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NOTICE-
Due to the contagious COVID-19 virus, many meetings and events listed in the Mountain Times Calendar have been canceled. Because The Mountain Times is not informed of all cancellations of meetings and events, it is advisable to check beforehand to see if the meeting or event has been canceled. 
UPDATE as of 3/14/2020. 
Hoodland Public Library closing at 5pm -3 /14/20 until 3/31/20.
Sandy Public Library closing at 5pm - 3/15/20 until 3/31/20.
OMSI closing on 3/14/20 until 3/31/20 until 3/31/20.
LIONS CLUB events canceled throughout March
Rhody CPO meeting on March 21 canceled. 
ABOUT THE CALENDAR-

Listed are events happening in The Mountain area and surrounding communities. Public Meetings, Events & Things to Do, Support Groups, Clubs/Groups/Classes/Clinics, Senior Center Events, Recreation Providers, Visitor Information, Volunteer Opportunities, Bulletin Board, Music Line Up and The Dining Guide.  For the April issue, please submit calendar items to peggy@mountaintimesoregon.com by March 20.


EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO-

SATURDAY, FEB 29 

  • Graduation Ceremony at Guide Dogs for the Blind, 1:30pm, Oregon Campus, 32901 SE Kelso Rd, Boring. Ceremonies commemorate the efforts of students and their dogs. Groups welcome with reservation. Guests should bring tissues, this is a moving event and one of the best ways to get acquainted with the program. Info: 503-668-2100.
  • Hoodland Womens Club Annual Crab Feed at Mt Hood Lions Club, Hwy 26/Woodsey Way, Welches. No Host Bar, 5:30pm, Dinner, 6:30pm. Raffle baskets. Tickets: $25 per person. Available at Welches Clackamas Co. Bank, Welches Mtn Bldg Supply Store, Welches Liquor Store.
  • Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum's Social History Happy Hour (last Sat each month). 7pm. 88900 Government Camp Loop, Govt. Camp. Book review and discussion of "Mount Hood Revealed," a new pictorial history book. Info: 503-272-3301.
MARCH

DAILY 

  • Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum, 88900 E Hwy 26 Business Loop, Government Camp. Hours: 9am-5pm every day except Christmas & New Year. No admission, but donations accepted. Exhibits interpret history of winter sports, early exploration, settlement and natural history of Mt. Hood. Internet access/WiFi available. Info: 503-272-3301, www.mthoodmuseum.org.
  • Art at the Hoodland Public Library, 24525 E Welches Rd., Welches. Visit the library to see the beautiful quilts made by the local group, The Piecemakers! A different quilt on exhibit each month. The Clackamas County Arts Alliance also exhibits the works of local (county) artists. Exhibit changes quarterly.
  • OMSI, 1945 SE Water Street, Portland. "Gunther von Hagens' Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life." (Opens March 7). Experience the science and splendor of the human body through all stages of life with an up-close view of real human specimens. Info: www.omsi.edu. 

TUESDAYS 

  • Ladies Night at Skibowl, 3-10pm (March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31). Ladies and Gents ski for only $29. For Ladies only - prizes, raffles and giveaways. Info: www.skibowl.com. 

WEDNESDAYS 

  • Wild Mike's Wednesdays at Skibowl, 3-10pm (March 4, 11, 18, 25). $10 off night skiing through March 25. Purchase a Wild Mike's ultimate pizza at your local Safeway or Albertsons, present receipt at Skibowl to redeem. Info: www.skibowl.com. 

THURSDAYS 

  • Open Mic hosted by Chapin Andersen, 9pm, at The Skyway Bar & Grill, 71545 E Hwy 26, ZigZag. 

FRIDAYS 

  • Bingo, 7pm (doors open 6:30pm), Mt Hood Lions Club, E Hwy 26/Woodsey Way, Welches (Bingo on Friday nights) Progressive Jackpots, children welcome with supervision. Snack bar, no outside food. Non-smoking. 

FRI/SAT/SUN 

  • Timberline Lodge tours Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 11am, 1pm & 2pm. Join a US Forest Service Ranger for a 25-minute tour of historic Timberline Lodge. Explore the rich history of the lodge and all it has to offer. Tours are free and available to everyone. Donations not required but appreciated to ensure programs can be continued. Meet at US Forest Service desk inside Timberline Lodge. Info: 503-622-2033, www.timberlinelodge.com. 

THROUGH MARCH 1 

  • Impossible Science LIVE! at OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave., Portland. Live performances by Jason Latimer, the world champion of magic, who will use science, magic and illusions in 50-minute live presentations to boggle your mind. Info re live performance times and admission prices at OMSI.edu., 503-797-4000. 

THROUGH  MARCH 8 

  • Clackamas Co. College's theatre department's "The Cripple of Inishmaan" by Martin McDonagh, directed by James Eikrem (Runs through Mar 8). At the Niemeyer Osterman Theatre, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland in 1934. A comic sale in the great tradition of Irish storytelling.  Showtimes: Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sunday matinees at 2:30pm. Tickets available online at www.clackamas.edu/theatre, 503-594-3153. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 3 

  • Twilight Snowshoe hotel package at Timberline, 5pm. A twilight snowshoe stroll and explore the open fields and forests around Timberline Lodge with a guide. Info/Hotel package prices, www.timberline.com, or call 503-272-3410.
  • Mt Hood Community College Planetarium Show, 6pm & 7:15pm, MHCC Planetarium Sky Theater, 26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham.  "Unusual Facts About Galaxies."  All shows presented under a realistic representation of the night sky, featuring the latest galactic, stellar and planetary images. Cost: $5 & $2 for MHCC students and children 17 and under. The Sky Theater is wheelchair accessible. Info: 503-491-8297. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 6-22 

  • Nutz N Boltz Theatre Company presents "Weekend Comedy," 28861 Grange Street Boring. A couple in their fifties and a couple in their twenties both accidentally rent the same cottage for the weekend. When the generations clash, laughs and lessons are plentiful. Show times: Friday/Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 3pm. Tickets available at door or online at http://nnbtheater.com 

FRIDAY, MARCH 6 

  • 3F Rail Jam at Skibowl, 5:30-9:30pm. Registration 5-7pm, Competition 7-9pm, Awards 9:30pm. Compete to win prizes or come and catch it all at the West Rope Tow Yeti Park. Info: www.skibowl.com.
  • Bingo, Sandy Grange Hall, 34705 SW Kelso Rd., Sandy (first & third Fridays). Doors open 5:30pm. Hot meal served at 6pm. Cost $5 per person. Bingo at 7pm, 3 cards for 12 games, $12. Info: 503-637-6608.
  • Library Coffee House, 6pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy (first Fri each month). Featuring Steve Hale. An interactive evening of music and song. Always a fun, family event. Music, coffee and dessert.  Info: 503-668-5537.
  • Mt Hood Community College Planetarium Show, 6pm & 7:15pm, MHCC Planetarium Sky Theater, 26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham. "Unusual Facts About Galaxies."  All shows presented under a realistic representation of the night sky, featuring the latest galactic, stellar and planetary images. Cost: $5 & $2 for MHCC students and children 17 and under. The Sky Theater is wheelchair accessible. Info: 503-491-8297. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 7-9 

  • Ski & Ride for A Cure (starts 9am on Mar 7, ends 9am Mar 9), Mt Hood Skibowl. An annual fundraising challenge to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Children's Cancer Association located in Portland. Participants of all ages and skills engage in friendly competition for awards and prizes. Info: www.skibowl.com. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 7 

  • Open House, 10am-1pm at Hoodland Fire's Government Camp Station, 87600 E Government Camp Loop. Self-guided tours of the newly remodeled station. Meet HFD staff and volunteers. Learn about volunteer opportunities and enjoy cookies and punch.
  • Ski The Glade, starts at 12 noon. A benefit for Mt Hood Cultural Center and Museum. The Glade is a historic downhill ski trail linking Timberline Lodge to the village of Gov't Camp. Reservations and info: 503-272-3301, www.mthoodmuseum.org.
  • Dr. Seuss' birthday celebration, 1-3pm, Hoodland Public Library, 24525 E Welches Rd., Welches. Come and have cupcakes and hear stories. Info: hoodlandlibrary@ci.sandy.or.us, 503-622-3460.
  • Celebrate Seuss! 3:30pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a special LEGO program. Build fantastic, Seussical creations with The Lego Guy! Fun for all ages. Info: Monica Smith, msmith@ci.sandy.or.us. 

SUNDAY, MARCH 8 

  • Performance by Mt. Hood Community College instrumental music students, and partnered with Mt. Hood Pops, 3:30pm, at Mt Hood Community College, 26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham 

MONDAY, MARCH 9 

  • Readers Theatre in Gresham presented by Mt Hood Repertory, 7;30pm, Gresham Chapel & Evening Event Center, 257 SE Roberts Ave., Gresham. Presenting "Dancing at Lughnasa," by Brian Friel, directed by Karlyn Love. Admission: Adults $9, Students $4, no reservations. No credit cards, please. Info: www.mthoodrep.com. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 13-APRIL 5 

  • Sandy Actors Theatre presents "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," by Christopher Durang, directed by Tobias Andersen(Runs Mar 13-Apr 5).  Located behind Ace Hardware at 17433 Meinig Ave., Sandy. Vanya and Sonia have never left the confines of their childhood home, while sister Masha has been gallivanting around the world as a successful actress. A surprise visit from Masha and her toy boy, Spike, throws the household into utter upheaval. Show times: Friday/Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees at 3 pm. Tickets: $18 adults/$15 Seniors, Veterans, Students (w/ID), $13 children 12 and under. Active duty military in uniform, free. Info: 503-668-6834, sandyactorstheatre.org. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 14 

  • Graduation Ceremony at Guide Dogs for the Blind, 1:30pm, Oregon Campus, 32901 SE Kelso Rd, Boring. Ceremonies commemorate the efforts of students and their dogs. Groups welcome with reservation. Guests should bring tissues, this is a moving event and one of the best ways to get acquainted with the program. Info: 503-668-2100.
  • Welches PTCO St. Patrick's Day Festival & Auction, 4-7:30pm, at Welches Middle School, 24903 E Salmon River Rd., Welches. Silent Auction closing at 7pm. Ticket sales for: Food, snacks, carnival games, face painting and raffle. Free Entry for all. All proceeds to benefit the Welches PTCO. To volunteer for the event please contact Perla at 503-708-6441 or wptco.vp@gmail.com. 

THURSDAY, MARCH 19 

  • Twilight Snowshoe hotel package at Timberline, 6:30pm. A twilight snowshoe stroll and explore the open fields and forests around Timberline Lodge with a guide. Info/Hotel package prices, www.timberline.com, or call 503-272-3410. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 20 

  • Bingo, Sandy Grange Hall, 34705 SW Kelso Rd., Sandy (first & third Fridays). Doors open 5:30pm. Hot meal served at 6pm. Cost $5 per person. Bingo at 7pm, 3 cards for 12 games, $12. Info: 503-637-6608. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 21 

  • 19th Annual Snow Beach Festival, Mt.  Hood Skibowl. Beer sampling, pond skim contest, hotdog/pie eating contest, day and cosmic tubing. DJ from 6-10pm with fireworks at 8pm. Info: www.skibowl.com. 

SUNDAY, MARCH 22 

  • Clackamas Repertory Theatre presents "Too Heavy for Your Pocket," written by Jireh Breon Holder, directed by Andrea White at the Osterman Theatre in the Niemeyer Ctr, at CCC campus, 19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City. Help pick the next season! Enjoy some theater and stay for an actor/director talkback with free cookies and coffee. Tickets: $20. Info: www.clackamasrep.org. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 27 

  • 32nd Annual Ski for Sunshine, 9am-4pm, Mt Hood Skibowl. A benefit for the Portland Police Sunshine Division. Donate 10 cans of food and receive day lift ticket 9am-4pm. Info: www.skibowl.com. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 28 

  • Graduation Ceremony at Guide Dogs for the Blind, 1:30pm, Oregon Campus, 32901 SE Kelso Rd, Boring. Ceremonies commemorate the efforts of students and their dogs. Groups welcome with reservation. Guests should bring tissues, this is a moving event and one of the best ways to get acquainted with the program. Info: 503-668-2100.
  • Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum's Social History Happy Hour (last Sat each month). 7pm. 88900 Government Camp Loop, Govt. Camp. Vintage Ski Fashion Show. Info: 503-272-3301. 

SUNDAY, MARCH 29 

  • Breakfast at the Sandy Grange, 8-11am (last Sun of every month). 34705 SW Kelso Rd., Sandy. Ham, pancakes, eggs cooked to order, juice and coffee. Cost $4. Info: 503-637-6608.
  • A Taste of Bordeaux Wine Cruise presentation, 4pm, at Coopers Wine Bar, Hoodland Shopping Ctr., Welches. The cruise will take place in April 2021 and Shannon and John, owners of Coopers Wine Bar will be your hosts. Presentations by AMA Waterways and Cruise & Travel Specialists. Space is limited, and RSVP required. Call Beth, 503-706-0496. 

MONDAY, MARCH 30 

  • Free food market, 9-10am (last Mon each month) at the parking lot behind Hoodland Senior Ctr., 65000 Hwy 26, Welches. Open to any person in need. Bring your own bags. No ID, name or address needed. Info: hoodlandlutheranchurch@gmail.com.
PUBLIC MEETINGS-

TUESDAYS, ONGOING 

  • Sandy Toastmasters weekly meetings, (Lower Rec Room), 6:15-7:30pm, 39495 Cascadia Village Dr., Sandy. Sandy Toastmasters provides a mutually supportive and positive learning environment to develop communication and leadership skills. All that and fun at the same time! Info: Steven Winkler, 503-668-3607, stevesandy9@gmail.com. 

WEDNESDAYS, ONGOING 

  • Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Sandy, various locations, 7:30am. Info: 503-668-4006, www.sandyoregonchamber.org. 

MONDAY, MARCH 2 

  • Sandy City Council Meeting, 7pm, (typically first & third Mon each month), Council Chambers, 39250 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Info: 503-668-5533. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 3 

  • Mount Hood Area Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting, 8am, (first Tues each month), at the Mt Hood RV Resort, 65000 Hwy 26, Welches. Info: www.mthoodchamber.com.
  • Boring CPO Meeting, 7pm (first Tues each month), Boring Fire Station, 28655 SE Hwy 212, Boring. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 10 

  • Hoodland Fire District Board of Directors, 7pm, (second Tues each month), Hoodland Fire District, 69634 E Hwy 26, Welches. Info: 503-622-3256, www.hoodlandfire.com. 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 

  • Mt. Hood Lions Club monthly business meeting, 6:30pm (second Wed each month), at their building on the corner of E Hwy 26 and E Woodsey Way, Welches. Info: 503-622-4223. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 17 

  • Disability Services Advisory Council of Clackamas County (third Tues each month) 1:30-3:30pm, 221 Molalla Ave., Ste 104, Oregon City.  Meetings are held in an accessible space. Issues of the physically disabled community, their families and caregivers. DSAC reviews Medicaid, state and local issues that may have an impact on transportation, benefits, housing and other programs for the disabled. Clackamas Co. residents invited to attend. www.dsac-cc.org.
  • Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting, 4pm, Conservation Resource Ctr., 22055 S Beavercreek Rd., Beavercreek. Meeting open to public. Info: www.conservationdistrict.org.
  • Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI) of Clackamas County, 7-9pm, (third Tues each month) Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Rd., Oregon City. A process-oriented committee, providing resources and opportunities for citizens to participate effectively in Clackamas County's land use planning and decision making process. Info: 503-655-8552. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 21 

  • Rhododendron CPO meeting, 10:30am-noon (every other month on third Sat), at Mt  Hood RV Village (Fireside Room), 65000 E Hwy 26, Welches. Info: rhodycpo@comcast.net. 

MONDAY, MARCH 23 

  • Sandy River Basin Watershed Council meeting 6:30-8:30pm (meets bimonthly on 4th Monday) at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church Campus, 17405 NE Glisan St., Portland. Community members welcome to join the council/board meeting for updates and other news. Spanish speaking staff present. Info: Steve Wise, swise@sandyriver.org.
DINING-

AL FORNO FERRUZZA, 73285 Hwy 26, Rhododendron. 503-622-1212. Hot oven rustic Sicilian pizza. Mapleaqua. 

BRIGHTWOOD TAVERN, 63010 E Brightwood Bridge Rd. 503-622-1568. Burgers, chicken, soups. Specials. Full menu every night.  Happy Hour daily 3:30-6:30 pm. Pool tourneys. 

COFFEE BREWSTERS, Hoodland Shopping Ctr., 503-622-3396. Espresso, Scones, Bagels, Sandwiches, Snacks. Free Wi-Fi. Monthly Coffee Special. 

DRAGONFLY CAFÉ & BAKERY, Mt Hood Village Resort. 503-622-2400. Home-baked breads, pastries. Dine In/Take Out/Catering/Cocktails. Fri & Sat Prime Rib/Seafood. 

DRAGONFLY BAKERY, 24525 E Welches Rd., Welches, 503-564-9285. Cakes, Pies, Sandwiches & Breakfast Sandwiches. Cakes and pies for special occasions. Open Thurs-Sun, 7-3 

EL BURRO LOCO, 67149 Hwy 26, Welches. 503-622-6780. Lunch, Dinner, Mexican favorites, Take out available. Margaritas. Cantina. Patio. 

IVY BEAR FAMILY PIZZERIA, 54735 E Hwy 26, Sandy. 503-208-9111. Fresh made pizza, calzones, wings, salads, homemade dressings, ice cream floats. Wine/Beer/Soda. 

MT HOOD BREWING CO, 87304 E Gov’t. Camp Loop, Gov’t Camp. 503-272-3172. Entrees, pizzas. Handcrafted beers. Happy Hour 4-6 pm. Family friendly. 

MT. HOOD OREGON RESORT, Welches. 503-622-2214. Altitude: B’fast/Lunch/Dinner. Happy Hour/Specials. Beer Flight Friday 3-9pm. Mallards Café & Pub B’fast at 7am. Lunch/Dinner menu 11am. Riverstone Café Coffee Shop (off the main lobby) 

SKYWAY BAR & GRILL, 71545 Hwy 26, Zigzag. 503-622-3775. Dining, all ages til 10pm. Firepit. Handmade foods, famous mac’n cheese. Live Music (see lineup). 

THE RENDEZVOUS, 67149 Hwy 26. Welches, 503-622-6837. Lunch & Dinner, Grill & Tap Room. Patio. Chef’s Daily Specials. Happy Hr 3-5pm Tues-Sun. Wine Down Wed. Take/Bake Specials. 

THE SHACK, 67350 Hwy 26. Welches.  503-622-3876. B’fast, Lunch & Dinner. Sports Bar-Big Screen TVs. Taco Tues. Military & Vet Discounts. Free Pool Sun & Mon. Darts, Shuffleboard. 

TIMBERLINE LODGE, Timberline. 503-272-3267. Cascade Dining Room - Fine Dining;  Ram’s Head Bar - Casual Dining w/stunning views; Blue Ox Bar - Casual Dining. SUMMIT SKI AREA DINING, Lunch, snacks, beverages. 

WHISTLE STOP, Hwy 26, Brightwood. 503-622-3440. Homemade soups & breads. Breakfast until 2pm,  Moon’s famous Whistle Burger, Lunch & Dinner, Full Bar. Fri/Sat Karaoke at 9pm. 

COFFEE/ESPRESSO/TEA/SMOOTHIES 

COFFEE BREWSTERS, Hoodland Shopping Ctr., 503-622-3396. Espresso, Scones, Bagels, Sandwiches, Snacks. Free Wi-Fi. Monthly Coffee Special. 

MT HOOD ROASTERS, 73451 Hwy 26, Rhododendon (By DQ) 503-622-6574. Espresso, drink specials, outdoor seating, freshly roasted coffee beans by the pound. Gifts, Gift Cards

MUSIC-

Saturday, Feb 29 

  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop
  • Joy Tribe (funk/rock), 8pm, Skyway   

Mondays 

  • Live Music, 6pm, Wraptitude 

Sunday, March 1 

  • Eric Leadbetter, 3-5pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • The Mike Dillon Band (punk rock jazz), 8pm, Skyway 

Thursday, March 5 

  • Open Mic hosted by Chapin Andersen, 9pm, Skyway  

Friday, March 6 

  • Jon Tullis, 5-7pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Steve Hale, 6pm, Sandy Library
  • Left Coast Country (high energy bluegrass), 8pm, Skyway
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop 

Saturday, March 7 

  • Musu (psychedelic rock), 8pm, Skyway
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop  

Sunday, March 8 

  • Gayle Ritt, 3-5pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Harvey & Wolf (folk americana), 6pm, Skyway  

Thursday, March 12 

  • Open Mic hosted by Chapin Andersen, 9pm, Skyway 

Friday, March 13 

  • Bob Shoemaker, 5-7pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Groove Cabin (rock & roll), 8pm, Skyway
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop 

Saturday, March 14 

  • Woodbrain (roots blues), 8pm, Skyway
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop  

Sunday, March 15 

  • Eric Kallio, 3-5pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Fighty Bitey Terriers (Irish rock-St. Patty's day celebration), 7-9pm, Skyway  

Thursday, March 19 

  • Open Mic hosted by Chapin Andersen, 9pm, Skyway 

Friday, March 20 

  • Fingers and Chilly, 5-7pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Marv Ellis & Free Creatures (hip hop/jazz/rock), 8pm, Skyway
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop 

Saturday, March 21 

  • Chapin Anderson (guitarist/vocalist), 8pm, Skyway and Cedar Teeth (folk/americana), 9pm, Skyway
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop  

Sunday, March 22 

  • Mark Cash, 3-5pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Hawthorne Roots (roots rock and roll, from Bozeman, MT), 6pm, Skyway  

Thursday, March 26 

  • Open Mic hosted by Chapin Andersen, 9pm, Skyway 

Friday, March 27 

  • Josh and Jess, 5-7pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • The Punishment Brothers, 8pm, Skyway
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop 

Saturday, March 28 

  • Richard Cranium & The Phoreheads (rockabilly/old time jazz), 8pm, Skyway
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop  

Sunday, March 29 

  • Jess Clemons, 3-5pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • MJB Trio (rock & roll), 6pm, Skyway 

Music Venues

Rams Head Bar, Timberline Lodge, Timberline. timberlinelodge.com

Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. ci.sandy.or.us

The Skyway Bar & Grill, 71545 E Hwy 26, Zigzag, 503.622.3775. skywaybarandgrill.com

The Whistle Stop, E Hwy 26, Brightwood, 503.622.3400

Wraptitude, 67441 E Hwy 26, Welches, 503.622.0893

SENIOR CENTERS-

HOODLAND SENIOR CTR-65000 E. Hwy 26, Welches. Info: 503-622-3331.

There are many additional outings with the Hoodland Senior Center during March, including regular shopping trips (Sandy, Mar 11 & 25), lunches out, Ilani Casino, Bob's Red Mill and Trader Joes New Seasons, Warm Springs Museum and the Twanat Trail (easy 1/4 mile stroll). Please check with the Senior Center for a full list of activities and to register for the special trips.

Bus Drivers needed for shopping and day trips. Valid Class C Driver's License and completion of two classes and a written test (at no cost to you) is required.  Can you help?

Free Hair Cuts for the home bound. Call the senior center to register at 503-622-3331.

Equipment Loan Program - walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, shower chairs and commodes. All at a very affordable rental fee or free to loan.

DAILY 

  • Blood Pressure checks, 8am-5pm, at Hoodland Fire Dept. No appointment necessary. 

MONDAYS  

  • Better Bones for Balance, 10-11am. Beginning class will improve fitness, strength and balance. Dress in comfy clothing, sneakers/running shoes.
  • Bible Study, 1pm.
  • Hoodland Ukulele Group (HUG), 2pm. Bring your ukulele or come in to learn how to play. Anyone who just wants to come in and enjoy the music is also welcome. Info: Jeff 503-878-3346, HoodlandUkuleleGroup@gmail.com. 

TUESDAYS 

  • Tai Chi Class, 10-11am.
  • Knitting with Valerie, 1pm. Plenty of knitting needles and yarn available or bring your own.
  • Spanish Classes, 2pm. No cost. 

WEDNESDAYS 

  • Hoodland Weight Loss Group, 10-11am. Emphasis on nutrition and exercise. Monthly dues $5.
  • Better Bones for Balance, 10-11am. Beginning class will improve fitness, strength and balance. Dress in comfy clothing, sneakers/running shoes. 

THURSDAYS 

  • Tai Chi Class, 10-11am.
  • Chi Kung Class, 11:15-11:45am
  • Lunch at Barlow Trail, 12:30pm
  • Pinochle and cards, 1:30pm. Everyone is welcome to come and play.
  • Writers' Workshop, 2-4pm, at Hoodland Lutheran Church (no religious affiliation). Info: Tommie Kirkendall, 503-622-5127. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 10 

  • Board Meeting, 10am at the Center. Everyone welcome to share ideas.
  • Caregiver Support Group, 2:30-4pm (second and fourth Tues each month). Info: Donna, 503-622-3226. 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 

  • Hoodland Fire Dept. C.E.R.T. Team Presentation, 1pm. How to weatherize your home, vehicle and yourself in winter. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 24 

  • Caregiver Support Group, 2:30-4pm (second and fourth Tues each month). Info: Donna, 503-622-3226. 

MONDAY, MARCH 30 

  • Free Food Market, 9-10am. Food is free and anybody is welcome. Please bring bags or boxes.

SANDY SENIOR CTR-38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Info: 503-668-5569. 

There are many additional outings with the Sandy Senior Center during March, including regular shopping trips and museums, a visit to the Canby Senior Center, an evening Dine Out, Wooden Shoe Tulip Garden, Orchid show, and local lunches out. Please check with the Senior Center for a full list of activities at ci.sandy.or.us and to register for special trips.

Volunteer Drivers needed to drive seniors from Sandy and Boring to medical appointments throughout the area. Gas mileage reimbursement.

MONDAYS 

  • Silvertones Music Group, 10am. New members welcome at all times.
  • Pinochle, 1pm. Everyone welcome.
  • Oil Painting, 1pm. Bring your own project and supplies.
  • Bridge, 6:30pm. Veteran players and newcomers welcome. 

TUESDAYS 

  • Functional Fitness. 11am. Increase flexibility and strength. Chair support if needed.
  • Tai Chi, 1-2pm. 

WEDNESDAYS 

  • Silvertones Music Group, 10am. New members welcome at all times.
  • A Change of Pace, 12:30-4:30pm. Appropriately structured activities for individuals with Alzheimer's Disease or related dementia disorders. Cost: $14 for 4 hours. More info: 503-668-5569.
  • Cribbage lessons & games, 1-3pm. All welcome. Lessons for those new to the game. 

THURSDAYS 

  • Shopping, 9am-2pm. Van rides to local stores for shopping needs. Donation $1.50. Reservations required.
  • Functional Fitness, 11am. Increase flexibility and strength. Chair support if needed. 

FRIDAYS 

  • Tai Chi, 1-2pm           

TUESDAY, MARCH 3 

  • Blood Pressure Clinic, 11am 

MONDAY, MARCH 9 

  • Birthday Party, 12-1:15pm. Come for lunch, have a piece of birthday cake. 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 

  • Bingo, 12:45pm, location varies.
  • Alzheimer's Support Group, 1-3pm. 

THURSDAY, MARCH 12 

  • Law Project, 9am-12pm. BY APPT. ONLY. Legal help offered, 30-min appt. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 17 

  • Blood Pressure Clinic, 11am 

TUESDAY, MARCH 24 

  • Bingo, 12:45pm, location varies
SUPPORT GROUPS/SERVICES-

MONDAYS 

  • The Grief Support Group (sponsored by Mt Hood Hospice) meets 2-3:30pm each Monday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 507 W Powell Blvd., Gresham. No charge, but registration is required. For more information call Cindy Johnson, 503-668-5545.
  • Estacada Friendship Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 7pm, St. Aloysius Community Hall, 297 N. Broadway Street, Estacada.
  • Sandy Discovery Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 7pm, Foursquare Church of Sandy, 39300 Dubarko Drive, Sandy. 

TUESDAYS 

  • Sandy Courage to Change Alcoholics Anonymous (Ongoing recovery meeting), 2pm. Sandy Actors Theatre, 17333 Meinig, Sandy.
  • Lightening Our Load 12-Step Meeting-Eating Disorders Anonymous & Codependents Anonymous, 5-5:45pm, Sandy Community Ctr., 38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy.  Do you desire to recover from eating disorders or from care-taking others at the expense of your own health and serenity? Anyone dealing with both EDA or CoDA concerns is welcome. No dues or fees. Info: lighteningourload12@gmail.com, 503-330-0900.
  • Sandy Principles and Progress - Al Anon Family Group, 5:45-6:30pm, Sandy Community Ctr., 38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy.
  • Sandy Discovery Group-Alcoholics Anonymous (Sandy Women's meeting-closed meeting), 6:30-7:30pm, Immanuel Church, Fellowship Hall, 39901 Pleasant Street, Sandy.
  • Sandy Tuesday Night-Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30-9pm, Sandy Community Ctr, 38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. 

WEDNESDAYS 

  • Clackamas Women's Services offers a free domestic violence support group, 11:30am-1pm, (each Wed). A Safe Place, Family Justice Ctr. for Clackamas Co., 256 Warner Milne Rd, Oregon City. If you would like support from healing in an abusive relationship, join in this confidential group. Bring your lunch or snack if you wish. Info: CWS Crisis and Support Line, 503-654-2288; A Safe Place, 503-655-8600.
  • Courage to Change Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 12-1pm, Lutheran Church, 39901 Pleasant St., (lower level), Sandy.
  • Courage to Change Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30-6:30pm, Immanuel Church, Upstairs, 39901 Pleasant St., Sandy.
  • Al-Anon, 6-7pm, St John in the Woods Catholic Church, 24905 Woodsey Way, Welches.
  • Welches Timberline Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30-9pm, St. John in the Woods Church, 24905 Woodsey Way, Welches. 

THURSDAYS 

  • Welches Timberline Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30-7:30pm, St. John in the Woods Church, 24905 Woodsey Way, Welches.
  • Sandy Discovery Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 7-8pm, Foursquare Church of Sandy, 39300 Dubarko Drive, Sandy. 

FRIDAYS 

  • Welches Timberline Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, Woodsey Way Women's AA - closed meeting. 6-7pm, St. John in the Woods Church, 24905 Woodsey Way, Welches.
  • Estacada Friendship Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 7pm, St. Aloysius Community Hall, 297 N. Broadway Street, Estacada.
  • Sandy Discovery Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 7-8:15pm, Foursquare Church of Sandy, 39300 Dubarko Drive, Sandy. 

SATURDAYS 

  • Welches Timberline Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 5-6pm, St. John in the Woods Church, 24905 Woodsey Way, Welches. 

SUNDAYS 

  • Sandy Discovery Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 9-10:15am, Living Way Fellowship Foursquare Church, 39300 Dubarko Road, Sandy.
  • Grace in Govy-Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30-7:30pm every Sunday at Mt Hood Cultural Center & Museum, Government Camp.
  • Welches Timberline Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30-9pm, St. John in the Woods Church, 24905 Woodsey Way, Welches.   

MONDAY, MARCH 16 

  • Free Live Music & Socializing, an event for individuals with early to moderate Alzheimer's, dementia, or memory loss and their family and friends. 12-1:30pm at Sunrise Center, 18901 E Burnside, Gresham. Info/RSVP Loriann.McNeill@multco.us, 503.988.8210. Drop ins also welcome. 

THURSDAY, MARCH 19 

  • Veteran's assistance, 9:30am-noon, Sandy VFW Hall, 38452 Proctor Blvd., Sandy (third Thurs of month). Janice Tafoya, Veterans Service Officer for Clackamas County, will assist veterans on a first-come, first-served basis. Or schedule an appointment at Clackamas County Veterans Service Office, 1810 Red Soils Court, Oregon City at 503-605-5631. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 21 

  • NAMI Family Support Group, 9-10:30am, (third Sat each month) Immanuel Lutheran Church, 39901 Pleasant Street, Sandy (behind police station). Please enter by the back door. This is a family support group for loved ones of persons with a mental illness. Info: Blythe Nordbye, 503-680-2849, blythenordbye@gmail.com.
CLUBS/GROUPS/CLASSES/INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS-

ONGOING 

  • Sandy School Based Health Center, Mon-Fri 7am-3pm for Oregon Trail School District Students, grades K-12 at Sandy High School (east entrance) while school is in session. Provides a range of medical services, including injury and illness diagnosis and treatment, physicals, screenings, lab tests, immunizations and more. Students and families are not billed for services - insurance is billed when available. Info/Appt: 503-668-3483. Also open to everyone from 3pm-8pm Mon-Fri. Call 503-655-8471 to schedule appt. www.clackamas.us/healthcenters. 

MONDAYS 

  • Hoodland Ukulele Group (HUG), 2pm. at Hoodland Senior Center, 65000 Hwy 26, Welches. All levels welcome. Bring your ukulele or come in to learn how to play. Anyone who just wants to come in and enjoy the music is also welcome. Donations gladly accepted but not required. Info: Jeff 503-878-3346, HoodlandUkuleleGroup@gmail.com.
  • Teen Space Mondays, 4-5pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Weekly program provides teens, ages 12-17 or grades 6-12, a dedicated space to hang out, watch YouTube on the big screen, play Wii, board games, listen to music, do arts and crafts (supplied), and connect with a community. Popcorn, water, and juice provided. Monthly there will be a special Teen Space program including virtual reality gaming, making mug cakes in the microwave, and making chai tea from scratch. Info: Rebecca, rrobinowitz@ci.sandy.or.us. 

TUESDAYS 

  • Preschool Story Time and Me and My Playgroup, 10-11am, Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Info: Monica, msmith@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • Book a Librarian, 2-6pm, Hoodland Public Library, 24525 E Welches Rd., Welches. Make an appointment or drop in for assistance from a reference librarian with research, using library resources. Info: hoodlandlibrary@ci.sandy.or.us or 503-622-3460.
  • "Read to the Dog," 3:30pm (every other Tues), Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Kids learning to read can practice their skills. Reading to a dog will help struggling kids gain confidence in a no-stress, non-judgmental environment. Call 503-668-5537 to make a 15-min appointment for your child. Info: Monica Smith, msmith@ci.sandy.or.us. 

WEDNESDAYS 

  • Qigong Movement Class, 1-2pm (March 11, 18, 25), Hoodland Library, 24525 E Welches Rd., Welches. Gentle movements done standing or sitting in one place. Increase strength and balance. Instructor: Carol Allen. Info/Sign up: 503-622-3460, www.ci.sandy.or.us.     
  • Teen Space Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Weekly program provides teens, ages 12-17 or grades 6-12, a dedicated space to hang out, watch YouTube on the big screen, play Wii, board games, listen to music, do arts and crafts (supplied), and connect with a community. Popcorn, water, and juice provided. Monthly there will be a special Teen Space program including virtual reality gaming, making mug cakes in the microwave, and making chai tea from scratch. Info: Rebecca, rrobinowitz@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • Community Acupuncture with Stacey McCarthy, L. Ac of Mountain Acupuncture, 5-7pm. Relaxation and pain relief in a friendly group setting. Cost: $30. Call 503-754-9053 to sign up.
  • Knit Night, 6-8pm at Mt Hood Yarn & Wool, 24403 E Welches Rd., Ste 104 (next to Pub 26), Welches (on Wednesday and Thursdays). A free event open to all fiber crafts (18+). www.mthoodyarnandwool.com, 503-676-4492.
  • Silent meditation and discussion with Wy'East Zen Center, meeting at Celtic Spirit Yoga, 38736 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. 6:30-8pm. Doors open at 5:45pm. The forms are Soto Zen but all faith traditions are welcome. Beginner instruction is available. Info: Emile Cartoun, 503-997-3193, emilie@wyeastzencenter.org. 

THURSDAYS 

  • Wee Ones Story Time, 10-11am, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Appropriate for children 6 months to 3 years old. Info: Monica, msmith@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • Weekly Story Time, 2-2:30pm, Hoodland Public Library, 24525 E Welches Rd., Welches. Appropriate for children through preschool age. Info: Monica, msmith@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • Writers' Workshop, 2-4pm, Hoodland Lutheran Church (no religious affiliation), 59151 Hwy 26, Brightwood. Donations gladly accepted but not required. Info: Tommie Kirkendall, 503-622-5127.
  • Youth Art Class, 4-5:30pm, Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. In partnership with Wy'east Artisans Guild. For 1st-6th graders. Preschooler activities available with a parent present. Info: Monica, msmith@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • "Read to the Dog," 6-7pm, (every other Thurs) Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Kids learning to read can practice their skills. Reading to a dog will help struggling kids gain confidence in a no-stress, non-judgmental environment. Call 503-668-5537 to make a 15-min appointment for your child. Info: Monica Smith, msmith@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • Knit Night, 6-8pm at Mt Hood Yarn & Wool, 24403 E Welches Rd., Ste 104 (next to Pub 26), Welches (on Wed and Thurs). A free event open to all fiber crafts (18+). www.mthoodyarnandwool.com, 503-676-4492. 

SATURDAYS 

  • Library Walk, 9-10am at the Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Walk for Health every Saturday! Short warm up stretch at 9am. Walking at the library allows you to exercise and improve strength and balance while meeting friends, and you don't have to worry about the weather. Ask for your free registration form and walking log to get started.
  • Saturday Afternoon Kids' Club, 1-2pm, Hoodland Public Library, 24525 E. Welches Rd. (1st Sat Art Club, 2nd Sat Lego Club, 4th Sat Lego Club), ages 6-12. Legos and art supplied provided. Info: hoodlandlibrary@ci.sandy.or.us or 503-622-3460.
  • Saturday Afternoon Kids' Club, 2-4pm, Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. (1st Sat LEGO Club; 2nd Sat Arts and Crafts; 3rd Sat Pokemon; 4th Sat Science. Ages 6-12. Info: Monica, msmith@ci.sandy.or.us. 

MONDAY, MARCH 2 

  • Hoodland Women's Club Meeting and evening dinner, 5:30pm, The Still Creek Inn, 73365 Hwy 26, Rhododendron. Speaker: Lloyd Musser from the Mt Hood Museum and Cultural Center. All women ages 18 up are welcome to attend. Info: hoodlandwomensclub.org.
  • Men's Book Club, 7-9pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Discussing  "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare. Info: Susie, sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us. 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 

  • Prime Timers Dining Club for singles age 50 and up. Meeting at Heidi's Restaurant, 1230 NE Cleveland Ave, Gresham, 503-667-4200. Come and start some new friendships! (typically first Wed each month). Social Time 6pm, dinner at 6:30pm. Dinner is Dutch treat. Info: www.PrimeTimersDiningClub.com, Pat, 503-936-5861. 

THURSDAY, MARCH 5 

  • Sandy Kiwanis, 6:30pm, (first & third Thurs) at Stephanie's Cafe, 39400 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Order off the menu. Info: www.sandykiwanis.org, 503-819-0511. 

MONDAY, MARCH 9 

  • Clackamas County Master Gardeners, 7-8pm, Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellog Creek Dr., Milwaukie. Speaker:  Lane Selman, Dept of Horticulture, OSU. Topic: Culinary Breeding Network - Building Community among breeders, farmers, chefs, retails and eaters to create better varieties for all. Program is free and open to public. Info: www.clackamascountymastergardeners.org. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 10 

  • Trillium Trails Garden Club, 7pm, Hoodland Senior Center,  65000 E. Hwy 26, Welches. Master Gardener Presentation: Vegetable Gardening - Building and Maintaining Healthy Beds. Public welcomed. 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 

  • Mt Hood Republican Women's club business meeting, 11:30am., Elmer's Restaurant, 1590 NE Burnside Road, Gresham. Speakers at 12:15pm. Potential ballot measures and candidates for May Primary. Men and women welcome. Info: President Clarice Moss, 503-658-5227, claricemoss@yahoo.com. 

THURSDAY, MARCH 12 

  • Women's Book Club, 7-9pm, Sandy Public Library (second Thurs each month). 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Discussing "Virgil Wander," by Leif Enger.  Info: Susie Jenkins, sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 13 

  • Sandy VFW Post 4273 Auxiliary Monthly Meeting, 6pm, (second Fri each month) at VFW Hall, 38452 Proctor Blvd., Sandy.
  • Collage as Inspiration, 6:30-8:30pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Explore the Intuitive Art of Collage. Beginners welcome, materials provided. Students are welcome to bring their own images, copies and materials, if desired. Co-presenters are Susie Jenkins and Becky Hawley, local artist and member of the Wy'east Artisans Guild. Program is free and part of the Mind-Body-Spirit series. Info: Susie Jenkins, sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 14 

  • Auditions for the last play of the 2019-2020 season, 10am, Sandy Actor's Theater, 14733 Meinig Ave (behind Ace Hardware), Sandy. Auditions for "All In The Timing." Performance dates: April 23-May 17, directed by Jim Lamproe. Several parts are available.  Auditions will be cold readings from the scripts. All are welcome and no experience is necessary. For more info, go to www.sandyactorstheatre.org.
  • Meet a Scientist at OMSI, 1-4pm, OMSI, 1945 SE Water Street, Portland. Meet Meagan and learn how beach dunes move. Features local scientists who share their research and knowledge with you through hands-on activities and conversation. Info: www.omsi.edu.
  • Adult Paint Night, 6:30pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Local artist Melissa Lawrence will lead you, step by step, from bare canvas to a finished painting. Registration for this event is required. Free event hosted by Melissa Lawrence. Registration info/questions, Rebecca Robinowitz, rrobinowitz@ci.sandy.or.us, 503-668-5537. 

MONDAY, MARCH 16 

  • Teen Library Advisory Board meeting, 3-4pm, Sandy Public Library Community Room, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy (third Mon each month). Get involved and help plan teen programs. Hang out, eat pizza, and share your ideas with the library. Teens aged 12-17 welcome. Info: Rebecca, rrobinowitz@ci.sandy.or.us. 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 

  • Teen Space: Light-Up Wands, 2:30-4:30pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Learn how to use the magic of electricity to make a light-up magic wand! Info: Rebecca, rrobinowitz@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • Hoodland Book Group, 6:30-8:30pm, Hoodland Public Library, 24525 E Welches Rd., Welches. Info: Dianne Downey, ddowney@ci.sandy.or.us. 

THURSDAY, MARCH 19 

  • Sandy Kiwanis, 6:30pm, (first & third Thurs) at Stephanie's Cafe, 39400 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Order off the menu. Info: www.sandykiwanis.org, 503-819-0511.
  • Sandy Library Photography Group,7pm (third Thurs), at Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. All photographers welcome. Info: Thea Ellen, tellen@ci.sandy.or.us. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 20 

  • Sandy Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4273 Meeting, 6pm, (third Fri each month), VFW Hall, 38452 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. 

SUNDAY, MARCH 22 

  • Inked! Teen Creative Writing Workshops with Bree Bender, MFA, 3-5pm, (fourth Sun each month), Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. A series of free creative writing workshops for teens ages 12-17 or grades 7th-12th. This series of creative writing workshops will lead teens to explore a new way of expressing themselves, help hone the craft, and give feedback on work. Registration encouraged, but not required. Writing supplies are provided. A limited number of laptops available for use, participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops. Info: Rebecca, rrobinowitz@ci.sandy.or.us. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 24 

  • Clackamas County House District 52 Oregon Trail Democrats, 7pm, (fourth Tues each month), Clackamas Co. Bank Sunset Room, 38935 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Everyone is welcome!  Info: Susan Gates, 503-668-9628, www.oregontraildemocrats.org. 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 

  • Mt Hood Lions Club (fourth Weds each month), 6:30pm, Social Time, 7 pm, Dinner meeting. At their building on the corner of E Hwy 26 and E Woodsey Way, Welches. Info: 503-622-4223. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 27 

  • Spring in Action, 6:30pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Speaker: Judy Fulton, Damascus Master Gardener and Speakers Guild member. Explore seasonal topics related to growing fruit trees and berries in our region, including pest updates, soil prep, pollination and other seasonal chores to promote a bountiful harvest. Info: Susie Jenkins, sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 28 

  • Meet a Scientist at OMSI, 1-4pm, OMSI, 1945 SE Water Street, Portland. Test if soils can help plants regrow after a wildfire with Kevan, and explore how bacteria reproduce and handle stress with Shawn. Features local scientists who share their research and knowledge with you through hands-on activities and conversation. Info: www.omsi.edu. 

SUNDAY, MARCH 29 

  • Drop-in Bag Making Workshop, 1pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Make reusable grocery bags, super simple to make. Bring your own fabric or use ours. Event includes patterns, fabric and sewing machines. Free event. Info: Thea Ellen, tellen@ci.sandy.or.us.
BULLETIN BOARD-
  • If you're a veteran and need information regarding VA benefits, counseling, healthcare, home loans, etc. call 503-650-5631 or e-mail veterans@co.clackamas.or.us.
  • The Sandy Community Action Center at 38982 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy, is the food pantry for residents from Boring to Government Camp. The Center provides emergency food assistance to those in need. The pantry is open for income-eligible people from 10am-4pm Wed & Fri and 10am-1pm Sat. Proof that you reside in the Oregon Trail School District is required. Food boxes through the community Basket Program are available on the third Thursday of the month from 9am to Noon. Info: www.sandyactioncenter.org, 503-668-4746.
  • Hoodland Library's community room available for use by groups. Reservation requirements. Call for more information, 503-622-3460.
  • Cultural Pass Express: Your LINCC to adventure. A free service provided by libraries in Clackamas Co. that provides instant online access to free and low-cost passes to museums, gardens, and other local venues. Log in to your LINCC account to make a reservation.
  • Transit tokens at the Sandy and Hoodland Libraries. Daily unlimited ride passes for SAM and Mt Hood Express ($5); SAM/STAR 24 trip passes ($20); SAM/STAR monthly passes ($30); SAM/STAR 5 individual ride tokens ($5). Info: www.ci.sandy.or.us/fares.
  • Library of Things at your local libraries - check out kitchenware, musical instruments, games and more. Ask your local library for more information.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-
  • Camp HOPE America, Oregon is a summer camp and yearlong mentoring program for kids who have experienced family violence. Looking for dedicated volunteers interested in working with trauma-impacted youth in camp setting to help as Camp HOPE Support Staff. Create memorable experiences for campers, celebrate camper achievements, and assist with preparations for daily activities. Camp HOPE In-Person Training available on May 17 & 30. Camp Week 1 (ages 7-11) - June 22-26; Camp Week 2 (ages 11-16) - June 29-July 4. More info and to volunteer, e-mail CampHOPEOregon@cwsor.org, josieg@cwsor.org, or 503-908-9411.
  • C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team). Call the Hoodland Fire District for further information. Do you have what it takes? 503-622-3256, hoodland@hoodlandfire.org.
  • Consider being a volunteer at the Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum, Government Camp. Hours and days very flexible. Call the museum at 503-272-3301 or drop by if interested.
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind, Sandy, has various volunteer opportunities. Info: www.guidedogs.com, 503-668-2100.
RECREATION/VISITOR INFO-

RECREATION PROVIDERS

  • Summit Ski Area. Open Thurs-Mon, 9am-4pm. Tubing, skiing, snowboarding, lessons. summitskiarea.com.
  • Timberline Lodge & Ski Area. Year-round skiing/snowboarding, lodge tours. 503-622-7979, www.timberlinelodge.com.
  • Skibowl. Skiing, Snowboarding, Cosmic Tubing.  Info: www.skibowl.com or 503-222-2695.
  • The Fly Fishing Shop. Equipment, information, instruction. 503-622-4607, www.flyfishusa.com.
  • Mount Hood Oregon Resort, Welches. Golf, Croquet, Spa, Dining. 503-622-3101, www.mthood-resort.com.
  • Mt. Hood Adventures. Concierge-type services for recreational activities in the area. 88335 E. Government Camp Loop, Government Camp. 503-715-2175, 888-422-4776, www.mthoodadventure.com.
  • Windells Camp, 59550 E Hwy 26, Sandy. Indoor skate facility and BMX. info@windells.com 503 622-3736. 

VISITOR INFO 

  • Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum, 88900 E Hwy 26 Business Loop, Government Camp. Open daily (except Christmas & New Year), 9am-5pm, 503-272-3301, www.mthoodmuseum.org. Brochures, maps, guide books, passes, etc.
  • Mt. Hood Adventures, 88335 E. Government Camp Loop, Government Camp. Open daily, 9am-6pm 503-715-2175, 888-422-4776, www.mthoodadventure.com.
  • Mt. Hood Info. www.mthood.info, 1-888-622-4822.
  • Mt. Hood National Forest, Zig Zag Ranger District, 70220 E Hwy 26, Zig Zag. Open Daily, 7:45 am – 4:30 pm (closed for lunch noon – 1 pm). 503-622-3191, Ext. 668, www.fs.fed.us/r6/mthood.
  • Sandy Historical Society Museum, 39345 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Open 7 days/wk. Mon-Sat 10-4 pm, Sun 12-4 pm Free Admission. 503-668-3378, sandyhistorical@sandynet.org, www.sandyhistorical.org.
  • The Mt Hood Area Chamber of Commerce, 503-622-3017, mthoodareachamber@gmail.com, www.mthoodchamber.com.
  • Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce, 503-668-4006, sandyoregonchamber.org.
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