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First Friday event resumes in August

The Sandy Main Street activity that brings local residents into the downtown core to visit businesses and the city library will not occur on the first Friday of July this year.

The downtown activity, designed to support businesses and familiarize local residents with the products and services of Sandy businesses, is being postponed because of a traditional city activity.

George Hoyt, chairman of the Sandy Main Street board, said the delay was because of the presence of the Shakespeare in the Park, Music Fair and Feast, Festival Parade and Sandy Mountain Festival - all of which occur in July.

Hoyt said the First Friday activities would resume Aug. 2 and continue in September and October.

Statewide talent show taking entries

The Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo will hold tryouts for the talent show and gospel sing performances at the 2013 fair, which is Aug. 13-18.

Talent show auditions will be held from 4:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 23. It’s open to all Oregon residents, and the top Clackamas County resident will move to state competition.

The categories are divided into child (5-9 years), youth (10-17 years) and adult (18 years and older), with cash prizes awarded for the top three places in the youth and adult categories, and placement certificates and ribbons for the child category.

Gospel Sing auditions will be held from 4:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 24. It is open to anyone, with two categories offered in youth (10-17) and adult (18 and older).

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three in both categories, with the top winners showcased at the Gospel Sing and Inspirational Message service, held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the fair.

All entry forms are due at the fair office by 4 p.m. Thursday, July 18. For more information and entry forms, ClackamasCountyEventCenter.com or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 503-266-1136.

Seats filling on Scotland tour

Several seats on a tour of Scotland are still available. Residents of Boring, Sandy and the mountain villages are joining a group tour created by local resident Lisa Foster of LT Travel at the request of members of the Boring Community Planning Organization.

The tour is Oct. 6-14, and the price of $3,480 is based on a group of 20 and double occupancy.

For more information, call Foster at 503-668-7019.