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May the Fourth, FBLA Rummage Sale, Spring Mix Bazaar and more...here's what's going on in and around Molalla this week.

GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION BY KRISTEN WOHLERS - May the Fourth, FBLA Rummage Sale, Spring Mix Bazaar and more...here's what's going on in and around Molalla this week.

THIS WEEK

AQUATIC DISTRICT MEETINGS

The Molalla Aquatic District holds meetings on Tuesday evenings at the Molalla Aquatic Center, 432 Frances St., Molalla. The May meetings will be: a Board Meeting on May 1 at 6:30 p.m., Budget Committee Hearings on May 8 and May 15 at 7 p.m., and a Board Meeting on May 22 at 7 p.m. All meetings are open to the public.

MAY THE FOURTH

May the fourth be with you. Join us for crafts, games, food and fun on Friday, May 4, from 4:30-8 p.m. at the Molalla Public Library. This is an after-hours event, so make sure you are in the doors before they lock at 5 p.m. Engineer a Lego spaceship, and then catch a movie at 6 p.m. See you there!

FBLA RUMMAGE SALE

This year in July, Molalla Future Business Leaders of America is sending 20 students to the National Conference to compete in business competitions. To raise money for the conference, the Molalla FBLA students are holding a rummage sale on Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the high school commons. All money raised at the sale will go towards Nationals. They are also welcoming donations of sale items.

CINCO DE MAYO

The Molalla Public Library is hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, May 5. There will be dancers and crafts.

SPRING MIX BAZAAR

Come out and shop for the moms in your life, all while helping veterans in need. The second annual Spring Mix Bazaar is happening on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Clarkes Grange, 19396 S. Unger Rd. in Beavercreek. There will be close to 20 local handcrafted and direct sales vendors. Fill up on lunch while shopping and enter to win multiple raffles. All funds raised by lunch sales, raffle ticket sales, vendor fees and donations will go directly to the Veteran Village in Clackamas. For more information contact Annette Naylor at 503-632-6404.

HORSE OWNERS WORKSHOP

Only horse owners know the real cost of managing an expensive hobby on private property. The dollars, hours, and energy invested into our companions sometimes creates havoc on the landscape. Because partners around Molalla care about healthy creeks and rivers, the Pudding River Watershed Council and the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District have invited Alayne Blickle, an expert horse manager who has more than 20 years of experience to present a workshop on May 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Molalla Adult Center.  "Pasture Management, Track Paddocks & Fire wise for Horse Owners" will have both a classroom session and a field tour. The $10 cost of the class covers lunch. Register online here:  https://goo.gl/yLUEG6 , or contact Lisa Kilders at the Clackamas SWCD at 503-210-6002 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FFA PLANT SALE

The Molalla High School FFA will have its next plant sale day on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Molalla River Natural Resources Center at 14994 S. Vaughan Road in Molalla. Additional sale dates are May 12 and May 19.

GARDEN FAIR The 34th annual Spring Garden Fair will be Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, at the Clackamas County Event Center in Canby. The event will feature more than 100 vendors with items that run the gamut of lawn and garden care, as well as special classes and plenty of plants and flowers to purchase. The fair begins at 9 a.m. each day and there is a $5 entry fee.

UPCOMING

MOTHER SON DANCE

Molalla High School's FBLA chapter is holding their annual Mother Son Dance on May 12 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the commons at the high school. The event is open to middle school and elementary school boys along with their mother or motherly figure. Food will be served and pictures taken, with the opportunity to purchase. The cost is $9 for pre-purchased tickets (available through the child's school) and $10 at the door. All proceeds will go towards this year's national finalists' conference fees.

GUEST PIANIST

Clarkes United Methodist Church will host pianist John Nilsen on May 13, 2018 at 9 a.m. He will be featured during our regular church service. Mr. Nilsen is a renowned pianist and his music is very uplifting. All are welcome to attend! Clarkes UMC is located at the corner of Windy City and Gard Roads (which is just west of the Clarkes Four Corners on South Beavercreek Road, north of Meadowbrook).

MHS ART SHOW

Attention artists of all ages! Molalla High School's annual art show will be held this year on May 16 from 5-7 p.m. in the high school commons. For this year's show, we not only want to highlight the artistic talents of MHS students, but also the creative skills of Molalla community members. All forms of art are welcome! If you, or someone you know, are interested in displaying their work, we would be thrilled to include it in our exhibit. Spread the word! For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COLTON FIRE AUCTION

In the past weeks the Colton volunteer firefighters have responded to some tough calls, situations that take a toll on each and every one of them. Support from the fire department family and community helps the firefighters/EMTs continue with their call to serve. One way to help ensure the firefighters have what they need for the jobs they are called to perform and to continue in community support is by donating and attending their annual auction on Saturday, May 19.

They are now accepting donations at the main fire station, 20987 South Highway 211, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or call 503-824-2545 to arrange a pickup. This year they will not be accepting work-out equipment, mattresses, large musical instruments or large televisions as they usually don't sell and there is a cost to dispose of them.

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