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by: CONTRIBUTED - The Conversation Project is coming back to Estacada. The Conversation Project brings prominent scholars and thinkers to spark free public discussions on important, controversial subjects. Portland State University scholar-in-residence Tracy Prince will show slides of Oregon Native American art and lead a talk on the topic of 'Uniquely Oregon: Native American Art in Oregon' at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St.

Best Dam Run

The Oregon Road Runners Club is hosting the 29th Best Dam 10 kilometer Run & walk Saturday, Sept. 28.

The Best Dam run is a gentle 6.2-mile road race and walk along the Clackamas River in the Cascade Mountain foothills in Estacada.

For more information, call Steven Floyd at 503-632-4676.

Cider Squeeze

Philip Foser Farm is holding its 38th annual Cider Squeeze from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.

There will be seven cider presses available for a small fee for people to grind their own cider. People may bring their own apples or purchase them from the farm. Fresh cider from Hood River also will be available.

Come enjoy crafts, music, pioneer games, historical demonstrations and more.

Philip Foster Farm is at 29912 S.E. Highway 211, Eagle Creek.

Entry is $5 per person or $20 per family.

Benefit concert

Sandy country band Country BackRoads will play a benefit concert from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 28, at Viewpoint Restaurant & Lounge, 20189 S. Springwater Road. Proceeds will go toward Audrey Hohman's medical bills that are not covered by insurance.

Hohman is a local 3-year-old with leukemia.

Public Sight In

The Estacada Rod & Gun Club offers public sight-in days for hunting rifles or legal hunting handguns from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Sept. 30 and Oct. 5-6 at the club, 23400 S.E. Eagle Creek Road, Eagle Creek.

Charge is $5 per gun including a target. Extra targets are 25 cents each. Ear protection is required and available for 50 cents.

Pancake Breakfast & “Ride for Audrey”

The Estacada Fire Department will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Cost is $5 per adult, $3 for children 12 and younger.

The breakfast will raise money for local 3-year-old leukemia patient Audrey Hohman..

Motorcyclists (and other vehicle operators) are invited to “Ride for Audrey” to the breakfast. Riders will meet at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at at Team Latus Motors Harley-Davidson, 870 E. Berkeley St., Gladstone.

There will be a “ride briefing” at 10 a.m. “Kickstands up” at 10:15 a.m.

There is no need to sign up to “Ride for Audrey” and it doesn't cost a thing (though donations are appreciated.) The ride is intended to draw people to the Fire Station's pancake breakfast fundraiser for Audrey.

Rummage sale fundraiser

There will be a benefit rummage and bake sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 19-20, at Harding Grange, 16831 S. Harding Road, Oregon City.

All money raised from these events will go toward Audrey's medical bills that aren't covered by insurance.

Call Dana Hohman at 971-533-4408 for more information on the fundraisers.


Farmers Market

The Farmers Market will serve free pizza and do drawings to celebrate its final occurrence of 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.

Community Health Screening

The Estacada Community Center will host a preventive health event Saturday, Oct. 19.

Life Line Screening will offer five screenings that will aid in the detection of potential health problems related to blocked arteries, a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms, which may lead to a ruptured aorta; hardened arteries in the legs, which is a strong indicator of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heartbeat, which may indicate a risk of stroke; and bone density screening, which is used to assess the risk of osteoporosis.

A Wellness Package of four vascular tests and the osteoporosis screening may be purchased for $149. It takes an hour to an hour and a half to complete all five screenings.

To register, call 1-888-653-6441. Discounts may be available.

Fitness Aerobics

Fitness Aerobics classes are offered from 7-8:15 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at Estacada First Baptist Church, 219101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.The class offers a full-body and core workout with high- and low-impact exercise. Call 503-630-3806 with questions.


Teeny Tiny Film Festival Entries

The Teeny Tiny Film Festival is back. Now is your chance to use your phone, camera, computer, etc. to make a short film (10 minutes tops) of any genre and enter it in the festival.

All entries must be appropriate for all ages.

You could win a cash prize for your entry.

Go to teenytinyfilm.zxq.net for instructions on how to enter. But go there soon; the deadline to submit a film is Tuesday, Oct. 1.

The whole town is invited to come watch the entries and munch on free popcorn at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Estacada Auditorium.

Flea Market & Craft Sale

There will be a flea market and craft sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 11-12, at the Eagle Creek Grange, 24491 Eagle Creek Road.

Soup, sandwiches, chili dogs, pie, coffee and pop will be sold.

Tables are available for $6.

For more information, call Barbara at 503-668-6028.

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.

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.


Time for Parents

The next Time for Parents meeting with the Estacada principals will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Eagle Creek Elementary.

P-3 Alignment Summit

Parents, child-care providers, teachers, administrators and others interested are invited to attend a P-3 Alignment Summit to explore what it means to be kindergarten-ready. The summit is at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the River Mill Education Center Library, 850 N.E. Broadway.

Clackamas County Early Childhood Planner Karen Gorton will speak at the event.

Call Dan Draper at 503-630-6871, ext. 2202, for more information.


Estacada Area Support Our Troops

Estacada Area Support Our Troops will have an informational booth at the final Estacada Farmers Market of the year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.


The next meeting of the Clackamas County chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth St., Oregon City.

Call Deborah at 503-723-0058 for more information.

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 the 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.

Estacada Veterans Memorial

The Estacada Area Support Our Troops Foundation is continuing fundraising efforts to complete the memorial.

Raffle tickets may be purchased for $1 (or six for $5) at Curves and the Estacada Bargain Depot.

Donation boxes are set up at Estacada True Value Hardware, KeyBank, Estacada Liquor Store, Harmony Baking Company, NAPA Auto Parts, Hitchin Post Pizza and The Country Restaurant & Lounge.



Children through the sixth grade are invited to join the AWANA Club. Highlights of the club’s activities include theme nights, games and learning about God’s word.

Each Wednesday there will be a family dinner at 5:45 p.m. then the club will meet 6:30- 8:15 p.m., at Estacada First Baptist Church, 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. For more information, call 503-630-5325.


Computer classes

The Estacada Public Library offers computer classes at 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

“How to use E-mail” is the topic for the Oct. 2 class.

The Oct. 9 class will teach beginning Microsoft Word skills.

The Oct. 16 class will delve into Internet security and how to keep passwords and online accounts secure.

Half-hour, one-on-one tutorials are also available from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.

Call the library at 503-630-8273 to sign up for tutorials or classes.