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News briefs: Feb. 1, 2012

Sandy market is this Saturday

Just to keep the kids happy, Sandy Farmers Market and Bazaar organizer Carol Cohen will bring in furry alpacas from the Cedar Springs Alpaca Farm for this month's market.

Also at the market, kids can expect to find art materials for Valentine's Day.

Among the variety of vendors' offerings expected at this month's First Saturday market are jewelry, crafts, apples, coffee, home-made pepper jellies and more.

The market's hours have expanded and include from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, inside the AEC Building, 39085 Pioneer Blvd.

For more information about becoming a vendor, contact Cohen by calling 503-475-2347 or by email to ccohen@

ci.sandy.or.us.

Casarez to speak at Mt. Hood Chamber

Frank Casarez, general manager of Resort at the Mountain, will speak to the Mt. Hood Area Chamber of Commerce at a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Mt. Hood Village's Fireside Room.

Networking begins 7:45 a.m. and the meeting starts at 8 a.m.

Casarez will offer a recap of 2011 on the mountain and his forecast for 2012.

He also will talk about the initiatives of the Tourism Development Council for the Mount Hood Territory.

A brief question and answer session will follow, and Cool Printing and Copies will provide refreshments.

Boring CPO sets Feb. 7 agenda

The Meet the Candidates series continues at the Boring Citizen Planning Organization's next gathering at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the main building of the Boring Fire Department on Highway 212 in Boring.

The guest speaker will be Rep. Dave Hunt, R-Clackamas, a candidate for chairman of the Clackamas County Commission.

Also on the agenda is an update from the park committee and reports from the CPO treasurer, communications committee, water district and fire department as well as land-use issues.

During the meeting, there will be opportunity for public comments. For more information, call Boring CPO Chairman Steve Bates at 503-663-6271.

'Arctic Man' premieres in Government Camp Feb. 10

A documentary featuring Mount Hood skiers Petr Kakes and Keree Smith will premiere at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the Ratskeller Bar in Government Camp, 88335 E. Government Camp Loop Road.

'Arctic Man' features historical footage of Alaska's Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic, which is considered the world's toughest downhill ski race.

Howard Thies, the race's founder and director, will attend the premiere, along with Petr Kakes and other Mount Hood area skiers who've participated in the race.

This is the first viewing of the movie outside Alaska. Event organizers will give away 'Arctic Man' items and copies of the DVD.

Open mic helps Meals on Wheels

Sandy's event coordinator has organized another open mic for children. Carol Cohen said the next talent show for school-age kids will be held 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Some Bookstore in Sandy, 39080 Pioneer Blvd.

The venue allows 10-minute performances of any type of talent such as singing, dancing, reading a poem or playing an instrument.

For the privilege of showing their talent, performers pay a $5 fee, which helps pay for Sandy's services of Meals on Wheels.

For more information, call 503-668-5569.