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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 16

Discover the magic of ballet with an intimate performance by the Oregon Ballet Theatre 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center.SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "Oregon Historical Wildlife" by Warren W. Aney. 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.

COFFEE & CO-WORKING: Join a group of business professionals and tackle to-do lists while drinking coffee from 5 to 8 p.m. at Moonlight Coffeehouse, 15717 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Suite 1, Oak Grove.

COFFEE WITH A COUNCILOR: Bring your concerns to discuss with a Gladstone city councilor at 6:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave.

TEA FAIR: Sip on hot or cold tea and eat snacks at Clackamas Community College's "Communi-Tea" Fair and Expo. The college will host vendors and provide tea and snacks for sampling 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.

BOOK CLUB: The Milwaukie/Sellwood Book Club will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Ledding Library Fiction Room to discuss "Freakonomics," by Steven Levitt. To join, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

ALZHEIMER CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: This group meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Pioneer Adult Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City.

Thursday, May 17

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

FILM FESTIVAL: This winter and spring, participants of the Willamette Falls Storytelling Project had an opportunity to tell their stories about Willamette Falls and now the public may view their stories from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St.

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

Friday, May 18

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

BABY SIGN LANGUAGE: The Oregon City Library will host this event from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays in May.

Saturday, May 19

FLOAT FEST: From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. celebrate Founders Day at the McLoughlin House/Barclay House, 713 Center St., Oregon City, with its annual $2 Root Beer Float-fest. New-member special of 20 percent off any gift shop item. All proceeds go to maintaining the National Park site. For more info This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TEDDY BEAR PARADE: The 21st-annual Teddy Bear Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at 10th and Main streets in Oregon City. Stuffed animals are given to emergency personnel in Clackamas County to distribute to children throughout our community who need comfort in times of crisis. For more information, visit octeddybearparade.com.

FORT KENNEDY: Fourth-annual silent auction and raffle to benefit veterans will be held 5 to 10 p.m. at Stadium Sports Bar, 16065 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Questions can be directed to First Sgt. Tina Kennedy (retired) at 503-765-2661 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

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.

LET'S LEGO: Build with Legos at 2 p.m. at the Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st St., Milwaukie.

PLANT SALE: The Oak Lodge Garden Club will hold a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 15334 S.E. LaBonita Way. Proceeds benefit Clackamas Community College Horticulture scholarship funds.

READ TO A DOG: Children 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.

Sunday, May 20

HEART TO HEART: West Linn Lutheran Church, 20390 Willamette Drive, invites the community to "Heart to Heart," a joyous Pentecost event of music and fellowship. The WLLC Choir will be singing the "Missa Brevis Sancti" by Joseph Haydn in the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worship services. Questions can be addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-656-0110.

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.

PLANT SALE: The Ardenwald/Johnson Creek NDA Neighborhood Plant Sale fundraiser will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3012 S.E. Balfour St., Milwaukie. More information is available at ardenwald.org.

DOGWOOD DAYS: Celebrate the dogwood tree during the Milwaukie Farmers Market, during lunch time at Milwaukie City Hall or visit the Milwaukie Museum, from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays at 3737 S.E. Adams St. during May. For more info, visit milwaukiemuseum.com.

COFFEE & COLORING: Enjoy creative coloring and coffee from noon to 2 p.m. at the Moonlight Coffeehouse, 15717 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Suite 1, Oak Grove.

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: The Milwaukie Portland Elks will host a community breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lodge, 13121 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. It's buffet style and all you can eat.

Monday, May 21

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 June 11 and 25.

BABY PLAY DATE: A chance for babies up to 18 months and their caregivers to play with baby toys, bubbles, and books at 1 p.m. at the Ledding Library.

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: Join the group at 4:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

Tuesday, May 22

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

COMMUNITY MEETING: The Homeless Solutions Coalition of Clackamas County will hold a meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Providence Community Center, 519 15th St., Oregon City, to discuss solutions to homelessness.

BOOK CLUB: The Rock Readers Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. to discuss "Mr. Churchill's Secretary," by Susan MacNeal at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

Wednesday, May 23

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton" by author Amy Hawk. 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.

LIBRARY GOODBYE PARTY: Say goodbye to the Ledding Library as it gets ready to move to its temporary location at 9600 S.E. Main St. The party runs from 3 to 7 p.m.

BOOK CLUB: The Ledding Book Club will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.

LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES: This workshop takes place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie.

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..

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.

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. for more information on the public meeting agenda, which will include a discussion of local houselessness issues with sheriff's office representatives, community initiatives and land-use issues.

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.

Arts

Wednesday, May 16

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.

HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: The Oregon City High School Theater Arts Program presents "Sarah, Plain and Tall," at 7:30 tonight, and May 17, 18 and 19, at the high school, 19761 S. Beavercreek Road. Tickets are $8; the show is recommended for ages 10 and older.

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.

CALL TO ARTISTS: Artists may submit work that celebrates wild and scenic rivers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 23 at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. Work will be on display from May 23 through Sept. 3; awards will be announced on June 2, the day of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

Thursday, May 17

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Adam Sawyer, author of "25 Hikes on Oregon's Tillamook Coast," will discuss his book from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Happy Valley Library, 13793 S.E. Sieben Park Way.

ART SHOW: Clackamas Community College's student art show opens today and runs through June 7 in the Alexander Gallery. The show is a juried exhibition that showcases CCC students' exploration of various disciplines throughout the year. The public is invited to a free awards reception noon to 1:30 p.m. today in the Niemeyer Center, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City.

Friday, May 18

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

LIVE THEATER: The New Century Players present "The Cemetery Club" at 7:30 tonight and May 19 and at 2 p.m. May 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 visiting 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.

BALLET PERFORMANCE: Discover the magic of ballet with an intimate performance by the Oregon Ballet Theatre 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive. Suggested donation is $3.

Saturday, May 19

WRITING CONFERENCE: Explore the practice and profession of creative writing and publishing at Clackamas Community College's annual Compose Creative Writing Conference. To register, visit clackamas.edu/academics/departments-programs/english-department. In-person registration starts at 8:45 a.m. the day of the event on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.

FELTED BIRDS: LeBrie Rich from Penfelt is back to help participants create a spring icon — a felted bird in a felted nest from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Class fills quickly, so preregister by calling the library at 503-655-8543.

POETRY PANEL: This discussion and poetry-reading panel from the book "Durable Goods: Appreciations of Oregon Poets" takes place from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.

PAINTING CLASS: Take your painting outdoors through discussion and demonstrations by master plein-air painter Leland John from 1 to 3 p.m at Clackamas Community College's Environmental Learning Center, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. No experience needed. Cost: $20.

FLORAL CROWNS CRAFT: Ages 12 and up are invited to make floral crowns from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St. Registration is required for this program; call 503-657-8269, ext. 1017.

Sunday, May 20

OUT WEST: Tilikum Community Choir presents this free 4 p.m. performance directed by John Baker and featuring the OSU Meistersingers and the North Clackamas Christian School Excelsior Choir at Milwaukie Lutheran Church, 3810 S.E. Lake Road.

EVERY TIME I FEEL THE SPIRIT: Presented by the Renegade Gospel, Dr. Kathleen Hollingsworth directs the Clackamas Community College Vocal Ensembles, with special guest Mark Adolph at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 290 W. Gloucester St., Gladstone.

Wednesday May 23

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.

Ongoing

WORKSOURCE WORKSHOPS: The Oregon City Library will host a series of job search and career advancement workshops from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through January.

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, 503-650-2570.

BOOKS AND CRAFTS FOR KIDS: Ages 1 to 3 are invited to Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays 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. 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.

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.

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