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Listing of local events, public meetings, support groups, library activities and more in Estacada

PMG FILE PHOTO - 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.

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EVENTS

Bark for Life

Bark for Life, a dog-friendly fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Estacada Fire Station, 445 S.E. Currin St. For more information, visit "Bark for Life" on Facebook.

Down the River Cleanup

We Love Clean Rivers and the Clackamas River Basin Council will host the annual Down the River Cleanup on Sunday, Sept. 8, at locations along the Clackamas River, including Milo McIver State Park's lower boat ramp, Barton Park, Carver Park, Riverside Park and Clackamette Park. For more information and to register, visit www.welovecleanrivers.org/clackamas-down-the-river-clean-up-sep.

Chili Feed

Estacada City Councilors will host a chili feed from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St.

Business After Hours

The Estacada Chamber of Commerce and Eagle Creek Lavender will team up to host a Business After Hours networking event from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the lavender farm at 27525 S.E. Starr Road.

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.

Harvest Festival

The Estacada Harvest Festival is scheduled from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Harvest Market Square, 208 N. Broadway St. The free event will feature live music, children's activities and a chili cook off.

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.

Vegetarian Tamales

Registration is required for this event, scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Araceli de la Cruz, owner of La Popular, will teach attendees how to make homemade, vegan and gluten-free tamales. The class will be capped at 20 people.

¡Loteria!

From 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, families are invited to play LoterÍa, a game similar to Bingo that originated in Mexico. The game will allow participants to learn the meaning of popular spanish words and phrases while competing for fun prizes.

Felted Penguins

LeBrie Rich teach participants ages 16 and older to make felted penguins, with the addition of an acorn cap that can turn it into an ornament. The class is scheduled fro 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, and pre-registration is required.

Bachata Dance Night

Registration is required for this event, scheduled from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. Salsa 4 Life will offer a free Bachata dance class, which will be capped at 20 people.

Mexican Rice

Attendees of this class will learn to make Sopa de Arroz, or Mexican rice, during this class. Registration is required, and the class will be limited to 20 people.

Salsa Dance Lesson

Salsa 4 Life will offer a free Salsa dance class from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Registration is required, and the class is limited to 20 people.

Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop

Attendees of this event from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, will learn about the Mexican holiday DÍa de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, and decorate sugar skulls to take home.

Day of the Dead Celebration

The library will celebrate Day of the Dead from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. The Latin American holiday honors family and friends who have died.

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

City Council

The Estacada City Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Estacada City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St.

School Board

The Estacada School Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Estacada High School, Room 35, 355 N.E. Sixth Ave.

Chamber of Commerce

The Estacada Chamber of Commerce will host a leadership luncheon at noon on Thursday, Sept. 19, with Rep. Christine Drazan as the speaker. The event will be 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.

Blood Drive

The Estacada Community Center and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Center. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767, or visit www.redcrossblood.org and use the code EstacadaCommunity.

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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