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Have an event you’d like to see in Around Town? Send a brief description via email of who, what, when, where and other relevant information to Isabel Gautschi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 11 a.m. Monday for inclusion in the week’s paper. If you have a relevant photo, send that too. Please note that descriptions will be edited.


'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.

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

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

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

Flea market and 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.

Raised bed and winter gardening workshop

Learn how to start or improve a raised bed garden and get tips on growing and harvesting fresh winter vegetables during a workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Wade Creek House, 664 N.W. Wade St.

You'll receive handouts with techniques on raised bed gardening, a sowing and growing chart, seed samples and row cover. Don't forget to bring a pen, paper and camera.

The workshop costs $25.

For more information, call Wade Creek House at 503-630-7556.

Scarecrow building contest

Wade Creek House is holding a scarecrow building contest from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12.

Frames and straw for stuffing will be supplied, but remember to bring clothes and accessories for your scarecrow. It costs $10 to participate. Wade Creek House customers will judge the contest, and prizes will be handed out for scariest, funniest and so on at 4 p.m. You get to bring your scarecrow home after the contest.

Gathering 'UFOs'

Dig out your unfinished projects and join others doing the same during Debbie's Unfinished Objects class at its new afternoon time, 1-3p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, Wade Creek House.

Debbie can answer any sewing or quilting questions. Cost is $5.

Teeny Tiny Film Festival

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

Check out for more information.

Fall PAGE workshops

The Performing Arts Group of Estacada (PAGE) is offering free, all-ages acting workshops from 5-7 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 13 through Dec. 1, in the Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library.

Come participate in fun theater warmups, improv games and short performances.

Dulcimer lessons

Beginning mountain dulcimer lessons will be offered from 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 5 at the Estacada Community Center, 200 S.W. 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.

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 S. 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.


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.


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 nonprofit, volunteer organization based in Sandy.

All proceeds will go toward food and care for the rescued horses. Admission is free. For more information call 503-312-1440.

DEFY Coalition meeting

Everyone is invited to attend the monthly Drug-Free Estacada Families and Youth (DEFY) coalition meeting from 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library.

Jennifer J. Martin, a federal prosecutor of the U.S. Department of Justice, is the guest speaker. Martin will discuss the federal position on the state laws legalizing marijuana and federal casework in Oregon.

Red Hat Ladies Luncheon

Everyone is invited to the Red Hat Ladies Luncheon at noon Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Grace House Assisted Living, 380 N.W. Sixth Ave.

Stop by for lunch, dessert and chit chat.

Raffle to benefit Audrey

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

Proceeds will go toward the medical bills of local 3-year-old leukemia patient Audrey Hohman.

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.

Dinner auction for EHS sports

The Estacada High School Boosters Club is holding its annual sports benefit dinner auction Saturday, Oct. 19, at Estacada First Baptist Church, 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.

Tickets are $50. All proceeds go toward Estacada High School sports.

The action starts at 6 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and an auction preview. A Texas-style barbecue will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the auction starts at 7:30 p.m.

Guests will have the chance to bid on a dinner for eight prepared by "Master Chef" contestant Bethy Rossos, a trip to San Francisco to watch the Seattle Seahawks take on the San Francisco 49ers, guided fishing trips and more.

For more information or to purchase dinner tickets, call Heidi Hunt at 503-319-8586 or Pam Olson at 503-349-6803.

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 Hohman's medical bills that aren't covered by insurance.

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

Free septic systems workshop

Residents who live within the Clackamas River watershed are invited to a free, two-hour long workshop on septic systems from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St.

Participants will learn how septic systems work, how to properly operate and maintain them and how to spot signs of trouble.

Information on codes, permits and a new financial assistance program for septic system owners will be provided. Attendees will receive a copy of the Clackamas County Homeowner's Guide to Septic Systems.

Attendees may bring samples of well water for nitrate screening.

Class size is limited, so email Cathy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-210-6000 to reserve a seat.

Clackamas River Water Providers, Clackamas County Soil and Wate Conservation District, Clackamas County Water Environment Services and DEQ are sponsoring the workshop. The Oregon Business Development Department drinking water protection grant also provided funding.

College Night scholarships

Clackamas Community College is taking part in College Night in Oregon from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Gregory Forum of Clackamas Community College's Oregon City campus.

Prospective students will learn about higher education choices, finding the right college, the financial aid process, scholarships and how to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Pizza and beverages will be served.

Educational Credit Management Corporation is offering $500 scholarships to four lucky participants in the event. The scholarships may be used for any accredited college in the US.

For more information, contact Darcie Iven at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-594-3421.


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.

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.



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.

Grief Share

A new session of the Grief Share support group is about to start.

The purpose of the group is to help those who have lost a loved one to find comfort and acceptance and to find the joy that remains in there lives. Confidentiality is required of all who attend.

The 13-week long study includes a workbook, videos and discussion.

The group meets from 3:30-5 p.m. Mondays at the Clackamas Valley Baptist Church. For more information, call 503-630-5484.

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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