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

Community

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.

A WINDOW BETWEEN WORLDS: This workshop is for children age 7-17 who have experienced trauma, providing a window of time where they can feel safe and supported while discovering who they are through creative expression from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Safe Place Family Justice Center, 256 Warner Milne Road, Oregon City. To sign up, call 503-557-5802.

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.

Thursday, Oct. 11

BLOOD DRIVE: Milwaukie-area drives take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Argo Insurance, 6400 S.E. Lake Road, Suite 190; and from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Bob's Red Mill, 5000 S.E. International Way. Appointments can be made by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

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. 12

OC BOARDS: There are 16 positions available on Oregon City's 12 active boards, commissions or committees that are composed of volunteers appointed by the mayor or city commission. Today was the city's deadline to apply online at orcity.org/cityrecorder/application-appointment.

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. 19 and 26.

Saturday, Oct. 13

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: This event for children ages 2 and up takes place at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also Oct. 20 and 27.

LOW WASTE COSMETICS: Jenica Barrett, creator of Zero Waste Wisdom, discusses the benefit of making your own cosmetics at home and why it is important for consumers to pay attention to the packaging their products come in from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

CLACKAMAS BOOKSHELF: The nonprofit with a mission for Clackamas County-wide literacy is having its monthly book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kraxberger Middle School, 17777 Webster Road, Gladstone.

WALKING DEAD DAY: The Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St., will give away some limited-edition swag to help commemorate the comic, while supplies last.

ADULT COLORING: Socialize with other adults from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

STATE BALLOT MEASURES: The American Association of University Women Lake Oswego invites the public to a nonpartisan discussion of the November statewide ballot measures led by the League of Women Voters of Clackamas County. The free event will be at 10 a.m. at Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St., Lake Oswego.

BLOOD DRIVE: From 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 10955 S.E. 25th Ave., Milwaukie. Appointments can be made by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

COVE CLEANUP: Rivers of Life Center and their Youth in Tourism and Environmental Crews are seeking volunteers to help remove rocks and gravel to clear a channel to Clackamette Cove from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call the center at 503-260-3432 for more information.

Sunday, Oct. 14

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.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Ages 10 and up are invited to this event that takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays at the Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St.

Monday, Oct. 15

LOVE AND LIFE: Clackamas Women's Services will host this event for fifth- through eighth-graders to learn about healthy relationships, peer pressure, self-esteem and dealing with emotions at 256 Warner Milne Road. For more information or to register call 503-557-5802.

BLOOD DRIVE: From 2 to 7 p.m. at Prince of Life Lutheran Church, 13896 S. Meyers Road, Oregon City. Appointments can be made by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

YOGA & WELLNESS STORYTIME: Enjoy a free, fun, 45-minute yoga class for kids and their adults taught by Organic Movement at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also Oct. 29.

COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES: From 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Oregon City Public Library, Oregon Care Partners is hosting a free class titled "Effective Communications Strategies" that's designed to help anyone who cares for an aging Oregonian learn more about communication techniques and how to provide effective care for those living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

ALZHEIMER'S STRATEGIES: Explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Oregon City Library.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

RIVERS EAST VILLAGE: This organization, which helps seniors stay in their own homes while they age, will have an informational meeting at 10:30 a.m. at Oak Grove Fire Station #3, 2930 S.E. Oak Grove Blvd.

DONATE BLOOD: From 1 to 6 p.m. at the Pioneer Center, 615 5th St., Oregon City. For more information, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767.

MEDICARE ENROLLMENT: Learn about 2019 Medicare plan changes from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Free; call 503-653-8100 to sign up.

BOOK CLUB: The Rock Readers Mystery Book club will discuss "Boar Island," by Nevada Barr, at 6:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Library.

CHRONIC CONDITIONS WORKSHOP: Clackamas County will offer a six-week workshop on "Living Well With Chronic Conditions," from 1 to 3:30 p.m. through Nov. 20 at the Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave. Free; register by calling 503-650-5605.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

VILLAGE AT THE FALLS: Learn about a new community of volunteers forming to provide social connections and services to seniors in the Oregon City area so they can remain in their homes as they age. Informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City.

A WINDOW BETWEEN WORLDS: This workshop is for children age 7-17 who have experienced trauma, providing time where they can feel safe and supported while discovering who they are through creative expression from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Safe Place Family Justice Center, 256 Warner Milne Road, Oregon City. To sign up, call 503-557-5802.

OPEN HOUSE: Meet Gladstone firefighters and police officers from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 555 Portland Ave., Gladstone. Free hot dogs and refreshments.

COFFEE WITH A COUNCILOR: Meet a Gladstone City Councilor at 9:30 a.m. at the Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave.

GARDEN CLUB MEETING: The Oak Lodge Garden Club holds its meeting at 1 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 14700 S.E. Rupert Drive, Oak Grove. Contact Linda at 503-678-2402 for more info, or visit oakgrovegardenclub.com. Also Nov. 21.

Thursday, Oct. 18

FREE MOVIE: Oregon City Together, a local Drug-Free Community coalition aimed at preventing youth marijuana use and underage drinking, will show "Angst" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Oregon City High School auditorium, 19761 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. The event is free and refreshments will be provided. RSVP to octogether.org/heal.

VISIONING SESSION: The Oregon City Police Department is hosting a visioning session for its new facility at 6:30 p.m. at 320 Warner Milne Road. For more information, visit bit.ly/2N3C7nD.

Friday, Oct. 19

HOMECOMING PARADE: The Oregon City High School Homecoming Parade starts at 5 p.m. at Gardiner Middle School and ends on Harrison Street. Details on route and detour recommendations at bit.ly/2R6ibUm.

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..

HOLCOMB-OUTLOOK: 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, Oregon City View Manor, on Longview Drive near Holcomb Boulevard.

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.

SOUTH END/HAZEL GROVE: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, United Methodist Church, 18955 South End Road, Oregon City.

TWO RIVERS: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, Best Western Rivershore, 1900 Clackamette Drive, Oregon City.

Arts

Wednesday, Oct. 10

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Reed College Assistant Professor Samiya Bashir's most recent book 'Field Theories' won the Oregon Book Award for poetry in 2018. She is reading on Wednesday in Milwaukie.POETRY: Ledding Library of Milwaukie will kick off the 12th season of the Milwaukie Poetry Series with a reading by Samiya Bashir at 7 p.m. in the Pond House, 2215 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. Her most recent book of poetry "Field Theories" won the Oregon Book Award for poetry in 2018.

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.

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.

ART EXHIBITS: See acrylic and oil paintings by Roxanne Colyer through Dec. 11 at Clackamas Federal Credit Union, 18600 S.E. McLoughlin, Milwaukie; watercolors and oils by Jean Dupré through Dec. 13 at the Clackamas County DSB-third Floor Gallery, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City; and photography by Kerry Edwards through Dec. 13 at the Clackamas County DSB-fourth Floor Gallery. All art curated by the Clackamas County Arts Alliance.

Friday, Oct. 12

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.

OPEN STUDIOS OF BEAVERCREEK: See the work of 15 local artists at the annual event that features a scenic drive to artists' studios. It takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Oct. 13 and 14; visit openstudiosofbeavercreek.com for a map to the studios and to see photos of the artwork.

Saturday, Oct. 13

VICTORIAN CRAFT DEMO: Learn how to make an ingenious sewing kit, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Barclay House, 718 Center St., Oregon City. No admission and all materials are free.

LACE DAY: Learn how to tat, make lace and see other demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

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: make your own puzzle.

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.

AUTHOR TALK: Author Bob Bresky will discuss "Willamette Falls Papermaking" at 7 p.m. at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City.

Ongoing

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.

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.

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