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

Editor's note: We apologize to readers for incorrectly publishing the dates of Clackamas Community College's annual craft sale. The correct dates are listed below.

Wednesday, Nov. 21

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "On Thin Ice: A Polar Bear's Plight," by Kate Williams. All sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays in room HW130 at the CCC Harmony Campus, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road. Call 503-594-0620 for information. Cost is $3 per session.

BASKET EXHIBIT: An exhibit of James Carthel's baskets will be on display in the Club Room at Rose Villa Senior Living Center, 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove, through the end of March. Hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 503-654-3171.

STORYTIME CANCELLED: There will be no storytime at the Gladstone Library the week of Thanksgiving.

Thursday, Nov. 22

FREE DINNER: Everyone is welcome to a free Thanksgiving dinner at American Legion Post 180 at 2146 S.E. Monroe St., Milwaukie. The post is in need of volunteers for preparations. There are sign-up sheets at the post, or volunteers can call 503-659-1300 or 503-659-1149.

Friday, Nov. 23

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 Nov. 23

Saturday, Nov. 24

COLORING AND COFFEE: Adults are invited to socialize from 10 to 11 a.m. every last Saturday of the month at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

Sunday, Nov. 25

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Play this game from 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays at the Oregon City Library.

Monday, Nov. 26

WORKSOURCE OREGON: Learn all there is to know about finding a job from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

BABY SIGN LANGUAGE: Children up to 2 years old can learn sign language with Christina, a licensed speech and language pathologist at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Free.

REGISTRATION FEE: The Board of County Commissioners is considering creating a countywide vehicle registration fee and a series of community meetings to share information, continuing at 6 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Rose Villa 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove.

BRAIN GAMES: Learn to exercise your "mental muscle" from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

GARDEN CLUB: Milwaukie Garden Club meets 1 p.m. the Milwaukie Covenant Church, 12201 SE Linwood Ave. The speaker, Nicole Forbes, with Dennis' 7 Dees, will be discussing houseplants.

INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ: At 7:30 p.m. the Clackamas Community College Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo will perform a night of pieces from the traditional and modern jazz repertoire at the Niemeyer Osterman Theatre, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City; admission is $5. Guests will also enjoy an original composition that has roots in an old Bob Dylan song from local composer Charley Gray.

YOUTH BOOK CLUB: Ages 10 and up are invited to Talk Back to Books at 4:30 p.m. at the Ledding Library's temporary location at 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie.

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

CCC CRAFT SALE: Clackamas Community College's Associated Student Government will hold its annual craft sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., today and Wednesday in the Community Center on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. ASG encourages attendees to bring donations for the Cougar Cave, CCC's food pantry. Toiletries also are needed. For more info, call Cynthia Boettcher at 503-594-1823 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday, Nov. 28

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "Chihuly: How He Changed the Art of Glass Blowing," by Duane Ray. All sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays in room HW130 at the CCC Harmony Campus, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road. Call 503-594-0620 for information. Cost is $3 per session.

Thursday, Nov. 29

TEEN VIDEO GAME NIGHT: Teen in grades six to 12 are invited to play Wii Sports Resort at 6 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

BABY SIGN LANGUAGE: Babies and parents are invited to this event from 1 to 1:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

Neighborhood meetings

BEAVERCREEK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Beavercreek 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..

HECTOR CAMPBELL: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 S.E. Harrison St.

HISTORIC MILWAUKIE: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, Libbie's Restaurant, 11056 S.E. Main St.

ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.

LEWELLING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.

LINWOOD: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, Linwood Elementary School, 11909 S.E. Linwood Ave., Milwaukie.

Arts

Wednesday, Nov. 21

CREATIVE CARDS: Learn to make holiday cards from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

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.

NANOWRIMO: Celebrate NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, at the Gladstone Library from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays in November at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St. All ages are welcome. For more info, contact Susannah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ART SHOWS: Clackamas Community College will host the work of two Portland-based artists, Pippa Arend's pen and ink portraits inspired by homeless youth through Dec. 7 in the Alexander Gallery in the Niemeyer Center, and pop surreal artist Jennifer Ingram's oil paintings and collages through Dec. 3 in the Pauling Gallery, both on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. The galleries are free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Friday, Nov. 23

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Join author Eric Kimmel for a special storytime of his book, "Hank & Gertie: A Pioneer Hansel and Gretel," from noon to 1 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail Visitor Information Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. Free. For more information, call 503-657-9336 or visit historicoregoncity.org.

LIVE THEATER: New Century Players presents "A Fireside Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Rose Villa Performing Arts Center, 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove. Tickets: Adults $20; seniors $15; students $10; available at the door and online at NewCenturyPlayers.org. For more information, call 503-367-2620.

LIVE THEATER: Chapel Theatre Collective presents "Top Dog, Underdog" from Nov. 9 through Dec. 2 at Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 5 p.m. Sundays. General admission is $15. For more information, visit chapeltheatremilwaukie.com. No show Nov. 22.

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.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

ART LAB: Families are invited to explore the art world at 2:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St. Today's inspiration: construction paper 2D robots.

Friday, Nov 30

POET LAUREATE: Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford will host an evening of poetry and conversation starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Rose Villa, 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove. This event is free and open to the public.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT WORKSHOP: Learn to make festive holiday decorations at this workshop from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City.

Ongoing

BELL RINGERS: Salvation Army bell ringers are still needed to raise over $700,000 annually in the tricounty area to fund programs that serve those in need year-round. Sign up to ring for the Salvation Army at RingOregon.org.

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.

CHILDREN'S STORYTIMES: The Ledding Library offers the following weekly storytimes in its new space at 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie, starting Nov. 5. Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; Book Babies at 1 p.m. Mondays; Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays (no storytime Nov. 22); and Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays (no storytime Nov. 21).

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.

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.

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.

READ TO THE DOG: Children are invited to read aloud to a therapy dog from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays starting Nov. 8 at the Ledding Library, in its new space at 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie.

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. the first Thursday of every month at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families, 18905 Portland Ave. Call 503-367-9116 for details. 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 details. 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 details. 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 details.

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.

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 details, 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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