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Hoodland library-goers invited to check out family fun

The Cultural Pass program at the Hoodland Public Library offers family passes to local cultural venues for one-day check out.

Patrons may reserve passes in advance, check them out, and treat the family to a free or discounted adventure. Thanks to the Friends of the Hoodland Public Library, three cultural passes are available for check-out: the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, the Portland Art Museum and the Japanese Garden, which is closed for construction September 2015 through March 2016.

The library is located at 24525 E. Welches Road in Welches. Call 503-622-3460 for more information.

Yoga classes kick of ‘Mind, Body, Spirit’ programs

A new series of programs will be offered at Sandy Public Library beginning in November.

Kicking off the new “Mind, Body, Spirit: Creating a Vibrant Adult Life” event series for adults over 50 is Yoga with Nyssa Castle, a therapeutic yoga practitioner.

Classes will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24.

Sign up at the Sandy library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., or call 503-668-5537. Space is limited to 16.

SandyNet brings home awards from Oregon conference

The SandyNet fiber project continues to win recognition for the city.

At the Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference on Oct. 22-23 in Hood River, two Sandy stakeholders were recognized for their work on the project that is becoming famous throughout the nation.

Council President Jeremy Pietzold received the Outstanding Telecommunications Advocate Award while Chris Tamarin, a member of the SandyNet Advisory Board, received the Edwin B. Parker Award.