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Events

n The Oregon Trail Primary Academy will hold its second annual spring auction at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Club Paesano, 3800 W. Powell Loop Road in Gresham. Proceeds will benefit seventh grade expansion, technology and the Mandarin program. Tickets are $20 for dinner, $5 for attendance only. Call 503-668-5521 for details or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

n The annual, 19-consecutive-hour Sportsman’s Breakfast begins at 5 p.m. Friday, April 26, and ends at noon Saturday, April 27, in the Sandy Fire Department’s engine bays. Info. 503-668-8093.

n Registration for a poetry slam ends Thursday, April 11, but poets can participate without registration; they just won’t be identified in the program. To register, call 503-668-5537. The event is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the library, 38980 Proctor Blvd.

n A town hall meeting on education issues will be conducted by Rep. Mark Johnson, R-Hood River, from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd. Info. call 503-860-6033.

n A blood drive to honor Tracy Hoyle, a former volunteer at Kelso Elementary School, has been planned for 1:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the school, 34651 Kelso Road. Hoyle had a kidney and two heart transplants, and is now enjoying life with her family. To get an appointment, call the school at 503-668-8020 or visit redcrossblood.org.

n “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie opened last weekend at Sandy Actors Theatre, 39181 Pioneer Blvd. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays until April 28. For information or reservations, call 503-668-6834.

Support groups

n A bereavement support group is forming that will meet in Gresham for five consecutive Mondays beginning April 22. The group is formed as part of Mt. Hood Hospice’s mission to support families after the death of a loved one. There is no cost, but registration is required. Call Emilie Cartoun at 503-668-5545 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

n Clackamas Women’s Services offers a free and confidential support group for survivors of domestic violence from 10-11:30 a.m. every Wednesday. The meetings are held at a confidential location in Sandy. For more information, call Allison Schultz, rural counselor, at 503-201-2530.

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. .

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.

n St. Vincent de Paul serves a free lunch from noon to 2 p.m. every Wednesday at the Sandy Community Action Center, 38982 Pioneer Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-4746.

n St. Michael Catholic Church in Sandy offers a free dinner at 6 p.m. every Saturday at 18090 Langensand Road. For more information, call 503-668-4446.

Civic groups

n The Sandy Kiwanis Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Mt. Hood Hospice, 39641 Scenic St. A light meal is offered for $5. For more information, visit sandykiwanis.org or call 503-819-0511.

n Everyone is welcome to visit the Sandy Toastmasters, a group that helps people develop their public speaking and leadership skills. Meetings run 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, call Harlan Wheeler at 503-622-1726.

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. .