3B THE DAILY ASTORIAN • FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017 COMMUNITY IN BRIEF RELIGION BRIEFS ext. 2, or email Nancy.Schwickrath@thrivent.com. Refresh- ments, coffee, water and cookies will be served. The Daily Astorian CCC scholarship fundraiser features artists and experiences Free program offers practical advice on how to talk to doctors Gerry Swenson has been a consistent figure at Clatsop Community College for nearly the entire history of the college, starting as a mathematics instructor in 1965. She was recently recognized for her 50th year on the board of the Clatsop Community College Foundation, and has seen the foundation grow from raising around $3,000 a year for schol- arships into supporting scholarships, equipment and academic programs. Swenson, who received the college’s Spirit of Clatsop Award in 2008, has long been part of the foundation’s Arts & Experi- ences dinner and auction, a primary fundraiser for scholarships. “Several years ago we decided our event and efforts should serve two purposes: raise money for student scholarships and help pro- mote local artists,” she said. This year’s fundraiser is May 6 at the Astoria Golf and Coun- try Club, and features both regional artists and experiences, including trips to Cortona, Italy, and Bali, Indonesia. For information, visit http://tinyurl.com/kybr4kc WARRENTON — A program, “How To Talk To Your Doc- tor,” practical tips that can be used to communicate better with healthcare providers, takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Astoria Golf and Country Club, 33445 Sunset Beach Lane. The featured speaker is Helen Osborne, who helps others communicate health information in ways that patients, caregiv- ers and the public can understand. She speaks, podcasts, writes and teaches about health literacy to audiences across the coun- try and around the world. Her website is www.healthliteracy.com This free program is open to patients, their caregivers and families, and no registration is required. Refreshments will be served. For questions, email Janet Holboke at jholboke@ gobhi.net Fishing Derby Fundraiser set for Saturday at Cullaby Lake ‘Savvy Social Security Planning’ offered by Thrivent Financial The Fisheries Technology class at Astoria High School holds its seventh Annual Aquatic Biology Program Fishing Derby Fundraiser on Saturday at Coffenbury Lake in Fort Stevens State Park. Ticket sales and derby hours begin at 7 a.m., and the derby ends at 4 p.m. About 70 color-tagged 1-4 pound rainbow trout, reared by students in an on-campus hatchery, will be released into the lake. Fishermen can purchase tickets for $10 each at the lake on derby day from AHS Aquatic Biology Program students to earn the right to redeem these specially marked fish for prizes, which have been donated by local sponsors. Any additional businesses interested in becoming a sponsor can contact Lee Cain at lcain@ astoria.k12.or.us Fisheries Technology is the culminating class in a two-year Aquatic Biology Program. Because of its hands-on, real-world approach to learning, the projects and field trips require materials and expenses above what the current Science Department budget can cover, so fundraising is a necessity. Thrivent Financial is holding a free workshop, “Savvy Social Security Planning,” at two times and locations on Thursday. The first event is at 10:30 a.m. in the Conference Room at the Best Western Bayfront Hotel, 555 Hamburg Ave. in Astoria; the second is at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 34 N. Holladay Drive in Seaside. The workshop explains what Baby Boomers need to know to maximize retirement income. Join Linda Moreland, a certi- fied financial planner, who will talk about recent legislation that affects some Social Security strategies for those born before 1954. Thrivent Financial guest speaker Jason Susee covers Social Security and strategies for maximizing benefits; the ideal time to apply for Social Security; and ways to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits. To reserve a spot for yourself and a guest, call 503-780-8704, Warrenton Rotary selects Sheppard as Student of Month was nominated by the wres- tling program to participate in Student Athlete Leadership. Each student of the month receives a printed award along with gift certificates from area businesses who also want to acknowledge noteworthy stu- dent achievements, including Warrenton Fultano’s Pizza, GB Jewelers, Warrenton Mini Mart, Sweet Scoops, Lucky Locks, Arnie’s Café, Starbucks and Sandi Kelly. For information, go to the Warrenton Rotary Club Face- munity. Sheppard models a strong value system and leads WARRENTON — Brian by example, and was cho- Sheppard, a Warrenton High sen for his skills in goal set- ting. A member of the School senior, has National Honor Soci- been selected for the ety, his current GPA Warrenton Rotary places Brian in the top Club’s March Stu- 10 percent of gradu- dent of the Month ating seniors. He par- award. The program ticipates in the ROV honors accomplished (underwater robotics) local high school stu- Brian Club, and has been a dents, chosen by the Sheppard leader for in the foot- school administra- tion, who make a difference ball and wrestling programs, in their school and/or com- both on and off the field, and The Daily Astorian Pacific Unitarian Universalist The Pacific Unitar- ian Universalist Fellow- ship holds a service at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Perform- ing Arts Center, 588 16th St. The April “Fifth Sunday” is a music service with Sandy Nielsen and Nancy Logan. For information, call 503- 338-6883 or go to www.pac- uuf.org Christian Science “The Healing and Unify- ing Power of Divine Love: Your Prayer Can Make a Differ- ence,” a free talk given by Maryl Wal- ters, is being given Maryl at 2 p.m Walters Saturday at the Seaside Public Library, 1131 Broadway. Walters is a member of the Board of Lec- tureship of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston. This event is spon- sored by the Christian Sci- ence churches in Gearhart and Astoria. For informa- tion, call 503-738-0200 or 503-325-5719. Bethany Free Lutheran Bethany Free Lutheran Church, 451 34th St., holds a movie night at 6 p.m. Sun- day, and shows the movie, “Risen.” The movie imag- ines what might have hap- pened when a Roman soldier went to investigate the resur- rection of Jesus, and how his life was changed. There is no cost for this event, and the public is welcome. For infor- mation, call 503-325-2925. Grace Episcopal There will be a single 9 a.m. service on Sunday at Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 Franklin Ave. It is an opportunity for those who usually attend either the 8 or 10 a.m. service to come together. Those attending are invited to bring a pie to share. 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