What's Up: Nov. 27
MAD BOARD MEETING
The Molalla Aquatic District is holding a board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. in the community room at the Molalla Aquatic Center. At the meeting, they will discuss OCST contract, financial reports, winter updates and closures, the MHS swim team, and an aquatic director's update. The aquatic district holds board meetings on the fourth Thursday of every month. Meetings are open to the public.
The Molalla Public Library will close on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
POOL HOLIDAY HOURS
The Molalla Aquatic Center will have special hours for the upcoming holiday. On Thursday, Nov. 28, the pool will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. On Friday, Nov. 29, the pool will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
A Thanksgiving Day workout, dubbed the Gobbler Grinder, will be held Nov. 28 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at NW Fitness and Strength in Molalla. This is a fundraising workout for Foothills Community Church's Backpack Buddies program. Organizers are asking for a $10 donation towards the program or two food items that can be used with the program.
COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR
Coffee with the Mayor will be open for residents on Dec. 3 to learn about 25 years of development in Molalla covering past, present and future development. People can also come to Cowboy Coffee to ask and get some answers to questions they might have about city government.
SCTD OPEN HOUSE
South Clackamas Transportation District is updating its Transit Plan and wants community feedback on how to improve transit service. The District is holding an open house to hear input on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 4-6 p.m. at the Molalla Public Library. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for one of several $50 gift cards. The community can also take the SCTD's online survey before Dec. 8 at surveymonkey.com/r/SCTD2019.
The Molalla Aquatic Center will be closed on Dec. 4 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. for a Molalla High School swim meet. Spectators are welcome. Visit the pool's website for full holiday hours and closure dates at molallaaquaticcenter.com.
Zion Mennonite Church, 6124 S. Whiskey Hill Road, will once again host a 'Messiah Sing-Along" on Saturday, Dec. 21, beginning at 7 p.m. The event will be directed by Tom Gingerich and accompanied by piano and a small string ensemble. This unrehearsed event offers attendees the chance to join in with the singing or simply listen along as selections from Handel's Messiah are presented. The event is free and open to the public, though donations are accepted for the accompanists and soloists. Choral scores are available or bring one along if you already have one.
The Molalla Aquatic Center is collecting personal hygiene products for its shower program. Bring in three items and receive a day pass. For more information, visit MolallaAquaticCenter.com, or contact the front desk at 503-759-7665.
The Molalla Public Library features activities for all ages. Storytime for kids is every Thursday and Friday at 10:30 a.m. except for Nov. 28, 29 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
LUNCH AND CHAT
The Molalla Area Chamber of Commerce holds a monthly Lunch and Chat on the first Tuesday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. at the chamber office. Bring your lunch and enjoy an informal round table discussion with other local businesses and groups.
CEMETERY NEEDS HELP
Adams Cemetery in Molalla needs a bit of help. The annual grounds and markers cleanup is scheduled for next April, but in the meantime, the cemetery needs some financial aid. Unlike cemeteries that have a perpetual fund, Adams doesn't and it needs funds to pay electric bills and upkeep to level headstones. Currently, a volunteer mows the lawns, but leveling headstones can cost money.
"We just need small sums and volunteers to help. People don't understand that even though they've paid for their plot, it still has to be kept up and we have to pay for the electricity to pay for the pump for irrigation," said Lisa Winds.
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 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 503-824-2318 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
The Molalla Area Women's Cancer Support Group has successfully reached out to dozens of women for several years. The support group offers emotional, spiritual and practical help. New members are welcomed with a care package and compassion 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.
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 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 fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Molalla Aquatic Center, 432 Francis St. The public is welcome to attend.
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.
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