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Flu shot clinic, Family Christmas event and more going on in and around Molalla this week

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

THIS WEEK

FLU SHOT CLINIC

A walk-in, free flu shot clinic is happening at the Colton High School gym on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic will serve all ages. No appointment needed. This is a service of Clackamas County Health, Housing & Human Services.

CRAFT SALE

Clackamas Community College's Associated Student Government is holding its annual craft sale, Nov. 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Center on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.

Come to this free, public event and support CCC student clubs and local vendors by purchasing handmade crafts.

ASG encourages attendees to bring donations for the Cougar Cave, CCC's food pantry.

Suggested donations include fruit cups/applesauce, granola bars, canned meats, peanut butter and other ready-to-eat meals. Toiletries are also needed.

For questions, call Cynthia Boettcher at 503-594-1823 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FAMILY CHRISTMAS FUN

Colton True Life is hosting its annual Colton Family Christmas event in the multi-purpose room of Colton High School, 30205 South Wall Street, on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 6-8 p.m.

The event includes a free ham and turkey dinner, along with caroling, activity station for children, family photo booth and visits with Santa. You can take a donation of canned food for Colton Aid Network and while there pick up a Gift of Giving card from the Christmas tree to get someone in the community a Christmas gift.  

ADULT CENTER BAZAAR

A holiday bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Canby Adult Center. The bazaar will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features jewelry, handcrafts, bird houses, live wreaths and more. Hot lunch is also served.

HAZELNUT FEST

The Mt. Angel and Silverton Chambers of Commerce are joining to provide a nutty experience for visitors on Dec. 1-2 at the Bavarian Villages Festhalle, 500 Wilco Highway. The German Holiday Market will provide a range of goodies from regional arts and crafts to authentic and traditional German Christmas decorations and crafts. It also will feature potential Christmas presents from Oregon wineries and breweries and foods highlighting delicious hazelnuts.

Besides live entertainment and afternoon visits from Santa to the children, there will be a Run for your Nuts 5K road race/walk on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. Those wishing to run or walk can register at www.racenorthwest.com.

For more information, visit www.mtangelchamber.org.

FINDING CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS

Molalla Church of the Nazarene is presenting "Finding 'Christ' in Christmas," a dramatic Christmas musical and dance presentation, on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2 at 6 p.m. The church is located at 920 E. Shirley St. Admission is free.

AFRICAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR

The African Children's Choir is coming to perform on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. at The Country Church, 16975 South Highway 211. The African Children's Choir has performed before presidents and heads of state. Most recently, it performed for Queen Elizabeth II at her diamond jubilee. The choir also has sung with various inspirational artists including Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Michael W. Smith. Among the songs they sing are two familiar hymns set to African rhythms, which Choir Manager Tina Sipp says are unbelievably beautiful and stirring.

The concert is free, but donations will be accepted.

SANTA LETTERS

Once again, this year the Kiwanis Club of Molalla, along with ACE hardware, will be heading the Santa Letter project. All children in the Community are welcome to participate and ask Santa what they would enjoy seeing under their Christmas tree this year.

The program runs through Dec. 20. Be sure to include a return address for Santa to answer back. He has so many letters that it is easier for him if he has the right return address.  There will be mail boxes posted at ACE Hardware. Be sure to drop them there in plenty of time for an answer. Kiwanis and Ace wish all a merry Christmas.

UPCOMING

COLTON TREE LIGHTING

This is the fifteenth year for the Coltontel Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

The event, held on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in the big tent beside the Coltontel business office, will have music, refreshments and a chance to visit with Santa.

If you are a member of the cooperative, remember to take your postcard to be entered for the prize drawings.

LIVING WELL WORKSHOP

Clackamas County is offering a Living Well with Diabetes workshop at the Molalla Adult Community Center on Thursdays from Jan. 10 to Feb. 14 at 1-3:30 p.m. Participants with diabetes will discover tools that can improve their health and outlook on life. Caregivers are also welcome to register. Participants should register by the first class in the series by calling 503-650-5777 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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