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Listings of a selection of free or nonprofit community, neighborhood and arts events in April 2018

Wednesday, April 11

PHOTO COURTESY: CCC - Clackamas Community College Advising and Career Coach Kyle Thomas (right) works with students (including April Allen, left) to get them on a path and stay on track.FINANCIAL AID 101: Learn the ins and outs of financial aid and FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) from noon to 1 p.m. in the Community Center at Clackamas Community College's Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: This group meets from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. It is designed for individuals caring for a spouse, parent or sibling.

FOOD FOR FINES: The fourth-annual Food for Fines week will run through April 14 at all locations of the Libraries in Clackamas County. For every nonperishable food donation, $1 will be waived in overdue fines. During last year's drive, the libraries collected more than 11,500 pounds of donations for local food banks.

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "Wine, Tapas and Flamencos" by Gary Clay. All sessions are at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Clackamas Community College's Harmony Campus, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, room H320. Call 503-594-0620 for more information. Cost is $3 per session.

CAREER WORKSHOP SERIES: Northwest Family Services can help with all aspects of your job search from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Also tomorrow, April 12.

ENGLISH TEA: Purchase tickets now for the Springtime English Tea on Saturday, April 21. Calll Janet at 503-653-0735 to see if any tickets are left.

PRIMARY CANDIDATES FORUM: Meet the candidates at 7 p.m. at Rose Villa Senior Living Community, second floor training room, 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove.

Thursday, April 12

VILLAGES NW: This organization, which helps neighbors remain neighbors, will hold an informational meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Water Services building, 14496 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove. For more information, call Kay Weaver at 503-936-0278 or send an email to [email protected]This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WALK WITH EASE: The Milwaukie Center is offering the Arthritis Foundation's Walk with Ease program held twice weekly for nine weeks. It begins today from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the center at 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Free but preregistration is required; call 503-653-8100.

HOMESCHOOLERS' SCIENCE LAB: Children age 5 and up are invited to watch and explore winter-themed science experiments at 1:30 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library.

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION BENEFIT: Children's Center, the sole organization in Clackamas County providing comprehensive child abuse assessment and intervention services, will hold its second annual "Children's Center Honors" from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the World of Speed Museum, 27490 S.W. 95th Ave., Wilsonville. To sponsor or attend, contact Roxanne Myslewski at 503-655-7725 or visit childrenscenter.cc.

Friday, April 13

LISTENING TOUR: AARP Oregon is holding a listening tour across Oregon to hear what people love about their communities and what would make them more age-friendly. This 9 a.m. event at Clackamas Community College, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, unincorporated Milwaukie, is free, but preregistration is required. To sign up, go to aarp.cvent.com/MilwaukieAgeFriendly2018.

FAMILY STORYTIME: This event, for children ages 2 to 5, takes place at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also April 20 and 27.

TRANSPORTATION RESOURCE FAIR: Learn more about local transportation options from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City.

TEEN ADVISORY GROUP: Teens are invited to voice their opinions about the library at 4 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

Saturday, April 14

AUCTION: The Beavercreek Lions Auction will take place at the 10 O'Clock Church, 23345 S. Beavercreek Road. The plant sale and country store open at 9 a.m. and the oral auction will begin at 10 a.m.

SATURDAY STORYTIME: All ages are invited to this event at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also April 21 and 28.

WILDLIFE-FRIENDLY GARDENING: Learn how to create wildlife-friendly spaces in your own yard or community area from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Environmental Learning Center at Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. To register for the $20 workshop, visit clackamas.edu/workshops or call 503-594-1656.

WATER ACTIVITIES: Kids in kindergarten through second grade are invited to the "Where's the Water, Watson?" show. It will highlight the unique and magical attributes of water by using the water cycle as the learning model from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

BOOK SALE: Celebrate National Library Week by supporting the library and young readers at the Oregon City Library's book sale from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Visit new.myubam.com to learn more.

LEGO CLUB: Ages 5 and up are invited to build with Legos at 2 p.m. at the Ledding Library.

OC WINTER FARMERS MARKET: The OC winter market takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other Saturday through April 28, at the corner of Beavercreek and Kaen Roads at the Clackamas County Red Soils campus in the heart of Oregon City.

BEYOND CRAYONS: Adults are invited to relax and socialize with other adults from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library.

Sunday, April 15

SQUARE DANCING: The River City Dancers offers modern square dancing lessons from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays at the Milwaukie Community Center, 10666 S.E. 42nd Ave. For more info, call Neal or Virginia Keefer at 503-233-1493.

COFFEE & COLORING: Grab a coffee and color with others from noon to 2 p.m. at the Moonlight Coffeehouse, 15717 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

RECORD COLLECTORS SHOW: Oregon's oldest annual meet takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ackerman School, 350 S.E. 13th St., Canby. For more info, call 503-651-2780.

Monday, April 16

UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA: Join the Alzheimer's Association to identify common behavior triggers and learn strategies to help intervene with some common challenges from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Providence Milwaukie, 10150 S.E. 32nd Ave. To register for this free class, call 1-800-272-3900.

CREDIT: Learn from experts why credit matters, how to build good credit and how to manage credit from noon to 1 p.m. in Roger Rook Hall, Room 220, Clackamas Community College's Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.

OPEN HOUSE: If you're a student or parent/guardian interested in enrolling in the fall, you're invited to this open house at Clackamas Middle College, 12021 S.E. 82nd Ave. The evening starts at 5:30 p.m. with an indroduction from staff, and a question-and-answer period to better understand the college-transition program for high school students.

PINOCHLE PLAYERS: Pinochle players are invited to play from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at 3500 S.E. Concord Road, Unit 15, in the Concord Terrace Mobile Home Park, Oak Grove. Entry fee is $1.

YOGA & WELLNESS STORYTIME: Enjoy a free, fun kids yoga class taught by Elk Rock Wellness at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Also April 30.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Join the group at 4:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

Tuesday, April 17

CAREER FAIR: Clackamas Community College is hosting this fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Gregory Forum, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. For more information, visit clackamas.edu/careerfair or contact 503-594-6001 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DEMYSTIFYING MEDITATION: Mindfulness meditation teacher Surja Tjahaja will offer a free public presentation at 3:30 p.m. at the Happy Valley Library, 13793 S.E. Sieben Park Way. For more information on these talks, visit mindfulnessmeditation.us.

SENIOR LAW: Volunteer elder law attorneys provide up to a half-hour consultation on senior legal issues at the Milwaukie Center. This free service is available to older adults residing in North Clackamas County, but appointments are required; call 503-653-8100. Also May 1 and 15.

BOOK CLUB: The Rock Readers Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St. Books can be checked out at the information desk.

BOOKS FOR BABIES: Enjoy stories, rhymes and playtime for tiny tots and their grown-ups at 1 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library.

Wednesday, April 18

LIVING WELL: The Social Services Division at Clackamas County is offering a free, six-week workshop series on living your best with either chronic conditions or diabetes starting today and continuing from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. To reserve your spot or ask questions, call the Family Caregiver Support program at 503-650-5605.

SEASONED ADULTS: The Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program presents "Oregon Covered Bridges" by Joyce Colling. All sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Clackamas Commmunity College's Harmony Campus, 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, room H320. Call 503-594-0620 for more information. Cost is $3 per session.

BOOK CLUB: The Milwaukie/Sellwood Book Club will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Ledding Library Fiction Room, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie, to discuss "American Psycho."

Neighborhood meetings

BEAVERCREEK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, the Beavercreek Grange Hall, 22041 S. Kamrath Road, unincorporated Oregon City. Visit Beavercreek.org, call 503-632-8370 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CANEMAH: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, John Adams Fire Station, 624 Seventh St., second floor, Oregon City.

CAUFIELD: 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, Oregon City School District Bus Barn, 14551 Meyers Road.

EAGLE CREEK-BARTON: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, Eagle Creek Fire Station, 32200 S.E. Judd Road. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HOLCOMB-OUTLOOK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, Oregon City View Manor, 280 S. Longview Way.

ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.

JENNINGS LODGE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, Church of the Nazarene, 4180 S.E. Jennings Ave. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LAKE ROAD: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, Rowe Middle School, 3606 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie. Meeting location changes periodically, so check milwaukieoregon.gov/citymanager/lake-road-nda.

LEWELLING: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, Milwaukie Cafe & Bottle Shop, 9401 S.E. 32nd Ave.

LINWOOD: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, Linwood Elementary School, 11909 S.E. Linwood Ave., Milwaukie.

OAK GROVE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 14700 S.E. Rupert Drive.

TWO RIVERS: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, Best Western Rivershore, 1900 Clackamette Drive, Oregon City.

Arts

Wednesday, April 11

BALLROOM DANCING: Dance to Swing Street Glenn Tadina Big Band and the Black Magic Band from 12:45 to 3 p.m. on alternating weeks at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. The cost is $5 at the door.

ART LAB: Kids and families are invited to create cool and unusual underwater scenes that might be seen from a porthole of a submarine on National Submarine Day from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St.

NOTE NIGHT: Enjoy some live music while you browse for books or sit and savor the sounds from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Happy Valley Library. This month features members of the Clackamas High School Intermediate Orchestra performing Vivaldi's "Concerto in La Minore," "Hopak," by Mussorgsky, and other classical and popular selections.

Thursday, April 12

OPEN MIC POETRY: In honor of National Poetry Month, Oregon City Public Library will hold its first open mic poetry night from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the library, 606 John Adams St.

RAMONA WAS HERE: Join guidebook author Laura O. Foster for a virtual tour of Beverly Cleary's Oregon from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Happy Valley Library.

Friday, April 13

JOHN MUNGER MEMORIAL JAZZ BAND: It's a perfect opportunity for practicing dance steps. Noon to 2 p.m. at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive. Free.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: The Gladstone Theater and Choir Departments present "Seussical the Musical" at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday and at 2 p.m. April 15 at the high school, 18800 Portland Ave.

DANCE PERFORMANCE: Tripthedark Dance Company presents "My Turn: The Claire Underwood Story" at 7:30 p.m. tonight, April 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 at Chapel Theatre, 4107 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie. Visit chapeltheatremilwaukie.com for tickets and more information.

CHILDREN'S CRAFT: Ages 4 and up are invited to drop in and make button tree crafts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ledding Library.

LIVE THEATER: The New Century Players presents a staged reading of "Enchanted April" at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Rose Villa Performing Arts Center, 13505 S.E. River Road, Oak Grove. Tickets are $5 at the door and online at NewCenturyPlayers.org. For more information, call 503-367-2620.

Saturday, April 14

ART EXTRAVAGANZA: The sixth annual Tools & Techniques Trade Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Providence Willamette Falls Community Center, 519 15th St., Oregon City. Visit clackamasartsalliance.org for more information.

VICTORIAN CRAFTS: Learn to make penny rugs from noon to 3 p.m. at the McLoughlin House / Barclay House Museum complex, 719 Center St., Oregon City. Free and all supplies are included.

Tuesday, April 17

COWBOY POETRY: Oregon horseman Tom Swearingen will tell stories of the people and land of the American West through original cowboy poetry from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St.

Wednesday, April 18

ART LAB: Kids and families are invited to create art from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St.

Ongoing

GARDENING SERIES: Nan Hage will teach a series of classes on gardening from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Gladstone High School. The class runs through May 16. Call Gladstone Community Education and Recreation for more information at 503-650-2570.

CITIZENSHIP CLASS: Lutheran Community Services Northwest offers this 12-week citizenship class for ESL speakers from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. This class runs through June 27.

COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOTS: The Milwaukie Center, in partnership with the Clackamas County Master Gardeners, has a community garden with 17 raised beds available for rent from April 2 through Nov 2. Applications are available at the Milwaukie Center information desk; return to Lisa Kasubuchi. Questions? Call 503-794-8038.

BOOKS FOR KIDS: Ages 1 to 3 are invited to Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Mondays at the Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie. Also, newborns up to 18 months old are invited to Book Babies are 1 p.m. Mondays at the library.

BOOKS AND CRAFTS: Ages 1 to 3 are invited to Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Ledding Library. Ages 3 to 5 are invited to Preschool Drop-in Crafts from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the library.

McLOUGHLIN/BARCLAY HOUSES: The McLoughlin House/Barclay House Complex is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Free tours are given 15 minutes after the hour and at 3 p.m. The home of Dr. John McLoughlin, "The Father of Oregon," is at 713 Center St., Oregon City. Tour groups welcome; email information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AARP TAX AID: Seniors are invited to get help with their taxes through April 13 at the Pioneer Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. Call 503-657-8287 now for an appointment.

AARP TAX AID: Seniors are invited to get help with their taxes through April 13 at the Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave. Call 503-655-7701 for an appointment.

ART EXHIBIT: The Clackamas County Arts Alliance presents the work of three local artists, Toni Avery, Rich Grisham and Tacy Jones, in galleries at the Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. The galleries are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The exhibits will be up through April 12.

ACRYLIC EXHIBIT: Gladstone resident Melissa Gannon will show her artwork through April 5 at the Oregon City Hall, 625 Center St., Oregon City.

BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Oregon City Public Library used bookstore, 502 Seventh St., will offer a 10 percent discount to seniors age 55 and older on Mondays.

SQUARE DANCING: All square dancers are invited to join the Bachelor 'n' Bachelorettes at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Abernethy Grange, 15745 S. Harley Ave., Oregon City. For questions, call 503-654-9141.

BINGO: Bingo for those 21 and over is played at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Oregon City Elks Lodge No. 1189, 610 McLoughlin Blvd.

STORYTIMES: Ages 3 to 5 are invited to Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Ledding Library. All ages are invited to Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the library.

THURSDAY EVENTS: Children age 6 and under are invited to participate with caregivers in free enrichment activities designed to help toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten students get ready for school. Each child attending will receive a free book each visit. The events take place from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families, 18905 Portland Ave.

TOPS MEETING: The Milwaukie-based Take Off Pounds Sensibly group meets Thursdays at the Kairos-Milwaukie United Church of Christ, 4790 S.E. Logus Road. Weigh-in is from 6 to 6:45 p.m. and the meeting is from 7 to 8 p.m.

TOPS MEETING: The Gladstone branch of Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at 9:30 a.m. every Friday at St. Stephen Church, 290 W. Gloucester.

CHUCKWAGON BREAKFAST: The Oregon City Elks Lodge No. 1189 invites the public to a Chuckwagon Breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays. For $7, you'll get coffee, tea or hot chocolate; two eggs made your way; hash browns; choice of sausage, ham or bacon; choice of French toast, pancakes or bread; and a glass of orange juice or tomato juice.

SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: This group meets from 2 to 4 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of the month at the NAMI Clackamas Office, 10202 S.E. 32nd Ave., Milwaukie. Call 503-344-5050 for more info.

SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST: Enjoy breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sundays at the Milwaukie American Legion Post, 2146 S.E. Monroe St. The event supports veterans and local community activities. Prices range from $3 for children to $7+ for adults.

CHARITY BINGO: The community is invited to play bingo from 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays at the Milwaukie American Legion Post, 2146 S.E. Monroe St.

GET MOVING: The Oregon City Walking Group (getthinspired.me) meets at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. All ages and speeds welcome.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: This group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Clackamas Park Friends Church, 8120 S.E. Thiessen Road, Milwaukie. For more information, call Margaret at 503-757-1943.

WAGON TONGUE TOASTMASTERS: All are welcome to learn to be a better public speaker with this supportive group. It meets from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month in the commission chambers at the OC City Hall, 625 Center St. For more info, contact Jaime Reed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MILWAUKIE TOASTMASTERS: The Milwaukie Talkies Toastmasters meet from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Oregonians Credit Union, 6915 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie. For more information, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

READ TO A DOG: Children are invited to read aloud to a therapy dog from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ledding Library. Call 503-786-7588 to sign up for a 15-minute session.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: From noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays, join the Overeaters Anonymous group in Oregon City in the religious education wing of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Willamette Falls, 710 Sixth St. For more information, call 503-705-5599.

MAH JONGG: Those who enjoy American Mah Jongg are invited to play from 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays at the Happy Valley Library. Be sure to bring your 2017 National Mah Jongg League cards.

MUSIC MAKERS: Singers in the Oregon City area are invited to join this group meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. The cost is $30 per semester.

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