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Ponchos for Ponies

The Ponchos for Ponies program offers free gently used waterproof turnouts to horses who would otherwise go without a winter coat. If you are having trouble affording a blanket for your horse, call Bonnie Weber at 503-310-5052 or Sandy Leight at 503-616-0981 to make an appointment to measure and fit your horse.


Annual Student Art Show

Budding artists, ages 5-95, will be featured in the Spiral Gallery's annual student art show and reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3. If you would like to be featured in the show, you may apply by visiting and following the “Student Art Show” link and downloading an application. Please note that pieces must be for sale, and the gallery will take a small commission. Send in that application promptly, because it's first come, first serve!

The gallery is at 341 Broadway Street.

Calling all artists

The Estacada Public Library is planning the construction of a new outdoor library sign. Artists are invited to submit rough designs for a low, monument-style sign that will be installed in front of the library. Designs may be dropped off at the library between the hours of 10 a.m and 7 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, or 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, Feb. 1. For more information, contact library board member Earlean Marsh at 503-637-3312 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Powerhouse Project Art Show

Don’t forget to check out the Powerhouse Project Art Show hanging in the Estacada Public Library through early January. Twenty nine Oregon artists explored the historic North Fork Dam and Powerhouse this June and created paintings, quilts, collages, photographs, prints, clay sculpture, wood carvings, and writing pieces inspired by the experience. For more information call 503-630-4013.

UpRiver Dulcimer Group

The UpRiver Dulcimer Group plays Appalachian, or mountain music, from 6:30-8 p.m. the first and third Monday of every month at the Spiral Gallery, 341 S. Broadway. The group is made up of local musicians who perform at events and centers around the area.

Tuesday Crafternoons

Crafternoons are held from 4-6 p.m. every Tuesday at Mossy Rock, 398 Broadway St. All ages and skill levels are invited to bring their favorite arts and crafts supplies and projects to Crafternoons. For more information, or if you are interested in leading a workshop, call 503-630-3199 or 503-806-6211.

Quilt club meets

The Skip-a-Week Quilt Club meets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at the Garfield Grange on Divers Road. For more information, call Ruth at 503-630-4669.

Spinning group

The Estacada spinning and fiber arts group meets from 2-4 p.m. Fridays at Betty Veveiros CPA, 309 S.W. Highway 224.


Pancake Breakfast

Springwater Grange is holding its monthly pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4. A menu of eggs cooked to order, sausage, pancakes, hash browns, biscuits, gravy, juice and coffee is available for $5. Springwater Grange is at the corner of Wallens and Springwater Road.


Library Action Plan meeting

Estacada Public Library will host a meeting for those interested in developing an action plan for the library at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7. The formation of committees to develop an action plan for the library's 2013-18 strategic plan will be discussed. For more information call the library at 503-630-8273.

Cover Oregon Q & A

Local Cover Oregon agent David Berk will answer questions about the Affordable Care Act from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St. If you would like to attend please RSVP to the library at 503-630-8273.

LEGO Creativity Club

LEGO lovers in grades 3-6 are invited to come get some LEGO building tips and tricks from local enthusiast Blair Archer from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Estacada Public Library. There will be plenty of LEGO bricks handy to build with.

Computer tutorials

Cathy Kreisman is offering computer tutorials 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 8. To sign up for a half-hour session on Jan. 8, please call the library at 503-630-8273. There will be no more computer tutorials for the remainder of January. Sessions will begin again in February.


Mossy Rocks 4-H Club accepting new members

Are you in sixth-, seventh- or eighth-grade and interested in the natural sciences and great outdoors? Mossy Rocks 4-H is just the club for you. In the coming year, club members will learn about geology, observe wildlife, help out with a few community service projects, go on one or two overnight trips and continue with natural science studies. Members must like being outdoors (even if the weather isn’t perfect) and must be willing to wake up early for activities every now and then. The club meets at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of every month. For more information and the location of the meeting place, call Barb Hicks at 503-630-1906.


Grief Share

The Grief Share group helps those who have lost a loved one to find comfort and acceptance and to find the joy that remains in their lives. Confidentiality is required of all who attend. The group meets from 3:30-5 p.m. Mondays at Clackamas Valley Baptist Church. For more information, call 503-630-5484.

AA offers hope

The Estacada friendship group of AA offers hope and help for the alcoholic who still suffers. Meetings are held from 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday and Friday at the St. Aloysius Catholic Church Community Hall, 297 N. Broadway St. For more information, call the AA hotline at 503-223-8569 or visit

Lions Clubhouse

The Estacada Lions Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at Viewpoint Restaurant & Lounge, 20189 S. Springwater Road. Call Jack White at 503-630-6950 for more information.

Women’s advocates

Clackamas Women’s Services has sites in Estacada and Sandy where rural advocates can provide crisis support, case management, advocacy, legal assistance, counseling and support groups for survivors of domestic and sexual violence living in Clackamas County. All services are free. To reach these rural advocates, call 503-722-2366, ext. 115. You also can get information and support from the 24-hour crisis line at 503-654-2288.

Yellow House Thrift Store

The Yellow House Thrift Store, or the Community Services Center, is open between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at 207 N. Broadway St. Inexpensive clothing, dishes and toys are available for purchase. Assistance in finding other services is also available. For more information, call Sharon at 503-819-3752.


Free blood pressure screening

Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center offers drop-in, free blood pressure screening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Thursday of every month.

High blood pressure can lead to a number of health issues, so it is helpful to be screened. The center is at 1500 Division St., Oregon City.

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