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Publicize your summer camps with city

The city of Sandy Recreation Department will add a summer camp or summer program listing to the annual Summer Recreation & Leisure Guide.

Organizations and businesses that provide programs for children of all ages from June to August are invited to submit their program information.

There is a charge for information placed on a quarter-page. Deadline for submission is Monday March 18.

For more information, contact Sarah Richardson at 503-489-2150 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Public views on Springwater plan

A summary of the public comments received by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) over the past few months about the proposed 267th Avenue with Highway 26 intersection project is now available.

To find a summary, including comments provided in late 2012 and early 2013, visit the website: oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION1/Pages/US26Springwater.aspx

Any organization wanting ODOT project staff to make a presentation about this project at a meeting should contact ODOT Community Affairs Coordinator Jilayne Jordan at 503-731-8237 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Help for mental illness

Area residents Blythe Nordbye and Penny Mock are teaching the next Family-to-Family class supported by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Sandy from 6:30-9 p.m. each Thursday from March 7 to May 23. Preregistration required.

Family-to-Family is a free class; contact NAMI to pre-register at 503-344-5050 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Nordbye also leads a free NAMI Family Support Group in Sandy on the third Saturday of each month. Meetings run from 9-10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 39901 Pleasant St., behind the new police station. Pre-registration is not necessary for this casual and confidential drop-in group. For more information, call 503-344-5050.

Free legal advice for immigrants

SOAR Immigration Legal Services, a nonprofit group working with Ecumenical Industries of Oregon, has organized a free information session to learn more about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

The information will be given at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd.

DACA is a discretionary form of immigration relief for certain undocumented DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) eligible young people who were brought to the United States as children.

SOAR staff will provide an overview of DACA, the eligibility requirements, and the required applications. Following the information session, there will be a question and answer period with an attorney. For more information, call 503-384-2482 or send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Help plan local transportation

Local residents have an opportunity in mid-March to express their views while the county transportation plan is being formed, including one meeting in Sandy.

The discussions at the meetings will be about the priorities of future transportation projects in unincorporated Clackamas County.

These meetings also were held twice in 2012. The Sandy meeting will mainly include discussions of east-county projects.

The meeting will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd.

Local residents may attend and may speak during the public comment period.

For more information, visit the project website at clackamascountytsp.com.

Easter egg hunt coming March 30

Hey kids: Plan ahead for this year’s Easter Egg Hunt in Meinig Park. All children through 10 years old are invited to participate.

The festive and competitive activity is being planned to begin at exactly 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, in the city’s oldest park.

While the hollow eggs will be located all over the park, some will contain candy, some will have Skate World coupons and some (golden in color) will earn the finders a cuddly bunny.

The event is organized and conducted by members of the Sandy Kiwanis Club.

Auditions for a Neil Simon play

Auditions to be cast in the next play at Sandy Actors Theatre are scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the theater, 39181 Pioneer Ave., behind Ace Hardware.

Director Berta Limbaugh will hear cold readings from the script of “The Sunshine Boys.” Everyone, with or without stage experience, is welcome to audition. The play requires four men, age range 20-something to 70-something. Also needed are two women approximately ages 20 to 60-something.

Headshots, résumés or monologues are welcome but not required. For more information, send an email to Limbaugh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-668-6834 and leave a message.