Community calendar for Oct. 4
Thursday, Oct. 4
SLIDE PRESENTATION: Learn all about Billy the Kid: Man of Mystery at this presentation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.
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.
ROTARY CLUB: The Gladstone-Oak Grove Rotary Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays at the Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave. All are welcome.
Friday, Oct. 5
FIRST FRIDAY FILM: See "Laramie Inside Out," a film about the slaying of Matthew Shepard in 1998, at 6:30 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. A discussion will be held afterwards.
BOOK BOOTH: The Friends of Ledding Library will host a book booth from 5 to 8 p.m. at City Hall, 10722 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie. During the Milwaukie First Friday, the Friends will sell lightly used books, magazines, DVDs and CDs.
FIRST FRIDAY MILWAUKIE: This event takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Milwaukie and includes, music, art, food and vendors.
TEEN ADVISORY GROUP: This group helps plan programs for teens at the Gladstone Library. It meets at 4 p.m. at the library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.
FAMILY STORYTIME: The event, for children ages 2 to 5 takes place at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Also, Oct. 12, 19 and 26.
Saturday, Oct. 6
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.
LATINO HEALTH FAIR: From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gladstone High School, 18800 Portland Ave., health screening vans will be located in front of the building in celebration of Binational Health Week to provide free health and wellness information; flu shots; blood pressure checks; dental, hearing and vision screenings; glucose testing; and health insurance enrollment.
SATURDAY STORYTIME: This event for children ages 2 and up takes place at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also Oct. 13, 20 and 27.
LEGOS: Build with other Lego fans from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library; for age 5 and up.
FEED THE HUNGRY: The biennial auction for Feed the Hungry Inc. takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2036 S.E. Jefferson St., Milwaukie. Events include silent auction, wine tasting, balloon pop and more.
Sunday, Oct. 7
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.
PET BLESSING: Have your pets blessed at 9 a.m. at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 290 Gloucester St., Gladstone.
CHRISTMAS CHOIR: Rehearsals begin at 3:30 p.m. for Clackamas Community Choir's "The Heart of Christmas." Rehearsals and the concert will take place at Hillsview Community Church, 23225 S.E. Borges Road, Damascus. Call 503-698-4765 for more info; the concert is Dec. 14 and 16.
Monday, Oct. 8
BLOOD DRIVE: From 2 to 7 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 7414 S.E. Michael Drive, Milwaukie. Appointments can be made by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.
OAK LODGE LIBRARY: The library will be closed all day for a staff training.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
ESTATE PLANNING 101: Elder law attorney Michael J. Rose will lead this free seminar to discuss estate plans from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City.
BLOOD DRIVE: From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clackamas County Public Service Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City. Appointments can be made by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
FREE MOVIE: Oregon City Together, a local Drug-Free Community coalition aimed at preventing youth marijuana use and underage drinking, will show "Suicide: The Ripple Effect" from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Theater, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP at octogether.org/healthy-futures-film-series.
OWYHEE RIVER PRESENTATION: Learn more about the Owyhee River area in this presentation by Bonnie Olin at 9:30 a.m. at CCC's Harmony West Campus, Room 130, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, Milwaukie. Call 503-594-0620 for information. The $3 cost goes to support the program. Visit owyheemedia.com.
AGING PRESENTATION: Willamette Falls Neuropsychology will present this program about aging from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Pioneer Community Center. RSVP at 503-303-4257.
CAREER WORKSHOP SERIES: Northwest Family Services can help with all aspects of a job search from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also Oct. 11.
ARDENWALD-JOHNSON CREEK: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, Milwaukie Cafe & Bottle Shop, 9401 S.E. 32nd Ave.
HECTOR CAMPBELL: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 S.E. Harrison St.
HISTORIC MILWAUKIE: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, Libbie's Restaurant, 11056 S.E. Main St.
ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.
LAKE ROAD: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, meeting location changes, so check milwaukieoregon.gov for updates each month.
LEWELLING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.
LINWOOD: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, Linwood Elementary School, 11909 S.E. Linwood Ave., Milwaukie.
PARK PLACE: 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, Alliance Charter Academy, 16075 Front Ave., Oregon City.
REDLAND-VIOLA-FISCHER'S MILL: 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, Redland Grange, 18131 Fischers Mill Road.
SOUTH END/HAZEL GROVE: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, United Methodist Church, 18955 South End Road, Oregon City.
STAFFORD-TUALATIN VALLEY: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6, candidate fair at Stafford Primary School, 19875 S.W. Stafford Road.
TWO RIVERS: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, Best Western Rivershore, 1900 Clackamette Drive, Oregon City.
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.
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.
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 through Saturday. Tickets are $20, with pay-what-you-will Thursdays at a suggested $10 minimum. Get your tickets at chapeltheatrecollective.com.
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.
FIRST FRIDAY ART SHOW: "A Diversity of Abstracts," featuring the artwork of Erin Cadena, Dawn Tappen, PM Shore, Val Hubbard, W.E. Cranmore and A. Adams, will open First Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Lobby Gallery of Milwaukie City Hall, 10722 S.E. Main St., where four new sculptures will be revealed in the city's Sculpture Garden and at Dogwood Park as well as the annual Scarecrow contest decorating the main lawn at City Hall. The show will run through Oct. 8.
Saturday, Oct. 6
PEAR SQUARED WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP: Participants will paint a pear and respective background one quarter section at a time. Guided exercises will be provided to build and/or enhance skill from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Fees: NCPRD $24, non-resident $30 and materials fee is $7. Call 503-794-8092 to register.
OPEN MIC: All are welcome to attend the Oak Grove Commons open-mic event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Rose Villa Performing Arts Center, 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove. Sign-ups begin at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
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: tissue paper window hangings.
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.
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 information, 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.
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.
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.
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