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by: CONTRIBUTED - 80th Birthday 
All are invited to celebrate David Stockner's 80th birthday from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Viewpoint Restaurant & Lounge, 20189 S. Springwater Road.

Father’s Day Lunch

The Estacada Community Center is offering a Father’s Day lunch Friday, June 13.

Mini chicken fried steak, dessert and beverage will be served at a suggested price of $5 per person.

Please sign up in advance.

You may reserve a seat by calling 503-630-7454 or stopping by the Community Center.

John Rankin to play Farmers Market

Rhythm, rock, soul and funk musician John Rankin will play at the Estacada Farmers Market Saturday, Saturday, June 14.

You can check out a preview of his music at

The market is open between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Northwest Third and Broadway.

Strawberry Social

Don’t miss the Springwater Grange’s annual Strawberry Social from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, June 14.

A dinner of barbequed chicken and baked beans may be purchased for $7. Dinner and shortcake is $12 or $13 if you’d like a jumbo shortcake.

A single shortcake costs $5 and jumbo shortcake costs $6.

Proceeds from the event will support building maintenance, community service projects, use of the hall for youth groups, grange member’s volunteer work and contributions to charities.

The Springwater Grange is at 24591 South Wallens Road at the intersection of South Springwater and Wallens Roads.

For more information or directions call 503-630-6238.

Community Center Annual Board Meeting

The Friends of the Estacada Community Center Board of Directors will hold its annual board meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 19. As always, the meeting is open to the public. The board meets at 4 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Center, 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive.

Timber Festival

It’s on!

Timber Park has been secured as the location for the 2014 Timber Festival.

The festival runs from noon to midnight, Friday, July 4.

A $10 parking fee per car grants free admission to all of the car’s occupants. Walk-ins are admitted for $5 each. Kids ages 10 and younger get in for free.

Don’t forget to bring a blanket or chair for optimum viewing comfort.

The location offers a great view of the Big Bang Fireworks show at 10 p.m.

For more information visit, find Estacada Timber Festival on Facebook or call 1-800-630-7858.

The event is looking for additional sponsors.


State of the arts

The Clackamas County Arts Alliance Advisory Council invites the public to a conversation of the state of the arts in Estacada from 3:30-5 p.m., Thursday, June 12, in the Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library.

Participants will share their experiences and discuss how the Arts Alliance may assist.

There will be light refreshments.

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

For more information get in touch with Cheryl Snow at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Advanced Concrete Leaf Casting

Make concrete art with large leaves and learn how to add color and reinforcement during the advanced concrete leaf casting workshop between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Wade Creek House, 664 N.W. Wade Street.

Bring a sturdy box or plywood at least 18 inches by 18 inches.

The rest of the materials are included in the price of the workshop.

The class costs $35.

Reserve a spot by calling the Wade Creek House at 503-630-7556.

Folk Arts in the Parks

A “Warm Springs Regalia: Traditional Wasco Beadwork” presentation will be given from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21 in Milo McIver State Park.

Roberta Kirk, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation, will demonstrate the creation of traditional Wasco beadwork and display her beautiful handiwork.

The event is part of “Folk Arts in the Parks” in collaboration with the Estacada Area Arts Commission. “Folk Arts in the Parks” is sponsored by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, the University of Oregon’s Folklife Network, the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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 2:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays at Betty Veveiros CPA, 309 S.W. Highway 224.


American Legion Cruise In at the Viewpoint

A Cruise In will be held rain or shine Saturday, June 21, at the Viewpoint Restaurant, 20189 S. Springwater Rd.

Admission is free to the public. There will be good food, a barbecue in the beer garden, drinks, raffle prizes, vendors and lots of fun.

Proceeds will benefit the American Legion Carl Douglas Post 74.

D.J. Larry Perini will play from 2-5 p.m. in the beer garden.

Showtime is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., judging from noon to 2 p.m.

For more information call 503-780-4897 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kruise In For Kids

The second annual Kruise In for Kids will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Clackamas Valley Baptist Church, 19175 S.E. Eagle Creek Rd.

There will be food, music, trophies, raffles, goodie bags and fun for the whole family.

The event is a fundraiser to purchase backpacks and school supplies for local children in need.

There is a $15 registration fee. Call 503-348-7276 for more information on registration.


Summer Reading Kick-off Party

The library’s free, all-ages summer reading program is about to start.

This year’s science theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read!”

The library will host a kick-off party noon to 3 p.m. Monday, June 16.

All kids who sign up for summer reading at the library during the kickoff party will get free hot dogs and drinks from Little Lews.


Free Summer Meal Program

The Estacada School District is offering free meals to children ages 18 and under at four sites June 16 to Aug. 16.

Breakfast will be served from 8:30-9 a.m. Monday-Friday at Clackamas River Elementary, 301 N.E. 2nd Ave.

Lunches will be available noon to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday at Clackamas River Elementary; 11:20-11:50 a.m. Monday-Friday at Eagle Crest Mobile Estates, 25800 S.E. Eagle Creek Rd; noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at Eagle Creek Elementary, 30391 S.E. Highway 211 and noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Estacada Skate Park/Library, 825 N.W. Wade Street. Adults may purchase breakfast for $2.50 and lunch for $3.50.

Community Center

The Estacada Community Center offers free breakfast 8 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of each month.


Eagle Creek-Barton Community Council

The Eagle-Creek Community Council’s next meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at the Eagle Creek Fire Station, 32200 S.E. Judd Road.


Summer Bible School

The Porter Mennonite Church is offering Summer Bible School for children ages 4 through tenth-grade.

Class will be held 6-8:30 p.m. week nights June 25 through July 1. Transportation is available.

For more information contact Kenley Miller at 503-522-2780.



The next meeting of the Clackamas County chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 at the Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth Street, Oregon City. For more information call Danny at 503-887-4556.

Grief Share

The Grief Share group helps 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 group now meets from 2-3:30 p.m. Mondays at 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

Al-Anon and Alateen

If someone’s drinking bothers you, Al-Anon and Alateen can help.

Meetings are available just a 20 minute drive from Estacada at Eastridge Church, 14100 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Clackamas.

Alateen meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday.

For more information visit or call Al-Anon’s Information Service at 503-292-1333.


Summer Celebration

Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Estacada Summer Celebration Friday and Saturday, July 25-26. For more information call Debbie Turner at 503-709-2580.

Timber Festival

The Estacada Area Community Events non-profit organization is looking for volunteers to help out with this year’s Timber Festival and Fourth of July celebration.

If you would like to lend a hand, contact Volunteer Coordinator Dianna Turk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-351-2191 or EACE board member Dave Miller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 503-544-6304.


Managing Type 2 Diabetes

The Estacada Community Center is holding a free screening of a “Managing Your Type 2 Diabetes” video in the dining room at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 18.

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