Listing of local events, community center activities, public meetings and support groups

FILE PHOTO - The annual Down the River cleanup, organized by the Clackamas River Basin Council and We Love Clean Rivers, is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 10. Event participants are encouraged to pick up litter both along the shores of the river and underwater.

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Down the River Cleanup

The annual "Down the River" cleanup, organized by the Clackamas River Basin Council and We Love Clean Rivers, is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 10. The event focuses on removing litter from the Clackamas River between Estacada and Oregon City. Participants can begin their efforts at Milo McIver State Park, Barton Park, Carver Park, Riverside Park or Clackamette Park. Pre-registration is required. Visit

Aspen Meadow Band Concert

Members of the Aspen Meadow Band will present "Dancing Through the Decades," a tribute concert to service members, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Aspen Meadow Amphitheater, 24232 S Upper Highland Road. The event is free. Those interested in having a veteran or service member be featured on the wall of honor should email a story and photo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Harvest Festival

The Estacada Harvest Festival is scheduled from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in downtown Estacada. The event will feature a chili cook off, a pie eating contest, hayrides, a bike contest, live music and pumpkin painting and other crafts. For more information, visit

Bible Journaling

Bible Journaling classes in Estacada begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 21. For more information, call Dyan Kirkpatrick at 503-519-5113.

Farmers Market

The Estacada Farmers Market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 30, outside Wade Creek House Antiques, 664 N.W. Wade St. The market will remain open during the closure of Southeast Eagle Creek Road.

Shop Local Trade Fair

From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, on the lawn in front of Harvest Market, the Estacada Chamber of Commerce will hold the Shop Local Trade Fair. The event will showcase businesses in the community. Free hot dogs will be served, and the Mossy Rock Ramblers will play live music. For more information,

contact the Chamber at 503-630-3483.

Quilt Club

The Skip-a-Week club meets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Garfield Grange, 33460 S.E. Divers Road. For information, call 503-630-4669.

Spinning Group

The Estacada spinning and fiber arts group meets from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays at Betty Veveiros CPA, 309 S.W. Highway 224.

Coffee with Firefighters

Estacada fire holds a community coffee at 9 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the fire station, 445 S.E. Currin St. The event is an opportunity to meet firefighters and staff, ask questions and learn about the district.


City Council

The Estacada City Council meets from 7-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. Call 503-630-8270.

School Board

The Estacada School Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St.


The Estacada Community Center is at 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive. Visit or call 503-630-7454.

Paint Night

There will be a paint night at the center from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Participants will pain a mother hen and her baby chicks. Tickets are $35, which includes the canvas, brushes, paints and step-by-step instructions. Coffee, water, and light snacks will be provided. $15 from each ticket purchased will be donated to the center's Meals on Wheels. RSVP at the center or on the center's Facebook page.

Free Saturday breakfast

Estacada Community Outreach will host a free breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the center. All are welcome.

Dinner, live music and dancing

An all-ages evening of dinner, live music performed by the Classic Country Connection Band and dancing will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the center. Dinner is served at 5 p.m., and dancing starts around 6 p.m. Dinner and dancing is $8, or $3 if you come for music and dancing only. There will be a 50/50 raffle to benefit Meals on Wheels.

Weekday lunches and games

Lunch is served in the center's dining room for all ages at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, with full salad bar on Tuesdays and Fridays. Donations are suggested for seniors; lunch is $4 for those under 60. Chicken foot dominoes follows Monday and Thursday lunches. Bingo follows lunch on Tuesday and Friday. Call 503-630-7454 for bus service.

Wednesday breakfasts

The center offers a $5 breakfast for all ages at 9 a.m. Wednesdays with a door prize drawing and with pinochle and cribbage following breakfast for those interested. Call 503-630-7454 for bus service to breakfast.

Zumba classes

Zumba classes are held at the center from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. some Saturday mornings. Zumba is $5 per class, or $25 for a monthly pass. Call 503-680-4338 for more information.

Dance Fitness with Susan

Exercise to music for all fitness levels on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with Susan Wagner at the center from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Free Tai Chi classes

Free Tai Chi classes for ages 12 and up are held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the center.

Seniors exercise class

Exercise classes for seniors are held at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the center.

Tae Kwon Do classes

Tae Kwon Do classes for ages 8 and up are held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays downstairs at the center. Call 503-975-7119 for information and cost.

Weight- loss group

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a weight-loss group open to all ages, meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday mornings at the center.

Library, ping-pong, puzzles and computer solitaire

Drop in to the Community Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Alcoholics Anonymous

An Alcoholics Anonymous group meets from 7-8 p.m. every Thursday at the Assembly of God Church, 478 N.W. Wade St. Another AA group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at St. Aloysius Parish, 297 N.W. Broadway St.

Narcotics Anonymous

A Narcotics Anonymous group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 295 N.W. Wade St. Call 503-290-4507 for more information.

Grief Share

The Grief Share group is intended for people who have lost a close friend or loved one, helping to turn mourning into acceptance and to remind them of the joy that remains in life. The program consists of a 13-week study utilizing a workbook, videos and discussion. Confidentiality is required of all who attend. Grief Share meets from 2-4 p.m. Mondays and 4-6 p.m. Thursdays at Clackamas Valley Baptist Church, 29275 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.

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