A party celebrating the presidential nomination of Barack Obama is Thursday, Aug. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hands On Medicine Primary Care Clinic, 5311 N. Vancouver Ave.
Rep. Chip Shields, Sen. Margaret Carter, County Commissioner Jeff Cogan and Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder host food and drink under a tent in the clinic parking lot, where a television will be set up broadcasting Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic Party convention. This is an alcohol-free event. Guests are asked to RSVP at www.chipshields.com.
Bone Marrow Benefit
In an attempt to boost the number of potential bone marrow donors on the international registry, Ethos Music Center will host a donor drive this Saturday, Aug. 23 from 12 to 2 pm at 2 N. Killlingsworth St.
The hope is that boosting the registry will in turn boost the chances of finding a match for 3-year-old Liam McNassar who is in urgent need of a transplant.
After looking at the international registry of over 11 million potential donors, not a single match was found. Family and friends are urging everyone and anyone interested in joining the registry to so as soon as possible. Liam's 4th birthday is Aug. 27. For more information call 503-888-8634
Start a Business Seminar
If you are thinking of starting your own business, then don't miss the "Start Smart: Going into Business" seminar session offered by the Small Business Development Center at Mt. Hood Community College. The one-day seminar is presented twice, Thursday, Aug. 21, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. The sessions cover topics including business structures; tax records and filing; and state and local licensing requirements. The "Start Smart" sessions will also cover ways to establish and achieve business goals; and generate revenue.
Cost is $35. Classes are limited to 22 participants and held at the MHCC SBDC located at 323 N.E. Roberts in downtown Gresham.
For more information or to register, call 503-491-7658 or e-mail BizCntr@mhcc.edu.
Benny Wilson Memorial Show
A celebration of the life of beloved musician Benny Wilson is Aug. 24, from 3 to 9 p.m. at the University Place Hotel, 310 SW Lincoln St.
Wilson died on July 29. A Portland blues mainstay for many years, he played at Geneva's, The Candlelight, the Blues Festival, and others.
Paul Gnauls will serve as master of ceremonies, with music coordinated by Norman Sylvester, including Mel Brown, Louis Pain, Janice Scroggins, and more.