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  • 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.
  • 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, 503-630-7454.

  • St. Aloysius Catholic Church will conduct an ongoing series called Catholics Returning Home on six consecutive sessions starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2. The sessions are intended for nonpracticing Catholics who are seeking answers to questions about returning to the church. There will be informal sharing and an update on the Catholic faith. All sessions will take place at the church, 297 N.W. Broadway St. in Estacada. For more information, call Steve Schmidt at 503-637-3095 or the church office at 503-630-2416.
  • Children in first through sixth grades in the Estacada/Eagle Creek School District have the opportunity to be released from classes 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays through April. The students are transported to and from Estacada First Baptist Church for Bible study, fun songs and sometimes games. Call Brian Simmons for details and permission slips at 503-630-2247.
  • Youths from age 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.
  • 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.

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

  • The library offers one-on-one computer tutorials from 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday. People can sign up for 30-minute sessions with the volunteer computer instructor by calling the library at 503-630-8273 or by visiting the library.
  • 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 years old 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..

  • 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.
  • Clackamas Women’s Services has sites in Estacada and Sandy 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 also can get information and support from the 24-hour crisis line at 503-654-2288.
  • The Estacada friendship group of AA offers hope and help for the alcoholic who still suffers. Meetings are held from 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday and Friday 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Every Monday and Thursday 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Mobile Café serves a free community meal on the first and third Tuesday of every month. For more information, call 503-630-2416.
  • Compassion Estacada is holding a one-day free dental clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at Estacada First Baptist Church, located at 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. Many services will be provided, including dental exams and treatments, a community resource fair, basic chiropractic exams, vision and hearing screenings and haircuts. Dental clinic patient registration begins in January, and can be done online at compassionestacada.com. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..