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Local groups and individuals facilitate virtual concerts, storytimes, classes and other events

COURTESY PHOTO: CLACKAMAS FIRE - Local firefighters are reading stories and taking community members on virtual tours each week.

While community members are encouraged to stay home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many groups in Estacada have created online resources to keep their fellow residents engaged during this time. From online concerts and dance classes to a virtual tour of a fire engine, there is no shortage of locally-based activities.

Virtual Paint Party

Wade Creek Vintage Marketplace and Paint with April are hosting a virtual paint party, during which participants will create a bee wall hanger. The event is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 24.

Online Concerts

Estacada-based musician Jessie Leigh is streaming several times a week on her Facebook page. From 7-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, she hosts a storytime and song event for children. She is also going live on Faceboook for additional concerts at various times on Friday evenings.

Dance Classes

Crescendo Dance Studio has been posting free dance videos on Youtube. The videos are themed around popular movies like "Frozen" and "Trolls."

Virtual Firefighter Storytime

Members of the Clackamas Fire team connected community members with a virtual tour of a fire engine and read them a story. They plan to do this weekly, and the first video is available here.

COURTESY PHOTO: CRESCENDO DANCE STUDIO - Estacada dancers are still moving because of Crescendo Dance Studio's online classes.

Estacada School District Videos

River Mill Elementary School staff covered "We're All in This Together," one of the tunes from Disney's "High School Musical," and Estacada Middle School staff sang along to "The Brady Bunch" theme song.

Sign up for a Library Card

Those who do not already have a card for LINCC, or Libraries in Clackamas County, can sign up for a free e-card on lincc.org. Community members can use their library cards to access LINCC's collection of e-books and audiobooks. Items can be downloaded to computers, smartphones and e-readers.

Library Resources

Estacada library staff compiled a list of online courses, live concerts, book clubs and more.

Junior Ranger Program

For those who wish to participate in the Junior Ranger program, Oregon State Parks has posted activities online. Recent tasks include learning a new fact about Oregon and a nature bingo game.

Children's Storytime Collective

Estacada parent Naphtali Renshaw is one of the coordinators of this Facebook group, which connects children with video storytime events.


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