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First Friday at the Spiral Gallery

A reception for artist Nolene Triska’s show at The Spiral Gallery, “Walking Papers,” will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. at 341 Broadway Street. Media included in the show are watercolor, pen and ink, charcoal and pencil.

Springwater Grange pancake breakfast

The Springwater Grange’s pancake breakfast is scheduled for 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. The menu includes eggs, sausage, pancakes, hash browns, biscuits, juice and coffee. Cost is $5. The grange is located at the corner of Wallens and Springwater Road.

Shop Local Trade Fair

The Estacada Chamber of Commerce is the sponsor of the Shop Local Trade Fair, scheduled for 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 on the lawn in front of City Hall. Chamber members will showcase their businesses and wares. The Mossy Rock Ramblers will play live music, and the chamber will provide free hot dogs.

Alternative lodging information

The city is hosting informational sessions for those interested in renting out a room or portion of their house to overnight guests. Meetings are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at Harmony Bakery, 221 Wade St.; 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 at The Mason Jar, 360 Broadway St.; and 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at The Grind Coffeehouse, 105 Highway 224. For more information, call 503-630-8270 x 206.

Financial aid presentation

At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, Lisa Brookshier of the Office of Student Access and Completion will lead a presentation about financial aid for college. Brookshier will discuss changes to the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting with a new application opening of Oct. 1 rather than the traditional Jan. 1 opening.

Vintage outdoor market

Wade Creek House will host a vintage outdoor market on Saturday, Sept. 17. The event will feature oversized vendor spaces, the Estacada farmers market and a great line-up of country music. Vendors will sell their antiques, vintage, primitive, industrial, re-purposed, and handmade treasures for your home and garden. For further information, including vendor guidelines and application, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Farmers Market

The Estacada Farmers Market is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Wade Creek House Antiques, 664 N.W. Wade St. Enjoy vendors, music, food, door prizes and more. Wares include locally grown plants, veggie starts, flowers and locally made crafts, soaps, jewelry, candles and more.

Quilt Club

The Skip-a-Week 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.

Spinning Group

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

Coffee with Firefighters

Estacada fire holds a community coffee at 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.

Wednesday Senior Lunches

Grace Place Assisted Living offers lunch for all local seniors every Wednesday. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Grace Place dining hall, 380 N.W. Sixth Ave. The cost is $3.


City Council

The city of Estacada will hold its regular City Council meeting from 7-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. Call 503-630-8270.

School Board

The Estacada School Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Clackamas River Elementary School, 301 N.E. Second Ave.

Chamber luncheon

The Estacada Chamber of Commerce lunch is noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. The meeting will focus on local candidates and ballot measures.


The Estacada Public Library is located at 25 N.W. Wade St. Call 503-630-8273 for more information.

Civics for Adults class

Teacher and librarian Donna Cohen will facilitate a workshop about voting rights, voter registration, voter fraud, alternative election options, methods of financing campaigns, redistricting and gerrymandering. The non-partisan workshop is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 in the library’s Flora Room. This event is free. For more information contact the library or contact Donna Cohen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lego Creativity Club

The Lego Creativity Club is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Children under age 8 should be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday Storytime

“A to Z” Storytime with Miss Laurie is scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon every Wednesday beginning Sept. 14. The event is an opportunity for children ages 0-4 to learn the alphabet through reading, signing and playing. There is no story time on Nov. 23, Dec. 13, Dec. 21 and Dec. 28.

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Festivities are scheduled for International Talk Like a Pirate Day from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. There will be pirate stories, music and crafts, as well as a special pirate invasion. All ages are welcome at this free event. Costumes are encouraged. Call the library at 503-630-8273 to preregister.


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, help answering phones and yard work. There is a particular need for Meals on Wheels drivers. Call 503-630-8270 for more information.

Center rental

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

Labor Day schedule changes

There will not be a dinner dance on Saturday, Sept. 3. The center will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5.

“Fruit Loop” bus tour

The community center bus will tour the farm stands along the scenic 35-mile Hood River Valley loop on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Transportation cost is $15. The bus leaves the center at 8 a.m. and will return at approximately 4:30 pm. Call 503-630-7454 to reserve a seat on the bus.

Hearing check

There will be free hearing checks from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the center.

Free Classic Movie Night

The movie “The Sting” with Paul Newman and Robert Redford (rated PG) will be shown at the enter at 6:39 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Admission is free.