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

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Wednesday, May 2

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "Kraxberger Gearheads" by Shawn Price. 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.

ALZHEIMER CAREGIVERS SUPPORT: This group will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. every first and third Wednesday at the Pioneer Adult Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. Also May 16.

Thursday, May 3

BLOOD DRIVE: Three places to donate today: from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m at SuperValu, 6433 S.E. Lake Road, unincorporated Milwaukie; from 1 to 6 p.m at Oregon City Church of Christ, 335 Warner Milne Road; and 2 to 5 p.m. at the One Monarch Building, 12550 S.E. 93rd Ave. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.

BOOK GROUP: The DayLight Book Group will meet from 11 a.m. to noon in the Ledding Library Fiction Room, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie. This month the group will discuss "The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness," by Sy Montgomery.

BOOK GROUP: The Elevated Readers Book Club will meet from 6:15 to 8 p.m. to discuss "Before We Were Yours," by Lisa Wingate, at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

BOOK GROUP: The Happy Valley Library Book Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the library, 13793 S.E. Sieben Park Way, to discuss "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" by Katherine Boo.

Friday, May 4

ART EVENT: "Beer Me: 300 artworks about Beer," by Chris Haberman will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. at Beer Store Milwaukie, 10610 S.E. Main St. The show runs through May 31.

FAMILY STORYTIME: This event, for children ages 2 to 5, takes place at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also May 11 and 18.

FIRST FRIDAY FILM: See "Revenge of the Electric Car" at 6:30 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City.

CEMETERY CLEAN-UP: A community cleanup will take place at Mountain View Cemetery; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up.

TEEN ADVISORY GROUP MEETING: Teens in grades six to 12 are invited to join this group, which meets at 4 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

BOOK BOOTH: The Friends of Ledding Library will host a book booth from 5 to 8 p.m. at City Hall, 10722 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie. During the Milwaukie First Friday the Friends will sell lightly used books, magazines, DVDs and CDs.

CRAFT FAIR: The Harding Grange will hold a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday, May 5, at the grange, 21552 S. Fischers Mill Road. For more info, call 503-631-2012.

Saturday, May 5

OPEN MIC: All are welcome to this event from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Rose Villa Performing Arts Center, 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove.?

DERBY PARTY: From 3 to 7:30 p.m. at 2146 S.E. Monroe St., Milwaukie, the community is invited to join at the Milwaukie American Legion Post for a Kentucky Derby party followed by a Mexican dinner.

BLOOD DRIVE: From 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. donate at Spring Mountain Bible Church, 12152 S.E. Mather Road, Clackamas. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.

SATURDAY STORYTIME: All ages are invited to this event at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also May 12 and 19.

LET'S LEGO: Build with other LEGO fans from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library.

SPRING CLEANING: The Gladstone Police Department will hold a free, no-questions-asked drug turn-in event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gladstone City Hall, 535 Portland Ave. Kraxberger's Robotics Club will recycle old electronics, Gladstone/Oak Lodge Rotary will shred old documents and Baskin-Robbins will provide free root-beer floats.

CIVICS AT THE LIBRARY: Learn more about the U.S. government and constitution from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

OPEN ZINE HOURS: Work on your own zines from 2 to 5 p.m. every first Saturday at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

PASTURE MANAGEMENT: The Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District will host Pasture Management, Track Paddocks and Firewise for Horse Owners from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Molalla Community Center, 315 Kennel St., Molalla. More info at conservationdistrict.org; tickets are $10.

REPAIR FAIR: Bring broken items from home and work with a volunteer repair specialist to try to fix it at no charge from noon to 3 p.m. at the Happy Valley Library, 12793 S.E. Sieben Park Way.

JEWELRY SHOW: Sophisticated Beads will hold a pre-Mother's Day jewelry sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Monarch Hotel, 12566 S.E. 93rd Ave., Clackamas. More info at sophisticatedbeads.com.

OREGON CITY FARMERS MARKET: The Oregon City Farmers Markets, with 55 vendors, takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through October at the corner of Beavercreek and Kaen roads, on the Clackamas County Red Soils Campus.

Sunday, May 6

MILWAUKIE FARMERS MARKET: The market, with 75 vendors, takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through October at the intersection of Main and Harrison streets in downtown Milwaukie.

BLOOD DRIVE: From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. donate at Fred Meyer, 1839 Molalla Ave, Oregon City. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.

SQUARE DANCING: 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.

Monday, May 7

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.

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. Also May 21.

MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP: The monthly mindfulness and meditation workshop takes place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Oregon City Public Library Community Room, 606 John Adams St. This is a free session; yoga mats preferred but optional. Call 503-657-8269, ext.1017, to register. For ages 16 and up.

Tuesday, May 8

BLOOD DRIVE: From 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. donate at the Monarch Hotel, 12566 S.E. 93rd Ave., Clackamas. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.

STEELHEADERS: The Northwest Steelheaders will meet at 7 p.m. at Denny's Restaurant, 15815 S.E. 82nd Drive, Clackamas. The speaker will be Bob Reese, the group's executive director, who will be showing a new line of rods called Kast King. Everyone is welcome.

GARDEN CLUB: Happy Valley Garden Club's May meeting will feature Nicole Forbes from 7 Dees Nursery speaking on "Living Walls & Vertical Gardening" at 9:30 a.m. at Happy Valley Baptist Church. For more information, contact Jennifer Buss at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GARDENING WITH NATIVE PLANTS: Master Gardener Priscilla Robinson will discuss how to choose native plants adapted to the sun, soil and space where they are planted from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Happy Valley Library.

TODDLER PLAY DATE: Toddlers and their caregivers can play with duplos at 10:30 a.m. at the Ledding Library.

WIGGLETIME: Enjoy stories, rhymes and playtime for tiny tots and their grown-ups at 1 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also May 15 and 29.

Wednesday, May 9

TEEN GAMING DAY: Teens are invited to play games from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "The Geezer Gallery" by Amy Henderson. This gallery gives voice through art to community seniors. All sessions are 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.

CITIZENSHIP CLASS: Lutheran Community Services Northwest offers free, 12-week citizenship classes for ESL speakers from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Oak Lodge Library through May 30.

CAREER WORKSHOPS: Northwest Family Services can help with all aspects of a job search from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library.

Neighborhood meetings

BEAVERCREEK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the Beavercreek Grange Hall, 22041 S. Kamrath Road. Visit Beavercreek.org, call 503-632-8370 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BARCLAY HILLS: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, St. John the Apostle Cemetery, 445 Warner Road, Oregon City.

EAGLE CREEK-BARTON: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, Eagle Creek Fire Station, 32200 S.E. Judd Rd. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GAFFNEY LANE: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, Meadows Courtyard, 13637 Garden Meadow Drive, Oregon City.

GOVERNMENT CAMP: 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12, Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum, 88900 Government Camp Loop.

ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, the neighborhood group will hold its annual elections at the Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.

HECTOR CAMPBELL: 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 14, the neighborhood group will hold its annual elections at the Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 S.E. Harrison St.

HISTORIC MILWAUKIE: 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 14, the neighborhood group will hold its annual elections at Libbie's Restaurant, 11056 S.E. Main St.

JENNINGS LODGE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 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..

LAKE ROAD: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, the neighborhood group will hold its annual elections at Rowe Middle School, 3606 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie.

LEWELLING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, the neighborhood group will hold its annual elections at the Milwaukie Cafe & Bottle Shop, 9401 S.E. 32nd Ave.

LINWOOD: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, the neighborhood group will hold its annual elections at Linwood Elementary School, 11909 S.E. Linwood Ave., Milwaukie.

MCLOUGHLIN: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, Carnegie Library Community Room, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City.

OAK GROVE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, Fellowship Hall in the Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 14700 S.E. Rupert Drive. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

RHODODENDRON: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19, Resort at the Mountain Trees Room, 68010 E. Fairway Ave., Welches. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SOUTH END/HAZEL GROVE: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, United Methodist Church, 18955 South End Road, Oregon City.

STAFFORD-TUALATIN VALLEY: 7 p.m., Monday, May 14, Stafford Primary School, 19875 S.W. Stafford Road.

Arts

Wednesday, May 2

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.

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

ART IN ACTION: Elementary and middle school students are invited to this art event at 3:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

Friday, May 4

MILWAUKIE FIRST FRIDAY: Meet the six professional illustrators featured in the "Illustrator's Art Show: Year 3" exhibit from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Lobby Gallery of Milwaukie City Hall, 10722 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie. The artists include: Mike Skrzynski, Alison Bruns, Nicole Hiroshige, Emily Rassi, Mark Lawrence and Dallas Lyn Miller. The show runs through May 29.

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.

POETRY SERIES: The Milwaukie Poetry Series First Friday Open Mic, hosted by the Milwaukie Poetry Series and St. John the Evangelist, will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room at St. John the Evangelist Church, 2036 S.E. Jefferson St., Milwaukie.

LIVE THEATER: The New Century Players presents "The Cemetery Club" at 7:30 p.m. tonight and May 11, 12, 18 and 19 and at 2 p.m. May 6, 13 and 20 at Rose Villa Performing Arts Center, 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove. In this bittersweet comedy, directed by Julie Akers, three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands' graves. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students; they are available at the door and at NewCenturyPlayers.org. For more information, call 503-367-2620

Sunday, May 6

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Jane Kirkpatrick will discuss "All She Left Behind" from noon to 2 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City.

Wednesday, May 9

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

POETRY READING: The Milwaukie Poetry Series Reading, featuring Lex Runciman, takes place from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.

NOTE NIGHT: Enjoy some live music from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Happy Valley Library, 13793 S.E. Sieben Park Way. This month features members of the band No Time 2 Lose, performing American traditional music which includes blues, jazz, and country, with some big band and classical music thrown in.

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.

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 at 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. Fridays 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.

TECH HELP: One-on-one computer and technology help is available by appointment from noon-4 p.m. Saturdays at the Gladstone Public Library. To schedule a half-hour appointment, call 503-656-2411, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit the library at 135 E. Dartmouth St. Weekday appointments can be arranged if needed.

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.

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.

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