LEARNING LOG: Centennial gathers hygiene products
Centennial School District is gathering personal hygiene products for homeless students that attend school in the district. The Hygiene for Humanity drive is sponsored by Centennial Education Foundation and Centennial High School and its Future Business Leaders of America, which also started the school bus food pantry called Food for Families. They are asking for donations of deodorant, feminine hygiene products, soap, brushes and combs, razors, bathroom tissue, dental care items, haircare products, lotions, laundry soap, wash clothes and baby wipes. Items can be dropped off at Centennial High School, 3505 S.E. 182nd Ave.
Gresham-Barlow seeks opinions
The Gresham-Barlow School District is asking for people in the community to share their insights and perspectives about the district's academic programs. Those interested in participating should visit bit.ly/2krcsMG to take a survey, which will take about 15 minutes to complete. "This information will help not only create a report on the current state of the District but also assist in formulating recommendations moving forward," the district said.
MHCC launches new Historians' Roundtable
A new season of the Historians' Roundtables at Mt. Hood Community College will kick-off from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, with a question and answer session on North Korea. The free session is called "What's Wrong with North Korea — and Should We be Afraid?" MHCC political science instructor Janet Campbell and MHCC history instructors Pat Casey and Gunnar Abramson will lead the discussion in room AC2732 on the MHCC Gresham campus at 26000 S.E. Stark St. All are open to the public.
The next roundtable will discuss the "50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love," about San Francisco's hippie subculture during 1967. The presentation will feature MHCC history instructors Casey, Jim Barnes, and Ken Wilson. Barnes will talk about living in San Francisco during the Summer of Love, and Wilson — a former rock drummer and roadie — will discuss what was happening in the American music scene at the time. This roundtable will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Room AC1710.
Teens can get henna
Artist Raina Imig will discuss the art of henna, which is a temporary tattoo-like skin decoration at a free event for teenagers from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Fairview-Columbia Library, 1520 N.E. Village St. She'll also create henna art on participants. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.