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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 submissions will be edited and that local items are given preference.


Oregon Old Time Fiddlers

The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers will play for Estacada from 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Senior Center, 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive.

For $10, guests will be served a turkey dinner at noon followed by the fiddle music.

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.

Taffy Richardson of Colton will lead a crocheting workshop Tuesday, Dec. 3. If you have crochet hooks, bring them with you. Yarn will be provided.

For more information, or if you are interested in leading a workshop, call 503-630-3199 or 503-806-6211.

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Wade Creek House is offering a Holiday Wreath Workshop at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 7. Come to decorate a fresh mixed greens wreath base with cones, holly, yellow cedar, variegated boxwood, ribbon, raffia, bows and more. Don’t forget to bring gloves and any special ornaments you would like to add.

The workshop costs $16 to attend. Reservations are required. Call Wade Creek House at 503-630-7556 to get a spot.

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.


Breakfast and answers to Medicaid questions

Ben Preston will answer Medicaid questions over breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Estacada Community Center, 200 S.W. Lake Shore Drive.

Pancake breakfast

Springwater Grange is holding its monthly breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. For $5 you can enjoy eggs cooked to order, sausage, pancakes, hash browns, biscuits, gravy, juice and coffee. The grange is at the corner of Wallens and Springwater Road.

A Country Christmas

Get into the yuletide spirit at Philip Foster Farm’s Christmas in the Country celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 7-8.

The whole family will enjoy carolers, cookies, cider, vendors and history. Christmas trees will be available for purchase in the barn.

Bring a camera for photo opportunities with Santa and the sleighs. The sites’ store, modeled on Foster’s 1847 business, will be open for the event.

Call the farm at 503-637-6324 for more information and to find out when Santa will be around.

Planners needed!

Compassion Estacada has a free, one-day dental clinic in the works, but they need your help to make it happen.

If you are interested in helping out email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or attend a planning meeting at 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the meeting room of the Cazadero Inn, 352 S.E. Highway 211.

Santa comes to Barton Store

Barton Store is having a Christmas party noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21.

Kid can have their photos taken with Santa and his sled for $3 or $5 for a set of two.

The store will be decked out in festive Christmas lights.

Cookies, hot chocolate and coffee will be served and coloring contests will be held.

You may even run into state Rep. Bill Kennemer!

Molalla Senior Citizen Center Benefit Concert

The Estacada Madrigal Singers will perform at a benefit concert for the Molalla Senior Citizen Center at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Grace Church, 901 N. Molalla Ave.


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.


Rock Creek Partnership mulching

Join the Clackamas River Basin Council for a restoration party at Rock Creek from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7.

Bring a water bottle, weather appropriate clothing and cold-toed shoes to the party.

You’ll be provided with tools, gloves and water as you help with restoration activities.

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out the address.

Mossy Rocks 4-H Club accepting new members

Are you in sixth, seventh or eighth grade and interested in the natural sciences and great outdoors? Mossy Rocks 4-H is just the club for you.

In the coming year, club members will learn about geology, observe wildlife, help out with a few community service projects, go on one or two overnight trips and continue with natural science studies.

Members must like being outdoors (even if the weather isn’t perfect) and must be willing to wake up early for activities every now and then.

The club meets at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of every month.

For more information and the location of the meeting place, call Barb Hicks at 503-630-1906.


Surviving the Holidays

The Estacada Grief Share group is holding a special “Surviving the Holidays” presentation from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Clackamas Valley Baptist Church, 29275 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.

The Grief Share group adheres to the sentiment of Jeremiah 31:13 “that tells us God will turn our morning into joy.”

The presentation aims to help people cope with grief during the emotional holiday season.