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Events

n Free medical and dental services are available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the old Sandy High School, 17100 Bluff Road. For information, call 668-8830 or visit compassionsandy.org.

n Sandy Main Street has planned another version of its popular First Friday activities in the downtown core. The event is from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. For more information, visit sandymainstreet.com.

n An art exhibit and preview performance of the coming stage play “Arsenic and Old Lace” at the Sandy Actors Theater begins at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. For information on the art exhibit, call 503-239-4090.

n The second annual Art Skipper Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament is at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at The Resort at the Mountain in Welches. Proceeds are for the Sandy High School No Pioneer Left Behind scholarship program. For more information about participating or sponsoring, call 503-668-8011, ext. 7106 or 7114.

n A golf tournament is scheduled at Mountain View Golf Course in Boring with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, to benefit the need for a heart transplant for Dave Flippen, who had an insurance agency in Sandy for 28 years. Flippen is approved for a transplant, and is now waiting for a donor. For information, call 503-658-6795, 503-720-2720 or 503-348-9958.

n A public workshop for residents living near the Sandy River is scheduled from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Resort at the Mountain, 68010 E. Fairway Ave., Welches. For information, call 503-723-4848.

n A workshop/open house on preparing for the winter on the Sandy River will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Resort at the Mountain, 68010 E. Fairway Ave. in Welches. “A Flood of Information:  Preparing for Winter on the Sandy River” is hosted by Clackamas County, the Villages at Mt. Hood, the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council and the Hoodland Fire District. Those attending the free event will have access to information and resources from local, regional and state agencies. Attendees also can register for prize drawings. 

 

Food assistance

n Sandy Seventh-day Adventist Church offers a free dinner at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the church, 18575 Langensand Road. There are often items free for the taking in the church’s food pantry and clothes closet. For information, call 503-668-6144.

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.

Government

n The Firwood CPO and Wildcat Neighborhood Associations meet the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Dover Fire Station, 24545 Firwood Road, Sandy. For more information, call Marge Stewart at 503-668-8797 or Jerry Hein at 503-826-8448.

Civic groups

n The Sandy Kiwanis Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at various locations. 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..

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 Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a weight-loss support group, meets from 7:30-9 a.m. each Wednesday at the Clackamas County Bank’s Sunset Community Room, 38935 Proctor Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-0002.

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 weekly meditation and discussion group grounded in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition. The practice is open to people of all faith traditions and beliefs, and no meditation experience is necessary. The group meets every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at 39641 Scenic St. Come 10 minutes early for orientation, if desired. 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..