Clackamas Fire will host an open house at the Eagle Creek station from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Attendees are encouraged to join firefighters for dinner and bring their trick-or-treaters. The Eagle Creek station is at 32200 SE. .Judd Road.
Festival of the Fungus
The annual Estacada Festival of the Fungus is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in Estacada High School Commons, 355 N.E. Sixth Ave. For more information about the free event, visit estacadafungusassociation.org
The Casimir Effect will be joined by local student performers during a benefit concert for the Estacada School District at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Estacada Auditorium, 500 N.E. Main St.
Red Barn Preschool will host its annual taco feed fundraiser at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Estacada First Baptist Church, 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. There will be a live dessert auction, silent auction and many raffle prizes, including a .243 single shot Henry rifle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Estacada City Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov 25, at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St.
The Estacada School Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Estacada High School, Room 35, 355 N.E. Sixth Ave.
Eagle Creek and Barton CPO
The Eagle Creek and Barton COP will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St. The proposed zoning change from Douglas Ridge Rifle Range on 15 acres of land on Judd Road is on the agenda.
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, Nov 7.
The Estacada Community Center is at 200 SW Clubhouse Drive. Visit www.estacadacommunitycenter.org or call 503-630-7454.
November is membership month for ECC. Stop by or call to pick up a membership form. Your membership donation entitles you to vote for the Board of Directors and helps the organization serve the community.
9 a.m. every Wednesday is a $5 breakfast for all ages. Shuttle pickup available.
Weekday Lunches and Games
On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays ECC serves lunch — hot entrée, dessert, coffee and tea, with a full salad bar on Tuesdays and Fridays. Lunch is $4 for those under age 60. Seniors are invited to donate at whatever level they choose. Shuttle service is available.
Dinner, Music and Dancing
The Classic Country Connections band entertains at the center the first and third Saturdays as part of an evening of dinner, music and dancing from 5-8 pm. Your $8 per person admission fee supports the center's Meals on Wheels program.
If you have a few hours or want a regular responsibility, the center welcomes new volunteers. From serving meals to driving for Meals on Wheels to answering the phone to helping with fix-it and clean-up tasks, there's always something to do. Call 503-630-7454 for information on how to volunteer.
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.
A Narcotics Anonymous group meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 295 N.W. Wade St. Call 503-290-4507 for more information.
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.
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. The group's aim is to improve Spanish speaking skills through conversation.
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.
Ms. Laurie's A to Z Storytime
This weekly storytime for children ages 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
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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 by using sound and rhythm, story, song and instruments.
Dungeons & Dragons Club, ages 18 and older
A Dungeons & Dragons group for adults will meet from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays, Nov. 3, 10, and 17. The group is seeking 2-3 new players. Beginners welcome, and all supplies are provided.
Dungeons & Dragons Club, ages 10-14
Youths interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons are invited to this group, which meets from 3:30-7 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25. The Nov. 4 meeting will discuss the basics of the game, character creation and group guidelines.
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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