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EVENTS

Harding Grange Craft Fair

There will be a Spring Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, at Harding Grange, 21552 S. Fischers Mill Road. Crafts, plants, snacks and lunch will be available. Proceeds from the event will support the grange's community service activities and building needs. For more information, call 503-631-2012.

Springwater Grange

Pancake Breakfast

Members of the Springwater Grange will host their monthly pakcake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, May 6. The cost is $5. The grange is at 24591 S. Springwater Road.

Wade Creek Park

Anniversary Party

Members of the Estacada Parks and Recreation Commission will host a party to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Wade Creek Skate Park. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, and will feature a free hot dog lunch, music, skate demonstrations, a horseshoe tournament and sand volleyball games. For more information, call 503-630-8270 ext. 200.

Good Morning Estacada

The Chamber of Commerce has relaunched its "Good Morning Estacada" series. The first event will be held from 8-9 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, at Reliance Connects, 301 S. Broadway St. and will feature a tour and light refreshments.

Early Literacy Event

The Clackamas Early Learning Education HUB, the Clackamas Education Service District and the Estacada Public Library will host an early literacy event from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at 825 N.W. Wade St. The event is an opportunity to learn about what the library has to offer for young children who are not yet reading. Activities for adults and children to do together will be available in both English and Spanish, and light dinner from 6-6:30 p.m.and door prizes will also be available.

Spring Party at Aslan's How

The Spring Block Party at Aslan's How Organics is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at 24041 S.E. Highway 224. The event will feature baby goats and free miniature pony rides. For more information, visit www.aslans-how-organics.com.

Bible Journaling Class

There will be a Bible Journaling class in Estacada from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 21. For more information, call Dyan Kirkpatrick at 503-519-5113.

Upper Clackamas

Whitewater Festival

The annual Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival is scheduled for May 20-21. The event features a variety of competitive whitewater events and educational clinics. For more information, visit www.upperclackamasfestival.org. To become a food vendor for the event, contact Connie Redmond at 503-819-5339.

Craft Group

The "Get Crafty" group at the Estacada library meets from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May 17. If you enjoy crocheting, knitting, quilting, cross stitching, scrap booking or any other craft, bring it with you to the Flora Room and join in. No registration is required.

Farmers Market

The Estacada Farmers Market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday May 6-Sept. 30 outside of Wade Creek House Antiques, 664 N.W. Wade St.

Fire District Open House

Members of the Estacada Rural Fire District will host their annual Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at 261 S.E. Fifth Ave.

Estacada Uncorked

Estacada Uncorked, the annual family-friendly wine, food and microbrew event, is scheduled from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, June 24, on Broadway Street. Admission is $15 for adults, and children may attend for free. Admission price includes a commemorative glass and live music.

Garden Tour

Wade Creek House Antiques' seventh-annual garden tour is scheduled for Saturday, July 15. Proceeds will benefit the Estacada Community Center. Gardeners interested in joining the tour should call call Wade Creek House at 503-630-7556.

Old Time Cruise to Estacada

The annual Old Time Cruise to Estacada, hosted by the Route 26 Cruisers, is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 5, at Timber Park, 30878 N.W. Evergreen Way. Registration is $15 per vehicle, and the first 125 registered participants will receive a dash plaque and goodie bag. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

American Legion Car Show

The annual Estacada American Legion Carl Douglas Post car show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at the Viewpoint Restaurant & Lounge, 20189 S. Springwater Road. Registration is $15 per vehicle, and free for active members of the military with identification. Those who register before Saturday, July 1, will receive a complimentary buffet breakfast. For more information, call 971-295-1716 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Les Schwab Cruise-In

Estacada Les Schwab will host a cruise-in with the Interstate Hot Rodders on Friday, July 16, in the Les Schwab parking lot, 140 S.W. Frontage Road. For more information, contact Estacada Les Schwab at 503-630-4227.

REFIT Class at Clackamas Valley Baptist Church

Kacy Kishpaugh teaches a REFIT class starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Estacada First Baptist Church gym, 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. REFIT is a dance fitness class designed for all levels. The focus is on body, mind and soul, and classes feature music and fun dance moves. The cost is $3 per class, and the first class is free.

Quilt Club

The Skip-a-Week club meets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Garfield Grange, 33460 S.E. Divers Road. For information, call 503-630-4669.

Spinning Group

The Estacada spinning and fiber arts group meets from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays at Betty Veveiros CPA, 309 S.W. Highway 224.

Coffee with Firefighters

Estacada fire holds a community coffee at 9 a.m the first Tuesday of each month at the fire station, 445 S.E. Currin St. The event is an opportunity to meet firefighters and staff, ask questions and learn about the district.

Wednesday Senior Lunches

Grace Place Assisted Living offers lunch for all local seniors every Wednesday. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Grace Place dining hall and is followed by bingo. Lunch is $4, and bingo is $1. Grace Place is at 380 N.W. Sixth Ave.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

City Council

The Estacada City Council meets from 7-8 p.m. Monday, May 8, at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. Call 503-630-8270.

School Board

The Estacada School Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Clackamas River Elementary School, 301 N.E. Second Ave.

Chamber Luncheon

The Estacada Chamber of Commerce will hold its next leadership luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 18. Police Chief Ernie Roberts will speak. The event is free for Chamber members and $15 for non-members. Lunch will be available for $10. Those interested should RSVP by contacting the Chamber at 503-630-3483 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COMMUNITY CENTER

The Estacada Community Center is at 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive. Visit www.estacadacommunitycenter.org or call 503-630-7454.

Bus Trip to Lilac Days

There will be a bus trip to the Lilac Days festival in Woodland, Wash., on Wednesday, May 10. Transportation is $10, and the entrance fee is $3. The bus will leave the center at 9:45 a.m. and return around 4:30 p.m. Call 503-630-7454 for information and to reserve a seat on the bus.

Dinner, live music and dancing

An all-ages evening of dinner, live music performed by the Classic Country Connection Band and dancing will be held starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the center.  Dinner and dancing is $8, or $3 if you come for music and dancing only. There will be a 50/50 raffle to benefit Meals on Wheels.

Zumba classes

Zumba classes are held at the center from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. some Saturday mornings. Zumba is $5 per class, or $25 for a monthly pass. Call 503-680-4338 for more information.

Dance Fitness with Susan

Exercise to music for all fitness levels on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with Susan Wagner at the center from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Weekday lunches and games

Lunch is served in the center's dining room for all ages at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with full salad bar on Tuesdays and Fridays. Donations are suggested for seniors; lunch is $4 for those under 60. Chicken foot dominoes follows Monday and Thursday lunches. Bingo follows lunch on Tuesday and Friday. Call 503-630-7454 for bus service.

Wednesday breakfasts

The center offers a $4 breakfast for all ages at 9 a.m. Wednesdays with a door prize drawing and with pinochle and cribbage following breakfast for those interested. Call 503-630-7454 for bus service.

Free Tai Chi classes

Free Tai Chi classes for ages 12 and up are held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the center.

Seniors exercise class

Exercise classes for seniors are held at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the center.

Tae Kwon Do classes

Tae Kwon Do classes for ages 8 and up are held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays downstairs at the center. Call 503-975-7119 for information and cost.

Library, ping-pong, puzzles and computer solitaire

Drop in to the Community Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Caregivers Support Group

Grace Place Senior Living hosts a monthly support group for caregivers. Those who care for individuals who are elderly or suffering from terminal or mental illnesses are encouraged to attend. The group meets from 3-4 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at Grace Place, 380 N.W. Sixth Ave.

Alcoholics Anonymous

An Alcoholics Anonymous group meets from 7-8 p.m. every Thursday at the Assembly of God Church, 478 N.W. Wade St. Another AA group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at St. Aloysius Parish, 297 N.W. Broadway St.

Narcotics Anonymous

A Narcotics Anonymous group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 295 N.W. Wade St. Call 503-290-4507 for more information.

Grief share

The Grief Share group is there for people who have lost a close friend or loved one, helping to turn mourning into acceptance and to remind them of the joy that remains in life. The program consists of a 13-week study utilizing a workbook, videos and discussion. Confidentiality is required of all who attend. Grief Share meets from 2-4 p.m. Mondays and 4-6 p.m. Thursdays at Clackamas Valley Baptist Church, 29275 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.

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