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

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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.

FLOAT DOWN THE CLACKAMAS: Clackamas River Water Providers will lead this event from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. RSVP to Kim Swan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-723-3510.

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

JOB FAIR: This free event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clackamas Community College's Gregory Forum, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. There will be a veterans networking pre-event from 9 to 10 a.m. for veterans to have the first priority to meet with employers. View a full list of employers and useful job-seeker tips at clackamas.edu/careerfair. For more information, contact 503-594-6001 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Deb Stoner, fine arts photographer, will be the featured speaker at Happy Valley Garden Club's Oct. 9 meeting at Happy Valley Baptist Church beginning with coffee time at 9:30 a.m. 'Pay attention to what you pay attention to' is Stoners topic, and she will show lots of images that might increase awareness of how beautiful the world is and what inspires her. Stoner will talk about the technology she uses to make her work with still-life photographs of flora and tiny fauna. GARDEN CLUB MEETING: Happy Valley Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Happy Valley Baptist Church, 14095 S.E. King Road, Happy Valley. It will be followed by featured speaker Deb Stoner, fine arts photographer, who will discuss "Still Life Photography Flora & Fauna." A business meeting and light lunch will complete the monthly event. For more information, contact Priscilla Robinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Neighborhood meetings

ARDENWALD-JOHNSON CREEK: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, Milwaukie Cafe & Bottle Shop, 9401 S.E. 32nd Ave.

BEAVERCREEK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 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..

EAGLE CREEK-BARTON: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 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..

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.

JENNINGS LODGE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, Church of the 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, 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.

OAK GROVE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 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..

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.

Arts

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.

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 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.

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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