Community calendar for Nov. 13
This calendar has been updated to reflect a rescheduling to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, of Alexis Braly James' program at the Oregon City Public Library.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
HISTORIC OREGON CITY: From 7-9 p.m. at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City, Dede Montgomery will weave stories from seven generations of family, including Chloe Clark and William Willson, who lived at Willamette Falls from 1841-44, prior to moving to Salem where they have been called "Salem's First Power Couple."
SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "Third Rock From the Sun is Really Old!" by Alan Lester. 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.
PREVENTING SCAMS: The Clackamas Count Sheriff's Office will present a workshop about avoiding scams and fraud from 10-11 a.m. at the Pioneer Adult Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. Call 503-657-8287, ext. 0, to reserve a spot.
Thursday, Nov. 14
AUTHOR EVENT: Sallie Tisdale presents on her book "Advice for Future Corpses: A practical perspective on death and dying" at 5 p.m. at Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St.
ENHANCEMENT GRANTS: At 6 p.m. at City Hall, 625 Center St., Oregon City, meet with staff as they review criteria and timeline for 2020 Enhancement Grants, available to nonprofits that support recycling efforts, enhance wetlands, improve safety, provide training opportunities, enhance art and culture. Learn more at orcity.org/bc-egpc.
VETERANS BENEFITS: Learn how to access resources and benefits from 10-11 a.m. at this event at the Pioneer Adult Community Center. Call 503-657-8287, ext. 0, to reserve a spot.
MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT: Learn more about Medicare plans from 11 a.m.-noon at the Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave.
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.
VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY: Clackamas County's Volunteer Connection team welcomes the public to learn about life-changing volunteering opportunities from noon to 1 p.m. at the Clackamas County Public Services Building, Room 369, at 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City.
Friday, Nov. 15
FRIDAY STORYTIME: Children ages 2-5 and their families are invited to this event at 11 a.m. Fridays at the Oak Lodge Library.
RIVERS EAST VILLAGE: Meet neighbors at this monthly social from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Starbucks inside Fred Meyer, 14700 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. More info at riverseastvillage.org.
Saturday, Nov. 16
PARENTS NIGHT OUT: From 4:30-8:30 p.m. kids 3-11 play games, eat cheese pizza, make crafts and watch a movie with CPR/first aid-certified counselors. Swimming for kids 6-11 is available at the Oregon City Pool, 1211 Jackson St. Register at orcity.org/swimmingpool or by calling 503-657-8273; fees $30 residents, $35 nonresidents.
SATURDAY STORYTIME: Children ages 2 and above are invited to this event at 11 a.m. Saturdays at the Oak Lodge Library.
SPANISH STORYTIME: All ages are invited to this event with the Portland Early Learning Project at 10:30 a.m. at the Ledding Library's temporary location at 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie. Free.
CONCORD PROPERTY MEETING: Community members are invited to attend a family-friendly fall event to learn more about the project and provide input on different programs and services they would like to see from noon-3 p.m. at the former Concord School, 3811 S.E. Concord Road, Oak Grove. People unable to attend the event can join the conversation online from Friday, Nov. 15, through Friday, Dec. 6, at clackamas.us/communityproject.
Sunday, Nov. 17
MILWAUKIE PARKS FOUNDATION: The Milwaukie Parks Foundation will hold a launch party from 5-7 p.m. at the Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. Tickets are $10 per person or $15 for a couple. All are invited to support development and completion of Milwaukie parks. Visit milwaukieparksfoundation.org for more information.
ESTATE PLANNING: Estate planning attorney Theressa Hollis of Fitzwater Law in Milwaukie will present a free seminar at noon at the Unitarian Univeralist Congregation at Willamette Falls, 710 Sixth St., Oregon City.
Monday, Nov. 18
YOGA AND WELLNESS STORYTIME: Enjoy a free, fun 45-minute yoga class for kids and their adults taught by Organic Movement at 11 a.m. Mondays at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.
BAM ACADEMY: The first BAM Academy class will take on self-determination from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams. This event is for people with disabilities and their caregivers. BAM stands for Because Accessibility Matters.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
MAP IT: The McLoughlin Area Plan Implementation Team will meet at 6 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Water Services District Technical Service offices, 14611 S.E. River Road.
TODDLER TIME STORYTIME: This event will meet at new times — 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. — at the Oregon City Library.
BOOK BUDDIES: This book group for ages 7-9 takes place at 4 p.m. at the Ledding Library. Read "Shark Lady: The true story of how Eugenie Clark became the ocean's most fearless scientist," by Jess Keating.
SHIBA: Appointments to find out more about 2020 Medicare plan changes are available at the Milwaukie Center. Call 503-655-8269 to schedule an appointment.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
BAM LEGO LAB: People with disabilities and their caregivers are invited to this event from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library. BAM stands for Because Accessibility Matters.
OAK GROVE GARDEN CLUB: All are welcome to attend this meeting at noon at the Oak Grove Methodist Church, 14700 Rupert Drive. Today's talk is "How to re-bloom your orchid."
SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "History of the Mount Hood Ski Patrol" by Joel Steven. 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.
Saturday, Nov. 23
TREE PLANTING: Starting at 8:45 a.m., join local nonprofit Friends of Trees for a citywide tree planting event. You can sign up at friendsoftrees.org/oc to join a volunteer planting crew to help plant 100 trees in Oregon City neighborhoods.
AUTHOR EVENT: At 5 p.m. at the Oregon City Public Library, Debbie Ethell discusses "The Will of Heaven: An inspiring true story about elephants, alcoholism and hope."
Monday, Nov. 25
BUILDING BRIDGES: At 5 p.m. at the Oregon City Public Library, Oregon native Alexis Braly James presents the latest in her series of community conversations, this time focusing on race as a social construct.
CANEMAH: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, Oregon City Police Department, 320 Warner Milne Road.
CAUFIELD: 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, Oregon City School District transportation facility, 14551 Meyers Road.
GAFFNEY LANE: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, Meadows Courtyard, 13637 Garden Meadow Drive, Oregon City.
ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.
LAKE ROAD: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, Milwaukie Floral & Garden, 3306 S.E. Lake Road.
LEWELLING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.
LINWOOD: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, Linwood Elementary School, 11909 S.E. Linwood Ave., Milwaukie.
RIVERCREST: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, First Presbyterian Church, 1321 Linn Ave., Oregon City.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
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, Nov. 14
LIVE THEATER: Clackamas Community College Theatre Arts Department presents "Becky's New Car" Nov. 14-24 in the Osterman Theatre, Niemeyer Center, at CCC, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. The play takes place at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays with a 10 a.m. show on Nov. 22. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+) and free for students. Visit clackamas.edu/theatre or call 503-594-3153 for reservations.
Friday, Nov. 15
LIVE THEATER: Krayon Kids presents "Twin Moons Rising," at 7 p.m. tonight and Nov. 22; 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 16 and 23; and at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 and 24. All performances will be at the Barclay Theater, 812 12th St., Oregon City. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students under 18. Details at krayonkids.org.
LIVE THEATER: The Clackamas High School Theater Department presents "Honk!" a musical tale about the Ugly Duckling. The play runs at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16; and at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the high school at 14486 S.E. 122nd Ave., Clackamas. Details at chsthespians.org.
LIVE THEATER: La Salle Prep is staging "You Can't Take It With You," a comedy centering on a quirky yet sweet family, at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16; and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at 11999 S.E. Fuller Road, unincorporated Milwaukie. Tickets are $10 for students and $12 for adults at lsprep.org. Adult tickets are $15 at the door.
HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: The Gladstone High School Drama Department presents two one-act plays about teen stress at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 18800 Portland Ave. Tickets are $5 at the door.
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.
NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE CRAFTS: November is Native American Heritage Month, and all ages are invited to learn about the cultural traditions of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. Craft classes will be interwoven with stories of the tribal customs of Oregon's First People. Classes take place from 1-4 p.m. today and Nov. 18 and 22 at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City.
MUSICAL THEATER: Oregon City Children's Theatre presents "The Wiz," at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Nov. 16 and 22 and at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 16 and 23 at The Beavercreek Grange, 22041 S. Kamrath Road, Oregon City. For tickets and more information, visit occtheatre.org.
LIVE THEATER: New Century Players presents "The Octette Bridge Club" at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Nov. 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 and 24 and Dec. 1 at the Rose Villa Performing Arts Center, 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove. Tickets are $20, general admission, $15 for seniors and $10 for students; they are available at the door, at NewCenturyPlayers.org or by calling 503-367-2620.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY BENEFIT: Renowned musician Michael Allen Harrison will perform from 7-9 p.m. at the historic Canby Pioneer Chapel, 508 N.W. Third Ave., with all proceeds benefiting the Clackamas County Historical Society. Tickets are $35-$45. More information at clackamashistory.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
DO YOU FEEL A DRAFT?: All are welcome to join this writing group that meets from 5:30-7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.
HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: The Oregon City High School Drama Department presents "The Addams Family" at 7:30 tonight and Nov. 21, 22 and 23 at the high school, 19761 S. Beavercreek Road.
Saturday, Nov. 23
FUNDRAISER: Building Blocks for Kids, a nonprofit organization committed to helping change the lives of underprivileged kids, is selling $30 tickets to its auction fundraiser for adults 21 and over, which includes beer/wine tasting, heavy appetizers, music by the Ellen Whyte Trio and more from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Elks Lodge, 610 McLoughlin Blvd.
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 and 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 10:15 and 11 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-JONGG: Learn to play American mah-jongg 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 or Nov. 28.
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.
FITNESS: This free REFIT fitness class takes place 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City.
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-jongg 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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