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Events

n The Nutz-N-Boltz Theater in Boring will stage performances of “The Villain of Virtue,” written by the artistic director of the theater, Kelly Lazenby. The show has 15 actors from area towns, and is set to begin Friday, Sept. 27. For information, visit nnbtheater.com or call 503-593-1295.

n The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce is asking people to join a cash mob at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Sandy Community Action Center, 38982 Pioneer Blvd. For information, call 503-668-4006.

n Several demonstrations will be given at an artist salon, including artist Renee Ugrin, writer Edward DeVito, photographer Gary Randall and author Stevan Allred. The salon is to be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, in the Lori Ryland art gallery and studio, 39110 Proctor Blvd. For information, call 503-313-7464.

n The Sandy Actors Theater presents “Arsenic and Old Lace” from Sept. 13 to Oct. 6, with shows at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. each Sunday. The theater is at 39181 Pioneer Blvd. For more information or to make reservations, call 503-668-6834.

n The Mount Hood Lions Club Reading is Fundamental steak and prawn dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Mount Hood Lions Club, 24730 Woodsey Way, just off Highway 26 in Welches. Tickets are available at Ace Hardware in Sandy, Welches Mountain Building Supply, Clackamas County Bank, and The Barlow Trail Roadhouse in Welches, or from any Lions Club member.

Food assistance

n Free dinner, Sandy Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 18575 Langensand Road. For information, call 503-668-6144.

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

n Free dinner, Sandy Assembly of God Church, at 6 p.m. every third Monday at 39800 Highway 26, Sandy. For more information, call 503-668-5589.

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

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

Government

n Firwood CPO and Wildcat Neighborhood Associations meet at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month 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: 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at various locations. For more information, visit sandykiwanis.org or call 503-819-0511.

n Sandy Toastmasters: 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: 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: 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: 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 Clackamas Women’s Services: free and confidential support 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: 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 Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 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: 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: 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: 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 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 faiths and beliefs, and no meditation experience is necessary. The group meets from 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays 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..