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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. Submit calendar items to peggy@mountaintimesoregon.com by the 22nd of the month.


EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO-

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. "The Discovery of King Tut." (Runs through Jan 27, 2019). A once in a lifetime expedition into the history of ancient Egypt to experience the treasures of Tutankhamen and his famous tomb chambers. Info: www.omsi.edu. 

THURSDAYS 

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

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 DEC 2 

  • Wolf Pack Theater presents "Proof," by David Auburn. Showtimes: Thurs-Sun, 8pm, Sun matinees at 2pm. Tickets: Gen. Admission $18, Students/Seniors $15. Free Admission for law enforcement, firefighters and veterans (valid ID, 1 ticket per qualified guest). 39570 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. 

THROUGH DEC 16 

  • Nutz N Boltz Theatre Company presents "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." 28861 Grange St., Boring.  A good-hearted comedy appropriate for all ages. Show times: Friday/Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 3pm. (Dec 2 performance at 2pm) 

SATURDAY, DEC 1 - 2 

  • Holiday Studio Sale at Lindsoe Clayworks, 10am-5pm Sat/Sun, 69177 E Barlow Trail Rd., Welches. Functional and unique pottery. Info: 503-622-4376.
  • Mt Hood Artisan Market, (Sat 11-6pm, Sun 2-6pm), at Mt Hood Village (Evergreen Room), 65000 Hwy 26, Welches. Local artists and vendors, handcrafted jewelry, pottery, art and more. 

SATURDAY, DEC 1 

  • Breakfast with Santa, 7am-12noon, Sandy Senior Ctr., 38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee. $5 adults, $3 children 12 and under. Pictures with Santa, $1. Raffle. A fundraiser for the Sandy/Boring Meals-on-Wheels Program.
  • Welches PTCO Annual Holiday Bazaar, 10am-6pm, at Welches School, 24901 E Salmon River Rd., Welches. Food, crafts, Santa Claus, craft and gift vendors, and more.
  • 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 Lions Club Toy Drive and Dinner, 6pm Social Hour, 7pm Dinner, at Mt Hood Lions Club building, Hwy 26 and Woodsey Way, Welches. Advance Tickets $12, at Welches Mtn Hardware, Clackamas Co. Bank, Barlow Trail Roadhouse, Mt Hood Roasters and any Lions Club Member. $15 at door. Please bring an unwrapped toy. These will be wrapped and distributed to kids in need on the mountain in time for Christmas. 

SUNDAY, DEC 2 

  • Visions of the Past MBS, 2pm, Sandy Public Library (Community Rm), 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy,. Nancy Johanesen-Dressler will show her historical documentary about the City of Sandy. Info: Susie Jenkins, sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • Christmas Tree Lighting and caroling, starts at 4:45pm, Boring Station Trailhead Park, Boring. Flashlight caroling, Santa, refreshments in the Grange Hall with a craft activity. Please bring nonperishable food and/or present for the Fire Dept Christmas Basket/Operation Santa program. 

MONDAY, DEC 3 

  • Readers Theatre in Gresham presented by Mt Hood Repertory, 7pm, Gresham Chapel & Evening Event Center, 257 SE Roberts Ave., Gresham. Presenting "California Suite," by Neil Simon, directed by Brian Saville Allard. A comedy. Admission: Adults $9, Students $4. Info: www.mthoodrep.com. 

TUESDAY, DEC 4 

  • Mt Hood Community College Planetarium Show, 6pm & 7:15pm, MHCC Planetarium Sky Theater, 26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham. "Treasures of Orion and his Neighbors." 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, DEC 7 

  • 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.
  • Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, 6-8pm (tree lighting at 7pm), Centennial Plaza, Sandy. Cocoa, treats, caroling and more.
  • Library Coffee House, 6pm, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy (first Fri each month), featuring Mary Flowers. 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. ""Treasures of Orion and his Neighbors."  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.
  • Living Nativity, 6:30-9pm, Church on the Mountain, 68211 Hwy 26, Welches. Cast in period costume. Family friendly. Worship, live music, caroling, live animals, refreshments. Crafts for the kids. Free event. 

SATURDAY, DEC 8 

  • Clackamas Repertory Theatre presents "Wing It for Kids." 10:30am, Osterman Theatre in the Niemeyer Ctr, at CCC campus, 19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City. Fun shows for children ages 2-10 years old. Tickets $5 at door, cash or check only. www.clackamasrep.org.
  • Meet a Scientist at OMSI, 1-4pm, OMSI, 1945 SE Water Street, Portland. Features local scientists who share their research and knowledge with you through hands-on activities and conversation. Info: www.omsi.edu.
  • Living Nativity, 4-7pm, Church on the Mountain, 68211 Hwy 26, Welches. Cast in period costume. Family friendly. Worship, live music, caroling, live animals, refreshments. Crafts for the kids. Free event. 

SUNDAY, DEC 9 

  • Adventures in Nepal: Armchair Travel Program, 2pm, Sandy Public Library (Community Rm), 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Susie Jenkins will share her travel adventures in the beautiful country of Nepal. Info: sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us. 

FRIDAY, DEC 14 

  • Christmas Tree Lighting, 6pm, Timberline Lodge, in the main lobby. Help decorate the 30' tall evergreen tree and sing carols. www.timberlinelodge.com. 

SATURDAY, DEC 15 

  • Clackamas Repertory Theatre presents "Wing It for Kids." 10:30am, Osterman Theatre in the Niemeyer Ctr, at CCC campus, 19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City. Fun shows for children ages 2-10 years old. Tickets $5 at door, cash or check only. www.clackamasrep.org.
  • Santa Claus and Frosty at Skibowl, 11:30am-2pm. Head to the Snow Tube & Adventure Park at Skibowl East and join in the festivities. Photo ops and treats for the kids inside the Multorpor Lodge. www.skibowl.com.
  • 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.
  • Government Camp Christmas Tree Lighting, 6pm, Government Camp. Sing along to classic Christmas carols, have complimentary hot cocoa and donuts provided by Huckleberry Inn. Special appearance by Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman as they arrive on the fire engine. Holiday fireworks at Skibowl East starting at 8:30pm. 

SUNDAY, DEC 16 

  • Breakfast with Santa, 9am-11am, Mt Hood Oregon Resort, 68010 E Fairway Ave, Welches. Info:www.MtHood-Resort.com. 

FRIDAY, DEC 21 

  • 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, DEC 22
  • Santa Claus and Frosty at Skibowl, 11:30am-2pm. Head to the Snow Tube & Adventure Park at Skibowl East and join in the festivities. Photo ops and treats for the kids inside the Multorpor Lodge. www.skibowl.com. 

SATURDAY, DEC 29 

  • Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum's Social History Happy Hour (last Sat each month). 7pm. 88900 Government Camp Loop, Govt. Camp. Info: 503-272-3301. 

SUNDAY, DEC 30 

  • 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. 

MONDAY, DEC 31 

  • 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.
  • New Year's Eve Celebration at Timberline Lodge. Night skiing begins at 4pm and continues until midnight. Fireworks at 10pm. Info: www.timberlinelodge.com.
  • New Year's Eve at Mt Hood Skibowl. The celebration kicks off at 10:30pm with a DJ and Beer Garden in the base area of Skibowl's west side. Traditional torchlight parade down the Lower Bowl. Fireworks, cosmic tubing at Skibowl East, winter games, multiple beer gardens and a dance party. Info: www.skibowl.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, DEC 3 

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

TUESDAY, DEC 4 

  • 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, or e-mail mthoodareachamber@gmail.com.
  • Boring CPO Meeting, 7pm (first Tues each month), Boring Fire Station, 28655 SE Hwy 212, Boring. 

TUESDAY, DEC 11 

  • 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, DEC 12 

  • 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. 

MONDAY, DEC 17 

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

TUESDAY, DEC 18 

  • Disability Services Advisory Council of Clackamas County (third Tues each month) 1:30-3:30pm, at Aging & Disability Office, 221 Molalla Ave., Ste 104, Oregon City.  Promoting education and advocacy on state and local issues that impact the physically disabled community, their families and caregivers. Meetings are held in an accessible space. Clackamas Co. residents invited to attend. Info: Bruce, 503-663-5452 or 503-298-3045, www.dsac-cc.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.
MUSIC-

Friday, Nov 30 

  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop
  • Band of Comerados (acoustic jams), 9pm, Skyway
Saturday, Dec 1 
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop
  • Alder Street (folk rock), 9pm, Skyway  

Sunday, Dec 2 

  • Deja2 (acoustic folk/rock), 7-9pm, Skyway  

Monday, Dec 3 

  • Fingers & Chilly (folk rock jam), 7pm, Skyway 

Thursday, Dec 6 

  • Open Mic hosted by Dillon Coran, 9pm, Skyway 

Friday, Dec 7 

  • Jon Tullis, 5-7pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Library Coffee House, Mary Flowers, 6pm, Sandy Library
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop
  • Yak Attack (electro-funk), 9pm, Skyway  

Saturday, Dec 8 

  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop
  • Green Neck Daredevils (bluegrass), 9pm, Skyway  

Sunday, Dec 9 

  • Well Rounded Edges (twisted folk rock), Time TBA, Skyway  

Monday, Dec 10 

  • Fingers & Chilly (folk rock jam), 7pm, Skyway  

Thursday, Dec 13 

  • Open Mic hosted by Dillon Coran, 9pm, Skyway  

Friday, Dec 14 

  • Jon Tullis, 5-7pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop
  • Cascade Crescendo (Jamgrass), 9pm, Skyway  

Saturday, Dec 15 

  • Eric Kallio, 5-7pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop
  • Jon Koonce & The Gas Hogs (alt-country) 9pm, Skyway  

Sunday, Dec 16 

  • Johnny Burgin Duo (Blues), 7pm, Skyway  

Monday, Dec 17 

  • Fingers & Chilly (folk rock jam), 7pm, Skyway 

Thursday, Dec 20 

  • Open Mic hosted by Dillon Coran, 9pm, Skyway  

Friday, Dec 21 

  • Gayle Ritt, 5-7pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop
  • Steelhead Stalkers (jazz), 9pm, Skyway  

Saturday, Dec 22 

  • Ed Desmarteau, 5-7pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop
  • Wil Kinky (soulful blues), 9pm, Skyway  

Sunday, Dec 23 

  • Navid Eliot, 7pm, Skyway  

Monday, Dec 24 

  • Fingers & Chilly (folk rock jam), 7pm, Skyway 

Thursday, Dec 27 

  • Open Mic hosted by Dillon Coran, 9pm, Skyway  

Friday, Dec 28 

  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop
  • Bob Shoemaker & The Vaporizers (delta blues), 9pm, Skyway  

Saturday, Dec 29 

  • Melodie Ayres, 5-7pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop
  • JoyTribe (fun-soul), 9pm, Skyway  

Sunday, Dec 30 

  • Billy D (blues) 7pm, Skyway 

Monday, Dec 31 

  • NYE Party-Sportin' Lifers (Jive Swing), 9:30pm, 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

DINING-

AL FORNO FERRUZZA, 72385 Hwy 26, Rhododendron. 503-622-1212. Wood fired pizza, Sicilian pasta. Dine in, carry out, delivery. Full Bar. Open 7 days/week.

BRIGHTWOOD TAVERN, Brightwood Bridge Rd. 503-622-1568. Burgers, chicken, soups. Lunch specials Mon - Fri. 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 (New), at 24525 E Welches Rd., Welches 

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, pasta, wings, salads, homemade dressings, ice cream floats. Wine/Beer/Soda. 

MOGUL MOUNTAIN PIZZA, Hoodland Park Plaza, Welches. 503-622-4323. Pizza. Dine In, Take Out and Delivery available. 

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

MT. HOOD OREGON RESORT, Welches. 503-622-2214. Altitude: B’fast/Lunch/Dinner. Happy Hour & specials. mallards café & pub B’fast at 7am. Lunch/Dinner menu 11am. 

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, fresh local seafood. Grill & Tap Room. Patio. Chef’s Daily Specials.  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. Patio. 

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.  

WHISTLE STOP, Hwy 26, Brightwood. 503-622-3440. Homemade soups & breads. Breakfast until 2pm,  Moon’s famous Whistle Burger, Lunch & Dinner. 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, summer drink specials, outdoor seating, freshly roasted coffee beans by the pound. 7 days a week, 8-5.

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 December, including shopping trips, King Tut's exhibition at OMSI, The Spaghetti Factory & Christmas Ships, Bob's Red Mills, Trader Joes and New Seasons, and local lunches out. Please check with the Senior Center for a full list of activities.

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?

If you are a senior and feel lonely or experiencing anxiety or depression, call the Senior Loneliness Line, 503-200-1633, or visit SeniorLonelinessLine.org.

Ask about Energy Assistance at the Senior Center.

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. 

TUESDAYS 

  • Tai Chi Class, 10-11am.
  • Knitting with Valerie, 1pm. Plenty of knitting needles and yarn available or bring your own. 

WEDNESDAYS 

  • Mountain Motivators Weight Loss Club. Walk with the Motivators at 9am and then meet at 10am. Emphasis on nutrition and exercise. Info: Donna 503-882-9246.
  • 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
  • Pinochle and cards, 1:30pm. Everyone is welcome to come and play. 

WEDNESDAY, DEC 5-7 

  • Oral Hull Park Low Vision Seminar, Sandy. Living with Vision Loss. "Health and Wellness." Info/Register: 503-668-6195. 

TUESDAY, DEC 11 

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

THURSDAY, DEC 13-16 

  • Oral Hull Park Low Vision Seminar, Sandy. Living with Vision Loss. "Winter Holiday Event." Info/Register: 503-668-6195. 

THURSDAY, DEC 13 

  • Legal Service-free one half hour consultation (for seniors 60 or older), provided by a Sandy attorney. Call 503-668-5569 for appointment. At the Sandy Senior Center. 

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

There are many additional outings with the Sandy Senior Center during December, including shopping trips, Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Spaghetti Factory & Christmas Ships, The Grotto "Christmas Festival of Lights," Victorian Belle, hiking and lunches out. Please check with the Senior Center for a full list of activities at ci.sandy.or.us.

The Sandy Senior Center needs Volunteer Drivers. If you are able to help, please contact the Senior Center for information.

MONDAYS 

  • Silvertones Music Group, 10am. New members welcome at all times.
  • Oil Painting, 1pm. Info: Anna Mae Lindsay, 503-668-4476.
  • Pinochle, 1pm. Everyone welcome.
  • Bridge, 6:30pm. Veteran players and newcomers welcome. 

TUESDAYS 

  • Pool Table, 9-11am. Join a small group for a game of pool. Show up when you can.
  • 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: $12 for 4 hours.
  • Cribbage lessons & games, 1-3pm. All welcome. 

THURSDAYS 

  • Functional Fitness, 11am. Increase flexibility and strength. Chair support if needed. 

FRIDAYS 

  • Pool Table, 9-11am. Join a small group for a game of pool. Show up when you can.
  • Tai Chi, 1-2pm 

TUESDAY, DEC 4 

  • Blood Pressure Clinic, 11am. 

WEDNESDAY, DEC 5 

  • Bingo, 12:45pm 

THURSDAY, DEC 6 

  • Older Driver Safety Awareness Presentation, 10am. 

MONDAY, DEC 10 

  • Birthday Party, 11:45am-1pm, Come for lunch, have some birthday cake and enjoy music by The Silvertones. 

WEDNESDAY, DEC 12 

  • Alzheimer's Support Group, 1-2:30pm. 

THURSDAY, DEC 13 

  • Legal Service-free (by appointment only) one half hour consultation (for seniors 60 or older), provided by a Sandy attorney, 9-noon. Call 503-668-5569 for appt. 

TUESDAY, DEC 18 

  • Blood Pressure Clinic, 11am. 
  • Bingo, 12:45pm

WEDNESDAY, DEC 19 

  • Holiday Card & Gift Exchange Party, 12:30pm. Keep gifts under $10. 

SATURDAY, DEC 22 

  • Mountain Jamboree, 7pm, Dining Room. Sing, play and dance. Bring a dessert to share. Coffee provided.
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.
  • Sandy Principles and Progress - Al Anon Family Group, 6-7pm, 38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy.
  • Sandy Discovery Group-Alcoholics Anonymous (Sandy Women's meeting-closed meeting), 7-8:15pm, 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. 

SATURDAY, DEC 1 

  • Mt Hood Hospice's 23rd Annual Time of Remembering, 2-3:30pm, Sandy Baptist Church, 34435 SE Jarl Rd., Boring. Whether or not Mt Hood Hospice helped care for your loved one, join in celebrations the lives of loved ones during the holiday season. Music, reading of names, lighting of candles and a memorial service. Info: Cindy, 503-668-5545. 

SATURDAY, DEC 15 

  • 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. 

MONDAY, DEC 17 

  • Mt Hood Hospice, Braving the Holidays. Grief Education/Support Group. 2-3:30pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 507 W Powell Blvd., Gresham. Register: Cindy, 503-668-5545. 

THURSDAY, DEC 20 

  • 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. 

WEDNESDAY, DEC 26 

  • Alzheimer’s Support Group, 1-2:30pm, (fourth Wed each month), Trinity Lutheran Church, 507 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. Info: Jeanette Vice, 503-666-4305.
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. 

TUESDAYS 

  • Preschool Story Time and Me and My Playgroup, 10-11am, Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy.
  • 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. 

WEDNESDAYS 

  • Community Acupuncture with Stacey McCarthy, L. AC, 2-6pm. Call 503-754-9053 to sign up. Info: www.stickwithstacey.com.
  • 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, 10:30-11am, Hoodland Public Library, 24525 E Welches Rd., Welches. Appropriate for children through preschool age. Info: Monica, msmith@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • "Read to the Dog," (Every other Thurs - Dec 13 & 27), 4-5pm, 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 an appointment for your child.
  • 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. 

SATURDAYS 

  • Saturday Afternoon Kids' Club, 1-3pm, 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: Dianne, ddowney@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • Saturday Afternoon Kids' Club, 2-4pm, Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. (1st Sat LEGO Club; 2nd Sat Movies; 3rd Sat LEGO Club; 4th Sat Makerspace), ages 6-12. Info: Monica, msmith@ci.sandy.or.us. 

MONDAY, DEC 3 

  • Hoodland Women's Club Meeting & Luncheon. 11:30am, at Mt Hood Oregon Resort (Trees Room), 68010 Fairway Ave., Welches. All women welcome. Please bring an unwrapped gift for a teen and a canned food item to donate to the Christmas Basket program. Info: hoodlandwomensclub.org, or Regina at rmlythgoe@msn.com, 503-622-3117.
  • Men's Book Club, 7-9pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. "Beyond Words: What animals think and feel," by Carl Safina. Info: Susie, sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us. 

WEDNESDAY, DEC 5 

  • Teen Makerspace LED Holiday Cards, 2:30-4:30pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Make your own light up holiday cards for friends and family. Tools and space provided, you bring the inspiration. You'll be amazed by what you can do. Teens 12-17 welcome. Info: Rebecca Robinowitz, rrobinowitz@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • Prime Timers Dining Club for singles age 50 and up. Meeting at M&M Restaurant and Lounge, 137 N Main Ave, Gresham, 503-665-2626. Come and start some new friendships! (typically first Wed each month). Social Time 6pm, dinner at 6:30pm. Dinner is Dutch treat. Bring a White Elephant gift to share. Please gift wrap, but no name. This is a surprise. Info: www.PrimeTimersDiningClub, Pat, 503-936-5861. 

THURSDAY, DEC 6 

  • 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, DEC 10 

  • Clackamas County Master Gardeners, 7-8pm, Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellog Creek Dr., Milwaukie. Speaker: David Porter, Executive Director. Topic: Leach Botanical Garden Plants and History. Program is free and open to public. Info: www.cmastergardeners.org. 

WEDNESDAY, DEC 12 

  • Mt Hood Republican Women club business meeting and Christmas auction fund raiser, 11:30am., Gresham Elmer's Restaurant, 1590 NE Burnside Road, Gresham. All donated items are welcome. Both men and women welcome to attend. Info: President Clarice Moss, 503-658-5227, claricemoss@yahoo.com.
  • Anime Club, 2:30-4:30pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Teens 12-17, or grades 6-12 welcome. Watch some anime, eat snacks, draw, craft, and iron perler beads. Contact Rebecca Robinowitz, rrobinowitz@ci.sandy.or.us. 

THURSDAY, DEC 13 

  • Photography Group, 7pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Lightroom with Aaron. Learning Lightroom pointers from local photographer Aaron Breniman. Contact: Thea Ellen, tellen@ci.sandy.or.us. 

FRIDAY, DEC 14 

  • Sandy VFW Post 4273 Auxiliary Monthly Meeting, 6pm, (second Fri each month) at VFW Hall, 38452 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. 

MONDAY, DEC 17 

  • Teen Library Advisory Board meeting, 3-4pm, Sandy Public Library Community Room, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy (third Mon each month). Help the library plan programs and events for other teens. Teens aged 12-17 welcome. Info: Rebecca, rrobinowitz@ci.sandy.or.us. 

WEDNESDAY, DEC 19 

  • Makerspace, 2:30-4:30pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Tools and space provided, you bring the inspiration. You'll be amazed by what you can do. Teens 12-17 welcome. Info: Rebecca Robinowitz, rrobinowitz@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • Hoodland Book Group, 6:30-8:30pm, Hoodland Public Library, 24525 E Welches Rd., Welches. Discussing "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI," by David Grann. Info: Dianne Downey, ddowney@ci.sandy.or.us. 

THURSDAY, DEC 20 

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

FRIDAY, DEC 21 

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

WEDNESDAY, DEC 26 

  • Anime Club, 2:30-4:30pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Watch episodes of anime, do an activity and eat a snack. Teens 12-17 welcome. Contact Rebecca, rrobinowitz@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • 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.
RECREATION/VISITOR INFO-

RECREATION PROVIDERS 

  • Timberline Lodge & Ski Area. Year-round skiing/snowboarding, lodge tours. Night skiing 4-9pm Fri/Sat and holidays. 503-622-7979, www.timberlinelodge.com.
  • Mt. Hood Skibowl. Tubing 10am-4pm Fri/Sat, Cosmic tubing Fri & Sat 5-11pm Sun 5-10pm. 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.
  • Mt. Hood Village Resort. Fitness center/pool. 503-622-4011, www.mthoodvillage.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, 38979 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Open Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 10 - 4 pm (Tuesday and Thursday available to members by appointment only) 503-668-4006. 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-
  • Love horses? Volunteer with Zeb's Wish Equine Sanctuary. For more info, call 503-341-1102, zebswish@gmail.com.
  • The Hoodland Senior Center needs Bus Drivers for shopping and summer 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? Info: 503-622.3331.
  • 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.

 

BULLETIN BOARD-
  • Holiday Toy Drive at McKenzie Dental, 24540 E. Welches Rd., Welches. All unwrapped toys are welcome. For older children and teens, warm socks, scarves, etc. Please bring toys by December 14. All items go to Hoodland Christmas Basket Drive for Kids. Thank you!
  • Help decorate the Giving Holiday tree at the Hoodland Public Library, 24525 E Welches Rd., Welches, by bringing new or handmade hats, ear-warmers, mittens, gloves, through Dec 12. All items will go to the Hoodland Christmas Basket Drive.
  • Help decorate the Giving Holiday tree at the Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy, by bringing hats, scarves, gloves, personal items, etc. All items will be donated to the Sandy Community Action Center.
  • Clases de Inglés Gratis, Póngase en contacto con Katie, kmurphy@ci.sandy.or.us. Free English Classes offered at the Sandy Public Library. One to three participants will be paired with a native-English speaking tutor. Info/Registration: Katie, 503-783-2583, kmurphy@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • 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 Program offers free or discounted adventures at local venues. Available at the Hoodland Library. Call for information as to available passes, 503-622-3460 or hoodlandlibrary@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • 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.

 

 

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