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Attend Key2Free dinner, auction

Key2Free, a benefit for Door to Grace, will be held March 12 at Oregon Golf Club, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Door to Grace is a safe home for Portland’s children who are being trafficked via the internet and clubs. Working in partnership with local agencies, Door to Grace is reclaiming the lives of these girls, ages 14-18. Tickets are $150 each and can be purchased by calling Terri Conlin 503-705-4629.

Awakening Faith program to begin

The Returning Catholic Ministry at Our Lady of the Lake Parish is offering its Awakening Faith program, which encourages conversation and bonding between Catholics. The series of weekly meetings begins April 6 and continues through May 11, with four additional meetings continuing through June 8. Sessions will be held in the parish center library from 7-8:30 p.m. at the church, located at 650 A Ave., in Lake Oswego.

For more information, call Irene Boone at 503-636-3125 or Margaret Jamieson at 503-635-2915.

Give blood during Red Cross Month

March is Red Cross Month, and the American Red Cross encourages individuals to become everyday heroes by giving blood. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities, helping to prepare for and bringing help and hope after emergencies.

All blood types are needed.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.

Blood donation opportunities in Lake Oswego include:

• March 16, 1-7 p.m. at River West Church, 2000 Country Club Road (Use sponsor code RiverWestLO when registering);

• March 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Norris, Beggs, Simpson, One Centerpointe Drive, Suite 115;

• March 25, 2-7 p.m. at Mountain Park Clubhouse, 2 Mt. Jefferson Terrace; and

• March 30, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Kruse Woods 4, 5665 S.W. Meadows Road.

Blood donation opportunities in West Linn include:

• March 19, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at New Life Robinwood Church, 19915 Old River Drive;

• March 20, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Burgerville, 18350 Willamette Drive; and

• March 21, 2-4:30 p.m. at Tanner Spring Assisted Living, 23000 Horizon Drive.

For more information, visit redcross.org.

Marriage Preparation Workshop gives couples a jump start

People considering marriage can gather valuable tips from professional therapists at a workshop to be offered from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 16 at Northwest Catholic Counseling Center, 8383 N.E. Sandy Blvd. in Portland. Attendees will learn to skillfully communicate in order to expertly resolve conflicts.

Cost is $175 per couple; registration deadline is April 1. For more information call 503-253-0964 or visit nwcounseling.org.

Classic Conversations group invites others to join

Classic Conversations, a Christian community of homeschool families, meets once a week to study together in a classroom setting with paid tutors, adhering to a college preparatory curriculum. The group meets at several locations, including Tualatin, Tigard, Newberg, Oregon City, Salem and Wilsonville. The Wilsonville group meets at Community of Hope Church, 27817 S.W. Stafford Road, Wilsonville.

To learn more, contact Julia Oliver, director of Foundations/Essentials for CC of Wilsonville by calling 503-867-0948 or emailing ccwilsonville@gmail.com.

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