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

PMG FILE PHOTO - The Estacada Chamber of Commerce Community Recognition event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Fireside Room at Estacada First Baptist Church. During last years event, Allen Cameron won a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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EVENTS

Pancake Breakfast

A pancake breakfast is planned for 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Springwater Grange at the corner of Wallens Road and Springwater Road. Everyone is welcome. The menu includes eggs cooked to order, sausage, pancakes, hash browns, biscuits, gravy, milk, juice and coffee. Cost is $5.

Sight-in Days

The Estacada Rod and Gun Club will host public sight-in days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6. Cost is $5 per gun and includes a target. Ear protection is required. The Estacada Rod and Gun Club is at 23400 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.

Garden Club

The Estacada Garden Club's October program will highlight "Hemp and Marijuana in the Local Economy," presented by Patrick Pooler. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St.

Community Recognition Event

The Estacada Chamber of Commerce Community Recognition event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Fireside Room at Estacada First Baptist Church, 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. Those interested in attending should RSVP to the Chamber at 503-630-3483.

Earthquake Safety Talk

Members of the Garfield Skip-a-Week Club will host a free discussion on earthquake safety with members of the Estacada Rural Fire District from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Flora Community Room at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St.

The 39 Steps

The Performing Arts Group of Estacada will present "The 39 Steps: A Live Radio Play" as a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels from 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Estacada Community Center. At the readers theater performance, donations will be accepted for the Meals on Wheels program.

Haunted Farm

Philip Foster Farm National Historic Site will host the annual Haunted Farm event from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at 22725 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. During the event, attendees will meet ghosts from Eagle Creek's past.

Admission $5 per person or $20 per family.

Creepy Crawl

During the annual Creepy Crawl, children are invited to trick or treat at participating businesses in downtown Estacada. The event is sponsored by the Estacada Chamber of Commerce and is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.

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.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

City Council

The Estacada City Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Estacada City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St.

School Board

The Estacada School Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Estacada High School, Room 35, 355 N.E. Sixth 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, Oct. 3.

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.

Community Breakfast

The center hosts a community breakfast at 9 a.m. each Wednesday. Cost is $5.

Lunch

Lunch is available at the center for $4 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

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. The cost is $8 per person, and the event is a fundraiser for the center's Meals on Wheels program.

Shuttle Trips

The center will host a trip to the Skip-a-Week Quilt Show at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at no charge. At 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, the center will host a trip to Christmas at the Zoo in Oregon City for $10. Tickets can be purchased at the center.

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.

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 literacy skills.

Ms. Laurie's A to Z Storytime

This weekly storytime for children 4 and younger is scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon every Wednesday. Read, sing, and play while learning the alphabet and developing early literacy skills.

Me and My Preschool Storytime and Playgroup

Scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to noon on Fridays, this event features stories, songs, crafts, and a healthy snack, with a focus on structured play and kindergarten readiness with lots of music, fun, and learning.

Music and Movement Storytime

This weekly event is from 11-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Music and movement help children develop early literacy skills, using sound and rhythm, story, song and instruments.

Ready, Set, Retire

The library and AARP will host a program about retirement from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Topics will include social security, Medicare and financial decisions. Refreshments will be provided. Those interested in attending should register at aarp.cvent.com/retireestacada_10519 or by calling the library at 503-630-8273.

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.


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