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Washington County Democrats to host ‘Kickoff to Victory’

The Democratic Party of Washington County will host its 32nd annual Maurine Newberger banquet on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Meriwether Golf Club, 5200 S.W. Rood Bridge Road in Hillsboro.

The slated keynote speaker is Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler, who recently declared his candidacy for mayor of Portland. Also scheduled to speak are Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian and U.S. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici.

A reception and silent auction begins at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet at 7 p.m. Tickets are $110 per person; $100 for precinct committee persons, seniors, veterans, volunteers and students. Tickets can be purchased online at washcodems.org or at the office headquarters, 140 N.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro.

Sheriff’s office slates women’s safety fair

Registration is now open for the Women’s Safety Fair on Saturday, Oct. 17, hosted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The free all-day fair includes information and instruction on staying safe, including hands-on defense tactics. Taught by deputies, the class aims to empower women with tools to maintain personal safety and to successfully confront and survive potentially dangerous situations. A focus on situational awareness and training in physical self-defense techniques will provide options to reduce the risk of abuse and sexual attack.

Registration is required and is limited to 100 students. Students must be 14 years or older. Lunch is provided.

Register at bit.ly/1vFcnDd or call 503-846-2774.

Tuality hosts stroke conference

Tuality Healthcare’s community education department will host a stroke prevention conference Oct. 14 to help community members reduce their risk of stroke.

Titled “Stroke 101 Prevention & Treatment,” the event is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Tuality Health Education Center, 334 S.E. Eighth Ave. in Hillsboro.

Up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable. A group of Tuality stroke experts will address how to lower your risk of a stroke, as well as learn what to expect during treatment after a stroke.

Cost is $10 and includes breakfast, lunch and blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, as well as talks on signs and symptoms of a stroke, gentle exercise, physical therapy after a stroke and healthy eating.

For more information or to register, go to tuality.org or call 503-691-1700.

Scholarships are available thanks to a charitable contribution from the Tuality Healthcare Foundation.