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

Community

Wednesday, June 13

CONGESTION PRICING: At 7 p.m. at the Rose Villa Performing Arts Center 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove, local neighborhood leaders invite you to a community forum with Judith Gray, value-pricing project manager for ODOT, about the tolling options being considered and answer your questions.

FLAG WEEK: Through Friday, June 15, you can receive a new, free American flag in exchange for your worn-out or used flags. The flag exchange is limited to the supply of flags, and reservations are available. American Legion Post 180 plans a ceremonial disposal of the retired flags at a later date. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Homewood Heights, 17999 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove. To reserve your flag in advance, call Melody Heuer at 503-659-6600.

HISTORY TALK: See the first installment of the new lecture series, "Murdock Talks," with "The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett: Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California," presented by author and retired journalist Gregory R. Nokes at 7 p.m. at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 221 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City.

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.

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 poster for librariesSUMMER 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 orcity.org/library/adult-summer-reading-program or 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 14

WORKSOURCE CAREER WORKSHOP: Northwest Family Services can help with all aspects of a job search from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

Friday, June 15

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

FREE SALSA WORKSHOP: Try out this Latin dance at this free workshop from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, and then register for the class, Fridays, July 6 to Aug. 31. Sign up online ncprd.com, or call 503-794-8092.

Saturday, June 16

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 23 and 30.

TUMWATA LECTURE SERIES: Four free Oregon history lectures will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the End of the Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. The event is organized by the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde; speakers include Greg Archuleta, Virginia Butler, Stephen Dow Beckham and David Harrelson. For more information, call 503-657-9336 or visit historicoregoncity.org.

SPRING FLING - ROTARY FUNDRAISER: The Milwaukie/Portland Elks Lodge #142, 13121 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove, will host this dance and silent auction from 7 to 10 p.m. It is a benefit for children; tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. For information, call Judy at 541-280-3415.

PUPPY TALES: Children in kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to read to a dog from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Call 503-655-8543 to reserve a 15-minute spot.

BENEFIT FOR FOSTER KIDS: CASA of Clackamas County presents "Tractors, Trucks & Teddy Bears," a free, outdoor benefit concert to help local foster children featuring the Aspen Meadow Band. The event takes place a 3 p.m. at 24232 S. Upper Highland Road, Colton.

SUMMER READING PARTY: Sign up for the summer reading program from noon to 4 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth, and get a free book; enjoy refreshments and face painting as well.

TOUCH-A-TRUCK: Children and families are invited to kick off the summer reading program by getting close to a fire truck, SWAT vehicle and a TV inspection truck from 10 a.m. to noon at the Oregon City Library Park, 606 John Adams St.

GOLF FUNDRAISER: The Tyrone Snowden Woods Wrestling Foundation will host its second annual Tyrone S. Woods Golf Classic at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City. For more info and registration forms, go to tyronewoodswrestlingfoundation.org. To register by phone, call Cheryl Bennett at 503-632-1987 or Jeff Erickson at 503-518-4653.

ANNUAL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: This annual dinner and silent auction take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Beavercreek UCC, "The Ten O'Clock Church," 23345 S. Beavercreek Road, Beavercreek.

Sunday, June 17

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.

Monday, June 18

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.

CREATURE FEATURE: This live interactive, educational reptile program will take place at from 10 to 11 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. at the Gladstone Center for Children and Families, 18905 Portland Ave.

YOGA & WELLNESS STORYTIME: This free event for children up to age 2 takes place at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Bring a mat or towel.

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: Join the group for an evening of adventure at 4:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth.

Tuesday, June 19

RIVERS EAST VILLAGE: All who are interested in helping neighbors stay in their homes as they age are welcome to come to an informational meeting at 10:30 a.m. at Clackamas Fire District #4, Community Room, 6600 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie.

TEEN BOOK BOOK: Age 10 and up are invited to this book group for young teens at 4:30 p.m. at the Milwaukie Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie. Call 503-786-7580 for more info.

SENIOR LAW: Volunteer elder law attorneys provide up to a half-hour consultation on senior legal issues. Free, but appointments are necessary; 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. Also June 26.

BOOK GROUP: Join the Rock Readers Book Club at 6:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Library. Books may be checked out at the information desk.

UNDERSTANDING MEDICINES: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oregon Care Partners will host a free class titled "Understanding Medicines in Older Adults: Care Team Principles" designed to help anyone who cares for an aging Oregonian learn more about quality improvement strategies, thanks to funding from the state of Oregon and partnerships with the Alzheimer's Association and Oregon Health Care Association at Courtyard by Marriott, 9300 S.E. Sunnybrook Blvd., Clackamas.

FREE SHRED EVENT: Community members are provided with a safe and secure resource to shred their confidential documents on-site. Bring unwanted or expired medications for proper disposal. Syringes, aerosol cans and liquids not accepted. This event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive.

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.

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..

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..

Arts

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.

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 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.

Friday, June 15

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 15 and for 12:30 p.m. shows June 16 at the Beavercreek Grange, 22041 S. Kamrath Road. More information at occtheatre.org.

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.

Saturday, June 16

KRAYON KIDS: Help support Krayon Kids Elite Travel Troupe at this benefit show at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Barclay Theater, 817 12th St., Oregon City. Visit Krayonkids.org for more information or call 503-656-6099.

CHILDREN'S THEATER: "Wing It," Clackamas Repertory Theatre's popular interactive series for children and families returns with a new show at 10:30 a.m. in the Osterman Theatre on the campus of Clackamas Community College in Oregon City. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

LOCAL AUTHOR EVENT: Meet local author Keith Rosson at 2 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St. He is the author of "The Mercy of the Tide," a novel set in Oregon that blends horror and alternative history in an exploration of loss and grief, and "Smoke City."

Sunday, June 17

HEARTSTRINGS MUSICAL DUO: Enjoy Oregon Trail era music on historically-accurate instruments, courtesy of local musicians Nancy and Rob Downie from 1 to 2 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. Free with admission: $11 adult / $9 senior / $7 children. For more information, call 503-657-9336 or visit historicoregoncity.org.

Wednesday, June 20

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.

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 OC 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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