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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, Oct. 2

COLLEGE EXPO: Clackamas Community College's Associated Student Government is holding its biannual clubs, campus and community expo from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. Enjoy sweets, treats and live music at this free, public Willy Wonka-themed expo. For questions, call Cynthia Boettcher at 503-594-1823 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FOREST THERAPY CLASS: Debbie Tuttle will lead this class, inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, from 6-7:15 p.m. at Gladstone Nature Park, 18111 Webster Road. Tuition is $16.

Thursday, Oct. 3

DONATE BLOOD: Three opportunities to donate in Clackamas today include from 4-7 p.m. at Grocery Outlet, 14800 S.E. Sunnyside Road; from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Clackamas River Water, 16770 S.E. 82nd Drive; or from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at One Monarch Building, 12550 S.E. 93rd Ave. Appointments can be made by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

HOME-SCHOOLERS: Home-schoolers age 5 and up are invited to Legendary Engineering to learn about a folk tale, myth or legend from around the world, then solve an engineering challenge inspired by the tale. Building supplies provided; it takes place at the Ledding Library, 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie.

MIDWEEK YOGA: Ages 16 and up are invited to this free class at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in October at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

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.

REVERSE MORTGAGE 101: This free presentation takes place from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Pioneer Adult Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. Call 503-657-8287, ext. 0, to reserve a seat.

Friday, Oct. 4

MILWAUKIE FIRST FRIDAY: This event takes place from 5-9 p.m. all over downtown Milwaukie.

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, Oct. 5

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. Appointments for a blood drive being conducted at the market this week can be made by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

SATURDAY STORYTIME: Children ages 2 and above are invited to this event at 11 a.m. Saturdays at the Oak Lodge Library.

LET'S LEGO: Build with other LEGO fans from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library.

FIRE STATION TOURS: October is Fire Prevention Month. Visit the Damascus Station, 19750 S.E. Damascus Lane, from 1-3 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 6

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.

DONATE BLOOD: From 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Cross Fit, 275 Beavercreek Road, #C-141, Oregon City. Appointments can be made by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

Monday, Oct. 7

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 Oct. 21 and 28. No class Oct. 14.

MEDICARE 101: SHIBA counselors will give an overview of Medicare from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Pioneer Adult Community Center. Free; no RSVP needed.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

DONATE BLOOD: From 1:30-7 p.m. at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City; or from 2-7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 13121 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Appointments can be made by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

TODDLER TIME STORYTIME: This event will meet at new times — 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. — at the Oregon City Library.

LIVING WITH DIABETES: This free six-week workshop takes place from 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 29 at the Pioneer Community Center.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "Space: The Final Frontier" by Kim Foster. All sessions are at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Clackamas Community College's Harmony campus, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, Room HW130, just off Sunnyside Road, near Clackamas Town Center. Call 503-594-0620 for more information. Cost is $3 per session.

Neighborhood meetings

BEAVERCREEK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 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, Oct. 9, 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..

EAGLE CREEK-BARTON: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, Eagle Creek Fire Station, 32200 S.E. Judd Road. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HECTOR CAMPBELL: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 S.E. Harrison St.

HISTORIC MILWAUKIE: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, Libbie's Restaurant, 11056 S.E. Main St.

ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.

JENNINGS LODGE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, Church of the Nazarene, 4180 S.E. Jennings Ave. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LAKE ROAD: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, Rowe Middle School, 3606 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie.

LEWELLING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.

LINWOOD: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, Linwood Elementary School, 11909 S.E. Linwood Ave., Milwaukie.

OAK GROVE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 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..

PARK PLACE: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, Oregon City View Manor, 280 S. Longview Way.

REDLAND-VIOLA-FISCHER'S MILL: 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, Redland Grange, 18131 S.E. Fischers Mill Road, unincorporated Oregon City.

STAFFORD-TUALATIN VALLEY: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, Stafford Primary School, 19875 S.W. Stafford Road, unincorporated West Linn.

SUNNYSIDE-WEST MT. SCOTT: 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, Mt. Scott Fire Station Community Room, 9339 S.E. Causey Ave. (east of I-205). Call 503-698-2519.

Arts

Wednesday, Oct. 2

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. Also Oct. 16.

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.

Friday, Oct. 4

FIRST FRIDAY ART: Artists who specialize in encaustics will be showcased in an exhibit from 5-7 p.m. in the Lobby Gallery at Milwaukie City Hall, 10722 S.E. Main St. The show will remain up until Oct. 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, Oct. 5

OPEN MIC: Open Mic Night will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Rose Villa Performing Arts Center, 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove. Performers need to sign up close to 6 p.m. For more info, go to oakgrovecommons.org.

OLD-TIME FIDDLER: Truman Price will perform from 11 a.m.-noon at the End of the Oregon Trail, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City.

DROP-IN CRAFTS: Children ages 5 and up are invited to make a button buddy from 2-4 p.m. at the Ledding Library's temporary location at 9600 Main St., Milwaukie.

Friday, Oct. 11

OPEN STUDIOS OF BEAVERCREEK: See the work of 19 artists in this annual tour of artists' studios from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. For more information and to download a tour map, visit openstudiosofbeavercreek.com.

Ongoing

HOLIDAY WREATHS: Order holiday wreaths through Nov. 20 at the Pioneer Adult Community Center. Wreaths are $20 each. Call 503-657-8287.

ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Applications for this program are available by appointment only through Nov. 29. Call Jamie at 503-722-3268 for more information.

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..

STEVENS-CRAWFORD HERITAGE HOUSE: The house has reopened; visitors are welcome from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 603 Sixth St., Oregon City. Call 503-655-2866 for more information.

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 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 Thursdays, and family storytime at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. No storytime on Oct. 14.

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 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% 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.

In free classes from 6-8 p.m. on first-third Thursdays through June at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families, 18905 Portland Ave., Chelsea Hamilton presents practical parenting tips to help families with young children from birth to age 6.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.

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's temporary location at 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie. Call 503-786-7588 to sign up for a 15-minute session. No Read to the Dog on Oct. 31.

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. Thursdays on the top floor of the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St. Contact Matthew Broderick, membership leader, 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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