Library story time features fair housing rights

The Fair Housing Council of Oregon and Cleveland High School drama students are partnering for a story time presentation in Troutdale about fair housing rights.

April is Fair Housing Month, the 45th anniversary of the signing of the federal Fair Housing Act, that protects our civil rights in housing.

The event will be held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Troutdale Library, 2451 S.W. Cherry Park Road.

In honor of the anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, signed into law April 11, 1968, the event features a variety of library readings throughout the area.

Council representatives will be available to speak with families after the event. The council also will offer copies of a statewide poster. For more information, visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bemis to address high school leaders

Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis will address high school leaders at the Mt. Hood Conference Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday, April 29.

The Mt. Hood Conference includes Barlow, Centennial, Central Catholic, David Douglas, Gresham, Reynolds and St. Mary’s Academy. Bemis will

speak about being a school leader and school community. 

Help KNOVA, eat at Taqueria Rico Taco

The KNOVA Parent-Teacher Organization in the Reynolds School District is holding a fundraiser all day and all week April 14-20.

When patrons bring a KNOVA flier with them to Taqueria Rico Taco, 111 S.E. 181st Ave. at Burnside in Gresham, 25 percent of total sales will go to the group.

The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, orders to go and drive-through service.

Patrons are encouraged to make copies of the flier and bring friends and family to help support fundraising efforts to purchase a laminator for the KNOVA teachers.

For more information, visit

Health sessions offered for low-income families

United Way has asked for help recruiting low-income, uninsured Multnomah County residents to attend a listening session about health.

The session will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, on the fourth floor of Catholic Charities, 2740 S.E. Powell Blvd., Portland. Childcare and a light meal are provided. The first 25 participants will receive a $25 Fred Meyer Gift Card.

To participate, you must be 18 years or older and have no health insurance or qualify as low income.

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