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n Alphabetica, an art show showcasing the work of Wy’East Artisans Guild members and their exploration of the alphabet, is on display through July 5 at the Sandy Public Library. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

n Mt. Hood Hospice will present “Reimaging Aging: A Positive Look at Growing Older” from 1:30-3 p.m. every other Thursday through June 30, at the Sandy Senior Center Auditorium, 38348 Pioneer Blvd. This series of facilitated discussions examines the challenges and opportunities of aging from a psychosocial and spiritual perspective. There is no charge, but registration is requested by contacting Emilie Cartoun at 503-668-5545 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

n Thursdays at the Museum, a lecture series at the Sandy Historical Museum, presents “Getting Started in Family History” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, at the museum, 39345 Pioneer Blvd. The lecture will be by Bill Leslie, a published author in many magazines, including Discovering Family History, Your Family Tree and Portland Family Magazine. Admission is $8, and is limited. Call 503-668-3378 to RSVP.

n The Sandy Public Library May Coffee House event will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 6, with special guest Gideon Freudmann. For more information, visit cellobop.com.

n The Sandy Public Library will celebrate Free Comic Book Day with an event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. If you miss the event, you can still pick up a free comic book until 5 p.m.

n The Suburban Auto Group Spring Cruise-In benefiting Guide Dogs For the Blind will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at Suburban Auto Group, 36936 Highway 26. Preregistration is $15, and the event is rain or shine. For more information, visit suburbanautogroup.com

n Reader’s Theatre will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, when Actor’s Dojo presents “Blithe Spirit” by Noel Coward at the Sandy Public Library. If you are interested in participating or have a suggestion for a play, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

n The Ladies Aid Annual Rummage Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 13, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, May 14, at Eagle Creek Presbyterian Church, 24955 SE Burnett Road, Eagle Creek.

n Adult nature walks will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, and Saturday, May 28. The location will be announced when participants register at the Sandy Public Library. Be sure to wear comfortable footwear and weather-appropriate clothing. Carry water and bring a snack. Class size limited, early registration encouraged. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-668-5537.

n Art Night with an Expert will be held at the Sandy Public Library 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20. Geared at teens aged 12-17, the project will be inspired by M.C. Escher.

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 for 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 Women’s Club is holding its fifth-annual hanging flower basket sale. The baskets are $21, and there are three varieties of flowers. Baskets can be picked up at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the former Hoodland Women’s Club Building on Salmon River Road across from Welches School. Contact Regina Lythgoe at 503-622-3117.

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, and 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.

n Are you interested in improving your Spanish? Join Intercambio at the Sandy Public Library. Practice your Spanish, while helping native Spanish speakers practice their English in a casual, friendly setting. The group meets at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. For more details, contact Katie Murphy 503-668-5537 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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, Sandy Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 18575 Langensand Road. For information, call 503-668-6144.

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, Sandy Assembly of God Church, at 6 p.m. every third Monday at 39800 Highway 26, Sandy. For more 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.


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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 at 8 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 District’s 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 qualifications, 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 the old Paris Cafe next to Sandy Cinema. 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 more 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, refreshments and a wealth of knowledge ready to be shared. 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 impact 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.