Listing of local events, library activities, public meetings and support groups in Estacada

FILE PHOTO - A free Texas Holdem poker game takes place from 7-9 p.m. every Thursday at the Country Restaurant, 341 Main St.

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Business after Hours

The next Business After Hours networking event, organized by the Estacada Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Oregon Massage & Lymphedema Clinic and Abundant Life Wellness, 386 Broadway St. There will be snacks and a raffle drawing.

Three Lynx Grade

School reunion

All alumni from the former Three Lynx Grade School in Estacada are invited to a reunion Friday, Sept. 21. For information, contact Sheila Jones Buxton at 503-668-8805.

Spaghetti dinner

There will be a spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the Eagle Creek Grange, 24491 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. Adults are $8, senior citizens are $7 and children younger than 12 are $4.

Motorcycle cruise-in

The Estacada Area Support Our Troops Foundation will host an all cycle cruise-in from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, outside Odd Fellows Hall, 267 S.W. Second Ave. There will be a raffle, silent auction, food and trophies awarded to best of show, people's choice, best paint, best vintage, best chopper, best three wheeler, best lady's, best Amer-

ican, best sport, best metric, best cruiser and most patriotic.

Yoga Classes

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

Quilt Club

The Skip-a-Week club meets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wed-

nesdays 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 of 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.


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

Health insurance talk

Marina Cassandra will help to demystify the multitude of options available for health insurance. The discussion will focus on helping health insurance consumers select the best plans for them. Questions will be answered. The event is scheduled form 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Salsa! Salsa! Salsa!

From 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, attendees of this event will learn to make three types of salsas and then taste them. This program is for adults. Space is limited, and those interested should register in advance.

Salsa Dance Lesson

Salsa 4 Life will teach the basics of salsa dancing during this class from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. This program is for adults. Space is limited, and those interested should register in advance.


From 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, families are invited to play Loteria, a game similar to bingo that originated in Mexico. Learn the meaning of popular Spanish words while competing for fun prizes.

Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop

Attendees of this event from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, will learn about the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos and decorate sugar skulls to take home.

Day of the Dead Celebration

Celebrate Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. The Latin American holiday honors family and friends who have passed away.


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 Saint Aloysius Hall, 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 groups meet from 2-4 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Clackamas Valley Baptist Church, 29275 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. The groups do not meet on holidays.


City Council

The Estacada City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. Call 503-630-8270.

School Board

The Estacada School Board will meet 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Estacada High School Choir Room, 355 N.E. Sixth Ave.

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, Oct. 4.

Chamber Luncheon

The next Estacada Chamber of Commerce Leadership Luncheon is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Estacada City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. Scheduled speakers will be members of the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners. Lunch is $10 for Chamber members and $15

for non-members. RSVP for lunch prior to Tuesday, Sept. 18 to the Chamber at 503-630-3483 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Estacada Community Center is at 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive. Visit 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.

Weekday lunches and games

Lunch is served in the center's dining room for all ages at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, with a full salad bar on Tuesdays and Fridays. Donations are suggested for seniors; lunch is $4 for those under age 60. Chicken foot dominoes follows Monday and Thursday lunches. Bingo follows lunch on Tuesday and Friday. Call 503-630-7454 for bus service.

Dinner, Music and Dancing

The center hosts an evening of dinner, music and dancing on the first and third Saturdays of the month, with live music from the Classic Country Connections Band. The cost is $8 for dinner, dancing and dessert, $4 for dessert and music or $3 for music.

Saturday breakfasts

Estacada Community Outreach hosts a free breakfast at the center from 8-11 a.m. the third Saturday of each month except December.

Wednesday breakfasts

The center offers a $5 breakfast for all ages at 9 a.m. Wednesdays with a door prize drawing and pinochle and cribbage following breakfast for those interested. Call 503-630-7454 for bus service to breakfast.

Zumba classes

Zumba classes are held at the center from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. some Saturday mornings. Zumba is $5 per class, or $25 for a monthly pass. Call 503-680-4338 for more information.

Dance Fitness with Susan

Exercise to music for all fitness levels on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with Susan Wagner at the center from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Free Tai Chi classes

Free Tai Chi classes for ages 12 and up are held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the center.

Seniors exercise class

Exercise classes for seniors are held at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the center.

Tae Kwon Do classes

Tae Kwon Do classes for ages 8 and up are held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays downstairs at the center. Call 503-975-7119 for information and cost.

Weight- loss group

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a weight-loss group open to all ages, meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday mornings at the center.

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