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Winter coat drive at Cedar Ridge

The Cedar Ridge Middle School Builders Club will hold a coat drive Feb. 5-8 to replenish the Clothing Closet for the winter.

Local residents should bring slightly used, warm coats and jackets to Cedar Ridge Middle School during school hours and place them in the marked bins in the lobby.

The homeroom that brings in the most coats will receive special treats and recognition at an assembly.

Kiwanis Builders Clubs were formed because adult leaders realized that middle school students need a club that empowers them to work together with peers and implement plans through action.

The club provides opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership abilities.

Sandy choir raises money for trip

The Symphonic Choir and Pionaires Jazz Choir have been invited to perform on the Lincoln Center stage in New York on April 7. The students have been raising money to cover expenses for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Call Choir Director Bruce Scarth at 503-668-8011, ext. 7239, for information on how to help.

Planting time is Saturday in Boring

In a project sponsored jointly by the Boring-Damascus Grange and the Clackamas River Basin Council, nearly 1,000 trees will be planted alongside the North Fork of Deep Creek near Boring.

The project needs volunteers who want to improve the water quality for native fish, remove invasive weeds and protect the stream from severe erosion.

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.

For more information, call Rebecca Walker at 503-303-4372, ext. 101, visit clackamasriver.org/events or send an email to Walker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Learn to care for a family woodland

The Oregon State University Extension Service is offering a basic forestry short course, “Taking Care of Your Woodland.”

The class will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 12-28, and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Oregon Garden in Silverton.

The class will help people succeed in woodland management and covers topics such as assessing a forest; understanding site conditions, biology, ecology and wildlife; caring for a forest; and getting the work done. A full day is set aside as a field day and skill building session.

Cost is $35 per family, and advance registration is required by Feb. 8. For information, call 503-655-8631 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Volleyball fundraiser is Friday

The Mt. Hood Athletic Club Volleyball Club is hosting a Valentine’s middle school dance from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the athletic club, 37095 Highway 26 in Sandy. Tickets cost $5.

The event is open to children in sixth through eighth grade. A DJ will spin the latest hits. Refreshments are available for purchase.

Children must have student ID, and there is no re-entry to the dance. For more information, call 503-826-0565.

Report describes the ‘new’ Sandy

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries has released a study showing changes between 2007 and 2011 to the upper Sandy River channel geometry in the area near Brightwood, Mt. Hood Village, Welches, Wemme and Zigzag.

With the removal of the Marmot dam in the fall of 2007, the river’s sediment changed significantly. About 730,000 cubic meters of sand and gravel were released downstream.

Much of the change resulted from flooding in the winters of 2009 and 2011, according to a report from the department.

For more information, call 971-673-1542. To order the publication, call 971-673-2331.

Free presentation from experts on roses

Learn from experts who know roses inside and out when the Master Gardeners of Clackamas County present speakers Chris and Gary Pellett, who have been working on new varieties of roses for the past 10 years.

The German company Kordes stopped spraying fungicides in trial fields 25 years ago. That’s when they started breeding roses for disease resistance as much as for beauty. The results of their work are roses that are as easy to grow and enjoy as they are beautiful.

The Pellets are owners of a company that introduces and markets new plants. They will present a free hour-long program for Clackamas County gardeners at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie.

For more information, call 503-653-8100.

Library budget group needs help

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners is seeking volunteers to serve three-year terms on the county library service district budget committee.

Especially needed are people with a background in finance and public library services.

An application form must be completed by Feb. 13. For a form, call 503-742-4353.

To apply online, visit clackamas.us/miscapp/application.jsp.

For more information, call 503-742-4351 or send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

‘The Last Romance’

Sandy Actors Theatre’s first show of 2013 is “The Last Romance,” by Joe DiPietro. It is directed by Dalene Young, who directed “Marvin’s Room” for SAT last season.

“The Last Romance” is a tender, romantic comedy with some bittersweet twists. It runs Feb. 8 through March 3, with a special bonus performance on Valentine’s Day. Reservations are recommended; call 503-668-6834. Reserve wheelchair space and hearing assistance devices when you make your reservations.

For more information, visit sandyactorstheatre.org or call 503-668-6834.

Art Show is at local theater

Wy’east Artisans Guild presents a new art show, “Second Chances,” at the Sandy Actors Theatre. The exhibit opens with a reception at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb 7, in the theater lobby.

The public is invited to attend.

No reservations are taken for this event.