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Adopt a pet this weekend

Petsmart Charities of Gresham will hold a National Pet Adoption weekend Friday through Sunday, Feb. 22-24, that will help benefit one of its new partner organizations, Second Chance Companions.

Second Chance Companions is a no-kill animal rescue nonprofit organization based out of Battle Ground, Wash.

Along with finding homes for countless animals, through small grant programs, Second Chance Companions has been able to assist pet owners in the cost of spay and neutering pets.

The organization also is a partner with Animeals, a group that provides pet food to individuals with pets who are using the Meals on Wheels program.

Recently, Petsmart charities has agreed to partner with Second Chance Companions to keep cats in their pet adoption area.

During the national adoption weekend, Petsmart will make $35 donations for every cat adopted. Additionally, the new pet parent will receive a booklet of coupons for discounts on pet care.

The cost of adopting cats from Petsmart varies from $35 to $100, based on the age of the cat (kittens are more expensive). All cats adopted through the organization are spayed or neutered, are current on their shots and have a microchip.

Visit SCCPETS.com for opportunities to adopt, volunteer or donate.

Meet East County city councilors

The Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center will hold a governmental affairs forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Persimmon Country Club, 500 S.E. Butler Road, Gresham.

The lunch event will feature the newest East County city councilors and a Q and A about business-related topics.

Speakers include Gresham City Councilors Jerry Hinton, Mike McCormick and Mario Palmero, and Troutdale Councilor John Wilson.

The cost is $20 for members and $35 for nonmembers (includes lunch). Registration is required by Feb. 22 on the chamber website, greshamchamber.org.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-665-1131.

First Friday Art Walk slated

Troutdale hosts a First Friday Art Walk on March 1, featuring music, art and wine. Art Walk hours are 5-9 p.m., and most Historic Troutdale merchants along Historic Columbia River Highway participate in the event.

For more information, visit facebook.com/pages/Troutdale-First-Friday-Art-Walk.