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OHP asks members to join council

More members are needed for the Community Advisory Council for Health Share of Oregon.

Even though it is a three-county council, new members are most needed from Clackamas County, particularly anyone representing any of the following demographics: Oregon Health Plan members, speak English as a second language, age 16-24, veteran, developmentally disabled or identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning their sexual or gender orientation.

An application can be found on the website at healthshareoregon.org/about/community-advisory-council or send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-416-1728.

Council meetings occur on the first Friday of each month from noon to 4 p.m. The next meeting is Feb. 1 at Tuality Healthcare, 335 S.E. Eighth Ave., Hillsboro.

Saturday market is returning to Sandy

Sandy’s Saturday Market is returning to its winter venue, inside the foyer at the AEC Building.

The next market will be held on the first Saturday of February and will include most of the usual vendors.

This month the alpaca farm will participate, said market coordinator Carol Cohen. “So bring your kids,” she said.

Among the many vendors tucked inside the warm market space will be crafters with jewelry, wickless candles, handcrafts, food and more.

Cohen is still taking on vendors for the market.

The market will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at 39085 Pioneer Blvd.

For more information, call Cohen at 503-475-2347.

Spotlight is on Sandy area kids

The city of Sandy is offering an opportunity for children, age 3 or older, to take the spotlight and perform for an audience.

This open mic for kids will feature a variety of acts, said Sandy Event Coordinator Carol Cohen, depending on what five-to-seven-minute performance each child brings to the venue.

The open mic is from 6-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Starbucks Coffee, 36765 Highway 26, between BiMart and Grocery Outlet.

For more information, call Cohen at 503-475-2347.

Dine out and help senior center

The Sandy Senior Center’s Change of Pace adult respite program will benefit with 10 percent of the proceeds of sales from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Gresham Burgerville, 2975 N.E. Hogan Drive.

Ride on the senior center’s new van or use alternate transportation.

For more information, call 503-668-5569.

Annual planning time for fire district

The Sandy Fire District will have its annual planning session beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Dover Fire Station, 24545 Firwood Road.

The daylong session assists fire managers in reaching goals, coordinating activities and in the efficient use of district revenue.

For more information, call Fire Chief Gary McQueen at 503-668-8093.

First Fridays set to begin in April

Sandy Main Street will not start until the first Friday of April. The announcement was delivered to The Post last Wednesday after the newspaper had been printed.

First Friday is an event that focuses on the businesses within the downtown core, and will be each month from April to October, with the exception of July.

For more information, call Sandra Jordan, Main Street Promotions Committee, at 503-668-3378.

Art salon Sunday at Sandy gallery

Lori Ryland’s art gallery and studio is the venue for several writers to read from their work as well as an oil-on-canvas artist to show her large paintings and discuss her techniques.

The monthly art salon is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan, 27, at Ryland’s gallery, 39110 Proctor Blvd.

For more information, call Ryland at 503-313-7464.

Sandy Garden Club holds lecture Feb. 6

The Sandy Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a..m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Historic Sandy Grange Hall, 34705 S.E. Kelso Road, Sandy. A free lecture on “Fuchsia-Types, Propagation and Care” will be presented by Sue Randall of the Oregon Fuchsia Society. She will answer questions about fuchsias at the meeting.

Refreshments and door prizes will be provided. For more information, call 503-668-9230.

Photographer featured at library

Photographs by Mike Earussi are on display at the Sandy Public Library through March 13. Earussi, a Sandy resident, has been taking photographs for more than 40 years, and recently moved from film to digital images. He gained new ways to manipulate images, creating abstractions from the world around us.

Earussi said his goal “is to reveal the hidden dimensions of nature,” which “the average person no longer sees.”

The Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., is open seven days a week, but will be closed Jan. 21 and Feb. 18. The Library’s hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 503-668-5537 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Help plant 1,000 trees near Boring

Nearly 1,000 trees will be planted alongside Deep Creek near Boring during a project sponsored jointly by the Boring-Damascus Grange and the Clackamas River Basin Council.

In the past four years, this ongoing project has involved volunteers from CRBC, the Grange, local high schools and youth crews, who have pulled hundreds of pounds of invasive weeds and planted many trees/shrubs.

This year, the project will plant trees in a wider area near the North Fork of Deep Creek, which flows into the Clackamas River.

Join the crews from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 9, at the creek near the Cazadero Trailhead, just south of Highway 212 on Richey Road, near downtown Boring. Lunch will be available for volunteers after the event at the Boring-Damascus Grange Hall.

Volunteers can RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..