TV star to visit fair

Western television star James Drury will visit the Oregon State Fair Friday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 1.

Drury, of the TV show “The Virginian,” will sign autographs and answer questions in the Jackman-Long Building.

Veterans will receive free entrance to the fair Thursday, Aug. 28, with proof of military status. For more information, call Oregon State Fairgrounds at 503-947-3246.

Memories of internment camp shared

On Tuesday, Aug. 26, McMenamins Edgefield is presenting an Oregon Encyclopedia History Night, “Detained by my Country.”

The free event begins at 6:30 p.m., with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. at the Power Station Theater, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale.

Mitzi Loftus will share the story of her time at the Tule Lake and Heart Mountain internment camps during World War II.

Born in Hood River to immigrant parents from Japan, Loftus graduated from Hood River High School and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oregon.

She attended the ENglish Language Institute at the University of Michigan to prepare for a Fulbright Teacher year in Japan from 1957-1958.

All ages are welcome. For more information, call 503-669-8610 or visit

Mt. Hood Racing Team celebrates 50 years

There’s hardly any snow, but Mount Hood is about to be flooded with skiers.

The Mt. Hood Racing Team’s 50-year reunion will take place Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29-Sept. 1, at Timberline, Skibowl and the Cascade Ski Club in Government Camp.

Co-founder Duane Bridge said at least 3,000 people were a part of the racing team during his and fellow founder Matt Greenslade’s 30 years at the head of the program. The team has since become Mt. Hood Academy under the leadership of Bill and Mary Gunesch.

Bridge said he expects at least 200 attendees for the banquet Sunday, Aug. 31. Other festivities include a ski race at Timberline’s Palmer Snowfield followed by a 4-6 p.m. happy hour Saturday, Aug. 30, at Wy’East Day Lodge.

For more details, visit

Veterinary clinic to host open house

Halsey East Animal Clinic invites the public to an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 at the clinic, 16057 N.E. Halsey St., Portland.

Bring Fido for a tour of the facility, visit with staff and see what is new in pet supplies from area vendors. The event also will feature hot dogs and cake, door prizes and obedience demonstrations.

For more information, call the clinic at 503-255-0261.

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