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Listing of local events, public meetings, community center activities and support groups

PMG FILE PHOTO - There will be an open house at Adult and Teen Challenge, 380 N.W. 6th Ave., from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2. See listing for details.

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EVENTS

Neighborhood Watch

A meeting about forming a neighborhood watch for Eagle Creek will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Eagle Creek Presbyterian Church, 29455 S.E. Burnett Road. For more information, call 503-367-0727.

Scholarship Pie Auction

The Springwater Grange will host its annual Scholarship Pie Auction on Friday, Feb. 22, at 24591 S. Springwater Road. The potluck dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the auction will begin at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome at the event, and proceeds will go to students. Scholarship applications are available at the Grange Hall. For more information, call 503-630-7352.

Open House and

Ribbon Cutting

Adult and Teen Challenge, 380 N.W. 6th Ave., will host an open house from noom to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2. There will be a ribbon cutting with the Estacada Chamber of Commerce at noon.

Corned beef and Cabbage Feed

Eagle Creek Presbyterian Church will host a corned beef and cabbage feed from 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 8, at 29455 S.E. Burnett Road. Cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds will go toward community outreach for local senior citizens.

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 held 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.

Chinese Tea and Talk

From 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, the library will host an afternoon with PDX TEA Founder David Galli on decoding Pu'er tea and the ever-changing premium tea market in China. The program, designed for adults, required pre-registration and is capped at 20 participants.

Beginning Ukulele Workshop

From 6:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, Brian Fergus of Woodstock Ukulele Studio will teach beginners how to play the instrument and even learn a few songs. The event is designed for 20 students ages 18 and older, and registration is required. Those who have a ukulele should bring it, but ukuleles will be provided for those who do not have them.

Batik Egg Decorating

Daniela Mahoney will teach Hungarian Batik egg decorating from 6:30-8:00 Wednesday, April 10. Eggs and materials will be provided.

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.

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 Estacada First Baptist Church, 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. 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, Feb. 25, 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, March 13, in the Estacada High School Choir Room, 355 N.E. Sixth Ave.

Chamber Lunch

Representative Christine Drazan will speak at the next Estacada Chamber of Commerce Leadership Luncheon, scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Estacada City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. Lunch is available for $10 for Chamber members and $15 for non-members. To RSVP for lunch, call the Chamber at 503-630-3483 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fire District

The Estacada Rural Fire District Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at 261 S.E. Jeremy Loveless Ave.

Cemetery District

The Estacada Cemetery District meets at 5 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7.

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.

Dinner, Music and Dancing

The center hosts an evening of dinner, music and dancing from 5-8 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month, with live music from the Classic Country Connections Band. The cost is $8 per person, and the event is a fundraiser for the center's Meals on Wheels program.

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 starting at 5:45 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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