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COMMUNITY CENTER

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.

ARTS/CRAFTS

Monthly Garden Club

The Estacada Garden Club meets from 1- 3 p.m. the second Thursday of every month in the Community Room of Whispering Pines Senior Village, 525 N.W. Sixth Ave. The next meeting is Thursday, May 9. Flower and garden lovers of any skill level are welcome. Call Carole at 503-637-3481 for more information.

First Friday

Becky Semler will be the featured artist at the Spiral Gallery’s May First Friday event from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 3. Guests will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while viewing Semler’s “Stitches in Time” show.

The Spiral Gallery invites local artists to vend their wares at booths on the Broadway Street sidewalk for the First Fridays of the month throughout the summer. Anyone interested in vending should contact Annette Reisbick at 503-630-4438.

Spill’ art event

Artist and Estacada native Reeva Wortel and Emmy-nominated playwright Leigh Fondakowski will bring a performance and art-installation titled “Spill” to Estacada this month. The show will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Estacada Auditorium,500 N.E. Main St. The show was inspired by interviews with southern Louisiana residents in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill. Tickets will be sold at the door for cash or check starting at 6:30 p.m.

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

The role of downtown

The Estacada Area Arts Commission and the Estacada Public Library will co-host a free discussion about the role of downtown Estacada with city planner Nan Laurence at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St. The discussion is sponsored by Oregon Humanities as a part of its statewide Conversation Project. For more information, call Jane Reid at 503-630-4013 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lessons from Lincoln

Richard Etulain, professor emeritus of history at the University of New Mexico and Abraham Lincoln scholar, will offer a free discussion titled “Lessons from Lincoln: Is Political Bipartisanship Possible?” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in the Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St.

The event is co-hosted by the Estacada Area Arts Commission and the Estacada Public Library and is sponsored by Oregon Humanities as a part of its statewide Conversation Project. For more information, call Jane Reid at 503-630-4013 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Computer tutorials

Weekly one-on-one computer tutorials will continue every Wednesday between 10-11:30 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.

FOOD, WELLNESS

Blood drive May 23

An Estacada community blood drive will be held from 2-7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Eagle Creek Grange, 24491 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. Donated blood helps to save the lives of accident victims, premature babies, cancer patients and many others. To schedule a blood donation, call 1-800-RED Cross or go to www.redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: EstacadaComm.

Estacada Farmers Market

The Estacada Farmers Market opens for the 2013 season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the lot at Third Street and Broadway Avenue in downtown Estacada. Several new vendors will make their farmers market debut. Free coffee will be offered in the morning, and door prizes will be given away. The popular local band Heartland Classic Country will entertain shoppers throughout the day.

Check the Estacada Farmers Market website at estacadafarmersmarket.org, or follow the market on Facebook or Twitter for updates.

Grange breakfast

The Springwater Grange will host its monthly breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, May 4. Eggs cooked to order, sausage, pancakes, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee will be served. The cost is $5. A garage sale will also be held.

Proceeds from the sale will go to the Springwater 4-H club. Springwater Grange is at 24591 S. Wallens Road.

Fire Explorer meeting

There will be an informational meeting about the Fire Explorer program at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the main fire station, 261 S.E. Fifth Ave. The Fire Explorer program provides teens ages 14-18 with an opportunity to learn about a career in the Fire Service.

On the second Saturday of every month, Explorers attend drills where they learn firefighting skills such as CPR, hazmat awareness and basic firefighting skills. Prospective Explorers and their parents are invited to the meeting. Applications will be available at the meeting. For more information, contact Engineer Ron Schmitt at 503-630-7712 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ESTACADA SCHOOL DISTRICT

High school play

Estacada High School will perform “The Curious Savage” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 2-4, at the Estacada Auditorium at the corner of Sixth and Main streets. In this comedy, a wealthy widow’s stepchildren commit her to a sanatorium in a scheme to get her money. Mrs. Savage finds happiness and kindness within the sanatorium. As her stepchildren and the outside world become increasingly driven by materialism and greed, life within the sanatorium begins to look preferable.

Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5 general admission, $4 for students and senior citizens, and $3 for students under age 12.

Budget Committee

Public comment is invited at the Budget Committee meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the high school choir room. If necessary, there will be additional meetings on May 10, 13, and 14.

Reunion July 13

A multiclass reunion of Estacada High School graduates from the 1970s will be held all day July 13 at Timber Park. There is a $5 fee to attend. There will be a potluck consisting of finger food and desserts. It’s suggested that attendees bring their own beverages and lawn chairs. There will be a raffle.

Tickets can be purchased by mailing $5 to ESH Class of ‘76, P.O. Box 983, Estacada, 97023, by July 1. Raffle tickets will be awarded to those who bring a nonperishable food item or household product for the food bank. For more information call Debbie Ketchersid at 503-780-4233.

CHURCH ACTIVITIES

Rummage sale

The Eagle Creek Ladies Aid will have a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, at the Eagle Creek Presbyterian Church, 29455 S.E. Burnett Road, Eagle Creek.

Yard sale

The Whispering Pines annual yard sale will take place from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, in the community room at Whispering Pines, 525 N.W. Sixth Ave.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Guided hike

Clackamas River Basin Council board member Bryon Boyce will offer a guided hike of the North Logan Natural Area at 8:30 a.m. May 11. Participants will see a multiple side-channel project on the Clackamas that was funded by PGE. It’s recommended that hikers bring bug spray, water, cameras, and a lunch. There will be some gentle off-trail walking.

To register, call 503-303-4372, ext. 101, or email Rebecca Walker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hikers also may RSVP at www.clackamasriver.org/events. Hikers will receive more detailed directions after they have registered.

Whitewater Festival

The Annual Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival will be held May 18-19 at the Carter Bridge Area. The North West Rafters Association established the festival in 1984 to gather boaters for safe, thrilling and fun whitewater activities. In addition to the boating competitions and awards throughout the weekend, there will be a barbecue with music by the Everyday Prophets from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. To volunteer for the festival go to: upperclackamasfestival.org/volunteers/.




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