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Listings of a selection of free or nonprofit community, neighborhood and arts events in April 2018

Wednesday, April 4

NATIONAL WALKING DAY CELEBRATION: Join the Rose City Roamers for a free recreational walk to celebrate National Walking Day. Meet at the Pioneer Adult Community Center, 615 Fifth St. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call Jamie Davie at 503-722-3268.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: The Milwaukie Center will host this informational meeting to share information about type 2 diabetes from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The center is located at 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Call 503-653-8100 for more info.

GARDENING SERIES: Nan Hage will teach a series of classes on gardening from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Gladstone High School. The class runs through May 16. Call Gladstone Community Education and Recreation for more information at 503-650-2570.

iPHONE BASICS: Learn the basics of this tool from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kraxberger Middle School 17777 Webster Road, Gladstone. Call 503-650-2570 to register.

TIES AND TIARAS: Register now for Ties and Tiaras — A Father Daughter Dance taking place from 6 to 8 p.m. April 7 at the Milwaukie-Portland Elks Lodge #142, 13121 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd. The cost is $30 and $10 for each extra child. Call 503-654-9588, option 1, to pay over the phone. Space is limited.

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: Friday, April 6, is the last day to apply for the two $3,000 Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District scholarships. Local students need to be studying some form of agriculture or a natural resource science. Applications and information may be downloaded at conservationdistrict.org or stop by the district office at 221 Molalla Ave., Suite 102, Oregon City, or call 503-210-6000 to request a copy.

Thursday, April 5

BOOK GROUP: The Daylight Book Group will discuss "Song of Solomon," by Toni Morrison from 11 a.m. to noon in the Ledding Library Fiction Room, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie.

HOMESCHOOLERS SCIENCE LAB: Ages 5 and up are encouraged to test out scientific ideas at 1:30 p.m. at the Ledding Library.

BOOK GROUP: The Happy Valley Library Book Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to discuss "The Red Garden," by Alice Hoffman, at the library, 13793 Sieben Park Way.

COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOTS: The Milwaukie Center, in partnership with the Clackamas County Master Gardeners, has an amazing community garden with 17 raised beds available for rent from April 2 to Nov 2. Applications are available at the Milwaukie Center information desk; please return after April 2 to Lisa Kasubuchi. Questions? Call Lisa at 503-794-8038.

Friday, April 6

FAMILY STORYTIME: This event, for children ages 2 to 5, takes place at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also April 13, 20 and 27.

FIRST FRIDAY FILM: See "Seed: The Untold Story" at 6:30 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City.

Saturday, April 7

ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE: Learn about Elks charitable work and celebrate the club's 150th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oregon City Elks Lodge, 610 McLoughlin Blvd.

SATURDAY STORYTIME: All ages are invited to this event at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also April 14, 21 and 28.

BINGO: Support Fill a Stocking, Fill a Heart at this event at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Dinner is from 6 to 7 p.m. and bingo is from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission price $15, $10 seniors, $5 kids 12 and under, includes pasta dinner and two all-night bingo cards.

CASA GALA: CASA of Clackamas County will hold its second annual Imagine the Possibilities gala starting at 5:30 p.m. at The Oregon Golf Club, 25700 S.W. Petes Mountain Road, West Linn. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-723-0521.

ALL ABOUT HERBS: Learn to grow herbs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Happy Valley Library.

REPAIR FAIR: Milwaukie Repair Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wichita Center for Family and Community, 6031 S.E. King Road, Milwaukie. Hosted by Milwaukie Area Master Recyclers, volunteers will be available to repair for free clothing, small appliances, electronics, jewelry and bicycles.

LET'S LEGO: Build with other LEGO fans from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library.

Sunday, April 8

SQUARE DANCING: The River City Dancers offers modern square dancing lessons from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays at the Milwaukie Community Center, 10666 S.E. 42nd Ave. For more info, call Neal or Virginia Keefer at 503-233-1493.

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK: Libraries in Clackamas County will celebrate National Library Week by offering a Food for Fines promotion all this week. Bring in a nonperishable, nonexpired food item and the library will waive $1 of library fines for every item donated. All food will go to local food banks.

Monday, April 9

FREE CANCER SCREENING: If you or someone you know is at risk of developing oral cancer, stop by a free screening event, open to all from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Kaiser Permanente Sunnybrook Medical Office, Conference room A, first floor, 9900 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Clackamas.

PINOCHLE PLAYERS: Pinochle players are invited to play from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at 3500 S.E. Concord Road, Unit 15, in the Concord Terrace Mobile Home Park, Oak Grove. Entry fee is $1.

BRAIN GAMES: This group meets from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Also April 23, May 14 and 21 and June 11 and 25.

GENEALOGY CLUB: Come discover your amazing family history from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Happy Valley Library. Also April 23.

BABY SIGN LANGUAGE: Use sign language to help improve communication between you and your child with Christina, a licensed speech and language pathologist and early childhood specialist at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also April 23.

COFFEE WITH A COUNCILOR: Bring concerns to meet with a Gladstone City Councilor at 10 a.m. at the Gladstone Public Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St. Also at 6:30 p.m. on April 23.

Tuesday, April 10

WHO AM I NOW?: This group will explore life changes and more from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Milwaukie Center.

STEELHEADERS: The Northwest Steelheaders will meet at 7 p.m. at Denny's Restaurant, 15815 S.E. 82nd Drive, Clackamas. The speaker will be Justin Wolff, host from "Angler West TV" on the Outdoor channel. Everyone is welcome.

GARDEN CLUB: Happy Valley Garden Club's April meeting will feature a hands-on workshop on "Soilless Succulent Centerpieces," presented by Jody Peters of Jody Peters Designs. The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Happy Valley Baptist Church, 14095 S.E. King Road, Happy Valley. Lunch will be served. Contact Jennifer Buss at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

E-BOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS: See a demonstration of these programs from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Happy Valley Library.

Wednesday, April 11

GARDENING SERIES: Nan Hage will teach a series of classes on gardening from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Gladstone High School. The class runs through May 16. Call Gladstone Community Education and Recreation for more information at 503-650-2570.

CITIZENSHIP CLASS: Lutheran Community Services Northwest offers this 12-week citizenship class for ESL speakers from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. This class runs through June 27.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: This group meets from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. It is designed for individuals caring for a spouse, parent or sibling.

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "Wine, Tapas and Flamencos" by Gary Clay. All sessions are at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Clackamas Community College's Harmony Campus, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, room H320. Call 503-594-0620 for more information. Cost is $3 per session.

Thursday, April 12

VILLAGES NW: This organization, which helps neighbors remain neighbors, will hold an informational meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Water Services building, 14496 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove. For more information, call Kay Weaver at 503-936-0278 or send an email to [email protected]This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Friday, April 13

LISTENING TOUR: AARP Oregon is holding a listening tour across Oregon to hear what people love about their communities and what would make them more age-friendly. This 9 a.m. event at Clackamas Community College, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, unincorporated Milwaukie, is free, but preregistration is required. To sign up go to aarp.cvent.com/MilwaukieAgeFriendly2018.

Saturday, April 14

AUCTION: The Beavercreek Lions Auction will take place at the 10 O'Clock Church, 23345 S. Beavercreek Road. The plant sale and country store open at 9 a.m. and the oral auction will begin at 10 a.m.

Neighborhood meetings

BEAVERCREEK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, the Beavercreek Grange Hall, 22041 S. Kamrath Road, unincorporated Oregon City. Visit Beavercreek.org, call 503-632-8370 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CANEMAH: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, John Adams Fire Station, 624 Seventh St., second floor, Oregon City.

CAUFIELD: 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, Oregon City School District Bus Barn, 14551 Meyers Road.

EAGLE CREEK-BARTON: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, Eagle Creek Fire Station, 32200 S.E. Judd Road. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HECTOR CAMPBELL: 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, Milwaukie Museum, 3737 S.E. Adams St.

HISTORIC MILWAUKIE: 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, Libbie's Restaurant, 11056 S.E. Main St.

ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.

JENNINGS LODGE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, Church of the Nazarene, 4180 S.E. Jennings Ave. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LAKE ROAD: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, Rowe Middle School, 3606 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie. Meeting location changes periodically, so check milwaukieoregon.gov/citymanager/lake-road-nda.

LEWELLING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, Milwaukie Cafe & Bottle Shop, 9401 S.E. 32nd Ave.

LINWOOD: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, Linwood Elementary School, 11909 S.E. Linwood Ave., Milwaukie.

OAK GROVE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 14700 S.E. Rupert Drive.

STAFFORD-TUALATIN VALLEY: 7 p.m., Monday, April 9, Stafford Primary School, 19875 S.W. Stafford Road, unincorporated West Linn.

TWO RIVERS: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, Best Western Rivershore, 1900 Clackamette Drive, Oregon City.

Arts

Wednesday, April 4

BALLROOM DANCING: Dance to Swing Street Glenn Tadina Big Band and Black Magic Band from 12:45 to 3 p.m. on alternating weeks at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. The cost is $5 at the door.

ART IN ACTION: Elementary and middle school students are invited to this hands-on approach to learning about famous artists at 3:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Public Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

POETRY OPEN MIC: Share your own or other people's humorous poems from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. Sign up in advance to read with Daniel Hobbs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Light refreshments will be provided.

ART LAB: Kids and families are invited to create space paintings from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St.

Friday, April 6

JOHN MUNGER MEMORIAL JAZZ BAND: It's a perfect opportunity for practicing dance steps. Noon to 2 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Free.

Saturday, April 7

OPEN MIC: All are welcome to the Oak Grove Commons Open Mic Night at Rose Villa Performing Arts Center, 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove. Sign-ups start at 6 p.m. and the entertainment is from 6:30 to 9 p.m.?

FIRST SATURDAY MUSIC SERIES: The Friends of Ledding Library present Silky & Friends playing R&B, Latin and jazz music from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie.

CHILDREN'S CRAFT: Ages 4 and up are invited to make spring blossom crafts at 2 p.m. at the Ledding Library.

DIY ZINES: Make your own zines from 2 to 5 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month at the Oregon City Public Library.

PAINTING CLASS: Instructor Diana Cone will teach the basics of painting on velvet from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Oregon City Library. For ages 16 and older. Registration is required for this program; register by calling 503-657-8269, ext. 1017.

Sunday, April 8

FREE CONCERT: The East County Community Orchestra and the Portland Metro Concert Band, featuring Clackamas County musicians, present a free concert at 3 p.m. at the Horner Performing Arts Center, 1400 S.E. 130th Ave., Portland.

STRING-ALONG: Bring your acoustic guitar, fiddle, ukulele or other stringed instrument to the Happy Valley Library and share some tunes with other musicians from 2 to 5 p.m. Also April 22.

Wednesday, April 11

NOTE NIGHT: Enjoy some live music while you browse for books or sit and savor the sounds from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Happy Valley Library. his month features members of the Clackamas High School Intermediate Orchestra performing Vivaldi's "Concerto in La Minore," "Hopak," by Mussorgsky, and other classical and popular selections.

POETRY SERIES: The Milwaukie Poetry Series Reading presents Ed Skoog from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Ledding Library Pond House. Contact Tom Hogan at 503-819-8367 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

ART LAB: Kids and families are invited to create cool and unusual underwater scenes that might be seen from a porthole of a submarine on National Submarine Day from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St.

POETRY FOR TEENS: Teens are invited to celebrate National Poetry Month at the Oregon City Public Library from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Ongoing

BOOKS FOR KIDS: Ages 1 to 3 are invited to Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Mondays at the Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie. Also newborns up to 18 months old are invited to Book Babies are 1 p.m. Mondays at the library.

BOOKS AND CRAFTS: Ages 1 to 3 are invited to Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Ledding Library. Ages 3 to 5 are invited to Preschool Drop-in Crafts from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the library.

McLOUGHLIN/BARCLAY HOUSES: The McLoughlin House/Barclay House Complex is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Free tours are given 15 minutes after the hour and at 3 p.m. The home of Dr. John McLoughlin, "The Father of Oregon," is at 713 Center St., Oregon City. Tour groups welcome; email information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AARP TAX AID: Seniors are invited to get help with their taxes through April 13 at the Pioneer Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. Call 503-657-8287 now for an appointment.

AARP TAX AID: Seniors are invited to get help with their taxes through April 13 at the Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave. Call 503-655-7701 for an appointment.

ART EXHIBIT: The Clackamas County Arts Alliance presents the work of three local artists, Toni Avery, Rich Grisham and Tacy Jones, in galleries at the Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. The galleries are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The exhibits will be up through April 12.

ACRYLIC EXHIBIT: Gladstone resident Melissa Gannon will show her artwork through April 5 at the Oregon City Hall, 625 Center St., Oregon City.

BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Oregon City Public Library used bookstore, 502 Seventh St., will offer a 10 percent discount to seniors age 55 and older on Mondays.

SQUARE DANCING: All square dancers are invited to join the Bachelor 'n' Bachelorettes at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Abernethy Grange, 15745 S. Harley Ave., Oregon City. For questions, call 503-654-9141.

BINGO: Bingo for those 21 and over is played at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Oregon City Elks Lodge No. 1189, 610 McLoughlin Blvd.

STORYTIMES: Ages 3 to 5 are invited to Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Ledding Library. All ages are invited to Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the library.

THURSDAY EVENTS: Children age 6 and under are invited to participate with caregivers in free enrichment activities designed to help toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten students get ready for school. Each child attending will receive a free book each visit. The events take place from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families, 18905 Portland Ave.

CHUCKWAGON BREAKFAST: The Oregon City Elks Lodge No. 1189 invites the public to a Chuckwagon Breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays. For $7, you'll get coffee, tea or hot chocolate; two eggs made your way; hash browns; choice of sausage, ham or bacon; choice of French toast, pancakes or bread; and a glass of orange juice or tomato juice.

SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: This group meets from 2 to 4 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of the month at the NAMI Clackamas Office, 10202 S.E. 32nd Ave., Milwaukie. Call 503-344-5050 for more info.

SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST: Enjoy breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sundays at the Milwaukie American Legion Post, 2146 S.E. Monroe St. The event supports veterans and local community activities. Prices range from $3 for children to $7+ for adults.

CHARITY BINGO: The community is invited to play bingo from 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays at the Milwaukie American Legion Post, 2146 S.E. Monroe St.

GET MOVING: The Oregon City Walking Group (getthinspired.me) meets at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. All ages and speeds welcome.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: This group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Clackamas Park Friends Church, 8120 S.E. Thiessen Road, Milwaukie. For more information, call Margaret at 503-757-1943.

WAGON TONGUE TOASTMASTERS: All are welcome to learn to be a better public speaker with this supportive group. It meets from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month in the commission chambers at the OC City Hall, 625 Center St. For more info, contact Jaime Reed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MILWAUKIE TOASTMASTERS: The Milwaukie Talkies Toastmasters meet from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Oregonians Credit Union, 6915 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie. For more information, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

READ TO A DOG: Children are invited to read aloud to a therapy dog from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ledding Library. Call 503-786-7588 to sign up for a 15-minute session.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: From noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays, join the Overeaters Anonymous group in Oregon City in the religious education wing of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Willamette Falls, 710 Sixth St. For more information, call 503-705-5599.

MAH JONGG: Those who enjoy American Mah Jongg are invited to play from 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays at the Happy Valley Library. Be sure to bring your 2017 National Mah Jongg League cards.

MUSIC MAKERS: Singers in the Oregon City area are invited to join this group meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. The cost is $30 per semester.

This article has been updated with the correct location for the upcoming Oak Grove Community Council meeting.

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