Support local schools at Edgefield's Friends and Family Nights and events to honor MLK

PHOTO COURTESY MCMENAMINS - Grab a burger and support a school. McMenamins pub hosts school fundraisers

Folks can support local schools at Edgefield's Power Station Pub, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale, during several upcoming all-age events.

The schools will get half the proceeds from pub sales from 5 p.m. to closing, including take-out orders.

The Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation, which supports all district schools, will benefit on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

The Corbett Arts Program with Spanish (CAPS) school in the Corbett School District will benefit from sales Tuesday, Jan. 29. CAPS students will perform and their art will be displayed during the event.

On Monday, Feb. 4, charter school Multnomah Learning Academy will get the pub proceeds.

MHCC dedicates day to mark MLK's legacy

Mt. Hood Community College will honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King with multiple events on Wednesday, Jan. 16, and Thursday, Jan. 17. There will be a speaker at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Visual Arts Theatre, at the campus at 26000 S.E. Stark St.

King's works will be read from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library both days. Other events are scheduled and a complete list can be found on the MHCC calendar at

Get your poetry on in Rockwood

Poet and teacher Turiya Autry explores the power, beauty and versatility of words and creativity at a free workshop from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St. Autry will feature her poetry and musings and encourage participants to express and create themselves.

Using words, art supplies, inspiration and the spirit of collaboration, explore group synergy and the wide open space of imagination.

Appropriate for families, teens and adults. Call 503-988-5123 for more information.

Honor MLK at Maggie Mae's

Maggie Mae's Kids Bookshop will celebrate civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. during an event at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan 19, at 43 N.W. Third Ave.

They will read stories featuring MLK Jr. followed by a craft that asks, "How Will You Change the World?"

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