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Oregon Koto-Kai performance happens at Fox Park Tuesday, plus more going on in the area.

THIS WEEK

MATH CAMP

Registration is due for Math Camp, hosted by Renaissance Public Academy and held at the Molalla Public Library Aug. 19-23 from 8 a.m. to noon. Students in fourth grade and up are welcome to attend. Please bring a snack. The price is $50. To register, call 503-759-7002 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

OREGON KOTO-KAI

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.

COURTESY PHOTO: OREGON KOTO-KAI - The musical troupe Oregon Koto-Kai, pictured here, will perform at Fox Park on Tuesday, July 9 at 7 p.m. They specialize in traditional Japanese music around the sound of the koto, or the Japanese Harp.

SPACESHIP DESIGN

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.

MOLALLA CPO

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.

MAD SCIENCE

The Molalla Public Library is hosting Mad Science at the gym on Swiegle Street on Thursday, July 11 at 11 a.m. This is sure to make science fun for all. Visit and see.

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.

MARIO SMASH BROTHERS

The library is holding an event just for ages 10-18, where they can show off their gaming skills in Mario Smash Brothers. This happens at the library on Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m.

JEWELRY MAKING

This adults-only event happens at the Molalla Public Library on Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m. The workshop by Daniela Mahoney is back this time for people to learn jewelry making with Czech glass beads. Sign up is requested. To do so, stop in at the library, located at 201 E. 5th St. in Molalla, or call 503-829-2593.

LEGO BINGO

Come have fun with LEGO Bingo at the library on Tuesday, July 16 at 4:30 p.m.

CONCERT IN THE PARK

It's time again for Concerts in Fox Park, located at 401 S. Molalla Ave. in Molalla. This week, on Tuesday, July 16 at 7 p.m., everyone gets to enjoy Sean Koreski play his pan flute. Everyone is invited. Bring family and friends, something to sit on and some snacks, and enjoy the concert.

UPCOMING

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.

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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