Relay for Life set this weekend

A Forest Grove summertime staple — the American Cancer Society fundraiser Relay for Life — returns to the Neil Armstrong Middle School track July 13 and 14 beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.

According to the event's website, as of Tuesday there were 29 teams and 297 individuals set to participate. Eldena VanderZanden was the top fundraiser with $4,135 in pledges. Helen Herrold was second with $3,150 and Adam Silva was third with $2,420.

Relayers walk or run around the school track for 48 continuous hours, garnering support for cancer research. Event chairwoman is Dawn Andresen. For more information, contact Andresen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-515-3719.

New Curves owner hosts open house

Gretchen Keefer of Gaston, who purchased the Forest Grove Curves franchise from Dan and Juli Wilson in May, is hosting an open house Wednesday, July 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. The business is at 1929 21st Ave. in Forest Grove.

Attendees will be able to take advantage of 10-minute chair massages, taste Curves snack bars in various flavors and have their body mass index checked during the four-hour event.

Keefer said the women-only fitness center, which touts a 30-minute, full body workout, is "getting some new people coming and some former people coming back" since changing hands two months ago. The local Curves is open Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon. It closes those days between 1:30 and 3:30 as well.

Nature preservers needed

The Nature Conservancy seeks volunteers to help with separate family-friendly work parties this Saturday, July 13, at Yamhill Oaks Preserve near McMinnville and at Miami River Preserve adjacent to Tillamook Bay.

These wetlands are home to northern red-legged frog, chum salmon, peregine falcon and other at-risk wildlife. Volunteers will remove yellow flag iris, English ivy and more.

Please bring hiking shoes, a day pack, lunch, water bottles and layers of clothing.

For information, call 503-802-8100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hearing clinic opens

Pacific University's School of Audiology has opened Pacific EarClinic, a new audiology clinic, on its Hillsboro Campus. The clinic operates Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The clinic is located at 333 S.E. 7th Ave., in Suite 4150 on the fourth floor of the Tuality 7th Avenue Medical Plaza, next to Tuality Community Hospital.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Pacific EarClinic at 503-352-2692 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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