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When Sellwoods Sandy Hubbard is not on the road visiting clients in exotic places, shes running her household and serving on the Board of AHB. This month she brings million dollar advice from home businesses around the world. Sellwood home-businesswoman with "Million dollar business advice": The November meeting of the Association of Home Businesses brings you Sellwood business owner Sandy Hubbard, who has just finished interviewing home-based business owners around the world – Australia, Africa, Europe, and North America – and will present their million-dollar advice on how to make your home business successful. Hear how experienced owners around the world make their home businesses grow and thrive. That's at the Association of Home Businesses meeting in Sellwood on Thursday, November 16. The meeting runs 6-9 p.m., with the presentation starting after the buffet supper, at around 7:30 p.m. Visitors are ALWAYS welcome, and newcomers pay only the $10 members' door fee for the meal, the networking, and the presentation. RSVP requested for meal preparation – call 503/232-2326. Meetings are at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino, one block south of Tacoma Street. More information available online –

Local author publishes children's book: Andrew Root, a nine-year resident of the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood, advises THE BEE that he is a local author who recently published a children's book, "Hamsters Don't Fight Fires": Harper-Collins, 2017. "There has been a warm reception to the book both locally and nationally. It's available on Amazon, and through local booksellers." For more information, visit his website:

12x16 Gallery has Printmaking exhibition in next-to-last month: Beate Scheller and fer friends in Printmaking will be showing at the 12x16 Gallery in Sellwood, November 2-26, with the First Friday reception being November 3, 6-9 p.m., and the Artists' Reception two days later on Sunday, November 5, 2-4 p.m. Scheller curated the group show of printmaker friends from around the globe. The Guest Artists are printmakers who encouraged her to treasure prints, and the printmaking process of Stone-Lithography, Etching and Woodcut: Ellen Emerson, Eleanor H. Erskine, Debbie Hamm, Susan Hurrell-Fields (NZ), Katherine McDowell, Mary Pacios, Nicole Rawlins, Richard Steiner (Japan), Graham Stephens (Chicago), and more. The 12x16 Gallery has announced its permanent closing at the end of December, but until then it is located at 8235 S.E. 13th Avenue, No. 5. Open Thursday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m. Call 503/432-3513.

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