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Play bingo to help cancer research

A bingo fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society on behalf of a local Relay For Life team called Peg Legs will be held this week.

The event is scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at St. Michael Catholic Church, 18090 Langensand Road. The activity is being billed as a family-friendly event and is open to all ages.

Cost to play is $10 per person for unlimited regular bingo games. For blackout games, the cost is $1 a sheet.

Organizers say there will be lots of prizes and door prizes. Also available will be hot dogs, chips, nachos, pop and coffee.

Reserve a seat by text or call 503-522-8517, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Boring farmers market open May 11

The farmers market in Boring is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month beginning May 11.

The market is at 28151 Highway 212 in downtown Boring near the Linal Art Stained Glass Studio.

This market has a variety of vendors’ products such as kitchen items, jewelry, knitted scarves, and stained and mosaic glass.

An Oregon winery will be present, with free wine tasting and products to buy and take home.

Entertainment also is scheduled with each market.

For more information or to become a vendor, call D.W. Owens at 503-313-0224.

Here’s a treat for kids at a theater

A special treat for kids has come to the Nutz-N-Boltz Theater in Boring. “Cinderella and the Candy Kingdom” is on stage at the theater.

The play brings 20 youngsters to the Boring stage from several local communities.

The fairy tale will be told at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the Boring-Damascus Grange Hall near Highway 212 in downtown Boring.

Theater performances are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 or younger.

For more information, visit nnbtheater.com or call 503-593-1295.

Commissioners set meeting in Boring

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a series of four town hall meetings during the year.

The first town hall will be in Boring at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the Boring Fire Station, near the post office and Highway 212 in downtown Boring.

The Boring Community Planning Organization is sponsoring the meeting.

Damascus market opens May 23

The Damascus Fresh and Local Market will be open from 3-7 p.m. every Thursday beginning May 23.

This is a community farmers market that offers fresh produce from local growers as well as prepared foods and live entertainment.

New vendors will be added this year at the Damascus market, which is celebrating its second year.

In addition, there will be educational opportunities, thanks to the OSU Extension Service.

The market is at 19850 Damascus Lane, just off Foster Road near Safeway.

For information or to become a vendor, call 503-535-9866.

Send email for early notice of First Friday

The monthly First Friday activity will offer the third in its 2013 series from 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 7, at businesses on the boulevards in the downtown core.

Anyone interested in the specials offered by all First Friday businesses can receive a list by email early each month. To receive this information, send an email requesting the information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The event, which could be called a “business crawl,” takes people inside businesses to sample wines, beer or food, enjoy entertainment, see demonstrations or find special prices on products or services.

Sandy Main Street sponsors the event, and its purpose is economic development by encouraging residents to purchase from local businesses.

Sandy Oktoberfest seeks talent show entries

The Sandy Oktoberfest Committee recently announced that a feature of this year’s festival will be a talent show from noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, on the main stage in the Biergarten.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three talents, as determined by a panel of judges from the Sandy Committee.

All types of amateur or professional talent are welcomed, including singers, dancers, musicians and bands. Each performance should be no more than 10 minutes in duration.

To enter, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application form.

Sandy High School grads to gather

Graduates of the Sandy High class of 1973 can meet classmates at a 40-year class reunion Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17.

A casual no-host, no-reservation gathering will be held from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Mt. View Golf Course, 21795 S.E. Kelso Road in Boring. A buffet dinner, with live music and a raffle, is planned for 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in the banquet hall at Riverview Restaurant, 29311 S.E. Stark St., Troutdale. Tickets are $35 per person or $20 per person to skip the buffet.

Reservations and payment must be made by June 1 to Martha (McCarty) Gardner, 3265 S.E. 177 Ave., Portland, 97236.

For more information, call 503-762-2619 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Military information for sale at library

The Friends of the Sandy Public Library have gathered a substantial book collection of military history at the Booknook, inside the library.

The collection includes books, videos and DVDs on World War I and II, the Korean Conflict, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The collection is too large to place all of it on display. For that reason, it will be restocked every day until May 28, when this offer closes. Prices vary from $1 for paperbacks to $5 for large oversize books.

For information, call the library at 503-668-5537.

Permits now available for firewood

Personal use firewood-cutting season in the Mount Hood National Forest opened Monday, May 6. Permits are $10 per cord, with a $20 minimum charge per permit. The limit per household per year is five cords.

Designated areas open for firewood cutting may change from week to week, depending on supply and access. Anyone cutting firewood in the forest is required to carry an up-to-date weekly information sheet and attachments, in addition to a valid permit and current firewood tags. Information sheets are updated each week by Friday morning. These are available at the ranger stations and at fs.usda.gov/mthood.

Before going to the forest, call the nearest ranger station or check the website for information on supply and road conditions.