Free immunization clinic offered

Community Health in Motion is offering a free immunization clinic from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the New Hope Community Church in Happy Valley.

All vaccines required by the State of Oregon for public school students will be available at the clinic.

Children on Medicaid or the Oregon Health Plan, with no health insurance or insurance that doesn’t cover the cost of immunizations will be vaccinated for free. Bring immunization records to the clinic.

Parents or guardians must be present for children under age 15.

Uninsured adults may also get flu and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccines at the clinic.

Appointments are not available, simply show up.

Free heart screenings are available by appointment only for teens ages 12-18. To schedule an appointment, call 503-216-6800.

For more information about the clinics call 503-513-8386.

Best Dam Run donates to boy’s soccer

Tim Shibahara and Steve Floyd, the directors of the Oregon Road Runners Club 2013 Best Dam Run, announced via email that they will make a $2,000 donation to the Estacada High School Boys soccer team.

The email indicated that the donation was a “thank you” for the team’s volunteer efforts during the Best Dam Run in September.

“We are very grateful for the volunteer efforts that Austin Eaton coordinated and the time and detail which the team and parents put into making the 2013 event a success…,” read the email. “Participants were impressed with the professional manner of the soccer team in how they provided the refreshments.

"We are grateful for the support of the volunteer organizations that have made this event a success and are excited to likewise to financially give back to these organizations that share the mission of fitness, fun, safety and health.”

Film to shoot scenes in Estacada

The Clackamas County-based film production company FauxMeme Productions lists Estacada as one of the shooting locations planned for a new film: “U.S. Senseless.”

“U.S. Senseless” is based on Damascus author Martin Bannon’s novel “Senseless Confidential: An absurdist romp through the Oregon Cascades."

The film follows “the travails of hapless census worker Nick Prince, as he confronts reluctant residents in the remotest parts of rural Clackamas County, attempting to fulfill his government-assigned task of interviewing them.”

In addition to Estacada, Brightwood, Rhodedendron, Sandy, Boring, Damascus and the Mt. Hood National Forest also are planned shooting locations.

“In addition to local venues, we plan to use all local talent for the film,” Producer Marty Beaudet is quoted in the press release. “From cast and crew to service providers and extras, many of whom will be Clackamas County citizens. We want the story to feel authentic.”

Chamber putting together event calendar

The Estacada Chamber of Commerce is putting together a calendar of events for 2014.

The aim is to send the event calendar with the March water bill.

The chamber invites organizations to submit events for inclusion in the calendar.

A description of the event, including the name, time and location, should be handed in to the chamber by Saturday, Feb. 1.

Organizations also may send board meeting times.

Submitted events also will be listed on the community calendar on the chamber’s website.

For more information, call the chamber at 503-630-3483 or email Connie Redmond at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ASPIRE seeks volunteers

The ASPIRE program at Estacada High School is seeking volunteers to mentor students to pursue education or training beyond high school.

Interested mentors will be trained, no prior experience necessary.

If you are interested in becoming an ASPIRE mentor, contact Mary Ann Bugni at 503-630-8515 ext. 2896 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Can you save the Fourth?

Estacada Area Community Events is still searching for a location to hold the Fourth of July celebration and Timber Festival in 2014.

Event organizers will have to secure a new location soon if the festivities are to go on as planned.

EACE member Dan Skoog said organizers already have sponsors lined up for the event. All that’s left is to find a place to hold it.

“We’re good to start up anywhere we have a place to,” said Sean Drinkwine, EACE president.

The events need between 40 and 50 acres in Estacada, Eagle Creek or as far out as Springwater as long as it has access to a road.

If you are interested in donating the use of your land for the 2014 Fourth of July Celebration and Timber Festival, contact Drinkwine at 971-276-0405.

Market seeks vendors, musical acts

The leaders of the Estacada Farmers Market are preparing for the 2014 season which begins Saturday, May 3.

Market leaders are searching for produce and fresh food vendors and musical acts to join the line-up.

For more information visit www.estacadafarmersmarket .org or call Market President Kitty Leone at 503-539-6558.

PAGE seeks volunteers

The Performing Arts Group of Estacada (PAGE) will stage Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” March 13-16 in Estacada.

In the meantime, the group is seeking volunteers to help with the show.

Help is needed sewing costumes, applying make-up and acquiring props.

The group is also looking for donations or the use of silky fabrics, feathers, lace, velvet, old silk flowers, tea service, hats, old books, men’s vests and more.

If you are interested in helping out, call Nina Bradford at 503-630-2625 for more information.

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