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From a planning commission meeting to 'Back to School Car Bash,' plant sale and Ikebana, here's what's going on

THIS WEEK

PLANNING COMMISSION

Molalla's Planning Commission meeting for September was canceled, but this month's is scheduled for Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. and will cover the Development code amendment. The meeting will be held at the Molalla Adult Center, 315 Kennel Avenue. The public is invited. The Planning Department offers various services to enhance the quality of the built environment in Molalla. It focuses on both land use and transportation planning.

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH

Molalla FBLA, together with the Molalla Fire Department and Area Wide Towing Inc., is hosting a "Back to School Car Bash" fundraiser at the homecoming football game. It will be held Friday, Oct. 4 on Heckard Field at 6 p.m., continuing during halftime of the football game. It will cost $15 to smash a car window, which will only be available to 6 people, and $7 to those who want to hit the car three times.

COURTESY PHOTO: CLASS OF 2020 - Colton High School's class of 2020 is holding a plant sale on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Molalla Les Schwab. They will have multiple plant varieties to choose from.
PLANT SALE

Colton High School's class of 2020 is holding a plant sale on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Molalla Les Schwab. They will have multiple plant varieties to choose from.

FLOWER ARRANGING

The Molalla Public Library is hosting "Ikebana" (Japanese flower arranging) on Saturday, Oct. 5 at noon. The class is intended for adults. All materials are provided.

UPCOMING

SOIL AND WATER MEETING

The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District board of directors will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. to discuss district business and financial transactions. The meeting will take place at the Clackamas SWCD Office board room, 221 Molalla Ave., Suite 102 in Oregon City.

MAKE MONSTERS

The Molalla Public library is inviting tweens and teens to make monster plushies on Monday, Oct. 21 at 4:30 p.m. Supplies are provided.

PARTY IN PINK

Zumba Moves: A Party in Pink is a Zumbathon charity event for breast cancer prevention. It will be held at the Molalla Aquatic Center on Oct. 23 at 6:35 p.m. It is hosted by Rebecca Phillips. For more information, call 503-269-2571.

COLORING CONTEST

Stop in to the aquatic center to pick up a coloring page. You will receive a family swim pass for entering, plus you have a chance to win a session of free swim lessons. The deadline to enter is Oct. 23.

PUMPKIN PLOP

The annual Pumpkin Plop is happening at the Molalla Aquatic Center on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1-5 p.m. Pick a floating pumpkin, decorate it and take it home. Get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 3-month family pass. Join the fun!

TAI CHI

Virgil Foster is coming to lead a Tai Chi class at the Molalla Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. This class is intended for adults and older teens.

SAUSAGE & SAUERKRAUT

Knights of Columbus, St. James Council is hosting its annual Sausage & Sauerkraut Dinner at St. James Church, 301 Frances St., on Saturday, Nov. 2. Doors are open from 3-7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at stjamesmolalla.org/sausage-feed or onsite on the day of the dinner. The Knights are offering the "Triple D Special": dinner, drink and dessert for $14. Kids are half price. (Credit cards are accepted). Bring family and friends out for a great meal and fun. Funds support Knights scholarships and other charities.

ADULT CENTER FUNDRAISERS

Plan now to attend Molalla Adult Community Center's Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 16. Admission is free or vendors can pay $20 for a table. The bazaar features gifts, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, trinkets, food, fashion, art, dÉcor and unique items. Lunch will be served with plenty of choices for just $6. The bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 315 Kennel Ave. in Molalla. For more information call 503,829-4214.

All proceeds will help the adult center with programs for seniors.

ONGOING

GRIEFSHARE

GriefShare is a 13-week support group for those who are dealing with the death of a loved one. The fall session 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..

COLTON CLOTHES CLOSET

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.

COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR

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

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

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.

COMMUNITY MEAL

Molalla United Methodist Church will open a soup kitchen every Tuesday from 4-5:30 p.m. They will provide a nutritious meal at no charge to those who desire or need it. 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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