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

Community

Wednesday, June 20

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

ALZHEIMER CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: This group meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of every month at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. Call 503-416-0207 for more info.

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.

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.

Thursday, June 21

FLEA MARKET: 9 a.m to 6 p.m daily, June 21-23, vendors are selling a wide variety of new and used items; food will be provided as well. Proceeds are used towards community service at the Harding Grange, 21552 S. Fischers Mill Road. For info, call 503-631-2012.

MAD SCIENCE: Children age 5 and up are invited to discover the awesome power of science with dazzling experiments and magic tricks at 11:30 a.m. at Ardenwald Elementary School, 8950 S.E. 36th St., Milwaukie.

AUDIO BOOKS WORKSHOP: The Happy Valley Library, 13793 S.E. Sieben Park Way, will hold a workshop from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to help people utilize audiobooks.

WILLS, TRUSTS AND THE OREGON PROBATE PROCESS: Join Milwaukie attorneys Trina Montalban and Michelle Sugahiro as they present information on the pros and cons of wills and trusts from 10 a.m. to noon at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Free, but registration is required; call 503-653-8100.

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

LIBRARY BIRTHDAY: Celebrate the Oregon City Public Library on its 105th birthday.

HERITAGE DINNER: The Friends of Dr. John McLoughlin Heritage Society annual dinner will take place at 6 p.m. at the Waverly Country Club, 1100 S.E. Waverly Drive, Portland. RSVP by calling 503-650-6805.

Friday, June 22

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: The Milwaukie Center will honor couples who have been together for 50 years or more at 11 a.m. Events include a gourmet lunch, live music and dancing. Free, but call 503-794-8092 to reserve a space.

BOOK SALE: The Friends of Ledding Library Book Sale will take place from 9 a.m. –to 4 p.m. today, tomorrow and Sunday in the Waldorf School gymnasium, 2300 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. Everything is 50 cents to $2 unless otherwise marked; Saturday everything is 50 percent off and Sunday books are $5 a bag.

OREGON CITY HERITAGE DAYS: Commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow; start at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City, and then move on to other historic sites in the city. Free. For more information call 503-655-0385 or 503-657-9336.

TEEN TRIVIA NIGHT: Teens are invited to this activity from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth.

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

Saturday, June 23

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.

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 30.

STREET MINISTRY: The Father's Heart Street Ministry, 603 12th St., Oregon City, will hold a 6 p.m. $25 benefit dinner followed by a silent auction. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 503-722-9780 or visit thfhstreetministry.com.

CERT PRESENTATION: Learn more about how to help your neighbors during a crisis at this presentation at 10 a.m. at Creator Lutheran Church, 13250 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Clackamas.

Sunday, June 24

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.

Monday, June 25

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.

YOGA & WELLNESS STORYTIME: Babies up to age 2 are invited to this event at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Class is free and will be taught by Elk Rock Wellness. Bring a mat.

BABY SIGN LANGUAGE STORYTIME: Join Christina from the Portland Early Learning Project for 30 minutes of songs and sign language designed just for the littlest learners from 1 to 1:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

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

BRAIN GAMES: This group meets from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive.

Tuesday, June 26

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

PINTS FROM THE PAST: George Kramer will make a presentation on T.W. Sullivan and the industrial heritage of Willamette Falls from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Midway Historic Public House, 1003 Seventh St., Oregon City.

Wednesday, June 27

BOOK CLUB: The Ledding Book Club will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Library Fiction Room. This month the group will discuss "Between the World and Me," by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Neighborhood meetings

BARCLAY HILLS: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, St. John the Apostle Cemetery, 445 Warner Road, Oregon City.

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.

CAUFIELD: 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, Oregon City School District's Bus Barn, 14551 Meyers 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..

GAFFNEY LANE: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, Meadows Courtyard, 13637 Garden Meadow Drive, Oregon City.

HECTOR CAMPBELL: 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 S.E. Harrison St.

HISTORIC MILWAUKIE: 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, Libbie's Restaurant, 11056 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie.

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..

McLOUGHLIN: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5, Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St.

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..

TWO RIVERS: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, Best Western Rivershore, 1900 Clackamette Drive, Oregon City.

Arts

Wednesday, June 20

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.

ADULT WRITING GROUP: All adult writers are invited to join Do You Feel A Draft?, which meets at 5 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st.

FAMILY CONCERT SERIES: Listen to Red Yarn and a troupe of barnyard animals prepare for a big dance from 11 a.m. to noon at the Oregon City Library Park.

MILWAUKIE POETRY SERIES: Judith Arcana will read from her new poetry collection from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.

ART LAB: Kids, adults and families are invited to experience art projects from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Oregon City Library. This week's project: Silhouettes in the style of Aaron Douglas.

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, June 21

MAKEY MAKEY MUSIC: Teens are invited to use technology to make music at this workshop from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Oregon City Public Library Community Room, 606 John Adams St.

BEADING GROUP: This group for adults takes place from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Ledding Library Fiction Room, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie.

Friday, June 22

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.

BALLET PERFORMANCE: Abernethy Performing Arts presents "The Goblin Market" at 7 p.m. tonight and at 3 p.m. tomorrow at West Linn High School, 5464 W. A St. For more information, visit apadancetheater.com.

Saturday, June 23

PATRIOTIC PAPER CRAFT: Create a fun and festive patriotic craft in time for Independence Day from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. No experience necessary, and all supplies are provided. Class fills quickly, so preregister by calling the library at 503-655-8543.

Sunday, June 24

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.

Monday, June 25

FREE DANCE CLASS: Learn American-style tango and cha cha cha in this free workshop from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and then sign up for the class at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City.

Tuesday, June 26

TEEN MAKERSPACE: Teens in grades six to 12 are invited to drop in between noon and 3 p.m. at the Gladstone Library to use any materials to spark creativity.

Wednesday, June 27

FAMILY CONCERT SERIES: Chuck Cheesman's "Dancing With No Shoes On!" musical performance will have the whole family singing, dancing, and making strange noises from 11 a.m. to noon in the park adjacent to the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

BOOK CLUB: The Ledding Book Club will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Library Fiction Room. This month the group will discuss "Between the World and Me," by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

ART LAB: Kids, adults and families are invited to experience art projects from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Oregon City Library. This week's project: Painting in the style of Wassily Kandinski.

Ongoing

STORYTIMES: The Gladstone Library hosts three different storytimes, at 135 E. Dartmouth. Toddler Storytime takes place at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays; Baby Storytime takes place at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays; and All Ages Storytime takes place at 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays.

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.. See new website for hours, dates, location and history: mcloughlinhouse.org.

HOLMES HOUSE: The historic 1847 Holmes House, nicknamed the Rose Farm, is open for the summer season noon to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 15. The Rose Farm is located 536 Holmes Lane, at the corner of Holmes Lane and Rilance Lane in Oregon City. For history, hours, location and events, visit mcloughlinhouse.org.

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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