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

PMG PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - The Estacada Area Food Bank is open from 10-11:45 a.m. and 12:30-3:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

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EVENTS

Celebration of Lights

Aspen Meadow Band's Celebration of Lights is scheduled from 5-10 p.m. through Thursday, Dec. 26, at 24232 S. Upper Highland Road. The Celebration of Lights is free, and some concerts have a $5 admission fee to support Shop with a Cop in Clackamas County. For more information and a full schedule, visit aspenmeadowlights.com.

Free Breakfast

Estacada Community Outreach will host a free breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Clackamas Valley Baptist Church, 29275 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. Free shuttle service is 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 at City Hall are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Longest Night Service

This service at Springwater Presbyterian Church at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, is designed with the understanding that Christmas can be a bittersweet time of year for those who have experienced loss or are living with painful situations. Springwater Presbyterian Church is at 24553 S. Springwater Road.

Christmas Eve Service and Carols

At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, there will be a candlelight service of music and scripture that tells the story of Christmas, at Springwater Presbyterian Church, 24553 S. Springwater Road.

Hanukkah Event

Those interested are invited to learn about Hanukkah during the lighting of the lights at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Harvest Market Square.

Town Hall Meeting

Estacada School District leaders will host a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, in the Estacada High School Choir Room, 355 N.E. Sixth Ave. Topics will include a potential bond, community priorities and school facility needs.

Garden Club

The Estacada Garden Club meets from 1-3 p.m. the second Thursday of the month from September through June in the Flora Room at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St.

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 game of mad poker is scheduled for 7 p.m. Mondays at the Cazadero Inn, 352 S.W. Highway 224.

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

Chamber Lunch

Estacada Chamber of Commerce December Luncheon is at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Country Restaurant, 341 N.E. Main St.

City Council

The Estacada City Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 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, Jan. 3.

COMMUNITY CENTER

The Estacada Community Center is at 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive. Visit www.estacadacommunitycenter.org or call 503-630-7454 for more information.

Dinner, Music and Dancing

Live music from the Classic Country Connections band is part of an evening of dinner, music and dancing from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. An $8 admission fee supports the center's Meals on Wheels program. Prices go up in January.

Shuttle Bus Trips

The center's shuttle bus is specially equipped for people with mobility issues. Trips are opportunities to socialize and enjoy activities. January trips will include visiting the "World of Speed" museum in Wilsonville and going to Spirit Mountain Casino. Call the center for details and to sign up.

Wednesday Breakfast

A $5 breakfast is offered at 9 a.m. Wednesdays for all ages. Shuttle pickup is available.

Weekday Lunches and Games

On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, ECC serves lunch — a hot entree, 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. Lunch is followed by dominos on Monday and Thursday and bingo on Tuesday and Friday.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, or TOPS, meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the center.

Volunteer Opportunities

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 or helping with fix-it and cleanup tasks, there's always something to do. Call 503-630-7454 for information on how to volunteer.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Alcoholics Anonymous

An Alcoholics Anonymous group meets from 7-8 p.m. Thursdays 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. Tuesdays at 295 N.W. Wade St. Call 503-290-4507 for more information.

Alzheimers Caregivers

A support group for those caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or other form of dementia meets from 6:30-8 p.m. the second Monday of every month at Estacada First Baptist Church, 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.

Grief Share

The Grief Share group is 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.

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 Wednesdays. Read, sing, and play while learning the alphabet and developing early literacy skills.

Music and Movement Storytime

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

The Living Room Drop In

Scheduled from 4-7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month, The Living Room provides a safe haven in for LGBTQ youth ages 14-20 in Estacada to connect with resources and one another.

Chess Club

The chess club, open to ages 10-18, is scheduled for 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays.


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