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Around Town: March 16, 2011

City of Estacada offers community sponsorships

The city of Estacada is accepting requests from local non-profit organizations for sponsorships for the 2011-2012 city budget. Requests will be accepted until 4 p.m. on March 18. Please see www.cityofestacada.org or call 503-630-8270 for more information.

Hazard House at library Saturday

Test your family's safety knowledge with a tour of the Hazard House at the Estacada Public Library's Flora room, 825 N.W. Wade St., this Saturday, March 19, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Learn to protect your family at this free program for all ages. Kids can explore fire truck on site. For more information, call the library at 503-630-8273.

Library board meets tomorrow

The Estacada Public Library Board of Directors will meet in the library's small meeting room tomorrow, Mar. 17, at 1 p.m. The public is welcome. Library board meetins are held on the third Thursday of each month. The library is located at 825 N.W. Wade St.; for more information, call the library at 503-630-8273.

Sandy Library to host limerick contest

The Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., is hosting their annual Limerick Night contest tomorrow on St. Patrick's Day, Mar. 17, at 7 p.m. Free refreshments. Entry forms available at library; all ages welcome; you need not enter to attend. Entry deadline is this Tuesday, Mar. 15, by 7 p.m. For more information, call the library at 503-668-5537.

'Murder' mystery-comedy benefit this Friday

Estacada's Springwater Players will perform the mystery-comedy 'Murder Can Be Habit-Forming' Friday, Mar. 18, with all proceeds going to benefit the Estacada Area Food Bank. The play shows the human side of nuns as they attempt to stay ahead of the killer. 7 p.m., $10 at the door. Springwater Grange is located at 24591 S. Wallens Road, at the corner of Wallens and Springwater Road. Call Don at 503-630-6238 for information and/or reservations.

Internet safety program offered in Sandy by Optimist Club

The Sandy Optimist Club is inviting the public to a free presentation of the Internet Safety Education for Adults program this Monday, Mar. 21, at 7 pm at Sandy's Clackamas County Bank Auditorium meeting room. The program is geared to an adult audience but specifically addresses concerns a family with children might have. Included is information on how to protect your online child, filters for safety, the importance of monitoring, cyber-bullying, illegal downloading, spyware and more. The bank is at 38975 Proctor Boulevard in Sandy.

Science camp scholarships available

The Oregon State 4-H Office is taking applications for scholarships to attend the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp this summer at OSU July 31 through Aug. 11. Students grades 6, 7 and 8 are invited to apply. The two-week residential camp offers youth innovative ways to enhance their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The full cost of the camp's education program, field trips, food and lodging is covered by the scholarship. The EMBHSSC particularly hopes to receive applications from youth who live in rural and/or underserved areas and members of populations traditionally underrepresented in science and technology fields. The application deadline is Friday, April 1, 2011. The application involves completing an application form, writing a 250 word student essay, and recommendations from Science and Math teachers. Information is available on line at http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/summer-science-camp. For more information and/or a printed copy of the application, contact Camp Coordinator Andy Hoffmann at 541-737-4081 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Theater offers 'Daughters' in Gresham

Sandy Actors Theatre is offering Readers Theater performances on the third Monday of each month, through June, at the Gresham Historical Society Museum at 410 N. Main St. in Gresham. Plays start at 7 p.m.; tickets are $8, available at door. This season is themed 'Family Ties.' Next performance, on Mar. 21, is 'Daughters' by John Morgan Evans. Apr. 18: 'The Fourposter' by deHartog; May 16: 'Marvin's Room' by McPherson; June 21: 'I Never Sang for My Father' by Anderson. For information, call (503)869-6183 or go to www.sandyactorstheatre.org.

Grace House to offer Alzheimers support group

Beginning this Monday, Mar. 21, Grace House, 380 N.W. 6th Ave., will offer an Alzheimer's support group, in cooperation with Mt. Hood Hospice, every third Monday of the month at 6 p.m., which will include activities for Alzheimers patients while caregivers attend the group. Call Kira Buresh, residence director at Grace House, for more information at 503-630-5341.

Dollar Month at Book Nook in Estacada

March at the Book Nook means everything is $1. All proceeds from the Book Nook go to the Estacada Public Library Foundation, which helps support the library. The Book Nook is located at 155 SW Third St. Stop in between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and grab some deals.

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. Outreach hours at Estacada Library on Thursdays are no longer being offered. If you need help, Rural Advocate April M. Quast is now providing secure appointments at a safe location in your area on Mondays. You may reach her for information or an appointment on her direct line: 503-545-8748. Clackamas Women's Services office number is 503-722-2366; website is www.cwsor.org.

Community center activities

Breakfast every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m., $3 any age; call center for menu. Exercise class Mondays, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.. TOP's on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m.; join in, slim down. Mondays and Thursdays, lunch at noon, two menu choices and dominoes afterward. Tuesdays, $2 lunch, includes two free Bingo cards. Play for little bag of food and whatnots. The Estacada Community Center is located at 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive. For more information, call Center at 503-630-7454.

Storytime is Tuesday at library

The Estacada Public Library hosts a storytime every Tuesday, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Flora Room, 825 N.W. Wade St. Come to storytime ready to wiggle, squirm, skip, dance, talk, sing, laugh and hear tales. For more information, call the library at 503-630-8273.

Teen Lounge at library

Teen Lounge for grades 6-12 on Wednesdays, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Music, board games, video games (projected on big screen), crafts and more, at the Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St. Come and hang out with your friends after school. For more information, call the library at 503-630-8273.

Aviation museum hosts homeschoolers today

The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum hosts Home School Days at 500 Northeast Capt. Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, in the Aviation Museum. For information, or to RSVP, contact Museum Education Department at 503-434-4185, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Upcoming Home School Days on March 16, April 21, May 20, June 15 and July 20. For themes of these days, go to www.EvergreenMuseum.org.

Infant, toddler playgroup at library

The playgroup at the Estacada Public Library meets on Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. Parents with infants and toddlers ages newborn to five years are invited to attend; in the Flora Room at the library, 825 N.W. Wade Street. Bring toy and sippy cup. For more information, contact Shannon Kishpaugh at 503-630-7315 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Vendors Wanted for Spring Bazaar

Carver School's Spring Bazaar is calling for vendors. The Bazaar will be held April 22 and 23 at the school, 16077 S.E. Hwy. 224, Damascus. For more information, go to www.carverschool.org, send e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 503-558-8514.

T-ball, Farmball registration still open

Registration for Estacada Little League T-ball and Farmball is open until April 3. Fee: $65. No charge for Challengers (children with disabilities). For more information, go to www.estacadalittleleague.com.

S.A.F.A.C.T. 5K benefit run Apr. 9

The Best Dry Run, on Saturday, Apr. 9, will start at 10 a.m., at Milo McIver State Park. This is a 5K (3.1 miles) run or walk; proceeds benefit S.A.F.A.C.T, (Senior Alcohol and Drug Free All-night Celebration Time.) Fees: $20 adults through Mar. 9, $25 Mar. 9 through Apr. 5, $30 race day; $10 students, $15 race day; families registering three or more receive $5/person discount. For information, enter 'SAFACT' in Facebook; to register, go to http://www.runnerspace.com/gprofile.php?do=view_event and event_id=5555 and mgroup_id=216 and year=2011.