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Writer's Workshop, 5K fundraiser and more going on in the Molalla area this week

THIS WEEK

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.

LIMITLESS 5K/400M RUN

The Country Church will be hosting a 5K Fundraiser at 16975 S Hwy 211 across the street on the 188-acres on Saturday, June 15th, to raise money for Limitless 2020. There will be a 400-meter race for ALL kids 12 years and under and a 5k run/walk for anybody 13 years and over. There will be donuts for every person who has registered and the kids will all get medals for participating! Race Entry Fee: Cash only. No pre-registration. Registration begins at 8 a.m., kid races begin at 9:15 a.m., 5K registration starts at 9 a.m., 5K run/walk begins at 10 a.m. The cost is $5 for the kids' 400-meter race and $10 for the 5K run/walk.

COLTON BAND BENEFIT CONCERT

Aspen Meadow Band, a nonprofit band from just outside of Colton, plans to play at an event to benefit the Mother and Child Education Center at the Aspen Meadow Amphitheater, 24232 South Upper Highland Rd. in Colton, on June 15 beginning at 3 p.m.

Donations from the free event will benefit the Mother and Child Education Center. The family-friendly event is called Tractors, Trucks and Teddy Bears and themed Dreaming with your Boots On. There will be a special appearance from Optimus Prime, which is a truck that was in Transformers 4, and will be there from 1 to 3 p.m. for pictures.

Visit the website at www.aspenmeadowband.com for more information.

ANNUAL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Beavercreek UCC, also known as "The Ten O-Clock Church" is holding its annual strawberry festival on Saturday, June 15 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at 23345 S. Beavercreek Rd. in Beavercreek. It includes a dinner, silent auction and raffle. Dinner is ham, scalloped potatoes, salad, green beans, bread, beverage and of course strawberry shortcake with ice cream. Strawberries are donated by Albeke Farms. Dinner costs $12 for ages 13 and up, $8 for children 6-12 years and free for children 5 and under.

The silent auction will again have many great items to bid on and also raffle prizes. This event is for the whole family, especially dads to celebrate Father's Day weekend. Proceeds help support the church's youth summer camp programs and other church missions.

For more information, call 503-632-4553 or visit beavercreekucc.org. 

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 Tuesday, 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.

CAREER FAIR

HireLive is reaching out to local communities near the Portland area for a Career Fair that will be held on Wednesday, June 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Double Tree by Hilton, 1000, NE Multnomah St., Portland 97232.

While the event is free, parking is available at the hotel for a $3 flat fee.

Job opportunities include Inside and Outside Sales Reps, Account Executives, Retail Managers, Account Managers, Insurance Sales, Customer Service, Technical Sales, Sales Managers, Pharmaceutical Sales, Tele Sales, Sales Trainer, Merchandiser, Mortgage Brokers, Financial Planner, Route Sales, Retail Management, Human Resources and more.

Many of the companies also will offer some of the following: base and uncapped commission pay structure, flexible work schedule, full benefits, 401K, stock options, company car and gas allowances, President Club Trips and other incentives, opportunities for immense growth and $70,000 –plus first year salary.

It's suggested the unemployed and recent college graduates come and bring 10-15 resumes and dress professionally.

UPCOMING

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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