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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, Nov. 27

YOGA: Ages 16 and up are invited to Midweek Renew Yoga from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

Friday, Nov. 29

FRIDAY STORYTIME: Children ages 2-5 and their families are invited to this event at 11 a.m. Fridays at the Oak Lodge Library.

GLADSTONE TREE LIGHTING: The annual tree lighting party will take place at 7 p.m. in the Gladstone Senior Center parking lot, 1050 Portland Ave.

Saturday, Nov. 30

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

OPERATION SANTA: Operation Santa Holiday Parade continues from 6-9 p.m. in the Redland Station 11 area. For parade routes and information, visit clackamasfire.com.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING: Those interested in Christmas caroling along the Trolley Trail and more are welcome to come to a meeting at 1 p.m. at the Bomber Restaurant, 13515 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd.

For more information, contact Thelma Haggenmiller by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 503-659-5590.

Sunday, Dec. 1

OPERATION SANTA: Operation Santa Holiday Parade continues from 6-9 p.m. in the Beavercreek Station 10 area. For parade routes and information, visit clackamasfire.com.

HAPPY VALLEY TREE LIGHTING: Bring your family to City Hall, 16000 S.E. Misty Drive, and celebrate the season with a visit from Santa Claus, from 4-6 p.m. Santa's Carriage arrives at 4:30 p.m. and tree lighting is at 5 p.m. Other activities include cocoa, cookies and holiday music.

Monday, Dec. 2

YOGA AND WELLNESS STORYTIME: Enjoy a free, fun 45-minute yoga class for kids and their adults taught by Organic Movement at 11 a.m. Mondays at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

CHRISTMAS FANTASY TRAIL: Take a Christmas walk through a lighted, wooded Fantasy Trail decorated with thousands of lights for your Christmas enchantment. Opens tonight, and continues Monday-Saturday through Dec. 28. Closed Dec. 24 and Christmas Day. Hours: 6-9 p.m. Cost: $7 for adults, and $6 for children, under 12. Address: Wenzel Farm, 19754 South Ridge Road, Oregon City 97045. Call 503-631-2047 for more information. Website: fantasytrail.com.

OPERATION SANTA: Operation Santa Holiday Parade continues from 6-9 p.m. in the Holcomb/Hilltop Stations 9 and 16 areas. For parade routes and information, visit clackamasfire.com.

CLIMATE ACTION COALITION: This group presents "The Climate Crisis: Looking Ahead" from 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Willamette Falls, 710 Sixth St., Oregon City.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

CRAFT SALE: Clackamas Community College's Associated Student Government is holding its annual craft sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today and tomorrow in the Community Center on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. Come to this free, public event and support CCC student clubs and local vendors by purchasing handmade art, crafts and treats. Attendees are encouraged to bring donations for the Cougar Cave, CCC's food pantry, but donations are not required to participate.

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

BEGINNING GENEALOGY: Drop in from 1-2:30 p.m. with assistance in genealogical research at the Oregon City Library.

CCC CRAFT FAIR: The annual CCC craft fair and gingerbread contest will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today and Wednesdaly in the Community Center at CCC's Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by CCC's Student Leadership. For more information, call Cynthia Boettcher at 503-594-1823 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

OPERATION SANTA: Operation Santa Holiday Parade continues from 6-9 p.m. in the Holcomb Station 16 area. For parade routes and information, visit clackamasfire.com.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

LIFE CHANGES: Learn about how to respond to life changes at this workshop from 10-11 a.m. at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City.

Thursday, Dec. 5

OPERATION SANTA: Operation Santa Holiday Parade continues from 6-9 p.m. in the in the Milwaukie Station 2 area. For parade routes and information, visit clackamasfire.com.

Saturday, Dec. 7

BEAVERCREEK HOLIDAYS: Join the community prior to the 7:30 p.m. tree lighting at Korner Park for a potluck dinner and entertainment at the Beavercreek Grange. The Hamlet of Beavercreek will provide turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, rolls, punch and coffee. Attendees are requested to bring nonperishable food items to donate to the Lions annual food drive, and a side dish or dessert to share, between 4:30 and 5 p.m. RSVP to 503-320-2245.

Neighborhood meetings

BORING: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, Boring Fire Station on Highway 212. Call 503-502-5837 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COLTON: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 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, Dec. 12, 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..

FIRWOOD: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, Dover/Firwood Fire Station, 24545 S.E. Firwood Road, unincorporated Sandy. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hector Campbell: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 S.E. Harrison St.

Historic Milwaukie: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, Libbie's Restaurant, 11056 S.E. Main St.

Island Station: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.

JENNINGS LODGE: Community Potluck 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 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, Dec. 11, Rowe Middle School, 3606 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie.

Lewelling: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, Clackamas Community College Harmony Campus, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, Milwaukie.

Linwood: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, Linwood Elementary, 11909 S.E. Linwood Ave., Milwaukie.

OAK GROVE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 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..

STAFFORD-TUALATIN VALLEY: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, Stafford Primary School, 19875 S.W. Stafford Road, unincorporated West Linn.

Arts

Wednesday, Nov. 27

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.

COURTESY PHOTO - In 'The Development of an Art Practice' Justin Taylor showcases a series of acrylic and mixed media paintings. He uses a multilayered technique of paint on drawn surfaces that explore portraiture and references nature.ART SHOW: Clackamas Community College will host a Portland State University Art Practices thesis exhibition by CCC alumnus Justin Taylor through Dec. 6 in the Niemeyer Center's Alexander Gallery on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave., open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m

Friday, Nov. 29

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.

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE CRAFTS: November is Native American Heritage Month, and all ages are invited to learn about the cultural traditions of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. Craft classes will be interwoven with stories of the tribal customs of Oregon's First People. Classes take place from 1-4 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City.

LIVE THEATER: New Century Players presents "The Octette Bridge Club" at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Nov. 30 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Rose Villa Performing Arts Center, 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove. Tickets are $20, general admission, $15 for seniors and $10 for students; available at the door, at NewCenturyPlayers.org or by calling 503-367-2620.

HOLIDAY PLAY: Battleground Production presents "The Christmas Case: A Lady Brass Mystery," by John Longenbaugh, opening at 7:30 tonight at Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. The play runs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Dec. 21, with Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $22 to $28 and are available at brownpaperticket.com. More details at battlegroundproductions.org.

Saturday, Nov. 30

CRAFTS: All ages are invited to decorate a library book bag to keep from 2-4 p.m. at the Ledding Library's temporary location at 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie.

Monday, Dec. 2

A TIME TO WRITE: Start a writing project in this free, informal writing circle that meets from 4-7 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St. Also Dec. 16.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

CCC JAZZ CONCERT: The Instrumental Jazz Ensemble, led by Lars Campbell, and Jazz Combo, led by Charlie Doggett, will be in concert from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Niemeyer Center on the Oregon City Campus. $5 admission.

Wednesday, Dec. 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. Also Dec. 18.

CCC CONCERT: CCC's Contemporary Music Ensemble, led by Kevin Deitz, will be in concert from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Niemeyer Center on the Oregon City Campus. $5 admission.

ART LAB: This event takes place from 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St. Enjoy foil painting at this workshop.

Thursday, Dec. 5

CCC CONCERT: CCC's Classical Guitar Ensemble, led by David Tutmark, and Wind Ensemble, led by Lars Campbell, will be in concert from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Niemeyer Center on the Oregon City Campus. $5 admission.

LIVE THEATER: Rising Phoenix Theater presents "Sylvia," a romantic comedy about marriage and a dog, at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Dec. 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14 at the Oak Grove Methodist Church, 14700 S.E. Rupert Drive. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students and are available at the door or online at risingphoenixtheater.com. There is some adult language.

Ongoing

LIBRARY CLOSURE: The Ledding Library will close at its temporary site at 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie, on Dec. 9 for four weeks in order to move back into the new library at the original site. For more information, visit milwaukieoregon.gov/library.

TOY DRIVE: The Ledding Library is again hosting a toy drive to collect new toys for less fortunate children in the Milwaukie area. Drop off a new toy at the temporary location of Ledding Library, 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie, now through Dec. 8. The temporary location will close, and the barrel will be moved to Milwaukie City Hall, 10722 S.E. Main St., where it will be available until Dec. 24. Gifts should be unwrapped and appropriate for high school ages and below. Especially popular gifts in previous years have been Legos, board games, books, arts and crafts kits and beauty-related items. Hats, gloves and mittens are also accepted. For more information, contact Nancy Wittig at 503-786-7582.

SANTA AT CLACKAMAS TOWN CENTER: Visit Santa through Dec. 24, on the lower level at Macy's Home Court for children's photos with Santa. Visit clackamastowncenter.com/events or call 503-653-6913 for more information. Check the website for hours when Santa will be available.

THE GIVING TREE: Donate toys, clothing and food to benefit Operation Santa Claus, organized by Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation. Take a tag from the tree, purchase the requested gift and return the unwrapped item to the tree by Dec. 10 to help those in need in Clackamas County. Location: Food Court at Clackamas Town Center. Visit clackamasfire.com for more information.

BOOK DRIVE: Help give the gift of literacy this season by participating in the Holiday Book Drive for children of all ages, going on now through Dec. 31 at Barnes & Noble, Clackamas Town Center. This year's recipient is the Portland Children's Book Bank. Participants may buy suitable books at Barnes & Noble. Please see the in-store book drive display or ask any bookseller how you can donate a book to the Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive. For more information, call 503-786-3464 or visit childrensbookbank.org.

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 and 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. 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 LIBRARY 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.

LEDDING LIBRARY 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.

OREGON CITY LIBRARY STORYTIMES: The Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St., offers storytimes for toddlers (ages 1 and 2) at 10:15 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.

AMERICAN MAH-JONGG: Learn to play American mah-jongg 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.

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: Join the River City Dancers at 7 p.m. on the second and third Saturdays of each month at the Milwaukie Community Club, 10666 S.E. 42nd Ave. Free Sunday beginners 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 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 dogs from 1-3 p.m. every third Saturday, and from 3:30-5 p.m. every second Friday, at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St. 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 Nov. 28.

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.

FITNESS: This free REFIT fitness class takes place 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City.

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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