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What's next: Estacada group hosts Memorial Day Ceremony, State Park plans anniversary event

Children invited to learn to fish

Staff from the Mt. Hood National Forest and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a free youth fishing clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Small Fry Lake at the North Fork Reservoir.

Though the event is intended for children 11 and younger, young adults and parents are also invited. Children will have the opportunity to fish with an expert, learn "catch and release" techniques and learn how to cast.

Participants should bring lunch, warm clothing, a cooler to bring home their catch and a rod and reel if possible. Bait and limited numbers of rods and reels will be available.

Those 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, and fishing licenses are required for everyone older than 12. Licenses will not be available at the event. For more information, contact Jane Dalgliesh at 503-630-8798.

Estacada group hosts Memorial Day Ceremony

The Estacada Area Support Our Troops Foundation will host a ceremony for Memorial Day from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, May 28, at the Estacada Veterans Memorial, 267 N.E. Second Avenue. The event will be a reflection on honor, sacrifice and duty. A dedication of the newly installed first responder wall and bricks will follow the ceremony.

Septic system workshop scheduled

The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District and Clackamas River Water Providers have teamed up to offer a free septic system workshop for homeowners. The event will focus on the way septic systems work, maintaining the systems and Clackamas County's codes and permits. The workshop is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Lewis & Clark Montessori School, 15600 S.E. 232nd Drive, Damascus. To register, contact Tami Guttridge at 503-210-6000.

State Park plans anniversary event

Milo McIver State Park will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a historical photo display, guest speakers and a concert on Saturday, June 9. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Milo McIver Memorial Viewpoint. Speakers will include Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Deputy director MG Devereux and Milo McIver's son Malcolm McIver. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and feature Bend-based classical pianist Hunter Noack. Attendees of the concert are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets.

Admission to the event is free, and parking costs $5 for the day. For more information call 503-630-7150 or visit oregonstateparks.org.

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