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Listings of a selection of free or nonprofit community, neighborhood and arts events in January 2019

Community

Wednesday, Jan. 2

ADULT WINTER READING PROGRAM: This program continues through March 19 at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

BOOK GROUP: The Ledding Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the library's temporary location at 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie, to discuss "The Rosie Project," by Graeme Simsion.

DONATE BLOOD: From 2:30-7:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Starbucks, 1900 McLoughlin Blvd., or from 2-7 p.m., Oak Grove Fred Meyer Garden Center, 14700 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.

WINTER BREAK CAMPS: Kids will use their creative, analytical and problem-solving skills to explore the patterns and puzzles in the natural world from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Environmental Learning Center at Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. For more information, visit eventbrite.com/o/environmental-learning-center-at-ccc-17200340425 or clackamas.edu/elc/kids. Also Jan. 3 and 4.

Thursday, Jan. 3

DONATE BLOOD: From 1:30-7 p.m. at Fred Meyer Happy Valley, 17005 S.E. Sunnyside Road. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.

Friday, Jan. 4

FIRST FRIDAY FILMS: See "Trophy" at 6:30 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City.

Saturday, Jan. 5

OREGON CITY FARMERS MARKET: The Winter Market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other Saturday, through April 27, at the corner of Beavercreek and Kaen roads, on the Clackamas County Red Soils Campus. The dates are Jan. 5 and 19; Feb. 2 and 16; March 2, 16 and 30; and April 13 and 27.

DONATE BLOOD: Give blood from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Spring Mountain Bible Church, 12152 S.E. Mather Road, or from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Fred Meyer Johnson Creek, 8955 SE 82nd Ave. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.

LET'S LEGO: Kids age 5 and up are invited to build with other LEGO fans and then tear down the creations from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

Sunday, Jan. 6

DONATE BLOOD: Give blood from noon-5 p.m. at the Ashley Home Store, 11421 S.E. 82nd Ave., Clackamas. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.

Monday, Jan. 7

COUNTY LEADER FINALISTS: The public is invited to meet the county administrator finalists during a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City.

BABY SIGN LANGUAGE: Learn basic baby signs using songs, with playtime included, presented by the Portland Early Learning Project at 1 p.m. at the Ledding Library's temporary site at 9600 Main St., Milwaukie. Suitable for ages up to 18 months.

DONATE BLOOD: Give blood from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Oregon City Safeway, 13434 Colton Place, or from 2-7 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 7414 S.E. Michael Drive, Milwaukie. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.

YOGA & WELLNESS STORYTIMES: Families and children of all ages are invited to 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. Babies and caregivers should wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or towel. No registration required.

WORKSOURCE CAREER WORKSHOPS: Northwest Family Services can help with all aspects of a job search from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St. Also Jan. 14.

Tuesday, Jan. 8

BOOK BUDDIES: This book group for ages 7-9 will read "Weekends With Max and His Dad," by Linda Urban, at 4 p.m. at the Ledding Library temporary site.

DONATE BLOOD: From 12:30-5:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.

GARDEN CLUB: The Happy Valley Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Happy Valley Baptist Church. The activity will be making bird feeders. After a business meeting, a light lunch will be served. For details, contact Priscilla Robinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday, Jan. 9

NORMAL AGING: Willamette Falls Neuropsychology will present a workshop outlining which cognitive changes are normal and which aren't from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Adult Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. RSVP to Cindy at 503-303-4257.

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "Sold on a Monday" by Kristina McMorris. 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 more information. Cost is $3 per session.

WORKSOURCE CAREER WORKSHOPS: Northwest Family Services can help with all aspects of a job search from 12:30-5 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also Jan. 10.

Saturday, Jan. 12

DONATE BLOOD: From 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at St John the Baptist Catholic Church, 10955 S.E. 25th Ave., Milwaukie. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.

Monday, Jan. 14

DONATE BLOOD: From 1:30-7 p.m. at Gladstone Christian Church, 305 E. Dartmouth St. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

DONATE BLOOD: From 2-7:30 p.m. at Living Hope Church, 19691 S. Meyers Road, Oregon City. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information.

Neighborhood meetings

BARCLAY HILLS: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, St. John the Apostle Cemetery, 445 Warner Road, Oregon City.

BEAVERCREEK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 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..

BORING: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, Boring Fire Station on Highway 212. Call 503-502-5837 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CAUFIELD: 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, Oregon City School District's Bus Barn, 14551 Meyers Road.

EAGLE CREEK-BARTON: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 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..

FIRWOOD: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, Dover/Firwood Fire Station, 24545 S.E. Firwood Road, unincorporated Sandy. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GAFFNEY LANE: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, Meadows Courtyard, 13637 Garden Meadow Drive, Oregon City.

HECTOR CAMPBELL: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 S.E. Harrison St.

HISTORIC MILWAUKIE: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, Libbie's Restaurant, 11056 S.E. Main St.

ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.

JENNINGS LODGE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 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, Jan. 9, Rowe Middle School, 3606 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie.

LEWELLING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.

McLOUGHLIN: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, join Zoe Anton from the Eugene-based Urban Collaborative at the Oregon City Public Library to learn about how form-based code can help cities to better move into the future.

OAK GROVE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 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..

SOUTH END/HAZEL GROVE: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, United Methodist Church, 18955 South End Road, Oregon City.

STAFFORD-TUALATIN VALLEY: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, Stafford Primary School, 19875 S.W. Stafford Road, unincorporated West Linn.

Arts

Wednesday, Jan. 2

BALLROOM DANCING: Dance to Swing Street Glenn Tadina Big Band and the Black Magic Band from 12:45-3 p.m. on alternating weeks at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. The cost is $5 at the door.

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.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 503-654-3171.

TEEN ART CONTEST: Teens in grades six through 12 are invited to enter the annual Summer Reading Teen Art Contest at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St. Entries are accepted through Dec. 31. Pick up an entry form at the library; this year's theme is "A Universe of Stories."

DO YOU FEEL A DRAFT: This informal writers group is open to anyone interested in the writing process. It meets at 5 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

Friday, Jan. 4

JOHN MUNGER MEMORIAL JAZZ BAND: It's a perfect opportunity for practicing dance steps from noon-2 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Free.

Sunday, Jan. 13

SECOND SUNDAY SERIES: Chapel Theatre is partnering with the Milwaukie ArtMOB to bring the spirit of Milwaukie First Fridays indoors during the winter. The first performance will be "The Ingenue's Revenge: A Musical Cabaret," at 6 p.m. at Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. For tickets, visit chapeltheatremilwaukie.com/2018/12/03/the-ingenues-revenge/.

Ongoing

LIBRARY BREAK: The Oregon City children's programming will take a break through Jan. 4.

LIBRARY BREAK: The Ledding Library's weekly storytimes will resume Feb. 4.

SATURDAY STORYTIME: Storytime at the Oak Lodge Library will take a break until Jan. 11.

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

PINOCHLE PLAYERS: Pinochle players are invited to play from 1-4 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; and Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

STORYTIMES: The Oak Lodge Library hosts three different storytimes at 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Babies and toddler storytime takes place at 11 a.m. Mondays; All ages storytimes take place at 11 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

SUPPORT GROUP: Join the Goodness Group from 1:30-4 p.m. Thursdays at the NAMI Clackamas Office, 10202 S.E. 32nd Ave., #501, Milwaukie.

SUPPORT GROUP: The Open Minds Art Studio meets from 1:30-4 p.m. at the NAMI Clackamas Office.

NAMI CONNECTIONS: NAMI Connections meets from 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 6-7:30 p.m. Sundays at Kaiser Brookside, 10180 S.E. Sunnyside Road.

McLOUGHLIN/BARCLAY HOUSES: The McLoughlin and Barclay houses are closed until Feb. 16. 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 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays 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 6-6:45 p.m. and the meeting is from 7-8 p.m.

BEAUTIFUL BABIES: This group for parents of mobile babies and young toddlers meets from 6-8 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 2-4 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.-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 3-5 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 7-8 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 12:05-12:50 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 7:15-8:30 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-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 10:15-11 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 1-4 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.-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..

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