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Meals on Wheels holding fundraiser at Farmers’ Market

While shopping at the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market Aug. 13 purchase some farm-fresh produce to be used in meal preparation for Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels.

Goods can be purchased directly from market vendors, and you can give cash, check or card donations at the market information and merchant services booths. The Meals on Wheels program is operated by the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, and serves more than 20,000 meals to seniors and homebound Lake Oswego residents each year. To learn more, call 503-635-3758.

Smithfield, Safeway donates 25,000 pounds of food to OFB

Smithfield and Safeway donated more than 25,000 pounds of protein to Oregon Food Bank as part of Smithfield’s Helping Hungry Homes tour last week. The donation will provide more than 100,000 servings to communities throughout Oregon, where 32 percent of food bank assistance recipients are children who depend on school lunch programs throughout the year.

While the unemployment rate has begun to drop and more jobs are created, millions of Americans still struggle with food insecurity. According to Feeding America, more than 48 million Americans live in food-insecure households. Food assistance organizations across the country report that individuals and families are turning to them for assistance.

Attend Vacation Bible School at Community of Hope

Community of Hope Church in Wilsonville invites children entering grades pre-K to sixth grade to attend its Vacation Bible School Aug. 12, 13 and 14.

The camp, titled Cave Quest, Following Jesus the Light of the World, runs from 4-7 p.m. Friday, and 2-6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Cost is $10 per child and includes dinner each day. For more information, call Dana Eaton at 503-682-8855 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community of Hope Church is located at 27817 S.W. Stafford Road in Wilsonville. Visit commhope.org for more information.

Master Gardeners to present talk on Sex on Six Legs

Insects are capable of highly complex courting, mating and parenting behaviors, despite having a collection of neurons in place of a brain.

Clackamas County Master Gardeners will present Dr. Gail Langellotto-Rhodaback for a discussion of insect sex at the next meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie.

Nuptial gifts, maternal care, male ornaments as honest advertisers of health and fitness, female choice and even traumatic insemination: insect sex is stranger than you can imagine.

Langellotto-Rhodaback is the statewide coordinator of Oregon State University’s Extension Master Gardener Program. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and master’s and doctorate degrees in entomology from the University of Maryland. She has been with the Extension Service since 2007. She currently studies garden bees, but used to study spider cannibalism and planthopper sperm, among other topics.

The program is free and open to all.

Attend Summer Celebration, Salmon Bake at ELC

Clackamas Community College will host a Summer Celebration and Salmon Bake from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 24 at the John Inskeep Environmental Learning Center (ELC) on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.

Registration to the Summer Celebration is $35 for adults and $20 for children ages 12 and younger. Seating is limited. For more information, visit give.clackamas.edu/elc-summer-celebration.

— The Review, Tidings