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

Community

Wednesday, March 20

MURDOCK TALK: Darrell Jabin, Oregon's traveling historian, will present "Building Oregon: How the State was Grown and Developed" from 7-8 p.m. at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City.

EDIBLE LANDSCAPING: Master Gardener Laura Huckaba will discuss edible landscaping at 6 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

PIONEER CENTER CLOSURE: Oregon City's Pioneer Center will be closed until March 31 for its annual building maintenance.

MOLALLA AVENUE: Learn more about a $7.8 million streetscape project on Molalla Avenue between Beavercreek Road and Highway 213 from 5-7 p.m. at the Oregon City Public Works Building, 13895 Fir St. In addition, find out about a project to build new sidewalks in 2020 at bit.ly/molallaave.

MAP COURTESY: CITY OF OC - Learn more about a $7.8 million streetscape project on Molalla Avenue between Beavercreek Road and Highway 213 from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Oregon City Public Works Building.COFFEE WITH A COUNCILOR: Meet with a Gladstone city councilor at 6:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave.

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, through 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.

Thursday, March 21

HERITAGE TALK: Get the latest on the locks in the presentation "Status of Willamette Falls Locks – An Update" at 5:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Elks Lodge Ballroom, 610 McLoughlin Blvd. Speakers include Sandy Carter, Jeff Hicks and Russ Axelrod. Free.?

DOCTOR WHO CLUB: This group will meet at 6 p.m. at the Gladstone Library.

STORYWALK: Kids and families are welcome to a "Where the Wild Things Are" storywalk, sponsored by the Oregon City Library. It starts today and continues through March 31. Call the library at 503-657-8269 for more details.

LITERARY TRIVIA: Enjoy an evening of literary trivia from 8-9 p.m. at the White Rabbit Books and Gifts shop, 503 Main St., Oregon City.

HOME-SCHOOLERS ACTIVITY: Home-schoolers ages 5 and up are invited to a bookmaking workshop at 1:30 p.m. at the Ledding Library.

Friday, March 22

QUILT SHOW: The 25th annual Airing of the Quilts takes place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Saturday at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive.

SENIOR EXCURSION: Join the Gladstone Senior Center's excursion to Stone Cliff Inn for lunch. Meet at 10:30 a.m. at the center, 1050 Portland Ave.. Transportation cost is $5, lunch is extra. Call 503-655-7701 to sign-up.

Saturday, March 23

SATURDAY STORYTIME: The Gladstone Library's newest storytime for all ages takes place at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays.

Sunday, March 24

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

Monday, March 25

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 April 8 and 22.

TEEN MOVIE: Youth in grades six to 12 are invited to enjoy the start of spring break by unwinding with popcorn and the movie "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" from 3-5:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

Tuesday, March 26

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.

Wednesday, March 27

MASTER GARDENERS: Cindy Manselle will discuss raising chickens at 6 p.m. at the Gladstone Library.

TECH HELP: Get technical help from 5-7 p.m. every fourth Wednesday at the Oregon City Library.

Thursday, March 28

WILD RUMPUS PARTY: Youth age 12 and younger are invited to this event from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

Neighborhood meetings

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..

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..

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..

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

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

Arts

Wednesday, March 20

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.

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.

Friday, March 22

COMMUNITY THEATER: New Century Players presents "Beau Jest," a sweet romantic comedy. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. tonight and March 23, 29 and 30 and at 2 p.m. March 24 and 31 at Rex Putnam Blackbox Theater, 4950 S.E. Roethe Road, Milwaukie. General admission tickets are $20, seniors are $15 and students are $10, available at the door and online at NewCenturyPlayers.org. For more information, call 503-367-2620.

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.

Sunday, March 24

PLAY READING: Clackamas Repertory Theatre presents "Old Love New Love," by Laura Brienza, at 3 p.m. in the Osterman Theatre, on campus at Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. The $20 ticket includes coffee and cookies. The play explores the pain of Alzheimer's with humor, poignancy and compassion.

Wednesday, March 27

SPRING BREAK PERFORMANCE: All ages are invited to join family performer Red Yarn and his lovable critters for a high-energy music and puppet show at 2 p.m. at Ardenwald Elementary School, 8950 S.E. 36th St., Milwaukie. Sponsored by the Friends of Ledding Library.

ART LAB: Families are invited to explore the art world at 2:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

Ongoing

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-Saturday. Admission is $8, $7 for seniors, $5 for ages 5-17, and free for children under 5.

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 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

HOLMES HOUSE: The 1847 Holmes House at the Rose Farm, where the first governor of the Oregon Territory gave his inaugural address from the balcony, reopens May 17. For more information and events, visit mcloughlinhouse.org under the Holmes section. To schedule a special tour, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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; bingo is 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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