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‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ auditions

The Performing Arts Group of Estacada (PAGE) is holding auditions for the “trivial comedy for serious people,” “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

Mature teens and adults of all ages are invited to audition.

Auditions are scheduled for 2-5 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 20 and 27, in the Flora Room at the Estacada Library. If casting is completed by Oct. 20, the cast will do a read-through of the play Oct. 27. The play will be performed March 13-16 at the Estacada Auditorium.

Call Julie Hamer at 503-630-3934 for more information.

Gathering ‘UFOs’

Dig out your unfinished projects and join others doing the same during Debbie’s Unfinished Objects class at its new afternoon time, 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Wade Creek House. Debbie can answer any sewing or quilting questions. Cost is $5.

Fall Craft Sale

Redland Grange is holding a fall craft sale bazaar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Oct. 18-20. There will be vendors, a bake sale, raffles, country breakfast, lunch and more.

Redland Grange is at 18131 S. Fischers Mill Road.

Teeny Tiny Film Festival

The Performing Arts Group of Estacada (PAGE) is sponsoring a showcase of Teeny Tiny Film Festival entries at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Estacada Auditorium.

Check out for more information.

Dulcimer lessons

Beginning mountain dulcimer lessons will be offered from 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 5 at the Estacada Community Center, 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive. A five-week lesson pack is available for $20. Dulcimers may be rented for $10 for the five-week session. Call Sally Smith at 503-824-2520 to register.

Fall PAGE workshops

The Performing Arts Group of Estacada (PAGE) is offering free, all-ages acting workshops from 5-7 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 1 in the Estacada Public Library Flora Room. Participate in fun theater warmups, improv games and short performances.

UpRiver Dulcimer Group

The UpRiver Dulcimer Groups plays Appalachian or mountain music from 6:30-8 p.m. the first and third Monday of every month at the Spiral Gallery, 341 S. Broadway.

The group is made up of local musicians who perform at events and centers around the area.

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.


Dinner auction for EHS sports

The Estacada High School Boosters Club is holding its annual sports benefit dinner auction Saturday, Oct. 19, at Estacada First Baptist Church, 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. Tickets are $50. All proceeds go to Estacada High School sports.

The event starts at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and an auction preview. A Texas-style barbecue will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the auction starts at 7:30 p.m. Guests will have the chance to bid on a dinner for eight prepared by “Master Chef” contestant Bethy Rossos, a trip to San Francisco to watch the Seattle Seahawks take on the San Francisco 49ers, guided fishing trips and more. For more information or to purchase dinner tickets, call Heidi Hunt at 503-319-8586 or Pam Olson at 503-349-6803.

Eagle Creek Elementary Family Fun Night

A Family Fun Night fundraiser is planned from 5- 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Eagle Creek Elementary, 30391 S.E. Highway 211, Eagle Creek. The event includes games, activities, food, raffle prizes and a silent auction. Children are invited to come in Halloween costumes. Proceeds from Family Fun Night will go toward the artist-in-residence program and supporting Eagle Creek classrooms.

Time For Parents meeting

The next “Time For Parents” meeting with the Estacada principals is 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Estacada Junior High Library. Parents and community members are invited to visit informally and ask questions of the district principals.

School Board meets at new time

Starting in November, school board meetings will begin earlier, at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month in the Estacada High School choir room. The next meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13.


Rummage sale fundraiser

A benefit rummage and bake sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Oct. 18-20, at the Harding Grange, 16831 S. Harding Road, Oregon City. All money raised will go toward Audrey Hohman’s medical bills that aren’t covered by insurance. Audrey Hohman is a 3-year-old Estacada girl with leukemia. Donations may be made in Audrey Hohman’s name to any Key Bank branch.

Call Dana Hohman at 971-533-4408 for more information on the fundraisers.

Chamber Lunch Forum

Sandy and Estacada Police Chief Kim Yamashita will be the guest speaker at the Chamber Lunch Forum at noon Friday, Oct. 18, at Wong’s King Restaurant, 310 Broadway St.

Shade Our Streams planting

Clackamas River Basin Council will hold a “Shade Our Streams” planting from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 2, at Sandy Bluff Park.

Volunteers are invited to come plant trees and remove invasive species. Volunteers will be provided tools, gloves and water but don’t forget to bring a water bottle and to wear closed-toed shoes and boots.

Email Morgan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 503-303-4372 ext. 101 to volunteer.

College Night Scholarships

Clackamas Community College is taking part in College Night in Oregon from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Gregory Forum of Clackamas Community College’s Oregon City campus.

Prospective students will learn about higher education choices, finding the right college, the financial aid process, scholarships and how to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Pizza and beverages will be served.

Educational Credit Management Corporation is offering $500 scholarships to four lucky participants in the event. The scholarships may be used for any accredited college in the U.S.

For more information, contact Darcie Iven at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-594-3421.


Blood Drive

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 1:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Eagle Creek Grange, 24491 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. To make an appointment call the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767.

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.


Halloween Fantasy Trail

The Halloween Fantasy Trail can help you get into the spooky spirit. The fantasy trail is a lighted, wooded trail decorated with spooky sights and sounds. Pumpkins and drinks are available. The trail is open from noon to 5 p.m. and from 7-10 p.m. daily through Wednesday, Oct. 30. Cost is $4 for children under 12 and $5 for teens and adults. The Halloween Fantasy Trail is at 19754 S. Ridge Road, Oregon City. For more information, call 503-631-2047.


Stevan Allred book signing

Local author Stevan Allred will sign books and read from his new collection of short stories, “A Simplified Map of the Real World,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library. The collection is set in the fictional town of Renata, a town reminiscent of Estacada. Copies will be available for sale during the event. Everyone is invited to this free artists reception.

Library Centennial Quilt

You or your friends can be memorialized in the Library Centennial Quilt being made by the Skip-A-Week Quilt Club. Squares are being sold for $10 each, and all proceeds go to library services. For more information, call the Estacada Public Library at 503-630-8273.

Computer classes

The Estacada Public Library offers computer classes at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Half-hour, one-on-one tutorials are also available from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.

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


Tuesday Bible Study

The Estacada Seventh-day Adventist Church offers soup, crackers and Bible study from 6:30-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays at 207 N. Broadway St. For more information on Estacada Seventh-day Adventist activities, call Sharon at 503-819-3752


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 from 6:30-8:15 p.m. at Estacada First Baptist Church, 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. For more information, call 503-630-5325.

PowerUp! Family Night

Barton Church offers PowerUp! clubs for children ages 3 through sixth grade from 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 25400 S.E. Highway 224. The clubs feature Bible discovery, crafts, games and more. The clubs are preceded by a family dinner at 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays. The church also offers a hassle-free environment for adult Bible Study. Nursery care is available. Visit or call 503-637-3258 for more information.



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, Oct. 22, at Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth St., Oregon City. Call Deborah at 503-723-0058 for more information.

American Legion dinner and meeting

The American Legion Carl Douglas Post 74 will hold a dinner and meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Estacada Community Center, 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive.

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.

Grief Share

A new session of the Grief Share support group is about to start.

The purpose of the group is to help those who have lost a loved one to find comfort and acceptance and to find the joy that remains in there lives. Confidentiality is required of all who attend. The 13-week-long study includes a workbook, videos and discussion. The group meets from 3:30-5 p.m. Mondays at Clackamas Valley Baptist Church. For more information, call 503-630-5484.

Yellow House Thrift Store

The Yellow House Thrift Store or the Community Services Center is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 207 N. Broadway St. Inexpensive clothing, dishes and toys are available to purchase. Assistance in finding other services is also available. For more information, call Sharon at 503-819-3752.

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

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