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Fairview Police host self defense for women class

The Fairview Police Department is offering a free self-defense for women class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Fairview City Hall Council Chambers, 1300 N.E. Village St., Fairview.

Focused on personal protection and conflict resolution, the course is based around the adrenaline stress response, or flight-or-flight response. Participants should wear comfortable, workout-style clothes.

The class is limited to 20 participants, 18 and older. Priority will be given to Fairview residents and those working in Fairview. All participants are required to sign a waiver and release prior to attending the training.

To register, call the Fairview Police Department between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 503-674-6200. Registration must be received by Saturday, Feb. 2.

Choir Fest raises $4,406 for homeless families

The 13th annual Epiphany Choir Fest, a Jan. 6 benefit, raised $4,406 for the Human Solutions Homeless Families Program, with Pacific Power matching the first $1,500 in donations.

Funds from the Epiphany Fest help ensure that Human Solutions, a Multnomah County organization, can provide emergency shelter 365 days and nights per year to homeless families. In total, about 750 homeless adults and children are sheltered or housed at Human Solutions on any given night.

“We are seeing record demand for emergency shelter and other services, and rely on the community to help sustain critical programs that help homeless families permanently overcome their homelessness and attain self-sufficiency,” said Jean DeMaster, executive director.

“We are so grateful to our local faith partners, who each year contribute their time and talent to the Epiphany Fest and make it so successful.”



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