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Have an event you’d like to see in Around Town? Send a brief description via email of who, what, when, where and other 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 that submissions will be edited and that local items are given preference.


Ribbon cutting

Grace House has been bought by a prominent investment firm and its name is changing to Grace Place. Grace Place will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of the occasion at 2 p.m. Friday, March 28, 380 N.W. Sixth Ave. Call 503-630-5341 for more information.

Comment invited on Broadway Streetscape

Public comment on the construction timeline and undetermined design elements of the Broadway Streetscape project is invited during a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 31, at Mason Building, 360 S. Broadway St.

Flea Market and Craft Sale

There will be a flea market and craft sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 11-12 at the Eagle Creek Grange, 24491 Eagle Creek Road.

Vendor table spots are available for $6. There will be soup, sandwiches, chili dogs, pie, coffee and pop at the event.

For more information, call Barbara at 503-668-6028.

Writer’s Night

This year’s annual Writer’s Night features two authors with Estacada roots.

The event takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Springwater Grange, 24591 S. Springwater Road.

Joanna Rose will read her short story “A Good Crack and Break” from Forest Avenue Press’s upcoming anthology “The Night, and the Rain, and the River,” which features authors from Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Robin Cody, acclaimed author of “Ricochet River” and “Voyage of a Summer Sun,” also will be featured at the event. Cody grew up in Estacada.

The host, Stevan Allred, also will read. Allred penned “A Simplified Map of the Real World,” a collection of linked short stories set in Renata, a fictional town with many similarities to Estacada. Allred lives in Estacada.

Following the reading, Allred will invite the entire audience to his home for a reception.

Writer’s Night is Sponsored by the Estacada Area Arts Commission.

Equestrian team

Come enjoy spaghetti and bingo while helping the Estacada High School equestrian team at the same time.

The spaghetti feed will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Estacada Community Center. A spaghetti plate costs $5, and $10 for spaghetti and bingo. Prizes will be awarded after each round of bingo.

Proceeds will support seven equestrian team members on their way to the state Oregon High School Equestrian Team competition in May.

Calligraphy project

The William Stafford Calligraphy Project exhibit of Stafford’s calligraphic renderings, poems and writings will be on display at the Estacada Public Library from May 7 through June 4.

The exhibit will travel throughout Oregon in 2014 in honor of Stafford’s 100th birthday.

Stafford, who died in 1993, was a poet laureate of Oregon.

The show is presented by the Portland Society for Calligraphy.

For more information on the William Stafford Calligraphy Project, contact Larry Whitson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Cynthia Schubert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday Socials

Fearless Brewing Company 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 will often be live music following the meetings. There is no cover charge for the socials.


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.


Computer tutorials

The Estacada Public Library offers weekly one-on-one computer tutorials on computer skills such as how to use email, Microsoft Word, social media, online security, eReaders, etc.

Half-hour tutorials may be scheduled between 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

To schedule time with the computer tutor, call the library at 503-630-8273.


Book Nook Dollar Sale

All Book Nook books are going at prices no higher than $1 during 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

Al-Anon and Alateen

If someone’s drinking bothers you, Al-Anon and Alateen can help. Meetings are available just a 20 minute drive from Estacada at Eastridge Church, 14100 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Clackamas.

Al-Anon and Alateen meet at 7 p.m. every Tuesday.

For more information visit or call Al-Anon’s Information Service at 503-292-1333.


Fall prevention

A free, eight-week fall prevention course will be held from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, April 2 through May 21, at the Boring Fire Training Center, 28644 S.E. Highway 212, Boring.

The two-hour interactive class will offer instruction on exercises to increase strength and balance, strategies to reduce the fear of falling and strategies to prevent falls.

To register for the seminar, call Shelby Martin at 503-312-5074 or 503-494-5353 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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