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n Firwood Elementary School’s Harvest Bazaar will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at 42900 S.E. Trubel Road, Sandy. Enjoy music by a local DJ, crafts and food that will benefit Firwood Elementary students. For information, call 503-668-8005.

n The Breakfast with Santa is being held for the 25th year from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd. For information, call 503-668-5569.

n The First Saturday Market will be held in conjunction with the Breakfast with Santa from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, upstairs at the Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd. For information, call 503-475-2347.

n The Sandy Main Street Promotions Committee, with some help from the city of Sandy and the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce, is presenting the holiday tree-lighting event, with hot chocolate and Christmas carols beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Centennial Plaza in downtown Sandy.

n An artist salon is being presented from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at the Lori Ryland art studio and gallery, 39110 Proctor Blvd. Featured is the first screening of a movie since it had a sell-out crowd at the Sandy Cinema as well as a demonstration by a metal sculptor and readings from an award-winning Russian-born writer and a local short-story writer. For more information and to reserve a seat, call 503-313-7464.

n The Sandy Actors Theater is presenting “Leading Ladies,” a hilarious farce, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 2. For information, visit sandyactorstheatre.org or call 503-668-6834.

Civic groups

n Sandy Toastmasters, a group that helps its members develop their public speaking and leadership skills, meets from 6:15-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the lower level of Cascadia Village Retirement Community, 39495 Cascadia Village Drive. For more information, contact Dennis Bachman at 503-750-2010 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

n The Sandy Kiwanis Club meets on the first and third Thursdays every month at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Hood Hospice, 39641 Scenic St., Sandy. Light meal served; donations accepted. For more information, call 503-819-0511.

n The Sandy Optimist Club meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at the Sandy Senior Center, 38438 Pioneer Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-9542 or go to sandyoptimist.org.

n The Sandy Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Tollgate Inn, 38100 Highway 26. For more information, call 503-668-8287 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

n The Mt. Hood Lions Club gathers at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month for a business meeting at the clubhouse, near Highway 26 and Woodsey Way. The board meets at the same time and place on the first Wednesday, and the club meets for a social gathering at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday at the clubhouse. For more information, call 503-622-4664 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Food assistance

n The Community Church of Sandy offers a free dinner at 6 p.m. every Friday at 39290 Scenic St. For more information, call 503-668-4543.

n Sandy Assembly Of God Church offers a free dinner at 6 p.m. every third Monday at 39800 Highway 26, Sandy. The church also has its food pantry and clothes closet open those nights. For more information, call 503-668-5589.

Government

n The Villages at Mt. Hood board of directors meets at 4 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. For agendas or more information, go to thevillagesatmthood.com.

n Mt. Hood Corridor CPO meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the Dorman Room of the Community Center, 24500 E. Salmon River Road, Welches. For more information, call Janine Bertram at 503-622-6387.

n The Boring CPO meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Boring Fire Station, 28655 Highway 212, Boring. For more information, call Chairman Steve Bates at 503-663-6271.

Support groups

n Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a weight-loss support group, meets from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Clackamas County Bank’s Sunset Community Room, 38935 Proctor Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-0002.

n The evening chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays at Clackamas County Bank’s Sunset Community Room, 38935 Proctor Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-3417.

n Celebrate Recovery meets at 6 p.m. Fridays at Good Shepherd Community Church 28986 S.E. Haley Road in Boring. It’s open to anyone 18 or older who has any hurts, habits or hang-ups. For more information, call 503-663-5050.

n Sandy Principles & Progress, an Al-anon group, meets from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd. For more information, call 503-330-0900.

n District 25 Alcoholics Anonymous’ Sandy Discovery Group meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and the second Saturday of the month, and at 9 a.m. Sundays at Foursquare Church of Sandy, 39300 Dubarko Road. The Sandy group also meets at 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd. The Welches Timberline group meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays for “text studies,” at 6 p.m. Fridays for women, at 5 p.m. Saturday and at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at St. John in the Woods Catholic Church, 24905 E. Woodsey Way, Welches.

n Sandy Sangha is a meditation and discussion group that meets from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays for a period of silent meditation followed by discussion on a variety of topics over tea, at 39641 Scenic St., Sandy. Meditation runs from 6:30-7 p.m. with tea and discussion until 8 p.m. No meditation experience is necessary. For information, call Emilie Cartoun at 503-997-3193 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .