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90th Birthday Celebration

Due to the winter weather, Dorothy Ledbury’s 90th birthday celebration has been rescheduled for 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Colton Fire Station. All are invited. No gifts, please.

Sunday Socials

Fearless Brewing Company will start holding Sunday Socials from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. They’ll run through Sunday, May 18.

The Sunday Socials will be a bit like speed dating, but more casual. It’s more about meeting people than romance. You’ll meet everyone regardless of age or gender.

You’ll spend three to four minutes talking with someone, and when the bell rings you’ll move on to the next person. A casual social hour will follow.

There will be live music following the meetings Feb. 23.

There is no cover charge for the socials.

Free Women’s Self-Defense Clinic

Magma Arts, a local martial arts group, will teach a free women’s self-defense clinic at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St.

Participants will learn how to escape holds and grabs and discuss other tools to stay safe. Space is limited. Call Mike Keyes at 503-709-3098 or Pete Hoppenbrouwers at 971-409-7432 to reserve a spot.


Spirit Mountain Trip

The Estacada Community Center’s bus departs for Spirit Mountain Casino at 7:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month and returns around 4 p.m. The trip costs $20 a person.


The Estacada Community Center holds a breakfast for all ages at 9 a.m. Wednesdays. The meal costs $3. The center is at 200 S.W. Lakeshore Drive.

A free breakfast is offered from 8 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of each month to those who could use a hot meal, cup of coffee or a relaxing place for a good conversation.


The Community Center serves lunch at noon Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The meal costs $5 for those under 60 years old. For people over age 60, there is a $3 suggested donation.

Dinner and Music

Dinner is served at the Estacada Community Center at 5 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month. The meal costs $5. Stick around from 6-8 p.m. after the dinner to hear live country music from the Estacada Heartland Classical Country Band.


The Estacada Community Center delivers Meals-On-Wheels at 11 a.m. Monday-Friday to seniors and homebound persons. There is a suggested donation of $3 a meal for adults over 60. Frozen meals for the weekend are available on request. For more information call the Community Center at 503-630-7454.


Beginning Backyard Beekeeping

An experienced beekeeper will instruct on Pacific Northwest Beginner Backyard Beekeeping during a class from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Wade Creek House, 664 N.W. Wade St.

Topics covered will include: what you need to start your first hive, what is needed for the bees to be successful, how to keep your bees strong, basic bee biology and anatomy, installing a bee package, honey extraction and collection, seasonal bee management, pests, bee disorders and swarming.

Cost is $20 to attend. Reservations are required. Save a spot by calling Wade Creek House at 503-630-7556.

‘Old Time Gospel Sing-along’

There will be a free “Old Time Gospel Sing-along” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Assembly of God Church Auditorium, 478 Wade St.

Everyone is invited to the performance.

UpRiver Dulcimer Group

The UpRiver Dulcimer Group plays Appalachian, or mountain music, from 6:30-8 p.m. the first and third Monday of every month at the Spiral Gallery, 341 S. Broadway St. The group is made up of local musicians who perform at events and centers around the area.

Quilt club meets

The Skip-a-Week Quilt Club meets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at the Garfield Grange on Divers Road. For more information, call Ruth at 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.


30-year High School Reunion fundraiser

A 30-year high school reunion is planned for Estacada High School’s class of 1984 on Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 9-10. Event organizers hope to earn enough money so 1984 grads may attend the weekend of activities for free.

A series of fundraisers will be held to work toward this goal. The first, a Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament, will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Odd Fellows Hall. It’s a $50 buy-in, and players will start with 20,000 in chips. The game goes on until there is a winner.

There will also be a silent auction. For more information, call Michael Teel at 503-347-0817.


Grief Share

The Grief Share group helps those who have lost a loved one find comfort and acceptance and to find the joy that remains in their lives. Confidentiality is required of all who attend.

The group now meets from 2-3:30 p.m. Mondays at Clackamas Valley Baptist Church. For more information, call 503-630-5484.


Free mammogram clinic

Clackamas County women between the ages of 40 and 64 who have not had a mammogram in the last year and meet financial criteria may be eligible for a free mammogram during a clinic from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center, 1500 Division Street, Oregon City.

Appointments are first-come, first-served.

Call 503-557-2100 to see if you are eligible and to schedule an appointment.

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