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

PMG FILE PHOTO - The Chamber of Commerces annual Spring Gala is scheduled for Saturday, April 27. Auctioneers will present a variety of items for bidding.

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EVENTS

Bingo Night

Clackamas River Elementary School will host a bingo night to raise funds for a new Chromebook cart. The event is scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, and will feature bingo, games, a cake walk, face painting, dunk tank, food and raffles. For more information, call the school at 503-630-8552.

Variety Show

Members of the Springwater Grange will host a variety show featuring music, dancing, skits and jokes from 7-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, and from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 14. Dessert will be served at intermission. Cost is $10 for children and $15 for adults. The grange is at 24591 S. Springwater Road.

Flea Market and Craft Sale

The Eagle Creek Grange will host a flea market and craft sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, at 24491 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.

Egg Hunt

The Eastacada Rural Fire District's Volunteer Association will host an Easter Egg Hunt for toddlers through students in third grade at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Estacada Football Stadium, 500 N.E. Main St.

Spring Gala

The Estacada Chamber of Commerce will host its spring gala at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the fireside room at Estacada First Baptist Church, 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. Cost is $25 for a single ticket or $175 for a table of eight. Order tickets by contacting the chamber at 503-630-3483 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Spanish Conversation Group

Those interested are invited to practiced their Spanish with other language learners at the library's Spanish Conversation Group, which meets from 1-2 p.m. Saturdays, April 20, May 18 and June 15.

Bilingual Storytime

Stop by the library for stories, rhymes, and songs in English and Spanish from 1-1:45 p.m. the first Saturday of every month.

The Living Room Drop In

The Living Room provides a safe space for GLBTQQ youth ages 14-20 in Estacada to connect with resources and one another. The group will meet from 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays, April 9, May 14 and June 11.

Batik Egg Decorating

Daniela Mahoney will teach Hungarian Batik egg decorating from 6:30-8:00 p.m. 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, April 8, 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, April 10, 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, April 19, 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, April 4.

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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