Seniors can tee off on Wednesdays

Greenlea Golf Course invites golfers age 55 and older to join a new Wednesday morning group of duffers at the nine-hole executive course in Boring.

The group is open to men and women, with no qualifications required other than a desire for “fun in a friendly competition.” Tee off time is 8:30 a.m. each Wednesday. The nine-hole game also includes long drives, long putts, KPs (closest to the pin), fewest putts and other golf challenges. Green fees are $9, with an additional fee of $1 or less paid to the winner’s cup.

Greenlea Golf Course is at 26736 S.E. Kelso Road in Boring.

For more information, call the course at 503-663-3934.

Using fear to teach women self-defense

The Fairview Police Department is offering free self-defense classes for women and teen girls.

Most self-defense classes are technique based, meaning you learn how to defend yourself from an attack by fighting, kicking and punching.

But police say the main factor in self-defense is learning how to deal with your mind and body’s reaction to the attack, an adrenalin rush of fear.

The class teaches a focus on personal protection and conflict resolution. It’s based on adrenal stress response — the “fight or flight” response that comes with an attack.

In the class, you will work on the ABCs of self defense:

n To recognize signs of an attack and avoid threatening situations before they become dangerous.

n How to avoid attackers by not looking like a victim.

n To use the power of your voice and body language.

n To find and use the power of your fear, and not be paralyzed by it.

n And when all else fails, to protect you and your loved ones with simple and effective, full force techniques.

If you’re interested in attending a class, call Officer Eric Flener at 503-674-6209 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sandy Actors opens season Sept. 13

Sandy Actors Theatre will open its 2013-14 season with Joseph Kesselring’s “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a classic Broadway comedy.

The play will run Sept. 13 through Oct. 6. Shows are held at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays at 17433 Meinig Ave., Sandy.

In the play, a drama critic must deal with his eccentric family and local police in Brooklyn as he debates whether to marry the woman he loves.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for adults 60 and older and students, and $10 for children 11 and younger.

Hearing-assisted devices and wheelchair access are available. To make a reservation, call 503-668-6834. For more information, visit

Celebrate the past and future

East County residents are invited to remember the tales of days gone by and that they are the pioneers of the future.

The 98th annual East Multnomah Pioneer Association Picnic will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Corbett High School’s multipurpose room.

A program about “Mrs. Morgan,” the Corbett telephone operator for more than 20 years back in the day of party lines and crank telephones, will take place at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow for $6.

Family photos will be available from 10-11 a.m. and during lunch for $6 each. Additional pictures are $3 each. The group also will sell historic books.

CPR, AED training at Gresham City Hall

The city of Gresham will host a CPR/AED training program from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Trail Rooms at Gresham City Hall, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. To register, visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Class size is limited.

CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is an emergency procedure performed on people suffering cardiac arrest that provides a continuous flow of oxygen to the lungs and brain until the person regains consciousness or emergency care arrives.

An AED, or automated external defibrillator, is a portable electronic device that uses electricity to help restore heart rhythm. AED’s are so common now, they can be found in local supermarkets, shopping malls and airports for emergency use.

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