Upcoming events address prostate cancer

Legacy Health is hosting two free education events for men to learn about prostate cancer screening and treatment.

Dr. Kent Toland, urologist of The Center for Men's and Women's Urology in Gresham, will talk about the risks and benefits of screening, recommended timeline for screening, and, if cancer is detected, about treatment versus active surveillance.

Meetings will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at McMenamins Edgefield and Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Persimmon Country Club. Free appetizers will be provided. Call 503-335-3500 to register.

Singers sought for Idol contest

Think you've got what it takes to be the first Oregon History Idol? Then enter a new singing contest presented by the Oregon Historical Society and the Portland Trail Blazers.

The individual who is crowned Oregon History Idol will sing the state song, 'Oregon, My Oregon,' at the Blazers game on Oregon's birthday, Tuesday, Feb. 14, against the Washington Wizards.

Interested contestants should come to the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 S.W. Park Ave., Portland, on Sunday, Feb. 12. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m., followed by auditions at 2 p.m. Each contestant will be asked to sing the first stanza of 'Oregon, My Oregon,' and finalists will be selected for a final sing-off.

Contest details can be found at Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions about the contest. 

Legislators to host two town halls

State Reps. Greg Matthews, D-Gresham, and Matt Wand, R-Troutdale, will join Patrick Sheehan, R-Clackamas, and Mike Schaufler, D-Happy Valley, at two bipartisan town halls in February to discuss the 2012 legislative session.

The first town hall will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 4, at Earl Boyles Elementary School, 10822 S.E. Bush St., Portland. The second town hall will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 11, at Happy Valley Elementary School, 13865 S.E. Kind Road, Happy Valley. Both town halls are open to the public.

Bidge work to close I-5 south ramp to I-84 east Saturday night

From 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28-29, Oregon Department of Transportation crews will close the Interstate 5 southbound on-ramp to Interstate 84 eastbound (exit 301) and the Rose Quarter on-ramp to I-5 southbound. Crews will also close the right lane of I-5 southbound from the Broadway Bridge to the Morrison Bridge.

Drivers heading to I-84 eastbound from I-5 southbound will exit I-5 at the Fremont Bridge and take Interstate 405 southbound to I-5 northbound to the I-84 eastbound off-ramp (exit 300).

Drivers in the Rose Quarter area heading to I-5 southbound will take the Broadway on-ramp to I-5 northbound, take the Fremont Bridge to I-405 southbound (exit 302B) to I-5 southbound.

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