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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.

EVENTS

Pancake breakfast

Springwater Grange will hold its monthly breakfast 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. For $5 enjoy eggs cooked to order, sausage, pancakes, hash browns, biscuits, gravy juice and coffee. The grange is at the corner of Wallens and Springwater Road.

Literary Foundation meets

The Estacada Area Literary Foundation is holding its quarterly meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 at the Cazadero Inn. Everyone is welcome.

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.

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.

ESTACADA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Superintendent search

The Estacada School Board invites public comment on superintendent qualifications during a special board meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4.

COMMUNITY CENTER

Outing

The Community Center is holding an after-breakfast outing Wednesday, Feb. 5. The bus will leave the center at 10 a.m. for a visit with a woman who collects teddy bears. After viewing the collection the bus will take guests to Bob’s Red Mill for lunch. The bus costs $3 a person. The teddy bear visit is free. Guests buy their own lunches. Sign-up for the outing at the center or call 503-630-7454 to save a spot on the bus.

Spirit Mountain Casino 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.

Breakfast

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.

Lunch

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.

Meals-on-Wheels

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.

ARTS & CRAFTS

Calling all artists

The Estacada Public Library is planning the construction of a new outdoor library sign. Artists are invited to submit rough designs for a low, monument-style sign that will be installed in front of the library. Designs may be dropped off at the library between the hours of 10 a.m and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday or 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, Feb. 1. For more information, contact library board member Earlean Marsh at 503-637-3312 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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. 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.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Valentine for Deep Creek

The Clackamas River Basin Council invites the public to “twig out” at a work party from 9-11 a.m. and plant identification workshop from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 1, in the Deep Creek Annex near Richey Road in Boring. The Boring-Damascus Grange will provide a meal for the volunteers at noon. TO RSVP, contact Morgan Parks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-303-4372 ext. 101.

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.

SERVICE AND SUPPORT GROUPS

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 pdxaa.com.

Lions Clubhouse

The Estacada Lions Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at Viewpoint Restaurant & Lounge, 20189 S. Springwater Road. Call Jack White at 503-630-6950 for more information.

Women’s advocates

Clackamas Women’s Services has sites in Estacada and Sandy where rural advocates can provide crisis support, case management, advocacy, legal assistance, counseling and support groups for survivors of domestic and sexual violence living in Clackamas County. All services are free. To reach these rural advocates, call 503-722-2366, ext. 115. You also can get information and support from the 24-hour crisis line at 503-654-2288.

WELLNESS

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Estacada Community Center.




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