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by: CONTRIBUTED - There will be a benefit concert for Audrey Hohman, a local 3-year-old with leukemia, from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Viewpoint Restaurant & Lounge, 20189 S. Springwater Road. The Country Back Roads band will get people dancing. Come enjoy the raffles, food and good company. Donations will go toward Hohmans medical bills.


Cider Squeeze

Philip Foster Farm is holding its 38th annual Cider Squeeze from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.

There will be seven cider presses available for a small fee for people to grind their own cider. People may bring their own apples or purchase them from the farm. Fresh cider from Hood River also will be available.

Come enjoy crafts, music, pioneer games, historical demonstrations and more.

Philip Foster Farm is at 29912 S.E. Highway 211, Eagle Creek.

Entry is $5 per person or $20 per family.

Public Sight In

The Estacada Rod & Gun Club offers public sight-in days for hunting rifles or legal hunting handguns from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Sept. 30 and Oct. 5-6 at the club, 23400 S.E. Eagle Creek Road, Eagle Creek.

Charge is $5 per gun including a target. Extra targets are 25 cents each. Ear protection is required and available for 50 cents.

Pancake Breakfast

The Estacada Fire Station will host a pancake breakfast from 6 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Fire Hall. All proceeds will go to medical bills not covered by insurance for Audrey Hohman.

Fruit Trees 101-10

Monica Maggio, former arboretum manager of the Home Orchard Society, will give a free public talk on techniques and tips on growing fruit trees. She will discuss site requirements, site preparation, pollination needs, general maintenance requirements for various fruits and how to choose a good fruit tree.

The “Things To Know When You Grow” talk is from 7- 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie.

For more information, call Laura Eyer at 503-982-3522.



Blood drive

There will be an Estacada Community Blood Drive from 2-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Eagle Creek Grange, 24491 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS to make an appointment.

Community Health Screening

The Estacada Community Center will host a preventive health event Saturday, Oct. 19.

Life Line Screening will offer five screenings that will aid in the detection of potential health problems related to blocked arteries, a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms, which may lead to a ruptured aorta; hardened arteries in the legs, which is a strong indicator of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heartbeat, which may indicate a risk of stroke; and bone density screening, which is used to assess the risk of osteoporosis.

A Wellness Package of four vascular tests and the osteoporosis screening may be purchased for $149. It takes an hour to an hour and a half to complete all five screenings.

To register, call 1-888-653-6441. Discounts may be available.

Fitness Aerobics

Fitness Aerobics classes are offered from 7-8:15 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at Estacada First Baptist Church, 219101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.The class offers a full-body and core workout with high- and low-impact exercise. Call 503-630-3806 with questions.


Powerhouse Project art show

In May, 24 artists visited PGE's North Fork Powerhouse and Dam. They sketched, photographed and painted images inspired by the experience.

Their images will be displayed at the Estacada Public Library through early January.

There will be an artists reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the Estacada Public Library.

Outdoor Vintage Market

Wade Creek House is holding its last outdoor market of the year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.

In addition to more than 30 vendors to shop from, there will be food and and music.

If you’re interested in vending or would like more information, call the Wade Creek House at 503-630-7556.

Uniquely Oregon: Native American Art of Oregon

The Conversation Project is coming back to Estacada. The Conversation Project brings prominent scholars and thinkers to spark free public discussions on important, controversial subjects.

Tracy Prince will lead a talk on the topic of “Uniquely Oregon: Native American Art in Oregon” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St.

Teeny Tiny Film Festival Entries

The Teeny Tiny Film Festival is back. Now is your chance to use your phone, camera, computer, etc. to make a short film (10 minutes tops) of any genre and enter it in the festival.

All entries must be appropriate for all ages.

You could win a cash prize for your entry.

Go to for instructions on how to enter. But go there soon; the deadline to submit a film is Tuesday, Oct. 1.

The whole town is invited to come watch the entries and munch on free popcorn at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Estacada Auditorium.

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


Time for Parents

The next Time for Parents meeting with the Estacada principals will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Eagle Creek Elementary.




The next meeting of the Clackamas County Chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will be from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 24, at Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth St., Oregon City.

Call Danny at 503-887-4556 for more information.

Estacada Area Support Our Troops

Estacada Area Support Our Troops will offer free pizza, drawings at its informational booth at the final Estacada Farmers Market of the year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 28.

Women’s advocates

Clackamas Women’s Services has sites in Estacada and Sandy where rural advocates can provide crisis support, case management, advocacy, legal assistance, counseling and support groups for survivors of domestic and sexual violence living in Clackamas County. All services are free. To reach these rural advocates, call 503-722-2366, ext. 115. You also can get information and support from the 24-hour crisis line at 503-654-2288.

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 St. Aloysius Catholic Church Community Hall, 297 N. Broadway St. For more information, call the AA hotline at 503-223-8569 or visit

Estacada Veterans Memorial

The Estacada Area Support Our Troops Foundation is continuing fundraising efforts to complete the memorial.

Raffle tickets may be purchased for $1 (or six for $5) at Curves and the Estacada Bargain Depot.

Donation boxes are set up at Estacada True Value Hardware, KeyBank, Estacada Liquor Store, Harmony Baking Company, NAPA Auto Parts, Hitchin Post Pizza and The Country Restaurant & Lounge.




Children through the sixth grade are invited to join the AWANA Club. Highlights of the club’s activities include theme nights, games and learning about God’s word.

Each Wednesday there will be a family dinner at 5:45 p.m. then the club will meet 6:30- 8:15 p.m., at Estacada First Baptist Church, 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. For more information, call 503-630-5325.


Computer classes

The Estacada Public Library offers computer classes at 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

Half-hour, one-on-one tutorials are also available 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays.

Call the library at 503-630-8273 to sign up for tutorials or classes.

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