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Listings of a selection of free or nonprofit community, neighborhood and arts events in late February, early March 2019

Community

Wednesday, Feb. 27

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "Growing Trains in the Garden," by Tom Gaps. 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.

TECH CONNECT: Drop-in tech assistance takes place from noon-2 p.m. every second Sunday and from 5-7 p.m. every fourth Wednesday at the Oregon City Library.

WISE-WELLNESS INITIATIVE: Learn about the aging process and how to make healthy lifestyle choices during the six sessions offered by this program. It meets from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 20-March 27, at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Registration is required; call Linda Whitmore at 503-794-8037.

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

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: This workshop, open to all, takes place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through April 3, at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. To register, call the Milwaukie Center at 503-794-8092 or go online to ncprd.com.

Thursday, Feb. 28

BABY SIGN LANGUAGE: Join Christina from the Portland Early Learning Project from 1-1:30 p.m. for 30 minutes of songs and sign language at the Oregon City Library.

BARTON PARK CLOSURE: Clackamas County Parks will close Barton Park, located in the Boring area, on Thursday, Feb. 28, to install a new restroom in the day-use area. The closure will affect all of Barton Park, including day use and boat-ramp areas. The park will reopen at 6 a.m., Friday, March. 1.

GUIDE TO SPRING PLANTING: Ages 18 and older are invited to this event led by Arthur Moore from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

Friday, March 1

BLOOD DRIVE: From 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Pamplin Media, 6605 S.E. Lake Road, unincorporated Milwaukie. To schedule and appointment go to redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=LakeRd. For assistance, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 503-866-2023.

AARP TAX ASSISTANCE: Call the Gladstone Senior Center at 503-655-7701 to register for this service. Only a few appointments are left in April.

MARCH FOR MEALS CAMPAIGN: During the month of March, the Pioneer Center will participate in the national March for Meals Campaign. Volunteers are needed for the Meals on Wheels program and donations are always welcome. Call 503-657-8287 for more information.

FIRST FRIDAY FILM: See "Pandora's Promise" at 6:30 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City.

Saturday, March 2

GARDEN DISCOVERY DAY: Learn all you need to jump-start the 2019 gardening season at this event from 8:30 a.m.-noon at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie. For event schedule, visit cmastergardeners.org.

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

WATERSHED EVENT: The Johnson Creek Watershed Council is looking for volunteers for the 21st annual Watershed Wide Restoration event. Volunteers can choose from 10 sites to help improve the streamside habitat by planting over 3,000 native trees and shrubs, mulching young plantings and removing harmful invasive weeds. Restoration work parties will take place from 8:45 a.m.-noon, followed by a free pizza party for all participants 12:30-1:30 p.m. To register for this free community event, visit jcwc.org/events/wwe21/.

Sunday, March 3

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB: The group meets from 2-5 p.m. Sundays at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

Tuesday, March 5

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: These workshops, open to all, take place from 2-3:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through April 23 at the Pioneer Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. Cost is $88 for all sessions or $10 per session for drop-ins. To register, send check payable to: Surja Tjahaja, P.O. Box 631, West Linn, OR 97068.

ROTARY CLUB SPEAKERS: The Milwaukie Rotary Club presents weekly speakers at noon at Gray Gables Estates, 3009 S.E. Chestnut St., Oak Grove. All are welcome. Today's speaker: Julie Whipple, an award-winning journalist who wrote "Crash Course," about United Flight 173 that crash landed in a suburban Southeast Portland neighborhood in 1978, killing 10. Her father was the lead lawyer.

Thursday, March 7

HOMESCHOOLERS: Homeschoolers age 5 and up are invited to this hands-on project celebrating different types of books at 1:30 p.m. at the Ledding Library's temporary location at 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie.

ESTATE PLANNING 101: Michael J. Rose, attorney with Elder Law LLC, will make this presentation from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. Space is limited, so RSVP to 503-657-8287.

Neighborhood meetings

BARCLAY HILLS: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, St. John the Apostle Cemetery, 445 Warner Road, Oregon City.

BEAVERCREEK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 and March 27, 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, March 5, 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..

EAGLE CREEK-BARTON: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 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, March 5, 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, March 14, Meadows Courtyard, 13637 Garden Meadow Drive, Oregon City.

HECTOR CAMPBELL: 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 S.E. Harrison St.

HISTORIC MILWAUKIE: 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, Libbie's Restaurant, 11056 S.E. Main St.

JENNINGS LODGE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 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, March 13, Rowe Middle School, 3606 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie.

LEWELLING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.

LINWOOD: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, Linwood Elementary School, 11909 S.E. Linwood Ave., Milwaukie.

MCLOUGHLIN: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, Oregon City Public Library Community Room, 606 John Adams St.

OAK GROVE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 and March 27, 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..

REDLAND-VIOLA-FISCHER'S MILL: 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, Redland Grange, 18131 S. Fischers Mill Road, Oregon City. Topics to include discussion of proposed 3-way stop at Redland and Fischers Mill Roads, and land use notifications.

RIVERCREST: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, First Presbyterian Church, 1321 Linn Ave., Oregon City.

RHODODENDRON: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, Mt. Hood Oregon Resort, 68010 E. Fairway Ave., Welches. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SOUTH END/HAZEL GROVE: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, United Methodist Church, 18955 South End Road, Oregon City.

STAFFORD-TUALATIN VALLEY: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, Stafford Primary School, 19875 S.W. Stafford Road, unincorporated West Linn.

Arts

Wednesday, Feb. 27

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: Art inspired by still-life paintings.

HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: OCHS drama students present "Almost, Maine," a drama where surreal things happen under the influence of the aurora borealis. The show will run at 7:30 nightly Feb. 27-March 2 in the Oregon City High School auditorium, 19761 S. Beavercreek Road. Admission is $8 at the door.

LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHY: "Exposing the Past Through Oregon City Photography," the newest exhibit at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City, is open from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is $8, $7 for seniors and $5 for ages 5-17. Admission is free for children under 5.

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.

Thursday, Feb. 28

CCC PLAY: The CCC Theater Arts Department presents "The Liar" at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Feb. 28-March 10 in the Niemeyer Osterman Theatre, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. There also will be a 10 a.m. matinee on March 10. Tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for seniors (62+) and $5 for students. Visit clackamas.edu/theatre or call 503-594-3153 for reservations. An opening night reception will take place at 6:30 tonight that includes refreshments and music provided by CCC's Jazz Combo under the direction of Music Department Chair Lars Campbell.

Friday, March 1

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.

HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: The Rex Putnam Theater Department presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream," at 7 p.m. March 1 and 2, and at 2 p.m. March 2, at RPHS, 4950 S.E. Roethe Road, Milwaukie.

Saturday, March 2

COMIC OPERA: The Portland Phoenix Choral Union, with a company of professional soloists and orchestra, will present two performances of "The Pirates of Penzance" at 7:30 p.m. March 2 and at 4 p.m. March 3 at Oregon City's historic Barclay Theater, 817 12th St., Oregon City. Tickets can be purchased online at pirateking.brownpapertickets.com.

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Author Dede Montgomery will discuss her 2017 memoir "My Music Man" at noon at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. Call the center at 503-657-9336 for more information.

DR. SEUSS CRAFTS: All ages are invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a crazy critter pencil craft from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Ledding Library's temporary location at 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie.

Wednesday, March 6

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.

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: Animal print masks.

Ongoing

MCLOUGHLIN HOUSE: Free tours take place at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the McLoughlin House, 712 Center St., Oregon City. Tours begin at the Barclay House next door. For assistance, call 503-656-5151.

DONATIONS SOUGHT: The Jennings Lodge/Candy Lane PTA will host its 21st annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Auction on Friday, May 3. Mail your item or service donation to Candy Lane Elementary School, Attn: PTA, 5901 S.E. Hull Ave., Milwaukie, OR 97267, or call organizer Jennifer Olszewski at 503-201-6504, who will pick up your donation.

BINGO: Play bingo and help support Meals on Wheels on Thursdays at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Regular games start at 7 p.m. Interested in volunteering? Call 971-303-0418.

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 AND BINGO: Bingo players get together 7 p.m. Tuesdays, and pinochle players are invited to play from 1-4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at Concord Terrace Mobile Home Park, 3500 S.E. Concord Road, Oak Grove. Entry fee is $1 for pinochle and bingo charges 25 cents per game. These games are open to the public.

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 space at 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie. 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: The Open Minds Art Studio meets from 1:30-4 p.m. Thursdays 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.

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 temporary 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.

ALL ABOUT MEMORY: This program focuses on teaching techniques to improve mental fitness by using memory enhancing and retaining activities. It meets from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. For additional information, application process and scheduled fees, call 503-653-8100 and speak with Abby or Lisa.

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.

READ TO THE DOG: Children are invited to read to therapy dog Igmu from 1-3 p.m. every third Saturday at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

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.

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: This group meets from 2-5 p.m. Sundays at the Oregon City Library.

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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