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

Community

Wednesday, Aug. 14

DONATE BLOOD: From 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Vigor, 14444 S.E. Industrial Way, Building C, Clackamas, today and Thursday from 2-7 p.m. at Happy Valley City Hall, 16000 S.E. Misty Drive. Schedule an appointment to give by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

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 Aug. 21 and 28.

NCPRD RECMOBILE: The NCPRD RecMobile is bringing summer fun for children ages 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.

Thursday, Aug. 15

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.

LEDDING SUMMER PROGRAM: All ages are invited to Pegasus Puppet Theatre's musical show "Snow Soup" at 11:30 a.m. at the Wichita Center, 6031 S.E. King Road, Milwaukie. Sack lunch provided by the North Clackamas School District Summer Food Program for ages 1-18.

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.

Friday, Aug. 16

FRIDAY MOVIE: See "Ralph Breaks the Internet" at 8:30 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. Sponsored by Oregon City Parks and Recreation.

YOUNG TEEN ACTIVITY: Youth ages 10-14 are invited to make tie-dye T-shirts at 3:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

FAMILY STORYTIME: Families with children ages 2-5 are invited to this event at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. No storytimes Aug. 23 or 30.

RIVERS EAST VILLAGE: This all-volunteer nonprofit that helps seniors stay in their homes as they age is looking for volunteers and those needing services. Come learn more at 10 a.m. at the coffee shop inside Fred Meyer Oak Grove, 1400 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie.

Saturday, Aug. 17

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.

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

SATURDAY STORYTIME: Children ages 2 and above are invited to this event from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. No storytimes Aug. 24 or 31.

ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Milwaukie-area dentist Dr. Michael Regan will celebrate 25 years in practice with an open house and parking-lot party with free food, door prizes and Kona Ice from 1-5 p.m. at 6969 S.E. Lake Road. You can stop by the office before the party date to donate to his mission trip this fall or be included in raffle baskets.

FEAR FACTOR FOOD CHALLENGE: Fearless eaters are encouraged to sign up for this event, which takes place from noon-2 p.m. at the Oregon City Library. Participants must register for the challenge. To register call 503-657-8269, ext. 1017, or stop by the reference desk.

Sunday, Aug. 18

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.

WINE TASTING: The Oak Grove Garden Club's annual wine tasting event will take place from 2-5 p.m. at Risley Landing Gardens on Oak Shore Lane. Eola Hills Winery will host the event. Tickets are $10 apiece and money raised will fund a scholarship for a student in CCC's horticulture program and will be used for park maintenance. Call 503-653-7751 now to purchase tickets.

Monday, Aug. 19

HOW TO USE MOBILITY DEVICES CORRECTLY: An occupational therapist from Providence Health system will demonstrate how to use canes, quad canes and walkers safely and how these assistance devices should fit your body correctly from 10:30 a.m.-noon at Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Call 503-653- 8100 to preregister, free.

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.

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.

YOGA AND WELLNESS STORYTIME: Enjoy a free, fun 45-minute yoga class for kids and their adults at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also Aug. 26.

Neighborhood meetings

BEAVERCREEK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Beavercreek Grange Hall, 22041 S. Kamrath Road, unincorporated Oregon City. 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, Aug. 14, 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..

ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, Two Sisters Play Cafe, 11923 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie.

JENNINGS LODGE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, Church of the Nazarene, 4180 S.E. Jennings Ave., Jennings Lodge. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

OAK GROVE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 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..

SOUTH END/HAZEL GROVE: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, United Methodist Church, 18955 South End Road, Oregon City.

Arts

Wednesday, Aug. 14

AUDITIONS: Plan ahead to audition for Oregon City Children's Theatre production of "The Wiz" on Sept. 5. Ages 7 and up are welcome to register for auditions. All who register are guaranteed a role in the show. Visit the auditions page on the website for all information and to register at occtheatre.org. The production takes place Nov. 15, 15, 22 and 23.

MUSIC AT LIBRARY PARK: All are invited to listen to live music at 11 a.m. at the Oregon City Library Park. Today's entertainment: Micah & Me.

LEWELLING CONCERTS: These concerts take place at 6:30 p.m. at Ball-Michel Park, 9781 S.E. Stanley Ave., Milwaukie. Tonight's band: Lashbrook Brothers.

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, Aug. 15

MUSICAL THEATER: Clackamas Repertory Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific," Aug. 1-25 at Clackamas Community College's Osterman Theatre, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets may be purchased at clackamasrep.org or by calling 503-594-6047.

COURTESY PHOTO - Kalimba will play songs in the spirit of Earth, Wind & Fire on Thursday in Oregon City.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: Kalimba.

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: Nate Botsford.

ARDENWALD CONCERTS: These concerts take place at 7 p.m. at Ardenwald Park, across from Ardenwald School, 8950 S.E. 36th Ave., Milwaukie. Tonight's band: The Noted.

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 show her work through Sept. 24 at the Beavercreek Health Center Gallery, 110 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. Carrie Gilbert's work also will be on display through Sept. 24. Milwaukie resident Monika Kralicek's work will be shown through Oct. 16 in the fourth-floor gallery in the Development Services Building.

Friday, Aug. 16

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.

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: Return Flight.

Saturday, Aug. 17

NCPR CONCERTS: Tonight's concert with Hit Machine will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. at Milwaukie Bay Park, 1700 S.E. Jefferson St., Milwaukie.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

LEWELLING CONCERTS: These concerts take place at 6:30 p.m. at Ball-Michel Park, 9781 S.E. Stanley Ave., Milwaukie. Tonight's band: Norman Sylvester.

DO YOU FEEL A DRAFT: All are welcome to join this writing group that meets from 5:30-7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

Ongoing

GOLF SCRAMBLE: Clackamas Sunrise Rotary's annual Golf Scramble coming up Sept. 18 is looking for sponsors, players and raffle donations. This and the club's bowling event are its two biggest events each year, crucial to raising money for community projects. For more information, email Terry Mohr at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit clackamassunriserotary.org.

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 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 12:30-3:30 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 age 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.

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 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 meets 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 Tuesday 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 3-6 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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