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Read to Prudence the dog at the library

Prudence the dog will be available and ready to listen to your child read at Sandy Public Library starting Thursday, Jan. 15.

According to library staff, reading to dogs is a great low-pressure way for your child to develop reading skills and confidence.

Prudence will be at the library, 38980 Proctor Blvd, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning on Jan. 15.

Call the library at 503-668-5537 to sign up for 15-minute sessions.

Sandy Actors Theatre auditions for upcoming play

Sandy Actors Theatre will be holding auditions for “Morning’s At Seven,” by Paul Osborn, and directed by Stephen Kelsey, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the theater, 17433 Meinig Ave.

“Morning’s at Seven” is a comedy about small town life in simpler times. Performances are scheduled for April 3-26 and rehearsals will be held Sundays-Thursdays beginning Feb. 15.

Sandy Actors Theatre is seeking actors for the following roles:

Four sisters in their 60s

n Ida

n Cora

n Esther

n Arry

Their husbands:

n Carl

n Thor

n David (a smaller role)

An engaged couple:

n Homer

n Myrtle

For audition sides and more information, contact Stephen Kelsey at kelseylam@mac.com.

This is a non-paying production, but there is a small stipend offered to offset travel costs.

Portland author seeks fire lookout stories

Author Cheryl Hill is looking for people who have staffed fire lookouts in Oregon.

The Portland author has gathered historic photos from the Forest Service and the Oregon Department of Forestry for the past year and is now looking for stories to go along with the photos.

Although stories from recent lookouts are welcome, Hill is especially interested in lookout stories from the 1930s, '40s and '50s, even if the stories are second-hand.

“Many of the men and women who worked at lookouts back then have already passed away,” Hill says. “I’m hoping that some of their memories were passed down to their children.”

To share your lookout story, visit oregonlookouts.com. This will be Hill’s second book. Her first book, "Mount Hood National Forest," was released last March.