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Around Town (community calendar)

for Nov. 1, 2012


COMMUNITY CENTER

• Dinner and music: On the first and third Saturday of every month, the Estacada Community Center provides a dinner beginning at 5 p.m. for $5 followed by free music and dancing at 6 p.m. Music is provided by Heartland Classic Country. All proceeds benefit the home-delivered Meals on Wheels program.

• TOPS lunch, games: 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.

CHURCH ACTIVITIES

• AWANA Club: Youths ages 2 to sixth grade will enjoy theme nights, games, and Bible lessons. Family dinner at 5:45 p.m. followed by club time from 6:30-8:15 pm. The church is at 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. For more information, call 503-630-5325 or visit estacadafirstbaptistchurch.org.

• KIDS Zone: Estacada Assembly of God hosts KIDS Zone from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays. The group meets at 476 N.W. Wade St. For more information, call 503-630-6580.

ARTS/CRAFTS

• Whispering Pines Bazaar: A bazaar featuring handmade Christmas items will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Whispering Pines in Estacada. The event will feature at least 10 tables worth of items.

• Eagle Creek Ladies Aid holiday bazaar: The ladies of Eagle Creek Church are hosting their holiday bazaar from 3:30-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Eagle Creek Presbyterian Church, 29455 S.E. Burnett Road. There also will be a ham dinner and cookie walk that night. The bazaar also is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17

• Theater workshops: The Performing Arts Group of Estacada (PAGE) is presenting a free theater workshop series this fall. The workshops run from 3-5 p.m. every Sunday through Nov. 25 in the Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library. For more information, email Peter Hamer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit pagetheater.com.

• Garden Club: The Estacada Garden Club invites flower/garden lovers of all skill levels to its monthly Garden Club meeting, held the second Thursday of each month from 1-3 p.m. in the Flora Community Room of the Estacada Library. Enjoy Interesting speakers and fun events. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Carole at 503-637-3481.

• Spinning Group: The Estacada spinning and fiber arts group meets from 2-4 p.m. Fridays at Betty Veveiros CPA, 309 S.W. Highway 224.

• Quilt club: The Skip-a-Week Quilt Club meets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at the Garfield Grange on Divers Road. For more information, call Ruth at 503-630-4669.

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

• Weekly story time: Every Wednesday at 11 a.m there is weekly story time in the Flora Community Room of the Estacada Public Library. Join them for stories, songs and fun for babies and children up to four years old. Storytime will run until Nov. 14

• Computer tutorials: The library offers one-on-one computer tutorials from 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday. People can sign up for half-hour sessions with the volunteer computer instructor by calling the library at 503-630-8273 or by visiting the library.

• Infant, toddler playgroup: 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 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. .

SERVICE AND SUPPORT GROUPS

• Mt. Hood Hospice: SHELL (Support and Healing for Early Life Losses) at Mt. Hood Hospice provides support for children, teens and their families grieving the death of someone close. Whether it has been weeks, months or years since your loss, sharing your experiences with others who have been there can help. SHELL at Mt. Hood Hospice offers a safe place for young people and their families to share feelings and tell their stories. Our groups are led by compassionate, trained volunteers and supervised by qualified professionals. Groups will meet at Mt. Hood Hospice offices in Sandy every other Tuesday evening through Jan. 8. Contact Emilie at 503-668-5545 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

• Share grief at church: Grief Share meets at Clackamas Valley Baptist Church on Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. or Thursdays from 2:15-3:45 p.m., but the group is willing to be flexible to meet individual needs. For more information, call 503-630-5484.

• Women’s advocates: Clackamas Women’s Services has sites in Estacada, Sandy, Canby and Molalla where rural advocates can provide crisis support, case management, advocacy, legal assistance, counseling and support groups for survivors of domestic and sexual violence living in Clackamas County. All services are free. To reach these rural advocates, call 503-722-2366, ext. 115. You can also get information and support from our 24-hour crisis line at 503-654-2288.

• AA offers hope: 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 to 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.

• Family support group: The National Alliance of Mental Illness chapter in Clackamas County provides a meeting from 9-10:30 a.m. every third Saturday. 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 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.

SPORTS

• Volleyball tryouts: The Estacada volleyball club LOCOS is holding tryouts Nov. 18 for a team that will offer players an opportunity to play and develop throughout the year. The cost is $10 to try out, and there are additional fees and costs for any player who makes the team. Tryouts are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for players age 14 and younger, and from 2-5 p.m. for players age 18 and older. All tryouts are in the River Mill gym. For more information, call Shawna Lippert at 503-630-7321.

• Fitness aerobics: Every Monday and Thursday night from 7-8:15 p.m. there will be fitness aerobics at 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. The aerobics will feature a total body and core workout with both high and low impact exercises. For more information, call 503-630-3806.

FOOD AND WELLNESS

• Used glasses, hearing aids and cell phone collection: The Estacada Lions Club is collecting used eyeglasses, hearing aids and cell phones. Collection boxes are located at the library, True Value Hardware, Harvest Market, Hi-School Pharmacy, NAPA and the community center. For more information, call Dave Stockner at 503-637-3630.

• Free health classes: Grace House will host free health classes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the last Saturday of each month. Grace House is at 380 N.W. Sixth Ave.

Attendees must bring lunch and register for limited seating by calling 503-807-6455.

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




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