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Wheat weaving, blood drive and more...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 coming weeks and on an ongoing basis.

THIS WEEK

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..

WHEAT WEAVING

Daniela Mahoney will be back at the Molalla Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 12 at noon. This time, she's bringing a Slovakian Wheat Weaving craft. Learn to make hearts and dolls out of wheat. Space is limited. Sign up by calling the library at 503-829-2593.

BLOOD DRIVES

The American Red Cross will hold a series of blood drives across Clackamas County, including two in Molalla.

The first will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Molalla Grange, 127 Grange Ave. The second is Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Molalla High School, 357 Frances St.

HORTICULTURE TRADE SHOW

The North Willamette Horticulture Society will hold its annual conference and trade show on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Clackamas County Event Center in Canby. Registration information and program agendas are available at nwhortsoc.com. General registration includes morning coffee and lunch. If you cannot register online or are interested in being an exhibitor for the first time, contact Jan Egli at 971-373-5912.

UPCOMING

LIBRARY BOOK SALE

The Friends of the Library Book Sale is happening on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19-20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Molalla Public Library.

LIBRARY CLOSURE

The Molalla Public Library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

MAKE BATH BOMBS

The Molalla Public Library's STEAM Activity Club is making bath bombs on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. All young people, ages 10-18, are invited to join the STEAM Club and participate in a variety of crafts and activities that are both fun and educational on the fourth Saturday of every month. Participants 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.

HUNTER SAFETY COURSE

A hunter safety class will take place on Feb. 25, 26, 27 and March 4, 5 and 6 from 6-9 p.m. at the Molalla River Middle School Library. To register, visit odfw.huntfishoregon.com/login.

MASTER RECYCLER COURSE

Clackamas County is offering its once-per-year course, Master Recycler, this spring beginning on Wednesday, April 3 and continuing for eight consecutive Wednesdays. It takes place at Clackamas County's Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City. The popular course includes two field trips and instruction in topics such as composting, thoughtful consumption and green building.

The cost of $50 covers all course materials. Limited scholarships are available. For more details and to apply, visit masterrecycler.org. Registration closes Wednesday, March 6 at noon.

ONGOING

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Over the past three years, the Molalla Area Women's Cancer Support Group has successfully reached out to dozens of women to offer emotional, spiritual and practical help. New members are welcomed with a care package to help them cope with the side effects from cancer treatments.

The group meets on the third Friday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Molalla Adult Community Center, 315 Kennel St.

For more information, call 503-829-5101 or visit facebook.com/molallacancersupport

WARMING CENTER

The Molalla Warming Center, located at 209 Kennel Ave., is now open through March, whenever the overnight temperature is forecasted to drop to 34 degrees or below. It opens at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served.

SE HABLA ESPANOL

The Molalla Public Library is hosting a weekly high school Spanish conversation group. The meetings take place at the library on Tuesdays at 4 p.m.

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..

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.

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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