Concert benefits scholarship fund

Rockwood United Methodist Women are presenting “An Afternoon in Music” at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the church, 17805 S.E. Stark St., Portland.

The event will feature Chrisler Hodge with the group Mixture and special guest Yvette Smith.

Donations will benefit the church’s scholarship fund.

Comment on county stormwater management

All residents of Multnomah County are invited to review and comment on the county’s annual report on its stormwater management plan.

The county is responsible for stormwater management on county-owned roadways in Troutdale, Wood Village and Fairview, the county-owned Willamette River bridges and urban pockets of unincorporated Multnomah County. The stormwater management plan is designed to minimize the impact from roadways, development and county operations on water quality.

The plan consists of seven categories of best management practices that provide a comprehensive approach to reduce stormwater pollution. These include activities such as catch basin cleaning, street sweeping, public education, land-use permitting and capital improvements.

The draft 2013 annual report is available online at It summarizes activities for the permit year ending June 30, 2013.

Written public comments can be submitted through Oct. 18 to the Water Quality Program at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1620 S.E. 190th Ave., Portland, 97233.For more information, call Roy Iwai at 503-988-5050 or visit

Bless your pets at St. Aidan’s on Oct. 6

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Gresham is opening its doors to dogs, cats, birds, fish and all other kinds of beasts for its annual blessing of the animals service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.

The event is held in commemoration of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

Volunteers and representatives from Canine Companions for Independent Living and other animal welfare organizations will be on hand with their furry creatures to be blessed during the service.

They will talk about their programs afterward during coffee time.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the blessing with their furry, feathered and scaly pets.

For more information, call Mark Jones, program coordinator, at the church office, 503-252-6128.

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