Show off painting skills during glow paint party. Music, dance and arts festival comes to Sandy farm

FILE PHOTO -  Monica Smith, childrens and reference librarian, assists Sandy area resident and library patron Dan Beltrami.The Sandy Public Library is inviting local teens to audition for a part in its "Stone Soup" production. The play is based on the folk story in which a community comes together to provide a meal for all from their own pantries.

Teen Services Librarian Rebbeca Robinowitz will hold auditions from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, and Thursday, Aug. 3, in the Sandy Library Community Room, 38980 Proctor Blvd.

Rehearsals will run one hour a week for five weeks, starting the Thursday following auditions. On the fifth week, there will be a dress rehearsal from 4-5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7.

The performance will take place at a seed-to-supper harvest celebration, sponsored by AntFarm and library staff on Sept. 8 at the Mount Hood Farmers Market.

For more information, contact Rebecca at Robinowitz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Show off your painting skills after dark during glow paint party

Sandy Rocks hopes to brighten up the Saturday-night Starlight Cinema in Meinig Park with some rocking, glow-in-the-dark creations.

The group will host a Glow in the Dark Paint Party from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at the Sandy Senior Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd., in preparation for the first Starlight Cinema showing at dusk on Saturday, July 29.

Rocks, paint and brushes will be provided. For more information, visit the group's Facebook page at

Reggae, world music, dance and arts festival comes to Sandy farm

All are invited to enjoy a weekend of reggae and world music, crafts, dance and nature at the 13th annual Northwest World Reggae Festival at Pfau Pfamily Pfarma, 58800 E. Marmot Road, Sandy, from Friday, July 28, through Monday, July 30.

The event is family-friendly and children ages 14 and under are admitted free of charge. Music begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and there will also be arts and crafts, an African drum and dance session and morning yoga available to partake in. The musical lineup will include artists, such as Prezident Brown, Clinto Fearon & Boogie Brown Band, Kabaka Pyramid, Sister Carol, Nattali Rize and many more.

Tickets are available for purchase online at For every ticket sold, the festival has a tree planted.

Guests of the festival are asked to care for their own litter and luggage and make sure they pack out items they bring onto the site.

For more information, visit

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