ORCA READING PROGRAM
The Molalla Public Library is holding a winter Oregon Reader's Choice Award reading program for third- to twelfth-graders, ending in a pizza and ice cream party for participants on March 30 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Molalla Public Library.
To participate in the program: sign up at the library, receive the book list, read at least two books, and vote at the library between March 1-30. Your vote earns you a gift card and a raffle ticket for special prizes to be given out at the pizza and ice cream party.
Thanks to Floyd Family Orthodontist for generously supporting the pizza party and donating some raffle prizes.
INTERFOR IS HIRING
Those looking for jobs, should check out job postings at the Chambers' website, http://www.molallachamber.com/jobs/. Interfor is hiring production, maintenance and electricians for its Molalla sawmill. The company is planning a hiring expo on Tuesday March 5 from 2-7 p.m. at the Wellspring Conference Center at the Woodburn Health Center, 1475 Mt. Hood Avenue, Woodburn 97071.
Starting rates are $15.97 to $24.46 with potential for growth. Interfor offers long-term employment supported by training and competitive benefits. Bring professional references, an email address and plan to spend about an hour to complete the on-site interview process.
FAMILY KARAOKE NIGHT
Come join the music at Family Karaoke and Game Night on Tuesday, March 5 at 5 p.m. at the Molalla Public Library. Sing out with your friends and family using the library's karaoke machine. While you wait for your turn, play a few board games. Light refreshments provided.
ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE, DINNER
Molalla Kiwanis and the Oregon Department of Forestry are holding their Annual Food Drive and Dinner on Thursday, March 7 at Molalla Grange Hall: 127 Grange Ave. in Molalla. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with the auction to follow.
The event supports the Molalla Food Bank as part of the Governor's State of Oregon Employees Food Drive efforts. Donations from local merchants are auctioned at the banquet. Guests can come win some great items including Winterhawks tickets, Cindy's famous pie and the chance at a prize mystery bucket. Any merchandise, service, or monetary donation is welcome and will directly benefit those in need in the community of Molalla. No donation is too small. All donations are tax deductible.
Dinner choices include barbecue chicken or beef and a vegetarian option. The cost is $10 per person or $30 per family of four.
Please RSVP by Friday, Feb. 28 by calling Kiwanis at 503-829-4766.
PASS THE PIG
Colton High School's Pass-the-Pig fundraiser is happening this Friday, March 8 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The FFA kids will be taking a baby pig (and goat kid) to a business and the management has the option of sending the group and animals off to a business of their choice for just $20 or kiss the "pig". The group will be traveling anywhere between Molalla and Estacada in this unique fundraiser to earn monies for their trip to Redmond March 22-25 for the FFA State Convention.
Beavercreek UCC will hold its annual rummage sale and lunch on March 8-9, then again March 15-16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.Located at 23345 S. Beavercreek Road in Beavercreek, the sale will feature collectibles and vintage items, clothes, housewares and more.Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day and includes homemade chicken noodle soup, sandwiches and homemade pies. Proceeds benefit the church's missions, including the food pantry.For more information, call 503-632-4553.
The OSU Extension Service will hold "The Essentials Field-to-Market" workshop on Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Willamette Research & Extension Center, 15210 NE Miley Road, in Aurora.
The cost is $25 per person, $40 for a couple. Registration includes snacks and a flash drive loaded with resources.
For more information or register, call 503-557-5885.
CARD STAMPING CRAFT
Want to make some special cards? Attend the card stamping craft event on Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. at the Molalla Public Library. Instructor Linda Dundon will show guests how to use stamps to decorating amazing cards. Each person can make two cards. This craft is for adults only please. Space is limited, so sign up early at the library front desk.
STARS ON STAGE
Colton Boosters' annual fundraiser, the Stars on Stage Talent Show, is coming to Colton High School on Saturday, March 9 with food service starting at 4:30 p.m. and the show starting at 6 p.m. A variety of food as well as $1 tickets for raffle baskets will be available for purchase before the show and during intermission with proceeds going to the contributing local non-profit class/group. The family-friendly show will include local talent performing to earn audience members' votes.
ANIME YOUR WAY
Want to learn to draw? Like anime? Special guest Carlos Neilo is presenting "Anime Your Way" for teens on Monday, March 11 at 4 p.m. at the Molalla Public Library.
Neilo has worked on the Emmy-winning show "The Simpsons" and "King of the Hill," and has worked as a visual consultant for Disney and Universal, creating sketches and final art for set designs. He also conducts comic book making, anime and animation drawing workshops, such as this one. Join in for this excellent drawing workshop and learn some easy to use techniques that will have you drawing your own characters in no time.
A workshop that could help Molalla residents combat wildfire danger is coming to the Molalla Grange on March 12 from 6-8 p.m. Be proactive and educate yourself on the steps you can take to make your home and property more fire resistant.
Dana and Susan Robinson are performing a concert on Thursday, March 28 at 4 p.m. at the Molalla Public Library. From Cabot, Vermont, they are an Americana-roots and folk duo, combining vivid songwriting and storytelling with fiddle tunes, clawhammer banjo, elegant melodies and rich harmony singing.
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.
Tickets for what is describes as the "funnest game in town" can be purchased at the door. Prices are $9 for adults, $7 for students grades 7-12 and $5 for those who are younger; or you can get a discounted rate (a dollar off each ticket) if purchased at Stars on Stage on Saturday, March 9.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
MOLALLA RIVER WATCH
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.
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 ESPAÑOL
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.
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.
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.
MOLALLA AQUATIC CENTER
Molalla United Methodist Church will open a soup kitchen every Tuesday from 4-6 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.
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.
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS
Monday Night Miracles Al-Anon Family Group 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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