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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, 503-630-7454.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Sweetheart Dinner

The Eagle Creek Grange, 24491 Eagle Creek Road, is offering its Sweetheart Dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. The event costs $7 per person and features music by old time fiddlers. The menu includes baked ham, cheesy potatoes, salad, green beans, dinner roll and desserts. For more information, call Barbara at 503-668-6028.

CHURCH ACTIVITIES

Bible release

Children in first through sixth grades in the Estacada/Eagle Creek School District have the opportunity to be released from classes from 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.

AWANA Club

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.

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

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

Weekly one-on-one computer tutorials will continue every Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Anyone needing help with any aspect of computer usage can sign up for a half-hour session with Cathy, the library’s volunteer computer instructor.

To sign up for the classes or the tutorials, stop by or call the library one week before the class at 503-630-8273.

SERVICE AND SUPPORT GROUPS

Women’s advocates

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.

AA offers hope

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.

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.

Garden club

The Estacada Garden Club invites flower and garden lovers of all skill levels to its monthly meeting, held the second Thursday of each month from 1-3 p.m. in the Flora Community Room of Whispering Pines Senior Village, located at 525 N.W. Sixth Ave. Enjoy interesting speakers and fun events. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Carole at 503-637-3481.

PFLAG

The Clackamas County Chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Atkinson Memorial Church, located at 710 6th St. in Oregon City. For more information, call Danny at 503-887-4556.

SPORTS

Martial arts

Traditional Tae Kwon Do and self-defense training is being offered by Clackamas River Martial Arts at the Estacada Community Center. New students of all ages are welcome.

Classes are held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

For more information, call 503-975-7119.

Fitness aerobics

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.

FOOD, WELLNESS

Donate glasses, phones

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.

Free dental clinic

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. .



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