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

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Wednesday, July 3

BLOOD DRIVE: Donate blood from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Clackamas Town Center, 12000 S.E. 82nd Ave. To make an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit redcross.org.

NCPRD RECMOBILE: The Recmobile is coming to the Concord School Property, 3811 S.E. Concord Road, Oak Grove, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free activities are aimed at kids 6-10. For details, visit ncprd.com.

FREE SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM: Free lunches will be provided for youth up to 18 Mondays-Fridays, through Aug. 16; closed July 4-5. This will take place at two Gladstone sites: from 11 a.m.-noon at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families, 18905 Portland Ave., and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Kraxberger Middle School, 17777 Webster Road. Enrichment activities for youths in grades six to eight will take place from 9 a.m.-noon.

ACTIVITIES AT PATTERSON PARK: Activities at Patterson Park, 400 E. Exeter St., Gladstone, will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, weather permitting, through Aug. 30. Visit the city's website at ci.gladstone.or.us/public works/page/parks-recreation for a list of summer activities.

YOGA: Ages 16 and up are invited to Mid-week Renew Yoga at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd. Also July 10, 17, 24 and 31.

Thursday, July 4

BARBECUE: The fifth annual Fourth of July barbecue will be held from noon-3 p.m. at Max Patterson Park, 400 E. Exeter St., Gladstone. Presented by the Gladstone police and fire departments, this event is free.

Check out Happy Valley's annual fireworks display.FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: This event takes place from noon until dark, when a fireworks show takes place, at Happy Valley Park, 13700 S.E. Ridgecrest Road.

Friday, July 5

FIRST FRIDAY: Milwaukie's First Friday celebration, with art, music, food and more, will take place from 5-9 p.m. up and down Main Street. Special art events will take place at the Beer Store, Made in Milwaukie, Spirits on Jefferson and Wine:30.

BLOOD DRIVE: Donate blood from 1-6 p.m. at Grocery Outlet, 15810 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. To make an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit redcross.org.

FAMILY STORYTIME: This activity is for children ages 2-5 and their families. It takes place at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd. Also July 12, 19 and 26.

Saturday, July 6

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 details, 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 details, visit sunnysidefarmersmarket.com.

BLOOD DRIVES: Donate blood from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Spring Mountain Bible Church, 12152 S.E. Mather Road, Clackamas, or from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 10955 S.E. 25th Ave., Milwaukie. To make an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit redcross.org.

SATURDAY STORYTIME: Children age 2 and above are invited to this event from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also July 13, 20 and 27.

PERIOD FIREARMS DISPLAY: Join the Holmes House in celebrating the 243rd birthday of the United States with a period firearms display from noon-4 p.m. The house is located at 536 Holmes Lane, Oregon City.

LET'S LEGO: Build with other LEGO fans and then tear down your creations from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd.

Sunday, July 7

MILWAUKIE FARMERS MARKET: The market takes place from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays through October at Southeast Main and 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.

Monday, July 8

BLOOD DRIVES: Donate blood from 1:30-7 p.m. at Gladstone Christian Church, 305 E. Dartmouth St., or at the Christ the King Parish Center, 11709 S.E. Fuller Road, unincorporated Milwaukie. To make an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit redcross.org.

MATTER OF BALANCE: A nationally recognized evidenced-based fall prevention program will take place from 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, through July 29 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.

BABY SIGN LANGUAGE: Learn sign language to improve communication between you and your child with Christina, a licensed speech and language pathologist and early childhood specialist AT 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also July 15, 22 and 29.

Tuesday, July 9

BLOOD DRIVE: Donate blood from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Spring Mountain Bible Church. To make an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit redcross.org.

TEEN SUMMER MOVIES: Youth who have completed grades six-12 are invited to watch movies at 3:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library on Tuesdays through Aug. 13.

GUEST SPEAKER: Kyira Hauer, founder of Kinda Kreative, will be speaking at the Milwaukie Rotary Club meeting at noon at Gray Gables Estate, 3009 S.E. Chestnut St., Oak Grove.

Wednesday, July 10

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: This group is designed for people offering care to a spouse, parent or sibling. It takes place from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive.

Monday, July 15

BLOOD DRIVE: Donate blood from 1-6 p.m. at Lincoln Memorial Park, 11801 S.E. Mt. Scott Blvd., Happy Valley. To make an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit redcross.org.

Tuesday, July 16

BLOOD DRIVES: Donate blood from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pamplin Media, 6605 S.E. Lake Road, unincorporated Milwaukie. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 503-866-2023. Other opportunities today to donate are from 2-7:30 p.m. at Clackamas Fire's Station 17, 19001 South End Road, Oregon City, or from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at East Side Athletic Club, 4606 S.E. Boardman Ave., Oak Grove. To make an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit redcross.org.

Wednesday, July 17

BLOOD DRIVES: Donate blood from 2-7:30 p.m. at Clackamas Fire's Station 17, 19001 South End Road, Oregon City. To make an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit redcross.org.

Neighborhood meetings

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

COLTON: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 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..

GAFFNEY LANE: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, Meadows Courtyard, 13637 Garden Meadow Drive, Oregon City.

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

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

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

OAK GROVE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 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..

REDLAND-VIOLA-FISCHER'S MILL: 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, July 3, Redland Grange, 18131 S.E. Fischers Mill Road, unincoprporated Oregon City.

RHODODENDRON: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, Al Forno Ferruzza Pizzeria, 73285 Mount Hood Highway 26. Program will include Clackamas County Commissioner Martha Schrader. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Arts

Wednesday, July 3

MUSIC EVENT: The Alphabeticians will play from 11 a.m.-noon at Library Park at the Oregon City Library. All ages are invited.

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. Cost is $5 at the door.

Friday, July 5

LIVE THEATER: Clackamas Repertory Theatre begins its season with Ken Ludwig's "Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood," at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through July 21 in the Osterman Theatre on the campus of Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Visit clackamasrep.org for tickets and more information.

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.

TEEN ART: Youth ages 10-14 are invited to turn their constellations into wall art from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St. Limited to the first 20 participants.

Saturday, July 6

OLD-TIME FIDDLER: Enjoy a special presentation by old-time fiddler Truman Price, who will share his lifelong devotion to American cultural history and Appalachian music from 11 a.m.-noon at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington Street, Oregon City.

Wednesday, July 10

TEEN CRAFTS: This drop-in activity for ages 10 and up takes place from 2-4 p.m. at the Ledding Library's temporary location, 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie.

MUSIC EVENT: All ages are invited to enjoy the sights and sounds of Chayag, an Andean folk music and dance group from 11 a.m.-noon at the Oregon City Library Park.

Ongoing

OCHS REUNION: Plan ahead for the Oregon City High School Class of 1979 40th reunion, from 7-11 p.m. Friday, 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. 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, 536 Holmes Lane, Oregon City, where the first governor of the Oregon Territory gave his inaugural address from the balcony, is open from noon-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 14. Admission is $5, seniors $4, youth 6-17 $3 and children under 5 free.

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 summer storytimes at its temporary location at 9600 Main St. They are: Book Babies (up to 18 months) at 1 p.m. Mondays; toddlers (ages 1-3) at 10 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; preschoolers (ages 3-5) at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, 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., offers 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 MEETINGS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly groups meet 6-8 p.m. Thursdays at the Kairos-Milwaukie United Church of Christ, 4790 S.E. Logus Road; at 9:30 a.m. Fridays at St. Stephen Church, 290 W. Gloucester St., Gladstone; and 6-8 p.m. Mondays in the Clairmont Mobile Home Park meeting room, 13531 Clairmont Way, Oregon City.

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.

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 CONNECT: One-on-one technology assistance is available by appointment only from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Oregon City Library. Call 503-657-8269, ext. 1017, to set up an appointment.

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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