Powell Valley hosts plant sale

The Powell Valley Garden Club is holding a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Powell Valley Covenant Church, 1335 S.E. 282nd Ave.

The sale will include flowers, trees and shrubs, with all proceeds benefiting SnowCap Community Charities and Sam Barlow High School.

A raffle will be held for a potting bench, greenhouse and wheelbarrow. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.

For more information, call Tamra Hillyard at 503-701-6192.

Petal Pushers offers plant sale

The Petal Pusher Garden Club is holding its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 18630 S.E. Division St., Gresham.

The sale will feature a selection of Japanese maple and dogwood trees, shrubs, vegetables, herbs, tubers, perennials, annuals, natives, hanging baskets and more.

The Petal Pusher Garden Club supports local, state national and world gardening and other philanthropic projects.

SnowCap offers gardening classes

SnowCap Community Charities has three upcoming gardening workshops in its series.

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, the first workshop will focus on crop choices for year-round harvest, methods to stretch the growing season, and weed and pest control techniques.

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, the workshop will focus on container gardening, and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 15, the workshop will focus on nontoxic methods to manage weeds, pests and crop diseases.

All workshops take place at SnowCap Community Garden, adjacent to the SnowCap complex at 17805 S.E. Stark St. For more information, call 503-674-8785, ext. 19, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Republican Women meet May 8

Mt. Hood Republican Women will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at Francis Xavier's Restaurant, 1933 N. E. 181st Ave.

Social hour begins at 11 a.m., with a business meeting at 11:30 a.m. A speaker will follow.

The group meets February through May and September through December, on the second Wednesday of the month at Francis Xavier's. For more information, call 503-666-1957.

Mail carriers collect food donations

Help stamp out hunger by placing a bag of nonperishable food donations by your mailbox the morning of Saturday, May 11, during the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive.

The drive, part of a national effort, will benefit the Oregon Food Bank Network, serving people who are hungry throughout Oregon and in Clark County.

To donate, look for a yellow, plastic degradable food drive bag in the mail the first week of May, fill the bag with nutritious, nonperishable food and place it by your mailbox early Saturday morning. Residents also may drop off food donations at any post office by Wednesday, May 15.

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TOPS brings on new leaders

TOPS (Taking Pounds Off Sensibly) OR 9083 installed its new leaders for the 2013-14 year.

Joan Holt was named the incoming leader, with Juanita Null as co-leader. Nancy Childress was named secretary, and Merelene Delgado was named treasurer.

The group meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Clear Creek Church, 4200 S.E. 182nd St., Gresham. Meetings are focused on weight-related topics and last about one hour.

The first visit is free to the public. For more information, call Joan Holt at 503-665-3363.

Oregon Parks and Rec accepting preservation grants

Interested in attending a preservation-related conference, workshop or training in the next year?

The first-round deadline for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s Oregon Heritage Preservation scholarships is Friday, June 14. The scholarship provides financial assistance for Oregon residents to attend a preservation-related conference, workshop or training in the United States between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. Eligible travel expenses include registration fees, transportation, lodging and meals.

For more information, visit or contact Cara Kaser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-986-0670.

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