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Around town for Aug. 24, 2011

GOVERNMENT

• 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.

COMMUNITY CENTER

• 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.

EDUCATION

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.

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

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

The play group at the Estacada Public Library meets at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday in the Flora Room at the library, 825 N.W. Wade St. Parents with infants and toddlers ages newborn to 5 years are invited to attend. Bring a toy and a sippy cup. For more information, contact Samantha Caggiano at 503-637-5121 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

FAMILY FUN

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

Youth soccer registration open for fall

Estacada fall youth soccer registration is under way. Visit estacadayouthsoccer-.com to register and for more information. Estacada Youth Soccer is also seeking coaches for the fall season. If you are interested in coaching a team, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Help SOLV clean up McIver Park waters

Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Milo McIver State Park to help keep the Clackamas River clean and clear. Register online at solv.org or call 1-800-33-SOLV, ext. 317. Gloves and bags supplied; wear sturdy footware and dress in layers. For more information, call 503-630-7150 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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.

EVENTS

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.

FUNDRAISERS

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

The Evangelical Ministerial Association of Greater Estacada will sponsor a 9-hole scramble golf fundraiser this Saturday, Aug. 27, to support the 2012 EHS baccalaureate dinner for graduates and their families. Check in is at 4 p.m.; shotgun start is at 5 p.m. Must check in by 4:45 p.m. The $24 fee includes golf, food and prizes. For entry form or more information, call Connie Redmond at 503-819-5339 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Ranger girls volleyball fundraiser Sept. 1

Ranger girls volleyball is hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti feed and bingo fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Estacada Community Center, 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive. Raffle prizes: quilt, Mr. Buddy portable propane heater. Adults, $5, seniors and children under 10, $3. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

ART/CRAFT GROUPS

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.