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n The Johnson Creek Watershed Council will hold a community gathering from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Boring-Damascus Grange, 27861 S.E. Grange St. There will be a presentation about wildlife, water quality and flood prevention, followed by a question-and-answer session with a dinner. Families are welcome. For more information call 503-652-7477 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

n The family of Troy Bachmann, a Brightwood businessman and father recently released after he was wrongly held for eight months in a Mexican jail, will hold a “Welcome Home Troy” homecoming event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 20, at The Fly Fishing Shop, 67296 Highway 26 in Welches. For more information, visit fundly.com/friends-of-troy.

n Sandy Actors Theatre’s production of “The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr: Abridged” continues at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays, through Feb. 21. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for students and seniors age 60 and older, and $10 for children age 12 and younger. Tickets can be purchased online at sandyactorstheatre.org. The theater is located at 39181 Pioneer Blvd.

n Young Life in Sandy will hold its faith-based youth kickoff event for the spring school semester from 7:17-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, at the Sandy River Airport, 42313 S.E. Oral Hull Road. The event is free, non-denominational and open to all high schoolers age 13-18. For more information, call 971-235-2401.

n The Sandy library Teen Advisory Board presents an Anti-Valentine Teen Lock-in from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. 19. Join library staff and volunteers at AntFarm Cafe and Bakery, 39140 Proctor Blvd., at 8 p.m. for professional karaoke and snacks. Then teens will make their way to the library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., until midnight to share YouTube videos on the big screen or play Minecraft. Teens ages 12-17 are welcome.

n At 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, M.J. and Robin Cody will speak at the Sandy Public Library as part of the monthly author series.

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 kids ages 1-2. The Hoodland library story time is 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and is appropriate for all ages.

n To celebrate 16 years of service, SAM is collecting stories from riders about how Sandy’s transit system has helped them. If a story is selected, it will be posted online and the author receives a free bus pass. Email Andi Howell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to share a SAM story.

n The Wy’East Zen Center will offer an Introduction to Zen Meditation Workshop from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the Mt. Hood Hospice Office, 39641 Scenic Street. This workshop covers the basics of starting a meditation practice, and is an opportunity to ask questions of an ordained Zen Buddist teacher. Free, but registration requested at 503-997-3193 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.


n The Firwood CPO 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.

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.

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 n Boring, and at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Living Way Fellowship Church, 39300 Dubarko Road in Sandy.

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., in 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 Sandy Senior Center also offers a 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 1-800-272-3900.

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.