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

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.

Thursday, July 12

GREAT AMERICAN BARBECUE: This event takes place from noon to 1 p.m. in the North Clackamas Park picnic shelter at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. The cost is $3 for those 60 and older; $5 for those under 60. Entertainment will be provided by Mark Cash and Chihuahua Desert, with a special performance by the Westernaires Line Dance Team. Ice cream will be provided by Umpqua Bank. All proceeds benefit the Meals on Wheels program. For more information or to make a reservation, call 503-654-3030 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

TEEN DUEL: The Oregon City Library will host "I Challenge You to a Duel" for teens from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The famous Hamilton-Burr duel will be recreated using water balloons in the OC Library Park.

Friday, July 13

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: Pinwheel Craft, 50 cents.

SUPER SMASH BROS. TOURNEY: Teens are invited to battle it out from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

Saturday, July 14

FOREST DAY: Volunteers are needed for Hopkins Community Forest Day from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 16750 S. Brockway Road, Oregon City. For more info, visit demonstrationforest.org. RSVP to the website; lunch is provided at 12:30 p.m.

OREGON CITY REPAIR FAIR: Repair fairs bring volunteers with "fixing" skills to help others fix broken items. This one takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oregon City Farmers Market.

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.

9K FOR K9: Milwaukie Public Safety Foundation invites the public to help raise funds for the Milwaukie Vest Project for area police dogs. Find details about the benefit walk at 9KforK9.com.

BIKE NIGHT: Latus Motors will host this activity from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, through Sept. 13, on Portland Avenue between Dartmouth and Berkeley streets in Gladstone. For details, visit latus-hd.com or call 844-232-4769.

FIRST CITY FESTIVAL: This open-air festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Oregon City. It features music, food booths, arts and crafts and more.

CLACKAMAS BOOKSHELF: The nonprofit dedicated to providing books to all county schoolchildren will sell its entire stock of books for 10 cents each from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kraxberger Middle School in Gladstone.

Sunday, July 15

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 16

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: Dream Catcher Craft, 50 cents.

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: Join the group for an afternoon of adventure at 4:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Library.

MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP: This workshop, which will focus on breathing techniques and meditation to relax the mind and promote deep rest, takes place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

Tuesday, July 17

BOOK CLUB: The Rock Readers Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Library; books can be checked out at the information desk.

Wednesday, July 18

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

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 25.

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: Rootbeer Float Day, $1.

BOOK CLUB: The Milwaukie/Sellwood Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. in the Ledding Library Fiction Room, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie, to discuss "The Princess Bride," by William Goldman. Send an email to join the club at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, July 22

RETIREMENT PARTY: Tri-City Baptist Temple invites the public to help honor Dr. Ken and JoAnn McCormick in celebration of their 45th anniversary, as well as their retirement, at a unified 10:30 a.m. service. At 6 p.m., the church will celebrate again and have time for reflection and honoring them. If you have questions, call 503-655-9326 or check tcbt.org.

Neighborhood meetings

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.

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

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.

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 the 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 the Clackamas County Arts Alliance.

Thursday, July 12

LIVE THEATER: Clackamas Repertory Theatre presents "Sense and Sensibility" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, July 12-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.

PORTLAND OPERA: Members of the Portland Opera will perform selections from child-friendly operas at noon at the Gladstone Center for Children and Families, 18905 Portland Ave.

Friday, July 13

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 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, 713 Center St., 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. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit mcloughlinhouse.org

Sunday, July 15

HEARTSTRINGS MUSICAL DUO: Enjoy Oregon Trail era music on historically-accurate instruments from 1 to 2 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. For more information, call 503-657-9336 or visit historicoregoncity.org.

LOCAL LIVE MUSIC: Listen to famed blues harp player Arthur "Fresh Air" Moore from 6 to 9 p.m. at Vinyl Tap Bar and Grill, 2099 S.E. Oak Grove Blvd., Oak Grove.

LIVE MUSIC: Susannah Mars and Merideth Kaye Clark will perform the hits of Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland in "Happy Days are Here Again," a concert to be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Osterman Theatre on the campus of Clackamas Community College in Oregon City. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at ClackamasRep.org or by calling 503-594-6047.

Tuesday, Jul 17

UKULELES: Learn how to play the ukulele with Cinda Johnson at 1 p.m. at the Oregon City Library. Registration is required for this program; register by calling 503-657-8269, ext. 1017.

Wednesday, July 18

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Join Hula Halau Ohana Holo 'Oko 'A for an hour of authentic Hawaiian hula dancing and music from 11 a.m. to noon in the OC Library Park.

Ongoing

SUMMER CAMP: Aug. 6-10 Milwaukie Lutheran Church, 3810 S.E. Lake Road, will have a free Day Camp for kindergarten through sixth-graders, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday. For information about the camp featuring games, singing, storytelling, snacks, lunch, arts/crafts and more, call 503-653-0250.

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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