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Grant applications available for cultural events

Multnomah County Cultural Coalition is accepting grant applications through April for cultural events, programs and organizations. Grants can be used for a variety of programs, as long as they’re open to the public.

All nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for the grants, which run up to $2,000, but nonprofit status is not required.

The deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, April 15. For more information, visit racc.org/countyapps.

Historical fishing event set for March 17

The Troutdale Historical Society is again hosting its Early Fishing on the Columbia River program, back by popular demand.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, Steve Lehl, a Columbia River Gorge historian, and Chuck Rollins, president of the Crown Point Country Historical Society, will make a presentation.

Held at The Barn Museum, 732 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, the event will feature light refreshments. The event is free, but donations will be accepted.

For more information, call the Troutdale Historical Society at 503-661-2164 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Farm and ranch awards available

The Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program is accepting applications for its 2013 century and sesquicentennial awards through Wednesday, May 1.

Oregon families who have continuously farmed portions of their family acreage for the past 100-150 years are invited to apply.

Successful applicants will receive a personalized certificate with acknowledgment by the governor and the director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, a durable metal roadside sign to identify the family’s farm or ranch as having historic century or sesquicentennial status and a special ceremony and reception at the Oregon State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The Oregon Century Farm and Ranch application and program guidelines are available at oregonfb.org/programs/century-farm-ranch, or by contacting Sharon Leighty at

503-400-7884 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meet the Easter bunny at 25th annual egg hunt

Wood Village will host its 25th annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, March 30.

The Easter bunny will arrive by helicopter at 9:30 a.m., with egg hunts starting at 10 a.m., at the Donald L. Robertson City Park, 24300 N.E. Halsey St.

The hunts will be divided into categories for children ages 3-4, 5-6 and 7-9. In honor of the event’s 25th year, there will be 24,000 eggs filled with candy and 1,000 eggs filled with prize tickets.

The free event is made possible by Wood Village Walmart, Advanced Metal and Wire, Wood Village 76 Station, Brahser’s Auto Body, Eagles No. 4515 and volunteers from The Chapel, Reynolds High School and Cub Scout Troop 717.

For more information, visit ci.Wood-Village.or.us.

MHC holds dance team send-off event

The Mt. Hood Conference Dance Team State Send-off and Sponsor Appreciation Night is at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Gresham High School, 1200 N. Main Ave. The teams that will be performing include Gresham, Barlow, Centennial, Reynolds and David Douglas. The Portland State dance team will have a guest performance. This is a chance for people to see the local dance teams perform their state routines, as they will be competing at the OSAA State Championships March 13-16. This is a free event but donations are welcome.