MHCC offers short courses, strawberry festival

Mt. Hood Community College is offering free mini classes on fun topics from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the college’s Gresham Campus, 26000 S.E. Stark St. in Gresham.

Kids, adults and families are invited to sample courses on different topics.

The opportunity offers a chance to browse a variety of vendors and booths from local organizations, even enjoy free strawberry shortcake.

The festival also will offer food, music, kids’ games and a petting zoo.

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Kiwanis Sale asks for donated items

The Kiwanis Club of Sandy is getting ready for its upcoming Experienced Product Sale, to be held the weekend of Aug. 8-10. The event will take place at the Pioneer Building.

The club is now accepting donations.

The money collected from the sale will go toward supporting the Sandy community in various ways, including the Easter Egg hunt, and scholarships.

To get involved with Kiwanis, call Nancy Hoffman at 503-803-1956.

County experiences 2013 scam again

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of a phone scam that circulated in the area last year.

A sheriff’s community service officer reported that citizens are being contacted by someone identifying himself as a Sheriff’s Office employee.

The caller tells citizens they have a warrant for their arrest after missing jury duty, then asks them to purchase a prepaid debit card and report back to him with the card number.

If a scammer calls you saying you’re wanted for missing jury duty and asking to extract a fine or other financial penalty, report the call by contacting the Sheriff’s Office at the non-emergency number, 503-665-8211.

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