Around town for Aug. 24, 2011
• The Estacada Parks and Recreation Commission will meet from 7-8 p.m. tonight, Aug. 24, at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. The public is welcome. For more information, call 503-630-8270.
• The Estacada Planning Commission meets from 7-8 p.m. tomorrow evening, Aug. 25, at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. The meeting is open to the public. For details, call 503-630-8270.
• The Estacada Community Center needs Meals On Wheels drivers. No route takes longer than an hour and most are less; one is only 20 minutes. Call the center at 503-630-7454 to volunteer. Take-out meals available, $5-$8, 4:30 p.m. pick-up, or delivery in town for $2. Different menu weekly. For information, call the center at 503-630-7454.
Red Barn Preschool still registering
Red Barn Preschool Co-op is registering for fall 2011. Openings are available in the 3-year-old class (must be 3 by Sept. 1), and limited openings available in the 4-year-old class (must be 4 by Sept 1). For more information, call 503-630-2365 or go to redbarnpreschool.com.
Computer skills training available
The Estacada Public Library is offering free, one-on-one computer skills training. Learn to use the Internet, Microsoft Office, create an email account, use a keyboard and mouse and more. Sign up for as many half-hour sessions as you need, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Monday. For more information, call the library at 503-630-8273.
Infant, toddler play group at library
Movies at Meinig Park
Watch free movies this summer under the stars at Meinig Park, 17670 Meinig Ave., in Sandy. 'Swiss Family Robinson' plays at dusk on the main stage Saturday, Aug. 27. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on and something warm to wear as the evening cools. For more information, call 503-668-5569.
Obo Addy at Meinig Park tonight, The Coats Aug. 31
Obo Addy will perform on the main stage at Sandy's Meinig Park, 17670 Meinig Ave., with his ensemble Okropong from 6:30-8 p.m. tonight, Aug. 24 in a free concert, part of the city's Sandy Summer Sounds series. Acapella group The Coats will be featured on Aug. 31. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on. Busy Bee will sell food at the park, or attendees may bring a picnic. The parking lot on Meinig Avenue is under construction, so leave extra time for parking. In case of rain, the show will move to the Sandy Community Center/Senior Center. For more information, call 503-668-5569.
Youth soccer registration open for fall
FOOD AND WELLNESS
Healthy Kids program under way
Healthy Kids is Oregon's recently expanded no-cost or low-cost health coverage for Oregon's uninsured children and teens. To find out more about Healthy Kids, visit oregonhealthykids.gov or call 1-877-314-5678. Free assistance in filling out applications is available at the Sandy Senior/Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd., from 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, and from noon-2 p.m. Saturdays.
Free health classes Saturday at Grace House
Grace House will host a free series of five classes on health from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 27, at 380 N.W. 6th Ave. Seating is limited at the classes; call 503-807-6455 to reserve a place. Classes offered: Type 2 diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, cancer and sleep.
Help SOLV clean up McIver Park waters
Library Board seeks applicants
The city of Estacada is accepting applications from persons interested in filling two vacancies on the Estacada Library Board. Must reside within Estacada School District. Terms last until Dec. 31, 2015. Application deadline is Sept. 9. Pick up application at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St., or go to cityofestacada.org/jobs_notices.html. For information, call City Hall at 503-630-8270.
Volkswalk in Estacada on Sept. 10
The East County Wind Walkers volkswalking club will host a 10K and 6K walk featuring Estacada's murals and geocaching on Saturday, Sept. 10. The walk is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Timber Park, 90878 N.W. Evergreen Way; finish at 4 p.m. No pre-registration is required. Walkers will register on the day of walk. Non-credit walkers are welcome, but must sign, carry and return a start card. The 10K walk incorporates all 16 of Estacada's public murals, plus the labyrinth at the Estacada Public Library. Both walks will include geocache sites along the route. For more information, go to eastcountywindwalkers.org.
Best Dam Run and Walk Sept. 24
Registration is open for the Best Dam Run and Walk 10K for the last Saturday of September. Walkers start at 9:30 a.m., runners at 10 a.m. The start of the 6.2 mile course is at North Fork Lake, and the finish line is downtown on Broadway. The registration fee is $15 before Sept. 1, $20 to Sept. 23, $25 on race day. Course details and registration are available at orrc.net under races link, or for pick up at Estacada Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds benefit Oregon Road Runners Club and Estacada Youth Soccer.
Farmers Market open Saturday
The Estacada Farmers Market, at the corner of Third and Broadway, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday until Oct. 2. Find locally-grown produce, eggs, plants and trees, fresh-cut flowers, handcrafted items and much more. The market needs volunteers and local musicians and artists. Contact the market's Steering Committee at 503-630-6100 or on their Facebook page. For more information or to download a vendor application, go to estacadafarmersmarket.com.
Alzheimer's Association benefit tonight
Grace House will host a wine-and-hors d'oeuvres social and silent auction fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. today, Aug. 24, at 380 N.W. 6th Ave., to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Bid on items donated by local businesses and join community members for an educational seminar on memory and the progression of Alzheimer's. For more information, call 503-630-5341.
Barn Dance/Pioneer Dinner at Foster Farm
The Philip Foster farm will host its annual Barn Dance and Pioneer Dinner from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at 29912 S.E. Highway 211, Eagle Creek. For more information, call Tammara Brosseau at 503-637-6324.
Ministerial association plans golf scramble
Ranger girls volleyball fundraiser Sept. 1
Skip-A-Week Quilt Club meets every Wednesday
The Skip-A-Week Quilt Club meets every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Garfield Grange Hall, 33460 S.E. Divers Road. For more information, call Ruth at 503-630-4669.
SERVICE/ SUPPORT GROUPS
Safe appointments now available for violence survivors
Clackamas Women's Services provides support services and resources for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Clackamas County. If you need help, Rural Advocate April M. Quast is now providing secure appointments at a safe location in your area on Mondays. For information or an appointment, call 503-545-8748 or visit cwsor.org.