Sherwood Cruisers accepting scholarship applications; Two Kilts to hold family fun fest; and more.

GAZETTE FILE PHOTO - Two Kilts Brewery will host an Autism Family Fun Fest on Saturday, May 19.

Sherwood Cruisers accepting scholarship applications

The Sherwood Cruisers Car Club is accepting applications for a $1,000 scholarship for a Sherwood High School graduating senior.

The student must have plans to attend an accredited college or trade school in the fall of 2018. Guidelines are provided in the application. Applications will be available at the high school. Those interested in applying can submit their applications prior to April 30. Contact the school counseling center for more information or retrieve the application at the club's website,

Two Kilts to hold family fun fest

Sherwood's Two Kilts Brewery will host its third annual Autism Family Fun Fest on Saturday, May 19. Once again, the event will benefit an organization called FIDGETECH, a start-up that trains young adults on the autism spectrum to learn a variety of technologies.

The festivities will kick off at 2 p.m. with a barbecue sponsored by nearby vendors and community members. From 4 to 7 p.m., Hit Machine Unplugged will perform. From 7 p.m. onward there will be other live music acts. There will be a raffle drawing with prizes donated by several local businesses, free face painting for the kids, and more.

Countryside Church hosts free clothing exchange

Countryside Community Church will be host a free clothing exchange from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28. Doors open at 9:45 a.m. Bring any gently worn clothing item that you or your loved ones no longer wear to exchange.

Beginning at 10 a.m. everyone will be released to rummage through all the clothing (there will be children's, men's and women's categories) and to take whatever they would like. All of the leftover clothing at the end of the hour will be donated to local non-profit organizations to help clothe others in Sherwood and its surrounding communities. This is a great way to share resources with others in our community, especially children's clothing as children grow in and out of clothing so quickly, and it's a great way to get some shopping in for yourself without having to spend a penny. Call 503-925-0689 with questions.

Rotary tree sale begins this month

Every spring for more than 20 years, the Sherwood Rotary Club has presented its annual Tree Sale and this year will be no exception. From April 22 through May 12, more than 5,000 bare-root trees and shrubs will take over the northwest corner of the Sherwood Market Center parking lot at 16200 S.W. Tualatin-Sherwood Road. About 162 different varieties will be available, including fruit, flowering and shade specimens. The trees are donated by local tree farms and are very reasonably priced at 1 for $13, and 3 or more at $10 each. 

The Tree Sale is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends.  The Tree Sale is Sherwood Rotary's only fundraiser during the year, and proceeds benefit several local nonprofits, student groups and scholarship awards. 

Sherwood Rotary's Tree Sale also supports Rotary International's Environmental Sustainability Program, which challenges every Rotary club in the world to make a difference by planting a tree for each of its members, which would result in 1.2 million new trees removing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the air, thus slowing global warming.

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