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What's inside: Gathering connects attendees with stars, Film will be shown at McIver State Park

Library event focuses on food

The Estacada Public Library will team up with the Oregon State University Extension Service and Food Hero Program to present "Plan, Shop, Save & Cook," a free two part workshop that will help participants make healthy food choices with a limited budget. Space for the workshop is capped at 20 participants, and registration is required.

The events, which will be presented in both English and Spanish, will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, and Friday, Aug. 24. To register, stop by the library at 825 N.W. Wade St. or call 503-630-8273.

Gathering connects attendees with stars

Rose City Astronomers will lead participants in viewing the night sky during an event at Clackamas Community College's Environmental Learning Center.

The free event, scheduled from 9-11 p.m. Friday, July 27, will allow attendees to view Venus, the rings of Saturn, the polar cap on Mars, the largest moons of Jupiter, double stars, star clusters and nebulae, weather permitting.

Those in attendance should bring a blanket, chairs and binoculars. The Environmental Learning Center is at 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City.

For more information, call 503-594-3015.

Film will be shown at McIver State Park

Oregon State Parks and Oregon Film will team up for a screening of the 1968 rock documentary "Monterey Pop" at Milo McIver State Park. The event, facilitated in observance of the anniversary of the 1970 rock concert Vortex I, is scheduled from 9-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.

Both admission to the screening and parking at the park are free, and no tickets are required.

Join County's Aging Services Council

Three members are sought for the Clackamas County Aging Services Council. The group advises county agencies on issues that impact seniors and people who are disabled and help evaluate aging related programs.

The group meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon the second Monday of each month, excluding July and August. The application deadline is Thursday, Aug. 9. For more information, contact Valerie Skinner at 503-650-5643 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

County grants available for nonprofit groups

Clackamas County Commissioners will award $300,000 in grants to local organizations that serve seniors, veterans, people with insecure housing, families of cancer-stricken children, at-risk youths, developmentally disabled and many other people.

Preference will be given to applicants in the county's equity pilot areas, which include Estacada, Canby and Milwaukie. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15. For additional information, visit www.clackamas.us/bcc/smallgrants.html.

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