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Around Town submissions

Have an event you’d like to see in Around Town? Send a brief description via email of relevant information to Isabel Gautschi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 11 a.m. Monday for inclusion in the week’s paper. Submissions will not be accepted after that time. If you have a relevant photo, send that, too. Please note submissions will be edited and that local items are given preference.


Eagle Creek-Barton CPO meets

Clackamas County personnel will discuss road maintenance and funding and listen to comments during the Eagle Creek-Barton Community Planning Organization meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Eagle Creek Fire Station, 32200 S.E. Judd Road.


Bringing the blues to Estacada

Estacada Together presents Ellen Whyte and her Plus-Size Band “Bringing the Blues to Estacada,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Estacada Community Auditorium at the Junior High. The Estacada High School Concert Choir will accompany Whyte on an original song and the Estacada Junior High School Choir will perform a traditional blues song. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $22 for families. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at www.estacadatogether.com.

‘Being Earnest’

The Performing Arts Group of Estacada (PAGE) is bringing Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” the “trivial comedy for serious people,” to the stage at the Estacada Community Auditorium at the Junior High. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 13-15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

Allred offers reading at CCC

Author and Estacada resident Stevan Allred and Dan Berne will offer a fiction reading from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Literary Arts Center of Clackamas Community College’s Roger Rook Hall, Room 220, at the college’s Oregon City campus.

For more information contact Kate Gray of the English Department at 503-594-3260 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

‘Old Time Gospel sing-along’

An Old Time Gospel Sing-Along is planned from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Assembly of God Church Auditorium, 478 Wade St. Everyone is invited.

Sunday Socials

Fearless Brewing Co., at 326 Broadway St., will hold Sunday Socials from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays through May 18. The Sunday Socials will be a bit like speed dating, but more casual. It’s more about meeting people than romance. You’ll meet everyone regardless of age or gender. You’ll spend three to four minutes talking with someone, and when the bell rings you’ll move on to the next person. A casual social hour will follow. There often will be live music following the meetings. There is no cover charge for the socials.


Women’s self-defense clinic

Magma Arts, a local martial arts group, will teach a free women’s self-defense clinic at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St. Participants will learn how to escape holds and grabs and discuss other means of staying safe. Space is limited. Call Mike Keyes at 503-709-3098 or Pete Hoppenbrouwers at 971-409-7432 to reserve a spot.


Gathering UFOs

Bring your unfinished sewing project to the Gathering UFO s (unfinished objects) class to enjoy fun, fellowship and finishing from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 12. The instructor will answer sewing and quilting questions. The class costs $5.

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 2:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays at Betty Veveiros CPA, 309 S.W. Highway 224.


Book Nook Dollar Sale

All Book Nook books are going at prices no higher than one dollar for the month of March. The proceeds of the sale will cycle back to the community through gifts awarded by the Estacada Area Literary Foundation. Kids get an extra good deal: all children’s books are 25 cents with an additional free book to each child. The Book Nook is next door to The Artsmith behind Key Bank. Hours vary, but are generally 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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.

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