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

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 12

GMOC: Oregon City Rotary will be co-hosting the Oregon City Chamber's Good Morning Oregon City event at 7:30 a.m. at the Lewis & Clark Bank headquarters in Oregon City.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: This group meets from 12:30-2 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Milwaukie Center.

UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA: Learn how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center; free. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association. Call 503-653-8100 to preregister.

UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA: Understanding Trauma and Building Resiliency from a Healing Centered Approach will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the Oregon City Library. This workshop will provide psychoeducation of trauma and offer wellness skills that can be used personally and professionally in recovering from trauma.

WOMEN'S GROUP: The Happy Valley Women's Group luncheon will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Old Spaghetti Factory. Guest speaker will be Esther Nelson of Safety Compass. For reservations and information, call 503-470-0192

PMG PHOTO: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - New Urban High School's current building in Oak Grove, the former Oak Grove Grade School building.DEMOLITION OF OAK GROVE GRADE SCHOOL: A gathering of former students to discuss ideas related to the demolition of Oak Grove Grade School will take place at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Rose Villa, 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove.

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "Makin' Paper: Yesterday & Tomorrow," by Sandy Carter. All sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at CCC's Harmony campus, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, room HW130. Call 503-594-0620 for more information. Cost is $3 per session.

BABY STORYTIME: Children up to 18 months old are invited to this event at 9:30 a.m. at the Gladstone Public Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

MIDWEEK RENEW YOGA: Those age 16 and over are invited to this free community yoga class at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Public Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

GARDEN TOUR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Anyone who loves gardening and libraries is invited to help with the Friends of Oak Lodge Public Library's Garden Tour in July. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

WOMEN'S AA: This group meets from 6-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the Oak Grove Methodist Church, 14700 S.E. Rupert Drive. Call 503-781-8085 for more information.

HEALTHY LIVING FAIR: Clackamas Community College's Associated Student Government is holding a healthy living fair as part of its wellness week from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. For more information, call Michelle Baker at 503-594-3041 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thursday, Feb. 13

ALL AGES STORYTIME: Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more at this event at 9:30 a.m. at the Gladstone Public Library.

GLADSTONE HISTORICAL SOCIETY: All are welcome to attend this meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Gladstone City Hall, 525 Portland Ave.

Friday, Feb. 14

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

Saturday, Feb. 15

SATURDAY STORYTIME: Children age 2 and up are invited to this event at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Public Library.

SPANISH STORYTIME: All ages are welcome to this event at 10:30 a.m. at the Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie. Hora de cuentos en Español para los niños de todas las edades. Sábado, 15 de febrero a las 10:30. ¡Gratis!

EXPLOSION INC.: Youth ages 1-14 are invited to learn about mysterious potions and unseen forces from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St. Sign up 15 minutes before the program at the Children's Desk.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY OREGON: Celebrate the state's birthday from 2-4 p.m. at the Ermatinger House, 619 Sixth Street, Oregon City. Free.

ERMATINGER HOUSE EVENT: Join the Friends of the Ermatinger House and take a look at the history of Valentine's Day, how ghosts connect to Oregon's history and our statehood from 6-8 p.m. at the Ermatinger House. Free.

Sunday, Feb. 16

POSTCARD PARTY: From 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Midway Historic Public House, 1003 Seventh St., Oregon City, join Indivisible Clackamas to help direct elected leaders and reach out to voters on important issues and candidates, and remind them to vote.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY OREGON: Celebrate the state's 161st birthday from noon-4 p.m. at the Holmes House, 536 Holmes Lane at the corner of Holmes Lane & Rilance Lane, Oregon City.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

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, to hear a presentation on the Clackamas County's Economic Development Commission's Annual Report and recommendations affecting the unincorporated McLoughlin corridor area. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GENEALOGY: Past Genealogical Forum of Oregon President Laurel Smith continues her popular monthly genealogical course from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

"HAVE A HEART DRIVE" FUNDRAISER: Eat ice cream and raise money from 6-10 p.m. at the Gladstone Baskin-Robbins, 19510 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd. Donate $5 and hang a heart with your name on it in the shop.

ROCK READERS BOOK CLUB: Engage with other readers in a discussion of "The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches," by Alan Bradley, at 6:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

LEARN TO SIGN: Children ages 3-7 are invited to join Miss Jenny for 30 minutes of stories and games that teach ASL vocabulary and common phrases from 3:30-4 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

BOOK CLUB: The Elevated Readers will discuss "The Girl Who Fell From the Sky" from 5-7 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

ELC NATURE STRIDERS: The Environmental Learning Center's preschool program for ages 2-5 presents "Clues that Tell a Story—T-Rex at the ELC" from 10-11:30 a.m. at the ELC, 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City. Costs: First visit is free — sliding scale $15 -$25, for second visits. To register, email Priscilla Plumb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday, Feb. 19

DESIGN SESSION: Clackamas County is moving forward with a project to bring a new library to Gladstone, a new community center and park to Concord and a new library to Oak Lodge. From 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Center for Children and Families, 18905 Portland Ave., residents are invited to attend a design work session to begin creating plans based on input received from hundreds of community members over the last three months. Refreshments will be provided. Learn more about the project and sign up for updates at clackamas.us/communityproject.

OAK GROVE GARDEN CLUB: All are welcome to attend the club's meeting from noon-2:30 p.m. at the Oak Grove Methodist Church, 14700 S.E. Rupert Drive. Program topic: Bonsai Akira, rare & unusual plants. No cost or reservation. Speaker Lucy Davenport presents topic until 1 p.m., refreshments follow. Meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. Call Linda at 503-260-8712 for details.

EMERGENCY/DISASTER COMMUNICATIONS: Oak Lodge CERT will discuss emergency communications options, including personal and ham radio from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Oak Grove Fire Station #3, 2930 S.E. Oak Grove Blvd.

B.A.M. LEGO LAB: B.A.M. LEGO Lab, designed for the disabled community and open to all, provides a space where everyone can use their imagination and building skills from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "All About Seniors," by Donna Harris. All sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at CCC's Harmony campus, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, room HW130. Call 503-594-0620 for more information. Cost is $3 per session.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

STATE OF CITY: At the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City Mayor Dan Holladay's 6:30 p.m. State of the City Address will cover economic development, street/sidewalk projects, housing and the Robert Libke Public Safety Facility to be completed later this year. The event is free to attend; $30 dinner at 6 p.m. is optional. RSVP at oregoncity.org.

Neighborhood meetings

BEAVERCREEK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Beavercreek Grange Hall, 22041 S. Kamrath Road. 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, Feb. 20, Oregon City Police Department, 320 Warner Milne Road.

COLTON: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, Colton Fire Station, 20987 S. Highway 211. Call 503-891-6218 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

EAGLE CREEK-BARTON: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, Eagle Creek Fire Station, 32200 S.E. Judd Road. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.

JENNINGS LODGE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, Church of the Nazarene, 4180 S.E. Jennings Ave. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LAKE ROAD: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, Rowe Middle School, 3606 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie.

LEWELLING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie.

LINWOOD: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, Linwood Elementary School, 11909 S.E. Linwood Ave., Milwaukie.

OAK GROVE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, Performing Arts Center at Rose Villa, 13505 S.E. River Road. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Arts

Wednesday, Feb. 12

ART LAB: Learn to make ink blots from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

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.

JUMP-START IMPROV CLASS: Learn all about improvisation in this class taught by members of Spontaneous Combustion. It meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Methodist Church, 14700 S.E. Rupert Drive. Visit risingphoenixtheater.com for details.

POETRY SERIES: Greg Simon will read his poetry at 6:30 p.m. at the Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie, as part of the library's Poetry Series.

Thursday, Feb. 13

TEEN CRAFT: Students in grades six-12 are invited to make Valentine's Day cards at 4 p.m. at the Gladstone Public Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

Friday, Feb. 14

VALENTINE CARDMAKING: All ages are invited to drop in and make Valentine's Day cards from 10 a.m-4 p.m. at the Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie.

LIVE THEATER: New Century Players presents "Don't Talk to the Actors" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 15, 21 and 22 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 and 23 at Rose Villa Performing Arts Center, 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove. For tickets call 503-367-2620 or visit newcenturyplayers.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.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

ART EXHIBIT: See the exhibit "Fun di Volt: From the Vault," by Ben Killen Rosenberg opening from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today in the Niemeyer Center's Alexander Gallery on CCC's Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

DO YOU FEEL A DRAFT: This informal writers group is open to anyone interested in the writing process. It meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

ART LAB: Make your own puzzle from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Oregon City Library.

Ongoing

HISTORIC SITE: With the McLoughlin House closed this year for renovations, tours will restart for the season in the parlor of the Barclay House, 719 Center St., Oregon City, and will include a short walk around the surrounding park/gravesites and outside of both houses. Tours begin each hour starting at 10 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with the last tour at 3 p.m. and the gift shop closing at 4 p.m. More information available at mcloughlinhouse.org.

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.

GLADSTONE LIBRARY STORYTIMES: The Gladstone Library hosts four 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.

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 beginner 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.

WOMEN'S AA: This group meets from 6-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the Oak Grove Methodist Church, 14700 S.E. Rupert Drive. Call 503-781-8085 for more information.

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 childcare.

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.

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 at 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: vp

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AMERICAN LEGION: All are welcome to attend Oregon City's American Legion meetings starting at 7 p.m. 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 Drive. 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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