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EVENTS

Yellow House Cow

From 4-6 p.m. Nov. 30, the mobile food pantry will be at 207 N. Broadway St. for free food distribution. For further information call 971-806-3089 1-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday or contact the Yellow House Thrift Store (503-630-6991) during normal business hours.

Small Business Saturday — The Estacada Express!

On Saturday, Nov. 28., the Estacada area will host the Estacada Express. The event features 11 local small businesses to shop at and seven local restaurants, all offering sales and special deals to celebrate National Small Business Saturday. Participants who visit all 11 shopping destinations will have the opportunity to enter a grand prize drawing valued at more than $600.  For more information on the event, visit  www.facebook.com/events/193585444308912/.

Winter Artisan Show and Sale

From 5-8 p.m. Dec. 4 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5, the Estacada Development Association will play host to the fifth-annual Winter Artisan Show and Sale on Broadway Street in downtown Estacada. The event will feature The Troubadours, High School carolers, selections from a local winery, art demonstration and raffles every half hour. Admission is free. A tree lighting ceremony will take place on Dec. 4. For artists, the show still has some booths available. Contact Phil Lingelbach at 503-630-3401 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Christmas Festival of Choirs

Estacada’s annual Christmas Festival of Choirs will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at Estacada Middle School. The concert is free, and refreshments will be served after the event.

The Estacada Community Messiah Choir has issued an open invitation to join them in singing selections from Handel’s “The Messiah” at the festival. Selections for this year are “And the Glory of the Lord,” “Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates,” “Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs” and the traditional finale “Hallelujah” chorus. Rehearsals begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 30498 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. All vocal ranges are needed. For more information, contact Edith Cameron 503-630-4470, Rendell Frunk 503-630-8515 or Shirley Lippincott 503-630-4711. 

Shakespeare performance

At 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Estacada Middle School auditorium, 500 N.E. Main St., two professional Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors will perform interpretations of Shakespeare and contemporary plays. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 seniors and students or $20 per family.

High school band and choir night

At 7 p.m. Dec. 15, high school students in band and choir will perform for the community at the Estacada Middle School auditorium, 500 N.E. Main St.

Concert choir and brass ensemble at The Grotto

At 9 p.m. Dec. 17, Estacada High School’s concert choir and brass ensemble will perform at The Grotto, 8840 N.E. Skidmore St., Portland.

ARTS & CRAFTS

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 more information, call 503-630-4669.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

City Council

City of Estacada holds its regular City Council meetings 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.

Center closed for Thanksgiving holiday

The Community Center will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27. Activities normally scheduled for Thursdays and Fridays will not be held on those dates.

Hearing check

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

Seminar: Diabetes and Your Feet

A seminar on diabetic footwear followed by free individual foot screenings will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 2 at the center.

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. 5 at the Estacada Community Center. Dinner is $6, $3 if you come for music and dancing only. 50/50 raffle to benefit Meals on Wheels. 

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.  Please note: the center will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27.

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.  Please note: the center will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27.

Seniors exercise class

Exercise classes for seniors are held at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Community Center. Please note: the Center will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27.

Tae Kwon Do classes

Tae Kwon Do classes for ages 8 and up are held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Community Center.  Call 503-975-7119 for information and cost. Please note: the Center will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27.

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.

Herb gifts and holiday decorating workshop

From 8 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Dec. 5, the college will a sponsor herb gifts and holiday arrangements workshop. The class takes place in Clairmont, 117. Cost is $45.

December Concerts

The college’s music department offers a variety of concerts featuring student groups, alumni and faculty. The concert schedule is as follows:

n Tuesday, Dec. 1: Instrumental Jazz Night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Osterman Theatre at CCC.

- Wednesday, Dec. 2: Contemporary Music Ensemble, 7:30-9 p.m., Osterman Theatre at CCC.

- Thursday, Dec. 3: Wind Ensemble and String Ensemble, 7:30-9 p.m., Osterman Theatre at CCC.

- Saturday, Dec. 6: Sing for Joy! featuring the CCC Mainstream and Chamber choirs, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Oregon City.

Admission is $5 per concert. For more information, contact the Music Department at 503-594-3337.

Holiday Craft Fair

An array of handmade crafts and items from local vendors will be available at the college’s Holiday Craft Fair. The fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1-2 in the Community Center Mall. For more information, contact Michelle Baker in CCC Student Life and Engagement at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-594-3041.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer tutors

The Estacada School District seeks volunteers for an 11 week after-school tutoring program called “Power Hour.” The program will run from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 5 to March 17 at Clackamas River and River Mill Elementary schools. The focus will be on reading and math.

Volunteers will receive training in December. To become a tutor, contact Trevor Syring at 503-630-8515 X2860 or send at email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Nov. 29.

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.

ESTACADA FIRE

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.