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Keeping Posted for March 21

Events

• The Mt. Hood Lions Club will hold a spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Highway 26 and Woodsey Way, Welches. Proceeds provide scholarships for Sandy High School graduates who attended Welches school. Pre-sale tickets are available for $10 from Ace Hardware in Sandy, Welches Mountain Building Supply or Clackamas County Bank in Welches. Tickets at the door are $12. For more information, call 503-622-4664 or visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• The Boring-Damascus Grange will have a candidates' forum for most of the 11 candidates in the running for seats on the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners. The event also offers the group's annual spaghetti dinner. The forum is set for 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the grange hall in downtown Boring. The dinner begins at 6 p.m. and costs $5. For more information, call 503-201-3640 or visit BoringGrange.org.

Art

• The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is featuring the creative work of Inga Ojala of Eagle Creek. Her artistic talents with acrylic on canvas showing wildlife in the wilderness will be displayed during March in the visitor center, 38963 Pioneer Blvd. For information, call 503-668-4006 or visit the website ingaojala.net.

• The Quilting and Fiber Arts Club members join in creative activities anytime from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month on the second floor of the Sandy Historical Society Museum, 39345 Pioneer Blvd. Interested individuals may come to learn about membership. For more information, call the museum at 503-668-3378.

Business

• The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce meets for a networking Good Evening Sandy at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at Geren's Farm Supply, 33680 Kelso Road. Playing host is Roz Rushing of Partylite Candles and Gifts. For information, call 503-668-4006.

Civic groups

• The Sandy Optimist Club meets at 7 p.m. on 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.

• 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. .

• The Mt. Hood Lions Club meets 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. on 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. .

• Sandy Toastmasters, a group that helps its members develop their public speaking skills and leadership skills, meets 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, contact Dennis Bachman at 503-750-2010 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• The Sandy Kiwanis meets on the first and third Thursdays every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Tollgate Inn, 38100 Highway 26, Sandy. For more information, call 503-880-1029 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Support groups

• Dual Diagnosis Anonymous of Oregon meets at 1:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the Clackamas County Mental Health Sandy Clinic, 38872 Proctor Blvd. All are welcome to join this meeting. Dual Diagnosis Anonymous is a peer support program based on a version of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous with an additional 5 Steps that focus on dual diagnosis (mental illness and substance abuse). For more information, call 503-722-6916.

• The morning chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a weight-loss support group, meets 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Clackamas County Bank's Sunset Community Room, 38935 Proctor Blvd. For more information, call SuAnne at 503-668-0002.

• 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 Sharon at 503-668-3417.

• 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.

• The Sandy Sangha Meditation and Discussion Group meets Wednesday evenings at the Mt. Hood Hospice Office, 39641 Scenic St., Sandy. Use the west entrance. The door is locked at 5:55 p.m., so plan to arrive by 5:45 p.m. The schedule includes: 6:30-7 p.m., sitting meditation (zazen); 7-8 p.m. reading and discussion. No experience is necessary. You are welcome to just sit or simply discuss. For more information, call Emilie at 503-997-3193 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• Sandy Principles and Progress, a new Al-anon group, will meet 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd. For more information, call 503-330-0900.

• 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 p.m. for Wednesday night 'text studies,' at noon Thursdays, at 7 p.m. Fridays, at 5 p.m. Saturday and at 7 p.m. Sundays at St. John in the Woods Catholic Church, 24905 E. Woodsey Way, Welches.

Government

• The Sandy City Council meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month at Sandy City Hall, 39250 Pioneer Blvd. For meeting agendas or more information, go to cityofsandy.com.

• The Sandy Downtown Parking Advisory Committee meets at 4 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Sandy City Hall, 39250 Pioneer Blvd. For more information, call 503-489-2163.

• The Villages at Mt. Hood board of directors meets at 4 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. For agendas or more information, go to thevillagesatmthood.com.

• The Firwood CPO/Wildcat Mountain Neighbors Association meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Firwood Fire Station, 24545 Firwood Road, Sandy. For more information, call Marge Stewart, 503-668-8797, or Jerry Hein, 503-826-8448.

• The Eagle Creek-Barton CPO meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Eagle Creek Fire Department on Highway 211 near Judd Road. For more information, contact Charlene DeBruin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• The Boring CPO meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Boring Fire Station, 28655 Highway 212, Boring. For more information, call Chairman Steve Bates at 503-663-6271.

• The Oregon Trail School District board of directors meets at 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month except July. For locations, meeting agendas or more information, go to ortrail.k12.or.us.

• The Advisory Board to the Sandy and Hoodland Public Libraries meets 4:30-6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the city of Sandy City Hall Conference Room. City Hall is located at 39250 Pioneer Blvd. To confirm the meeting place and time each month, call 503-489-2168.

• The Boring Water District Board of Commissioners meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the water district office, 28577 Wally Road, Boring; enter the driveway across Highway 212 from the Boring Post Office. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 503-663-4594.

Food assistance

• 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.

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

• St. Michael's Church offers a free dinner at 6 p.m. every Saturday at 18090 S.E. Langensand Road. For more information, call 503-668-4446.