What's inside: College scholarships available, ClackCo Academy seeks interested participants

Farm Bureau offers college scholarships

The Clackamas County Farm Bureau will offer scholarships for those studying agriculture or a related field in college. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $3,000, and a total of $15,000 in scholarships will be awarded this year. The deadline for applications, which are available at, is March 15.

County grants will support local tourism

The deadline for applications for the Clackamas County Tourism & Cultural Affairs 2018 Partnership Program Grants is 5 p.m. Monday, March 5.

The grants are available for tourism projects in local communities. Projects should demonstrate an ability to increase overnight stays in lodging facilities, bring visitors into a community from more than 50 miles away to play, shop, dine or take in the arts, cultural or historic offerings or encourage visitors to linger longer in a community within Clackamas County. For more information, visit

ClackCo Academy seeks participants

Those who live in Clackamas County are encouraged to apply for the ClackCo Academy, a six-month long series of classes focused on the county government and services. Each month classes will feature speakers from multiple Clackamas County departments discussing the ways in which they work together.

Sessions are scheduled from April to September on the third Wednesday of each month. There are 25 openings available, with an additional five seats reserved for youths aged 16-20.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, Feb. 15. Applications can be submitted online at `

Clackamas theater will host readings

Clackamas Repertory Theatre will begin its 2018 season with readings of "Red Speedo" and "The Christians," both written by Lucas Hnath.

The reading of "Red Speedo" is at 3 p.m. Feb. 11, and the reading of "The Christians" is at 3 p.m. March 25, at Clackamas Community College's Niemeyer-Osterman Theatre, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City.

Additionally, Clackamas Rep has partnered with Trial Distilling and Portland Cider Company to continue its "Bar Theatre" series.

With the purchase of a ticket, customers receive one custom Clackamas Rep beverage at the readings. A reading of "Mrs. Mannerly" by Jeffery Hatcher is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Trail Distilling, 21553 S. Highway 213, Oregon City. A reading of "Chapatti" by Christian O'Reilly is be 6:30 p.m. April 22 at Portland Cider Company, 8925 S.E. Jannsen Road, Building F, Clackamas.

Tickets are available at or by calling 503-594-6047.

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