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CANBY

Master Gardener series: Are you new to gardening or an experienced hand?

planting-seeds.JPGView full sizeLearn the fundamentals of saving seeds in a class Nov. 19 at the Canby Library.The Oregonian/2009 The following workshops at the Canby Public Library have something to offer for everyone:
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. -

    Fall and winter gardening . Learn how to extend the growing season, and to enjoy fresh vegetables all year long. See which vegetables will grow and produce during fall and winter.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. -

    Seed saving . Learn the fundamentals of saving seeds. Once you are familiar with these concepts you can easily and successfully save just about any seed you want.

Participants may come to one or all workshops free of charge. Classes are presented by OSU Master Gardener volunteers of Clackamas County.  The library is at 292 N. Holly St. For more information, call 503-266-3394 or visit www.canbylibrary.org

A Conversation On Aging: Older adults join peers for a discussion on the Oregon Advance Directive. Presented by Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well-being of Seniors (VIEWS). Registration required. 10:30 a.m.-noon Thu, Oct. 3. Canby Adult Center, 1250 S. Ivy St., Canby; free; www.canbyadultcenter.org or 503-266-2970

Beginning Computer Classes: Weekly 7-8 p.m. Thu. Lineup includes Introduction to Computers and Microsoft Word, Oct. 3; Internet Searching, Oct. 10; Create a Free Email Account, Oct. 17; and Navigating the LINCC Library Catalog, Oct. 24. Registration required. Space limited. Canby Public Library, 292 N. Holly St., Canby; free; www.canbylibrary.org or 503-266-3394

Movie Night: Features "Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island" (NR). 6 p.m. Thu, Oct. 10. Canby Public Library, 292 N. Holly St., Canby; free; www.canbylibrary.org or 503-266-3394

bodacious.jpgView full sizeBodacious offers groovy gumbo music from the pantry of blues, rock & roll, and jazz with added ethnic spices of Zydeco-Cajun-Irish-German influences.Courtesy of Canby Public Library

Music in the Stacks: Bodacious will perform at 2:30 p.m. Sat, Oct. 12. at the Canby Public Library, 292 N. Holly St., Canby. Admission is free. Details: www.canbylibrary.org or 503-266-3394

Ongoing 

Canby Lions Club: Club provides sight and hearing services to the community and sponsors youth activities. Newest program is Project Kids, the adoption of the Ackerman Academy alternative schools. Monthly 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Mon (except Nov. 11). Pappy's Greasy Spoon, 243 N.W. Second St., Canby; free; Sue Jaggers, 503-656-5775 or canbylionsclub@yahoo.com

Canby Saturday Market: Vendors sell produce, flowers, plants, food, and arts and crafts. Weekly 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat, through Oct. 27. Canby Cinema 8 parking lot, 252 N.E. Second Ave., Canby; free admission; www.canbysaturdaymarket.com or 503-680-5088 or canbysaturdaymarket@canby.com

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Bridge Games: Card game for senior citizens. Weekly 1 p.m. Mon, except holidays. Canby Adult Center, 1250 S. Ivy St., Canby; free; www.canbyadultcenter.org or 503-266-2970

Line Dancing for Beginners: Wanda Matlock teaches senior citizens the basics. Partner not required. Weekly 1-2 p.m. Mon, except holidays. Canby Adult Center, 1250 S. Ivy St., Canby; free, but donations appreciated; www.canbyadultcenter.org or 503-266-2970

Line Dancing: Wanda Matlock teaches senior citizens some advanced steps. Partner not required. Weekly 1-2 p.m. Tue and Thu. Canby Adult Center, 1250 S. Ivy St., Canby; free, but donations appreciated; www.canbyadultcenter.org or 503-266-2970

Language Exchange: Practice English or Spanish and help other learners in a friendly atmosphere. Weekly 10:30 a.m. Mon (except Sept. 2 and Nov. 11). Canby Public Library, 292 N. Holly St., Canby; free; www.canbylibrary.org or 503-266-3394

Tuesday Dinner: Senior citizens can make new friends while eating a free dinner. Weekly 5-7 p.m. Tue. Zoar Lutheran Church, 190 S.W. Second Ave., Canby; free; www.zoarlutheran.org or 503-266-4061

Canby First Friday: Monthly 5-8 p.m. first Friday. Join participating merchants in downtown Canby for family-friendly activities, dining, wine and shopping discounts.

Handiwork Group: Senior citizens socialize while producing craft projects. Weekly 10 a.m. Tue. Canby Adult Center, 1250 S. Ivy St., Canby; free; bring your own project supplies; www.canbyadultcenter.org or 503-266-2970

Pinochle: Card game for senior citizens. Weekly 1 p.m. Tue and Fri. Canby Adult Center, 1250 S. Ivy St., Canby; free; www.canbyadultcenter.org or 503-266-2970

Yoga Fitness: Erin Hancock teaches the class for senior citizens. Weekly 1:15 p.m. Wed. Canby Adult Center, 1250 S. Ivy St., Canby; free, but donations appreciated; www.canbyadultcenter.org or 503-266-2970

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Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Adults invited to snack on free popcorn and tea while watching a movie. Visit website for titles. Weekly 1 p.m. Wed. Canby Adult Center, 1250 S. Ivy St., Canby; free; www.canbyadultcenter.org or 503-266-2970

Knitting and Crocheting Social: Bring your own projects. Monthly 5-6 p.m. second and fourth Fri. Canby Public Library, 292 N. Holly St., Canby; www.canbylibrary.org or 503-266-3394

Civic

For information, visit www.ci.canby.or.us or call 503-266-4021.

*Canby Planning Commission: Monthly 7 p.m. second and fourth Monday in Canby City HallDevelopment Services Office, Council Chambers, 155 N.W. Second Ave.

*Canby City Council: Monthly 7:30 p.m. first and third Wednesday in Canby Development Services Office, Council Chambers, 155 N.W. Second Ave.

*Urban Renewal Agency: Monthly 6 p.m. second Wednesday in Canby Development Services Office, Council Chambers, 155 N.W. Second Ave.

*Canby Parks and Recreation Advisory Board: Monthly 7 p.m. third Tuesday in Canby City Hall, Conference Room, 182 N. Holly St.

Clubs

Kiwanis Club of Canby: Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization of individuals who want to improve their communities. Weekly noon-1 p.m. Mon, except holidays. Old Town Hall, Cutsforth's Thriftway, 225 N.E. Second Ave., Canby; $7-$10 for lunch; www.canbykiwanis.org or Nancy Murphy, 503-266-6048

Rotary Club of Canby: Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill around the world. Weekly 11:45 a.m. Fri. Old Town Hall, Cutsforth's Thriftway, 225 N.E. Second Ave., Canby; no-host lunch; www.canbyrotary.com

Canby Chamber of Commerce: Network while eating lunch. Reservations recommended. Monthly 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. first Tue. Old Town Hall, Cutsforth's Thriftway, 225 N.E. Second Ave., Canby; $12-$15; Canby Chamber of Commerce, 503-266-4600 or by email to chamber@canby.com

CLACKAMAS

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Harvest Party: All ages can enjoy everything fall has to offer, including leaves, apples, pumpkins, crafts and games. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sat, Oct. 5. Sunnyside Library, 13973 S.E. Sieben Park Way, Clackamas; free; www.clackamas.us/lib or 503-794-3883

Note Night: Browse for books or sit and listen to music by the Clackamas High School Chamber Orchestra. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wed, Oct. 9. Sunnyside Library, 13973 S.E. Sieben Park Way, Clackamas; free; www.clackamas.us/lib or 503-794-3883

Read, Write, Create: Youngsters in grades K-3 explore the art of picture books. Enjoy the work of author/illustrator Ed Emberley, plus a hands-on opportunity to create monsters in the author's style. 4-5 p.m. Wed, Oct. 9. Sunnyside Library, 13973 S.E. Sieben Park Way, Clackamas; free; www.clackamas.us/lib or 503-794-3883

Intimate Issues: Pastor and counselor Judy Ferrera focuses on healing for abuse and betrayal issues, plus offers practical, creative ideas for putting the sizzle back in your marriage. Registration required. 6:45-9:30 p.m. Fri, Oct. 11; 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat, Oct. 12. Sunnyside Foursquare Church, 13231 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Clackamas; $40 series, includes lunch; Judy Ferrera, 208-340-2259 or enduringloveministries@gmail.com

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Mo Phillips: Babies, toddlers and preschoolers enjoy music from the guitarist and singer. 10:30 a.m. Sat, Oct. 12. Sunnyside Library, 13973 S.E. Sieben Park Way, Clackamas; free; www.clackamas.us/lib or 503-794-3883

Spy School: All ages can make disguises, create secret messages, and take a super-sleuthing challenge. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tue, Oct. 15. Sunnyside Library, 13973 S.E. Sieben Park Way, Clackamas; free; www.clackamas.us/lib or 503-794-3883

Third Thursday: Storyteller Will Hornyak presents "Tales From the Other Side," featuring chilling tales for mature audiences to celebrate the Celtic season of Samhain. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thu, Oct. 17. Sunnyside Library, 13973 S.E. Sieben Park Way, Clackamas; free; www.clackamas.us/lib or 503-794-3883

hornyak.jpgView full sizeCelebrate the Celtic season of Samhain with storyteller Will Hornyak.Courtesy of Will Hornyak

Let's Lego: Ages 5 and up can build constructions and then tear them down. Legos provided. 1:30-3 p.m. Sat, Oct. 19. Sunnyside Library, 13973 S.E. Sieben Park Way, Clackamas; free; www.clackamas.us/lib or 503-794-3883

Movie Matinee: Watch a puppet version of L. Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz" on the big screen. 1:30 p.m. Sat, Oct. 26. Sunnyside Library, 13973 S.E. Sieben Park Way, Clackamas; free; www.clackamas.us/lib or 503-794-3883

Ongoing

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Sunnyside Farmers Market: Vendors sell produce, arts and crafts, food and specialty items. Weekly 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat, through Oct. 5. Sunnyside Foursquare Church, 13231 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Clackamas; free admission; www.sunnysidefarmersmarket.com or Jamie El-Khal, 503-504-8615, or sunnysidefarmersmarket@gmail.com

Sunnyside Grange Farmers and Artists Market: Vendors sell fine art, crafts, fresh local produce and eggs, fruits, fine foods, baked goods, plants and specialty items. Weekly 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Clackamas Sunnyside Grange, 13100 Sunnyside Road, Clackamas; free admission; www.windancefarmsandart.com/sunnyside.php or Peter Tuomala, 503-704-4212, windance@pacifier.com

String Along: Teen and adults of all skill levels are invited to bring acoustic guitars, fiddles and other stringed instruments and play some bluegrass or folk music in a jam-style setting. Monthly 2-5 p.m. second and fourth Sun. Sunnyside Library, 13973 S.E. Sieben Park Way, Clackamas; free; www.clackamas.us/lib or 503-794-3883

COLTON

Holiday season

coltonlite.jpgView full sizeCheck out the free Christmas Light Display in Aspen Meadow in December.Courtesy of Aspen Meadown

Celebration of Lights: Highlights include a walk-through light display, children's toy land, miniature train display, movies, and complimentary refreshments. See website for list of concerts, shows and other special events. 5-10 p.m. Mon-Thu, 5-11 p.m. Fri-Sun, Dec. 14 until after Christmas (check website).  Aspen Meadow, 24232 S. Upper Highland Road, Colton; free; www.aspenm.org

DAMASCUS

Civic

For information, visit www.damascusoregon.gov or call Damascus City Hall at 503-658-8545.

*Damascus City Council: Monthly 7 p.m. first and third Mon. Damascus City Hall, 19920 S.E. Highway 212, Damascus.

*Coffee With the Damascus Mayor: Monthly 7:30 a.m. first Mon. Arrow Coffee Shop, 19880 S.E. Highway 212, Damascus

*Damascus Planning Commission: Monthly 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday. Damascus City Hall, Council Chambers, 19920 S.E. Highway 212, Damascus.

jpeg.coffee.jpgView full sizeThe Associated Press *Coffee With Damascus Councilors: Monthly 7:30 a.m. first Wednesday. Arrow Coffee Shop, 19880 S.E. Highway 212, Damascus.

*Damascus Committee for Citizen Involvement: Monthly 6:30 p.m. first and third Wed. Damascus City Hall, Conference Room, 19920 S.E. Highway 212, Damascus.

Clubs

Damascus-Boring Kiwanis Club: Visitors are welcome to a meeting of Kiwanis International, a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The local club supports the Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp, Adopt-A-Road, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Terrific Kids, Meals-On-Wheels, Kiwanis Kids, Builders Club and Oregon Impact. Weekly 7 a.m. Wed. Pub 212, 20400 S.E. Highway 212, Damascus; no-host breakfast; www.kiwanisofdamascusboring.org or Dale Parsons, 503-806-3739

EAGLE CREEK

Eagle Creek Barton Community Planning Organization: Meets monthly 7 p.m. second Thu, at Eagle Creek Fire Station, 32200 S.E. Judd Road, Eagle Creek.

Details: www.eaglecreekbarton.com or Charlene DeBruin by email to charli@eaglecreekbarton.com

*Oct. 10: Jay Wilson, hazard mitigation coordinator for Clackamas County Emergency Management, presents information on the new flood insurance regulations.

National Historic Site: Experience pioneer life at the five-acre site that features the original 1860 barn and tack shop, the Philip Foster house circa 1883, re-created working general store, blacksmith shop, log cabin, authentic covered wagons and carriages, and grounds that include the oldest lilac tree in Oregon. Staff in period clothing help visitors become a pioneer for a day by building their own log cabin, shelling and grinding corn, washing clothes the old-fashioned way, playing lawn games and other activities. Weekly 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat, Sept. 7-Oct. 26. Philip Foster Farm, 29912 S.E. Highway 211, Eagle Creek; $5, $20 per family; www.philipfosterfarm.com or 503-637-6324

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ESTACADA

Multiple Artists Exhibit: "Estacada on the Clackamas: North Fork Dam and Powerhouse," is an exhibit that features the works of 29 artists from Estacada and the Portland area who explored all aspects of PGE's North Fork Dam and Powerhouse.

The exhibit will be on display through Jan. 15 at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St., Estacada.

Participating artists include: Sue Allen,  Zeb Andrews,  Connie Athman,  Eileen Belanger,  Peter Carson,  Leslie Cheney-Parr,  Ben Dye,  Am Griswold,  Eileen Holzman,  Katherine Hurd,  Mindy Jensen,  Caren Jones,  Emma Kirchofer,  Julius Kuziemski,  Thea Kuziemski,  Phil Lingelbach,  Earlean Marsh,  Christopher Mooney,  Neal Philpott,  Pam Randall,  Annette Reisbick,  Janet Ronacher,  Susan Schenk,  Jeff Schnabel,  Brenda Scott,  Jean Thomas,  Jill Torberson,  Nolene Triska and Dean Walch.

Twisted Twig Decorative Garden Chair: Make a small chair from branches for the garden or front porch to display pumpkins, gourds or other harvested materials. Registration required. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat, Oct. 5. The Wade Creek House, 664 Wade St., Estacada; $25; thewadecreekhouse.blogspot.com or 503-630-7556

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Scarecrow-building Contest: Activity for families, groups or individuals. Bring clothing and accessories; a wood frame and straw for stuffing are provided. Prizes awarded in six categories. Take home scarecrows after contest. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sat, Oct. 12. The Wade Creek House, 664 Wade St., Estacada; $10; http://thewadecreekhouse.blogspot.com or 503-630-7556

Raised Bed/Winter Gardening: Learn various methods on how to create raised bed gardens or how to improve existing ones. Get tips on harvesting fresh vegetables over the winter. Registration required. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sat, Oct. 12. The Wade Creek House, 664 Wade St., Estacada; $25; thewadecreekhouse.blogspot.com or 503-630-7556

Wood Barn Quilt Workshop: Very popular in the Midwest, these wood barn quilts are gaining popularity across the country. Our version is 2 foot by 2 foot, 3 colors, with dozens of quilt patterns to choose from. We have several colors to choose from and you are welcome to bring your own paint if you have something specific in mind. These are wonderful hung inside or out. Everything included... bring a paint shirt. 10:30 a.m. Sat, Nov. 9. The Wade Creek House, 664 Wade St., Estacada; $35; thewadecreekhouse.blogspot.com or 503-630-7556

Holiday Wreath: Decorate a fresh mixed greens wreath base with all natural materials like cones, holly, yellow cedar, varigated boxwood, etc. or bring your own special decorations. Also available: ribbon, raffia, and bows. Bring gloves and any special ornaments you may want to add. Great class for groups or individuals. 11 a.m. Sat, Nov. 30. The Wade Creek House, 664 Wade St., Estacada; $25; thewadecreekhouse.blogspot.com or 503-630-7556

GLADSTONE

Conversations on Aging: Volunteers Involved for the Well-being of Seniors (VIEWS) present "Engaging With Adult Children." Relationships with children change with age. Participants examine current problems, foster greater understanding between generations, discuss their situations with adult children, and share concerns. Registration required. 10-11:30 a.m. Wed, Oct. 9. Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave., Gladstone; free; www.gladstoneseniors.org or 503-655-7701

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Music Program: Jim Pritchard, a pop music historian and disc jockey, will share his stories of celebrities and music from his days as a radio disc jockey. He will bring a vast amount of music "of yesteryear" with a booming voice and sense of humor and discuss what happened in the decade between the end of WWII and the start of the rock and roll era with radio stations and popular music. 3-4 p.m. Tue, Oct. 22. Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave., Gladstone; free; www.gladstoneseniors.org or 503-655-7701

Conversations on Aging: Volunteers Involved for the Well-being of Seniors (VIEWS)present "Holiday Wellness." Participants will talk about how their holiday experiences have changed with time, identify what is important to them, explore ways to bring those things to this year's celebrations, and how to reduce stress. Registration required. 10-11:30 a.m. Sun, Nov. 10. Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave., Gladstone; free; www.gladstoneseniors.org or 503-655-7701

Holiday

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Halloween Spooktacular Lunch: Wear a costume and enjoy games, entertainment by Art Goodman, and a spooky-themed meal and dessert. Registration required. 11:30 a.m. Thu, Oct. 31. Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave., Gladstone; $2.50 suggested donation; www.gladstoneseniors.org or 503-655-7701

Ongoing

Take Off Pounds Sensibly: T.O.P.S. is a nonprofit weight-loss support group. Weekly 5:30 p.m. Mon, through Aug. 26 (including Memorial Day). St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 290 W. Glocester St., Gladstone; free; www.tops.org or 503-750-7686

What's going on?

Let Vickie know

If your business, church, club, farm, library, school or other organization is hosting an activity, class, concert, fundraiser, play, sport or other event in Clackamas County or Southwest Portland, please send your news releases to: Vickie Kavanagh in the Clackamas County News Bureau of The Oregonian, 365 Warner Milne Road, Suite 110, Oregon City, OR 97045; email: listings@oregonian.com; fax: 503-656-2417; or call: 503-294-5913. For a complete calendar of events: oregonlive.com/events and use the search box to the right

Aerobics: Low-impact chair aerobics for senior citizens. Weekly 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tue and Thu. Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave., Gladstone; free; www.gladstoneseniors.org or 503-655-7701

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Features popcorn, tea, fellowship and popular movies. Visit website for titles. Weekly 1 p.m. Wed. Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave., Gladstone; free; www.gladstoneseniors.org or 503-655-7701

Mommy's Morning Off: Child care provided for ages infant-5 years so parents can take a break to do whatever they please. Registration recommended. Weekly 9-11:30 a.m. Thu. Tri-City Baptist Temple, 18025 Webster Road, Gladstone; free; www.tcbt.org or 503-575-0629

Craft Circle: Make new friends while working on your knitting, crochet, embroidery, hand-quilting and other projects. Monthly 7 p.m. first and third Wednesday (except holidays). Gladstone Public Library, 135 E. Dartmouth St., Gladstone; free; www.gladstone.lib.or.us or 503-656-1411

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Bridge Games: Card game for senior citizens. Weekly 12:30 p.m. Fri. Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave., Gladstone; free; www.gladstoneseniors.org or 503-655-7701

Cribbage Group: Senior citizens can make new friends while participating in the card game that involves playing and grouping cards in combinations which gain points. All levels welcome. Weekly 10:30 a.m. Wed. . Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave., Gladstone; free; www.gladstoneseniors.org or 503-655-7701

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Gladstone Historical Society Meeting: Visitors welcome. Monthly 6 p.m. second Wednesday. Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Ave., Gladstone; free; www.gladstonehistoricalsociety.org

Charity

Salvation Army West Women's and Children's Shelter Drive: The wish list included nonperishable food, toiletries, and new and gently-used clothing, shoes, and coats of all sizes. Visit the website for a list of acceptable items. Contact the club to have items picked up or for information about renting its facility. Gladstone Community Club, 255 E. Exeter St., Gladstone; free; www.gladstonecommunityclub.com/ or gladcommclub@juno.com

HAPPY VALLEY

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Matthew West's "Into the Light" Concert Tour: Features the four-time Grammy nominee, singer, songwriter and storyteller plus his special guests, Sidewalk Prophets and Jason Castro. 7 p.m. Thu, Oct. 3. New Hope Community Church, 11731 S.E. Stevens Road, Happy Valley; $20, $18 advance; www.thefishportland.com or 503-786-0600

Brandon Sanderson Book Signing: Sanderson signs copies of his latest hardbound book release, "Steelheart." 6-8 p.m. Mon, Oct. 7. Fred Meyer, 8955 S.E. 82nd Ave., Happy Valley; free; 503-788-2000

Happy Valley Harvest Fest: Featuring live music, tractor-pulled wagon rides, farm animals, apple-cider press, pumpkin painting, face-painting, family-photo opportunities, food vendors and seasonal treats. Enter a recipe in the Best Use of Pumpkin contest. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat, Oct. 19. Happy Valley Park, 13700 S.E. Ridgecrest Road, Happy Valley; free admission; www.ci.happy-valley.or.us or 503-783-3800

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Ongoing

Once Upon a Story Time: The themed event features picture story books, crafts, activities and snacks. Weekly 10 a.m. Wed. Barnes & Noble Clackamas Town Center, 12000 S.E. 82nd Ave., Happy Valley; free; www.barnesandnoble.com or 503-786-3464

Concerts: Live music. Weekly 6-8 p.m. Fri. New Seasons Market, 15861 N.E. Happy Valley Town Center Drive, Happy Valley; free; www.newseasonsmarket.com or 503-558-9214

American Girl Club: Stories, books, kits and refreshments. Monthly 3 p.m. second Sun. Barnes & Noble Clackamas Town Center, 12000 S.E. 82nd Ave., Happy Valley; free; www.barnesandnoble.com or 503-786-3464

Civic

Meetings held in Happy Valley City Hall, Council Chambers, 16000 S.E. Misty Drive, Happy Valley. Details: http://www.ci.happy-valley.or.us/ or 503-783-3800

*Happy Valley City Council: 7-9 p.m. on first and third Tuesday of each month.

*Happy Valley Juvenile Diversion Panel: 5:30-7 p.m. on second Wednesday of each month.

*Happy Valley Planning Commission: 7-9 p.m. on second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

*Happy Valley Traffic and Public Safety Commission: 7-9 p.m. on second Thursday of each month.

*Happy Valley Youth Council: 7-9 p.m. on second Monday of each month, September through May.

LAKE OSWEGO

Spamalot-clouds2.jpgView full sizeBurl Ross (from left), Jay Pevney and Ben Farmer in Monty Python's "Spamalot" at Lakewood Theatre Company.Triumph Photography

Monty Python's "Spamalot": Lakewood Theatre Company presents the wacky musical lovingly ripped off from the film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." Sure to confuse anyone not familiar with the piece, the play features the crazy knight of Camelot, killer rabbits and a bevy of show girls. Shows offered various times Thu-Sun, through Oct. 13. Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego; $34-$36; www.lakewood-center.org or 503-635-3901

Tigard Rotary Club: Craig Ruecker, head coach of Tigard High School, speaks on "Updating the Status of Tigard High School Football." Noon-1:15 p.m. Thu, Oct. 3. Nicoli's Grill and Sports Bar, 17880 McEwan Road, Lake Oswego; $16.50 optional lunch; 503-720-6372

Pain-free Athlete: Injury Prevention for Runners and Walkers: Use yoga-style stretches, soft foam rollers and muscle release balls to stop common pain patterns experienced by runners and walkers while turning on the body's natural repair mechanisms. Bring a yoga mat. 10-11:20 a.m. Sat, Oct. 5. Lake Oswego West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego; $35; http://ageless-pilates.com/pain-free-body-runner-walker or 503-635-3758

Karla Chambers Art Exhibit: Chambers' paintings use colors and creative textures to portray the world of farming. Opens Oct 8; ends Nov. 7. In the student lounge, BP John Administration Building, Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst; www.marylhurst.edu or 503-636-8141

Concert: Steve Hale, a singer, songwriter and producer for more than 30 years, has played and toured in many different bands that vary in styles from soul, to power pop, to glam funk. 1 p.m. Wed, Oct. 9. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St., Lake Oswego; free; www.ci.oswego.or.us/library or 503-636-7628

Lake Oswego Community Center Diabetes Support Program: Presentation on "The Best Medicine for Diabetes: Exercise!" 6:30-8 p.m. Wed, Oct. 9. Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego; free; 503-684-0146

Tigard Rotary Club: Amy Mendenhall, a member of the Mazamas, talks on "A Season of Climbing." Noon-1:15 p.m. Thu, Oct. 10. Nicoli's Grill and Sports Bar, 17880 McEwan Road, Lake Oswego; $16.50 lunch (optional); tigardrotary.org or 503-720-6372

"Where You Will Get Your News in 2014 and Why": The American Association of University Women presents a panel of experts featuring Therese Bottomly of The Oregonian, Morgan Holm of Oregon Public Broadcasting and Michael Huntsberger of Linfield College will discuss the fast-changing options for news delivery and how to choose reliable news sources. Technological trends also included. 10 a.m. Sat, Oct. 12. Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St., Lake Oswego; free; http://tinyurl.com/m3jdx9m or 503-608-2444 or joann11@mac.com

Betrayal Redeemed Women's Conference: Workshop for women wounded by adultery. Topics will include: "Forgiveness," "Boundaries" and "Creative Expressions for Healing." Registration required. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat, Oct. 12. Mountain Park Church, 40 McNary Parkway, Lake Oswego; $60, includes lunch; www.tuffstuffministries.com or 503-654-8387

snowboard_9.JPGView full sizeA ski and snowboard sale and swap will be held Oct. 12 at Lake Oswego High School. Pictured is Greg Bretz, a member of the 2010 U.S. Snowboarding Team.The Oregonian/2010

Ski and Snowboard Sale and Swap: Consigned used items as well as new equipment and clothing. Includes skis, snowboards, boots, helmets, poles and clothing for adults and children. Also a silent auction. Benefits Lake Oswego High School's and Lakeridge High School's ski teams. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat, Oct. 12. Lake Oswego High School, 2501 Country Club Drive, Lake Oswego; $5 admission; www.lakeoskiswap.com or 503-534-2000

Lakewood Theatre Company Costume Sale: The annual sale with a "Get Ready for Halloween" theme features women's and men's clothing and shoes, as well as props used in plays presented by the 61-year-old theatre company. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri-Sat, Oct. 11-12; noon-4 p.m. Sun, Oct. 13. Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego; free admission, $3 breakfast; 50 cents-plus for games and food; www.lakewood-center.org or 503-635-3901

Third Thursday Author Series: Readings by B.B. Cantwell, the pen name for the wife-and-husband writing team of Barbara and Brian Cantwell. Barbara Cantwell was one of the last librarians to serve aboard the Portland library's last operating bookmobile in the late 1980s and Brian Cantwell formerly wrote for a Portland-area newspaper. Together they have created "Murdermobile: A Portland Bookmobile Mystery." 7 p.m. Tue, Oct. 15. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St., Lake Oswego; free; www.ci.oswego.or.us/library or 503-636-7628

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Conversation On Aging: Join other older adults for a discussion on the Elder Journey and learn about the 7-step "Model of Successful Aging." Presented by Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well-being of Seniors (VIEWS). Registration required. 10-11:30 a.m. Wed, Oct. 16. Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego; free; www.ci.oswego.or.us/acc or 503-635-3758

Debut Organ Recital: The church's new organist, Jeffrey Wood, performs his program "Organ History 101: 500 Years of Repertoire in 60 Minutes or Less." 2 p.m. Sun, Oct. 20. Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego; free, but donations accepted; www.lakegrovepres.org or 503-636-5656

Pain Free Body: Low Back Focus: Use yoga-style stretches, soft foam rollers and muscle release balls to stop common pain patterns in the low back while turning on your body’s natural repair mechanisms. Bring yoga mat. 10-11:20 a.m. Sat, Oct. 26. Lake Oswego West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego; $35; http://ageless-pilates.com/pain-free-body-low-back-pain-workshop or 503-789-5833

Mommy and Me Preschool: Visit with your child, age 1-3, and explore this new busy world with him or her. Registration required. Weekly 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wed, Nov. 6-27. PLAY Boutique, 332 First St., Lake Oswego; $75-$80 series; www.westlinnoregon.gov or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Pain Free Body: Neck and Shoulder Focus: Use yoga-style stretches, soft foam rollers and muscle release balls to stop common pain patterns in your neck and shoulders while turning on your body’s natural repair mechanisms. Bring yoga mat. 10-11:20 a.m. Sat, Nov. 9. Lake Oswego West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego; $35; http://ageless-pilates.com/pain-free-body-neck-shoulders or 503-789-5833

Mommy and Me Preschool: Visit with your child, age 1-3, and explore this new busy world with him or her. Registration required. Weekly 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wed, Dec. 4-18. PLAY Boutique, 332 First St., Lake Oswego; $56-$61 series; www.westlinnoregon.gov or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Pain Free Body: Full Body Stress Relief: Use yoga-style stretches, soft foam rollers and muscle release balls to stop common pain patterns while turning on your body’s natural repair mechanisms. Bring yoga mat. 10-11:20 a.m. Sat, Dec. 14. Lake Oswego West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego; $35; http://ageless-pilates.com/pain-free-body-full-body-stress-relief or 503-635-3758

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Introduction to Twitter: Terms will be explained, tips given, and the mystery of this social-networking tool will be unraveled in the hands-on class. Registration required. 3-4:30 p.m. Fri, Oct. 4. Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego; $10-$15; www.ci.oswego.or.us/acc or 503-635-3758

Library2Go Clinics: Learn how to get e-books from your library and use them on your devices. Call for appointment during library hours. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St., Lake Oswego; free; 503-675-2540

Cooking classes
  • Sushi Basics: Hands-on cooking class with Jeremy Niehuss. 5:30 p.m. Sat, Oct. 5. In Good Taste, 6302 S.W. Meadows Road, Lake Oswego; $110; registration required; www.ingoodtastePDX.com or 503-248-2015

  • Artisan Bread Baking: Cooking class with Oren Kariri. 2 p.m. Sun, Oct. 6. In Good Taste, 6302 S.W. Meadows Road, Lake Oswego; $85; registration required; www.ingoodtastePDX.com or 503-248-2015

  • Tamales Party: Hands-on cooking class with Andre Pianucci. 6 p.m. Thu, Oct. 10. In Good Taste, 6302 S.W. Meadows Road, Lake Oswego; $90; registration required; www.ingoodtastePDX.com or 503-248-2015

  • Asian Noodle Suppers: Hands-on cooking class with Robert Hammond. 6:30 p.m. Fri, Oct. 11. In Good Taste, 6302 S.W. Meadows Road, Lake Oswego; $90; registration required; www.ingoodtastePDX.com or 503-248-2015

Wine Tastings

Derek Bangs of Willamette Valley Vineyards Favorites: Casual tasting of six-eight wines plus cheese and crackers. 4:30-8 p.m. Fri, Oct. 4. World Class Wines, 269 A. Ave., Lake Oswego; $15 for six wines, $5 for bonus pour of two premium wines; www.worldclasswinesoregon.com or 503-974-9841

Holiday

Art From the Heart Christmas: Child-focused art projects for kids to make and give as gifts to loved ones, cookie decorating and photo opportunities. Bring your camera. Parent participation required. Registration required. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat, Dec. 14. PLAY Boutique, 332 First St., Lake Oswego; $15-20; www.westlinnoregon.gov or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Civic

Lake Oswego Rotary Club:   Visitors are invited to the meetings, held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays (except on holidays) in the Lakewood Center for the Arts community room, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego. Cost is $12 for buffet lunch, or a couple of dollars for coffee only.

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Details: www.lakeoswegorotary.org

Speakers and programs include:

*Oct. 7: Scott Burns presents The Mystery of Teroir in Oregon.

*Oct. 14: John Thurmond presents Ascending the Giants.

*Oct. 21: Dell Smith presents Peace Through Service: Common Goals of Lewis and Clark College and the Rotary Club of Lake Oswego.

*Oct. 28: Alan Lertzman presents Revisiting Korea Through the Eyes of a Korean Veteran.

*Nov. 4: Authors Gene Bryan and Andrew Bielat talk about their book, "The Best Possible Enterprise," Nov. 4.

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Lake Oswego Farmers Market: Vendors sell produce, nursery stock, flowers, food, arts and crafts. Also artist demonstrations, a kids corner, free doggy day care and live music. Weekly 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sat, through Oct. 12. Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First St., Lake Oswego; free admission; www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/lake-oswego-farmers-market or Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation, 503-675-2549

Scottish Country Dance Classes: Lessons for beginners weekly 7:30-8:45 p.m. Mon, beginning Sept. 9; intermediate dancers 8:45-9:30 p.m. Wear soft-soled shoes. Partner not necessary. Waluga Lodge 181, 417 Second St., Lake Oswego; $5 (first lesson free); http://portlandscottishdancers.org or Don Gertz, 503-692-5963 or dlgertz@frontier.com

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Kickboxing: Get a good workout led by an instructor in the drop-in program for ages 12-18. Visit www.loteenscene.org for After School Activities Program membership and schedule information. Weekly 4-5 p.m. Mon, through May 20. Lake Oswego West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego; $2 per class, or free to

After School Activities Program members; or 503-635-3758

 

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Guitar Club: Learn how to play your guitar and pick up new skills in the casual, jam-session-based club for ages 12-18. See website for the After School Activities Program membership and schedule. Weekly 4-5 p.m. Tue. West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego; $1 per session, or free to After School Activities Program members; www.loteenscene.org or 503-635-3758

Toddler Story Time: Ages 19 months-3 years. Weekly 11:45 a.m. Wed. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St., Lake Oswego; free; www.ci.oswego.or.us/library or 503-636-7628

Mixed-media Art Class: Learn several mediums, techniques and projects from an experienced instructor in the drop-in class for ages 12-18. Weekly 4-5 p.m. Thu. West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego; $2 per class, free to After School Activities Program members; for details, visit www.loteenscene.org or 503-635-3758

The 24/7 Library: Searching Online Resources: Library-card holders can learn how to access resources online anytime of the day or night. Registration required for each class. Weekly 10 a.m. first and second Thu. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St., Lake Oswego; free; www.ci.oswego.or.us/library or 503-636-7628

Musical Lap Time: Anne Clark, an early childhood music specialist, leads a combination of gentle rhymes, bounces and movements designed to create bonding between caregivers and babies (through 18 months old). Weekly 10:30 a.m. Thu. Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St., Lake Oswego; free; www.ci.oswego.or.us/library or 503-636-7628

Nia: Increase your strength, flexibility and agility in the class that fuses dance, martial arts and yoga. Weekly 5:45-7 p.m. Thu. Pilates Bodies Studio, 16130 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego; $10 drop-in per class, $32 for four-class punch card; Danielle Mery-Stern by email to merystern@comcast.net

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First Friday Pizza and Match Play: Youth, ages 12-18, who are on the verge of playing tennis or are currently playing are invited for pizza and a supervised competitive match play. Junior racquets provided. Registration suggested. Monthly 6-8 p.m. first Friday. Lake Oswego Indoor Tennis Center, 2900 Diane Drive, Lake Oswego; $15 per session; www.lakeoswegoparks.org or Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation, 503-675-2549

 

MILWAUKIE

"Final Decisions: Memorials, Funeral and Burial Options": Panel includes Susan Paulson of the Funeral Consumers Education Foundation and Holly Pruett, who is a life-cycle celebrant. Registration required. 7-8:30 p.m. Thu, Oct. 3. St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 11631 S.E. Linwood Ave., Milwaukie; free

INNERgystics: Participate in this full body workout using breath, high repetitions, and light weights. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Thu, Oct. 3. Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie; free; www.milwaukiecenter.com or 503-653-8100

Hidden Treasures: Features a rummage sale, arts and crafts, a bake sale and other activities with a swashbuckling theme. Cascade Smokehouse will sell hot wings. Proceeds help the church continue its work in the community. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri-Sat, Oct. 4-5. King of Kings Lutheran Church, 5501 S.E. Thiessen Road, Milwaukie; free admission; www.koklutheran.org or 503-659-0990

Homeschoolers: Amazing Animals: Ages 5 and older can learn about mammals, reptiles, fish, birds and insects while making a craft. 1:30 p.m. Thu, Oct. 3; 1:30 p.m. Thu, Oct. 17. Milwaukie Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie; free; www.ci.milwaukie.or.us/library or 503-786-7580

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Milwaukie Poetry Series Open Mic: The public may read poetry after Milwaukie Mayor Jeremy Ferguson and other city leaders read theirs. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Fri, Oct. 4. St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 2036 S.E. Jefferson St., Milwaukie; free; www.milwaukieoregon.gov/library or

First Saturday Music Series: Here Comes Everybody performs multigenre music with a modern-pop emphasis. 2-3 p.m. Sat, Oct. 5. Milwaukie Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie; free; www.ci.milwaukie.or.us/library or 503-786-7580

Fall Arts and Crafts: Ages 5 and older. 2 p.m. Sat, Oct. 5; 2 p.m. Sat, Oct. 12. Milwaukie Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie; free; www.ci.milwaukie.or.us/library or 503-786-7580

Poker Tournament and Raffle: Proceeds benefit the Oregon City High School Girls Soccer Team. 6 p.m. Sat, Oct. 5. American Legion Post 180, 2146 S.E. Monroe St., Milwaukie; $40 game buy-in; $5 oer raffle ticket or five for $20; www.ochs.orecity.k12.or.us/departments/athletics/soccer/girls or 503-754-6996

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Mindful Meditation: The beginning class, led by Surja Tjahaja, includes instruction, meditation practice, and discussion. Visit website or call Tjahaja for details. Registration required. Weekly 6-7:30 p.m. Wed, Oct. 9-Dec. 4. 6-7:30 p.m. Wed, Oct. 9. Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie; $72-$77 series; www.mindfulnessmeditation.us or Surja Tjahaja, 503-656-8910

Healthy Aging Seminar: Topic is sibling communication and the 50-50 rule, based on practical support services to help adult siblings improve communication skills, develop teamwork, make decisions together and divide the workload in caring for aging parents. Registration required. 1-2:30 p.m. Wed, Oct. 9. Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie; free; www.milwaukiecenter.com or 503-653-8100

Milwaukie Poetry Series: Reading by Wendy Willis. 7-8 p.m. Wed, Oct. 9. Milwaukie Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie; free; www.milwaukie.lib.or.us or 503-786-7580

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Ledding Cultural Forum: Celebrate literary arts with public talks by local or regional writers. Monthly 7-8 p.m. first Thu (except July, August and December). The lineup includes Matt Love, author of "Of Walking in Rain," Oct. 10; and Kim Stafford, author of "100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do," Nov. 7. Supported in part by a grant from the Clackamas County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust.  Milwaukie Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie; free; www.milwaukie.lib.or.us or 503-786-7580

OSU Extension Master Gardeners Fall Into Gardening: The 10-minute classes focus on fall vegetable gardening, saving seeds, maintaining garden tools and more. Get free pH soil testing. 9-11 a.m. Sat, Oct. 12. Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie; free; www.milwaukiecenter.com or 503-653-8100

Union Pacific Employees Club Membership Drive and Crafts Fair: Features an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner (11 a.m.-4 p.m.), vendors and hourly raffles. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat, Oct. 12. Odd Fellows Hall, 10282 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie; free admission; $5 dinner (to-go orders welcome); $1 per raffle ticket or six for $5

Fruit Trees 101: Monica Maggio discusses tips and techniques for growing fruit trees at home. 7-8 p.m. Mon, Oct. 14. Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie; free; www.milwaukiecenter.com or 503-653-8100

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Trivia Night With the Librarian: Individuals and teams of up to four teens and adults compete for prizes in a quest to find out: "Do you know more than a librarian?" Facilitated by Sarah Lander, reference librarian with the Milwaukie Ledding Library. Visit website for categories. 7 p.m. Thu, Oct. 17; 7 p.m. Thu, Oct. 24; 7 p.m. Thu, Nov. 14; 7 p.m. Thu, Nov. 21; 7 p.m. Thu, Dec. 12. The GameRoom, 1926 S.E. Scott St., Milwaukie; free; www.milwaukieoregon.gov/library/trivia-night-librarian or Sarah Lander, 503-786-7546 or landers@milwaukieoregon.gov

Spanish Story Time: Children of all ages listen to stories read in Spanish. 2 p.m. Sat, Oct. 19. Milwaukie Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie; free; www.ci.milwaukie.or.us/library or 503-786-7580

A Conversation On Aging: Join other older adults for a discussion on Bridging Life Transitions. Presented by Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well-being of Seniors (VIEWS). Registration required. 10:30 a.m.-noon Tue, Oct. 22. Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie; free; www.milwaukiecenter.com or 503-653-8100

Holiday

Davis Graveyard front.jpgView full sizeThe Davis Graveyard, 8703 Southeast 43rd Ave., lights up on weeknights and has a full effects display with sound, lights and ghost animations on weekends.Molly Harbarger/The Oregonian

Davis Graveyard: Humorous headstones, haunted buildings, massive mechanical spider, ghostly apparitions, and other high-tech attractions. Open daily through Fri, Nov. 2, at the home of Jeff and Chris Davis, 8793 S.E. 43rd Ave. Lights only version of display open from dusk-10 p.m. Mon-Thu. Light, sound, video, animation and fog effects (weather permitting) open from dusk-11 p.m. Fri-Sat; dusk-10 p.m. Sun, and Thu, Oct. 31 (Halloween); free; www.davisgraveyard.com

Fear Asylum Haunted House: Award-winning haunted house includes a multilevel route featuring 18 rooms and live music for ages 12 and older and an annex featuring face-painting, a fortune teller, midway-style games and a child-friendly haunt. Weekly 7-11 p.m. Fri-Sat and 7-10 p.m. Sun, Oct. 11-Oct. 27; and daily 7-10 p.m. Mon-Thu, Oct. 28-31.  Milwaukie Elks Lodge, 13121 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie; $13, or $1 for children's haunted house; www.fearasylumhauntedhouse.com

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Halloween Party: Magician Bob Eaton presents non-spooky magic for children of all ages. Costumes welcome. 2 p.m. Sat, Oct. 26. Milwaukie Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie; free; www.ci.milwaukie.or.us/library or 503-786-7580

Halloween Story Time: Halloween stories and songs for ages 5 and older. Costumes welcome. 2 p.m. Thu, Oct. 31. Milwaukie Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie; www.ci.milwaukie.or.us/library or 503-786-7580

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Milwaukie Farmers Market: Vendors sell produce, plants, cheeses, meats, seafood, bakery items, food and handcrafted garden art. Live music featured. Weekly 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun, through Oct. 27. Milwaukie Farmers Market, Southeast Main Street across from City Hall, Milwaukie; free admission; www.milwaukiefarmersmarket.com

Talk Back to Books:

Ages 10 and older read and discuss the book of the month. Free snacks provided. Visit website or call for title. Monthly 4:30 p.m. third Tuesday. Milwaukie Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie; free; www.milwaukie.lib.or.us or 503-786-7580

Book Club: Adults read and then discuss a different book each month. Call for titles. Monthly 7-8 p.m. Wed. Milwaukie Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 S.E. Harrison St., Milwaukie; free; www.milwaukie.lib.or.us or 503-786-7580

Ledding Library Book Club: Call for titles. Monthly 7-8 p.m. fourth Wed. Milwaukie Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie; free; www.milwaukie.lib.or.us or 503-786-7580

Knit Nite: Valarie Matthews leads a group for people who love to knit or want to learn the skill. Weekly 6:30-8 p.m. Thu. Milwaukie Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., Milwaukie; free; bring your own supplies; www.milwaukie.lib.or.us or 503-786-7580

knit.jpgView full sizeValarie Matthews (second from left) leads Knit Nite at the Milwaukie Ledding Library.Nancy Wittig

Civic

Willamette Falls Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association Meeting: Visitors welcome. Monthly 7 p.m. third Wed. Round Table Pizza, 16550 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie; free; Dale Ballard, 503-551-9772 or daleballard52@molalla.net

The following meetings are held in Milwaukie City Hall, 10722 S.E. Main St., Milwaukie. Details: http://www.ci.milwaukie.or.us/ or 503-786-7555

*Milwaukie City Council holds its work session at 5 p.m. and regular session at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

*Milwaukie City Council holds its study session at 5 p.m. on fourth Tuesday of each month.

*Milwaukie Citizens Utility Advisory Board meets at 6 p.m. on third Wednesday of each month.

Support

Diabetes Support Group: A monthly group open to all who are living with diabetes. Our goal is to learn and grow together in a safe and nonjudgmental environment where anyone and everyone can share. Franciscan Spiritual Center, 2512 S.E. Monroe St., Milwaukie; donation; www.yourdiabetespartners.com or 503-794-8542

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Support meeting for spouses or partners of persons with mental illness. Monthly 6:30 p.m. last Wed. National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Clackamas County, 10202 S.E. 32nd Ave., Suite 501, Milwaukie; www.nami.org/sites/nami:clackamascounty or 503-344-5050 or nami.clackamas@gmail.com

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Suicide bereavement group. Monthly 2-4 p.m. second and fourth Sunday. National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Clackamas County, 10202 S.E. 32nd Ave., Suite 501, Milwaukie; www.nami.org/sites/nami:clackamascounty or 503-344-5050 or nami.clackamas@gmail.com

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Dinner, program, support sessions for families and friends who care about someone of any age or relationship who has a mental illness, and persons managing their own recovery.for family/peer groups of persons with mental illness. Monthly 6:30-9 p.m. second Tue. Homewood Heights Assisted Living, 17999 S.E. River Road, Milwaukie; www.nami.org/sites/nami:clackamascounty or 503-344-5050 or nami.clackamas@gmail.com

National Alliance on Mental Illness Connection Group: A recovery support group just for persons with mental illness regardless of their diagnosis. Weekly 1:30-3 p.m. Mon.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Clackamas County, 10202 S.E. 32nd Ave., Suite 501, Milwaukie; www.nami.org/sites/nami:clackamascounty or 503-344-5050 or nami.clackamas@gmail.com

MOLALLA

Hamlet of Molalla Prairie Community Meeting: 7 p.m. Wed, Oct. 16, at the Molalla Public Library.

bees.JPGView full sizeLearn about honey bees and other pollinators Oct. 16 at the Molalla Public Library.The Associated Press Program features Gail Gredler, Chemeketa Community College horticulture instructor, who will introduce important pollinators in Western Oregon, including honey bees, bumblebees, solitary bees, flies, beetles, butterflies and hummingbirds. Gredler will also cover the habitat requirements of each pollinator and discuss how to provide habitat in yards, gardens and open spaces.  Gail Gredler teaches a "Bees and Other Pollinators" class at Chemeketa. She also teaches community classes to gardeners of all ages and interests. In the past she has been an OSU Extension Agent and Director of Education at the Oregon Garden.

The program is free, open to all and refreshments will be served. Details: hamlet@molalla.net or call 503-789-7179.

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Apple Festival: Live music, living-history demonstrations, vendors, new history displays in the museum, country store, homemade apple pie and ice cream, plus other apple treats available for purchase. Proceeds help pay for restoration and preservation of the buildings. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat, Oct. 12. Molalla Museum Complex, 620 S. Molalla Ave., Molalla; free admission

Molalla Toastmasters: Improve your public speaking abilities in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Weekly 7-8 p.m. Tue. Conference Room to the left of the lobby at Fountain Valley Dental, 1400 Fountain Way, Molalla; No-host food available; $20 annual dues or $7 per month prorated to May and October; http://977380.toastmastersclubs.org or molallatoastmasters@molalla.net

Fall Expressive Arts and Wellness Workshop Series: Topics continue with Being Authentic, 9 a.m.-noon Sat, Oct. 5; and Tapping Into Creativity, 9 a.m.-noon Sat, Oct. 19. Registration required. Space limited. Rainy's Garden and Wellness Center, 12417 S. Toliver Road, Molalla; $50 each, or $125 series; Susan Cazier, 503-320-0419 or susan.cazier@gmail.com

Support

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Support meeting for families and friends who care about someone of any age or relationship who has a mental illness, and persons managing their own recovery. Monthly 6:30-8 p.m. first Mon. Molalla Christian Church, 223 E. Third St., Molalla; www.nami.org/sites/nami:clackamascounty or 503-344-5050 or nami.clackamas@gmail.com

MOUNT HOOD

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Mount Hood Salmon, Mushroom and Bigfoot Festival: Features a Bigfoot exhibit and Sasquatch talks and presentations; Native American stories and salmon bake; salmon habitat walks and exhibits; wild mushroom exhibit; flute fest and folk music; arts and crafts; a scarecrow-making contest; and huckleberry and mushroom products and other foods available for purchase. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat, Oct. 5; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun, Oct. 6. Mt. Hood Village Resort, 65000 E. Highway 26, Welches; free admission and parking; www.cascadegeographicsociety.com or Michael P. Jones, 503-622-4798 or cgsmthood@onemain.com

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Howling in the Hills Festival: Features nine-hole shotgun-start golf (10 a.m.), craft vendors, food, beer garden, live music by the bands Jackstraw and Rebel String, geocaching, pumpkin bowling, potato-sack races, hayrides and other family-friendly activities. Registration required for golf. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun, Oct. 6. Resort at the Mountain, 68010 E. Fairway Ave., Welches; free admission, $25 golf; www.theresort.com or golf registration at 503-622-3151 or golf@theresort.com

Holiday season

Christmas Along the Barlow Trail: Visit with Santa Claus, sample free holiday treats, sing Christmas carols, and listen to Native American and pioneer flute music. Historians dressed in period clothing present "Pioneer Spirits Along Mount Hood's Oregon Trail." Storytellers offer "Christmas Tales of Old Oregon" ... a journey from the days of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805, to the days of the Oregon Trail and pioneer settlement, to the slopes of Mount Hood in the early 1900s. Vendors sell history and nature books, huckleberry and wildberry products, and other specialty items. 1-4 p.m. Sun, Dec. 8. Oregon Country Settlement, 73370 E. Buggy Trail Lane, Rhododendron; free admission and parking; www.cascadegeographicsociety.com or Michael P. Jones, 503-622-4798 or cgsmthood@onemain.com

Ongoing

Family Story Time: Weekly 10 a.m. Tue. Hoodland Public Library, 68256 E. Highway 26, Welches; free; 503-622-3460

Line Dancing: Geared for senior citizens of all levels. Weekly 10 a.m. Tue and Thu. Mt. Hood Village Resort, 65000 E. Highway 26, Welches; free; www.mthoodvillage.com or 503-622-7665

Clubs

Mt. Hood Lions Club: Lions Clubs International programs include sight, hearing and speech conservation; diabetes awareness; youth outreach; international relations; and environmental issues. Business meeting. Monthly 7:30 p.m. second Wed. Mt. Hood Lions Club, 24730 Woodsey Lane, Welches; free; Dan Wolf at 503-622-4664, mthoodlionsclub@aol.com

OAK GROVE

Market: The Trolley Trail Market is held in a lot behind the shops in historic downtown Oak Grove from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, visit the market's Facebook page. 

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Note Night: Harmonica player Arthur Moore and guitarist Scott Clancy play a mixture of blues, ballads and rhythm and blues. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thu, Oct. 24. Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove; free; 503-655-8543

Wiggle-Time Story Time: Ages 2 years and younger and their grownups can enjoy some wiggly fun with lots of singing, finger plays and stories. Weekly 1 p.m. Wed, through Dec. 18. Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove; free; 503-655-8543

Family Story Time: Ages 2-5 can get creative with stories, songs and other activities. Weekly 11 a.m. Fri, through Dec. 20. Oak Lodge Library, 16201 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove; free; 503-655-8543

OREGON CITY

 

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Oregon City BizFair & HarvestFest: The Oregon City Chamber of Commerce will host the free event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St. in Oregon City.

It features family-friendly activities, contests, and new products and services from area businesses. Tour the updated End of the Oregon Trail exhibits, enjoy music, dancing and the Desperados Gun Show demonstration, enter to win prizes and sample selections from various food booths. Other activities include a pumpkin launch, pumpkin carving and pumpkin pie contests, scarecrow decorating contests, a chili cook-off, cookie and cupcake decorating, face painting, a chance to press your own apple cider.

Details: www.oregoncity.org

Playbill: Clackamas Repertory Theatre concludes its ninth season with "The 39 Steps," a madcap farce adapted by Patrick Barlow from John Buchan's novel and Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 film.

REPPIC.JPGView full sizeJayson Shanafelt (from left), Jayne Stevens, James Sharinghousen and Travis Nodurft in the Clackamas Repertory Theatre's production of "39 Steps."Clackamas County Repertory Theatre Barlow turned "The 39 Steps" into a farce by having four actors play all of the 151 characters in Hitchcock's thriller. One actor plays the hero who is unexpectedly thrust into a deadly game of espionage and the lone actress plays three characters, leaving the remaining two actors, Clown 1 and Clown 2 to represent a 147 characters, a variety of heroes, villains, men, women, children and the occasional inanimate object.

Pre-show lectures, "Hitchcock Talk," with Ernie Casciato, take place an hour before performances every Saturday and two Sundays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6.

Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19-Oct. 6, in the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College. Tickets range from $12-$26 and may be purchased at clackamasrep.org or by calling 503-594-6047. The low-price preview is Sept. 19.

--Clackamas Repertory Theatre

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First Friday Film: Watch "Ride the Divide," a award-winning film feature about the world's toughest mountain bike race, which traverses more than 2,700 miles along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. The film weaves the story of three characters' experiences with immense mountain beauty and small-town culture as they attempt to pedal from Banff, Canada, to a small, dusty crossing on the Mexican border. Also features question-and-answer segment with Thom Batty, a local rider who participated in the 2013 ride; plus free snacks and prizes. 6 p.m. Fri, Oct. 4. End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (Oregon City) and Oregon City Visitor Information Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City; free; www.orcity.org/library‎ or Oregon City Public Library, 503-657-8269

Willamette Falls Festival: Hosted by the Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition, the event celebrates the area's heritage, culture and outdoor recreational opportunities through activities that include a We Love Clean Rivers Benefit Dinner, fireworks, live music, artisan farmers market, tribal cultural demonstrations, a fun-athlon with a 5K fun run, paddle and bike events, Plein Air artists and RiPPLe Artist demonstrations, a heritage parade, jetboat rides, industry tours, heritage trail tours, and Geocaching. Proceeds benefit We Love Clean Rivers. 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sat, Oct. 5; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun, Oct. 6. Clackamette Park, 1955 Clackamette Drive, Oregon City; free; www.WillametteFallsFestival.com

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Author Michael David Gholston: Gholston will read from and sign his book "Any Road." 1-3 p.m. Sat, Oct. 5. Coffee Rush, 900 Main St., Suite 102, Oregon City; free admission; Michelle Whitman, michelle@keymgc.com

Social Media Mondays: Trevor Dodge, a Clackamas Community College instructor, will lead a discussion on Pinterest. If you have a laptop or other digital device which you'd like to practice on, bring it. 7 p.m. Mon, Oct. 7. Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City; free; www.orcity.org/library or 503-657-8269

Make a Mini Hoop House: Learn how to create a structure that allows year-round growing of food in the backyard. Registration required. 6-8 p.m. Mon, Oct. 7. Clackamas Community College, Clairmont Room 117, 19600 S. Molalla Ave., Oregon City; $20; http://depts.clackamas.edu/hort or 503-594-3262

Fire Prevention and Emergency Preparedness: Clackamas Fire District #1 will be onsite providing education on fire safety and prevention in observation of National Fire Prevention Awareness Week. 9-10:30 a.m. Tue, Oct. 8. Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City; free; 503-657-8287

Oregon City/West Linn Football Breakfast: The Oregon City Optimist Club will host the annual event for the Oregon City and West Linn football teams, coaches and supporters.

It will be held at 6:30 a.m. Tue, Oct. 8, at the Oregon City Elks Lodge, 610 McLoughlin Blvd. Cost is $10.

Gladstone Mayor Wade Byers, a West Linn High graduate, will emcee. Ron Chappell is the featured speaker. Chappell retired in 2011 after a 33-year coaching career. He was the head coach at West Linn for the past 17 years. During this time West Linn won four Three River League titles.

The Oct. 10th game marks the 93rd consecutive time these teams have played, since starting with a 13-7 West Linn victory in 1921, making it the oldest continuous rivalry west of the Mississippi.

-- Paul Winklesky (thewinks@teleport.com)

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Food Preservation Classes: The Extension Service is offering a variety of food preservation classes this summer. The classes are staffed by experienced volunteers who provide instruction and hands-on opportunities for participants to practice safe food preservation techniques and build self-confidence and skills.

The schedule continues with:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.:

    All About Apples

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.to noon:

    Introduction to Pressure Canning

Preregistration is required. Cost is $30 per class, with the exception of the Fermented Pickles classes, which are $35 each. Fee includes instructional packet, recipes, and sample product to take home. The classes will be held at the OSU Extension annex, 200 Warner Milne Road in Oregon City. To register and for other information, call 503-655-8634 or visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/clackamas/.

Fernanda D'Agostino: The fall exhibition will showcases five experimental videos by D'Agostino. Opening reception noon-1:30 p.m., Thu, Oct. 10; ends Dec. 12.  Alexander Gallery, Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City; http://depts.clackamas.edu/art/alexander.htm or 503-657-6958, ext. 2386

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Forest of Arts: See the forest and the trees differently through the arts at the event held in collaboration with Three Rivers Artist Guild. Features forest-related art for sale, interactive crafts, art installations and demonstrations, performances, and other activities for all ages. Food and beverages available to sample and purchase. Presented by Clackamas Federal Credit Union. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat, Oct. 12; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun, Oct. 13. Hopkins Demonstration Forest, 16750 S. Brockway Road, Oregon City; free admission; http://www.demonstrationforest.org or 503-632-2150

Clackamas Fire District 1 Open House: Features fire-prevention and safety activities. 1-3 p.m. Sat, Oct. 12. Clackamas Fire District 1 Station 16, 19340 Molalla Ave., Oregon City; free; www.clackamasfire.com or 503-742-2660

Concrete Leaf Casting: Create a casting using a live textured leaf. Covers painting, staining and waterproofing. Registration required. In Clairmont Room 117. 9 a.m.-noon Sat, Oct. 12. Clackamas Community College, 19600 S. Molalla Ave., Oregon City; $25; http://depts.clackamas.edu/hort or 503-594-3262

leaf.jpgView full sizeA concrete leaf made by Nicole Foglio.Courtesy of Nicole Foglio

Party In Pink Zumbathon Charity Event: Proceeds from the dance fitness party benefit the Zumba Global Research Grant For Breast Cancer Prevention. 2 p.m. Sun, Oct. 13. The Annex, 1703 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City; $8; zumbathon.zumba.com or 503-657-7717

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Author Night at the Library: Brian Doyle, author of "Mink River," and Virginia Euwer Wolff, the National Book Award-winning author of six books for young adults, read their works. 7 p.m. Thu, Oct. 17. Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City; free; www.orcity.org/library or 503-657-8269

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60th Eastside Birthday Bash: Features the Ellen Whyte Plus Sized Band. 9 p.m. Sat, Oct. 19. Trails End Saloon, 1310 Main St., Oregon City; $10 cover charge; www.ellenwhyte.com/‎ or Ellen Whyte at amallegory@aol.com

Hypertufa Trough: Learn how to make a container that can be used in a garden or for plants on a patio or deck. Registration required. 9-11:50 a.m. Sat, Oct. 19. Clackamas Community College, Clairmont Room 117, 19600 S. Molalla Ave., Oregon City; $35; http://depts.clackamas.edu/hort or 503-594-3292

Medicare 101 Presentation: Certified SHIBA counselors will give an extensive overview of Medicare and the most recent changes. Questions encouraged. 2-4 p.m. Mon, Oct. 21. Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City; free; 503-657-8287

Concert: David Rogers play Spanish music by Federico Moreno Torroba, Isaac Albeniz and Francisco Tarrega, the Fugue in g minor by J.S. Bach and other classical works on guitar. Also expect a selection of popular music. 7 p.m. Fri, Oct. 25. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 822 Washington St., Oregon City; $10 suggested donation; www.davidrogersguitar.com or 503-656-9842

Conversation on Aging: Topic is Holiday Wellness. Join other adults to identify what is important to you about the holidays and explore ways to bring those things into your celebrations this year. Registration required. 1-2:30 p.m. Thu, Nov. 21. Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City; free; 503-722-3268

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Sky Viewings: The Rose City Astronomers is offering monthly public sky viewings at the Haggart Observatory at Clackamas Community College.

The free viewings begin around sunset and continue until about 11 p.m., weather permitting, on the following Saturdays: Oct. 26, Nov. 30 and Dec. 28.

The Haggart Observatory, located at the Environmental Learning Center, offers views of the night skies through 24-inch and 13-inch Newtonian reflector telescopes. Viewings are free during the astronomy club's Public Nights.

Space in the observatory is limited, and viewers may at times have to wait to look through the telescope. If the weather is uncertain during the day of the event, call 503-594-6044 after 3 p.m. for a recorded message announcing if the viewing will be held or canceled.

For more information, contact Diana Fredlund, Rose City Astronomers media director, at media@rosecityastronomers.

Holiday

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Halloween Fantasy Trail: The annual event features a lighted trail decorated with spooky sights and sounds, a 40-foot illuminated castle, a crooked house, a walk-through maze and other attractions. Pumpkins and refreshments available for purchase. Noon-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. daily Oct. 1-30. Wenzel Farm, 19754 S. Ridge Road, Oregon City; $4-$5; www.fantasytrail.com or 503-631-2047

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Halloween Craft: For ages 3-10. Registration required. 11:15 a.m. Fri, Oct. 11. Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City; free; www.orcity.org/library or 503-657-8269

Spirits of Historic Oregon City: "Scandals, Scoundrels and Shenanigans" features hour-long walking tours. A cast of characters will entertain you as you visit the Stevens Crawford Heritage House, McLoughlin House, Atkinson Memorial Church, and the Carnegie Library Park's "Burying Grounds." Registration required. Space limited. 6-9 p.m. Sat, Oct. 19. Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City; $12; 503-650-1851

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"Star Wars" Family Halloween Party: Come dressed as our favorite Star Wars character, watch the original 1977 film, play games and eat treats. 7 p.m. Thu, Oct. 24. Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City; free; www.orcity.org/library or 503-657-8269

Ongoing

End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (Oregon City) and Oregon City Visitor Information Center at 1726 Washington St.

is open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily from Sept. 3-30; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thu-Mon (closed Tue-Wed) from Oct. 1-May 31.

Admission: $9/adults, $7/seniors, $5/children ages 4-17 (children 3 & under are free, as well as military personnel)

For information on new education programs, exhibits and events, school/group reservations, volunteer opportunities and more, visit www.historicoregoncity.org

Clackamas Mineral and Gem Club Meeting: Visitors welcome. Monthly 7-9 p.m. third Tue. Zion Lutheran Church basement, 720 Jefferson St., Oregon City; $12 annual dues, or $15 family, plus optional $10 newsletter subscription; www.clackamettegem.org or Bea Settle, 503-631-3128

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Victorian Handcraft Demonstrations: Visit the website for theme. Monthly noon-4 p.m. second Saturday. McLoughlin House, 713 Center St., Oregon City; free; www.mcloughlinhouse.org or 503-656-5146

 

Oregon City Saturday Farmers Market: Farmers and vendors sell local produce, flowers, plants, meat, fish, eggs, cheese, bread, pastries, nuts, honey preserves, hummus, soaps, lotions, wood crafts, and hot and cold food and drinks. Features live music, cooking demonstrations and a Kids Power of Produce Club. Debit, SNAP and WIC accepted. Weekly 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat, through Oct. 26. Clackamas County Public Services Building, Parking Lot, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City; free admission; www.orcityfarmersmarket.com or Jackie Hammond-Williams, 503-734-0192, or marketmanager@orcityfarmersmarket.com

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Pioneer Community Choir:   The group enjoys singing popular standards with a few serious choral numbers for variety. Open to new singers through Oct. 11. Rehearsals weekly 10 a.m.-noon Fri, Sept. 6-Nov. 8; with performances Nov. 15-Dec. 13. Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City; $30 dues for fall term; Melinda Beyers, 503-381-9827 or melindabeyers@comcast.net

For kids

 

Family Story Time Hour: All ages invited to pursue new adventures with story-teller Missy. Weekly 11 a.m. Fri. Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City; free; www.orcity.org/library or 503-657-8269

For teens

Teen Wii Night: Grades 6-12 invited to play a Wii game and eat free snacks. 6:30-8 p.m. Thu, Sept. 5 and Nov. 7. Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City; free; www.orcity.org/library or 503-657-8269

For adults

Beginning Line Dancing: Learn the basics and simple dances. No partner needed. Weekly 1-2 p.m. Mon. Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St.; 50 cents per class; 503-657-8287

Busy Bees: Have fun making crafts, sewing quilts and aprons, and creating other items for fundraisers. Weekly 9 a.m.-noon Mon. Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St.; free; 503-657-8287

Intermediate Line Dancing: Learn the latest and traditional steps. No partner needed. Weekly noon-3

p.m. Tue. Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St.; 50 cents per class; 503-657-8287

Dance Lessons: The Bachelors 'N' Bachelorettes Square and Round Dance Club offers lessons weekly 7-9 p.m. Tue. The club for singles and couples also hosts dances weekly 7:30-10:30 p.m. Wed. Abernethy Grange, 15745 S. Harley Ave.; $5 per lesson (first lesson free); http://bnbsquares.org or Gene or Patricia Neils, 503-829-8529

Knitting and Crocheting: Learn basic stitches and share tips. Bring your own needles and yarn. Registration required. Weekly 10 a.m.-noon Wed. Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St.; $20 for four sessions; Janice Tipton, 503-829-8031

Chrysalis: Women Writers: Local author Pat Lichen guides women writers of all

levels through discussions of their work. Weekly noon-2 p.m. Wed. Clackamas Community College, Literary Arts Center, Rook Hall, Room 220, 19600 S. Molalla Ave.; free; 503-594-3254

Support

Clackamas County Chapter of Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG): Visitors welcome. Monthly 7-9 p.m. fourth Tue. Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth St., Oregon City; free; 503-887-4556

CASA 101 Volunteer Orientation: Child Advocates, Inc. is recruiting volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) for foster children. Informational meetings offered monthly 6-7 p.m. first Wed. Mt. View Professional Building, Suite 203, 101 Molalla Ave., Oregon City; free; www.casa-cc.org or Linda Rinnan, CASA manager, 503-723-0521 or lrinnan@casa-cc.org

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group: Share feelings, thoughts and experiences to better cope with and manage the shared problems of Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. Monthly 1-3 p.m. the second Thu, except Nov. 22. Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City; free; Diana Miha, 503-317-2245 or dhm@pdxarttherapy.com

Grief Support Group: The Bristol Hospice "Build a Bridge of Hope" support group, facilitated by Joanne Petrie, a chaplain, is a chance for people to share feelings and receive support from others who are experiencing grief. Contact Bristol Hospice volunteer Marilyn Fergus, fergusfamily@gmail.com, for more information. Monthly 1:30-3 p.m. the second and fourth Thu. Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City; free

National Alliance on Mental Illness Connection Group: A recovery support group just for persons with mental illness regardless of their diagnosis. Meetings offer a flexible and casual environment without an educational format, and no registration or enrollment obligation is required. Weekly noon-1:30 p.m. Wed. Stewart Community Center, 1002 Library Court, Room 15, Oregon City; www.nami.org/sites/nami:clackamascounty or 503-344-5050 or nami.clackamas@gmail.com

SANDY

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Sandy Actors Theatre Presents "Arsenic and Old Lace": The dark comedy classic by Joseph Kesselring. Reservations recommended. 8 p.m. Fri-Sat, 3 p.m. Sun, Sept. 13-Oct. 6. Sandy Actors Theatre, 39181 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy; $15 general, $12 ages 60 and older or students with ID, $10 ages 12 and under; www.sandyactorstheatre.org or 503-668-6834

Coffee House: Fingerstyle guitarist Mary Flower plays in the acoustic blues tradition. This is the final First Friday event until March. Free refreshments available; all library services available an extra hour. 6-8 p.m. Fri, Oct. 4. Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd., Sandy; free; 503-668-5537

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Ongoing

First Saturday Market: Vendors sell produce, flowers, plants, arts and crafts, food and specialty items. Monthly 10 a.m.-3 p.m. first Sat, June 1-Oct. 5. In parking lot behind Sandy City Hall, 39250 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy; free admission; Carol Cohen, ccohen@cityofsandy.com

Silvertones Music Group: Musicians and singers get together to practice and plan programs for special events. New members welcome. Weekly 10 a.m. Mon and Wed. Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy; free; www.cityofsandy.com or 503-668-5569

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Bridge: Play the card game with other senior citizens. Weekly 6:30 p.m. Mon. Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy; free; www.cityofsandy.com or 503-668-5569

Pinochle: Play the card game with other senior citizens. Weekly 1 p.m. Mon. Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy; free; www.cityofsandy.com or 503-668-5569

Flex and Stretch: Sitting and standing exercises for senior citizens. Weekly 11 a.m. Tue and Thu. Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy; free; www.cityofsandy.com or 503-668-5569

Oregon Trail Democrats : Monthly 7 p.m. the fourth Tue. Clackamas County Bank, Sunset Room, 38975 Proctor Blvd., Sandy; free; Susan Gates, 503-668-9628

Community Parent-Child Play Group: Parents and caregivers with kids newborn-5 years are invited to meet others with young children, make new friends, share and exchange information about parenting, learn about community resources, and engage in activities that include the kids. The drop-in interactive parent-child opportunity is set in a large indoor park setting. Light snacks provided. Weekly 10:30 a.m.-noon Wed. Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy; free; www.cityofsandy.com or 503-668-5569

Support

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Support meeting for persons with a mental illness and those who love them. Monthly 9-10:30 a.m. third Sat. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 39901 Pleasant St., Sandy; free; www.nami.org/sites/nami:clackamascounty or 503-344-5050 or nami.clackamas@gmail.com

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OUTHWEST PORTLAND Ongoing

tryon.jpgView full sizeTake a free guided hike this summer in the Tryon Creek Natural State Area.Friends of Tryon Creek

Saturday Guided Hikes: Venture out with a park guide for a nature hike to explore the park's forest, stream ecosystems and natural history. Topics vary from week to week but are appropriate for all ages. Parents must accompany kids on all hikes. Weekly 10-11:30 a.m. Sat. Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.; free; www.tryonfriends.org or 503-636-9886, ext. 225

ST. PAUL

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Apple Harvest Festival: Volunteers in period clothing offer visitors a chance to press and sample fresh apple cider, sample Dutch-oven baked-apple desserts and hot cider, string apple circles to dry at home, and bob for apples in the big washtub. Reminiscent of the 1860s, the work goes more easily with lively acoustic music of the era by string band Worn Out Shoes. 1-4 p.m. Sat, Oct. 5. Champoeg State Heritage Area, 8239 Champoeg Road N.E., St. Paul; free with day-use parking pass ($5); www.champoeg.org or 503-678-1649

WEST LINN

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Zumba: Jeannine Runyan teaches the program that fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow dance moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program. Weekly 8-9 a.m. Sat, through Dec. 28 (except Sept. 28 and Nov. 30).  Sunset Fire Hall, 2215 Long St., West Linn; $10 drop-in fee; www.westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Used Eyeglass Drive: West Linn Riverview Lions Club members will accept donations to be provided to those in need through the Lions of Oregon Sight and Hearing Foundation. Noon-3 p.m. Sat, Oct. 12 at West Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns St., West Linn, and at Albertsons, 1855 Blankenship Road, West Linn; Sue Thalman, 503-310-2975 or westlinnriverviewlions@gmail.com

Bob Ross Oil Painting: Theme is Hidden Delight. Using a simple, step-by-step teaching method, Judy Stubb takes you from a blank canvas to a completed masterpiece in one class. Stubb has been painting for 11 years and is a certified Bob Ross floral instructor. Registration required. 5:30-9 p.m. Thu, Oct. 10. West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn; $48-$53, includes supplies; www.westlinnoregon.gov or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

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Bob Ross Oil Painting: The theme is Final Embers of Sunlight. Using a simple, step-by-step teaching method, July Stubb takes you from a blank canvas to a completed masterpiece in one class. Stubb has been painting for 11 years and is a certified Bob Ross floral instructor. Registration required. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat, Oct. 26. Sunset Fire Hall, 2215 Long St., West Linn; $48-$53, includes supplies; www.westlinnoregon.gov or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Bob Ross Oil Painting: Theme is Grey Mountain. Using a simple, step-by-step teaching method, Judy Stubb takes you from a blank canvas to a completed masterpiece in one class. Stubb has been painting for 11 years and is a certified Bob Ross floral instructor. Registration required. 5:30-9 p.m. Thu, Nov. 14. West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn; $48-$53, includes supplies; www.westlinnoregon.gov or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Bob Ross Oil Painting: Theme is Pot'o'Posies. Using a simple, step-by-step teaching method, Judy Stubb takes you from a blank canvas to a completed masterpiece in one class. Stubb has been painting for 11 years and is a certified Bob Ross floral instructor. Registration required. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat, Nov. 23. Sunset Fire Hall, 2215 Long St., West Linn; $48-$53, includes supplies; www.westlinnoregon.gov or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Bob Ross Oil Painting: Theme is Frozen Solitude. Using a simple, step-by-step teaching method, Judy Stubb takes you from a blank canvas to a completed masterpiece in one class. Stubb has been painting for 11 years and is a certified Bob Ross floral instructor. Registration required. 5:30-9 p.m. Thu, Dec. 12. West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn; $48-$53, includes supplies; www.westlinnoregon.gov or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Bob Ross Oil Painting: Theme is Sunset Over the Waves. Using a simple, step-by-step teaching method, Judy Stubb takes you from a blank canvas to a completed masterpiece in one class. Stubb has been painting for 11 years and is a certified Bob Ross floral instructor. Registration required. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat, Dec. 28. Sunset Fire Hall, 2215 Long St., West Linn; $48-$53, includes supplies; www.westlinnoregon.gov or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Beginning Tai Chi: Increase your vitality, coordination and balance through the introduction of the ancient Chinese Yang style. Registration required. Weekly 9:15-10:15 a.m. Sat, Oct. 5-Nov. 23.  Sunset Fire Hall, 2215 Long St., West Linn; $64-$69 series; www.westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Used Book Sale: Funds raised support the library's programs. Noon-4:30 p.m. Sat-Sun, Oct. 5-6. West Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns St., West Linn; free admission; www.westlinnoregon.gov/library or 503-656-7853

Lock Fest: Non-commercial celebration of West Linn's Centennial, Willamette Falls Canal and Locks, and the industrial heritage of "Paper & Power" at Willamette Falls. Visit website for details. At west end of the Arch Bridge. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sat, Oct. 5; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun, Oct. 6. www.willamettefalls.org or Sandy Carter, Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation, 503-655-0649

WildCat Haven's Big Cat Bash: Wear a Roaring '20s outfit for the costume contest and enjoy dinner (with vegan option), music, and silent and live auctions. All proceeds benefit WildCat Haven. 5-10 p.m. Sat, Oct. 5. Oregon Golf Club, 25700 S.W. Petes Mountain Road, West Linn; $100; wildcathaven.org

Bob Ross Oil Painting: Theme is Hidden Delight. Using a simple, step-by-step teaching method, Judy Stubb teaches students how to turn a blank canvas to a completed work in one class. She is a certified Bob Ross floral instructor. Registration required. 5:30-9 p.m. Thu, Oct. 10. West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn; $48-$53, includes supplies; www.westlinnoregon.gov or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Salsa Dancing: Dave and Jody Crandell teach the fun and lively Latin dance. Partners required. Registration required. Weekly 8:15-9:15 p.m. Thu, Oct. 10-31.  West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn; $45-$50 series; www.westlinnoregon.gov or 503-557-4700

Schools Out Day for Chefs: Ages 7-12 learn simple recipes that are both tasty and fun to create, and make their own recipe book to bring home and cook for their family. Registration required. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri, Oct. 11. Sunset Fire Hall, 2215 Long St., West Linn; $43-$48; www.westlinnoregon.gov or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Harvest Party and Potluck: Come and see what the community garden is all about. Kids can learn about pumpkins and sample pumpkin pie. This is a potluck event with many dishes being prepared from the garden, as well as cider pressing. 3-6 p.m. Sat, Oct. 12. Robinwood Station, 3706 Cedaroak Drive, West Linn; free, but a potluck dish and apples for pressing welcome; 503-451-0289 or robinwoodgarden@gmail.com

Ricardo Cárdenas Concert: Cárdenas plays South American classical music for guitar and also covers composers such as Heitor Villa-Lobos, Antonio Lauro and Jorge Cardoso. 6:30 p.m. Wed, Oct. 16. West Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns St., West Linn; free; westlinnoregon.gov/library or 503-656-7853

Food Allergies: Presented by Dr. L. Marzell, a naturopathic physician and certified menopause practitioner. Registration required. 7-8:30 p.m. Thu, Oct. 17. West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn; $12-$17; www.westlinnoregon.gov or 503-557-4700

You're On the Air: How to Really Make It In Voice-overs: Bill Sleeper tells how to get around the competition and actually turn voice-overs into a thriving full- or part-time business. Step up to the mic and do some practice recording and learn how to produce a demo tape. 7-9 p.m. Thu, Oct. 24. West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn; $35-$40; www.westlinnoregon.gov or 503-557-4700

Bob Ross Oil Painting: The theme is Final Embers of Sunlight. Using a simple, step-by-step teaching method, Judy Stubb teaches students how to turn a blank canvas to a completed work in one class. She is a certified Bob Ross floral instructor. Registration required. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat, Oct. 26. Sunset Fire Hall, 2215 Long St., West Linn; $48-$53, includes supplies; www.westlinnoregon.gov or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Beginning Yoga: Build strength and endurance and reduce stress in the course that focuses on the restorative aspects of the practice. Registration required. Weekly 7:30-9 p.m. Mon, Nov. 4-Dec. 16 (except Nov. 11). Willamette Primary School, 1403 12th St., West Linn; $48-$53 series; www.westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

 

Level Lindy Hop Swing: Dave and Jody Crandell teach the beginning level class. Partners required. Registration required. Weekly 8:15-9:15 p.m. Thu, Nov. 7-28.  West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn; $45-$50 series; www.westlinnoregon.gov or 503-557-4700

Mommy/Daddy and Me Soccer: Children, ages 2-3 1/2, and a parent participate in fun activities. Registration required. Weekly 9-9:30 a.m. Sat, Nov. 9-Dec. 14 (except Nov. 30). Willamette Primary School turf, 1403 12th St., West Linn; $45-$50 series per child and adult; www.westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Tot Soccer: Ages 3 1/2-4 are introduced to group settings and can develop large motor skills. Registration required. Weekly 9:40-10:10 a.m. Sat, Nov. 9-Dec. 14 (except Nov. 30). Rosemont Ridge Middle School, 20001 Salamo Road, West Linn; $45-$50 series; www.westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Pre-Soccer: Ages 4-5 learn basic techniques, learn how to follow instructions, and can build self-esteem through participation and fun activities. Registration required. Weekly 10:10-10:45 a.m. Sat, Nov. 9-Dec. 14 (except Nov. 30).  Rosemont Ridge Middle School, 20001 Salamo Road, West Linn; $45-$50 series; www.westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Soccer 1: Ages 5-7 learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, age-specific defense and other skills. Registration required. Weekly 10:45-11:30 a.m. Sat, Nov. 9-Dec. 14 (except Nov. 30). Rosemont Ridge Middle School, 20001 Salamo Road, West Linn; $45-$50 series; www.westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Soccer Skills and Scrimmages: Ages 7-10 engage in advanced skill building, dribbling, passing and shooting in a team play format. All levels welcome. Weekly 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sat, Nov. 9-Dec. 14 (except Nov. 30).  Rosemont Ridge Middle School, 20001 Salamo Road, West Linn; $54-$59 series; www.westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

When I'm in Charge: Prepares ages 8-11 for situations they may encounter when home without adult supervision. The American Red Cross course includes role playing, safe responses to phone calls or visitors, getting along with siblings, simple first-aid techniques, and gun and Internet safety. Parents encouraged to attend last half-hour of class. Registration required. 5:30-8 p.m. Mon, Nov. 11. West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn; $64-$69; www.westlinnoregon.gov or 503-557-4700

Bob Ross Oil Painting: Theme is Grey Mountain. Using a simple, step-by-step teaching method, Judy Stubb teaches students how to turn a blank canvas to a completed work in one class. She is a certified Bob Ross floral instructor. Registration required. 5:30-9 p.m. Thu, Nov. 14. West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn; $48-$53, includes supplies; www.westlinnoregon.gov or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Bob Ross Oil Painting: Theme is Pot'o'Posies. Using a simple, step-by-step teaching method, Judy Stubb takes you from a blank canvas to a completed masterpiece in one class. Stubb has been painting for 11 years and is a certified Bob Ross floral instructor. Registration required. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat, Nov. 23. Sunset Fire Hall, 2215 Long St., West Linn; $48-$53, includes supplies; www.westlinnoregon.gov or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Waltz: Dave and Jody Crandell teach the beginning level class. Partners required. Registration required. Weekly 8:15-9:15 p.m. Thu, Dec. 5-26.  West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn; $45-$50 series; www.westlinnoregon.gov or 503-557-4700

Bob Ross Oil Painting: Theme is Frozen Solitude. Using a simple, step-by-step teaching method, Judy Stubb teaches students how to turn a blank canvas to a completed work in one class. She is a certified Bob Ross floral instructor. Registration required. 5:30-9 p.m. Thu, Dec. 12. West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn; $48-$53, includes supplies; www.westlinnoregon.gov or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Bob Ross Oil Painting: Theme is Sunset Over the Waves. Using a simple, step-by-step teaching method, Judy Stubb teaches students how to turn a blank canvas to a completed work in one class. She is a certified Bob Ross floral instructor. Registration required. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat, Dec. 28. Sunset Fire Hall, 2215 Long St., West Linn; $48-$53, includes supplies; www.westlinnoregon.gov or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Cooking classes

  • Pad Thai: Cooking class taught by chef Surja Tjahaja. Details at www.chef2go.biz. Registration required. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sun, Oct. 13. West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn; $30-$35, plus $5 materials fee; includes lunch; www.westlinnoregon.gov or 503-557-4700

  • Wild Mushroom Pasta: Cooking class taught by chef Surja Tjahaja. Details at www.chef2go.biz. Registration required. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sun, Nov. 10. West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn; $30-$35, plus $8 materials fee; includes lunch; www.westlinnoregon.gov or

  • Sushi Making: Cooking class taught by chef Surja Tjahaja. Details at www.chef2go.biz. Registration required. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sun, Dec. 15. West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn; $30-$35, plus $15 materials fee; includes lunch; www.westlinnoregon.gov or 503-557-4700

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Holiday season

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Haunted Trail: Family event during the Halloween season features an Enchanted Trail for those with younger children and a Trail of Terror for others. Also features bonfire, free children's games and refreshments available for purchase. 7-10 p.m. Fri-Sat, Oct. 25-26. Mary S. Young Park, 19900 Willamette Drive (Oregon 43), West Linn; $4 advance, $5 at the gate for Enchanted Trail; $8 advance, $10 at the gate for Trail of Terror; www.westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec or 503-557-4700

Lighting of Maddax Woods: Take a stroll down a lighted accessible path through the woods and to a viewing platform on the Willamette River. Walk open 4-9 p.m. daily, Nov. 16-Dec. 31. A benefit tree, plant and nature-related gifts sale and free hot chocolate 3-8 p.m. Sat, Nov. 16, raises money for the preservation of Maddax Woods.  Maddax Woods, 5785 River St., West Linn; free; 503-722-2137

Holiday Tree Lighting: Celebration includes entertainment, a tree lighting ceremony (6:30 p.m.), a visit with Santa, cookie decorating and a seasonal craft. 6-8 p.m. Fri, Dec. 6. West Linn City Hall, 22500 Salamo Road, West Linn; free, but nonperishable food donations and new, unwrapped toys for West Linn Food Pantry welcome; www.westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec or 503-557-4700

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Holiday Parade and Runs: Features Puddle Scuttle 5K and mile-long runs and the Ugly Holiday Sweater Dash at 8:30 a.m. Sat, Dec. 14 (www.eventurousevents.com). The Holiday Parade kicks off at 10 a.m.; followed by Santa and cocoa. on Willamette Falls Drive, West Linn; parade free; run fee $25-30, plus donations for West Linn Food Pantry; www.westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec or West Linn Parks and Recreation, 503-557-4700

Ongoing

Saturday Willamette Farmers Market: Vendors sell produce, plants, flowers, food and specialty items. Weekly 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat, through Oct. 19. Saturday Willamette Farmers Market, Historic Willamette General Store, 1720 Willamette Falls Drive, West Linn; free admission; www.localharvest.org/west-linn-farmers-market-M13125 or Miles McCoy, 971-207-0267

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Woodworking: Novice to expert carvers welcome. Bring your own tools and supplies. Weekly 9 a.m.-noon Mon. West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn; free; www.westlinnoregon.gov or 503-557-4700

Let's Talk Gardening: Share and pick up new tips while networking with fellow gardeners. Weekly 11 a.m.-noon Wed. West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn; free; www.westlinnoregon.gov or 503-557-4700

Knitting and Crocheting Group: Bring your projects and join the group for conversation and relaxation. Beginners also welcome. Weekly 10 a.m.-noon Thu. West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road, West Linn; free; www.westlinnoregon.gov or 503-557-4700

Adult Recreational Co-ed Volleyball: New teams created weekly and rotate in round-robin-style play. Skills and rules taught and practiced. Weekly 8-10 p.m. Mon. Ages 18 and older. Willamette Primary School, 1403 12th St., West Linn; $2 per session; http://westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec/recreational-volleyball-open-gym, David Nepom, 503-657-3106 or by email to dnepom@aol.com

Power Volleyball Open Gym: Designed for players with previous team experience and knowledge of the rules. Weekly 8:30-10 p.m. Tue. Gym, Athey Creek Middle School, 2900 S.W. Borland Road, West Linn; $2 per session; http://westlinnoregon.gov or Steve Young, 503-750-6151, or by email to sytees@hotmail.com

WILSONVILLE

Bob Ross Oil Painting: Start with a blank canvas and leave with a completed masterpiece in the class taught by Judy Stubb, a painter for 11 years and a certified Bob Ross floral instructor. Registration required. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tue, Nov. 5; 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tue, Dec. 3. Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; $48 per class, includes supplies; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/parksandrec or Wilsonville Parks and Recreation, 503-682-3727 or parksandrec@ci.wilsonville.or.us

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Bob Ross Oil Painting: Start with a blank canvas and leave with a completed masterpiece in the class taught by Judy Stubb, a painter for 11 years and a certified Bob Ross floral instructor. Registration required. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat, Oct. 12; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat, Nov. 9; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat, Dec. 14. Boones Ferry Community Church, 20500 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, Tualatin; $48 per class, includes supplies; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/parksandrec or Wilsonville Parks and Recreation, 503-682-3727 or parksandrec@ci.wilsonville.or.us

"Miracle on South Division Street": Presented by the Wilsonville Community Theater. Playwright Tom Dudzick tells the story of the Nowak clan, keepers of a 17-foot-tall shrine to the blessed virgin Mary, who is dressed in questionable taste as a teen queen of the 1940s -- built during WWII by the clan's father/grandfather, a refugee Polish barber who saw a vision of the virgin in his shop. 7 p.m. Fri, Oct. 4-18, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sat, Oct. 5-19.  Frogpond Grange Hall, 27350 S.W. Stafford Road, Wilsonville; $8-$10; www.wilsonvilletheater.com

AARP Driver Safety: Course provides a comprehensive review of safe-driving techniques. Some automobile insurance companies offer discounts to graduates. Registration required. Weekly 9 a.m.-noon Fri, Oct. 4-11.  Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; $12-$14 series; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/parksandrec or 503-682-3727 or parksandrec@ci.wilsonville.or.us

When I'm In Charge: The course for ages 8-11 includes role playing safe responses to phone calls or visitors, getting along with siblings, simple first aid techniques, internet and gun safety. Parents encouraged to attend last half hour of class. Registration required. In Tauchman House. 3-5 p.m. Wed, Oct. 9. Boones Ferry Park, 31240 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, Wilsonville; $60; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/parksandrec or Wilsonville Parks and Recreation, 503-682-3727 or parksandrec@ci.wilsonville.or.us

little.jpgView full sizeMadison Pintar (right) plays the part of Jo in the Wilsonville High School production of "Little Women."Wilsonville High School

"Little Women": Wilsonville High School theatre and performing art departments present the Broadway musical. The show, which made its debut on Broadway in 2005, chronicles the lives of the four March sisters in Civil War-era Concord, Massachusetts, and New York City. Weekly 7 p.m. Thu-Sat, Oct. 10-12; 7 p.m. Wed-Thu, Oct. 16-17, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sat, Oct. 19. Wilsonville High School auditorium, 6800 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; $8-$10; www.wildcatdrama.com

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Book Notes Concert Series: Monthly 2 p.m. second Saturday. Lineup includes classic rock hits from the Beatles to Journey by Linda Lee Michelet's Rendezvous, Oct. 12; swing tunes by Calamity Jazz, Nov. 9; and a Christmas show by the Northwest Senior Theater, Dec. 14. Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; free; www.wilsonville.lib.or.us or 503-682-2744

Watercolor: Explore values, texture and composition. Class will introduce new techniques such as glazing and pouring and will spend time playing with brushes and using different grades of paper. Registration required. Weekly 1-3 p.m. Mon, Oct. 14-Dec. 9.  Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; $47 series; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/parksandrec or 503-682-3727 or parksandrec@ci.wilsonville.or.us

Babysitters Training: Class helps ages 11-15 who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. Training helps participants to develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave, and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. Registration required. In Tauchman House. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri, Oct. 18. Boones Ferry Park, 31240 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, Wilsonville; $90; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/parksandrec or Wilsonville Parks and Recreation, 503-682-3727 or parksandrec@ci.wilsonville.or.us

Grange Potluck Dinner and Open House: Bring a covered dish to share and a nonalcoholic drink. 6:30 p.m. Thu, Oct. 24. Frogpond Grange Hall, 27350 S.W. Stafford Road, Wilsonville; free; www.frogpondgrange.i8.com or 503-570-4297

National Novel Writing Month (aka Nanowrimo) Series: Meet fellow "Wrimos" and get support during the writing adventure. Learn how to write a novel in 30 days and start preparing for your novel in the Nanowrimo Kick-off 6-8 pm. Tue, Oct. 29. Get that word count boosted by writing with fellow classmates in the Nanowrimo Mid-pointe Write-in 6-8 p.m. Tue, Nov. 12. Celebrate your success, share writing tales, and vie for prizes in a Nanowrimo Wrap-up Party 6-8 p.m. Tue, Dec. 3. Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; free; www.wilsonvillelibrary.org/writers or Andrea Erickson, 503-570-1593 or erickson@wilsonvillelibrary.org

Teen Movie Event Starring Hobbits: Grades 6-12 invited for a Middle Earth celebration with "Lord of the Rings" Risk and Chess, and a dwarf beard contest. Bring your own homemade beard or croak create one from provided supplies. 4-7 p.m. Fri, Dec. 13. Wilsonville Public Library, Oak Room, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; free; www.wilsonville.lib.or.us or 503-682-2744

Get active

Beginning Tai Chi: Class introduces a simplified form that targets a range of benefits including balance, flexibility and improving core strength, and improving memory. Registration required. Weekly 1-2 p.m. Tue and Thu, Dec. 3-26. Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; $27 series; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/parksandrec or 503-682-3727 or parksandrec@ci.wilsonville.or.u

Tai Chi Studio: Class opens with Qigong and warmups that target the joints and promote relaxation. There is focus on empty hand forms with 24 and 47 gestures during the first hour, followed by practice with sword and fan movements. Registration required. Weekly 2-4 p.m., Mon, Wed and Fri, Dec. 3-26. Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; $37 series; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/parksandrec or 503-682-3727 or parksandrec@ci.wilsonville.or.us

Healthy Bones and Balance: Designed to strengthen all elements of your body, combining circuit training, strength conditioning, aerobic fitness, flexibility and balance. Instructor B. Moore uses evidence-based exercise strategies with the goal of improving bone density and decreasing the likelihood of a fall or an injury. Registration required. Weekly 9:30-10:20 a.m. Mon, Wed and Fri, Nov. 18-Dec. 20.  Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; $27 series; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/parksandrec or 503-682-3727 or parksandrec@ci.wilsonville.or.us

P

ilates Healthy Back and Flexibility: Course features a combination of lying, seated and standing exercises, and stretching that will keep you moving more comfortably. Registration required. Weekly 10:45-11:45 a.m. Thu, Oct. 3-Nov. 21.  Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; $42 series; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/parksandrec or 503-682-3727 or parksandrec@ci.wilsonville.or.us

Yoga: Learn how to go into and come out of a pose, use the breath, and periodically break down an individual pose. Registration required. Weekly 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tue, Nov. 5-Dec. 31. Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; $47 series; www.wilsonville.lib.or.us or 503-682-2744

Yoga: Learn how to go into and come out of a pose, use the breath, and periodically break down an individual pose. Registration required. Weekly 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tue and Thu, Nov. 7-Jan. 2 (except Nov. 28).  Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; $47 series; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us or 503-682-3727

Family Fun

K-2 Book Adventures: Students in kindergarten through second grade explore excellent books, classic tales and favorite authors through storytelling, puppetry and other fun activities. 4-4:45 p.m. Thu, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21 and Dec. 12. Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; free; www.wilsonville.lib.or.us or 503-682-2744

Cookies and Books: Grades 3-5 treated to free cookies while engaging in exciting book talks, creative storytelling, and interactive presentations about children's books. Then they can check out copies of the ones that sound best. 4-4:45 p.m. Thu, Nov. 14. Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; free; www.wilsonville.lib.or.us or 503-682-2744

Holiday

Harvest Festival: Features a costume parade for kids and pets (10:15 a.m.), a story time with the library (11 a.m.), pumpkin decorating, horse and wagon rides, and music. In Stein-Boozier Barn. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sat, Oct. 19. Stein-Boozier Barn at Murase Plaza Park, 8300 S.W. Memorial Drive, Wilsonville; free, but canned food donations for food bank welcome

Teen Murder Mystery: Wear a Halloween costume and solve the mystery with a Sherlock theme. Prizes for best costume and best murder mystery solutions. Grades 6-12. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri, Oct. 25. Oak Room, Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; free; www.wilsonville.lib.or.us or 503-682-2744

Holiday Light Drives: Board a SMART bus for a trip to Portland International Raceway to see the Winter Wonderland, a spectacular light show featuring thousands of colorful displays. Bus departs at 6:30 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. Tue-Fri, Dec. 10-13. Registration required. Seating limited. Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; free, but donation of a new toothbrush for Wilsonville Community Sharing welcome; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/parksandrec or 503-682-3727 or parksandrec@ci.wilsonville.or.us

Holiday Fun Fest: Listen to holiday music while making a gingerbread house, sampling cocoa and cookies, and having your picture taken with Santa. 4-6 p.m. Thu, Dec. 19. Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; free admission; $5 gingerbread house; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/parksandrec or 503-682-3727 or parksandrec@ci.wilsonville.or.us

Ongoing

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Wilsonville Genealogy Club: Learn from experienced genealogists, discover new genealogical resources and tools, and discuss personal research and goals. Open to seasoned genealogists and beginners. Monthly 1-2:30 p.m. third Mon (except holidays). Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; free; Malia Laughton, 503-682-2744 or laughton@wilsonvillelibrary.org

Stretch, Strength and Stamina: Exercise class for ages 55 and older. Weekly 11-11:45 a.m. Mon and Fri, June 17-Dec. 20 (except holidays). Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; $1 drop-in fee; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us or 503-682-3727

History Pub at McMenamins: The Wilsonville/Boones Ferry Historical Society, McMenamins and the Wilsonville Public Library team up to present programs focusing on Oregon's rich history. Monthly 6:30-8 p.m. the last Tue. See calendar at website for topics. McMenamins Wilsonville - The Old Church, 30340 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, Wilsonville; free; www.wilsonvillelibrary.org or Wilsonville Public Library, 503-682-2744 or reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org

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Bridge Group: Ages 55 and older can make new friends while playing the game. Weekly 1-4 p.m. Mon (except holidays). Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; free; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us or 503-682-3727

Quilters Group: Ages 55 and older can make new friends while creating projects. Weekly 9-11:45 a.m. Tue. Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; free; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us or 503-682-3727

Pinochle and Cribbage: Ages 55 and older can make new friends while playing games. Weekly 1 p.m. Tue. Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; free; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us or 503-682-3727

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Photography Club: For ages 55 and older. Weekly 10-11:30 a.m. Wed. Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; free; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us or 503-682-3727

Bridge Group: Ages 55 and older can make new friends while playing cards. Registration required. Weekly 1-4 p.m. Fri. Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; $1 drop-in charge; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us or 503-682-3727

First Friday Film: Watch the latest releases, from blockbusters to independent films, on a big screen. Snacks available for donation or bring your own. Monthly 6-8:30 p.m. first Fri. Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; free; www.wilsonville.lib.or.us or 503-682-2744

Support

Diabetes Support Group: Weekly 10-11:30 Wed. Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; free; www.ci.wilsonville.or.us or 503-682-3727

Alzheimer's Support: Monthly 10 a.m.-noon the third Fri. Registration required. Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville; free; 503-570-1526

Civic

Wilsonville City Hall, Council Chambers, 29799 S.W. Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville.

For information, visit www.ci.wilsonville.or.us

*Wilsonville City Council: Monthly 5 p.m. first and third Monday.

*Wilsonville Planning Commission: Monthly 6 p.m. second Wednesday.

-- Vickie Kavanagh

Source : http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2013/10/clackamas_county_and_southwest_140.html

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