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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:

• 1-2 p.m. ages 5-7

• 2-3 p.m. ages 8-10

• 3-4 p.m. ages 11-13

• 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 Nov. 13-16 and Nov. 20-23 at 7 p.m.

Tickets will be on sale starting Oct. 5th 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.

Help Christmas project with Gresham residents

Gresham residents will kick off efforts to help children in need worldwide with a celebration rally from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Mountainview Christian Church, 1890 N.E. Cleveland Ave., Gresham.

The event will feature stories of shoebox distribution and Operation Christmas Child videos, information, updates and supplies.

Participants are striving to collect 5,000 gift-filled shoeboxes in the Gresham area this year to send to children in need overseas through Operation Christmas Child.

The National Collection Week for gift-filled shoeboxes is Nov. 17-24, but shoebox gifts are collected all year at the project’s headquarters in Boone, N.C. Participants also may build a shoebox online.

Shoeboxes include toys, school supplies and hygiene items. Mountainview will collect these items Nov. 17-24.

To learn more, visit samaritanspurse.org or call 503-807-2999.

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