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Give life, donate blood
The holidays are a busy time of year, but the American Red Cross is making it easy and rewarding to give the most important gift on some patients' wish list — a lifesaving blood donation.
In gratitude for being the lifeline patients need this holiday season, the Red Cross is thanking those who come to give Nov. 18-Dec. 18 with a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane.
Nov. 27: 1-6:30 p.m. St. Cyril Catholic Church, 9210 S.W. Fifth St.
Dec. 2: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Starbucks Boones Ferry, 30299 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, Suite 102
Dec. 10: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Umpqua Bank, 25529 S.W. Gwen Drive
Dec. 14: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Safeway Wilsonville, 8255 S.W. Wilsonville Road
Dec. 17: 1-6 p.m. Villebois Community Center & Pool, 11879 S.W. Palermo St.
Dec. 18: 1-6:30 p.m. St. Cyril Catholic Church, 9210 S.W. Fifth St.
Free fishing after the holidays
Oregon Fish and Wildlife hosts the annual Free Fishing Days the two days after Thanksgiving. That means on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30, no fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin Endorsement or Two-Rod Validation) are required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon.
Have relatives or friends visiting Oregon from out of state? They can come along, too. Nonresidents also are free on those days.
Although no licenses or tags are required, all other fishing regulations apply including closures, bag limits and size restrictions. See the Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations to find out more.
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