Community calendar for July 17-July 24
Wednesday, July 17
BLOOD DRIVE: 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.
YOGA: Ages 16 and up are invited to MidWeek Renew Yoga at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd. Also July 24 and 31.
NCPRD RECMOBILE AT RISLEY PARK: The NCPRD RecMobile is bringing summer fun for children age 6-10, with kid-focused games, crafts and active play from 2-4 p.m. at Risley Park, 2350 S.E. Swain Ave., Oak Grove. Also July 24.
OAK GROVE GARDEN CLUB EVENING PICNIC: Guests are welcome to attend this event at 6 p.m. at Risley Landing Gardens, 16195 SE River Forest Place, Oak Grove. Call Linda Williams at 503-260-8712 for information.
Thursday, July 18
THRILLING THURSDAYS: Thrilling Thursdays features free lunches through the Summer Food Program and great performances as part of the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Call 503-655-8543. Lunch is for youth up to age 18; performance is for all ages. Today's program, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. is Space Science: Mad Science leads a spectacular science-themed show where children review the principles of space travel.
LEDDING SUMMER PROGRAM: All ages are invited to see Creature Teachers' weird and wonderful reptiles at 11:30 at the Wichita Center, 6031 S.E. King Road, Milwaukie.
TEEN COOKING EVENT: Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to learn cooking skills at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 15 at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St. Space is limited to the first 16 participants.
BOOK GROUP: Join the Elevated Readers for a discussion of "Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century," by Jessica Bruder, from 6:15-8 p.m. in the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St. All are welcome.
Friday, July 19
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 26.
STAR PARTY: Volunteers from Rose City Astronomers will be on site to share views through their telescopes from 9-11:30 p.m. at the CCC athletic fields near the intersection of John Inskeep Drive and Douglas Loop, near the Environmental Learning Center, 19600 Molalla Ave. Participants are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and binoculars.
RIVERS EAST VILLAGE: Join members of this all-volunteer nonprofit that helps seniors stay in their homes as they age at 10 a.m. at the Starbucks inside the Oak Grove Fred Meyer, 1400 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd. All are welcome to this informal event.
Saturday, July 20
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.
ATKINSON CLEANUP: Friends of the Buena Vista Club House, in partnership with the Oregon City Parks Foundation, invite you to a 9-11 a.m. work party to clean up around the historic Buena Vista Club House, at 16th and Jackson streets in Atkinson Park. Bring gloves, pruning tools, rakes, brooms, etc. For more information call Roger Fowler-Thias at 503-650-2387
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 27.
HOT ROD ROUNDUP: The 12th annual event is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Gracepointe Church, 10750 S.E. 42nd Ave., Milwaukie.
COLDWELL CRUISE-IN: The third annual event takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Oregon City High School parking lot, 19761 S. Beavercreek Road.
CHARITY CAR SHOW: The third annual Precision Fiber Inc. Charity Car Show takes place from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at 9376 S.E. Church St., Clackamas.
APOLLO 11 EVENTS: The Ledding Library will celebrate the moon landing with a scavenger hunt from June 20-27 all day for all ages at the library's temporary location at 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie.
ASTROLOGY PRESENTATION: All are invited to read the sky from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.
OREGON TRAIL BREWFEST: This event celebrates beer from along the Oregon Trail; it takes place from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City.
LONG-TERM CARE PLANNING: Michael Rose, an elder law attorney, presents this program from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Pioneer Community Center, 625 Center St., Oregon City. Free.
Sunday, July 21
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.
CANS & BOTTLE DRIVE: Milwaukie Lions Club members will collect cans and bottles from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Bomber Restaurant, 13515 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd. Proceeds will be used for providing eye glasses and hearing aids to local residents that qualify for financial assistance.
Monday, July 22
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 age 6-10. For details, visit ncprd.com.
DONATE BLOOD: From 1:30-7 p.m. at the Oak Grove Fred Meyer Garden Center, 14700 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd. Make an appointment to donate at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 800-733-2767.
FREE SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM: Free lunches will be provided for youth up to age 18 Mondays-Fridays, through Aug. 16. 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 6-8 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.
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.
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 29.
Tuesday, July 23
TEEN SUMMER MOVIES: Youth who have completed grades 6-12 are invited to watch movies at 3:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library on Tuesdays through Aug. 13.
BOOK GROUP: This group for ages 10 and up will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the library's temporary location, 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie.
Wednesday, July 24
DONATE BLOOD: From 1-6 p.m. at MorningStar Happy Valley, 14391 S.E. Princeton Village Way; or from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Oregon City Elks Lodge 1189, 610 McLoughlin Blvd. Make an appointment to donate at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 800-733-2767.
Thursday, July 25
DONATE BLOOD: From noon-5 p.m. at Happy Valley Library, 13793 S.E. Sieben Park Way; from 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Blount, 4909 S.E. International Way, Milwaukie, or from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Barton Community Baptist Church, 25400 S.E. Highway 224. Make an appointment to donate at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 800-733-2767.
Saturday, July 27
DONATE BLOOD: From 12:30-5:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Public Library. Make an appointment to donate at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 800-733-2767.
Tuesday, July 30
DONATE BLOOD: From 2-7:30 p.m. at GracePoint Church, 10750 S.E. 42nd Ave., Milwaukie; or from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Stone Creek Golf Club, 14603 S. Stoneridge Drive, Oregon City. Make an appointment to donate at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 800-733-2767.
ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.
JENNINGS LODGE: Neighbors are invited to bring hot dogs, hamburgers or steak and a master grill chef will cook it to order from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Jennings Lodge Elementary School, 18521 S.E. River Road. Attendees of this free community family picnic are encouraged to bring serving utensils, a dish to share, salad, dessert, condiments and a lawn chair or blanket. Eichstaedt and Friends will be playing an eclectic mix of acoustic classic rock tunes from 6-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17
ADULT WRITING GROUP: Do You Feel a Draft?, an informal writers group, is open to anyone interested in the writing process. It meets from 5-7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.
SYMPHONY STORYTIME: All ages are welcome to listen to Oregon Symphony percussionist Gordon Rencher and librarian Barratt Miller as they weave stories and music together from 11 a.m.-noon at Oregon City Library Park.
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.
Thursday, July 18
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.
OC CONCERTS IN THE PARK: This event takes place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 22 at the End of the Oregon Trail, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. Tonight's band: Dancehall Days.
HAPPY VALLEY CONCERTS: This event takes place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 15 at Happy Valley City Park, 13770 S.E. Ridgecrest Road. Tonight's band: Dakota Poorman.
ART EXHIBITS: See the photography of Aaron Breniman through Oct. 16 at the Development Services Building third-floor gallery, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. Milwaukie resident Genny Entezari will display her work through Sept. 24 at the Beavercreek Health Center Gallery, 110 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. Carrie Gilbert's work also will be there through Sept. 24. Milwaukie resident Monika Kralicek's work will be on display through Oct. 16 in the fourth floor gallery in the Development Services Building.
POETRY EVENT: All are invited to enjoy an evening of poetry with Armin Tolentino, Claudia Saleeby Savage and Mohammad Bader at 7 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.
Friday, July 19
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.
NEW CENTURY PLAYERS: NCP will present "The Gin Game" at 7:30 p.m. July 19, 20, 26 and 27, and at 2 p.m. July 21 and 28, at the Rose Villa Performing Arts Center, 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove. Tickets available at the door and at NewCenturyPlayers.org. Admission is $20, seniors $15 and students $10. For more information, call 503-367-2620 or visit newcenturyplayers.org.
YOUNG TEEN CRAFTS: Youth ages 10-14 are invited to try the craft of henna tattoos from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library. Space is limited to 25 and is first come, first serve.
HAPPY VALLEY LIBRARY CONCERTS: The library hosts this concert series from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Village Green Park, 13786 S.E. Sieben Park Way, through Aug. 23. Tonight's concert: Beat Patrol.
Saturday, July 20
FAMILY ARTS AND CRAFTS ON THE LAWN: Event will feature works from local artist Ed Turpin, from noon-4 p.m. at the Holmes House Museum at the Rose Farm, 536 Holmes Lane, Oregon City.
Tuesday, July 23
INCLUSIVE ART LAB: This B.A.M. (Because Accessibility Matters) Art Lab is designed for the disabled community and meets from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library. Today's activity: create clay aliens. More info at orcity.org/library/bam-art-lab.
TEEN BOOK-ART CLASS: Teens are invited to turn old books into "Star Wars"-themed works of art at 3 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.
Wednesday, July 24
MUSIC EVENT: All ages are invited to enjoy the sights and sounds of Charlie Hope from 11 a.m.-noon at the Oregon City Library Park.
TEEN CRAFTERNOON: This activity for ages 10 and up will take place from 2-4 p.m. at the library's temporary location.
CHARITY COMEDY SHOW: See Arizona Lou, "America's Favorite Old Man," from 6-8 p.m. at Milwaukie American Legion Post 180, 2146 S.E. Monroe St. Free admission, but donations will support veterans.
DRAGON THEATER PUPPETS: This interactive and educational family theater experience takes place at noon at the Gladstone Center for Children and Families, 18905 Portland Ave. Free lunch for youth at 11 a.m.
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.
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 12:30-3:30 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.
SQUARE DANCING: On the second and third Saturdays of each month at 7 p.m. join the River City Dancers at the Milwaukie Community Club, 10666 S.E. 42nd Ave. Free Sunday beginning classes for those 12 and up starts at 6 p.m. Sept. 8.
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 3-6 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 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.
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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