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

Community

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.

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. 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 by 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.

MEMORY-LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: This support group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center. Preregistration is required; call 800-272-3900.

LIVING WELL WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS: Clackamas County Social Services Division will offer this free, six-week workshop, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 1 at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. Register at livewellinoc.eventbrite.com.

Friday, Sept. 28

TEEN GAME NIGHT:

Teen Game Night: Teens will compete in teams, playing the "Oregon Trail" computer game at 6 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

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.

Saturday, Sept. 29

GLADSTONE BENEFIT: A night of fun for children age 4 to 11 from 5 to 9 p.m includes a pizza dinner, movies, games, crafts and dodge ball. Cost is $15 per child with a $40 maximum per family. All funds raised benefit the Gladstone High School Key Club and boys soccer team. For information contact Lynnda Prom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 503-655-2544 ext. 414.

CEMETERY CLEANUP: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. join SOLVE's cleanup of the 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.

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.

CLEAN-UP: SOLVE will sponsor a cleanup at High Rocks Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will pick up litter from both the Gladstone and Oregon City sides of the High Rocks area. Meeting location is the pedestrian bridge next to Gladstone DMV. Contact Bill Osburn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.

COFFEE AND COLORING: Join other adults for this activity at 10 a.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

PLAYGROUND INSTALLATION: Volunteers are need to help clean up the playground at 9 a.m. at Riverside Elementary School, 16303 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

CRAB FEED AND AUCTION FUNDRAISER: This event, a fundraiser for the Clackamas Community College wrestling team, takes place from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Gregory Forum at CCC, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. For more information, email Josh Rhoden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-594-3275.

Sunday, Sept. 30

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, Oct. 1

HOMECOMING PARADE: Today is the deadline if you would like to involve your club or organization in this year's Oregon City High School Homecoming Parade on Oct. 19. Email Mike Lord This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Timothy Nguyen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

HOLIDAY WREATHS: Help support the Pioneer Adult Community Center by purchasing a holiday wreath through Nov. 16. Call the center at 503-657-8287 or drop by at 615 Fifth St., Oregon City.

SEE'S CANDY: Support the Pioneer Adult Community Center's Meals on Wheels program by purchasing See's Candy through Nov. 16. Call the center at 503-657-8287 or drop by at 615 Fifth St., Oregon City.

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.. Also Nov. 5.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

MAP-IT: The McLoughlin Area Plan Implementation Team will reconvene 6 p.m. at the former Oak Lodge Sanitary District office, 14611 S.E. River Road, to set MAP-IT priorities for 2018-9, discuss methods for including the community in MAP-IT decision process, discuss the role of MAP-IT members in the Metro 2040 Park Avenue grant and find a better night of the month to meet. The public is welcome to attend, observe and comment. Contact MAP-IT Chair Terry Gibson with questions or concerns: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GENEALOGY INTEREST GROUP: This group meets at 2:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Oregon City Library.

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..

BORING: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 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..

FIRWOOD: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 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..

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..

REDLAND-VIOLA-FISCHER'S MILL: 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, Redland Grange, 18131 Fischers Mill Road.

SUNNYSIDE-WEST MT. SCOTT: 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, Mt. Scott Fire Station Community Room, 9339 S.E. Causey Ave.

Arts

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.

CLACKAMAS ARTS ALLIANCE: 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. 27

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. 28

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. 29

POETRY WORKSHOP: This workshop with Annie Lighthart will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. It is limited to 13 participants; the fee is $35. Contact Tom Hogan at 503-819-8367 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register and for information.

CRAFTS: Join Becca to create a fused glass trinket dish from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Reserve a spot by calling 503-655-8543. Event is suitable for those 18 and older.

ART GUILD SHOW: The North Clackamas Arts Guild annual art show and sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 5502 S.E. Theissen Road, Milwaukie. Admission is free. Over 80 pieces of art by over 35 guild artists will be on display and available for sale.

CHILDREN'S THEATER: "Wing It; It's So Mysterious," Clackamas Repertory Theatre's interactive children's show, will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the Osterman Theatre, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Monday, Oct. 1

AUDITIONS: New Century Players will hold auditions for a staged reading of Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap," from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Rose Villa Performing Arts Center, 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove. Performances will take place Oct. 19 to 21. Visit newcenturyplayers.org for more information.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

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 foam animal prints.

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 Oct. 17.

Friday, Oct. 5

LIVE THEATER: Chapel Theatre Collective presents the Northwest premiere of "Anatomy of a Hug," by Kat Ramsburg, from Oct. 5-20. Shows for the first two weeks are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Final week shows are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday though Saturday. Tickets are $20, with pay-what-you-will Thursdays at a suggested $10 minimum. Get your tickets at chapeltheatrecollective.com.

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 from 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; 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 starting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays 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 Cmdr. 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. 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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