Teen Game Night at the Sandy Public Library

Friday, January 16th. Teen Game Night after hours at the Library. Come play mini-golf throughout the library, Wii games in the Community Room, and board games in the fireplace area. Third Friday Teen Nights make the library your living room from 7-9:30pm. Teen aged 12-17 welcome. Sign in and out required.


The Wild Wood at Organic Sandy

The Wild Wood will be performing on Saturday, January 31st at 6pm at Organic Sandy. Coalescing from Portland’s thriving music scene, The Wild Wood is a high-energy string band drawing from Bluegrass, Folk, Punk, Gypsy Jazz, and more. They resonate with that part of us which is rooted in a simpler way of life, while delighting us with dynamic arrangements, emotional vocal harmonies and virtuosic solos.

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Men’s Book Club at the Sandy Public Library 

Come join the Men’s Book Group at the library on Feb. 2nd at 7pm!

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Sandy Public Library Coffee House presents A Jazzy Valentine

The Sandy Library Coffee House is delighted to present A Jazzy Valentine, featuring Bob Burgeni & Suzanne Callaway, on Friday February 6th from 6-8 pm. The group has put together an acoustic, romance themed evening of fun jazz tunes.

Bob Burgeni, band leader and bassist, has performed in Sandy a number of times with his group the Rose City Hot Club. For this show, he will be joined by Suzanne Callaway, jazz vocalist, guitarist and leader of Two Spirit Jazz, and Theresa Riccardi, drummer from Two Spirit Jazz. Burgeni and Calloway began performing together about five years ago and enjoy exploring the wonderful jazz tunes of the “Great American Songbook.
Suzanne Calloway, who was born and raised in Dallas, Texas in the 1960’s, was inspired by her mother’s musical appreciation and talents. She has been performing and writing songs since she was a teenager. In the late 1990’s, she produced and recorded her first CD of original songs. Theresa Riccardi grew up in Los Angeles. She also started playing at as a teenager, and she has performed and recorded with many different bands in a variety of musical styles.

Bob Burgeni is a talented multi-instrumentalist and instructor. He enjoys playing the upright bass with many of Portland’s outstanding jazz players. He has performed eclectic bluegrass with the BeachGrass Brothers, old-time tunes with Harrison Circle and has been a regular at many regional bluegrass festivals. The facilitator of the Portland Gypsy Jazz Group, he is also the bandleader of the ROSE CITY HOT CLUB that performs tasty 1930’s and 40’s gypsy jazz.
The Library Coffee House, sponsored by the Friends of the Sandy Library, is presented every first Friday of the month. In addition to the music, a craft activity will be available in the Children’s area, free refreshments will be offered and all library services will be open an extra hour, until 8:00pm. For more information, call the library at 503-668-5537.

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Retail Design Done Right Seminar!

Sandy Main Street and the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce are partnering together to host a seminar titled Retail Design Done Right taught by Ullika Pankratz, owner of Up Design Lounge.  The seminar will be held at the Sandy Fire Annex on Thursday, February 12th from 11am-1pm. Retail Design Done Right will provide you with ideas on how to improve the visual impact of your business. You will receive expertise from a specialist in the retail design field and walk away with strategies on how you can activate customers to buy more using commercial thinking and analyzing skills. The seminar will include a lunch from Chariteas.

WHY: This seminar will help you to improve your sales performance and create a memorable customer experience to generate revenue for your business.
WHEN: Thursday, February 12th 11am-1pm
WHERE: Sandy Fire Annex (17549 Bruns Avenue)
COST: $20 SEMINAR + LUNCH/ $6  JUST SEMINAR
DAY OF: $30 SEMINAR +LUNCH / $10 JUST SEMINAR

If you are interested in attending please contact Khrys Jones at 503-668-4006 or khrys@sandyoregonchamber.org.

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Sandy Main Street is now on Instagram!

Follow @sandymainstreet for all the updates on what is going on downtown.

We want to see your awesome photography skills! Use #sandymainstreet to give approval for Sandy Main Street to post your photo to our page. You may even find your photo featured in the next edition of the Downtown Scoop.


 New Downtown Parking Limitations

As of last week, the new parking district in downtown Sandy is now in effect. With the exception of a few 10-minute and 1-hour spaces, all parking on Proctor and Pioneer between Meinig and Scales and Shelley Street between Proctor and Pioneer will now be time-limited to 2 hours. All spaces adjacent to buildings in the Heritage Square lot will be time-limited as well, although the spaces in the middle of the lot will not be timed.

The Downtown Parking Management Study was completed and presented to the Sandy City Council on January 17th, 2012. City Council endorsed the study recognizing it as the official guiding document for improving parking in downtown Sandy.

If you have any questions or comments please contact Kelly O’Neill at (503) 489-2163 or by e-mail at koneill@ci.sandy.or.us

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Get Involved with Sandy Main Street!

Are you interested in getting involved with Sandy Main Street? We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities for all ages and all skill sets, our opportunities range from one-time events to long-term positions. No experience necessary, just a passion for your community.

We are looking for volunteers to get involved with our upcoming events (Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony) as well as our Executive Committee.

If you are interested contact Sandy Main Street at sandymainstreet@gmail.com or check out our website for more ways to get involved!

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