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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, Jan. 15

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "Daring to Downsize" by Beth Giles. All sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at CCC on the Harmony Community 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.

BLOOD DRIVE: From 2-7 p.m. at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 1321 Linn Ave., Oregon City. To schedule an appointment to donate, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

BABY STORYTIME: Children up to 18 months old are invited to this event at 9:30 a.m. at the Gladstone Public Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St. Also Jan. 22 and 29.

MIDWEEK RENEW YOGA: Those age 16 and over are invited to this free community yoga class at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Public Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Also Jan. 22 and 29.

GARDEN TOUR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Anyone who loves gardening and libraries is invited to help with the Friends of Oak Lodge Public Library's Garden Tour in July. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

OAK GROVE GARDEN CLUB: This group meets from noon-2:30 p.m. at the Oak Grove Methodist Church, 14700 S.E. Rupert Drive, Oak Grove. Program topic: Backyard Habitat Certification Program, presenter Susie Peterson, Columbia Land Trust and Audubon. All are welcome.

BAM LEGO LAB: Everyone is invited to this event, which is designed to provide a space for the disability community; it meets from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

DONATE BLOOD: From 2-7 p.m. at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 1321 Linn Ave., Oregon City. Donors are urged to make an appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

Thursday, Jan. 16

AARP TAX AIDE: The Pioneer Adult Community Center will begin making appointments today for free tax assistance for low-to-middle-income Clackamas County taxpayers. Call 503-657-8287, ext. 0, to make an appointment.

ALL AGES STORYTIME: Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more at this event at 9:30 a.m. at the Gladstone Public Library. Also Jan. 23 and 30.

CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE: This event takes place from 5-7 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

FRIENDS OF THE TROLLEY TRAIL: All are welcome to attend this meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stringfield House in Stringfield Family Park, 3614 S.E. Naef Road, Oak Grove.

DONATE BLOOD: From 7 a.m.-5 p.m. at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center's Sunnybrook Building, 9900 S.E. Sunnyside Road, or from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Springs Living, 14404 S.E. Webster Road. Donors are urged to make an appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

Friday, Jan. 17

RIVERS EAST VILLAGE: Rivers East Village invites seniors to a Coffee and Chat from 10 a.m.-noon at the Starbucks inside the Oak Grove Fred Meyer, 1400 S.E. McLaughlin Blvd., Milwaukie. Our all-volunteer/nonprofit helps seniors stay in their homes as they age by providing small services in home and garden, rides and social connection. We are signing up additional volunteers as well as those needing services in preparation for the launch in May. Call 971-808-2340 or visit riverseastvillage.org for details.

FAMILY STORYTIME: Children ages 2-5 and their families are invited to this event at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Public Library. Also Jan. 24 and 31.

Saturday, Jan. 18

SATURDAY STORYTIME: Children age 2 and up are invited to this event at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Public Library. Also Jan. 25.

WINTER FARMERS MARKET: Buy local meats, cheeses, eggs, bread, preserves, honey, soaps and more at the Oregon City farmers market from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 2051 Kaen Road, off Beavercreek Road. Call 503-734-0192 or visit orcityfarmersmarket.com. Also Feb. 1, 15 and 29.

Sunday, Jan. 19

GREEN MILWAUKIE: Mayor Mark Gamba will discuss sustainability initiatives in Milwaukie at 10 a.m. at Kairos Milwaukie United Church of Christ, 4790 S.E. Logus Road.

DONATE BLOOD: From 1-6 p.m. at Natural Grocers, 11424 S.E. 82nd Ave., Clackamas. Donors are urged to make an appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

Monday, Jan. 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, Jan. 21

SUPPORT NCEF: Support the North Clackamas Education Foundation at the Oregon City Brewing Co., 1401 Washington St., Oregon City. From 5-10 p.m., the pub owners will donate $1 for every pint of beer or soft drink sold to NCEF.

TODDLER STORYTIME: Children 18 months to age 3 are welcome at this event at 9:30 a.m. at the Gladstone Public Library. Also Jan. 28.

BOOK CLUB: The Rock Readers Book Club invites readers to discuss James Patterson's "The 9th Judgment" at 6:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St. Copies are available at the information desk.

ELC NATURE STRIDERS: Nature Striders is the Environmental Learning Center's preschool program for ages 2-5; it meets from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Environmental Learning Center at Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Join naturalist and educator Sarah Bidwell in learning about the winter forest, wildlife tracks, birds and owls this winter. Cost: First visit is free, then the fee is a sliding scale $15-$25, cash or check only. To register, email Priscilla Plumb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MAP-IT MEETING: The group meets from 6-8 p.m. at Oak Lodge Water Services - Sanitary District Community Room, 14611 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove. All are welcome. For the current agenda or for minutes from earlier meetings visit clackamas.us/meetings/mapit/mapit.

DONATE BLOOD: From 2-7:30 p.m. at Living Hope Church, 19691 S. Meyers Road, Oregon City. Donors are urged to make an appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "Caswell Sculpture" by Rip Caswell. All sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at CCC's Harmony campus, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, room HW130. Call 503-594-0620 for more information. Cost is $3 per session.

Thursday, Jan 23

STATE OF CCC: President Tim Cook will discuss the current state of the college at 3 p.m. at Harmony West community room, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, Milwaukie. No reservations required. For more information, contact Lori Hall at 503-594-3162 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SCIENCE TALK: Thaddaeus Buser, a graduate student at Oregon State University, will focus on cranial weaponry of aquatic vertebrate, emphasizing the shape and utility of spines in sculpin fish, a type of bottom-dwelling fish. Guests are invited to a meet and greet at 11:30 a.m. before the discussion begins in McLoughlin Hall on CCC's Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. This event is free and open to the public.

Neighborhood meetings

BEAVERCREEK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the 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..

CAUFIELD: 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, Oregon City School District's Bus Barn, 14551 Meyers Road.

JENNINGS LODGE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 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..

OAK GROVE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 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.

RHODODENDRON: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, Mt. Hood Village, 65000 E. Highway 26, Welches. Topics will include Rhododendron's Jan. 25 Centennial Celebration. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Arts

Wednesday, Jan. 15

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.

ART LAB: All are invited to make rain sticks at this event from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

TEEN ART CONTEST: The Libraries in Clackamas County invite interested teens to submit original artwork for the fifth annual Teen Summer Reading Artwork contest. Submissions are welcome until Jan. 31. For more information, contest rules and an entry form, go to lincc.org and click on "Library Events" or get a form at any of the 13 libraries in the county.

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 EXHIBIT: Clackamas Community College will host the work of artist Tom O'Day through Feb. 7 in the Alexander Gallery, located in the Niemeyer Center on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. It's open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, with the exception of campus holidays. Free.

JUMP START IMPROV CLASS: Learn all about improvisation in this class taught by members of Spontaneous Combustion. It meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Methodist Church, 14700 S.E. Rupert Drive. Visit risingphoenixtheater.com for details.

Friday, Jan. 17

COURTESY PHOTO - 'Siempre La Guitarra' a classical guitar series in Oregon City, begins its 2020 season at 7 p.m. on Jan. 17 with a concert from Chilean guitar master Francisco Salazar at Clackamas Community College. For more information and tickets, visit siemprelaguitarra.com.
GUITAR MASTER: "Siempre La Guitarra," a classical guitar series in Oregon City, begins its 2020 season at 7 p.m. with a concert from Chilean guitar master Francisco Salazar at Clackamas Community College. For more information and tickets, visit siemprelaguitarra.com.

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.

WILLIAM STAFFORD EVENT: Celebrate William Stafford's birthday from 7-8 p.m. at the Oregon City Library. Members of the Third Monday Authors' Evening will read some of Stafford's poetry.

LIVE THEATER: Chapel Theatre presents "Blind," in partnership with Fertile Ground. The play takes place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 9. For tickets, visit chapeltheatremilwaukie.com; the theater is located at 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.

SILENT ART AUCTION: Clackamas County Historical Society is teaming with Art in Oregon for a special silent art auction at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City. The silent auction bidding begins at this time, then return at 6 p.m. Feb. 29 for the announcement of the winners of the silent auction. Visit clackamashistory.org for more information.

Saturday, Jan. 18

NEEDLE FELTED GNOMES: Youth ages 10-14 are invited to make a fuzzy gnome from wool from 1:30 -3 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

Sunday, Jan. 19

WINTER CONCERT: The East County Community Orchestra presents "Winter Around the World" at 3 p.m. at the Horner Performing Arts Center, David Douglas High School, 1400 S.E. 130th Ave., Portland. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Admission to the concert is free, but donations are appreciated.

Monday, Jan. 20

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.

Ongoing

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.

GLADSTONE LIBRARY STORYTIMES: The Gladstone Library hosts four 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.

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 beginner 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 childcare.

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 childcare.

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 childcare.

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.

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 at 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. 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 Drive. 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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