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

Wednesday, Aug. 29

DONATE BLOOD: From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Oregon DHS Office, 16440 S.E. 82nd Drive, Clackamas. Make an appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

DONATE BLOOD: From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 3200 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. Make an appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

CITIZENSHIP (ESL) CLASS: Lutheran Community Services Northwest offers free 12-week citizenship classes from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 26 at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

Thursday, Aug. 30

CYBER SECURITY: Nationally recognized cyber security authority Kristy Cook is presenting "Are You Sure You're CyberSecure" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive. Cost to attend is $15 and includes a full buffet lunch catered by Sugar Street Bistro. For more information, contact the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce at 814-933-1408 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DONATE BLOOD: From 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. John the Apostle Church, 516 5th St., Oregon City. Make an appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

Friday, Aug. 31

DONATE BLOOD: From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Baskin-Robbins, 19510 S.E. McLouglin Blvd., Gladstone. Make an appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

DONATE BLOOD: From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Oregon DHS Office, 16440 S.E. 82nd Drive, Clackamas. Make an appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

Saturday, Sept. 1

LET'S LEGO: Children age 5 and up are invited to play with Legos from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

OREGON CITY FARMERS MARKET: The Oregon City Farmers Market, 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.

Sunday, Sept. 2

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, Sept. 3

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.

YOUTH SERVICES VACATION: The Oregon City Library's Youth Services Programming will take a break through Sept. 3.

BETTER BREATHERS CLUB: Those who have been diagnosed with COPD or another chronic lung disease are encouraged to attend 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..

Wednesday, Sept. 5

CCC's free Boots to Business course will be at Harmony West, 7726 S.E. Harmony Road, unincorporated Milwaukie.BOOTS TO BUSINESS: Fom 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., veterans are invited to attend a free Boots to Business Reboot course and networking event in Room 130 of Clackamas Community College's Harmony West, 7726 SE Harmony Road, Milwaukie.

CITIZENSHIP (ESL) CLASS: Lutheran Community Services Northwest offers free 12-week citizenship classes from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 26 at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

Thursday, Sept. 6

PARENTS, TEENS & COPS: The Oregon City Police Department in partnership with Oregon City High School will host this free conversation about teens and motor vehicles from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the OCHS Auditorium.

BOOK CLUB: The Elevated Readers Book Club will meet from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St., to discuss Celeste Ng's "Little Fires Everywhere." All are welcome.

Friday, Sept. 7

SHOC GOLF TOURNAMENT: The SHOC Foundation's 10th annual Drive Out Ovarian Cancer Golf Tournament takes place starting at 7:45 a.m. at Langdon Farms Golf Club, 24377 N.E. Airport Road, Aurora. Visit shocfoundation.org for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 8

CHILI COOKOFF: Starting at 4 p.m., Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes will host its inaugural Five-Alarm Chili Cook-Off at 11667 S.E. Stevents Road, unincorporated Happy Valley. Proceeds from the event will benefit three local first responder organizations — Oregon Fallen Badge, Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association and Oregon Service Member Relief Fund. To register and get details, visit sunnysidechimes.com/chili.

CLACKAMAS COUNTY ON TAP & UNCORKED: This event will feature over 30 local wineries, breweries and distilleries in North Clackamas, along with food carts and lively entertainment. Entry is $15 and includes a souvenir tasting glass. This event, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., will take place at Sara Hite Memorial Rose Garden, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie; it benefits Meals on Wheels in North Clackamas. Discounted pre-sale tickets available at ClackOnTap.

Neighborhood meetings

BARCLAY HILLS: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, St. John the Apostle Cemetery, 445 Warner Road, Oregon City.

BEAVERCREEK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 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, Sept. 4, 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..

CANEMAH: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, Oregon City Police Department, 320 Warner Milne Road.

EAGLE CREEK-BARTON: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 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..

FIRWOOD: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 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, Sept. 13, Meadows Courtyard, 13637 Garden Meadow Drive, Oregon City.

HECTOR CAMPBELL: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 S.E. Harrison St.

ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.

JENNINGS LODGE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, Church of 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, Sept. 12, Milwaukie Station Food Cart Pod, 11301 S.E. 21st Ave.

LEWELLING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.

LINWOOD: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, Linwood Elementary School, 11909 S.E. Linwood Ave., Milwaukie.

MCLOUGHLIN: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, Carnegie Library Community Room, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City.

OAK GROVE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 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, Sept. 15, 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..

STAFFORD-TUALATIN VALLEY: 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, Stafford Primary School, 19875 S.W. Stafford Road, West Linn.

Arts

Wednesday, Aug. 29

LEWELLING CONCERTS: Enjoy concerts at 6:30 p.m. at Ball-Michel Park, 9781 S.E. Stanley Ave., Milwaukie. Tonight's entertainment: The Get Ahead.

CLACKAMAS ARTS ALLIANCE ART ON DISPLAY: See the work of Clackamas County artists at various locations. Genny Entezari's work will be at the Public Services Building in Oregon City through Sept. 4; the art of both Nina Bradford and Cheryl Butterfield will be at the Development Services Building through Sept. 13. Artists from North Clackamas Christian School will show their work through Oct. 4 at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center, while Miriam Selby's work will be at Providence Milwaukie Hospital through Oct. 3. See Leland John's artwork at the Clackamas Federal Credit Union through Sept. 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.

ART EXHIBIT: See the work of Tobi Piatek and Wendy Avner through Oct. 11 and Ruth Armitage through Oct. 10 at the Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. All art curated by the Clackamas County Arts Alliance.

Thursday, Aug. 30

ARDENWALD CONCERTS: All are invited to these concerts at 7 p.m. at Ardenwald Park, 3637 S.E. Roswell St., Milwaukie. Tonight's entertainment: Steve Hale & the Super Soul Heros.

Friday, Aug. 31

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.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

DO YOU FEEL A DRAFT?: This adult writing group meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every first and third Wednesday at the Oregon City Library. Also Sept. 19.

ART LAB: Families are invited to explore the art world from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St. Today's inspiration: Painted leaf prints.

Thursday, Sept. 6

LIVE THEATER: Clackamas Repertory Theatre's final play, "Ripcord," opens tonight and continues through Sept. 30 at the Osterman Theater, on campus at CCC at 19600 S. Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. For more info, call 503-594-6047 or visit clackamasrep.org.

Friday, Sept. 7

CABaRET: Concert features musical theater performers Sarah DeGrave, Cassi Q. Kohl and Caitlin Brooke, with accompaniment by Mont Chris Hubbard. Tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door of Chapel Theater, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. More information at chapeltheatremilwaukie.com.

Ongoing

LEDDING CLOSURE: The Ledding Library will close Monday, Sept. 24, for three weeks in order to move. The library will reopen in mid-October at the temporary location: 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie. Contact phone numbers will remain the same.

RIVER CLEANUP: Plan ahead and register now for the Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas on Sept. 9. To register, visit welovecleanrivers.org/clackamas-down-the-river-clean-up-sep/volunteer.

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.

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 and Barclay houses are 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.. Visit mcloughlinhouse.org for hours, dates, location and history.

HOLMES HOUSE: The historic 1847 Holmes House, nicknamed the Rose Farm, is open for the summer season from noon to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 15. The Rose Farm is located at 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.

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.

GOLF TOURNAMENT: Your tax-deductible $65 donation must be paid in advance to attend the sixth-annual Fred Jossi Invitational Golf Tournament on Sept. 8 benefiting the American Legion Post 180. For more information, contact Mike Lueck at 503-576-0009 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CURE: This organization that seeks to help people with incarcerated family members meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month (except the second Monday in September) at Abundant Life Church, 17241 S.E. Hemrich Road, Damascus. For more information, leave a message for Will Timberman at 503-757-7762 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DANCE LESSONS: Weekly lessons, $6 at the door, are held Sundays, starting Sept. 16 at 10666 S.E. 42nd Ave., Milwaukie. From 3 to 4:30 p.m. choreographed ballroom lessons; from 5 to 6:30 p.m. modern team dancing. More info at sites.google.com/site/rivercitydancers/lessons.

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