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

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Patrick Lamb will play a free concert in Happy Valley on Thursday.

Wednesday, Aug. 15

COFFEE WITH A COUNCILOR: Gladstone residents are invited to express their concerns to a city councilor at 9:30 a.m. at the Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave.

CITIZENSHIP (ESL) CLASS: Lutheran Community Services Northwest offers free 12-week citizenship classes from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 26 at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove.

CLACKAMAS COUNTY FAIR: This marks the 110th year of the annual fair at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds, 694 N.E. Fourth Ave., Canby. The event continues through Aug. 18.

Thursday, Aug. 16

DR. WHO CLUB: Meet fellow fans at this event at 6 p.m. at the Gladstone Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St.

Friday, Aug. 17

FAMILY STORYTIME: Families are welcome to this event at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library.

Saturday, Aug. 18

OREGON CITY FARMERS MARKET: The Oregon City Farmers Market, with 55 vendors, takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through October at the corner of Beavercreek and Kaen roads, on the Clackamas County Red Soils Campus.

SATURDAY STORYTIME: This event takes place at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library.

RIVER TOUR: Rivers of Life Center and the Oregon City Business Alliance will host an Ecology and Economy Tour exploring Willamette River assets and opportunities today and next Saturday. For more information, call Jerry Herrmann at 503-260-3432.

OAK GROVE TROLLEY TRAIL FESTIVAL: This event, with art, craft and food vendors, live music and activities for kids takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southeast Oak Grove Boulevard and Southeast Arista.

READ TO A DOG: Children can read to a trained therapy dog from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove. Reserve a 15-minute spot by calling 503-655-8543.

Sunday, Aug. 19

MILWAUKIE FARMERS MARKET: The market, with 75 vendors, takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through October at the intersection of Main and Harrison streets in downtown Milwaukie.

THUNDER CAKE STORYWALK: Children and families are invited to share a story and take a short walk through downtown Oregon City today through Sept. 2. Check in at the Oregon City Library.

GARDEN FUNDRAISER: The Oak Grove Garden Club is sponsoring a wine tasting from 2 to 5 p.m. featuring St. Josef's Winery at 116195 S.E. River Forest Place, Oak Grove. Tickets are $10. For reservations, call 503-653-7751 or 503-919-0270.

CRUZIN' FOR THE KIDS: This cruise-in and more takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Serres Farm, 14620 S. Forsythe Road, Oregon City.

Monday, Aug. 20

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 STORYTIME: Enjoy a free, fun 45-minute yoga class for kids and their adults taught by Organic Movement at 11 a.m. at the Oak Lodge Library. Babies and caregivers should wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or towel. No registration required.

YOUTH SERVICES VACATION: The Oregon City Library's Youth Services Programming will take a break from now through Sept. 3.

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: Join the group for an evening of adventure at 4:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Library.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

DONATE BLOOD: From 1 to 6 p.m. at Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. Make an appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-733-2767.

BOOK CLUB: The Rock Readers Mystery Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Gladstone Library to discuss "The Plague of Thieves Affair," by Marcia Muller. New members welcome.

RIVERS EAST VILLAGE INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION: All are welcome to learn about the new Milwaukie/Gladstone Village plan to assist seniors to age at home with the help of volunteers from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Clackamas Fire Station #4, 6600 S.E. Lake Road, Milwaukie. For more info, contact Rivers East Village at 971-808-2340 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday, Aug. 22

REC-MOBILE AT RISLEY PARK: Children age 6 to 10 are invited to play games, make crafts, meet new friends and have fun in the sun from 2 to 4 p.m. at the park, 2350 S.E. Swain Ave., Oak Grove.

Neighborhood meetings

BEAVERCREEK: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Beavercreek Grange Hall, 22041 S. Kamrath Road. Visit Beavercreek.org, call 503-632-8370 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ISLAND STATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, Milwaukie Grange, 12015 S.E. 22nd Ave.

JENNINGS LODGE: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 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..

OAK GROVE: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, Performing Arts Center at Rose Villa, 13505 S.E. River Road. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SOUTH END/HAZEL GROVE: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, United Methodist Church, 18955 South End Road, Oregon City.

Arts

Wednesday, Aug. 15

CLACKAMAS ARTS ALLIANCE ART ON DISPLAY: See the work of Clackamas County artists at various locations. Genny Entezari's work will be at the Public Services Building in Oregon City through Sept. 4; the art of both Nina Bradford and Cheryl Butterfield will be at the Development Services Building through Sept. 13. Artists from North Clackamas Christian School will show their art through Oct. 4 at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center, while Miriam Selby's work will be at Providence Milwaukie Hospital through Oct. 3. See Leland John's artwork at the Clackamas Federal Credit Union through Sept. 11.

ART LAB: Families are invited to explore the art world from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St. Today's inspiration: Keith Haring — pop art.

DO YOU FEEL A DRAFT?: This adult writing group meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every first and third Wednesday at the Oregon City Library.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Children and families are invited to enjoy live entertainment from 11 a.m. to noon at the Oregon City Library Park, 606 John Adams St. Today's event: Micah & Me.

LEWELLING CONCERTS: Enjoy concerts at 6:30 p.m. at Ball-Michel Park, 9781 S.E. Stanley Ave., Milwaukie. Tonight's entertainment: Remedy.

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 EXHIBIT: See the work of Tobi Piatek and Wendy Avner through Oct. 11 and Ruth Armitage through Oct. 10 at the Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. All art curated by the Clackamas County Arts Alliance.

Thursday, Aug. 16

HAPPY VALLEY CONCERTS: All are invited to these summer concerts from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Happy Valley Park, 13770 S.E. Ridgecrest Road. Tonight's entertainment: Patrick Lamb.

OREGON CITY CONCERTS IN THE PARK: All are invited to these summer concerts from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The End of the Oregon Trail, 1726 Washington St. Tonight's entertainment: Shoot to Thrill.

ARDENWALD CONCERTS: All are invited to these concerts at 7 p.m. at Ardenwald Park, 3637 S.E. Roswell St., Milwaukie. Tonight's entertainment: Beat Patrol.

MUSICAL THEATER: Clackamas Repertory Theater presents "Annie" from Aug. 9-26 in the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, with 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets may be purchased at ClackamasRep.org or by calling 503-594-6047.

Friday, Aug. 17

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

HV LIBRARY CONCERTS: The Happy Valley Library will host this concert series from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Village Green Park, 13786 S.E. Sieben Park Way. Tonight's entertainment: Rae Gordon Band.

Saturday, Aug. 18

LIVE MUSIC: Enjoy live music from blues harp player Arthur "Fresh Air" Moore at 7:30 p.m. at Wine:30 Bar, 10835 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie.

BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION CLASS: Learn to draw plants from life at noon at the Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St. To register, call 503-657-8269, ext. 1017, or stop by the reference desk.

Sunday, Aug. 19

LIVE MUSIC: Enjoy live music from blues harp player Arthur "Fresh Air" Moore from 6 to 9 p.m. at Vinyl Tap Bar and Grill, 2099 S.E. Oak Grove Blvd., Oak Grove.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

LEWELLING CONCERTS: Enjoy concerts at 6:30 p.m. at Ball-Michel Park, 9781 S.E. Stanley Ave., Milwaukie. Tonight's entertainment: Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys.

Ongoing

STORYTIMES: The Gladstone Library hosts three different storytimes, at 135E. Dartmouth St. Toddler Storytime takes place at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays; Baby Storytime is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays; and All Ages Storytime is at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays.

SUPPORT GROUP: Join the Goodness Group from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the NAMI Clackamas Office, 10202 S.E. 32nd Ave., #501, Milwaukie.

SUPPORT GROUP: The Open Minds Art Studio meets from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the NAMI Clackamas Office.

NAMI CONNECTIONS: NAMI Connections meets 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays at Kaiser Brookside, 10180 S.E. Sunnyside Road.

WORKSOURCE WORKSHOPS: The Oregon City Library will host a series of job search and career advancement workshops from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through January.

McLOUGHLIN/BARCLAY HOUSES: The McLoughlin and Barclay houses are 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.. Visit mcloughlinhouse.org for hours, dates, location and history.

HOLMES HOUSE: The historic 1847 Holmes House, nicknamed the Rose Farm, is open for the summer season from noon to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (except Aug. 11), through Sept. 15. The Rose Farm is located at 536 Holmes Lane, at the corner of Holmes Lane and Rilance Lane in Oregon City. For history, hours, location and events, visit mcloughlinhouse.org.

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.

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. Fridays at St. Stephen Church, 290 W. Gloucester St.

TECH HELP: One-on-one computer and technology help is available by appointment from noon-4 p.m. Saturdays at the Gladstone Public Library. To schedule a half-hour appointment, call 503-656-2411, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit the library at 135 E. Dartmouth St. Weekday appointments can be arranged if needed.

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.

CHUCKWAGON BREAKFAST: There will be no breakfast at the Milwaukie Elks Lodge, but everyone is invited to a breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays at the Elks Park, 12178 S. Mulino Road, Canby.

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..

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 2018 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.

GOLF TOURNAMENT: Your tax-deductible $65 donation must be paid in advance to attend the sixth-annual Fred Jossi Invitational Golf Tournament on Sept. 8 benefiting the American Legion Post 180. For more information, contact Mike Lueck at 503-576-0009 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CURE: This organization that seeks to help people with incarcerated family members meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month (except second Monday in September) at Abundant Life Church, 17241 S.E. Hemrich Road, Damascus. For more information, leave a message for Will Timberman at 503-757-7762 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DANCE LESSONS: Weekly lessons, $6 at the door, are held Sundays, starting Sept. 16 at 10666 S.E. 42nd Ave., Milwaukie. From 3 to 4:30 p.m. choreographed ballroom lessons; from 5 to 6:30 p.m. modern team dancing. More info at sites.google.com/site/rivercitydancers/lessons.

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