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
Free Microchipping & Dog Vaccines
Feb 23 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Animal Adoption & Education Center Clackamas
Trillium Creek Native Plant Work Party
Feb 23 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Damascus
Chinese Tea & Talk
Feb 23 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Estacada Public Library Estacada
Country Cut-Ups Square Dance
Feb 23 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Boring Barn Boring
Mountain Jamboree
Feb 23 7:00 PM Sandy Senior Center Sandy
Breakfast, Sandy Grange #392
Feb 24 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Sandy Grange #392 Sandy
Historical Society Quarterly Meeting
Feb 24 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Sandy Historical Museum Sandy
Senior Luncheon
Feb 25 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Lewis and Clark Montessori School (Deep Creek Building) Damascus
Springwater Grange Potluck
Feb 25 6:30 PM Springwater Grange Estacada
Lunch and Bingo
Feb 26 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Job Seekers Support Group
Feb 26 1:30 PM Gresham Public Library Gresham
Building Women: Get Started in the Trades
Feb 26 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Gresham Meeting Room, Gresham Public Library Gresham
Breakfast at the Center
Feb 27 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Guide Dogs for The Blind Campus Tour
Feb 27 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Guide Dogs for the Blind Boring
Leach Garden Honeybee Hike
Feb 27 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Leach Botanical Garden Portland
Lunch & Learn Sandy Chamber of Commerce
Feb 27 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce Sandy
SAN Thursday Community Dinner
Feb 28 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Community Church of Sandy Sandy
Lunch and Bingo
Mar 01 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Dinner & Bingo
Mar 01 6:00 PM Sandy Grange #392 Sandy
First Friday at Spiral Gallery
Mar 01 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Spiral Gallery Estacada
Free Leach Botanical Garden Guided Tour
Mar 02 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Leach Botanical Garden Portland
Talking Across the Political Divide
Mar 02 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Gresham Public Library Gresham
Dinner and Dancing
Mar 02 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Country Cut-Ups Square Dance
Mar 02 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Boring Barn Boring
Lunch and Bingo
Mar 05 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Job Seekers Support Group
Mar 05 1:30 PM Gresham Public Library Gresham
Breakfast at the Center
Mar 06 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Guide Dogs for The Blind Campus Tour
Mar 06 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Guide Dogs for the Blind Boring
Leach Garden Honeybee Hike
Mar 06 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Leach Botanical Garden Portland
SAN Thursday Community Dinner
Mar 07 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Community Church of Sandy Sandy
Lunch and Bingo
Mar 08 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Senior Luncheon
Mar 11 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Lewis and Clark Montessori School (Deep Creek Building) Damascus
Lunch and Bingo
Mar 12 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Job Seekers Support Group
Mar 12 1:30 PM Gresham Public Library Gresham
Laundry Love
Mar 12 6:00 PM Cedars Laundromat, Sandy Sandy
Breakfast at the Center
Mar 13 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Guide Dogs for The Blind Campus Tour
Mar 13 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Guide Dogs for the Blind Boring
Leach Garden Honeybee Hike
Mar 13 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Leach Botanical Garden Portland
Free Food Market
Mar 14 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM St. Paul of Damascus Lutheran Church Damascus
SAN Thursday Community Dinner
Mar 14 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Community Church of Sandy Sandy
Lunch and Bingo
Mar 15 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Dinner & Bingo
Mar 15 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sandy Grange #392 Sandy
Popcorn & Plants!
Mar 15 6:30 PM Sandy Public Library Community Room Sandy


Upcoming Meetings, Clubs & Recurring Activities

Event Date Time Venue Town
CommunityConnect: Helping Senior Citizens
Feb 23 9:00 AM AntFarm Outdoor Building Sandy
Hoodland Library Saturday Kids Club
Feb 23 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hoodland Library Community Room, Welches
Saturday Afternoon Kids Club
Feb 23 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sandy Library Community Room Sandy
Sunday Worship Services
Feb 24 All-day Various Locations Various
Sunday Solutions AA
Feb 24 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Living Way Fellowship Sandy
Game Factory – Coding Club
Feb 25 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sandy Library Community Room Sandy
Sandy River Basin Watershed Council
Feb 25 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Sandy Clackamas County Bank Auditorium Sandy
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Feb 25 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Various Locations Various
Preschool Story and Playtime
Feb 26 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Sandy Library Community Room Sandy
AntFarm Community Folk Time
Feb 26 2:00 PM AntFarm Cafe & Community Center Sandy
Sandy Toastmasters
Feb 26 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Cascadia Village Retirement Community Sandy
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Feb 26 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Various Locations Various
Eastern Star Social Club
Feb 26 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Sandy Masonic Lodge Sandy
Damascus/Boring Kiwanis Club
Feb 27 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Pub 212 Damascus
TOPS Chapter Meeting
Feb 27 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Clackamas County Bank Sandy
Good Morning Sandy
Feb 27 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Varies Sandy
Your Networking Universe at AntFarm
Feb 27 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM AntFarm Axis Learning Center Sandy
Garfield Skip-a-Week Quilt Club
Feb 27 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Garfield Grange Estacada
Parent-Child Community Play Group
Feb 27 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sandy Community Center Sandy
Wy’East Zen Center Meditation & Service
Feb 27 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Mt. Hood Hospice Sandy
Wee Ones Story Time
Feb 28 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Sandy Library Community Room Sandy
Ant Farm Community Folk Time
Feb 28 2:00 PM AntFarm Cafe & Community Center Sandy
Sandy Kiwanis Meeting
Feb 28 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Stephanie's International Cafe Sandy
Sandy Optimist Club
Feb 28 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Sandy Community Center Sandy
Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step Study
Feb 28 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Living Way Fellowship Sandy
Early Risers Kiwanis Meeting
Mar 01 6:50 AM M & M Restaurant Gresham
Sandy Community Action Friday Dinner
Mar 01 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Community Church of Sandy Sandy
Celebrate Recovery
Mar 01 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Good Shepherd Church Boring
Alcholics Anonymous Meeting
Mar 01 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Various Locations Various
CommunityConnect: Helping Senior Citizens
Mar 02 9:00 AM AntFarm Outdoor Building Sandy
Hoodland Library Saturday Kids Club
Mar 02 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hoodland Library Community Room, Welches
Saturday Afternoon Kids Club
Mar 02 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sandy Library Community Room Sandy
Sunday Worship Services
Mar 03 All-day Various Locations Various
Sunday Solutions AA
Mar 03 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Living Way Fellowship Sandy
Game Factory – Coding Club
Mar 04 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sandy Library Community Room Sandy
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Mar 04 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Various Locations Various
Preschool Story and Playtime
Mar 05 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Sandy Library Community Room Sandy
AntFarm Community Folk Time
Mar 05 2:00 PM AntFarm Cafe & Community Center Sandy
Sandy Toastmasters
Mar 05 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Cascadia Village Retirement Community Sandy
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Mar 05 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Various Locations Various
Firwood CPO/Wildcat Neighborhood Association
Mar 05 7:00 PM Dover/Firwood Fire Station Firwood
Damascus/Boring Kiwanis Club
Mar 06 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Pub 212 Damascus
TOPS Chapter Meeting
Mar 06 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Clackamas County Bank Sandy
Good Morning Sandy
Mar 06 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Varies Sandy
Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting
Mar 06 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM AntFarm Axis Learning Center Sandy
Your Networking Universe at AntFarm
Mar 06 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM AntFarm Axis Learning Center Sandy
Garfield Skip-a-Week Quilt Club
Mar 06 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Garfield Grange Estacada
Parent-Child Community Play Group
Mar 06 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sandy Community Center Sandy
Wy’East Zen Center Meditation & Service
Mar 06 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Mt. Hood Hospice Sandy
Wee Ones Story Time
Mar 07 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Sandy Library Community Room Sandy
Ant Farm Community Folk Time
Mar 07 2:00 PM AntFarm Cafe & Community Center Sandy
Sandy Kiwanis Meeting
Mar 07 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Stephanie's International Cafe Sandy
Sandy Optimist Club
Mar 07 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Sandy Community Center Sandy
Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step Study
Mar 07 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Living Way Fellowship Sandy
Early Risers Kiwanis Meeting
Mar 08 6:50 AM M & M Restaurant Gresham
Sandy VFW 4273 Ladies Auxiliary
Mar 08 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM VFW Hall Sandy
Sandy Community Action Friday Dinner
Mar 08 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Community Church of Sandy Sandy
Celebrate Recovery
Mar 08 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Good Shepherd Church Boring
Alcholics Anonymous Meeting
Mar 08 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Various Locations Various

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


Upcoming Classes

Event Date Time Venue Town
Seniors exercise class
Feb 25 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Estacada Community Center Estacada
AntFarm: Community Men’s Bible Study
Feb 26 7:00 AM The AntFarm Sandy
Yoga in the Garden
Feb 26 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Leach Botanical Garden Portland
Book a Librarian
Feb 26 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Hoodland Library Community Room Welches
Yoga Class at AntFarm Cultural Arts Center
Feb 26 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM AntFarm Cultural Center Sandy
Computer Tutorials Wednesdays at the Estacada Public Library
Feb 27 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Estacada Public Library Estacada
Study Hall at AntFarm
Feb 27 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM AntFarm Axis Learning Center Sandy
Anime Club at the Library
Feb 27 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Sandy Public Library Sandy
Kid’s Art Class
Feb 27 3:30 PM AntFarm Community Center Sandy
Yoga Class
Feb 27 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM The Mason Jar Cafe Estacada
Dance lessons – Modern Square Dance
Feb 28 All-day Boring Barn Boring
Seniors Exercise class
Feb 28 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Estacada Community Center Estacada
Free English Class
Feb 28 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Sandy Library Community Room Sandy
Youth Art Class
Feb 28 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Sandy Public Library Community Room Sandy
Adult Literacy Tutoring
Feb 28 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Gresham Library Gresham
Adult Literacy Tutoring
Feb 28 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Gresham Public Library Gresham
Pest Control by “Beneficial Insects”
Mar 03 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Manor House at Leach Botanical Garden Portland
Seniors exercise class
Mar 04 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Estacada Community Center Estacada

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

Volunteer Opportunities

volunteer-button-mdWhether you can spare a few hours a month or want to make a larger commitment, there are volunteer opportunities in our community for you!

The Community Connection is run entirely by volunteers! And we also work to connect people with the volunteer needs of other organizations in our community.  

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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