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by: CONTRIBUTED - 90th Birthday Celebration 
Celebrate Dorothy Ledbury's 90th birthday 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Colton Fire Station, 20987 Oregon 211, Colton. No gifts please.

Commissioner Paul Savas to speak

Clackamas County Commissioner Paul Savas will discuss Clackamas County issues and take questions from the public during a talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Eagle Creek Fire Station, 32200 S.E. Judd Road. The public is invited. The event is hosted by the Eagle Creek-Barton Community Council.

Sweetheart Dinner

The Eagle Creek Grange, 24491 Eagle Creek Road, is offering a Sweetheart Dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. The cost is $7 per person. Entertainment is by Old Time Fiddlers. For more information, call Barbara at 503-668-6028.

LEGO Creativity Club

The Estacada Public Library’s popular LEGO Creativity Club will meet again 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.

Twenty-nine people attended the club’s last meeting on Saturday Jan. 18. Under the guidance of LEGO enthusiast Blair Archer, kids helped build parts of a LEGO robot. The robot is on display behind the circulation counter at the library. For more information, call the library at 503-630-8273.

Free Women’s Self-Defense Clinic

Magma Arts, a local martial arts group, will teach a free women’s self-defense clinic at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade Street. Participants will learn how to escape holds and grabs and discuss other tools to stay safe. Space is limited. Call Mike Keyes at 503-709-3098 or Pete Hoppenbrouwers at 971-409-7432 to reserve a spot.


Valentine’s Day Party

The Community Center will host a special lunch and Bingo in honor of Valentine’s Day on Friday, Feb. 14. The meal costs $5. Please sign up at the Community Center, or make a reservation by calling 503-630-7454.

Spirit Mountain Trip

The Estacada Community Center’s bus departs for Spirit Mountain Casino at 7:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month and returns around 4 p.m. The trip costs $20 a person. The next rip is Tuesday, Feb. 11. Reservations required. Call the Community Center at 503-630-7454 for more information.


The Estacada Community Center holds a breakfast for all ages at 9 a.m. Wednesdays. The meal costs $3. The center is at 200 S.W. Lakeshore Drive. A free breakfast is offered 8 a.m. to noon, the third Saturday of each month to those who could use a hot meal, cup of coffee or a relaxing place for a good conversation.


The Community Center serves lunch at noon Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The meal costs $5 for those under 60 years old. For people over age 60, there is a $3 suggested donation.

Dinner & Music

Dinner is served at the Estacada Community Center at 5 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month. The meal costs $5. Stick around from 6-8 p.m. after the dinner to hear live country music from the Estacada Heartland Classical Country Band.


The Estacada Community Center delivers Meals-On-Wheels at 11 a.m. Monday-Friday to seniors and homebound persons. There is a suggested donation of $3 a meal for senior citizens over 60. Frozen meals for the weekend are available on request. For more information call the Community Center at 503-630-7454.


“A Touch of Class Experience”

Elaine Leatham’s “A Touch of Class Experience” variety show scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8. has been canceled.

Wood Barn Quilt Workshop

Learn how to make your own wood barn quilt from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at Wade Creek House, 664 N.W. Wade St. Materials will be provided to create a 24 by 24 inch barn quilt in three colors. A variety of paint colors will be provided, but you may also bring your own. Don’t forget to wear a paint shirt. Space is limited, save a spot by calling 503-630-7556.

Gathering UFOs

Bring your unfinished sewing project and supplies to the Unfinished Objects Class from 1- 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Wade Creek House. The instructor is able to help with any sewing or quilting questions. Come enjoy the fun, fellowship and finishing for $5.

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 St. 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. 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 2:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays at Betty Veveiros CPA, 309 S.W. Highway 224.


30-year High School Reunion fundraiser

A 30-year high school reunion is planned for Estacada High School’s class of 1984 Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 9-10. Event organizers hope to earn enough money so that ’84 grads may attend the weekend of activities for free. A series of fundraisers will be held to work toward this goal. The first, a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Odd Fellows Hall. It’s a $50 buy-in, players will start with 20,000 in chips. The game goes on until there is a winner. There will also be a silent auction. For more information call Michael Teel at 503-347-0817.


Mossy Rocks 4-H Club

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. The club meets at 2 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of every month. For more information and the location of the meeting, call Barb Hicks at 503-630-1906.



The next meeting of the Clackamas County Chapter of the Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is 7- 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth Street, Oregon City. For more information call Danny at 503-887-4556.

Grief Share

The Grief Share group helps those who have lost a loved one find comfort and acceptance and to find the joy that remains in their lives. Confidentiality is required of all who attend. The group now meets from 2-3:30 p.m., Mondays at Clackamas Valley Baptist Church. For more information, call 503-630-5484.

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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