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Listings of a selection of free or nonprofit community, neighborhood and arts events in April 2018

Community

Wednesday, April 18

EXPUNGEMENT CLINIC: The deadline for participants in the upcoming Expungement Clinic is April 20; call Legal Aid at 503-224-4086 to check on qualification requirements. The clinic will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 27, at the Clackamas Law Library, 821 Main St., Oregon City. The next clinic will be on June 29 at the same location.

PHOTO COURTESY: LISA DANIELS - La Salle Prep students Amanda Acker, Emma Kuffner and Luke Thompson rehearse a scene from the high school's spring musical at 11999 S.E. Fuller Road, unincorporated Milwaukie. La Salle Prep will stage 'Legally Blonde: The Musical' on April 20-22 and 26-28. Tickets at lsprep.org/legallyblonde. LIVING WELL: The Social Services Division at Clackamas County is offering a free, six-week workshop series on living your best with either chronic conditions or diabetes from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. To reserve your spot or ask questions, call the Family Caregiver Support program at 503-650-5605.

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "Oregon Covered Bridges," by Joyce Colling. All sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Clackamas Community College's Harmony Campus, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, room H320. Call 503-594-0620 for more information. Cost is $3 per session.

BOOK CLUB: The Milwaukie/Sellwood Book Club will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Ledding Library Fiction Room, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie, to discuss "American Psycho."

Thursday, April 19

WALK WITH EASE: The Arthritis Foundation's program will be held twice weekly for nine weeks from 10:30 to 1:30 a.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Free, but preregistration is required. Call 503-653-8100.

BEGINNING GENEALOGY: Genealogical Forum of Oregon President Laurel Smith continues her popular genealogical course from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

HOMESCHOOLERS SCIENCE FAIR: Ages 5 and up are invited to share science discoveries with other homeschoolers at 1:30 p.m. at the Ledding Library.

DR. WHO CLUB: Meet fellow fans at 6 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

ESTATE PLANNING 101: Michael J. Rose will lead this free seminar from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Pioneer Adult Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. RSVP to 503-968-2020.

FOREIGN & INDIE FILM NIGHT: See the film "Apprentice" from Singapore, in English and Malay with English subtitles, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.

Friday, April 20

FARMING WORKSHOP: This workshop hosted by Rogue Farm Corps will bring together aspiring and retiring farmers for a full day of training on land access and succession planning. It takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clackamas Community College's Harmony Campus. For more information, contact Loretta Mills at 503-594-3292 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FAMILY STORYTIME: This event, for children ages 2 to 5, takes place at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also April 27.

EARTH DAY TEEN TAKEOVER: Celebrate Earth Day by using recycled materials at 4 p.m. at the Gladstone Library.

Saturday, April 21

EARTH DAY: The city of Milwaukie will hold an Earth Day volunteer park clean-up from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Ball Michel Park, 9781 S.E. Stanley Ave., Milwaukie. Volunteers will be treated to a free pizza lunch at noon. After the clean up, participate in an Arbor Day Celebration from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the park. It will include a ceremonial tree planting, a tree giveaway and more.

PESTICIDE FREE GARDENING: Clackamas County Water Environment Services, Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides and Oregon State University Extension Service offer this free workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Happy Valley Library, 13793 S.E. Sieben Park Way. Preregistration is required due to limited space at pesticide.org/what_in_carnation or by calling 503-704-0327.

SATURDAY STORYTIME: All ages are invited to this event at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also April 28.

BOUND FOR OREGON PARTY: Celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Abernethy Grange, 15745 Harley St., Oregon City. Tickets are available at the door: $10 single, $15 couple, $20 family. All are welcome.

READ TO A DOG: Children in kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to read to a therapy dog from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Reserve a 15-minute spot by calling 503-655-8543.

LEARN ABOUT WATER: Children in grades three to five and their families are invited to this interactive science program from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St.

OREGON HUMANITIES CONVERSATION: Join Oregon Humanities Executive Director Adam Davis for a conversation that explores what we think and how we talk about class in Oregon and the nation from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

SPANISH STORYTIME: Children of all ages are invited to this event at 2 p.m. at the Ledding Library. ¡Gratis!

Sunday, April 22

SQUARE DANCING: The River City Dancers offers modern square dancing lessons from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays at the Milwaukie Community Center, 10666 S.E. 42nd Ave. For more info, call Neal or Virginia Keefer at 503-233-1493.

EARTH DAY: Celebrate Earth Day from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Oregon City Library. NASA rocket scientist Kim Foster will recount stories of his work with NASA and the Hubble Telescope.

Monday, April 23

PINOCHLE PLAYERS: Pinochle players are invited to play from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at 3500 S.E. Concord Road, Unit 15, in the Concord Terrace Mobile Home Park, Oak Grove. Entry fee is $1.

BRAIN GAMES: This group meets from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Also May 14 and 21 and June 11 and 25.

GENEALOGY CLUB: Come discover your amazing family history from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Happy Valley Library.

COFFEE WITH A COUNCILOR: Bring concerns to meet with a Gladstone City Councilor at 6:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Public Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

WALK WITH EASE: The Arthritis Foundation's program will be held twice weekly for nine weeks from 10:30 to 1:30 a.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Free, but preregistration is required. Call 503-653-8100.

BABY SIGN LANGUAGE: Use sign language to help improve communication between you and your child with Christina, a licensed speech and language pathologist and early childhood specialist, at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library.

WALK WITH EASE: This free six-week program starts today and continues from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, through June 1 at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City.

Tuesday, April 24

TALK BACK TO BOOKS: Youth ages 10 and up are invited to this book group at 4:30 p.m. at the Ledding Library.

INTRO TO BERRIES: Master Gardener Jane Collier will share information about berries from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Happy Valley Library.

THE BASICS OF MEMORY LOSS: Learn the facts about Alzheimer's disease from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Free but preregistration is required; call 503-653-8100.

BOOKS FOR BABIES: Enjoy stories, rhymes and playtime for tiny tots and their grown-ups at 1 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library.

LIBRARY IMPROVEMENT COMMUNITY MEETING: Come view the current Ledding Library design including interior and exterior building views, materials and site design from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Milwaukie Masonic Lodge, 10636 S.E. Main St.

Wednesday, April 25

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "Journey Through South Africa" by Bernie and Erin Holland. All sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Clackamas Community College's Harmony Campus, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, room H320. Call 503-594-0620 for more information. Cost is $3 per session.

LEDDING BOOK CLUB: This month the group will discuss "The Road to Little Dribbling," by Bill Bryson from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Ledding Library Fiction Room, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie.

SOCIAL SECURITY 101: Learn about Social Security benefits and more from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center. Phone Willamette Valley Benefits at 503-659-5566 to reserve a spot. Free.

CITIZENSHIP CLASS: Lutheran Community Services Northwest offers free 12-week citizenship classes for ESL speakers from 5 to 8 p.m. through June 27 at the Oak Lodge Library.

LEGO CLUB: Build with Legos at 3:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Library.

INTRO TO GENEALOGY: Learn the basics at this class from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Happy Valley Library, 13793 Sieben Park Way.

Neighborhood meetings

BEAVERCREEK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, the Beavercreek Grange Hall, 22041 S. Kamrath Road, unincorporated Oregon City. Visit Beavercreek.org, call 503-632-8370 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.

JENNINGS LODGE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, Church of the Nazarene, 4180 S.E. Jennings Ave. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on the public meeting agenda, which includes a Sheriff's Office crime report, Clackamas Fire's presentation on safety and lifesaving information, land-use issues and other topics of community interest.

OAK GROVE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 14700 S.E. Rupert Drive.

Arts

Wednesday, April 18

ART LAB: Kids and families are invited to create art from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St.

BALLROOM DANCING: Dance to Swing Street Glenn Tadina Big Band and the Black Magic Band from 12:45 to 3 p.m. on alternating weeks at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. The cost is $5 at the door.

Thursday, April 19

BEADING GROUP: This open beading group is led by Connie Parker from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Ledding Library Fiction Room, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie.

Friday, April 20

LEGALLY BLONDE: La Salle Prep Theater will stage "Legally Blonde: The Musical" at 7 p.m. April 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28. There will be a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22.

JOHN MUNGER MEMORIAL JAZZ BAND: It's a perfect opportunity for practicing dance steps. Noon to 2 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Free.

DANCE PERFORMANCE: Tripthedark Dance Company presents "My Turn: The Claire Underwood Story" at 7:30 p.m. tonight, April 21, 27 and 28 at Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. Visit chapeltheatremilwaukie.com for tickets and more information.

Saturday, April 21

ART SHOW: The 25th anniversary North Clackamas Arts Guild Art Show takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Moonlight Coffeehouse, 15717 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Call 971-373-4045 for more info.

POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP: Paulann Petersen will lead this workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. For information and to register for this event, contact Tom Hogan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-819-8367.

Sunday, April 22

LABYRINTH DEDICATION: The Prince of Life Lutheran Church will host a community dedication of its new labyrinth at 10 a.m. at the church, 13896 S. Meyers Road, Oregon City. All are welcome.

BAR THEATER: Clackamas Repertory Theatre presents "Chapatti" at 3 p.m. at the Portland Cider Company, 8925 S.E. Jannsen Road, Building F, Clackamas. Tickets are $20. Visit clackamasrep.org/event-item/bar-theatre-readings-chapatti/ to buy tickets.

COFFEE & COLLABORATIVE ART: Grab a coffee and make some art from noon to 2 p.m. at the Moonlight Coffeehouse, 15717 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

HEARTSTRINGS MUSICAL DUO: Nancy and Rob Downie play a variety of instruments that were common during the Oregon Trail migration period from 1 to 2 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. For more information, call 503-657-9336 or visit historicoregoncity.org.

CONCERT: Willamette Falls Symphony will perform a family concert including "Peter and the Wolf" at 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church 18955 S. South End Road, Oregon City. Learn more at willamettefallssymphony.org.

STRING-ALONG: Bring your acoustic guitar, fiddle, ukulele or other stringed instrument to the Happy Valley Library and share some tunes with other musicians from 2 to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24

COFFEE & CRAFTING WITH FIBER: Rock & Flower Felt hosts a monthly crafting group at Moonlight Coffeehouse from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Moonlight Coffeehouse.

Ongoing

GARDENING SERIES: Nan Hage will teach a series of classes on gardening from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Gladstone High School. The class runs through May 16. Call Gladstone Community Education and Recreation for more information at 503-650-2570.

CITIZENSHIP CLASS: Lutheran Community Services Northwest offers this 12-week citizenship class for ESL speakers from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. This class runs through June 27.

COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOTS: The Milwaukie Center, in partnership with the Clackamas County Master Gardeners, has a community garden with 17 raised beds available for rent from April 2 through Nov 2. Applications are available at the Milwaukie Center information desk; return to Lisa Kasubuchi. Questions? Call 503-794-8038.

BOOKS FOR KIDS: Ages 1 to 3 are invited to Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Mondays at the Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie. Also, newborns up to 18 months old are invited to Book Babies are 1 p.m. Mondays at the library.

BOOKS AND CRAFTS: Ages 1 to 3 are invited to Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Ledding Library. Ages 3 to 5 are invited to Preschool Drop-in Crafts from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the library.

McLOUGHLIN/BARCLAY HOUSES: The McLoughlin House/Barclay House Complex is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Free tours are given 15 minutes after the hour and at 3 p.m. The home of Dr. John McLoughlin, "The Father of Oregon," is at 713 Center St., Oregon City. Tour groups welcome; email information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Oregon City Public Library used bookstore, 502 Seventh St., will offer a 10 percent discount to seniors age 55 and older on Mondays.

SQUARE DANCING: All square dancers are invited to join the Bachelor 'n' Bachelorettes at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Abernethy Grange, 15745 S. Harley Ave., Oregon City. For questions, call 503-654-9141.

BINGO: Bingo for those 21 and over is played at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Oregon City Elks Lodge No. 1189, 610 McLoughlin Blvd.

STORYTIMES: Ages 3 to 5 are invited to Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Ledding Library. All ages are invited to Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the library.

THURSDAY EVENTS: Children age 6 and under are invited to participate with caregivers in free enrichment activities designed to help toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten students get ready for school. Each child attending will receive a free book each visit. The events take place from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families, 18905 Portland Ave.

TOPS MEETING: The Milwaukie-based Take Off Pounds Sensibly group meets Thursdays at the Kairos-Milwaukie United Church of Christ, 4790 S.E. Logus Road. Weigh-in is from 6 to 6:45 p.m. and the meeting is from 7 to 8 p.m.

TOPS MEETING: The Gladstone branch of Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at 9:30 a.m. every Friday at St. Stephen Church, 290 W. Gloucester St.

CHUCKWAGON BREAKFAST: The Oregon City Elks Lodge No. 1189 invites the public to a Chuckwagon Breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays. For $7, you'll get coffee, tea or hot chocolate; two eggs made your way; hash browns; choice of sausage, ham or bacon; choice of French toast, pancakes or bread; and a glass of orange juice or tomato juice.

SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: This group meets from 2 to 4 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of the month at the NAMI Clackamas Office, 10202 S.E. 32nd Ave., Milwaukie. Call 503-344-5050 for more info.

SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST: Enjoy breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sundays at the Milwaukie American Legion Post, 2146 S.E. Monroe St. The event supports veterans and local community activities. Prices range from $3 for children to $7+ for adults.

CHARITY BINGO: The community is invited to play bingo from 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays at the Milwaukie American Legion Post, 2146 S.E. Monroe St.

GET MOVING: The Oregon City Walking Group (getthinspired.me) meets at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. All ages and speeds welcome.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: This group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Clackamas Park Friends Church, 8120 S.E. Thiessen Road, Milwaukie. For more information, call Margaret at 503-757-1943.

WAGON TONGUE TOASTMASTERS: All are welcome to learn to be a better public speaker with this supportive group. It meets from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month in the commission chambers at the OC City Hall, 625 Center St. For more info, contact Jaime Reed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MILWAUKIE TOASTMASTERS: The Milwaukie Talkies Toastmasters meet from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Oregonians Credit Union, 6915 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie. For more information, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

READ TO A DOG: Children are invited to read aloud to a therapy dog from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ledding Library. Call 503-786-7588 to sign up for a 15-minute session.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: From noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays, join the Overeaters Anonymous group in Oregon City in the religious education wing of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Willamette Falls, 710 Sixth St. For more information, call 503-705-5599.

MAH JONGG: Those who enjoy American Mah Jongg are invited to play from 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays at the Happy Valley Library. Be sure to bring your 2017 National Mah Jongg League cards.

MUSIC MAKERS: Singers in the Oregon City area are invited to join this group meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. The cost is $30 per semester.

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