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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: SHARYN MILLER - The Estacada High School wrestling team will host a soda can drive at 10 a.m. Jan. 2 in the high school parking lot. Proceeds will support travel costs for the team.

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EVENTS

Soda can drive

The Estacada High School wrestling team will hold a can and bottle drive at 10 a.m. Jan. 2 in the high school parking lot. Anyone wanting to donate can drop off cans or bottles that day or call 503 421-0558 to have them picked up. The drive will support the team’s travel costs during the current season.

Oregon Old Time Fiddlers’ Association

The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers’ Association invites acoustic instrumentalists of all skill levels to play with them from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month at the Estacada Library.

Garden Club

The Estacada Garden Club invites gardeners of all skill levels to its monthly meeting from 1-3 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Flora Community Room at the Estacada Library. Enjoy listening to speakers and fun events. For more information, call Norma Piper at 503-310-9064.

Catholics Returning Home

St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 297 N.W. Broadway, will host an ongoing series for non-practicing Catholics who have questions about returning to the church. The first session will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 6, in the St. Aloysius Church Education Building. The series, called Catholics Returning Home, will consist of informal sharing and an update of the Catholic faith. For more information, call Steve Schmidt at 503-637-3095 or the church office at 503-630-2416, or email aloysius.saint@gmail.com.

Master Gardner program

The Clackamas County Master Gardner program will host a discussion of Native American ecology and Siletz wisdom in protecting the soil from 7-8 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr., Milwaukie. Healthy Traditions, a program of the Siletz Tribe that will be discussed, teaches the cycle of food growing, gathering, and processing, all within the context of community. The program is free and open to the public.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

City Council

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. Call 503-630-8270.

School Board

The Estacada School Board meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Clackamas River Elementary School, 301 N.E. Second Ave.

COMMUNITY CENTER

The Estacada Community Center is at 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive. Visit estacadacommunitycenter.org or call 503-630-7454.

Volunteer opportunity

The community center needs volunteers for many jobs, including Meals on Wheels drivers, kitchen and dining room help, answering phones and yard work. Call 503-630-7454 for more information.

Center rental

The center is available for rental for dinners, receptions and special events. Call 503-630-7454 for more information.

Holiday schedule

The Community Center will close at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, and will be closed on Friday, Jan. 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, Jan. 2, at the Community Center. The cost for dinner, music and dancing is $6 or $3 if you come for music and dancing only. 50/50 raffle to benefit Meals on Wheels.

Hearing checks

There will be free hearing checks from 10:30 a.m. through noon at the center on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Zumba classes

Zumba classes have been added to the activities, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. some Saturday mornings. Call 503-680-4338 for information.

Weekday lunches and games

Lunch is served in the center’s dining room at noon Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Donations are suggested. Chicken foot dominoes follow Monday and Thursday lunches. Bingo follows lunch on Tuesday and Friday. Call 503-630-7454 for bus service. The center is closed New Year’s Day.

Wednesday breakfasts

The Community Center offers a $3 breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesdays with a door prize drawing. For those interested, pinochle and cribbage follow breakfast. Call 503-630-7454 for bus service.

Tai Chi classes

Free Tai Chi classes for all ages are held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the center. There will be no tai chi on Dec. 29, and the center is closed New Year’s Day.

Seniors exercise class

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

Tae Kwon Do classes

Tae Kwon Do classes for ages 8 and up are held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays downstairs at the center. Call 503-975-7119 for information and cost.

Weight-loss group

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a weight-loss group open to all ages, meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday mornings at the center.

Library and games

Library, ping-pong, puzzles and computer solitaire are offered any time between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

ESTACADA LIBRARY

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

Computer help

Sign up for a half-hour session with the library’s volunteer tutor to get help on just about any computer use question. This program is available from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every other Saturday.

Wednesday story time

Story time for children and their caretakers is 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays in the Flora Room.

CLACKAMAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Clackamas Community College is at 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Visit www.clackamas.edu for more information.

Basic pruning course

This course will cover basic procedures for pruning trees, shrubs and vines. It will meet from 1-4:50 p.m. Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27 in Clairmont Hall, room 133. The cost is $123.50. For more information, call 503-594-3292.

Fruit tree pruning course

This course will feature demonstration and practice of pruning methods for a variety of fruit trees. Participants should bring pruning tools and appropriate outdoor wear. Course will meet at 11:50 a.m. Feb. 6 and 9 at the CCC Home Orchard Society Arboretum. Cost is $10.

Beekeeping course

This workshop will discuss basic bee biology, handling of bees, proper use of equipment, disease control and feeding. It will meet Feb. 6 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. in Clairmont, room 118. Cost is $50.

Irrigation course

This workshop will focus on water sources, selecting the proper materials and developing strategies to maximize production on small farms. It will meet from 8-10:30 a.m. Feb. 16 and 23 in Clairmont, room 118. Cost is $30.

Storm water management course

This workshop will focus on design, maintenance and operational considerations for storm water facilities, including rain gardens and swales, to ensure water quality goals. Regulatory, contractor and designer perspectives will be addressed. The course will meet from 8-11:50 a.m. Feb. 18 in Clairmont, room 127. Cost is $40.

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