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Axis Learning Center
Internship Classes: Fridays 4pm-6:30pm
Afterschool Tutoring: 2:30pm-6pm
Community Meetings

Cultural Arts
Sewing Class: Thursday 3pm
Crafts and Games: Tuesday 3pm
Poetry Slam: Friday

Community Connect
Saturdays: 9am-3pm
Come out and help local senior citizens with jobs they are not able to do. All are welcome! Meet at the AntFarm Outdoor Building

Outdoor Adventure
Hikes: Saturday

AntFarm Garden
Garden preparations begin! If you like gardening there is a lot to do. There will also be two Seed to Supper classes being offered with the Oregon Food Bank. Please call for more information 503-668-9955

AntFarm Deposit Cans and Bottle Recycling
Cans and bottles redemption: 8am-10am, Monday-Saturday

Mt. Hood Hospice

Happiness Support Group

Sandy Community Center (38348 Pioneer Blvd)

Every OTHER Thursday from 2-3:30pm beginning Thursday March 19th. There is no charge.

For more information, or to register, contact Emilie at 503-668-5545 or email:

Mt. Hood Hospice Offers Grief Support for Children and Teens

SHELL (Support and Healing for Early Life Losses) at Mt. Hood Hospice provides support for children, teens, young adults and their families grieving the death of someone close. Whether it’s been weeks, months or years since your loss, sharing your experiences with others who have been there can help. SHELL @ Mt. Hood Hospice offers a safe place for young people and their families to share feelings and tell their stories. Our groups are facilitated by compassionate, trained volunteers and supervised by qualified professionals. Groups will meet at Mt. Hood Hospice offices in Sandy every other Tuesday evening beginning Tuesday, July 21 through Tuesday, September 1, 2015. To register or for more information contact Emilie, 503-668-5545 or email

Mt. Hood Hospice Grief Support Groups

People who are coping with the death of a loved one are invited to participate in Mt. Hood Hospice’s bereavement education/support groups. Our summer group will be meeting in Gresham for 5 consecutive Monday afternoons beginning on Monday, July 27, 20115. Whether it has 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 please contact Emilie Cartoun at 503-668-5545 or email

Men’s Grief Support Group

This is a support group for men grieving a loss due to a death. Whether it has been months or years since your loss this group can provide a supportive environment to help you develop coping skills.

Dates: Thursday evenings: May 7, 14, 21 and 28

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm

Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, Gresham

Cost: There is no charge but registration is required.

For more information or to register:
Emilie 503-668-5545 or


Sandy Public Library


You are invited to attend the first meeting of the Photography Group at the Sandy Library on Sunday, April 26th from 1-2pm. The photography group is a monthly meet up which will rotate from a networking/show & tell, to photography walks in the surrounding area, as well as a monthly assignment or challenge. These monthly projects will be shared online and discussed during the meeting. Adults & teens welcome; under 12 please come with an adult. Call the library at 503-668-5537 for more information.

Summer Reading Program 2015 – Every Hero Has A Story!

We have programs for all ages – including adults! Each week Adult Summer Reading participants can turn in a book review for a chance to win a prize. The last day to turn in a book review is August 22nd. On August 30th, each library will select a grand prize winner from all the book reviews submitted over the duration of the summer.

Kids and teens can pick up a packet with a reading log and coupons. Bring the completed log to the library by August 17 and choose a book to keep and be entered in a raffle. Complete more than one reading log and/or a book review for extra entries in the raffle! Come enjoy weekly events at the Sandy and Hoodland Libraries beginning July 7 through August 18. Pick up the complete schedule at either library.

Summer Reading

Hoodland Library

Tuesdays at 2:00 pm
August 18th – Red Yarn, Music and Puppets

Sandy Library
Wednesdays at 2:00 pm
August 12 – Presto The Magician
August 19th – Red Yarn, Music and Puppets

Vista Apartment Complex
Thursdays at 2:00
August 13 – Dragon Theater Puppets

Thank you Partners!