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

FILE PHOTO - Santa will soon make several appearances in Estacada, including one at Hi-School Pharmacy on Thursday, Dec. 6, another on Dec. 15 at the Fire Station and a third on Dec. 15 at Barton Store.

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EVENTS

Santa at Hi-School Pharmacy

From 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, Santa will stop by the store at 207 Broadway St. to take free photos with children, who can also drop off a wish list with him.

Waffle Breakfast

Harding Grange will host a free waffle breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at 21552 S. Fischers Mill Road.

Christmas Festival of the Choirs

The 25th annual Christmas Festival of the Choirs is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Estacada Auditorium, 500 N.E. Main St. Singers and choir groups come from local churches and schools. One of the choirs is comprised of local singers who perform selections from Handel's "The Messiah" and is seeking additional singers. Rehearsals will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Estacada First Baptist Church, 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. All vocal ranges are welcome. For more information, contact Edith Cameron at 503-630-4470, Rendell Frunk at 503-630-8515, Shirley Lippincott at 503-630-4711 or Roger Woods at 503-630-4913.

Good Morning Estacada

The next Good Morning Estacada networking event, organized by the Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 8-9 a.m. at Yo Treats Frozen Yogurt, 401 S.E. Main St.

Santa at the Fire Station

From 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the 445 S.E. Currin St., Santa will be available for photos in front of a fire engine, and hot chocolate will be served.

Barton Christmas Corner

From 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, several locations in Barton will participate in holiday festivities. Santa and Christmas trees will be at Barton Store, 24802 S.E. Bakers Ferry Road; there will be music and a live nativity scene at Barton Church, 25400 S.E. Highway 224; and gifts will be available for purchase at Barton Antique Mall, 25618 S.E. Highway 224.

Free Saturday breakfast

Estacada Community Outreach will host a free breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Clackamas Valley Baptist Church, 29275 S.E. Eagle Creek Road, which is a new location. There will be free shuttle service between City Hall and the church. Pick up times will be at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., and drop off times will be 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Relay for Life dinner and bingo

On Friday, Jan. 25, Estacada Relay for Life will host a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. and bingo from 6-8 p.m. at the Estacada Community Center, 200 S.W. Club House Drive. Dinner is $5 and bingo is $5 per card or three cards for $10. Popcorn and ice cream sundaes will also be available for purchase.

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. 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 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.

ESTACADA LIBRARY

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

Me and My Preschool Storytime and Playgroup

Scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Fridays, this playgroup features stories, songs, crafts and a healthy snack. The focus is on structured play and kindergarten readiness. Siblings are welcome.

Music and Movement Storytime with Ms. Deborah

Scheduled from 11-11:45 a.m. Tuesdays, this storytime uses music and movement to help children develop early literacy skills.

Girls Who Code club

The group, open to girls in grades 6-12, will meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month.

Ms. Laurie's A-Z Storytime

This storytime event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays.

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 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.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

City Council

The Estacada City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. Call 503-630-8270.

School Board

The Estacada School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the Estacada High School Choir Room, 355 N.E. Sixth Ave.

Fire District

The Estacada Rural Fire District Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at 261 S.E. Jeremy Loveless Ave.

Chamber Lunch

The next Estacada Chamber of Commerce Leadership Luncheon is scheduled noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, and will feature a "State of the Chamber" address along with a holiday program. Lunch will be available from The Country Restaurant. Call 503-630-3483 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP for lunch.

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, Dec. 6.

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.

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.

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