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EVENTS

Timber Lake Job Corps 50th Anniversary

Timber Lake Job Corps will celebrate its 50th birthday Friday, Aug. 22.

Tours of the Timber Lake Civilian Conservation Center will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon, a complimentary barbecue prepared by the culinary arts students at noon with live entertainment during the meal.

A graduation ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. in the gym.

John Valley, a field representative for Senator Jeff Merkley, and the former Associate Deputy Chief for the national headquarters of the National Forest System and current Pacific Northwest Regional Forester Jim Pena will speak at the graduation.

Timber Lake Job Corps is at 59868 East Highway 224, about a 30-45 minute drive from Estacada.

There is no cell phone service at the center.

Memorial Dedication

There will be a formal dedication of the Estacada Veterans Memorial at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. The memorial is at 267 S.W. Second Ave. The American Legion Carl Douglas Post 74 will dedicate the “Spirit of America” eagle statue and the Estacada Garden Club will dedicate the Blue Star Memorial. Following the dedication, the Estacada Area Support Our Troops Foundation will hold an open house with booths and displays at the Odd Fellows Hall.

1974 Class Reunion

A reunion will be held for Estacada High School Class of 1974, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24.

Saturday, Aug. 23, the class meets at Mountain View Golf Course, 27195 S.E. Kelso Road in Boring, for golf from 1-5 p.m. (RSVP by Aug. 16 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), drinks and hors d’oeuvres from 9-5 p.m., $20 per person.

Sunday, Aug. 24, a Class of ‘74 barbecue picnic will be held at the Calhoun residence at 2 p.m. Bring a salad, dessert or grill meat. RSVP by Aug. 16 to Dave Calhoun at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Teresa Carlsen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Classic car show benefit

The Cruise2Barton Cruise-In and Car Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Barton Community Baptist Church, 25400 S.E. Highway 224, Boring. Raffle drawings all day, hourly race car “fire ups” and awards at 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit Barton Church missions. More info at 503-637-3258.

ARTS & CRAFTS

First Friday art

Caren Jones is the Spiral Gallery’s featured artist for August. Jones’ show “Picture in a Frame of Mind” opens 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1. The Gallery is at 341 S. Broadway St. For more information call the gallery at 503-630-7273.

First Friday music

Live music, everyone welcome, from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Mossy Rock Gift Shop, 398 Broadway St. in downtown Estacada. More info at 503-630-3100.

“The Ballad of Cate Parks”

A series of mixed-media art works by local artist Nina Bradford are 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.

FREE MEALS

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.

HISTORICAL ACTIVITIES

Philip Foster Farm

Philip Foster Farm is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, through Aug. 30. 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 is $5 per person or $20 for a family. Annual memberships are available for $15 per person or $35 per family. Members may visit the farm for free throughout 2014.

MEETINGS

Estacada Area Community Foundation

The Estacada Area Community Foundation will hold a quarterly meeting 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 4 at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade Street. Agenda items include an update on the new library sign and voting for new Estacada Area Community Foundation board members. Estacada Area Community Foundation meetings are open to the public.

Community Center Board of Directors

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.

Estacada City Council

The Estacada City Council meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month 7 p.m., Estacada City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. Info: 503-630-8270.

Broadway Streetscape public outreach meeting

The city of Estacada will host its second public information meeting on the Broadway Streetscape Project from 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Estacada City Hall. This month’s meeting will focus on design review and public art. The Sept. 16 meeting, same time and place, will focus on design review and parking. For more information contact Main Street Manager Terra Wilcoxson, Estacada Development Association at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-303-8920.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

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 and 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.

SERVICE AND SUPPORT GROUPS

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 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.



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