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Power of the Pen series continues

The Power of the Pen series will continue on the first Wednesday of each month with readings and book signings by local authors at Courtyard Fountains, 1545 S.E. 223rd Ave.

The public is invited to join Courtyard Fountains residents at 1:45 p.m. for wine and hors d’oeuvres followed by 2 p.m. readings and book signings by the following local authors:

• Jan. 8 — Helen Wand, who was raised in the rugged hills of the Columbia River Gorge, will read from her historical recounts about the hardships and adventures of early settlers.

• Feb. 5 — Dan Oliver will offer insights into “The Dust of Old Dole Road,” a bittersweet, autobiography about his journey from poverty to peace.

• March 5 — David DeHart will read from “Mystic Wolf,” his Alaska-based adventure novel and from “Collision of Forces,” his latest spy thriller, set in Istanbul.

Hula school accepts new students in January

The Gresham-based hula school Makani Kolonahe is accepting new students in January.

The classes include:

• Hawaiian Language classes, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays. Enrollment dates: Jan. 13 and 20 only.

• Beginner Wahine (women’s) class, ages 13 and older, 6:45-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Enrollment dates: Jan. 9. 16, 23 and 30 only.

• Beginner Keiki Kãne (boys) class, ages: 5-12, 1- 2:15 p.m. Saturdays. Enrollment dates: Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25 only.

• Beginner to Advanced Kãne (men’s) class, ages 13 and older, 2:30-4 p.m. Saturdays. Enrollment dates: Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25 only.

Open registration will take place for the following current classes:

• Papa Liko (beginner kaikamahine (girls’) class), ages 2-6, 1:35- 3:05 p.m. Sundays and 5:30-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays.

• Papa Liko Lehua (intermediate and advanced kaikamahine (girls’) class), ages 5 -12, noon to 1:30 p.m. Sundays and 5:30-6:45 p.m. Wednesdays.

• Papa Anake (aunties class), ages 50 and older, 3:10- 4:40 p.m. Sundays and 7-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays.

Makani Kolonahe is at 18053 S.E. Division St., in Portland. For more information, visit makanikolonahe.com.

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