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Farmers Market

Estacada Farmer’s Market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at 664 N.W. Wade St., across from the Estacada Public Library and the Estacada Skate Park. Free refreshments.

Healthy Kids

Share your experiences and comment on a photo exhibit and slide show created by Estacada residents about how our community makes it easy or difficult for children and families to eat healthy and be active. Help community leaders develop strategies for Estacada to be healthy. Childcare provided, Reptile Man will perform for kids, reservations required for child care by Sept. 24 (971-998-4697). The program, organized by OSU Extension, is from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 4. Estacada High School Commons, 355 N.E. Sixth Ave.

Cider Squeeze

The much-loved annual cider squeeze at Philip Foster Farm will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 26 and 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. Music, historical tours and demonstrations, vendors, food and treats. Bring your own apples, or press those available at the farm. Saturday you can squeeze 2 gallons, Sunday is unlimited. Admission is $5 for individuals or $20 per family, plus extra cost for cider pressing. The farm is at 29912 S.E. Highway 211, Eagle Creek. For more information visit philipfosterfarm.com/.

Home School Days

Philip Foster Farm is playing host to homeschoolers and others from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 1-2. The event is billed as “Real History, Real Fun” for the whole family. Admission is $5 per person, $20 per family (free to members). The farm is at 29912 S.E. Highway 211, Eagle Creek. For more information visit philipfosterfarm.com/.


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 information, call 503-630-4669.


City of Estacada holds its regular City Council meeting from 7-8 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. For more information, call 503-630-8270.


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

Fraud and telephone scams

Police officer Sam Craven, Michele Condit from Reliance Connects and Kim Ward, manager of the U.S. Bank branch in Estacada, will discuss how to spot and avoid fraud and scams, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, (right after bingo) at the community center.

Free Saturday breakfast

Estacada Community Outreach will host a free breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Community 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, Oct. 3, at the Estacada Community Center. Dinner costs $6 or $3 for music and dancing only. A 50/50 raffle will benefit Meals on Wheels.

Wednesday breakfasts

The Estacada Community Center offers breakfast for $3 at 9 a.m. Wednesdays with a door prize drawing. Breakfast is followed at about 9:30 a.m. by pinochle and cribbage. Bus service available. 

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.

Free all-ages Tai Chi classes

Free Tai Chi classes for all ages are held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Community Center.

Seniors exercise class

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

Tae Kwon Do classes

Tae Kwon Do classes for all ages are held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays 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. Tuesdays at the Community Center.



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

Arcana Reads

Poet, writer, and essayist Judith Arcana will read and discuss her poetry at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27th, in the Flora Community Room at the library. Arcana will have copies of her books for sale. Her books include “Grace Paley’s Life Stories, A Literary Biography,” the poetry collection “What if your mother,” and the poetry collection “4th Period English.” The event is sponsored by the Estacada Poetry Project and the Estacada Public Library.

Back Country Skills

Rangers from Milo McIver State Park will discuss how to get along in the wilderness. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2. Flora Community Room at the library.


The Estacada News last week incorrectly stated frequency of meeting of the Library’s LEGO Creativity Club, Teen Anime Club and P.J. Storytime. These are monthly activities. The News regrets the error.

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 every other Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


School supply drive

Even though school is underway, school supplies are still needed for those who can’t afford them. The school supply drive is focused on supplies for fifth grade through high school. Drop boxes are located at the U.S. Bank, Les Schwab Tires, Hi-School Pharmacy and Estacada Library. If you’d rather donate cash, please send to Estacada School District at 255 N.E. Sixth Ave., Estacada, OR, 97023, Attn. Linda Guthrie.



Alcoholics Anonymous

One AA group meets from 6-7 p.m. every Thursday at the Assembly of God Church, 478 N.W. Wade St., Estacada. There is another AA group at St. Aloysius Parish at 297 N.W. Broadway. It meets from 7-8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays.

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 them 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 and from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays at the Clackamas Valley Baptist Church, 29275 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.


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.


Local Weather





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