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

PMG FILE PHOTO - The Estacada American Legion Carl Douglas Post will host their annual car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 6, outside of the Viewpoint Restaurant. See listing for details.

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EVENTS

Plant Sale

The Estacada Garden Club will host its sixth annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St. There will be a variety of plants and crafts available for purchase. Proceeds benefit scholarships in horticulture and natural science, garden projects at the elementary school level, and horticultural and wildlife speakers at the monthly garden club meetings.

Spring Bazaar

The Estacada High School RIOT Cheer and Dance Team will host a spring bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Estacada High School, 355 N.E. Sixth Ave. There will be a variety of vendors and children's activities.

Free Saturday Breakfast

Estacada Community Outreach will host a free breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Clackamas Valley Baptist Church, 29275 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. Free shuttle service available to and from the church. Pick up times at City Hall are 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Drop off times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Pioneer Food Event

Philip Foster Farm, 22725 S.E. Eagle Creek Road, will host a pioneer food event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15. There will be a variety of cooking demonstrations and items to sample.

American Legion Cruise-In

The Estacada American Legion Carl Douglas Post will host their annual car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 6, outside the Viewpoint Restaurant, 20189 S. Springwater Road. Registration is $15 per vehicle, and those who register prior to Saturday, July 6, will be eligible for the free breakfast buffet. For more information and registration, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fourth of July Festivities

The Estacada Fourth of July parade is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, in the city's downtown area. This year's theme is "The Sound of Music."

After the parade, community members can attend the annual Timber Festival. For more information, visit www.estacadatimberfestival.com.

River Fest

DJ Jonny Blaze's third annual River Fest is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Promontory Park, 40600 S.W. Highway 224. The day will feature artists performing in genres from hip hop and rock to pop and classical, kayak and miniature paddle boat races, a giant water balloon fight, boxing on the water and a variety of refreshments for purchase.

Summer Celebration

The annual Estacada Summer Celebration will feature art and music activities for all ages and is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27, on Broadway Street. For more information, visit www.estacadasc.org.

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.

Scam and Fraud Protection

AARP's Bill Hamilton's presentation will discuss how scammers use psychology to gain victims. He will cover the way scam artist's use the "Con Artists Playbook," as well as how to access the AARP's Fraud Watch Network via the internet. This program is free and open to all.

Spanish Conversation Group

Those interested are invited to practice their Spanish with other language learners at the library's Spanish Conversation Group, which meets from 1-2 p.m. Saturdays, 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, May 14 and June 11.

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 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, May 13, at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. Call 503-630-8270.

Fire District

The Estacada Rural Fire District Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 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, June 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 volun-

teers for many different

jobs, including Meals on Wheels drivers, drivers to medical appointments, kitch-

en and dining room help, answering phones and greet-

ing 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.


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