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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 meeting

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.

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.

First Friday

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 call 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.

Quilt club meets

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

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..

Beyond Bars

Walidah Imarisha will give a free conversation titled “Beyond Bars: Re-envisioning the Prison System” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St. Imarisha is a founder of the Human Rights Coalition, a founding editor of AWOL Magazine, a co-editor of the 9/11 anthology "Another World is Possible" and is part of the editorial collective Left Turn. She has taught in Portland State University’s Black Studies Department.

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 from 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.

SERVICE AND

SUPPORT GROUPS

Josie Jett fundraiser

Seven-year-old Estacada girl Josie Jett has been hospitalized in critical condition for complications from leukemia for the past four months.

Happy Hippo Rentals will set up a bounce house for kids to jump in for free from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Estacada Wade Creek Skate Park. Baked goods will be sold to benefit Jett and her family during this difficult time.

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.

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 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.

Free health classes

Grace House hosts 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.

Fire Explorer info 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

Ranger Stadium Renovations

The Estacada High School Boosters Club wants to renovate the Ranger Stadium, and the group is planning ways to raise the funds to do so. Club members hope to replace the Ranger Stadium field with state-of-the-art turf. They welcome suggestions for additional ways to improve the Ranger Stadium facility.

The Boosters Club will hold an informational meeting at 6 p.m. May 20 in the high school conference room.

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.

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. Saturday, May 11. Participants will see a multiple side-channel project on the Clackamas River 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.

Free fishing for kids

There will be a free fishing clinic for kids from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Middle Fork Irrigation Pond on Laurance Lake Road in Parkdale. This is an annual event hosted by the Hood River Ranger District of the Mount Hood National Forest. Kids will learn fly-tying and participate in a fishing contest and fish themed arts, crafts and games. Visit www.fs.usda.gov/goto/mthood/justforkids for more information or contact Darcy Saiget at 541-352-1222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Estacada Youth Soccer

Fall 2013 youth soccer registration is open. Pre-kindergaten through second grade registration is $60. Third through eighth grade registration is $80. An August soccer skills camp is included in the registration fee.

Coaches and referees are needed. To register, or if you are interested in coaching or refereeing, visit www.estacadayouthsoccer.com.




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