NEWS BRIEFS: Enhanced Labor Day DUII enforcement planned
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will engage in enhanced driving while under the influence of intoxicants enforcement during Labor Day weekend to ensure the safety of everyone out enjoying the sun.
Because of the holiday weekend, Sept. 2-4, deputies are reminding drivers to remain sober. In 2015 across the country 35,092 people died in traffic crashes. Of those 10,265 were killed in drunk-driving crashes — equating to almost a third of the fatalities.
Funding for the patrols is provided by the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
The department says if you plan on drinking during the weekend, either designate a sober driver, call a taxi or use public transportation.
Make a new circle of friends
Members of the Country Cut-Ups Square Dance Club are inviting the community to join them for a little do-si-do with dance lessons starting Thursday, Sept. 14.
All ages are welcome for the weekly classes, which run from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Boring Barn, 13987 S.E. Richey Road. Lessons are $5 per person, but the first one is free.
For more information, call 503-502-8478.
VBS for all ages
St. Timothy Lutheran Church is offering Vacation Bible School from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at the church, 14500 S.E. Powell Blvd., Portland.
The afternoon features something for everyone, including snacks, stories, a labyrinth walk, adult study and more.
Grads to gather for birthday party
Gresham High School class of 1965 is looking for classmates to join them for a potluck meal celebrating each other's 70th birthdays.
The event kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Main City Park, 219 S. Main Ave., Gresham. Alumni are asked to bring a potluck dish to share and their own non-alcoholic beverages. Birthday cake, plates and utensils will be provided.
For more information, contact Cheryl at 503-969-7137.
Be true to your school
A School Celebration Committee is seeking volunteers to help with planning farewell open houses for the three elementary schools scheduled for demolition in the Reynolds School District.
The events, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 15, will be held at Fairview Elementary from 10-11:30 a.m.; Wilkes, from noon to 1:30 p.m.; and at Troutdale, from 2-3:30 p.m. All current and former students, staff and their families are invited to come and share their memories.
Volunteers are needed to help plan and conduct all three events.