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

Community

Wednesday, March 6

DEVELOPMENT PROJECT: The public is invited to the city of Milwaukie's Coho Point at Kellogg Creek open house at 6 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 10636 S.E. Main St. More information is available at milwaukieoregon.gov/southdowntown/coho-point-kellogg-creek.

ROAD CLOSURE: Southeast Kuehn Road, south of the Lake Road intersection in the Milwaukie area, is closed for road reconstruction and paving through 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9.

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.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: This workshop, open to all, is 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.

QUILT DROP OFF: Those who want to enter quilts in the 25th annual Airing of the Quilts need to drop off their entries from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today or from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 9 at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. The show is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on March 22-23.

Thursday, March 7

HOMESCHOOLERS: Home-schoolers 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; RSVP to 503-657-8287.

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

BOOK CLUB: the Elevated Readers Book club will discuss "Small Great Things," by Jodi Picoult, from 6:15-8 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

Friday, March 8

ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE: The Beavercreek United Church of Christ, aka "The Ten O'clock Church," will hold its annual sale and lunch at 4 p.m. today and March 9, 15 and 16 at 23345 S. Beavercreek Road. Many vintage and collectible items will be available; lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For details, visit beavercreekucc.org or call 503-632-4553.

Saturday, March 9

VICTORIAN CRAFT: Bring your own scissors to customize your case to its shape and size at noon at the Barclay House next door to the Mcloughlin House, 713 Center St., Oregon City. Class is free and all materials are provided except the scissors.

JANUS V. AFSCME: Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, will speak on the Supreme Court's June 2018 landmark decision in Janus v. AFSCME at the Elks Lodge in Oregon City. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Registration is available at clackamascountyrepublicans.org.

LEGO CLUB: Expert Blair Archer will provide a creative challenge, along with tips and tricks for ages 5 and up at 2 p.m. at the Ledding Library.

Sunday, March 10

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

Monday, March 11

BRAIN GAMES AND TRIVIA: This class will exercise your mental muscle. It takes place from 10:30-11:45 a.m. at the Milwaukie Center. There is a $1 drop-in fee. Also March 25.

Tuesday, March 12

INCAPACITY PLANNING: Julie Nimnicht, elder law attorney from the law office of Geoff Bernhardt, will provide a comprehensive overview, including the essential legal documents required for financial and health care decisions from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Free, call 503-653-8100 to register.

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.

BOOK BUDDIES: This book group for ages 7 to 9 will read "Giant Squid," by Candace Fleming, and discuss it at 4 p.m. at the Ledding Library.

Wednesday, March 13

LONG-TERM CARE PLANNING: Michael J. Rose, and attorney with Elder Law, LLC, will present this workshop from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City.

Friday, March 15

AMERICAN LEGION: Starting at noon American Legion Post 180, 2146 S.E. Monroe St., Milwaukie, will hold an open house to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the national organization.

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, 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..

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..

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, 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 three-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, 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.

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, March 7

CCC PLAY: The CCC Theater Arts Department presents "The Liar" at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays now through March 10 in the Niemeyer Osterman Theatre, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. There also will be a 10 a.m. matinee 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.

OREGON POET LAUREATE: Kim Stafford, Oregon's 2018 Poet Laureate, will speak from 6-7 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

Friday, March 8

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

LIVE DRAMA: Rising Phoenix Theater presents "A Company of Wayward Saints," by George Herman at 7:30 p.m. tonight and March 9, 15 and 16, and at 2 p.m. March 10 and 17 at the Oak Grove Methodist Church, 14700 S.E. Rupert Drive. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors (60+) and are available at the door.

Rising Phoenix Theater presents "A Company of Wayward Saints," by George Herman at 7:30 p.m. tonight and March 9, 15 and 16, and at 2 p.m. March 10 and 17 at the Oak Grove Methodist Church.Saturday, March 9

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: The Tilikum Chamber Orchestra will perform music by Tchaikovsky, Liadov, Dvoark, Villa-Lobos and Bizet at 7:30 p.m. at Rex Putnam High School, 4950 S.E. Roethe Road, Oak Grove. Tickets are available online and at the door. Adults: $15; seniors: $12; students (and adult student with ID): $5; children under 12 are free. For more information, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, March 10

A TASTE OF DANCE: As part of Chapel Theater's Second Sundays Performance Series, Trip the Dark Dance Company, in collaboration with ArtMOB Milwaukie and Wine:30 Bistro, will present dance pieces paired with wine for audiences to engage in the arts with multiple senses. The event takes place at 6 p.m. at Chapel Theater, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. Tickets are $7, without wine, and $15 with wine. Visit dancewine.brownpapertickets.com to buy tickets.

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Writer and illustrator Michelle Nelson Schmidt, author of "Jonathan James," "What if Monster" and "Bob is a Unicorn," will speak from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

Wednesday, March 13

ART LAB: Families are invited to explore the art world at 2:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library. Today's inspiration: Ezra Jack Keats.

Saturday, March 16

ST. PATRICK'S CONCERT: All ages welcome to enjoy live, local Irish entertainment 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Willamette Falls, 710 6th St., Oregon City. Suggested donation: $15, or pay what you can; no one will be turned away. Beverages and snacks available. For more information, call 503-656-7296.

Ongoing

MARCH FOR MEALS CAMPAIGN: All month, 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.

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.

TECH HELP: The Oregon City Library offers drop-in technology help from noon to 2 p.m. every second Sunday and from 5-7 p.m. every fourth Wednesday at the library, 606 John Adams St.

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..

AL-ANON: Friends and relatives of alcoholics meets from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Oak Grove Methodist Church, 14700 S.E. Rupert. For more information, call the Al-Anon Office at 503-292-1333.

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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