What's Up: July 3-9
The Molalla Buckeroo runs July 1-4 at the Buckeroo grounds. Find more information on Buckeroo-related events here.
On Saturday, July 6, all of you current and potential astronauts or space enthusiasts can take part in OMSI's portable planetarium in the gym on Swiegle Avenue. There will be two sessions allowing space junkies to explore the sun, earth and all the planets as well as learn about gravity and the movement of the stars.
The first session is for children going into kindergarten through grade 5 at 11 a.m. and a second session for students going into grades 5 through 12 at noon. Each session is limited to 30 students and the library has a sign up list that includes a waiting list. Due to space limitations students will go into the planetarium without adult caregivers. Contact the library to sign up. For more information, visit the library's Facebook page or its website or call the library at 503-829-25952.
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.
Concerts in the Park continues at Fox Park on Tuesday, July 9, at 7 p.m. with Oregon Koto-Kai. This troupe offers an experience of traditional music from Japan focusing around the sound of the koto, or Japanese Harp.
The Molalla Public Library is welcoming youth on Wednesday, July 10 at 3 p.m. for a Design-your-own-spaceship project. Ages 10-18 are welcome.
The Molalla Community Planning Organization (CPO) meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 10 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Molalla Public Library. The June meeting was cancelled due to unforeseen weather and the closure of the library as a result.
Agenda items include review of land-use applications, reports on county activities and board member training. The CPO offers citizens living in the unincorporated area surrounding the City of Molalla an opportunity to learn about and comment on land-use issues that may affect them. For further information, contact Chair Jan Courtain at 503-829-9957.
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.
PEGASUS PUPPET THEATRE
The Molalla Public Library is hosting Pegasus Puppet Theatre, a performing arts group, on Friday, July 26 at 11 a.m.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Help celebrate Christmas in July at the Molalla Adult Center annual sale on Saturday, July 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those attending will get first pick from a generous donation of new décor from the unique sale of Christmas and other holiday items. Come early before these goodies get picked over.
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
VOLUNTEERS SOUGHTMolalla 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.
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.