Update for July 2, 2017

The Community Connection seeks to strengthen the communities in Damascus, Boring and adjoining neighborhoods by creating new and promoting existing social, educational, and service opportunities for our residents and visitors. You are receiving this email because you are subscribed to our email newsletter, which is generally delivered on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Click here to learn more about our mission and get involved!

Featured Events

Organic Valley Farm Discovery Tour
July 8, 10am-3pm

Cloud Cap Farm, Boring

Join the Moore and Collman families for a day on the farm! Take a walk in the pasture, meet your local Organic Valley farmers - and their farm animals, check out the milking parlor, sample Organic Valley and Organic Prairie products, shake and make your own butter, farm book story time and more! Organic lunch available for purchase.. Ciick here to learn more.

Anything Goes Sale!
July 15-16, 10am-5pm

Boring-Damascus Grange, Boring

Anything Goes!  Over 45 vendor tables. Food, drink, good times! Proceeds benefit the community service work of the Boring-Damascus Grange.

Upcoming Events

Event Date Time Venue Town
Outside the Box – Art Show
Oct 22 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM City of Gresham Public Safety and Visual Arts Gallery Gresham
Lunch and Bingo
Oct 22 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Job Seekers Support Group
Oct 22 1:30 PM Gresham Public Library Gresham
Domestic Violence Vigil
Oct 22 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Arts Plaza Gresham
Outside the Box – Art Show
Oct 23 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM City of Gresham Public Safety and Visual Arts Gallery Gresham
Breakfast at the Center
Oct 23 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Guide Dogs for The Blind Campus Tour
Oct 23 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Guide Dogs for the Blind Boring
Line Dancing
Oct 23 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Boring Barn, Countty Cut-Ups Boring
Outside the Box – Art Show
Oct 24 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM City of Gresham Public Safety and Visual Arts Gallery Gresham
SAN Thursday Community Dinner
Oct 24 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Community Church of Sandy Sandy
Line Dancing
Oct 24 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Boring Barn, Country Cut-Ups Boring
Investigating Zero Waste Lifestyle
Oct 24 6:30 PM Sandy Library Community Room. Sandy
Outside the Box – Art Show
Oct 25 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM City of Gresham Public Safety and Visual Arts Gallery Gresham
Lunch and Bingo
Oct 25 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Arsenic and Old Lace
Oct 25 6:30 PM Salt Academy Gresham
Halloween Cosmic Night!
Oct 25 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Mt Hood Lanes Gresham
Sandy Library Haunt: A New Chapter
Oct 25 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Behind Cedar Ridge School Sandy
Gresham Farmers’ Market
Oct 26 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM Arts Plaza Gresham
Free Microchipping & Dog Vaccines
Oct 26 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Animal Adoption & Education Center Clackamas
Gresham Repair Cafe
Oct 26 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Gresham Library Gresham
Fall Family Fun Day!
Oct 26 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Spud Monkey's Fairview Gresham
Trick-Or-Treat Trail
Oct 26 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Downtown Sandy Sandy
Out to Pasture Animal Sanctuary Annual Halloween Fundraiser
Oct 26 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Out to Pasture Animal Sanctuary Estacada
Sugar Skull Decorating
Oct 26 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Estacada Public Library Estacada
Arsenic and Old Lace
Oct 26 2:30 PM Salt Academy Gresham
Arsenic and Old Lace
Oct 26 6:30 PM Salt Academy Gresham
Country Cut-Ups Square Dance
Oct 26 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Boring Barn Boring
Mountain Jamboree
Oct 26 7:00 PM Sandy Senior Center Sandy
Sandy Library Haunt: A New Chapter
Oct 26 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Behind Cedar Ridge School Sandy
Breakfast, Sandy Grange #392
Oct 27 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Sandy Grange #392 Sandy
Halloween at Gresham Station
Oct 27 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Gresham Station Gresham
Outside the Box – Art Show
Oct 28 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM City of Gresham Public Safety and Visual Arts Gallery Gresham
Springwater Grange Potluck
Oct 28 6:30 PM Springwater Grange Estacada
Outside the Box – Art Show
Oct 29 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM City of Gresham Public Safety and Visual Arts Gallery Gresham
Lunch and Bingo
Oct 29 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Job Seekers Support Group
Oct 29 1:30 PM Gresham Public Library Gresham
Outside the Box – Art Show
Oct 30 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM City of Gresham Public Safety and Visual Arts Gallery Gresham
Breakfast at the Center
Oct 30 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Guide Dogs for The Blind Campus Tour
Oct 30 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Guide Dogs for the Blind Boring
Line Dancing
Oct 30 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Boring Barn, Countty Cut-Ups Boring
Howl-O-Ween
Oct 30 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Main City Park Gresham
Outside the Box – Art Show
Oct 31 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM City of Gresham Public Safety and Visual Arts Gallery Gresham
SAN Thursday Community Dinner
Oct 31 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Community Church of Sandy Sandy
Safe Trick-or-Treat
Oct 31 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Historic Gresham Gresham
Harvest Festival
Oct 31 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Damascus Community Church Damascus
Line Dancing
Oct 31 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Boring Barn, Country Cut-Ups Boring
Trunk or Treat!
Oct 31 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Springwater Church of the Nazarene Gresham
Wy’East Artisans present art show: “Gifts”
Oct 31 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM Sandy Actors Theatre Sandy
Outside the Box – Art Show
Nov 01 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM City of Gresham Public Safety and Visual Arts Gallery Gresham
Lunch and Bingo
Nov 01 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Dinner & Bingo
Nov 01 6:00 PM Sandy Grange #392 Sandy
First Friday at Spiral Gallery
Nov 01 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Spiral Gallery Estacada
Library Coffeehouse–Ellen Whyte
Nov 01 6:00 PM Sandy Library Sandy
Arsenic and Old Lace
Nov 01 6:30 PM Salt Academy Gresham
It’s a Wonderful Life: the Radio Play
Nov 01 7:30 PM Sandy Actors Theatre Sandy
Free Leach Botanical Garden Guided Tour
Nov 02 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Leach Botanical Garden Portland
Day of the Dead Celebration
Nov 02 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Estacada Public Library Estacada
Arsenic and Old Lace
Nov 02 2:30 PM Salt Academy Gresham
Dinner and Dancing
Nov 02 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Arsenic and Old Lace
Nov 02 6:30 PM Salt Academy Gresham
Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead
Nov 02 6:30 PM Sandy Library Sandy
Country Cut-Ups Square Dance
Nov 02 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Boring Barn Boring
It’s a Wonderful Life: the Radio Play
Nov 02 7:30 PM Sandy Actors Theatre Sandy
It’s a Wonderful Life: the Radio Play
Nov 03 3:00 PM Sandy Actors Theatre Sandy
Outside the Box – Art Show
Nov 04 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM City of Gresham Public Safety and Visual Arts Gallery Gresham
Outside the Box – Art Show
Nov 05 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM City of Gresham Public Safety and Visual Arts Gallery Gresham
Lunch and Bingo
Nov 05 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Job Seekers Support Group
Nov 05 1:30 PM Gresham Public Library Gresham
Outside the Box – Art Show
Nov 06 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM City of Gresham Public Safety and Visual Arts Gallery Gresham
Breakfast at the Center
Nov 06 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Guide Dogs for The Blind Campus Tour
Nov 06 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Guide Dogs for the Blind Boring
Line Dancing
Nov 06 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Boring Barn, Countty Cut-Ups Boring
Outside the Box – Art Show
Nov 07 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM City of Gresham Public Safety and Visual Arts Gallery Gresham
SAN Thursday Community Dinner
Nov 07 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Community Church of Sandy Sandy
Line Dancing
Nov 07 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Boring Barn, Country Cut-Ups Boring
Lunch and Bingo
Nov 08 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Karaoke and Dance
Nov 08 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sandy Senior Center Sandy
It’s a Wonderful Life: the Radio Play
Nov 08 7:30 PM Sandy Actors Theatre Sandy
It’s a Wonderful Life: the Radio Play
Nov 09 7:30 PM Sandy Actors Theatre Sandy
It’s a Wonderful Life: the Radio Play
Nov 10 3:00 PM Sandy Actors Theatre Sandy
Closed for Veterans Day
Nov 11 All-day Sandy Library Sandy


Upcoming Meetings, Clubs & Recurring Activities

Event Date Time Venue Town
Preschool Story and Playtime
Oct 22 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Sandy Library Community Room Sandy
AntFarm Community Folk Time
Oct 22 2:00 PM AntFarm Cafe & Community Center Sandy
Sandy Toastmasters
Oct 22 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Cascadia Village Retirement Community Sandy
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Oct 22 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Various Locations Various
Eastern Star Social Club
Oct 22 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Sandy Masonic Lodge Sandy
Damascus/Boring Kiwanis Club
Oct 23 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Pub 212 Damascus
TOPS Chapter Meeting
Oct 23 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Clackamas County Bank Sandy
Good Morning Sandy
Oct 23 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Varies Sandy
Your Networking Universe at AntFarm
Oct 23 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM AntFarm Axis Learning Center Sandy
Garfield Skip-a-Week Quilt Club
Oct 23 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Garfield Grange Estacada
Parent-Child Community Play Group
Oct 23 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sandy Community Center Sandy
Wy’East Zen Center Meditation & Service
Oct 23 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Mt. Hood Hospice Sandy
Wee Ones Story Time
Oct 24 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Sandy Library Community Room Sandy
Ant Farm Community Folk Time
Oct 24 2:00 PM AntFarm Cafe & Community Center Sandy
Sandy Kiwanis Meeting
Oct 24 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Stephanie's International Cafe Sandy
Sandy Optimist Club
Oct 24 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Sandy Community Center Sandy
Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step Study
Oct 24 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Living Way Fellowship Sandy
Early Risers Kiwanis Meeting
Oct 25 6:50 AM M & M Restaurant Gresham
Sandy Community Action Friday Dinner
Oct 25 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Community Church of Sandy Sandy
Celebrate Recovery
Oct 25 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Good Shepherd Church Boring
Alcholics Anonymous Meeting
Oct 25 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Various Locations Various
CommunityConnect: Helping Senior Citizens
Oct 26 9:00 AM AntFarm Outdoor Building Sandy
Hoodland Library Saturday Kids Club
Oct 26 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hoodland Library Community Room, Welches
Saturday Afternoon Kids Club
Oct 26 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sandy Library Community Room Sandy
Sunday Worship Services
Oct 27 All-day Various Locations Various
Sunday Solutions AA
Oct 27 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Living Way Fellowship Sandy
Game Factory – Coding Club
Oct 28 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sandy Library Community Room Sandy
Sandy River Basin Watershed Council
Oct 28 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Sandy Clackamas County Bank Auditorium Sandy
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Oct 28 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Various Locations Various
Preschool Story and Playtime
Oct 29 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Sandy Library Community Room Sandy
AntFarm Community Folk Time
Oct 29 2:00 PM AntFarm Cafe & Community Center Sandy
Sandy Toastmasters
Oct 29 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Cascadia Village Retirement Community Sandy
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Oct 29 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Various Locations Various
Damascus/Boring Kiwanis Club
Oct 30 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Pub 212 Damascus
TOPS Chapter Meeting
Oct 30 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Clackamas County Bank Sandy
Good Morning Sandy
Oct 30 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Varies Sandy
Your Networking Universe at AntFarm
Oct 30 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM AntFarm Axis Learning Center Sandy
Garfield Skip-a-Week Quilt Club
Oct 30 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Garfield Grange Estacada
Parent-Child Community Play Group
Oct 30 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sandy Community Center Sandy
Wy’East Zen Center Meditation & Service
Oct 30 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Mt. Hood Hospice Sandy
Wee Ones Story Time
Oct 31 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Sandy Library Community Room Sandy
Ant Farm Community Folk Time
Oct 31 2:00 PM AntFarm Cafe & Community Center Sandy
Sandy Kiwanis Meeting
Oct 31 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Stephanie's International Cafe Sandy
Sandy Optimist Club
Oct 31 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Sandy Community Center Sandy
Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step Study
Oct 31 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Living Way Fellowship Sandy
Early Risers Kiwanis Meeting
Nov 01 6:50 AM M & M Restaurant Gresham
Sandy Community Action Friday Dinner
Nov 01 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Community Church of Sandy Sandy
Celebrate Recovery
Nov 01 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Good Shepherd Church Boring
Alcholics Anonymous Meeting
Nov 01 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Various Locations Various
CommunityConnect: Helping Senior Citizens
Nov 02 9:00 AM AntFarm Outdoor Building Sandy
Hoodland Library Saturday Kids Club
Nov 02 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hoodland Library Community Room, Welches
Saturday Afternoon Kids Club
Nov 02 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sandy Library Community Room Sandy
Sunday Worship Services
Nov 03 All-day Various Locations Various
Sunday Solutions AA
Nov 03 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Living Way Fellowship Sandy
Game Factory – Coding Club
Nov 04 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sandy Library Community Room Sandy
Birthday Celebrations & crafts
Nov 04 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Community Church of Sandy Sandy
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Nov 04 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Various Locations Various
Men’s Book Group
Nov 04 7:00 PM Sandy Library Community Room. Sandy

Click here to view next week's meetings and beyond.


Upcoming Classes

Event Date Time Venue Town
Book a Librarian
Oct 22 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Hoodland Library Community Room Welches
Yoga Class at AntFarm Cultural Arts Center
Oct 22 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM AntFarm Cultural Center Sandy
Computer Tutorials Wednesdays at the Estacada Public Library
Oct 23 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Estacada Public Library Estacada
Study Hall at AntFarm
Oct 23 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM AntFarm Axis Learning Center Sandy
Anime Club at the Library
Oct 23 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Sandy Public Library Sandy
Kid’s Art Class
Oct 23 3:30 PM AntFarm Community Center Sandy
Adult Literacy Tutoring
Oct 23 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Gresham Regional Library Gresham
Yoga Class
Oct 23 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM The Mason Jar Cafe Estacada
Seniors Exercise class
Oct 24 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Free English Class
Oct 24 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Sandy Library Community Room Sandy
Youth Art Class
Oct 24 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Sandy Public Library Community Room Sandy
Seniors exercise class
Oct 28 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Estacada Community Center Estacada
AntFarm: Community Men’s Bible Study
Oct 29 7:00 AM The AntFarm Sandy
Book a Librarian
Oct 29 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Hoodland Library Community Room Welches
Yoga Class at AntFarm Cultural Arts Center
Oct 29 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM AntFarm Cultural Center Sandy
Computer Tutorials Wednesdays at the Estacada Public Library
Oct 30 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Estacada Public Library Estacada
Study Hall at AntFarm
Oct 30 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM AntFarm Axis Learning Center Sandy
Kid’s Art Class
Oct 30 3:30 PM AntFarm Community Center Sandy
Adult Literacy Tutoring
Oct 30 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Gresham Regional Library Gresham
Yoga Class
Oct 30 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM The Mason Jar Cafe Estacada
Seniors Exercise class
Oct 31 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Free English Class
Oct 31 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Sandy Library Community Room Sandy
Youth Art Class
Oct 31 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Sandy Public Library Community Room Sandy

Click here to view next week's classes and beyond.

Volunteer Opportunities

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From helping with an event to database entry to service on a board of directors, there are a wealth of opportunities to work together with your neighbors to strengthen our community!


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