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Events

n Bark for the Park is an event that will raise funds to fence portions of two city parks for off-leash dogs. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Meinig Park gazebo. For information, call 503-489-2150.

n Heather Michet is playing host to what is being billed as “an evening chat with Jan Smith, candidate for the Sandy Fire Board.” The meeting will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at 17356 Strauss Ave., just north of Proctor Boulevard.

n A tapestry display from local artists will be in the Sandy Public Library until June 30. The exhibits are fresh back from an international exhibit in Southern California. The exhibit is available for viewing during all library open hours at 38980 Proctor Blvd. For information, call 503-668-5537.

n The Sandy Historical Society’s annual quilt show is set for June 27-29, but the deadline for entries is June 1. For information, call 503-329-5437 or the historical museum at 503-668-3378.

n The Damascus Fresh and Local Market will be open from 3-7 p.m. every Thursday beginning May 23. The market is at 19850 Damascus Lane, just off Foster Road near Safeway. For information or to become a vendor, call 503-535-9866.

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. Call 503-622-4664 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Support groups

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. 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.