Around Town submissions

Have an event you’d like to see in Around Town? Send a brief description via email of who, what, when, where and other relevant information to Isabel Gautschi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 11 a.m. Monday for inclusion in the week’s paper. Submissions will not be accepted after that time. If you have a relevant photo, send that too. Please note that submissions will be edited and that local items are given preference.


Timber Lake Job Corps 50th Anniversary

Timber Lake Job Corps will celebrate its 50th birthday Friday, Aug. 22.

Tours of the Timber Lake Civilian Conservation Center will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon.

A complimentary barbecue prepared by the culinary arts students will be served at noon with live entertainment during the meal.

A graduation ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. in the gym.

John Valley, a field representative for Senator Jeff Merkley, and the former Associate Deputy Chief for the national headquarters of the National Forest System and current Pacific Northwest Regional Forester Jim Pena will speak at the graduation.

Timber Lake Job Corps is at 59868 East Highway 224, about a 30-45 minute drive from Estacada.

There is no cell phone service at the center.

Wine Tasting

Grace Place is holding a wine tasting hosted by Buddha Kat Winery of Sandy 4-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Grace Place, 380 N.W. Sixth Ave.

The happy hour event is a celebration of community care and improving the lives of seniors.

If you’d like to attend, RSVP to KC Clark at 503-630-5341.

Memorial Dedication

There will be a formal dedication of the Estacada Veterans Memorial 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. The memorial at 267 S.W. Second Ave.

The American Legion Carl Douglas Post 74 will dedicate the “Spirit of America” eagle statue and the Estacada Garden Club will dedicate the Blue Star Memorial.

Following the dedication, the Estacada Area Support Our Troops Foundation will hold an open house with booths and displays at the Odd Fellows Hall.

1974 Class Reunion

A reunion will be held for Estacada High School Class of 1974, Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 23-24.

Saturday, Aug. 23, the class meets at Mountain View Golf Course, 27195 S.E. Kelso Road in Boring, for golf from 1-5 p.m. (RSVP by Aug. 16 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), drinks and hors d’oeuvres from 9-5 p.m., $20 per person.

Sunday, Aug. 24 a Class of ‘74 barbecue picnic will be held at the Calhoun residence at 2 p.m. Bring a salad, dessert or grill meat. RSVP by Aug. 16 to Dave Calhoun at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Teresa Carlsen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

EZVideo demo night

Reliance Connects has launched a new service called EZVideo.

The service works by providing local channels such as 2,6,8,10 and 12 over a Roku streaming device.

As the service is new, the company will offer a demonstration of how to use it.

The demonstration has been moved to 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. Light refreshments will be served.


Shadow box table class

Learn to assemble a small reclaimed wood side table in a class 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at Wade Creek House, 664 N.W. Wade Street.

A kit will be provided to assemble the table, and you will have the opportunity to decorate the inside of your table to your taste.

The class costs $48.

All materials except the items for inside the shadow box table are included in the price.

To reserve a space in the class call Wade Creek House at 503-630-7556.

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.

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.


OldTime Cruise to Estacada

The Ninth Annual Old Time Cruise to Estacada is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at Main and Fourth.The event benefits the Estacada Area Food Bank.

More than 25 trophies will be awarded to vehicles in various categories.

There will be a silent auction and the Cover Kings will perform 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bring a can of food and be entered in a drawing that starts at 11:15 a.m.

For more information contact Nancy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-803-8187.

Classic car show benefit

The Cruise2Barton Cruise-In and Car Show will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at Barton Community Baptist Church, 25400 S.E. Highway 224, Boring. Raffle drawings all day, hourly race car “fire ups” and awards at 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit Barton Church missions. More info at 503-637-3258.


Dinner and music

The Estacada Community Center will hold a dinner 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.

Heartland Classic Country Band will play during the meal.

Pittock Mansion trip

A bus will leave the Estacada Community Center 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 for a tour of the 100-year-old Pittock Mansion in Portland.

Transportation costs $5.

Entry to the mansion is $8.50 for seniors.

To reserve a spot on the bus call 503-630-7454.

Eight people must sign up for the trip to happen.


Computer tutorials

Computer tutorials are offered 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every other Saturday at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade Street.

The tutorials are one-on-one sessions with an expert to improve computer skills.

For more information call the library at 503-630-8273.


Free Summer Meal Program

The Estacada School District is offering free meals to children ages 18 and under at four sites through Aug. 15.

Breakfast will be served from 8:30-9 a.m. Monday through Friday at Clackamas River Elementary, 301 N.E. Second Ave.

Lunches will be available noon to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday at Clackamas River Elementary; 11:20-11:50 a.m. Monday-Friday at Eagle Crest Mobile Estates, 25800 S.E. Eagle Creek Road; noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at Eagle Creek Elementary, 30391 S.E. Highway 211 and noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at Wade Creek Park, 747 S.W. Wade St. Adults may purchase breakfast for $2.50 and lunch for $3.50.


Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED - Family History Day and Ice Cream Social A panel of local historians and genealogy experts will share ways to research your family history during Family History Day at Philip Foster Farm on Saturday, Aug. 16. Wifi will be available during the event. The farm opens at 11 a.m., the Heartstrings Duo will perform live music at 1 p.m., a Meet the Experts introduction will be held at 1:30 p.m., there will be opportunities to learn from historians and genealogists from 2-4 p.m., ice cream sundaes will be served at 2:30 p.m. and a Rose Ramble guided tour of the farms historic blossoms will be given at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 a person or $20 for a family for non-members. The farm is at 29912 S.E. Highway 211, Eagle Creek. For more information visit or call 503-637-6324.

Philip Foster Farm

Philip Foster Farm is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, through Aug. 30. The farm is geared toward all things pioneer and offers guests of all ages a variety of activities and an intimate look at one of Oregon’s first families. Guides are dressed in period costume. Admission is $5 per person or $20 for a family. Annual memberships are available for $15 per person or $35 per family. Members may visit the farm for free throughout 2014.


Estacada City Council

The Estacada City Council meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month 7 p.m., Estacada City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. Info: 503-630-8270.

Broadway Streetscape public outreach meeting

The city of Estacada will host its second public information meeting on the Broadway Streetscape Project from 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Estacada City Hall. This month’s meeting will focus on design review and public art. The Sept. 16 meeting, same time and place, will focus on design review and parking. For more information contact Main Street Manager Terra Wilcoxson, Estacada Development Association at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-303-8920.


Guided hike

Clackamas River Basin Council Board Member Bryon Boyce is offering a guided hike of Mount Lowe and Rhodedendron Ridge Saturday, Aug. 23.

Hikers will see blooming scarlet sky rocket, huckleberries and old-growth forests with noble and silver firs on this easy 3.5 mile hike.

The trail takes hikers quickly to a viewpoint at the site of a former lookout on top of Mount Lowe and then descends the ridge with boulder fields from long-ago landslides lining the route.

Hikers will meet for this full-day hike at 8:30 a.m. at the Clackamas River Ranger District, 595 N.W. Industrial Way, Estacada.

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

Don’t forget to bring plenty of water, a camera, bug spray and a lunch. Layer clothing is a good idea as temperatures in the upper watershed are cooler than in town. Wear appropriate footwear.

Ranger guided canoe and kayak tours

Milo McIver State Park Rangers will lead canoe and kayak tours of the River Mill Reservoir throughout the summer.

The tours are an opportunity to learn about the history and ecology of the reservoir and to see a variety of plants and animals.

Participants must be at least 6 years old, and anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Kids ages 6-12 may not kayak on their own, but must be in a double kayak with an adult.

Canoe tours are led from 6-8 p.m. Mondays. Kayak tours are 6-8 p.m. Thursdays and 7:30-9:30 a.m. Sundays.

The tours cost $15 per person. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets are included in the cost.

Reservations are required. Call 1-800-452-5687 to sign up.


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.


The next meeting of the Clackamas County chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 at the Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth Street, Oregon City. Call Danny at 503-887-4556 for more details.

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