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'You've Been Flushed' fundraiser continues, Socialaires concert and more going on in the Molalla area.

THIS WEEK

YOU'VE BEEN FLUSHED

Molalla High's senior parents are once again holding the "You've Been Flushed!" fundraiser to benefit the MHS all-night drug- and alcohol-free graduation party. The fundraiser began May 1 and continues through May 23 in the Molalla community. It is a fun-spirited fundraiser where you might just wake up to a decorated toilet in your front yard. There will be instructions on the inside of the toilet as well as contact information for you to play along and flush someone else. If you have questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MOLALLA CPO

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.

RUMMAGE SALE

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.

SOCIALAIRES CONCERT

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

GriefShare is holding meetings on Mondays, running through May 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 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..

COLTON HISTORY

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

Molalla River Watch is holding its annual meeting and new office warming festivities on Tuesday, May 21 from 4-6 p.m. All are welcome to an open house of their new office at 108 Engle Ave. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-559-0885.

UPCOMING

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.

STEAM Club

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.

CIRCUS

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

On Tuesday, May 28 from 7-8 a.m. there will be a Signs of Hope Rally in Molalla. The goal is to infuse hope and connection by holding signs on the corners of intersections. If you're interested in being a sign-holder, contact Nina Danielsen at 503-742-5309 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DISCOVERY CLUB

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.

ONE-MAN DRAMA

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.

ONGOING

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.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT

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.

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.

SOUP KITCHEN

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

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.

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.

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.

If you're interested in publicizing an event in the What's Up section of the Molalla Pioneer, contact Morgan Urton at 503-829-2301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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