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City needs help with land-use planning

The city of Sandy is seeking interested applicants to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission.

The planning panel reviews land-use applications and advises the Sandy City Council on legislative changes. The commission typically meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

The person appointed to this position must live within the city limits. Interested individuals are asked to submit a letter describing their interest in the position and any special qualifications they have.

Letters should be received in City Hall by Aug. 9 and addressed to Tracy Brown, planning and development director, city of Sandy, 39250 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy 97055.

Also acceptable are email letters to tbrown@cityofsandy.com.

For more information, call Brown at 503-668-4886.

Reading events come to library soon

The Sandy Library staff will hold this summer’s “Let’s Talk About It” program Aug. 20 in the library’s community room. Local residents are invited to read the book “Cascade Summer: My Adventure on Oregon’s Pacific Crest Trail,” by Bob Welch, and then come together to discuss it and listen to the author’s comments.

Welch will present a program on the book for adults at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, in the library’s community room.

An earlier session with children will focus on Welch’s book called “The Keyboard Kitten, an Oregon Children’s Story.” That storytelling session begins at 3 p.m.

For more information, call the library at 503-668-5537 or send email to bscarth@ci.sandy.or.us.

Sandy Bible school begins on Aug. 12

The weeklong vacation Bible school at the Community Church of Sandy will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12.

Participants will go through various stations where there are activities that should interest kids from preschool age to fifth grade.

All songs and memory verses are not only verbalized, but also signed by all youths using American Sign Language.

The school’s theme is “Tell it on the mountain, where Jesus Christ is Lord,” and participants should expect to learn the good news of God’s love for all.

The school is open from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, Aug. 12-16, at the Community Church of Sandy, 39290 Scenic St.

For information, call 503-668-4543.

Boring fundraiser is ending soon

A fundraiser to help build a community center for Boring area residents is nearing its end.

Tickets are still being sold for a drawing on a guided, nearly-all-expense trip to Scotland. Should the winner not desire to join the Scotland tour, he or she would receive $1,500 in cash.

The drawing will take place between 8 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, during the Boring and Dull Day celebration at Boring Station Trailhead Park. Odds of winning are 500 or fewer to one.

Tickets are available in downtown Boring at the Not So Boring Bar and Grill, Parkside Salon, Linal Art Studios, Overall Outlook, Red Apple Restaurant, Clackamas County Bank and Boring Bark and Landscape.

On the way to Sandy, tickets are available at Geren’s Farm Supply, Burns Feed Store and Tazza Coffee House. In downtown Sandy, visit Clackamas County Bank.

For more information, call Steve Bates at 503-663-6271.

Open house supports children’s therapy

TherapyWorks NW Nonprofit Pediatric Therapy Clinic will hold its annual open house and fundraising event 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at 7927 S.W. Orient Drive, Gresham.

The event will feature lunch and kid activities, including horse rides and inflatable structures.

The children’s physical and occupational therapy service specializes in clinical therapy and hippotherapy. All proceeds will help upgrade the therapy barn where hippotherapy sessions are held.

For more information, call 503-663-0481.

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