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Farmer’s Market

Estacada Farmer’s Market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at 664 N.W. Wade St., across from the Estacada Public Library and the Estacada Skate Park. Free refreshments.

Garden Club

The Estacada Garden Club will hold its first meeting of the season at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St. People interested in membership are welcome. Please bring information about a plant or gardening idea to share.

Estacada Chamber Lunch

Join City Manager Denise Carey and Mayor Brent Dodrill as they discuss what is happening in Estacada. Event is at noon, Thursday, Sept. 17. There is a $5 charge for pizza (correct change please). Estacada City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. RSVP to Yuanita Stuart at 503-630-3483.

Cascading Rivers Ride

Join friends for an easy or arduous bike ride along the beautiful Clackamas River. Choose from a two-day, 144-mile ride starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19; a 42-mile ride starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20; or a 12-mile ride starting at noon Sept. 20. Cost is $95, $55 or $10, respectively. Rides leave from Estacada City Hall Bike Plaza, 475 S.E. Main St. Register at athletepath.com/cascading-rivers-ride.


First Friday

The Spiral Gallery features photographer Boyd Holloway and celebrates his show “Keepers of the Light” at the First Friday reception. First Friday runs from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at 341 S. Broadway. For more information call 503-630-7272 or visit thespiralgallery.com.

Concerts in the Courtyard

Grace Place is holding a free concert at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. UpRiver Dulcimer Group will play music of the Appalachian mountains. The concert will be followed by ice cream and treats. Tours of the facility are available. Grace Place is at 380 N.W. 6th Ave. 503-630-5341.

Kid’s Art Show and Sale

Come on down to Wade Creek Park, 7th Avenue and Wade Street, next to the Estacada Public Library, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, to see and buy art created by talented Estacada youngsters. The sale is organized by the Estacada Parks and Recreation Commission.

Historic Photo Exhibit

Philip Foster Farm is showing never-before-seen photos in an exhibit at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St. The show, “Founding Families: Fostering Community in the Estacada Area,” will be on display in the library until Sept. 15. Many of the photos, showing local pioneer life in the 1800s and the early 1900s, were donated to the farm or loaned by the descendants of early Estacada families. Philip Foster Farm produced the exhibit in association with the Friends of the Estacada Public Library and the Estacada Area Arts Commission.

Fiber spinning group

The spinning and fiber arts group meets from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays at Betty Veveiros CPA, 309 S.W. Highway 224.

Quilt Club

The Skip-a-Week quilt club meets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Garfield Grange, 33460 S.E. Divers Road. For information, call 503-630-4669.


City of Estacada holds its regular City Council meeting from 7-8 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. 503-630-8270.


The Estacada Community Center is at 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive. Call 503-630-7454.

Hearing check

There will be free hearing checks at the Center at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Dinner, live music and dancing

An all-ages evening of dinner, live music performed by the Heartland Classic Country Band and dancing will be held starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Estacada Community Center. Dinner costs $6 or $3 for music and dancing only. There will also be a 50/50 raffle to benefit Meals on Wheels. 

Wednesday breakfasts

The Estacada Community Center offers breakfast for $3 at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays with a door prize drawing. Breakfast is followed at about 9:30 a.m. by pinochle and cribbage. Bus service available. 

Weekday lunches and games

Lunch is served in the Estacada Community Center’s dining room at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Donations are suggested. Chicken foot dominoes follow Monday and Thursday lunches. Bingo follows lunch on Tuesday and Friday. Bus service available.

Free all-ages Tai Chi classes

Free Tai Chi classes for all ages are held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Community Center.

Seniors exercise class

Exercise classes for seniors are held at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Community Center.

Tae Kwon Do classes

Tae Kwon Do classes for all ages are held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Community Center. Call 503-975-7119 for information and cost.

Weight-loss group

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a weight-loss group open to all ages, meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Community Center.



The Estacada Public Library is located at 825 N.W. Wade St. For more information on library activities call 503-630-8273.

Cultural Wars: Religion

in American Public Life

This provocative discussion will be led by Oregon State University professor Courtney S. Campbell at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Flora Room. It is an Oregon Humanities Conversation Project event and hosted by the Estacada Area Arts Commission and the Estacada Public Library. Donations greatly appreciated. Visit estacadaarts.com for more information.

Art opening

Celebrate the newest art display at the library with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18.

“The Good Old Dog Project,” is a fantastic collection of photographs by nationally-known photographer Pauline Zonneveld honoring the spirit of dogs in their golden years. The show will run from September through January. The exhibit is sponsored by the Estacada Area Arts Commission and Estacada Public Library. The Estacada Friends of the Library is hosting the opening reception.

Computer help

Sign up for a half-hour session with the library’s volunteer tutor to get help on just about any computer usage questions you have. This program takes place every Wednesday from 10-11:30 a.m. and every other Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Summer reading

The last day for kids to to turn in their summer reading logs is Monday, Aug. 31. Great prizes still available. Staunch that summer learning loss with a good book!


Save a life, give blood

A community blood drive will be held from 1:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Eagle Creek Grange, 24491 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. To schedule an appointment, contact 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcross.org, sponsor code EstacadaComm. Be a hero! Every two seconds in the U.S. someone needs blood.

Down The River cleanup

This is the big clean-up after the summer floaters and others leave the beautiful Clackamas River. It is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 13. Land, diver and on water volunteers are needed for the 20-plus mile trash haul. Boaters (non-motorized) can launch at Milo McIver State Park, Barton Park, Carver boat ramp or Riverside Park. Boats launch between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. For more details and to fill out the required registration, visit WeLoveCleanRivers.org.



Alcoholics Anonymous

AA group meets from 6-7 p.m. every Thursday at the Assembly of God Church, 478 N.W. Wade St., Estacada.

Grief Share

The Grief Share group is there for people who have lost a close friend or loved one, helping to turn mourning into acceptance and to remind them of the joy that remains in life. The program consists of a 13-week study utilizing a workbook, videos and discussion. Confidentiality is required of all who attend. Grief Share meets from 2-4 p.m. Mondays and from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays at the Clackamas Valley Baptist Church, 29275 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.


Coffee with firefighters

Estacada Fire holds a community coffee from 8-9 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the fire station, 445 S.E. Currin St. The event is an opportunity to meet firefighters and staff, ask questions and learn about the district.


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