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Listings of a selection of free or nonprofit community, neighborhood and arts events in Clackamas County

Community

Wednesday, May 8

CAREER WORKSHOPS: Northwest Family Services can help with all aspects of your job search from 12:30-5 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also May 9.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: This group, designed for individuals caring for a spouse, parent or sibling, meets from 2-3:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive.

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "Uncommon Facts & Unique Information" by Steve Arndt. All sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at CCC on the Harmony Community Campus, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, room HW130. Call 503-594-0620 for more information. Cost is $3 per session.

CLACKAMAS WATERSHED CELEBRATION: Purchase tickets now for "Perspectives on a River," which will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. May 16 at the Abernethy Center, 606 15th St., Oregon City. Tickets at clackamasriver.org/events/annual-celebration-2019/

RIVERS EAST VILLAGE HAPPY HOUR: Meet your neighbors at this event from 3-5 p.m. at The Grove Restaurant & Bar, 15300 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 971-808-2340.

Thursday, May 9

GLADSTONE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING: The Gladstone Historical Society welcomes new people to this meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Gladstone City Hall, 525 Portland Ave. For further information, contact Linda Cosgrove by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Friday, May 10

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, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd. Also May 17.

FORT KENNEDY ANNUAL FUNDRAISER: This event takes place from 5-11 p.m. at the Stadium Sports Bar, 16065 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. For details, contact volunteer coordinator Misty Fourman at 503-765-2661 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

STUDENT RUNWAY SHOW: North Clackamas School District cosmetology students will host a Dinner & Runway Hair Show at 6 p.m. at the Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Technical Center, 14450 S.E. Johnson Road, Clackamas. Cost is $20 for dinner and the runway show, or $10 general admission for the show. Proceeds from the event will help students pay for the natural hair license and to attend the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference and Competition. For more information, call 503-353-5940 or email cosmetology teacher Jeri Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PLANT SALE: The Gladstone Library Foundation Plant Sale will take place from noon-7 p.m. today and from 10 a.m.-4 pm. Saturday in the space between the library and Happyrock Coffee Roasting Co., 465 Portland Ave., Gladstone.

Saturday, May 11

OC FOUNDER: At 7 p.m., there will be readings by the voices from the past of Major Robert Moore (founder of Linn City, played by former West Linn Mayor Larry McIntyre) and Dr. John McLoughlin (founder of Oregon City and the Father of Oregon, played by former Oregon City Mayor Doug Neeley) in the Sunset Fire Hall, 2215 Long St., West Linn. Admission is $10 to this fundraiser for the West Linn Historical Society.

SATURDAY STORYTIME: Children age 2 and above are invited to this event from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also May 18.

TEDDY BEAR PARADE: This annual event will take place from 9 a.m.-noon. The parade route is Main Street to the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. For more information, visit octeddybearparade.com.

PLANT SALE: The Milwaukie Garden Club will hold a plant sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Milwaukie Museum, 3737 S.E. Adams St.

PLANT SALE: NW Housing Alternatives will hold a plant sale from 8 a.m.-noon at Millennium Plaza Park in Lake Oswego.

PLANT SALE: The Friends of Ledding Library will hold a plant sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday at Milwaukie Floral, 3306 S.E. Lake Road.

PLANT SALE: The Oak Grove Garden Club will hold a plant sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at historic Risley Landing Gardens, 16195 S.E. River Forest Place, Oak Grove.

BEYOND CRAYONS: Relax and socialize with other adults from 2-4 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library.

Sunday, May 12

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

Monday, May 13

COURTESY PHOTO - Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, pictured teaching a Master Gardener class at Washington State University, will be visiting Milwaukie on Monday to present on garden mulches.GARDEN MULCHES: Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, Washington State University's Extension urban horticulturist, will offer an extensive presentation on "Mulches: The Good, the Bad and the Really, Really Ugly" from 7-8 p.m. at the monthly meeting of Clackamas County Master at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. The program is open to all free of charge.

INFANT FEEDING SUPPORT: Lactation consultant Sarah Jane Wright will lead 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.

YMCA HEALTH SCREENING: The YMCA of Columbia-Willamette will host an evening drop-in event from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, to provide information about the group's Diabetes Prevention and Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring programs.

YOGA AND WELLNESS STORYTIME: Enjoy 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, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

Tuesday, May 14

ANIMALS IN JEOPARDY: Learn about emergency preparedness for pets from presenter Jo Becker from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

Wednesday, May 15

PARENT OPPORTUNITY: Oregon City Together, and Ogden and Gardiner Middle Schools present "No fooling about Juulin," an evening of information and discussion on vaping and related issues, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Eastham School, 1404 Seventh St., Oregon City. Go to octogether.org to RSVP.

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "State of the College" by CCC President Tim Cook. All sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at CCC's Harmony Community Campus, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, Room HW130. Call 503-594-0620 for more information. Cost is $3 per session.

Thursday, May 16

GENEALOGY: Get started on family tree research from 6-7 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library.

LET'S GET LIT TRIVIA: Enjoy a night of trivia from 7-8 p.m. at the White Rabbit Books and Gifts, 503 Main St., Oregon City.

ANNUAL PUTT FOR MUTTS: This fundraiser for the Clackamas Dogs Foundation takes place from 6-10 p.m. at The Aerie at Eagle Landing, 10220 S.E. Causey Ave., Happy Valley.

RIVERS EAST VILLAGE: This all-volunteer nonprofit helps seniors stay in their homes as they age. To find out more, meet for coffee and friendship at 10 a.m. at the Starbucks inside the Oak Grove Fred Meyer, 14700 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd. All are welcome.

Neighborhood meetings

BARCLAY HILLS: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, St. John the Apostle Cemetery, 445 Warner Road, Oregon City.

BEAVERCREEK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 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..

EAGLE CREEK-BARTON: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 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, May 9, Meadows Courtyard, 13637 Garden Meadow Drive, Oregon City.

GOVERNMENT CAMP: 7 p.m., Saturday, May 11, Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum, 88900 Government Camp Loop, Government Camp.

HECTOR CAMPBELL: 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 S.E. Harrison St.

HISTORIC MILWAUKIE: 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, Libbie's Restaurant, 11056 S.E. Main St.

ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.

JENNINGS LODGE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 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, May 8, Rowe Middle School, 3606 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie.

LEWELLING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.

LINWOOD: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, Linwood Elementary School, 11909 S.E. Linwood Ave., Milwaukie.

OAK GROVE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 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, May 20, Oregon City View Manor Community Center, 200 S. Longview Way.

RHODODENDRON: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, Mt. Hood Oregon Resort, 68010 East 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, May 16, United Methodist Church, 18955 South End Road, Oregon City.

STAFFORD-TUALATIN VALLEY: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, Stafford Primary School, 19875 S.W. Stafford Road, unincorporated West Linn.

Arts

Wednesday, May 8

MILWAUKIE POETRY SERIES: The Milwaukie Poetry Series presents a poetry reading by Vince Wixon at 7 p.m. at the Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 S.E. Harrison St. Next up, Shaindel Beers on June 12.

ART SHOW: "All In Good Time - Group Photography Show," a group art show of local photographers and photo artists, will be on display in the Lobby Gallery of Milwaukie City Hall, 10722 S.E. Main St. The show runs 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, through May 31 at City Hall.

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.

Thursday, May 9

COLLAGE A BIRD WORKSHOP: Susan Schenk will lead this workshop from 6-8 p.m. at the Providence Willamette Falls Community Center, 519 15th St., Conference Room A/B, Oregon City. The cost is $40. To register, visit eventbrite.com/e/collage-a-bird-workshop-tickets-58385516652?ref=estw.

Friday, May 10

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, May 11

FAMILY FOLK DANCE: Learn simple folk dances along with the culture, history and lifestyle of the Oregon Trail pioneers at this family-friendly event from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. Free with admission.

VICTORIAN DEMONSTRATION: Learn to use rags to curl your hair and then arrange the curls in the fashion of the 1800s from noon to 3 p.m. at the McLoughlin House, 713 Center St., Oregon City. Visit mcloughlinhouse.org for updates.

Wednesday, May 15

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.

Thursday, May 16

BOOK TALK: Join author and Gladstone native Kim Argraves Huey as she discusses her new book, "Gladstone," from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library.

Ongoing

OCHS REUNION: Plan ahead for the Oregon City High School Class of 1979 40th reunion, which will be held from 7-11 p.m. July 19 at the Oregon City Golf Club, 20124 S. Beavercreek Road. Those interested should go to reunionswithclass.com for details and to register in advance. Contact: Call or text 503-544-5170.

ART EXHIBIT: Apply now for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival art exhibit coming to Oregon City on June 15, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to submit up to three 2D artworks for consideration. Two $100 cash prizes will be awarded among the artists selected to participate in the exhibition. One winner chosen from the photography submissions selected and one from the painting submissions selected. Apply by May 30 at clackamasartsalliance.org/opportunities/unique-artist-opportunity-at-the-wild-scenic-film-festival-art-exhibit.

LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHY: "Exposing the Past Through Oregon City Photography," 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, 713 Center St., Oregon City. Tours begin at the Barclay House next door. For assistance, call 503-656-5146 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 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 at 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. Games are open to the public.

GLADSTONE STORYTIMES: The Gladstone Library hosts four different weekly 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 and Saturdays.

MILWAUKIE 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.

OAK LODGE 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.

OREGON CITY STORYTIMES: The Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St., offers storytimes for toddlers (ages 1 and 2) at 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays; Music & Movement Storytimes (up to age 5) at 10:15 and 11 a.m. Thursdays; and Preschool Connection storytimes for 3-to-5-year-olds at 10:15 a.m. Fridays.

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, 814 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 meet 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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