Learn more about pioneer Oregon

Attendees at the Philip Foster Farm in Eagle Creek will celebrate the pioneer women who made Oregon civilized, said a spokesperson for the national historic site.

Mary Charlotte’s Garden Party is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the farm, 29912 Highway 211, a short distance north of its intersection with Highway 224.

The activity includes the telling of stories of life in the early years before Oregon became a state.

The farm will be open for picnicking and tours beginning at 11 a.m. For more information, visit

Celebrate Boring and Dull Day Aug. 9

Since the Oregon Legislature and Gov. John Kitzhaber have declared Aug. 9 as Boring and Dull Day across the state, the Boring community will celebrate the occasion with a community social in the park.

The event commemorates the pairing in perpetuity of Dull, Scotland, and Boring, Ore.

The event will take place at Boring Station Trailhead Park and will include live music, free ice cream, a salute to military personnel and a drawing for a guided tour of Scotland.

On sale during the event will be Boring and Dull shirts and hats as well as tickets for the Boring to Dull drawing.

For more information, call 503-663-6271.

County gives small grants to nonprofits

During the next fiscal year, Clackamas County will distribute $200,000 in small grants to nonprofit organizations that provide services to vulnerable people in the county.

The goal is to assist organizations to reach larger populations in need of basic services such as food and abuse prevention.

For more information and application forms, call Caroline Hill at 503-655-8621.

AntFarm asks help with deposit cans

The can and bottle deposit trailer that has been parked near Proctor Boulevard and Smith Avenue has been moved, said Kim Wheeler, speaking for its beneficiary, AntFarm.

The repository for donated bottles and cans with collectable deposits is now at AntFarm’s new Outdoors Program facility, 38600 Proctor Blvd., near Scales Avenue.

Wheeler said the deposit program has been a significant factor in the fact that nonprofit AntFarm has continued to serve youths in the Sandy, Boring and mountain village areas for the past three years.

At the AntFarm booth in Sandy’s Saturday Market, which is held the first and third Saturdays of each month, AntFarm volunteers and youths provide information and bags to collect and carry bottles and cans.

For information, call 503-622-3548.

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