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Sandy Action Center gets socks from drive

Legacy Health has far surpassed its goal of collecting 10,000 pairs of new socks to help people in need — gathering 30,613 pairs of new socks.

Some of the socks will stay at Legacy’s community closets and emergency departments to serve patients who are homeless or in need of socks.

The rest will be divided among 10 charitable community partners who work with the homeless. The Sandy Community Action Center will receive a share of the socks, as will the following organizations: Central City Concern, Friendly House, Share of Vancouver, New Avenues for Youth, No One Left Behind, Outside In, Project Homeless Connect, the Tigard/Tualatin School District Caring Closet, and Transition Projects.

Theatre seeks cast for ‘Steel Magnolias’

The Sandy Actors Theatre is seeking an ensemble of fabulous women for its upcoming production of “Steel Magnolias.”

All roles are available, but theater directors said the rehearsal period from late February through March will be demanding.

Auditions will be 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, with callbacks at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11.

To audition, RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please provide your name, a contact number, and indicate which role, or roles, you would like to read for.

Characters include:

- Truvy Jones, age 35-45, owns the beauty shop. She is vivacious and dispenses advice with lots of hairspray.

n Annelle Dupup-Desoto, age 18-24, is the newly hired assistant. She moves from unsure to wild to religious.

- Clairee Belcher, age 55 to late 60s, is the widow of the former mayor. She’s a grand dame — elegant, sophisticated and a true beauty.

- Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie, age 19, is the prettiest girl in town. She loves pink, is strong-willed and passionate.

- M’Lynn Eatenton, age 40 to 50s, is Shelby’s mother. She always knows what’s best, is strong and stubborn.

- Ouiser (pronounced “Weezer”) Boudreaux, age 55 to late 60s, is a wealthy curmudgeon. She’s a tough, eccentric character.

Sandy Actors Theatre provides a small stipend for travel.

Wyden to visit Clackamas County

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. has scheduled two local town halls on Thursday, Jan. 7.

“I am honored every day to represent Oregon in the United States Senate and core to that work is listening to Oregonians so I can hear directly about what’s on their minds,” Wyden said in a news release announcing the events.

Scheduled town halls:

  • Clackamas County: 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, in the auditorium at Clackamas High School’s west campus, 14486 S.E. 122nd Ave., Clackamas.
  • Multnomah County: 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, in the gym at Corbett High School, 35800 Historic Columbia River Highway in Corbett.