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Adult cooking class, registration for free swim lessons and more going on in the Canby and Molalla areas

THIS WEEK

ADULT COOKING CLASS

Adults and teens 14 and up are invited to a free Mexican cooking class at the Molalla Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. to join Araceli Cruz from La Popular Catering Service for the second in a series of Mexican cooking classes. Learn to make tortillas. Space is limited.

POOL CLOSED

The Molalla Aquatic Center will be closed for the Molalla High School district meet on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15. The public is invited to come out and support the high school swim team. Entry costs are $6 for adults and $4 for students.

FREE SWIM LESSONS

Registration opens on Feb. 17 at 9 a.m. for free spring break swim lessons at the Molalla Aquatic Center March 23-27. Space is limited.

LIBRARY CLOSED

The Molalla Public Library will be closed on Feb. 17 in observance of President's Day.

GRIEFSHARE

The next GriefShare meeting takes place Monday, Feb. 17. GriefShare is a support group for those who are dealing with the death of a loved one. 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. This 13-week session will run through May 11, 2020. 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..

UPCOMING

MOLALLA CPO

The Molalla Community Planning Organization will meet Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. at the Molalla Public Library. The CPO offers an opportunity for those living in the unincorporated area surrounding the City of Molalla to learn about and become involved in land-use issues that may affect them. All are invited to attend. For further information, contact Chair Jan Courtain at 503-829-9957.

BLOOD DRIVE

Your blood is needed more than you may think. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Please consider giving on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 1-6 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Molalla. Make an appointment to donate and join a nationwide family of generous donors in a lifesaving cause. To make an appointment, either download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

CANBY FRIENDS MEETING

Friends of the Canby Public Library will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Willamette Room at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is open to anyone interested in FOL and what it does.

IWO JIMA CEREMONY

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the famous World War II battle for Iwo Jima and the 25th year that the Canby-Aurora Veterans of Foreign Wars post has commemorated the battle. The VFW will host a ceremony on Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. at Ackerman School and Canby Adult Center. Anyone who wishes to honor these veterans is welcome to attend. The highlight of the event will be a flag raising and playing of taps, 21-gun salute, the ceremonial spreading of sand on the memorial, massing of the colors and commentary from several dignitaries. For more information, contact Michael Landreville at 503-884-2170 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MARK PRAIRIE EVENT

The Mark Prairie Historical Society will meeting on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Canby Public Library's Willamette Room. Carol Palmer from the Canby Heritage and Landmark Commission, and MPHS member, will discuss care of headstones at historic cemeteries at about 11 a.m. The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, go to markprairiehistoricalsociety.org.

LIFEGUARD CLASSES

At the end of February, the Molalla Aquatic Center will hold water safety instructor and lifeguard certifications. Those interested should contact the aquatic center at 503-759-POOL to register.

PROBLEM SOLVING FOR PARENTS

Renaissance Public Academy is presenting "Problem Solving for Parents Today" at Rural Dell Elementary School on Thursday, March 5 from 6-8 p.m. Join in as experts discuss how to best support our children in today's world. To register, call 503-759-7002 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FIREFIGHTER BINGO

District 63 firefighters will hold its 46th annual bingo night at the Donald Fire Station on Saturday, March 7. Dinner is from 4:30-6:30 p.m., with bingo starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be raffle prizes, door prizes and cash for bingo game winners. Pie and ice cream will be served for $4. Bingo games cost 50 cents per game and an additional 50 cents for each extra card.

For more information, call 503-678-5966.

AID FUNDRAISER

The Cypress Branch Auxiliary of Boys & Girls Aid will hold its 18th annual Crab & Rib Dinner on Saturday, March 14, at Charbonneau Golf Club in Wilsonville. The event includes a silent auction, speakers who have been impacted by B&G. For more information, go to boysandgirlsaid.org. Tickets are $65 per person or $520 for a table of eight. To buy tickets, go to crabandrib.org.

CANBY EMPLOYMENT EXPO

The Canby Employment Expo, sponsored by Columbia Distributing, is a community hiring event bringing together job seekers and local employers for the betterment of the community. This event will take place on April 23 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds and Event Center. Employers will be announced shortly, so make sure to follow this event to be kept abreast of new announcements online at www.bit.ly/CanbyEmploys.

ONGOING

FREE WATER FITNESS

The Molalla Aquatic Center is offering community members a high intensity deep water fitness class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-6:45 p.m. Stop by the front desk to get a free pass for the first class.

 


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