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

Community

Wednesday, June 5

SOCIAL SECURITY EXPLAINED: Join the Society for Financial Awareness for information about Social Security at 11 a.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

ROSE FESTIVAL HERITAGE DAYS: This event is taking place at various times through June 22 at the End of the Oregon Trail, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City.

DIABETES SUPPORT: Learn more about diabetes from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Also Aug. 7; no meeting in July. Call 503-653-8100 for more info.

Thursday, June 6

BIKE NIGHTS: Bike Nights in downtown Gladstone will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Portland Avenue between Dartmouth and Berkeley streets. The event features food, live music and more. Visit latus-hd.com or call 503-249-8653 for more info. Also Aug. 1 and Sept. 5.

Friday, June 7

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.

GOLF SCRAMBLE: The North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual golf scramble starting at 11 a.m. at the Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City. Register at yourchamber.com or call 503-654-7777.

FIRST FRIDAY FILMS: See "56 Up" at 6:30 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City.

MILWAUKIE FIRST FRIDAY: The event takes place from 5-9 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Milwaukie.

Saturday, June 8

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

OREGON CITY FARMERS MARKET: The market takes place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 26 at 2052 Kaen Road, Oregon City. For more info, visit orcityfarmersmarket.com.

HAPPY VALLEY FARMERS MARKET: The market takes place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 28 at 14100 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Clackamas. For more info, visit sunnysidefarmersmarket.com.

AUCTION AND DINNER: Clackamas United Church of Christ will hold a Scandinavian dinner and auction from 5:30-8:15 p.m. at the church, 15303 S.E. Webster Road, Milwaukie. Tickets available online or at the door: Adults $20; students $10; 12 years and under $7; 5 years and under, free.

LEGO LAB: All ages are invited to build with Legos from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

Sunday, June 9

MILWAUKIE FARMERS MARKET: This market takes place from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays through October at Southeast Main and Southeast Harrison streets in Milwaukie. For more info, visit milwaukiefarmersmarket.com.

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

Monday, June 10

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.

MATTER OF BALANCE: A nationally recognized evidenced-based fall prevention program will take place from 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, through July 29 (no class July 1) at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Participants will attend two-hour classes for eight weeks and learn practical strategies to reduce falls. Free. To sign up, call 503-653-8100 and ask for Abby.

BRAIN GAMES: This interactive class will exercise your "mental muscle." It takes place from 10:30-11:45 a.m. at the Milwaukie Center. Also July 8.

MASTER GARDENER PRESENTATION: The Clackamas County Master Gardener chapter presents "Strange, New and Wonderful Vegetables," by Tim Russell, Territorial Seed Co., from 7-8 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie. The program is free and open to the public; call 503-653-8100 for more info.

Tuesday, June 11

ADRC: Learn about the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC), a free central source of information for all income levels from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. To sign up, call 503-653-8100.

SHRED AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISPOSAL EVENT: This free event sponsored by the Clackamas County Senior Medicare Patrol and the Milwaukie Police provides community members with a safe and secure resource to shred their confidential documents on site by a certified "Shred It" employee. Drop off unwanted or expired medications for proper disposal. Syringes, aerosol cans and liquids are not accepted. Prescriptions should be in their bottles in a plastic bag. This event takes place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the parking lot by the ball fields at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Counselors will be on site offering assistance with questions about health care fraud and Medicare.

Wednesday, June 12

HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN AND BODY: Learn how to age well from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Oregon City Library. Registration is required for this program; call 800-272-3900.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: This group, designed for individuals caring for a spouse, parent or sibling meets from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center. Also July 10.

Neighborhood meetings

BEAVERCREEK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 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..

CANEMAH: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, Oregon City Police Department, 320 Warner Milne Road.

COLTON: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, Colton Fire Station, 20987 S. Highway 211. Call 503-891-6218 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

EAGLE CREEK-BARTON: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 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, June 10, Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 S.E. Harrison St.

HISTORIC MILWAUKIE: 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, Libbie's Restaurant, 11056 S.E. Main St.

ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.

JENNINGS LODGE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 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, June 12, Rowe Middle School, 3606 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie.

LEWELLING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.

LINWOOD: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, Linwood Elementary School, 11909 S.E. Linwood Ave., Milwaukie.

OAK GROVE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 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, June 20, First Presbyterian Church, 1321 Linn Ave., Oregon City.

STAFFORD-TUALATIN VALLEY: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, Stafford Primary School, 19875 S.W. Stafford Road, unincorporated West Linn.

Arts

Wednesday, June 5

COURTESY PHOTO - Students perform in spring concerts open to the public at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City.MUSIC: At 7:30 p.m., Clackamas Community College's Contemporary Music Ensemble covers tunes from the 1950s to today at the Niemeyer Osterman Theatre, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Admission is $5.

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.

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. Also June 19.

CCC STUDENT ART SHOW: Artwork by students at Clackamas Community College will be on display from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through June 7 at the Alexander Gallery in the Niemeyer Center, CCC Oregon City Campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.

Thursday, June 6

CONCERT: At 7:30 p.m., the Clackamas Community College Wind Ensemble will perform its end-of-year concert featuring a mix of classical and contemporary pieces with the CCC Guitar Ensemble, featuring guitarists from the community and CCC. The public perfomance is at the Niemeyer Osterman Theatre, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Admission is $5.

Friday, June 7

SOUL BOX EVENT: Milwaukie's artMOB will host this First Friday event from 5-7 p.m. outside Milwaukie City Hall, 10722 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie. The Soul Box Project is a national community art project to raise awareness about the number of gunfire victims. This will be the first of three Soul Box events; the other two will take place July 5 and Aug. 2. For more info, visit artMOB's Facebook page at facebook.com/events/355910005041318/ or soulboxproject.org.

SPRING FLING: At 7:30 p.m. Clackamas Community College's Mainstream and Chamber choirs will team up for this Spring Musical Fling featuring favorite musical choruses, solos and speakeasy standards. This concert is in Niemeyer Center's Room 199, on the CCC Oregon City Campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.

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.

IMPROV SHOW: Spontaneous Combustion, an improv show, will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Oak Grove Methodist Church, 14700 S.E. Rupert Drive. Tickets are $7 at the door; enter in the back of the building.

Saturday, June 8

VICTORIAN CRAFT DEMONSTRATION: Learn to make paper dolls from noon-3 p.m. at the McLoughlin House, 713 Center St., Oregon City.

TILIKUM CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: The Tilikum Chamber Orchestra presents "Summer Serenades & Dances" under the direction of new music director Dwayne Corbin at 7:30 p.m. at Rex Putnam High School, 4950 S.E. Roethe Road, Milwaukie. Visit tilikumchamberorchestra.com for more information and tickets.

Wednesday, June 12

MILWAUKIE POETRY SERIES: The Milwaukie Poetry Series presents a poetry reading by Shaindel Beers at 7 p.m. at the Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 S.E. Harrison 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.

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.

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.

AMERICAN MAHJONG: Learn to play American Mahjong from 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays at the Pioneer Adult Community Center, 615 fifth St., Oregon City. Free.

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-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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