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PAGE seeks volunteers

The Performing Arts Group of Estacada (PAGE) will stage Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” March 13-16 in Estacada.

In the meantime, the group is seeking volunteers to help with the show.

Help is needed sewing costumes, applying make-up and acquiring props.

The group is also looking for donations or the use of silky fabrics, feathers, lace, velvet, old silk flowers, tea service, hats, old books, men’s vests and more.

If you are interested in helping out, call Nina Bradford at 503-630-2625 for more information.

Market seeks vendors, musical acts

The leaders of the Estacada Farmers Market are preparing for the 2014 season which begins Saturday, May 3.

Market leaders are searching for produce and fresh food vendors and musical acts to join the line-up.

For more information visit www.estacadafarmersmarket .org or call Market President Kitty Leone at 503-539-6558.

Council votes to deny OLCC license to Shell

The Estacada City Council voted against a recommendation to award a liquor license to the owners of the Shell Gas Station, 486 S.E. Main Street.

The vote was held during the council meeting on Monday, Jan. 13.

Though whether or not a business receives a liquor license is ultimately the decision of the state, Estacada Mayor Brent Dodrill explained that the council’s approval has impact on the decision.

It was pointed out during the council meeting that the business has had problems in the past with tobacco violations and once had been convicted of selling alcohol to a minor.

“They basically don’t card ... that’s why they get in trouble,” said Councilor Michele Conditt.

Several councilors expressed concern that denial of the application would make the council look less “business friendly.”

However, the mayor and all five councilors present voted against recommending a liquor license for the business.

Conditt said that from all her years with the city she couldn’t remember ever denying an OLCC license application before.

Chamber putting together event calendar

The Estacada Chamber of Commerce is putting together a calendar of events for 2014.

The aim is to send the event calendar with the March water bill.

The chamber invites organizations to submit events for inclusion in the calendar.

A description of the event, including the name, time and location, should be handed in to the chamber by Saturday, Feb. 1.

Organizations also may send board meeting times.

Submitted events also will be listed on the community calendar on the chamber’s website.

For more information, call the chamber at 503-630-3483 or email Connie Redmond at estacadachamber@rconnects.com.

Can you save the Fourth?

Estacada Area Community Events (EACE) is still searching for a location to hold the Fourth of July celebration and Timber Festival in 2014.

Event organizers will have to secure a new location soon if the festivities are to go on as planned.

EACE member Dan Skoog said organizers already have sponsors lined up for the event. All that’s left is to find a place to hold it.

“We’re good to start up anywhere we have a place to,” said Sean Drinkwine, EACE president.

The events need between 40 and 50 acres in Estacada, Eagle Creek or as far out as Springwater as long as it has access to a road.

If you are interested in donating the use of your land for the 2014 Fourth of July Celebration and Timber Festival, contact Drinkwine at 971-276-0405.

ASPIRE seeks volunteers

The ASPIRE program at Estacada High School is seeking volunteers to mentor students to pursue education or training beyond high school.

Interested mentors will be trained, no prior experience necessary.

If you are interested in becoming an ASPIRE mentor, contact Mary Ann Bugni at 503-630-8515 ext. 2896 or at bugnim@estacada.k12.or.us.

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