What's Up: May 15-21
YOU'VE BEEN FLUSHED
The Molalla Community Planning Organization will meet at the Molalla Public Library on Wednesday, May 15, from 6:30 - 7:45p.m. The CPO offers an opportunity for those living in the unincorporated area surrounding the City of Molalla to learn about and become involved in land use issues that may affect them. All are invited to attend. For further information, contact Chair Jan Courtain at 503-829-9957.
There will be a rummage sale at the St. James Catholic Church, 301 S. Francis St. in Molalla, on May 17-18. Doors open at 9 a.m. and go until 5 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Funds go to local charities supported by Knights of Columbus Council #3509-Molalla.
The Molalla High School Socialaires will be joined by the jazz band to present a pre-tour concert at Fox Park on Monday, May 20 at 3:30 p.m., weather-permitting.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Colton History Committee will be having their next meeting at the Colton Fire Station, 20987 South Highway 211, on Tuesday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rex Rice and Gail Wille will be speaking on the Hult, Cornay, Rice families and the Colton Swedish community.
MOLALLA RIVER WATCH
ASK THE QUESTION
The Molalla Adult Center will be hosting a conversation session about the Ask the Question Project on May 23 at 1:30 p.m. One of the participants, Leota Childress, is a resident of Molalal and will be joining that day to share her story with the community. Clackamas County experiences a high rate of suicide, especially among older adults who live in rural communities like Molalla.
The Molalla Public Library is holding its STEAM Club on Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m. There will be STEAM activities for ages 10-18.
The Culpepper and Merriweather Circus is coming to town thanks to the Molalla Area Chamber of Commerce. The event takes place at the Molalla Buckeroo grounds on Saturday, May 25 to Sunday, May 26 with shows at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. both days.
SIGNS OF HOPE RALLY
The Molalla Public Library is holding its Discovery Club on Tuesday, May 28 at 11 a.m. This will involve STEAM activities for ages 4-9.
WINE, FOOD, BREW
The Canby Wine, Food & Brew Fest will be May 31 to June 2 at the Clackamas County Event Center in Canby.
Event hours are 2 to 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Admission prices range from $5 to $10.
The event features food, wine, cider, beer, hand-craft artisans, a car show, vendors and more.
POOL CLOSED FOR REPAIR
The Molalla Aquatic Center has been opened now for more than a year, and it is time for some pool maintenance and repairs. Therefore, the pool will be closed Saturday, June 8 through Friday, June 15. Please contact the front desk at 503-759-POOL (7556) with any questions.
The Molalla Christian Church is having Chuck Neighbors perform a one-man drama, "Go Ask Your Mother!" during their worship service on Father's Day, June 16 at 10 a.m. Chuck is an actor and storyteller, and provides a repertoire of presentations that are unique and entertaining, offering both comedy and drama. He has toured internationally to over 17 countries and performed for a wide variety of audiences at churches, theaters, universities, military installations and prisons. The event is free and everyone is invited to attend.
BEER FOR OUR HORSES
Pheasant Pointe Assisted Living & Memory Care is hosting an event called "Beer for our Horses" on Saturday, July 13. There will be pony rides. The White Horse Restaurant will be supplying samples of beer and the kitchen staff at Pheasant Pointe will be hosting a potato and chili bar.
BIRD SONG WALKS
Join Joseph Blowers, retired science teacher and local farmer, for spring bird song walks in Ivor Davies Park, 690 E. 5th St., Molalla. Walks occur every Wednesday through May 29 from 7-9 a.m. You can leave whenever you like. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. This event is sponsored by Portland Audubon Society. You can sign up for a walk under Portland Audubon Outings at meetup.com.
FREE FOOD MARKET
Colton Helping Hands Food Pantry is extending their outreach to the community by offering a Free Food Market, 30138 South Wall Street, on the fourth Monday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables and pantry staples available. The food is free and anybody is welcome; no ID or registration is required, but please bring bags or boxes.
Molalla Manor Care Center is looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles. For more information, contact Bette Hester at 503-829-5591.
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.
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 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.