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Listed are events happening in The Mountain area and surrounding communities. Public Meetings, Events & Things to Do, Support Groups, Clubs/Groups/Classes/Clinics, Senior Center Events, Recreation Providers, Visitor Information, Volunteer Opportunities, Bulletin Board, Music Line Up and The Dining Guide.  For the February 2020 issue, please submit calendar items to peggy@mountaintimesoregon.com by January 22, 2020. HAPPY NEW YEAR!


EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO-

TUESDAY, DEC 31 

  • New Year's Eve Celebration at Timberline Lodge, Timberline. Music, dancing and fireworks. Reservations and info: www.timberlinelodge.com.
  • 32nd Annual New Year's Eve Extravaganza at Mt Hood Skibowl. Skibowl West: DJ, Beer Garden, traditional torchlight parade down the Lower Bowl followed by spectacular fireworks display. Skibowl East: DJ, cosmic tubing and fireworks. Info: skibowl.com.

DAILY 

  • Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum, 88900 E Hwy 26 Business Loop, Government Camp. Hours: 9am-5pm every day except Christmas & New Year. No admission, but donations accepted. Exhibits interpret history of winter sports, early exploration, settlement and natural history of Mt. Hood. Internet access/WiFi available. Info: 503-272-3301, www.mthoodmuseum.org.
  • Art at the Hoodland Public Library, 24525 E Welches Rd., Welches. Visit the library to see the beautiful quilts made by the local group, The Piecemakers! A different quilt on exhibit each month. The Clackamas County Arts Alliance also exhibits the works of local (county) artists. Exhibit changes quarterly.
  • OMSI, 1945 SE Water Street, Portland. "Exquisite Creatures." (runs through Feb 17, 2020). Christopher Marley's creations give visitors an opportunity to learn about biodiversity, morphology, biomimicry and taxonomy. Experience how awe-inspiring the natural world can be through the intricate design of its inhabitants. Info: www.omsi.edu.
  • OMSI, 1945 SE Water Street, Portland. "Gingerbread Adventures." (runs through Jan 2, 2020). Expert bakers, architects, designers and construction firms worked together to build towering sculptures to marvel at. Info: www.omsi.edu. 

THURSDAYS 

  • Open Mic hosted by Dillon Coran, 9pm, at The Skyway Bar & Grill, 71545 E Hwy 26, ZigZag. 

FRIDAYS 

  • Bingo, 7pm (doors open 6:30pm), Mt Hood Lions Club, E Hwy 26/Woodsey Way, Welches (Bingo on Friday nights) Progressive Jackpots, children welcome with supervision. Snack bar, no outside food. Non-smoking. 

FRI/SAT/SUN 

  • Timberline Lodge tours Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 11am, 1pm & 2pm. Join a US Forest Service Ranger for a 25-minute tour of historic Timberline Lodge. Explore the rich history of the lodge and all it has to offer. Tours are free and available to everyone. Donations not required but appreciated to ensure programs can be continued. Meet at US Forest Service desk inside Timberline Lodge. Info: 503-622-2033, www.timberlinelodge.com. 

FRIDAY, JAN 3 

  • Bingo, Sandy Grange Hall, 34705 SW Kelso Rd., Sandy (first & third Fridays). Doors open 5:30pm. Hot meal served at 6pm. Cost $5 per person. Bingo at 7pm, 3 cards for 12 games, $12. Info: 503-637-6608.
  • Library Coffee House, 6pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy (first Fri each month), featuring Old Barn Preservation Society, playing old time string band. Always a fun, family event. Music, coffee and dessert.  February Coffee House is Open Mic - come and play for the library, looking for acts of all kinds. Info: 503-668-5537. 

MONDAY, JAN 6-FEB 7 

  • Clackamas Community College hosting work of artist Tom O'Day, Alexander Gallery in the Niemeyer Ctr. on the Oregon City Campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Exhibit is "this is from that" and explores the processes of artwork from idea to initial inspiration and finally its decay. Exhibition free and open to public. Info: www.clackamas.edu.art. 

TUESDAY, JAN 7 

  • Mt Hood Community College Planetarium Show, 6pm & 7:15pm, MHCC Planetarium Sky Theater, 26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham.  "Latest Pictures Explore Jupiter and its Moons." All shows presented under a realistic representation of the night sky, featuring the latest galactic, stellar and planetary images. Cost: $5 & $2 for MHCC students and children 17 and under. The Sky Theater is wheelchair accessible. Info: 503-491-8297. 

THURSDAY, JAN 9 

  • Timberline's Full Moon Snowshoe hotel package, 6-8pm, Timberline Lodge. A guided full moon snowshoe stroll in the open fields and forests around Timberline Lodge. Reservations/Info: 503-272-3410, timberlinelodge.com. 

FRIDAY, JAN 10 - FEB 2 

  • Sandy Actors Theatre presents "Making God Laugh," by Sean Grennan, directed by Jonica Tabler (Runs Jan 10-Feb 2). This play follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years' worth of holidays. Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill's grown children - a priest, an aspiring actress and a former football star - all return home where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives.   Located behind Ace Hardware at 17433 Meinig Ave., Sandy. Show times: Friday/Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees at 3 pm. Tickets: $18 adults/$15 Seniors, Veterans, Students (w/ID), $13 children 12 and under. Active duty military in uniform, free. Info: 503-668-6834, sandyactorstheatre.org. 

FRIDAY, JAN 10 

  • Teddy Bear Sleepover, 5pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Bring your favorite cuddly to a special teddy bear story time. Your stuffed animal will stay overnight for a party. Pick them up the next day, along with pictures of their adventures! Sweet snack provided. Info: Monica, msmith@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • Mt Hood Community College Planetarium Show, 6pm & 7:15pm, MHCC Planetarium Sky Theater, 26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham.  " Latest Pictures Explore Jupiter and its Moons."  All shows presented under a realistic representation of the night sky, featuring the latest galactic, stellar and planetary images. Cost: $5 & $2 for MHCC students and children 17 and under. The Sky Theater is wheelchair accessible. Info: 503-491-8297. 

FRIDAY, JAN 17 

  • Bingo, Sandy Grange Hall, 34705 SW Kelso Rd., Sandy (first & third Fridays). Doors open 5:30pm. Hot meal served at 6pm. Cost $5 per person. Bingo at 7pm, 3 cards for 12 games, $12. Info: 503-637-6608. 

SATURDAY, JAN 18 

  • "24 Hours in Welches" Reception, 1pm, Hoodland Library, 24525 E Welches Rd., Welches. Images from the Library Photography Group project "24 Hours in Welches" on display. A slide show of the images and the book also on display. Info: Thea Ellen, tellen@ci.sandy.or.us, 503-668-5537.
  • Graduation Ceremony at Guide Dogs for the Blind, 1:30pm, Oregon Campus, 32901 SE Kelso Rd, Boring. Ceremonies commemorate the efforts of students and their dogs. Groups welcome with reservation. Guests should bring tissues, this is a moving event and one of the best ways to get acquainted with the program. Info: 503-668-2100.
WEDNESDAY, JAN 22  
  • Teddy Bear Sleepover, 6pm, Hoodland Library, 24525 E Welches Rd., Welches. Kids, bring your second-most favorite stuffed buddy to the library for a "special evening." Come in your pajamas if you want, and plan on having your stuffed buddy stay overnight for a special party. Pick them up the next day along with pictures of their adventures. Light snack for humans provided. Info: Molly at mespenel@ci.sandy.or.us, 503-622-3460. 

SATURDAY, JAN 25 

  • 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Rhododendron Post Office, 1-3pm at Still Creek Inn, 73365 E Hwy 26, Rhododendron. Guest speakers from the United States Postal Service and Clackamas County and the State Legislature. Enjoy some cake and refreshments. Commemorative stamps, envelopes and post cards available for purchase to be used to specially designed Centennial postal cancellation.
  • Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum's Social History Happy Hour (last Sat each month). 7pm. 88900 Government Camp Loop, Govt. Camp. Info: 503-272-3301. 

SUNDAY, JAN 26 

  • Breakfast at the Sandy Grange, 8-11am (last Sun of every month). 34705 SW Kelso Rd., Sandy. Ham, pancakes, eggs cooked to order, juice and coffee. Cost $4. Info: 503-637-6608. 

MONDAY, JAN 27 

  • Free food market, 9-10am (last Mon each month) at the parking lot behind Hoodland Senior Ctr., 65000 Hwy 26, Welches. Open to any person in need. Bring your own bags. No ID, name or address needed. Info: hoodlandlutheranchurch@gmail.com. 

FRIDAY, JAN 31-FEB 2 

  • Nutz N Boltz Theatre Company presents their annual fundraiser "In Front of the Philco: A Night of Radio Plays," 28861 Grange Street Boring. Features several famous radio plays from a simpler, more joyous time. Live sound effects, raffles, games and more.  Show times: Friday/Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 3pm. Tickets available at door or online at http://nnbtheater.com.
PUBLIC MEETINGS-

TUESDAYS, ONGOING 

  • Sandy Toastmasters weekly meetings, (Lower Rec Room), 6:15-7:30pm, 39495 Cascadia Village Dr., Sandy. Sandy Toastmasters provides a mutually supportive and positive learning environment to develop communication and leadership skills. All that and fun at the same time! Info: Steven Winkler, 503-668-3607, stevesandy9@gmail.com. 

WEDNESDAYS, ONGOING 

  • Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Sandy, various locations, 7:30am. Info: 503-668-4006, www.sandyoregonchamber.org. 

MONDAY, JAN 6 

  • Sandy City Council Meeting, 7pm, (typically first & third Mon each month), Council Chambers, 39250 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Info: 503-668-5533. 

TUESDAY, JAN 7 

  • Boring CPO Meeting, 7pm (first Tues each month), Boring Fire Station, 28655 SE Hwy 212, Boring.
  • Mount Hood Area Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting, 8am, (first Tues each month), at the Mt Hood RV Resort, 65000 Hwy 26, Welches. Info: www.mthoodchamber.com. 

WEDNESDAY, JAN 8 

  • Mt. Hood Lions Club monthly business meeting, 6:30pm (second Wed each month), at their building on the corner of E Hwy 26 and E Woodsey Way, Welches. Info: 503-622-4223. 

TUESDAY, JAN 14 

  • Hoodland Fire District Board of Directors, 7pm, (second Tues each month), Hoodland Fire District, 69634 E Hwy 26, Welches. Info: 503-622-3256, www.hoodlandfire.com. 

SATURDAY, JAN 18 

  • Rhododendron CPO meeting, 10:30am-noon (every other month on third Sat), at Mt  Hood RV Village, 65000 E Hwy 26, Welches. Discussion of the Rhododendron Centennial Celebration to take place on Jan 25 and also following up on the ZigZag Integrated Forest Management Program. Info: rhodycpo@comcast.net. 

TUESDAY, JAN 21 

  • Disability Services Advisory Council of Clackamas County (third Tues each month) 1:30-3:30pm, 221 Molalla Ave., Ste 104, Oregon City.  Meetings are held in an accessible space. Issues of the physically disabled community, their families and caregivers. DSAC reviews Medicaid, state and local issues that may have an impact on transportation, benefits, housing and other programs for the disabled. Clackamas Co. residents invited to attend. www.dsac-cc.org.
  • Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District Annual Meeting, 4-4:10pm, Board of Directors Meeting, 4:10pm, Clackamas SWCD Office Board Rm., 22055 S Beavercreek Rd., Beavercreek. The board will meet to discuss District business and financial transactions. Meeting open to public. Info: www.conservationdistrict.org.
  • Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI) of Clackamas County, 7-9pm, (third Tues each month) Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Rd., Oregon City. A process-oriented committee, providing resources and opportunities for citizens to participate effectively in Clackamas County's land use planning and decision making process. Info: 503-655-8552. 

MONDAY, JAN 27 

  • Sandy River Basin Watershed Council meeting 6:30-8:30pm (meets bimonthly on 4th Monday) at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church Campus, 17405 NE Glisan St., Portland. Community members welcome to join the council/board meeting for updates and other news. Spanish speaking staff present. Info: Steve Wise, swise@sandyriver.org.
DINING-

AL FORNO FERRUZZA, 72385 Hwy 26, Rhododendron. 503-622-1212. Hot oven rustic Sicilian pizza. Open 7 days a week. 

BRIGHTWOOD TAVERN, 63010 E Brightwood Bridge Rd. 503-622-1568. Burgers, chicken, soups. Lunch specials. Mon - Fri. Full menu every night.  Happy Hour daily 3:30-6:30 pm. Pool.

COFFEE BREWSTERS, Hoodland Shopping Ctr., 503-622-3396. Espresso, Scones, Bagels, Sandwiches, Snacks. Free Wi-Fi. Monthly Coffee Special. 

DRAGONFLY CAFÉ & BAKERY, Mt Hood Village Resort. 503-622-2400. Home-baked breads, pastries. Dine In/Take Out/Catering/Cocktails. Fri & Sat Prime Rib/Seafood. 

DRAGONFLY BAKERY, 24525 E Welches Rd., Welches, 503-564-9285. Cakes, Pies, Sandwiches and Breakfast Sandwiches. Cakes and pies! 

EL BURRO LOCO, 67149 Hwy 26, Welches. 503-622-6780. Lunch, Dinner, Mexican favorites, Take out available. Margaritas. Cantina. Patio. 

IVY BEAR FAMILY PIZZERIA, 54735 E Hwy 26, Sandy. 503-208-9111. Fresh made pizza, calzones, wings, salads, homemade dressings, ice cream floats. Wine/Beer/Soda. 

MT HOOD BREWING CO, 87304 E Gov’t. Camp Loop, Gov’t Camp. 503-272-3172. Entrees, pizzas. Handcrafted beers. Happy Hour Mon-Thurs 2-6pm/Fri-Sun 4-6 pm. Family friendly. 

MT. HOOD OREGON RESORT, Welches. 503-622-2214. Altitude: B’fast/Lunch/Dinner. Happy Hour/specials. Mallards Café & Pub B’fast at 7am. Lunch/Dinner menu 11am. 

MULTORPOR LODGE at Skibowl East, 503-272-3206. OUTBACK CAFÉ & ESPRESSO at Skibowl, 503-272-3206, RATSKELLER BAR & PIZZERIA, downtown Gov’t Camp.  503-272-3635.  HIGH MOUNTAIN CAFÉ, downtown Gov’t Camp.  503-272-3059. 

SKYWAY BAR & GRILL, 71545 Hwy 26, Zigzag. 503-622-3775. Dining, all ages til 10pm. Firepit. Handmade foods, famous mac’n cheese. Live Music (see lineup). 

THE RENDEZVOUS, 67149 Hwy 26. Welches, 503-622-6837. Lunch & Dinner, fresh local seafood. Grill & Tap Room. Patio. Chef’s Daily Specials. Wine Down Wed. Take/Bake specials. 

THE SHACK, 67350 Hwy 26. Welches.  503-622-3876. B’fast, Lunch & Dinner. Sports Bar-Big Screen TVs. Taco Tues. Military & Vet Discounts. Free Pool Sun & Mon. Patio. 

TIMBERLINE LODGE, Timberline. 503-272-3267. Cascade Dining Room - Fine Dining;  Ram’s Head Bar - Casual Dining w/stunning views; Blue Ox Bar - Casual Dining.  

SUMMIT SKI AREA DINING, Gov't Camp. Lunch, snacks, beverages. 

WHISTLE STOP, Hwy 26, Brightwood. 503-622-3440. Homemade soups & breads. Breakfast until 2pm,  Moon’s famous Whistle Burger, Lunch & Dinner. Fri/Sat Karaoke at 9pm. 

COFFEE/ESPRESSO/TEA/SMOOTHIES  

COFFEE BREWSTERS, Hoodland Shopping Ctr., 503-622-3396. Espresso, Scones, Bagels, Sandwiches, Snacks. Free Wi-Fi. Monthly Coffee Special. 

MT HOOD ROASTERS, 73451 Hwy 26, Rhododendon (By DQ) 503-622-6574. Espresso, drink specials, outdoor seating, freshly roasted coffee beans by the pound. Gifts.

MUSIC-

DECEMBER

Tuesday, Dec 31 

  • 26 East (rock n roll - roaring 20s NYE party), 9:30-12:30, Skyway  

JANUARY 

Thursday, Jan 2 

  • Open Mic hosted by Dillon Coran, 9pm, Skyway 

Friday, Jan 3 

  • Library Coffee House, Old Barn Preservation Society (old time string band) 6pm, Sandy Library
  • Jon Tullis, 5-7pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Dead Lee (gothic folk americana), 8pm, Skyway
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop 

Saturday, Jan 4 

  • Hillstomp (American punk blues), 8pm, Skyway
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop 

Sunday, Jan 5 

  • Mark Cash, 3-5pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Jerry Meier (rock & roll), 6pm, Skyway  

Monday, Jan 6 

  • Will Frank, 6pm, Wraptitude  

Thursday, Jan 9 

  • Open Mic hosted by Dillon Coran, 9pm, Skyway 

Friday, Jan 10 

  • Bob Shoemaker, 5-7pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Muddy Souls (bluegrass) 8pm, Skyway
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop 

Saturday, Jan 11 

  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop
  • Countryside Ride (honky tonk country), 9pm, Skyway  

Sunday, Jan 12 

  • Gayle Ritt, 3-5pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Johnny Franco (jungle folk from Brazil), 7pm, Skyway  

Monday, Jan 13 

  • Tony Smiley, 6pm, Wraptitude  

Thursday, Jan 16 

  • Open Mic hosted by Dillon Coran, 9pm, Skyway  

Friday, Jan 17

  • Josh and Jess, 5-7pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Terry Robb Trio (blues), 8pm, Skyway
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop 

Saturday, Jan 18 

  • Scott Pemberton Trio (timber rock), 8pm, Skyway
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop  

Sunday, Jan 19 

  • Eric Kallio, 3-5pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Bart Budwig Band (cosmic country), 6pm, Skyway  

Monday, Jan 20 

  • Eric Kallio, 6pm, Wraptitude  

Thursday, Jan 23 

  • Open Mic hosted by Dillon Coran, 9pm, Skyway 

Friday, Jan 24 

  • Fingers and Chilly, 5-7pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Bill D. Solo (Chicago Blues), 8pm, Skyway
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop 

Saturday, Jan 25 

  • Lewi Longmire & The Left Coast Roasters (rock, alt country), Skyway
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop  

Sunday, Jan 26 

  • Eric Leadbetter, 3-5pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Timothy James Duo (blues-rock), 6pm, Skyway  

Monday, Jan 27 

  • Bob Voll, 6pm, Wraptitude
  • The Fighty Bitey Terriers (Irish folk rock), 7pm, Skyway  

Friday, Jan 31

  • Josh and Jess, 5-7pm, Rams Head Bar, Timberline
  • Band of Comerados (jam band), 8pm, Skyway
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop  

Saturday, Feb 1 

  • Wonder Horse (country indi band), 8pm, Skyway
  • Karaoke, 9pm, The Whistle Stop  

Music Venues

Rams Head Bar, Timberline Lodge, Timberline. timberlinelodge.com

Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. ci.sandy.or.us

The Skyway Bar & Grill, 71545 E Hwy 26, Zigzag, 503.622.3775. skywaybarandgrill.com

The Whistle Stop, E Hwy 26, Brightwood, 503.622.3400

Wraptitude, 67441 E Hwy 26, Welches, 503.622.0893 

SENIOR CENTERS-

HOODLAND SENIOR CTR-65000 E. Hwy 26, Welches. Info: 503-622-3331.

DECEMBER

MONDAY, DEC 30 

  • Free Food Market, 9-10am. Food is free and anybody is welcome. Please bring bags or boxes.
JANUARY
There are many additional outings with the Hoodland Senior Center during January, including regular shopping trips (Sandy, Jan 15 and 29), lunches out, Spirit Mountain Casino, Albertina's Place, and the Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. Please check with the Senior Center for a full list of activities and to register for the special trips.

The Center will be closed on Jan 1 (New Year's Day) and Jan 20 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day).

Bus Drivers needed for shopping and day trips. Valid Class C Driver's License and completion of two classes and a written test (at no cost to you) is required.  Can you help?

Free Hair Cuts for the home bound. Call the senior center to register at 503-622-3331.

Equipment Loan Program - walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, shower chairs and commodes. All at a very affordable rental fee or free to loan.

DAILY 

  • Blood Pressure checks, 8am-5pm, at Hoodland Fire Dept. No appointment necessary. 

MONDAYS  

  • Better Bones for Balance, 10-11am. Beginning class will improve fitness, strength and balance. Dress in comfy clothing, sneakers/running shoes.
  • Bible Study, 1pm.
  • Hoodland Ukulele Group (HUG), 2pm. Bring your ukulele or come in to learn how to play. Anyone who just wants to come in and enjoy the music is also welcome. Info: Jeff 503-878-3346, HoodlandUkuleleGroup@gmail.com. 

TUESDAYS 

  • Tai Chi Class, 10-11am.
  • Knitting with Valerie, 1pm. Plenty of knitting needles and yarn available or bring your own.
  • Spanish Classes, 2pm. 

WEDNESDAYS 

  • Hoodland Weight Loss Group, 10-11am. Emphasis on nutrition and exercise. Monthly dues $5.
  • Better Bones for Balance, 10-11am. Beginning class will improve fitness, strength and balance. Dress in comfy clothing, sneakers/running shoes. 

THURSDAYS 

  • Tai Chi Class, 10-11am.
  • Chi Kung Class, 11:15-11:45am
  • Pinochle and cards, 1:30pm. Everyone is welcome to come and play.
  • Writers' Workshop, 2-4pm, at Hoodland Lutheran Church (no religious affiliation). Info: Tommie Kirkendall, 503-622-5127. 

TUESDAY, JAN 14 

  • Board Meeting, 10am at the Center. Everyone welcome to share ideas.
  • Caregiver Support Group, 2:30pm (second and fourth Tues each month). Info: Donna, 503-622-3226. 

MONDAY, JAN 27 

  • Free Food Market, 9-10am. Food is free and anybody is welcome. Please bring bags or boxes. 

TUESDAY, JAN 28 

  • Caregiver Support Group, 2:30pm (second and fourth Tues each month). Info: Donna, 503-622-3226.
 

SANDY SENIOR CTR-38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Info: 503-668-5569.

DECEMBER

MONDAY, DEC 30 

  • Massage, 9-11am. Please schedule a 15 min ($15) or 30 min ($30) massage at the front desk.
JANUARY

There are many additional outings with the Sandy Senior Center during January, including regular shopping trips, Breakfast with Friends, The Red, White & Blue Thrift Store, Dine out at Dolores, Clark Co. Historical Museum & Golden Corral for Lunch, Sandy Actor's Theater, Sandy Historical Soc. & Brady's Brats & Burgers, Great Train Show at the Portland Expo, movies and local lunches out. Please check with the Senior Center for a full list of activities at ci.sandy.or.us and to register for special trips.

The center will be closed on Jan 1 - New Year's Day, and Jan 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Volunteer Drivers needed to drive seniors from Sandy and Boring to medical appointments throughout the area. Gas mileage reimbursement.

MONDAYS 

  • Silvertones Music Group, 10am. New members welcome at all times.
  • Pinochle, 1pm. Everyone welcome.
  • Oil Painting, 1pm. Bring your own project and supplies.
  • Bridge, 6:30pm. Veteran players and newcomers welcome. 

TUESDAYS 

  • Functional Fitness. 11am. Increase flexibility and strength. Chair support if needed.
  • Tai Chi, 1-2pm. 

WEDNESDAYS 

  • Silvertones Music Group, 10am. New members welcome at all times.
  • A Change of Pace, 12:30-4:30pm. Appropriately structured activities for individuals with Alzheimer's Disease or related dementia disorders. Cost: $14 for 4 hours. More info: 503-668-5569.
  • Cribbage lessons & games, 1-3pm. All welcome. Lessons for those new to the game. 

THURSDAYS 

  • Shopping, 9am-2pm. Van rides to local stores for shopping needs. Donation $1.50. Reservations required.
  • Functional Fitness, 11am. Increase flexibility and strength. Chair support if needed. 

FRIDAYS 

  • Tai Chi, 1-2pm       

TUESDAY, JAN 7 

  • Blood Pressure Clinic, 11am 

THURSDAY, JAN 9 

  • Law Project, 9am-12pm. BY APPT. ONLY. Legal help offered, 30-min appt. 

MONDAY, JAN 13 

  • Birthday Party, 11:45am-1pm. Come for lunch, have a piece of birthday cake. 

WEDNESDAY, JAN 15 

  • Bingo, 12:45pm, location varies.
  • Alzheimer's Support Group, 1-3pm. 

TUESDAY, JAN 21 

  • Blood Pressure Clinic, 11am
  • "Bridge Stories," a story telling slide show. 1pm. See images of surprising, amazing and one-of-a-kind bridges from all over the world. 

TUESDAY, JAN 28 

  • Bingo, 12:45pm, location varies 

FRIDAY, JAN 31 

  • A Change of Pace (additional service), 12:30-4:30pm. Appropriately structured activities for individuals with Alzheimer's Disease or related dementia disorders. Cost: $14 for 4 hours. More info: 503-668-5569. 
SUPPORT GROUPS/SERVICES-

MONDAYS 

  • The Grief Support Group (sponsored by Mt Hood Hospice) meets 2-3:30pm each Monday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 507 W Powell Blvd., Gresham. No charge, but registration is required. For more information call Cindy Johnson, 503-668-5545.
  • Estacada Friendship Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 7pm, St. Aloysius Community Hall, 297 N. Broadway Street, Estacada.
  • Sandy Discovery Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 7pm, Foursquare Church of Sandy, 39300 Dubarko Drive, Sandy. 

TUESDAYS 

  • Sandy Courage to Change Alcoholics Anonymous (Ongoing recovery meeting), 2pm. Sandy Actors Theatre, 17333 Meinig, Sandy.
  • Lightening Our Load 12-Step Meeting-Eating Disorders Anonymous & Codependents Anonymous, 5-5:45pm, Sandy Community Ctr., 38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy.  Do you desire to recover from eating disorders or from care-taking others at the expense of your own health and serenity? Anyone dealing with both EDA or CoDA concerns is welcome. No dues or fees. Info: lighteningourload12@gmail.com, 503-330-0900.
  • Sandy Principles and Progress - Al Anon Family Group, 5:45-6:30pm, Sandy Community Ctr., 38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy.
  • Sandy Discovery Group-Alcoholics Anonymous (Sandy Women's meeting-closed meeting), 6:30-7:30pm, Immanuel Church, Fellowship Hall, 39901 Pleasant Street, Sandy.
  • Sandy Tuesday Night-Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30-9pm, Sandy Community Ctr, 38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. 

WEDNESDAYS 

  • Clackamas Women's Services offers a free domestic violence support group, 11:30am-1pm, (each Wed). A Safe Place, Family Justice Ctr. for Clackamas Co., 256 Warner Milne Rd, Oregon City. If you would like support from healing in an abusive relationship, join in this confidential group. Bring your lunch or snack if you wish. Info: CWS Crisis and Support Line, 503-654-2288; A Safe Place, 503-655-8600.
  • Courage to Change Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 12-1pm, Lutheran Church, 39901 Pleasant St., (lower level), Sandy.
  • Courage to Change Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30-6:30pm, Immanuel Church, Upstairs, 39901 Pleasant St., Sandy.
  • Al-Anon, 6-7pm, St John in the Woods Catholic Church, 24905 Woodsey Way, Welches.
  • Welches Timberline Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30-9pm, St. John in the Woods Church, 24905 Woodsey Way, Welches. 

THURSDAYS 

  • Welches Timberline Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30-7:30pm, St. John in the Woods Church, 24905 Woodsey Way, Welches.
  • Sandy Discovery Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 7-8pm, Foursquare Church of Sandy, 39300 Dubarko Drive, Sandy. 

FRIDAYS 

  • Welches Timberline Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, Woodsey Way Women's AA - closed meeting. 6-7pm, St. John in the Woods Church, 24905 Woodsey Way, Welches.
  • Estacada Friendship Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 7pm, St. Aloysius Community Hall, 297 N. Broadway Street, Estacada.
  • Sandy Discovery Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 7-8:15pm, Foursquare Church of Sandy, 39300 Dubarko Drive, Sandy. 

SATURDAYS 

  • Welches Timberline Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 5-6pm, St. John in the Woods Church, 24905 Woodsey Way, Welches. 

SUNDAYS 

  • Sandy Discovery Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 9-10:15am, Living Way Fellowship Foursquare Church, 39300 Dubarko Road, Sandy.
  • Grace in Govy-Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30-7:30pm every Sunday at Mt Hood Cultural Center & Museum, Government Camp.
  • Welches Timberline Group-Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30-9pm, St. John in the Woods Church, 24905 Woodsey Way, Welches. 

THURSDAY, JAN 16 

  • Veteran's assistance, 9:30am-noon, Sandy VFW Hall, 38452 Proctor Blvd., Sandy (third Thurs of month). Janice Tafoya, Veterans Service Officer for Clackamas County, will assist veterans on a first-come, first-served basis. Or schedule an appointment at Clackamas County Veterans Service Office, 1810 Red Soils Court, Oregon City at 503-605-5631. 

SATURDAY, JAN 18 

  • NAMI Family Support Group, 9-10:30am, (third Sat each month) Immanuel Lutheran Church, 39901 Pleasant Street, Sandy (behind police station). Please enter by the back door. This is a family support group for loved ones of persons with a mental illness. Info: Blythe Nordbye, 503-680-2849, blythenordbye@gmail.com.
MONDAY, JAN 20 
  • Free Live Music & Socializing, an event for individuals with early to moderate Alzheimer's, dementia, or memory loss and their family and friends. 12-1:30pm at Sunrise Center, 18901 E Burnside, Gresham. Info/RSVP Loriann.McNeill@multco.us, 503.988.8210. Drop ins also welcome.

CLUBS/GROUPS/CLASSES/INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS-

ONGOING 

  • Sandy School Based Health Center, Mon-Fri 7am-3pm for Oregon Trail School District Students, grades K-12 at Sandy High School (east entrance) while school is in session. Provides a range of medical services, including injury and illness diagnosis and treatment, physicals, screenings, lab tests, immunizations and more. Students and families are not billed for services - insurance is billed when available. Info/Appt: 503-668-3483. Also open to everyone from 3pm-8pm Mon-Fri. Call 503-655-8471 to schedule appt. www.clackamas.us/healthcenters. 

MONDAYS 

  • Hoodland Ukulele Group (HUG), 2pm. at Hoodland Senior Center, 65000 Hwy 26, Welches. All levels welcome. Bring your ukulele or come in to learn how to play. Anyone who just wants to come in and enjoy the music is also welcome. Donations gladly accepted but not required. Info: Jeff 503-878-3346, HoodlandUkuleleGroup@gmail.com. 

TUESDAYS 

  • Preschool Story Time and Me and My Playgroup, 10-11am, Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Info: Monica, msmith@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • Book a Librarian, 2-6pm, Hoodland Public Library, 24525 E Welches Rd., Welches. Make an appointment or drop in for assistance from a reference librarian with research, using library resources. Info: hoodlandlibrary@ci.sandy.or.us or 503-622-3460.
  • "Read to the Dog," 3:30pm, Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Kids learning to read can practice their skills. Reading to a dog will help struggling kids gain confidence in a no-stress, non-judgmental environment. Call 503-668-5537 to make a 15-min appointment for your child. Info: Monica Smith, msmith@ci.sandy.or.us. 

WEDNESDAYS 

  • Teen Space Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Weekly program provides teens, ages 12-17 or grades 6-12, a dedicated space to hang out, watch YouTube on the big screen, play Wii, board games, listen to music, do arts and crafts (supplied), and connect with a community. Popcorn, water, and juice provided. Monthly there will be a special Teen Space program including virtual reality gaming, making mug cakes in the microwave, and making chai tea from scratch.
  • Community Acupuncture with Stacey McCarthy, L. Ac of Mountain Acupuncture, 5-7pm. Relaxation and pain relief in a friendly group setting. Cost: $30. Call 503-754-9053 to sign up.
  • Silent meditation and discussion with Wy'East Zen Center, meeting at Celtic Spirit Yoga, 38736 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. 6:30-8pm. Doors open at 5:45pm. The forms are Soto Zen but all faith traditions are welcome. Beginner instruction is available. Info: Emile Cartoun, 503-997-3193, emilie@wyeastzencenter.org. 

THURSDAYS 

  • Wee Ones Story Time, 10-11am, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Appropriate for children 6 months to 3 years old. Info: Monica, msmith@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • Weekly Story Time, 2-2:30pm, Hoodland Public Library, 24525 E Welches Rd., Welches. Appropriate for children through preschool age. Info: Monica, msmith@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • Writers' Workshop, 2-4pm, Hoodland Lutheran Church (no religious affiliation), 59151 Hwy 26, Brightwood. Donations gladly accepted but not required. Info: Tommie Kirkendall, 503-622-5127.
  • Youth Art Class, 4-5:30pm, Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. In partnership with Wy'east Artisans Guild. For 1st-6th graders. Preschooler activities available with a parent present. Info: Monica, msmith@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • "Read to the Dog," 6-7pm, (every other Thursday) Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Kids learning to read can practice their skills. Reading to a dog will help struggling kids gain confidence in a no-stress, non-judgmental environment. Call 503-668-5537 to make a 15-min appointment for your child. Info: Monica Smith, msmith@ci.sandy.or.us. 

SATURDAYS 

  • Saturday Afternoon Kids' Club, 1-2pm, Hoodland Public Library, 24525 E. Welches Rd. (1st Sat Art Club, 2nd Sat Lego Club, 4th Sat Lego Club), ages 6-12. Legos and art supplied provided. Info: hoodlandlibrary@ci.sandy.or.us or 503-622-3460.
  • Saturday Afternoon Kids' Club, 2-4pm, Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. (1st Sat LEGO Club; 2nd Sat Arts and Crafts; 3rd Sat Pokemon; 4th Sat Science. Ages 6-12. Info: Monica, msmith@ci.sandy.or.us. 

THURSDAY, JAN 2 

  • Sandy Kiwanis, 6:30pm, (first & third Thurs) at Stephanie's Cafe, 39400 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Order off the menu. Info: www.sandykiwanis.org, 503-819-0511. 

MONDAY, JAN 6 

  • Hoodland Women's Club Meeting, 11:30am, Dragonfly Cafe & Bakery, 65000 Hwy 26 (located at the Mt Hood Village RV Resort), Welches. All women ages 18 up are welcome to attend. Speaker: Kristin Rian of Clackamas County Arts Alliance. For more details call President Marci Slater at 503-622-1986. or Cindy Fetty, fettycindya@gmail.com.  Info: hoodlandwomensclub.org.
  • Men's Book Club, 7-9pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Discussing  "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" by David Grann. Info: Susie, sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us. 

WEDNESDAY, JAN 8 

  • Prime Timers Dining Club for singles age 50 and up. Meeting at Heidi's Restaurant, 1230 NE Cleveland Ave., Gresham, 503-667-4200. Come and start some new friendships! (typically first Wed each month, but meeting in Jan on the 8th). Social Time 6pm, dinner at 6:30pm. Dinner is Dutch treat. Info: www.PrimeTimersDiningClub, Pat, 503-936-5861. 

THURSDAY, JAN 9 

  • Women's Book Club, 7-9pm, Sandy Public Library (second Thurs each month). 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Discussing "There There," by Tommy Orange.  Info: Susie Jenkins, sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us. 

FRIDAY, JAN 10 

  • Sandy VFW Post 4273 Auxiliary Monthly Meeting, 6pm, (second Fri each month) at VFW Hall, 38452 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. 

SATURDAY, JAN 11 

  • Meet a Scientist at OMSI, 1-4pm, OMSI, 1945 SE Water Street, Portland. Features local scientists who share their research and knowledge with you through hands-on activities and conversation. Info: www.omsi.edu.
  • Teen Paint Night, 7-8:30pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Registration for this event is required. Event hosted by Melissa Lawrence. Registration info and questions, Rebecca Robinowitz, rrobinowitz@ci.sandy.or.us, 503-668-5537. 

MONDAY, JAN 13 

  • Gardening for Wildlife, 6:30pm., Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. A guide to creating healthy, water-efficient and pesticide-free gardens with Suzi Cloutier, Stewardship & Communications Mgr with the Clackamas River Basin Council. Info: Susie Jenkins, sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • Clackamas County Master Gardeners, 7-8pm, Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellog Creek Dr., Milwaukie. Speaker: Kaci Buhl, from OSU Dept of Environmental & Molecular Toxicology  - Topic: Glyphosate: How to Think about Risk and Safety. Program is free and open to public. Info: www.clackamascountymastergardeners.org. 

WEDNESDAY, JAN 15 

  • Hoodland Book Group, 6:30-8:30pm, Hoodland Public Library, 24525 E Welches Rd., Welches. Discussing "Into the Beautiful North" by Luis Alberto Urrea. Info: Dianne Downey, ddowney@ci.sandy.or.us. 

THURSDAY, JAN 16 

  • Sandy Kiwanis, 6:30pm, (first & third Thurs) at Stephanie's Cafe, 39400 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Order off the menu. Info: www.sandykiwanis.org, 503-819-0511. 

FRIDAY, JAN 17 

  • Sandy Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4273 Meeting, 6pm, (third Fri each month), VFW Hall, 38452 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. 

WEDNESDAY, JAN 22 

  • Teen Space explores VR: Beat Saber, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, 2:30-4:30pm, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Immerse yourself directly with virtual reality into a three-dimensional, computer-generated world. Info: Rebecca, rrobinowitz@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • Mt Hood Lions Club (fourth Weds each month), 6:30pm, Social Time, 7 pm, Dinner meeting. At their building on the corner of E Hwy 26 and E Woodsey Way, Welches. Info: 503-622-4223. 

SATURDAY, JAN 25 

  • Sandy Seed Library's 3rd Annual Seed Swap, 10-11:30am, Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. All gardeners welcome to the swap. Bring your organic, non-GMO seeds to share. Make and take your own seed tape, with Master Gardener Cindy Manselle (materials provided). Not required that you donate seeds to be able to participate, but please only take what you need for your garden so there is plenty for everyone. Raffle too! Info: Susie Jenkins, sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us.
  • Meet a Scientist at OMSI, 1-4pm, OMSI, 1945 SE Water Street, Portland. Features local scientists who share their research and knowledge with you through hands-on activities and conversation. Info: www.omsi.edu. 

TUESDAY, JAN 28 

  • Clackamas County House District 52 Oregon Trail Democrats, 7pm, (typically fourth Tues each month), Clackamas Co. Bank Sunset Room, 38935 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Everyone is welcome!  Info: Susan Gates, 503-668-9628, www.oregontraildemocrats.org.
BULLETIN BOARD-
  • If you're a veteran and need information regarding VA benefits, counseling, healthcare, home loans, etc. call 503-650-5631 or e-mail veterans@co.clackamas.or.us.
  • The Sandy Community Action Center at 38982 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy, is the food pantry for residents from Boring to Government Camp. The Center provides emergency food assistance to those in need. The pantry is open for income-eligible people from 10am-4pm Wed & Fri and 10am-1pm Sat. Proof that you reside in the Oregon Trail School District is required. Food boxes through the community Basket Program are available on the third Thursday of the month from 9am to Noon. Info: www.sandyactioncenter.org, 503-668-4746.
  • Hoodland Library's community room available for use by groups. Reservation requirements. Call for more information, 503-622-3460.
  • Cultural Pass Express: Your LINCC to adventure. A free service provided by libraries in Clackamas Co. that provides instant online access to free and low-cost passes to museums, gardens, and other local venues. Log in to your LINCC account to make a reservation.
  • Transit tokens at the Sandy and Hoodland Libraries. Daily unlimited ride passes for SAM and Mt Hood Express ($5); SAM/STAR 24 trip passes ($20); SAM/STAR monthly passes ($30); SAM/STAR 5 individual ride tokens ($5). Info: www.ci.sandy.or.us/fares.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-
  • Love horses? Volunteer with Zeb's Wish Equine Sanctuary. For more info, call 503-341-1102, zebswish@gmail.com.
  • The Hoodland  and Sandy Senior Centers needs Bus Drivers for shopping and summer day trips. Valid Class C Driver's License and completion of two classes and a written test (at no cost to you) is required.  Can you help? Info: 503-622.3331 (Hoodland), 503-668-5569 (Sandy).
  • Sandy Fire District has opened recruitment for volunteer firefighters through Nov 1. Application pkts available from 8-5pm, M-F at the main station located at 17460 Bruns Ave, Sandy. Also available for download at www.sandyfire.org. 
  • C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team). Call the Hoodland Fire District for further information. Do you have what it takes? 503-622-3256, hoodland@hoodlandfire.org.
  • Consider being a volunteer at the Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum, Government Camp. Hours and days very flexible. Call the museum at 503-272-3301 or drop by if interested.
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind, Sandy, has various volunteer opportunities. Info: www.guidedogs.com, 503-668-2100.

 

RECREATION/VISITOR INFO-

RECREATION PROVIDERS

  • Summit Ski Area. Open Thurs-Mon, 9am-4pm. Tubing, skiing, snowboarding, lessons. summitskiarea.com.
  • Timberline Lodge & Ski Area. Year-round skiing/snowboarding, lodge tours. 503-622-7979, www.timberlinelodge.com.
  • Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl. Skiing, Snowboarding, Cosmic Tubing.  Info: www.skibowl.com or 503-222-2695.
  • The Fly Fishing Shop. Equipment, information, instruction. 503-622-4607, www.flyfishusa.com.
  • Mount Hood Oregon Resort, Welches. Golf, Croquet, Spa, Dining. 503-622-3101, www.mthood-resort.com.
  • Mt. Hood Adventures. Concierge-type services for recreational activities in the area. 88335 E. Government Camp Loop, Government Camp. 503-715-2175, 888-422-4776, www.mthoodadventure.com.
  • Windells Camp, 59550 E Hwy 26, Sandy. Indoor skate facility and BMX. info@windells.com 503 622-3736. 

VISITOR INFO 

  • Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum, 88900 E Hwy 26 Business Loop, Government Camp. Open daily (except Christmas & New Year), 9am-5pm, 503-272-3301, www.mthoodmuseum.org. Brochures, maps, guide books, passes, etc.
  • Mt. Hood Adventures, 88335 E. Government Camp Loop, Government Camp. Open daily, 9am-6pm 503-715-2175, 888-422-4776, www.mthoodadventure.com.
  • Mt. Hood Info. www.mthood.info, 1-888-622-4822.
  • Mt. Hood National Forest, Zig Zag Ranger District, 70220 E Hwy 26, Zig Zag. Open Daily, 7:45 am – 4:30 pm (closed for lunch noon – 1 pm). 503-622-3191, Ext. 668, www.fs.fed.us/r6/mthood.
  • Sandy Historical Society Museum, 39345 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Open 7 days/wk. Mon-Sat 10-4 pm, Sun 12-4 pm Free Admission. 503-668-3378, sandyhistorical@sandynet.org, www.sandyhistorical.org.
  • The Mt Hood Area Chamber of Commerce, 503-622-3017, mthoodareachamber@gmail.com, www.mthoodchamber.com.
  • Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce, 503-668-4006, sandyoregonchamber.org.
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