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Gathering UFOs (Unfinished Objects Class)

Gather your supplies and come complete your unfinished quilting projects and join others doing the same at Debbie's Unfinished Objects Class from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Wade Creek House. Cost is $5. Reservations are required. To save a spot, call Wade Creek House at 503-630-7556.

Oregon Old Time Fiddlers

The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers will play for Estacada from 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Senior Center, 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive.

For $10, guests will be served a turkey dinner at noon followed by the fiddle music.

Ellen Whyte “Season of Peace” concert

Acclaimed blues singer Ellen Whyte is coming to Estacada. Whyte, along with Gene Houck and Jean Pierre Garau, will perform original pieces and holiday favorites from their Christmas “Season of Peace” album at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Estacada Auditorium.

Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors or $20 per family. Children under 5 get in for free.

The concert is brought to you by Estacada Together.

Singers wanted

The Estacada Community's “The Messiah” Choir is holding rehearsals at 7 p.m. every Saturday through Dec. 7 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 30498 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.

The choir requires singers for all parts. For more information, call conductor Edith Cameron at 503-630-4460.

The choir will join the 20th annual Estacada Christmas Festival of Choirs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Estacada Junior High School auditorium. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served after the concert.

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 Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library. Participate in fun theater warmups, improv games and short performances.

UpRiver Dulcimer Group

The UpRiver Dulcimer Group 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.

Tuesday Crafternoons

Crafternoons are held from 4-6 p.m. every Tuesday at Mossy Rock, 398 Broadway St. All ages and skill levels are invited to bring their favorite arts and crafts supplies and projects to Crafternoons.

Workshops in crocheting, cement tiles, rubber stamping and comic book drawing are coming up. For more information, or if you are interested in leading a workshop, call 503-630-3199 or 503-806-6211.

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.


“My Life — a Japanese Child and World War II”

The Estacada Area Arts Commission presents an evening with Matt Shibahara at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library.

Shibahara, an Estacada resident, will tell of the years he spent in a Japanese internment camp in Northern California during World War II. He will discuss the history of the camps, along with his personal experiences.

Attendance is free, but donations are accepted.

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. Pizza and beverages will be served.

Educational Credit Management Corporation is offering $500 scholarships to four lucky participants at 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.

Tom Deeter's retirement party

The Estacada Fire Department invites the public to help celebrate Lt. Tom Deeter's 30 years of service Saturday, Nov. 16, at the station at 445 S.E. Currin St.

There will be a barbecue from noon to 2 p.m., a flag folding at 2 p.m. and cake and coffee from 2-5 p.m. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dinner and Music

For $5 enjoy dinner and live music from the country band Heartland Classic at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Estacada Community Center, 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive.

DEFY Coalition Meeting

Drug-free Estacada Families & Youth (DEFY) invites community members to attend their coalition meeting from 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library.

Federal Prosecutor Jennifer J. Martin will discuss her casework in Oregon during the meeting.

Time of Remembering

Mt. Hood Hospice invites all community members who have lost a loved one to the annual “Time of Remembering” memorial event from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Sandy Baptist Church, 22495 S.E. Jarl Road, Sandy.

Come for a reading of names, a lighting of candles, a memorial video, music and support. Guests will be served refreshments.

If you would like to have a photo of your loved one included in the video, send the photo to Mt. Hood Hospice, P.O. Box 1269, Sandy, 97055 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mailed photos will be returned.

Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of whether or not Mt. Hood Hospice helped to care for your loved one.


Spaghetti dinner and auction

Red Barn Preschool is holding its annual spaghetti dinner auction at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Estacada First Baptist Church, 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.

All-you-can-eat spaghetti, bread sticks and salad are on the menu. Admission is $20 per family or $7 per adult and $3 per child. Raffle tickets cost $1 or six for $5.


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.


Intro to Polo Clinic

Horse Sense Riding School invites the community to come learn how to play polo from a guest instructor from the Tacoma Polo Club.

The clinic is from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Blue Heaven Riding Facility, 40285 SE George Road.

For more information and to reserve a space, call Kat at 503-734-0334.

Rock Creek Partnership mulching

Join the Clackamas River Basin Council for a restoration party at Rock Creek from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7.

Bring a water bottle, weather appropriate clothing and cold-toed shoes to the party.

You'll be provided with tools, gloves and water as you help with restoration activities.

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out the address.

Mossy Rocks 4-H Club accepting new members

Are you in sixth, seventh or eighth grade and interested in the natural sciences and great outdoors? Mossy Rocks 4-H is just the club for you.

In the coming year, club members will learn about geology, observe wildlife, help out with a few community service projects, go on one or two overnight trips and continue with natural science studies.

Members must like being outdoors (even if the weather isn't perfect) and must be willing to wake up early for activities every now and then.

The club meets at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of every month.

For more information and the location of the meeting place, call Barb Hicks at 503-630-1906.


Tuesday Bible Study

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. followed by the club meeting from 6:30-8:15 p.m. The group gathers 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.

Bible Release

Beginning Thursday, Nov. 14, students in first through sixth grades are invited to participate in Bible Release at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays while school is in session at Estacada First Baptist Church, 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.

During the Bible Release hour, students will sing and receive instruction on the Bible and character development from leaders of several local evangelical churches.

Transportation to and from school will be provided.

Bible Release sign-up forms are available at local churches and schools. For more information, call Brian Simmons at 503-630-2247.


Blood drive Nov. 20

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 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, Nov. 26, at Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth St., Oregon City.

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

Surviving the Holidays

The Estacada Grief Share group is holding a special “Surviving the Holidays” presentation from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Clackamas Valley Baptist Church, 29275 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.

The Grief Share group adheres to the sentiment of Jeremiah 31:13 “that tells us God will turn our morning into joy.”

The presentation aims to help people cope with grief during the emotional holiday season.

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

Lions Clubhouse

The Estacada Lions Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at Viewpoint Restaurant & Lounge, 20189 S. Springwater Road. Call Jack White at 503-630-6950 for more information.

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.

o 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.

Yellow House Thrift Store

The Yellow House Thrift Store, or the Community Services Center, is open between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at 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.

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