, as well as other vendor tables. Be sure to look at the Rebekah table for 25 cent clothes in excellent shape.

Nature and Gardening

Bluebird recovery: The Prescott Bluebird Recovery Project will hold an informational meeting for interested new volunteer bluebird trail monitors, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 9 at Champoeg State Heritage Area Visitor's Center.

Come to learn about bluebird and bluebird nestbox monitoring and to volunteer as a monitor to visit bluebird nestboxes weekly during the spring and summer of 2008. Monitors are especially needed for the Newberg, Sherwood and McMinnville areas.

For directions visit www.pr escottbluebird.com.

For more information call 503-246-7920.

Tea and Talk with 'Clematis for Small Spaces' author: On Feb. 23, Raymond Evison will be at Al's Garden Center in Sherwood for a 'Talk and Tea.' Raymond will talk about his new book, 'Clematis for Small Spaces,' a book that introduces a new generation of clematis, a generation of high-performance plants for patios, decks, balconies and boarders.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet the man who is the leading producer of young clematis in the world.

Registration is required by Saturday, Feb. 16. You can register online at /www.als-gardencenter.com, or by calling Al's Garden Center in Sherwood at 503-726-1162. The event is free.

Growing Gorgeous Roses: At 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Al's Garden Center, 16920 S.W. Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood, you can learn to fill your garden with roses from June to October.

Learn how to grow and care for these classic garden beauties. Learn all the basics, when and how to prune, how to fertilize and how to plant. Also, attend this class and learn about some of the speakers favorite roses.

Rich Baer will speak at this event. Registration is not required to attend the event. The seminar is free and is open to the public.

Perennial Bowls and Baskets: Presented by Terra Nova Nurseries and Al's Garden Center, this seminar will show some great ideas for perennial bowls and baskets.

Join Al's expert Judy Alleruzzo and Larry Finley from Terra Nova Nurseries at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 at Al's Garden Center, 16920 SW Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood, as they show us some great perennial plant combinations for containers and baskets.

Purchase your plants and containers at Al's and stay after class from 2 to 5 p.m. to plant. Al's will provide a place to plant and soil and fertilizer is on Al's.

Registration is not required. The seminar is free and open to the public.

2008 Yard, Garden and Patio Show: Featuring more than 65 hours of free seminars and demonstrations, the 2008 Yard, Garden and Patio Show presented by ProGrass will take place Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15-17 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Marking its 21st anniversary, this annual consumer gardening event brings new, innovative ideas and products to gardening enthusiasts throughout the Portland metro area.

The Yard, Garden and Patio Show is the only garden and outdoor living event produced by local growers and gardening experts.

Soak up gardening knowledge from more than 30 leading national and Pacific Northwest gardening experts at the show's free educational seminars.

Featured speakers include:

• Steve Lorton, most recently the northwest bureau chief of 'Sunset Magazine,' who will share stories from his 33-year odyssey into gardens around the world in the seminar, 'My Life in Other People's Gardens.' Steve will also share ideas for creating eye-popping containers that take art to a new level in his 'Fearless Gardening with Containers' seminar.

The show runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16; and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Portland. Admission is $11 for adults and free for children 12 and younger accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the show door. Advance ticket purchase information will be available in the coming weeks.

For more information, call 800-342-6401 or visit www.ygp show.com.