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

Community

Wednesday, June 6

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

Friday, June 1

BETH DODGE - Maggie MacKenzie, 10, survives hardship and takes an ocean voyage atop a giant peach.SUMMER READING: All Clackamas County libraries will celebrate summer with a reading program for kids, teens and adults. For more info, check with your local library or visit milwaukieoregon.gov/library/summer-reading-program-2018.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING BREAK: There will be no children's activities at the Oregon City Library until after June 17.

Thursday, June 7

BOOK GROUP: The Happy Valley Library Book Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to discuss "Small Blessings," by Martha Woodroof. At 13793 S.E. Sieben Park Way.

ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING DAY: Visit the Environmental Learning Center from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit clackamas.edu/ELC or call 503-594-3015.

BOOK GROUP: This month the Daylight Book Group will discuss "Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter," by Mario Vargas Llosa from 11 a.m. to noon in the Ledding Library Fiction Room, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie.

Friday, June 8

FAMILY STORYTIME: Families are invited to this activity at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also June 15, 22 and 29.

Saturday, June 9

BOOK SALE: Clackamas Bookshelf will sell books to benefit the nonprofit's mission to provide books to county schoolchildren. The sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kraxberger Middle School in Gladstone.

LOCAL AUTHOR FAIR: Meet local authors from noon to 2 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

AUCTION AND DINNER: Proceeds of this event opening at 5:30 p.m. with live music benefit many of Clackamas United Church of Christ neighborhood charities including Clackamas Services Agency Food Pantry, King's Cupboard Food Pantry, Madonna's Center for Teen Parenting and the Clackamas Women's Services Domestic Shelter. Ticket discount of $2 for advance purchases; more information at 503-654-0741, C-UCC.ORG or 15303 S.E. Webster Road.

GARDEN TOUR: The Friends of Oak Lodge Public Library will hold the second annual garden tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at various locations in Oak Lodge. Tour five private gardens and two community gardens for $10; all money earned goes to support programs at the Oak Lodge Library. For more information, contact Karen Olberding at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GET TO KNOW YOUR WETLAND: The Wetlands Conservancy and NCUWC will host Get Outdoors Day at Minthorn Springs, a wetland located behind Public Storage on International Way in Milwaukie, from 9 a.m. to noon. Visit ncuwc.org for more info.

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.

STEELHEADERS: This group will hold a Fish-A-Long and potluck at noon at Riverside Park in Clackamas off Evelyn St. Meat and beverages provided. Everyone is welcome.

BEYOND CRAYONS: Relax and socialize with other adults from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

SATURDAY STORYTIME: All ages are invited to this activity at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Also June 16, 23 and 30.

Sunday, June 10

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.

SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT: Join this support group from 2 to 4 p.m. at the NAMI Clackamas Office, 10202 S.E. 32nd Ave., #501, Milwaukie. Also Sunday, June 24.

Monday, June 11

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.

GENEALOGY CLUB: Find clues to lead to your family's unique story from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Happy Valley Library. Also June 25.

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 25.

YOGA AND WELLNESS STORYTIME: Enjoy a free, fun kids yoga class taught by Elk Rock Wellness at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Babies and caregivers should wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or towel. No registration required

Tuesday, June 12

SUPPORT GROUP: NAMI's Family/Peer Support Group will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Oregon City Evangelical Church, 1024 Linn Ave.

BOOKS FOR BABIES: Enjoy stories, rhymes and playtime for tiny tots and their grown-ups at 1 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also June 19 and 26.

WATER-WISE GARDENING: Master Gardener Judy Fulton will help attendees create a garden that can deal with the dry months from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Happy Valley Library.

Wednesday, June 13

WORKSOURCE CAREER WORKSHOP: Northwest Family Services can help with all aspects of a job search from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT: Oregon Care Partners is hosting a free class titled "Safe Medication Management in Older Adults" that's designed to help anyone who cares for an aging relative from 1 to 5 p.m. at Providence Willamette Falls Education Center Room C/D, 519 15th St., Oregon City.

Neighborhood meetings

BEAVERCREEK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 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..

CANEMAH: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, Oregon City Police Department, 320 Warner Milne Road.

EAGLE CREEK-BARTON: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, Eagle Creek Fire Station, 32200 S.E. Judd Road. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HECTOR CAMPBELL: 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 11, Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 S.E. Harrison St.

HISTORIC MILWAUKIE: 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 11, Libbie's Restaurant, 11056 S.E. Main St.

JENNINGS LODGE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 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, June 13, Rowe Middle School, 3606 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie. (Meeting location changes periodically, so check milwaukieoregon.gov before attending.)

LEWELLING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, Milwaukie Cafe & Bottle Shop, 9401 S.E. 32nd Ave.

OAK GROVE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, Performing Arts Center at Rose Villa, 13505 S.E. River Road. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

STAFFORD-TUALATIN VALLEY: 7 p.m. Monday, June 11, Stafford Primary School, 19875 S.W. Stafford Road, unincorporated West Linn.

Arts

Wednesday, June 6

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 SHOW: Clackamas Community College's student art show 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 gallery is in the Niemeyer Center, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City.

ART IN ACTION: Elementary and middle school students are invited to take a hands-on approach to learning about famous artists at 3:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

ART EXHIBIT: See Shirlee Lind's acrylic and oil paintings and Patrick Bailey's watercolors through Aug. 9 at Oregon City's City Hall, 625 Center St. Exhibits curated by Clackamas County Arts Alliance.

ART EXHIBIT: See artwork by Tammie Painter, Brad Beach and Guenevere Schwien through July 12 at the Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. Exhibits curated by Clackamas County Arts Alliance.

Thursday, June 7

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Jr.: The Oregon City Children's Theatre presents "James and the Giant Peach Jr." through June 16. Fundraiser show and gala is at 7:30 p.m. June 7, $25. Tickets are $8 for 7:30 p.m. shows June 8, 9, and 15 and for 12:30 p.m. shows June 9 and 16 at the Beavercreek Grange, 22041 S. Kamrath Road. More information at occtheatre.org.

Friday, June 8

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.

OPEN STUDIOS OF BEAVERCREEK: This annual art event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday at various locations in Beavercreek. Visit openstudiosofbeavercreek.com for a map to the studios.

Saturday, June 9

ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR: The Friends of Oak Lodge Public Library presents this tour of five private gardens and two community gardens from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Tickets are $10 and are available at the library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Visit olcla.org/friends-of-oak-lodge-public-library for more info.

VICTORIAN CRAFT DEMO: Learn to make antique-inspired buttons from noon to 3 p.m. at the Barclay House, 713 Center St., Oregon City.

Sunday, June 10

STRING-ALONG: Adults are invited to bring their 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. Also June 24.

Wednesday, June 13

NOTE NIGHT: Enjoy some live music while you browse for books or sit and savor the sounds from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Happy Valley Library. This month features Chuck Cheesman, a singer/songwriter and guitarist performing a variety of original songs and instrumentals.

Ongoing

SUPPORT GROUP: Join the Goodness Group from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the NAMI Clackamas Office, 10202 S.E. 32nd Ave., #501, Milwaukie.

SUPPORT GROUP: The Open Minds Art Studio meets from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the NAMI Clackamas Office.

NAMI CONNECTIONS: NAMI Connections meets 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays at Kaiser Brookside, 10180 S.E. Sunnyside Road.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: It's free to register for Vacation Bible School at Solid Rock Baptist Church, 8510 S.E. Battin Road, Happy Valley. You can register for the 9 a.m. to noon camp July 9-13 at solidrocksbc.org or for more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

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.

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.

CHUCKWAGON BREAKFAST: There will be no breakfast at the Milwaukie Elks Lodge, but everyone is invited to a breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays at the Elks Park, 12178 S. Mulino Road, Canby.

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..

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 2018 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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