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EVENTS

Writers Night

The sixteenth annual Writers Night, sponsored by the Estacada Area Arts Commission, will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Springwater Grange, 24591 S. Springwater Road. This year's event will feature readings from hosts Joanna Rose and Stevan Allred, and novelists Kristin Kaye and Julia Stoops. A question-and-answer session follows the reading, and Allred will invite the entire audience to his home for an after-party

Eagle Creek Grange

Easter Egg Hunt

At 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31, there will be an Easter egg hunt at the Eagle Creek Grange, 24491 Eagle Creek Road.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Estacada Fire Volunteer Association will sponsor a community Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Estacada Football Stadium, 500 N.E. Main St. On hunt day, the football stadium is divided by age for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, first, second, and third grades, and an area for children of all ages with special needs. Donations to help cover the cost of the event can be dropped off at the Fire Station, 445 S.E. Jeremy Loveless Ave., or mailed to the Estacada Fire Volunteer Association, PO Box 608, Estacada, OR 97023. For more information, contact Connie Redmond at 503-819-5339.

Yoga Classes

Beginning Vinyasa and Hatha yoga classes are held at 2:30 p.m. Mondays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Voila Community Club, 22364 S. Redland Road. Classes are suited for all skill levels. The cost is $5 per class.

Children's Bible Class

Bible Release, hosted by Estacada Assembly of God, is a multi-church program for children in kindergarten through fifth grade that runs from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through April 25. Transportation is provided to and from Estacada Assembly of God. For more information, contact Brian Simmons at 503-630-2247.

Book Nook Dollar Sale

The Book Nook, 155 S.W. Third Ave., will hold its Dollar Sale this month. During the sale, all of the store's books cost $1 or less. The store typically has the sale during March and October.

Garden Club

The Estacada Garden Club meets from 1-3 p.m. the second Thursday of the month in the Flora Room at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St. Visitors and new members are welcome.

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.

Texas Hold'em Poker

A free Texas Hold'em Poker game is from 7-9 p.m. every Thursday at the Country Restaurant, 341 Main St. Another game with mad poker is at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Cazadero Inn, 352 S.W. Highway 224. Prizes are included.

Food Bank

The Estacada Area Food Bank is open from 10-11:45 a.m. and 12:30-3:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Food is available monthly to community members in Estacada, Eagle Creek, Colton, Carver and Barton who meet income requirements. To join the all-volunteer organization or to get food, call 503-630-2888 or stop by the Food Bank at 272 Broadway St.

ESTACADA LIBRARY

The Estacada Public Library is at 825 N.W. Wade St. Call 503-630-8273 for more information.

Ash Good Poetry Reading

Portland poet Ash Good will read a sampling of her work at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8, in the Flora Room.

Poetry Share

At 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the Flora Room, community members are invited to share their own poetry or favorite poem.

Bring your open heart, your voice to speak, your ears to hear and participate in what may be the oldest art form — spoken word.

Language Exchange

Practice your Spanish skills at a friendly environment in the library's Flora Room. The event is scheduled from 1-2 p.m. on select Saturdays from March-May at 825 N.W. Wade St. It will take place March 31, April 14, May 5 and May 19.

A-Z Storytime

A-Z storytime is scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon every Wednesday. The event is an opportunity for children ages infant to 4 to learn the alphabet through reading, singing and playing.

Storytime Playgroup

The Me & My Preschool Storytime Playgroup takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Friday.

Music and Movement Storytime

Me & My Music, a music and movement focused storytime, is held from 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays. The program helps children develop early literacy skills through sound and rhythm using song, story and instruments.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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 the church annex at 297 N.W. Broadway St. This group also holds a speaker's meeting on the first Friday of the month.

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. 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.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

City Council

The Estacada City Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. Call 503-630-8270.

School Board

The Estacada School Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Estacada High School music room, 355 N.E. Sixth Ave.

Cemetery District

The Estacada Cemetery District meets at 4 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 5.

COMMUNITY CENTER

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

Volunteer opportunities

The Center needs volunteers for many different jobs, including Meals on Wheels drivers, drivers to medical appointments, kitchen and dining room help, answering phones and greeting visitors, and yard work. Call 503-630-7454 for more information on how to volunteer.

Hearing consultations

At 10 a.m. Monday, April 2, Able Hearing will provide free consultations.

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 a full salad bar on Tuesdays and Fridays. Donations are suggested for seniors; lunch is $4 for those under age 60. Chicken foot dominoes follows Monday and Thursday lunches. Bingo follows lunch on Tuesday and Friday. Call 503-630-7454 for bus service.

Dinner, Music and Dancing

The Center hosts an evening of dinner, music and dancing on the first and third Saturdays of the month, with live music from the Classic Country Connections Band. The cost is $8 for dinner, dancing and dessert, $4 for dessert and music or $3 for music.

Saturday breakfasts

Estacada Community Outreach hosts a free breakfast at the Center from 8-11 a.m. the third Saturday of each month except December.

Wednesday breakfasts

The center offers a $5 breakfast for all ages at 9 a.m. Wednesdays with a door prize drawing and pinochle and cribbage following breakfast for those interested. Call 503-630-7454 for bus service to breakfast.

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.

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