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Around town for March 30, 2011

EDUCATION

Rainwater conservation class Saturday

Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District, Water Environment Services, RiverHealth, Clackamas River Water Providers and Oak Lodge Sanitary District have teamed up to offer a free class, 'Introduction to Rainwater Harvesting.'

It will be held 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Oak Lodge Sanitary District, 14611 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove. Call 503-210-6008 to reserve your seat, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The instructor is Clair Klock, senior resource conservationist, Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District.

COMMUNITY CENTER

Two-dollar Tuesday lunch at ECC

The Estacada Community Center hosts Two-dollar Tuesdays, serving a soup and sandwich lunch at noon each Tuesday for $2. The ECC also serves breakfast each Wednesday beginning at 9 a.m. for $3. Meals are open to all ages in the community. The Estacada Community Center is at 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive. For more information, call the center at 503-630-7454.

Breakfast and more at Community Center

Breakfast is served every Wednesday at 9 a.m. for $3 any age; call the center for the menu. Exercise class is Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. TOPS meets Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m.; join in, slim down.

Mondays and Thursdays, lunch is at noon offering two menu choices, with dominoes afterward. Tuesdays, featuring $2 lunch, includes two free bingo cards. Play for little bag of food and whatnots.

The Estacada Community Center is lat 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive. For more information, call the center at 503-630-7454.

KIDS

Storytime Tuesday at library

The Estacada Public Library hosts a storytime every Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 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 takes place Wednesdays from 2-4:30 p.m. Music, board games, video games (projected on big screen), crafts and more are featured in 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.

Infant, toddler playgroup at library

The playgroup at the Estacada Public Library meets at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday 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 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. .

CIVIC GROUPS

Springwater Grange Pancake Breakfast

Come to Springwater Grange monthly pancake breakfast. Like last month, it is the same good menu of eggs cooked to order, sausage, pancakes, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee - all for only $5.

Come join us for good food and fellowship from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at 24591 S. Wallens Road, on the corner of Wallens and Springwater Road.

Donations needed for egg hunt

The Estacada Rural Volunteer Firefighters are asking for donations for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 23. Candy, cash donations, plastic Easter eggs to stuff are all welcome.

Bring donations to the Estacada Rural Fire District administrative office at 445 S.E. Currin St. or call Jennifer at 503-630-7712 for information.

EVENTS

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

The Best Dry Run starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at Milo McIver State Park, 24101 South Entrance Road.

The 3.1-mile run or walk benefits S.A.F.A.C.T., Senior Alcohol and Drug Free All-night Celebration Time. Fees are $25 through April 5, $30 race day; or $10 students, $15 race day. Families registering three or more get $5 per person off.

For information, enter 'SAFACT' in Facebook or visit safactestacada.com.

Whitewater Festival needs volunteers

The Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival will be May 14 and 15. This event brings hundreds of whitewater enthusiasts to the Clackamas River for two days of whitewater events.

The Estacada Area Chamber of Commerce is working with the event organizers to recruite volunteers to help put on the event. Volunteers are needed for course set-up, security, traffic control, judging and a few other miscellaneous jobs.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact the Estacada Area Chamber of Commerce at 503-630-3483 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

SUPPORT GROUPS

Grief Share meets Monday at Clackamas Valley Baptist

The Clackamas Valley Baptist Church Grief Share support group meets every Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 29275 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. The support group is designed to help those who have lost a close friend or loved one. For more information, call 503-630-5484

Grace House offers Alzheimer's support group

Grace House, 380 N.W. Sixth Ave., offers an Alzheimer's support group, in cooperation with Mt. Hood Hospice, at 6 p.m. every third Monday of the month that includes activities for Alzheimer's patients while caregivers attend the group. Call Kira Buresh, residence director at Grace House, for more information at 503-630-5341.

Drumming every first Wednesday

Free drumming and sound circle are scheduled 7-9 p.m. every first Wednesday of the month at Hidden Lake Retreat in Eagle Creek. This open gathering is to help people rejuvenate, receive wisdom, and feel better and more vibrant. Donations welcome. For directions and to RSVP, email Lauri at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-637-3407.

For more information on Hidden Lake Retreat, visit hiddenlakeretreat.org.

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.

Call for information or an appointment, call 503-545-8748. The website is cwsor.org.

Grief Share group meets Mondays at CVBC

The Clackamas Valley Baptist Church Grief Share support group meets from 6:60-8:30 p.m. every Monday at 29275 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. The support group is designed to help those who have lost a close friend or loved one. For more information, call 503-630-5484

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings weekly

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held at 7 p.m.every Monday and at 8 p.m. every Friday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 297 N.W. Broadway.