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Basketball shooting clinic
Girls and boys in grades three through eight can have fun and improve their shooting fundamentals at the David Douglas basketball shooting clinic on Monday, Dec. 17 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the main gym at David Douglas High School, 1001 S.E. 135th Ave. There is a $10 fee. Register at the door.
If you have questions, please contact Chad Reeves at 503-261-4481 or Tim Hurley at 503-261-8328.
Parkrose Swim Club is accepting new swimmers. Now is a great time to start a sport that will last a lifetime. Competitive swimming promotes fun and friendship, teamwork and sportsmanship, increased self-confidence, muscular strength and improved coordination.
The club is a competitive USA swimming club. It is a year-round program, with a certified and experienced coaching staff that has been part of the community for over 50 years. The club accepts swimmers ages 5 to 8 who are water safe in shallow water and deep water, and swimmers ages 9 and up with knowledge of the freestyle stroke and backstroke.
Scheduled practices are weeknights between the hours of 5 and 7 at the Parkrose Community Center Pool, 12003 N.E. Shaver St.
Tryouts for new swimmers are held every Wednesday at 6 p.m. If you have questions, please visit the pool or call Coach John Billings at 503-869-9141.
The winning stroke
Learn to swim with the experienced coaches of the David Douglas Swim Club. Lessons are held Saturday mornings from 10:30 to 11:15 at the David Douglas Swimming Pool, 13035 S.E. Taylor Ct., and are open to all swimming levels. Swimmers must be four feet tall. Cost is $5 per lesson and drop-ins are welcome on Saturdays, Dec. 1, 8, 22 and 29.
To learn more call Jim Bowe, aquatic supervisor, at 503-261-8378.
Youth basketball registration and coaching call
Registration for third- and fourth-grade basketball is underway at each elementary school in the David Douglas School District. Players should register by Tuesday, Jan. 4.
The fee is $40. A Community Sports player shirt, for those who do not already own one, is an additional $5.
Practices will be at the home school beginning mid-January. Games will be played on Saturdays at David Douglas schools beginning Jan. 26 and ending March 15. See the building coordinator at your school for more details or call 503-261-8206.
Volunteer coaches are needed to ensure the success of this program. Basketball or coaching experience is helpful but not required. Coaches attend a free, one evening coaching clinic. A criminal history background check is mandatory. See the building coordinator at your school or call 503-261-8206 for more details.
Register now for winter classes
Winter term registration for students new to Mt. Hood Community College has begun for classes beginning Jan. 7.
Returning students may register either on the Web at www.mhcc.edu or through touch-tone registration by calling 503-491-6000.
Anyone new to the college who is taking six or more credits is invited to go to the Student Services offices at the MHCC Gresham campus, 26000 S.E. Stark St., to submit an admission form. The admission form is also available online at www.mhcc.edu/admissions and can be faxed to 503-491-7388. Student Services office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For those taking non-credit classes, phone registrations may be made by contacting the Community Education Department at 503-491-7572, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Adult English classes
Improve your English language skills. Beginning, advanced beginning and intermediate classes for non-native English speakers will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting Jan. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes will conclude on Feb. 28 and are available at two locations: Alice Ott Middle School, 12500 S.E. Ramona St., and Floyd Light Middle School, 10800 S.E. Washington St.
The cost is $30 per student per eight-week session and includes instruction and materials. Free child care and homework assistance will be available for children of students in the class.
If you have questions in Russian, contact Olga Fedotova at 503-261-8397. Spanish speakers should contact Courtney Acostagrates at 503-261-8244 for more information. Cheryl Bland, 503-261-8236, is available to those comfortable speaking English.
Turn your remodel dreams into reality
Are you a homeowner who has been bitten by the remodeling bug or a contractor interested in adding home design services?
Remodeling and Addition Design (ET134) is a class being offered winter term through the Mt. Hood Community College Engineering Technology program. This course will focus on the process of remodeling alteration and addition design for residential or small commercial buildings. Topics will include determining design parameters, measuring and documenting an existing structure, alternative design solutions, researching zoning and local building requirements, and creation of a final set of design drawings.
The class is taught by Mike Brayson, an experienced professional building designer, and will cover methods and techniques he developed with more than a decade of experience in the remodeling community.
Credit for this class can also be applied toward an MHCC Architectural Engineering Technology degree.
This is a three-credit class that meets on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at the MHCC Gresham campus, 26000 S.E. Stark St., beginning Jan. 12. For more information contact Brayson at email@example.com or 503-491-7118.
Learn to plan your life and career the right way
Are you contemplating a midlife career change or about to enter the workforce for the first time? If so, you need a plan, and the Career and Life Planning (HD208) class offered at Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St. in Gresham, can assist you in making sure your next move is the right one.
The class is designed to teach students the lifelong process for choosing or changing careers. The course includes assessing personal interests, researching careers and decision-making skills. You will learn how to make educational or training plans to support your career choices, conduct informational interviews and develop career portfolios.
There will be two sections of Career and Life Planning offered winter term. The first will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:50 a.m., and the second section will meet on Thursday nights from 5:30 to 8:20 p.m.
Winter term begins Monday, Jan. 7. For more information, visit www.mhcc.edu.
Business leaders to celebrate holiday season
The Parkrose Business Association will not have a general membership meeting this month. Instead, the group will gather at Steamers Restaurant & Lounge, 8303 N.E. Sandy Blvd., at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 for the annual holiday dinner and auction. Money raised supports the scholarship fund.
The Parkrose High Debonaires will perform, the Karl F. Lind Award will be presented, and a holiday buffet will be served. Tickets are $30 per person.
There will be a board meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the Pony Soldier Inn, 9901 N.E. Sandy Blvd., at 7 a.m.
Planning, property and reports on agenda
The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, which includes all of Multnomah County east of the Willamette River, will hold its regular monthly board of directors meeting on Monday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. in Room 443 of Montgomery Park, 2701 N.W. Vaughn St.
The agenda will include discussion of the next steps in the districts strategic planning process, an environmental report on proposed property purchase, approval of the annual report and annual audit, along with other items of business.
For Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations, please call 503-222-7645 by Dec. 5. For information, please call 503-222-7645, ext. 114.
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