Cooking with lard, Share the Love and Poetry's what's going on in and around Molalla this week.

GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION - Here's what's going on in and around Molalla this week.


Mental Health can be a challenge at times. Local resident Becky Wallace will be sharing a presentation on the subject at the Molalla Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. She will share about how she overcame the challenges she has faced. The presentation will also include information about resources that are available to those who want help overcoming their own conditions.


A meeting regarding Adams Cemetery will be held at Cindy's Café, 222 Center Ave. in Molalla, on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.


I can cook in lard again? It seems like every time we turn around, butter is good, butter is bad, lard is good, lard is bad; eat this, don't eat that. Come learn about what oils you really should and shouldn't be cooking in, and what smoke point has to do with cooking temperature. The class will take place at the Molalla Adult Community Center on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m.


Share the Love is coming to a close. Many fundraisers are continuing until Feb. 22-23. Please check the Share the Love Facebook page for a complete schedule. The closing assembly will take place at the Molalla High School gym on Friday, Feb. 23 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. If you are not an MHS student, plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early and check in at the front office.


The 18th annual Silverton Poetry Festival will be held Feb. 23-25. The event will offer featured poets reading, an open mic night, kids poetry writing workshop, bilingual presentations and much more, including featured poets Amy Miller, Chrys Tobey, Emily Ransdell, Jon Boisvert and more. For more information about this year's festival, check the website at


Learn how to make rubbish into cord and cord into art at CCC's Basket Weaving with Recyclables workshop. Participants will learn to craft household materials like paper or plastic bags, grass clippings and plastic bottles into baskets, hanging birdhouses and more. The workshop is Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Environmental Learning Center's Lakeside Hall, located on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. The cost is $35. Participants are asked to bring their own recycling. For instructions on how to register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information about workshops and events at the ELC, contact Vanya North at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-594-1656.

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