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“Girl with Hat” by Pippa Arend.
“Girl with Hat” by Pippa Arend.
"Social. Art. Work." opens in the Alexander Gallery (Photo) - 10/18/18

OREGON CITY – Clackamas Community College will host the work of Portland-based artist Pippa Arend, Nov. 5-Dec. 7 in the Alexander Gallery.

Arend is the co-founder of p:ear, an organization that mentors Portland’s homeless youth. “Social. Art. Work.” is an exhibition of Arend’s pen and ink portraits inspired by the youth she has worked with over the last 17 years. The exhibition is supported by the MacArthur Fellowship prize.

The public is invited to an artist’s reception Tuesday, Nov. 6, noon-1 p.m., at the Alexander Gallery. Arend will speak about her work at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

The Alexander Gallery is free and open to the public, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with the exception of campus holidays. The gallery is located in the Niemeyer Center on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.

For questions, contact Kate Simmons at 503-594-3032 or For more information on Clackamas Community College’s art exhibits and performances, visit


CCC seeks vendors for its annual craft sale
CCC seeks vendors for its annual craft sale
Vendors sought for CCC craft sale (Photo) - 10/18/18

OREGON CITY – Clackamas Community College (CCC) is holding a craft sale and food drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 27 and 28, in the Community Center on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.

Take part in this event as a vendor by registering with CCC’s Associated Student Government office. The priority deadline for applications is Friday, Nov. 2. After this date, as space allows, more vendors will be permitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Selections are based on the following criteria:

  • All items must be, at least in part, handmade
  • Quality and selection of items
  • CCC students, clubs and Clackamas County residents have priority

The cost per table for CCC Clubs and CCC students is $10 or a donation of 20 cans of food. For all other vendors, $15 or 30 cans of food. CCC’s Associated Student Government suggested food donations include canned proteins, grains and ready-to-eat items. Toiletries are also needed.

For setup times, a list of suggested food donations, applications or more information, call Cynthia Boettcher at 503-594-1823 or email">


CCC seeks applicants for budget committee - 10/18/18

OREGON CITY – Help make a difference in higher education. The Clackamas Community College Budget Committee is seeking two new citizen representatives, one from Happy Valley and one from the Canby and Molalla area.

The budget committee meets each spring to deliberate on the proposed budget and approve it, before sending it to the CCC Board of Education for approval. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

The budget committee includes the CCC Board of Education and seven volunteers appointed by the board for three-year terms. Budget committee members represent each of the college’s six zones. The current openings are for Zone 2 (Happy Valley) and Zone 7 (Canby and Molalla). Applicants must be registered voters and reside in the zone for which they are applying. For a district map, visit

Applications must be received by Nov. 9 and committee members will be announced Dec.14.

For an application or more information, visit For questions, contact Denice Bailey at 503-594-3002 or email">


Clackamas Community College will show the film “Breaking the Silence: An Oral History of Oregon’s LGBTQ Service Members.” On Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. and again at 6 p.m.
Clackamas Community College will show the film “Breaking the Silence: An Oral History of Oregon’s LGBTQ Service Members.” On Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. and again at 6 p.m.
Breaking the silence at CCC (Photo) - 09/28/18

OREGON CITY – Clackamas Community College’s Veterans Education and Training (VET) Center and Veterans Club are screening “Breaking the Silence: Stories of Oregon’s LGBTQ Veterans” on Tuesday, Oct. 9.  

Before September 2011, no person who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender could serve openly in the United States military. Those who did serve were forced to do so secretly, at risk to themselves and their families. In 2011, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was repealed, making it legal for LBG Americans to serve openly without fear of official reprise or discharge. In June 2016, the ban keeping transgender Americans from serving openly was also lifted. Shortly thereafter, the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs began to record the stories of veterans and service members from across the state who were forced to serve in silence. The result is the film, “Breaking the Silence: An Oral History of Oregon’s LGBTQ Service Members.”

The public is invited to this free event. There will be two screenings, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., followed by a presentation from Nathanial Bohme, LGBT veterans coordinator for the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs. Light refreshments will be provided.

CCC’s VET Center is proud to serve those who have served by connecting veterans with resources. Ranked “Best for Vets” by Military Times, the VET Center is focused on providing veterans and their family members with resources, advocacy and support, no matter their ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or ability. For more information about veterans services at CCC, visit

To learn more about this event, contact Casey Curry at"> or 503-594-3183.