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

COURTESY PHOTO - The 12-mile Faraday Moonlight Ride is scheduled for 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17.

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EVENTS

Back to School Blast

Members of Clackamas Valley Baptist Church will host their annual Back to School Blast from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at 29275 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. The free event will include opportunities to pick up school supplies, games and food.

Vintage Outdoor Market

Wade Creek House Antiques will host a vintage outdoor market from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at 664 N.W. Wade St. There will be a variety of vendors selling unique items and food.

Free Breakfast

Estacada Community Outreach will host a free breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 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, 475 S.E. Main St., are 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Drop off times at City Hall are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Faraday Moonlight Ride

The 12-mile Faraday Moonlight Ride is scheduled for 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. During an after-party at Clackamas River Growlers, there will be prizes for best decorated bike, best costume and best logger look alike. For more information and registration, visit www.bikereg.com/41813.

Cascading Rivers Rides

The Cascading Rivers Rides are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28, and Sunday, Sept. 29. The rides vary in skill from beginner to advanced. For more information and registration, visit www.bikereg.com/41813.

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

The library will host a Spanish Conversation Group from 1-2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of each month. It is an opportunity to improve Spanish speaking skills through a facilitated conversation.

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.

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.

Museum of Natural and Cultural History Presentation

At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History will connect attendees with experiments about what makes Earth special.

End of Summer Reading Party

At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, all are invited to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading program with crafts and popsicles.

Cooking for Diabetes Class

From 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, OHSU Extension Service will host a class in which participants will cook and prepare a healthy dish and discuss healthy eating practices to help manage living with diabetes. Time will be given to questions about nutrition and meal planning for those who have or are caring for a loved one with diabetes. The class is open to those 16 and older, and pre-registration is required.

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 6:30 p.m. Tuesday 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

Fire District

The Estacada Rural Fire District Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at 261 S.E. Jeremy Loveless Ave.

School Board

Estacada School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Estacada High School Room 35, 355 N.E. Sixth Ave.

City Council

The Estacada City Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at Estacada City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St.

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, Sept. 5.

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.


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