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COMMUNITY

WEDNESDAY

April 23

TODDLER STORYTIME/Milwaukie's Ledding Library: 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

April 24

Speaker: Writer Trista Cornelius, CCC, 'Saving the Planet One Bite at a Time: What to do when news of global warming makes you feel hopeless and helpless.' 11a.m. to noon, Rook 220.

FRIDAY

April 25

CAMPOREE: Area Boy Scout troops will gather this weekend at Scouter's Mountain near 142nd and King Road in Happy Valley to present their annual Camporee program. Open to visitors, Camporee brings troops together to compete in various scout-related skills such as knot tying, orienteering, and athletic competitions. Troops will cook meals in their campsites, and will construct elaborate gateways, which will be judged. This year's theme will be the Olympics, and many boys are now wondering who will take home gold medals. Highlights are to include cooperative team-building activities, competitive inter-troop events, a fun and memorable campfire program, a special presentation by the Order of the Arrow, and chances at fellowship between both boys in the program and adult volunteers alike. Contact Scot Forbes, at 503-475-4775, for more information.

SATURDAY

April 26

FREE METRO SEMINAR: Why waste the rain? Learn how to put it to work in your garden at a seminar today from 10 a.m. to noon at the Clackamas Community College Water Conservation Demonstration Garden in Oregon City. Clair Klock with Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District will lead the seminar. Klock will teach people about using their own yards and gardens to reduce the amount of rainwater that washes pollutants into the rivers. The seminars are free and registration is required. Call Metro Recycling Information, 503-234-3000. For more information about Metro's natural gardening seminars and other resources for your home and garden, visit www.metro-region.org/garden.

OPEN HOUSE: At the Milwaukie Elks Lodge 2032, 13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd., two blocks north of the Bomber. Call 503-654-9588 for more information. Event goes from 5 to 7 p.m., and features a $6 Spaghetti feed, trivia contest, lodge tours, games, memorabilia and charity information.

VOLUNTEER RESTORATION WORK PARTY/Friends of the Clackamas Watershed: Let's work together to protect our watershed by spending a spring morning removing invasive species and planting native trees and shrubs along the stream. Planting native trees and shrubs near the streamside creates a riparian buffer that offers many benefits to the environment. The event is free and space is limited. It will occur from 9 a.m. to noon at a site in the Happy Valley and Damascus area. Please bring your own work gloves, a snack, water, and wear closed toed shoes. Dress appropriately for the weather. Tools will be provided. The site will be determined by registration. Register by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SUNDAY

April 27

THE NATURAL CITY TOUR/Friends of the Clackamas Watershed: Meet at the Clackamas River Basin Council office at 9 a.m. and join CRBC board member Bryon Boyce on a free guided tour visiting local natural areas. This tour visits three outstanding examples in two locations. In the morning see the newly linked Camassia Natural Area (The Nature Conservancy's first purchase in Oregon) and West Linn Wilderness Park, home of the largest and oldest firs in an urban area. In early afternoon we will visit Mount Talbert, the first Metro acquisition to be developed and open to the public.

Bring lunch, water and hiking shoes or boots. Dress considering the weather. Expect generally good trails with a little rock hopping. There will be two to three hours on the trails, depending on discussion and picture taking.

EASTERTIDE SERVICE/'The Shock of the Resurrection:' A special Eastertide church service, will be held at noon at Bryn Seion Welsh Church, 22132 S. Kamrath Rd, Beavercreek. Rev. Mark Hollis will preach, pointing up the all-too-human reactions of Christ's friends to the Resurrection; Tad Davis will recite 'Mary Magdalene', a strong poem on this theme by Welshman Saunders Lewis; An ensemble of two recorders, cello and harpsichord under Bev Ratajak, Bryn Seion's Music Director, will play 'Sonata in Imitation of Birds' by 17th-century Welsh expatriate William Williams. All are invited to join in singing four of the unique Welsh hymns, with verses in Welsh and English. A freewill offering will be taken. A small tea will follow in the teahouse next to the church.

MONDAY

April 28

BOOK BABIES/Milwaukie's Ledding Library: 1 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

April 30

MEET THE CANDIDATES FORUM/Clackamas County Commissioners: The Oregon City Chamber of Commerce is hosting a meet-and-greet with candidates at the weekly Good Morning Oregon City (GMOC) breakfast at 7:45 a.m. in the Oregon City High School Jackson Campus cafeteria.

TODDLER STORYTIME/Milwaukie's Ledding Library: 6:30 p.m.

LEDDING LIBRARY BOOK CLUB: 7 p.m. at the library.

THURSDAY

May 1

GRAND OPENING: Bob's Red Mill World Headquarters: Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods is hosting a grand opening celebration on Thursday, May 1, to debut its new 320,000-square-foot world headquarters, manufacturing facility and distribution center. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., the public is invited to enjoy an all-day pancake breakfast, product samples, historical displays, cooking demonstrations and guided tours of the new facility, which showcases Bob's Red Mill's stone-ground milling techniques and unique product offerings. The new headquarter is located at 13521 S.E. Pheasant Court. The event is free.

Speaker: Writer Charles Goodrich, of OSU's Spring Creek Project, will read from his work. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rook 220.

SATURDAY

May 3

JEWELRY SALE: Shop for Mother's Day Gifts and visit local jewelry artist Lea McWhorter of Sophisticated Beads as she hosts a spring jewelry show today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. The hotel, 12566 SE 93rd Avenue, is located off I-205 and Sunnyside Road, near Clackamas Town Center. McWhorter donates part of her proceeds to various cancer societies, especially those that support women.

SPRING GARDEN FAIR: The Clackamas County Master Gardeners 24th Spring Garden Fair will be held at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and tomorrow, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.clackamascountymastergardeners.org for a complete description of the chapter and the Spring Garden Fair, a map to the fairgrounds and a coupon for $1 off Sunday admission. New this year will be a potting area where Master Gardeners will provide potting services including advice about plant requirements and plant combinations and even potting the plants purchased at the Fair. This year, the Spring Garden Fair features over 170 vendors who will provide a broad assortment of vegetable starts, annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, hanging baskets, gardening supplies, and garden art.

SUNDAY

May 4

SPRING GARDEN FAIR: The Clackamas County Master Gardeners 24th Spring Garden Fair will be held at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See above entry for more information.

TUESDAY

May 6

Speaker: Terry Mackey, 'Lessons from a 6.3 Kilowatt Solar Installation: How to Reduce Your Home's Dependence on the Grid.' Noon to 1 p.m.

THURSDAY

May 8

Speaker: Dr. Mark Hixon, professor, Department of Zoology, OSU, 'Ocean Warming: Threats to the Pacific Northwest.' 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ARTS

FRIDAY

April 25

DINNER THEATER: Come to the cast party and take part in the New Century Player's latest mystery dinner theater production of 'A Midsummer Night's Scream,' tonight at 6:30 p.m., and continuing through May 11. Call 503-367-2620.

LIVE MUSIC: Screaming Rita will play tonight from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Milwaukie Elks Lodge 2032, 13121 SE McLaughlin Blvd., two blocks north of the Bomber. This band plays classic rock tunes. Collectively this band has been playing for more than 100 years. Call 503-654-9588 for more information. $3 cover, age 21 and over.

SATURDAY

April 26

AUDITIONS: Lakewood Theatre Company will be having open auditions today, April 26, and tomorrow, April 27, for an updated version of the Alexandre Dumas story of 'The Three Musketeers,' directed by Don Alder. Call 503-635-3901 to reserve an audition slot. The director is seeking: 8 men, ages 20-50; and 4 women, ages 20-40.

Audition Location: Lakewood Theatre Company at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego. Actors will read scenes from the play. Please bring a resume and an 8' by 10' glossy photo.

DINNER THEATER: Come to the cast party and take part in the New Century Player's latest mystery dinner theater production of 'A Midsummer Night's Scream,' tonight at 6:30 p.m., and continuing through May 11. See above entry for more information. Call 503-367-2620.

LIVE MUSIC: The Moonliters play tonight from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Milwaukie Elks Lodge 2032, 13121 SE McLaughlin Blvd., two blocks north of the Bomber. Call 503-654-9588 for more information. $3 cover, age 21 and over. This band plays all ranges of music. Great sounds for the young and young at heart. They play music to dance to.