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Candidates file for Centennial board, Corbett sets meeting for March 7, MHCC gets author visit, more

OUTLOOK FILE PHOTO - Corbett School District will have a special board meeting to hear a consultant's report at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7. Candidates file for seats on Centennial school board

Sumitra Chhetri and Claudia Andrews have filed to run for seats on the Centennial School Board. Andrews is the incumbent, and Chhetri is running for the seat held by Brenda Clark. Clark has not yet filed.

Chhetri, a community engagement program coordinator at the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, graduated from David Douglas High School and Portland State University. She's been involved in multiple community organizations.

Corbett reschedules meeting

Consultant Rob Saxton will present the findings of his five-month independent review of the district at a meeting rescheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7. The meeting had to be rescheduled because of inclement weather.

The meeting will be in the multi-purpose building at 35800 E. Historic Columbia River Highway.

A community group called for Saxton's evaluation on district finances, programming and quality. It will also evaluate whether the district should become a charter district, which the district has proposed. About half of Corbett's students do not live inside district boundaries, and the law that allowed them to attend Corbett schools has expired. Becoming a charter would allow those students to stay in Corbett schools.

The community group will hold a meeting on these topics at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Corbett Community Church, 34309 N.E. Mershon Road.

Saxton's report is available at:

'Dumplin' author will visit MHCC

Julie Murphy, author of the best-selling book "Dumplin,'" will read from her works and discuss her writing process at a free event at 1 p.m. Monday, March 11, in the Visual Arts Theatre at Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St.

"Dumplin'" has been made into a movie starring Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald.

Julie Murphy describes herself as a "potty-mouthed Southern belle who was born in Bridgeport, Conn., but found her home in Fort Worth, Texas."

This is part of The Mouths of Others events on campus. It is open to the community.

Teens can learn to crochet at library

Fiber artist Vicky Ogden will teach kids in sixth grade and older about yarn, hooks, patterns and basic crochet stitches in a free workshop from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Fairview-Columbia Library, 1520 N.E. Village St.

Call 503-988-5123 for more information.

Girls rock the makerspace

Girls in grades four through 12 can work on creating a game, design and print in 3D, make jewelry and clothes, invent wacky crafts, laser cut a photograph on wood, work on robotics projects and more.

This free workshop will be an open lab with the option to participate in a focused activity. It runs from 3-5 p.m. Thursday March 7, at the Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St.

Call 503-988-5123 for more information.

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