Wednesday, Sept. 5
BOOTS TO BUSINESS: From 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 S.E. Harmony Road, Milwaukie.
DANCE LESSONS: Join the fun and square dance with the Bachelor 'n' Bachelorettes every Wednesday evening starting 7:30 p.m. at the Abernethy Grange in Oregon City. Lessons start Wednesday, Sept. 5. For more info, call Patricia at 503-829-8529.
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.
BOOK GROUP: Daylight Book Group will meet from 11 a.m. to noon in the Ledding Library Fiction Room, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie. This month the book group will discuss "The Sympathizer: A Novel," by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
READ TO THE DOG: Children are invited to read to a therapy dog from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ledding Library. Call 503-786-7588 to sign up for a 15-minute session. No program on Sept. 27.
FREE FINANCIAL EDUCATION CLASS: Participants will learn the importance of maintaining strong credit, how to check one's credit report and score, and how to improve them from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Worksource Clackamas, 506 High St., Oregon City.
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.
BOOK BOOTH: The Friends of the Ledding Library will host a book booth from 5 to 8 p.m. at Milwaukie City Hall, 10722 S.E. Main St., during Milwaukie's First Friday. The booth will sell lightly used books, magazines, DVDs and CDs.
TEEN ADVISORY GROUP: Teens are invited to be part of this group that plans programs for teens at 4 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.
PRESCHOOL YOGA: A yoga class for ages 3 to 5 will be taught by Wild Heart Kids Yoga instructor Tiffany Chapman at 10:30 a.m. at the Ledding Library.
FAMILY STORYTIME: Children age 2 and up and their families are invited to join this event at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S. E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Also Sept. 14, Sept. 21 and Sept. 28.
MILWAUKIE FIRST FRIDAY: Enjoy activities, art and food booths from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Milwaukie.
ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS: This panel discussion will cover the ins and outs of ADUs. It takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. Free.
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. Stevens 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 the Sara Hite Memorial Rose Garden, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie. It benefits Meals on Wheels in North Clackamas. Discounted presale tickets available at ClackOnTap.com.
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.
SATURDAY STORYTIME: All are invited to this activity at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also Sept. 15, Sept. 22 and Sept. 29.
READ TO THE DOGS: Ages 3 to 12 are invited to read to a trained therapy dog at 3:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library. Also at 1 p.m. Sept. 21.
BEYOND CRAYONS: Adults are invited to relax and socialize with other adults from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library.
LEGO CLUB: Ages 5 and up are invited to play Legos at 2 p.m. at the Ledding Library.
PROMOTING EQUITY: The American Association of University Women will hear Barbara Ramirez Spencer speak on "The Oregon Commission for Women: Working to Promote Equity for Women and Girls in Oregon" at 10 a.m. at Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St., Lake Oswego. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets needed.
PEACE WALK: The Milwaukie and Gladstone/Oak Lodge Rotary clubs' 5/10K Walk for Peace begins at 10 a.m. at the last stop of the MAX Orange Line at the northwest corner of Park Avenue and McLoughlin Boulevard. Suggested tax-deductible donation $3. For more information, call David Potts at 503-659-5588.
LEGO LAB: All ages are invited to this event from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.
Sunday, Sept. 9
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.
SEED SWAP: The Fall Ledding Seed Swap will take place from noon to 2 p.m. in the Ledding Library Fiction Room, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie. This seed swap provides a time and place where community members can offer seeds for trade or simply give away surplus seeds.
RIVER CLEANUP: The Down the River Clean Up on the Clackamas takes place today. To register, visit welovecleanrivers.org/clackamas-down-the-river-clean-up-sep/volunteer.
Monday, Sept. 10
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.
BRAIN GAMES AND TRIVIA: This interactive class exercises the "mental muscle." It takes place from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the Milwaukie Center. Also Sept. 24.
BABY SIGN LANGUAGE: Babies up to 18 months are invited to this sign language and singing class at 1 p.m. at the Ledding Library.
BABY SIGN LANGUAGE: This event, for children up to age 2 will be led by Christina, a licensed speech and language pathologist and early childhood specialist. It takes place at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also Sept. 24.
Tuesday, Sept. 11
BOOK BUDDIES: This book group for ages 7 to 9 will take place at 4 p.m. at the Ledding Library. The group will read books nominated for this year's Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award.
PATRIOT DAY REMEMBRANCE: All are welcome to this event that honors victims of 9/11 and the dedicated firefighters who risk their lives every day. It takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Circle of Honor at the Red Soils Complex, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City.
Wednesday, Sept. 12
GOLF FUNDRAISER: The Clackamas Sunrise Rotary's 11th annual Golf Scramble is today at the Eastmoreland Public Golf Course. To sign up or sponsor, visit clackamassunriserotary.org.
CAREER WORKSHOPS: Northwest Family Services can help job seekers with all aspects of a job search. The workshops take place from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Also Sept. 13.
KNOW THE 10 SIGNS: Learn about memory loss at this workshop with the Alzheimer's Association from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Pioneer Community Center. RSVP to the association at 800-272-3900.
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT STORYTIME: Children up to age 5 are invited to this event from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to this event at 10:15 a.m. Fridays at the Oregon City Library.
Thursday, Sept. 13
BIKE NIGHTS: Latus Motors and the city of Gladstone host the final bike night of the year from 7 to 9 p.m. Portland Avenue will be blocked off between Dartmouth and Berkeley streets. Food, live music, vendors, raffles and beer garden. For details visit latus-hd.com or call 844-232-4769.
Saturday, Sept. 15
BARCLAY HILLS: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, St. John the Apostle Cemetery, 445 Warner Road, Oregon City.
BIRDSHILL: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Forest Hills Elementary School, Room 10, 1133 Andrews Road, Lake Oswego. Visit sites.google.com/site/mtbh1904sep.
CANEMAH: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, Oregon City Police Department, 320 Warner Milne Road.
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.
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: Candidates forum 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, Carnegie Library Community Room, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City.
STAFFORD-TUALATIN VALLEY: 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, Stafford Primary School, 19875 S.W. Stafford Road, West Linn.
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.
CLACKAMAS ARTS ALLIANCE WORKS ON DISPLAY: See the work of Clackamas County artists at various locations. 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.
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.
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, 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
FIRST FRIDAY ART: To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Milwaukie City Hall, the Milwaukie Arts Committee has assembled an exhibition of local talent, including art by Marla Baggetta, Nanette Wallace, Joe Riso, Ron Rasch, Dan Harrel, Davis Graveyard, Gary Michael, Monika Kralicek, Rob Campbell, Mark Hansen, June Piety, Kathy Conrad, Roxy Coleman, Val Hubbard, Wilda Parks and many others. City Hall will also celebrate new art unveiled in their onsite Sculpture Garden. The event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. at city hall, 10722 S.E. Main St.
FIRST FRIDAY MUSIC: Enjoy the music of the School of Rock at 6:30 p.m. on the live music stage across from Milwaukie City Hall on Main St.
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.
POETRY SERIES: The Milwaukie Poetry Series First Friday Open Mic, hosted by the Milwaukie Poetry Series and St. John the Evangelist, will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room at St. John the Evangelist 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, Sept. 8
VICTORIAN CRAFT DEMO: Learn to do Lucet, a technique for making cord or braid from noon to 3 p.m. at the McLoughlin House, 713 Center St., Oregon City. Free; all materials are supplied.
Monday, Sept. 10
POLKA WORKSHOP: Be ready for Oktoberfest. This workshop takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Cost is $5 for North Clackamas residents and $8 for non-residents. Call 503-794-8092 to register. Also from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Wednesday, Sept. 12
POETRY SERIES: The Milwaukie Poetry Series presents Paul Merchant from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. Merchant is a 2007 Oregon Book Awards finalist.
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: paper pixel collages.
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.
STORYTIMES: The Gladstone Library hosts three different storytimes, at 135 E. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.