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EVENTS

Garden Club

The Estacada Garden Club invites gardeners of all skills to its monthly meeting from 1-3 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. The club's March meeting will take place at the Estacada Community Fellowship Church, 209 N.E. Main St. Enjoy listening to speakers and participating in fun events. For more information, call Norma Piper at 503-310-9064.

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.

Family Fitness Night

Clackamas River Elementary School will host a night of family fitness from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 25. The event is free. Clackamas River Elementary is at 301 Northeast 2nd Avenue.

Yellow House COW

The mobile food pantry will be at 207 N. Broadway St. for free food distribution on Feb. 23. For further information the Yellow House Thrift Store at 503-630-6991.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

City Council

City of Estacada will hold its regular City Council meeting from 7-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. Call 503-630-8270.

School Board

The Estacada School Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Clackamas River Elementary School, 301 N.E. Second Ave.

Chamber luncheon

The February Chamber lunch will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 18 and will feature Bennett Johnson from Writing Solutions, who will discuss how to write an effective and meaningful business plan. Lunch will be provided by Fire and Knives for $8 per person. Please bring exact change. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COMMUNITY CENTER

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

Volunteer opportunities

The Estacada Community Center needs volunteers for many different jobs, including Meals on Wheels drivers, kitchen and dining room help, answering phones and yard work. Please 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.

Blood pressure checks

There will be free, confidential blood pressure checks at the Center from 11:00 a.m. to noon Feb. 18.

Community Center Board meeting

The next Community Center Board meeting will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Center. The meeting is open to the public.

Free Saturday breakfast

Estacada Community Outreach will host a free breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Feb. 20 at the Center. All are welcome.

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. Feb. 20 at the Center. Dinner is $6, $3 if you come for music and dancing only. A 50/50 raffle will benefit Meals on Wheels.

Relay for Life Spaghetti Dinner/Bingo Kick-Off

Relay for Life of Estacada will hold a spaghetti dinner/bingo kick-off on Feb. 26 at the Estacada Community Center. Dinner will be available at 5:30 p.m. for $5, and bingo will take place from 6-8 p.m. Two bingo cards are $5.

Zumba classes

Zumba classes are held at the Community Center on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and some Saturday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Call 503-680-4338 for information.

Dance Fitness with Susan

Exercise to music for all fitness levels. Tuesday and Thursday evenings with Susan Wagner at the Community Center from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Weekday lunches and games

Lunch is served in the Community Center’s dining room for all ages at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Donations are suggested for seniors. Chicken foot dominoes follows 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 for all ages at 9:00 am. Wednesdays with a door prize drawing with pinochle and cribbage following breakfast for those interested. 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.

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 8 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, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ESTACADA LIBRARY

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

Adult winter reading

From Jan. 5 to March 15, adults ages 18 and up are eligible for the Estacada library’s winter reading bingo contest. Prizes include gift cards to Powell’s Books and home library prizes. For more information and to get a bingo card, visit the library.

Lego club

The library’s Lego Club will meet from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. This month’s challenge will be “Does it float?” The club is open to children of all ages. Children under age eight should be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

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 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

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.

Hypertufa trough class

Hypertufa containers — or troughs — make natural additions to the garden as well as handsome homes for alpine plants on a patio, deck or balcony. These containers can be made in nearly any shape and size. Learn to make one and about the appropriate plants and soils to use. The class will take place from 10-11:50 a.m. March 5 in Clairmont Hall, room 117. Cost is $35.

Japanese-style pruning class

Learn the art of Japanese pruning with Masa Mizuno, a highly respected master of Japanese garden cultivation. Participants should bring gloves and pruning tools. The class will take place from 8-11:50 a.m. March 12 in Clairmont Hall, room 118. Cost is $40.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Alcoholics Anonymous

An Alcoholics Anonymous group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Assembly of God Church, 478 N.W. Wade Street. Another AA group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at St. Aloysius Parish, 297 N.W. Broadway.