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Find out what ongoing events are happening in the local area this upcoming fall

SECRET ROLLER DISCO — Every second Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at a different location, dancers on wheels gather to dress up and freak out to a mobile sound system. Channeling the spirit of Venice Beach California in old parking lots, schoolyards and interstitial strips of the urban core, four-wheel, inline and even skateboard lovers love to move to a '70s pop beat, because they can. Themes in the past have been aliens, post apocalypse and things with wings. The location is revealed on Instagram ( 48 hours before. Select food carts feed the hungry.

The Dribble House Museum

THE DIBBLE HOUSE HISTORIC MUSEUM IN MOLALLA — To get a feel of Oregon when it was first settled, visit the Dibble House, located at 620 S. Molalla Avenue. This site includes one of the few salt-box houses in Oregon. You'll also find a former stagecoach station and an exhibit hall. For more information, go online (

SANDY SKATE PARK — If skating is your thing, you'll have fun at the Sandy Skate Park, a 10,000-square-foot skate park near the southern end of the soccer field at Cedar Ridge Middle School. The facility opened in June 2000.

MOLALLA RIVER RECREATION CORRIDOR — Take in all the natural beauty at this recreation corridor located only a couple of miles outside Molalla. This area is perfect for various family activities, including camping, rafting, hiking and picnicking. The corridor is free and easily accessible by car or bike. More information can be gathered by going online (

Portland Trail Blazers

PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS — There's always hope the Blazers can win a championship. You'll have a chance to enjoy the three-point plays and slam dunks during the 2022-23 Trailblazer season. The first regular season home matchup at the Moda Center will be Friday, Oct. 21, against the Phoenix Suns. To learn more about this year's squad, go online (

MCMINNVILLE FARMERS MARKET AT THE GRANGE — This year-round market is located at the McMinnville Grange, 1700 Old Sheridan Road. Hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Look for local vegetables, fruits, herbs, meats, eggs, honey, jams, wool, nuts and handmade gifts. For more information, visit the market's Facebook page.

FOREST PARK IN PORTLAND — Known as America's premier urban forest, Forest Park has more than 80 miles of trails, fire lanes and forest roads. The 5,200-acre park is located along the eastern slope of the Tualatin Mountains. It's a rare chance to take in the natural beauty of a forest within the city limits of a major metropolitan area. For more information, go online (

MOUNT TALBERT NATURE PARK OVERLOOKING CLACKAMAS — Mount Talbert offers forested beauty and a 4-mile trail network. The park provides picnic opportunities, and if you're lucky, you might see deer, western gray squirrels, white-breasted nuthatches or western tanagers. Mount Talbert is the largest in a string of extinct volcanoes and lava domes stretching across the region's east side. For more information, go online (

OREGON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY — Once located alongside the Oregon Zoo in the West Hills, OMSI is enjoying its current location at 1945 S.E. Water Avenue in Portland. OMSI is an educational experience for the whole family. Visit Space Science Hall, the Natural Sciences Hall and the Turbine Hall. Don't forget the USS Blueback, a submarine located outside OMSI. For more information, go online (

Scappose Bay

SCAPPOOSE BAY — Located about 25 miles north of Portland, Scappoose Bay offers a chance to kayak through small islands, wetlands, streams and side channels. Scappoose Bay takes in 85,000 acres and provides eco-diversity. Even if you're a beginning kayaker, consider a trip to the St. Helens-Scappoose area and take in Scappoose Bay. For more information, go online (

SKYDIVE OREGON IN MOLALLA — Skydiving from nearly 15,000 feet in the air? Not everyone dares to do this, but experienced professionals will teach you how to take the giant leap from an airplane. You can glide in a parachute tandem or solo. Skydive Oregon has been offering professional skydiving instruction since 1988. Skydive Oregon is located at 12150 S. Hwy 211 in Molalla. Visit them online (

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET — Known as the largest continuous open-air art and crafts market in the United States, the Portland Saturday Market runs Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 24. At the market, which attracts both tourists and locals, local small businesses have a chance to show off their handmade arts, crafts and foods from the Northwest. The market is located at 2 S.W. Naito Parkway. For more information, go online ( or call 503-222-6072.

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