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Gresham-Barlow bond committee meets Tuesday

The Gresham-Barlow School District bond measure planning committee will meet from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Center for Advanced Learning, 1484 N.W. Civic Drive, Gresham, Room 220.

The meeting will touch on the results of a school needs priorities assessment, options for capital needs and data about demographics.

The advisory committee uses data compiled by the facilities and instructional planning needs committees and through the community to make bond measure recommendations, if any, to the school board. For more information, call the Gresham-Barlow district office at 503-618-2834.

Reynolds School Board to meet

The Reynolds School Board will meet for a business meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Fairview City Hall Chambers, 1300 N.E. Village St.

ACE Academy will hold a public hearing around 9:10 p.m. to present its request for charter renewal, with Mike Bryant presenting.

Public comment is limited to seven speakers with three minutes each. Those wanting to speak should sign up prior to the start of the meetings. Only public comment on the ACE Adademy renewal will be taken.

For more information, or to request an interpreter or accommodations for persons with disabilities, call Connie Philibert at least 48 hours in advance at 503-661-7200.

Host Japanese students

Mt. Hood Community College is seeking local families to host 15 Japanese students for three weeks in their homes.

A host orientation meeting will be held the evening of Friday, Jan. 25, on campus, at 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham.

The Japanese students, ages 18 to 24, come from Ryukoku University to Mt. Hood to participate in English as a Foreign Language classes held on campus 9 a.m. to noon each weekday, Feb. 16 to March 10.

To give students the best possible experience, the college asks host families to provide breakfast and dinner, and ensure that students have transportation to and from campus.

Host families must speak English while the student is present. An individual bedroom is preferred, and a shared bathroom is acceptable. Host families will receive a stipend to help defray additional household expenses.

Families interested in hosting a student should contact Yoko Sato, part-time Japanese instructor at Mt. Hood and on-site Ryukoku director, before Jan. 18 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Grow your own garden

Mt. Hood Community College is offering “Home Vegetable Gardening Done Right,” a new community education class that will touch on the basics of creating and maintaining your own home garden, both organically and non-organically.

The class will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 18-20 at 26000 S.E. Stark St, Gresham. The cost is $69 or $59 for seniors older than 62. Parking on campus is always free.

Students may register for community education classes such as Home Vegetable Gardening Done Right via fax at 503-491-7390, phone at 503-491-7572, online at my.mhcc.edu or by mail (call for a registration form or pick one up from the winter 2013 issue of College + Community magazine/class schedule).

Planetarium show on the visible and invisible night sky

The monthly planetarium show at Mt. Hood Community College will feature “The Beauty of the Visible and Invisible Night Sky” at 7 and 8:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham.

The program will include a number of dramatic photographs: Ancient supernovae appear brilliant when viewed in X-ray imagery; the Milky Way appears as if it is on fire when viewed from infrared dust map imagery; and huge star-forming regions appear brilliant when looked at from deep red (hydrogen-alpha) imagery.

Admission for the public is $2 and students are free. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions during each 45-minute program. Children are welcome.

Planetarium shows are held the first Monday of each month, October through June. The schedule may be found at mhcc.edu/planetarium.

Individuals requiring accommodations because of a disability should contact the Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 at least two weeks in advance.




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