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PMG FILE PHOTO - Estacada High School culinary and theater students will host 'Cafe Murder,' an interactive dinner theater event, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Estacada High School Cafeteria, 355 N.E. Sixth Ave.

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EVENT

Gallery Reception

The Spiral Gallery will host a reception for its February group show, "Art with Heart," from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at 341 S. Broadway St. The show features a variety of handmade gifts, and 10% of all sales will benefit the Estacada Area Food Bank

Cafe Murder

Estacada High School culinary and theater students will host "Cafe Murder," an interactive dinner theater event, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Estacada High School Cafeteria, 355 N.E. Sixth Ave. Tickets are $35 per person and available at showtix4u.com/event-details/36400.

Blood Drive

There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Estacada Pregnancy Resource Center, 107 N.E. Fifth Ave.

Garden Club

The Estacada Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Flora Room at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St. The program topic will be "Hydroponics in Today's Market." Refreshments and a business meeting will follow.

Free Saturday Breakfast

Estacada Community Outreach will host a free breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Clackamas Valley Baptist Church, 29275 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. Free shuttle service is available to and from breakfast. Pick-up times are 8 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. at Estacada City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St.; 8:05 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. at 300 Main, 300 S.E. Main St.; and 8:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at Whispering Pines, 525 N.W. Sicth Ave.

Grange Meeting and Potluck

The Eagle Creek Grange hosts a monthly potluck at 5:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each month. A grange meeting follows at 6:30 p.m. The Eagle Creek Grange is at 24491 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.

Sweetheart Dinner

The Eagle Creek Grange will host a sweetheart dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. The menu includes ham, cheesy potatoes, salad, green beans, rolls and pie. There will be live music from the Old Time Fiddlers. Cost is $8 per person.

Craft Class

There will be a needle felting class from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Eagle Creek Grange. For more information, call Barb at 503-630-1906.

Indoor exercise

Those interested are encouraged to walk around the Eagle Creek Grange hall from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday in February.

Children's storytime

There will be storytime for children 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday in February at the Eagle Creek Grange. For more information, call Diane at 971-219-3138.

PAGE Play

The Performing Arts Group of Estacada will soon present "Be Careful What You Wish For," a series of one act plays. Actors will perform "DMV Tyrant," written by Christopher Durang and directed by Jerry Tenbush; "Beggar's Night," written by Jeffrey Harr and directed by Rielly Tenbush; "Clarity," written by Emily Lindstrand and directed by Nick Herb and Emily Lindstrand; "This is My Gun and I Know How To Use It," written and directed by Peter Hamer; and "Be Careful What You Wish For," written and directed by Peter Hamer. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 20-22 and 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Estacada Auditorium, 500 N.E. Main St. Admission is free.

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.

Ukulele group

The Estacada Timber Town Ukulele Strummers meets from 5-7 p.m. Thursdays at The Mason Jar Cafe, 360 S. Broadway St., and from 5-7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the Estacada Public Library's Flora Room, 875 N.W. Wade St.

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.

St. Vincent de Paul

Food boxes available on the first and third Tuesday of each month through the St. Vincent de Paul program at St. Aloysius Church, 192 N.W. Third St.

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 will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Estacada City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St.

School Board

The Estacada School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Estacada High School, Room 35, 355 N.E. Sixth Ave.

Fire Board

The Estacada Rural Fire District's Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Estacada Fire Community Room, 445 S.E. Currin St.

Cemetery District

The Estacada Cemetery District will meet 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, Feb. 6.

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. Activities open to all.

Fort Kennedy Representative

From 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 19, a representative from Fort Kennedy will be at the Center to provide information and assistance on housing, clothing, VA claims, legal aid and other resources for veterans.

Shuttle Bus Trips

The shuttle bus is specially equipped for people with mobility issues, and trips are opportunities to socialize and enjoy activities. There will be a trip to the Spirit Mountain Casin on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Call the Center for details and to sign up.

Dinner, Music and Dancing

From 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, enjoy live music from the Classic Country Connections band as part of an evening of dinner, music and dancing. A $10 per person admission fee supports the center's Meals on Wheels program, which delivers daily meals to more than 40 Estacadans.

Tai Chi for Better Balance

At 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, there is gentle Tai Chi session with teachers focused on helping to improve balance.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

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

Wednesday Breakfast

There is a $5 breakfast for all ages 9 a.m. every Wednesday. Shuttle pickup is available.

Weekday Lunches and Games

Call Center to sign up for their newsletter to see what the lunch menu is on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. There is also 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 dominoes on Monday and Thursday and bingo on Tuesday and Friday.

Volunteer Opportunities

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 to learn 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.

Code Club

The library will launch a code club from 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Flora Room. It will be open to children ages 10-18 and will meet weekly. The library will have Chromebooks and laptops for students to use, but those who can BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) are encouraged to do so. Adult and parent volunteers are needed to keep the club running smoothly. No coding experience is necessary

Spanish for Beginners

The group will meet from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, and continue meeting at the same time on the second and fourth Saturday of the month, in the library's small meeting room.

Beginning Bonsai Care Class

The library will host a beginning bonsai care class at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31.

Kombucha DIY Class

The library will host a Kombucha DIY class at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.

Tea Blends DIY Class

The library will host a tea blends DIY class from 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20.

Beginning Cheese Craft Class

The library will host a beginning cheese craft class at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 15.

Lunar New Year Red Envelop Craft

From 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, the library invites everyone to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Rat and make a lucky red envelope craft.

Clothing Swap

The library will host a clothing swap from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 4.

Children's Day/Book Day

The library will host its third annual Children's Day/Book Day from 1-3 p.m. Saturday. April 25. Attendees can travel through different countries and learn about their cultures and traditions. Each child will receive their own passport, which will be stamped upon entering each country.

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.

Me & My Preschool Storytime Playgroup

This weekly event is from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Fridays, and features stories, songs, crafts and a healthy snack. Get ready for kindergarten through structured play with fun and learning. Younger siblings are welcome.

The Living Room Drop In

Scheduled from 4-7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month, The Living Room provides a safe haven 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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