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ABOUT THE CALENDAR-
VENUES THAT TYPICALLY HOLD EVENTS AND ARE PUBLISHED IN THE MOUNTAIN TIMES ARE LISTED BELOW. BECAUSE OF COVID-19, MANY VENUES ARE CLOSED AND EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED. BUSINESSES THAT ARE OPEN MAY HAVE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES IN PLACE. FACEBOOK AND WEBSITES ARE ALSO GOOD SOURCES FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION,  AND SOME MEETINGS ARE HELD VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM. 
 
For the January, 2021 issue, please submit calendar items to peggy@mountaintimesoregon.com by December 21.

PLEASE, STAY SAFE AND STAY HEALTHY.


EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO-

THE FOLLOWING ARE VENUES THAT TYPICALLY HOLD EVENTS AND ARE PUBLISHED IN THE MOUNTAIN TIMES.  AT THE TIME OF GOING TO PRESS,  IT IS UNCERTAIN IF PUBLIC MEETINGS & GATHERINGS WILL BE PERMITTED DURING DECEMBER.  PLEASE CHECK THE FOLLOWING FOR MORE INFORMATION - FACEBOOK AND WEBSITES ARE ALSO GOOD SOURCES FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION,  MOST MEETINGS ARE HELD VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM.


PUBLIC MEETINGS.

Boring CPO, clackamasfire.com/fire-stations/station-14-boring/. Facebook.com/pages/Boring-Fire-Station/173231289361662. Meets 1st Tues of each month at 7pm.

Government Camp CPO, govtcampcpo@gmail.com. Next meeting Feb 13, 2021 at 7pm at Mt Hood Cultural Ctr & Museum.

Hoodland Fire District, 69634 E Hwy 26, Welches. Info: 503-622-3256, hoodlandfire.com. Tuesday, Dec 8. Board of Directors meeting via Zoom.

Rhododendron CPO, Info: rhodycpo@comcast.net, facebook.com/RhodyRising/

Sandy City Hall. 39250 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Info: 503-668-5533, ci.sandy.or.us, and Facebook for updates.  City Council meetings Monday, Dec 7 and Monday, Dec 21 at 7pm. Check on ci.sandy.or.us for agenda and zoom link.

Sandy River Basin Watershed Council, 17405 NE Glisan Street, Portland. Info: sandyriver.org.


LIBRARIES

Libraries will be closed Dec 24 and 25, and January 1.

Hoodland Public Library. 24525 E Welches Rd., Welches.  Info. 503-622-3460, ci.sandy.or.us. The library is closed to the public, but there is still lots going on - virtually. Library Take-Out (curbside delivery of hold items) is available 6 days a week. No appt. needed. Hours: Mon 10am-12pm, Tues-Sat 12-2pm. For full instructions on Library Take Out, visit the website at ci.sandy.or.us/library. The computer lab is now open, with spaced out computers for social distancing and temporary free printing. Appointment required for computer use, and appts are for one hour. Face masks must be worn. Computer use hours are: Mon 12-2pm, Tues-Sat 2-4pm. There are a number of "virtual" programs happening with the use of Zoom on the internet, as well as information and activity videos posted on Facebook. Check out Facebook for Storytime Parents Group, the Library Book Group, Sandy Public Library Friends and the City of Sandy (city government). If you would like the library newsletter on a weekly basis, email libraryassistants@ci.sandy.or.us to be added to the mailing list. Need a LINCC library card? Apply for an eCard by visiting www.lincc.org. eCards are available to all residents of the LINCC library District (Clackamas Co.), age 13 and up.  The library can print your documents at no charge during this time. Send what you need printed to the library using the PrinterOn app, available in your app store, and then pick up your documents during Curbside Delivery hours. While the library remains closed, please call the Hoodland Library at 503-622-3460 Mon, 10am-2pm, or Tues-Sat 12-4pm, or email hoodlandlibrary@ci.sandy.or.us with any questions or assistance you may need. 

Sandy Public Library. 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. The library is closed to the public, but there is still lots going on - virtually. Library Take-Out (curbside delivery of hold items) is available 6 days a week. Mon-Sat, 10-4pm, Sun 12-4pm, for full instructions on Library Take Out, visit the website at ci.sandy.or.us/library. Sandy Tree Lighting, Fri, Dec 4, 6-8pm. Watch the tree lighting via Facebook and YouTube, and drive-through. Treats and warm cocoa for the kids, coffee for adults. Accepting donations to fill the Kiwanis barrels for toys, and especially in need of toys and gift cards for older kids and teens. Crafting for a Cause - help to make handcrafted cards for local Seniors. Cards need to be turned into the library by Dec. 20. More info for making your cards online. Computer Lab now open by appt, and printing is temporarily free. Face masks must be worn. Call to schedule an appt. Sat/Sun 1-4pm, Mon/Wed/Fri 10am-1pm. Tues & Thurs 2-5pm. Also a number of "virtual" programs are happening with the use of Zoom on the internet, as well as info and activity videos posted on Facebook. Some of the Facebook groups are: City of Sandy, Oregon (city government); Sandy Public Library Friends; Sandy & Hoodland Libraries (Storytime Parents Group); Library Book Group (Hoodland & Sandy Area). Teen Advisory Board meetings (Middle School), Fri, Dec 18, 3-4pm/(High School), Fri, Dec 18, 4:30-5:30pm - email rrobinowitz@ci.sandy.or.us for meeting link and passcode.  Read to the Dog (on Zoom) every Tuesday at 2pm (not held on Dec 24). Children can develop their confidence in reading aloud with a furry companion. Register your child online on the library website. Digital Book Club on Mon, Dec 7 at 5pm "Convenience Store Woman" - Satuka Morata. Email Thea Ellen at tellen@ci.sandy.or.us for a link to join in. Sit & Knit a Bit (online knitting club), Thursdays at 2pm on Zoom. Email Thea Ellen at tellen@ci.sandy.or.us for a link to join in. The library can print your documents at no charge during this time. Send what you need printed to the library using the PrinterOn app, available in your app store, and then pick up your documents during Curbside Delivery hours. If you would like the library newsletter on a weekly basis, email libraryassistants@ci.sandy.or.us.  Do you need to borrow something? Tired of the same old board games? Check out the library's Library of Things online (kitchenware, musical instruments and more). Need a LINCC library card? Apply for an eCard by visiting www.lincc.org. eCards are available to all residents of the LINCC library District (Clackamas Co.), age 13 and up. Info 503-668-5537, libraryassistants@ci.sandy.or.us, or the website at ci.sandy.or.us. Library phone hours are: Mon-Thurs, 10am-6pm, Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, noon-5pm. 


SENIOR CENTERS

Hoodland Senior Center, 65000 E. Hwy 26, Welches. Info: 503-622-3331, hoodlandseniorsinfo@gmail.com.

Sandy Community Center/Sandy Senior Ctr. 38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Check with the Center for online classes, virtual bingo, shopping trips, hikes and mystery drives. Info: 503-668-5569, ci.sandy.or.us.


THEATERS/MUSEUMS

Note that some theaters have closed their season and others not providing performances until later in the year.

Mt Hood Community Theater, located in Mt Hood Community College.  Info: https://www.mhcc.edu/PerformingArtsEvents.

Mt Hood Jazz Festival at Mt Hood Community College. Save the date April 23-25, 2021 for Mt Hood Jazz Festival. Info: www.mhcc.edu/jazzfestival. Facebook @MtHoodJazzFestival.

Mt Hood Museum & Cultural Center. 88900 E Hwy 26 Business Loop, Government Camp. Open Wed - Sun, 9am-3pm. Face masks and social distancing required. Info: 503-272-3301, www.mthoodmuseum.org.

Nutz N Boltz Theatre Company, 28861 Grange Street Boring. Dec 4-13, Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, by Tom Mula. Charles Dickens' famous story of a miser-gone-right told from a completely new point of view. The ghost has never been so festive! A one-man staged reading, for two weekends only. Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm. Social distancing with reduced seats, sanitizer available and seats disinfected between performances. Info/reservations/tickets: http://nnbtheater.com.

OMSI, 1945 SE Water Street, Portland. Info: www.omsi.edu. The Life and Legacy of Genghis Khan on view through Feb 15, 2021. Journey back in time to learn about 13th-century Mongolia through stories, historical artifacts, live performances, and the enduring legacy of one of the world's most controversial leaders. Limited guests, staggered ticketing times and other guidelines in exhibit halls.

Readers Theatre in Gresham presented by Mt Hood Repertory, Gresham Chapel & Evening Event Center, 257 SE Roberts Ave., Gresham. www.facebook.com/ReadersTheatreGresham/

Sandy Actors Theatre, 39181 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. 2020 Season Closed, but check website for online video shows. Info: sandyactorstheatre.org

Wolf Pack Theater, 39570 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Info: wolfpacktheater.com.


CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

Mt Hood Area Chamber of Commerce. Info. www.mthoodchamber.com.

Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce, Info: 503-668-4006, www.sandyoregonchamber.org. 


CLUBS/GROUPS/CLINICS/INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS/EVENTS

AntFarm, 39140 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Reading, writing, arts programs, gardening, helping senior citizens, YouthCore jobs. Info: 503-668-9955 ask for Claudia, or email claudiap@antfarmyouthservices.com. Community teams being established in Estacada, Sandy and on the Mountain. Learn about alcohol and drug use and prevention, support for unaccompanied youth with possible homelessness, and much more. Meetings in person, and on Zoom. Call 503-668-9955 ask for Valerie, or email valerie@antfarmyouthservices.com. General info: info@antfarmyouthservices.com, https://antfarmyouthservices.com.

Camp Arrah Wanna,  24075 E Arrah Wanna Blvd., Welches. Info: www.camparrahwanna.org

Clackamas County House District 52 Oregon Trail Democrats, meets at Clackamas Co. Bank Sunset Room, 38935 Proctor Blvd., Sandy on 4th Tues of month, 6:30-8:30pm. Monthly meeting. Check prior to meeting to determine if meeting in person or on Zoom. Info: Susan Gates, 503-668-9628, www.oregontraildemocrats.com.

Clackamas County Master Gardeners, Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellog Creek Dr., Milwaukie. Monday, Dec 14, 7-8pm. Monthly Lecture (via Zoom): A Short History of Seed and Nursery Catalogues - Alice K. Formiga, Assist. Prof. of Practice, Dept of Horticulture, OSU. Info: www.clackamascountymastergardeners.org for link to register for webinar via OSU Zoom.

Disability Services Advisory Council of Clackamas County, 221 Molalla Ave., Ste 104, Oregon City.  Info: www.dsac-cc.org.

Guide Dogs for the Blind, Oregon Campus, 32901 SE Kelso Rd, Boring. Info: 503-668-2100, www.guidedogs.com

Hoodland Women's Club, Info: hoodlandwomensclub.org.

Mt Hood Lions Club, E Hwy 26 and E Woodsey Way, Welches. Info: 503-622-4223.

Mt Hood Republican Women's Club. Info: President Clarice Moss, 503-658-5227, claricemoss@yahoo.com.

Meditation at Wy'East Zen Ctr., meeting at Celtic Spirit Yoga, 38736 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Wednesday evenings on Zoom - wyeastzencenter.org to sign into Zoom. Info: Emile Cartoun, 503-997-3193, emilie@wyeastzencenter.org.

Prime Timers Dining Club for singles age 50 and up. Info: www.PrimeTimersDiningClub.com, Pat, 503-936-5861.

Sandy Kiwanis, Info: www.sandykiwanis.org, 503-819-0511.

Sandy Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4273 VFW Hall, 38452 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. http://www.vfw4273.org/


SUPPORT GROUPS

AA Meetings in Sandy and The Mountain (https://www.aa.org)

Government Camp: sober.com/meetings/state/city/aa?state=Oregon&city=Government%20Camp

Sandy: sober.com/meetings/state/city/aa?state=Oregon&city=Sandy

Welches: wseb-awseb-1e7pn84oznq1l-236369770.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com/aa-meetings-welches-or

Clackamas County Support, Crisis and Suicide Prevention 24 hour hotline. 503-655-8585. Intervencion Telefonica en Casio de crisis salud mental las 24 horas. 503-655-8585

Clackamas Women's Services (support for domestic violence),  A Safe Place, Family Justice Ctr. for Clackamas Co., 256 Warner Milne Rd, Oregon City. Closed to public until further notice. Info: CWS Crisis and Support Line, 503-654-2288, Toll Free 1-888-654-2288; A Safe Place, 503-655-8600, cwsor.org. For life-threatening emergencies, call 911. Other law enforcement assistance (non-emergency), 503-655-8211.

Grief Support Groups (sponsored by Mt Hood Hospice).  Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Do you need caregiver support? Three different groups hosted in December: Grief and the Holidays; Continuing Conversations Social Hour for those processing the loss of a loved one; and Caregiver support for those caring for someone with a serious illness. No connection to Mt Hood Hospice required to participate. Call 503-668-5545, llirette@mthoodhospice.org, mthoodhospice.com. Mt Hood Hospice's Pet Peace of Mind Program helps to keep patients and pets together during hospice care. For more information of Pet Peace of Mind, visit the web site at mthoodhospice.com.

NAMI Family Support Group, meets at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 39901 Pleasant Street, Sandy.  Info: Blythe Nordbye, 503-680-2849, blythenordbye@gmail.com.

NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) support for individuals, veterans and family members. 503-344-5050. Info@namicc.org


OTHER

Free Food Market - Monday, Dec 28, 9-10am (usually on last Monday each month) in 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. Drive-thru pick of food for your safety. Info: hoodlandlutheranchurch@gmail.com.


RECREATION PROVIDERS

Timberline Lodge & Ski Area. Info: 503-622-7979, www.timberlinelodge.com.

Mt. Hood Skibowl, Tubing/skiing. Info: www.skibowl.com or 503-222-2695.

The Fly Fishing Shop. Info: www.flyfishusa.com.

Mt. Hood Oregon Resort, Welches. Golf and more. Info: 503-622-3101, www.mthood-resort.com.

Mt. Hood Adventures. Info: 503-715-2175, 888-422-4776, www.mthoodadventure.com.


VISITOR INFO

Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum, 88900 E Hwy 26 Business Loop, Government Camp. Open Wed - Sun, 9am-3pm.503-272-3301, www.mthoodmuseum.org.

Mt. Hood Adventures, 88335 E. Government Camp Loop, Government Camp. 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. 503-622-3191, Ext. 668, www.fs.fed.us/r6/mthood.

Sandy Historical Society Museum, 39345 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. 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.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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.

The Hoodland and Sandy Senior Centers need volunteer drivers. Can you help? Info: 503-622.3331 (Hoodland), 503.668.5569 (Sandy).


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. Community Basket program third Thurs 9am until food is gone. Proof that you reside in the Oregon Trail School District is required. Info: www.sandyactioncenter.org, 503-668-4746.

DINING-

 IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PEOPLE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES AHEAD OF TIME TO DETERMINE WHEN THEY ARE OPEN AND TO MAKE RESERVATIONS, IF NECESSARY.  PLEASE NOTE THAT MASKS MAY BE REQUIRED AT ALL OR SOME OF THE FOLLOWING DINING ESTABLISHMENTS. 

AUNT B’S COUNTRY MOUNTAIN BAKERY, 24525 E Welches Rd., Welches, 503-564-9285. Breads, cakes, pies, sandwiches, entrees. Open Tues-Sun, 8-4. HEAT & EAT TAKEOUT. 

BARLOW TRAIL ROADHOUSE, 69580 Hwy 26, Welches. 503-622-1662. Closed Mon/Tues. Lunch/Dinner. Daily Specials/Halibut & chips/Fried chicken. Takeout during restrictions 

BRIGHTWOOD TAVERN, 63010 E Brightwood Bridge Rd. 503-622-1568. 10am-10pm. Burgers. Specials. Full menu every night.  Happy H daily 3:30-6:30 pm.  Outdoor seating. 

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

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

EL BURRO LOCO, 67211 Hwy 26, Welches. 503-622-6780.  11am-8pm every day. Mexican favorites. Margaritas. Beer.  Indoor/outdoor dining. Order at elburro-loco-com. Takeout. 

IVY BEAR FAMILY PIZZERIA, 54735 E Hwy 26, Sandy. 503-208-9111. Pizza, calzones, wings, salads,, ice cream floats. Wine/Beer/Soda. Arcade Room. Monthly pizza special 

LE HAPPY CREPERIE & BAR, 38687 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. 503-563-7707. Tues-Fri 11-8pm, Sat 10-8pm, Sun 10-3pm. Authentic French crepes, steaks, salads, soup & more. 

MT. HOOD OREGON RESORT, Welches. 503-622-2214. Altitude: Call to check for opening hours. Casual yet elegant dining.   Riverstone Café Coffee Shop (off the main lobby). 7am-12pm. Specialty coffees. 

SKYWAY BAR & GRILL, 71545 Hwy 26, Zigzag. 503-622-3775. 2-8pm, Thurs/Fri/Mon. Noon-8pm Sat/Sun. Firepit.  NW BBQ, famous mac’n cheese. Cozy outdoor dining/takeout. 

THE RENDEZVOUS, 67149 Hwy 26. Welches, 503-622-6837. Lunch & Dinner. W-F 3-8pm, S/S noon-8pm. Specials/Take & Bake/Full menu avail to go.  Indoor/Outdoor seating. 

WHISTLE STOP, 66674 Hwy 26, Welches. 503-622-3440. whistlestopwelches.com. Open 9am-9pm, 21 and over. Burgers. Breakfast until 2pm,  Lunch & Dinner, Full Bar.  

COFFEE/ESPRESSO/TEA/SMOOTHIES 

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

MT HOOD ROASTERS, 73451 Hwy 26, Rhody, 503-622-6574. Espresso, specials, teas, freshly roasted coffee beans. Seasonal Gifts.  Drink specials. Outdoor sitting areas.

MUSIC-

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PEOPLE CONTACT ANY BUSINESS AHEAD OF TIME TO DETERMINE WHEN THEY ARE OPEN. FIND MORE INFORMATION ON COMMUNITY READER BOARDS, SOCIAL NETWORK PLATFORMS AND ELSEWHERE ONLINE.  THE FOLLOWING LIST OF ESTABLISHMENTS TYPICALLY FEATURE LIVE MUSIC EACH MONTH AND CAN BE CONTACTED DURING NOVEMBER TO SEE WHAT OFFERINGS ARE AVAILABLE.

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

The Skyway Bar & Grill, 71545 E Hwy 26, Zigzag, 503.622.3775. skywaybarandgrill.com. Live music typically on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and open mic on Thursdays.

Timberline Lodge, Rams Head Bar. timberlinelodge.com.

Wraptitude, 67441 E Hwy 26, Welches, 503.622.0893. Typically live music on Monday evenings at 6pm.

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