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EVENTS

EDA plans Downtown Cleanup

The Estacada Development Association is looking for volunteers and financial sponsors for the 2014 Downtown Cleanup. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the City Hall back entrance at Broadway Street and Highway 224/211. The cleanup ends at noon. Bring brooms, work gloves and shovels. If you would like more information or are interested in sponsoring the event, email Terra Wilcoxson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-303-8920.

Target shooting cleanup

Volunteers are wanted to participate in an Earth Day cleanup of litter and debris associated with target shooting in the Mt. Hood National Forest. The cleanup is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Helion Quarry, Highway 224 and Forest Road 45.

Forest Service staff will be on site to assist with parking.

For more information, contact Kaleen Boyle at 503-844-9571, ext. 332, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sale

There will be a “little bit of everything” sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 2-3, in the Whispering Pines Community Room, 525 N.W. Sixth Ave.

Musical Show

Elaine Leatham’s “A little bit of everything” musical show is back. Despite foul February weather delaying the performance, the show obviously must go on.

It will be performed at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Estacada Community Center.

The $10 admission will get you a ticket to the show and a delicious dinner.

Rummage Sale

The Eagle Creek Presbyterian Church Ladies Aid is holding its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 2, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Eagle Creek Presbyterian Church, 29455 S.E. Burnett Road, Eagle Creek.

Doughnuts and coffee will be sold as well.

Watershed Celebration

The Clackamas River Basin Council will hold its annual Watershed Celebration from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15 at the Tumwater Room in the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City. This year’s theme is “A Love Letter to the Clackamas.”

The event includes a salmon dinner, silent and live auctions, photo presentation, awards for volunteers and partners, and an election for a Tributary Property Owner stakeholder group representative.

Tickets to the celebration are $10, and additional tax deductible donations are appreciated.

Contact Morgan Parks at 503-303-4372, ext. 101, for more information or to RSVP.

ARTS & CRAFTS

Twisted Twig Country Garden Fence

Learn how to construct an 8-to-10-foot-long country garden fence piece during a class offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Wade Creek House, 664 N.W. Wade St. You’ll have your pick of various patterns to incorporate into the fence. If you have gloves, small hammers, pruners or cordless drills, bring them along.

The class costs $25, all materials are included. To register, call 503-630-7556.

Plant Sale

The Estacada Garden Club will hold a plant sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Estacada Public Library. Club members will sell plants from their gardens to raise money for the nonprofit club. Coffee and baked goods also will be sold.

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.

ESTACADA PUBLIC LIBRARY

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 is traveling throughout Oregon in 2014 in honor of Stafford’s 100th birthday. Stafford is a former poet laureate of Oregon. The show is presented by the Portland Society for Calligraphy.

For more information on the William Stafford Calligraphy Project, email 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. .

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 and eReaders.

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.

FREE BREAKFAST

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Estacada Seventh-Day Adventist Church is offering an all-you-can-eat free breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 4. All are welcome.

Community Center

The Estacada Community Center offers free breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of each month.

SERVICE AND SUPPORT GROUPS

American Legion dinner meeting

The American Legion and Auxiliary Carl Douglas Post No. 74’s next dinner and meeting is Thursday, April 24, at the Estacada Community Center, 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., and the meeting commences at 6:45 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.

Al-Anon and Alateen

If someone’s drinking bothers you, Al-Anon and Alateen can help. Meetings are just a 20-minute drive from Estacada at Eastridge Church, 14100 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Clackamas. Alateen meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. In honor of Alcohol Awareness Month, throughout April, Al-Anon Newcomers meetings will be held 6 p.m. Mondays at the New Seasons Community Room in the Happy Valley Town Center at 162nd Avenue and Sunnyside Road in Happy Valley. For more information visit www.oregonal-anon.org or call Al-Anon’s Information Service at 503-292-1333.

WELLNESS

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 1:30-6:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at the Eagle Creek Grange, 24491 E. Eagle Creek Road.

Schedule an appointment to give blood by calling 1-800-733-2767. Blood donations are used to benefit people with cancer or other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients and accident or trauma victims.

“Volunteer blood donors are the only source of blood used for transfusions, and the blood must be there before it is needed in order to help save lives,” the Red Cross stated in a press release.

For more information, visit redcrossblood.org.




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