Free laundry event, Oil Change Fundraiser and Hunters''s what's going on in and around Molalla this week.

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


The Molalla Public Library will hold a financial aid information night on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m. Come learn how to earn financial aid to make college more affordable.


LoveOne Laundry is launching a free laundry event in Molalla at Carol's Coin-Op Café on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 6-8 p.m. During the event, they will offer free laundry for those who need it, along with a free BBQ. The event will continue in Molalla once per month on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

LoveOne is a local nonprofit with a mission to serve Clackamas County neighbors in need through clean laundry, personal care resources and community connection. There are several ways for the community to help with this effort. Businesses may host a jar where patrons can donate spare quarters, individuals can volunteer on event nights and people can even sponsor an event night for an estimated $250.

For more information, contact Sarah Schoenborn at 503-490-0371 or message the Facebook page @LoveOneMolalla.


"Ripcord," a hilarious comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire about two women of a certain age and their battle of wills in a senior living facility continues with more shows Sept. 27 through Sept. 30 at Osterman Theatre in Oregon City. Performances take place Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with 2:30 p.m. matinees.

Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 503-594-6047.

To enhance the audience experience, the Sept. 28 performance will include interactive post-show talkback sessions with the cast and director.


Union Mills Feed is hold a customer appreciation day on Saturday, Sept. 29. It will include carriage rides, a pumpkin painting and carving contest, ice cream social, prizes and raffles. Check out Union Mills Feed's Facebook page for more details.


Molalla Auto Works is holding a fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help raise money for local man Travis Apple. He was involved in a car accident on Nov. 10, 2014 that left his legs crushed with more than 20 bones broken. He has been accepted into a program that can give him the ability to walk longer and with less pain through the use of specialty leg braces that cost $23,000. On Saturday, 100 percent of proceeds from oil changes will go to Travis. Service includes engine oil drain and fill and oil filter change.

Molalla Auto Works is located at 810 E. Main St. They can be reached at 503-829-7681.


There will be plenty to do for volunteers who want to help at the 26th Annual Fall Molalla River Clean-up and Enhancement event on Saturday, Sept. 29, beginning at 9 a.m. at Feyrer Park in Molalla. Put on by Molalla River Watch and SOLVE, the annual event is all about pitching in and cleaning up the natural beauty that is the corridor. Those who'd like to volunteer to be part of the clean-up should bring gloves, water, and a snack, as well as wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. Once everyone meets at Feyrer Park, they'll be put into teams and dispersed to the Molalla River Corridor and other public access areas for river cleanup and trail work. When the fun is done, there will be a volunteer appreciation barbecue that afternoon at the park. For more information, contact Asako at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-559-0885.


The volunteers of the Colton Fire Department are hosting a Hunters' Brunch this year in the community room of the fire department, 20987 South Highway 211, on Saturday Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"We are trying something new this year," Tim Behrens president of the Volunteer Association said "Instead of having the doors open really early so people can enjoy eggs, sausage and pancakes we have decided to serve brunch as the hunters return from their early morning trips."

There is no charge for the brunch, but donations are gladly accepted.

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