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

Wednesday, Sept. 19

COFFEE WITH A COUNCILOR: Meet with a Gladstone City Council member to discuss concerns about the city at 6:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave.

WILLAMETTE FALLS WINERIES: Author Barbara Randall exposes the roots of Willamette Valley winemaking at 7 p.m. at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City.

DONATE BLOOD: From 2 to 7 p.m. at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 1321 Linn Ave., Oregon City. Make an appointment to donate blood 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.

TODDLERS SING & SIGN: Ages 1 to 3 are invited to sing, sign and dance with Tiny Talkers instructor Shira Fogel at 10:30 a.m. at the Ledding Library, 10660 S. E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie.

BOOK CLUB: The Milwaukie/Sellwood Book Club will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Ledding Library Fiction Room to discuss "Black Tudors: The Untold Story," by Miranda Kaufmann. To join the club send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thursday, Sept. 20

100TH ANNIVERSARY: The Mill End Store in Milwaukie will be celebrating its 100th anniversary with vendor demos, local designer appearances, drawings, giveaways, cake and balloons from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

READ TO THE DOGS: 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 Sept. 27.

DONATE BLOOD: From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Stone Creek Golf Club, 14603 S. Stoneridge Drive, Oregon City. Make an appointment to donate blood by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

DR. WHO CLUB: Meet fellow fans at 6 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St. All ages are welcome.

GENEALOGY: Past Genealogical Forum of Oregon President Laurel Smith kick-starts another series of her popular genealogical courses from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

ORGANIC GARDENING: Local gardeners will talk about planting garlic from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Free garlic giveaway.

OREGON HOMESCHOOLING: Parents are invited to learn more about homeschooling at 6:30 p.m. at the Ledding Library.

Friday, Sept. 21

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. 28.

READ TO THE DOGS: Ages 3 to 12 are invited to read to a trained therapy dog at 1 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE: This event takes place from noon to 6 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Clackamas United Church of Christ, 15303 S.E. Webster Road, Milwaukie. Call 503-654-0741for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 22

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.

DONATE BLOOD: From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Clackamas High School, 14486 S.E. 122nd Ave.; from 9 a.m. to noon at Logan Community Church, 17270 S. Gerber Road, unincorporated Oregon City; or from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Albertsons, 19007 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. Make an appointment to donate blood by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

CEMETERY CLEANUP: From 9 a.m. to noon at Mountain View Cemetery, 500 Hilda St., Oregon City, bring what you can: gloves, rakes, brooms and small clippers. For more information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GRAVESTONE CLEANING: A free marker-cleaning workshop is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Clackamas Pioneer Cemetery on Southeast Ambler Road north of Highway 224. Learn to properly clean cemetery headstones using D/2 Biological Cleaner, which is used by Arlington National Cemetery.

SATURDAY STORYTIME: All are invited to this activity at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also Sept. 29.

SHRED-IT AND DRUG TAKE BACK: The Oregon City Police Department will hold this community event, which includes cell phone recycling from 9 a.m. to noon at the End of the Oregon Trail, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. There is a disposal fee. For more information, call Chris Wadsworth at 503-496-1681.

WATERSHED CLEANUP: Volunteers are needed for the North Clackamas Urban Watersheds Council and North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District Team Up for Healthy Streams. Attendees will meet at 8:30 a.m. at North Clackamas Park near the Milwaukie Center at 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, and then will fan out to different sites along Kellogg and Mt. Scott Creeks and the Willamette River.

These three young ladies trundled wheelbarrows full of garbage that they collected in a recent SOLVE-sponsored cleanup in a nearby natural area.Sunday, Sept. 23

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. 24

LEDDING CLOSURE: The Ledding Library will close starting today and will reopen in mid-October at a temporary location, 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie. Contact phone numbers will remain the same.

DONATE BLOOD: From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grocery Outlet, 878 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Make an appointment to donate blood by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

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.

WALK WITH EASE: This free six-week program will address balance, strength, flexibility and more. It takes place from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and continues Mondays through Oct. 26 at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City.

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.

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.

HOMELESS SOLUTIONS: The Homeless Solutions Coalition of Clackamas County will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Providence Community Center, 519 15th St., Oregon City.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

COMMUNITY EVENTS: Join composer Christina Rusnak for a free community event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Trails and Wild and Scenic Rivers Acts at 5:30 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail. Seating is limited, so reserve a place at historicoregoncity.org/calendar.

DONATE BLOOD: From 2 to 7:30 p.m. at Gracepointe Baptist Church, 10750 S.E. 42nd Ave., Milwaukie; or from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 15344 S. Henrici Road, Beavercreek. Make an appointment to donate blood by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

JOIN KIWANIS: Join this informational meeting for the new Milwaukie Kiwanis Club at 6 p.m. at St. John Episcopal Church, 2036 S.E. Jefferson St. For more information call Mel Adams at 503-504-6012.

NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE: At 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, join Parents of Murdered Children and Clackamas County District Attorney John Foote to honor homicide victims with music, a presentation of the flag by Veterans of Foreign Wars and the name of each loved one read out loud. Following the names, a free BBQ will be served.

UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA: Attendees will gain an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer's and what to do if they or someone they know has signs, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Free, but registration required; call 503-653-8100.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

JOIN KIWANIS: Join this informational meeting for the new Clackamas Kiwanis Club at 6 p.m. at the Denny's Restaurant on 82nd Drive.

RIBBON CUTTING: Attend the 5 p.m. dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly remodeled and expanded Lot Whitcomb Elementary, 7400 S.E. Thompson Road, unincorporated Milwaukie.

COMMUNITY FAIR: Clackamas Community College will host vendors and provide music and an assortment of snacks from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. Vendors and attendees are encouraged to bring donations of nonperishable food items to help restock CCC's Food Pantry, which benefits students and the community.

DONATE BLOOD: From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gladstone High School, 18800 Portland Ave. Make an appointment to donate blood by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

Thursday, Sept. 27

DONATE BLOOD: From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Clackamas School District's old admin building, 4444 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie. Make an appointment to donate blood by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

DONATE BLOOD: From 3:30 to 7 p.m. at Oak Hills Presbyterian Church, 5101 S.E. Thiessen Road, Oak Grove. Make an appointment to donate blood by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

Saturday, Sept. 29

CEMETERY CLEANUP: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. join SOLV's cleanup of Clackamas Pioneer Cemetery on Ambler Road north of Highway 224. Tasks for any skill level are available. Volunteers with pickup trucks are especially needed. Register at solveoregon.org.

DONATE BLOOD: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Creator Lutheran Church, 13250 S.E. Sunnyside Road. Make an appointment to donate blood by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

Neighborhood meetings

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..

CANEMAH/RIVERCREST: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, First Presbyterian Church, 1321 Linn Ave., Oregon City. Members of the audience will be given blank forms for submitting questions for City Commission candidates, all seven of whom were invited to this forum.

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

JENNINGS LODGE: Tuesday, Sept. 25, Church of the Nazarene, 4180 S.E. Jennings Ave. A 6:30 p.m. presentation on local birding will be followed by 7 p.m. business meeting; topics to include acquiring local parks, shared community concerns and land-use issues. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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..

Arts

Wednesday, Sept. 19

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.

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: jungle paintings.

CLACKAMAS ARTS ALLIANCE WORKS ON DISPLAY: See the work of Clackamas County artists at various locations. 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.

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. 20

LIVE THEATER: Clackamas Repertory Theatre's final play, "Ripcord," 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. 21

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.

MULTILINGUAL MUSIC WORKSHOP: Ages 1 to 4 are invited to listen to music and stories from around the world presented by the Youth Music Project at 10:30 a.m. at the Ledding Library.

Saturday, Sept. 22

CHOIR CONCERT: Chor Anno, a 32-voice choir with members from all over the Pacific Northwest, will sing in concert at 7 p.m. at Milwaukie Lutheran Church, 3810 S.E. Lake Road.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

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 bag projects.

Ongoing

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.

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. Don't forget Dr. McLoughlin's Soiree & Fundraiser set for Nov. 2 this year; call 503-327-6999 to donate or attend.

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.

DANCE LESSONS: Join the fun and square dance with the Bachelor 'n' Bachelorettes every Wednesday evening starting at 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.

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.

BEAUTIFUL BABIES: This group for parents of mobile babies and young toddlers meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every first Thursday of the month at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families, 18905 Portland Ave. Call 503-367-9116 for more info. Free dinner and child care.

TERRIFIC TODDLERS: This group is for parents with children 2 to 3 years old. It meets every second Thursday of the month at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families, 18905 Portland Ave. Call 503-367-9116 for more info. Free dinner and child care.

GROWING UP: This group is for parents who have children 3 to 6 years old. It meets every third Thursday of the month at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families, 18905 Portland Ave. Call 503-367-9116 for more info. Free dinner and child care.

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..

AMERICAN LEGION: All are welcome to attend Oregon City's American Legion meetings starting at 7 p.m. at the Pioneer Center, entering the lower level near Washington and Fifth streets. For more information, contact Post Commander Ed Mathews at 503-313-3395 or 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.

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.

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.

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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