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Newcomers Welcome Club plans monthly meeting, luncheon

The Newcomers Welcome Club will hold its monthly Meet and Greet event from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave.

All are welcome to attend and learn about the organization's activities.

The group will hold its monthly luncheon Feb. 14 at the Old Spaghetti Factory, 0715 S.W. Bancroft St., Portland OR 97239.

The event begins with social time at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:45 a.m. Cost of the luncheon is $19 or$21, depending on which entree you select paid by cash or check only.

Make a lunch reservation by noon Saturday, Feb. 9 by calling Jeanne Delver at 503-718-7657.

Those interested in learning more about the Newcomers Welcome Club, or attending either event can call Joy Miller at 847-902-1069.

Youth invited to enter Fair Housing poster contest

The Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO) has announced that Everyone is Welcome is My Neighborhood is the theme of its 21st-annual Fair Housing Poster Contest.

The contest is intended to educate youth on how fair housing laws protect Oregonians against illegal housing discrimination by promoting equitable access to housing and economic choices.

Oregon students in first through eighth grades are encouraged to design and submit their own poster, exhibiting the importance of acceptance and diversity in neighborhoods.

The top contest entries receive cash awards and the chance to showcase their artwork throughout Oregon. Posters must be hortizontally-oriented on an 11-inch by 17-inch sheet of white paper or poster board to qualify.

All entries must be received no later than 5 p.m. Friday, March 15. To apply submit entries to Fair Housing Council of Oregon, 1221 S.W. Yamhill St. suite 305, Portland, OR 97205.

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