Residents win Main Street Money’

Seven local residents shared $100 in “Main Street Money” as a result of their efforts during the April First Friday event.

The game is called Best Poker Hand, and entrants visited stores in Sandy’s downtown core to collect playing cards. At the end of the evening, entrants turned in their best poker hands.

Winners included Debbie Grimes, Chuck Shirey, Edeltraud Foster, Cheryi Daniels, Pam Kahut, Toni Simmons and Genie Ott.

The winners received “Main Street Money,” which can be spent at participating businesses in downtown Sandy.

Lots of activity at Boring theater

Three events from the Nutz-N-Boltz Theater will bring local residents to the Boring-Damascus Grange Hall in April and May.

An improvisation comedy night is set to begin at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26. This is family-friendly comedy for all ages. The improvisation comedy group TBA will perform.

“Cinderella and the Candy Kingdom,” a play for children, will be staged May 3, 4, 5, 10 and 11. There will be special games and seating for the littlest. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 for 12 and under.

A staged reading of Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women” will be held at 7 p.m. May 16 and 17. Tickets are $5.

For information, visit

Commissioners set meeting in Boring

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a series of four town hall meetings during the year.

The first town hall will be in Boring at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the Boring Fire Station, near the post office and Highway 212 in downtown Boring.

The Boring Community Planning Organization is sponsoring the meeting.

All-star gospel music comes to Sandy

For those who remember the Dove and Grammy award-winning Blackwood Brothers, a local concert will be a special treat.

For somewhat younger lovers of gospel music, this all-star group with an unbroken lineage to the Brothers also will be a special treat.

The Blackwood Legacy Quartet will be in concert at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 28, at Sandy’s Community Presbyterian Church, 39290 Scenic St. Admission is free, and an offering will be taken.

Direct from Nashville and its Mansion Records studio, this quartet performs about 250 concerts a year across the nation.

For more information, call 503-668-4543 or visit

Sandy Oktoberfest seeks talent show entries

The Sandy Oktoberfest Committee recently announced that a feature of this year’s festival will be a talent show noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, on the main stage in the Biergarten.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three talents, as determined by a panel of judges from the Sandy Committee.

All types of amateur or professional talent are welcomed, including singers, dancers, musicians and bands. Each performance should be no more than 10 minutes in duration.

To enter, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application form.

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