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MHCC offers women free intro to self-defense

In partnership with the Portland Police Bureau’s Women Strength program, Mt.Hood Community College is offering a free self-defense class for women during November.

The class is aimed at introducing women to tactics that can be used in defending themselves against a variety of threats.

Open to all women and teenage girls, the class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 8 and 15, in the Physical Education Building, Room 139E.

Class registration is limited to 30 students, and spaces usually fill up quickly.

Register online at www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35911.

Women Strength has been providing free self-defense classes and personal workshops to people throughout the Portland area since 1979.

This class is co-sponsored by MHCC Public Safety and the Health and Physical Education Department.

Anderson Martial Arts to offer free bully prevention classes

As part of Bully Awareness Month, Anderson Martial Arts is offering free bully awareness and prevention classes Saturday, Oct. 18, at 301 N.E. Roberts Ave., Gresham.

Classes will be held as follows:

n 1-2 p.m. ages 5-7

n 2-3 p.m. ages 8-10

n 3-4 p.m. ages 11-13

n 4:30-6 p.m. for a family class including parents

All classes will be taught by Dan Anderson, head instructor of Anderson Martial Arts.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 503-775-8596.

Gresham to stage ‘Wizard of Oz’

“The Wizard of Oz” has been enchanting audiences for 75 years as one of the most popular and beloved stories of all time.

The 1939 Hollywood musical extravaganza is now coming to Gresham High School.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City with Gresham High at 7 p.m. Nov. 13-16 and Nov. 20-23.

Tickets will be on sale starting Oct. 5 at http://ghsdrama.yolasite.com/buy-tickets-here.php or by calling 503-674-5516.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

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