Give blood, save lives

Boring Fire District is hosting a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the fire department, 28665 S.E. Highway 212.

To sign up, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit and enter sponsor code DamascusBoring.

Learning historical preservation

Troutdale Historical Society is offering a Preservation 101 program at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Barn Museum, 732 E. Historic Columbia River Highway.

The event will feature the criteria for listing a property on the National Register of Historic Places.

It also will highlight regulations and standards pertaining to historic properties, helping residents to think creatively about how to preserve historic places in the 21st century.

For more information, visit or call 503-661-2164.

Discover native use of Sagittaria Latifolia

McMenamins Edgefield will hold an Oregon Encyclopedia History Night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale.

Melissa Darby, a principal investigator with Lower Columbia Research and Archaeology, will make a presentation about the Native American use of Sagittaria Latifolia. Darby has worked for more than 30 years as an archaeologist and historian in the Northwest.

For more information, call 503-669-8610 or visit

Coffee shop offers art, programming

Coffee’s On-Gresham will hold an artist meet and greet with Katie West at the café.

The event will run from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at 600 N.W. Eastman Parkway.

For more information, visit West’s website at

Additionally, Coffee’s On-Gresham will offer a presentation, “Marketing With A Vision,” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the café.

Seating is limited. RSVPS at

Coffee’s On-Gresham has moved to its second charity in its “Twelve Months of Giving” program, Multnomah County Animal Shelter.

Hope and Healing seminar

Author and speaker Freda Emmons will share her story of overcoming abuse and depression at a seminar at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27.

The event will be held in Town and Gown Hall at Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham.

Sponsored by the NAVS group, the event will include a free dinner for Mt. Hood students. Emmons is the author of “Flame of Healing: A Daily Journey of Healing from Abuse and Trauma.”

For more information, visit

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