ST. HELENS — Sacagawea Health Center will host their 12th annual “Touch the Heart of Child” auction and benefit May 31 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.
The theme of the event is “Sailing for Sacagawea”. It will include a hosted bar, appetizers and a barbecue dinner by Blackbird Catering, entertainment, and a silent and oral auction. Travel packages, fine art, pottery, glass works and other items will be up for bid.
The Sacagawea Health Center is a non-profit organization that extends medical care and other services to students in Columbia County (regardless of having health insurance). Primary health care, such as, well-child examinations, immunizations, treatment for chronic conditions like asthma or diabetes, and sports physicals are offered.
The center also provides prevention services, including fitness and nutrition classes, and some mental health services, such as family counseling and counseling for depression.
Details: call 503-366-7696, or visit the website www.sacagaweahealthcenter.org. For real-time updates, like the Sacagawea Health Center on Facebook.
ST. HELENS — A silent auction benefitting Angie Van Ortwick will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sat, Nov. 30., at Sacagawea Health Center, 1060 Eisenschmidt Way.
Van Ortwick, who is from St. Helens, was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in June. She is a single mother of three children – two boys ages 18 and 15, and an 11-month-old girl.
She has two major surgeries planned for early December that will prevent her from returning to work as a nursing home dietary manager for several months.
The silent auction will feature various gift baskets and gift certificates from local businesses, as well as other items. Hors d’oeuvres will be served by Blackbird Catering. Proceeds from the event will go towards Van Ortwick’s living expenses after surgery. Coordinators hope to raise at least $3,500.
Cash donations for Van Ortwick also can be made at any branch of St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union, under the account: “Help for Angie”. A Give Forward account also has been set-up, which can be accessed by clicking here.
Details: Tracy Oliver, 503-369-0304, or Kevin Walding/George Schmitz, 503-397-3717.
The fundraiser will be held in conjunction with high school’s homecoming game, which begins at 7 p.m., and both businesses will donate a percentage of their sales during the event to benefit 2014 graduation festivities.
Local musician Bart Hafeman also will play an acoustic set at the Varsity Grill and Bar from 4 to 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close, and baristas from Dutch Bros. Coffee will be at the football game selling their beverages.
Varsity Grill and Bar is located at 52001 Columbia River Hwy., and Dutch Bros. Coffee is at 33503 S.W. Chinook Plaza.
WARREN — Sande School of Horsemanship will host their Boot Scootin’ Benefit on Sat, Oct. 5, to raise money for scholarship programs for low-income and disabled students, and to launch a mentorship program that will support at-risk youth in community.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction at Sande Performance Horses at 33836 Bennet Road, Warren. A formal program and dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m., along with line dancing lessons at 7:30 p.m., and a barn fire and dance at 8 p.m.
Live music will be performed by country artist Stevi Marie and Jackson Road. Line dancing lessons will be given by instructor Rockin’ Rhonda. Western attire is encouraged.
Tickets are $35 a person. Children ages 10 and younger are $25; ages 2 and younger are free. A kids-only horse shoe tournament also will be offered during cocktail hour.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. For online ticket sales, visit the Boot Scootin’ Benefit page at www.sandeschoolofhorsemanship.org, or call Kassi Euwer, 503-369-3008, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sande School of Horsemanship is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
ST. HELENS — Hundreds of people from Columbia County are showing their support of those affected by cancer during the annual Relay for Life event at St. Helens High School.
This year’s event began at 10 a.m. Saturday and will continue through 10 a.m. this morning.
Relay for Life is an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. According to the organization’s Web site, so far this year 389 participants from 27 teams in our community have raised $75,462 for cancer research and outreach and educational programs.
Doors open at 5 p.m. The event, which will have an “Arabian Nights” theme, offers appetizers, a hosted bar, dinner, desserts, and a silent and oral auction. Tickets are $45 a person and can be purchased at the St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union, 1720 St. Helens St., or the Sacagawea Health Center, 1060 Eisenschmidt Lane.
The fairgrounds are at 58892 Saulser Road. For more information, call Nicole Lawrence at 503-366-7696.
• The St. Helens Burgerville collected 2,500 pounds of food and raised $515 for the Columbia Pacific Food Bank in St. Helens during their “Be a Star” fundraiser from Dec. 1-14.
• The Amani Center in St. Helens raised $43,000 during their 10th annual luau and auction fundraiser on Sept. 8.
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The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. and will feature a catered dinner of spaghetti with meat sauce, a green salad, green beans, garlic bread and coffee or tea. Tickets are $5 a person, and can be purchased at the door, or in advance at Old Oregon Smokehouse, Houlton Bakery and Bertucci’s Coffee Shop.
The silent auction will feature 14 items, including a certificate for a kitten adoption and a basket with all the things you will need to bring your new addition home.