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by: CONTRIBUTED - Associate professor Jackson Miller will lead a free public discussion on Oregon's ballot initiatives 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade Street. This conversation is part of Oregon Humanities Conversation Project; a program that brings thought-provoking discussions on critical issues to communities. The Oct. 9 topic is: 'The Voters Have Spoken: Oregon's Controversial Ballot Initiatives.' Miller is the director of speech and debate forensics at Linfield College, where he also teaches communication arts. He wrote and directed the 2008 play, '82,769 Signatures'. The play takes on five controversial ballot initiatives. For more information call Gloria Feider Polzin at 503-974-4043.


First Friday

Boyd Holloway is October’s featured artist at the Spiral Gallery. His show “Texture” will be on display throughout the month.

Stop by for wine, goodies and a chance to meet the artist at the gallery’s First Friday artists reception from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the gallery, 341 South Broadway.

"The Importance of Being Earnest" Auditions

The Performing Arts Group of Estacada (PAGE) is holding auditions for the “trivial comedy for serious people,” “The Importance of Being Earnest.,

Mature teens and adults of all ages are invited to audition.

There will be a read-through of the play from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 in the Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library.

Auditions are scheduled for 2-5 p.m., Sundays, Oct. 13, 20, 27 in the Flora Room.

The play will be performed March 13-16 at the Estacada Auditorium.

Call Julie Hamer at 503-630-3934 for more information.

Teeny Tiny Film Festival deadline extended

Good news area filmmaker — the deadline to submit a film for the Teeny Tiny Film Festival has been extended to Monday, Oct. 7. Films must be under 10 minutes and appropriate for all ages.

The winning entry will get a cash prize!

Entries may be uploaded at the festival website, or mailed (as a DVD) to TTFF, P.O. Box 1551, Estacada, OR 97023. If you mail your entry, please send two DVD copies.

The Performing Arts Group of Estacada (PAGE) is sponsoring a showcase of the film entries at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Estacada Auditorium.

Check out for more information. Questions may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dulcimer Lessons

Beginning mountain dulcimer lessons will be offered from 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 8 to Nov. 5, at the Estacada Community Center, 200 Southwest Clubhouse Drive.

A five-week lesson pack is available for $20. Dulcimers may be rented for $10 for the five-week session.

Call Sally Smith at 503-824-2520 to register.

Flea Market & Craft Sale

There will be a flea market and craft sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 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.

UpRiver Dulcimer Group

The UpRiver Dulcimer Groups plays Appalachian or mountain music from 6:30-8 p.m. the first and third Monday of every month at the Spiral Gallery, 341 South Broadway.

The group is made up of local musicians who perform at events and centers around the area.

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 in exploring what it means to be kindergarten-ready, are invited to attend the P-3 Alignment Summit. The summit will begin 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.


Springwater Grange Breakfast

Springwater Grange will hold its monthly breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

A menu of eggs cooked to order, sausage, pancakes, hash browns, biscuits, gravy, juice and coffee is available for $5.

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.

Horse Rescue & Rehab fundraiser

Horse Rescue & Rehab will hold a benefit silent auction from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Pleasant Valley Grange Hall, 17115 S.E. Foster Road, in Gresham.

Horse Rescue & Rehab is a non-profit, volunteer organization based in Sandy.

All proceeds will go towards food and care for the rescued horses. Admission is free.

For more information call 503-312-1440.


Dick's Logging Supply is raffling off a cord of dry fir firewood delivered to the winner's (local) destination of choice.

All proceeds will go to Audrey Hohman's family.

Tickets may be purchased at Dick's Logging Supply, Old Mill Saloon, Estacada Tackle Shop or Estacada True Value. Tickets are $2 each or 3 tickets for $5.

The drawing will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Stevan Allred Reading

Local author Stevan Allred will read from his new collection of short stories, “A Simplified Map of the Real World” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library.

The collection is set in the fictional town of Renata, a town reminicent of Estacada.

Rummage sale fundraiser

There will be a benefit rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 19-20, at the 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.


Donations may be made in Audrey Hohman's name to any Key Bank branch.


Community Health Screening

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

Life Line Screening will offer five screenings that 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.


Computer classes

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

“How to Use Email” 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.


Restoration Party

Clackamas River Basin Council is holding a restoration party from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, for the Sandy Wetlands and Tickle Creek.

Volunteers will plant trees and remove invasive weeds. Tools, gloves and water are provided.

Don't forget a water bottle and to dress weather appropriately. Closed toed shoes or boots are a must.

RSVP with Morgan at 503-303-4372 ext. 101 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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 from 6:30-8:15 p.m. at Estacada First Baptist Church, 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. For more information, call 503-630-5325.

PowerUp! Family Night

Barton Church offers PowerUp! clubs for kids ages 3 through sixth-grade, from 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 25400 S.E. Highway 224.

The clubs feature Bible discovery, crafts, games and more.

The clubs are preceded by a family dinner at 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays.

The church also offers a hassle-free environment for adult Bible Study. Nursery care is available.

Visit or call 503-637-3258 for more information.



The next meeting of the Clackamas County chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is from 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

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 each (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.

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