Community calendar for Oct. 23
This stroy has been updated online with corrected details about the Oregon City Farmers Market on Saturday.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
SHRED IT: Lewis & Clark Bank in Oregon City is holding a free document shredding event to help community members fight identify theft from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 15960 S. Agnes Ave. For more information, visit lewisandclarkbank.com/home/community-bank-week.html.
SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "Growing Trains in the Garden" by Tom Gaps. All sessions are at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at CCC's Harmony Community Campus, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, Room HW130. Call 503-594-0620 for more information. Cost is $3 per session.
DAVIS GRAVEYARD: This free Halloween display is up and running through Oct. 31 at 8703 S.E. 43rd Ave., Milwaukie. See just the lights from dusk-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and the special effects from dusk-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and dusk-10 p.m. Sunday.
FANTASY TRAIL: See a lighted Halloween display at the Fantasy Trail at Wenzel Farm through Oct. 30 at 19754 South Ridge Road, Oregon City. The lights are on from 7-10 p.m. nightly and from noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Call 503-631-2047 or visit fantasytrail.com.
MIDWEEK YOGA: Ages 16 and up are invited to this free class at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in October at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.
Thursday, Oct. 24
GLADSTONE CLOTHES CLOSET: The Gladstone Clothes Closet is open from 3-5 p.m. Thursdays and from 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays to provide free clothing to youth up to age 21. Call 503-758-4411 for more information. The Food Pantry also is open. Both are located on Nelson Lane, behind Gladstone High School, 18800 Portland Ave.
EARLY STAGE SUPPORT GROUP: Those diagnosed with early-stage dementia or Alzheimer's will find support at this meeting from 2-3:30 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Free. Call 800-272-3900 to register.
Friday, Oct. 25
FEAR ASYLUM: Take a walk through Area 142 from 7-11 p.m. in the haunted attraction inside the Milwaukie-Portland Elks Lodge #142, 13121 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie. Area 142 is open from 7-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and from 6-9 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 27. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds benefit charities. Visit fearasylumhauntedattraction.com for more information.
MCLOUGHLIN PROMENADE TOUR: Hear local ghost stories supported by historical research at this event, which takes place at 9:30 p.m. at the Ermatinger House, 619 Sixth St., Oregon City. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for youth 13 and under, and may be purchased at nwghosttours.com. Participants need to be able to walk for 25 blocks; there are some stairs.
HALLOWEEN SWAMP SWIM: Youngsters are invited to this event with Halloween-themed games and more from 6-9 p.m. at the Oregon City Swimming Pool, 1211 Jackson St. Space is limited to 18 participants. Free.
Saturday, Oct. 26
NO IVY DAY: Oregon City Parks Foundation and North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District will team with the No Ivy League to control invasive English ivy from 9 a.m.-noon at Waterboard Park, Spring Park and Elk Rock Island. Meet in Oregon City at 204 John Adams St., or in Milwaukie at Southeast Sparrow Street and Southeast 19th Avenue; all materials provided. Interested volunteers can call 503-650-2387 or visit NCPRD.com/nature-volunteer for more information.
OREGON CITY FARMERS MARKET: The final weekly market of the summer season takes place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City, with a winter market starting Nov. 9 every other Saturday. For more information, visit orcityfarmersmarket.com.
SATURDAY STORYTIME: Children ages 2 and above are invited to this event at 11 a.m. Saturdays at the Oak Lodge Library.
LEGO LAB: All are invited to build Lego sculptures from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.
FIRE STATION TOURS: October is Fire Prevention Month. Visit Hilltop Station 16, 19340 Mollala Ave., Oregon City, from 1-3 p.m.
MAH-JONNG TOURNAMENT: The Mah-Jonng tournament takes place today starting at 11:15 a.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. The $30 cost includes the tournament and lunch; all skill experience levels are welcome. For more information, contact Angela Wright at 503-679-9182.
COFFEE AND COLORING: Adults are invited to this event at 10 a.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.
GLADSTONE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Get an early start on Christmas shopping at this event from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the cafeteria at Gladstone High School, 18800 Portland Ave. For more information, call or text Tenna Reed at 503-997-7068.
VICTORIAN MOURNING: Local historian Marge Harding will present the elaborate and strict mourning rituals of 19th-century Americans using original mourning clothing and artifacts from 11 a.m.-noon at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. Free with admission: $13 adult, $9 senior, $7 children. For more information, call 503-657-9336 or visit historicoregoncity.org.
OAK GROVE KNOCK OR TREAT: Various sponsors decorate a door inside the Oak Grove United Methodist Church and hand out candy/treats to neighborhood children from 4-6 p.m. at the church, 14700 S.E. Rupert Drive, Oak Grove. Costumes are recommended but not required.
HALLOWEEN SCAVENGER HUNT: Children are invited to look for pumpkins all day at the Ledding Library's temporary location at 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie.
GEM AND MINERAL SHOW: The Clackamette Mineral and Gem Club will hold its 55th annual show from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds, 694 N.E. Fourth Ave., Canby. Free admission and parking. More info at clackamettegem.org.
CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN PARTY: The American Legion Post will hold a Halloween party from 1-3 p.m. at the post at 2146 S.E. Monroe St., Milwaukie. All are welcome. Call 503-659-1300 for more info.
HAUNTED FARM: There are no ghosts at the Philip Foster Farm, and the pioneers didn't celebrate Halloween, but there are stories to share about death and dying in pioneer times from 6-8 p.m. at the farm, 22725 S.E. Eagle Creek Road, Eagle Creek. Admission $5/person, or $20/family.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY FORUM: This 3 p.m. public forum at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Willamette Falls, 710 Sixth St., Oregon City, features state Reps. Jennifer Williamson and Janelle Bynum. A mixer with elected officials and candidates running for office in Clackamas County will be from 2:30-3 p.m.
WORK PARTY: Volunteers are needed to remove invasive plants and do other environmental work at the Gladstone Nature Park from 9 a.m.-noon. Meet at 18111 Webster Road, Gladstone.
Sunday, Oct. 27
MILWAUKIE FARMERS MARKET: The final market of the year takes place from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Southeast Main and Harrison streets in Milwaukie. For details, visit milwaukiefarmersmarket.com.
GIANT PUMPKIN: Guess the weight of a giant pumpkin and win a prize from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Milwaukie Farmers Market in downtown Milwaukie. The cost is $1 per guess, and half the proceeds will go to Meals on Wheels.
Monday, Oct. 28
BABY SIGN LANGUAGE: Learn sign language to improve communication between you and your child with Christina, a licensed speech and language pathologist and early childhood specialist, at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
TODDLER TIME STORYTIME: This event will meet at new times — 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. — at the Oregon City Library.
LIVING WITH DIABETES: This free six-week workshop takes place from 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 29 at the Pioneer Community Center.
WHO AM I NOW?: Explore who you are at this point in life and address what brings meaning to your life from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Free. Call 503- 653-8100 to register.
Wednesday, Oct. 30
GLADSTONE TROLLEY TRAIL BRIDGE: The city of Gladstone will present the concept for this project at 6 p.m. at Gladstone City Hall, Second Floor Council Room, 525 Portland Ave. The public is welcome at this event.
SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "Rail History of Oregon: It Changed Everything!" by Darrell Jabin. All sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at CCC's Harmony Community Campus, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, Room HW130. Call 503-594-0620 for more information. Cost is $3 per session.
Thursday, Oct. 31
HALLOWEEN: Adults 21 and older are invited to see a Halloween movie and participate in a costume contest starting at 10 a.m. at the Pioneer Adult Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City.
HALLOWEEN: The Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St., will host a treat-or-treat event with books and candy starting at 5 p.m.
HALLOWEEN: The Gladstone Police and Fire Departments will join other community groups to hand out candy from 4-8 p.m. on Portland Avenue in downtown Gladstone.
HALLOWEEN: Seniors are invited to the Halloween Spooktacular Party from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
ART SHOW: Clackamas Community College hosts the work of Kate Simmons through Nov. 1 in the Alexander Gallery, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, this exhibition is free and open to the public. An informal artist talk will be held at 2 p.m.
BALLROOM DANCING: Dance to Swing Street Glenn Tadina Big Band and the Black Magic Band from 12:45-3 p.m. on alternating weeks at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. Cost is $5 at the door.
ART LAB: This event takes place from 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.
Thursday, Oct. 24
LIVE THEATER: Chapel Theatre Collective presents "Bakersfield Mist," by Stephen Sachs, at 7:30 p.m. tonight-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. For more information and tickets, visit chapeltheatrecollective.com.
AUTHOR EVENT: Author Steve Arndt will discuss Oregon's ghost towns from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.
Friday, Oct. 25
JOHN MUNGER MEMORIAL JAZZ BAND: It's a perfect opportunity to practice dance steps from noon-2 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Free.
Saturday, Oct. 26
HALLOWEEN GLASS: Jenny from Sweet Lomy Art helps participants celebrate the season with a fun Halloween-themed fused glass project from 2-4 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. All supplies are provided. Registration is required, and classes fill quickly, so call 503-655-8543 to reserve a spot.
MYSTICAL CONCERT: An evening with local multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter Sharla Ember begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Willamette Falls, 710 Sixth St., Oregon City. Suggested donation is $20, but no one turned away. Snacks and beverages available.
Sunday, Oct. 27
HEARTSTRINGS MUSICAL DUO: Enjoy Oregon Trail-era music on historically accurate instruments from 1-2 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. Free with admission: $13 adult, $9 senior, $7 children. For more information, call 503-657-9336 or visit historicoregoncity.org.
Thursday, Oct. 31
HOLIDAY WREATHS: Order holiday wreaths through Nov. 20 at the Pioneer Adult Community Center. Wreaths are $20 each. Call 503-657-8287.
ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Applications for this program are available by appointment only through Nov. 29. Call Jamie at 503-722-3268 for more information.
LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHY: "Exposing the Past Through Oregon City Photography," exhibit at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City, is open from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Admission is $8, $7 for seniors, $5 for ages 5-17, and free for children under 5.
STEVENS-CRAWFORD HERITAGE HOUSE: The house has reopened; visitors are welcome from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 603 Sixth St., Oregon City. Call 503-655-2866 for more information.
BINGO: Play bingo and help support Meals on Wheels on Thursdays at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Regular games start at 7 p.m. Interested in volunteering? Call 971-303-0418.
ROTARY CLUB: The Gladstone-Oak Lodge Rotary Club meets from noon-1 p.m. Thursdays at the Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave. All are welcome.
PINOCHLE AND BINGO: Bingo players get together at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Pinochle players are invited to play from 1-4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at Concord Terrace Mobile Home Park, 3500 S.E. Concord Road, Oak Grove. Entry fee is $1 for pinochle; bingo is 25 cents per game. Games are open to the public.
GLADSTONE LIBRARY STORYTIMES: The Gladstone Library hosts four different weekly storytimes at 135 E. Dartmouth St. Toddler storytime takes place at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays; baby storytime is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays; and all-ages storytime is at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays.
LEDDING LIBRARY STORYTIMES: The Ledding Library offers the following storytimes at its temporary location at 9600 Main St. They are: Book Babies (up to 18 months) at 1 p.m. Mondays; toddlers (ages 1-3) at 10 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; preschoolers (ages 3-5) at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and family storytime at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
OREGON CITY LIBRARY STORYTIMES: The Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St., offers storytimes for toddlers (ages 1 and 2) at 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays; Music & Movement Storytimes (up to age 5) at 10:15 and 11 a.m. Thursdays; and Preschool Connection storytimes for 3- to-5-year-olds at 10:15 a.m. Fridays.
AMERICAN MAH-JONNG: Learn to play American mah-jonng from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays at the Pioneer Adult Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. Free.
OLDTIME FIDDLERS: Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers' Association hosts a free dance music jam from 1-4 p.m. on first Saturdays at the Sunnyside Grange, 13130 S.E. Sunnyside Road. Everyone is invited to come and join to play, or just listen, dance or sing. Fiddle teachers are available for the first part of the afternoon.
OAK LODGE STORYTIMES: The Oak Lodge Library hosts three different storytimes at 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Babies and toddler storytime takes place at 11 a.m. Mondays; all-ages storytimes take place at 11 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
SUPPORT GROUP: The Open Minds Art Studio meets from 1:30-4 p.m. Thursdays at the NAMI Clackamas Office.
NAMI CONNECTIONS: NAMI Connections meets from 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 6-7:30 p.m. Sundays at Kaiser Brookside, 10180 S.E. Sunnyside Road.
BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Oregon City Public Library Used Bookstore, 814 Seventh St., offers a 10% discount to seniors age 55 and older on Mondays.
SQUARE DANCING: All square dancers are invited to join the Bachelor 'n' Bachelorettes at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Abernethy Grange, 15745 S. Harley Ave., Oregon City. For questions, call 503-654-9141.
SQUARE DANCING: Join the River City Dancers at 7 p.m. on the second and third Saturdays of each month at the Milwaukie Community Club, 10666 S.E. 42nd Ave. Free Sunday beginners classes for those age 12 and up start at 6 p.m. Sept. 8.
BINGO: Bingo for those 21 and over is played at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Oregon City Elks Lodge No. 1189, 610 McLoughlin Blvd.
TOPS MEETINGS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly groups meet 6-8 p.m. Thursdays at the Kairos-Milwaukie United Church of Christ, 4790 S.E. Logus Road; at 9:30 a.m. Fridays at St. Stephen Church, 290 W. Gloucester St., Gladstone; and 6-8 p.m. Mondays in the Clairmont Mobile Home Park meeting room, 13531 Clairmont Way, Oregon City.
BEAUTIFUL BABIES: This group for parents of mobile babies and young toddlers meets from 6-8 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families, 18905 Portland Ave. Call 503-367-9116 for details. Free dinner and child care.
TERRIFIC TODDLERS: This group is for parents with children 2 to 3 years old. It meets every second Thursday of the month at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families, 18905 Portland Ave. Call 503-367-9116 for details. Free dinner and child care.
GROWING UP: This group is for parents who have children 3-6 years old. It meets every third Thursday of the month at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families, 18905 Portland Ave. Call 503-367-9116 for details. Free dinner and child care.
ALL ABOUT MEMORY: This program focuses on teaching techniques to improve mental fitness by using memory enhancing and retaining activities. It meets from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. For additional information, application process and scheduled fees, call 503-653-8100 and speak with Abby or Lisa.
TECH CONNECT: One-on-one technology assistance is available by appointment only from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Oregon City Library. Call 503-657-8269, ext. 1017, to set up an appointment.
READ TO THE DOG: Children are invited to read to therapy dog Igmu from 1-3 p.m. every third Saturday at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.
READ TO THE DOG: Children are invited to read to therapy dog Oakley from 3:30-5 p.m. every second Friday at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.
READ TO THE DOG: Read aloud to a therapy dog and improve your reading at the same time from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ledding Library's temporary location at 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie. Call 503-786-7588 to sign up for a 15-minute session. No Read to the Dog on Oct. 31.
SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: This group meets from 2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of the month at the NAMI Clackamas Office, 10202 S.E. 32nd Ave., Milwaukie. Call 503-344-5050 for details.
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: This group meets from 2-5 p.m. Sundays at the Oregon City Library.
SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST: Enjoy breakfast from 9 a.m.-noon Sundays at the Milwaukie American Legion Post, 2146 S.E. Monroe St. The event supports veterans and local community activities. Prices range from $3 for children to $7+ for adults.
CHARITY BINGO: The community is invited to play bingo from 3-5 p.m. Sundays at the Milwaukie American Legion Post, 2146 S.E. Monroe St.
GET MOVING: The Oregon City Walking Group (getthinspired.me) meets at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. All ages and speeds welcome.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: This group meets from 7-8 p.m. Mondays at Clackamas Park Friends Church, 8120 S.E. Thiessen Road, Milwaukie. For more information, call Margaret at 503-757-1943.
AL-ANON: Friends and relatives of alcoholics meet from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Oak Grove Methodist Church, 14700 S.E. Rupert. For more information, call the Al-Anon Office at 503-292-1333.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: From noon-1 p.m. Thursdays, join the Overeaters Anonymous group in Oregon City in the religious education wing of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Willamette Falls, 710 Sixth St. For more information, call 503-705-5599.
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT STORYTIME: Children up to age 5 are invited to this event from 10:15-11 a.m. Thursdays at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Children ages 3-6 are invited to this event at 10:15 a.m. Fridays at the Oregon City Library.
MAH-JONGG: Those who enjoy American mah-jonng are invited to play from 1-4 p.m. Fridays at the Happy Valley Library. Be sure to bring your 2018 National Mah-Jongg League cards.
MUSIC MAKERS: Singers in the Oregon City area are invited to join this group meeting from 10 a.m.-noon Fridays at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. The cost is $30 per semester.
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