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EVENTS

Wyden’s Town Hall meeting

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden will hold his annual Clackamas County Town Hall Meeting at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City.

Relay fundraiser

Estacada Relay for Life will hold its kickoff fundraiser — a bingo night and spaghetti feed — from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the Estacada Community and Senior Center, 200 S.W. Club House Drive. The dinner costs $5 and bingo is extra. The doors open at 5 p.m. for dinner and bingo starts at 6 p.m.

ESTACADA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Superintendent qualifications

The Estacada School Board of Directors invites public comment on superintendent qualifications during a special board meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4.

ARTS & CRAFTS

Small Space Gardening Workshop

Linda, an organic gardener and garden designer is offering a small space gardening lecture from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Wade Creek House, 664 N.W. Wade Street. The workshop will discuss the art of companion planting, consecutive planting and soil needs. Attendees will receive informative handouts and soil amendment samples. The workshop costs $20. Reservations are required. Call Wade Creek House at 503-630-7556 to save a spot.

Calling all artists

The Estacada Public Library is planning the construction of a new outdoor library sign. Artists are invited to submit rough designs for a low, monument-style sign that will be installed in front of the library. Designs may be dropped off at the library between the hours of 10 a.m and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday or 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, Feb. 1. For more information, contact library board member Earlean Marsh at 503-637-3312 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

UpRiver Dulcimer Group

The UpRiver Dulcimer Group plays Appalachian, or mountain music, from 6:30-8 p.m. the first and third Monday of every month at the Spiral Gallery, 341 S. Broadway. The group is made up of local musicians who perform at events and centers around the area.

Tuesday Crafternoons

Crafternoons are held from 4-6 p.m. every Tuesday at Mossy Rock, 398 Broadway St. All ages and skill levels are invited to bring their favorite arts and crafts supplies and projects to Crafternoons. For more information, or if you are interested in leading a workshop, call 503-630-3199 or 503-806-6211.

Quilt club meets

The Skip-a-Week Quilt Club meets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at the Garfield Grange on Divers Road. For more information, call Ruth at 503-630-4669.

Spinning group

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

COMMUNITY CENTER

Spirit Mountain Casino Trip

The Estacada Community Center’s bus departs for Spirit Mountain Casino at 7:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month and returns around 4 p.m. The trip costs $20 a person.

Breakfast

The Estacada Community Center holds a breakfast for all ages at 9 a.m. Wednesdays. The meal costs $3. The center is at 200 S.W. Lakeshore Drive.

Lunch

The Community Center serves lunch at noon Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The meal costs $5 for those under 60 years old. For people over age 60, there is a $3 suggested donation.

Dinner & Music

Dinner is served at the Estacada Community Center at 5 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month. The meal costs $5. Stick around from 6-8 p.m. after the dinner to hear live country music from the Estacada Heartland Classical Country Band.

Meals-on-Wheels

The Estacada Community Center delivers Meals-On-Wheels at 11 a.m. Monday-Friday to seniors and homebound persons. There is a suggested donation of $3 a meal for senior citizens over 60. Frozen meals for the weekend are available on request. For more information call the Community Center at 503-630-7454.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Mossy Rocks 4-H Club

Are you in sixth, seventh or eighth grade and interested in the natural sciences and great outdoors? Mossy Rocks 4-H is just the club for you. In the coming year, club members will learn about geology, observe wildlife, help out with a few community service projects, go on one or two overnight trips and continue with natural science studies. The club meets at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of every month. For more information and the location of the meeting, call Barb Hicks at 503-630-1906.

SERVICE AND SUPPORT GROUPS

American Legion & Auxiliary meeting

The Estacada chapters of the American Legion & Auxiliary meet Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Estacada Community Center. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., the meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m.

PFLAG

The Clackamas County chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays is from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth St., Oregon City. For more information, call Danny at 503-887-4556.

Grief Share

The Grief Share group helps those who have lost a loved one find comfort and acceptance and to find the joy that remains in their lives. Confidentiality is required of all who attend. The group now meets from 2-3:30 p.m., Mondays at Clackamas Valley Baptist Church. For more information, call 503-630-5484.

AA offers hope

The Estacada friendship group of AA offers hope and help for the alcoholic who still suffers. Meetings are held from 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday and Friday at the St. Aloysius Catholic Church Community Hall, 297 N. Broadway St. For more information, call the AA hotline at 503-223-8569 or visit pdxaa.com.

Lions Clubhouse

The Estacada Lions Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at Viewpoint Restaurant & Lounge, 20189 S. Springwater Road. Call Jack White at 503-630-6950 for more information.

Women’s advocates

Clackamas Women’s Services has sites in Estacada and Sandy where rural advocates can provide crisis support, case management, advocacy, legal assistance, counseling and support groups for survivors of domestic and sexual violence living in Clackamas County. All services are free. To reach these rural advocates, call 503-722-2366, ext. 115. You also can get information and support from the 24-hour crisis line at 503-654-2288.

ASSISTANCE

Ponchos for Ponies

The Ponchos for Ponies program offers free gently used waterproof turnouts to horses that otherwise would go without a winter coat. If you are having trouble affording a blanket for your horse, call Bonnie Weber at 503-310-5052 or Sandy Leight at 503-616-0981 to make an appointment to measure and fit your horse.

WELLNESS

Alzheimer’s and Memory Loss Class

Learn about Alzheimer’s Disease and memory loss during a class at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Grace House Assisted Living, 380 N.W. Sixth Avenue.

Shelley Edwards, outreach and program director of the Oregon chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, will speak. Topics covered include the warning signs of Alzheimer’s, an overview of the disease, risk factors, diagnosis, benefits of early detection and more. Exercise class

The Estacada Community Center offers exercise classes for all ages at 9:30 a.m. every Monday and Thursday.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Estacada Community Center.




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