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Have an event you’d like to see in Around Town? Send a brief description via email of who, what, when, where and other relevant information to Isabel Gautschi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 11 a.m. Monday for inclusion in the week’s paper. Submissions will not be accepted after that time. If you have a relevant photo, send that too. Please note that submissions will be edited and that local items are given preference.


Easter Parade and Egg Hunt

Estacada’s annual Easter parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Estacada High School, heads down Main Street, turns on Fourth Avenue and heads up Broadway.

You’ll see excellent floats from businesses such as All American Rentals and a county commissioner candidate or three.

After the parade, the Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69 Volunteer Association is holding an Easter Egg Hunt at noon Saturday at the football stadium.

The Estacada Youth Baseball and Softball kickoff will take place next to the stadium.

Other attractions include a bounce house, a barbecue and the opportunity to have your picture taken in a fire truck.

For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 503-630-3483.

Easter Egg Hunt at Eagle Creek Grange

Celebrate Easter with candy, eggs and bunnies 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Eagle Creek Grange, 24491 E. Eagle Creek Road.

Library springtime egg hunt

There are ten colorful paper eggs hidden in the library. If you can find them all you win a prize!

All you have to do is ask to play at the Estacada Public Library’s Information Desk any time before Sunday, April 20.

You will be given a map of the library to mark the eggs when you find them. Once you’ve found all 10, bring the map back to the information desk and pick up your prize.

Participants will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize.


Author Reading

Meet local author Stacia Hannum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library.

Hannum will discuss her book “Lions of Clackamas,” a nonfiction collection of anecdotes of colorful and unexpected mentors who provide alternative approaches to contending with today’s trials.

Rag Wreath Workshop

Learn how to create a charming wreath from scrap fabric and a wooden embroidery hoop from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Wade Creek House, 664 N.W. Wade St.

The class costs $18. All materials are supplied. To reserve a spot, call Wade Creek House at 503-630-7556.

Plant Sale

The Estacada Garden Club will hold a plant sale fundraiser for from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Estacada Public Library.

Club members will sell plants from their gardens to raise money for the non-profit club. Coffee and baked goods will also be sold.

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 2:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays at Betty Veveiros CPA, 309 S.W. Highway 224.


Calligraphy Project

The William Stafford Calligraphy Project exhibit of Stafford’s calligraphic renderings, poems and writings will be on display at the Estacada Public Library from May 7 through June 4.

The exhibit will travel throughout Oregon in 2014 in honor of Stafford’s 100th birthday. Stafford is a former poet laureate of Oregon.

The show is presented by the Portland Society for Calligraphy.

For more information on the William Stafford Calligraphy Project, email Larry Whitson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Cynthia Schubert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Computer tutorials

The Estacada Public Library offers weekly one-on-one computer tutorials on computer skills such as how to use email, Microsoft Word, social media, online security, eReaders, etc.

Half-hour tutorials may be scheduled between 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

To schedule time with the computer tutor, call the library at 503-630-8273.


Right Brain Initiative meeting

Come learn about The Right Brain Initiative at a meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the Clackamas River Elementary library.

The Right Brain Initiative is a program of the Regional Arts & Culture Council that strives to give all K-8 students access to the arts regardless of neighborhood, language or income through efforts involving the entire community. Part of the purpose of the meeting is to gauge support for the program in the district.

For more information on the Right Brain Initiative, visit


Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Estacada Seventh-Day Adventist Church is offering an all-you-can-eat free breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 4. All are welcome.

Community Center

The Estacada Community Center offers free breakfast 8 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of each month.



The next meeting of the Clackamas County chapter of the Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will be from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth St., Oregon City. Call Danny at 503-887-4556 for more information.

Grief Share

The Grief Share group helps those who have lost a loved one find comfort and acceptance and to find the joy that remains in their lives. Confidentiality is required of all who attend. The group now meets from 2-3:30 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

Al-Anon and Alateen

If someone’s drinking bothers you, Al-Anon and Alateen can help.

Meetings are available just a 20 minute drive from Estacada at Eastridge Church, 14100 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Clackamas.

Alateen meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday.

In honor of Alcohol Awareness Month, throughout April, Al-Anon Newcomers meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Mondays at the New Seasons Community Room in the Happy Valley Town Center at 162nd Avenue and Sunnyside Road in Happy Valley.

For more information, visit or call Al-Anon’s Information Service at 503-292-1333.


Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 1:30-6:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at the Eagle Creek Grange, 24491 E. Eagle Creek Road.

Please schedule an appointment to give blood by calling 1-800-733-2767.

Blood donations are used to benefit people with cancer or other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients and accident or trauma victims.

For more information, visit

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