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

Community

Wednesday, April 3

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: Learn more about Type 2 diabetes from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Also April 15.

NATIONAL WALKING DAY: Join the Rose City Roamers for a free, one-hour walk at 9:30 at the Pioneer Community Center; registration opens at 9 a.m. Participants must be 21 and over to participate. For details, call 503-657-8287 or stop by the Pioneer Center.

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, April 4

BLOOD DRIVE: Co-hosted by the Red Cross and Rotary Club, stop by anytime from 1:30-7 p.m. at the Museum of the Oregon Territory 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City.

WALDORF OPEN HOUSE: Visit classes at the Portland Waldorf School from 9-10:30 a.m. at the school, 2300 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. The tour will be followed by a Q&A session with the school chair. Call 503-654-2200 for details.

OREGON HUMANITIES CONVERSATION PROJECT: Today's topic is "Bias and Kids: How do our prejudices affect our children?" The event takes place from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

Friday, April 5

FAMILY STORYTIME: This activity is for children ages 2 to 5 and their families. It takes place at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also April 12, 19 and 26.

SENIOR EXCURSION: Hike to Champoeg Park with the Gladstone Senior Center. The bus leaves at 9 a.m. and returns at 2 p.m.; fare is $7. Call 503-655-7701 for more info.

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

Saturday, April 6

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

SATURDAY STORYTIME: Ages 2 and up are invited to this event at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Also April 13, 20 and 27.

TITLE IX TALK: Jackie Sandmeyer, founder of TIX Education Specialists, will speak on "Title IX - Bridging Compliance and Best Practices" at 9:30 a.m. at Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St., Lake Oswego. AAUW Lake Oswego invites everyone to this free, no-tickets-needed event.

OC ENHANCEMENT DAY: Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day from 9 a.m.-noon. Gather at 8:30 a.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. The focus will be on beautification and planting trees, shrubs and flowers. For details, call the parks department at 503-496-1201.

LEGOS: Build with other LEGO fans from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library.

CHILDREN OF PALESTINE: Rev. Diane Dulin will lead a discussion about the justice issues facing Palestinian children from 5-7 p.m. at the Clackamas United Church of Christ, 15303 S.E. Webster Road, Milwaukie.

Sunday, April 7

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

FOOD FOR FINES: From April 7-13 all libraries in Clackamas County will offer $1 off fines per nonperishable food item donated; no expired items and no ramen. The offer applies to overdue fines only.

Monday, April 8

INFANT FEEDING SUPPORT: Lactation consultant Sarah Jane Wright heads up this free, drop-in infant feeding support class for new parents from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mondays at the Ledding Library's temporary site at 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie.

REVAMPING BOOK CLUB: All are invited to participate in the revamping of the book club that meets at the Pioneer Adult Community Center. The meeting takes place at 10 a.m. at the center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. Call 503-657-8287 for more info.

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 22.

BABY SIGN LANGUAGE: Learn sign language to improve communication between you and your child at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin blvd., Oak Grove. No registration required. Also April 22.

Tuesday, April 9

OPEN HOUSE: A open house about code updates to the Beavercreek Concept Plan takes place 7 p.m. at Oregon City High School, 19761 S. Beavercreek Road. More information at orcity.org/community/beavercreek-road-concept-plan-zoning-and-code-amendments-0.

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, April 10

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "Oregon City Pioneer Women in History" by Karin Morey. All sessions are at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at CCC's Harmony Campus, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, Room HW130, just off Sunnyside Road, near Clackamas Town Center. Call 503-594-0620 for more information. Cost is $3 per session.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: This group meets from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive.

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

CANDIDATES FORUM: Meet people who have filed for election to various positions in the county at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Rose Villa Senior Living Center, 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove.

Thursday, April 11

CONNECT WITH SERVICES: Calling 211 can connect you or someone you care about to health and human services resources. To help spread the word, Clackamas County will host this 211 Information Forum from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Willamette Falls Community Center Auditorium, 519 15th St., Oregon City

Neighborhood meetings

ARDENWALD-JOHNSON CREEK: 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, Milwaukie Cafe & Bottle Shop, 9401 S.E. 32nd Ave.

BEAVERCREEK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 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..

CANEMAH: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, Oregon City Police Department, 320 Warner Milne Road.

CAUFIELD: 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, Oregon City School District's Bus Barn, 14551 Meyers Road.

EAGLE CREEK-BARTON: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 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..

HECTOR CAMPBELL: 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 S.E. Harrison St.

HISTORIC MILWAUKIE: 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, Libbie's Restaurant, 11056 S.E. Main St.

ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.

JENNINGS LODGE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 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, April 10, Rowe Middle School, 3606 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie.

LEWELLING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.

LINWOOD: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, Linwood Elementary School, 11909 S.E. Linwood Ave., Milwaukie.

OAK GROVE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 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..

PARK PLACE: 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, Oregon City View Manor, 280 Longview Way.

STAFFORD-TUALATIN VALLEY: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, Stafford Primary School, 19875 S.W. Stafford Road, unincorporated West Linn.

TWO RIVERS: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, Best Western Rivershore Hotel, 1900 Clackamette Drive, Oregon City.

Arts

Wednesday, April 3

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.

WRITING 101: This free writing class takes place from 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays through June 12 at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. Reserve a seat by calling 503-657-8287, ext. 0, or stop by the front desk.

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.

CALL FOR SCULPTORS: The city of Happy Valley seeks up to six sculptors for the latest installation in its City Hall Sculpture Garden. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. April 11. For details, visit clackamasartsalliance.org/calls-to-artists/call-artists-happy-valley-sculpture-garden/.

Friday, April 5

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.

Saturday, April 6

SPRING CRAFTS: All ages are invited to drop in for spring crafts from 2-4 p.m. at the Ledding Library's temporary space at 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie.

Broad Selection is an improv group was originally formed by the women of the Brody Theater ensemble in 2003.IMPROV: Bridge City Improv presents an evening of improv comedy with Moneypenny, Future Cool and Broad Selection from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information, visit chapeltheatremilwaukie.com.

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: Kids and families are invited to celebrate Earth Day with musician and Eco-Edu-Trainer Magic Mama from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

MAKE A ZINE: Learn how to make your own zine from published zinester Emilly Prado from 3-6 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

Wednesday, April 10

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

WRITING 101: This free writing class takes place from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday through June 12 at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. Reserve a seat by calling 503-657-8287, ext. 0, or stop by the front desk.

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.

POETRY READING: The Milwaukie Poetry Series presents Joseph A. Soldati from 7-9 p.m. at the Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.

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.

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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