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EVENTS

Estacada Rural CPO

The Estacada Rural Community Planning Organization will meet at 6 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Gerber Farm Supply, 21879 S. Springwater Road. The group focuses on unincorporated Estacada, and all are welcome to participate. For more information, call the group's chairwoman Carol Coyle at 503-753-9212.

Garage and Craft Sale

Members of the Estacada Area Support Our Troops Foundation will host a garage and craft sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10, at Odd Fellows Hall. There will be 13 tables of items, and there will be a raffle prize drawing each day at 3 p.m. with an additional 50/50 raffle drawing Saturday at 3 p.m. Complimentary coffee and tea will be provided. Proceeds from the event will go toward the maintenance of the Estacada Veterans Memorial and the American Legion Riders.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Estacada Fire Volunteer Association will sponsor the community Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Estacada Football Stadium, 500 N.E. Main St. On hunt day, the football stadium is divided by age for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, first, second, and third grades, and an area for children of all ages with special needs. Donations to help cover the cost of the event can be dropped off at the Fire Station, 445 S.E. Jeremy Loveless Avenue, or mailed to the Estacada Fire Volunteer Association, PO Box 608, Estacada. For more information, contact Connie Redmond at 503-819-5339.

Yoga Classes

Beginning Vinyasa and Hatha yoga classes are held at 2:30 p.m. Mondays and 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Voila Community Club, 22364 S. Redland Road. Classes are suited for all skill levels. The cost is $5 per class.

Children's Bible Class

Bible Release, hosted by Estacada Assembly of God, is a multi-church program for children in kingerdarten through fifth grade that runs from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through April 25. Transportation is provided to and from Estacada Assembly of God. For more information, contact Brian Simmons at 503-630-2247.

Book Nook Dollar Sale

The Book Nook, 155 S.W. Third Ave., will hold its Dollar Sale this month. During the sale, all of the store's books cost $1 or less. The store typically has the sale during March and October.

Garden Club

The Estacada Garden Club meets from 1-3 p.m. the second Thursday of the month in the Flora Room at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St. Visitors and new members are welcome.

Quilt Club

The Skip-a-Week club meets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Garfield Grange, 33460 S.E. Divers Road. For information, call 503-630-4669.

Spinning Group

The Estacada spinning and fiber arts group meets from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays at Betty Veveiros CPA, 309 S.W. Highway 224.

Texas Hold'em Poker

A free Texas Hold'em Poker game is from 7-9 p.m. every Thursday at the Country Restaurant, 341 Main St. Another game with mad poker is at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Cazadero Inn, 352 S.W. Highway 224. Prizes are included.

Food Bank

The Estacada Area Food Bank is open from 10-11:45 a.m. and 12:30-3:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Food is available monthly to community members in Estacada, Eagle Creek, Colton, Carver and Barton who meet income requirements. To join the all-volunteer organization or to get food, call 503-630-2888 or stop by the Food Bank at 272 Broadway St.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

City Council

The Estacada City Council meets from 7-8 p.m. Monday, March 12, at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. Call 503-630-8270.

School Board

The Estacada School Board meets at 7 p.m. Wenesday, March 14, in the Estacada High School music room, 355 N.E. Sixth Ave.

Chamber lunch

The next Estacada Chamber of Commerce Leadership Luncheon is scheduled from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at City Hall. Estacada School District Superintendent Ryan Carpenter will speak.

Cemetery District

The Estacada Cemetery District meets at 4 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 5.

ESTACADA LIBRARY

The Estacada Public Library is at 825 N.W. Wade St. Call 503-630-8273 for more information.

Language Exchange

Practice your Spanish skills at a friendly environment in the library's Flora Room. The event is scheduled from 1-2 p.m. some Saturdays from March through May at 825 N.W, Wade St. It will take place March 17, March 31, April 14, May 5 and May 19.

A-Z Storytime

A-Z storytime is scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon every Wednesday. The event is an opportunity for children ages infant to 4 to learn the alphabet through reading, singing and playing.

Storytime Playgroup

The Me & My Preschool Storytime Playgroup takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Friday.

Music and Movement Storytime

Me & My Music, a music and movement focused storytime, is held from 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays. The program helps children develop early literacy skills through sound and rhythm using song, story and intruments.

Chickens Love Gardens

From 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, March 16, hear from Master Gardener Cindy Manselle about chickens and gardens.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Alcoholics Anonymous

An Alcoholics Anonymous group meets from 7-8 p.m. every Thursday at the Assembly of God Church, 478 N.W. Wade St. Another AA group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the church annex at 297 N.W. Broadway St. This group also holds a speaker's meeting on the first Friday of the month.

Narcotics Anonymous

A Narcotics Anonymous group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 295 N.W. Wade St. Call 503-290-4507 for more information.

Grief share

The Grief Share group is there for people who have lost a close friend or loved one, helping to turn mourning into acceptance and to remind them of the joy that remains in life. Grief Share meets from 2-4 p.m. Mondays and 4-6 p.m. Thursdays at Clackamas Valley Baptist Church, 29275 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.

COMMUNITY CENTER

The Estacada Community Center is at 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive. Visit www.estacadacommunitycenter.org or call 503-630-7454.

Volunteer opportunities

The Center needs volunteers for many different jobs, including Meals on Wheels drivers, drivers to medical appointments, kitchen and dining room help, answering phones and greeting visitors, and yard work. Call 503-630-7454 for more information on how to volunteer.

Blood pressure check

There will be blood pressure checks provided by the Estacada Rural Fire District at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14.

Saint Patrick's Day Celebration

There will be a Saint Patrick's Day celebration and fundraiser with irish dinner, live music and a raffle from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Cost is $8 per person.

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