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Seniors singles club meets Aug. 6

The Prime Timers Dining Club will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Heidi's Restaurant, 1230 N.E. Cleveland Ave., Gresham.

Singles ages 50 and up are invited to the gathering.

The evening begins with a 6 p.m. social time and is followed by Dutch treat dinner at 6:30 p.m. with a special menu.

For more information, call Pat Ruter at 503-936-5861, email PrimeTimersDning@aol.com or visit PrimeTimersDining Club.com.

Family fun at the feed store

Burns Feed Store will host its customer appreciation event, the 2014 Purina Check-R-Board Days, with door prize drawings, food and family fun, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the store, 29215 S.E. Orient Drive in Gresham.

Along with vendors, free samples and kids’ activities, visitors can register to win one of several prizes, including a 2014 John Deere Gator TS. Don’t miss the performing canine team, Border Collie International or the horse shoeing demonstration.

For more information, call Burns Feed Store at 503-663-3246.

Donations sought for benefit tag sale

If spring cleaning got the better of you and now you’re left with piles of stuff waiting to be donated, the Gresham History Museum will be happy to take the items off your hands.

The museum will host a tag sale Friday and Saturday, July 25-26, with proceeds being split between the museum and Go.Art, a new nonprofit group raising funds for a public art project. Donations of usable items are still being accepted and can be dropped off between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday or 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Gresham History Museum is at 410 N. Main Ave.

For more information, call 503-661-0347.

Gresham Lions Supper Club supports families

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at 400 N.E. Division St., Gresham, the Gresham Lions Supper Club is having its annual garage sale to benefit East County families.

All proceeds will go back into the community, purchasing eye glasses and hearing aids for those in need, supporting My Sister’s House and My Father’s House, providing food and gifts for people during the holidays, and offering scholarship money to three area schools.

Human Solutions partners with United Way

This week, Human Solutions announced it has been chosen as one of 30 organizations to participate in United Way of the Columbia-Willamette’s new Community Strengthening collaborative.

Designed to improve outcomes for low-income children and their families in the four-county (Clackamas, Clark, Multnomah and Washington) region, the group will work together for a period of three years through June 2017.

Each member of the Community Strengthening group will be awarded up to $50,000 per year to complete this work, contingent on the funding United Way receives as an organization to its Breaking the Cycle fund.

Stay involved with SnowCap this summer

There are a number of ways to contribute to SnowCap Community Charities during the summer months.

Here are a few upcoming opportunities:

• Gresham Art Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 19, downtown Gresham. Gresham Ford is collecting peanut butter for SnowCap at its booth on Third Avenue and Miller Street. One jar of peanut butter can make a week’s worth of sandwiches for

hungry kids this summer.

• Drop off back-to-school supplies between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays at SnowCap's donation door, 17788 S.E. Pine St. Needed supplies are listed at www.snowcap.org.

• Volunteers are needed for the Mobile Food Pantry weekly on Thursdays. SnowCap needs a driver and two lifters who also can get signatures.

• Volunteers are needed to work a booth for National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 5, in Corbett.

Email kirsten@snowcap.org to express interest in volunteer opportunities.

Gresham nature photographer announces 2015 calendar

Nancy J. Smith, an Oregon nature photographer, has announced the completion of her 2015 limited edition scenic Northwest calendar.

“Each photo represents a story unto itself,” Smith said in a news release. “I’ve spent countless hours hiking into the deep wilderness in all sorts of weather and under all kinds of conditions to capture the right moment in the right place at a magical time.”

Smith's work will be featured Saturday, July 19, at the Gresham Arts Festival. For more information, visit www.NancyJSmith.com, or call 503-658-4408.


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