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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.


Conversation Project

The Oregon Humanites’ Conversation Project is returning to Estacada at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St.

Mark Allen Cunningham will lead a discussion on the topic “From Print to Pixels: The Act of Reading in the Digital Age.”

The Conversation Project is intended to bring Oregonians together for public discussions of provocative issues and ideas.

Good Morning Estacada

The Chamber of Commerce will hold a Good Morning Estacada event from 8-9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Reliance Connects Customer Service Office, 301 S. Broadway St.

Business representatives will discuss EZVideo, a new product, and New Fiber speeds and give a short history of the phone company.


Garden club meets

The Estacada Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. the second Thursday of each month, September-June, in the Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library.

Dolores Smith, district director of the Clackamas Garden Clubs, will give a presentation on “Treasures to Trash” at the meeting Sept. 11.

After the presentation there will be a white elephant sale, refreshments and a business meeting.

All are invited to attend.

“The Ballad of Cate Parks”

A series of mixed-media art works by local artist Nina Bradford is on display at the Estacada Public Library through Sept. 22.

While walking the paths along Burrard Inlet at Cates Park in Vancouver, B.C., Bradford came up with the fictional story of a young woman living in the 1800s who fell in love with a sailor.

The series is a visual diary of Cate Parks and presents not only the joy of love and sorrow of loss, but the relationship between people and the objects and world in which they live.

The show is presented in partnership with the Estacada Area Arts Commission.

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.


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 St.

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

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


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.

Estacada School Board

The Estacada School Board meets at 7 p.m. on second Wednesday of every month in the Estacada High School choir room.

Broadway Streetscape public outreach meeting

The city of Estacada will host its third public information meeting on the Broadway Streetscape Project from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16.

The meeting will focus on design review and parking.

This is the last public outreach workshop before the design is sent to the Urban Renewal committee for approval.


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.

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

Al-Anon and Alateen

If someone’s drinking bothers you, Al-Anon and Alateen can help. Meetings are available just a 20-minute drive from Estacada at Eastridge Church, 14100 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Clackamas. Alateen meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information visit or call Al-Anon’s Information Service at 503-292-1333.


Fall cleanup

Estacada Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteers to help with a fall cleanup froj 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 6.

Volunteers are meeting at Wade Creek Park.

Bring gloves, pruners and other helpful tools.

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