Wastewater compliance meeting, Toy Story crafts and more going on in the Molalla area



The Colton Water District is accepting letters of interest to fill a vacant board position. Letters will be accepted through Monday, Sept. 16. For more information, call the office at 503-824-2500.


The city of Molalla will hold a wastewater compliance meeting in the conference room at City Hall, 117 North Molalla Ave. Sept. 4 at noon. Open to the public for those who are interested for those interested in the operation if Molalla's wastewater system in compliance with its NPDES permit and consent decree. Copies of the compliance report are available for download at


The Molalla Planning Commission has canceled its meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 p.m. Planning Commission meetings typically are held the first Wednesday of the month at the Molalla Adult Center, 315 Kennel Ave.


The Molalla Adult Center will begin holding a free, six week self-management workshop for people living with or caring for a person with a chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart disease or depression. This workshop will help people discover tools to improve your health and outlook on life.

The workshop is scheduled for Thursdays from Sept. 5 to Oct. 10 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Adult Center at 315 Kennel St. in Molalla.

This workshop, sponsored by Health, Housing & Human Services of Clackamas County, consists of a group of 10-15 adults and is designed to be fun and interactive. Trained facilitators will share techniques that can help individuals take charge and feel better. It will cover self-management skills that can help you fight fatigue, problem solve, make decisions and reduce stress.

It will discuss making healthy food choices, increase physical activity and exercise safety, teach how to cope with pain, fatigue and depression, get support from family and friends when you need it and develop action plans to improve health and well-being.

Participants will receive a free "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" resource book to keep. The free workshop is provided and hosted by Clackamas County Social Services, Family Caregiver Support Program and Senior Corps RSVP.

To register for the workshop, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-650-5777.


Beginning on Monday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m., the Molalla Public Library will be holding movie nights, watching Toy Story 1, 2 and 3. The movie nights are scheduled for Sept. 9, Sept. 16 and Sept. 23, all at 6 p.m.


GriefShare is a 13-week support group for those who are dealing with the death of a loved one. The fall session begins on Sept. 9 and runs through Dec. 16. The group meets at the Molalla Adult Community Center every Monday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Each week covers a specific topic of grief followed by an open support group discussion. Each week is self-contained, so anyone is welcome to join at any time. For more information please contact Karin Watts 503-866-6573 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Following the first Toy Story movie night on Monday, the library is hosting Toy Story 4 crafts on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Drop in for an afternoon of fun. The crafts are designed for kids in preschool to grade 7, but there is something for everyone in the family. September is "Get a Library Card" month, so come in, get a card and enjoy a craft.



The Molalla Christian Church is hosting a concert by "The Needhams" on Friday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. This is a free concert for the community. The Needhams are a family group that features original songwriting with Christian music with pristine family harmony. All are welcome to attend. The church is located at 223 E. 3rd St. in Molalla.


The Molalla Adult Community Center is holding a Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10:30 a.m. It is open to the community. The center is looking for people who want to walk and people who want to support walkers by making a donation. A $5 lunch will be served at noon. For more information, contact the center at 503-829-4214.


The Molalla Rifle Club's Sight In Days will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15 and 21-22, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the range off Hunter Road in the Colton area. A donation of $5 would be appreciated. Ear plugs available for 50 cents a pair. The range is located on BLM land surrounded by private timberland. For a map, check For more information, contact Ron Palmblad at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-829-8843.


The Molalla Public Library is holding a quilling class with Jenna Lechner on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. The class is for adults and teens. Space is limited.


Area churches are working together to put on a praise festival at Grace Church on Saturday, Sept. 21 from noon to 6 p.m. It will feature musical groups such as The Oregon SenateAires, John Abraham Worship Team and bluegrass gospel group Jericho Road. There will also be a kids' fair.


All are welcome at Pheasant Pointe Assisted Living & Memory Care on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. for some free, feathery fun. The Oregon Bird Man is coming with 15 of his exotic birds to the facility, located at 835 E. Main St. in Molalla. For more information, call Pheasant Pointe at 503-829-3777.PMG FILE PHOTO: KRISTEN WOHLERS - The Oregon Bird Man is coming to Pheasant Pointe Assisted Living & Memory Care on Thursday, Sept. 26.


Union Mills Feed, 14822 S. Union Mills Rd., is hosting its customer appreciation day on Saturday, Sept. 28 all day. There will be sales all day long, raffle items, hot dogs, spin the wheel, FFA fundraiser with dunk tank and all-around fun for the whole family.


Plans for Molalla's second annual Celebrate Molalla are going great guns. The Sept. 28 event, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., again coincides with the Heritage Apple Festival and will be even larger than last year expanding along Molalla Avenue from 3rd Street to the Dibble House complex. Vendors plan to stay open until 6 p.m.

At the start of the celebration, former Police Chief Rod Lucich will open the fun by singing the Star Spangled Banner and, possibly, another song about Molalla. From there, there will be food and retail vendors, beer from Silver Falls Brewery, music and more.

For more information, to contribute funds, volunteer or find out more vendor information, contact the event coordinator Leota Childress by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



The Colton Clothes Closet is located in the lower level of the Parish Hall of Colton Lutheran Church on the corner of South Wall Street and South Highway 211. The clothing is free to anyone who wishes to stop by to shop. It is open every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Clothes Closet is an outreach of Colton Lutheran Church and all donations are tax-deductible. To donate good quality used clothing, shoes, and more, you may leave it any day in front of the door to the Parish Hall. If you want to volunteer at the Closet, please stop by any Tuesday during open hours and talk to the staff—volunteers are always needed.


Join Mayor Keith Swigart for coffee and conversation on the first Tuesday of each month at Cowboy Coffee at the Prairie House inn (524 E. Main Street) from 9-10 a.m.


Overeaters Anonymous meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Smyrna United Church of Christ, 31119 S. Hwy. 170. For more information, contact Jenice at 503-705-5599.


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.


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 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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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