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EVENTS

Alternative lodging meetings

The city is hosting informational sessions for those interested in renting out a room or portion of their house to overnight guests. A meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at The Grind Coffeehouse, 105 Highway 224. For more information, call Matt Lorenzen at 503-630-8270, extension 206.

Harvest Festival

The Estacada Harvest Festival will take place 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 outside of Thriftway, 280 Broadway St. The evening will feature live music, a pie eating contest, a costume contest and pumpkin painting.

Gallery will host “First Friday” festivities

A reception for Am Griswold’s clay and fiber art show “Turning Leaves” is scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the Spiral Gallery, 341 Broadway St. The evening will also feature wine, refreshments and music.

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.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

City Council

The city of Estacada will hold its regular City Council meeting from 7-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. Call 503-630-8270.

School Board

The Estacada School Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Clackamas River Elementary School, 301 N.E. Second Ave.

ESTACADA LIBRARY

The Estacada Public Library is located at 25 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 Commision will host several “Conversation Project” discussions at the Estacada library in the next few months. Through the Conversation 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 about these free community discussions, 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, Oct. 11, Jason Graham will lead a discussion on creativity, vulnerability and risk. The conversation will focus on what we risk when we lay ourselves open through various art forms, what we might give up and gain when we set out to craft something beautiful or provocative or simply expressive that the world did not previously hold and the extent that exposure is valuable. Graham is the former slam poetry champion for the state of Oregon and a current art ambassador for Rise Up International in association with the U.S. Department of State.

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.

COMMUNITY CENTER

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, Oct. 1 at the the center. The cost is $8 or $3 for music and dancing only. There will be 50/50 raffle to benefit Meals on Wheels.

Hearing check

There will be free hearing checks from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct.4, at the center.

Auxiliary meeting

The Estacada chapter of the American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7 the center. New members are welcome.

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 from 6:30-7:30 p.m Tuesday and Thursday evenings with Susan Wagner at the center.

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.

Seniors exercise class

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

SUPPORT GROUPS

Caregivers Support Group

Grace Place Senior Living hosts a monthly support group for caregivers. The group meets from 3-4 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at 380 N.W. Sixth Ave.

Alcoholics Anonymous

An AA group meets from 7-8 p.m. every Thursday at the Assembly of God Church, 478 N.W. Wade Street.

Grief share

The Grief Share group is there for people who have lost a close friend or loved one. It meets from 2-4 p.m. Mondays at the Clackamas Valley Baptist Church, 29275 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.