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Around Town (community calendar)

for Sept. 5, 2012


COMMUNITY CENTER

• The Estacada Community Center is hosting dinner beginning at 5 p.m. for just $5 followed by free music and dancing at 6 p.m. Music is provided by Heartland Classic Country and all proceeds benefit the Home Delivered Meals Program.

• Every Tuesday, TOPS, $2 lunch and bingo; every Monday and Thursday, exercise at 9:30 a.m. and Chicken Foot Dominos after lunch; every Wednesday, breakfast at 9 a.m. for $3; every Friday, lunch and bingo for bucks; every Saturday, Weight Watchers at 8 a.m. For information, call the center at 503-630-7454.

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

• Come exchange the coupons you don’t use for ones you can use, even if you’ve never couponed before. This group meets from 6-8 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month in the Flora Room of the library, 825 N.W. Wade St. As a note, if the weather is questionable during February or March, the exchange will be canceled.

• The Estacada Public Library is offering free, one-on-one computer skills training. Learn to use the Internet and 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 1-4 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call the library at 503-630-8273.

• The playgroup 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 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..

CHURCH ACTIVITIES

• You are invited to attend a series of public gospel meetings where the simple words of Jesus continue to inspire faith in God and in His power to do a work in our lives today. The Bible is the only literature that will be used for these quiet, one-hour services. No collections will be taken. Individuals and families are welcome. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Flora room and run through March.

• Twice a week, First Baptist Church hosts fitness aerobics from 7-8:15 p.m. at 478 N.W. Wade St. in Estacada. For more information, call 503-630-3806.

• Estacada Assembly of God hosts KIDS Zone from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. For more information, call 503-630-6580.

• This program celebrates its 27th year at Estacada First Baptist Church. Youths age 3 to sixth grade participate in theme nights, games and Bible study. Family dinner is at 5:30 p.m. followed by club time from 6:30-8:15 p.m. The church is at 478 N.W. Wade St. For more information, call 503-630-5325 or go to estacadafirstbaptistchurch.com.

FOOD AND WELLNESS

• This workshop focuses on upper body movement, core strengthening and some lower body engagement as participants are able. The workshop is designed for women who need to sit to exercise. The workshop costs $9 per person and is from 10 a.m. to noon on March 31 in the Flora Room of the library, 825 N.W. Wade St. To pre-register, contact Nancy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• The Community School is hosting volleyball for adults as a fun source of exercise at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Estacada Junior High School. The cost is $10 per term. For more information, call Shirley at 503-630-6245.

• The Mobile Café serves a free community meal on the first and third Tuesday of every month. For more information, call 503-630-2416.

• Grace House will host free health classes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the last Saturday of each month, covering Type 2 diabetes, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, cancer and sleep issues. Grace House is at 380 N.W. Sixth Ave. Attendees must bring lunch and must register for limited seating by calling 503-807-6455.

• 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, go to oregonhealthykids.gov or call 1-877-314-5678. Free assistance in filling out applications is available at the Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd., from 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, and from noon-2 p.m. Saturdays.

SPORTS

• Registration is open for players from age 4-15 and the deadline is March 3 for ages 9-15. Visit eybsa.org to register, print forms or get more information.

EVENTS

• Red Barn Preschool is holding its annual open house for fall pre-registration. The open house is from 12:30-3:30 p.m. March 15 at 396 N.E. Pierce St.

ART/CRAFT GROUPS

• Sandy Ditmar will talk about the natural suitability of dwarf and slow growing conifers for today’s gardens and lifestyles. Conifers are perfectly suited for the size of our urban lots, and their low maintenance requirements are appropriate to our busy lifestyles. This gives us a year-round colorful garden and plenty of time to enjoy it. The array of colors and seasonal changes are a beautiful complement to the natural landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Sandy Ditmar is a Portland area native with a horticulture degree from Oregon State University. The meeting is from 7-8 p.m. in Milwaukie Center, 5540 S.E Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie.

• The Skip-A-Week Quilt Club meets 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every Wednesday at the Garfield Grange Hall, 33460 S.E. Divers Road. For more information, call Ruth at 503-630-4669.

SERVICE/SUPPORT GROUPS

• The Estacada friendship group of AA offers hope and help for the alcoholic who still suffers. Meetings are held every Monday and Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church Community Hall, 297 N. Broadway St. For more information call the AA hotline at 503-223-8569 or visit pdxaa.com.

• 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. For more information, visit cwsor.org.

• The National Alliance of Mental Illness chapter in Clackamas County is providing this meeting from 9-10:30 a.m. every third Saturday of the month. The group offers a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with a mental illness. This drop-in opportunity is completely confidential and it follows a flexible structure without an educational format. The class will not recommend or endorse any medications or therapies. Meetings are at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sandy, 39901 Pleasant St.