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

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.

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.

Thursday, June 28

EARLY-STAGE MEMORY SUPPORT GROUP: Learn more about early-stage dementia or Alzheimer's at this event from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive.

THRILLING THURSDAY: A free lunch will be served for children up to age 18 from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. and then all are invited to see a performance of Japanese Taiko from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

BOARD GAME CONNECTION: Connect with friends over board games from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Happy Valley Library, 13793 S.E. Sieben Park Way.

REPTILE MAN: Ages 1 to 18 are invited to have a free lunch and then learn about real snakes, turtles and lizards from noon to 1 p.m. in the Ardenwald Elementary School cafeteria, 8950 S.E. 36th St., Milwaukie.

Friday, June 29

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

Saturday, June 30

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.

Sunday, July 1

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, July 2

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.

BREATHERS CLUB: Those who have been diagnosed with COPD or another chronic lung disease are encouraged to attend the free meeting of the American Lung Association's Better Breathers Club at 3 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at Kaiser Sunnyside Campus / Sunnybrook Medical Office, 9900 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Clackamas. For more info, contact Kathy Thurow, Better Breathers Club Facilitator, at 503-571-2282 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also Aug. 6.

Wednesday, July 4

FIREWORKS: Celebrate the Fourth of July at dusk at Happy Valley Park, 13770 S.E. Ridgecrest.

Thursday, July 5

BOOK CLUB: The Elevated Readers Book Club will meet from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at the Oregon City Library to discuss Douglas Preston's "Lost City of the Monkey God."

BOOK GROUP: Join the Daylight Book Group in discussing "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena" by Anthony Mara at 11 a.m. at the Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie.

Friday, July 6

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.

Saturday, July 7

ERMATINGER HOUSE: Celebrate the grand opening of PHOTO COURTESY: CITY OF OC - Ermatinger Housethe Ermatinger House from noon to 4 p.m. at 619 Sixth St., Oregon City.

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..

BORING: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, Boring Fire Station on Highway 212. Call 503-502-5837 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FIRWOOD: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, Dover/Firwood Fire Station, 24545 S.E. Firwood Road, unincorporated Sandy. 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 28

UKULELE LESSONS: Ukulele teacher Cinda Johnson will teach kids and teens ukulele basics from 3 to 3:45 p.m. for children and 4 to 4:45 p.m. for teens at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St. Some ukes will be available, but participants are urged to bring their own uke to the event.

UKULELE WORKSHOP: Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel will lead Intro to Jazz Ukulele from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive; cost is $30. To sign up for this course, visit cheemaisel.com/portland-workshops. For more info, call the Milwaukie Center at 503-653-8100.

LIVE THEATER: Clackamas Repertory Theatre presents "Sense and Sensibility" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, June 28-July 22 in the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Purchase tickets at clackamasrep.org or call 503-594-6047.

TEEN CRAFTING: Teens who have finished grades six to 12 are invited to make customized buttons and earbuds from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

Friday, June 29

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 30

LOCAL AUTHOR EVENT: Willy Vlautin, author of "Northline," "The Free," "The Motel Life" and "Lean on Pete" will discuss his work at 3 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

Tuesday, July 3

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.

Thursday, July 5

SING-ALONG: The Oregon City Library will hold a "Hamilton" Sing-A-Long at 2:30 p.m.

Friday, July 6

FIRST FRIDAY: Enjoy art, food and music at Milwaukie's First Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Milwaukie. Tonight's musical entertainment will be provided by the Seymour Band, starting at 6:30 p.m. across from City Hall on Main Street.

FIRST FRIDAY POETRY: This event will take place at 6 p.m. at St John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 2036 S.E. Jefferson St., Milwaukie.

Saturday, July 14

NCP GALA: Plan ahead to support Milwaukie's own New Century Players at this cabaret fundraising gala at 7 p.m. in the Rose Villa Performing Arts Center, 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove. Tickets are $25 and include wine, appetizers and dessert. Call 503-367-2620 or visit newcenturyplayers.org.

Ongoing

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