Community calendar for June 12-June 19
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.
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.
GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: This event, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 21, will honor partners who have been together 50 years or more. Call 503-794-8092 now to reserve a space. It takes place at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive.
Thursday, June 13
ESTATE PLANNING 101: Michael J. Rose will discuss estate planning from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Pioneer Community Center, 625 Center St. Space is limited; RSVP to 503-657-8287.
Friday, June 14
ROOTS ROCK: JT Wise Band will play a free all-ages show from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Feckin Brewery, 415 S. McLoughlin Blvd., Oregon City.
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.
Saturday, June 15
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.
PRIDE POTLUCK: Creator Lutheran Church is sponsoring a PRIDE community potluck for the Clackamas, Happy Valley area from 1-3 p.m. at 13250 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Clackamas. A special guest will be Coco Jem Holiday who will share her gifts of light and humor in presenting "Drag Queen Story Time" during the potluck. Stories will be fun, age appropriate for children, and include a mix of silly stories and stories that highlight that all kinds of family configurations are beautiful and affirmed.
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: This dinner, auction and raffle takes place from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Beavercreek United Church of Christ, "The Ten O'Clock Church," 23345 S. Beavercreek Road, Beavercreek. Dinner prices: age 13 and up, $12; 6-12 years, $8; 5 and under, free. For details, call 503-632-4553 or go to beavercreekucc.org.
WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL: Join eNRGY Kayaking and We Love Clean Rivers for this event at 6 p.m. in the Theater at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive and Visitors Center, 172 Washington St., Oregon City. See 10 adventure films, then go on a moonlight paddle to Willamette Falls. For details and tickets, visit enrgkayaking.com/wild-and-scenic-film-festival.
Sunday, June 16
MILWAUKIE FARMERS MARKET: The market takes place from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays through October at Southeast Main and Southeast Harrison streets in Milwaukie. For details, visit milwaukiefarmersmarket.com.
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB: The group meets from 2-5 p.m. Sundays at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.
REDLAND FARMERS MARKET: The market takes place from noon-5 p.m. every other Sunday through October at the Redland Grange, 18131 S. Fischers Mill Road, unincorporated Oregon City. For details, visit the Redland Grange on Facebook.
Monday, June 17
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 evidence-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.
TOUCH-A-TRUCK: Children age 12 and under are invited to touch a fire truck and more from 10 a.m.-noon in the Library Park at the OregonCity Library, 606 John Adams St.
YOGA & WELLNESS STORYTIME: Children and families are invited to this free event at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. No registration required.
Tuesday, June 18
GUEST SPEAKER: Meghaen Anderson, NW Housing Alternatives, will speak at the Milwaukie Rotary Club meeting at noon at Gray Gables Estate, 3009 S.E. Chestnut St., Oak Grove.
TEEN SUMMER MOVIES: Those who have just completed grades seven-12 are invited to enjoy a movie and popcorn at 3:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St. Today's movie is "Love, Simon." Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.
BLOOD DRIVES: The Red Cross will hold blood drives from 1-6 p.m. today and Aug. 20 at the Pioneer Community Center, 625 Center St., Oregon City.
RIVERS EAST VILLAGE: This all-volunteer nonprofit helps seniors stay in their homes as they age. Informational meetings take place at 10 a.m. and again at 7 p.m. at the Clackamas Fire Station, 6600 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie.
Wednesday, June 19
OAK GROVE GARDEN CLUB - POTLUCK: All are welcome to bring a dish and place setting to this event at 11:30 a.m. at Risley Landing Gardens, 16195 S.E. River Forest Place, Oak Grove. Officers will be installed at this time.
COFFEE WITH A COUNCILOR: Talk to a Gladstone City Councilor at 6:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave.
CANEMAH: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, Oregon City Police Department, 320 Warner Milne Road.
ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.
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.
RIVERCREST: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, First Presbyterian Church, 1321 Linn Ave., Oregon City.
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.
Friday, June 14
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, June 15
BENEFIT CONCERT: Aspen Meadow Band will present "Tractors, Trucks and Teddy Bears: Dreamin' With Your Boots On!" at 3 p.m. at the Aspen Meadow Amphitheater in Colton. It is a benefit for the Mother and Child Center.
WING IT: "Wing It," an interactive show for kids takes place at 10:30 a.m. in the Osterman Theatre, at Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Tickets are $5 at the door. Also Sept. 28 and Dec. 7 and 14.
IMPROV: Bridge City Improv presents "The Knock Outs and Show Brousseau" at 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Visit merctickets.com/events/95480430/an-evening-of-improv-with-the-knockouts-and-show-brousseau for more info.
Wednesday, June 19
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.
MUSICAL EVENT: Eric Ode, a national award-winning children's singer/songwriter, author, poet and engaging entertainer will present a program for all ages from 11 a.m.-noon in the Library Park by the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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