Safe routes poster contest taking entries
Clackamas County Safe Routes to School (SRTS) and Clackamas County Arts Alliance (CCAA) are announcing the second annual SRTS Poster Art Contest. Students are invited to submit their original artwork about the benefits of walking, biking, rolling and using other ways to get to school. Artwork should show how these modes can be fun, healthy and good for the environment.
Students can enter to win prizes and have their artwork featured on posters, brochures and more, as well as having it displayed at an exhibit sponsored by CCAA. Artwork will be judged based on original concept, visual design and composition, communication of the theme and storytelling. Children in kindergarten through grade eight are invited to participate. Prizes include $100 gift card for first place, $50 gift card for second place and $25 gift card for third place
in three age categories: K-2,
3-5 and 6-8. Honorable men-
tion awards may be given as well.
Students should mail or deliver their hand drawn art to one of the following sites by April 30:
¦ Clackamas County Development Services Building, third floor Engineering Division, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City
¦ Estacada City Hall, 475 SE Main St., Estacada
¦ Molalla River Middle School, 318 Leroy Ave., Molalla
¦ North Clackamas Aquatic Park, 7300 SE Harmony Road, Milwaukie
¦ SMART Transit-Wilsonville, 28879 SW Boberg Road, Wilsonville.
Visit clackamas.us/engineering/srst.html to learn more.
LO Republican Women to meet Tuesday
Lake Oswego Republican Women will hold its monthly meeting March 17 at Stockpot Broiler at Red Tail Golf Club, 8200 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland. The event will include a forum of Amy Ryan Courser, Joey Nation and Angela Roman, Republican primary candidates running for the 5th Congressional District of Oregon. The event begins with social time at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at noon. Cost is $28 cash or check. To RSVP for the luncheon call Cathy at 503-430-4879 by noon, Friday, March 13.
NCC Workshop explores impact of trauma
Northwest Catholic Counseling Center will host a workshop led by trauma therapist Michelle Sideroff, LPC, to delve into the ways trauma impacts people March 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Trauma affects the mind and body in numerous ways, often resulting in an inability to trust others. Sideroff will offer tools to help alleviate problems associated with trauma. Cost is $30; hardship scholarships are available.
The workshop takes place at the NCCC offices, 8383 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland. To register for the workshop call 503-253-0964 or visit nwcounseling.org/services/workshops.
Blue Book Essay contest open to students
Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno invites all elementary and middle school-aged children to compete in the 2021-2022 Oregon Blue Book Essay Contest. The theme of the 2021-2020 book is 100 Years of Oregon's State Parks, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the opening of Oregon's first state park and the new edition of the Oregon Blue Book.
Essays should answer the following question: What is your favorite Oregon State Park and why? Students are encouraged to illustrate their essays with drawings.
The Oregon Blue Book, published biennially since 1911, is the official state almanac and fact book.
Deadline for submitting entries is Oct. 22, 2020. Each essay must be identified with the student's name, grade, teacher's name, school name and address and be mailed to Theresa Rea, Oregon State Archives, 800 Summer St., NE, Salem, OR 97310.
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