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This is a community calendar that runs each week on Page A2 of The Sandy Post. It includes event and meeting notices for communities from Government Camp to Boring, and all points in between. Send calendar submissions to Reporter Brittany Allen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: BARK - Members of Bark, an environmental group devoted to preserving the Mount Hood natural areas, have scheduled a public campout in the White River watershed area from Thursday, Aug. 24, to Thursday, Sept. 7. For more information, visit Barks Facebook page or its website at www.bark-out.org/basecamp.

Events

• Sandy and Hoodland Libraries have started their summer reading programs for kids, teens and adults. Packets are available at the Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., and the Hoodland Library, 24525 E. Welches Road. The Hoodland Library will host weekly events at 2 p.m. Tuesdays starting July 11, and the Sandy Library will host weekly events at 2 p.m. Wednesdays starting July 12. Visit www.ci.sandy.or.us/Library for more information.

• There will be an afternoon crafting event at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Sandy Public Library community room, 38980 Proctor Blvd., as part of the Sandy Public Library's children's Summer Reading Program. Library staff will help attendees make an eclipse viewer. For more information, contact Monica Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• Angel Ocasio will perform a bilingual skit for children at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Vista Apartments, 40747 S.E. Highway 26, as part of the Sandy Public Library's Summer Reading Program for children. Ocasio's performance combines physical comedy with juggling and magic acts. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Disfruta de comedia, malabarismo y magia con el espectáculo bilingüe de Angel Ocasio.

For more information, contact Monica Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• The Women's Book Club will meet from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, in the Sandy Public Library community room, 38980 Proctor Blvd. For more information, contact Susie Jenkins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• From 12:45-2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13 and 20, a Qi Gong class for Health and Vitality will be led by Bonnie Newman in the Sandy Public Library community room, 38980 Proctor Blvd. For more information, contact Susie Jenkins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• The Sandy Actors Theatre will perform "Eclipse: Rendezvous with Darkness" at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Hoodland Library, 24525 E. Welches Road. The play was written by the theatre for the Hoodland Library's Summer Reading Program for children. For more information, contact Monica Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• The Sandy Actors Theatre will perform "Eclipse: Rendezvous with Darkness" at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Sandy Public Library, 38930 Proctor Blvd. The play was written by the theatre for the Sandy Public Library's Summer Reading Program for children. For more information, contact Monica Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• The Hoodland Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Hoodland Library, 24525 E. Welches Road. For more information, contact Dianne Downey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• The Country Cut-Ups in Boring will offer a three-week session of two-hour dance classes at the Boring Barn, 13987 S.E. Richey Road, starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. The first class is free of charge, but the following weeks are $5 each. To register, call 503-502-8478.

• The Mt. Hood Lions Club invites the public to bingo every Friday night. The event supports the club's Sandy High School scholarship fund. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Food, prizes and progressive jackpots. Children are welcome, with supervision. Mt. Hood Lions Club, Milepost 41.1 on East Highway 26 in Welches.

• Cultural Passes are available from the Sandy Public Library. Most passes will allow four people into popular venues around the Portland area. The library offers nine passes: Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Evergreen Aviation Museum, the Gilbert House Children's Museum, the Portland Japanese Garden, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Pittock Mansion, Portland Art Museum and the World of Speed Museum. Call the library for availability and to make a reservation at 503-668-5537 (Sandy) or 503-622-3460 (Welches).

• The Library Photography Group meets from 1-2 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month in the Community Room of the Sandy Public Library. Contact Thea Kuziemski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and find them on Instagram and Flicker.

• The Hoodland Public Library LEGO Club meets from 1-3 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday of the month. Appropriate for ages 6-12. No registration is necessary. LEGOs are supplied.

• Sandy Public Library hosts preschool story time at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, for children ages 3-5, and toddler time at 10 a.m. Thursdays, for children ages 1-2. The Hoodland library story time is 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and is appropriate for all ages.

Assistance

• The Sandy Community Action Center's food pantry is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; closed Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Thrift store hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, contact the Sandy Action Center at 503-668-4746.

• Free dinner, Community Church of Sandy, 6 p.m. every Friday at 39290 Scenic St. For more information, call 503-668-4543.

• Free dinner, at 6 p.m. every third Monday, Sandy Assembly of God Church, 39800 Highway 26, Sandy. For information, call 503-668-5589.

• Free from-scratch meals at 5:45 p.m. every Wednesday and from 8:30-10:15 a.m. every Sunday at the Living Way Fellowship, 39300 Dubarko Road, Sandy. There is a suggested donation of $3, but any amount helps pay for the meal of someone else who cannot afford it.

• Laundry Love Sandy hosts a free laundry event for families from 6-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at Cedars Laundromat, Sandy Marketplace, 36649 Highway 26, Sandy. A free hot meal, coffee, hangers, detergent, dryer sheets and coloring activities for children are included as well as the opportunity to do three small loads of laundry per family. Those interested in donating quarters, detergent or volunteer hours can contact the organization via Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaundryLoveSandy/ or call Pastor Paul Stone at 971-322-3141.

Government

• The Firwood Community Planning Organization and Wildcat Neighborhood Associations meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month 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.

• The Boring CPO meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Boring Fire Station on Highway 212 in Boring. For more information, call Chairman Michael Fitz at 503-502-5837.

Civic groups

• Sandy Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4273: 6 p.m. every third Friday of the month in the upstairs hall. Sandy VFW is located at 38452 Proctor Blvd. For more information on membership, call Bert Key at 503-668-8418.

• Sandy Toastmasters: 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.

• Sandy Kiwanis Club: 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at Stephanie's International Cafe, 39024 Proctor Blvd. For information, visit www.sandykiwanis.org or call 503-819-0511.

• Sandy Lions Club: 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month in the banquet room of the Sandy Family Restaurant, 39042 Proctor Blvd. Visitors are welcome. For information, call Tim Anders at 360-903-0644 or John Taylor at 503-668-0328.

• Sandy Community Action Center Board: 5:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the action center, 38982 Pioneer Blvd.

• The Disability Services Advisory Council of Clackamas County meets every third Tuesday of the month in Oregon City. The council promotes education and advocacy on state and local issues that affect the physically disabled community, their families and caregivers. The council honors diversity and invites people from throughout the county to participate in meetings. For more information, call Georgianne at 971-673-6621.

Support groups

• Mt. Hood Hospice Grief Support Group will meet from 2-3:30 p.m. Mondays at Trinity Lutheran Church, 507 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. No charge, but registration is required. Call Emilie Cartoun for more information, 503-668-5545.

• Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held three times a week in Boring and Sandy. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. Monday and Friday in Room 5 at the Living Word Fellowship Church, 12700 S.E. Orient Drive, Boring, and at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Living Way Fellowship Church, 39300 Dubarko Road, Sandy.

• Sandy Senior Center offers an Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group from 1-3 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. Sandy Senior Center is located at 38348 Pioneer Blvd. in Sandy. For questions or more information, call 503-489-2154.

• Mt. Hood Hospice offers a support group that can help if someone in your life suffers from Alzheimer's disease or dementia. The Alzheimer's/Dementia caregivers' support group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month at Trinity Lutheran Church, 507 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. Contact Emilie Cartoun at 503-668-5545 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

• District 25 Alcoholics Anonymous Sandy Discovery Group: 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 group also meets from 7:30-9 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 7:30 p.m. Sundays at St. John in the Woods Catholic Church, 24905 E. Woodsey Way, Welches.

• The AA Courage to Change group meets from 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Sandy Actors Theatre, 17433 Meinig Ave., in Sandy, for a Big Book study session, and from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the theater for open-topic discussion. The group also meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday for Big Book steps study at the Immanuel Church fellowship hall, 39901 Pleasant St., in Sandy.

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 6:15 to 8 p.m. each Thursday at AntFarm Cafe and Bakery, 39140 Proctor Blvd. For more information, call 503-663-1156.

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 7:30-9 a.m. each Wednesday at the Clackamas County Bank's Sunset Community Room, 38935 Proctor Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-8442.

• Sandy Principles and Progress Al-Anon family group meetings are held at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at 38348 Pioneer Blvd.

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