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Sandy Hops & Blues Festival held Aug. 3

The Sandy Hops & Blues Festival will bring food, beer and blues to Meinig Park, 17670 Meinig Ave., on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

Performing on the Dale Nichols Main Stage will be Portland musicians Tony Furtado at 5 p.m. and Ty Curtis and his band at 7 p.m.

The Beer Den will offer a variety of taps representing local and regional brew pubs. Bunsenbrewer, Sandy’s only brewpub, will be on site with a selection of beers brewed in their “fermentation laboratory.” Both wine and cider will be available as well. Food will be provided by The Red Shed and Busy Bee.

The Hops & Blues Festival is a free and family-friendly event. There is a playground nearby and the music appeals to all ages.

Sandy Summer Sounds is made possible through a partnership between The City of Sandy and donations from community sponsors.

For more information call the Sandy Community Center at 503-668-5569, or visit sandysummersounds.com.

Johnson to host town hall in Welches

Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) will host a town hall open to the public to discuss local community issues, legislative activities, and proposed 2017 legislation. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The town hall will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Resort at the Mountain, 68010 E. Fairway Ave., Welches.

For more information, contact Rep. Johnson’s legislative office at 503-986-1452 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Claire to perform for Sandy Summer Sounds

Kathryn Claire will perform at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7, as part of the Sandy Summer Sounds Theater in the Woods series.

Claire is a Portland-based performer and recording artist who is part of a new generation of traditionally-inspired musicians.

Claire will be joined by Don Henson, a multi-instrumentalist who is generally featured on percussion and piano when collaborating with Claire. The Theater in the Woods stage is in the southeast corner of the park. Bring a blanket or stadium chair to make the bench seating more comfortable.

There will be no food vendors, but attendees are welcome to bring a picnic; wine and beer are allowed as well. The event is free and family friendly.

In case of rain, the show will be moved to the Sandy Community Center at 38348 Pioneer Blvd.

For more information, call the center at 503-668-5569.

Sandy Historical Museum plans meeting

The Sandy Historical Society and the Sandy Alumni Association are looking for help making plans for the 100th anniversary of the first graduating class of Sandy High School.

The group meets at the museum, 39345 Pioneer Blvd., on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Aug. 9. The anniversary event will be held on May 20, 2017.

Construction underway in Mt. Hood Forest

Multiple road maintenance and construction projects are occurring throughout the Mt. Hood National Forest that may affect access throughout the summer.

Projects are taking place on Lolo Pass Road (Road 18) this summer and fall, such as fish habitat restoration projects and rock/timber hauling. One of these projects is a culvert/bridge replacement project near Lower Marco Creek on Lolo Pass Road.

The new bridge is replacing an older, undersize culvert that prevents fish passage at the crossing. Bridge construction work started in early July and will wrap up at the end of September.

There is a possibility for long delays and up to eight-hour road closures. For safety, it is recommended motor vehicles take an alternate route when traveling to Lost Lake Resort.

For detailed directions, visit Lost Lake Resort’s website at lostlakeresort.org/contact-us/directions/.

Several other roads will be affected by projects and construction this summer, including roads 1610, 1611 and 1612, which are closed until the end of October. Red Hill Drive Road (Road 16) may have multiple delays due to logging activities.

For more information, call 503-668-1700 or visit fs.usda.gov/alerts/mthood/alerts-notices.