Community calendar for Sept. 11-18
Wednesday, Sept. 11
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. every second Wednesday at the Milwaukie Center.
ICE AGE OREGON TRAIL: During this 7-8 p.m. talk at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City, Rick Thompson will present a visual journey with photos and maps along the canyons, through the water gaps and next to the giant gravel bars the pioneers saw as they traveled the flood channels carved long before they arrived.
MIDWEEK YOGA: Ages 16 and up are invited to this free class at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in September at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.
Thursday, Sept. 12
DONATE BLOOD: Three opportunities to donate in Milwaukie include from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at OLCC, 9079 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd.; from 2-5 p.m. at Bob's Red Mill, 5000 S.E. International Way; and from 2-7:30 p.m. at GracePoint Church, 10750 S.E. 42nd Ave. Make an appointment to donate by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 800-733-2767.
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.
50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: RSVP now for the annual 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration to be held from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave. Call 503-655-7701 to RSVP.
BABY SIGN LANGUAGE: This event takes place at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the Oregon City Library.
Friday, Sept. 13
FAMILY STORYTIME: Families with children ages 2-5 are invited to this event at 11 a.m. Fridays at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.
Saturday, Sept. 14
SAFETY FAIR: The Clackamas Fire Health and Safety Fair runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Danielson's Hilltop Mall, 358 Warner Milne Road. For more information, visit clackamasfire.com/fire-prevention/education/health-and-safety-fair.
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.
SATURDAY STORYTIME: Children ages 2 and above are invited to this event from 1:30-3 p.m. Saturdays at the Oak Lodge Library.
CRUISE-IN: The 10th annual Cruise to Oregon City takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in downtown Oregon City. For more information, visit downtownoregoncity.org.
WATERSHED CLEANUP: Volunteers are needed to meet at 8:30 a.m. at North Clackamas Park, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, to work on watershed restoration projects. A free lunch is included at noon. Register at ncurbanwatershed.wordpress.com/events/.
BONSAI: The Bonsai Society of Portland presents Bonsai Exhibit, Demonstration and Marketplace from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Club members will present lectures, exhibits, demonstrations and a full bonsai marketplace to educate the public about this art form.
MARY ROSE GALA: The Mary Rose Foundation Gala will take place at 6 p.m. at Lakeside Gardens Event Center, 16211 S.E. Foster Road, Portland. The foundation is based in Oregon City, and the event will include dinner, dessert, a fashion show and more. Visit maryrosefoundation.org/events-1 for tickets and more info.
LEGO CLUB: Build with Legos under the guidance of Blair Archer at 2 p.m. at the Ledding Library's temporary location, 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie.
BEYOND CRAYONS: Adults 18 and over are invited to color mini-tote bags from 2-4 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd.
PARENTS NIGHT OUT: Drop off your kids ages 3-11 to play games, make crafts and watch movies with CPR/First Aid-certified counselorsfrom 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Pool, 1211 Jackson St. Fee per child: $30 resident, $35 nonresident. Register at bit.ly/2Zwxnx1.
Sunday, Sept. 15
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.
Monday, Sept. 16
BABY SIGN AND SIGN: Learn some basic baby signs in this music-filled class, presented by Tiny Talkers instructor Shira Fogel, at 1 p.m. at the Ledding Library.
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. This free event takes place at 11 a.m. Mondays in September at the Oak Lodge Library. No registration required.
BOOK CLUB: The Gladstone Senior Center Book Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the center to discuss "The Great Alone," by Kristen Hannah.
TODDLER SCIENCE: Children ages 1-3 are invited to explore music, gravity, senses and more at 10 a.m. at the Ledding Library.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
MAP-IT: The McLoughlin Area Plan Implementation Team will meet at 6 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Water Services District Technical Service offices, 14611 S.E. River Road, to discuss Phase 2 of a project to draft development and design standards for commercial and multi-family zones within half of a mile of the Park Avenue Light Rail Station on McLoughlin Boulevard.
TODDLER TIME STORYTIME: This event will meet at new times — 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. — at the Oregon City Library.
BOOK BUDDIES: This book group for children ages 7 to 9 meets at 4 p.m. at the Ledding Library.
ROCK READERS BOOK CLUB: This group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St., to discuss "Two Nights," by Kathy Reichs.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: The Hispanic Interagency Networking Team sponsors this event, which takes place from 10 a.m.-noon at Youth Music Project, 2015 Eight Ave., West Linn. It will feature a documentary, panel discussion and music. Visit HINTClackamas.com for more info.
BE THE CONNECTION: Loneliness trainings are facilitated conversations to bring awareness to the aging population. This event take place from 10-11:30 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S. E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Free. Call Linda Whitmore to register at 503-794-8037.
BAM LEGO LAB: This event designed for those with disabilities will take place at 12:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library. BAM stands for Because Accessibility Matters.
Friday, Sept. 20
RIVERS EAST VILLAGE: Plan ahead for Coffee and Chat from 10 a.m.-noon to learn more about Rivers East Village, an all-volunteer nonprofit helping seniors stay in their homes as they age. The casual event takes place at the Starbucks inside the Oak Grove Fred Meyer, 1400 S.E. McLaughlin, Milwaukie.
CANEMAH: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Oregon City Police Department, 320 Warner Milne Road.
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.
PARK PLACE: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, Oregon City View Manor, 280 S. Longview Way.
Wednesday, Sept. 11
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.
ART LAB: This event takes place from 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.
Thursday, Sept. 12
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.
Friday, Sept. 13
LIVE THEATER: The New Century Players presents the comedy "Suite Surrender" at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28, and at 2 p.m. Sept. 15, 22 and 29. Venue: Rex Putnam Blackbox Theater, 4950 S.E. Roethe Road, Milwaukie. For tickets, visit NewCenturyPlayers.org or call 503-367-2620.
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, Sept. 14
FELT BIRDS: Adults are invited to learn the basics of needle felting by making a felt bird from 2-4 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St. Register by phone at 503-657-8269, ext. 1017, or in person at the library.
VICTORIAN CRAFTS: Learn to make tassels from noon to 3 p.m. at the McLoughlin House, 713 Center St., Oregon City. Because of scheduled upgrades to the McLoughlin House, demonstrations may be moved to an alternate location. Visit mcloughlinhouse.org for updates.
Monday, Sept. 16
WET FELTING: Learn the magic of wet felting at 3 p.m. at the Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave. Registration is required. Call 503-656-2411 register.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
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.
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.
OLDTIME FIDDLERS: Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers' Association hosts a free dance music jam from 1-4 p.m. on first Saturdays at the Sunnyside Grange, 13130 S.E. Sunnyside Road. Everyone is invited to come and join to play, or just listen, dance or sing. Fiddle teachers are available for the first part of the afternoon.
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 11 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% 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 start 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.
READ TO THE DOG: Children are invited to read to therapy dog Oakley from 3:30-5 p.m. every second Friday at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.
READ TO THE DOG: Read aloud to a therapy dog and improve your reading at the same time from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ledding Library. Call 503-786-7588 to sign up for a 15-minute session.
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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