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EVENTS

Christmas tree sale

Estacada Boy Scout Troop 210 will have a Christmas tree stand at True Value, 310 S.E. Main St., as a fundraiser for their summer camp. Trees can be bought from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Dec. 20.

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 their 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Christmas schedule

The Community Center will close at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24, and will be closed on Friday, Dec. 25, for Christmas.

Center rental

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

Blood pressure checks

Free confidential blood pressure checks will be available at the Community Center from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 17.

Community Center Board meeting

The next Community Center Board meeting will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Community Center. The meeting is open to the public. This is a new meeting time.

Porter Mennonite Youth Group lunch for senior citizens

The Porter Mennonite Church youth group will host a free lunch for Estacada-area senior citizens at the Community Center at noon on Saturday, Dec. 19, with a short program following. Please call for reservations, 503-630-7454. 

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, Dec. 19, 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.

Free Saturday breakfast

Estacada Community Outreach will host a free breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, at the Community Center. All are welcome.

Zumba classes

Zumba classes have been added to the activities at the Center, 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 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. Call 503-630-7454 for bus service. 

Wednesday breakfasts

The Community Center offers a $3 breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesdays with a door-prize drawing. Call 503-630-7454 for bus service. 

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. NOTE: No class will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 22.

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 ages eight and up are held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays downstairs 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. on Tuesday mornings at the Community Center.

Library, ping-pong, puzzles and computer solitaire

Drop in to the Community Center any time, 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 usage questions you have. This program takes place every Wednesday from 10-11:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every other Saturday.

Wednesday story time

Story time for children and their caretakers takes place Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon in the Library’s 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.

Chrysalis Women Writers group

Local author Pat Lichen guides women writers of all levels through discussion of their work. The group meets from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays in the Literary Arts Center, room 220 in Rook Hall.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Volunteer at community center

The Estacada Community Center, 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive, needs volunteers for many jobs, including Meals on Wheels drivers, kitchen and dining room help, answering phones and yard work. Please call 503-630-7454 for more information.