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Listings of a selection of free or nonprofit community, neighborhood and arts events in Clackamas County

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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.

Thursday, Nov. 21

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 for 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.

HOMESCHOOLERS: Homeschoolers ages 5 and up are invited to learn about a folk tale, myth or legend from around the world, then solve an engineering challenge inspired by the tale at 1:30 p.m. at the Ledding Library's temporary location at 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie. Building supplies provided.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: Learn effective communication strategies from 1-2:30 p.m. at Clackamas Woods Assisted Living, 14314 S.E. Webster Road, Milwaukie. To learn more or register, call 1-800-272-3900.

Friday, Nov. 22

FRIDAY STORYTIME: Children ages 2-5 and their families are invited to this event at 11 a.m. Fridays at the Oak Lodge Library.

WORKING IN RECOVERY: From 8:30-11:30 a.m., employers are encouraged to attend this free panel discussion on working while in substance-abuse recovery. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided at this event at the Clackamas County Development Services Building (Room 115), 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City.

Saturday, Nov. 23

SATURDAY STORYTIME: Children ages 2 and above are invited to this event at 11 a.m. Saturdays at the Oak Lodge Library.

OREGON CITY FARMERS MARKET: The market of the winter season runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City. Winter markets are every other Saturday through April including today and Dec. 7 and Dec. 20. For more information, visit orcityfarmersmarket.com.

AUTHOR EVENT: Debbie Ethell, author of "The Will of Heaven: An Inspiring True Story about Elephants, Alcoholism and Hope," will discuss her book from 2-4 p.m. at the Oregon City Public Library.

HOLIDAY JEWELRY SHOW: Sophisticated Beads will host a jewelry show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Monarch Hotel, 12566 S.E. 93rd Ave., Clackamas. For more information, call 503-250-2589 or visit sophisticatedbeads.com.

HYPERTUFA TROUGH: Make hypertufa containers for the garden at this workshop from 10-11:50 a.m. in Clairmont Hall at Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Cost: $35. For information on how to register for classes, contact Loretta Mills at 503-594-3292 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, Nov. 24

FAMOUS THANKSGIVING DINNER: Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast from 4-6 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Proceeds benefit the Meals on Wheels program at the Milwaukie Center. For more information, call 503-653-8100 or visit ncprd.com/event/thanksgiving-dinner.

BOOK SIGNING: Lindy Barr Batdorf's unusual memoir "Jackson & Main" was written over 20 years from a corner cafe in downtown Milwaukie. She will sign books from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Beer Store, 10610 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie.

Monday, Nov. 25

BUILDING BRIDGES: Rescheduled from Nov. 21, join a discussion about race titled "Building Bridges: Race as a Social Construct" from 5-7 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

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.

Tuesday, Nov. 26

TODDLER TIME STORYTIME: This event will meet at new times — 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. — at the Oregon City Library.

BEGINNING GENEALOGY: Laurel Smith continues her popular monthly genealogical course from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library.

TALK BACK TO BOOKS: This book group for ages 10 and up takes place at 4:30 p.m. at the Ledding Library.

Neighborhood meetings

BEAVERCREEK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, Beavercreek Grange Hall, 22041 S. Kamrath Road, unincorporated Oregon City. Visit Beavercreek.org, call 503-632-8370 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.

RIVERCREST: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, First Presbyterian Church, 1321 Linn Ave., Oregon City.

Arts

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.

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. 21

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 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. 22

LIVE THEATER: Krayon Kids presents "Twin Moons Rising," at 7 tonight and at 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 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.

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 at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City.

MUSICAL THEATER: Oregon City Children's Theatre presents "The Wiz Jr.," at 7:30 tonight and at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 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. 23, 29 and 30 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 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; available at the door, at NewCenturyPlayers.org or by calling 503-367-2620.

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.

ART BOXES: Age 3 and up are invited to drop in and make a gratitude box from 2-4 p.m. at the Ledding Library's temporary location at 9600 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie.

IMPROV: Bridge City Improv presents "Three Italians from New York" and "Show Brousseau" from 7:30-9 p.m. at Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. More information at bridgecityimprov.com.

FELTED SOAP: Learn to make a felt-covered bar of soap from 2-4 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Registration is required, and classes fill quickly, so call 503-655-8543 soon to reserve a spot.

Sunday, Nov. 24

THANKSGIVING MARKET: The Milwaukie Farmers Market will have a special Thanksgiving Market from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Southeast Main and Harrison streets.

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 paid admission to the museum. For more information, call 503-657-9336 or visit historicoregoncity.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 26

BAM ART LAB: People with disabilities and their caregivers will have the opportunity to do a leaf painting and nature collage from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Public Library.

Ongoing

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.

McLOUGHLIN HOUSE: Free tours take place at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the McLoughlin House, 713 Center St., Oregon City. Tours begin at the Barclay House next door. For assistance, call 503-656-5146 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 HELP: One-on-one computer and technology help is available by appointment from noon-4 p.m. Saturdays at the Gladstone Public Library. To schedule a half-hour appointment, call 503-656-2411, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit the library at 135 E. Dartmouth St. Weekday appointments can be arranged if needed.

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.

WAGON TONGUE TOASTMASTERS: All are welcome to learn to be a better public speaker with this supportive group. It meets from 12:05-12:50 p.m. Thursdays on the top floor of the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St. Contact Matthew Broderick, membership leader, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MILWAUKIE TOASTMASTERS: The Milwaukie Talkies Toastmasters meets from 7:15-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Oregonians Credit Union, 6915 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie. For more information, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AMERICAN LEGION: All are welcome to attend Oregon City's American Legion meetings starting at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Pioneer Center, entering the lower level near Washington and Fifth streets. For more information, contact post Cmdr. Ed Mathews at 503-313-3395 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

CURE: This organization that seeks to help people with incarcerated family members meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month (except the second Monday in September) at Abundant Life Church, 17241 S.E. Hemrich Road, Damascus. For more information, leave a message for Will Timberman at 503-757-7762 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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