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FUNDRAISERS

In honor of an Estacada woman suffering from an aggressive case of multiple sclerosis, a fundraiser is being held at noon Saturday, Nov. 18, at Shear Beauty Salon, 275 S.E. Fourth St., Estacada. The fundraiser will benefit Joanne Kiggens-Lewis, who is in need of updated medical equipment, which health insurance cannot provide. Out-of-pocket expenses are becoming overwhelming for Kiggens-Lewis and her family.

All contributions can be made through donations. Visitors can receive a haircut, facial waxing, foot massage or dog nail trims.

There will also be a BBQ, Mayfields Sweet Treats, a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction, which includes gift certificates for hair, pedicure, dog grooming and more.

People can pre-book appointments now or come into Shear Beauty Salon. For more information, call Leeha at 503-863-8158.

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

Open House

Compassion Estacada is hosting a volunteer open house at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Estacada First Baptist. All interested volunteers should attend. If there are questions, contact Nichole Adamson at 503-314-7243.

Bible Release

Children in first- through sixth-grade in the Estacada/Eagle Creek School District have the opportunity to be released from classes 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays November through April. The students are transported to and from Estacada First Baptist Church for Bible study, fun songs and sometimes games. The kick-off carnival is Thursday, Nov .15. Call Brian Simmons for details and permission slips at 503-630-2247.

AWANA Club

Youths ages 2 to sixth grade will enjoy theme nights, games and Bible lessons on Wednesdays at Estacada First Baptist Church. 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.

ESTACADA COMMUNITY MESSIAH CHOIR

Rehearsals for the annual community messiah choir take place at 7 p.m. Saturdays at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 30498 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. All Estacada singers are invited to participate. For more information, call Shirley Lippincott at 503-630-4711.

ARTS/CRAFTS/PERFORMANCES

Estacada High School will present three performances of “Annie,” a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip, Little Orphan Annie, starting at 7:30 p.m., Friday Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 in the high school's auditorium at 6th street and Main street. It closes with a special matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18.

Tickets are available at the athletic office or at the door for $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and students and $3 for children 12 and under. The cast of 40 includes students from all the schools in the Estacada School District.

Holiday Bazaar

St. Aloysius Catholic Church is hosting its annual "Christmas Bazaar on Broadway" 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17, featuring all handmade items. Soups, desserts and drinks will also be available. A portion of proceeds go to the Marian Guild for Church supplies and community services. St. Aloysius Catholic Church is at 297 N. Broadway, Estacada.

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 is also 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

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, call 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.

CASA 101 orientation

Child Advocates Inc. is recruiting volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) from 6-7 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at 1001 Molalla Ave., Suite 203, Oregon City. CASAs are trained advocates who gather information to make recommendations in the best interest of children in the foster care system. For more information, call 503-723-0521 or visit casa-cc.org.

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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