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

Community

Wednesday, July 4

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

HOLIDAY BARBECUE: The Gladstone Police and Fire Departments will hold a free community barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. at Max Patterson Park, 400 E. Exeter St., in Gladstone.

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.

TEEN ADVISORY GROUP: Make a difference as part of this group that meets at 4 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

Saturday, July 7

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.

GRAND OPENING: The Ermatinger House grand opening festivities will include live music and the debut of Ermatinger Ale by Coin Toss Brewing from noon to 4 p.m. This 1843 house was the site of the coin toss between Francis W. Pettygrove and Asa Lovejoy to decide the naming of Portland and is one of the oldest surviving homes in Oregon. More info at orcity.org/communityservices/ermatinger-house-grand-opening.

CELEBRATION: Today's noon to 4 p.m. opening of the Holmes House at the Rose Farm will feature a celebration of the 242th birthday of the United States, and a display and talk about period firearms.

Sunday, July 8

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, July 9

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.

PATTERSON PARK: Supervised activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Max Patterson Park, 400 E. Exeter St., Gladstone. Today's activity: Jumbo otter pops, 50 cents.

Tuesday, July 10

WILL WORKSHOP: The Oregon City Library will host "A Will is not Enough" from noon to 1:30 p.m.

FAMILY/PEER SUPPORT: This NAMI support group meets from 6 to 9 p.m. at Oregon City Evangelical Church, 1024 Linn Ave.

STORY SONG: Children are invited to this event which mixes storytelling with music at 3 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

PATTERSON PARK: Supervised activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Max Patterson Park, 400 E. Exeter St., Gladstone. Today's activity: Fire safety day — free.

Wednesday, July 11

PATTERSON PARK: Supervised activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Max Patterson Park, 400 E. Exeter St., Gladstone. Today's activity: Sno-cone day, 50 cents.

FAMILY MOVIE SERIES: See a free family movie at 6 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St. A list of movies is on the library website at ci.gladstone.or.us/library. Also July 18 and 25.

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, July 25, 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..

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, July 25, 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..

RHODODENDRON: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 21, Resort at the Mountain, 68010 E. Fairway Ave., Welches. 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

Thursday, July 5

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.

LIVE THEATER: Clackamas Repertory Theatre presents "Sense and Sensibility" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, July 5-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 ZONE: Teens who have finished grades six to 12 are invited to a "Hamilton" sing-along and trivia at 2:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

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.

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, July 7

ZINE WORKSHOP: DIY Zines takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. every first Saturday at the Oregon City Library.

Tuesday, July 10

AUDITION NOTICE: New Century Players will hold auditions for "Not About Heroes," from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Rex Putnam High School, 4950 S.E. Roethe Road, Milwaukie. Needed are two male actors, one age 20 to 30 and another 55 and over. For an audition slot, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..?

Wednesday, July 11

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.

BEADING GROUP: An open beading group led by Connie Parker will meet at 6 p.m. in the Ledding Library Fiction Room, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie.

FAMILY CONCERT SERIES: Families are invited to listen to this event at 11 a.m. at the Oregon City Library Park. Today's entertainment: Greta Pedersen.

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: Clay sculptures in the style of Degas.

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.

CRAFT DEMO: At the McLoughlin/Barclay House Complex on Center Street in Oregon City, a noon to 3 p.m. Victorian craft demonstration will show you how to make nature prints. Event and all supplies furnished free.

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.

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