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Receive a free mammogram screening

Uninsured Clackamas County women between the ages of 40 and 64 who have not had a screening mammogram in the last year may be eligible for a free mammogram offered by Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center.

Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis Feb. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m.

However, all applicants must meet financial criteria and the application screening process takes time. To determine eligibility and to schedule an appointment, call 503-557-2100.

Join library district budget committee

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners seeks citizen volunteers to serve three-year terms on the Clackamas County Library Service District Budget Committee. Application deadline is Feb. 13.

The county is seeking applicants with a background in finance and public library services.

The budget committee participates annually with the board in receiving and reviewing the library district budget.

The committee participates in budget meetings in the spring and approves the budget and district tax rate each year.

History and other background regarding the library district can be found at clackamas.us/librarydistrict. Applications may be completed and submitted online at clackamas.us/miscapp/application.jsp.

For an application form, call 503-742-4353. For more information, contact Laura Zentner at 503-742-4351 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Join the Arbor Day Foundation

Join the Arbor Day Foundation by Feb. 28 and receive 10 free Eastern redbud trees. The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation’s Trees for America campaign.

The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between March 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge.

Members will also receive a subscription to the foundation’s bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and the “Tree Book,” which contains information about planting and care.

To become a member, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Eastern Redbud Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410 or visit arborday.org/february.

Attend a master recycler course

The master recycler course to be held this spring in Clackamas County will provide a hands-on opportunity to learn about recycling, waste prevention and sustainability. The course is only offered three times a year. Application deadline is March 6.

This eight-week class meets once a week in the evening and twice on Saturdays for half-day field trips. The spring session will start March 27 and run for eight consecutive Wednesdays at Clackamas County’s Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City.

A $50 fee covers course materials.

Limited scholarships are available. Attendance at all classes and tours and an agreement to complete the 30 volunteer hours are required to be considered for the Master Recycler Certification.

For more information and to apply, visit masterrecycler.org.

Attend a farming workshop

A cohort of beginning farmers will meet Tuesday evenings starting March 12 to learn the ins and outs of managing a farm during the seven-week “Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management” course.

The OSU Small Farms Program developed the program, which will be offered at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora. To assist metro area beginning farmers, the Clackamas County and Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District are offering scholarships to help with tuition.

For more information, visit smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/growing-farms-workshop-series or call 503-678-1264, ext. 141.

Attend Tree School

The Clackamas Tree School will be held March 23 at the Clackamas Community College in Oregon City. Tree School is an annual forestry and natural resource education event offered by OSU.

The school is designed for those who own private forest land, Christmas tree growers, rural farm and country dwellers and anyone interested in trees, the benefits they provide and the stewardship of natural resources.

To register and receive a registration catalog of classes, call 503-655-8631.

Apply for eyeglass assistance program

Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, in partnership with Prevent Blindness America and Vision Service Plan, launched its Lions Eyeglass Assistance Program.

The program works closely with Lions Clubs throughout Oregon and Northern California to help adults who can’t afford eye exams or eyeglasses. The program provides free eye exams and eyeglasses to qualified individuals living in Oregon.

U.S residents 18 and older living at 200 percent or below of the federal poverty level are eligible. Individuals seeking help must call the Lions in Service line at 971-270-0203 and leave a message or they can email their contact information and request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applicants will be notified within 10 business days if they have been approved or denied.

For more information, visit olshf.org.

Apply to be a health council member

The Community Advisory Council for Health Share of Oregon is recruiting additional council members. The council, which advises and makes recommendations to the Health Share Board of Directors on the strategic direction of the organization, consists of community and consumer members from Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.

The council is seeking to fill gaps in representation on the current roster. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who represent one or more of the following:

• Health plan member

• Are racially/ethnically diverse and speak English as a second language

• Are between the ages of 16 and 24

• Reside in Clackamas County

• Hold veteran status

• Utilize developmental disability services

• Identify as LGBTQ

• Provide clinical services to Oregon Health Plan members

For more information, including an application, visit healthshareoregon.org or contact Jacob Figas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 503-416-1728.




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