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Socialaires and jazz band concert Thursday, plus more going on in the area this week.

THIS WEEK

SOCIALAIRES AND JAZZ BAND

The Molalla High School Socialaires and the jazz band will perform a concert at Fox Park on Thursday, June 6 at 3:30 p.m.

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.

ARTS COMMISSION MEETING

The Molalla City Council has an exploratory group looking to produce a new Commission for arts and culture in Molalla. This group is looking into establishing the commission for all forms of art from painting to sculpture to plays and music.

To get the ball rolling, DeLise Palumbo has set an exploratory meeting on June 8 at 1 p.m. at the Molalla Public Library conference room. She is inviting all artists, performers, writers, actors and musicians to come and give their ideas about what they want to see happening with the arts in the city.

UPCOMING

WRITER'S WORKSHOP

Local author Kendy Pearson will present a writer's workshop at the Molalla Public Library on Wednesday, June 12 at 6 p.m. Pearson will teach on writing about emotions so your audience feels it.

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.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Concerts in the Park kicks off at Fox Park on Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m. with Mulino artist Timothy James. James is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter who blends styles of pop, rock, soul and jazz. He is often compared to artists such as John Mayer and Ed Sheeran. His passion shines on stage and his energy can be felt from his wild hair, guitar playing and smooth vocal style.

REPTILE MAN

Richard "The Oregon Reptile Man" will bring "Oohs" and "Aahs" to Molalla this month. He will bring some of the more than 60 exotic reptiles from around the world that he utilizes for his presentations to the gym near the Molalla Public Library on Thursday, June 20 at 11 a.m.

PARADISE OF SAMOA

Concerts in the Park will continue at Fox Park on Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. with Paradise of Samoa dancers. The group offers authentic Pacific Island Dance and live music entertainment. They specialize in original Samoan, Tongan, Fijian, Maori, Hawaiian and Tahitian dances. The band plays and sings a comfortable mix of English and Native language songs.

GIDDYUP JUNCTION

Grace Lutheran Church in Molalla will host Giddyup Junction, a Vacation Bible School program for children ages 3 to 12, on July 8 to 15. The program runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each day and features Bible stories, crafts, games, snacks and more. For more information, call 503-829-2250.

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

MOLALLA TOPS

Molalla TOPS #721 meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. For more information, call Linda at 503-827-2318 or Paulette at 503-651-2448.

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 RIVER WATCH

Molalla River Watch board meetings are held every fourth Tuesday of the month from 3-5 p.m. at the organization's new office at 108 Engle Ave. in Molalla. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-559-0885.

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.

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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