Blood donations needed on Aug. 22

Many people will face an unexpected time of great vulnerability in which they will need blood. A serious automobile accident could require up to 40 units of red blood cells to help save someone’s life. That blood must be available before it’s needed.

Simply schedule a blood donation appointment between 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Boring Fire Department, 28655 Highway 212.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit and insert sponsor code: DamascusBoring.

Learn historic way to process wheat

To learn how to harvest wheat and process it for use in baking, visit the Philip Foster Farm in Eagle Creek.

Interpreters at the historic farm will demonstrate and teach people, using hands-on methods, how wheat was handled back in the day.

These activities and more, dating back to the post-Civil War days, will continue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the nonprofit demonstration farm, 29912 Highway 211, just north of its intersection with Highway 224.

For information, call 503-637-6324 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Saturday movie for kids of all ages

Anyone who has seen “The Wizard of Oz” will love the next movie offered in Meinig Park by the city of Sandy and its financial partners.

“Oz The Great and Powerful” is reminiscent of the age-old story by L. Frank Baum, but it’s set in an earlier time with different characters.

The 130-minute Disney movie, produced this year, follows a scenario captured in a time before Baum’s tales.

The plot is set in a magic land where three witches have too much power, and a character called Oz fights to become a powerful ruler in a land of mystery and magic.

The movie begins at dusk Saturday, Aug. 17, on the Dale Nicholls Main Stage in Meinig Park, behind City Hall. Bring a blanket or low-back lawn chair.

For more information, call 503-668-5569 or visit

Here’s a mystery for bike riders

The first Sandy Cyclopedia is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, beginning at Otto’s Ski Shop, 38716 Pioneer Blvd., with late registration beginning at 8 a.m.

Bikers, using their own bikes or those rented from Otto’s, will follow the designated route to three city parks. Along the way, they will look for orienteering markers with words to be collected and assembled to create a phrase or sentence.

When the treasure hunt has ended and riders have returned to Otto’s, prizes will be distributed. At noon, a barbecue lunch is planned for all participants.

The event is a fundraiser for AntFarm in Sandy, and members of the nonprofit group will provide information to all interested at the end of the event.

For information or to preregister, call Otto’s at 503-668-5947.

Sandy’s Saturday market is Aug. 17

Sandy’s Saturday market continues its twice-a-month run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug 17, at Centennial Plaza, across Pioneer Boulevard from City Hall.

The market is scheduled on the first and third Saturdays of each good-weather month, moving indoors during the winter and early spring.

At the market this week, attendees will find lots of craft items, food, produce and nursery plants. This week the AntFarm should have produce from its community garden as well as cut flowers.

For more information or to become a vendor, call Carol Cohen at 503-475-2347.

County mulls ban on alcohol, glass

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners will discuss and vote on changes to the county park ordinance at a meeting this week.

Changes include banning the possession of alcoholic beverages as well as glass or glass bottles.

The changes, if approved, would allow county parks staff to inspect personal property without permission, such as the contents of coolers, bags, backpacks or other containers.

Park visitors in violation of the amended ordinance would have the options of leaving the offensive material in their vehicle, disposing of it in trash receptacles or leaving the park.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, in the Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City.

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