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This is a community calendar that runs each week on Page A2 of The Sandy Post. It includes event and meeting notices for communities from Government Camp to Boring, and all points in between. Send calendar submissions to Reporter Brittany Allen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: KARIN HOFFMAN - Sandy artist Karin Hoffman has been chosen as one of 50 to be featured in the Clackamas County Arts Alliance 2018 exhibit. Her collection 'Color Out of Gray' is on display now at the Estacada Library,825 N.W. Wade St., Estacada.

EVENTS

n The staff of Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., will take submissions for the Libraries in Clackamas County's Teen Summer Reading Artwork Contest until Feb. 12. The theme is "Libraries Rock," and there's a $100 cash prize for the winner. The winner's artwork will also brand all materials used for the reading program county-wide. For more information, contact Rebecca Robinowitz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

n The Library Advisory Board will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the Sandy Public Library community room, 38980 Proctor Blvd. For more information, email Sarah McIntyre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

n The Hoodland Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Hoodland Library, 24525 E. Welches Road to discuss "American Fire: Love, Arson and Life in a Vanishing Land" by Monica Hesse. For more information, contact Dianne Downey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

n Teen Makerspace will take place from 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the Sandy Public Library community room, 38980 Proctor Blvd. Teens ages 12-17 are welcome to come and create, and materials are provided. This session will teach teens sewing basics and help them create their own felt monster plushie. For more information, contact Rebecca Robinowitz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

n The Sandy photography group will meet to discuss workflow and the editing process at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. Members are to bring a completed piece to share. For more information, contact Thea Kuziemski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

n In their yearly tradition, Hoodland librarians invite local children and their stuffed animals to a beary fun event at the Hoodland Library Community Room, 24525 E. Welches Road. From 6-6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, the staff will host a party, including treats and teddy-bear-themed stories. Those who wish to leave their bears for an overnight adventure can do so and then pick them up the next day. Pictures of the bears' sleepover will be sent home with them. For more information, email Molly Espenel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-622-3460.

n The teen library advisory board will meet from 3-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, in the Sandy Public Library community room, 38980 Proctor Blvd. Teens ages 12-17 are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Rebecca Robinowitz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

n The Sandy Librarians will host a special Game Factory event, featuring App Lab, from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22. Children ages 10-14 of all skill levels are welcome to attend. App lab allows you to make simple apps, designing, coding and sharing your app in as little as an hour. For more information, contact Rebecca Robinowitz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

n The Sandy librarians will host a cosplay contest from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the Sandy Library Community Room, 38980 Proctor Blvd. Three participants will be chosen based on how true to character their costumes are, the quality of their outfit and the effort put into their costume and will receive $10 gift cards. For more information, contact Rebecca Robinowitz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

n The volunteers at Oral Hull Park for the Blind, 43233 S.E. Oral Hull Road, Sandy, will host a Braille Basics seminar from Tuesday, Jan. 23, through Thursday, Jan. 25. Please call ahead and make a reservation at 503-668-6195.

n There will be a formal ribbon cutting ceremony at the Confluence Law Center, 24461 E. Welches Road, Welches, from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26. All those interested in meeting owner and estate planning attorney Paula Walker are invited to attend.

n At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, the Hoodland Women's Club will host its ninth-annual crab feed in the Evergreen Room of the Mt. Hood Village RV Resort, 65000 E. Highway 26.. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children under 12 years of age and are available for purchase at Welches Clackamas County Bank, 67403 Highway 26, Welches, Welches Mountain Supply Store, 67250 Highway 26, Welches, Welches Liquor Store, 68254 Highway 26, Welches, and the Still Creek Inn and Restaurant, 73365 Highway 26, Rhododendron. For more information, contact Brigette Romeo at 503-622-4618.

n The volunteers at Oral Hull Park for the Blind, 43233 S.E. Oral Hull Road, Sandy, will host a winter retreat, featuring activities such as snowshoeing, cross country skiing and more from Monday, Feb. 5, through Sunday, Feb. 11. Please call ahead and make a reservation at 503-668-6195.

n The Mount Hood Lions Club invites the public to bingo every Friday night. The event supports the club's Sandy High School scholarship fund. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Food, prizes and progressive jackpots. Children are welcome, with supervision. Mount Hood Lions Club, milepost 41.1 on Highway 26 east in Welches.

n Cultural Passes are available from the Sandy Public Library. Most passes will allow four people into popular venues around the Portland area. The library offers nine passes: Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Evergreen Aviation Museum, the Gilbert House Children's Museum, Portland Japanese Garden, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Pittock Mansion, Portland Art Museum and the World of Speed Museum. Call the library for availability and to make a reservation at 503-668-5537 (Sandy) or 503-622-3460 (Welches).

n The Library Photography Group meets from 1-2 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month in the Community Room of the Sandy Public Library. Contact Thea Kuziemski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and find them on Instagram and Flicker.

n The Hoodland Public Library LEGO Club meets from 1-3 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday of the month. Appropriate for ages 6-12. No registration is necessary. LEGOs are supplied.

n Sandy Public Library hosts preschool story time at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, for children ages 3-5, and toddler time at 10 a.m. Thursdays, for children ages 1-2. The Hoodland Library story time is 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and is appropriate for all ages.

n Wee Ones' Storytime is 10-11 a.m. every Thursday in the Sandy Public Library community room, 38980 Proctor Blvd. Children ages 6 months to 3 years old are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Monica Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

n There is a youth art class at 4 p.m. every Thursday in the Sandy Public Library community room, 38980 Proctor Blvd. This event is in partnership with the Wy'East Artisans Guild, and for first-through-sixth-graders. Activities for preschoolers will be available for those with a parent present. For more information, contact Monica Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Assistance

n The Sandy Community Action Center's food pantry is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; closed Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Thrift store hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, contact the Sandy Action Center at 503-668-4746.

n Free dinner, at 6 p.m. every third Monday, Sandy Assembly of God Church, 39800 Highway 26, Sandy. For information, call 503-668-5589.

n Free from-scratch meals at 5:45 p.m. every Wednesday and from 8:30-10:15 a.m. every Sunday at the Living Way Fellowship, 39300 Dubarko Road, Sandy. There is a suggested donation of $3, but any amount helps pay for the meal of someone else who cannot afford it.

n Laundry Love Sandy hosts a free laundry event for families from 6-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at Cedars Laundromat, Sandy Marketplace, 36649 Highway 26, Sandy. A free hot meal, coffee, hangers, detergent, dryer sheets and coloring activities for children are included as well as the opportunity to do three small loads of laundry per family. Those interested in donating quarters, detergent or volunteer hours can contact the organization via Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaundryLoveSandy/ or call Pastor Paul Stone at 971-322-3141.

Civic groups

n Sandy Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4273: 6 p.m. every third Friday of the month in the upstairs hall. Sandy VFW is located at 38452 Proctor Blvd. For more information on membership, call Bert Key at 503-668-8418.

n Sandy Garden Club: 9:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month, September through June, in the Historic Sandy Grange Hall, 34705 S.E. Kelso Road. Meetings feature guest speakers, garden tours and shared knowledge. For more information, contact club president John Ludi at 503-668-9230.

n Sandy Toastmasters: 6:15-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the lower level of Cascadia Village Retirement Community, 39495 Cascadia Village Drive. For more information, call Harlan Wheeler at 503-622-1726.

n Sandy Kiwanis Club: 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at Stephanie's International Cafe, 39024 Proctor Blvd. For information, visit www.sandykiwanis.org or call 971-255-7013.

n Sandy Lions Club: 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month in the banquet room of the Sandy Family Restaurant, 39042 Proctor Blvd. Visitors are welcome. For information, call Tim Anders at 360-903-0644 or John Taylor at 503-668-0328.

n Sandy Community Action Center Board: 5:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the action center, 38982 Pioneer Blvd.

n The Disability Services Advisory Council of Clackamas County meets every third Tuesday of the month in Oregon City. The council promotes education and advocacy on state and local issues that affect the physically disabled community, their families and caregivers. The council honors diversity and invites people from throughout the county to participate in meetings. For more information, call Georgianne at 971-673-6621.

n The Oregon Trail Democrats meet every fourth Tuesday of the month at the auditorium in Clackamas County Bank in Sandy, 38975 Proctor Blvd. For more information, visit oregontraildemocrats.com or call Steve Winkler at 503-668-3607.

Government

n The Firwood Community Planning Organization and Wildcat Neighborhood Associations meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Dover Fire Station, 24545 Firwood Road, Sandy. For more information, call Marge Stewart at 503-668-8797 or Jerry Hein at 503-826-8448.

n The Boring CPO meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Boring Fire Station on Highway 212 in Boring. For more information, call Chairman Michael Fitz at 503-502-5837.

Support groups

n Sandy Senior Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd., offers an Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group from 1-3 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. For questions or more information, call 503-489-2154.

n The Grief Support Group sponsored by Mt. Hood Hospice will meet from 2-3:30 p.m. Mondays at Trinity Lutheran Church, 507 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. No charge, but registration is required. For more information, call Valerie Hayden at 503-668-5545.

n The Alzheimer's/Dementia caregivers' support group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month at Trinity Lutheran Church, 507 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. Call Jeanette Vice at 503-666-4305.

n Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held three times a week in Boring and Sandy. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. Monday and Friday in Room 5 at the Living Word Fellowship Church, 12700 S.E. Orient Drive, Boring, and at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Living Way Fellowship Church, 39300 Dubarko Road, Sandy.

n Sandy Principles and Progress Al-Anon family group meetings are held at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at 38348 Pioneer Blvd.

n Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 7:30-9 a.m. each Wednesday at the Clackamas County Bank's Sunset Community Room, 38935 Proctor Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-8442.

n Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 6:15 to 8 p.m. each Thursday at AntFarm Cafe and Bakery, 39140 Proctor Blvd. For more information, call 503-663-1156.

n District 25 Alcoholics Anonymous Sandy Discovery Group: 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and the second Saturday of the month, and at 9 a.m. Sundays at Foursquare Church of Sandy, 39300 Dubarko Road. The group also meets from 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd. The Welches Timberline group meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays for text studies, at 6 p.m. Fridays for women, at 5 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sundays at St. John in the Woods Catholic Church, 24905 E. Woodsey Way, Welches.

n The AA Courage to Change group meets from 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Sandy Actors Theatre, 17433 Meinig Ave., in Sandy, for a Big Book study session, and from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the theater for open-topic discussion. The group also meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday for Big Book steps study at the Immanuel Church fellowship hall, 39901 Pleasant St., in Sandy.

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