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

Community

Wednesday, Oct. 24

DONATE BLOOD: From 3 to 6 p.m. at the East Side Athletic Club, 4606 S.E. Boardman Ave., Oak Grove, or from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at OLCC, 9079 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie. For more information, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767.

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program hosts a presentation by the League of Women Voters. All sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in room HW130 at the CCC Harmony Campus, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, Call 503-594-0620 for more information. Cost is $3 per session.

MAH JONGG: Preregister by today for the Milwaukie Center's Mah Jongg tournament, taking place at 12:15 p.m. Oct. 27. Call 503-653-8100. All experience levels welcome; $30 proceeds benefit MC programs; lunch included.

CANDIDATE FORUM: The Historic Milwaukie Neighborhood District Association is hosting this candidate forum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St John's Episcopal Church, 2036 S.E. Jefferson St.

Thursday, Oct. 25

TIME CAPSULE: A time capsule, celebrating the 175th anniversary of Clackamas County will be buried at 2 p.m. on the grounds of the Red Soils Campus just outside the Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City. It will remain buried for 50 years. For more information, contact community relations specialist Dylan Blaylock at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HAUNTED HISTORY: Tours at 7 and 9 p.m. will be split into groups of 30, with half of the group taking the Oregon City Ghost Tour and the other going through the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 221 Tumwater Drive. After one hour, these groups will switch. Tickets $17 at the door; $15 in advance; more information at clackamashistory.org/booseum or 503-655-5574.

LIVING WELL WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS: The 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.

ORGANIC GARDENING: Stephanie Kurzenhauser will cover the basics of lacto-fermentation to help you make the most of your harvest and enjoy it year-round in this free presentation from 6:30 to 7 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

FREE MOVIE: The Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St., will show "Little Shop of Horrors" from 4 to 6 p.m. Popcorn will be served.

Friday, Oct. 26

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.

FEAR ASYLUM: The Milwaukie-Portland Elks Lodge #142 presents this annual event from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27, and from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28. The venue is located at 13121 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie. The $15 fee benefits the Care and Share Holiday Food Basket Program.

DONATE BLOOD: From 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St. For more information, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767.

Saturday, Oct. 27

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Benefit the American Legion's veteran program in Oregon City while enjoying this pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon at the Church of the Nazarene, 716 Taylor St., Oregon City. Everyone is welcome; $5 for adults and free for kids. 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..

WORK PARTY: NCPRD will host a work party from 9 a.m. to noon at Spring Park and Elk Rock Island. Meet at Spring Park, 2001 S.E. Sparrow St., Milwaukie. Tools, gloves, snacks, water and instructions will be provided. To sign up, contact Matt Jordan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 971-313-2031.

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.

OAK GROVE KNOCK OR TREAT: This family Halloween Fest will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 14700 S.E. Rupert Drive, Oak Grove. Free. For details, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to facebook.com/historicdowntownoakgrove.

GLADSTONE ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Jump-start holiday shopping and support local crafters from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the cafeteria at Gladstone High School, 18800 Portland Ave.

CIVICS SERIES: "Beyond Voting: Elections and Campaign Financing" will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

DRUG TAKEBACK: Drop off your unused/unwanted medication at this free event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oregon City Police Department, 320 Warner Milne Road. No sharps, intravenous solutions or medical waste accepted. This event is for personal medication disposal, not for business use.

DONATE BLOOD: From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Fred Meyer, 17005 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Happy Valley. For more information, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767.

Sunday, Oct. 28

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.

MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP: "The Art of Living: Mindfulness, Meditation & Breathing" will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Oregon City Library. Free for ages 16 and over; snacks provided.

DONATE BLOOD: From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Fred Meyer Garden Center, 14700 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. For more information, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767.

Monday, Oct. 29

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.

HARVEST FESTIVAL: Play fall-themed games and enjoy face painting at this event at 3:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Library. 135 E. Dartmouth St.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

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.

YOGA CLASS AT THE ELC: Enjoy yoga in a garden setting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at CCC's Environmental Learning Center, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "President Lincoln's 'Live' Press Conference" by Steve Holgate. All sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in room HW130 at the CCC Harmony Campus, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, Call 503-594-0620 for more information. Cost is $3 per session.

HALLOWEEN EVENT: See a Halloween movie at 10 a.m. and enjoy lunch at 11:30 a.m. at this event at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City.

HALLOWEEN AT THE MILWAUKIE CENTER: All ages welcome to this event starting at noon at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive.

TRICK OR TREAT: Dress up and bring your kids to downtown Oregon City from 4 to 6 p.m. when businesses will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. Oregon City Police Department personnel will be at Liberty Plaza to honor fallen officer Robert Libke.

TRICK OR TREAT: The Gladstone Library Foundation will give out books to trick-or-treaters on Halloween evening.

Saturday, Nov. 10

CHS BASKETBALL FUNDRAISER: The 3-Point Booster Club is proudly hosting a fundraiser night to support Clackamas High School basketball. Tickets for $60 will include dinner, live music, raffle and more from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Monarch Hotel. To purchase tickets and for details, contact John Barhoum or Wendy Wilson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 503-841-7178 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 503-349-2713.

Neighborhood meetings

BARCLAY HILLS: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, St. John the Apostle Cemetery, 445 Warner Road, Oregon City.

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..

CANEMAH: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, Oregon City Police Department, 320 Warner Milne Road.

GAFFNEY LANE: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, Meadows Courtyard, 13637 Garden Meadow Drive, Oregon City.

HECTOR CAMPBELL: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 S.E. Harrison St.

HISTORIC MILWAUKIE: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, Libbie's Restaurant, 11056 S.E. Main St.

LEWELLING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.

LINWOOD: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, Linwood Elementary School, 11909 S.E. Linwood Ave., Milwaukie.

McLOUGHLIN: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, Carnegie Library Community Room, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City.

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..

RIVERCREST: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, First Presbyterian Church, 1321 Linn Ave., Oregon City.

Arts

Wednesday, Oct. 24

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: fabric collages.

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.

Thursday, Oct. 25

TEEN CRAFTS: Teens in grades six to 12 are invited to make their own Halloween masks at 6 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St. All materials provided.

MUSICAL THEATER: The Rex Putnam High School Theatre Department presents "The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at 7 tonight and Oct. 26-27 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 in the RPHS main-stage auditorium, 4950 S.E. Roethe Road, Milwaukie. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit /sites.google.com/nclack.k12.or.us/marchantk/theatre-department.

Friday, Oct. 26

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, Oct. 27

CRAFT: Ages 18 and up are invited to make paper mums from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Space is limited, so reserve a place in the class by calling the library at 503-655-8543.

AUTHOR TALK: Children's author Eric Ode will present an upbeat program from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

Sunday, Oct. 28

LOCAL LIVE MUSIC: Listen to live music with Arthur "Fresh Air" Moore from 6 to 9 p.m. at Vinyl Tap Bar and Grill, 2099 S.E. Oak Grove Blvd., Oak Grove.

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Join author Anne Schroeder for a special presentation on her book, "Walk the Promise Road," from noon to 1 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. Free with admission: $13 adult / $9 senior / $7 children. For more information, call 503-657-9336 or visit historicoregoncity.org.

Monday, Oct. 29

SUGAR SKULL DECORATING: Learn about and celebrate the Day of the Dead while decorating your own sugar skull from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Oregon City Library. Registration is required; call 503-657-8269, ext.1017, or stop by the library.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Storyteller William Kennedy Hornyak will cast a spell with "Tales from the Celtic Otherworld" on Halloween in Milwaukie.CELTIC TALES: Storyteller William Kennedy Hornyak will cast a spell with "Tales from the Celtic Otherworld" at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Wind Horse Cafe, 10611 SE Main St., Milwaukie. Tickets are $15 cash at the door; there is very limited seating so reservations are highly recommended. Visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503 697-5808. Mature audiences only.

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: spooky oil pastel drawings.

Ongoing

ROTARY CLUB: The Gladstone-Oak Lodge Rotary Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays at the Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave. All are welcome.

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.

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. on the first Tuesdays of the month 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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