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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.


1970s class reunion

All Estacada High School graduates from the 1970s are invited to a potluck-reunion from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the Timber Bowl. Please bring canned food to donate.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1:30-7 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Clackamas Valley Baptist Church, 29275 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.

To schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-733-2767 or go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: EstacadaComm.


Northwest Nomad Association, Les Schwab Tires and the Multnomah Hot Rod Council are holding a Cruise-In from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at 140 S.W. Frontage Road.

Registration fee for vehicles is $10. There are dash plaques and door prizes for participants. There will be awards, T-shirts and music at the event. For more information, call Bob at 503-919-9038 or Lynn at 503-657-0657.

Summer Celebration

It’s almost time for the Summer Celebration!

The free event celebrates art, community, music and fun in downtown Estacada each year and is coordinated with the annual painting or restoration of an Artback Artists mural. The celebration is from 6-10 p.m. Friday, July 25, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 26.

For information, visit estacadasc.org


Farmers Market

Sly David will perform his “Hobo Blues” and a master preserver will offer a food preservation demonstration at the Estacada Farmers Market on Saturday, July 12.

The Estacada Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northwest Third and Broadway.

Second Friday

The Spiral Gallery will debut “RED,” a group art show, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 12. The gallery is at 341 Broadway St.

Garden aromatic workshop

Learn to make lavender wands and sage sticks to bring natural herbal aromas into your home in a workshop from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Wade Creek House, 664 N.W. Wade St.

Cost to attend is $15, all materials are included.

Space is limited. RSVP to Wade Creek House at 503-630-7556.

“The Ballad of Cate Parks”

A series of mixed-media art works by local artist Nina Bradford is on display at the Estacada Public Library through Sept. 22.

While walking the paths along Burrard Inlet at Cates Park in Vancouver, B.C., Bradford came up with the fictional story of a young woman living in the 1800s who fell in love with a sailor.

The series is a visual diary of Cate Parks and presents not only the joy of love and sorrow of loss, but the relationship between people and the objects and world in which they live.

The show is presented in partnership with the Estacada Area Arts Commission.

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


Summer reading program event

Red Yarn Theater is coming to the Estacada Public Library from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16.


Free Summer Meal Program

The Estacada School District is offering free meals to children ages 18 and under at four sites through Aug. 16.

Breakfast will be served from 8:30-9 a.m. Monday through Friday at Clackamas River Elementary, 301 N.E. Second Ave.

Lunches will be available noon to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday at Clackamas River Elementary; 11:20-11:50 a.m. Monday-Friday at Eagle Crest Mobile Estates, 25800 S.E. Eagle Creek Rd; noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at Eagle Creek Elementary, 30391 S.E. Highway 211 and noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Estacada Skate Park/Library, 825 N.W. Wade Street. Adults may purchase breakfast for $2.50 and lunch for $3.50.

Community Center

The Estacada Community Center offers free breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of each month. The center is at 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive.


Garden Tour

The Wade Creek House’s Annual Estacada Garden Tour is right around the corner. The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 19.

The tour gives views of local gardens to show what may be done in a small space then travels out of town to visit more spectacular, bigger gardens. If you get your ticket before the day of the tour at Wade Creek House or Planet Cup of Joe in Estacada or Sandy, the price is $10. Day-of tickets cost $15 or $25 for two.

Proceeds will support the Estacada Senior/Community Center. For more information, call Wade Creek House at 503-630-7556.

Relay for Life

The Estacada Relay For Life begins at noon Saturday, July 19, at Estacada High School and goes all night. The event will raise money to fight cancer. There will be live bands, great food and lots of excitement.

Food donations

The Estacada Relay for Life organizers are collecting canned food for the Estacada Area Food Bank. There are donation barrels at Les Schwab, Estacada Mini Storage, N.W. Technologies and the Estacada Liquor Store.

Food donations will be dropped off at the food bank Sunday, July 20.


Mary Charlotte’s Garden Party

Philip Foster Farm will celebrate Mary Charlotte and other Oregon pioneer women from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 19.

There will be a 19th-century fashion show, live music, a tour of the historic roses on the farm, viewings of pioneer women’s needlework, kid-friendly historical activities and more.

Admission to the party is $5 a person or $20 for a family of any size.

Jacknife-Zion-Horseheaven Historical Society members get in free.

Foster Farm open for the season

Philip Foster Farm is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Aug. 31. The farm is geared toward all things pioneer and offers guests of all ages a variety of activities and an intimate look at one of Oregon’s first families.

Guides are dressed in period costume. Admission costs $5 per person or $20 a family. Annual memberships are available for $15 per person or $35 per family. Members may visit the farm for free throughout 2014.


Community Center Board

The Friends of the Estacada Community Center Board of Directors meets at 4 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at the center at 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive. Meetings are open to the public.


Ranger guided canoe and kayak tours

Milo McIver State Park Rangers will lead canoe and kayak tours of the River Mill Reservoir throughout the summer.

The tours are an opportunity to learn about the history and ecology of the reservoir and to see a variety of plants animals.

Participants must be at least 6 years old, and anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Kids ages 6-12 may not kayak on their own, but must be in a double kayak with an adult.

Canoe tours are led from 6-8 p.m. Mondays. Kayak tours are 6-8 p.m. Thursdays and 7:30-9:30 a.m. Sundays.

The tours cost $15 per person. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets are included in the cost.

Reservations are required. Call 1-800-452-5687 to sign up.


Medicare 101

Learn about Medicare with a presentation from the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Program in cooperation with Clackamas County Social Services on Wednesday, July 16, at the Estacada Community Center, 200 S.W. Lakeshore Drive.

Call 503-630-7454 for the time of the presentation.



The next meeting of the Clackamas County Chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth Street, Oregon City. “Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo’ Halfway House” will be screened during the meeting. 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 at 3 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 pdxaa.com.

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


Camp Rilea Competitive Camp

The Estacada Football Team will travel to Camp Rilea in Warrenton for a full-contact competitive camp Saturday-Wednesday, July 12-16. The cost for this camp is $150. For more information, email Coach Andy Mott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Summer Celebration

Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Estacada Summer Celebration Friday and Saturday, July 25-26. For more information, call Debbie Turner at 503-709-2580.

Fungus Festival volunteer meeting

A meeting for volunteers interested in helping with the Estacada Festival of the Fungus will be held from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St. For more information, call Eileen Belanger at 503-504-9216 or at 503-631-7155.