Around Town submissions

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.


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.


Beginning Concrete Leaf Casting

Learn to create concrete art with leaves during a workshop 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at Wade Creek House, 664 N.W. Wade Street. Don’t forget a sturdy box or piece of plywood to transport the concrete leaves home. The class costs $25, all materials are included. Call Wade Creek House at 503-630-7556 to reserve a spot.

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.


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 be 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 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..

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.


Community Center

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


Run Wild for Ron

A 5K Run/Walk fundraiser will be held for Ron at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 1 at Eagle Fern Park.

Registration is $25 and there is a $5 parking fee. Ron was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, a disease of the bone marrow, at the end of 2012. For more information visit



The next meeting of the Clackamas County chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 at the Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth Street, 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

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.

Alateen meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday.

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


Summer Celebration

Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Estacada Summer Celebration. Celebration coordinators are seeking assistance with set-up and décor 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 26; street preparation 7-9 a.m. Saturday, July 27; children’s art booth set-up 8-10 a.m. Saturday, July 27; children’s art activities 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday, July 27; manning the volunteer check-in booth 10:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Saturday, July 27; clean-up 10-11 p.m. Saturday, July 27.

For more information call Debbie Turner at 503-709-2580.

Philip Foster Farm

Philip Foster Farm seeks adult and youth volunteers to demonstrate hands-on activities for school field trip Pioneer Life Tours April 7- June 9. Volunteers will preferably be available one day a week Monday-Saturday. For more information contact Elaine Butler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive 1:30-6:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 at the Eagle Creek Grange, 24491 E. Eagle Creek Road. Please schedule an appointment to give blood by calling 1-800-733-2767. Donations are used to benefit people with cancer, premature babies, organ transplant recipients and trauma victims. For more information visit

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