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n The Mount Hood Farmers Market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays through October at 38600 Proctor Blvd. For more information, visit mounthoodfarmersmarket.org.

n 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, the Lan Su Chinese Garden, the Pittock Mansion, the 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).

n The next Days for Girls sewing event will be from 12:30-4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 24510 Highway 212, Damascus. The group is always in need of volunteers who can sew and those who don’t; please bring your sewing machine if you have one. Also needed are donations of gallon plastic reclosable bags, girls underwear, travel-size bars of soap, washed fabric (cotton or flannel, no animal/people/cartoon prints/no white or light colored fabric), and dark-colored washcloths. For more information, call Sheri Brinkman at 503-658-6890.

n An English class student recruitment meeting will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the Sandy Public Library Community Room. This event is for people interested in taking English classes. The facilitator speaks fluent Spanish. People are welcome to bring their children. Contact Katie Murphy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-668-5537.

n The Hoodland Fire District will hold its 50th Anniversary Party from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Hoodland Fire Main Station, 69634 Highway 26 in Rhododendron. All are invited to attend and help the district celebrate 50 years of service.

n 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.

n 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.

n 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.

Food assistance

n 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.

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

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

n Free dinner, St. Michael Catholic Church in Sandy, 6 p.m. every Saturday at 18090 Langensand Road. For more information, call 503-668-4446.

Support groups

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

n 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 503-668-0002.

n 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.

n 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.

n 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.

n 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.

n The AA Courage to Change group meets from 2-3 p.m. on 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.

n Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 6:30-8 p.m. each Thursday at Clackamas County Bank’s Sunset Community Room, 38935 Proctor Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-3417.

Civic groups

n 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.

n 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.

n 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 sandykiwanis.org or call 503-819-0511.

n 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.

n Sandy Community Action Center Board: 5-7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at Clackamas County Bank, 38975 Proctor Blvd.

n Sandy Garden Club: 9:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month, September through June, in the Historic Sandy Grange Hall, 34705 S.E. Kelso Road. Meetings feature guest speakers and garden tours and shared knowledge. For more information, contact club President John Ludi at 503-668-9230.

n 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.

Government

n The Firwood Community Planning Organization and Wildcat Neighborhood Associations meet at 7 p.m. the second Thursday 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.

n 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.