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FILE PHOTO - A variety of mushrooms will be on display at the upcoming Estacada Festival of the Fungus, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5. Pictured are amanita muscaria and flavivolvata at last years event.

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Veterans Day Breakfast

Members of Estacada’s American Legion Carl Douglas Post and Auxiliary will host their annual Veterans Day breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 267 S.W. Second Ave. A $6 donation is requested.

Youth Basketball League

Registration is open for those interested in signing up for the Estacada Youth Basketball League, open to students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The deadline is Monday, Oct. 31. For more information, visit www.rangerhoops.org. Additionally, the league’s board of directors is seeking volunteers interested in serving as president, vice president or secretary, as well as several additional board members. For more information, call Brian Whistler at 503-349-908.

Festival of the Fungus

The annual Estacada Festival of the Fungus will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Estacada High School, 355 N.E. Sixth Ave. The event will feature all things fungi, including art, children’s activities, vendors and a mushroom display. Participants are encouraged to bring any mushrooms they would like identified. Admission is $5 per adult, and children under age 12 are free.

Mat club tryouts

The Estacada Mat Club will hold tryouts for boys and girls wrestling from 6-7:30 p.m. through Oct. 28 at Estacada High School’s wrestling room, 355 N.E. Sixth Ave. Children ages 4-17 are eligible to tryout. For more information, contact Coach Scott at 503-630-5258.

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, Nov. 7, at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. Call 503-630-8270.

School Board

The Estacada School Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Clackamas River Elementary School, 301 N.E. Second Ave.


The Estacada Public Library is at 825 N.W. Wade St. Call 503-630-8273 for more information.

Wednesday Storytime

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

The Conversation Project in Estacada

Oregon Humanities and the Estacada Arts Commission will host several “Conversation Project” discussions at the Estacada library in the next few months. Through the project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future. For more information, contact Arts Commissioner Cari Mayers at 503-781-3198 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

n At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, Adam Davis will lead a discussion on our relationship to nature. The conversation will focus on our understanding of nature, what we want nature to be and how we see ourselves fitting in with it. Davis is the executive director of Oregon Humanities. Previously, he was the director of the Center for Civic Reflection and the U.S. Forest Service.

n At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, Prakash Chenjeri will lead a discussion on human nature and technology. The conversation will focus on the ways in which science and technology have challenges and reshaped our understanding of what it means to be human. Chenjeri is a professor of philosophy, chair of the Philosophy Program, and co-director of the Democracy Project at Southern Oregon University. His primary research interests are political philosophy, scientific literacy and democracy, topics in philosophy of science and issues in science and religion.


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 tasks, 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.

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, Nov. 5 at the center. Dinner and dancing is $8, or $3 if you come for music and dancing only. There will be a 50/50 raffle to benefit Meals on Wheels.

Hearing checks

There will be free hearing checks from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the center.

Zumba classes

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

Dance Fitness with Susan

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

Weekday lunches and games

Lunch is served in the center’s dining room for all ages at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with full salad bar on Tuesdays and Fridays. Donations are suggested for seniors; lunch is $4 for those under 60. 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 center offers a $4 breakfast for all ages at 9 a.m. Wednesdays with a door prize drawing and with pinochle and cribbage following breakfast for those interested. Call 503-630-7454 for bus service.

Free Tai Chi classes

Free Tai Chi classes for ages 12 and up are held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the center.

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.

Seniors exercise class

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


Caregivers Support Group

Grace Place Senior Living hosts a monthly support group for caregivers. Those who care for individuals who are elderly or suffering from terminal or mental illnesses are encouraged to attend. The group meets from 3-4 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at Grace Place, 380 N.W. Sixth Ave.

Alcoholics Anonymous

An Alcoholics Anonymous group meets from 7-8 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.

Grief share

The Grief Share group is there for people who have lost a close friend or loved one, helping to turn mourning into acceptance and to remind of the joy that remains in life. The program consists of a 13-week study utilizing a workbook, videos and discussion. Confidentiality is required of all who attend. Grief Share meets from 2-4 p.m. Mondays at the Clackamas Valley Baptist Church, 29275 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.