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Spooktacular crafts, business roundtable and Christian Comedian Brad Stine...here's what's going on in and around Molalla this week.

Here's what's going on in and around Molalla this week, in the coming weeks and on an ongoing basis.

THIS WEEK

SPOOKTACULAR CRAFTS

Go on in to the Molalla Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 4:30 p.m. for spooktacular crafts. Crafts are designed for kids through fifth grade, but there is something for everyone in the family.

BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE

The Molalla Area Chamber of Commerce invites members to a free breakfast at Legend's Bar and Grill at Arrowhead Golf Course on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 7:30-9 a.m. The Chamber joins Clackamas Community College, the City of Molalla and Clackamas County Economic Development for the breakfast meeting, which will be a business and workforce solutions roundtable. Subjects include improved productivity, heightened employee engagement, increased morale, enhanced supervisory practices, effective change management and strengthened communication skills. The breakfast will replace the chamber's monthly breakfast/lunch for October. To register, visit the event website at molalla-workforce-roundtable.eventbrite.com.

BLOOD DRIVE

Donate blood and help maintain a stable blood supply. Every day the Red Cross must collect nearly 14,000 pints of blood for patients across the country. St. James Catholic Church is holding a blood drive at their location on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 2-7 p.m. To learn more and make an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

CHRISTIAN COMEDIAN

Christian comedian Brad Stine is coming to Molalla Christian Church on Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, call the church at 503-829-2901.

CAR SHOW

The Molalla Moose Lodge is holding a car show in the high school parking lot next to the tennis courts on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be music from David Wyatt Band, door prizes, food, vendors and more.

The event is free for guests. All proceeds from the event and from the Lodge that day will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. For information, call 503-829-9065.

UPCOMING

BOOK SALE

The Friends of the Library is holding its quarterly book sale from Friday to Sunday, Oct. 19-21 at the Molalla Public Library. There will be many wonderful books for sale. Contact the library for more information at 503-829-2593.

ANNUAL BBQ DINNER

Scotts Mills Firefighters Association is holding its 40th annual BBQ Chicken Dinner and Bingo Night at the Scotts Mills Fire Station, 490 Third St., on Saturday, Oct. 20 beginning at 5 p.m. They will serve sit-down or take-out meals from 5-7:30 p.m., the silent auction also runs from 5-7:30 p.m. and Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. with door prizes awarded throughout the night. For more information, call Amy T. at 503-873-2997.

CONCERT PIANIST

Molalla Christian Church is welcoming Jerry Nelson, an internationally renowned recording artist and concert pianist on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. He will share a captivating multimedia experience. All are welcome.

STEAM ACTIVITY CLUB

All teens ages 10-18 are invited to join and participate in a variety of crafts and activities that are both fun and educational at the Molalla Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. Teens will also be invited to give their input on club activities, allowing the club to grow and develop in ways that will meet the needs of participants.

HALLOWEEN PARTY

The Molalla Adult Community Center is holding its annual Halloween party on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at noon. There will be a cake walk and prizes for best costume. It should be a "spook"tacular good time.

FAMILY HALLOWEEN FUN

The Molalla Public Library is hosting a Family Halloween Party on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. Come in costume.

SAUSAGE & SAUERKRAUT DINNER

Knights of Columbus, St. James council, are hosting their 4th annual sausage and sauerkraut dinner at St. James Church, 301 Frances St., on Nov. 3 from 3-7 p.m. Everyone is invited to this community event. Meals to-go will be available.

Save now by purchasing tickets before Nov. 1 at a rate of: $11 for adults and $5.50 for kids 12 and under. After Nov. 1, tickets will be $12 and $6.

You can purchase tickets online at stjamesmolalla.org/sausage-feed.

ONGOING

HAUNTED HOUSES

Milburn's Haunted Manor will once again be offering frights aplenty to area haunted house enthusiasts. The haunt, located at 11503 Broadacres Road NE in Hubbard, is open Friday-Sunday, Oct. 5-7, 12-14, and 19-21, as well as Thursday-Sunday (Oct. 25-28) and Tuesday-Halloween (Oct. 30-31). The attraction is opens at 7 p.m. each night and features two attractions, as well as pumpkin patch, food court and more. For more information, check the website at www.milburnmanor.com.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

GriefShare will hold meetings on Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. running through Dec. 17 at the Molalla Adult Community Center. GriefShare is a weekly seminar and support group for those who have suffered a loss of a loved one or friend. To find out more, contact Karin Watts at 503-866-6573 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COMMUNITY CHOIR

The Molalla Community Choir is looking for singers in the south Clackamas County area to join them for the 2018 Christmas season. Practices are Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. from September through December at the Molalla High School choir room (357 E. Francis St.). Use the choir door right of the gym entrance. Cost is $15 for the season. For information, contact Don Newell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-928-9108.

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Work has begun on starting to organize this year's Christmas in Molalla event. The Molalla Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to join the Christmas Planning Committee, as well as volunteers to put up and take down Christmas decorations. For more information, call 503-829-6941 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MOLALLA FARMERS MARKET

The Molalla Farmers Market is open every Thursday from 3-7 p.m. through Sept. 27 at Hoffman House Antique Mall, 523 E. Main St. The market features items grown, harvested or created regionally. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FREE TRI-MET PASSES

Molalla Christian Church gives out free Tri-Met passes for low-income individuals who have a need. Passes are available at the church, 223 E. Third St., Monday through Friday from 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church can provide a book of 5-day passes and more depending on demand. The passes are made possible through a grant from Tri-Met to assist people with transportation needs to get into Portland for work, appointments, houseless help, veterans help and more.

WRITING GROUP

The Molalla Adult Community Center holds a writing group every Tuesday at 1-2:30 p.m. The class is free and open to anyone.

TOPS

TOPS #721 Molalla meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. For more information, call Maryanne at 503-829-2972 or Paulette at 503-651-2448.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The City of Molalla is looking for volunteers for its Wastewater Facility and Collection Advisory Committee. To pick up a short application, visit the city hall offices at 117 Molalla Ave. For more information call 503-829-6855.

SOUP KITCHEN

Molalla United Methodist Church will open a soup kitchen every Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. and the fourth Saturday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. They will provide a nutritious meal at no charge to those who desire or need them. Donations of juice, cheese, veggies, fruit and finances are welcome. The soup kitchen also needs volunteers to help cook, serve, wash dishes, and clean tables.

To volunteer go to the Facebook page and leave your phone number.

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS

Monday Night Miracles Al-Anon Family Group (AFG) meets at the Smyrna United Church of Christ, 31119 S. Hwy 170 on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Molalla AFG meets at the Molalla United Methodist Church, 111 Mathias Road, on Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings at the Molalla Adult Community Center are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 3 p.m. The center is at 315 Kennel Ave., in Molalla.

AQUATIC CENTER MEETINGS

The Molalla Aquatic District holds public Regular Board Meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Molalla Aquatic Center, 432 Francis St.

RPA BOARD MEETINGS

Renaissance Public Academy holds school board meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at their campus from 6:30-8 p.m. and board work sessions on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Molalla LDS Church from 6-7:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. Questions may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-759-7002.

SUPPORT GROUP

A Parkinson's Disease Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Molalla Adult Community Center. Families, care partners and friends are welcome. For more information, contact Debbie at 503-829-6008.

MOLALLA AQUATIC CENTER

The Molalla Aquatic Center offers a variety of classes and opportunities including swim lessons, fitness classes, pool parties and more. Many seniors can take advantage of free Optum fitness classes through the UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan. For more information, visit the center, call 503-759-7665 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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