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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. Submissions will NOT be accepted after that time. If you have a relevant photo, send that too. Please note that descriptions will be edited and that local items are given preference.

ARTS/CRAFTS

‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ auditions

The Performing Arts Group of Estacada (PAGE) is holding auditions for “The Importance of Being Earnest,” or what is referred to as a “trivial comedy for serious people.”

Mature teens and adults of all ages are invited to audition

between 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 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.

First Friday

Julie Cooper and Sue Dumolt are the Spiral Gallery's featured artists for November.

Stop by to enjoy their show, “Life's Little Pleasures,” and to enjoy wine and goodies from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Spiral Gallery, 341 S. Broadway.

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.

Fall PAGE workshops

The Performing Arts Group of Estacada (PAGE) is offering free, all-ages acting workshops from 5-7 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 1 in the Estacada Public Library Flora Room. Participate in fun theater warmups, improv games and short performances.

UpRiver Dulcimer Group

The UpRiver Dulcimer Group 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.

Tuesday Crafternoons

Crafternoons are held from 4-6 p.m. every Tuesday at Mossy Rock, 398 Broadway St.

All ages and skill levels are invited to bring their favorite arts and crafts supplies and projects to Crafternoons.

Bring a snack to share if you want to lead a workshop.

Workshops in crocheting, cement tiles, rubber stamping and comic book drawing are coming up.

For more information call 503-630-3199 or 503-806-6211.

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.

ESTACADA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Eagle Creek Elementary Family Fun Night

A Family Fun Night fundraiser is planned from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Eagle Creek Elementary, 30391 S.E. Highway 211, Eagle Creek. The event includes games, activities, food, raffle prizes and a silent auction. Children are invited to come in Halloween costumes. Proceeds from Family Fun Night will go toward the artist-in-residence program and supporting Eagle Creek classrooms

Time For Parents meeting

The next “Time For Parents” meeting with the Estacada principals is from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Estacada Junior High Library. Parents and community members are invited to visit informally and ask questions of the district principals.

School Board meets at new time

Starting in November, school board meetings will begin earlier, at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month in the Estacada High School choir room. The next meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Public comment on whether or not licensed school district employees and volunteers should be allowed to carry a concealed weapon on school property is invited at the November meeting.

EVENTS

Graywater Reuse Workshop

Learn how graywater systems may be used to lower your water bill, conserve water and grow happy plants at a free workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at Oak Lodge Fire Station No. 3, 2930 S.E. Oak Grove Blvd., Milwaukie.

Graywater is water collected from showers, baths, sinks and washing machines. Graywater may be used for outdoor irrigation once it has been processed through a graywater system.

Space is limited. RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Shade Our Streams planting

Clackamas River Basin Council will hold a “Shade Our Streams” planting from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 2, at Sandy Bluff Park.

Volunteers are invited to come plant trees and remove invasive species. Tools, gloves and water will be provided, but don’t forget to bring a water bottle and to wear closed-toed shoes and boots.

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

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 U.S.

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.

FOOD AND WELLNESS

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 1:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Eagle Creek Grange, 24491 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. To make an appointment call the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767.

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.

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

Halloween Fantasy Trail

The Halloween Fantasy Trail can help you get into the spooky spirit. The fantasy trail is a lighted, wooded trail decorated with spooky sights and sounds. Pumpkins and drinks are available. The trail is open from noon to 5 p.m. and from 7-10 p.m. daily through Wednesday, Oct. 30. Cost is $4 for children under 12 and $5 for teens and adults. The Halloween Fantasy Trail is at 19754 S. Ridge Road, Oregon City. For more information, call 503-631-2047.

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

Library Friends meeting

The first meeting of the Estacada Library Friends group will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in the Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St.

If you are interested in joining the group, call Jane Troeh at 503-630-3930 for more information.

Library Centennial Quilt

You or your friends can be memorialized in the Library Centennial Quilt being made by the Skip-A-Week Quilt Club. Squares are being sold for $10 each, and all proceeds go to library services. For more information, call the Estacada Public Library at 503-630-8273.

Computer classes

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

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES

Tuesday Bible Study

Estacada Seventh-day Adventist Church offers soup, crackers and Bible study from 6:30-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays at 207 N. Broadway St. For more information on Estacada Seventh-day Adventist activities, call Sharon at 503-819-3752

AWANA Club

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., followed by the club meeting from 6:30-8:15 p.m. The group gathers at the 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 children 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 bartonchurch.org/powerup or call 503-637-3258 for more information.

Bible Release

Beginning Thursday, Nov. 14, students in first through sixth grades are invited to participate in Bible Release at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays while school is in session at the Estacada First Baptist Church, 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.

During the Bible Release hour, students will sing and receive instruction on the Bible and character development from leaders of several local Evangelical churches.

Transportation to and from school will be provided.

Bible Release sign up forms are available at local churches and schools.

For more information, call Brian Simmons at 503-630-2247.

SERVICE AND SUPPORT GROUPS

American Legion dinner and meeting

The American Legion Carl Douglas Post 74, will hold a dinner and meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Estacada Community Center, 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive.

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, find comfort and acceptance and to find the joy that remains in their 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 Clackamas Valley Baptist Church. For more information, call 503-630-5484.

Lions Clubhouse

The Estacada Lions Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at Viewpoint Restaurant & Lounge, 20189 South Springwater Road.

Call Jack White at 503-630-6950 for more information

Yellow House Thrift Store

The Yellow House Thrift Store, or the Community Services Center, is open between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 207 N. Broadway St. Inexpensive clothing, dishes and toys are available to purchase. Assistance in finding other services is also available. For more information, call Sharon at 503-819-3752.

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.




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