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Events

n The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce has planned the Sandy Music Fair and Feast for July 11-14. Activities are held during daytime and nighttime hours in Centennial Plaza, across Pioneer Boulevard from Sandy City Hall. Besides lots of music and dancing, there will be new food vendors, a beer and wine garden, and a talent show on Sunday. For more information, call the chamber at 503-668-4006.

n The Sandy Mountain Festival Parade is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, and travel on Pioneer Boulevard from Bluff Road to Wolf Drive. The parade theme is “Hometown USA.” Entries include horses, antique cars, floats, marching groups, Bear and Mountain Man as well as the five-generation court.

n The Sandy Mountain Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14, in Meinig Memorial Park, south of Sandy City Hall. The event brings 150 artists together to show their work along with a number of nonprofit and civic groups who sell food to the thousands of festival visitors who come to visit the artists and listen to the concerts and other entertainment. For information, visit sandymountainfestival.org.

n During the summer, the Philip Foster Farm National Historic Site is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday until Labor Day, then Saturdays only in September and October. Entrance fee is $5 per person or $20 per family. The farm is at 29912 Highway 211, and is one of the few sites along the Oregon Trail to actively interpret pioneer life. For information, call 503-637-6324 or visit philipfosterfarm.com.

Food assistance

n Sandy Seventh-day Adventist Church offers a free dinner at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the church, 18575 Langensand Road. There are often items free for the taking in the church’s food pantry and clothes closet. For information, call 503-668-6144.

n The Community Church of Sandy offers a free dinner at 6 p.m. every Friday at 39290 Scenic St. For more information, call 503-668-4543.

n Sandy Assembly Of God Church offers a free dinner at 6 p.m. every third Monday at 39800 Highway 26, Sandy. The church also has its food pantry and clothes closet open those nights. For more information, call 503-668-5589.

n St. Vincent de Paul serves a free lunch from noon to 2 p.m. every Wednesday at the Sandy Community Action Center, 38982 Pioneer Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-4746.

n St. Michael Catholic Church in Sandy offers a free dinner at 6 p.m. every Saturday at 18090 Langensand Road. For more information, call 503-668-4446.

Government

n The Firwood CPO and Wildcat Neighborhood Association meet the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Dover Fire Station, 24545 Firwood Road, Sandy. For more information, call Marge Stewart at 503-668-8797 or Jerry Hein at 503-826-8448.

n The Villages at Mt. Hood board of directors meets at 4 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. For agendas or more information, go to thevillagesatmthood.com.

n The Boring CPO meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Boring Fire Station, 28655 Highway 212, Boring. For more information, call Chairman Steve Bates at 503-663-6271.

Civic groups

n The Sandy Kiwanis Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at Mt. Hood Hospice, 39641 Scenic St. A light meal is offered for $5. For more information, visit sandykiwanis.org or call 503-819-0511.

n Everyone is welcome to visit the Sandy Toastmasters, a group that helps people develop their public speaking and leadership skills. Meetings run from 6:15-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the lower level of Cascadia Village Retirement Community, 39495 Cascadia Village Drive. For more information, call Harlan Wheeler at 503-622-1726.

n The Sandy Optimist Club meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at the Sandy Senior Center, 38438 Pioneer Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-9542 or go to sandyoptimist.org.

n The Sandy Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Tollgate Inn, 38100 Highway 26. For more information, call 503-668-8287 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

n The Mt. Hood Lions Club gathers at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month for a business meeting at the clubhouse, near Highway 26 and Woodsey Way. The board meets at the same time and place on the first Wednesday, and the club meets for a social gathering at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday at the clubhouse. For more information, call 503-622-4664 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Support groups

n Mt. Hood Hospice’s bereavement education and support groups will meet in Gresham for five consecutive Monday afternoons beginning July 15. Whether it’s been months or years since your loss, this group can provide a supportive environment to help you develop coping skills, expand your support network and share your stories. There is no cost for participating, but registration is required. For details on meeting time and place or for more information, call Emilie Cartoun at 503-668-5545 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

n Clackamas Women’s Services offers a free and confidential support group for survivors of domestic violence from 10-11:30 a.m. every Wednesday. The meetings are held at a confidential location in Sandy. For more information, call Allison Schultz, rural counselor, at 503-201-2530.

n Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a weight-loss support group, meets from 7:30-9 a.m. each Wednesday at the Clackamas County Bank’s Sunset Community Room, 38935 Proctor Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-0002.

n The evening chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays at Clackamas County Bank’s Sunset Community Room, 38935 Proctor Blvd. For more information, call 503-668-3417.

n Celebrate Recovery meets at 6 p.m. Fridays at Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road in Boring. It’s open to anyone 18 or older who has any hurts, habits or hang-ups. For more information, call 503-663-5050.

n Sandy Principles & Progress, an Al-anon group, meets from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd. For more information, call 503-330-0900.

n District 25 Alcoholics Anonymous Sandy Discovery Group meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and the second Saturday of the month, and at 9 a.m. Sundays at Foursquare Church of Sandy, 39300 Dubarko Road. The Sandy group also meets at 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd. The Welches Timberline group meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays for “text studies,” at 6 p.m. Fridays for women, at 5 p.m. Saturday and at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at St. John in the Woods Catholic Church, 24905 E. Woodsey Way, Welches.

n Sandy Sangha is a weekly meditation and discussion group grounded in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition. The practice is open to people of all faith traditions and beliefs, and no meditation experience is necessary. The group meets every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at 39641 Scenic St. Come 10 minutes early for orientation, if desired. For information, call Emilie Cartoun at 503-997-3193 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..