Community calendar for Aug. 28-Sept. 4
Wednesday, Aug. 28
FALL KINDERGARTEN: Parents with children who will be age 5 on or before Sept. 1 need to sign up now for free, full-day kindergarten at the Gladstone Center for Children and Families, 18905 Portland Ave. Call 503-496-3939 for more information.
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.
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.
Thursday, Aug. 29
GLADSTONE CLOTHES CLOSET: The Gladstone Clothes Closet is open from 3-5 p.m. Thursdays and from 10 a.m-noon Saturdays to provide free clothing to youth up to age 21. Call 503-758-4411 for more information. The Food Pantry also is open. Both are located on Nelson Lane, behind Gladstone High School, 18800 Portland Ave.
Friday, Aug. 30
FAMILY STORYTIME: No storytime Aug. 30 at the Oak Lodge Library. Storytime resumes Sept. 6.
Saturday, Aug. 31
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.
MAYORAL BATTLE: Gladstone Baskin Robbins will be holding a Battle of the Mayors competition to kick off the annual Shop with a Cop charity event. From 5-9 p.m., the mayors of Gladstone, Canby and Milwaukie will be scooping ice cream and competing for votes from every customer that walks in the door.
LEGO LAB: All are invited to build with Legos from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.
SATURDAY STORYTIME: No storytime at the Oak Lodge Library. It will resume Sept. 7.
NATURE PARK CLEANUP: The Friends of Gladstone Nature Park hold a work party from 9 a.m.-noon the last Saturday of the month at 18111 Webster Road, Gladstone. Visit protectheparks.org for more info.
COFFEE AND COLORING: Adults are invited to this event at 10 a.m. at the Oregon City Library.
Sunday, Sept. 1
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.
Thursday, Sept. 5
BIKE NIGHTS: Latus Motors and the city of Gladstone host Bike Nights in Gladstone from 7-9 p.m. Portland Avenue is blocked off for the event.
BARCLAY HILLS: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, St. John the Apostle Cemetery, 451 Warner Road, Oregon City.
CANEMAH: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Oregon City Police Department, 320 Warner Milne Road.
HECTOR CAMPBELL: 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 S.E. Harrison St.
GAFFNEY LANE: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, Meadows Courtyard, 13637 Garden Meadow Drive, Oregon City.
ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.
LAKE ROAD: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, Milwaukie Station Food Cart Pod, 11301 S.E. 21st Ave.
LEWELLING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.
LINWOOD: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, Linwood Elementary School, 11909 S.E. Linwood Ave., Milwaukie.
MCLOUGHLIN: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, Carnegie Library Community Room, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City.
PARK PLACE: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, Oregon City View Manor, 280 S. Longview Way.
REDLAND-VIOLA-FISCHER'S MILL: 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, Redland Grange, 18131 S. Fischers Mill Road, unincorporated Oregon City.
STAFFORD-TUALATIN VALLEY: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, Stafford Primary School, 19875 S.W. Stafford Road, unincorporated West Linn.
Wednesday, Aug. 28
LEWELLING CONCERTS: These concerts take place at 6:30 p.m. at Ball-Michel Park, 9781 S.E. Stanley Ave., Milwaukie. Tonight's band: Lucky Beaucoup.
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. 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.
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. 29
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: Inner Limits Band.
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. 30
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, Aug. 31
EMBROIDERY FOR BEGINNERS: Learn essential stitches and a few tips and tricks from 2-4 p.m. at the Oregon City Public Library Community Room, 606 John Adams St. Registration is required; call 503-657-8269, ext. 1017.
Wednesday, Sept. 4
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.
Thursday, Sept. 5
LIVE THEATER: Clackamas Repertory Theatre presents the West Coast premiere of "Queens Girl in the World," a charming, funny, semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story about a young black girl in the 60s. The one-woman play runs from Sept. 5-29 in the Osterman Theatre on the campus of Clackamas Community College,19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets may be purchased at clackamasrep.org or by calling 503-594-6047.
SQUARE DANCE OPEN HOUSE: The Oaky Doaks Square Dance Club of Milwaukie will offer open-house dance sessions from 7-9 p.m. and Sept. 12 and 19, at the Oak Grove Community Club, 14496 S.E. Cedar Ave., Milwaukie. No dancing experience is necessary, and partners will be provided for those attending solo. Refreshments will be served. Call 503-544-5170 for more info.
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 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 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 3-6 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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